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Montreal’s TikTok star dances her way in Ubisoft’s ‘Just Dance 2023’


A Montreal dancer who rose to fame on TikTok is about to bring her infectious energy to living rooms around the country.

Angie Augustin, or Citron Rose as she’s known online, has just become a key part of Ubisoft’s resounding success. just dance video game franchise.

She appeared in Just jump 2023dancing a routine she choreographed herself.

“I feel like I will indirectly share great moments with people I don’t know because it’s a game where you play with people you love,” she told Global News in an interview. interview.

If there’s a gamer in your house, chances are you’ve heard of just dance. The franchise has sold tens of millions of copies worldwide. The player who most accurately imitates the dance moves of the dancer on the screen is the winner.

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“I used to play with my siblings whenever there was a birthday party at home or the holidays,” Augustin recalls with a laugh. “We’ll try to get my mom to play.”

Augustin worked in the administrative department of a hospital in Montreal until last year. When she started gaining popularity on TikTok for her virtuosic dance moves and humour, she quit her job to focus on content creation and dancing.

“I took the risk,” she said. “My mother was not happy about it, but she is satisfied now.”

Her growing popularity brought her to the stage with famous Quebec rapper Sarahmée and started getting endorsement deals.

One of the products she advertised was last year just dance game.

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A year later, with more than 650,000 followers and 23 million likes, Ubisoft asked her to create and perform a dance for the game with Montreal in the background.

“I was the first local artist to actually create the choreography for the game,” says Augustin. “I feel more and more proud. There is no word for it.

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While dancing in your living room to Doja Cat’s hit “Woman,” she’s thrilled to be able to shed light on the afro dance style she loves so much and her own Haitian heritage.

“The fact that I am a Haitian woman, I feel like I am representing the diversity of Montreal. I feel proud that like everyone in Canada will share that moment,” she said.

I hope that I can inspire some people to really jump into what they’ve always wanted to do, but never risk it because they’re scared.”

The game is available now and her level is part of every copy in Canada.

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