*All Summer Classes Will Be Held Outdoors*
Originally from New Jersey, Sydney Price started her dance training at the age of
3 and has continued ever since. She trained on the East Coast at EPIC Dance
Company, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and many different
competitions and conventions. Throughout her younger career, Sydney earned
numerous scholarships and titles such as Dance Spirit Magazine’s Future Star Award
and Miss Dancers Inc 2015.
Right before moving to the West Coast to pursue an education as a commercial
dance major at Studio School in Downtown Los Angeles, she performed as a principal
dancer at the Dizzy Feet Foundation Gala, founded by Nigel Lythgoe and Adam
Shankman, in front of many different celebrities and reputable names in the industry.
This performance also sparked her journey with being signed by MSA Talent Agency.
Throughout her education in California, Sydney has danced in many different
music and concept videos for names such as Kym Herjavec, Daniel Ezlarow, Ambrose
Respicio, and Thailand pop star, Patee Sarasin. When it comes to giving back through
her art, Sydney has been involved in charitable events such as dancing in the Dancers
Responding to Aids benefit in 2014 and producing a benefit for a homeless shelter by
the name of My Friend’s Place in Los Angeles in 2017. She graduated magna cum
laude from Studio School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Dance in May of
2019. Sydney looks forward to the opportunity to teach and inspire others throughout
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Phillip Solomon has had dancing and performing ingrained in him from a very young age. The son of two musicians, Phillip has utilized his natural talent and ability to devote himself to his craft and the art of performance, choreographing for studios and colleges throughout the tri-state area. As a singer, dancer, and actor, Phil has performed in productions of RENT, In the Heights, The Wild Party, and Altar Boyz, in addition to being featured on the TODAY show and National campaigns on MTV. Dedicated to helping young performers reach their full potential, he has been recognized on both the regional and national level for his choreography in the genres of hip hop, street jazz, and musical theatre.
Trevor Sones: Originally from Clearfield, Pa – Trevor received a BA degree in Dance from Mercyhurst University. National Tour Credits: CATS, Beauty and the Beast. TV/Film Credits: ZIPS Dry Cleaners, The Knot, CATS National Tour commercial, “Step Up 3D”, Good Morning America, “Do You Dance, Ms. Parker?”. Trevor has worked extensively with Royal Caribbean as a performer (Hairspray, MAMMA MIA), Associate Choreographer (GREASE, Name That Tune), and Director (Bada Bing Bada Boom). He has worked with RWS Entertainment Group as a dancer, Casting Assistant, and Director/Choreographer. Trevor currently is a Guest Teacher/Adjudicator for Encore Dance Competition for the Stars, lead Faculty for EXPAND the Dance Experience, and on Faculty with REVEL Dance Convention traveling North America teaching young artists! Most recently he toured Germany and Switzerland with SweetBird Productions "Rock The Ballet X" and "Romeo and Juliet". Follow his journey at @trevorsones
KC Castellano is a dancer and choreographer born and raised in New York City. Known for her passionate and challenging classes, she brings style, drive, and motivation to all of her students.
KC currently serves as a resident choreographer and a master teacher at dozens of studios across the US and in Canada. She is also on staff as the contemporary teacher at Groove Dance Convention. A performer at heart, KC has appeared in Lady Gaga's music videos, You and I and Marry the Night and has toured with Kat Deluna both in the US and abroad.
KC was chosen to be a featured dancer on the BET reality series Born to Dance with Laurieann Gibson, and performed live on the Monique show and with Lady Gaga at the Monsterball in Atlanta. KC's choreography has been featured in the Capezio ACE Awards2012, Choreographer Pick at the PULSE 2011-2013, Sybarite Love is Love, Jared Grimes's Run the Night, DRA's Dancin Downtown at the Joyce Top Choreographer, KTU's Beatstock and Freestylr Free for All, countless awards at various dance competitions across the nation, and a variety of stage work and music videos for up-and-coming local artists.
KC has assisted Tyce Diorio on So You Think You Can Dance in the US and the Ukraine and Andrew Turtletaub with a national Budweiser Super Bowl commercial that will air this winter. Through her work, KC loves sharing her intense approach to movement with dancers, encouraging them to explore their physical and emotional range within her choreography. Her class focuses heavily on strength, musicality and performance quality. Her mission is to have every student leave the room feeling full: full of knowledge, full of motivation, full of spirit.
Turns & Leaps (8/19)
AJ has 10 years of experience teaching dance, and is widely known for his compassionate and energetic teaching style, visually stimulating choreography, and anatomically precise technique. He takes his deep knowledge in the healing arts - being a currently working Reiki Master a full-time graduate student of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and having previously worked as a licensed Massage Therapist- and dance to create classes that help dancers bring finesse to their technique, voice to their inner creative spirit, and calm self-awareness to their physical, emotional, and mental faculties. AJ has taught classes and workshops for students and teachers alike all over the Tri-State area, for dancers of all skill levels ages 5-70. He received his BFA in Dance from Montclair State University and has extensive experience in yoga and contortion.
Michael Crawford is from Takoma Park, Maryland. He began dancing with prestigious schools, including the Maryland Youth Ballet and Kirov Academy, with summer intensives at The Rock School and San Francisco Ballet on full scholarships. In his senior year, he was accepted into the Kennedy Center’s Master Class Series, where he trained and performed with top international companies.
Mr. Crawford then moved on to the Washington Ballet where, in their top training program, he performed with the company under the direction of Septime Webre. Upon graduation, he went on to study and perform in the Professional Division of The Pacific Northwest Ballet under the direction of Kent Stowell and Francia Russell.
After Pacific Northwest Ballet, he danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Jose Mateo Ballet, Ballet Memphis, American Repertory Ballet, Connecticut Ballet, and Oakland Ballet. At these companies, he performed several ballets as a principal artist.
He has been privileged to work alongside top productions, such as “Guys and Dolls," "West Side Story," "Show Boat," and other musical performances at The Kennedy Center, as well as touring many other international stages. He has also worked as a principal guesting with The Washington National Opera, Adam Miller Dance Project, Kinetic Dance Works, TranscenDance Group, Brooklyn Ballet, and Ballet Neo.
While signed with New York Model Management, Mr. Crawford had the honor to internationally campaign. He has walked in several seasons of NYC Fashion Week. He also appeared in the feature film "Step Up" and can be seen on television in ABC’s production of “Forever.”
Michael is also an award-winning teacher and choreographer. He has been teaching and choreographing nationally and internationally for 10 years. He has coached many prize-winning students for competitions, such as Youth America Grand Prix, NYC Dance Alliance, and Showstoppers Dance Competition. He has taught at many studios including Broadway Dance Center, Metropolitan School of the Arts, Princeton Ballet, and many, many more.