Mark Stuart Dancing

Dancers

Michael Balderrama

Michael Balderrama - Associate Artistic Director

Michael Balderrama is currently serves as Artistic Supervisor and has performed the starring role of Usnavi in the Tony Award winning show In the Heights. He has been a featured or principle performer in such Broadway shows as Movin' Out, Saturday Night Fever and more, with glowing reviews for his dance/partner work. He is a Drama Desk and ACCA Award winner for his work on and off Broadway. Michael has choreographed for and/or performed with such great talents as Gloria Estefan, Brian Adams, Vanessa Williams, Kristine W, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and many others. He has shared the stage opposite Elizabeth Parkinson, John Selya, Desmond Richardson, Karen Olivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, & Brian Batt. He has taught, choreographed, and his work has been seen in 30 states, in 10 countries on 4 continents. He has worked with or assisted great choreographers like Twyla Tharp, Andy Blankenbuehlar, Travis Payne, Mia Michaels, Alan Johnson, and many others. He most recently received amazing reviews for his choreography in Chicago, Annie, Aida, and Rent at Starlight Theater this summer. He is one of the founders of a NYC non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Latino community and youth through the Arts called R.Evolucion Latina and has over 18 years experience as a professional performer, teacher and choreographer.

Jaime Verazin

Jaime Verazin - Associate Choreographer

Jaime Verazin danced professionally with MOMIX from 2004-2007, performing both nationally and internationally. In commercials, she can be seen representing Hanes, REVLON and Carioca Coffee. Jaime has danced for three seasons with the Metropolitan Opera where she performed the non vocal lead role, Love, in the opera Armida, as well as in the ensembles of Aida, Don Giovanni, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, and Faust. She now freelances with choreographers such as Mark Stuart, Mark Dendy, Brice Mousset, Adam Battelstein, John Rua, and Katherine Helen Fisher and has performed for the pop icon, Madonna. She began training in New York at the age of 5, while continuing instruction with the Dayton Ballet in Ohio. Relocating to Northeastern PA, she studied for 10 years under the artistic direction of Trinette Singleton, former principal dancer with The Joffrey Ballet. She has performed the lead roles in the Wizard of Oz, Cinderella and Godspell, and is an accomplished pianist.  

Grady Bowman

Grady Bowman - Assistant Artistic Director

Grady McLeod Bowman has been seen on Broadway in the original companies of Billy Elliot, South Pacific, Wonderland, and The Pirate Queen. He has also toured the world extensively dancing in Fosse and with the Pilobolus Dance Company. Grady’s film and television credits include Forrest Gump and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. As a choreographer, his work has been seen at the NY Fringe Festival, Northern Stage, Musical Theatre Performance Project, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, NC School of the Arts, SUNY Fredonia College, and the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Grady is a BFA graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Michelle "Mochi" Camaya

Michelle "Mochi" Camaya - Associate Choreographer

Michelle "Mochi" Camaya graduated from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts and attained a B.A. in dance from the University of California, Irvine. Her professional career has enabled her to tour with musicals such as Fame (1st National), Swing! (1st National & Japan), and The Lion King (1st National, Broadway and Las Vegas). She can be seen dancing in the Disney movie 'Enchanted' as well as Rob Marshall's "Memoirs of Geisha". She was the runner up on Bravo's "Step It Up & Dance". She is also a certified Bikram and Moksha yoga instructor. Michelle is honored to be a member of Mark Stuart Dance Theatre, an avante garde company which pushes her to her full potential as an artist.

Ioana Alfonso

Ioana Alfonso

Ioana Alfonso, soon to be seen as a new cast member of the NBC show "Smash", has worked extensively in the performing arts both on stage and in film/television. She started dancing at the age of four and by the age of 15 was working professionally as assistant to Mia Michaels (SYTYCD) while attending New World School of the Arts, a performing arts high school. She has assisted Mia on numerous projects including pre-production for quot;Madonna: Drowned World Tour", "Celine Dion's 'New Day'", and with setting works on concert dance companies, teaching, etc. She attended New York University's conservatory program, Tisch School of the Arts, where she received her BFA in 3 years including a summer abroad in Salzburg, Austria (SEAD). She also attended Jacob?s Pillow on full scholarship twice, where she performed works by Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham. Her dance training ranges from ballet to hip-hop, and it is this versatility that has allowed her to work in all genres. As a perfomer Ioana has not only worked professionally as a dancer, but also has been able to transition into acting, voice overs (English and Spanish), teaching, and directing/choreographing. Equally important to her, she works with charitable organizations such as Artists Striving to End Poverty, Revolucion Latina, The African Children Choir and NYCares in order to use the arts to empower individuals. Highlights include: Broadway- Wicked (original cast), 9 to 5 (original cast as Maria Delgado), Saturday Night Fever (Shirley, 1st Nat?l tour), Off-Broadway- The Crying Woman (Irma, World Premier, Beckett Theater), Film- Going the Distance (with Drew Barrymore), Across the Universe (Dir: Julie Taymor), The Wackness. She was a New York Knicks City Dancer and has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, etc. Ioana was also an original founding member of Mia Michaels R.A.W. and of dre.dance company. Most recently, she can be seen in an episode of "Law and Order:SVU" in the role of Laura Santiago, in voice overs for K-mart, Canon, and CareFirst, and has four national commercials running simultaneously for "Olive Garden", "Walgreens", "Cricket" and "Dunkin Donuts". www.ioanaalfonso.com

Troy Edward Bowles

Troy Edward Bowles

Troy Edward Bowles grew up milking cows in Idaho. Performed with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, NYC Opera, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and NYMF. Played the role of James in the first national tour of Movin' Out. Original casts of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Pirate Queen on Broadway. Dance captain for the first national tour of Mary Poppins. He was a featured dancer and stunt man in the motion capture animation version of A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carey (2009 release).

Colin Bradbury

Colin Bradbury

Colin Bradbury is a New Hampshire native was recently seen in Come Fly Away on Broadway. He has taught and choreographed throughout the New England area and across the country. Favorite credits include: A Chorus Line (US Tour, Dance Capt/Swing), White Christmas (Boston, LA, St Paul), 42nd Street (Japan/US Tour), Encore! (Tokyo Disney Sea), 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Caleb) and CATS (Plato/Macavity) at the Pittsburgh CLO, and La Cage Aux Folles at the Gateway Playhouse among many others.

Todd Burnsed

Todd Burnsed

Todd Burnsed is an Atlanta area native and graduate of The Juilliard School where he received a BFA. Since graduation he has toured to over 25 countries with Moses Pendleton's MOMIX, The Next Stage Project, and Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out. Other theater credits include: Come Fly Away(Broadway), Dirty Dancing(Toronto), Radio CIty Christmas Spectacular(NYC), and The Metropolitan Opera. As a freelance artist he has also had the opportunity to work with and perform the works of Paul Taylor, Hans Van Manen, Katherine Helen Fisher, Daniel Ezralow, Igal Perry, and Doug Varone. Todd began working with Mark Stuart Dance Theater in 2009!

Sam J. Cahn

Sam J. Cahn

Sam J. Cahns is from Bellevue, Washington. Credits include Broadway: Memphis, Wicked (Chistery), 75th Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Las Vegas: Céline Dion’s A New Day. Japan: Wicked. Other: World Music Awards, backup dancer (Deborah Cox). Film: A Christmas Carol (with Jim Carrey).

Kelly Connolly

Kelly Connolly

Kelly Connolly is honored to be sharing the stage with Mark Stuart Dance Theatre. Kelly can be seen on Billboards and in several magazines for the 2009 campaigned of SYTYCD. Her recent credits include eposides on Weeds, Glee, How I Meet Your Mother, Weeds, The Jump Arounds, CSI NY, Cold Case, and The Shield. Kelly was seen dancing in the Harold Ramis movie, Year One, and in Robert Zemeckis version of A Christmas Carol. Kelly also choreographed a 7 fly rig show for famous artist, Adonis Remos, in Greece called Day & Night! She is currently working with Tommy Davison on upcoming projects, recently shot a Crystler commercial, and can be seen ballroom Dancing in One Republic's new video. Other credits include Dancing with the Stars, Britney's Double for New video'Three, TV Land Awards, and she was Back-up singer for Patti Lebelle at the World Music Awards. Kelly has an extensive background in Musical Theater. Her credits include Chorus Line, Sound of Music, Camelot, Beauty and the Beast, Mame, Mass, and Joseph and the Amazing….at the Kodak Theatre.

Simone De La Rue

Simone De La Rue

Simone De La Rue hails from Australia, via a four year stop-over in London, and now calls New York City home. Film credits include The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher, and Beyond the Sea directed by and starring Kevin Spacey. West End credits include Candide at the English National Opera, Ducktastic directed by Kenneth branagh in which she was also assistant choreographer and "Gemina" in A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum at the prestigious National Theatre, London. In Australia she appeared as "Iris" in Fame, as "Patty" in Grease, in Happy Days, and as "Victoria" in Cats in Australia, Asia and Germany. Simone has appeared in numerous television shows, commercials and music videos in Australia and the UK, including a Royal Variety PERFORMANCE for Prince Charles. Most recently, she danced at The 81st academy awards with Hugh Jackman and Beyonce. www.bodybysimone.com

Rosie Lani Fiedelman

Rosie Lani Fiedelman

Rosie Lani Fiedelman (Dancer), from Breckenridge, Colorado graduated as part of the first class from the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA program. Ms. Fiedelman has performed with Interweave Dance Theater, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Calvin Wiley Dance Theater, Subtle Changes, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and Camille A. Brown. She has worked with Kevin Iega Jeff, Ronald K. Brown, Darrell Moultrie, John Paollilo, Iqual Shaheed and David Moore and appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly. She is currently in the four time Tony Award winning and 2008 Grammy winning musical, In The Heights, where she made her Broadway debut. Also earning the 2006-07 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance off Broadway and the 2007-08 Outstanding Broadway Chorus Award from The Actors' Equity Association. She has danced with Jennifer Muller/ The Works since 2003. Ms. Fiedelman has traveled with the company to Thailand, Bolivia, China; where she taught a master class to the Beijing Dance/LDTX modern dance company and was an assistant rehearsal director, and most recently Brazil where she also taught master classes for the Fendafor International Dance Festival.

Jessica Hope

Jessica Hope - Artistic Supervisor

Jessica Hope is a graduate of the La Guardia Performing Arts H.S in NY and New York University with a BFA in Dance. Credits include: Broadway: Hot Feet, Off Broadway: Fame on 42nd Street, North American and European Tours: Fame-The Musical, Saturday Night Fever. Regional: Beauty & The Beast, Footloose, Oklahoma!, Wonderful Town, Stop the World I want to Get Off, & The Fantasticks. Jessica also played Ariel for Buena Vista at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA. Film & Television credits include numerous commercials, videos and appearances on Saturday Night Live.

Anna Kaiser

Anna Kaiser

Anna Kaiser is a graduate of the University of Californa, Irvine, with both a BFA in Dance and a BA in Drama. She has performed the repertoire of Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Billy Siegenfeld, Bob Fosse, and has toured internationally as a member of Donald McKayle's Etude Ensemble. NY Credits: Showboat (Carnegie Hall), 2007/08 Gypsy of the Year (New Amsterdam), Chase Brock Experience (Original Company Member). Tours/Regional: Swing (West Coast), Cabaret (Frenchie), West Side Story (Graziella), Music Man 50th Year Anniversary (Dance Capt), Carousel, Saturday Night Fever (Dance Capt), Victor/Victoria, Swing Dance America (Swing), Fame! (International Tour) Video credits: Ricky Martin, Jodi Katz, Insanity, Denise Austin. Anna can be seen in the Disney movie Enchanted (principal dancer) as well as numerous TV appearances. Commercials include: M&M, Gillette, Hugo Boss, Bloomberg, Live! w/Regis & Kelly, Bridezillas, Wendy's, Jeopardy. www.aktinmotion.com

Keith Kuhl

Keith Kuhl

Keith Kuhl. Born and raised in Albuquerque, N.M., began his professional career dancing for Gus Giodano Jazz Dance Chicago; Internationally acclaimed dance company. He then trained on scholarship at The Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA where he lived for the next 9 years before moving to NYC. Film: The Christmas Carol (2009) staring Jim Carey and Robin Wright Penn, When In Rome (2009), The Spirit, Jack Ass II, The Producers and The In Crown. Broadway: Times They Are A Changin with Twyla Tharp, Sweet Charity, Fiddler On The Roof. National Tour: Contact. Keith has had the honor to perform with Beyonce, Cher, Shakira, Pink, Usher, Jessica Simpson, Reba McEntire and Ricky Martin.

Natalie Lomonte

Natalie Lomonte

Natalie Lomonte is a native Texan who began dancing in the womb and can currently be seen in Spiderman on Broadway. She studied dance in the BFA program at Marymount Manhattan College, during which time she traveled to Scotland to perform at the Edinburough Arts Festival. Her professional endeavors include touring nationally and internationally with MOMIX dance theater as a soloist and contributing choreographer, PILOBOLUS Dance Theater, The Chase Brock Experience, and most recently, Parsons Dance. She has performed in a number of Industrial events around the world, has been seen in a national HANES Comfort Soft commercial and advertising campaign and the Bollywood film, K.A.N.K.. Currently Natalie is cast in the up-coming production of Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, on Broadway.

Adealani Malia

Adealani Malia

Adealani Malia has been a member of Colorado Ballet, State Street Ballet, New York Theatre Ballet, San Pedro Ballet, and Hawaii State Ballet. She has also danced professionally with various contemporary jazz, ballroom and modern companies. Adealani first performed Swing! with the national/Japanese tour and has since performed it at other regional theaters including Gateway Playhouse, Maine State Music Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Theatre Under the Stars, and Sacramento Music Circus. She has directed/choreographed Swing! in her hometown in Hawaii. Adealani has also toured recently with the rock band "Panic! at the Disco" as a specialty artist.

Yanira Marin

Yanira Marin

Broadway: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, West Side Story (Anita u/s), Wicked (1st national). Other: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Nights on Broadway III. World tour: The Beyoncé Experience. TV: “A Broadway Celebration at the White House” (PBS), “Sondheim: The Birthday Concert” (PBS), “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “NFL Kickoff” with Usher (ESPN), “Making the Band III: Season II” (MTV).

Tiger Martina

Tiger Martina

Tiger Martina recently completed a two year tour with Liza Minnelli in her live tribute to Kay Thompson (playing Andy Williams and asst choreo. to Ron Lewis). Choreography on stage: "Could It Be" with the Atlanta Symphony, "Back In Pictures" (off Broadway) Leap (Joe's Pub), Magic on Broadway, Little Willy, Sammy and Me, NBC Will & Grace 2003, 2005 (Met Opera), Telemundo's "Upfront" 2005, 2006 (Jazz at Lincoln Center). TV: Macy's 4th of July Special 2005 & 80th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade w Diana Degarmo (NBC), Penn & Teller series Sin City Spectacular (FX) and Bullsh*t (Showtime). Asst Chor. to Paula Abdul/Michael Darrin: Cold Hearted Snake video, Academy Awards, and the Emmy Award-winning presentation on American Music Awards. Vegas/Tahoe/Reno highlights: Xposed, Debbie Does Dallas, Fantasy, and Party Girls. Shows for Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn/Cunard. Recent commissions: Tango de la Muerte (2006) and "This is the 80's"(2007) for Missouri Contemporary Dance Company. As a performer, Mr. Martina has been seen on Broadway: Movin' Out, dance companies: Dredance, Configurations, In the Company of Men (Ron DeJesus), television: VH1 Divas Live, music videos: Paula Abdul's Blowing Kisses, and film: Roadhouse, Salsa, Across the Universe. www.tigermartina.com

Morgan Marcell

Morgan Marcell

Dance Supervisor/Associate Choreographer of the 2nd National Tour of In The Heights after closing the First National Tour as Dance Captain. She has choreographed at regional theaters across the country and serves as a proud member of the Edgemar Theatre Group in Los Angeles. Morgan attended Boston University as a Dean’s Scholar before moving to Los Angeles, where she performed all over Southern California. Her favorites include the regional premiere of All Shook Up at Musical Theater West and her portrayal of Nora in Brighton Beach Memoirs. Other credits include: Associate Choreographer, Starlight Theater 2011 Season-Rockford, Illinois; Ursula in Bye Bye Birdie; Emergence, Milwaukee Ballet. TV/Film experience: multiple roles with Disney Channel; CBS Pilot, Life as a Song, with acclaimed choreographer, Jamal Sims; and a body of student/independents films.

Marielys Molina

Marielys Molina

Marielys Molina is a native from Caracas Venezuela, her Broadway Credits include: Twyla Tharp's, Come Fly Away (Kate's Alternate/Swing), Sweet Charity (Ensemble). NATIONAL TOUR: 1st Nat. Tour Of Swing(Feature Latin Swing ).TV; David Letterman, Jay Leno, VMA's, SNL, with different artist as Ludacris, Beyonce, Ashanti , P Diddy, Nelly Furtado, Sean Paul,etc. FILM: Old Dogs, Idlewild, Music and Lyrics. COMMERCIALS: Ipod, Macy's, Gap. AWARDS: World Salsa Open 2003( Fist Place), World Salsa Championships Cabaret Division 2005 (3rd Place), On 2 division 2008 (2nd Place).

Sarah O'Gleby

Sarah O'Gleby

Sarah O'Gleby is originally from London, England but moved to New York last summer. Credits include: The 81st Academy Awards with Hugh Jackman and Beyonce (Assistant Choreographer), West End: Candide, Guys n Dolls, Footloose, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia, Saturday Night Fever. Other Credits: Annie Get Your Gun, The HaPenny Bridge. Gypsy of the Year 08. Assistant Choreography Credits: Wedding Singer US Tour, Dancing In Shadows (Korea).

Adesola Osakalumi

Adesola Osakalumi

Adesola Osakalumi is a highly regarded leader in the world of hip hop dance. He co-founded GhettOriginals Productions Dance Company - of Jam On The Groove fame (the first hip hop theater production). It premiered Off-Broadway to rave reviews. Adesola has also choreographed and/or been featured on the MTV Video Awards (with Mariah Carey, Jamie Foxx, and others); PBS Kids; Old Navy, Halifax Bank and Levis commercials; and in the films School of Rock, Marci X, Enchanted, and Idlewild, to name a few. In 2008, Adesola will make his acting debut in The Accidental Husband with Uma Thurman. Adesola also designs dance productions for high-end corporate clients. He is a Drama Desk Award nominee, a Bessie Award recipient, and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. www.adesola.com

Jenny Parsinen

Jenny Parsinen

Off-Broadway: Fame On 42nd St. Regional: Annie Get Your Gun, Sweet Charity, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma! Dance Companies: M. Stuart Dance Theatre, Donald McKayle's Etude Ensemble, dre.dance (Asst. Choreographer) TV: Guiding Light, As The World Turns, One Life To Live, and "Window Shopping", a short film for PBS. Jenny received BA's in both Dance and Drama from UC Irvine.

Adam Perry

Adam Perry

Broadway: Anything Goes, Promises, Promises, A Chorus Line (Don), Wicked. Other: Damn Yankees (Encores!), On The Town(Encores!), The Most Happy Fella(NYC Opera). National Tours: Cats, Sweet Charity. TV: 81st Academy Awards, Tony Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, HBO Pilot The Miraculous Year.

Jessica Press

Jessica Press

Jessica Press was ecstatic to make the cross country transition from New York Knicks City Dancer to the amazing cast of Jerry Mitchell's PEEPSHOW. Since receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Dance on scholarship from Hofstra University, she has been seen in movies and on television. She has appeared in Gary Marshalls, "New Years Eve," Louis Armstrong biopic Louis, and appearances on The Morning Show and Good Morning America. Other credits include modeling and dancing in commercial and print ads for Nike, Gold Bond, Lucille Roberts, Charmin, and American Airlines

Noah Racey

Noah Racey

Noah Racey is a New York based performer, director, choreographer and educator who appeared on Broadway in the 2001 revival of FOLLIES, and the original casts of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (associate Choreographer), NEVER GONNA DANCE and CURTAINS. New York’s Town Hall: 10 years w critically acclaimed BROADWAY BY THE YEAR series, BROOKLYN TO HOLLYWOOD, starring Tovah Feldshuh, 2008 Nightlife Awards, World premier of ALL SINGIN, ALL DANCIN. Noah choreographed the 2008-09 WHITE CHRISTMAS national tour and was Associate Director for Jeff Calhoun’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 (Fox, Atlanta) and SHENANDOAH (Ford’s Theatre DC, starring Scott Bakula). Noah choreographed the world premier of TURN OF THE CENTURY (Chicago’s Goodman Theatre) directed by Tommy Tune, starring Jeff Daniels and Rachel York. Most recently he Choreographed the world premier of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (George Street Playhouse starring Tyne Daly, directed by David Hyde Pierce). He also choreographed 5th Avenue Theatre’s CINDERELLA and GUYS AND DOLLS as well as Goodspeed Operahouse’s SHOW BOAT and ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. In 2013 Noah stars in Tommy Tune Presents: State Of The Art Song & Dance at Asolo Rep, (dir. Jeff Calhoun). Noah is the founder and Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed NEW YORK SONG & DANCE COMPANY. Noah is a Roosevelt High School graduate and a proud product of - and strong proponent for - arts funding in public schools. www.noahracey.com

Casey Lee Ross

Casey Lee Ross

Casey recently worked with Rasta Thomas' Rock the Ballet. Theater credits include Wicked, Chess, Children of Eden. Television and Film credits include: The Other Guys (Mark Walhberg's Dance Double), Step Up, Law and Order, Gossip Girl, Flight of the Conchords. His Bollywood credits include: Never Say Goodbye, Ta Ra Rum Pum. National Commericals and Live Events: Dr. Schulls, Six Flags Great Adventure, Phillip Morris, Burger King, Jell-o Instant Pudding, Intel, Reebok, Nike, Panasonic. 

Amy Ryerson

Amy Ryerson

Amy got her professional start Off-Broadway at age 17 in Red Hot Broadway. Since then she has done film, tv, stage, print, and commercial work around the world. Her credits include: Panasonic, iPod, Reebok, Walmart, Knicks City Dancer, Smurfs (feature film), Target, Louis (a film about Louis Armstrong), Kanye West, 50 Cent, Shoe Carnival, Nokia, Comedy Central, Vaseline, and an original cast member of the 2009 revival of West Side Story on Broadway.

Marcos Santana

Marcos Santana

Marcos Santana: Choreography Credits: BMP (Co-Creator/ Co-Choreographer), Fortress Of Solitude (Assoc. Choreographer), Guys & Dolls (Peter Flynn director), White Noise (Assoc. Choeorgrapher) OKLAHOMO “The Adventures of Dave & Gary” (NYMF), My Fair Lady (John Engeman Theater) Paul Simon’s The Capeman (The Public Theater –Associate Choreographer), Guys and Dolls (2008 Revival-Asst Choreographer), The Wiz(La Jolla Playhouse), Carmen The Musical , Tarzan (Europe). Film & TV: Chasing Papi, Drug Free Alliance, “Candela“, Baño De Luna“. “Flash Mob at Washington Square Park”. Performance credits: Tony Award Winning show “In The Heights”, Guys & Dolls, Mambo Kings, Evita, West Side Story, The Wiz, Contact. He has perform with artists such as, “Missy Elliot, Paulina Rubio, Anastacia, Mary J Blige, Chayanne, Jon Secada, among others.

Carlos Sierra-Lopez

Carlos Sierra-Lopez

Carlos Sierra-Lopez is a native of Puerto Rico. He was a member of Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Ballet Hispanico of N.Y. (soloist), credits include: Swing! Broadway (Original cast), Saturday Night Fever(latin feature,asst.choreographer)Holland , The Mambo Kings musical(Golden Gate Theater),The musical of Carmen (associate choreographer,ensemble) La Jolla Playhouse, The life and music of Celia (asst. choreographer). He is also featured and appeared in movies like Idlewild, El Cantante, American Ganster, Enchanted (asst.choreographer) and most recent The Great Observer. He also appeared on the last season of "So you think you can dance?" as asst. choreographer.

Dana Solimando

Dana Solimando

Dana Solimando played the role of Tiger Lily with Cathy Rigby on the Broadway/National Tour as well as the A&E video. Other Broadway credits -Cats (Rumpleteazer) & Swing! Nat'l tours & regional productions including Sugar Babies, Grease (Cha Cha), Oklahoma!, Gypsy, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, J.C.Superstar, A Chorus Line …TV Credits: VH-1, MTV, The Today Show & General Hospital. Also a choreographer, she most recently opened a production of All Shook Up to rave reviews and has directed several productions of Swing! (2004 and 2006 Ovation awards - Best Choreography). Other choreography credits: Rte 66 (Crystal Cruises),Cats, Buddy (The Buddy Holly Story),Too Old For the Chorus, Oliver! & Jesus Christ Superstar starring the late Carl Anderson (NAACP Theatre Award Nomination-Best Choreography), Dana also teaches at the University of California Irvine & enjoys being tossed around by the brilliant Mark Stuart on occasion!

Matthew Steffens

Matthew Steffens

Broadway: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (original cast), Promises, Promises.; Grendel (Lincoln Center); Matthew has danced, fought, and flown his way through 10 operas at the Metropolitan Opera, including The Damnation of Faust, Doctor Atomic & Les Contes de Hoffman Tours: Contact (Man on the Swing/ Johnny), West Side Story (Diesel), Beauty & the Beast; Regional: The Full Monty (Keno), West Side Story (Riff), A Chorus Line (Greg), Cats (Alonzo), Footloose (Bickle). Film: Across the Universe, A Soldier's Choice, Every Waking Moment, Clear Blue Tuesday. Matt has also danced with several dance companies including Helanius J. Wilkins Edgeworks Dance Company. Thanks to mom and dad for their unending support and to God.

Rickey Tripp

Rickey Tripp

Broadway: “In the Heights”. Off-Broadway: “In the Heights” Drama Desk Award 2007 for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. T.V.: “SMASH”-Season 1. Other credits include: “AIDA” Nat’l Tour, “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” starring the famous Rockettes, “Seth’s Broadway 101” ’09 Choreographer/Co-Director. Associate Choreographer: The Broadway Boys. Assistant Choreographer: “Fortress of Solitude” A New Musical and Hip-Hop with Seth Stewart. Assisted choreography on: “In the Heights”, “Desperately Seeking Susan” the Musical West End Premiere, “9-5” The Musical, “The Wiz” Encore Presentation, “Bring It On” A New Musical, “PAN” A New Musical, and “SMASH”. Company Work: Mark Stuart Dance Theatre. He has taught Master Classes and set choreography for various dance studios across the country including the prestigious NYU Theatre Department. As a teacher, he has over 10 years of experience and currently on staff at Broadway Dance Center, NYC. Rickey has performed with the likes such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Corbin Bleu and Jordin Sparks. .

Mindy Wallace

Mindy Wallace

Mindy Wallace has performed in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Regional theatre credits include Hello Dolly and Carnival at Paper Mill Playhouse, and Cats (Victoria) and Evita (Tango Dancer) at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.


Daniel J. Watts

Daniel J. Watts

Broadway: In The Heights, Memphis (Original Cast), The Wiz (City Center Encores!), Disney's The Little Mermaid (Original Cast), The Color Purple (also 1st Nat'l Tour). Regional: Jelly's Last Jam (Alliance Theatre), Stormy Weather (Prince Music Theatre), Ragtime (HRT). BFA Music Theatre, Elon University. Jeremiah 17:7!