Justin Poleon, local dancer, choreographer, pageant coach and CEO of The Aesthetics and Trident Productions, has been cast in the Spain production of Disney’s hit musical The Lion King. El Rey León in Spanish, it started in 2011 and it was the first ever Spanish-language production of The Lion King. It has been staged in Madrid’s Teatro Lope de Vega ever since. It is Spain’s longest running production.
Poleon is an alumnus of the local Louise Woodvine Dance Academy and graduated valedictorian from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. He has participated in the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) numerous times, winning gold and receiving the Arden Clarke Founder’s Trophy. Poleon won Flag Person of the Year at this year’s Kadooment. He was the flag person for Fifth Element Mas.
Earlier this year fellow Barbadian Du-Wayne Hinds joined the UK production of the Lion King as part of the ensemble and as the Simba understudy.