Faculty

 

AHMAD SIMMONS:

A ‪Texas native‬, Ahmad is a performer based in New York City. He is currently on Broadway in Ivo Van Hove’s groundbreaking revival of West Side Story. Previous credits include the Original Broadway Cast of Hadestown, and most recent revival casts of Carousel and CATS. Ahmad co-starred alongside Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams as Ben Vereen in the Emmy nominated FX mini-series, Fosse/Verdon. Prior to his career on Broadway, Ahmad toured internationally and across the U.S as a dancer with Parsons Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago and Eisenhower Dance Detroit. Ahmad has produced, directed, choreographed, and written his own original work as well as adaptations as Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of his laboratory company Pursuit Chicago and as an independent artist. He holds a BFA from the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University.

Alan Bersten

Born and raised in Minnesota, Alan started dancing at the age of 7.  Growing up, he became proficient in contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, Bollywood and Broadway.  His diverse dances led him to win the Youth Championship and Under 21 National Titles.

 

Alan is currently a professional ballroom dancer on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.  He was crowned the winner of Season 28 of Dancing With the Stars with his celebrity partner, Hannah Brown, on November 25, 2019.  Alan was on the show for five seasons as a member of the troupe and made his debut as a professional partner in Season 25.  His partners on the show have included Debbie Gibson, Heather Morris, Mirai Nagasu and Alexis Ren.  Alan has also enjoyed going on tour with Dancing With the Stars: Live! 

 

Prior to this, Alan was a finalist on Season 10 of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”  Following his season, he went on the national tour with the show and then joined Burn The Floor for their World Tour.  Following the tour, he received a recurring role as a member of the show choir, Vocal Adrenaline, on Fox’s hit show Glee.

 

Alex Blitstein

Alex Blitstein's dance career began following a decade of competitive gymnastics training. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Science from San Diego State University. Just two years after graduating he was invited back to receive the prestigious “SDSU Alumni to Watch Award” for his growing record of professional accomplishments and promise for future contribution in the arts. His passion for dance education paired with a strong technical background has granted him wonderful opportunities to spread his knowledge, love of dance, and choreography around the world. 

 

Alex's credits include: Jennifer Lopez, Glee, American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez, Disney Channel, FOX networks "Mobbed", America's Got Talent and dancing in national commercials and industrials for FIAT, Esteé Lauder, Adidas, Genetech, Flash Mob America, and more. Alex has also been a faculty member for some of the largest dance conventions in the world that reach 300,000+ dancers annually (24Seven, Jump, Nuvo, Titans of Dance and Hollywood Connection).  As an educator and award-winning choreographer, Alex has traveled the world teaching at universities, competitive studios, and with professional companies. Most recently, Alex was in Europe where he was the assistant choreographer for the new production of Robinson Club's entertainment sector. Prior to that he was contracted by Japan’s top talent agency, Johnny’s and Associates, where he was working with Japan’s most well-known boy bands and solo artists. Alex has also worked at the World Arena Olympic Training Center, teaching off ice movement development and private lessons for members of the US Figure Skating Team.

 

Alex feels very strongly about higher education and seeing his students continue their love of dance beyond high school. Whether it be as a dance major/minor, being on a collegiate dance team, pursuing a commercial career or just taking class for fun.  He had the privilege and pleasure of teaching at the American College Dance Festival for two years in a row and has been a guest artist and choreographer at Yale University, UCLA, Western Michigan University, Loyola Marymount University, Santa Rosa Junior College, Jacksonville University, University of Illinois, University of Missouri and University of Colorado Boulder. Alex has also instructed classes at the esteemed Broadway Dance Center in NYC, as well as the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles.

 

Artem Chigvintsev

Artem Chigvintsev was born in Russia and inherited his love of dance from his mother, taking dance classes from a very young age. Winning numerous dance competitions in Russia he moved away at 15 to gain more training in Germany, Italy and England.

Artem arrived in Los Angeles in 2004 and in addition to appearing as a contestant on the first series of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ undertook various acting and choreography roles, appearing in ‘The O.C.’, The 80th Oscars Ceremony, choreographing on Season Two of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, and being one of the professional dancers on the US version of Strictly – ‘Dancing With The Stars’. Artem joined the company of a major touring dance show and travelled extensively performing on Broadway and in the West End.

In 2010, Artem joined the line up of professional dancers for series eight of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, going on to win the series with his celebrity partner Kara Tointon.  Artem made the decision to leave Strictly Come Dancing to concentrate on gaining his American Citizenship and joined Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) in their Season 18 as a Troupe Member.  The very next season, Artem was confirmed as a new Pro on Dancing With The Stars and danced Season 19 with his Celebrity Partner, Lea Thompson.  Artem continued as a Pro on the show through Season 28.  During these ten seasons, he partnered with celebrities such as Patti LaBelle, Mischa Barton, Maureen McCormick, Nancy Kerrigan and Nikki Bella and traveled with many of the Live Tours across the country.    

During this time, Artem danced with SWAY in New York City brought together by Tony Dovolani, Val Chermkovskiy & Maks Chermkovskiy, as this show hosts the world’s most talented and highly ranked dancers showcasing their talents.  Artem worked on the blockbuster film La La Land (2016), starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.  Artem assisted Choreographer Mandy Moore in the Waltz scene and was Ryan Gosling’s body double in the movie.  He also coached both Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling with their dance.  Artem had two pieces of Choreography submitted for the 69th Emmy Awards in the category of ‘Outstanding Choreography’ 

Artem is a keen biker owning several motorbikes currently a Custom Harley Davidson and a Ducati Scrambler.  Artem is also a big fan of Formula 1 and loves to cook when he has time. Artem is also in the Guinness Book of Records, having taken part in the ‘It Takes Two’ challenge for the most botofogo steps in 30 seconds with 79 – a new World Record.

 

Alex Wong

Alex was born in Canada and began his tap and jazz training at the age of seven. In 2004, he became the first Canadian to win the Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland, and later that year joined the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. In 2005, Alex danced briefly with American Ballet Theatre before joining Miami City Ballet. In 2007, Alex was promoted to the rank of soloist at MCB. Alex’s repertoire of leading roles includes but not limited to: Balanchine’s “Symphony In Three Movements”, “The Nutcracker”, Twyla Tharp’s “Push Comes to Shove”,  Mark Morris “Silhouettes”, Edward Villela’s “Don Quxiote”, Paul Taylor’s “Funny Papers”, Bournonville’s “Conservatory” and “La Fille Mal Gardee”.

 

In 2009, Alex auditioned for the FOX dance series, "So You Think You Can Dance." He breezed through Vegas week and was chosen for the final Top 20. In 2010, Alex made the Top 10 contestants competing for the title of America's favorite dancer. Both pieces Alex danced on SYTYCD choreographed by Mia Michaels and Tabatha & Napoleon won Emmy Awards.

 

He continued dancing on TV for NBC's new TV series "Smash" directed by Steven Spielberg. Alex also appeared on "The Ellen Show", "The Voice" danced with LMFAO and was asked to re-join "So You Think You Can Dance" as an All-Star.  He auditioned for American Idol, making it to the semi final "Hollywood" rounds. 

 

His Broadway debut, playing the role of "Sniper" in the Original Broadway Cast of the Disney musical "Newsies" won two Tony Awards, received six Tony nominations and an Oscar nomination. Alex also won the ACCA Award for Outstanding Original Chorus. In 2012, Alex returned to SYTYCD as an All Star, and has since worked on Dancing With The Stars, Choreographed and Starred in the Buick Car Launch in China, SYTYCD Vietnam, SYTYCD China, Glee, ABC DisneyWorld Christmas Parade, the 85th Academy Awards, the Microsoft "Surface" commercial and the McDonald's Fish McBites commercial.

 

Most recently, Alex starred in the smash movie “The Greatest Showman” with Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron. 

 

Amy Yakima

Amy Yakima grew up dancing at Noretta Dunworth School Of Dance in Dearborn, Michigan. While training, she was casted in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as Clara for 3 years at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI and 1 year at the Radio City Music Hall in NYC.  She is most notably known for winning season 10 of Fox’s hit tv show “So You Think You Can Dance” and continuing to tour nationwide that fall with the top 10 contestants of that season.  She has also returned to the show as an All-Star. She also toured with Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound dance company and was a performer in Lindsey Stirling’s “Shatter Me” National/International tour. 

Amy was a dancer in Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” and recently made her Broadway debut as Peter Pan in Finding Neverland and has also starred in their National Tour.

 

BEN COOK

Ben most recently played Riff on Broadway in Ivo Van Hove’s groundbreaking revival of West Side Story. His previous Broadway credits include Mean Girls, Tuck Everlasting, Newsies, “Billy” in Billy Elliot, and Ragtime. He reprised the latter role for the filmed version of “Disney’s Newsies the Broadway Musical,” released in 2017. Ben portrayed “Aaron Fisher” in HBO’s Paterno and is featured as “Mouthpiece” in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming “West Side Story,” scheduled to be in movie theaters in December 2020. His TV credits include episodes of “Law & Order SVU,” “House of Cards,” “Veep,” and “30 Rock.” Still a working actor/performer, Cook devotes a lot of his time to teaching all across North America.

 

Britt Stewart

Britt Stewart is a classic example of a well-trained and seasoned performer. Her teaching style ignites passion in dance students and teachers nationally. 

After landing her first role in Disney’s first High School Musical where she maintained her role in all 3 films as a principal dancer, she’s spent 15+ years a professional dancer touring across continents and performing numerous roles in film, television, commercials and stage. She has danced for top Recording Artists such as Janet Jackson, Rhianna, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and for 3 years with Katy Perry on her Prismatic World Tour where she was also featured during the Superbowl halftime performance. 

 

Britt was also on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars for five seasons as a Troupe member and traveled on 2 DWTS Live Tours. Her additional film and TV experience includes Disney’s High School Musicals 1, 2 and 3, No Strings Attached, Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie, La La Land, ABC’s Disney Singalong, ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live and Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist.

Having worked for a number of years as an Associate Choreographer for Kenny Ortega, Chase Benz, Tony Testa, Will Loftis and many others, she has recently taken on the role as lead Choreographer.  Her current Choreography can be seen on the series finale of How To Get Away With Murder, the 2020 Dancing With The Stars Live Tour, and Regent Cruise Lines featured shows on their new ship, The Splendor.

 

Comfort

Comfort Fedoke is a multi-talented, Emmy-Award Winning dancer, choreographer, director, actress, and singer. Known for competing on So You Think You Can Dance Season 4, Comfort has been invited back for several seasons as an All-Star and choreographer and continues mentoring new competitors each season.

Comforts dance roots stem from the street and she has competed in freestyle dance battles all over the world. Recently, her success in battle has taken her from the dance floor to the commentator’s booth, working alongside Sway Calloway for Red Bull TV. Comfort was also featured in Nike’s 30-year celebration of Air commercial promoting the new VaporMax shoe and MJ’s Pepsi generation.

On stage, Comfort currently serves as a dancer for Hip-Hop legend Missy Elliott and has appeared in a number of her music videos. Comfort has also worked and performed live with talented artists such as Kanye West, LL Cool J, Chaka Kahn, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Wale,Jason Derulo, JLo, Travis Scott, Drake, Gwen Stefani and lizzo. Her work doesn’t end on the dance floor. She has acted in a number of films and TV shows over the past five years including Step Up 5, All In, and The Mindy Project. She was also in the film, High Strung, which was directed by Michael Damien, where Comfort played the supporting lead female character, “Poptart.

 

Dez Soliven is an LA based Dancer / Choreographer from Hawaii.  Dez is a former member/choreographer for the Royal Family Dance Crew, which is directed by Parris Goebel.  Dez has worked with many artists, including Gwen Stefani and the Rileysisters.  Dez currently works as a full time instructor at Millenium Dance Complex in Los Angeles.

Dez Soliven

 

Dushaunt “Fik-Shun” Stegall

Fik-Shun is one of the most well recognized professional dancers and freestylers in the industry today.  He has been dancing for over 20 years and is a Two-Time Winner of Fox’s “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.”  Fik-Shun was also a Finalist on NBC’s World of Dance.  He has performed on multiple television shows, including several appearances on ELLEN.  While originally born in Kansas, Fik-Shun currently lives in LA where he continues to work, train and create as a professional dancer!

 

Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge

Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge is a fan favorite from “So You Think You Can Dance” Stage vs. Street. Most fans remember him as the talented krumper who shocked the world with his contemporary duo performances, while others may recognize him from his viral TikTok videos.

 

From a young age, Neptune fell in love with dance and has always been a natural born entertainer. Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas he gravitated to the battle scene which introduced him to hip hop, krump, and popping. When Neptune returned to California, he joined a hip hop company which instilled discipline and work ethic that would soon play a big role in his career.

Neptune’s journey to SYTYCD was one of persistence. He auditioned twice but the third time was fate. Coming from a freestyle environment with no formal training, he successfully made it to Top 8 which secured his spot on the Live Tour.  Neptune quickly made a name for himself with his unique versatility as a freestyler and entertainer. He has worked with some of the industry’s top choreographers such as Fatima Robinson, Mandy Moore, Chris Scott, JaQuel Knight, HiHat etc... Neptune has danced for many artists including Beyonce, Pharrell, and Fergie to name a few. He’s been featured in BET’s Bobby Brown Movie, Grownish, The Ellen Show, Stella Artois commercial and movies to be released this year.

 

All of his experiences working in the industry lead him to connect with his passion for acting. Neptune recently booked the lead role in an award winning Short Film “Boogie Rage”. He’s just getting started, but with the knowledge he’s gained, one of his goals is to help dancers discover their identity.

 

Ellenore Scott

Ellenore Scott is a NYC based choreographer and performer. Ellenore was a finalist and All-Star on the hit television show, "So You Think You Can Dance?" She was the Associate Choreographer for Head Over Heels on Broadway and the Associate Choreographer for King Kong: The Musical, on Broadway. Ellenore was also the Assistant Choreographer for the Broadway Revivals of Cats and Falsettos. She also choreographed Off-Broadway's Little Shop Of Horrors and Pride and Prejudice. Ellenore also serves as the Artistic Director of ELSCO Dance, a NYC contemporary dance company.

 

Gab Robert

Gab Robert is a professional dancer from Montreal, Canada who currently resides in Los Angeles.  Gab is currently the dance captain on the brand new Cirque du Soleil show, BAZZAR. He's been working and traveling with Cirque du Soleil over the past two years and enjoys every moment of it. Gab has worked with world renowned artists such as Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Kanye West, Lorde appearing in live performances and music videos. Gab’s teaching has taken him across the United States, Canada and the Middle East. Gab has begun to enjoy focusing more on the creative side of his craft by creating visual, choreography, artistic direction and movement coaching.

 

Gaby Diaz

Born and raised in Miami, FL, Gaby Diaz started dancing at the age of 3 and trained in various styles growing up. In 2015, she was crowned America’s Favorite Dancer for season 12 of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance and went on to perform on tour alongside Season 12’s Top Ten. Gaby was also seen performing in Jennifer Lopez’s Las Vegas show, “All I Have”, as an All Star on Seasons 13,14, and 16 of So You Think You Can Dance, on tour with Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound Company, and performing as a guest artist with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Gaby will make her film debut in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of “West Side Story”.

 

HANNAHLEI CABANILLA

Hannahlei was born and raised in Orange County, CA and started dancing at the age of two. She started dancing competitively and signed with her first agent about four years later. Hannahlei is most known for being the Season 15 winner of Fox’s hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”. Her other credits include touring with “So You Think You Can Dance”, Rent Live on Fox, Holidays with the Houghs, Little Big Town at the ACM’s, Selena Gomez at the AMA’s, Sia’s music video “The Greatest”, Derek Hough at The Rockefeller Center, Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Ellen Show, and Taylor Swift’s music video “Me”. Hannahlei has also been seen on the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine, Inside Dance Magazine, and Modern Luxury Magazine. She started teaching at her home studio at 17 years old and assisting her mentor, Amy Berokoff, at studios and high schools around the US at age 15. Recently, Hannahlei has been traveling with Titans of Dance, teaching master classes and choreographing at different studios, and continues to audition in the dance industry.

 

JARED MURILLO

Jared resides in Utah and is a United States Youth Latin and Swing Dance Champion along with being awarded the World Swing Dance Title and Junior Olympic Latin Title. Having performed all over the world in stadiums/arenas for hundreds of thousands of people, he has been involved in many film, television, and theatre stage shows. Notable works include BBC’s hit show Strictly Come Dancing (UK original version of Dancing with the Stars), Disney’s High School Musical films and tours, Glee the TV show and tours, Gilmore Girls, Hail Caesar!, Gangster Squad, Disney shows Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Shake It Up, Penny Dreadful “City Of Angels”, Lucifer, Ellen, and Two and Half Men to name a few. He is also known from the Warner Bros boyband, V Factory, with their hit top 40 song “Love Struck” which performed all over the United States and internationally. Jared recently played the role of Nathan Starkey from Baz Luhrmans cult film stage production “Strictly Ballroom” at the Hale in Utah.

 

JayJay Dixionbey

Jay Jay Dixonbey was born in Detroit MI, where he studied multiple styles of dance including, but not limited to: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary since the age of 9.  After he graduated from high school, Jay Jay took a leap of faith and moved to Los Angeles to further his dance career where he has had the pleasure of working with world esteemed choreographers such as Ray Leeper, Mandy Moore, Luther Brown, Mia Micheals, Mark Meismer Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Travis Wall just to name a few. 

Jay Jay had the opportunity to tour with Derek Hough on his latest solo tour, “Derek Hough Live”, and is also well known for his recent work on Season 15 of Fox’s So You Think Can Dance and the 2018 Live Tour that followed! Jay Jay is also very proud of being a member of Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound. In addition to touring, he has appeared on TV Shows such as Ellen, the 89th Oscar Academy Awards, and in Beyonce’s music video “Spirit”. Staying true to his love of education, he is the Artistic Director of his family’s dance studio in Michigan.   Jay Jay is so excited to share his love of dance with all of you!

 

JOSHUA BURRAGE

Joshua grew up in Westfield, Massachusetts beginning his dance training at New England Dance Centers. Out of high school, he was cast in the 1st National Tour of Newsies and later reprised his role for the filmed version. He later made his Broadway Debut in the 2016 Revival of CATS, and was most recently seen on the 1st National Tour of A Bronx Tale.

 

Kevin Tate

Kevin (AGMA/ AEA) is a native of Washington DC and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He is also a proud alumni of the Professional Performing Arts High School (PPAS) of NYC. Additional training includes Creative Outlet under the tutelage of Jamel Gaines. Kevin’s first Broadway credit came at the age of 12 when he was casted as Jackie Thibadeux in George C. Wolfes Caroline or Change. International television credits include ABC's Manhattan Love Story, Good Morning Germany, and a national Revlon commercial. Concert dance credits include The Metropolitan Opera Ballet of NYC, Rasta Thomas's BAD BOYS of Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Kyle Abraham’s AIM & Collage Dance Collective. Kevin has been featured in SELF Magazine, Inside Dance Magazine, and as a website and social media model for the CHARLIE men’s wear line and BOSE electronics. Currently, Kevin is touring as the featured Gazelle in the Broadway national tour of The Lion King! 

 

Lane Napper

Some of you may recognize Lane Napper from the hit television show, Victorious where he played Lane Alexander, the school's hip and zen Guidance Counselor. Or you might know him as Ernie, Sam's former dance instructor in the tap dancing episode of iCarly.

 

Some of Lane’s Theatrical credits include the regional Productions of West Side Story, Pippin, Grease, and Mr. Bojangles. Lane has also choreographed the tour of Freckleface Strawberry The Musical, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore. Some of Lane’s television choreography can be seen on shows such as Game Shakers, Henry Danger, Sam and Cat, Victorious, iCarly, Drake and Josh, Zoey 101, Suddenly Susan, and Nikki. Some of Lane’s clientele include Warner Bros., Touchstone, Disney, Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon, and Broadway, to name a few. Because of his many hours of television choreography Lane was admitted into the Academy of Television of Arts and Science as Choreographer and Director. Lane has truly established himself in many facets of show business.

 

Lane is also a professional Acting and Dialogue coach. Lane has taught Acting Workshops all over the United States training children and adults, beginners and advanced students, Broadway to Hollywood with his fun, yet professional Acting style and techniques. Many networks have hired Lane directly so that he can work with some of their clients. Some of them include: Warner Bros, Touchstone, Nickelodeon, CBS, Discovery Channel, Disney and Fox-TV. 

 

Lane's knowledge of timing, pacing, cameras, angles and “shots”, has made him one of the most sought after and coveted Acting Coaches on the scene today. His background in television and film have helped him develop a keen eye and insight to bring a performers work to another level. His work ethic (not only behind the lens but in front of the camera) have helped him to develop a dialogue and nurturing manner that works great with Singers, Actors, Dancers, and Movers of all levels. 

 

Lane’s training can be seen by present/former students in the Broadway productions of Kinky Boots, Matilda, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Pippin, The Lion King, Newsies, The Color Purple, Billy Elliott, and many, many others. His training can also be seen by present/former students in television on such shows as Law and Order, Drake and Josh, The Americans, Zoey 101, Victorious, iCarly, Kraft, Macy’s, JCPenny, Spider-Man, and many, many others.

 

Lauren Yakima

Lauren trained in Dearborn, Michigan with the legendary Noretta Dunworth School of Dance. She is trained in all styles of dance, including ballroom. Lauren traveled and competed for 15 years and has worked closely with many of the top choreographers in the industry. She most recently competed on NBC’s hit show World of Dance and has been featured as a dancer on Disney Channel. Last year she was in music videos forsingers AJ McLean and Christina Ricucci. She has performed at the Capezio ACE Awards as well as with the Radio City Rockettes in the principal role of Clara.

 

Lex Ishimoto

Hailing from Irvine, California, Lex began dance at the age of 7 and started his career performing on the national tour as "Billy" in Billy Elliot The Musical at the age of 11. Lex became the grand finalist at The Spotlight Awards in 2015 and earned the title "Teen Male Best Dancer" at The Dance Awards, as well as being titled "Elite Protege" on The Pulse on Tour in 2014, touring all over the United States and internationally. Later on he was prized with the "Youth American Grand Prix Award" at the 2015 YAGP Los Angeles regionals and placed as a finalist at the National YoungArts Foundation in 2016. He moved and trained at Boston Ballet under the direction of Mikko Nissinen for two years and won the Dance Awards title again in 2016 as a Senior. Following, he joined Travis Wall's Shaping Sound company and started touring with JUMP Dance Convention as a choreographer and assistant. In 2017, he was crowned "America's Favorite Dancer" on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance Season 14, as well as appearing as an All-Star for the 15th season. Lex can be seen in music videos such as Sia's "The Greatest," Judith Hill's "The Pepper Club," BeBe Rexha's "I'm a Mess," and more.  Having heavy influence from the underground/urban hip hop scene, classical ballet, concert dance, and commercial world, Lex strives to be a dominant force in the dance world refusing to be labeled in a special genre. With his self-made slogan/brand "STAYLEGENDARY' Lex continues to push boundaries to be acknowledged as an unforgettable artist of his generation, and also to inspire those around him to do the same in the highest level possible. 

 

MADELINE MIHACEVICH

Madeline is a dancer, teacher and choreographer living in Los Angeles.  She appeared with her two sisters as a finalist on Season 1 of NBC’s World of Dance, and following that season, traveled across the nation performing at live shows with the World of Dance Live Tour. She also danced with Rudy Abreu’s “RAdiance” on Season 3 of NBC's World of Dance and with Tessandra Chavez’s "Unity LA” at DancerPalooza.  Madeline has danced with Jennifer Lopez in her music video “Medicine” and in her NBC’s New Year’s Eve performance in 2019, Derek Hough at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, and Sofia Carson at WE Day in NYC.   Other credits include Assistant Choreographer for the upcoming “Kissing Booth 2” movie, AJ McLean’s “A Boy and a Man” music video, a commercial for Mario World at Universal Studios in Japan, and the upcoming season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”.

 

Mollee Gray

Mollee is a true triple threat, combining skill in dance, acting and voice.  She is one of the most sought after and top working dancers and choreographers in Los Angeles.

 

Her professional and television credits include Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance Season 6, Shake It Up, X Factor, America’s Got Talent, Ellen, Drop Dead Diva, Big Time Rush, Glee, Victorious and The Voice.  Mollee has also performed with artists including Taylor Swift, Snoop Dog and J Lo.​  In addition to her live and TV performances, children around the world have fallen in love with her acting and dance performance as “Giggles” in the hit Disney Channel original movies “Teen Beach Movie” and “Teen Beach Movie 2”!  Mollee also enjoyed performing in Disney’s High School Musical 1, 2 and 3 and MTV’s American Mall.

 

Most recently, Mollee has been focusing on her acting career where she has found incredible success. Her first big break was as a supporting actress in the Ashton Kutcher film “No Strings Attached”.  Since then, she has had starring roles in The Reliant, Double Daddy, A Night To Regret and The Favorite.  While focusing on and continuing to build her own dance and acting career, Mollee has always enjoyed giving back to her dance community by sharing her love and passion for dance through teaching and choreographing.

 

NOELLE MARSH

Noelle began her career at the age of 18 when she earned a place as a Top 10 Finalist on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” She has performed and appeared in music videos with Beyonce, J-Lo, Gwen Stefani, The Jonas Brothers, Mariah Carey, Halsey, Katy Perry, Kelsea Ballerini, and Dua Lipa just to name a few.  She has performed on The Video Music Awards, Oscars, The Billboard Music Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.  She also toured the U.S. as a company member of Shaping Sound.  Recently, Noelle appeared in Rihanna’s live fashion show “Savage Fenty” on Amazon Prime under the creative Direction of Parris Goebel. She has also appeared on TV programs such as Glee, The Voice, The X Factor, House, Parks and Recreation, American Housewife, Jane the Virgin, Dancing With The Stars, Bones, and Ellen DeGeneres.

 

Noelle values her relationships with people, research of the art form, and the creative process above all else.  She has been fortunate enough to assist many choreographers she grew up admiring.  She has worked alongside Emmy winning choreographer Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Hi-Hat, Tyce Diorio, and Nick Flores and RJ Durrell.  After working in an assistant position to both Brian and powerful force Hi-Hat, they later brought Noelle in to choreograph projects for them. Recently, Noelle worked with Paula Abdul as a movement coach for her newest Vegas show. 

 

It is important to Noelle to balance her work as a performer and choreographer along with tapping into both commercial and concert sides of the industry. In 2016 while transitioning into choreography and shifting the focus from purely performing, she entered the competitive choreography series Every Single Step produced by Nigel Lythgoe, where she was announced the season 2 winner as top choreographer. She was also awarded the ACE Awards 1st runner up and looks forward to presenting her own full length show in the near future. 

 

While tackling different areas of the industry, she has ambitions of expressing her voice as a choreographer and artistic director as her career unfolds. Evoking thought to encourage societal change is something she strives for in both her long-term and short-term goals. She loves the diversity of Los Angeles and hopes to use it to positively influence and augment the performance art community there. Noelle Marsh is not afraid to make a statement in order to bring out a unique reality in herself, her community, her audience, and her students. 

 

Struther White

Struther began his professional dance career in Los Angeles in 2011, after moving across the country from Maryland.  He has been a member of several LA contemporary companies including Royal Flux and Embodiment, who were both featured on NBC’s World Of Dance.  He also assisted Mia Michaels on Season 14 of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance.  His most recent attributes have been starring in Prom, the movie 

based off of the Broadway show, which stars his dance partner, Meryl Streep; and a new Netflix series, Worn Storied. He has worked with music sensations including Kanye West, Blake Shelton, Sofia Carson, Backstreet Boys, Eden XO, Aluna George, Jack Black, will.I.am, Leona Lewis, Sam Tsui, and was on the 2016 Purity Ring Tour.  Struther has also created a successful career for himself in the television industry and can be seen in 

commercials for GAP, The Greatest Showman, Ellen, AUDI, Maserati, Volvo, Ford, Staples, Vivienne Westwood and JOY.  He has performed on The Emmys, The People’s Choice Awards with Rita Ora The VMA’s,  The Ellen Show and assisted Mia Michaels for Season 14 of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance.

 

Taylor Sieve

Taylor, a native of Maple Grove, Minnesota, trained in multiple styles of dance at Larkin Dance Studio and conventions across the country. Under the direction of Michele and Molly Larkin, she soon became a dancing prodigy in the competition dance circuit and in 2016 was named Female Best Dancer at The Dance Awards in Las Vegas. Taylor then went on to tour with JUMP Dance Convention for the 2016-2020 seasons. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and has performed on the AMAs with Jennifer Lopez, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, America’s Got Talent, and in Jaci Royal’s company “Royal Flux.” Taylor has appeared in music videos for Bebe Rexha, J-Lo, Rozzi, Judith Hill, James TW, and many notable works by Andrew Winghart including the lyric video “Light My Body Up” by David Guetta and Nicki Minaj. She was 2nd runner-up on Season 14 of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and appeared as an All-Star on

Season 15. Under the direction of Mandy Moore, she went on to tour North America as one of the Top 10 performers for SYTYCD in 2017. She has toured with Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound show “After the Curtain” and has performed in the 130th Capezio Awards Show for Shaping Sound. She just finished traveling the world with rock band MUSE for their 2019 Simulation Theory World Tour choreographed by Andrew Winghart. 

Taylor loves sharing her passion, knowledge, and experience of dance by teaching, judging, and choreographing worldwide.

 

Tiffany Maher

Tiffany is an LA based Dancer/Choreographer from Florida.  She was Season 9 Runner Up on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” She also appeared as Devil Girl Christine on VH1’s Drama Series “Hit The Floor.” She has worked with many artists including Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo, Becky G, Zendaya, Jordan Fisher, Andrea Bocelli, James Franco and more. Tiffany has danced on many hit shows including The Fosters, Glee, and on Disney Channel shows such as Girl Meets World, Austin and Ally, Shake It Up, Liv and Maddie, and K.C. Undercover. She has performed on The American Music Awards (AMA’s), Teen Choice Awards (TCA’s), and Video Music Awards (VMA’s).  Film work includes Rock of Ages, Step Up Revolution, and the Dreamworks movie, Trolls. You can also find her in the movie Merry Ex-Mas, playing Rockstar Discrete, and the upcoming short film Shake It Off.