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Slawomir Woźniak was born on 2 November 1967. In 1977-1986, he attended the Poznań ballet school. He gained his first stage experience partnering artists of Teatr Wielki in Poznań in performances of Cinderella. Slawomir Woźniak’s professional debut took place in 1986 at the Wroclaw Opera where he danced the Prince in Cinderella choreographed by Teresa Kujawa. He was employed there in 1986-1988.It was in Wroclaw that he met his future wife, also a soloist of ballet company of Wroclaw Opera. Their performance in Swan Lake left an unforgettable impression on all those who had a chance to see it. In 1988 he became a soloist and in 1989 the principal dancer of Teatr Wielki in Łódź. His first premiere there was also Cinderella. In 1991 he joined the ballet of the National Opera in Warsaw as a first soloist. From 2000-2011 he was a principal dancer with the company. He was a Guest Artist with Bulgarian National Ballet, Greek National Ballet, Arena Di Verona Ballet and many others. In 2000 Slawomir Woźniak graduated from the Ballet Pedagogy at the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. For many years he had conducted dance courses for young Americans during Summer Intensive programs.Together with his American partner Kathleen Arcierci, he won a bronze medal at the Third International Ballet Competition in New York in 1990. In 1993 Mr. Woźniak won a bronze medal at the First International Ballet Competition in Nagoya, Japan. Slawomir Woźniak was also a Jury Member for Polish International Ballet Competition in Gdansk, Poland.For the last several years he has also created many choreographies for Ballet, Opera and Drama theatres. His choreographic works include:
Irena Woźniak started her ballet training at the age of eleven in Gdansk, Poland, at the State Ballet School. At age sixteen, while Irena was still a student, she was asked to dance with the Professionals in Opera Baltycke’s, production of Snow White. Irena had the opportunity to train under some of the world’s most esteemed Dancers and Teachers including; Nathalie Bessmertnova, Yuri Grigorovich, Cynthia Harvey, Pierre Lacotte, Natalia Makarova, Lorca Massine, and Irek Mukhamedov, all of whom inspired Irena with an incredible passion for ballet. Irena graduated with high honors after performing and touring in many concerts and galas throughout Europe.
After graduating, Irena received the position of soloist at Wroclaw Opera House in Poland. It was there that she met her husband, Slawomir, as they performed leading roles together, such as Cinderella, Swan Lake and Giselle. Their performance in Swan Lake left an unforgettable impression on all those who were fortunate enough to see it. Irena performed in a host of other ballets including: La Gitana, D’Artagnan and The Three Musketeers, Chopiniana – Les Sylphides, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, and The Nutcracker.
In 1988 Irena joined the Teatr Wielki in Lodz, Poland, along with Slawomir, where they both performed in all of the company’s Repertories and Tours throughout Europe. A few years later, in 1991, Irena joined the Warsaw National Opera House as soloist and she danced with the company until her retirement which brought her to the Valley of the Sun. She moved to Phoenix in 2007 with her husband, while her two sons, Slawomir Jr. and Michal, were training on full scholarships in New York City at American Ballet Theatre.
Since living in Phoenix, Irena has trained hundreds of young dancers at Master Ballet Academy, the studio she owns and operates with her husband Slawomir. Since 2007 her accomplishments as a ballet instructor include training her students for international ballet competitions in Berlin, China, San Diego, Florida, and New York in which they have placed with medals and scholarships. Irena instills in each of her students, her love for ballet, and she passes along her own training and performance experiences. Irena inspires her students with her passion, attention to detail, knowledge of classical ballet, and understanding of expression. All of these qualities make Irena one of the most sought after Instructors in Phoenix.
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Krista King-Doherty is an internationally recognized and award-winning teacher and choreographer. She received her training at Ballet la Jeunesse in Los Angeles, CA and with her mother, Kathie Fishback Anthony. Krista comes from a lineage of four generations of professional dancers. Her family continues to direct their dance school, Fishback Studio, which was founded in New Mexico in 1945.
Krista enjoyed a successful career as a fashion model in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia modeling for top designers such as Chanel, Giorgio Armani, and Ferragamo to name a few. She was featured in print campaigns, magazines, on runways and television for a decade.
In 1995 Krista returned to her dance roots specializing in ballet, pointe, jazz, and contemporary dance. Krista coaches and choreographs for national and international level competitors. Her trainees are frequently the recipients of overall high score, technical and choreography awards.
Krista takes pride in her ability to cultivate the best in her students and see them flourish. Since 2005, Krista's students have qualified in both the solo and ensemble divisions for the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York City. Her students and choreography have repeatedly won the Youth Grand Prix Award, Grand Prix Award, the Hope Award, in addition to overall awards in contemporary and ensemble divisions at YAGP. In 2017, her piece won the Gold Medal in the contemporary pas de deux division at YAGP NYC Finals.
Krista’s daughter and lifelong student, actress and dancer Juliet Doherty, won the Gold Medal in the Junior Women’s and Senior Women’s Division at the YAGP Finals 2012/2014. Juliet performed in the “Stars of Tomorrow Gala” at Lincoln Center with a piece Krista choreographed.
Recent student scholarships include San Francisco Ballet School, Houston Ballet Academy, ABT JKO School, The Ailey School, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, the School of American Ballet, Australian Ballet School, Academie Princesse Grace,and numerous universities. Recent student engagements include Broadway shows including Miss Saigon, Aladdin, the Radio City Rockettes, Little Dancer at The Kennedy Center, feature films and with professional dance companies in the USA and abroad.
Her work and students have been recognized with overall awards and medals and featured in galas at USA/IBC, World Ballet Competition, ADC/IBC, YAGP, Vail International Dance Festival, the Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition, Varna International Ballet Competition, “Gala de Danza” in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Cancun International Ballet Festival.
Krista is currently on faculty at Master Ballet Academy in Arizona, and is a sought-after choreographer and guest master teacher at conservatories, intensives and festivals in the USA and internationally.
Krista was honored to receive the “Avant Garde” award for choreography from ADC/IBC and “Outstanding Choreographer” award from YAGP both in 2018.
Originally from Indianapolis, Ashley began her dance training at the early age of two. She studied under Lynn Herrick, Artistic Director of Artists In Motion, and spent her summers training extensively with elite teachers and choreographers in Los Angeles and New York. Ashley was a student apprentice with Mark Marino’s American Dance Company, and Dance Kaleidoscope directed by David Hochoy. She was also an assistant with Tremaine Dance Competition and Conventions, and a member of their Teen Performance Company. Ashley has been recognized by Dance Spirit Magazine, and is the recipient of several prestigious awards including; Prelude Awards Runner Up and Winner, ProjectXL Winner, along with a variety of titles and scholarships.
Ashley attended the nationally acclaimed University of Arizona on a dance and academic scholarship. In 2009 Ashley received a BFA in Dance, and immediately began her professional career as a world famous Radio City Rockette. Some of her numerous performance opportunities include Kanye West’s Dark Fantasy Tour, The Tianjin Dance Festival in China, American Dance Company’s “Mixed Emotions,” and working with world renown choreographers Joe Tremaine, Frank Chavez, Linda Haberman, and Yemi Ad. Ashley performed choreography by Lee Martino in S.T.A.G.E. Benefit-Los Angeles, dancing along side Florence Henderson and Jason Graa. She has appeared in a variety of industrials dancing for major companies such as; Universal Studios, Honeywell, Ameriprise, NFL, NBA, and more. You can also find Ashley in professional dance and fitness DVD’s, commercials, and print.
Ashley continued her education with PSC’s Pilates Teacher Training Course and the Burn At the Barre Master Trainer Program. This was the perfect way for her to blend her love of dance and fitness. Ashley has always had a passion for teaching, and travels across the US and Canada teaching master classes and choreographing. She is proud to be a motivating teacher, inspiring students of all ages through the art of dance and fitness!
Dwight Rhoden, Founding Artistic Director/Resident Choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company, has established a remarkably wide-ranging career, earning distinction from The New York Times as “one of the most sought out choreographers of the day.”
A native of Dayton, Ohio, who began dancing at age 17, Rhoden has performed with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Les Ballet Jazz De Montreal and as a principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. As a performer, he has appeared in numerous television specials, documentaries and commercials throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and has been a featured performer on PBS Great Performances specials.
In 1994, Rhoden, along with Desmond Richardson founded Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Together they have brought their unique brand of contemporary dance to the world for over two decades. CCB is widely considered “America’s Original Multicultural Contemporary Ballet Company”, and is celebrated for its pioneering spirit, and the building of a universal brand that continues to challenge traditional ideas, and redefine possibilities in the dance arena. Under Rhoden’s direction, Complexions has become a dance institution that is much in demand. CCB has to lead the way in Contemporary Ballet in America, by removing traditional boundaries, and celebrating the beauty of differences - through courageous, innovative and cutting edge programming. Over the years, Complexions has remained consistent in delivering a profound passion for diversity that has framed its vision and become its hallmark.
For nearly 3 decades, Rhoden’s choreography has been the lynchpin in the development of the Complexions repertory. Since 1994 Rhodens’ work has filled some of the most prestigious theaters across the globe including, The Joyce Theater (NYC), The Bolshoi Theater (Moscow), The Mar,insky Theater (St Petersburg), Maison De La Danse (Lyon), The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles), BAM (Brooklyn) Cairo Opera House (Egypt), The Arts Center (Melbourne, Australia), The Auditorium Theater (Chicago), Telaviv Opera House (Israel), The ASB Theater (New Zealand), Holland Dance Festival, Grand Theatre De Geneva (Switzerland), Isle De Dance Festival (Paris), as well as others. CCB and Rhodens’ work has been presented on five continents and in over 20 countries, including the USA, Canada, South America, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, The Baltic Region, Egypt, Israel, and the Middle East. “Musicality, innovation, purpose, consistency, brilliant use of stage space and the ability to tell a story -- all these qualities make him (Rhoden) one of today's elect choreographers.” (The LA Times)
Rhoden has created over 80 ballets for Complexions, as well as numerous other companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Arizona, The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company, The Atlanta Ballet, BalletMet, The Dance Theater of Harlem, Colorado Ballet, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, The Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, The Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadanco, Marinsky Ballet, Minneapolis Dance Theater, Phoenix Dance Company, Sacramento Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Ballet Nice’ Mediterranean, Tulsa Ballet, The Washington Ballet, The San Francisco Ballet, Western Australian Ballet, Zenon Dance Company, among others.
Mr. Rhoden has also directed and choreographed for TV, film, theater and live performances including So You Think You Can Dance, E! Entertainment’s “Tribute to Style”, Amici, Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity, and choreographed and appeared in the feature film “One Last Dance”. He has also worked with, and/or created works for such high-profile artists as Prince, David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz, Kelly Clarkson, ELEW, David Rozenblatt, Nicholas Payton, The Drifters, Paul Simon, Billy Strayhorn, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, U2, The Turtle Creek Chorus, and Patrick Swayze.
Rhoden was also commissioned to create a work for the centennial celebration of renowned collage artist Romare Bearden, choreographed a ballet for Diana Vishneva’s Beauty In Motion, and has Directed and Choreographed the full-length ballet The Great Gatsby for soloists of The Marinsky, Ukrainian National Ballet, and The United States. Additionally, he has choreographed full-lengths Pulcinella, Othello, Carmine Burana, and Anthem.
“Rhoden’s work is post-Balanchinean choreography, a new aesthetic in movement, stage, picture, and performance concepts reflecting a post- modern, techno-savvy worldview” (Dance Magazine).
Widely known as “a dancer’s choreographer,” Rhoden has worked with, coached and created for some of the most diverse artists spanning the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance including legendary dance artists Carmen De Lavallade, Misty Copeland, Wendy Whelan, Maria Kowroski, Diana Vishneva, Desmond Richardson, Sandra Brown, Jodie Gates, and Gus Solomons, to name a few.
Mr. Rhoden has served as Artist in Residence at universities around the United States including USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, New York University, Juilliard, UC Irvine, Skidmore College, The Boston Conservatory, and The University of Mississippi, where his 2004 Racial Reconciliation Project was credited as a catalyst for dialogue in a community that had been historically divided.
Mr. Rhoden is a beneficiary recipient of various honors and awards including the New York Foundation for the Arts Award, and subsequent induction into the NYFA Hall of Fame, The Choo San Goh Award for Choreography, and The Ailey School’s Apex Award. Rhoden was recently nominated for a Benois De La Dance award for his libretto for Gatsby The Ballet and received an Honorary Doctorate degree from The Boston Conservatory in recognition of his extensive contributions to the field of dance.
Rhoden’s latest works include:
LOVE ROCKS (Lenny KRAVITZ) - CCB
STAR DUST (David Bowie)
BACH 25 (JS BACH) - CCB
WOKE (Logic, Kendrick, Lil Wayne)- CCB
CATCHING FEELINGS (Beethoven)- CCB
SUNRISE DIVINE (Gospel) -Atlanta Ballet
LET'S BEGIN AT THE END (Phillip Glass/ Michael Nyman) - San Francisco Ballet
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Lacey Schwimmer is most known for her success as a finalist on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance (season 3) and as a pro on ABC's Dancing With The Stars (six consecutive seasons).
Lacey started out in a "dancing family". Her father Buddy, choreographed the motion picture "American Graffiti," her mother Laurie, a classically trained ballerina, and her brother Benji, who won season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance. Lacey won her first United States Swing Dance title when she was just 10 years old. From there, she went on to be the World Swing Dance Champion and United States Youth Latin Champion. This ranked her 42nd in the world for International Latin dancing.
Lacey owns and co-directs The Dance Center, a competitive powerhouse dance studio in Redlands, CA, along with her famous dancing family.
Lacey has several choreography and artistic direction credits, including Dancing With The Stars, Strictly Come Dancing, So You Think You Can Dance, the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, and stage shows, such as Frankie Moreno LIVE, Frankie Moreno Under The Influence, Legends in Concert, and Pin Up starring playmate Claire Sinclair, Ballroom With A Twist, Dance To The Movies, the Knicks City Dancers, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Broadway Dance Center.
She has choreographed and directed many Grammy award winning artists such as Christina Aguilera, Nikki Minaj, LMFAO, One Republic, Reba Mcintire, Whitney Houston, Taylor Swift, Train, Brad Paisley, the Jonas Brothers and the Jackson Family, to name a few.
With a strong musical theater background, Lacey debuted her first pop single "Love Sounds," where it reached #7 on the Billboard Dance charts. She just release a new single “The Dance That You Do,” written and produced by Frankie Moreno and guitar Legend Patt Thrall. Her newest project was laying down vocals for Madison Square Garden’s Knicks City Dancers' first original theme song.
Lacey has also choreographed for Holland America's Dancing with the Stars at Sea, as well as Lions Gate's Dancing with the Stars workout DVD and Dancing With The Stars LIVE touring and stage shows. She recently choreographed the new tv show for Facebook featuring the Kardashians called, “You Kiddin' Me,” coming this summer.
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Mark grew up in Orange County, California where he trained for four years at the Orange County High School of the Arts. Mark has been dancing professionally for nineteen years. He has danced and worked with artists such as Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Madonna, Paula Abdul, Martina McBride and toured with Reba McEntire. Some of his TV credits include: American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Scrubs, Will and Grace, The George Lopez Show, Home Improvement, Mad About You, The Hughleys, The MTV Video Music Awards, The American Music Awards, The VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Rosie O'Donnell Show. Some of Mark's film credits include: Jackass 2, Austin Powers 2, Austin Powers 3 Goldmember, Starsky and Hutch, Gigli, North and A Time for Dancing. He has danced in commercials for Dr. Pepper, Reebok, Pepsi, Toyota and Frito Lay.
Mark is also an original member of Mia Michaels's dance company "RAW" based out of New York City.
He was the assistant choreographer to Mia on Celine Dion's show A New Day in Las Vegas and has assisted Mia on the FOX TV reality show So You Think You Can Dance. Mark has choreographed for the TV shows: Scrubs, Dancing with the Stars and The George Lopez Show. Mark has had a very diverse career in concert dance and commercial dance and was the artistic director of his own contemporary/commercial dance company called "Evolution". His biggest accomplishment and proudest achievement is being a dad to his beautiful daughter Ryan.
Krista Miller Has been working as a Professional Dancer in the entertainment industry for many years. She began her dancing career as a Los Angeles Laker Girl and since then has gone on to work in Commercials, T.V and Film. Some of her credits include dancing with Jim Carrey in the Movie the Mask, the Academy Awards with Debbie Allen, Saved by the Bell , Doogie Houser, North and Cinderella. She has performed with numerous Artists Such as Prince, Bare Naked Ladies, Fastball, and Elvis Costello.
She is best known for her popular teaching channel onYoutube called KBM Talent with over 75,000,000 views. With over 200 dance instruction videos krista has become one of the most sought after technique Teachers in North America. On this platform wshe began giving technical tips and online classes to dancers across the globe. She has since traveled around the world with her KBM TALENT “Day of Dance” sharing her gifts. With her ballet background and focus on the core strength she has worked with some of the most elite students around the world. She has recently opened the elite training facility in Orange County California called “THE BREA SPACE”. Her Passion for the basic principles of technique have made her unique to the teaching field. As most are focused on choreography she has stayed true to helping students find a better technical balance within their own individual body. It is her wish for Dances to have a solid technical foundation that will help them in all styles of Dance.
Kurtis W. Sprung is a Dancer/Choreographer/Educator born in upstate New York
to a small town with big aspirations. His passion stems through the connectivity of free
flow, athleticism and Neo Classical Contemporary/Ballet movement. Kurtis has worked
with choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Wade Robson, Teddy Forance, Spencer Liff
and Rasta Thomas. He has performed with artists such as Neil Patrick Harris, Jewel,
Nicole Scherzinger and Ray Parker Jr. He was the lead character of Cirque Du Soleil’s
“The Beatles Love” and has performed with companies such as The Bad Boys of Dance,
Phoenix Ballet and Embodiment Collective. Kurtis has appeared in People and
Entertainment Weekly Magazines, Porsche Commercials, Life Is Beautiful and NHL
hockey games. Kurtis is now back in Los Angeles where he is dancing commercially and
and creating musical scores for companies. He teaches for JUMP and Hollywood Vibe
Dance Conventions. He wants to continue his growth, education and creation as he
moves towards more opportunities to dance and choreograph around the world.
Autumn Anne Miller began dancing at the age of 5 and hasn’t stopped since. Autumn is 18 years old now and resides in Southern California. She loves to spend time hanging with her Friends and Family. She trains about 30 hours per week at THE BREA SPACE in all styles of dance including Musical Theater, Jazz, contemporary, Ballroom, hip hop, and ballet.
Autumn is well known around the world for her very popular YOUTUBE channel She started when she was younger called “Autie’s Freestyle Friday”. This is where she creates fun Freestyle dance videos, skits with her friends and family, teaches combos and let’s her audience in to her personal Dance journey. Autumn’s Freestyle Friday currently has over 81 million views to date as well as 1.4 million dedicated followers on her personal instagram profile.
Some of Autumn’s credits include Dancing with the stars Multiple times, Disney’s Shake it up, ABC’s Holidays with the Houghs, Disneys’ Thanksgiving special with Sting, Stared in her own Awesomeness T.V Record-setter kids series, She dance in Willow Smith’s Whip my Hair music video, Meghan Trainor’s “No Excuses” Video and recently started in the Music Video “Bad Liar” with the Imagine Dragons, Cats the Movie Promo, Madilyn Bailey Music Video.
Autumn is on the Cover of the NOV/DEC Inside Dance Magazine, She has appeared in numerous commercials including Razor Scooters, Hasbro, Mc Donalds, Walmart, Go GO Puppy, and Just Dance Kids. She has also modeled for, Katrina Active Wear, J. Jill, Hyundai, Target, Pearl Yukiko, Guess, Smashbox cosmetics, LG and Justice Stores.
She Currently Travels around the world performing, inspiring and Sharing her love for dance with other dancers. She assists her mom Krista Miller on the KBM TALENT Tours and Mark Meismer on Nuvo Dance Convention, and is the Face of the New Cutting edge Creative Dance Space Call THE BREA SPACE.
Autumn’s audience has followed her since she was young and Continues to support her on her Dance /Life Journey.
Amanda Hidalgo is a classically trained pianist with over 30 years experience as a professional ballet accompanist that is enhanced by her experience as a former professional ballet dancer and ballet teacher herself. She is recognized for her ability to motivate and inspire dancers using her versatile repertoire, extraordinary finesse, and passionate musical interpretation. In addition to accompanying for Master Ballet Academy and Phoenix Ballet, Ms. Hidalgo also accompanies for Ballet Arizona, Ballet Etudes, Scottsdale School of Ballet, and the School of Ballet Arizona. Other notable schools she is associated with are Arizona School for the Arts, and Tempe Dance Academy. She is also the Arizona pianist for the Royal Academy of Dancing examinations.
Born in California, Ms. Hidalgo was one of the most sought-after ballet pianists in Los Angeles, and she has worked extensively with Rosemary Valaire, Yvonne Mounsey, Tania Lichine, John Clifford, Irina Kosmovska, and Stanley Holden Dance Center where Mikhail Baryshnikov was a frequent guest. Ms. Hidalgo danced professionally with Tulsa Ballet Theater, Pacific Ballet Theatre, Ballet La Jeunesse, Pars National Ballet, Kalinin Dance Company, and was a well-known Persian style dancer with performances televised internationally. As Mrs. Arizona 2000, she has been involved with major fundraising activities and has been a motivational keynote speaker throughout Arizona. When not accompanying, Ms. Hidalgo works as an Arizona licensed private investigator.
Zachary W. Kelley is from the Seattle, Washington area where he discovered his passion for tap dance at the age of 8 years old. He has trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Ballroom. Today Zachary is currently based in Scottsdale, AZ. He recently was 1 of 3 men soloists chosen for Team USA where he will compete for the Gold medal at the 2019 Tap Dance World Championships in Riesa, Germany.
Zachary trains and mentors child stars that have been seen on So You Think You Can Dance, World of Dance, America’s Got Talent, Dance Moms, and Disney Channel.
Zachary is highly sought out for taking the classic tap dance art form and giving it a fun, innovative, and modern twist. He has been seen working on conventions, tap festivals, workshops, and performances all over the United States, as well as throughout Europe in over 10 countries.
Zachary has worked with LA based tap company Rithem Dance Company, directed by Ryan Lohoff, choreographing and being seen in “The Voice” Mexico’s, Emilio Roman music video, “Prendelo,” choreographing for the Miss America Pageant Organization, and representing tap dance at the American College Dance Association. His choreography has been recognized and seen on the national and international level.
Zachary is a graduate from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Medicine as well as a Dance Education Minor.