JoJo Gomez is both a dancer and instructor. JoJo currently teaches at The EDGE Performing Arts Center. JoJo has been seen on America’s Got Talent, The X Factor, Beyond Dance, and the Voice where she danced with Justin Bieber. JoJo has also been featured in several music videos by variety of big name artists, including Beyonce.
Jay Jay Dixonbey is a Jazz dancer. He competed during the fifteenth season of So You Think You Can Dance. He placed in the Top 6.
Professional dancer and choreographer who won season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance. He’s toured with prestigious dance conventions such as NUVO, 24 Seven, Jump and The Pulse. He won Teen Male Dancer of the Year at the 2014 Dance Awards.
Gev Manoukian’s professional dance career began when he was cast as a featured dancer in “High School Musical 2”. He then became a principal dancer in the movie “American Mall”. In 2008, Gev was one of the Top 10 dancers on the Fox reality hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”. Gev has worked with various artists, such as Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Ludacris, Ellen Degeneres and LeAnn Rhymes to name a few. Gev can also be seen in National commercials, music videos, Nickelodeon’s “Fresh Beat Band”, “Big Time Rush”, “Figure It Out”, ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars”, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”, FOX’s “Glee” and AMA with Pink.
Stephanie has toured the world dancing with Stiletto Entertainment. She has also been featured dancing in numerous commercials and industrials, for Pepsi, ADIDAS, Amp’d Mobile, HBO, and more. On film she appeared in the vignettes for the Mariah Carey, Adventures of Mimi Tour, and has also been in videos, back up dancing for pop artist Brian Anthony. Her choreography credits include Paul Mitchell, and upcoming pop artist Jen Sian. Stephanie has taught across the nation, for dance studios, and also nationally ranked dance teams.
Button’s professional career began at age 10, when she was cast in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In 2008, she joined The Royal Ballet School. She joined Boston Ballet’s corps de ballet in 2012 under the direction of Mikko Nissinen. She was promoted to soloist in 2013, and principal in 2014. Dusty has performed with Broadway Underground, David Bintley’s Cinderella, and with the English National Ballet School on the BBC in England. Button now serves as a faculty member for Showstoppers dance convention; teaching classes for young, aspiring dancers. Button has been featured in Glamour Magazine, Pointe Magazine, Dance Europe, Dance Spirit Magazine, Dance Magazine, Dance Informa and many others. Button was featured on the 2015 Pointe Magazine cover where she was labeled as “A New Brand of Ballerina”. Pointe also remarks, “onstage, Dusty defies categorization.”
Arizona native, Ade Obayomi, began dancing at a young age. His early credits include touring with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal and the film “A Diva’s Christmas Carol.” Studying and competing in Arizona, Kansas and Canada, Obayomi trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, African and hip-hop dance. An accomplished gymnast, Obayomi was named the Arizona State champion for gymnastics when he was just ten.
His love of dance earned him a scholarship to attend Chapman University, where he also studied sound engineering. While attending Chapman, Ade auditioned for Season 5 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, eventually becoming a finalist on the show. During his time on the FOX hit show, Obayomi ended his run in the Top 6. Since then, he has performed throughout the U.S. on the SYTYCD National Tour and has also enjoyed teaching contemporary and hip-hop dance around the country. Obayomi recently performed on the 2010 Grammy Awards broadcast with Beyonce and can be seen in Rihanna’s “Hard” music video. Most recently, Obayomi has been a featured dancer on the Alicia Keys World Tour
Misha Gabriel, also known as Misha Gabriel Hamilton, is an American dancer, choreographer, and actor. He is known for dancing mainly in the shows of Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson, and for his role as Eddy in Step Up: Revolution (2012) and Step Up: All In (2014).
Kersten grew up at Bobbies School of Performing Arts in Thousand Oaks, CA. She then went on to graduate from the Edge Scholarship Program in Los Angeles. In 2003 she became a member of Myo Dance Company under the direction Josie Walsh. She has worked with some of the most well renowned choreographers in Los Angeles including Mandy Moore, Dan Karaty, Michael Rooney, Gregg Russell and more. Recent credits include Taylor Swift’s performance on “Dancing with the Stars”, the “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance on “Dancing with the Stars”, NBC’s hit reality show “America’s Got Talent”, and the 2008 National American Idol Promo Ads. You can also spot her in a testimonial for Mate1.com and in JoJo’s “Too Little, Too Late” music video. Kersten is a master teacher and choreographer around the country. She just recently finished choreographing a show for Hannah Montana star Mitchel Musso.
Brandon Bryant was born in Miami, Fl and has loved dance since the age of seven. Since elementary school he has always attend performing art schools. He was also apart of a funky young hip hop group to help kids stay active and off the streets, The Hip Hop Kidz, this group performed every where doing half time show, tv show, and even Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Pared. In high school Brandon was apart of the dance team and even started doing there hip hop choreography his sophomore year, since that he has been taking first place with the nation winning routine. being apart of Aida the opera, the AFL dance company, Odyssey Dance Theater, and soul escape company were just some of the high lights that made an in pack in his life today but the one that was a life changing experience was being on So You Think You Can Dance season 5. Brandon was running up for season 5 and went on a 40 city tour of the US with the top 12 dancers of the show, he is now in LA for his career and has already began by being cast in FOX’s new hit TV shows Glee! and also getting the chance to choreograph and dance with sweden hit artists Agnes were they performed in Cologne, Germany for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, Brandon as even become an hosting idol for The LGBT events, Appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Wendy Willams show, Nickoledeon, and even today’s Stand out reality hit X Factor where he performed with Outasight. Brandon is driven to show kids and boys you can do what you love and make a living. Now, only at 22, he is about to go into Production as the main choreographer for an independent film soon to hit the states.
Melissa Miles was born and raised in East Lansing, MI. She began training in gymnastics and dance at a very young age. After high school she attended the Jammnation dance convention and was awarded a scholarship to Broadway Dance Center in NYC. She studied in New York for a year before making the move to L.A. Since her move to L.A., she has established herself as being one of the most sought after dancers and up and coming choreographers in the Industry. This year, she performed with European superstar Little Boots, and danced in the live show “Bloodlust.” She has performed with many other artists including Lil Mama, TATU, Lil’ Bubba, Ricky G., Jesse Morales, Kara, and Gloria Gaynor. Other credits include The Latin Grammy’s, Adidas, Pin Up Girls USA, 30 Seconds to Fame, Miss USA Pageant, USO European Tour, Gypsy Awards honoring Chita Rivera and Rob Marshal, iPop, and the Mtv Movie Awards. The last two years she choreographed and performed in the extreme sports show “All Wheel’s Extreme.” She also choreographed the comedic play “Seven Redneck Cheerleaders.“ Melissa has had the chance to travel internationally dancing, teaching, and choreographing throughout France, Spain, Japan, Korea, and Canada. Melissa is currently teaching an advanced jazz class at the EDGE and Debbie Reynolds Dance Academy in Los Angeles. Her class consists of a variety of styles including lyrical, contemporary, and jazz funk.
Mark Meismer grew up in Orange County, California where he trained for four years at the Orange County High School of the Arts. Mark has been dancing and teaching professionally for twenty years.
Mark has danced and worked with artists such as Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Madonna, Paula Abdul and toured with Reba McEntire from 2000 to 2002.
Some of his TV credits include; “Scrubs”, “Will and Grace”, “The George Lopez Show”, “Home Improvement”, “Mad About You”, “The Hughleys”, “The MTV Video Music Awards”, “The American Music Awards” and “The VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards” “The Tonight Show“ with Jay Leno and the Rosie O’Donnell show.
Some of Marks film credits include; “Jackass 2”, “Austin Powers 2”, “Austin Powers 3 Goldmember”, “Starsky and Hutch”, “Gigli” “North”and “A Time For Dancing”.
He has danced in commercials for Dr. Pepper, Reebok, Pepsi, Toyota and Frito Lay.
Mark is also an original member of Mia Michaels dance company “RAW” based out of New York City. He was the assistant choreographer to Mia on Celine Dion’s show “A New Day” in Las Vegas and assisted Mia on the FOX TV reality show “So U Think U Can Dance”.
Mark was a faculty member of LA Dance Magic for 9 years and currently teaches master classes and workshops across the country.
Mark has choreographed for the TV shows “Dancing With The Stars”, “Scrubs” and “The George Lopez” show.
Mark also added the title of Artistic Director to his resume when he started his own Dance Company: “Evolution”.
Mark has had a very diverse career in concert dance and commercial dance, however his biggest accomplishment and proudest achievement is being a dad to his beautiful daughter Ryan.
Tiana Brown was born in Iowa and with a passion for dance, she pursued Los Angeles in early 2000 and has been blessed to have traveled the world as a dancer for many A-List Recording Artists. She performed with Christina Aguilera from 2002-2010 in World Tours and iconic music videos such as “Dirrty,” “Ain’t No Other Man,” and “Not Myself Tonight.”
Tiana danced for Britney Spears’ world tour CIRCUS serving as one of the choreographers, a dancer and co-captain. She was lucky to have been featured in Britney’s music videos “3” “If U Seek Amy” & “I’m A Slave 4 U.” Tiana worked on Oxygen’s Dance Your Ass Off Season 2 as the Supervising Choreographer. She consulted on every single performance from top to bottom from song choices, to dance style and the direction of costumes.
She has worked with Brian Friedman as the Creative Director’s Executive Associate for Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and The Wanted for their live primetime/daytime television performances; Billboard Awards, Much Music Awards, The Voice, American Idol and The Today Show. She worked on America’s Got Talent Season 5 and 6 as Associate Consulting Producer was and the Consulting Producer for X Factor US and UK. Tiana worked along side The Squared Division as their correspondent for Australia’s X Factor as the Consulting Producer. Tiana choreographed contestants live performances and creatively directed guest artists, James Arthur and Little Mix. Tiana made her debut as a director for the Miss Angola 2014 live televised pageant. Tiana was an On Camera Judge and Choreographer for ABC’s “High School Musical: Get Into The Picture,” and Lifetime’s “Bring IT.” She was also a judge for West Coast Elite Dance competitions, Champion Dance Nationals and Universal Dance Association’s College/High School Dance Nationals.
Tiana has a serious love for fashion and when her schedule permits, she attends Fashion Week all over the world. This drives her creativity for all aspects of the Entertainment Industry. She is currently one of the co-creators and co-hosts of GIOGO (which stands for “Get In Or Get Out Out) with her long-time colleague Julianne Waters. These fashion forward ladies call themselves INFOtainers and cultural impresarios. GIOGO is the perfect mix of fashion, vlogging and witty banter to create an experience that makes you want to….Get IN. You can go towww.giogoshow.com for more information. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Miguel and their two dogs, Lua (a Cockapoo) and Gus (an English Bulldog.) She loves to travel and explore the world on her time off.
Meghan Sanett is a professional dancer based in Los Angeles, CA. She has been training in dance since she was extremely young and has always wanted to become a professional dancer. She has toured around the country with various contemporary dance companies such as Justin Giles’ SoulEscape and Jason Gorman and Nicole Hogg’s Marrow Dance. She has also toured the world with Tremaine Dance Conventions since he was a teenager learning from the incredibly influential Mr. Joe Tremaine. She has performed for legends such as Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Cyd Charisse, ChitaRivera, Mitzi Gaynor, and Alec Baldwin. She has also worked with Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. Meghan teaches all over the United States and her choreography has won numerous awards and titles at national competitions. And just this year, Meghan has gained incredible exposure and recognition of her YouTube dance channel through her comedy Vine videos where she has over 200 thousand followers.
Audrey Case is at the top of her game. The Royal Flux dancer and “So You Think You Can Dance” alum with exquisite lines and ethereal stage presence is taking audiences (and social media) by storm. In each performance, she flies through the air while doing seemingly impossible lifts, tricks and contortions. Her fearlessness has opened doors to movement options that she has made look effortless. To become the accomplished performer she is today, Case found a firm foundation in the love and guidance of her dance teacher Skye Massay-Cook.
Katee Shean was voted America’s top female dancer on season four of Fox’s TV series “So You Think You Can Dance” and completed a nationwide tour with the show. She began her training at the age of four with Atlas School of Dance in San Jose and Teen Dance Company of the Bay Area. She has danced in various stage, television, and film projects such as Step Up 3D, Leading Ladies, Glee, 82nd Academy Awards, 61st Emmy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Ellen, Jenifer Lopez stage performances, Bonnie Hunt Show, Disney’s Hannah Montana promo video and music video, Nikelodeon’s “Jump Around” series, and Paris by Night. She has also been the spokesmodel for Capezio and Discount Dance supply, and has just released her own line of make-up with Cliché Cosmetics.
Katee is dedicated to sharing not only the art of dance but the joy in performing and following yours dreams. She is pursuing a double major in child development and dance at Chapman University along with pursuing her own dance goals. She understands the meaning of hard work and dedication to a craft and enjoys teaching and performing. Katee takes pride in being able to relate to the students and paying attention to what each dancer needs individually in order to get the most out of every class. She has taught master classes throughout the U.S. and Canada and is enthusiastic about being able to help young dancers as a positive female role-model.
Originally from Seattle, Alex Little is now based in Los Angeles, where she teaches at Edge Performing Arts Center & the Young Americans College of Performing Arts. She performed & taught on three international tours with the Young Americans; two of which she directed. She has worked with renowned artists like Mandy Moore, Terry Beeman, Stacey Tookey, Doug Caldwell, Mark Meismer, Kevin & Marcel Wilson, Rhonda Miller, as well as The Radio City Rockettes, multi-Emmy award winning director/composer Mark Watters, Drama Desk & Emmy Award Winner Michael Curry & Design, figure skaters Amber Corwin & Matt Evers. Alex has choreographed live shows for Nike, Tarbell Reality, Knotts Berry Farm’ figure skating spectaculars & contributed to the GiGi Girls burlesque show on the Las Vegas strip. In 2011, her work was featured in The World of Dance Awards, The EDGE scholarship Show, Art4Life, The Choreo Show & The Choreographer’s Carnival and Interweave Dance Theater’s Going Green concert. Alex has traveled as a master class instructor, choreographer and mentor for a decade. Cornish College of the Arts commissioned Alex to set an extended 15-minute version of her repertoire piece “Close But No Cigar” (2001) on their Spring 2008 repertory. Alex is currently on the Master Faculty of the International dance festival Dance Excellence!, National Touring convention Dance Makers Inc, and online at Danceplug.com. Just this year, She and Sari Anna Thomas founded of THE FEEDBACK EXPERIENCE: a contemporary dance class taught to 100% live music where all forms of performance & non-performance art can co-create in one space & time, once per month! Alex has danced for ABC’s Wipeout, CBS’s Live to Dance, FOX’s House of POP, NIKE, TOYOTA & CABI CLOTHING, to name a few. Alex continues to perform on stages worldwide, in her works & others, and has been a member of Interweave Dance Theater, Joelle Martinek’s Sole Vita Dance Company, & she has guested with Terry Beeman’s Mental Head Circus. Alex will debut her own movement company “ESCAPE ARTISTS” soon… stay tuned!
Mandy was born in Thousand Oaks, CA. She started dancing at the age of 2 and competed from age 10 until she graduated on Bobbie’s School of Performing Arts competition team. She was accepted in to Joffrey Ballet School, and the American Ballet Theater training companies where she studied intensively in Ballet and Pointe. After high school she was accepted into the Edge Performing Arts professional scholarship program. She trained at 40 hours a week for a year and finished the program with a professional stage show and with a dance agent. Mandy has worked with some of the biggest choreographers in the dance world, such as Teresa Espinosa, Mandy Moore, Scotty Nguyen, Jamal Sims, Miguel Zarate, John Charron, Peggy Hickey and more. She danced in the film High School Musical 2, under the direction of Kenny Ortega, and has appeared in music videos for Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber. Since completing the Edge PAC Scholarship Program, Mandy has been seen on television in the Video Music Awards, America’s Most Talented Kids, NBA All-Star Jam, Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards and Fresh Beat Band episodes. Mandy is a regular at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre stage shows and recently toured with Nuclear Cowboyz 2012, choreographed by Scotty Nguyen.
Elizabeth Petrin was born and raised in Nashville, TN and received her dance training at DC Dance Factory. After graduating from Nashville School of the Arts, she was accepted into the Edge Performing Arts Scholarship Program. She spent a year training and learning the ins and outs of the industry under some of Los Angeles’ top choreographers such as Mandy Moore, Miguel Zarate, Harry Shum and Jason Myhre. Since then she has performed in several company and benefit shows and can be seen dancing for Rihanna in her 2008 VMA performance, as well as Jon Chu’s upcoming episodes for the League of Extraordinary Dancers.
Shannon’s extensive and successful performing career has shaped her artistry as an innovative creator. Combining her passion for dance and aerial movement, this love has allowed her choreography to be boundless.
Shannon has spent a decade on tour as an aerialist and dancer with Cher, Pink, Britney Spears, Leona Lewis and Taylor Swift. Traveling the world has been an endless source of inspiration. Inspiration also came from living in NYC while being on Broadway with Saturday Night Fever. Living in LA, Film & Television has expanded her range of professional opportunities. Most notably, “Burlesque” where she did a cheeky contortion trio with Alan Cumming. Also as an Aerial Trainer on the NBC show “Celebrity Circus” where she worked with Stacey Dash, Rachel Hunter and created the winning number for Antonio Sabato Jr.
She’s performed on numerous awards shows for artists like Usher, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent, Leann Rimes and Black Eyed Peas. All of these once in a lifetime experiences have combined to create a broad point of view. Most recently, Shannon’s choreography has been on Season 1 & 2 of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. She worked with Justin Beiber on his current “Believe” tour. With great appreciation and respect, Shannon has had the pleasure to assist Dreya Weber for the past 8 years. Projects include Pink’s most recent “The Truth About Love” tour, Katy Perry’s 2012 Billboard Music Awards performance as well as her “California Dreams” tour, Surf The Musical in Las Vegas, the Circus Episode for the “Fresh Beat Band” on Nickelodeon, Leona Lewis’ “Labyrinth” tour and Britney Spears’ spectacle, the “Circus” tour. What lies ahead is most exciting for Shannon. The journey of creativity holds endless possibilities!