Hip-Hop


This class is taught by:

Ashley Allen

Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Ballroom & Modern/Contemporary

Miami Heat Dancer in 2008, 2009 and 2010; she is currently completing her 3rd year with the team. Ashley is featured in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Sports Illustrated selected her to represent the Miami Heat Dance Team, in an article entitled, “The Girls Behind the NBA”. She has recently appeared as a dancer in music videos, award shows, and performances for artists: Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Nayer, Ludacris, Joey Montana, Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce and Andres Cuervo to name a few. Ashley has also made guest appearances on television shows with Telemundo and Univision. She is currently a college student at Florida Atlantic University, majoring in multimedia journalism. She was also a member of the FAU dance team in 2006-2007 and the Spanish River H.S. Dance Team, in Boca Raton, Fl. from 2002-2006. All along, Ashley has continued to pass on her talents thru teaching Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet and Ballroom at Virtuous Productions; where she continues to further her own training in vocals and acting for camera.
 
View Ashley's latest video: "Live Your Life" by Pee Wee http://youtu.be/FelH4Q1eRaE

Corinne Hurtado

Hip-Hop Instructor

Corinne Hurtado is originally from Tampa, FL and started her dancing career on her high school dance team at the age of 14. She completed all four years As a Touch of Class Dancer at Alonso high school and become Captain of the team her Junior year. She lead the team, choreographed solo pieces as well as group pieces. She then started attending Florida Atlantic University and danced as a Fly Girl, participating in football games and basketball games. She is a Business Marketing Major and has worked for campus housing. She is now a Hip-Hop instructor on Monday nights at 8pm at Virtuous Productions and also works for a non-profit organization called Boca Helping Hands.

Rachel Nickerson

Hip- Hop, Ballet, Dance Flex & Technique 4 Kids Instructor
 
Rachel is a former professional dancer/ cheerleader for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, and Arizona Cardinals. She graduated from the University of North Florida where she majored in Elementary Education, received her Bachelor’s degree, was a member of UNF’s Dance Team, and went on to be a cheerleader for the Barracuda’s Hockey Team. One of her proudest moments was being selected to perform at the USA Olympic Basketball Game VS Puerto Rico that was held in Jacksonville, FL. Rachel has taught various grades and subjects in elementary school, including dance and theatre for the past 5 years. She and a co-worker directed and created a dance program at her former school in Mesa, Arizona. Their dancers learned a variety of dance styles, performed for school events, off campus events, and attended dance conventions. She has lead Pro Cheer/ Dance clinics for ProTime Cheer and Dance, and is currently teaching dance at Virtuous Productions ! Rachel is very excited to be apart of the VP family.

Dejah Smith

Hip-Hop Instructor

Dejah is a homeschool graduate .
she started dancing at the age of 5 . Taking the traditional ballet/Tap. As she got older, she started watching YouTube videos and mimicking what she saw. Eventually , she started to train herself in the style Hip Hop. She learned the history behind and all the other styles in hip hop. Her main style Is popping (think of robot type dancing) but she also teaches normal Hip Hop and really tries to educate students on what they are learning. At the age of 14+ she started volunteering her time to teach inner city kids for a year! From there , she went through a program called AMTC (actors models and talent for Christ) . Out of hundreds of trained dancers she won top dancer out of that program, with many agents wanting to sign her. She continued her studies and spent more than 40+ hours at a studio each week learning contemporary, hip hop, dancehall, locking and more. During that time, She's performed at the "Premios lo Nuestro 2015" for Victor Manuelle , was in Chanelle's music video (recording Artist) and was featured on the show South Beach Tow. She recently came back from a 9 month tour with Epic Assemblies. A team of 12 spending life together in a Tour bus , traveling the US, encouraging students to fight for lives and put down the drugs and social media and love yourself! We used nothing but the arts to appeal to this generation !

Derek Graham

Hip Hop Teacher
 
Derek specializes in mainly HipHop Dance and Freestyle. He teaches a variety of skills that help you train and understand your body and how to utilize it in the best way possible.
He've danced his entire life and have trained under Sean Green for 3&1/2 years now.
Derek have also performed  in live events, such as Miami Heat Basketball Games and have competed in World of Dance Chicago and Orlando.
He teaches all levels of dance, from intro to advanced, also all age groups from adolescent to adult.

Hayley Keith

Jazz 4 kids, Hip-Hop 4 kids & VIP Performance
Teacher
Hayley Keith is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She started competitively dancing at the age of 12 and hasn’t stopped since! Hayley has 13+ years of experience in styles such as ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, modern, tap and jazz. Through high school, Hayley competitively performed on the varsity dance team years 2006-2010. She continued to take her passion to a collegiate level at Avila University, where she would compete in the UDA National Competition. Year after year, the Avila Glitter Girls took home 3rd place in both hip-hop & jazz, contemporary. From 2010-2013, Hayley remained a dedicated athlete and full time student, while maintaining a part time teaching job. From 2014-2015, Hayley took on an assistance director’s position at her home studio. Her competitive choreography received awards at nearly every regional competition in both hip-hop and lyrical. Although it was very sad to say goodbye to her dancers, Hayley moved to Florida in September, 2015 to start her video editing career with a local marketing agency, The Addiction Advisor. She now shares her passion for dance with the kiddos at Virtuous Productions, hoping to inspire, innovate, and motivate.

 

Emmanuel Ayala

Argentine Tango/
Ballroom/Jazz/Latin
Teacher
Emmanuel comes to us from Mendoza, Argentina. He grew up in an artistic family and spent much of his time in his Grandmothers Dance studio. There he discovered his passion for Dance. He trained in Ballroom, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Modern; and also learned the Folk Dances for all the Latin Countries. He also performed in Argentina's annual festival called, Vendimia, a 4 day festival celebrating the countries wine-making process. He came to the USA in 2011, joining some of his family and wanting to explore dance on a larger scale. He is a key addition to our studio and we know you will benefit from his talent and genuine care for our studio and all of our teachers and clients!
(Ages Teen-Adult) 
Class begins with a basic warm-up to stretch and tone the body.The remainder of the first half of class covers footwork, isolations, miming, and various drills derived from the fundamentals of Hip-Hop. Choreography is taught in the second half of class. The music and movement style varies greatly from week to week, but special attention to musicality is consistent in all our hip hop classes.This class is designed for Experienced Hip Hop Dancers.This class introduces new styles to popular music and breaks them down into awesome Choreography! Class concludes with a fun and energetic performance of that weeks routine.


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