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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SAVANAH SKAGGS

Dancer | Teacher | Choreographer

 

Los Angeles, CA &

Farmington, NM

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Savanah recently graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from AMDA in Los Angeles, California, where she worked with the industry-leading choreographers and teachers. Now represented by Bloc LA, she explores the professional world of teaching and choreographs. Savanah is a dynamic performer who’s energy is tactile. She exudes athleticism and emotion that is contagious to her audience and is thrilled to be sharing that in the professional world of dance.

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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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Rosero McCoy

Dancer | Teacher

Choreographer | Actor

Los Angeles, CA

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Rosero McCoy is one of the most established and well-rounded Choreographers in the Entertainment Industry.

 

Some of Rosero’s choreography film credits include Rags, Rio, Honey 2, Camp Rock 2, Alvin and the Chipmunks 1 & 2, Step Up, Beauty Shop, Vanilla Sky, and Garfield 1 & 2. His choreography can also be seen on hit TV Series Austin & Ally, Shake It Up, MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, and Good Luck Charlie. He is known for his versatility in all styles of dance shown in commercials for Shoe Carnival, Volkswagon, Target, Sprint, and Playtex as well as music videos and stage shows for Usher, N’Sync, Ellen Degeneres, Outkast, and Gloria Estefan. Collaborating with production to enhance the overall visual quality of any movement-oriented project is one of Rosero’s many strengths.

 

 

Most recently, Rosero had the honor of working with the First Lady, Michelle Obama, on several occasions as a part of her Healthy Living campaign.

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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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Greta Sugai

Dancer | Teacher

Choreographer | Mover

 

Fort Collins, CO

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Greta Sugai was born and raised in Colorado where she grew up dancing in Fort Collins since the age of 8.  She is now a traveling contemporary fusion teacher and choreographer. 
In 2015 Greta developed her own traveling dance company called Messengerz Dance Co. in which she led her company to New Zealand for a month to teach dance camps to students of all ages, and has since built partnerships there to return back to.  She has also been a part of several Denver based companies as well as Justin Gile’s company SoulEscape in Texas and in Utah. Currently she is dancing with Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement in Denver as a professional level dancer.  She is also a dance professor at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, CO for their developing dance program.  Greta specializes in guest teaching, choreographing and creating workshops across Colorado, and now out of state as well. This summer she will be teaching out of state across Texas, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Arizona and more. Greta has also begun her competition choreography journey and one of her solo’s received 2nd place award for the senior prodigy division at NRG Nationals this past year. She is very excited about this journey ahead and is so thankful for each opportunity and relationship she gets to build on. Please welcome Greta!
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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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Maria Alejandra Jimenez Buiza

Ballet Master | Teacher | Choreographer

Caracas Venezuela

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Born in Caracas Venezuela, She began her studies in classical ballet at the early age of eight at NINA NOVAK’S School of Ballet. At thirteen, she auditioned and received a three-year scholarship with the BALLET NACIONAL DE CARACAS, under the artistic direction of Choreographer VICENTE NEBRADA. At sixteen, Miss Jimenez won the Silver Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Trujillo Peru. The following year she was hired as a principal dancer at NINA NOVAK’S Ballet Clasico of Camara and performed principal roles in many classical works including: Don Quixote,Coppelia,Corsaire,Swan Lake, Diana and Acteon,etc..Masters such as Kaleria Fedicheva, Edmund Novak, Ruta Butviliene, Ramona de Saa, Magaly Suarez,Rosa Alvarez,etc..

This intensive training led her at the age of eighteen to perform with the principal Cuban dancer Carlos Junior Acosta dancing the principal role in Diana & Acteon Pas de Deux.

Miss Maria A Jimenez has 30th years of experience teaching classical ballet to children, adult and professional dancers in Venezuela and South Florida. Most specifically, she has taught at: Magda Augnun school of Ballet,

Dance Attack Miami, Dance Town, Performing Arts Network, Focal Point, Studio 61, Dance Unlimited, Broadway Kids Dance Studio, Astrid Audet Dance Academy, Keyla Ermecheo Dance Studio, Ballet Clasico de Camara, Nina Novak’s school of Ballet etc...

She also performed for the Florida Grand Opera, South Broward Ballet Company and New Century Dance Company.

For the past 18th years , Miss Jimenez has been ballet Mistress and assistant to the Artistic Director at the South Florida Ballet Company. Maria helps to improve people’s lifestyles and health through her wellness organization.

She also dance Ballroom and Argentine Tango.