Anthony started dancing at the age of 5 when his god mother taught him the basics in popping and locking. In high school he joined Alhambra All Male and trained in ballet, krump, breaking, housing, jazz, and hip-hop. Anthony helped choreograph for Alhambra from 2007-2010, winning multiple group awards and winning three 1st places in the solo hip-hop division. He later founded Griminalz Project with 6 other friends and became known as one of the first project teams. From 2010-2015, he was on UCI's Common Ground Dance Team and was the artistic director for 3 years. Anthony has also danced for Disneyland and Maker Empire. He has been the artistic director for Hall Of Fame Dance Team for the past 4 years. Furthermore, Anthony has taught at multiple studios such as: DanceLova, Believe & Dance Studio, Wave Studio Space, and Snowglobe Perspective. He desires to use dance as a platform to make a positive impact in the community through mental health awareness.
Anthony Vibal, also known as Vibal, is a 22 year old dancer and choreographer from Orange County. He has competed with teams such as Underground Dance Team, Team Millennia and has trained with Voyage Training Team. Anthony is also an instructor at OFFSTAGE Dance Studio, Snowglobe Perspective, and STEEZY.
Ariel Padua is a dancer and choreographer originally from a small town called Salinas in Northern California. He began dancing at 12 years old for his local church, and eventually joined his first team, Choreology. He later began choreographing for Choreology, and directed/choreographed for other teams such as Nu Era, Rooks, and ChoreoSupremacy. Since then, Ariel has eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue a professional dance career, and has taught in countries such as Belgium, China, and more. He is currently on GRV as one of its core choreographers, and is the director for GRV's junior exhibition team, G-Train. He has danced for multiple artists in the Korean entertainment industry, most notably BTS in America’s Got Talent, Kim Jong Kook, Kevin Woo, and Jun Curry Ahn. He has also choreographed for the Kpop groups SuperM & iKon, and was featured in the Kpop Idol reality show “To Be World Klass” as a guest choreographer & judge. He hopes to inspire and push others to pursue their dreams through humility, hunger, and hard work.
Brandon Lagmay was born in Portland, Oregon and was raised there his whole childhood. He started his dance journey taking breaking classes at the studio MVP Dance Elite during his first year of training. He then was thrown into a free hip hop choreography class and found he had a natural talent for choreo and since then, fell in love with dance. He is currently a member of the crew Understaff, which he joined in 2016. Brandon will forever continue to love dance and want to inspire others to love it in their own ways as well. He hopes to continue connecting and sharing with other dancers, while also learning and evolving as a teacher and student.
Bryan Solante is a dancer and instructor born in Hawaii and raised in the PNW. He began his training and competitive career at various studios such as Element Dance Studio, MVP Dance Elite and Vega Dance Lab. He has had training in Breaking from members of Def Con 5, Moon Patrol, and Ghoulz, and aims to incorporate his background into his classes. Bryan is a founding member of the dance crew Understaff, and a member of dance company GRV. Bryan hopes to continue growing as both a teacher and student, while building new relationships with those that share his passion for dance.
A San Diego native, Dante Sevin is a Hip Hop dancer & choreographer whose love for dance was first formed through MJ's "Thriller". Since then, Dante has built a phenomenal career in LA, and has worked with artists such as Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Missy Elliott, Will Smith, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Tyrese, Brandy, Destiny's Child, and more.
Dante has experience dancing in over 70 music videos, 10 live tours, 21 TV shows, and movies such as You Got Served and Stomp the Yard.
Dante has many years of experience teaching at renowned studios such as Edge Pac, Debbie Reynolds, and more, and has the passion to inspire his students through his unique way of teaching. Dante loves the aspects of training, focus, discipline, concentration and self determination to achieve levels of mental and spiritual growth. He hopes to take his experience in Martial Arts and utilize it in his dance and teaching skills.
Darlene Nguyen is a dancer, choreographer, & instructor based in Southern California. She started her training in the Bay in various styles including hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and salsa. She’s continued her training down south in San Diego, recently danced on the G.O.O.D. Project in Irvine, and continues her dance journey in LA. She is a regular instructor at Rūts Dance Studio located in Koreatown, LA, and she hopes to create a safe space and inspire her students to enjoy and explore movement.
Derrique Daniels is a choreographer, stylist and aspiring creative director from the bay area. He danced with Chapkis Dance for 13 years and received his training in many styles like, hip-hop jazz, contemporary and from monsters of hip-hop convention as well. Along Derrique’s dance journey he’s danced for artists like Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Snoop Dogg and in national commercials for companies like Pepsi, Remy Martin, Facebook and many more. Now Derrique is a current member and choreographer of GRV and is striving to become a world-renowned choreographer, stylist and use those skills to become a creative director for commercials, Music videos, live shows and events.
From Nashville, Tennessee, Diana Schoenfield is a movement artist currently based in LA. Graduating from UC Irvine, she received her B.F.A. in Dance Choreography and her B.F.A. in Dance Performance. She is currently a member of Entity Contemporary Dance, directed by Marissa Osato and Will Johnston, and she is an alumna of Culture Shock LA. She has performed with Latin pop artist Sofía Reyes, German artist Helene Fischer, and Cirque du Soleil. She has taught workshops internationally, in locations including Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, and México, as well as in LA at Edge PAC and Movement Lifestyle. She also has online classes available on Steezy Studio. Diana is dedicated to spreading positivity and empowerment through her work.
Diny Kim is a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer based in Los Angeles, California. She began her dance journey in San Diego back in 2010, specializing in the styles of hip hop choreography. She danced & choreographed for the Super Galactic Beat Manipulators, founded by Kevin Brewer of the Jabbawockeez, for 4 years, and is now currently dancing with the world renowned dance crew GRV. Diny enjoys traveling & teaching - she has been invited to share her creative passions both home & abroad, most notably in New York & South Korea. Diny has also danced for several artists in the Kpop entertainment industry, such as JUN, & is a choreography director for Soju Commercials Chum Churum, Chilsung Cider, & Milkis by Lotte. Diny is the co-owner of Rūts LA Dance Studio based in Los Angeles, and hopes to create a professional training ground for aspiring artists & dancers in the entertainment industry. Her strong faith in God is where she lays the foundations of her creativity, and hopes to cultivate passion in others to boldly pursue their dreams.
Eileen Kim is a dancer, choreographer, instructor, & studio owner based in Los Angeles, CA. She first found her passion for dance when she began competing on a team based in UC Riverside, and since then has continued to share her craft through teaching both locally at studios like Offstage, Snowglobe Perspective, Kinjaz Dojo, and internationally in countries like Belgium, Colombia, China, and Korea.
Eileen has danced for artists such as Rae Sremmurd & BTS, & has choreographed for Kpop artists Kevin Woo and JUN. She is currently a choreographer on the world renowned organization GRV, and is the co-director of GRV’s exhibition team, GRooVe.
Eileen is a proud co-owner of her very own dance studio, Rūts LA (@rutsdancestudio), located in Koreatown, LA and has also recently started her own online dance course program, Real Life Lovers (@reallifelovers). She is passionate about relating her faith to her career & shifting culture through her teaching & entrepreneurship, & desires to continue to be a student in everything she pursues.
Emanuel Ragaza is a dancer and choreographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He began dancing with the Upland High School Dance Team, and later joined GRaVy Babies to further his dance training. Emanuel is currently dancing with GRV, and teaches regularly at studios such as Offstage by GRV and Snowglobe Perspective. He has found a true passion in creating and sharing choreography with others, and is grateful to play an important part in his students’ dance journeys.
Grant Kaita was born and raised in the Bay Area, Gilroy, CA to be exact. Kaita moved to Los Angeles in 2016 to pursue his love and passion for dance to tackle the commercial dance industry. He is currently represented by McDonald/Selznick Associates Talent Agency (MSA Agency) in Los Angeles, working and training towards his goal of one day going on tour for a major recording artist. Grant Kaita has trained in a wide range of dance styles such as; Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz Funk, African, Bollywood, Contemporary, and more. Kaita ha performed in Club Jeté in pieces for Ambrose Recpicio. He recently danced at Disney’s California Adventure in a brand-new dance show choreographed by Nika Klujin, as well with Rupaul’s Drag Race’s very own Miss. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo on her first Europe/United Kingdom Tour choreographed by Ambrose Recpicio. Kaita has grown a love for choreographing and teaching ever since he started dancing in high school. Grant Kaita teaches Jazz Funk weekly at Rūts LA Dance Studio. While doing all of this and more, Kaita is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Commercial Dance at Studio School, Los Angeles.
Harlie Ramirez started dancing at the age of 4 years old. She competed at 2 technical studios, her high school’s advanced dance team, and the winning competitive hip hop team, Team Millenia. Harlie performed with and was a core member of a crew called Soul Fresh, which was mentored by Ricky Cole from Mos Wanted. She trained under Kolanie Marks and Antoine Troupe at KreativMndz Dance Academy in Los Angeles, California. Harlie has toured the US and Canada back up dancing for DJ / singer Sosupersam. She is currently on the competitive Hip Hop team GRV, and is a consistent teacher at Offstage Dance Studio. Harlie continues to dance and teach hoping to inspire as many people as she can along the way.
Jansen San Juan
Jansen San Juan is an aspiring artist and choreographer based in Los Angeles. He started his journey in the arts in his sophomore year of high school and is now pursuing it professionally. His credits include Academy Of Villains, America’s Got Talent, So You Think You Think You Can Dance, Halloween Horror Nights Orlando, and more. His experience ranges from teaching at local studios in Southern California and around the states including Florida, to international including Costa Rica. He strives to teach more than movement and hopes to serve his purpose as he continues to share the crucial lessons he has learned about life through dance to students of all levels, to help them on their journeys of finding themselves as artists alongside him.
Originally from the Bay Area, Jeffrey Liang is a queer, 2nd generation Taiwanese-American choreographer based in Los Angeles. He has danced with and advised for teams such as Team Millennia and NSU Modern, and now works with local artists while teaching classes in LA. Through the styles of heels, jazz funk, and other forms of feminine movement, he strives to explore identities and oppression with the goals of liberation and self-love.
Jaysu is a multidisciplinary artist based out of Los Angeles, California. She enjoys drawing, painting, and jewelry-making, but specializes in movement and has been teaching choreography classes in the U.S. and Asia for the past six years. Previously also a part of 220 in San Diego, 909 Dance Troupe in Riverside, and MOTUS the Company in Los Angeles, she continues to pursue movement as a vessel for exploration with Outer Class in Fullerton. Jaysu ultimately hopes to bring a welcoming yet challenging learning experience for her students through love, transparency, and lots of creative drive!
Kristian Nacional is a choreographer/dancer currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Long Island, New York, he first began dancing in collegiate teams until graduating from Adelphi University in 2014 with a degree in Life Sciences. Shortly after, he began taking studio classes to begin his professional career. Since then, Kristian has trained with numerous teachers working in the industry from Broadway Dance Center, Peri Dance, Movement Lifestyle, Millennium Dance Complex, En Dance Studio as well as training under ImmaBeast Dance Company. His current credits include U.S Open Headline ft. Fitz & the Tantrums, Mystic India Tour, #tubeathon, Sears Industrial w. Derek Hough, and Dario.
Kristian has also had the opportunity to teach internationally in the Philippines, Korea, Japan,
and Singapore, has been recruited to choreograph for The CA Model Reality Show.
Larry Li is a dancer and choreographer originally from the Bay Area. His training mainly roots from the junior team APT and the world renowned dance crew GRV. He has danced for Kpop artists such as BTS on Americas Got Talent. Having been a part of the community for many years, Larry also has performance experience in world-famous competitions such as Vibe Dance Competition, Urban Paradise, and Body Rock.
Matthew Sabino is a choreographer & dance instructor based out of Los Angeles, California where he specializes in choreography. When he began his dance journey in the early 2000’s he sought inspiration from the likes of Chris Brown & Usher and decided in 2010 to take dancing more seriously. He currently teaches regularly at Offstage Dance Studio and is a Snowglobe Perspective native. His community credits include, GRV, Team Millennia, Hall Of Fame, & The Matt Sabino Project. Currently he spends most of his time teaching internationally in places like China, Korea, and around the US. He continues to believe in his one goal to spread positive energy and motivation through dance to people all over the globe.
Ria Julian (she/her) is an aspiring dance teaching artist in Los Angeles, CA with an unconventional dance background. She started her dance journey with Breaking and Salsa, but eventually found her footing with Hip Hop, Choreography, and Freestyling. During her time at UCLA, she found many families through different teams such as, ACA, KASA Dance-Off, KCN Modern, SEOULA, and VMo as well as studying Hip Hop, Modern, and West African dance through the UCLA WAC/D dance major program. She believes that dancing is the most fun when it’s being shared with others. During her time in SEOULA, she reignited her love for K-pop music and choreography and has made many covers and choreography projects for the channel. Currently, she loves to teach K-Pop choreo in hopes to make it more accessible for other K-pop lovers to want to dance.
Soobin Bae is a K-pop dancer & instructor based in Los Angeles. She is the co-founder of the cover team SEOULA, and has also experience dancing for choreography teams such as ACA and TFTI.
Tori Cristina is a Filipina Salvadoran artist, educator & professional dedicated to cultivating brave spaces, elevating multicultural stories, & empowering individuals to achieve their highest level of growth. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tori began her dance journey in late high school and was a member of choreography teams until she found her calling in street dance art forms. She has trained in a variety of street dance art forms such as Hip Hop, House, Whacking and more through Versa-Style Next Generation. She continues her work as a teaching artist and educator in Los Angeles region.
As an active participant in the Los Angeles freestyle community, Tori found her calling and love for Punking & Whacking. She was trained and mentored under the guidance of Lorena Valenzuela. Tori actively aims to preserve the history of the art form while aiming to create opportunities for others. She has hosted battles, sessions and showcases for the Whacking community. She is currently in collaboration with LA Hustle Movement, Let’s Lock LA and Whacking Wednesday Sessions on co-hosting a community-oriented space called “Soulful Sessions” at Echo Park. She aims to serve people from all walks of life through the creation of purpose-driven art and the provision of accessible, high-quality dance education & community events.
Tu Phan is a 1st generation Vietnamese-American artist, dancer, and choreographer based in Orange County, California. Originally from Oregon’s Portland Metro Area, his training in industry choreography and pre-professional crew experience (RAW Dance Crew) comes from his home studio in Beaverton, Oregon: MVP Dance Elite. Tu Phan has trained and continues to train in a wide range of Styles, such as House, Hip Hop, Party Dances, Popping, Contemporary (based movement), and Litefeet.
Tu has grown a love for choreographing and teaching ever since he started dancing in middle school. His passion for being a teacher is just as strong as his passion for continuously being a student. He has taught locally at Snowglobe Perspective and at various competition studios throughout the area. Besides being a freelance dancer & training at a number of studios, Tu is also a founding member of Understaff, a crew of three. While doing all of this, Tu is earning a BA in Communications (focus in Advertising) at CAL State University of Fullerton. His goal is to be able to create a mindful space and provide the tools & ideas for anyone to be able to explore themselves and their creative passion.
Vera Li is a dancer and instructor in Los Angeles, CA. She began her dance journey in China as a ballet and contemporary dancer when she was 4 years old. She started learning Hip Hop and Jazz Funk when she attended high school in Singapore. During her freshman year at UCLA, she joined Samahang Modern, which is a competitive dance team in SoCal. She joined KCN Modern dance team later on. She is now the director of ModernX, a global dance team which has 5 branches in LA, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu. She is also part of SEOULA and SHERO, two Kpop dance teams based in Los Angeles. She has danced for Kpop artists such as AleXa on KBS. She also loves creating dance content on her YouTube, Tiktok and Instagram.
Born and raised in Puebla, Mexico, Zuce moved to Los Angeles in 2016 with the dream to pursue her career as a professional dancer. She studied at Glendale College, where she got one certification in Choreography and Dance Techniques another in Dance Teaching. Though her specialty is Locking, Zuce is a well-rounded dancer with abilities in Whacking, Popping, House and Hip Hop. She has taught for organizations like Hip Hop International Mexico, and at studios such as Debbie Reynolds, Legacy, Movement Lifestyle and TMilly. Zuce aims to make her classes about having fun while learning something new and establishing a strong technique foundation. She always tries to create an inclusive space where dancers and non-dancers from all ages can learn, earn physical abilities, and spread their passion with the world.