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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
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
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
Kathleen started dancing at the age of 5 at the Georgia Massey School of Dance. Then when her family moved to Simi Valley, she continued training at the Simi Dance Center under the direction of Dick and Connie Weber. By the time she was 15, she was an assistant teacher and within a year was teaching over 70 students aged 2 1⁄2 to 5 yrs old. At 18, she moved to North Hollywood to study under Paul De Rolf, Doug Rivera, Jimmy Taylor and Sonya Shaw. During this time she also danced professionally as a Sonya Shaw Dancer in live stage shows with celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Milton Berle, Cloris Leachman, Peter Marshall, Jerry Van Dyke to name a few. Kathleen decided to return to her first love which was teaching and in 1989 opened Great American Dance Factory. She has been teaching non stop ever since. Her San Fernando Valley studio was named Best in the West by Sports Illustrated for Kids. Her students were selected to perform in a special Greek Theatre Benefit after the Northridge Earthquake. They have been honored to have been invited to perform at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the Professional Dancers Society of Los Angeles at a luncheon honoring Dick Van Dyke and June Allison. Her students have gone on to perform on various cruise lines, Broadway shows, TV show andstar in major motion pictures.
Born and raised in the Delaware Valley, Jennifer has been a competitive dancer for over ten years, winning numerous regional and national titles. Jennifer was awarded the Prestigious Artist Scholarship to attend the University of the Arts based in Philadelphia as a dance major. Jennifer has choreographed award winning dance routines at several dance studios across the Delaware Valley. She performed at the Kimmel Center during the Hairspray live viewing party that was commercially aired on NBC. Always reaching for new goals, Jennifer has been chosen, on multiple occasions, to attend Rockette Invitational week for the Rockette Summer Intensive. Jennifer is currently performing for Norwegian Cruise Lines and has recently been promoted to Dance Captain. She will be continuing her career with Norwegian Creative Studios, sailing around the Hawaiian islands for her fourth contract.
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_.
Zach Greene is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has been dancing for 12 years. He is trained in various styles including contemporary, ballet, jazz, jazz funk, tap, hip hop, and ballroom. He has won various awards growing up in the convention/competition world. Intrigue True Performer, Radix Core Performer, NYCDA Outstanding Male, and Mr. Senior PrimeTime are a few to name. Zach has choreographed and performed in Millenium Dance Complex’s Ascendance and Student Choreography showcases. Recently, he was on “So You Think You Can Dance” season 16 and made it to the top 30. Zach is currently teaching master classes and a part of Vibez Dance Workshop in Pittsburgh. He wants to push students to work 100% all of the time, and wants to continue to inspire everyone he connects with. Interested in hiring Zach? – Click Here
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
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.
Alexa Martone has been a part of the dance community for the last 20 years. Her early dance training started on Long Island at a highly regarded studio where she was first introduced to ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap and hip hop. She later competed at the national level alongside her 20x national champion high school kickline team. In 2008, a foot injury had left her confined to crutches for a year and permanent screws in her foot. But, it was during this time where she recognized her love for dance from a new perspective. Her circumstance led her to critique, teach and coach from the sidelines as she was recovering from the injury, thus leading her to her true passion: encouraging dancers and building teams to reach their potential. She has taught dance since 2011 and has choreographed for a variety of dance styles, studios and teams.
Alexa continued to dance through college at Quinnipiac University where she was recognized as the first individual to be a part of two dance teams. She continues to coach for a local high school dance team and is happy she is able to continue to share her passion for dance as a judge for That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition. Interested in hiring Alexa? – Click Here
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.
Rita Mosley has been dancing for over thirty (30) years nationally and teaching for over twenty-five (25). Her training includes Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Latin Ballroom, Hip Hop, Break Dancing, Modeling, Singing, Acting, and Partnering. She is certified with the Cecchetti Council of America (Michigan Chapter) and Dance Masters of America, Michigan Chapter. Her performance credits include but are not limited to: Aretha Franklin (dancer/choreographer), Neil Diamond (dancer/choreographer), Magic Johnson [Fashion Show] (choreographer/model), Gigi Hunter [Fashion Show] (choreographer/model), Eminem (choreographer consultant), McDonald’s Corporation commercials (actor/dancer), Actress/Producer Vivica A. Fox (choreographer), Actor Morris Chestnut (choreographer), RML Entertainment (manager/choreographer/producer), Prodijee Dance Crew (manager/choreographer), Cover-Girl Cosmetics (Model), “Tez”Manian Dance Crew (manager), Trick Trick (national recording artist/choreographer), Tone Tone (choreographer), recording artists Numberz (dancer/choreographer), Blackstreet (dancer/choreographer), Dave Hollister (dancer/choreographer), Stars of Tomorrow (television show dancer/choreographer), Energy Dance Competition (judge coordinator), Headliners National Competition (judge) and Joe Tremaine (Convention workshop/television demonstrator).
Ms. Mosley accredits her EXTENSIVE dance training to her “Dance Mom” Mrs. Gwendolyn B. Smith at Northwest School of Dance in Detroit, Michigan and to Ms. Mary Ellen Cooper at Mary Ellen’s School of Ballet in the historical Grosse Pointe War Memorial Mansion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Ms. Mosley has trained and studied under Legendary and Master Instructors including but not limited to: Ballet: Mary Ellen Cooper, Nadia & Betty Bandict; Tap: the late Robert Reed, the late Gregory Hines, Diane Walker, the late Harriett Brown, the late Nicolas Brothers, Debbie Allen, Bruce Bradley, Lane Alexander, the late Al Gilbert, the late Peg Leg Bates, the late Cholly Atkins, Mark Goodman, Savion Glover, the late Jimmy Slide & the late Leonard Reed (the father of the “Shim-Sham-Shimmy”); Jazz: Michael Hicks, Gus Giordano, the late Bob Fosse, Joel Hall & Joe Tremaine; Modern: the late Katherine Dunham, Carol Maricio, Twila Thorpe & Penny Garbodo-just to name a few.
Ms. Mosley is currently the Owner and Artistic Director of Step O.F.F. Dance Studio in Oak Park, Michigan and Managing Director of Driven Dance Pit Competitions in Sandy Spring, Georgia. Most recently, Ms. Mosley was named the “Liaison of Dance-Michigan” for the critically-acclaimed reality television show “America’s Got Talent”. She is also one of the official adjudicators of the highly acclaimed Lifetime Television Network reality show “Dance Moms” and can be seen on several episodes. In addition to the dance competition community, Ms. Mosley is also a certified pageant judge and coach. She is the Senior Judge, Judge Coordinator and Contestant Consultant for Diamonds and Pearls Pageants, LLC and is a former title holder of numerous local, state and national pageant systems. Some of Ms. Mosley’s former pageant trainees have successfully competed in the Miss USA and Miss America/Universe Organizations.
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
Rachel Newton is a true dancer’s dancer with nearly three decades of experience in the dance world. During college, Rachel became an Artistic Director of her own studio, where she actively teaches, instructs and choreographs. In 2016 she became a member of the International Dance Entrepreneur’s Association (I.D.E.A) dedicating herself to providing the highest quality in dance education while setting high standards for safe and fair business practices. She continues to study, train and collaborate with various industry professionals. Rachel is determined to grow young dancers creatively and dynamically in a healthy, positive environment for all students. Interested in hiring Rachel? – Click Here
Kimberly O’Connor is a professional dance teacher and choreographer from the Western Massachusetts area. Kim began dance training at the age of 2 at a dance studio in Springfield MA. Soon after she started studying all styles of dance at The New England Dance Conservatory in East Longmeadow, MA. In 1993 Kim went on to receive a degree and certification in dance from Holyoke College and began her teaching career at The Dance Company in Springfield Ma. In 2000 Kim was the founder & principle choreographer for Girls on the Run Dance Team, which was geared towards entertaining and stimulating the creative minds of elderly patients in various nursing homes in Western Massachusetts. Several years later, Kim founded and became a Studio Director at her own studio in Massachusetts. In addition to owning her own studio and having over 15 years of expert level dance teaching experience, Kim is also 1 of 5 adjudicators for the Choreographers of Western Massachusetts awards Association. Interested in hiring Kim? – Click Here
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. He is currently a dance major at Point Park University and will graduate with a BFA in jazz. 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. Brandon also teaches and choreographs at Broadway Bound Dance Academy.
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.
Courtney has been a Radio City Rockette for the last 7 years and has performed in various other theater productions as well as TV & film. Favorite credits include: Chastity in the first national tour of ‘Anything Goes’, NFL cheerleader for the New York Jets, dancing on ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and Wonderful Pistachio’s 2013 Superbowl commercial. Courtney began her dance training at a studio on Long Island and also trained at the Joffrey School of Ballet. She went on to get her B.S in dance performance from Skidmore College. She’s taught for the Roundabout Theater Education Program, Rockette summer intensive and for many dance studios in the tri-state area.
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.
Kamari is a native of Springfield, Ma. She specializes in Hip-Hop, Jazz Funk and Contemporary. She spent part of her young dance career in dance studios, where she won numerous regionals and nationals dance competitions! At age 5 Kamari had already mastered the style of Street Hip-hop and was eager to learn more. Taking master classes in New York City with Rapsody, Luam, Dave Scott and Tokyo just to name a few Kamari started to develop her own style.
Kamari has traveled in the states and has been seen dancing on the late 106 & Park, Rip the Runway Miami and Los Angeles for B.E.T. Becoming a backup dancer for artist Ru Williams. Kamari had the opputunity to opening up for artist such as Olivia, Drake, Monica, Ginuwine, K-C & JoJo, and many more. She has performed in various venues as well as choreographed and became apart of music videos and live performances. Winning a 3T Triple Threat Award which gave her the opportunity to perform for one week dance and theatre summer intensive in Montgomery, AL. While at Alabama State Univeristy for summer intensive Kamari developed a love for contemporary like no other. As she got older she decided to open her own dance studio at the age of 18. With her creative concepts and high demand lifts she has won numerous choreography awards and National award winnings. Her pieces will have you emotional and speechless or Supreme and powerful. With her students accomplishments Kamari takes pride in each and everyone of them. From watching them compete on the hit show “So you think you can dance” to college dance teams. When Kamari is not teaching or judging you will most likely find her in the studio working with her 5 year old son J’Ceon.
Originally from Ashby, MA, Kimberly has been a nationally-recognized teacher, choreographer, and adjudicator for the past 17 years. She is the former owner of the Harvard Academy of Dance located in Harvard, MA and currently teaches for studios throughout New England. In addition, she is an adjunct professor of dance at Mount Wachusett Community College. Kimberly’s professional credits include Static Noyze Dance Company, the Manchester Wolves’ Lady Wolf Pack, and performing and choreographing for Theater at the Mount in Gardner, MA, among other credits. She also travels the country as a master teacher and adjudicator for Impact Dance Adjudicators and is featured on their blog and podcast.
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.
Aleah began dancing at the age of two and has since expanded her dance horizons in various styles such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Hip-Hop . She was a competition dancer for many years at her home studio in Ambler, Pa. She graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Exercise Science and a Psychology minor, while at West Chester she was a member of the University Dance Company for which two of them she was an officer. Her senior year she received the Alumni Dance Chapter Choreography Award. She is currently a performer with the Sanbrooka Dance Company in Philadelphia, along with other independent professional choreography projects. She choreograph’s multiple traveling competition pieces throughout the year along with a yearly musical at Ancillae Assumpta Academy. Interested in hiring Aleah? – Click Here
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.
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 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.