Akiel Julien (born October 31, 1996) plays LaTroy on The Next Step.


Akiel was born in Grenada, but moved to Canada when he was three.[Note 1] He grew up in Scarborough, Toronto.[2]

Akiel started dancing in grade six, but did not become serious until he was in grade ten when he started attending a school for the arts. It is at this time that he met Lamar Johnson.[3]


Akiel did not make it the first time he auditioned for The Next Step. After taking a class and being called back in, Akiel got the role of LaTroy.[3]

He choreographed the hip-hop section of Noah and Amy's duet in Season 5.[4]

Personal life

Akiel has an older brother and a younger brother.[2]Akiel has a dog named Nala.[2] Akiel's idol is Michael Jackson.[3]


  • Akiel's favourite food is pizza.[2]


Kathy Riley season 3 episode 13 "Look at that painting!"

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External links


  1. Akiel Julien stated in the Snapchat Q&A that he is from Grenada and moved to Canada when he was through. Unfortunately, this cannot be viewed on the YouTube video of these Snapchat stories, as the file was corrupted.


  1. Akiel "Static" Julien (@akiel julien) · Instagram photos and videos. Instagram. Retrieved on January 25, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Next Step - Akiel Julien Snapchat Q&A (September 2016). Youtube (Sep 9, 2016). Retrieved on August 9, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Get to Know Akiel." Youtube (Oct. 20, 2016). Retrieved on October 20, 2016.
  4. Behind the Scenes: Duet Battle - The Next Step Season 5. Youtube. (January 2, 2018). Retrieved on January 7, 2018.
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