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Dejan Tubic is “lighting the world on fire with his fierce moves” according to Fox News Los Angeles. From The New York Times, YouTube, The Ellen Show, and even PerezHilton.com, everybody is talking about it. With over 40 millions views all over the world, Dejan Tubic is becoming the most watched Choreographer on-line. Aside from his on-line achievements, Dejan is also a working dancer and choreographer in the industry. He was last seen on MTV’s The Electric Barbarella, working all season long as their choreographer. Recently, Dejan was hired with his partner Janelle Ginestra, not only to dance on America’s Got Talent, but also to choreograph an episode, including the Rebecca Black Performance, and Youtube sensation, Keenan Cahill featuring Nick Cannon. Dejan has danced for several artists including Usher at the American Music Awards and dancing for the legendary Toni Braxton in her music video “Make My Heart”. Traveling abroad, not only to teach workshops in countries all over the world, including Russia, India, and Mexico, he also Choreographed for their artists such as Vivi from China and Kele Okereke from the U.K. Dejan is a faculty member of International Dance Academy (IDA) in Hollywood, CA, where shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Best Dance Crew film. Whether it is traveling world teaching classes or choreographing music videos, Dejan Tubic is leaving his mark on the dance industry.
Dedicated wholly to her craft, Kathryn McCormick is a dancer who passionately seeks and desires to perform with purpose and meaning. She throws herself into choreography with reckless abandon. She humbly submits herself as a vessel for artistic expression so that each performance allows every movement to offer significance and translate emotion. Aside from dance, Kathryn invests herself into the lives of those she meets and builds relationships with anyone who may cross her path. She also has a compassionate heart that seeks to use her own blessings to provide for the less fortunate. While training in her home state of Georgia, Kathryn began to show that she had the potential to dance at a professional level. Early on, she competed with “Augusta West”, her home studio, at national dance conventions. During her junior year of high school Kathryn realized that performing and dancing professionally were her true passions and the dream for her future. In late 2008, after securing her first professional role as a supporting dancer in the FAME remake, Kathryn packed her bags and moved to Los Angeles. As she began to settle into the Los Angeles area, training and auditioning began to open doors for her and presented her with the opportunity to perform with choreographers such as Doug Caldwell, Joelle Martinec, Nichelle Bane, Lillian Manansala, Mecca Vazie Andrews, and most recently, Tessandra Chavez. Kathryn joined the Urban Poets, a performing arts company based out of her church, Mosaic. With the Urban Poets, Kathryn traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland to dance in the production of “Scribble,” for Edinburgh’s acclaimed “Fringe Festival.” In the latter part of 2009, Kathryn made her way onto the 6th season of “So You Think You Can Dance.” Her impeccable work ethic, adaptability, and desire to touch the hearts and souls of America won her the honor of top female dancer for Season 6 and the opportunity to be an “AllStar” on Season 7, 8 & 9. Beginning in 2011, Kathryn invested her time as a motivational speaker with “The Revolve Tour”, a conference devoted to encouraging teenage girls to chase their deepest desires and most importantly to know they are loved unconditionally. Most Recently Kathryn can be seen in her first leading role as “Emily” in the feature film STEP UP REVOLUTION.
Kyle Robinson began dancing when he was 11-years-old at The Gold School in Brockton, MA. By the time he was 18, he received the Gold Award in Modern Dance from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). It was also during this time that he met legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov who began to mentor Kyle from that point on. He went on to fine-tune his abilities by training at the Julliard School, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Throughout his college experience Kyle continued to take his skill to the next level, and worked as a freelance dancer with Aszure & Artists as well as the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. His hard work paid off, and he landed the role of Diesel in West Side Story’s first national tour. Continuing with this success, Kyle performed a special ballet piece on Dancing with the Stars this past season and remains active in the dance community. He now resides in LA where he starred in a reality documentary series on the Oxygen network titled All The Right Moves. Currently, he mentors and dances with Shaping Sound Dance Company, as well as independently.
Matthew Tseng is in Love with dancing, choreographing, and teaching. Mixing academics with artistry, Matthew believes that dance is an art that is meant to be felt, lived, but also studied. Matthew brings his Love for Life, Learning, and Dance to his work, creating an exciting, informative, and invigorating studio environment. Matthew believes that dance is a mixture of Athleticism, Emotion, and Movement. Matthew also teaches compassion and appreciation within the dance studio, thus helping dancers realize their self-worth and accomplishment with every class.
Matthew has choreographed for the hit television show “So You Think You Can Dance- Poland,” and has choreographed around the world. Matthew has his own class at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in Los Angeles, and has also taught for conventions such as LA Dance Magic and NTG. Matthew has also taught in numerous countries around the world, including Poland, Mexico, and Sweden.
As a dancer, Matthew trained technically under the legendary Paula Morgan. Under Ms. Morgan’s direction, Matthew built an intensely technical ballet base, upon which he now elaborates upon with his own athletic and immensely physical style. Matthew assisted Ms. Paula Morgan, and traveled the world as her assistant. Matthew also had the privilege of working with the amazing Sonya Tayeh, and dancing in her company ‘Tayeh Dance’ for a number of years. In addition, Matthew is currently finishing his final year of law school.
Matthew appeared in the national iPod campaign (“Shut up and let me go” by the Ting Tings), on Carson Kressley’s television show “How To Look Good Naked”, in music videos for artists including Melody Gardot and Namie Amuro, in an international Vidal Sassoon campaign, and has shared the stage with recording artists such as Lea Salonga, Jasmine Trias, and Vina Morales. In addition, Matthew appeared in the pilot episode of “Cartera”, performed a solo choreographed by Sonya Tayeh in the EDGE Performing Arts Center Annual Showcase, is a member of Erica Sobol’s CollidE Dance Company, has performed for Matt Cady (of Fanny Pak) on many occasions, has worked with the world renowned director Jon Chu on his new project “The LXD”, and has performed in numerous live stage shows around the world. Matthew is also an original member of the Sonya Tayeh’s Company “Tayeh Dance.”
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