SARAH BRAVERMAN grew up in Los Angeles, California training extensively in the Royal Academy of Dance. Sarah graduated cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College in 2008 with a BFA in Dance. She joined NYC’s Parsons Dance from 2008 – 2018, touring the world performing and teaching. Sarah performed the lead role in NYC’s off Broadway Queen of the Night, has appeared in various commercials and print campaigns and has been featured in Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit and the New York Times.
Nicole Hogg has been teaching and choreographing in Southern California for over ten years. Nicole specializes in contemporary, jazz, and lyrical but has been training in all styles since the age of three. Growing up in the bay area, Nicole danced competitively at a studio as well as her high school dance team. In 2005 she relocated to Southern California to attend CSU Long Beach as a dance major. During that time she began working at and choreographing all over Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange county! Nicole calls both Studio Fusion in Huntington Beach and Danceology in San Diego home and works with many award winning high school dance teams as well. Her choreography is athletic, dramatic, and visual and always has such a fun energy in her class. Over the years, she has received many choreography specialty awards and is always finding new ways to stay relevant and inspired.
Francis Florendo found his love for hip hop in 2010. After being a member on iLL Habits, he went on to direct 220 and is currently a Head Coach at Torrey Pines High School, and has been for 5 years. He also participated in the Pre-Broadway show “Karate Kid” this past year in 2022 and had the opportunity to work under Keone and Madrid. His overall passion for dance derives from the hard work his students and teammates put in at rehearsals and the growth they achieve in that journey. With love, balance, and growth in mind, Francis stays motivated to push the boundaries of the individuals he works with, while keeping a fun environment.
Erica is an LA-based choreographer, dancer and educator. She has choreographed and danced in numerous music videos for artists such as Zedd, Lauv, Maren Morris, Gryffin, Zohara, Jeremiah, Michael Buble, Audrey Mika, Baynks, Ava Max, Alyson Stoner, Camilla Cabello, Cobi, Emma Charles, Exes, Jordan McGraw, and WOSUNG. Erica has appeared in movies such as All Styles and Disney Channel’s Zombies 2, as TV commercials for Frito Lays with Anna Kendrick, Amazon and the Falabella in Chile. She also has worked as a choreographer and creator for brands like Barbie, Ye Saint Laurent, Victoria’s Secret, Target, Bumble, Samsung, Under Armour, think!, Spotify, Visible Mobile, Instagram, Just Dance 2021, Adidas and Red Bull.
Erica is very passionate about teaching and regularly holds classes in LA at Millennium Dance Complex and TMilly Studio. She has taught at dance conventions including Radix, Transcend, 24Seven, Streetz and Artist Simply Human. She has also taught internationally in Singapore, Chile, Russia, France, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, India, Israel, Italy, Canada and Mexico. Erica aspires to continue developing her unique style of contemporary fusion and inspire others.
Anthony Kin is a professionally acclaimed performer and choreographer. Exhaustively trained in all genres including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater and tap, Anthony Kin has the versatility to fulfill any capacity in dance. Represented by MSA Agency his additional training includes Debbie Reynolds, Monsters Of Hip Hop and Urban Legends.
Since his break into the industry, Anthony has danced for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Asher Monroe, Cher Lloyd, Jasmine V, Natasha Bedingfield, and Demi Lovato. His television credits include The Emmy Awards, Disney’s Shake It Up, Disney Holiday Unwrapped, Disney Hall of Villians, VH1 Divas, Dancing With The Stars, Mobbed and So You Think You Can Dance. He has performed in Choreographer’s Carnival for several choreographers and in 2011 was a cast member of the reknowned Monsters Of Hip Hop Show. Anthony has also been featured in the music videos and commercials for Jennifer Lopez, BoA, and Jasmine V. He can also be seen on Season 2 of NBC’s SMASH. In regards to choreography, he is a creative assistant to Tabitha and Napoleon and has assisted in the development and creation of competition routines, dance videos, and live performances. Anthony has contributed to professional projects such as The Emmy Awards, So You Think You Can Dance, SM Entertainment, Lifetime, NBC World Of Dance, and Lip Sync Battle. Despite his already impressive list of achievements, Anthony continues to thrive in his pursuit in Choreography and Creative Directing in the industry.
Hannahlei Cabanilla was born and raised in Orange County, CA and started dancing at the age of two. She started dancing competitively and signed with her first agent about four years later. Hannahlei is most known for being the Season 15 winner of Fox’s hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”. Her other credits include touring with “So You Think You Can Dance”, Rent Live on Fox, performing at Coachella with Billie Eilish, Holidays with the Houghs, Little Big Town at the ACM’s, Selena Gomez at the AMA’s, Sia’s music video “The Greatest”, Derek Hough at the Rockefeller Center, This Is Us on NBC, Drama Club on Nickelodeon, Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Ellen Show, and Taylor Swift’s music video “Me”. Hannahlei has also been seen on the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine, Inside Dance Magazine, Showstoppers Magazine, and Modern Luxury Magazine. She started teaching at her home studio at 17 years old and assisting at studios around the US at age 15. Recently, Hannahlei has been traveling with JUMP dance convention as a full faculty memeber, teaching master classes and choreographing at different studios, and continues to audition in the dance industry.
Hayley is based out of Los Angeles, CA and is represented by Clear Talent Group. She has had the opportunity to work with artists such as Meghan Trainor, Pharrell Williams, and Zara Larsson, to name a few. She was a featured dancer on Glee, All That, Westworld, America’s Got Talent, Saturday Night Live, and The Last OG. Hayley travels and performs in many different venues around the country as a dance captain with iLuminate Dance. She can also be seen dancing in the feature film, “A week Away”, on Netflix. As well as performing, Hayley teaches both in Los Angeles and around the country with conventions and dance competitions.
Jimmy Stuart has worked as a performer and creative associate on a national level and has been based in both Los Angeles and New York City. Creative credits include varying projects spanning film, television, theater, and live interactive, while his award-winning choreography can be seen on competitive stages across the country.
Originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, but now based in LA, Tobias Ellehammer is a dancer/choreographer best known for his unique complex style and for his grand scale world traveling conceptual dance videos.
Besides his own projects, Tobias has danced with recording artists such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Tom Jones, Jason Derulo & choreographed for artist such as Liam Payne, Steps, Kylie Minogue, Olly Murs, Super Junior, M Pokora, Kang Daniel, Ella Henderson, Fabio D’andrea, Madness, Enhypen, Martin Jensen, BTS solo member Jungkook, Louise Redknapp & Genia. He also worked with big corporations such as Google and for multiple Tv shows like X-Factor, Eurovision, Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing with the stars etc.
He was also featured on the hit TV show on NBC “World of Dance” as the group “Tobias & the EZtwins”. Tobias also has incredible teaching experience and has taught numerous masterclasses, intensives & workshops in over 20 countries at various dance camps, conventions and studios.
Residing in Long Beach California, Kristen DeMaria, is highly sought out choreographer and teacher throughout the west coast. Her performance experience includes concert work with LACDC, RhetOracle, and various televised yoga and fitness videos. She has taught in Japan, Ecuador, Australia and Mexico City and is thrilled to be judging for WCE this season.
Jonathan McGill trained at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and received his BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Credits: Wicked, Movin’ Out , Mamma Mia, Robin Hood Benefit w/ Beyoncé, Hacks (HBOMax), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and more!
Annamarie is a graduate of the Music, Theater, & Dance program at Plymouth State University of NH. She went on to study extensively and perform with JazzArt Dance Theater in Cape Town, South Africa. Now as an active member of the Los Angeles dance community, she has danced for multiple theme parks, choreographed top-scoring jazz/hip-hop routines for numerous dance studios, and is a guest educator for companies across the states.
Christine hails all the way from Sydney, Australia where she performed in the commercial dance world alongside recording artists such as Kylie Minogue, Danni Minogue, New Kids on the Block, Vanessa
, Tina Cousins and Human Nature. Christine relocated to the USA where she continued to work professionally in film and tv, some of her credits include, Gypsy, Michael Jackson’s SISTERELLA and worked with Denzel Washington in The Antwon Fisher Story. She then went on to open The Dance Spot in San Diego while also judging many competitions around America. With her diverse background in stage, film, television, teaching, adjudication and studio management, Christine brings an impressive international perspective to the dance world. G’Day America!
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.
Erik Sosa was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, CA and trained with Bobbies School of Performing Arts. Erik was also a part of his national award winning dance team, Newbury Park High School Dance Team. Erik was offered a scholarship into the Edge Performing Arts Scholarship Program, where they spent a year training and learning the ins and outs of the industry under some of Los Angeles’ top choreographers such as Mandy Moore, Jackie Sleight, Nick Lanzisera and Jason Myhre. Since 2015 Erik has Choreographed, Directed, and Coached for multiple Dance Teams in Southern California, and is now a Director at Bobbies School of Performing Arts.
Ashley started dancing at the age of 3 back in St. Joseph, Missouri. She danced competitively till she turned 19. She then became an MLS dancer for the KC Wizards before moving to Houston, Texas. Once she moved to Texas, she became a Houston Texans Cheerleader for 3 years and a captain for 1yr. While with the Texans she performed with Clay Walker, Toby Keith and did many performances for the Super Bowl including Rock’n Jock and TRL with artist Chingy. She also graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Performance Dance. She then continued her dance career out in Los Angeles California. She worked as a dancer/acrobat for Imagination Entertainment in multiple Broadway shows and their iLCiRCo shows. She also did some backup dancing for multiple artists concerts and music videos. While she continued her dance career, she shared the love of dancing with her students at Brentwood Academy of Dance. She was a competition director for their competition team for 12 years. She had many award-winning routines in acrobatics, musical theater, lyrical, jazz, tap, pom, hip hop and jazz funk. Ashley is the co-owner and Vice President of West Coast Elite Dance. West Coast Elite Dance (WCE Dance) is a high school dance team competition based out of California. She has taught Pom classes and routines at WCE’s Summer Dance Experience along side some amazing dancers/choreographers. Ashley now resides in Nashville, TN where she continues to share her love for dance with students at Apex Dance Center.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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