Robin Antin’s new “Pussycat Dolls Grooves” master class starts Sept. 5, 6-7pm.
Originally from Los Angeles, Robin Antin has made a name for herself as a choreographer, producer, director, designer and entrepreneur. In 1995, Robin founded the modern burlesque dance troupe, “The Pussycat Dolls” at the infamous Viper Room in Hollywood. By 2003, she turned the stage show into one of the biggest pop-group sensations producing hit songs, and selling 10 million albums worldwide.
Robin found a second home for her PCD Brand, A Las Vegas “Pussycat Dolls Lounge Nightclub” and a “Pussycat Dolls Casino” inside Caesars Palace. Soon after she landed two seasons of her own reality show on CW, Search for the Next Doll. In 2007, during season two, Robin created a new girl group, “Girlicious” who made a Platinum self-titled album and went on to sell out arenas across the world.
Robin’s brand also included her first collection of lingerie, called “Shhhh, by Robin Antin,” as well as her own fitness DVD titled “Pussycat Dolls Workout, by Robin Antin.” She has worked with many artists along the way including Christina Applegate, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Fergie, Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson. Robin also worked with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu when they played “Undercover Pussycat Dolls” in Charlie’s Angels Full Throttle.
Recently Robin choreographed for many hit TV shows including American Idol, the 2011 opening production with Jimmy Fallon at The Emmys®, the 2011 opening at The Billboard Awards with Ken Jeong and in 2011 The Academy Awards. She also released her second Pussycat Dolls fitness DVD, and is now getting ready to launch a dance “work out” class at the Millennium Dance Complex called “Pussycat Dolls Grooves.”
She also served as a recurring guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance and was a permanent judge on the Lifetime show Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition.
For the last four years, Robin has produced The Matt Goss Show in Las Vegas… “Live from Caesars Palace”. Currently, Robin is launching her new group GRL. She just opened her third home for the Pussycat Doll brand in San Diego, The Dollhouse bar and nightclub located in the Gas Lamp District.
Many more exciting things to come for Robin, stay tuned!
Charles “Chucky” Klapow is an Emmy award winning choreographer of Disney’s “High School Musical”. For over two decades, Chucky has performed and choreographed for many entertainers in television, film and stage productions all over the world. He just got back from London after spending the past few months as choreographer for The Rolling Stones 50 & Counting tour.
Born in 1980, Chucky began his dancing career age 12, dancing for Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion, Paula Abdul, Salt-N-Pepa, Melissa Etheridge, and others in an all-star concert. By the time he was 15, Charles was an assistant to choreographer and mentor Marguerite Derricks. He assisted Marguerite and danced in Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997), 3rd Rock from the Sun, Fame L.A., among others. Charles created a dance company with choreography partner Wade Robson in the mid-1990s called L.A. Images.
Chucky was brought on board by Kenny Ortega (original “Dirty Dancing” choreographer) to help choreograph “High School Musical” in 2006. Klapow also worked with Ortega and Bonnie Story as a choreographer for the film’s sequels, “High School Musical 2″ (which earned Chucky his second Emmy award nomination) and “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.” He can be seen in all of the High School Musical movies as a dancer as well.
Klapow was one of eleven dancers selected by Michael Jackson for his “This Is It” concert tour which was planned to take place at The O2 Arena in London as a 50-show run. On July 7, 2009, after months of rehearsing with Jackson, Chucky took part in his memorial service held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Chucky spent the Summer of 2010 as a TV reality show judge on “Don’t Stop Believing”, the UK’s search for the next all-singing, all-dancing group which aired on Channel Five. He has also choreographed for ABC’s “Skating With The Stars” and FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance”.
In November of 2011, Chucky served as choreographer/movement coach for the incomparable Mick Jagger on the Will.I.Am music video “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” featuring Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger.
Chucky spent much of 2012 in Australia where he was a judge on “Young Talent Time”, a reality show featuring the best young talent of Australia. He has also judged for reality television in China.