Meet the Reach Faculty

Erica Sobol  

Erica Sobol

Erica has contributed works to Gay Pride NYC, Traffic (Tessandra Chavez, dir.), the Broadway Dance Center Performance Outlet, Carnival: a choreographer’s ball (in New York and Los Angeles and Sydney), the EDGE Annual Show, and many others…

In addition, her work was featured on So You Think You Can Dance: Ukraine, in a collaborative effort with London’s Sisco Gomez. And, in 2011 and 2013, Erica was handpicked as a finalist for the prestigious Capezio ACE award. In 2013, she was the grand prize winner!

She has worked as a master instructor at Broadway Dance Center in New York, BDC in Tokyo, Pineapple in London, Harmonic in Paris, FnF in Poland (alongside world famous hip hop choreographers Luther Brown, Kevin Maher, Tucker Barkley, Tony Czar, Ian Eastwood, Nick DeMoura, and others), DiAmbra in Stockholm, Skip on Guam, and Mediterranean Dance Festival in Italy (alongside choreographers and dancers from Madonna (World Tour), Bat Sheva Dance Company, Nederlands Dans.

And she is on faculty at the Edge Performing Arts Center and Movement Lifestyle Erica Sobol is the founder and artistic director of collidEdance, an ever-evolving professional dance company dedicated to blurring the line between dance and theater, to making and performing groundbreaking dance to inspire audiences.

Erica has appeared in Dance Teacher Magazine and in Dance Spirit Magazine. She and her work have been praised in multiple art and travel blogs. And collidEdance was featured in Dance Spirit Magazine’s “The Higher Ed Issue” as one of eight most desirable companies for post-competition dance life, leading the way in this Theater, Kidd Pivot, and more). Studio in Los Angeles. worldwide. professional dance phenomenon.

Erica feels lucky, so lucky, to be inspired every day.

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Robert Hoffman  

Robert Hoffman

Known best for playing the lead role in “Step Up 2 The Streets” which won him an MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, winning an American Choreography Award for his work on “You Got Served”, his team ups with Ellen Degeneres to make Dance Prank videos, and his internet video sensation "The Yes Dance", Robert Hoffman has lived a career most people dream of. Robert found his love for teaching at a young age and has taught extensively on a national and international level with some of the biggest conventions in the world. His acting credits include Aliens In the Attic, MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, She’s The Man, and 90210.

 

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Allison Holker  

Allison Holker

At the age of nine, Allison Holker began her training at The Dance Club in Orem, UT. She quickly fell in love with the art and began to specialize in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz and Tap dancing. Growing up, Allison was always involved in various competitions. In 2004 Allison won her first National competition in Co DANCE, followed shortly by her win as the National Senior Outstanding Dancer at the New York City Dance Alliance in 2005. She has performed in the opening and closing ceremonies at the Utah Olympics in 2002. She has also performed on TV in various commercials and as the Top 8 on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (SYTYCD) season 2 (was also featured on the SYTYCD Tour 2006).

Allison was then featured in the tap show Revolution which performed at the Joyce Theatre in New York 2008. She later had the opportunity to be a cheerleader in the hit Disney movies HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 1 & HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2. In 2010, she burst back onto the SYTYCD map, by being an ALL-STAR for season 7, and also went on the SYTYCD Season 7/ALL-STAR Tour in 2010. She has performed with various artists such as JACK BLACK, CLAY AIKEN, ENRIQUE INGLESIAS , EARTH WIND and FIRE, CHRISTINA PERRI, TRAIN, and RIHANNA. In the fall of 2010, she filmed an episode of the TV series HOUSE, choreographed by MIA MICHEALS.

Allison is now making her transition from DANCER to ACTOR, with recent projects such as the new TV PILOT \"GRACE\" starring ERIC ROBERTS, and the new feature film \"COBU 3D\" starring Derek Hough and BOA. If that is not enough, she has recently joined the dance cast for the upcoming TV show BOUNCE.

You can find Allison traveling all around the COUNTRY teaching at various WORKSHOPS and CONVENTIONS. She has much more to come and can't wait for her new journey to begin.

 

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Tony Tzar  

Tony Tzar

Tony had some performance experience under his belt prior to moving to L.A. He joined a few dance crews through out his school/college years. He also toured with Ginuwine as a dancer. As a singer, he sang backup for Yolanda Adams, P. Diddy, and a few local Washington D.C. artists. Not forgetting to mention that throughout his childhood he spent his nights and Sundays playing and singing for the church Gospel Choir. He has been influenced by ALL types of music from Gospel to jazz, Classical to Rock, & everything in between. Actually, as an artist Tony has grown into his OWN due to his eclectic taste of music & fashion. Though he didn't care much ... Tony was often misunderstood by his peers. It's pretty obvious when you ask him some of his favorite artist/musicians and his reply lists names such as Bilal, Kim Burrell, Brandy, Marilyn Manson, B. Slade, Rascal Flatts, Courntey Love & Grace Jones.

 

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Miguel Zarate  

Miguel Zarate

Miguel Zarate Miguel is twenty-four-years-old and his hometown is Delano, California. His trainings in different genres include jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, ballet and lyrical dance. He took up a degree in dance with emphasis in choreography at the University of California. He also studied at Edge Performing Arts Center and Darlene's Dance Workshop. His career in choreography has taken him as far as being credited for Hannah Montana's sold-out tour, The Best of Both Worlds. Miguel also choreographed for MTV's Rob & Big and Robin Anton's Pussycat Dolls inLas Vegas. During his free time, he picks up the saxophone and explores his musical side. Miguel can be seen on Bravos' reality series Step It Up and Dance , where twelve dancers compete against each other in a series of tests including auditions for music videos and Las Vegas stage shows. At the end of the show, the winner will receive a $100,000 grand prize.

 

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Christian Owens  

Christian Owens

Christian Owens has been dancing professionally since the tender age of 13. Christian was signed to the Bloc Talent Agency at the age of 14 and throughout his career has trained under and worked with notable choreographers such as Rhapsody James, Marty Kudelka, Gil Duldulao, Chuck Maldonado, and Dave Scott… just to name a few. One of Christian’s proudest moments came at the age of 15 when he was selected by Rhapsody James to join her “Rhapsody the Company” dance company.

 

If you were to ask Christian about his love of dance, he would tell you without hesitation, “Dancing is like breathing to me!” You will likely catch Christian either on stage or on the floor at a Monster of Hip-Hop or The Pulse tour.

 

Watching Christian dance and choreograph, and witnessing his grooves and awesome stage presence, it is easy to see that dancing truly is like breathing to him.

 

You will likely see Christian teaching Street Jazz or Hip-Hop at a Metro Atlanta dance school, or on stage assisting at a dance convention. Teaching, just like dancing has come natural. Watch out for this young star as he climbs his way to the top of the dance industry.

 

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Stefanie Santiago  

Stefanie Santiago

Stefanie was born and raised in Wareham, Massachusetts where she grew to love the art of dance. After graduating with her liberal arts degree, she joined a jazz company for a year and then set out to Los Angeles to pursue her career.  Since living in LA, some of her most recognized work includes music videos and stage performances with the following artists: Pixie Lott, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Swizz Beats, Ludacris, Chris Brown as well as television shows such as Americas Got Talent.  Along with her love for dance, she shares a passion for teaching and has taught at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, Millennium Dance Complex, International Dance Academy and Movement Lifestyle as well as for dance conventions such as Urban Reach and assisted at Monsters of Hip Hop. Her journey continues and is constantly growing stylistically and spiritually.

 

 

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alyson stoner  

Alyson Stoner

You know Alyson as a star of Disney Channel’s Camp Rock movie, as the voice of “Isabella” on Disney’s award-winning animated series Phineas and Ferb, and as the infamous pig-tailed dancer in the Missy Elliott music videos. She saw the release of four new movies in 2010 and early 2011 including the first-ever 3-D dance movie – Step Up 3D – in which reprised her role of Camille Gage. From tomboy "Sarah Baker" in Cheaper By The Dozen 1 & 2 to executive producing The Alyson Stoner Project, the Ohio-native's credits cover primetime television (House, M.D. on Fox), family media (The Suite Life of Zach & Cody), international stages (opening for the Jonas Brothers World Tour), the big screen (Raising Helen), and numerous other avenues. The new year awaits the release of the teen comedy, "The A List", her debut as "Opal" on Nickelodeon's "The Legend of Korra", original music, and a commitment to sharing her talents to empower, uplift, and positively impact her generation. Alyson currently lives in Los Angeles and enjoys studying neurology in her spare time.

 

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Matt Aylward  

Matt Aylward

Matt Aylward is a relative new comer to LA, hailing from Charlotte, NC.  He started dancing at the age of 13 and has been trained in multiple styles such as Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary, Ballet, and Jazz.  In his short time in LA, Matt has danced for artists such as: Usher, Rihanna, Jason DeRulo, and Joe Jonas, and been on multiple television shows like Ellen, and Good Morning America.  For the past 3 years Matt has also been the assistant to Ivan Koumaev, helping him choreograph and teach across the country.  Matt mainly teaches class at Millennium Dance Complex, but has taught overseas in London as well at Pineapple Dance Studios. Matt's unique, clean, smooth style is one for all to enjoy!

 

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Sophia Aguiar

 

Sophia Aguiar

A native Miamian, Sophia Aguiar began dancing at the age of 4. She trained at several local studios, learning all styles of dance from a variety of teachers. After graduating high school, Sophia knew exactly what she wanted to do with her talent. She moved to L.A., where she booked her first job dancing with Beyonce on the 2006 MTV Music Video Awards.

 

Since then she has appeared in a number of music video's including Keri Hilson's "Turnin me on" and "Slow dance", Ne-Yo's "Beautiful Monster and Britney Spears' "Till the World Ends".

 

Most recently she has been fortunate enough to tour with Britney Spears on her 2011 Femme Fatale Tour and is now currently dancing for Usher.

 

At the age of 24, Sophia continues to train and take class on her free time and now hopes to inspire others with her dancing and choreography.

 

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Marty Kudelka

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Marty Kudelka

Marty Kudelka was the winner of the 2007 MTV VMA for best choreography, for Justin Tumberlake's music video "My Love". He is Justin Timberlake's exclusive choreographer, and has also worked on numerous music videos and tours for Mariah Carey, JLO, Pink, and Janet Jackson. He choreographed the 2008 Justin Timberlake performance for the 2008 ESPY Awards, along with Justin's 2005, 2006, 2007 MTV VIDEO AWARDS. Marty has also choreographed for numerous feature films as well as the KIDS CHOICE AWARDS, BILLBOARD AWARDS and the GRAMMYS. You may recognize Marty from and his collaboration with choreographer Dee Caspary on DANCING WITH THE STARS, for the MACY'S PASSPORT number, "The Star Is The Star". Marty's recent work includes choreography for R&B artist Jason Durelo's hit single, "Watcha Say", creative director and movement coach for Interscope Artist and Michael Jackson's former guitarist, Orianthi. As well as choreography for British boyband JLS's new video "One Shot", and their performance on this year's 2010 Brit Awards.

 

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Justin Conte  

Justin Conte

Justin was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He began dancing at the age of 15, soon realizing he had found a safe place to learn and grow. Over the past 7 years he's been teaching and choreographing around the United States as well as internationally.

 

After moving to NYC in 2008, Justin was exposed to a variety of street and freestyle movement, sparking inspiration. He began teaching at Broadway Dance Center NYC as well as choreographing commercially for various recording artists traveling the U.S.

 

He has most recently been seen dancing as a company member of Dana Foglia Dance as well as with artists such as Paula Abdul, Miley Cyrus and Jordan Sparks. He is currently living in Los Angeles teaching at the International Dance Academy in Hollywood as well as Millennium Dance Complex.

 

His goal is to perpetuate organic, truthful movement and simply tell stories. He wants to relate to the public, open minds and help dissolve indifference in our generation.

 

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Kevin Maher

 

Kevin Maher

Kevin Maher began professionally dancing on the 1999 VMA's with FatBoy Slim. He crashed that audition and has been non stop ever since. He has danced background for such artists' as Missy Elliot, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Mya, Cyndi Lauper, Jonte, George Michael and Paulina Rubio. Kevin now Choreographs Film, Televeision, Tours and Music Videos. He Co-Artistic Directed New Kids on the Block World Reunion Tour as well as the MOHH Show 08'. He has choreographed music videos for Britney Spears, Basement Jaxx, Kelis, Jonte and Kristine Elezaj. Recent projects include, Fashion Shows for Ed Hardy, Macy's Passport featuring the Harajuku Girls L.A.M.B., and the feature film “Bring it on, All or Nothing.”

 

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La Jon Dantzler

 

La Jon Dantzler

La Jon Dantzler, known amongst his fans for his uncanny resemblance to the recording artist Ludacris, is the one to watch in the dance industry. Born and raised in the South Bronx, La Jon grew up stepping in the streets and honed his skills in Teens In Motion, a local after school program. His passion for dance led him to Broadway Dance Center training with renown instructors Bev Brown, Rhapsody James, and Brian "Footwork" Green. After 3 years, he auditioned for Rhapsody: The Company and has been an active company member since 2004. La Jon originated the role of “Smiles” in the major motion pictures Step Up 2 and Step Up 3-D. Selected out of hundreds of dancers in New York and Los Angeles, La Jon won the part by being true to himself and focusing on the choreography. In the last audition rounds when narrowed down to a few dancers, the casting directors personally interviewed La Jon and decided to base the Step Up character “Smiles” on La Jon himself. La Jon has worked with choreographers Luther Brown on So You Think You Can Dance Canada and under direction of Dave Scott and Chuck Maldonado in the feature film Stomp the Yard. He can be seen in Sean Desmond’s music video Shiver, and dances for recording artists Trish and Sariah. La Jon is currently on the dance faculty at New York City’s Broadway Dance Center and Peridance.

 

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Luther Brown  

Luther Brown

 

As the popularity of the urban dance segment continues to rapidly grow amongst North America’s mainstream culture, so does the direction and creative vision Luther provides on movie, television & music video sets across the world. With the continued success of dance-oriented reality shows, Luther was a resident judge & choreographer on the hit series ‘So You Think You Can Dance – Canada’ for the past 4 seasons, worked on the new hit series ‘The X Factor U.S.’ and has also been featured multiple times on Diddy’s ‘Making The Band 4’ series.

 

His soulful and innovative choreography has influenced many videos such as: Nicola Roberts ‘Beat Of My Drum’, Brandy’s “Talk About Our Love”, Victoria Duffield’s “Shut Up & Dance”, Diddy’s “Tell Me” video feat Christina Aguilera, as well as Shawn Desman’s “Electric/ Night Like This” which won “Video Of The Year” at the 2011 Much Music Video Awards. His choreography has also been featured in commercials spots for McDonalds, M&M’s Chocolates, KFC, Family Channel and Nike, the latter was a winner of the 2007 Choreography Media Awards for Best Choreography in a Commercial.

 

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Lindsay Richardson

 

Lindsay Richardson

Lindsay Richardson is a Vermont Native who moved to Los Angeles at a very young age. Lindsay has been working in the dance industry since she moved to Los Angeles, and has been very blessed to work with several artist and on several projects. These jobs include; Miley Cyrus, Nicole Scherzinger, Tiny Tempah, Travis Barker, MTV 2011 VMA's Britney Spears Tribute, Disney's "Prankstars", and "America's Got Talent", to name a few.

 

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Kenny Wormald

 

Kenny Wormald

He began dancing at the age of six, after his mother saw him dancing to a New Kids on the Block video. He attended The Gold School in Brockton. At age 13, he won the Master Dance of New England and was named the Junior Mr. Dance of New England. A year later, at age 14, he was named Teen Dancer of Boston. At age 15, he was named Teen Mr. Dance of New England. In 1996, Wormald was selected to dance for President Bill Clinton at the White House as part of the annual Easter celebration. In 2002, he won the gold medal at the World Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany for a tap dance routine he performed. Wormald has appeared in music videos for Madonna, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera and JoJo. Wormald has been a back-up dancer for both Justin Timberlake and The Pussycat Dolls tours.

 

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Nick Bass

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Nick Bass

Nick Bass started dancing soon after he was walking. Bass has danced with Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Prince, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Omarion, Kylie Minogue, Nelly Furtado, Toni Braxton, and Ciara. Bass has danced on the TV shows "Dancing with the Stars", "So You Think You Can Dance", and on "Saturday Night Live."

 

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Dana Wilson

 

Dana Wilson

Dana Wilson was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado. At Michelle Latimer Dance Academy, she studied many forms of dance, and fell particularly hard for contemporary movement, hip hop, and funk styles. Since then, Dana has worked on countless commercials, music videos, award shows, television shows (“So You Think You Can Dance”, “Dancing With The Stars”, “American Idol”, Americas Got Talent”, MTV VMAs), and movies (Shrek 4, Charlie Wilson’s War, and Camp Rock). Dana also assisted Marty Kudelka, and danced in numerous projects for Justin Timberlake including a world tour (the Future, Sex, Love Show), She worked as the assistant choreographer to two- time Emmy award winner Wade Robson on the Cirque Du Soleil show "Believe". More recently, Dana performed with Florence and the Machine, and Kylie Minogue, and she co-choreographed and danced for Joe Jonas’ “Fast Life” tour. Dana is a very diversified dancer. She has lit the stage as a performer, become a passionate choreographer, traveled the world over as an instructor, but above all, she is an admirer and student of movement.

 

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Candace Brown  

Candace Brown

Candace Brown is a dancer and instructor with a huge passion and love for what she does. She has had the opportunity to train under some of the industry's best choreographers and continues to grow everyday. In 2009 she was a cast member of Monsters of Hip Hop Show under the direction of Tony Testa and Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo. She has danced in various Carnivals and shows for choreographers like Rhapsody James, Matt Cady, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, and Chonique Sneed. Candace is currently a principle dancer on UNITY LA, directed by the incomparable Tessandra Chavez. In addition to performing, Candace is also a teacher at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, Millennium Dance Complex, and Edge Performing Arts Center, and has also been a guest instructor at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and the Monsters of Hip Hop Convention. She has been able to share her knowledge and gifts internationally as well, teaching in places like Greece, Indonesia, Russia, London, Spain, Belgium, Brazil, Singapore, Hong Kong and more. Candace feels very fortunate to be able to make a living doing what she loves to do, and gives all honor and glory to God for the talent He has blessed her with. She strives everyday to inspire and be inspired by others.

 

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Nick Demoura  

Nick Demoura

Nick grew up on the East coast in Massachusetts before migrating west to pursue what would become an extremely diverse and successful career in the entertainment industry. Nick has worked very closely and choreographed alongside Kevin Maher, Tabitha & Napoleon to name a few. He was assistant choreographer on the New Kids on the Block 2008 world tour, co-choreographer for JoJo’s 2007 world tour, and served as an assistant choreographer for the Janet Jackson tribute on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. In addition, he was assistant choreographer for the Emmy-nominated performance of “Bleeding Love” performed on So You Think You Can Dance. Nick’s dancer credits are too numerous to mention but include working with such artists as Natasha Bedingfield  and he most recently wrapped production of Step Up 3D in New York,and is now choreographing for Nickelodeon star Keke Palmer. Nick is a highly-sought after master teacher as well, and has taught around the world. He enjoys traveling and sharing his unique style with dancers, and inspiring them to set goals and work relentlessly to pursue them.

 

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Karon Lynn  

Karon Lynn

Karon Lynn has taught dance all over the United States and in many different countries internationally. He has trained for many years in numerous styles including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop. He seriously started training at the age of 12 attending All Star Dance Academy in Princeton NJ, where he trained and competed for numerous years and won several titles and awards. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Jamie King, RJ Durell & Nick Florez, Brian Friedman, Ant Boogie from the amount boyz, JR Taylor and Jamaica to name a few.

 

He has also performed in numerous TV shows and Award Shows Including the American Music Awards, MTV's It's On With Alexa Chung, Good Day New York, KTLA Morning Show, MTV's VMA Promo and The Wendy Williams Show. You may have seen him performing for the great Adam Lambert in his controversial performance on The American music awards.

 

He has had the opportunity to dance for Ryan Leslie and Kristinia Debarge, whom he toured the U.S with as the opening act for the Britney Spears Circus Tour. With all this under his belt he has created his own style,Jazz Funk. With great music and a just-wanna-dance atmosphere, Karon will bring his knowledge of dance to his class and leave you wanting to come back for more.

 

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Laura Edwards

 

Laura Edwards

Laura Edwards came from Waldorf, Maryland. It was in June of 2005 when her dancing career started, after she participated in a music video. Her biggest idol in the field of entertainment is none other than the king of pop, Michael Jackson. In the dance world, she looks up to Tabitha D'Umo. Her passion for dancing and meeting other people with the same passion are sources of inspiration for Edwards. Laura has been in movies such as: Step Up & Step Up 2: The Streets, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Hairspray.

 

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David Moore

 

David Moore

Born in Ft. Lauderdale, David moved several times before he landed in Orlando, Florida. His interest in dance grew as he was exposed to concert tours and music videos and before long he was teaching himself, spending many hours in front of the TV and the mirror. Without formal training, he learned choreography and movement from anything and everything dance related, as he worked toward finding his own style. During his college years, David was chosen to be a contestant on MTV’s Wade Robson Project and became a top 4 finalist. His success inspired him to move to Los Angeles, where he could pursue a career in dance and choreography. David enrolled as a student at the renown Millennium Dance Studio and soon was teaching his own class.


Since then he's done work for Miley Cirus, Sean Kingston, Busta Ryhmes, Pepsi, Adidas, Nike and American Idol, to name a few. David expanded his horizons when he was chosen as the dance double for the lead role in the worldwide hit, Step Up 3D.


Currently David serves as a judge and choreographer on Germany’s So You Think You Can Dance (VIVA Dancestars) and also as a choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance in the Ukraine. Intrigued by the creation process, directing has recently become another area of interest for David, landing him jobs choreographing and directing the Kidzbop World Tour for Disney, Teen Choice Awards, Sean Kingston's Fire Burning, The Monsters of Hip Hop Show in LA, and working in various venues alongside choreographers like Jamal Sims, Marty Kudelka, and Tabitha & Napoleon.

 

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Devin Jamieson  

Devin Jamieson

Devin Jamieson, originally from Canada, now resides in Los Angeles. He has an extensive dance background including everything from innumerous dance conventions and competitions, to receiving his A.R.A.D. from the Royal Academy of Dance in London. Devin has worked with Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Hilary Duff, BoA, and more. He has danced in movies, music videos, commercials, and appeared on the Oscars, the VMA’s, the AMA’s, the ALMA Awards, and made guest appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Good Morning America. Devin had the absolute pleasure of dancing alongside Michael Jackson during his final concert creation, “This Is it”. Devin witnessed the immeasurable genius, passion, and love from Michael that will forever be apart of his dance.

 

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Rhapsody James  

Rhapsody James

Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, Rhapsody James has been dancing since the age of seven and choreographing since the age of sixteen. After receiving her degree in Social Sciences in the Arts at Purchase College, Rhapsody decided follow her dreams of being a choreographer. She started her career as an intern at record labels such as Loud, Uptown, Motown, and Universal. She landed a job at Sony Music as an Executive Assistant. This further ignited her passion for the music business and choreography. Her drive for choreography lead her to make the decision to leave Sony Music. Soon after, Rhapsody became one of the two main choreographers of the NBA New Jersey Nets Dance Team, and principal dancer in one of the hottest videos of the summer, "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" by Busta Rhymes. She also had the pleasure of appearing on MTV's "The Grind," VH-1 "80's Dance Party," "VH-1 Fashion Awards" and "Lip Service."

Performing was a great passion of Rhapsody's, but she soon realized that for her to be a great choreographer, she first would need to be a great teacher. Rhapsody began teaching at Broadway Dance Center, where her classes flourished, making her one of the hottest and most popular Commercial Hip-Hop teachers today. Rhapsody is also a part of the esteemed faculty of the Monsters of Hip-Hop Dance Convention. Discipline and a healthy learning environment is what she promotes in her class as well as good fun. Los Angeles, Miami, Japan, London, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, and Australia are just a few places where Rhapsody has taught.

Now a professional choreographer in the music business Rhapsody's credits including Beyonce, The Jonas Brothers, The Pussycat Dolls,The Spice Girls, Cassie, Jay Sean, Donnie Klang, "Step Up 2: The Streets" Feature Film, "Making The Band 4," as well as commercials for the NY lottery, Citeron Car Company and ESPN. Aside from being a world reknowned teacher and choreographer, Rhapsody is also the Artistic Director/Choreographer of her own dance company called no other than Rhapsody: The Company. Rhapsody: The Company is dedicated to blurring the boundaries between Hip-Hop, modern and jazz with their unique contemporary fusion style of "street jazz" that expresses an eclectic vision of beauty and rawness. Through dynamic choreography displaying a vision of complexity and drama, this company will capture you with a positive energy that excites and soothes your soul.

Taking her Artistic Direction and Choreography to another level, Rhapsody has now created Siren Assassins, which she believes is "Dance To Die For." Be sure to visit www.sirenassassins.com for the full experience.

 

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Ava Bernstein  

Ava Bernstein

Ava Bernstine, native to Los Angeles, has worked along side Debbie Allen since 2001, assisting her in multiple projects and teaching at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, in Culver City, Ca. She is a young, energetic, and passionate dancer who, although teaches, is humbled and considers herself to still be a student of the art. Ava is well versed in hip hop, jazz, modern, and also ballet and tap. She has traveled the world teaching hip-hop in countries such as India, Germany and Australia.

 

Prior to her dance career taking off, Ava attended Cal State University Northridge where she studied journalism. She toured with Justin Timberlake's 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow as a principal dancer under the direction of Marty Kudelka as well as the Up Close and Personal Tour II with Chris Brown dancing for Sean Kingston, choreographed by Sho Tyme and is most recently on tour with Britney Spears Circus. Some of her other credits include TV appearances on "That's So Raven" “Dancing With Stars, she will also be appearing in the featured film FAME due to come out Septemeber 09, and music video such as Omarion's "Entourage" working with Aakomon ‘AJ’ Jones and Justin Timberlake’s "My Love."

 

Ava enjoys teaching and believes that it is important that as a dancer you know your history as well as the movement. Although dance styles are ever evolving, she has a passion for encouraging dancers to challenge themselves to studying the root of hip hop dance and where it comes from thus understanding where it is going. Her style is fun, hard-hitting and funky and has influences from her modern and jazz training. Although femanine, she can get down just as hard as the guys. Ava's favorite quote: "Why Walk, When You Can Dance?"

 

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Shaun Evaristo

 

Shaun Evaristo

After moving to North Hollywood, Shaun Evaristo was contacted by YG Entertainment to work for Korean Pop Group Big Bang. It was essentially the gateway to his professional dancing career. He choreographed the routines for Big Bang member Tae Yang's hit music videos "Wedding Dress" and "I Need A Girl", as well as a few others. Through YG Entertainment, Shaun caught the attention of other popular Korean Pop artists, G-Dragon and Seven (South Korean singer). This time, through Kanauru Productions, Shaun worked with Se7en to help them structure and choreograph a dance routine to their hit song "Drip", released in 2010.

 

Shaun had the opportunity to not only work with these popular Korean Pop artists, but he also toured with Omarion in the United States and Canada. He has shot several music videos for international artists, but his first work with an artist from the United States was a music video-type commercial for Sears using High School Musical star, Vanessa Hudgens' song "Arrive".

 

 

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Bryan Tanaka

 
 

Bryan Tanaka

With 6 World Tours under his belt he has continually showcased his talent around the world. Being the lead dancer for the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey, he has a star quality that will never cease to impress. Performing for over 10 years as a professional dancer and choreographer he is considered one of the set of his generation. His 6 year working relationship with Beyonce has enhanced his knowledge in the business, as well as earned him an MVT Video Music Award nomination for his choreography in Video Phone featuring Lady Gaga. Tanaka has performed for over 100 million fans on some of the biggest world tours in history.

 

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 Natalie Gillmore  

Natalie Gillmore

Natalie Gillmore began her dance training at a very young age. She studied a variety of styles, including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop. Training in Seattle, WA with Team Boogiezone-BREED under the direction of Bryan Tanaka and Ivan Koumaev, her passion for hip hop grew stronger. Natalie moved to Los Angeles in 2005, in hopes of pursuing her dream and expanding her knowledge as an artist. After moving to Los Angeles, her love for the soul and artistry behind hip hop really grew. Training with Unity Dance Ensemble under the direction of Tessandra Chavez for the next 4 years really allowed her to evolve as a dancer and a person. Natalie first began working professionally in 2007. Natalie now continues to study and expand as a dancer, but has also developed her own choreography and style. She is constantly training and evolving, but also knows that she would not be where she is today without her mentors.

 

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 Nicole Russo  

Nicole Russo

Born in Connecticut, Nicole has always had a passion for dance. Since the young age of 3 she started training in all styles of dance. She has trained throughout her life and is currently continuing in Los Angeles, CA. She has choreographed for numerous competition routines, and assisted many highly re guarded choreographers. She has also danced for the likes of, Ester Dean, Chris Brown, Jasmine V, and the movie "Dance Flick." She is currently teaching at Millennium Dance Complex and wants to continue to share her love for dance with everyone.

 

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 Alex Fetbroth  

Alex Fetbroth

Alex began dancing at the age of 7 in the Boston area training in various styles. He studied dance in his hometown of Woburn, Massachusetts, New York City, and conventions such as Monsters of Hip Hop & The Pulse. It wasn't until doing his first Sobe industrial he decided to move to Los Angeles in the summer of 2008. Since then, he has worked with choreographers such as Nappytabs, Jamal Sims, Kevin Maher, Dave Scott, Misha Gabriel, etc. Alex's first few jobs started with Miley Cyrus doing projects like her "Fly on the Wall" music video, "Hannah Montana" The Movie, "Hoedown Throwdown" instructional, and performing live at the American Music Awards. Alex has also had the priveledge of dancing with such artists as Jasmine Villegas, Mindless Behavior featuring Ciara, Kristine Elezaj, & Boa. Besides performing, Alex also enjoys teaching at Millennium Dance Complex and around the country.

 

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 Devon Perri  

Devon Perri

Devon Perri has appeared in How She Move, Save the Last Dance 2 and Honey. He has also appeared in music videos for Timbaland, Chris Brown, K-OS and Yasmeen.

 

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