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Angie began dancing at the young age of 18 months old where she found a true genuine love for the art. When she moved to Florida in 1988, she began training with Su-Cheng Hong at International Dance Academyas well as Miami City Ballet, in addition to the extra Ballet she studied from with Mr. Gregory from Russia. She studied many genres throughout her career, including but not limited too, Chinese, African, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Musical Theater and Clogging. Angie also studied Tap with the great Gregory Hines while living in Florida. In 1997 and 1998 Angie attended Gibbs High School PCCA program (Pinellas County Center for the Arts) and danced at Disney World in Orlando during the summer breaks . In 2001, she moved back to Fort Wayne, Indiana where a few years later she opened her own dance studio and decided her heart belonged with training and teaching kids to be great in this Art of Dance. Performing has been and always will be her favorite part of dance but Angie sold her studio in June 2018 and have decided to travel and judge in hopes to continue to help blossom this Art of Dance that she loves so much! Interested in hiring Angie? – Click Here
Blake A. Balathunis is a professional dance educator, adjudicator, and gymnastics coach from the Western Massachusetts area. He has over 16 years worth of prestige dance training from several top rated dance schools in Western Massachusetts and elite gymnastics training from Chicopee Gymnastics. When Blake was thirteen he toured for two years up and down the east coast on “The Shakers Dream Tour” with D.R.E.A.M. Studios performing Shakespeare plays with modern day twists. At age fifteen Blake received the 3T Triple Threat Award which gave him the opportunity to perform for a one week dance and theatre summer intensive in Montgomery, AL under the direction of film actress and theater star Tonea Stewart. Blake is a graduate from Greenfield Community College with both a certificate & degree of the arts in dance. He’s currently the Competition Director and choreographer of a dance team in West Springfield, MA. Interested in hiring Blake? – Click Here
Nichole Beverly’s dance training began at the age of 5 and even today she continues to train and sharpen her dance skills. She has taken classes and studied from many renowned instructors, choreographers, other studio owners and mentors and possesses over 15 years of teaching experience with all ages, levels, and styles of dance. In 2017 she opened her own dance studio Hanover PA. Nichole teachs all styles of dance and various ages. Giving dancers a place to go to be free in expression and grow confidence is what she strives to create at her studio.She is the artistic director of a competition troupe that has won several standout awards. She also has an associate degree in early childhood education and taught for several years before stopping to have a family. Nichole is a homeschool mom to four and dance studio owner doing her best to provide a life full of love and guidance.
After performing arts high school , Laura landed her first show at an Off Broadway dinner theatre where she then went on to dance with the Sesame Street Live Tour. She was a Frank Hatchett dancer, performing at choreography showcases and conventions with his company. Laura performed at dinner theatres in the Catskills, was in 2 National Commercials and 6 Dance Companies. She has been teaching dance and choreographing for classes and her competition team for 30 years. Laura has won numerous choreography, showmanship, sportsmanship awards and many more. She also choreographs the high school musicals each year in her neighborhood. Laura is honored to judge at That’s Entertainment and watch your fabulous dancers perform! Interested in hiring Laura? – Click Here
Bianca is a Virginia native who danced competitively all through middle and high school
and loved the gymnastics floor growing up. She trained since the age of two in various
technical styles, Tap, Jazz, Acro and Contemporary are her favorites. A graduate with a
BFA from Point Park University in Dance & a minor in Broadcasting. Some of her credits
include faculty on Abby Lee Dance Company, Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Tale of the
Lion King at DisneyLand , In The Heights, So You Think You Can Dance, Sheetz, and
more. She is also currently a judge for various dance competitions & conventions.
Dominick comes to you from New York where he is currently a staff member of the June Claire Dance Centers under the direction of former June Taylor dancer and Radio City Rockette, Lynda Gache. Dominick’s specialty is Tap for which he is an obsessive fan and has been fortunate in his career to have Tapped his way around the world including stops at Tokyo Disney Land, touring Europe with Spirit of the Dance Productions as well as numerous shows and industrials here at home. His main focus now is teaching the art of Tap (with a focus on Broadway style) and spreading his passion and love for it to anybody who is willing to listen! Dominick believes that dance provides a great opportunity for self expression and he is thrilled to have the opportunity to offer professional feedback to dancers of all ages and styles to enhance their overall performance, technique, and development of their work. Interested in hiring Dominick? – Click Here
Kathryn Carreras has been a judge with That’s Entertainment for 8 years. Starting dance at 3 years old, she has been training now for over 30 years and teaching for almost 19 years. She has trained not only on Long Island in some of the top dance studios, but also in NYC at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center. As a competitor she has won numerous awards for all genres of dance and was awarded choreography awards both regionally and nationally. Kathryn has been seen performing in Las Vegas, Pennsylvania, Florida, cruise lines, as well as Channel 12 News. Being nominated and selected into the Who’s Who of American Teachers, Kathryn loves to share her passion of dance with all students. Kathryn holds an assistant dance director position on Long Island where students learn all aspects of dance and theater. Her students have been seen both on and off Broadway, cruise lines, and signed to top modeling agencies in America. Kathryn lives life with the motto: “Why walk when you can dance?” Interested in hiring Kathryn? – Click Here
josh has been dancing since the late age of 15 years old. He was taken to “Bring A Friend” week at his home studio and started with no rhythm and two left feet. He was determined to improve his skills and found himself registered in every class possible. He grew up in the small suburb of Bensalem, Pennsylvania. By the time he was 21, he knew that he wanted to dance not only for fun, but also, as a professional. In 2008 Josh auditioned for University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where he was accepted and rewarded with the Promising Artist Award. He is trained in all styles of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, African and Acrobatics. While receiving his degree, he taught at several different studios in the Bucks County Area. He graduated from UArts in the Spring 2012 semester with his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance Education with a focus in jazz performance and a minor in creative writing. Since then, he has been teaching and setting choreography on many studios in the Tri-State area and continues to audition and take classes in NYC. He currently works for several dance competitions and helps judge, teach master classes and sets choreography on young dancers. On his free time, Josh is a full-time Veterinarian Assistant at an animal hospital in the Bucks County Area. When not teaching he loves reading and spending time with his 4 cats and 2 dogs. Interested in hiring Josh? – Click Here
Drew Felton is the owner of the Felton Group agency in New York City. Prior to establishing his own agency in 2010, he was a booker for various agencies. Felton Group has several different divisions, including men, women, children, plus size, high fashion, and commercial. He trains those who are interested in pursuing a career in modeling by teaching them the necessary skills for auditioning and interviewing. He coaches for Miss Universe and is currently working with models for the Trinidadian & Tobagonian fashion show.
Drew is a graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a stylist for celebrities like Nick Cannon and Isaac Hayes. Drew also designs clothing for his own fashion line, Andrew by Andrew Felton. He is a fierce, fabulous, and fun designer who enjoys showing off complete looks.
Cristina Florez is a multidisciplinary entertainer and artist based in Los Angeles. She has trained in every style of dance across the board including but not limited to jazz, vogue, salsa, contemporary, whacking and other hip-hop movement forms. She has been a movement educator and choreographer for over a decade now, sharing her visions and stories with people from all walks of life. You can find her on your tv screen most recently doing an Uber commercial, or touring the country with Capitol Comedy’s performance troupe singing her way through political satire as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She also choreographed the play! Check out her most recent work on Instagram @cristinaflorez_.
Samantha Haley is from Columbus, Ohio and started in pre-team gymnastics at age 3 and attained level 7 by age 12 while also taking dance classes. Because both activities are very demanding and time consuming, she decided at age 15 to only commit herself to dance at a local dance studio. She has been trained in tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, ballet, pointe, and hip hop. She has participated in many conventions that has led to scholarships during the summers. She is currently taking part in a local dance company, New Vision Dance Company. With this company, she is given many opportunities to perform at multiple venues, including The Garden Theater, Abbey Theater, and The Greater Columbus Convention Center. Other then performing with New Vision, she has been a back up dancer for Helado Negro, performed in a Cabaret show, participated in a Flash Mob in New York, and produced/ performed in a performance with three Julliard Graduates. Currently, she teaches dance to kids 8-18 at local dance studio in Columbus, Ohio. Sammie is very excited to be a part of this team and can’t wait to see the amazing talent brought onto the That’s Entertainment stage! Interested in hiring Samantha? – Click Here
Stephanie Hughes, dance is not just a hobby of hers; it’s a way of life! She owns Turn Out Dance Academy in Waynesville, OH. Training dancers is her passion. Choreographing the most unique routines is her purpose in this field. She entered the dance world at age three, and started competing when she was in 3rd grade. In high school, she joined the competitive dance/drill team and quickly became the captain for sophomore, junior, and senior years. She’s taught dance at several studios & acro gyms, and also taught competitive cheer for two schools and one gym. She’s choreographed many musicals for the local high school, and has trained Miss Ohio Teen America 2006! Her favorite styles to teach are jazz, lyrical, and musical theatre.
Lorna Jaymes has been a dance educator for over 25 years and began her dance training at the age of three. Dance became her passion early on in life, and by the age of ten, she was spending a minimum of, twenty hours a week, taking classes at her local dance studio. Lorna has extensive training in Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap and Hip Hop. She has trained with professional teachers and the hottest choreographers throughout New England, New York City and Los Angeles, California. Aside from the many hours training at a competitive dance studio, she also attended a performing arts high school with a concentration in dance and majored in Theater /Fine Arts in College. It has been throughout this intense training where Lorna’s undeniable emotional Lyrical style has become her forte and a favorite of all of her students. Interested in hiring Lorna? – Click Here
Alexandra Johnson started her dance training in Columbia, SC at the age of four with ballet. She began competing at the age of 8 with Footnotes Classical Dance School under the instruction of Debbie Spivey and Maura Moore. In high school she trained under Dale Lam and Randeko Pavlovich along with Kathleen Lee. Throughout her training she trained under various teachers in the area and attended various summer intensives including Atlanta Ballet, the Rock School, Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive, Steps on Broadway, and NW Dance Project. She attended Rutgers University and graduated in 2016. Since graduation, she has freelanced in NYC and participated as a guest artist in various Nutcracker productions as well as contemporary workshops and projects while currently training at Steps on Broadway and Peridance. Interested in hiring Alexandra? – Click Here
Kristen Karasek is the managing director of Reflections in Dance. Reflections was established in 1982 in Brooklyn, New York and opened a southern California branch in 2002. After dancing both regionally and nationally from the time she was 2 through the collegiate level, she attended Dance Educators of America to become certified in all areas of dance, musical theory and anatomy. Kristen’s outstanding leadership qualities in dance have led to her teaching academic dance programs, adjudicator positions and being featured by Dance Studio Life and the LA Times VoyageLA. Most recently, Kristen was honored by the National MS Society as their 2022 Spirit of Life honoree for her philanthropic efforts.
Kimberly Lotierzo takes great pride in having over 40 years experience as a dance instructor, as well as a previous dance studio owner for 30 years. She owned and operated South Jersey Performing Arts Group in Stratford NJ for 30 years, where several of her students went onto becoming established entertainers throughout the United States. She is certified to teach through Dance Masters of America a highly accredited organization. She has won many top choreography and high score honors for her dances at National/Regional Dance Competitions. She believes living through dance is not only a passion, but a gift from above. Giving is life’s purpose and it shows within her life and her teaching techniques.
James MahKween is from Atlanta, GA. He graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater from American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). After graduating, MahKween has been setting and reaching goals. He has performed with several artists and company’s some being Lula Washington Dance Theatre, JazzAntiqua, and Kouman Kele African Dance and Drum Company,and BrockusRed . Recently, he has been developing his own choreography. His choreography has been shown at NAACP ACT-SO 2014 & 2015, Highways Performance Space, DANCESCAPE,DanceSpot
Miss Stacie began her dance career at the age of 3, studying gymnastics and dance in her hometown of Beavercreek, Ohio. She began competing at age 7, and won numerous awards and titles. Stacie added modeling to her studies at age 9, competing in and winning many regional pageants. Because she was such an advanced student, Stacie was given a teaching position at age 14. She was hired by the South Dayton School of Dance, under the direction of Elizabeth Karns. Her duties included instructing classes and choreographing in diverse dance idioms.
After her 5th season teaching for the school, Stacie went out on her own, opening the Centerville Contemporary Dance Studio, at which she was the owner and artistic director from 1991 until 1998. Since 2002, Stacie has been actively teaching in the Powell and Dublin areas.
Stacie has honed her dance and teaching techniques over the years, studying at Steps and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. The stellar list of her instructors and mentors includes such names as Mike Minery, Mia Michaels, Laurie Johnson, Joe Tremaine, Bela Karoli, and many more.
A veteran in the dance industry, Robert has been a dancer, performer, instructor,
choreographer, and judge, both in the competition and convention scene. With 20+ years of
teaching and judging, he has been able to work and educate dancers of all levels and ages.
Robert is a sought after Master Teacher, giving workshops all over the country. His high
energy-extreme full out classes are a favorite to both kids and adults. He is a certified Rebok
Fitness and Dance coach, as well as a certified Personal Trainer. Danced and performed with
entertainers of all styles, such as Paula Adul, Yolanda Adams, Clark Sisters, and Barbara Tucker,
just to name a few! Robert loves teaching on the SDA Power Pak and giving his fun energy to
all! Whether it’s singing, dancing, or performing of any kind, Robert is sure to stand out in a
Ryann has been dancing and performing in musicals both locally and professionally for the past twenty years, but her true passion is teaching. At the age of seventeen, she was one of ten girls to win the Radio City Rockette Intensive training scholarship, and spent three summers assisting several Rockette trainers in their endeavors to mold up-and-coming Rockette hopefuls. She has also performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Beacon Theatre with numerous performance companies, one being her home company JCLynn of Long Island, NY. Ryann’s primary styles of training are based on classic Fosse techniques, precision line training, and tap. Ryann also directs and assists several different cultural arts production companies throughout Long Island, NY. In addition, Ryann feels that it is important for young artists to give back to the community, using their talents to raise awareness and support causes in need. She has helped produce several “Have A Heart And Make A Joyful Noise” arts charities, where young dancers and singers have participated in order to raise money for the construction of schools in Bashtanka, Ukraine, to support Wish Kids through The Make A Wish Foundation, and to provide more financial support to The Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition, just to name a few. In her career as a board certified Dance/Movement Therapist, Ryann hopes to continue to use dance as a vehicle of support to those in need. What could really bring more joy to the world than the art of Dance! Interested in hiring Ryann? – Click Here
Ms. Parks is the Sr. V.P. of Theatre and Talent Development at Crystal Ship Artists Talent & Literary Agency based in New York City.She has most recently been on the original producing team of “Fat Kid Rules The World” in NYC now under option for Broadway. Ms. Parks is the V.P. and Co-Founder of Camp Maranacook Arts, a N.J. based non-profit that teaches youngsters life skills through the arts.She attended NYU School of the Arts and the Neighborhood Playhouse and holds a B.A. from Seton Hall University in English and Communications.Our Crystal Ship Artists Talent clients have notably booked “School of Rock”, “Dear Evan Hanson” and “The Lion King” on Broadway. Most recently on primetime television “Blue Bloods”, “New Amsterdam”, “God Friended Me”, “Manifest” and a host of episodes on various programs on Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel.
Jeanna Peglow is a professional Dance Educator, Theatre Director/Choreographer, and Adjudicator from the Bay City, Michigan area. She has been dancing most of her life with numerous dance and ballet companies. Jeanna has been a Studio Owner and Director for over 20 years. She has also taught and choreographed for numerous competitions for 27 years.
Theatre is also her passion directing/choreographing 13 Michigan State Championship Musicals in Competition. Dance and teaching children the love of the arts is her passion. In college she really learned from her teachers and directors the importance of telling a story with your art!
Brandon Ranalli has been involved in dance since the age of 3. He started his training at his mother’s dance studio and eventually started training at The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania until he graduated high school. Brandon’s stage performances include New York Fashion Week (choreography by Lane Napper), and the lead role of Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot: The Musical. He has performed on national television on America’s Got Talent, making it to the Las Vegas round. Most recently, Brandon has been touring around the world with Norwegian Cruise Lines, performing in many different countries. Brandon also choreographs at several dance studios, and has won numerous choreography awards.
Melissa Reinke has been dancing since the age of 2 and is trained in tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, lyrical and voice. She competed during her dance training and won numerous overall high score and specialty awards. Melissa was a Caravan Kid and won scholarships to Steps on Broadway in New York City and Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in LA. She also had the opportunity to perform with Salt and Pepper, the hip-hop trio in Hawaii in the 1998 Pro Bowl. Melissa has danced with Frank Hatchet, Susie Miller, Barry Youngblood, Twitch, and many more. Melissa choreographed dance routines for Stone Model and Talent Agency in Cleveland, OH for their national showcase IMTA in New York City. She is excited to be joining That’s Entertainment and sharing her dancing knowledge with our dancers.
In her 30 years of dance, Lindsey has grown into the seasoned teacher, choreographer, and performer she is today. Her expertise in jazz and contemporary has taken her all over the U.S., landing her in two off-Broadway shows, as well as a season on FOX Television. Since the start of her career, her works have won numerous choreography awards, as well as the & FDC People’s Choice & award in 2009. Many of her students have gone on to work professionally. Just recently, two of her students were cast in Broadway shows playing Billy Elliot in “Billy Elliot the Musical”, and Matilda in “Matilda”. You can find another of her students hosting Teen Nick Top Tens & Dancing with Amanda & on Nickelodeon alongside Nick Cannon, while another just finished a world tour with Selena Gomez. On her own accomplishments, Lindsey attended the Southern New Jersey Academy of the Performing Arts, as well as the University of the Arts to further her dance education. She was chosen to be a dancer for the R&B recording artist Ashanti, as well as a dancer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. She’s participated as a choreographer for
dance teams and companies in the PA, NJ, and DE areas. She has worked as an assistant to choreographer Kacy Combs on the "WILD" dance convention, and studied under the direction of the prestigious Pennsylvania Ballet’s “danseur noble.” David Kloss. She recently choreographed her first music video for an up and coming artist that will premier this year. Lindsey has danced for both the NBA and the AFL as part of the Philadelphia 76ers Dancers, and the Philadelphia Soul Soulmates. She teaches workshops and judges for numerous competitions and studios throughout the US. You can find her teaching at various studios in PA, NJ, and DE, as well as coaching the Bayard Rustin High School Dance Team, doing choreography for Rowan University’s Dance Team, and on faculty for Beyond The Stars Dance Convention. She hopes to continue to influence the young dancers of today and use her knowledge to help shape the future for those too, who dream to dance.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Phillip Solomon has had dancing and performing ingrained in him from a very young age. The son of two musicians, Phillip has utilized his natural talent and ability to devote himself to his craft and the art of performance, choreographing for studios and colleges throughout the tri-state area. As a singer, dancer, and actor, Phil has performed in productions of RENT, In the Heights, The Wild Party, and Altar Boyz, in addition to being featured on the TODAY show and National campaigns on MTV. Dedicated to helping young performers reach their full potential, he has been recognized on both the regional and national level for his choreography in the genres of hip hop, street jazz, and musical theatre.
Kalvin Stevens is the founder and CEO of Futura Enterprises a company which specializes in Artists development, management and public relations. Kalvin is a native New Yorker who grew up surrounded by arts and culture, theater and museums. He is also a talent coordinator for the 116th st Festival and from 1997-2007 served as the Vice President of the Miss Puerto Rican day parade pageant. Kalvin is called upon to prepare drama curriculum for the NY public school systems as well as the after school corporation (a consumption that runs all NYC after programs). His career took off after working for his godfather as an assistant, who was the talent manager for groups such as New Kids on the Block, New Addition & Perfect Gentlemen. Since then he has had the opportunity to work with Artist such as Alycia Keys, B5, Kiki Plamer, Raven Simon, Queen Latifa, Megan Trainer, Nick Jonas, Kelly Rowland, Ally Brook and beyond.
Tamoya Taylor has been in the dance field performing, teaching, and choreographing for over 20 years. She attended the University of Arts in Philadelphia and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Modern Dance. Tamoya trained under and connected with greats such as Philadanco, Joffery Ballet, Rennie Harris Puremovement, and Pieces of a Dream just to name a few. She has traveled and performed across the country at various venues in Las Vegas, New York and overseas, as well as on-board the Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines. Tamoya works independently with That’s Entertainment Dance competition as a performance adjudicator. She also teaches at the University of Delaware and various local studios in her area. Her life’s purpose is to share not just the love for dance but also cultivate appreciation and passion for all art forms to open hearts and minds alike.
Jazmin Tyson, born in New Jersey, is a choreographer and dance educator. She started her training in her home town of Teaneck, NJ and has received her Minor in Dance from The Pennsylvania State University. Jazmin has performed at many venues across the east coast such as Bergen PAC and the Harlem Stage and received the East Coast USA Performer of the year award along with many others over the years. She has performed and worked with various companies including MOJAH dance theatre and UDC Performance Company. She Co-Founded AMBITIONS (2012) a university-based dance organization which focuses on bringing established performers and choreographers to teach, mentor and set work on dancers in the central Pennsylvania area. Currently Jazmin choreographs for dance studios along the east coast and works for the American Music and Dramatics Academy in New York. Jazmin is passionate about dance and its ability to empower people, communities and societies and plans on incorporating it in her future endeavors.
Kim Weiss is a Dance Teacher, Choreographer and a former Professional Dancer who continues to bring her extensive dance background to all her students both in a public and private settings. She has been shaping the lives of children and adults through dance for over 15 years providing professional training in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, contemporary and Musical Theatre. She was featured in Voyage LA and Teacher Stories for her ongoing contributions to the Dance Community and her expert training of dancers from beginners to professionals. She has judged for National Dance Competitions and is hired as a studio judge to critique, clean and set choreography for competitions and performances. She is an Artist in Residency for the Los Angeles Music Center and Theatre of Hearts providing professional dance training to elementary through high schools that include dancers with special needs. Kim has been invited to teach for the Sacramento Ballet Outreach Program as an Artist in Residence.
Carolyn Wells grew up as a competitive dancer for over 15 years. She attended the American Musical And Dramatic Academy in NYC as a Dance Theatre Major. She continued to work professionally for National Tours such as Super Why Live (Alpha Pig), Sid The Science Kid Live (Sid/May/Puppet Captain), Fisher Price Live (Koby), and Sesame Street Live (Chamki, Small/Medium/ Live Understudy). Other credits include: RWS Entertainment, Stage Stars Productions, Dragonfly Productions, & Glen Burtnik’s Concerts. She continues to work as Choreographer for dance competitions and musical theater productions (The Music Man, Chicago) , Dance Competition Judge, Product Modeling for Amazon, ISSA Certified Fitness Coach, and Stilt Walker.