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[ April 13, 2022 by Adrian 0 Comments ]

Sophia Lucia

Sophia Lucia, Dance Prodigy, Guinness World Record Holder, YouTube Sensation, Entrepreneur, and Educator, loves to dance and strives each day to be the best she can be by pushing her and her students abilities to the limit.

Sophia started dancing at the young age of two at San Diego Dance Centre in Poway, CA, and is now teaching dance all around the world and is one of the most exciting talents in the industry. She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballroom, and Contemporary. Sophia moved to Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of twelve to train with Master Ballet Academy and later danced with the Phoenix Ballet and Ballet Arizona. A year later, Sophia and her dance partner, Jack Beckham, took home the Gold Medal at Varna IBC representing the USA. Being the youngest to compete at Varna IBC, she was awarded a Special Bounty Partnership Award. Sophia and her partner went on and received a Silver and Gold Medal at YAGP nationals in New York City. She then made her acting debut in Hallmark’s “A Nutcracker Christmas,” portraying a young ballerina with aspirations to become a prima ballerina. During her time filming, she continued to train and dance with the National Ballet of Canada. Since her young success in the Ballet industry, she’s had the honor to perform worldwide representing the USA as a Gold Medalist. 

Sophia’s focus and determination has lead her to excel in her career. She set the Official Guinness World Record of 55 Consecutive Pirouettes at just ten years old. She also had a clothing line with California Kisses Dance Wear and a partnership with Capezio. She has earned several National Champion Dance Titles, such as The Dance Awards’ Junior Best Dancer. From a young age, she has been featured in numerous television shows such as ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ Disney’s hit show ‘Shake it Up,’  ‘X-Factor,’ Nickelodeon’s ‘Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn’ and ‘America’s Got Talent,’ plus several talk shows like ‘The Ellen Show’ and ‘The Ricki Lake Show,’ to name a few. She made her film debut in 2010 as child star icon, Shirley Temple in the Fox Legacy Movie “The Shirley Temple Story”.

Sophia’s ability to not only captivate an audience with her artistry but inspire others with her teaching style is truly profound. She has formed a passion for teaching over the last few years and has been all over the country teaching her technique method called RAFT. Sophia strives to be the best role model and teacher she can be for her students and is a fantastic mentor. Her performances have catapulted her to internet stardom and taken her across the world to do what she loves most, dance.

[ July 15, 2021 by Adrian 0 Comments ]

Alex Kessinger

Dance has always flowed through Alex Kessinger’s veins. Raised in Southern California, she started her wonderful journey with dance at the age of four at her mother’s dance studio, West Coast School of the Arts. Alex started working as a child actor and dancer at the age of 6, where she had the opportunity to be a part of numerous commercials, print work and even danced with Martin Short in Disney’s Santa Claus 3. Dancing has given Alex many unique opportunities to participate in various competitions where she has won many awards and National Titles. After winning a national title in 2011, she got to travel to Australia to represent the United States where she won the gold. After her competitive dance career, she furthered her education at Chapman University, where she was one of few that was awarded a talent scholarship to go along with her scholastic one. Alex graduated Cum Laude from Chapman University in 2016 with a BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Theater Technology.

Currently, she is signed with MSA Talent Agency. Some of her achievements have been dancing with Jojo Siwa, assisting on national commercials with Michael Rooney, television shows such as the newest hit tv show “GLOW” with Marguerite Derricks, a digital backup dancer in Paula Abdul’s tour “Straight Up Paula”, choreographing for the Rams Cheerleaders, and dancing in and choreographing for music videos. Alex’s most recent dance achievement was becoming a full-time faculty member on The Dance Xperience Convention, choreographing for an east coast Dance Competition called Edge, and still pursuing the “starving artist’s” dream!

[ May 28, 2021 by Adrian 0 Comments ]

Annie Libera

Originally from Michigan, Annie Libera has been dancing since the age of five.  She attended Columbia College Chicago where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Dance and minor in Arts Management.  She had her first professional job at 19, where she danced as a Ballerina for Hannibal Buress during his Comedy Camisado tour stops in Chicago.  Since moving to Los Angeles in 2017, she has performed in multiple shows, danced in Todrick Hall’s “Dripeesha” music video featuring Tiffany Haddish, as well as teaching at a local competitive dance studio.  In 2020 she launched her dance podcast, Movement Guidance, where she interviews a guest on every episode where she and her guest talk about all things in the dance industry and community.  Annie has also made acting appearances on Empire, Chicago Justice, Chicago Fire, Easy, Best Cover Ever, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and a Hefty Cups commercial.  

[ May 28, 2021 by Adrian 0 Comments ]

Kaycee Rice

At the age of 10 Kaycee became an overnight sensation after Katy Perry, RuPaul and Shangela tweeted her “Werk” hip hop solo. Kaycee quickly became known as the first viral kid dancer on YouTube. She was featured in YouTube rewind 2013, appeared on news stations across the US and was featured in numerous articles. Kaycee’s career was launched!

Since then, Kaycee has performed on the biggest stages in the world; the Superbowl with Katy Perry and Missy Elliot, the Oscars with Pharell Williams, and the hit series World of Dance with her dance partner Sean Lew. She has also shared the stage with many top artists including: Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber, Flo Rida, Charli XCX and many more. Kaycee has also been featured on Americas Got Talent, The Ellen Show (many times), Hip Hop Honors, Radio Disney Music Awards, and MTV series Going Off, just to name a few. Kaycee has been in national commercials, and was the lead actress in Disney’s short film “How To Catch A Ghost”. Additionally, Kaycee was the first kid dancer to be sponsored by Nike, and at the age of 14 she designed her very own Nike shoe!

Kaycee continues to train in dance and acting. She is lucky enough to be mentored by the best the industry has to offer, while teaching her own workshops in the process. Kaycee has branched out into choreography and was honored to be able to choreograph for K-Pop groups including Red Velvet “Really Bad Boy”

Most interesting is brand. She is a self-proclaimed Kaycee “Weirdo”. She loves to spread her message of kindness, individuality, and positivity to everyone. In her words, “Being a Weirdo doesn’t mean your Weird, it just means that you embrace the fact that you are different, and that it’s ok to be you”.

In 2020 Kaycee became a certified personal trainer holding a NASM certification. Kaycee has filled herself with knowledge of nutrition and wellness.

Kaycee has accomplished more than most at the age of 18, but people that know herare aware that she has so much more ahead of her. Yet the best thing about Kaycee is that even after designing her own Nike shoe, partnered with many brands, having a successful Weirdo Apparel clothing line, and a massive social following on many platforms, Kaycee remains humble as ever. Anyone that has the opportunity to work with her, recognizes right away, she is just a super individual that loves life and loves people.

Kaycee will continue to be Kaycee, an individual, a Weirdo, and a super talent. She just does what she loves and the world loves her for it.

[ May 4, 2021 by Adrian 0 Comments ]

Will Simmons

Big Will Simmons is a dancer, actor and choreographer with credits including “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Dance Moms,” “Saved By The Bell,” (reboot) and performances with Justin Bieber.

[ April 25, 2021 by Adrian 0 Comments ]

Kristin Farina

I’ve always believed that if you want something in life, YOU have to be the one to make it happen. And that mindset is the reason that I am who I am today. Here’s a story of self-made success. I’m Kristin Farina. I am a professional dancer, choreographer, actress, model, and social media personality – just to name a few. I never was one to put myself in a box, so I do “everything”. I grew up in a very small town in Wisconsin… so small it was actually considered a village. Everything you could need was on the same block, except for the thing most important to me – my dance studio. I learned dedication very early because I had to drive over an hour each way to get the dance training I needed. I missed out on a lot of things growing up including school dances (never went to prom), football games, parties, after-school sports, friends…. but it was worth it to me because I loved to dance. I had the perfect plan to attend college where I would double major in dance and business. As most of us know, sometimes life takes a turn and you’re unable to follow the path you were intending on taking.

[ February 27, 2021 by Adrian 0 Comments ]

Autumn Miller

Autumn began dancing at age 5 and hasn’t stopped! Now 19, and residing in Southern California, Autumn loves to spend time with her friends and family. She trains 30 hours a week at The Brea Space in all styles of dance, including Musical Theater, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballroom, Hip Hop, and Ballet.

Autumn first rose to fame on Youtube with her first series, called ‘Autie’s Freestyle Friday’. Creating fun, freestyle dance videos, skits with friends and family, and teaching combos, Autumn enjoys bringing her audience along on her personal dance journey. Her Freestyle Friday series has over 81 million views and her Instagram channel, 1.4 million dedicated followers.

Autumn’s made multiple appearances on Dancing with the Stars, Disney’s Shake it Up and Thanksgiving Special with Sting, ABC’s Holidays with the Houghs, Awesomeness TV’s record setting kids series, Willow Smith’s ‘Whip my Hair’ music video, Meghan Trainor’s ‘No Excuses’, Imagine Dragon’s ‘Bad Liar’, Madilyn Bailey music videos, and the film promo for CATS!

You can also find Autumn on the cover of Inside Dance Magazine, and she’s appeared in commercials such as Razor Scooters, Hasbro, McDonalds, Walmart, Go Go Puppy, and Just Dance Kids. Autumn’s modeled for Katrina Active Wear, J. Jill, Hyundai, Target, Pearl Yukiko, Guess, Smashbox cosmetics, LG, and Justice stores.

Autumn enjoys traveling the world performing, inspiring, and sharing her love of dance with others. She assists her mom, Krista Miller, on KBM Talent Events, and Mark Meismer on Nuvo Dance Convention, she’s also represents the creative dance venue, The Brea Space and The Space TV.

[ December 4, 2019 by Adrian 0 Comments ]

Ivan “Flipz” Velez

Ivan “FLIPZ” Velez is considered an iconic creator, choreographer, and artist in BREAKING, FLIPS & TRICKS — the dance trio which has helped turn dance into one of the most lucrative, limitless forms of entertainment.

MICHAEL JACKSON, USHER, MADONNA, JANET JACKSON, PINK, WILL SMITH, JAMIE KING, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, THE SUPER BOWL, NIKE, RED BULL, TOYOTA and ADIDAS all turn to FLIPZ when they need elite breaking, acrobatic stunting, + tricking.

At 13 FLIPZ left the safety of Puerto Rico to brave epic Dance Battles (KING OF THE RING, UK Championships), winning his big break at age 19 co-starring in the dance classic HONEY, alongside Jessica Alba and Missy Elliot. Within a few years, his unique passion, inventiveness, and out-of-the-box style as an artist led to him being asked to move behind the camera. Soon FLIPZ was Choreographing + Creative Directing NIKE Superbowl campaigns, REEBOK International campaigns, COCA-COLA National campaigns. He has also consulted on and starred in National Campaigns for ADIDAS, RED BULL, TOYOTA & PEPSI.

Other major choreography and consultant gigs have followed: DANCING WITH THE STARS, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, and THE OSCARS. Creator/Choreographer for Cirque du Soleil’s MJ ONE in Las Vegas, key collaborator on the International Tour ILLUMINATE, Producer for Jon M. Chu’s groundbreaking series THE ARENA. He is currently supervising choreographer for TRU TV’s hit series FAKEOFF, and in development with YOUTUBE and RED BULL, creating innovative new formats for dance.

Never losing sight of his roots and passion for martial arts, FLIPZ stunt doubled in A-list feature films including SPIDERMAN 3, 300, and MEET THE SPARTANS. Having run one of the most successful dance crews for 24 years (Founder of world-famous Skill Methodz) Ivan / “FLIPZ” took things one step further and recently created FLIPZ ENTERTAINMENT, a production company specializing in unique talent and developing projects that push the limit of dance.

With his infectious positive energy, endless creativity, and a commitment to excellence in all he does, FLIPZ is spearheading the phenomenon of dance entertainment, pushing the boundaries of how extreme Breaking, Tricks, + Flips can be.