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Tampa

(1 – 2 Week Sessions)

➡  Ages 8 -25

This is the ULTIMATE Hip Hop Dance Training Experience in the country. Be prepared to be challenged by our top artists in the industry artists including Candace Brown, a Monsters of Hip Hop Alumni. Dancers will be challenged with over 75 class types in Breaking, Freestyle, House, Jazz/Funk, Street, Locking, Pop’n, commercial and others forms. At the end of the summer intensive dancers will perform a summer showcase. This intensive is partnering with STG The Ultimate Dance Competition

 

$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 – 7/31/2020

  • 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 – 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.

Holiday Inn
9402 Corporate Lake Dr. Tampa FL 33634

  • Students will be assigned 2 per room. Bathroom facilities will be private for each room. The hotel will provide breakfast daily for students. (Breakfast served from 7:00-8:00am)
  • Lunch + Dinner will be catered daily.
  • Check in Sunday 3:00-5:30PM
  • Orientation 6:00PM
  • Check Out Friday 11:00AM (prior to class, luggage will be stored for students)
  • Shuttle service for students will be provided to/from the hotel to the studios daily

ROOM FEATURES

  • Black-out Shades
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • In-room Safe
  • Separate Hanging Closet
  • In-Room Heating and A/C Controls
  • Sofa Bed/Sleeper Couch

BATHROOM/PERSONAL CARE

  • Private Bathroom
  • Bathroom Amenities Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathtub
  • Separate/Walk-in Shower

IN-ROOM FEATURES

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Work Desk with Lamp

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.

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.

Joffrey Ballet School offers Airport Transportation for housing students to and from the airport.

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.

Joffrey Ballet School
Omari Mizhari
Joffrey Ballet School
Dashawn Da Prince
Lissette Salgado
Lissette Salgado-Lucas
TYNEE
Casie ‘Tynee’ Goshow
Carlos Nato
Carlos Neto
Charles Smith
Charles Smith
Ms. Vee
Jona Biddle
Jona Biddle
Andrew DrEw Carter
Dr.Ew
Brian HallowDreamz Henry
Brian “HallowDreamz” Henry
Princess Lockarooo
Princess Lockarooo
Raymond Rep Young
Rep
Keenan Cooks
Keenan Cooks
David Lucas
David Lucas
Curtis "Trix" Pearson
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TAMPA Summer of Hip Hop Performances

Flash Mob + In Studio Performance*
(*Final Week: To perform must attend last 2 weeks)

In Studio Performance
Date: Aug 7th
Time: 4:00PM

On the Edge at Frank Rey Dance
4802 Gunn HWY Suite 158 Tampa 33624

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, an in-studio performance with parents will not be possible. This event will instead be recorded for enjoyment by family and friends.

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.

On the Edge at Frank Rey Dance
4802 Gunn HWY Suite 158 Tampa 33624

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.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Arts Administration Intern, Health Intern, Brand Ambassador Intern, HRA, RA, or RA Assistants

If you are interested in working for our Summer Intensives please read the duties described below and submit the application form. They are all paid positions.

Positions will be filled at a first come first serve basis to qualified candidates – please submit application early for best consideration. Final candidates who are offered a position will be required to undergo a background check prior to finalizing the hiring process.

Application deadline date: April 1st, 2020

Please email us at resume@joffreyballetschool.com for questions regarding any of the positions.

PROGRAM DATES

NYC Summer Sessions: May 31 – August 22, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: May 25, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Ballet Intensive, Jazz and Contemporary Program, Broadway Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Tap, Pre-Professional Program and Joffrey Experience

Long Beach Summer Session: June 14 – July 11, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: June 10, 2020
  • Intensive Program Types: Fusion Intensive, Hip-Hop Intensive

Dallas Summer Session: July 12 – August 1, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: July 8, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Fusion Intensive

San Francisco Summer Session: July 12 – August 1, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: July 8, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Contemporary Ballet Intensive

Georgia and Colorado Springs Summer Session: May 31 – July 18, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: May 27, 2020
    *Applicants must be able to work in both GA and CO, but not all employees will work in both locations*
  • Intensive Programs Types: Ballet and Jazz Intensives

Las Vegas Summer Session: July 12 – August 8, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: July 9, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Jazz and Contemporary Intensive, Cirque du Soleil Intensive

Tampa Summer Session: July 26 – August 8, 2020

  • Projected Training Start Date: July 24, 2020
  • Intensive Programs Types: Hip Hop Intensive, Fusion Intensive
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Omari Mizhari

Omari Mizhari

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Dashawn Da Prince

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Lissette Salgado-Lucas

Artistic Director of Summer of Hip Hop NYC

Lissette Salgado

Born in Miami, Florida, LISSETTE evolved her passion for dance while studying with Liana Navarro, Judith Reece Newman and Marianna Alvarez. In 1988, She joined the Joffrey Ballet and danced with the company for seven years. Some of Lissette’s roles included: Balanchine’s Tarantella, Frederick Ashton’s Les Patinuers and La Fille Mal Gardee, Kurt Jooss’s The Green Table, John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, Jiri Kylian’s Return to Strange Land, Gerald Arpino’s Light Rain and Viva Vivaldi, and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. In 1995, Lissette joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and danced lead roles in: Bengt Jorgens’s Swedish Song and Anthony Tudor’s Leaves are Fading. She was recognized for her role as Odette/Odile in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Juliet in Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet, Beauty and Butterfly in David Nixon’s Beauty and the Beast and Butterfly, Lucy in Mark Godden’s Dracula, the principal role in Mikhail Fokine’s Les Sylphides, Paquita in Petipa’s Paquita, and Kitri in Petipa’s Don Quixote. Lissette is a renowned, international guest artist who has performed with the Daring Project under the direction of Margo Sappington and Valentina Kozlova. She also performed her role of Juliet in Florence, Italy with Teatro de Maggio Dance Company and was a guest artist with the ‘Stars of Canadian Ballet’ Company, touring throughout Canada and performing in the Pan Am Summer Games Closing Ceremonies. Lissette has taught at the North Carolina School of the Arts, South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts and Dillard High School for the Performing Arts, and is the Founder/President of Shake The Ground, The Ultimate Dance Competition, her extensive professional experience and relationships with professionals in the industry allow Shake The Ground to expand on a national platform.Since 2015 Lissette has Co-directed along with her husband David the Joffrey Ballet School Summer of Hip-Hop Program in New York City. In 2020 they will direct the Joffrey Ballet School Summer of Hip in New York City and be adding for the Hip Hop program Tampa, Florida. They will also be the directors of the Ballet/Contemporary program that will be held for 2 weeks in Tampa, Florida.

Casie ‘Tynee’ Goshow

Summer of Hip-Hop NYC Instructor

TYNEE

Casie “Tynee” Goshow is a hip hop choreographer and break dancer, who has been teaching both hip hop and break dancing for the past 12 years around the country. She is originally from Harleysville, PA and went to college at Penn State University. At Penn State she became President of the hip hop dance club, R.A.M. Squad. While there, she trained extensively in popping, locking, and breakin’. Casie helped elevate the annual all-styles/b-boy battle at Penn State called, “Rhythm Spotlight.” She was, also, on staff for Penn State’s continuing education program as a hip hop dance educator and brought many well-known dancers in the industry to host workshops on campus for students to gain more knowledge into the commercial dance world. Since graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree, has lived in both New York City and Los Angeles to continue her training, work in the commercial dance industry and pursue her dreams. Casie has worked side by side with various artists and organizations such as Karmin, TT The Artist, Chris Porter, Chris Brown, Lil John, PSY, French Montana, Beats Headphones, the NBA, Adidas and was a Las Vegas Season 12 Street Finalist on So You Think You Can Dance? Currently she is touring around the country teaching kids of all ages at studios, conventions and competitions. Casie has worked for Excel In Motion, Joffrey Ballet’s Summer of Hip Hop Intensive NYC/LA/Las Vegas, Shake the Ground, Alvin Ailey, Legacy Dance Championships, Turn It Up, Headliners Dance Championships, In The Groove, EQUINOX and more over the years. She has started her own mentorship program in NYC, where she now resides, and she personally mentors eight young dancers in street and commercial dance. Casie owns her own clothing line, Goshow Yourself, which was created in response to the bullying occurring around the country. She wanted a clothing line that inspired people of all ages and walks of life to have the courage and confidence to be themselves (www.goshowyourself.com).

Carlos Neto

Summer of Hip Hop Instructor

CHOREOGRAPHY /
ARTISTIC DIRECTION
Serge Lazarev ‘Slow Mo’ Single
– Sony Music Moscow
Britain’s Got Talent – George Sampson Return 2009
– Syco Music
NBA Brooklynettes (Co-Choreographer)
NY Fringe Festival (Movement Director)
World of Dance UK 2011 (Creative Director)
Warner Brothers, Happy Feet 2 UK Promo
Goldie Lookin Chain 2009 UK Tour
Trevor Nelson BBC Wales 2007
Dawnstastig S4C BBC Wales
Samsung You tube promotion 2007
AMCK Agency Audition (Assistant Choreographer)
‘Take on That’ all live shows
Bacardi Online Promo 2011
BROADWAY
Circolombia (Choreographer / Developer)
OFF-BROADWAY
Gymnos: A Geek’s Tragedy (Choreographer)
Alone-ology (Choreographer/Developer)
COMMERCIALS
Bloomingdales 2015 ‘Do the B-Roll’ (Dancer)
– Directed by Frederick Pinet
VIDEOS
Rob Thomas ‘Trust You’ (Choreographer)
– Atlantic Records
Melanie Martinez ‘Training Wheels’ (Choreographer)
– Atlantic Records
George Sampson – “Body Language” (Choreographer)
– Syco Music
IvyRise “yes to running” (Choreographer)
– Sitcom soldiers
Icona Pop – “All Night” (Dancer)
– Mark Klasfeld
Addictive – “Domino Effect” (Dancer)
– Choreography by Tony Adigun
Diagram of The Heart “If I were you” (Dancer)
– Choreography by Kate Prince
Plant Duw – “Bandit” (Choreographer)
– Boomerang Productions
TEACHING
Broadway Dance Center, NYC
– Faculty
Alvin Ailey
– Faculty
Peridance Capezio Center
– Faculty
Pineapple Dance Studios London
– Faculty
Royal Ballet School London
– Guest Street Dance instructor
Hip Hop Master Classes in Europe:
– Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, UK, Russia, Ukrain,
Czech Republic, Poland and Netherlands
Drive Dance Project, Moscow
– Sponsored by Nike ‘08
LIVE TOURS
Blaze Street Dance Sensation (Dancer)
– Directed by Anthony Van Laast, West End/ World Tour
Some Like It Hip Hop (Dancer / Swing)
– Directed by Kate Prince, London West End
VIDEO GAMES
Nintendo Grease The Official Video Game 2011
(Dancer – John Travolta Motion Capture)
Sony Dance Star Party 2012 (Principal Dancer)
CONTRIBUTIONS
Expert Contributor to backstage.com
AWARDS
MOST OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY
– New York Innovative Theatre Awards 2014

Charles Smith

Charles Smith

Train with Charles at Joffrey Ballet’s NYC Summer Hip Hop Intensive or Tampa Summer Hip Hop Intensive

Charles Smith is a NYC-based choreographer, dancer and actor.

Since the age of 4, Charles has been entertaining audiences and cultivating his childhood hobbies into a professional career in the arts.

Projects include:  Dancing for Grammy nominated artist Jidenna and T-PAIN,Michael Jackson’s final album “Michael,” choreographed by Tweetie; Capazios 125th Anniversary, choreographed by Stephen “Twitch” Boss of So You Think You Can Dance.

Charles was a featured principal dancer in Grammy nominated artist Jidenna’s musicl videos “Long Live the Chief” and “Knickers.” He recently choreographed and taught in China and for the up-and-coming artists Chanelle Ray, Sean Ray and Noonime Artist Lynn Tate.

 Charles recently choreographed and taught in China and Russia ,Good Morning America, Chaka Khan, Brianna Perry, The NBA Teams The Brooklynettes and Chicago Bulls, Exit 21, Fly Panda, Disney’s Make Your Mark, Bratz Dolls, Chanelle Ray, Sisterhood of Hip Hop (Oxygen), and Marz.  

Learn more about Joffrey Ballet’s NYC summer hip hop intensive.

Learn more about Joffrey Ballet’s Tampa summer hip hop intensive.

Connect with Charles online.

Charles Smith personal website.

Instagram – @kingchuckaduck

YouTube channel – Charles Smith

Facebook – Charles Smith

Twitter – @IamKingChuckJR

Ms. Vee

A multi-faceted dancer, performer, and choreographer specializing in Hip Hop and Street dance, Ms Vee has made a name for herself in the New York City dance scene since 2003. Her work can be seen in the viral video ‘Hideaway’ by Kiesza, in which she is a featured dancer and co-choreographer.  Hideaway was nominated for the MTV VMA for Best Choreography, and won the Juno Award for Best Video.  Vee’s dancing and choreography can be seen in the following credits. TV: VH1 Dear Mama SpecialThe Detour (TBS), Late Show With David LettermanThe Ellen ShowJimmy Kimmel LiveLive With Kelly & MichaelNBC’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeMuch Music Video AwardsMTV European Music Awards.  Film: Step Up 3DCollege Road TripDeep Rising.  Off-Broadway: Groovaloo: FreestyleRennie Harris’ Legends of Hip Hop.  Festivals: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Sadler’s Wells Breaking ConventionLincoln Center Out of DoorsSan Francisco Hip Hop FestivalFestival EncoreLadies of Hip Hop.  With a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and in Education, Ms Vee is in high demand as a teacher and dance educator.   Her classes are notoriously fun, challenging, and informative.  She has been on faculty at NYC’s world famous Broadway Dance Center since 2004, and is also currently on faculty atPeridance Capezio Center.  In 2013, she joined Pace University’s Commercial Dance BFA Program, where she is a Professor of Hip Hop, and recently became the first to teach Hip Hop at The Julliard School Dance department. Vee tours across the US and internationally performing and teaching master classes and workshops.

Jona Biddle

Jona Biddle

“Trust The Process” is Jona Biddle’s moniker and can be heard resonating from any class @thejonashow is teaching. More than a choreographer, Jona has a special gift to inspire, lead, and transform the younger generation to strive for greatness while building their self-esteem. Jona Biddle, artistic director and choreographer originally from Atlantic City, NJ has made his mark on NYC conquering his big city dreams with a dance formula for success. Discovering that dance is an art that transcends all boundaries, Jona’s focus and determination has landed him to international success with tours in Hawaii, Panama, Canada & Jamaica to name a few. Realizing that Strivers Achieve, What Dreamers Believe, Jona rose above his humble beginnings and created a lane for himself. With hard work, resilience and dedication, Jona unleashed his signature style of Hip Hop Fusion which keeps his clients coming back for more. Jona is one of the most sought after NYC choreographers, his fresh and innovative choreography gives him an edge, as he creates each piece unique, different and tailored for the specific artist. Jona’s choreography has been recognized by Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Ciara and The Ellen Show. He has worked with Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Usher, FOX Studios, Interscope Records and countless media and talent agencies. Recognizing to ‘Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Required’ , Jona is blazing forward as a social entrepreneur launching a series of successful ventures around B.O.S.S. – Born Original Striving Successfully. Jona’s commercial dance team BOSS Kids (@imabosskidnyc) won title at Monsters A-List Competition April 2019. With numerous successful spring and summer intensives under the BOSS Eventz umbrella, Jona knew it was time to capitalize on the momentum. He’s showing a generation that they don’t have to be comfortable being the talent for organizations, but they can start building their own enterprise.

Dr.Ew

Dr.Ew

Andrew Carter, also known as “Dr.Ew,” is a BBoy/ Artist/ Entertainer/ Choreographer/ Teacher extraordinaire. Training in B-Boying, Popping, waving, and gliding, along with his knowledge of Hip Hop, Carter was drawn to his unique and abstract style. His skills led him to perform with music artists (Teyana Taylor, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Ariana Grande), appear in print ads(Emirates airline national campaign), dance in music videos(Janet Jackson Feat Daddy Yankee, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo ), Win Freestyle dance competitions (EXPG/Hot97 Battle “101”) and Star in theatre (Encore: City Center “Cotton Club Parade”/ Radio City Spring Spectacular (as the Easter Bunny). “Dr.Ew” is currently teaching in New York City at Broadway Dance Center and EXPG where he shares his talent and expresses his motto “I create to inspire”. – @Ewdoctor

Brian “HallowDreamz” Henry

Brian “HallowDreamz” Henry

Brian HallowDreamz Henry, a Krump dancer from Bed-Stuy Brooklyn N.Y. known for his Tedx titled “Krump is Language” and playing a major role in building the New York Krump community. Founding member of the dance trio The Nuu Knynez. He calls his personal Krump style BROOKLYN BUCK. Brian started Krumping in 2004. Inspired by Mijo and Tight Eyez “The creators”, Brian has been pushing the Krump movement relentlessly with great passion. In 2008 Brian joined E.S.K. (East Street Kingdom) a branch of the group STREET KINGDOM founded by Tight Eyez and honed his skills further. Brian has taught at EXPG, Broadway Dance Center, PMT, House of Duende, Alvin Ailey, Brick House, Coupe and many more studios/locations. Also, with experience in street dance, all style competitions, Ballet, Modern, contemporary, and African he has become one of the most sought after krump/dance teachers.

Princess Lockarooo

Princess Lockarooo

Born and raised in New York City, Princess Lockerooo is a multi-faceted performance artist, with talents encompassing choreography and artistic direction & music production for stage and film, costume and makeup design. This dynamic diva has been an advocate of bringing the popular and expressive 1970s disco era dance style Waacking back into the spotlight. A student of the Legendary Soul Train Dancer Tyrone Proctor, Princess Lockerooo is a Waacking Specialist and emphasizes the freestyle element of the dance which encourages the development of each individual dancer to become a living embodiment of music. Her innovative and unique style of Propeller Waacking has thrilled audiences from all over the world since her showcase on So You Think You Can Dance (Season 8) and has inspired countless students throughout Asia, Europe, and beyond to study Waacking. With a background and education in musical theater, Princess Lockerooo puts a theatrical twist on urban dance and has developed her own unique works that have been performed in NYC and across the world. Princess Lockerooo was most recently featured on the Wendy Williams Show and in the Icona Pop video, All Night, and has also performed in Dance For Madonna Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project and Billboard Live in Tokyo and Osaka with disco legend Jody Watley. Princess Lockeroo has performed at Carnegie Hall with Hugh Masekela, Lincoln Center and Apollo Theater. Additional TV credits include America’s Got Talent, TV Tokyo, and appearances on TV Programs in Thailand, Japan, Italy, and Russia. Her remarkable passion and enduring work ethic have lead to her teaching and judging in the biggest dance festivals across the world including SDK (Czech Rebublic), Fitness Brazil, Street Dance Intensive (Poland), MC Hip Hop (Italy), Open Dance Connect (Russia), as well as numerous other events across Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Siberia, Finland, London, and Kazakhstan. A favorite amongst many students, Princess Lockerooo continues to teach and share her passion for dance and Waacking at the best studios in New York City.

Rep

Rep

Hip-hop Choreographer/Instructor/Dancer, Raymond “Rep” Young has worked with many artist such as Janet Jackson,Travis Scott, Rihanna,Chris Brown ,Mary J. blidge, Neyo, CL, Teyana Taylor , and Lil Mama. He has studied various styles at Broadway Dance Center ,Peri Dance Studios , and Steps On Broadway and now works with a company called “Illuminate”, which performed on America’s Got Talent. Rep starred in his own Off-Broadway show called “Artist of Light” for over two years in the heart of Times Square NYC, and traveled with the show internationally. He has been dancing and teaching for over 16 years. “My passion is dance and children not only teaching them steps but the history behind the movement and its origin”.

Keenan Cooks

Keenan Cooks

Keenan Cooks was born and raised in Boston, MA and began dancing at the age of 14. In 2008, Keenan moved to New York City to pursue dance profes- sionally. Since moving to New York City he has danced with artist such as Big Sean, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Flo-Rida, Kendrick Lamar, Prince Royce, Halsey, and Hailee Steinfeld. As a choreographer Keenan has worked with Cardi B, Meek Mill, David Guetta, J Balvin, Bebe Rehxa, Yo Gotti, and Kelly Rowland. Keenan has taught internationally in Japan, South Korea, China,Peru, Spain,Germany, France, Argentina, England, Italy, Switzerland, Israel, Canada and South Africa. He is also on faculty at New York City’s top Studio Broadway Dance Center, and is on guest faculty at Movement Lifestyle and Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles.

David Lucas

Artistic Director of Summer of Hip Hop NYC

David Lucas

Born in Chorley, England, and raised in Kelowna, B.C., Canada, DAVID unveiled his passion for dance at age nine. The Canadian School of Ballet is where he began training under the direction of Betty Farrally, the co founder of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. He later trained in Toronto and graduated from the National Ballet School and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. David joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company in 1988 and danced for 14 years before retiring in 2000. He danced many lead roles such as: Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and Tarantella, David Nixon’s Beauty and the Beast, Butterfly, Mark Godden’s Dracula, Paquita, Don Quixote’s Pas de Deux and Brian McDonald’s Pas D’Action. It was with the RWB that he met his lovely wife, Lissette Salgado, and was honored to partner and perform many lead roles with her throughout his career. David has also performed in five made for television dance movies as well as the popular Children’s TV show “The Toy Castle,” where he played the Strongman. He has also been invited as a guest artist to perform in Japan with the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet Company. David was also the Artistic Director for the Canadian School of Ballet Summer program, which he and his wife, Lissette, directed for four years. David and Lissette choreographed and staged performances each year for the students. David later founded ‘The Stars of Canadian Ballet’ Company, which brought together the best artists in Canada from the National Ballet Company, The Alberta Ballet Company, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. This renowned group toured in Canada and performed in the closing ceremonies for the Pan Am Games in 1999. In 2012, David co-founded Shake The Ground with his wife, Lissette, and in 2013, Universal Ballet Competition. Both competitions offer over $200,000 in scholarships to inspiring young dancers, annually, to assist each of them in reaching their remarkable potential, catapulting them to the next level of their dance careers.

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Summer of Hip-Hop NYC Instructor

TRIX

“TRIX” is a very talented HipHop Choreographer/Performer with over 12 years dance experience and 10 years of teaching experience. Trix has Appeared of Bet’s Hit Show “106 & park” several times as a champion contestant and also as a Dance Week guest performer. He was also a finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance Season 9”. Trix Has had the pleasure of Working And Performing at “Walt Disney World” in Orlando Florida, doing multiple performances and parades across all 4 property parks! From the the Theme Parks to The Basketball court, He was asked to choreograph a half time performance For the Orlando Magics Dance Team. Trix is Currently a guest faculty member at Broadway Dance Center and Peri-dance. In addition to those well known schools, he is Also a Choreographer for the Joffrey Ballet Schools HipHop Program and Its audition tour recruiting talent from all over the states for the summer intensives!