Sagine Semajuste, better known as 'GG' in the dance world, was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada and began her dance training in ballet and modern. She was later introduced to hip-hop through Culture Shock Ottawa. However, it was her love for Musical Theatre that lead her to New York City, where she was accepted and graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA).
FILM AND TELEVISION
She is an actress who, shortly after becoming full ACTRA, landed her first principal movie role in Lifetime's highly anticipated biopic 'Aaliyah-The Princess of R&B', a principal role on CW's 'Backpackers' and a recurring role on Showcase's 'Lost Girl'; all within a few weeks of each other. Her film and television credits include 'Hemlock Grove', 'Heroes Reborn', 'Shadowhunters', 'St. Nickel' and 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'. She can next be seen on the upcoming 4th season of '19-2' (Spring 2017).
Her TV Commercial credits include Lava Life, Get Cracking, Kinect, OB Tampons, OLG Mega Dice Lottery, Bell, Staples, Lean Cuisine, Gain and Nissan, Ford and more.
Her Musical Theatre credits include Hairspray, Dreamgirls, A Chorus Line and Guys & Dolls.
She starred in “Joy In The Morning”, written and directed by Robin Givens, alongside Jazmin Lewis, the legendary Ms. Angela Winbush and Juno award winner Divine Brown. She also played the lead role in Ntozake Shange’s (For Colored Girls…playwright) theatrical work "The Photograph".
As a professional dancer, Sagine earned her first movie credit in Disney’s “Frenemies”. She was also a 'Soul Stone' on the CTS TV series "God Rocks". Having opened for various artists including SWV, Mya, Jason Derulo, Mario and Machel Montano; she has also danced for both American and Canadian artists, such as Janelle Monae, Marianas Trench (2013 MMVA’S), Massari, Kim Davis, Farahri and has been featured in many dance videos including "Gone" by Melanie Durrant, "Body Work" by Tegan and Sara, “All You Need” by Jacksoul (released after Haydain Neale’s untimely death), "Bubblegum" by Bobby Bazini and "Lose Control" by Hedley.
As a print model, Sagine has done a National Print Campaign for TD Bank and Bud Lite Lime. As well as an advertising campaign for Paradigm ear-buds.
In 2015, she was chosen to be the Face of Haiti during the PanAm Games hosted in Toronto.