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MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

BRANDON (AKA "B.R.&.O.N")

HIP HOP, BALLROOM, STAGE MOVEMENT

"B.R.&.O.N" developed a passion for dance at a young age after he was recruited to dance for the National Dance Institute (“NDI”) under the direction of Jacques D’Amboise.  Later, under the tutelagAe of Mia Michaels (SYTYCD) and several other renowned instructors at Broadway Dance Center (BDC).  

 

Born and raised in New York City, he attended and graduated from the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS) along with fellow alumni Alicia Keys, Claire Danes, and Sara Rue.  As he developed an additional passion and talent for rapping, the culture of hip hop consumed him.  While attending Penn State University, he choreographed and performed for the "Midnight Madness" event kicking off the college basketball season.

 

In 2010, he created "HIP HOP DANCE JUNKIES".  A hip hop school created for the absolute beginner with no dance experience whatsoever or to get a great workout while having fun!  In addition to HHDJ, B.R.&.O.N created a talent management company called the "ANCHORED talent group" to help represent some incredibly talented artists from all different art-forms.  He also is the co-creator of "PULS8", conceptualized to create a new artistic way of looking at dancers and their art-form w/ powerful visual effects. 

PAWI (AKA "FICTION")

Breaking

Having danced for ten years, "PAWI" is a competitive b-boy in New York's street dance scene. Originally from Manila, Pawi has represented the Philippines internationally with his crew Soulstice. Together, they toured international championships like R16 and All the Way Live in the US, Korea and Taiwan. Pawi moved to New York eight years ago to become a filmmaker and produce dance-related stories that screened at international film festivals. During his spare time, he trains New York University's breakdancers and coaches them at competitions.

ISABELLA (AKA "BELLA")

Salsa, Hip Hop

"BELLA" has been dancing with "The Piel Canela Dance and Music School" (one of the largest Latin dance schools in New York City) since the age of 5 years old.  Since then, she has traveled to many places to compete and perform while spreading her love for dance and help educate those that are eager to learn.  Although Salsa is her primary passion, she is also well-versed in art of Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Contemporary dance.

RainO

Hip Hop

Born in New Jersey on March 13 and raised in Atlanta, Nick Raiano aka “RainO” went from playing baseball for the #1 Team in the nation to dancing with some of the biggest names in the industry today.  RainO is a well-known Artist, hip-hop choreographer, and performer; you may have spotted him on So You Think You Can Dance Season 12, Disney, or with your favorite 3-man trio “The Agents” in multiple NBA Halftime Shows across the country! To name a few, he has been featured and showcased in DanceOn, SONY, AT&T, Star Wars & HP, and Cricket Wireless Commercials, the World of Dance Tour in 2014 and 2015, and an acclaimed Clint Eastwood movie called Trouble with the Curve. Originally known for his freestyle RainO went Viral first on YouTube, then Vine, and quickly after gained the label as an American Musical.ly Star and Social Media Personality. Touring the world from Los Angeles to Dubai while crossing all boarders and barriers, he has procured an exceptional international influence which is prevalent in his work; these many years of training and travel have led him to his current new home in New York City! His love for this Art is undeniable when watching Nick teach and perform and his charitable efforts expose his humbled giving nature. RainO is a true pioneer in this evolving dance world, and insists on sharing his diverse knowledge with the next generation.

DEB (AKA "DEBSET")

Hip Hop (Breaking, Popping, Locking, Waving), Lyrical

Coming soon...

WENDELL (AKA "KINGKAYAKDANCA")

Hip Hop (Breaking, Popping, Locking, Waving), Dancehall

A professional dancer/choreographer and actor born and raised in Carriacou, Grenada, West Indies, Wendell Bullen started training in dance as soon as he moved to New York City. He has trained in styles such as hiphop(breaking, popping, locking, waving), ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, street jazz, salsa, african and dancehall in facilities such as Steps on Broadway, The Door with Anthony Rodriguez  and Broadway Dance Center through a Scholarship program.Wendell has received ballet training from Obediah Wright through his dance intensive. He keeps himself working with many upcoming artist of all ages and has performed at charity events hosted by big names such as Danny Glover and Dr.Oz. Commercial credits include participating in NBC's rednose day danceathon hosted by Nick Cannon and appearing on an episode of the TV show "Impractical Jokers". He's also been in an off-broadway play of 'In The Heights' and Zombie Strippers (NYMF). His biggest accomplishment is performing for Prince William and Dutchess Kate Middleton of England. Wendell is a choreographer and is known for his high energy performance. He teaches classes in dancehall,hiphop choreography and freestyle and breaking all over the NYC area.

BRITTANY (AKA "B")

Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop

"B" has danced for performances and competitions with North Shore Studio of Dance for about 13 years, but she has been dancing her entire life. She is passionate about and has grown a deep love for dancing and its physical and emotional benefits. She believes it frees the soul from the pressures and stresses of daily life and induces happiness. She enjoys helping others improve their dance technique while teaching choreography that challenges those who want to step outside of their comfort zone.

JANELLE (AKA "JBELLY")

Bellydance, Yoga

"JBelly" is a talented, fun loving, American-Palestinian national touring artist, choreographer, performer and nutritionist. She is best known for her contagious laugh and her sultry elegance on the hit U.S. show “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 9 as the top 6th female finalist and the only classically trained bellydancer ever to hit the
stage.

From the age of 4 Janelle was protege to “Aziza of Birmingham,” studying Classic Egyptian Bellydance, and continued to learn other forms through various outlets throughout her youth. Later she attended the University of Alabama and accomplished her BA in Dance Performance learning under Cornelius Carter of Alvin Ailey and well as her Nutrition degree.  Janelle currently travels teaching with "Hollywood Dance Jamz" and “Showstoppers On Tour,” and just recently debut in her first international T-Mobil commercial with artist J.Balvin! In 2018 she moved to NYC and has loved the opportunity to teach at Broadway Dance Center influencing more beautiful minds in the Art of Bellydance! She performed on Good Morning America with Derek and Julianne Hough while working with Tabitha and Napoleon and you can also find her in the video of the new hit single “YOGA” with Janelle Monae. She was featured in B-metro Magazine and in the Birmingham Magazine for her choreography and performance for St. Paul and the Broken Bones music video, "Call Me;” and check her out in the February issue of Dance Spirit Magazine talking about "The Bellydance Difference." Janelle choreographed and performed on a show called Super Dancer Born Tonight; a spin off of So You Think You Can Dance with many renewed choreographers.  Her love for the art of choreography is clear when watching Janelle teach; her unique style of intermingling elements of Classic Egyptian Bellydance with other forms drives her to create exciting innovative work. Her heart-felt work does not stop there; she has extensively trained in multiple genres of dance including; contemporary, jazz, hip hop,
lyrical, Bollywood, modern, tap, salsa/ partnering, and more. Her training at the University of Alabama, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Birmingham has lead her to teach and perform all across the United States, while making unforgettable memories along the way.

Janelle has her own line of Janelley Belly Dance Wear and has become a pioneer in the commercial dance world broadening the minds and limitations of those she teaches by bringing in her love for the art of Belly Dance and all that comes with it.

ERIC (AKA "E.T.")

Breaking

"E.T." started break-dancing when he was living in Russia.  He ended up joining a crew called Mafia 13 and traveled around the world with them.  Since then, he continued perfecting his craft and has now been dancing for 10 years and fell in love with teaching.  He also tours as a stand up comedian, so you are guaranteed to have a smile on your face while you train!

DOMINIQUE (AKA "NIKA")

Hip Hop

Dance wasn't something "NIKA" had to learn; it's something that has always been apart of her. Also Music and Dance is one to her. It fell all into place so perfectly. Something like; what's lyrics without a melody, what's a melody without a voice, what's a voice without a beat?  With that beat comes people all around the world moving their body to the rhythm. 

While music has been the soundtrack to her life, dance has been the steps, leaps and twirls through the obstacles that she's had to overcome. She can pick up each background tap that others might not even notice in a song and tell a story with every movement with her body.

NAJA

Hip Hop

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