GUEST ARTISTS

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MATTHEW FATA

Dancer | Teacher | Choreographer

 

Los Angeles, CA

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Matthew Fata’s adventurous spirit and commitment to his artistry sets him apart from many dancers in the industry today. Growing up in a small town in Canada, Matthew ventured out all around the world to fulfill what he knew to be his fate. As a young dancer he trained in all styles of dance that include jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary. Throughout his young dancing career Matthew was commended early on for his talent, winning numerous awards for his dancing and choreography alike.

 

Matthew has a lot of dance experience that includes; performing alongside spoken word artist Azure Antoinette (credited by Oprah), Michelle Obamas 100th Anniversary of Burbank performance, MusEffect’s stage show "The Divine Direction", Reebok Industrials, Talia Favia’s stage show “The Difference Between Sinking & Drowning”, assisting Sonya Tayeh on So You Think You Can Dance, The Industry Dance Awards in Los Angeles, The Nutcracker with the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company, the APAP Showcase at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, working with AMDA the College and Conservatory of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, the 2015 A.C.E. Awards and lastly performing at this years World Choreography Awards in Los Angeles.

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KATIE HAZARD

Dancer | Teacher | Choreographer

 

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CHLOE ROBERTS

Dancer | Teacher | Choreographer

 

San Barbara, CA

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CHLOE GRACE ROBERTS was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Chloe is trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern, musical theatre, hip-hop, tap, ballroom, and improvisation. She has worked with choreographers including Jodinik Jo of the Centre du Danse Marais in Paris and Tucker Knox of So You Think You Can Dance. Company work includes Urbanity Dance Company (Boston), Selah Dance Company (SB), Nebula Dance Company (SB), The Prague Shakespeare Company (CZ), and Reject Dance Theatre (NYC). Recent productions include Chicago (Liz and Dance Captain), American Psycho (SB), Grease (Cha-Cha and Dance Captain), How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Choreographer), and High Society (Mavis and principal dancer). Chloe travels across the US to set choreography for studios and companies for both the competition and concert stages. She is a judge and member of Impact Dance Adjudicators.  She is also the Jazz Director at Santa Barbara Dance Arts.  @chloerobertsdance, #chloerobertschoreo

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MALIK GRAY

Dancer | Teacher | Choreographer

 

Los Angeles, CA

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Malik Gray is a collegiate, well-rounded dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He works diligently ensuring that every task, no matter how small, gets done to the best of his ability. Highlights include performing “In the Thick of Things” (with Red Desert Dance Ensemble in Greece), “Alright” (a Nya Bloom music video), and in Los Angeles’ winter Choreographers Ball. Along with performing, he has choreographed concept videos to “In My Blood” and “Born This Way,” guest taught/choreographed at many studios around the nation and worked as a faculty member on Dance League. He is grateful for all the opportunities he has received, the connections he has made so far, and is looking forward to honing his performance and choreography skills as well as experiencing more of what the dance industry has to offer.

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TAYLOR SHULTZ

Dancer | Teacher | Choreographer

 

Tuscon, AZ

Taylor is the Creator and Artistic Director of Synergy Dance Alliance, based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Taylor creates unique workshops and intensives every month to provide artists with connections and mentorships to facilitate connections for training dancers into the working world. In addition to owning and operating her own Company Taylor is a principal dancer with Los Angeles professional dance company MusEffect and also spends her time touring with the teaching staff of Muse Dance Company. Taylor is best known for her storytelling abilities and creating works that focus both on the artistry and athleticism of her dancers. In class Taylor builds an encouraging and supportive atmosphere necessary to inspire confidence and growth. Her unique approach to bridging dancers from the world of education into the industry makes her sought after worldwide. To empower young artists Taylor uses innovative choreography, Writing workshops, acting classes, and adjudicating at various com

petitions. When Taylor is not traveling she is most happy to be home working with her students in Arizona.

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Taylor is the Creator and Artistic Director of Synergy Dance Alliance, based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Taylor creates unique workshops and intensives every month to provide artists with connections and mentorships to facilitate connections for training dancers into the working world. In addition to owning and operating her own Company Taylor is a principal dancer with Los Angeles professional dance company MusEffect and also spends her time touring with the teaching staff of Muse Dance Company. Taylor is best known for her storytelling abilities and creating works that focus both on the artistry and athleticism of her dancers. In class Taylor builds an encouraging and supportive atmosphere necessary to inspire confidence and growth. Her unique approach to bridging dancers from the world of education into the industry makes her sought after worldwide. To empower young artists Taylor uses innovative choreography, Writing workshops, acting classes, and adjudicating at various com

petitions. When Taylor is not traveling she is most happy to be home working with her students in Arizona.

DESIREE ROBBINS

Dancer | Teacher | Choreographer

 

Hollywood, CA

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Desiree Robbins has a passion for teaching and devotes much of her time training successful dancers that you see in front of the camera and on stages all over. Her real expertise is taking dancers and fine-tuning their technique, style, and movement to create a more refined, professional product. Desiree has well over 30 years of experience in the field and continues to grow with and focus on teaching what is needed in dance today. In 2014, Desiree founded her own convention and competition, Dance League, which just finished its 6th season. Desiree's goal with Dance League is to create an event where competition showcases the classic fundamentals and training incorporates rudiments (basics) she feels have been lost over the past years. For quite some time, the feedback she has consistently received from clientele revealed a need to return to the basic skills, movement and technique that is required of sound dancers. Desiree inspires to give dancers the foundation of jazz technique not only for strengthening and conditioning, but also to showing how jazz can be incorporated into all the other styles.

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TRISTIN GRANT

Dancer | Teacher | Choreographer

 

Colorado Springs, CO

Tristan Grant began his dance training at the age of 3 years old at his mom’s studio in Colorado Springs, CO. Eventually venturing to Fort Collins where he trained at Studio West Dance Center. At the age of 14 he built his technical and creative skills training at Artistic Fusion Dance Academy winning numerous awards and scholarships. Tristan graduated and continued his pursuit of inspiration on scholarship, at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. He has worked closely with and trained under choreographers such as Meghan Lawitz, Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, Sabrina Phillips, Talia Favia, Wade & Chantal Robson, Dave Scott, Brian Friedman, Tabitha & Napoleon D’umo, and many more. He has performed as a featured dancer in Rogue Dance Company, was chosen as featured dancer in The Difference Between Company, performed as a Principal Dancer in Reformation Dance Company in 2019, and has been featured in Kent Boyd and Matthew Kazierczak’s short film, “Collide in 1986.” He is quickly becoming and continues to be a favorite master teacher and choreographer both across the U.S. and abroad.  His passion for dance and the creative process that he shares with other artists and dancers is obvious throughout his dynamic and well thought out work and he is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after choreographers and master teachers.

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IAN CHUBB

Dancer | Teacher | Choreographer

 

Fort Collins, CO

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