WITH A DECADE OF CHOREOGRAPHING, FIVE YEARS OF TEACHING AND A UNIQUE STYLE OF HIPHOP DANCE, MIKEY DELLAVELLA COMES FROM UPSTATE NEW YORK USING A MIXTURE OF MUSICALITY, CONTROL AND CREATIVE WORDPLAY IN HIS MOVEMENT.
HIS AIM IS TO MAKE SURE THAT HIS STUDENTS LEAVE HIS CLASS WITH A BETTER EAR FOR MUSIC AND EVEN A STRONGER APPRECIATION FOR DANCE. HAVING TAUGHT AT POPULAR LOS ANGELES STUDIOS SUCH AS MILLENNIUM DANCE COMPLEX, MOVEMENT LIFESTYLE AND PLAYGROUND LA - HE IS NO STRANGER TO THE TEACHING WORLD. HE HAS HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO TEACH IN RUSSIA, CHINA, CANADA, MEXICO, PUERTO RICO, AND OVER 20 CITIES WITHIN THE US.
MIKEY’S SKILL AND PASSION FOR TEACHING DOES NOT GO UNOTICED AND FELLOW DANCERS COLLABORATE THEIR EFFORTS CREATING PIECES TO TEACH ALONGSIDE HIM. TO NAME A FEW, HE’S SHARED THE FRONT OF THE MIRROR WITH JOJO GOMEZ, TAIWAN WILLIAMS, MELVIN TIMTIM, ELLEN KIM, B DASH, KONKRETE & MORE. HE IS ALSO AN ACTIVE MEMBER/CO-CHOREOGRAPHER FOR THE HHI GOLD MEDALIST TEAM, S RANK (as seen on NBC’s World of Dance: Season 2).
JesseLeeSantos is a self taught dancer whom has made LA his home for the past 17yrs but now made the transition to Las Vegas in 2007 where he has recently added to the family along side the JABBAWOCKEEZ for the “MUS.I.C” show. JesseLee has toured the world with Britney Spears, Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson, Pink and also shared the stage behind Janet Jackson, Madonna, Alicia Keys, Missy Elliot, Usher, Will Smith, Queen Latifah, TLC and Christina Aguilera … You can also see Jesse in such movies like HONEY, AUSTIN POWERS 3 and THE HOT CHIC. JesseLee is now a head worlds judge for HIP HOP INTERNATIONAL the Lead Choreographer for PAUL MITCHELL SYSTEMS and is the Manager for such ABDC established crews as SUPER CR3W and BLUEPRINT CRU
Lupe Rodriguez a.k.a. Bboy Dizzy from "Motion Disorderz Crew" is a world traveling bboy that has won countless battles such as Pro Am Miami, Loose Screws Atlanta, Chelles Battle Pro in France, to name a few. Not only has Dizzy done big things in the bboy scene, he has danced for Universal Studios Orlando, Carnival Cruiselines, Orlando Magic, New York Nicks, Chicago Bulls and much more. The biggest moment in his career was getting a chance to tour with recording artists such as The Black Eyed Peas, Missy Elliot, LL Cool J, KRS-One and Fat Joe. Now leaving in Tampa, Fl with his wife and two kids, he travels the nation teaching master classes and judging professional break dance tournaments.
Born and raised in Tampa, FL, Danielle Dominguez has trained for over 18 years in the styles of contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and ballet. She quickly found her love and passion for teaching and has been molding young dancers and choreographing since the age of 16.
Some might know Danielle from season 9 of SYTYCD as the “bacon girl” with her unique style of dancing; however, many people can recognize her elsewhere. Under the instruction of Travis wall, one of Danielle’s proudest accomplishments include being cast for a part in, “Step Up 4” the movie, as contemporary dancer Vera Williams where she danced along side some of the best dancers in the commercial world including, Nick Lazzarini, Billy Bell, Teddy Forance, and Kathryn McCormick. Other credits include dancing for Booty Firm with Mark Ballas (DWTS), Publix, Kash n’ Karry, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Nickelodeon, and Disney. While finding time in her schedule to pursue other dance opportunities, Danielle devotes her time to teaching and choreographing for her home studio, Centerstage Dance Academy in Tampa, FL as well as other studios around the country.
Cassie Breinlinger is a New York made, Florida raised dance-artist specializing in a variety of styles. Traveling with her first company at the young age of 8, Cassie became an established choreographer at the age of 15. Now residing in Los Angeles Cassie has had the opportunity to choreograph for VH1 Basketball Wives, perform for artists such as: Lil Wayne, Fabulous, Christina Milian, Ciara, Young LA, Mims, Soulja Boy and Kristina Debarge. You can catch her on, Nickelodeon’s “Hey Arnold’s Blockapalooza Party”, “Go For It”, Party City’s “Thriller” National commercial, Party City’s “Be A Character” National commercial, MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew Season 4” trailer, VH1’s “Basketball wives as well as traveling along side her mentor Jesse Lee Santos with JLS Entertainment Inc. Cassie's main focus is to use her knowledge of dance to teach the younger generations, genuine movement and true dance culture.
Hans Pierre's training includes: Lehigh Senior High School Center for the Arts, Hillsborough Community College Dance Department, Movement Lifestyle Latitude Camp, Florida Dance Festival, Various Younglions Dance Workshops, etc.
Performance resume includes: Academy of Villans, World of Dance Tour (8 stops), Season 8's Americas got Talent, The 2014 International Indian Film Academy Awards, The 2014 Commonwealth Games, VYB Kanvas, Clutchfest, Prelude Dance, LA Diggs Deeper VII, Etc.
Awards and Achievements include: Movement Lifestyle Workstudy, Prelude South Dance Completion 2nd Place with The Gym Shooters, World of Dance New Jersey Toronto 1v1 House Winner, Two time Young-lions Dance Scholarship winner, etc.
Chris “Casper” Lupis has more than 20 years of experience in the field of entertainment and performance. Internationally, he began expanding his creativity and was given the opportunity to choreograph a hip hop/step show for Movie Park located in Dusseldorf, Germany. Doors continued to open all around him including clients such as: The Orlando Magic Dancers, Tyra Banks, Nike and numerous professional and college dance teams around the country. Currently you can see Casper’s work at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios located in Orlando, Florida. Disney Channel Rocks, Mix ‘n Mingle and A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas are three shows that have successfully caught the eye of thousands and are still running today. Casper continues to develop his skills by teaching Master Classes throughout the country.
Nate Poole is a professional dancer and choreographer from the Twin Cities of Minnesota. He is trained in multiple styles of dance coming from the accomplished Larkin Dance Studio. From his youth, Nate went on to assist a number of conventions and was chosen as a Monsters of Hip Hop show finalist and performed in the 2011 Monster’s Showcase in Los Angeles under the direction of Chonique Sneed and Lisette Bustamante; contributing choreographers included Marty Kudelka, Kevin Maher, Nick Demoura, Jaquel Knight, Tucker Barkley, Luam, and Luther Brown. The Monsters Show was a catalyst for Nate to go on to work professionally in many different realms of the industry such as live performances with Selena Gomez on the AMAs, music video’s such as Jason Derulo’s “Otherside”, and television such as ABC’s Dancing with the Stars or FOX’s GLEE. Along with working in the industry, Nate has a genuine passion for teaching and choreographing, setting work and instructing all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Currently, Nate is on faculty for the all new Monsters A-List Convention and the host for the Monsters of Hip Hop Club Style’s Showcase. Nate prides himself in being not only a versatile dancer, but a versatile human, who is constantly learning and growing as an artist. He strives to bring his knowledge, creativity, and passion to students around the world.
“Often a teacher, always a student.”