Dancer: Erin Wu

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Go to: Wushu Straightsword / Chinese Dance Choreographer: Erin Wu Credits Theater “Rent”  Founder’s Church “Beauty and the Beast” Santa Monica Little Theatre The Door Musical Acrobatics, Sierra Madre Theatre Gravity Young Artists… Continue reading

Hip Hop Instructor: Kennis Marquis

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After moving from his hometown St. Louis to Los Angeles, Kennis Marquis slowly built his credibility through tough work and determination. He knew he had a calling and nothing would stop him from following his dreams to be an elite choreographer in the big city of Hollywood. With uninhibited creativity and a unique style, the future will only get brighter for a man who has choreographed world tours, TV shows, music videos, award shows, and video games…

Basement Dance Center, NoHo CA

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“Located in the trendy and rapidly growing NoHo Arts District, the Basement Dance Center has acquired the industry’s leading dance instructors, as well as professional choreographers. BDC Instructor’s credits include Chris Brown, Eve, Ditty, Ricky Martin, Nelly Furtado, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Nelly, Britney Spears, Omarion, Missy Elliot, Beyonce, Janet Jackson, and many more…”

Choreographer: Kennis Marquis

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With nothing but passion and talent, Kennis Marquis left his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri in a van full of his close friends, and drove to Los Angeles to make his mark in the dance scene. His first big break came when he met Laurieann Gibson, star of E!s The Dance Scene and BETs Born To Dance, and assisted her on the movie Honey starring Jessica Alba. Loaded with a style all his own, Mr Marquis began to climb the ladder in choreography working with artists such as Britney Spears, P. Diddy, LL Cool J, and Ludacris.

theHOUSE, NoHo CA

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Movement Lifestyle present theHOUSE. A Movement Lifestyle Experience. Meet dancers from all over the world! A fun, comfortable, and inspiring living space!

Dancer: Lee Daniel

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“Lee moved to LA in 2006 after being cast in Monsters of Hip Hop–The Show. Recognized for his talent, he was given a class at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio and after years of working in the dance industry is now the co-owner/ Artistic Director of theLAB Dance Studio in Chicago. His most recent work includes Usher, Queen Latifah, Carrie Underwood,and Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo’s ’10-’11 World Tour, The Ellen Degeneres Show, and American Idol.”

Dancer: Mana Ikeda

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Credits Live Performance May j  2011 concert (Japan) Musical “friend sip “ (Japan) Musical “Daddy Long Legs(Japan) Commercial “Japanese ice tea”(japan) Creativity Heals Federal Bar KOD Dance Battle Freestyle David Lehre live at Avalon… Continue reading

Dancer: Lorenzo “Zagga Zo” Hanna

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Not only is Lorenzo an experienced instructor and choreographer, but he also has several credits as a professional dancer. He was featured in Snoop Dogg’s “I Wanna Rock” music video and was cast as a principal in Cody Simpson’s music video “On My Mind.” You can also find him on Josh Osho’s “Giants” music video, the TV show “Who’s Got Swag” and dancing with more artists such as Sean Kingston, Miami’s Ace Hood, and many more…

Dancer: Jian Pierre-Louis

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“Jian Pierre-Louis was taught at a young age the true ways of hip hop dance and its culture, which included party-dancing, popping, bboying and freestyle… Jian has worked with some of today’s top artists including Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Keri Hilson, P.Diddy, Jordan Knight, Sean Kingston, Pussycat Dolls, Ne-Yo and many others. With his well seasoned style, Jian continues setting his mark in the industry.”

Your Neighborhood Studio, Culver City CA

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“At Your Neighborhood Studio, we offer over 80 classes a week including cardio dance classes such as Zumba, Urban Diva Hop, Dance It Out, GROOV3, Burlesque, Island Groove, Bollywood, Cardio Ballet, Pop Video, Old School, and BUTI, as well as dance technique classes like Strip Hop, Contemporary Lyrical, Classical Ballet, Basic Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Hip Hop, Dancehall, House, West African, Tahitian and Rockin’ and much more!”

Movement Lifestyle, NoHo CA

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“mL’s mission is to bring dance to people everywhere and spread the passion, creativity and knowledge of our cultre. We are a community based, globally connected, urban dance brand. We serve as a platform and provide resources for our community to grow. We consist of classes, rentals, gear, events and production. For us, “dance isn’t just a hobby, movement is a lifestyle.” What moves you?

Edge Performing Arts Center, Hollywood CA

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“EDGE is world renowned as the finest professional training facility for commercial dance. Established in 1992, we offer beginning through professional open classes 7 days a week, 350 days a year. Class styles include Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, Contemporary Jazz, Modern Fusion, Theatre Dance, Cabaret, Breakin’, Movement for Actors, Turns, Salsa, Belly Dancing, and Yoga for Dancers…”

Dancer: Malcolm “Blaze” Little

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Born in the Bronx, NY and raised in New Jersey, Malcolm was introduced to dance at the age of 7. Some of the teams he has been apart of include Flipcyde iLLstars, The Society & Raps Dance Troupe. Malcolm has performed at Carnival LA & NYC and with Rhythm City’s off-broadway production called “The Takeover.” Malcolm’s most recent work includes a 2-month tour in China, as well as dancing for the artist Domo.

“Dancers Who Don’t Dance For Artists, Don’t Matter.”

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I won’t mention who said this or where I heard it (you might be able to guess that it came from someone who does dance for artists) but as someone who’s rarely danced for artists and lives… Continue reading

Hobby vs. Profession

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We live in a generation of self-made stars.  Look on YouTube and you’ll find dancers, singers, make-up artists, actors, comedians, directors… all of them with high hopes to share their talents and to… Continue reading