Luis Javier Fuentes is a small, but oh so mighty Ballet boy who is spreading his love of the Ballet Lifestyle across the world! What do you do when you don’t fit the Ballet mold ? What did sacrifice look like him and the young Cuban boys? Luis shares how his reaching approach has changed the lives of dancers in South Africa, Cuba and across North America!
Anthony Morigerato is a Tap Dancer, Director, Emmy nominated Choreographer and the Founder of “Operation Tap”. We break down MAJOR topics, like Improv and it’s true technique, what every dancer and performer needs in order to achieve a FANTASTIC performance, how dancer’s should train to give themselves an edge, and what he sees as a fellow choreographer and adjudicator. His knowledge is deep, his experience is incomparable, and his observations are profound.
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ANTHONY IS ALSO THE PRODUCER OF AM DANCE PRODUCTIONS WHICH HAS PRODUCED LIVE THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES AND FILM IN NYC SINCE 2006. AS A PERFORMER ANTHONY WAS A SOLOIST AND MEMBER OF MICHAEL MINERY’S TAPAHOLICS (2002-2012), THE LEAD TAP DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER FOR THE MUSICAL GROUP MATT AND ANTHONY (2009-2012), A SOLOIST AND ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER FOR STACEY TOOKEY’S STILL MOTION (2012-PRESENT), AND A GUEST ARTIST FOR VARIOUS FESTIVALS, BENEFITS, INDUSTRIALS, SEMINARS, AND PERFORMANCES SINCE 1999. ANTHONY HAS APPEARED AS A CHOREOGRAPHER AND OR A PERFORMER ON SEVERAL TELEVISION SHOWS INCLUDING AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, AND THE TONY DANZA SHOW.
What are the cruise ship show really like? Are there weigh-ins? How do you stand out in an audition? Does social media matter? We cover ALL of this and much more with Casting Specialist, Stephaine Jansen.
Ray's credits include working with numerous recording artists that encompass such names as: Elton John, Cher, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Geri Haliwell, Mai Karaki, Kelly Levesque, Queen Latifah, and Jihae. Ray also has a vast collection of commercial credits; to name a few: Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Hyundai, Saks, Levis, Northwest Airlines, Timberland, Planet Hollywood, Vision Street Ware and Pioneer Electronics. His work can be seen recurrently on television shows such as: All My Children, One Life to Live, Big Bang Theory, X-Factor UK, America?s Got Talent and season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance.
Ray has recently choreographed the Off-Broadway show Mental - the Musical and also other notable Off-Broadway shows, Inappropriate and Night Life. His movie credits include the VH1 movie They Shoot Divas, Don't They, starring Jennifer Beals and the short film This Island.
He has also been awarded the esteemed "Best Choreography Award" for his work on "Common Grounds" in the New York Musical Theater Festival and the prestigious "Gold Leo Award" for Excellence in Choreography" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. All of these experiences have given Ray a very broad breadth of knowledge in not only dance and choreography, but also in the intricacies and nuances of being a successful, working professional in "the Business", thus allowing him to draw upon and share this comprehension through his provoking, stimulating, and inspirational teaching style and classes.