Guest Instructors

We love providing opportunities for our dancers to learn from some amazing dancers.  We have had the privelege of bringing in the instructors below to work with our dance team and provide master classes that are open to the public.

Alex Wong

Alex Wong was born in Canada and began his tap and jazz training at the age of seven. At age ten, he started his ballet studies with the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, Canada. In 2000, Alex won two Junior World Titles in Tap and Showdance. Awarded with the Royal Academy of Dancing Solo Seal, Alex won the Audience Choice Award and was a Bronze Medallist in the 2003 Genee International Ballet Competition. In 2004, he became the first Canadian to win the Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland, and later that year joined the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company.

In 2005, Alex danced briefly with American Ballet Theatre before joining Miami City Ballet. In early 2007, Alex was promoted to the rank of soloist at MCB.

Alex’s repertoire of leading roles include Balanchine’s “Symphony In Three Movements”, “Agon”, “Western Symphony”, “The Nutcracker”, Twyla Tharp’s “Push Comes to Shove”, “In the Upper Room”, “The Golden Section”, Mark Morris “Silhouettes”, Edward Villela’s “Don Quxiote”, Paul Taylor’s “Funny Papers”, Bournonville’s “Conservatory”, Stephen Mills “Hush”, Anton Dolin’s “Variations for Four” and “La Fille Mal Gardee”.

In 2009, Alex chose to audition for the FOX dance series, “So You Think You Can Dance.” He breezed through Vegas week and was chosen for the final Top 20 but was forced to withdraw due to contractual issues with the Miami City Ballet. However after his SYTYCD season five audition, Alex was promoted again to the rank of principal soloist at MCB.

In 2010, Alex was offered yet another promotion to principal dancer at MCB but declined the offer in order to pursue another shot at SYTYCD. He went through another grueling Vegas week, but again made the Top 10 contestants for season seven, competing for the title of America’s favorite dancer. On the fifth week of the season, Alex injured himself during a Bollywood rehearsal, snapping his Achilles tendon, which would unfortunately take him out of the race as America’s favorite dancer. He then received surgery in Los Angeles and was given a timeframe of a year to fully recover. Later that year, both pieces Alex danced on So You Think You Can Dance choreographed by Mia Michaels and Tabatha & Napolean both won Emmy Awards.

Following the surgery, Alex signed with Bloc Talent Agency in New York. By February 2011, Alex booked commercials and several print jobs as well as his first television job since SYTYCD as part of the dance ensemble for NBC’s new TV series “Smash” directed by Steven Spielberg. In the summer, Alex appeared on “The Ellen Show”, “The Voice” danced with LMFAO and was asked to re-join “So You Think You Can Dance” as an All-Star. Days before starting SYTYCD, Alex was sidelined with another Achilles injury to his other leg and had to withdraw. During recovery, Alex focused on singing and acting and auditioned for American Idol, making it to the semi final “Hollywood” rounds. Alex was also invited as a guest speaker to several universities including Yale, Northwestern, Dartmouth and Columbia. By early January, through his sheer determination, dedication and optimism, Alex returned to dancing professionally despite the two potentially career-ending injuries. Following his recovery, Alex released his first dance single “Crave” on iTunes and Amazon, filmed his music video, starred in a short film shot in Los Angeles and had his Broadway debut, playing the role of “Sniper” in the Original Broadway Cast of the Disney musical “Newsies” which won two Tony Awards and received six other Tony nominations. Alex also won the ACCA Award for Outstanding Original Chorus for the Broadway 2011-2012 season. In 2012, Alex returned to SYTYCD as an All Star and has since worked on Dancing With The Stars, Choreographed and Starred in the Buick Car Launch in China, SYTYCD Vietnam, Glee, ABC DisneyWorld Christmas Parade and the Microsoft “Surface” commercial.

See Alex perform!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B03TjhI40aQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhyWzC7df-0

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Comfort Fedoke

Since the show So You Think You Can Dance, Comfort has been active in both the street world and the industry, doing a plethora of things. Her work is not only diverse but has boundaries around the world, she is going state-to-state across the US, all the while traveling overseas. 

Comfort has participated and won battles, like Juste Deboute in France and KOD in China. She has appeared in music videos for artists such as Jason Derulo and Florence and the Machine. She has danced alongside the top artists at some of their most viewed events, such as Rihanna at iHeart Radio, LL Cool J at the Guys choice awards, and female Hip Hop legend Missy Elliott at the Super Bowl 49 Half Time Show in Phoenix, as well as, choreographing for, Indie artist, Karmin.

 

Comfort’s work doesn’t end on the dance floor.  She has acted in a number of films over the past five years.  She was in Step Up 5 All In, which is now on DVD.  She was also in the film, High Strung, which was directed by Michael Damien, where Comfort played the supporting lead female character, “Poptart.”

 

Comfort can be seen on this season of So You Think You Can Dance as an all star dancing with her partner this season Mark Villaver.  She is an Emmy Award winning dancer for her work on So You Think You Can Dance.

 

Comfort Fedoke Sample Videos

https://www.facebook.com/nike/videos/p.10154570843451680/10154570843451680/?type=2&theater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m__xdqI27fA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKxDRYfVX_Q&t=48s

Mollee Gray

Mollee Gray returns as the peppy classic surf girl Giggles, in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Teen Beach 2.” A trained dancer in jazz, tap and ballet, Gray competed on season six of “So You Think You Can Dance,” finishing in the top eight. Her dance talents can be seen in the blockbuster Disney Channel Original Movie “High School Musical 2,” and the feature films “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” and “The American Mall.” Her television credits include “Suburgatory,” “Austin & Ally,” “Shake It Up,” “Glee,” “Big Time Rush,” “Victorious” and “Drop Dead Diva.” Gray has also performed on “The Ellen Show,” “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent” and “Kids Choice Awards.” Her film credits include supporting roles in “No Strings Attached” and “Out of Step.” She can next be seen as the lead character Amanda in “Double Daddy.” Gray was born deaf in her left ear, but overcame many challenges to become a professional singer and dancer. Although she sometimes can’t hear all the beats in the music, she uses the vibrations on the floor to get the rhythm. When she is not dancing, singing or acting, Mollee loves rollerblading, riding scooters or hanging out at the beach or pool. Born May 15, 1991 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Gray enjoys reading and writing in her spare time.                                   

Lauren Froderman

Lauren Froderman has been dancing since the age of 3 and since then has trained in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, tap, and hip hop. She has always been a well-rounded dancer and because of this went on to win the seventh season of the Fox television show, So You Think You Can Dance. She has also danced for people such as the Radio City Rockette’s, Big Time Rush, Blake McGrath, and others. Appearing in television performances, music videos, and live shows, she continues to reach for the stars and learn and do as much as possible. Probably her greatest accomplishment since the end of the So You Think You Can Dance show and tour has been becoming the first dance athlete for Gatorade and being the female dance athlete for the G Series Fit line. Lauren has worked hard her whole life and will keep working hard to accomplish her dreams.

Jaimie Goodwin

Jaimie Goodwin grew up in Virginia Beach,VA where she trained in performing arts under Denise Wall. She made her acting debut as a guest star on CBS’ new TV show Vegas, and appeared as a co-star on Oxygen's "All The Right Moves". She has been seen as a top ten finalist on SYTYCD and continue’s to return to SYTYCD as an 'Allstar'. More of her TV credits include a McDonalds commercial, several episodes of DWTS (both as a guest performer and dancing for artists such as Adele and Annie Lennox), a reoccurring role on Glee, Two and a Half Men, and the lead female in Shawn Hook’s video “Every Red Light”. As well as performing at both the 82nd and 85th Academy Awards, The Emmy’s, and the 2012 and 2013 American Music Awards. You can also check her out on film in High School Musical 3, Rock of Ages, and Movement One,  a dance documentary. Jaimie has worked on several tours both as assistant choreographer to Sonya Tayeh on the Miley Cyrus and Kylie Minogue world tours and performing with Rasta Thomas and The Bad Boys of dance on several European tours. When she’s not performing, she prides herself in inspiring and sharing. She had the honor of recently teaching at Stanford University and continues to travel teaching on the faculty of 24SEVEN. You can currently find her performing around the world with Shaping Sound!

Dusty Button

Dusty Button (born June 6, 1989) is an American professional ballet dancer. She was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At age sixteen she moved to New York to train at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre. After that, she was invited to the ABT II company where she performed major roles. In 2006 she was awarded the Bronze Finalist Medal at the Youth American Grand Prix. She later joined London's Royal Ballet School, in 2008 where she also performed professional roles at the Royal Opera House. She joined the Boston Ballet corps de ballet in 2012, was promoted to soloist in 2013 and principal in 2014.

Matthew Prescott

Matthew Prescott, born and raised in Idaho, is a danseur performing with the Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. He attended the Joffrey/New School University in New York City and in 2000 was invited to join the Joffrey Ballet. He has also worked with Donald Byrd's Spectrum Dance Theater, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet and Complexions Contemporary Ballet; in 2005 he joined the Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

As a choreographer, he was in charge of the lead boys in the North American productions of Billy Elliot the Musical.

Lindsey Lancaster

Lindsay Lancaster is a fresh and exciting choreographer whose scholarship to EDGE PAC helped launch her career, bringing her across the world into Europe and Asia. Her experiences enable her to not only instill the fundamentals in today’s youth, but also to go above and beyond by sharing crucial insight to the industry. Lancaster has worked with artists such as Mel B (Spice Girls), Melody Thornton (Pussycat Dolls), Lil’ Wayne, Taryn Manning, Eden Xo, Porcelain Black, Girls United, Outasight, Bobby Newberry and others. Her TV credits include: X-Factor, Dancing with the Stars, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Abby Lee’s Ultimate Dance Challenge and America’s Got Talent. Lancaster’s dynamic and emotionally driven movement has gained her much respect in the dance community and her choreography is recognized worldwide.

Stephanie Little

Stephanie Little originally from Boston, MA, began her training with Boston Youth Moves. She graduated Magna cum Laude with a BA in Dance from Point Park University.  She danced and choreographed for Thodos Dance Chicago, and worked with renowned choreographers such as Lar Lubovitch and Ann Reinking. She spent a year in GII, and performed with Giordano Dance Chicago, founded by the late jazz master, Gus Giordano. 

 

Upon leaving Chicago, she joined Cirque du Soleil, dancing in Criss Angel BeLIEVE, choreographed by Wade Robson (Britney Spears, NSYNC, SYTYCD) and Viva Elvis, choreographed by Nappytabs (SYTYCD, JLo, DWTS). She is currently dancing with LEVELdance, based in Chicago.  She also enjoys assisting choreographer Brock Clawson with his artistic works. Most recently, Stephanie danced on the hit TV show, Empire. Known for her technical prowess and stylized performance quality, her teaching style reflects those same virtues. 

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