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Las Vegas

(2 Week Sessions)

Ages 8-25

Never will you shine brighter than under the city of lights, where concert dance is fused with the commercial world of the west coast. Seize this opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in dance, including winners of SYTYCD, stars of Broadway, and performers from various acclaimed Vegas shows. See a Cirque Du Soleil show (MJ ONE and BEATLES LOVE) and take a special class with one of the performers. Join us this summer for an immersive experience into the dance world.

$799.00 per week

Any One Week

$699.00 per week

Any Two Weeks

$599.00 per week

Three Weeks or More

  • Week 1

    7/27/2020 – 7/30/2020

  • Week 2

    8/3/2020 – 8/7/2020


Tuition FAQ’s

  • Tuition Due at Registration: $300
  • Tuition Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • Registration Fee: $99
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Housing

$450.00 per week

Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

Meals

$225.00 per week

Breakfast and Dinner Only

Registration

$99.00 per intensive

Registration fee per dancer

Performances

$125.00 per dancer

Must attend both weeks to perform

Housing and Meal Plan FAQ’s

Registration

Registration Fee: $99 per intensive

  • Registration Fee Due at Registration: $99
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Housing

Housing Fees: $450 per week

Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

  • Housing Due at Registration: $250
  • Resident Advisor Fee: $150 per dancer
    (Required for all dancers in housing – One time fee)
  • Chaperone Fee: $250 per dancer
    (Required for students in housing ages 12 to 13 – One time fee)
  • Housing, RA Fee & Chaperone Fee Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Housing Check out is on Fridays

Housing – Other Fees

  • $50 Change Buildings (NYC only)
  • $50 Roommate Change Request
  • $100 Initial Roommate Request
  • $100 Early, Late Check In and Check Out

Meals

Meal Plan Fees: $225 per week

  • Meal Plan Due at Registration: 50%
    (Prices include food & beverages plus sales tax. Breakfast and Dinner Only.)
    Only offered to dancers in housing.
  • Meal Plan Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Tonopah Hall*

*Subject to change
Room includes a bed, dressers, desk, chair and sink.
Building includes:
Informal lounge spaces
Laundry in building

Students ages 10 and 11 that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive. Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

This document lists the most important housing policies. Please refer to the housing manual of your assigned facility for a complete list of rules, policies, and procedures.

We will do our best to honor roommate requests that are completed and remain within the established guidelines.

A dancer may request up to a maximum of three roommates for a total of four dancers in a chain. Please note that all roommate requests must be completed by both sets of parents, at least fourteen days prior to arrival.

Please note that confirmed roommates will be in the same room, but we are unable to accommodate requests for a bunk assignment near another dancer. Dancers are assigned their beds by their Resident Assistants based on numerous factors including medical conditions, sleepwalking, etc. and these assignments may not be changed during the arrival process.

Roommate Requests will be asked during Registration.

The Joffrey Ballet School is proud to partner with UNLV Dining during your stay at the las Vegas intensive. Everything from deli sandwiches to desserts is available at the all-you-can eat dining hall. More info coming soon

What to Bring
Your room will fill up quickly; please bring only what you need. Also, keep in mind that items can
be purchased upon arrival at nearby stores.

  1. Bedding: Twin XL Sheets, Blankets, Pillows
  2. Bathroom Essentials: Towels, Shower shoes, hair dryer
  3. Toiletries: Toilet Paper, hand soap, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush,
    toothpaste, and other personal toiletry items.
  4. Dance Attire: Dance clothes, shoes, and other related supplies.
  5. Recreational clothes: jeans, t-shirts, swimsuit, sandals, etc.
  6. Electronics: Alarm Clock. Computers, iPods, iPads, and other valuables at your own
    discretion. All dorms are Wi-Fi equipped. Don’t forget to bring the chargers!
  7. Cell Phone: Every student is required to bring or purchase upon arrival, a personal mobile phone. This phone number must be provided to the RAs upon arrival. Students should download Google Maps and Embark NYC.

What Not to Bring
The following items are prohibited in Joffrey housing and may be confiscated if found in your
room.

  1. Toasters, toaster ovens, coffeemaker, or any outside cooking appliance not provided by JBS.
  2. Candles or incense
  3. Space Heaters
  4. Halogen lights
  5. Pets of any kind
  6. Alcohol
  7. Anything that produces a flame/spark, fireworks, sparklers.
  8. When not in use, lighters for your pointe shoes MUST remain in your dance bag.
  9. Drugs, tobacco, including eCigarettes; illegal substances of any nature

The Joffrey Ballet School has setup a very simple and orderly housing check in and check out process. Please drop off your dancer Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. When picking up your happy dancer please assist your child to be packed and on their way home prior to 12:00 PM Saturday. Please note after check-in that evening the dancers will have a mandatory orientation.

We do not provide transportation from the airport for this intensive.

CLICK TO REQUEST AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

There is a Lost and Found table set-up during check-out on Saturday. Please check this section for any misplaced items before you leave. If you realize that you did not make it home with an item, please call Customer Service at +1 888.438.3808 and leave a message describing the missing item(s). All claimed items will be returned C.O.D. Items will be held for two weeks, and after that time they will be donated to charity. Please label all items and make sure that you have all your belongings before leaving. JBS is not responsible for lost or broken items.

Eloise Kropp
Eloise Kropp
Matthew Prescott
Matthew Prescott
Max Baud
Maximilien Baud
Greta Jones
Greta Jones
Michael Dameski
Michael Dameski
Tiffany Baker
Tiffany Baker
Lex Ishimoto
Lex Ishimoto
Chase Benz
Chase Benz
Lacey Schwimmer
Lacey Schwimmer
Alison Burke
Allison Burke
matt steffanina
Matt Steffanina

Las Vegas Intensive Performances

Date: August 7, 2020
TBA

COMING SOON

Admission

All dancers (new and returning) are required to audition for the Joffrey Ballet School Summer Programs to be considered for: Placement   |  Scholarships  |  Acceptance.  

The audition is a 90 minute class instructed by a Joffrey Instructor and the cost to audition is $40. All sales are final. No refunds are provided for auditions regardless of attendance.

Our audition(s) are meant to place you at your skill level for either the Joffrey Ballet School’s Summer Intensive series (June – August) and/or our 4 year Trainee Program (Sept – May).

Results will be emailed and posted online.

CLICK TO AUDITION

Pre-Check In & Orientation

Pre- Check In

We know you are anxious to find out everything you need to know to prepare for your intensive(s) and we cannot wait to share all the details! All dancers are required to complete our Online Pre-Check In form prior to arrival. All dancers will need to sign their Pre-Check In packet, print and bring it with them to orientation/housing check in.

Studio Location

University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154

Note: Please see your Weekly Schedule’s studio assignment for your exact location

Orientation Times

Orientation and arrival times depend on whether or not you will be staying in our housing facilities. Please check the Orientation Times section for full details on our Dance Portal. Please join us Monday morning at the start of your intensive for the opportunity to meet the JBS Staff and review your schedules.


Schedules

You will be emailed a link to your dance schedule. You will receive it two weeks before your session starts.


Extra Activities

We have taken great care in providing superb and exciting weekend and after class activities. Please see our activities page for details.

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Eloise Kropp

Eloise Kropp

Train with Eloise at the Joffrey Ballet Las Vegas Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive and NYC Summer Musical Theatre Program

Broadway baby Eloise Kropp is living the dream. After making her Great White Way debut in the ensemble of On the Town in 2014 and landing a leading role in 2015’s Dames at Sea, she then moved on to the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved CATS in 2017. She is currently still starring in Dames at Sea.

Kropp grew up in Edmond, OK and trained at a local studio where she studied tap at age 8, picked up jazz at 10 and ballet at 11. In middle school, she started taking acting lessons.

Learn more about Joffrey Ballet’s Las Vegas summer jazz and contemporary dance intensive. 

Learn more about Joffrey Ballet’s musical theatre / Broadway summer program in NYC.

Connect with Eloise on social media.

Instagram – @eloisekropp

Twitter – @Eloisekropp

Facebook – @eloise.kropp

Matthew Prescott

Artistic Director of the NYC Musical Theatre Intensive

Matthew Prescott

Train with Matthew at the Joffrey Ballet Vegas Jazz & Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive and NYC Summer Musical Theatre Program

Matthew Prescott, born and raised in Idaho, graduated high school from Interlochen Arts Academy and attended the inaugural year of the Joffrey/New School University in New York City. In 2000, he joined the Joffrey Ballet for a number of years before setting out as a freelance artist.

Working as a freelancer, Matthew has worked and performed with Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theater, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Ballet NY, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Amanda Miller, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, The Alabama Ballet, Armitage Gone! Dance, BalletX, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Morphoses the Wheeldon Company, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Matthew was featured in Robert Altman’s film The Company.

Matthew has choreographed works performed by Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Chamber Dance Project, the Joffrey Ballet School, BalletX, Interlochen Arts Academy, for Misty Copeland for Prince’s Coming to America 2010 Madison Square Garden performances, as well as the Vail International Dance Festival.

Matthew was the Resident Choreographer on the national tour of Billy Elliot as well as performing the roll of Older Billy. Matthew made his Broadway debut on Broadway in the cast of Phantom of the Opera.

In a DanceSpirit interview, Prescott states:

Though programs in musical theater or circus arts might sound very specific, Prescott encourages dancers of all styles to try them and broaden their idea of what they can do with their training. “Ballet has been a huge part of musical theater history,” he says. “People like Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins, and now Christopher Wheeldon and Justin Peck. There are opportunities as a tap dancer on Broadway, there are opportunities as a hip-hop dancer with shows like Hamilton.”

www.Matthew-Prescott.com

Maximilien Baud

Associate Director of NYC Musical Theater

Maxilien Baud

Train with Maximilen in Vegas at our Cirque du Soleil Intensive or Jazz & Contemporary Intensive or in NYC at our Pre-Professional Intensive, Jazz & Contemporary Intensive or Musical Theatre Intensive

Maximilien Baud was trained at the School of American Ballet for 10 years under the guidance of Peter Martins, Jock Soto, Peter Boal, Olga Kostritzky, and Andrei Kramarevsky. While a student, he performed with the NYC Ballet, and was part of the original cast of two world premieres: Organon by Elliot Feld and Scenes De Ballet by Tony Award winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

Mr. Baud began his professional career with the Carolina Ballet under Robert Weiss. There he would work with choreographers such as Lynne Taylor Corbett, Robert Weiss, Damian Woetzel, and Christopher Wheeldon. In 2005, Mr. Baud joined the Pennsylvania Ballet under the directorship of Roy Kaiser and would perform principal roles in ballets by Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, George Balanchine and many more.

In 2009, Mr. Baud had the opportunity to work on the Oscar nominated film for Best Picture, Black Swan, by Darren Aronofsky. In 2010, Mr. Baud would join the national/international tour of Billy Elliot, the Musical performing the role of Older Billy, and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Performer in a Musical. He was in the ensemble of the national tour of Flashdance the Musical based on the iconic 80’s film under the directorship of Tony Award-winning choreographer, Sergio Trujillo. Maximilien has reprised his role of Older Billy in regional productions of Billy Elliot with the MUNY, North Carolina Theater, and the North Shore Music Theater Company.

Mr. Baud, along with Matthew Prescott, are the co-directors and co-creators for the Joffrey Ballet School Musical Theater Summer Intensives in New York City and London. This year they are also debuting an all-new program, the Joffrey Las Vegas Summer Intensive. Together they run M Squared Talent LLC, which is a production company that produces the most up-to-date dance education in America. Mr. Baud also holds the position of Co-Artistic Director and Consulting Producer for Joffrey Elite, which is a documentary series on YouTube’s AwesomnessTV that features a group of dancers from the Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program.

Mr. Baud has had the opportunity to teach master classes at numerous dance studios around the world, as well as coach the young Billy’s from Billy Elliot. Currently, he is on the staff at The Joffrey Ballet School and Ballet Academy East. While directing and teaching, Mr. Baud enjoys enriching the lives of dancers through discipline and a passion for the arts.

Maximilien Baud Choreography

Connect with Maximilien on social media.

Instagram – @maximilienbaud

LinkedIn – maximilienbaud

YouTube channel – Maximilien Baud

Greta Jones

Greta Jones is a professional dancer and model.  Born and raised in Iowa, she studied ballet from an early age, and graduated from the Joffrey Ballet School/New School University in NYC. Greta performed as a freelance artist with Madison Ballet Theater, contemporary companies Etre Art and Quixotic Fusion, and as an aerialist with Voler Aerial Ensemble.  She also enjoyed touring internationally with Jean Ann Ryan Productions. Greta relocated to Las Vegas to perform in the classic showgirl production, Jubilee!, where she was a featured dancer and full show swing. Greta has performed with The Killers, Britney Spears, Wayne Newton, Donnie & Marie Osmond, Matt Goss, and DJ Tiesto.  Greta has appeared in numerous local and national television shows and commercials. Most recently, Greta performed for 2 seasons as a dancer at Crazy Palace in Karlsruhe, Germany

Michael Dameski

Michael Dameski

Join Michael at Joffrey’s Las Vegas Jazz & Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive

World of Dance runner-up, Michael Dameski is a 23-year old dancing prodigy who has trained in all facets of the performing arts making him one of the most versatile and sought after performers in Australia. While Michael had success in Australia, it was his time on reality TV show World of Dance that really put him on the world stage. And we are excited to have Michael as one of our instructors for our Joffrey Las Vegas Jazz & Contemporary Intensive where we fuse concert dance with the commercial world of the west coast.

In 2008 he made his musical theatre debut in the Australian touring company of Billy Elliot. After two successful seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, Michael was invited to perform the leading role on Broadway as well as throughout the United States on the second National Tour. In recognition for his outstanding performance as Billy Elliot he was the recipient of two prestigious awards, the Green Room and the Australian Dance Award.

In February 2014, Dameski appeared on the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance and on 1 May 2014 won the competition, crowned Australia’s Favourite Dancer for 2014. He was also an original cast member of the Dream Dance Company established by Marko Panzic.

Michael has had the pleasure of gracing the Australian TV screens on Network Ten’s hit show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, where he performed his phenomenal dance for your life solo that went viral across the globe and scored him the title ‘Winner of SYTYCD Australia 2014’. Michael is thrilled to be pursuing his career in the United States making his television debut as a guest performer on FOX’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ US Finale. He is a determined and passionate performer who always strives for his best. Michael has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the performing arts industry.

In 2018, Michael was featured in an article on DanceInforma.com titled “Michael Dameski: Making Waves from Australia to the U.S.” where he spoke about his life before dance, his dance career, competing in So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) and his first breakthrough in Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway.

“Before dance, I was a soccer player. My father was a famous soccer player, so I was very much into sports. My sisters were my main influence and what sparked my interest in dance. I would come home from soccer practice, and they’d be dancing around the house, and I started joining them as something fun to do. If you’re itching to go for something but you’re unsure or second guessing yourself, let go of that fear,” he says. “The best things can happen from spontaneous moments and taking a risk. You never want to have a moment when you feel like you’ve grown enough, and you’re done. Keep maintaining what you’ve worked on your whole life because there are things that are even more profound that will come your way.”

Most recently Michael has toured with the Disney’s Newsies the Musical, and is currently touring with Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound Co. And he recently recorded his own video titled “Don’t Judge Me” which is a representation of his teenager life.

Follow Michael on Instagram at @michaeldameski

Subscribe to Michael’s YouTube Channel

Learn from Michael at our Las Vegas Jazz & Contemporary Dance Intensive

Tiffany Baker

Tiffany was born and raised in Alabama. She started her classic dance training at a very young age and was privileged to train at Gus Giordano’s Studio in Chicago, Broadway Dance Center in New York; after which she moved to Los Angeles under scholarship at Tremaine Dance Studio. She was very fortunate to perform with many different amazing artists both on screen and onstage: U2, Kidd Rock, Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Outkast, Back Street Boys, No Doubt, Limp Bizkit, Eminem, Nelly, Michael Caine, Alice Cooper, Hans Klock, Siegfried and Roy, and many more. She has toured Europe with ‘Grease the Musical’, as well as the States with Hoku Ho and 98 Degrees.

Tiffany shifted into becoming a choreographer with projects like “Britney Spears: Femme Fatal Tour”, ‘Farm Club’ on USA Network, ‘Storm’ at Mandalay Bay, ‘James Bond: PlayStation Game’ for EA Sports, ‘Black Kat: PlayStation Game’ for Westwood Studios, ‘Generations’ for DM Creations, ‘Coyote Ugly and Centrifuge’, and many corporate events for various Las Vegas Casinos. Currently Tiffany resides in Las Vegas were she runs her own business, The Unspoken Studio, a teacher at Nevada Ballet, and as the Dance Coach for MJ One with Cirque du Soleil.

 

 

Lex Ishimoto

Lex Ishimoto

Train with Lex at Joffrey’s Summer Jazz and Contemporary Dance Intensive in Las Vegas

Lex Ishimoto, originally from Irvine, California, began working at an early age, performing on the national tour as “Billy” in Billy Elliot The Musical where he was nominated for outstanding lead actor at the Helen Hayes Awards. Before his appearance on “SYTYCD,” Ishimoto already had a career that most dancers twice his age would have been proud of accomplishing.

Lex became the grand finalist at The Spotlight Awards in 2015 and earned the title “Teen Male Best Dancer of the Year” at The Dance Awards, as well as being titled “Elite Protégé” on The pulse on Tour 2014, touring all over the United States and internationally. Also winning the “Youth American Grand Prix Award” at the 2015 YAGP Los Angeles regionals and placed as a finalist at the National YoungArts Foundation in 2016.

In addition, he has trained at Boston Ballet for two years and won the Dance Awards title again in 2016 but this time as “Senior Male Best Dancer of the Year”. Following that, he joined Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound company and became touring with JUMP Dance Convention as a choreographer and assistant.

In 2017, Lex was crowned “America’s Favorite Dancer” on American dance competition show, So You Think You Can Dance season 14.

DanceInforma recently interviewed Lex Ishimoto about partnering with Joffrey Ballet, what he expects dancers to get out of his classes and why Joffrey is a great learning experience for dancers.

What do you hope people get out of your masterclasses?

“The dance scene is quickly evolving in a rapid state. I believe that it’s important for students to know the roots, foundation and intention of our craft while also catching up to the present algorithm – where we start to mix and match the different elements and styles together to evolve.”

Why do you think Joffrey Ballet School is a great school and learning experience for dancers? 

“I believe Joffrey Ballet School is wonderful because it also puts in the effort to preserve other styles outside of ballet as well. While I’m a firm believer that ballet is the center core of our foundation, I think it’s just as important to widen our views toward other styles as well.”

Having heavy influence from the underground/urban hip hop scene, classical ballet, concert dance, and commercial world, lex strives to be a dominant force in the dance world refusing to be labeled in a special genre. With his self-made slogan/brand “STAYLEGENDARY’ Lex continues to push boundaries to be acknowledged as a unforgettable artist of his generation, and also to inspire those around him to do the same in the highest level possible.

Learn more about Joffrey’s Summer Jazz and Contemporary Dance Intensive in Las Vegas.

Connect with Lex Ishimoto on social media.

Instagram – @lex_ishimoto

YouTube channel – Lex Ishimoto

Twitter – @lexishimoto

Chase Benz

Chase Benz

Train with Chase at Joffrey Ballet’s Las Vegas Jazz & Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive

Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Chase Benz trained 11 years at one of Nashville’s top dance studios, DC Dance Factory. Chase Benz began his professional dance career teaching at various high schools, colleges, and dance studios around the United States.

Craving the stage, he quickly transitioned into choreography and performing as a dancer beginning in the Country Music Industry. At 15, Benz landed his first world wide tour as a backup dancer to pop artist, Stacie Orrico. From there he went on to tour with Britney Spears, Rihanna, JLO, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. Benz has also appeared in films such as Stomp the Yard, Step Up 2, and The Hannah Montana Movie as both a dancer and an assistant choreographer.

TV credits include Dancing with the Stars, Saturday Night Live, American Music Awards, American Idol, Billboard Awards, and MTV Asia Awards to name a few. Choreography and Direction credits also include Backstreet Boys Las Vegas Residency, Jbalvin, Skechers, Masters of Illusion Las Vegas Residency, Florida Georgia Line, So You Think You Can Dance, Human Nature, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Billboard Music Awards.

Chase Benz just recently finished serving as Dance Captain and Co-Choreographer for Britney Spears “Piece of Me” Las Vegas residency.

Chase lives in Los Angeles with his two kids and his beautiful wife. From there he continues to follow his passion in creating movement and Live shows.

​Learn more about Joffrey Ballet’s Las Vegas summer jazz and contemporary dance intensive.

Connect with Chase online

Instagram – @chasebenz_

Facebook – chasebenzfans

YouTube Channel – Chase Benz

Lacey Schwimmer

Lacey Schwimmer

Train with Lacey at Joffrey Ballet’s Summer Jazz & Contemporary Dance Intensive in Las Vegas

Lacey is most known for her success as a finalist on Fox’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance‘ third season and as a pro on ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ for six consecutive seasons. Lacey is from a “dancing family” and her success started young earning the United States Swing Dance title when she was just 10 years old.

From there Lacey Schwimmer went on to be the World Swing Dance Champion and United States youth Latin champion. This ranked her 42nd in the world for International Latin dancing. Currently Lacey owns and co-directs The Dance Center, a competitive powerhouse dance studio in Redlands, Ca. along with her famous dancing family. Lacey has several choreography and artistic direction credits including Dancing With The Stars, Strictly Come Dancing, So You Think You Can Dance and stage shows such as, Frankie Moreno LIVE, Frankie Moreno Under The Influence, Legends in Concert, Ballroom With A Twist, and Dance To The Movies, the Knicks City Dancers, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Broadway Dance Center. She has choreographed and directed many Grammy award winning artists such as Christina Aguilera, Nikki Minaj, LMFAO, One Republic, Reba Mcintire, Whitney Houston, Taylor Swift, Train, Brad Paisley, the Jonas Brothers and the Jackson Family to name a few.

With a strong musical theater background, she debuted her first pop single “Love Sounds” where it reached #7 on the Billboard Dance charts. Lacey just release a new single “The Dance That You Do” written and produced by Frankie Moreno and guitar Legend Patt Thrall. Recently Lacey was the Co-Host of Dancing With The Stars All Access and has filmed two new dance based TV shows. Lacey has choreographed many award winning Contemporary, HipHop, Jazz, Latin, Swing and Ballroom pieces. She has won multiple US and World titles for Swing Dance and International Latin and continues to judge and educate dance all over the world.

Learn more about Joffrey Ballet’s Las Vegas jazz and contemporary summer dance intensive.

Connect with Lacey on social media.

Instagram – @thelaceyschwimmer

Twitter – @LaceySchwimmer

YouTube channel – lacey schwimmer

Allison Burke

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Allison has been dancing since she was two years old, training at various pre-professional competitive dance studios across the DFW area. She earned numerous performance awards and scholarships, including the opportunity to travel across the USA as a teacher’s assistant at Co. Dance Convention. Allison also assisted choreographer Kim McSwain at Jump Dance Conventions. In 2010, she began her collegiate studies at Chapman University to earn a Bachelors in Dance and Bachelors in Advertising, and a minor in Film Studies. In her four years there, Allison trained under elite dance faculty including Alicia Guy, Leann Alduenda, Larry Rosenberg, Jenny Backhaus, and Holly Johnston. As a selected member of the Chapman Dance Touring Ensemble, she represented the university to high schools across the country. Dance tour allowed her to train with acclaimed choreographers such as Michael Jackson’s original dancer Eddie Garcia, SYTYCD’s Ade Obayomi, Diavolo’s Chad Michael Hall, and Joffrey Ballet’s Stephanie Powell. Allison was also a member of the undefeated national champion Chapman Dance Team and a lead choreographer of the hip hop group Team Shaka. After graduation in 2014, she moved to Los Angeles and signed with MSA Talent Agency to pursue dance professionally. Allison has booked various jobs including a GARNIER Commercial, NYC Times Square TruFusion Print Ad Campaign, Soul Clap Fitness DVD, Myke Terry music video, ARIA New Years Eve Gala, iHEART Radio Party at Light Nightclub, and Cirque du Soleil’s 2017 One Night for One Drop at the Michael Jackson ONE Theatre. She most recently can be seen as an Ensemble Dancer and Artist Coach in Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, Allison has recently been nominated by the Silver State Awards for Local Female Entertainer of 2018. 

Matt Steffanina

Matt Steffanina

Train with Matt at Joffrey Ballet’s 2020 Jazz and Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive in Las Vegas

Choreographer, producer and entrepreneur, while a dance powerhouse now, Matt Steffanina grew up as a competitive snowboarder. At age 18 he became interested in dance and began teaching himself by watching music videos. His interest quickly spread to hip hop and after winning a local talent competition, he was offered the head choreographer position for the University of Virginia hip hop dance crew. The next few years Matt competed on the east coast with his crew and teaching around the U.S. before deciding he wanted to puruse dance full time.

Matt has a unique style that “combines commercial hip-hop with isolations and grooves.” He challenges his millions of followers to watch and learn his dance moves for a chance to be featured on his @dancetutorialslive account, Justin Bieber songs being the fan favorites to dance to. He is most known for his dancing tutorials where he teaches people how to dance to some popular songs from different artists on the YouTube channel called DanceTutorialsLIVE.

In 2010, Matt moved to LA where he quickly broke into the commercial industry. He danced for artists such as Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Jermaine Jackson, Snoop Dogg, DJ Tiesto, Busta Rhymes, and Tyga.

Today, Matt’s credits include So You Think You Can Dance, The Ellen Show, Step Up, Taylor Swift, Krewella, Wiz Khalifa and more. In 2016, Matt won The Amazing Race transforming him from a well known choreographer to an international superstar. He also has his own VIPMADE routine for Bang Bang Bang on the popular dance video game Just Dance 2019. Matt is the most “followed” dancer in the world with over 10 million subscribers on YouTube and over 1.5 billion views on his videos. Combining the ability to reach millions of dancers with his passion for teaching, he created Dance Tutorials LIVE in 2012. Currently, Matt teaches at dance conventions and master classes around the world.

Learn more about Joffrey Ballet’s summer jazz and contemporary dance intensive in Las Vegas with Matt Steffanina.

Connect with Matt on social media.

Instagram – @mattsteffanina

YouTube channel – Matt Steffanina

Facebook – MattSteff

Twitter – @MattSteffanina