Angela Miracle Gladue, aka Lunacee or Miss Chief Rocka, is a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, and fashion designer fashion based in Alberta. She is a member of the Frog Lake First Nation. Her work mixes traditional indigenous traditions with hip hop culture.
Her styles of dancing include traditional hoop dance, fancy shawl, jingle dress dancer, breaking, house dance, and locking. She choreographs and performs independently and in co-ordination with others on an ongoing basis.
She has been a choreographer and dancer for A Tribe Called Red. She has toured with the band throughout North America, Europe, and New Zealand. With the band, she’s done fancy shawl, jingle, hoop, and hip-hop dance. In 2017 she performed as a fancy shawl dancer with the band at the Juno Awards.
She has also danced at various festivals and events including the Canada Dance Festival, the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, and the Spirit of the Planet Cultural Festival in Italy amongst many others.
She has worked in video production. She produce a short dance file “The Big Day” that was shown at the Global Visions International Film Festival . She directed, filmed, and edited “The Balanace Between Both Worlds”, a short film documentary explaining the connections between Hip Hop and First Nation Culture. It was screened at the Global Visions Film Festival. She produced and directed a short film documentary via the National Film Board called “Urban Spirits”, that was screened at The Dreamspeakers Film Festival and ImagiNative Film Festival.
She was an actor in the Smithsonian Museum, Discovery Theatre Production titled “Hear Me Say My Name”.
The photos shown her were taken by me an awards ceremony at Calgary City Hall on June 14, 2014. In the second photo, Mayor Naheed Nenshi can be seen applauding her as she goes to accept the award.