Angela Miracle Gladue aka Lunacee, is a nehiyaw (Cree)/Greek Interdisciplinary Artist from the Treaty 6 Territory of amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta) and is a proud member of Frog Lake First Nation.
At age 6 she began cultural dancing through a Metis and Powwow dance program at her school - Prince Charles Elementary and performed regularly throughout western Canada with the Red River Wheelers and her school's powwow performance group.
Her background in Hip-Hop dance began as a B-girl in 2003 through the influence, mentorship and collaboration of an Indigenous Hip-Hop performance group known as The Red Power Squad.
She is also a member of The Fly Girlz Dance Crew who have trained with some of the originators, innovators, and pioneers of Hip-Hop Culture.
As an international artist, she has been invited to give master classes, perform, lecture and judge in countless communities throughout the world and continues to share her love for dance in Indigenous Communities and schools across Turtle Island (North America).
Since 2016, Angela has toured as one of the lead dancers for The Halluci Nation (Formally known as A Tribe Called Red) and has also performed alongside The Doors, Nelly Furtado, Buffy Sainte Marie, Lido Pimienta, Jeremy Dutcher, and Cris Derksen to name a few. She has opened up for major recording artists such as TLC, Sean Paul, Lil' Kim, Maestro, GrandMaster Flash, Busta Rhymes, and the America’s Best Dance Crew tour.
Selected accomplishments include: Performing and choreographing at the 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2015 Indspire Awards (formally the National Indigenous Achievement Awards), 2016 PoundMaker Lodge Pow-Wow - Iron Woman Champion, choreographing and performing at the 2017 Juno Awards and 2016 PoundMaker Lodge Pow-Wow Iron Woman Champion, a World Hip-Hop Championship Bronze Medalist with her crew the FlyGirlz who also won 1st Place at the Canadian Hip-Hop Championships and are three time winners of Artists Emerge Dance Crew Competition.
She is also a recipient of the 2004 Nellie Carlson Aboriginal Youth Award, 2005 Heather Jacobs Memorial Award, 2008 Northlands Emerging Artist Award (Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts), 2015 Chief David Crowchild Memorial Youth Award for demonstrating outstanding community leadership by sharing Hip-hop and Powwow dance throughout the Province of Alberta.
As an emerging filmmaker, she has created several short films and documentaries that have been screened at the ImagiNATIVE Film Festival, Global Visions Film Festival, and Dreamspeakers Film Festival. Angela’s latest work titled "itohtêwin" (Goal of Journey, Destination) was featured at the 2nd Annual Online, Quick + Dirty: A festival of emerging artists and ideas, where she was selected as 1 of 8 emerging filmmakers in Alberta to receive mentorship to create the film.
Angela is also an emerging fashion designer, utilizing traditional beadwork technique to create her own style of beaded jewelry she's dubbed "Club Bangaz". She established her own "Miss Chief Rocka" label in 2011, and has since created countless statement pieces for collectors internationally.
Her beadwork has been featured at A Space Gallery in Toronto, Ontario and The Âjagemô Gallery in Ottawa, Canada in an exhibition called ‘Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes’. This piece now belongs in the collection of The Art Bank of Canada. More recently, she was a featured designer at Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto 2020, where she debuted her Club Wear Collection titled ᐄᐧᒉᐦᑐᐃᐧᐣ - wîcehtowin (Unity).
Kill Mascots Save the People
A Tribe Called Red in Vancouver
A Tribe Called Red in Vancouver
Miss Chief Rocka