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 Neto - CHOREOGRAPHY
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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