Laura is here to answer all your questions about Studio 13. Though she is not a dance teacher, Laura is a mother of 3 and knows the importance of communication and learning. Laura is constantly investigating new ways to make people comfortable and happy. Laura’s daughters, Kaycee and Kylie are all about dance. In fact, you will find them helping out in the studio almost every day! It is their passion for dance that drives Laura. Laura says that when they are dancing it fills her heart with love and happiness. The world stops and all her stresses go away. She would like all parents to have that feeling when they watch their children dance. She believes that there is always a way to improve yourself and your business.
Joy Mosman has been dancing since she was 4 year’s old winning numerous awards at Regional and National Dance Competitions in all areas of the art. As well as winning two Young Choreographer awards. Joy is recognized as an international performer where in 2003 she became a member of the USA Tap Team bringing home the gold metal as she represented her country at the IDO Tap Dance World Championship held in Riesa, Germany. Since then, you might of seen Joy dancing on Royal Carribean Cruiselines, in the Production Cast, where she toured all throughout Europe. Or in Vegas dancing in Show In The Sky at the Rio. Joy has worked with many choreographers such as Bradley Rapier, Billy Blanks Jr, Jeremy Fullam, LJ Jellison, Shane Sparks, Mia Michaels, Craig Hempsted, and Carrie LaGrand. Joy is a passionate dancer and teacher. She hopes to install in her students the passion, enthusiasm, joy, and love she has for the amazing art that is dance.
Kristyn Abbandini started dancing at the age of three. She currently has over 26 years of experience in the dance industry. At the age of 10 she was asked to be a part of the Tremaine Teen Company, "Next Generation", under the direction of Marguerite Derricks. Some of her teachers include; Joe Tremaine, Marguerite Derricks, Doug Caldwell, Tyce Diorio, Liz Imperio, Brian Friedman, Chris Dupre, Michael Rooney, Jackie Sleight, Meridith Baylis and Sally Whelan. At the age of 14, she began assisting Chris Dupre and touring around the states to teach. Under the direction of Chris Dupre, she has assisted at various conventions such as Urban Jamm, Tremaine, and Company Dance. At the age of 21, Kristyn took on the hat of choreographer to Lizzy McGuire co-star Lalaine. She toured with Disney as Lalaine's lead choreographer for three years. Kristyn has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, the Greek Theatre, various Laker half time shows, former Mayor Richard Riordon's inauguration, and many other events. She has had the pleasure of working for Ivan Wrightman, Demi Moore, Elizabeth Berkley, Britney Spears, Micheal Myers and Paula Abdul to name a few. Some of her credits include, The Joffrey Ballet, Austin Powers, Starsky and Hutch, Power Rangers, KFC, Green Day, and USPS.
Ashley Grimes is 25 years old and originally from Tampa, Florida. While residing in Pittsburgh she graduated from Point Park University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance with a focus on Jazz and Modern. She has performed in numerous performances with the Pittsburgh Playhouse Company from 2003-2007. Than was invited to perform with Attack Theatre in the show “Dressed to Remember”. Ashley than moved to Bolivia to teach Jazz and Modern for Capezio Estudio de Ballet as well as choreograph for their company. Ashley has received many choreography awards for numerous dance competitions . Her piece “If you could relive a moment” was selected to go to ACDFA in Buffalo, New York in 2007. Ashley recently moved to Los Angeles and is in her second season with Rhetoracle dance company. She is excited to be in LA constantly taking classes from cutting edge choreographers at EDGE as well as auditioning for exciting new projects. She recently performed as a back up dancer for a Jive productions showcase! Most of all she is thrilled to be teaching for Studio 13 and looks forward to the fall session!!
Rod Howell has had extensive training and experience performing in the areas of tap and jazz. His performance credits include The Nutcracker, US Dance Olympus Tour, Miss Kansas Pageant, Lincoln Center Showcase, Edge Performing Arts Scholarship show, Miss America pageant, The House of Blues and Rhythm from the Feet, and Mind and Soul. He has trained with Gregg Russell and has taught at a variety of dance studios including Edge Performing Arts Center, LA Underground, and the 3D Dance Network. Rod shares his interests and special abilities of choreography and computer assisted music editing/mixing with many students at Dance Ten. He most recently choreographed, composed, and was featured on the national network Soap Net. Rod’s sounds can be heard at Miss America Pageants, and online at www.unitedtaps.com. He is proud of being the creator of the world’s largest tap video dictionary. Rod has also won many high scoring and entertainment awards for his very creative and innovative Tap Choreography http://www.unitedtaps.com
JT (Justin Soliz) Justin holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio as well as a B.S.N. from California State University Los Angeles. His love of dance was sparked when he first saw Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation music video, since then he has not been able to keep from moving to the beat. His professional dance career began when he moved to Los Angeles, since then he has not looked back. Justin has taught at the world famous IDA Hollywood, and has also been an instructor & choreographer for several award winning competition teams, as well as the opportunity to travel to teach workshops. Justin has had opportunities to perform with David Guetta, Afrojack, & numerous up & coming artists, as well as Carnival: The Choreographers Ball. Justin has done artistic direction & choreographed for live stages shows and special events, as well as assisted some of today’s biggest choreographers. He is excited to be apart of the Studio 13 team.
Melody Philbrook began dancing at the age of three, in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada and has had the opportunity throughout the past 18 years to perform with some of the best ballet companies across Canada and the United States. At fifteen years old Melody was accepted into The Goh Ballet Academy, located in Vancouver British Columbia. Leaving home at such a young age was just the beginning of her travels. From there she went on to dance with The Alberta ballet (on scholarship), The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and The Banff Center of the Performing Arts. She has had the privilege to dance with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company, The National Ballet of Canada, and The Boston Ballet, in works such as Serenade, Swan Lake, Giselle, Piquita, and the Nutcracker.
Jessica Stover has her Bachelor's Degree in Dance from California State University Long Beach. She was on Long Beach States dance team where her team placed 2nd in the Nation at the UDA National College Competition in Florida January 2010. She currently works for Webby Dance Company as a Dance Teacher. She trained at California Dance Theatre for 8 years before attending college, where she was on faculty for four years. She has performed with Pacific Festival Ballet in their annual Nutcracker, Noah's Ark, Sea Princess, Heaven and Hell...the Journey, Bambi, Mary Poppins, The Secret Garden, and Peter Pan. She was a member of CDT's platinum-winning competition team. Jessica spent her summer of 2005 at ABT Texas and 2004 at State Street Ballet. Jessica competed on the hit CBS show Dance Revolution and has danced in Panda Transport music videos who are the musical musicians of the hit TV show Grey's Anatomy. This is her first year on faculty with Studio 13 dance.
Michael Lingenfelter started dancing in Fresno at the age of 17. He began his training in hip hop and breakdancing and was later on introduced to jazz and contemporary, where he began his classical training. He spent many years traveling the country in the competition world winning awards as a dancer as well as a choreographer. He moved out to Los Angeles, CA at the age of 23 and has trained and worked as a professional dancer/choreographer. His credits include (Glee, Millenium Dance Complex Instructor, Daily Burn Dance Fitness Videos, Gottchalks Commercial, many Award Shows, and choreographer for artist Richie Alexander and the Miss California Pageant)
Marielle Alanzo is an experienced dance-artist, started training at the young age of 3 under Liza O. Mata of St. Anne's Ballet in the Philippines. She took lessons in Jazz, Hawaiian Hula, Classical Ballet and Modern, where she received remarks of Highly Commended and Distinction from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD London). She entered the University of the Philippines in 2000 as a Dance major for further hone her skills and became more graceful dancer formidable not only in Classical Ballet but in Modern, Contemporary, and styles such as Pangalay, Classical Indian Bharatanatyan, Flamenco and some Folk and Ethnic Dance during her study. She had performed and teach all over the Philippines and in Tari Dance Festival in Malaysia. Upon graduating from UP, Marielle became a company member of the Philippine Ballet Theatre where she had the opportunity to dance lead roles in Ballet. After a few years, she joined Airdance Company where she became more versatile, expressive dance artist as a performer, teacher and choreographer in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Aerial dance and Hip hop. She also became part of the Royal Caribbean International Production as a dancer since 2010 and got the opportunity to travel around the world.
Nicole Maldonado has been dancing since she was 2 ½ years old. She is originally from Long Island New York and has a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She has been teaching dance for the past 5 years in all areas and to all ages. She has won many awards during regional and national dance competitions. Nicole has studied under the directions on Madam Elvire Seivert, Jose de la Cuesta, Frank Hatchet and various other educators of dance. She was a Varsity Cougarette in high school which is a National Champion award winning dance team and was a part of her college dance teams in both Virginia and on Long Island. For the past 4 years she was a professional dancer with the Brooklyn Cyclones Beach Bums, a minor league baseball dance team associated with the New York Mets, becoming captain the last 2 seasons. She hopes that with her experience and the love of dance she can influence the minds of the dancers at studio 13 in a positive way for years to come.
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Jennifer Parsley is a dancer, teacher and choreographer who has traveled around the world doing what she loves. Whether it’s judging, teaching, and or choreographing for dance companies, dance studios, high schools, colleges, and live stage shows, she does it all. Originally from Arlington, Texas, Jenn has lived and worked in New York City and Los Angeles for the past 7 years. In between New york and Los Angeles, she also took over as the competition jazz instructor for a prestigious dance studio in Missouri. Some of her professional credits include The Elan Awards, The Carnival, Hollywood and Highlands guest performance, ESPN, Dallas Maverick Dancers, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Morning News Dance festival, The Edge show, industrials including 711 and Ski Doo, the Atlanta Braves game, Pepito’s story choreographed by Debbie Allen, The International Dance Festival in Tropea, Italy, The National tour and dance captain of “Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy”, Pod Cast, MTV’S New Year’s Eve, QVC , Dance Escape, and the top 20 girls for Season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance.
Aliya Perry For close to 15 years, I have watched hundreds of dancers mature from a student to an artist. I believe that everyone can achieve greatness, as long as they dig deep to manifest it. Several of my students have gone on to dance on Broadway, music videos, movies and have received numerous scholarships/awards from competitions and conventions. These accomplishments are fantastic, but truly the biggest reward is when I watch dancers gain confidence in themselves. This is when I know I did my job. As an instructor, I've directed an award winning competition team for 4 years, have won numerous choreography awards at national dance competitions and conventions, and have taught numerous master classes throughout New York and California. Most recent class was at Boogiezone University, where industry choreographers united to educate the dance community. I have also choreographed for New York City fashion week, The ArmenChik world tour at the Nokia Theater, MGM Grand, Carnival Choreographers Ball, Club Posers, and many more.
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