Blake McGrath (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Blake James McGrath (born November 21, 1983) is a Canadian professional dancer, pop singer and choreographer, best known for being on the first season of So You Think You Can Dance in 2005, and MTV reality dance show, DanceLife.
Blake James McGrath was born in Mississauga Ontario
His early television appearances include: Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (1997) playing Stuart Sanger, and the TV show recreation of Goosebumps book "Stay Out of the Basement". He played the brother Casey.
In 2003, McGrath was chosen to perform on Michael Jackson's thirtieth anniversary special. In 2006, he performed alongside Paulina Rubio at the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards. Also in 2006 he has an appearance in the documentary Freestyle (with Brian Friedman). He has appeared in Gap campaigns (with Sarah Jessica Parker), and in advertisements for iPod, Old Navy (which he also choreographed), and Hummer.
In addition to his appearances on television shows, McGrath has also appeared in the films Butterbox Babies, Life With Mikey, Chicago, and Rent. He was also featured as a dancer in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody in the episode Commercial Breaks. He was a waiter.
He is co-owner of Coastal Dance Rage Convention, which tours major cities throughout Canada. He also appeared on the magazine cover of Hotshoes and appeared in Dance Spirit Magazine December 2006 issue.
Choreography in So You Think You Can Dance Canada series (2008-2010)
He is the lead choreographer for the audition cities and alternating third judge on So You Think You Can Dance Canada. He has had contributions for all three seasons todate of the Canadian series as follows:
Blake started pursuin a music career and released his first single " The Night (Only Place To Go)" on April 27 of 2010 on MuchMusic. He presented an award with Girlicious at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 20, 2010. His follow up single was Relax on August 3, 2010 to Canadian iTunes. On November 2, 2010, he released his first studio album Time to Move. It peaked at 39 on the Canadian Album charts. It was later released March 14, 2011 but failed to chart.
He is set to release his second studio album entitled Love Revolution in the Spring of 2013.
As of 2006, McGrath lives in Toronto, Ontario. He attended Cawthra Park Secondary School, School of the Arts and Applewood Heights Secondary School in Mississauga as well as St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, ON.
In 2009, he openly expressed that he's bisexual.
Time to Move
Release Date: November 2, 2010
Format: CD, digital download
Release Date: Spring 2013
Format: CD, digital download
Stage Fright Tour (2011)
First tour for Blake McGrath's debut studio album "Time To Move"
1993: Life with Mikey as an acrobat
1995: Butterbox Babies as Simon (age 7/8)
1995: Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story as Stuart Sanger (TV movie)
1996: Goosebumps as Casey Brewer (in 2 episodes in TV series)