theTeam - Brian Thomas

theTeam - Director

Brian Thomas - DIRECTOR / OWNER

**Emmy Nominated Choreographer, Glam Winner (Best Music Video) and Commercial Photographer Brian Thomas has worked in all avenues of the biz over the past 25 years. Originally from a small town in Michigan, Brian moved to NYC in 1993 to pursue a commercial dance career. It didn't take him long to land his dream job, the 1995 MTV music awards dancing beside Michael Jackson in his best performance, Dangerous. While living in NYC he danced with artists such as Ricky Martin, Mya, Deborah Cox, Pink, and Brian McKnight to name a few. He started teaching at the Broadway Dance Center while working with numerous new recording artists on performance skills, development, and dance ability.

From 1999-2001 he worked with many celebrities as Creative Director / Choreographer for: Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Special, Jill Scott, Mary J, India Arie, Mya, Deborah Cox, Pink, Liza Minnelli, Alicia Keys, Jason Derulo, Usher, Sesame Street (Emmy recognition), the Electric Company, Optimum triple play, Are We There Yet?, and many other TV/Live stage Events. Now focused on Directing & Photography BT is mastering new ways of capturing ART.

Choreographer, Brian Thomas

Tracie Stanfield - CHOREOGRAPHY

Tracie Stanfield (Artistic Director/Choreographer of SynthesisDANCE) is an award-winning choreographer and educator whose work has been presented throughout the US, as well as Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Chile, Canadasnd beyond. Tracie’s choreography has been presented at Symphony Space, Jazz at Lincoln Center, BAM Fisher, SUNY Purchase, PACE University, Baruch College, The Duke Theatre, Joyce SoHo, Dixon Place and Untermyer Park in Yonkers. Commissions include The Grier Gala, Caseology Watches, Verismo Opera Company, Tapestry Dance Company, NYC Choreographers’ Ball, Brooklyn Dance Festival Company, Flux Dance Company, and Mesa State University. Beyond her work with the Spirit of Elan Award-winning SynthesisDANCE, Tracie is the Resident Choreographer for the Booking Dance Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. She serves as the Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Dance Festival, and sits on the Advisory Board of Young Choreographers' Festival and a number of dance organizations that promote the future of dance for all audiences.


Carlos' choreo is known for a mix of Street Dance Style foundations including Hip-Hop, House Dance and Locking with an LA choreography-style influence. The result is musically diverse choreography designed to challenge every dancer of every level, through the dynamics of movement and body control. Carlos aims to bring out the best of each dancer in every class by insisting on a performance that showcases personality and individuality. This will not only help the student evolve but also equip any dancer with the tools to face the professional world.

Joanna Numata - CHOREOGRAPHY

Joanna Numata offers choreography which focuses on musicality and the use of levels and dynamics — along with different qualities of movement. Students work on precision, body awareness and performance. This class will help students prepare for the commercial dance industry by working on skills needed to create a stronger, more versatile dancer. Joanna's style ranges from smooth grooves to energetic hits.

Cassidy Noblett - CHOREOGRAPHY

Credits include:  Beyonce, Lady Ga Ga, Janet, Jason Derulo, Spice Girls, The Tony's, The Emmy's, Dancing with the Stars, LaLa Land, Katie Perry and many more.

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Kristine Bendul - CHOREOGRAPHY

Kristine Bendul is a performer, choreographer and master instructor based in New York City. As a performer Kristine has appeared in seven Broadway shows including Roger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella in which she was the assistant choreographer and partnering consultant, both of Twyla Tharp’s shows Come Fly Away and Movin’ Out (she was nominated for a Helen Hayes award as Outstanding Supporting Performer for her role in the 1st National Tour of Movin’ Out), Man Of La Mancha, Swing, On The Town and The King And I. Her five Broadway productions in the prestigious City Center Encores series are Do I Hear A Waltz, On The Town, No Strings, Golden Boy and One Touch Of Venus. She has danced the Cyd Charisse role in two separate productions of Singin’ In the Rain, performed live at Lincoln Center in their televised production of Camelot and you may even recognize her from season 1 of NBC’s Smash and Baz Luhrman’s The Get Down. Other favorite TV credits of hers include being a guest performer on the David Letterman show and appearing on the both the Tony’s and the Academy Awards.

Abdiel Jacobson - CHOREOGRAPHY

Abdiel Jacobsen, born in Côte d’Ivoire, is former Principal Dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company where he was a member from 2011 to 2018. He has performed many lead roles in Graham's ionic repertoire as well as new original works by various prolific contemporary choreographers including Nacho Duato, Robert Wilson, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sonya Tayeh, Luca Veggetti, Andonis Foniadakis, Michelle Dorrance, Larry Keigwin, Doug Varone, Richard Move, Lucinda Childs, and more. Abdiel has been a guest artist with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Buglisi Dance Theater, Cecilia Marta Dance Company and Movement Migration. He was also a featured guest artist for Diana Vishneva's "Dialogues" partnering prima ballerina, Diana Vishneva. Beyond dance theatre Abdiel has been featured in original musical theatre and opera productions including "Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise" directed by Chen Shi-Zheng with choreography by Akram Khan for The Shed NYC, "Hatuey: Memory of Fire" directed by Mary Birnbaum with choreography by Maija Garcia, and "The Tempest Songbook" with the Gotham Chamber Opera directed and choreographed by Luca Veggetti.

theTeam - Creative

Mason - Editing

Emily - Make Up Consultant

Chris - Asst. Choreographer / Creative

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