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.
Nick Lazzarini’s multifaceted dancing abilities have leveraged his career within the United States and abroad. Nick is the season one winner of the Fox reality show So You Think You Can Dance, and has been featured in countless publications, including the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine twice. He has performed with music sensations such Adele on Dancing with the Stars, Kelly Clarkson at this year’s American Music Awards and Florence and the Machine at The MTV Video Music Awards. Currently, he teaches on tour for JUMP Dance Convention. Nick is a founding member of the Los Angeles based dance company Shaping Sound.
is known from her work on So You Think You Can Dance, appearing both as a Season 6 contestant and as an All-Star. Cast as a dancer in the feature film remake of *Fame*, she soon appeared as the female lead in *Step Up Revolution* and *Dance-Off*. Kathryn’s TV credits include Dancing WithThe Stars, The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards, The Kid’s Choice Awards, and a guest-starring role on *CSI: Las Vegas*. She has worked with artists such as Christina Perri, Vienne, Timbaland, Neyo, John Torres and Muse.
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.
Bonita began her professional dance career at age 18 when she began performing with and choreographing for the Phoenix Mercury Hip-Hop Squad and the Phoenix Suns Dance Team. Since then some of her credentials include: P. Diddy, Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Jamiroquai, Wyclef Jean, Redman, Q-Tip, NIKE, Biz Markie and KRS-ONE. Bonita has been teaching professionally for 10 years nationally and internationally. She choreographs and judges nationally for Universal Dance Association and currently teaches at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. She co-founded Automatic Response, a professional performance company, as seen on MTV’s: “America’s Best Dance Crew”. She is also a member of The Legendary Rock Steady Crew and was seen performing with them on an episode of “Dancing with the Stars”. Bonita is recognized by her fellow dancers for being an extremely diverse dancer, performer and choreographer. She has bridged her classic studio training with the culture of hip-hop to produce her unique style. Presently, Bonita is performing nationwide with The Groovaloos, a Los Angeles based Hip-Hop Company and you can also see her in the newest Minus the Bear video “My Time”.
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
Alex Wong was born in Canada and began his tap and jazz traning at the age of seven. At age ten, he started his ballet studies with the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, Canada. In 2000, Alex won two Junior World Titles in Tap and Showdance. Awarded with the Royal Academy of Dancing Solo Seal, Alex won the Audience Choice Award and was a Bronze Medallist in the 2003 Genee International Ballet Competition. 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 early 2007, Alex was promoted to the rank of soloist at MCB.
Alex’s repertoire of leading roles include Balanchine’s “Symphony In Three Movements”, “Agon”, “Western Symphony”, “The Nutcracker”, Twyla Tharp’s “Push Comes to Shove”, “In the Upper Room”, “The Golden Section”, Mark Morris “Silhouettes”, Edward Villela’s “Don Quxiote”, Paul Taylor’s “Funny Papers”, Bournonville’s “Conservatory”, Stephen Mills “Hush”, Anton Dolin’s “Variations for Four” and “La Fille Mal Gardee”. In 2009, Alex chose to audition for the FOX dance series, “”So You Think You Can Dance.”” He breezed through Vegas week and was chosen for the final Top 20 but was forced to withdrew due to contractual issues with the Miami City Ballet. After his SYTYCD season five audition, Alex was promoted again to the rank of principal soloist at MCB. In 2010, Alex was offered a position as principal dancer at MCB but declined the offer to pursue another shot at SYTYCD. He went through another grueling Vegas week, but again made the Top 10 contestants for season seven.
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.
MEET LESLIE SCOTT!!
“Leslie does more than “just teach class” or “make a hot combo”, she INSTRUCTS and INSPIRES. Two of the many key components needed in the growth of our art form. Everything from her words of inspiration, to her choreography is artistically bold, passionate, and loving. She’s a true artist to the core.” Stephen “TWITCH” Boss, 2nd Runner Up, Season 6, So You Think You Can Dance, You Got Served 3D and Stomp the Yard 2.
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.
– Founder/Artistic Director of Unity Dance Ensemble (which she started when she was just 15 years old)
– Award winning choreographer
– Featured choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance
– Choreographer for International pop artists Boa and Soccx
– Choreographer for new Disney show “Disney Dance Crew” presented at Disney Resort Anaheim
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.
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!
At the age of nine, Allison Holker began her training at The Dance Club in Orem, UT. She quickly fell in love with the art and began to specialize in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz and Tap dancing. Growing up, Allison was always involved in various competitions. In 2004 Allison won her first National competition in Co DANCE, followed shortly by her win as the National Senior Outstanding Dancer at the New York City Dance Alliance in 2005. She has performed in the opening and closing ceremonies at the Utah Olympics in 2002. She has also performed on TV in various commercials and as the Top 8 on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (SYTYCD) season 2 (was also featured on the SYTYCD Tour 2006). Allison was then featured in the tap show Revolution which performed at the Joyce Theatre in New York 2008. She later had the opportunity to be a cheerleader in the hit Disney movies HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 1 & HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2.
In 2010, she burst back onto the SYTYCD map, by being an ALL-STAR for Season 7, and also went on the SYTYCD Season 7/ALL-STAR Tour in 2010. She has performed with various artists such as JACK BLACK, CLAY AIKEN, ENRIQUE INGLESIAS, EARTH WIND and FIRE, CHRISTINA PERRI, TRAIN, and RIHANNA. In the fall of 2010, she filmed an episode of the TV series HOUSE, choreographed by MIA MICHEALS.
Allison is now making her transition from DANCER to ACTOR, with recent projects such as the new TV PILOT “GRACE” starring ERIC ROBERTS, and the new feature film “COBU 3D” starring Derek Hough and BOA. She has even recently joined the dance cast for the upcoming TV show BOUNCE.
You can find Allison traveling all around the COUNTRY teaching at various WORKSHOPS and CONVENTIONS. She has much more to come and can’t wait for her new journey to begin!
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!