Napoleon & Tabitha Dumo
Jabbawockeez MÜS.I.C. Stage Show 2010 (Directors) ◦ Cirque Du Sole (Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, Viva ELVIS, Beatles LOVE, Kà) ◦ So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2008, 2009 ◦ America's Best Dance Crew ◦ Celine Dion 2008-09 Taking Chances Tour ◦ Sean Kingston Teen Choice Awards ◦ Christina Aguilera 2006-07 Back to Basics Tour ◦ Ricky Martin 2007 Black and White Tour ◦ Solange Promo Tour w-Justin Timberlake ◦ Destiny’s Child (Dance Breaks) TRL & World Tour ◦ AJA Scream Tour w-B2k
MOBBED 2011 ◦ The Emmy’s 2009 ◦ So You Think You Can Dance *EMMY NOMINATION ◦ Rock the Reception/TLC (Host) ◦ America's Best Dance Crew MTV (Supervising Chor.) ◦ The Ellen Degeneres Show – 2009 NBC (Guest Chor.) ◦ Celine Dion Special CBS ◦ Chevy Gearhead ◦ Prevention Magazine ◦ Nike Rockstar Workout ◦ Bacardi Mojito ◦ MasterCard
Jasmine Villegas All These Boys ◦ Solange Feeling You ◦ Ramiyah Turn it Out ◦ Kristine W Stronger
Macy's ◦ JNCO Jeans ◦ MAGIC Fashion Convention ◦ Nike ◦ NCAA Final Four Women’s Championship ◦ Matrix ◦ Redkin ◦ Inner City Games ◦ Special Olympics
Kevin Maher began professionally dancing on the 1999 VMA's with FatBoy Slim. He crashed that audition and has been non stop ever since. He has danced background for such artists' as Missy Elliot, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Mya, Cyndi Lauper, Jonte, George Michael and Paulina Rubio. Kevin now Choreographs Film, Televeision, Tours and Music Videos. He Co-Artistic Directed New Kids on the Block World Reunion Tour as well as the MOHH Show 08'. He has choreographed music videos for Britney Spears, Basement Jaxx, Kelis, Jonte and Kristine Elezaj. Recent projects include, Fashion Shows for Ed Hardy, Macy's Passport featuring the Harajuku Girls L.A.M.B., and the feature film “Bring it on, All or Nothing.”
Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx Rhapsody James has been dancing since the age of seven and choreographing since the age of sixteen. After receiving her degree in Social Sciences in the Arts at Purchase College, Rhapsody decided follow her dreams of being a choreographer. She started her career as an intern at record labels such as Loud, Uptown, Motown, and Universal. She landed a job at Sony Music as an Executive Assistant. This further ignited her passion for the music business and choreography. Her drive for choreography lead her to make the decision to leave Sony Music. Soon after, Rhapsody became one of the two main choreographers of the NBA New Jersey Nets Dance Team, and principal dancer in one of the hottest videos of the summer, Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See by Busta Rhymes. She also had the pleasure of appearing on MTV's The Grind, VH-1 80's Dance Party, VH-1 Fashion Awards and Lip Service.
Performing was a great passion of Rhapsody's, but she soon realized that for her to be a great choreographer, she first would need to be a great teacher. Rhapsody began teaching at Broadway Dance Center, where her classes flourished and is now one of the hottest and most popular Commercial Hip Hop teachers today. Rhapsody is also apart of the esteemed faculty of Monsters of Hip Hop Dance Convention. Discipline and a healthy learning environment is what she promotes in her class as well as good fun. Los Angeles, Miami, Japan, London, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, and Australia are just a few places where Rhapsody has taught.
Now a professional choreographer in the music business Rhapsody's credits including Beyoncé, The Jonas Brothers, The Pussycat Dolls, The Spice Girls, Cassie, Jay Sean, Donnie Klang, Step Up 2: The Streets Feature Film, Making The Band 4, and many different commercials for the NY lottery, Citeron Car Company and ESPN. Aside from being a world reknowned teacher and choreographer, Rhapsody is also the Artistic Director/ Choreographer of her own dance company called no other than Rhapsody: The Company. Rhapsody: The Company is dedicated to blurring the boundaries between Hip Hop, modern and jazz with their unique contemporary fusion style of "street jazz" that expresses an eclectic vision of beauty and rawness. Through dynamic choreography displaying a vision of complexity and drama, this company will capture you with a positive energy that excites and sooths your soul. Taking her Artistic Direction and Choreography to another level, Rhapsody has now created Siren Assassins a multimedia cabaret show and her Commercial Dance training program called Motivating Excellence. Motivating Excellence is the first professional dance training program geared specifically for the commercial dancer. This program is set to be the pre-requisite for dancers aspiring to be in the entertainment business.
FILM / TELEVISION
Footloose ◦ Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son ◦ Step Up 3D ◦ The Hannah Montana Movie ◦ The Year One ◦ 17 Again ◦ Hannah Montana Disney Channel ◦ Soul Men (w/Bernie Mac & Samuel L. Jackson) ◦ Get Smart ◦ Hairspray ◦ Step Up 2: The Streets ◦ Step Up ◦ Football Wives ◦ CSI: NY ◦ Beauty Shop ◦ After the Sunset (w/Pierce Brosnan & Salma Hayek) ◦ Garfield 1 & 2 ◦ Vanilla Sky ◦ Six Feet Under
Hannah Montana “Hoe Down Throw Down” ◦ Crystal Light ◦ Revlon ◦ Nissan ◦ Sprint ◦ Zima ◦ Target ◦ Volkswagen
TOURS / LIVE SHOWS
Miley Cyrus “Wonder World” Tour 2009 ◦ Britney Spears “Circus” Tour ◦ Dancing with the Stars, Miley Cyrus ◦ American Music Awards, Miley Cyrus - “Fly on the Wall” ◦ Madonna “Sticky and Sweet Tour 2008” ◦ Spice Girls Tour ◦ Danity Kane ◦
Ashley Tisdale “All Right, OK” ◦ Miley Cyrus “Fly on the Wall” ◦ ABC’s “High School Musical: Get In the Picture” ◦ John Travolta and daughter Ella “Every Little Step” ◦ Flo Rida “Low” ◦ Enrique Iglesias “Push” ◦ T-Pain “Church” ◦ Ciara “Get Up” ◦ Sean Paul “Give It Up” ◦ Toni Braxton “Please” & “Trippin” & “Man Enough For Me” ◦ High School Musical- TV Reality Show Winner ◦ JC Chasez “Some Girls” & “All Day Long” & “Blowin’ Me Up with Her Love” ◦ Usher “You Don’t Have To Call” & “You Make Me Wanna”
A California Native, Chonique began her career as a child actress at the age of 8. She worked on commercials, kid variety specials, and television shows in her early years. Always having a natural ability and interest in dance, she went on to dance in movies, world tours, and countless music videos, working with artists such as: Missy Elliott, Eve, Gwen Stefani, PDiddy, and Janet Jackson.
She quickly moved into Choreography and Artistic Direction. Chonique has choreographed for artists such as Christina Milian, Britney Spears, Missy Elliot Pink, Jennifer Lopez, and more. She also was added to the team as a Choreography consultant for the America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5 auditions. Chonique cofounded the wildly successful Creating Opportunities workshop to inspire young dancers with knowledge, tips, information and feedback so they can expand their opportunities as a dancer in the industry. Building on an already successful dance and choreography career, she is now developing as an amazing rapper!
"Marty" Kudelka began break dancing at the age of eight. By the age of sixteen, he was sneaking into clubs to freestyle and observe. Marty began his hip hop career by starting his own teaching circuit which traveled to various studios in Texas. He also participatated in talent shows and soon Marty realized he had been blessed with the gift of dance. Choreographing routines and teaching them to his friends gradually lead into instructing in nearby studios. By the age of 20, Marty had opened up his own studio. He eventually transitioned into teaching at the most prestigious dance studio in Dallas where, during his four years there, he was able to fine tune his craft and become the most popular instructor in Dallas.
In June 1999, Marty came to Los Angeles with $1,200 in his pocket and plans to only stay for two months, he has never left. For the next year and a half, Marty acted as the co-choreographer on Janet Jackson’s “All For You” World Tour, which is aired as an HBO special. Marty then moved on to choreograph Pink’s “Get The Party Started” music video and NSYNC’s “Girlfriend” music video. He also has worked with the South Korean singer, Se7en on the choreography for "Passion" .
Marty has since forged a strong relationship with Justin Timberlake and serves at the primary choreographer for his videos, Including performing and choreographing the singles "My Love" and "Sexy Back" from Timberlake's 2006 release FutureSex/LoveSounds. Kudelka was also the artistic director and principle choreographer for the 2007 Future Sex/Love Sounds Club Tour. Marty has worked with Michael and Janet Jackson, Pink, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Milian, and more.
Once every couple of years – there emerges one or two individuals who come about that creatively raise the level of the playing field in their respective industry. Their peers are amazed at their level of performance and ponder how they continually out-do their last success. As a result, they increase the competitiveness, drive and passion of those that surround them. And if you are lucky enough to be in their presence, you hope that some of their success, knowledge and wisdom will rub off on you.
Luther Brown undoubtedly is one of these individuals. As the founder and owner of Do Dat Entertainment, Luther has channeled his creative energy and innovative vision through a medium that has transformed the formerly unknown Toronto urban dance community into a thriving industry. Many of the dancers that had the opportunity to work with Luther, have gone on to lead very successful careers as a direct result of the skills they developed under his tutelage.
Being of Jamaican decent – Luther grew up in a household where music and the arts were a part of daily living. As a child, he quickly adapted an ear for music through assisting his dad on the Toronto based Radio show, Caribbean Crucible on CHRY 105.5. His love for the arts continued to develop throughout high school as he formed and ran numerous dance and step teams, while at the same time expressing his self creatively through a pen and pad to begin his career as a song writer. His love for the arts was developed from an early age.
It is this love and experience that has given Luther the ability to capture the true essence of an artist and portray their feelings through individual moves that combine to form a unique, choreographed dance piece.This God-given talent is what sets this choreographer apart from his peers. His skills speak for themselves and as a result, have allowed him to work with artists such as Diddy, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Brandy, Shawn Desman, Jully Black and many more. His natural ability to create a warm, friendly working environment has gained him the respect of many artists and fellow choreographers throughout the world.
As the popularity of the urban dance segment continues to rapidly grow amongst North America’s mainstream culture, so does the direction and creative vision Luther provides on movie, television & music video sets across the country. With the recent wave of dance-oriented reality shows, Luther has been recruited to be a resident judge & choreographer on the ‘So You Think You Can Dance – Canada’ series and he has also been featured on Diddy’s ‘Making The Band 4’ series.
His soulful choreography has had an influence on projects like Brandy's "Talk About Our Love" video, Jully Black’s “Seven Day Fool” video, Skye Sweetnam’s “Human” video as well as Diddy’s “Tell Me” video feat Christina Aguilera. His choreography has also been all over television in commercials spots for McDonalds, M&M’s Chocolates, KFC, Family Channel and Nike, the latter was a winner of the 2007 Choreography Media Awards for Best Choreography in a Commercial. You can also see his choreography alongside that of Laurie-Ann Gibson in the major motion picture ‘Honey’ starring Jessica Alba.
Brown has also been fundamental in launching and developing the young careers of many new artists across Canada and the U.S. His innovative thinking has put him in the forefront as a specialist in artist development. He has worked with such artists as Mario, Danity Kane, Danny Fernandes, Keshia Chante, FeFe Dobson. Luther has also taken his artist development skills one step further by developing his first artist - TRISH
With his passion for dance and charisma to continuously challenge himself, Luther has become one of the top choreographers in North America today. He has the ability to take the vision of any project and create a work of art that, without a doubt, always exceeds client’s expectations.
No matter what the occasion, Luther is always ready to deliver unforgettable work.
Popin' Pete's resume is about as long as the great wall of china with such accomplishments as Commercials: GAP, Sketchers, Levi Strauss, McDonald's, Various soda brands like 7-Up, Shasta, Pepsi. Award shows: The Grammys, Soul Train Awards, BillBoard Tv land awards. Music Videos: Beat it-Michael Jackson, Crossed Eyed & Painless-The Talking Heads, Captain EO & Ghost- Michael Jackson. Theatre: Madhattan-Las Vegas, Funkstyles-Las Vegas. And if that wasn't enough pete writes & choreographs shows as well. Popin' Pete loves to educate and entertain the onlooker. Whether it be on stage during a performance or being "schooled" by him in a battle, there is one thing you can count on and that's Pete entertaining while he educates you, because like Krs-One, Popin' Pete has a PHD in "Edutainment."
Currently Popin' Pete is blazing stages on a domestic and international level. Working alongside some of this generation's brightest and most talented music artists. Artists such as: Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Mya, The Black Eyed Peas and Janet Jackson just to name a few. The work he has done with them includes: Performing alongside Janet Jackson at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, A featured dancer in The Black eyed Pea's "My Humps" video, and Co-Choreographing Gwen Stefani's "Wind It Up" video and also Co-Choreographing for both: Justin Timberlake's and Gwen Stefani's 2007 tour.
From Justin to Janet, Usher to Madonna….she’s worked side by side with them all. Lisette grew up in a house full of music and dance where she inherited her passion for the performing arts. Her Venezuelan father was the lead singer of a salsa band growing up and her Puerto-Rican mother was a championship winning salsa dancer…it’s no question that this was the path she was meant to be on.
Fresh out of high school, Lisette Bustamante began touring as a dancer with the hottest names in the music business. Working with the likes of Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, and Gwen Stefani, she became one of the most recognizable dancers on MTV. Lisette has appeared not only in music videos but also in major television and film projects and has been featured in commercials for GAP, PEPSI, PRINGLES, SPRITE AND IPOD just to name a few.
Gaining so much experience at a very young age, Lisette naturally transitioned into the world of choreography and artistic direction and began lending her creative talents to artists Pink, Jennifer Lopez, Macy Gray and Britney Spears along side her longtime friend and choreography partner Chonique Sneed.
She was given the opportunity to artistic co-direct Paulina Rubio’s “Pau-Latina” world tour and then began working with Paulina as her main creative contributor. Making an impact in the Latin music market with her creative work with Paulina, Lisette was hired to be the artistic director for the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards.
In 2006, Lisette began diving into another realms of the music business, music video direction. Having directed 6 music videos to date from dancehall artists, to r&b/ hip hop artists, she’s able to capture the artist and their music and express it visually, with an edge. She has also assisted and consulted on a 2007 Ford commercial shot in Miami.
Lisette recently returned from Japan where she was a main artistic contributor and choreographer for pop artist BoA’s 2008 tour. She also choreographed the video for BoA’s first single from her latest album “Eien” as well as BoA’s soon to be released “Bump Bump” video. She has teamed up once again with Paulina Rubio as artistic director and choreographer for her upcoming 2009 “Grand City Pop Tour” which kicked off in September 2009 and has conceptualized and choreographed Paulina’s recent performances for the 2009 Latin Billboard Awards and 2009 Premios Juventud.
In the past 3 years Lisette began her career as a recording artist and her song, "I Bittersweet” debuted on Itunes in 2008 and got major radio play in Toronto, Canada as well as the underground club scene. She continues to follow her dreams and believes there is no dream too big for you not to follow..reach for the stars! Lisette and her choreography partner Chonique just finished working on an upcoming video/ live show for Prince and are debuting their new seminar for dancers, “CREATING OPPORTUNITIES” on this year’s Monsters of Hip Hop tour.
The Jabbawockeez' signature style involves pop-locking, acrobatics and remarkable time-stopping moves with freezes at unexpected times. Since they first appeared on America's Best Dance Crew and went on to win the first season, the national popularity of the Jabbawockeez has exploded substantially. Since ABDC they performed in a Pepsi and Gatorade commercial, appeared on Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and on Live with Regis and Kelly, toured with New Kids on the Block, made a cameo in Step Up 2 The Streets, and more. In May 2010, Jabbawockeez debuted their own live stage show at the MGM Grand Hollywood Theater in Las Vegas, entitled "MÜS.I.C". Since its first run at the MGM Grand the show has been relocated to the Monte Carlo where it runs five nights a week.
Luam is a global sensation in dance and choreography. Though her choreography has brought her to artists such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Britney Spears, Dawn Richards, Kanye, John Legend, and more, she has obtained cult popularity among the dance community all over the world with her teachings and passion for spreading inspiration.
Luam also works with international platinum selling artists; from China to Indonesia she has choreographed and co-artistic directed arena world tours with sell-out audiences of over 50K for icons in foreign countries. She recently starred in and choreographed the first film music video in the history of China with acclaimed director Andrew Lau and their top selling female artist Chris Lee.
You can see Luam on Beyonce’s new documentary special Year of 4 and she
was also named Most Stylish New Yorker by Time Out NY magazine. Luam
holds a nomination for Best Choreography by Dance Track Magazine for her
work with Above The Influence commercials.
Chuck is a powerful force in the dance industry with choreography credits including: Missy Elliott, Ne-Yo, Pink, Chris Brown, Raven Symone, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lavato and Left Eye (TLC).
Dancing With The Stars-Choreographer ◦ So You Think You Can Dance-Choreographer ◦ America's Best Dance Crew-Choreographer ◦ MTV "Taking The Stage" Artisitic Director/Choreographer ◦ Stomp The Yard-Co Choreographer ◦ Stomp The Yard 2-Choreographer ◦ Camp Rock 2-Asst. Choreographer ◦ G-Force- Choreographer ◦ Underdog The Movie-Choreographer ◦ Shark Tale- Asst. Choreographer ◦ Bewitched The Movie- Asst. Choreographer
CSI:NY ◦ That's So Raven ◦ The Fresh Beat Band "Nickelodeon"
JaQuel Knight is quickly becoming one of the top requested choreographers in the business today, known as the “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” man behind Beyonce’s single for which she won the 2009 BET Video of the Year Award choreographed by JaQuel and Frank Gatson Jr. He received recognition for the choreography thought to be “genius and innovative.” He went on to choreograph Beyonce’s single “Diva” from the “I Am…Sasha Fierce” album as well as part of her 2009 “I am…” world tour.
JaQuel’s more recent credits include working as the associate choreographer for hot feature film musical, Burlesque, starring Christina Aguilera and Cher. Working with Mattel, creating the “Do The Barbie” for Barbie’s 50th Anniversary Music Video. Also working along the side of commercial director, Joe Pytka on the “Display King” spot for Pepsi MAX featuring Snoop Dogg. This is just the beginning of JaQuel’s journey and he is not looking to stop anytime soon.
Laura Edwards began her professional dancing just one year after finishing high school when she got her first professional dance job for a Lil' Mo music video. From there, she continued to be a success in the dance industry. Laura was an original cast member on the very first “Monsters of Hip Hop: The Show” in 2005. She is featured dancing in the movies "Footloose," "Step Up," "Hairspray," "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Step Up 2:The Streets," “Step Up 3,” and “Hannah Montana: The Movie.” She has toured with Britney Spears on her “Circus” tour and danced with Beyonce in her 2011 Billboard Music Awards performance. Laura has also assisted in choreography on “So You Think You Can Dance” in both the US and Canada.
Parris is one of New Zealand’s most talented hip hop choreographers. Her all girl dance crew ReQuest, seen on the TV show America’s Best Dance Crew, is the first team to win gold in the varsity and adult divisions of the Hip Hop International (HHI) World Championships.
A master of movement, Tanaka has steamed his way through the industry already having toured the world with artists including Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, and Destiny’s Child. His strong stage presence has ipod, Nike, and Pepsi to name a few. Tanaka’s secret to success in not only his talent, but his professionalism. Tanaka prides himself in his determination and work ethic. He is also a huge role model in the dance community and is proud to be able to help young dancers follow their passion. One of the ways Tanaka does this is by teaching master classes and workshops world wide. One of the most well known studios he teaches at is Millennium Dance Complex. As Tanaka’s career continues to grow he will strive to utilize all of his talents as he can be seen during his acting debut on HBO’s hit show Entourage. There is no doubt that the determination mentality of this young performer will take him to amazing levels of success.
Lyle Beniga is a choreographer/dancer residing in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Washington D.C where he trained in all forms of dance, but his expertise lies in freestyle hip hop. Lyle recently had the privilege to perform on the Michael Jackson tribute during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Since his move to Los Angeles, he has performed with top recording artists Cassie, Missy Elliot, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale and Hilary Duff.
He is most known for his innovative freestyle, which has provided him with the opportunity to teach master classes and workshops around the globe. In LA, he teaches regularly at the famed Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio. Lyle’s choreography has been featured in films, music videos and live performances.
His most noted work is his choreography in the hit feature film “Fame”. He has also worked closely with Korean Musical Artists JYP and TaeYang.
Tony Testa started dancing at 8 years old, studying tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, breakdance, & hiphop in his hometown of Fort Collins, CO. From an early age he assisted the classes that his mom would teach, and soon enough he had unveiled his true passion for choreography.
Tony was selected for the very first "Monsters of HipHop: The Show" cast, then went on to become a faculty member for Monsters, and eventually Directed the very show he had danced in 3 years prior.
Since moving to LA in 2005, he has choreographed for JANET JACKSON, KYLIE MINOGUE, BRITNEY SPEARS, DEMI LOVATO, VERSACE, SKETCHERS, DISNEY'S "WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE," & his own show on NICKELODEON. He also worked with MJ on his final project, “THIS IS IT."
In addition to Choreography, Tony's career as a Creative Director has taken shape. "1 DIRECTION" for SNL, and Season 1 of "THE VOICE UK" were his most recently directed pieces. He was the Assoc. Director for KYLIE MINOGUE's "APHRODITE: Les Folies" World Tour, and he Co-Directed the opening of the 2011 AMA's with NICKI MINAJ & DAVID GUETTA. Currently, he is Kim-chee'in it in Seoul, S. Korea to work with various K-POP groups.
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