Chucky

Chucky Master Class August 26, 9-10:30PM

Chucky

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.

Website: www.ChuckyK.com
Photo: Kara Santa Ana Photography

Millennium Music Group Shines the Spotlight on Recording Artist Vanessa Rae Jamison

Vanessa isn’t your average girl. Born in Happy Valley, Oregon, this beauty knew at a young age she wanted to be an entertainer.  She spent most of her life at Dance Vision under the direction of Michelle Holt, Anita Mitchell and career direction from Wendy Efaw. She sang in her high school choir and in 2010, her mother hired a vocal coach. The following year, her supportive family drove Vanessa Rae to the first “X” Factor audition in Seattle, Washington. “I was one of 70 singers asked to come back out of 7,000 entries. Unfortunately, I didn’t make the cut. Simon told me I was a mouse and they were looking for a cat.”

After high school, Vanessa Rae moved to California to pursue her music and dance career through the direction of Robert Baker, owner of the Millennium Dance complex. She was discovered by Baker through an audition for “The Next Pop Star.”  Don’t let this young blonde fool you, she can sing R&B with the best of them.  Her soulful voice is reminiscent of many pop icons.“I’m really inspired by artists like Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson and Adele. “They are very strong women who have something substantial to say. I want to be able to address real life situations in my songs, but still keep it lots of fun. Music should have a lasting impression, says Vanessa Rae. It should take you back in time…to a special day, place or person. I would be disappointed if my music was forgotten. I hope to be a household name for many years.”  Get ready to be dancing and singing along to this blonde bombshell’s latest hits…starting with “Leave it On the Dance Floor.”

Twitch

Master Class with TWITCH July, 10th 9-10:30 pm $15:00

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Stephen “tWitch” Boss (born, 1982) is a freestyle hip-hop dancer from Montgomery, Alabama. He attended Chapman University. He is a huge comic book fan, with his favorite hero being Superman.

tWitch first appeared on television when he placed second on Star Search behind America’s Best Dance Crew group Super Crew’s “Do Knock”. He was a contestant on The Wade Robson Project, where he came in third place. He also choreographed dances for Korean artists, such as Se7en. While his breakout performances occurred on So You Think You Can Dance, he previously appeared as a dancer in Hairspray. He can be seen in the dance number at the platter party and in “You Can’t Stop the Beat”.

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tWitch auditioned for the third season and made it through “Vegas Week”, but was beaten out by Hokuto “Hok” Konishi for a place in the Top 20. He returned in Season 4 and made it all the way to the finale, placing second overall. After the show, tWitch went on to teach at South County Classical Ballet with fellow finalist Katee Shean.

tWitch’s most well-known partnership during the show was with Kherington Payne. The duo, also known as “Twitchington”, performed many memorable routines and were extremely popular with audiences.

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In season 5, tWitch returned to So You Think You Can Dance with fellow season 4 contestant Katee Shean to perform their Emmy-nominated piece “Mercy”, choreographed by Mia Michaels. He was one of the 11 “All Stars” for season 7.

He landed the role of Jason in Step Up 3D (August 6, 2010 release date). He reprised his role as Jason in the sequal and 4th installment Step Up Revolution in 2012. He also starred as Taz, in Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (Fall 2010). He’s also been cast as Marcel X in the upcoming superhero movie Perfectus,[1] and will later star in the movie Ushers.[2] He is managed by Nelson Diaz of Diaz Management Group (dance representation is MSA).

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tWitch (credited as Stephen Boss) played a dancer named Russell Leonard in an episode of the FOX comedy-drama Bones that first aired November 4, 2010.[3]

tWitch served as a frequent All Star on Seasons 7, 8 and 9 of So You Think You Can Dance performing many memorable routines, including the now-famous hip hop number “Outta Your Mind” with ballet dancer Alex Wong, which was then reprised by comedian Ellen DeGeneres on Season 7′s finale.

 

Tina Landon

Master Class with Tina Landon, July19th 8-9:30 PM $20.00

 

Tina Landon  is an award-winning Mexican-American choreographer based in Los Angeles who has worked with Prince, Anastacia, Mýa, Pink, Jay-Z, Marc Anthony, Kristi Yamaguchi, Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Shakira, Pussycat Dolls, Tina Turner, Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Ciara.[1][2][3][4]

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Landon began her dance career as a Laker Girl in the 1980s when Paula Abdul was the choreographer.[1][5] In 1990, she toured as a dancer on Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 Tour. She went on to choreograph the janet. World Tour in 1993 and The Velvet Rope World Tour in 1998 for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement In Choreography.[5] At the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards upon winning the Best Dance Video award for Livin’ la Vida Loca, Ricky Martin called Landon onstage and passed the award to her (she choreographed the video). At the 2000 ALMA Awards, one of her former dancers, Jennifer Lopez presented Landon with an Achievement in Choreography award. Before accepting the award, Landon and a troupe of her dancers performed a medley of some of her best known work. In 2008 she appeared on the reality dance competition Step It Up and Dance[6] during which she taught the contestants the routine she choreographed for Rihanna’s music video “Umbrella“. In September 2009 Landon and several other choreographers danced with Janet at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards to the song “Scream”, which Landon originally choreographed, as a tribute to Michael Jackson.[7] Other choreographers who participated in the performance included Dave Scott, Jeri Slaughter, Tyce Diorio, Laurie Ann Gibson, Cris Judd, Travis Payne, Brian Friedman, Wade Robson and Gil Duldulao.

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Landon teaches master classes at the Millennium Dance Complex in North Hollywood[1] and at Triple Threat Dance convention in Canada.[6] She appeared as an instructor in two fitness DVDs hosted by Eric Nies: The Grind Workout: Fitness With Flava (1995) and The Grind Workout: Strength and Fitness (1996).[8][9] She has also released one instructional dance DVD based on her music video choreography called Behind the Moves: Session 1 (2003).[10]

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Awards

  • 2001 – American Choreography Award for Best Music Video Choreography: Mýa‘s “Case of the Ex
  • 2000 – Music Video Producers Association Award for Best Choreography: Ricky Martin – Livin’ La Vida Loca
  • 2000 – ALMA Award Honoree for Achievement in Choreography
  • 1999 – Dance Master’s of America 115th Choreographer of the Year Award[1]
  • 1999 – American Choreography Award for Best Music Video Choreography: Ricky Martin – Livin’ La Vida Loca
  • 1999 – MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video: Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ la Vida Loca[1]
  • 1995 – MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography: Michael and Janet Jackson’s “Scream[2][6]

 

 

Pussycat Doll, Robin Antin Surprises Millennium Students by Teaching Class!

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Robin Antin American dancer, choreographer, music video director, actress, showgirl, clothing designer,and entrepreneur. In 1995 in Los Angeles Antin, Christina Applegate and Carla Kama founded the modern burlesque troupe The Pussycat Dolls. By 2005, she had been diversified into various media including: a pop recording group with international hits; a Las Vegas nightclub venue and floorshow; various merchandise; and a reality television series. In 2007, she created Girlicious.

 

As a choreographer, Antin worked with entertainers such as Paris Hilton, and artists such as Anastacia, Pink, The Offspring and No Doubt. Additionally, she was responsible for the dance ensembles in various films.

 

She is the sister of celebrity hair stylist Jonathan Antin, director Steve Antin and actor Neil Antin. She appeared in an episode of her brother Jonathan’s show Blow Out.

 

On January 2, 2010, Antin, Tony Selznick, and Paula Abdul presented choreography agent Julie McDonald with an award for being a pioneer of dance representation and a friend, helper, and agent to many choreographers for over 25 years. The award was presented at the The Carnival: Choreographer’s Ball 11th Anniversary Show.[1]

 

She is currently a judge on the Lifetime reality television show Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition.

 

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Millennium & Salt Gets Mention on 102.7 KIIS FM On Air With Ryan Seacrest / Ellen K

 

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Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio personality, television host, and producer. He is a host of the talent competition American Idol.[1] He has been nominated for an Emmy award in the “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program” category for his work on American Idol. He won a Daytime Emmy Award for co-hosting the 2005 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade with Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. As a television producer, Seacrest has won an Emmy for the ABC show Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. On radio, Seacrest is host of On Air with Ryan Seacrest, his market-topping No. 1 nationally syndicated morning radio show for Clear Channel‘s 102.7 KIIS-FM,[2] as well as a nationally syndicated Top 40 radio show.[3] Seacrest hosted the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 16, 2007

 

At the age of 4, Ellen began competitively swimming, leading to “early morning” workouts that proved useful in early morning radio down the road. Hard work, a love of swimming, and those early morning practices earned her a place on the Indiana AAU swim team, and later the Purdue swim team. Rounding out her college experience and classes, Ellen landed an internship at a local radio station…and from the moment she began talking to listeners on the air about their lives, she knew she was hooked. Over the next decade, radio promotions came fast for Ellen as she was recruited from her small Indiana surroundings to San Diego, then San Francisco, and finally Los Angeles, the #1 radio market-becoming a morning co-host at KIIS FM with the legendary Rick Dees. It is then Ellen met an LA radio executive she married and has a wonderful son with today.

Ellen co-hosted with Wayne Brady on his Emmy Award winning talk show while holding down a correspondent role for Extra and remaining on air daily with Rick Dees at KIIS FM, a show that won her dozens of Marconi and Billboard Radio Awards.

EK continues her daily TV work as the host of her own segment “Ellen Ks’ Inside Hollywood” on the KTLA evening news, all while enjoying her radio mornings with mega-star Ryan Seacrest on the top rated and globally syndicated “ON AIR with RYAN SEACREST” (affiliate map detail at ellenk.com ).

Ellen also finds time to do the live VO for the Grammys on CBS, the Screen Actors Guild Awards on TBS/TNT, as well as the narration for the huge UK hit “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” & ” My Big Fat American Gypsy wedding” on TLC. Additionally, Ellen is showcased weekly as the host of velvetredtv.com, a movie & lifestyle trend setting website, and occasionally squeezes in cameos on “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and “Days of Our Lives”.

Ellen balances this variety of entertainment roles with spending her afternoons and weekends alongside her active 9-year-old son, Calvin and that same radio executive she married 13 years ago. Ellen does a dance workout these days to stay in shape, and when coaxed back into the water for a charity triathlon recently, she dove-in and won the female division of the Huntington Beach and Malibu triathlons.

Look for Ellen’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (induction May2012) in front of the W Hotel Hollywood.

 

 

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes at Millennium with her Choreographer Tyce Diorio

 

Katie, you are the epitome of class and beautiful  ! Thank You for the signed photo and the kind words ! Much Love to You !!

 

In January 1997, Holmes went to Los Angeles for pilot season,when producers cast and shoot new programs in the hopes of securing a spot on a network schedule. The Toledo Blade reported she was offered the lead in Buffy the Vampire Slayer but she turned it down.[17] Columbia Tri-Star Television, producer of a new show created by screenwriter Kevin Williamson, asked her to come to Los Angeles to audition, but there was a conflict with her schedule. “I was doing my school play, Damn Yankees. And I was playing Lola. I even got to wear the feather boa. I thought, ‘There is no way I’m not playing Lola to go audition for some network. I couldn’t let my school down. We had already sold a lot of tickets. So I told Kevin and The WB, ‘I’m sorry. I just can’t meet with you this week. I’ve got other commitments.’”[17][6][18]

 

The producers permitted her to audition on videotape. Holmes read for the part of Joey Potter, the tomboy best friend of the title character Dawson, on a videotape shot in her basement, her mother reading Dawson’s lines.[6][19] The Hollywood Reporter claimed the story of Holmes’s audition “has become the stuff of legend” and “no one even thought that it was weird that one of the female leads would audition viaFederal Express.”[20]

 

Holmes won the part. Paul Stupin, executive producer of the show, said his first reaction on seeing her audition tape was “That’s Joey Potter!”[21] Creator and executive producer Kevin Williamson said Holmes has a “unique combination of talent, beauty and skill that makes Hollywood come calling. But that’s just the beginning. To meet her is to instantly fall under her spell.”[22] Williamson thought she had exactly the right look for Joey Potter. “She had those eyes, those eyes just stained with loneliness.”[23]

 

Dawson’s Creek

Main article: Dawson’s Creek

Joey Potter is a headstrong, vibrant, wily, sultry, and determined go-getter. And yet, in a gloriously contradictory manner, in spite of her tough-as-nails exterior demeanor, Joey’s also a frail, sometimes uncertain, emotionally sensitive, in-need-of-love person”, said the show’s official book.[24] Joey, named for Jo in Little Women, for years had been climbing in Dawson’s bedroom window and platonically sharing his bed. Joey’s mother had died from cancer when Joey was thirteen and her father, Mike (Gareth Williams), was in prison for “conspiracy to traffic in marijuana in excess of 10,000 pounds.” Her harried, unmarried, and very pregnant sister, Bessie (Nina Repeta), about ten years older than Joey,[n 2] was raising her while running the Ice House restaurant, where Joey worked as a waitress. GQ described Joey as “kind of an uptight fussbudget—one who’s always twisted up over doing the right thing and bungling-up ways to hook up with her crush and across the creek neighbor, Dawson.”[23]

 

“I’m a lot like Joey”, said Holmes. “I think they saw that. I come from a small town. I was a tomboy. Joey tries to be articulate and deny that she doesn’t have a lot of experience in life. Her life parallels mine, which is all about new everything—relationships, personal perceptions—and about being guarded.” Holmes filmed the pilot of Dawson’s Creek in Wilmington, North Carolina, during spring break of her senior year of high school in 1997.[25]

The 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) tall[23][26] brunette enchanted the press, writers of both sexes commenting how Holmes was the sort of girl one wants to bring home to meet the parents and to marry.[16][23] “The Audrey Hepburn of her generation”, was one typical comment.[27] Time called her “impossibly lovely” and Entertainment Weekly said she was “next up for idolhood.”[28][29] Variety, reviewing the pilot, said Holmes “is a confident young performer who delivers her lines with slyness and conviction.”[30] Holmes made such an impression in Hollywood, The New York Times Magazine claimed everyone was seeking to cast a “Katie Holmes type”, who, the reporter claimed, “is a throwback to the 1950s: she is a smart girl next door (as opposed to the babe-o-rama blondes)”.[31] But her “type” was no less attractive, Arena magazine declaring her “the most coquettishly sexy woman on television. Anywhere.”[32]

 

Holmes was soon on the covers of magazines such as SeventeenTV Guide, and Rolling Stone. Jancee Dunn, an editor at Rolling Stonesaid she was chosen for the cover because “every time you mention Dawson’s Creek you tend to get a lot of dolphin-like shrieks from teenage girls. The fact that she is drop-dead gorgeous didn’t hurt either.”[33]

Reviews of Dawson’s Creek were mixed. The Blade said the characters “just talk like they came from a planet ruled by Manhattan psychologists, one where small talk is punishable by death.”[34] Holmes herself needed help with the dialogue. “Sometimes before we read a script, I have to get my dictionary and call people to make sure I’m pronouncing some of the words correctly.”[15] The show brought her national attention and many fans back home; Toledo’s Thanksgiving Day parade in November 1998 had record attendance when Holmes was named grand marshal.[35][36]

Dawson’s Creek ran from 1998 to 2003, and Holmes was the only actor to appear in all 128 episodes. “It was very difficult for me to leave Wilmington, to have my little glass bubble burst and move on. I hate change. On the other hand it was refreshing to play someone else”, she said in 2004.[37] Holmes confirmed that, as often happens on soaps, the character was a caricature of the actor:

I miss her spirit, and her spunk, and I miss her anxiety. She always had these long speeches about her fears and her future and love. It was a great tool for me personally because I got to get it all out. I was able to psychoanalyze all of it everyday [sic?] with her and then I wouldn’t have to do it on my own. So much of me is in Joey and it really felt like I grew up on television.[26]

“As Joey”, said Life magazine, “Holmes has had seismic influences on teen life… Through it all, Joey has managed to hang on to her integrity… The show—and Katie’s character in particular—has touched a nerve.”[19]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Ice Storm Libbets Casey First professional role
1998 Disturbing Behavior Rachel Wagner
1998–
2003
Dawson’s Creek Joey Potter
1999 Go Claire Montgomery
1999 Muppets from Space Joey Potter Uncredited cameo with Joshua Jackson
1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle Leigh Ann Watson First lead role
2000 Wonder Boys Hannah Green
2000 The Gift Jessica King
2002 Abandon Katie Burke
2003 Phone Booth Pamela McFadden
2003 The Singing Detective Nurse Mills
2003 Pieces of April April Burns
2004 First Daughter Samantha Mackenzie
2005 Batman Begins Rachel Dawes
2005 Thank You for Smoking Heather Holloway
2008 Mad Money Jackie Truman
2008 Eli Stone Grace 1 episode, “Grace“.
2010 The Extra Man Mary Powell
2010 The Romantics Laura Liv Tyler was originally cast for this role. Holmes, who was also the film’s executive producer, replaced her. This is her first producing credit.[107]
2011 The Kennedys Jackie Kennedy
2011 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Kim
2011 The Son of No One Kerry White
2011 Jack & Jill Erin Sadelstein
2011 How I Met Your Mother Slutty Pumpkin (Naomi)[108] episode “The Slutty Pumpkin Returns
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Help Us Dance Away Hunger !

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Millennium Dance Complex and Feed The Children are launching the Campaign to provide 5 to 10 semi-trailer truck loads of food and essentials to struggling families. Each truck supplies 400 families of four with food and essentials to help them through the holiday season.

The Millennium Dance Complex is promoting “Dance Away Hunger” with Feed The Children from November through December at the dance studio. Millennium will also do Master Classes where they will reach out to Celebrities and their Choreographers to teach some of these classes.  The campaign will get underway via the social network. In December an event at one of the partner agencies will take place with the trucks and food distribution to qualified recipiep

 

Feed The Children operates in all 50 states across America.  In 2010 our American’s Feeding American’s Caravan provided 250,000 families of four with food and resources through partner agencies. We were among the first to provide disaster relief for victims of tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes in America and worldwide.   Over 4.7 million pounds of school supplies and books were given to homeless and low-income children in the United States public schools in 2010. Internationally, 400,000 children were fed daily in orphanages and schools in developing countries. Forty-two million children in 26 countries received doses of life-saving de-worming medication through our medical outreach. Feed The Children is in its 32nd year of operation and continues to provide food, medicine and hygiene products to children and families who lack these resources due to poverty, natural disaster, war and famine.


Millennium Dance Complex and Feed The Children are leading the charge to alleviate hunger in Los Angeles County with the “Dance Away Hunger” Campaign.

 

The campaign is to assist families in Los Angeles County who have lost jobs and/or are forced to choose between paying bills or buying food for their family.

Since the economic downturn, Los Angeles County’s number of homeless children in the public schools is staggering. According to the latest data provided to us by the National association for Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) there are 216,632 homeless youth in the county’s 289 public schools.

 

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New Workout Class “SALT” with Sheyla Cintron Mon,Wed,Fridays 11:30am

Sheyla is a native of Puerto Rico classically trained in ballet. She started her career at an early age dancing with the San Juan ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, and Hartford Ballet. Upon coming to the states, Sheyla expanded her dancing career to Broadway with roles in Cats, West Side Story, as well as many National tours. Although she focused on dance, her real passion was always for fitness. After many years of research Sheyla has developed a revolutionary  format (SALT) which stands for sculpting aerobic lengthening technique, featuring her own “SALT bar”. Sheyla has combined her background in Pilates, strength training, martial arts and dance to create a truly unique format that is plateau proof!

After years of training, development and a loyal following, Sheyla Cintron arrives at Millenium. This super cardio, kick butt, “feel like you are dying” hybrid blends Sheyla’s unique format with sculpting and strength training. This former Broadway International ballet star wants you to get your money’s worth. You will sweat, you will pant and you will get amazing results…guaranteed!  Join her at Millennium Dance Complex and see what everyone is raving about.

Musical Theatre credits
Victoria in the Broadway production of CATS
Anybodys in National tour of West Side Story
Various roles in National Tour of Sweet Charity (Carmen)
off-broadway The Wild Party
MT The Musical NYC
Ballet credits
Diamonds in Sleeping Beauty (Eglevsky Ballet)
Paquita Principal (San Juan Ballet)
Don Quijote Principal (San Juan Ballet)
Sleeping Beauty  corps (Bolshoi Ballet)
The Nutcracker principal (Hartford Ballet)
Suenos Borincanos (San Juan Ballet)
Fire Bird soloist (San Juan Ballet)
Romeo and Juliet Corps (Bolshoi Ballet)
acting credits
snikers girl superbowl campaign
dentalville spokes person telemundo Despierta America
CBS That’s life featured role (Nancy)
Antigone
Taming of the Shrew
Lots of student and short films
fitness credits
Pilates Method Alliance certified
TRX cert.
National Academy of sports medicine cert
dance works cert
sculpt works cert
bar works cert
cardio barre cert
featured trainer in flexshaper workout video