Staff

Stephanie Jojokian - Capitol Movement Co-Founder

Stephanie Jojokian

Co-Founder

Stephanie is a Co-Visionary of the Capitol Movement Brand. Stephanie has been the director and main choreographer for the Redskins Cheerleaders since 2005.

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Amber Yancey - Capitol Movement Co-Founder

Amber Yancey

Co-Founder

Amber Yancey is a Co-Visionary of the Capitol Movement Brand. In addition to her work with Capitol Movement, today Amber is the Corporate Director of Mind/Body Programs for Sport & Health Clubs.

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Nicole Klett - Director at CMI

Nicole Klett

Director of Programming

Nicole is Director of Programming for Capitol Movement, and Director of the Pre-Professional Company. She is also co-founder and Artistic Director of The Movement Studios based in Springfield, VA.

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Jamilla Keene CMI Studio Manager

Jamilla Keene

Studio Manager

Jamilla Keene is currently Studio Manager for Capitol Movement, Inc. Since CMI’s inception in 2005 she has been involved with the organization, dancing with Capitol Movement Dance Company for 10 of those years.

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London Myrick - CMI Kidz Director

London Myrick

CMI Kidz Director

London Myrick, trained and graduated from Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts with a major in Dance.  She is very passionate about teaching young dancers throughout the DMV!

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Shontal Snider - CMI Rehearsal Director

Shontal Snider

Rehearsal Director

Shontal Snider is a founding member of the Capitol Movement Dance Company. She performed with CMI for 6 years. Shontal also founded her own dance crew, G.U.M. Crew and teaches in the DC, MD, VA area.

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Lucetta Furr-Snider - CMI Rehearsal Director

Lucetta Furr-Snider

Rehearsal Director

Lucetta attended The Juilliard School of Performing Arts, The Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Lucetta’s talent for choreography has made her a valued member and instructor for Capitol Movement.

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Kelly Owens - Membership Director CMI

Kelly Owens

Membership Director

Kelly was a dancer with the Washington Wizards and the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders . She is currently a member of the Capitol Movement Dance Company and a dance instructor for Agency 9.

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Leadership Council

Ashley Banek - Marketing Coordinator CMI

Ashley Banek

Marketing Coordinator

As CMI’s Marketing Coordinator, Ashley combines her marketing and advertising expertise with her passion for dance to promote Capitol Movement’s mission and build better lives through dance.

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Raeya Cobb - Social Engagement Associate CMI

Raeya Cobb

Social Engagement Associate

Raeya is currently a senior at Bowie State University studying Broadcast Journalism and Dance. She is extremely excited to be one of the Social Engagement Coordinators for the 2017-2018 dance season!

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Sabina Henry - Social Engagement Associate CMI

Sabina Monet

Social Engagement Associate

Sabina is currently a member of Capitol Movement Dance Company and Purge Dance Crew. She toured with Capitol Movement’s “Freedom Tour” to Africa and Bahrain sponsored by Armed Forces Entertainment.

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Katrina King - Events Assistant Coordinator CMI

Katrina King

Events Assistant Coordinator

Katrina is an actor, model, and aesthetic dancer. She is founder of the dance talent agency: King Empire Entertainment, LLC, and has choreographed and taught master classes in the DC, MD, and VA area.

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Kristin Scalzo - CMI Scheduling Associate

Kristin Scalzo

Scheduling Associate

Kristen has been a part of the Capitol Movement Dance Company for three years, and currently serves as their Scheduling Coordinator.

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Hilary Tone - CMI Faculty

Hilary Tone

Communications Specialist

Hilary is the Director of Communications for DC Public Schools, where she oversees digital communications for the district . She has been teaching and sharing her love of dance since 2005.

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Eriana McCarley - CMI Intern

Eriana McCarley

CMI Intern

Eriana currently is an Intern at Capitol Movement where she assists the director of the CMI Kidz as well as volunteers in outreach programs to teach after school classes.

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Jana Kalivoda - CMI Apprentice

Jana Kalivoda

Pre-Pro Apprentice

Jana is excited to be a member of Capitol Movement Dance Company and wishes to inspire others to stay determined, follow their dreams, and to share love through dance.

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Board

Natalie Carey

EVP, Director of Government Solutions for Valiant Solutions, LLC

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Vetalle Fusilier

Founding Partner, JBV Event Production

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William Hillmuth III

Owner, Hillmuth Certified Automotive

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Lisa Jacobson

Founder, Digital Game Changing

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Stephanie Jojokian

Co-Founder

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Richard Mallon

President, Mallon Marketing, Inc.

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John Phelan

Lieutenant, US Navy

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Amber Yancey

Practitioner of Studio Pilates

Faculty

Victor Adebusola

Victor Adebusola

CMI Faculty

Vic has recently taken on the full time role as a choreographer, dancer, and instructor in pursuit of his goal and dream of becoming a house hold name in the dance community.

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Ashley Banek - Marketing Coordinator CMI

Ashley Banek

CMI Faculty

As CMI’s Marketing Coordinator, Ashley combines her marketing and advertising expertise with her passion for dance to promote Capitol Movement’s mission and build better lives through dance.

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Tiffanie Carson - CMI

Tiffanie Carson

CMI Faculty

Tiffanie currently dances and acts as Assistant Director with Christopher K. Morgan & Artists. She has been a dance educator for the past 10 years traveling nationally and internationally.

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Julika Cuffy - CMI Faculty

Julika Cuffy

CMI Faculty

Julika a member of Capitol Movement Dance Company, and teaches at New Hop Academy in Hyattesville, Maryland and is the Hip Hop teacher for the charter school DC Prep after school program.

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Starr Deemer-White - CMI Faculty

Starr Deemer-White

CMI Faculty

Starr resides in NYC and is continuing her career as a member of Dynamic Rockers, Breakdancing Crew and iLuminate Dance. She is proficient in numerous styles of dance, both street and classical.

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Teren Dickson - CMI

Teren Dickson

CMI Faculty

Teren’s choreography has been viewed by millions on Instagram, Twitter, and Vine. Teren thanks God for everything he has accomplished so far and looks forward to where dance takes him to next.

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Devon Ramone Ellis - CMI

Devon Ramone Ellis

CMI Faculty

In 2008 Devon trained at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater summer program. He teaches and choreographs for The Orange School of Performing Arts in Orange, VA and Polaris Dance Institute in Stafford, VA

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Lucetta Furr-Snider - CMI Rehearsal Director

Lucetta Furr-Snider

CMI Faculty

Lucetta attended The Juilliard School of Performing Arts, The Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Lucetta’s talent for choreography has made her a valued member and instructor for Capitol Movement.

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Danielle Harris - CMI Faculty

Danielle “Danny” Harris

CMI Faculty

A member of CMI Pre-Pro for 2 years, Danny made her choreographer debut in the 2012 Movement of the People. Her unique style, detailed musicality, and upbeat personality make her memorable!

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Krista Jennings - CMI Faculty

Krista Jennings

CMI Faculty

Krista teaches contemporary, jazz, and hip hop at various studios in the DC Metro area. She has also traveled as a judge and master class teacher for the last five years for various regional and national competitions.

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Stephanie Jojokian - Capitol Movement Co-Founder

Stephanie Jojokian

CMI Faculty

Stephanie is a Co-Visionary of the Capitol Movement Brand. Stephanie has been the director and main choreographer for the Redskins Cheerleaders since 2005.

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Katrina King - Events Assistant Coordinator CMI

Katrina King

CMI Faculty

Katrina is an actor, model, and aesthetic dancer. She is founder of the dance talent agency: King Empire Entertainment, LLC, and has choreographed and taught master classes in the DC, MD, and VA area.

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Nicole Klett - Director at CMI

Nicole Klett

CMI Faculty

Nicole is Director of Programming for Capitol Movement, and Director of the Pre-Professional Company. She is also co-founder and Artistic Director of The Movement Studios based in Springfield, VA.

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EJ Lee - CMI Faculty

EJ Lee

CMI Faculty

EJ continues to make his mark in the dance world as he pushes the boundaries of mastering both classical and hip hop dance genres. He traveled with CMI to Italy and Turkey to perform and teach classes.

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Dawn Linares - CMI Faculty

Dawn Linares

CMI Faculty

Dawn’s top priority as a dance educator is to stress the importance of technique and proper body placement. She inspires the artist inside each student while she challenges them to make every movement count.

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George Marcos - CMI Faculty

George Marcos

CMI Faculty

George has traveled extensively on the east coast teaching his own pieces at various studios, as well as assisting major choreographers.

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London Myrick - CMI Kidz Director

London Myrick

CMI Faculty

London graduated from Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts with a major in Dance. She is very passionate about teaching young dancers throughout the DMV!

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Chris Munar - CMI Faculty

Chris Munar

CMI Faculty

Chris works with studios in the DMV area including C-Unit Studio, Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center, and American Dance Institute. He loves to share what he has learned from great dancers, mentors, and friends.

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Monica Polk - CMI Faculty

Monica Polk

CMI Faculty

Monica teaches and choreograph for numerous companies including Capitol Movement, while traveling the country continuing her own dance training.

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Emma Pressing - CMI Faculty

Emma Presing

CMI Faculty

Emma has taught workshops and choreographed for various organizatoins. Her choreography is a fusion of contemporary and hip hop that is rooted deeply in musicality and groove.

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Ayanna Quander - CMI Faculty

Ayanna Quandar

CMI Faculty

Ayanna has studied at institutes such as The Alvin Ailey School and The Rock School for Dance Education. She continues to follow her dream while educating the younger generations by teaching dance.

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Shontal Snider - CMI Rehearsal Director

Shontal Snider

CMI Faculty

Shontal Snider is a founding member of the Capitol Movement Dance Company. She performed with CMI for 6 years. Shontal also founded her own dance crew, G.U.M. Crew and teaches in the DC, MD, VA area.

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Hilary Tone - CMI Faculty

Hilary Tone

CMI Faculty

Hilary is the Director of Communications for DC Public Schools, where she oversees digital communications for the district . She has been teaching and sharing her love of dance since 2005.

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Choreographers

 

WildaBeast Adams - CMI Choreographer

“WildaBeast” Adams

Choreographer

Through his unique style of movement and love of choreography, Will has choreographed for artists including T-Pain, DJ Tiësto, and Colton B.

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Joshua Allen - CMI Choreographer

Joshua Allen

Choreographer

Joshua danced at the Emmy’s, Jacob’s Pillow, and Six Flags, as well as the television shows Dance Club 21 and Dance 360, being crowned the winner of both shows!

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Chloe Arnold - CMI Choreographer

Chloe Arnold

Choreographer

Chloe is an International Tap Star. She was seen on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance as the winner of the dance crew battle with her company, Syncopated Ladies.

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Sheila Barker - CMI Choreographer

Sheila Barker

Choreographer

Sheila Barker has been an educator, choreographer and performer for the past dozen plus years in such places as Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Europe and across the USA.

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Will B. Bell - CMI Choreographer

Will B. Bell

Choreographer

Will is pursuing his career in commercial dance where he has worked with television and movie choreographers, and has had several dance videos go viral!

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Adrain Bolton - CMI Choreographer

Adrain Bolton

Choreographer

Adrain Bolton is noted for training fine dancers who are now on scholarship with major dance institutions or dancing with major companies.

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Jason Cerda - CMI Choreographer

Jason Cerda

Choreographer

Jason Cerda’s high-energy and gravity-defying choreography have made him one of the most memorable performers to come from the DC metropolitan area.

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Alec Clawson - CMI Choreographer

Alec Clawson

Choreographer

Alec in his own words is a “creative movement artist”. His passion for his craft and work ethic have put him front and center tackling multiple featured roles.

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Laura Edwards - CMI Choreographer

Laura Edwards

Choreographer

Laura has done it all. From the movie Step Up to America’s Best Dance Crew, and Britney Spears’ Circus Tour, Edwards isn’t stopping anytime soon.

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Brittany Fegans

Choreographer

Brittany received a BFA in Jazz Dance Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and is diverse in all styles of teaching and choreography.

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Thomas Ford - CMI Choreographer

Thomas Ford

Choreographer

Thomas, known locally as “the next Savion Glover”,  joined Dance Explosion where he studied tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, hip hop, and taught and choreographed tap.

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Andre Fuentes - CMI Choreographer

André Fuentes

Choreographer

André has been providing dance moves for some of the industry’s biggest stars. His remarkable talent has developed him a broad international following.

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Eddie Garcia - CMI Choreographer

Eddie Garcia

Choreographer

Eddie danced with Janet Jackson and did several world tours with Michael Jackson. Along with Chris Judd he choreographed the Jennifer Lopez Aint It Funny and I’m Real videos.

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Karla Garcia - CMI Choreographer

Karla Garcia

Choreographer

Karla was part of the top seven female dancers in season five of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. She has a BFA in dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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Lauren Garrett - CMI Choreographer

Lauren Garrett

Choreographer

Lauren has been a faculty member at Intrigue Dance Intensive for 6 seasons. Recently, she performed in an episode of “Atlanta” on FX produced by Donald Glover.

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Gianinni - CMI Choreographer

Gianinni

Choreographer

Gianinni went to the School of Performing Arts in Amsterdam and started studying more dance styles like ballet, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre.

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Chris Hale - CMI Choreographer

Chris Hale

Choreographer

Chris Hale began his career as director, choreographer, and teacher at The Hudson Valley Conservatory under the direction of Samuel E.Wright and his wife Amanda.

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Kyle Hanagami - CMI Choreographer

Kyle Hanagami

Choreographer

Kyle’s unique take on choreography and creative staging has earned him a spot as an in demand choreographer, having taught in over 50 countries.

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Kim Holmes - CMI Choreographer

Kim Holmes

Choreographer

Actress, Liturgical dancer, Master Teacher, Choreographer, Founder and Artistic Director of the Universal Dance Movement, Kim has been in the field of dance for over 20+ years.

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Jared Jenkins - CMI Choreographer

Jared Jenkins

Choreographer

Jared is a part of Rhapsody James’ Motivating Excellence Program, where he is receiving the training and tools to further his commercial dance career.

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Christina Jackson - CMI Choreographer

Christina Jackson

Choreographer

Christina is a commercial dancer, and has recently become a main dancer behind the upcoming artists O.C.A.D Music under the direction of Dana Foglia.

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Mark Kanemura - CMI Choreographer

Mark Kanemura

Choreographer

Mark Kanemura was a finalist on FOX’s hit television show So You Think You Can Dance and continues to return to the show as an “All Star”.

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Nicole Kirkland - CMI Choreographer

Nicole Kirkland

Choreographer

Nicole’s choreography talent is apparent in both community and industry dance. She choreographs for hip hop companies GRV, Gravy Babies and immaBEAST.

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Leeco - CMI Choreographer

Leeco

Choreographer

Leeco is the winner of the Greek SYTYCD. Leeco booked the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil and is currently on tour with this production.

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Luam - CMI Choreographer

Luam

Choreographer

Luam aggressively follows her dreams in dance/choreography and also teaches master workshops and performs with her crew on stages and screens all over the world.

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Manwe - CMI Choreographer

Manwe

Choreographer

Since performing in his first music video at the age of fifteen, Manwe has worked with artists such as: Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Liza Minelli, Destiny’s Child, Debelah Morgan, and Amerie, to name a few.

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Jamie McGee - CMI Choreographer

Jamile McGee

Choreographer

Jamile was a dance major at Wright State University where he excelled in ballet, modern, lyrical, and jazz. Jamile teaches workshops and master classes.

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Aurelia Michael - CMI Choreographer

Aurelia Michael

Choreographer

Aurelia is currently working on a second project with members of the world-renowned company Cirque du Soleil, and works as a certified NCSF Personal Trainer.

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Brice Mousset - CMI Choreographer

Brice Mousset

Choreographer

A versatile talent with an eclectic career, born in France, Brice Mousset has danced in prestigious musicals, operas, concerts, TV shows, fashion shows, and with companies throughout the world.

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Joseph Nontanovan - CMI Choreographer

Joseph Nontanovan

Choreographer

Joseph is a universal artist, currently specializing as a dancer, instructor, choreographer, and artistic director. He strives to help dancers find and articulate their own voice.

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Kelly Owens - Membership Director CMI

Kelly Owens

Choreographer

Kelly is currently a member of the Capitol Movement Dance Company and a dance instructor for Agency 9. She has danced and sang in 6 Capitol Movement Concerts.

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Adam Parson - CMI Choreographer

Adam Parson

Choreographer

Adam is a respected teacher and choreographer, having traveled the world setting pieces and teaching classes. He is also the Artistic Director for the Commonality Dance Company.

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Tony Powell - CMI Choreographer

Tony Powell

Choreographer

Dubbed “a 21st Century Renaissance Man” by the Washington Post, Powell is a choreographer, composer, painter, sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, graphic designer, and writer.

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Tim Roberts - CMI Choreographer

Tim Roberts

Choreographer

Tim has been teaching in the DC metro area for over 15 years. His experience stems from both dance and theater, and teaches and choreographs for high school and college dance teams.

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Neil Schwartz - CMI Choreographer

Neil “Dradle” Schwartz

Choreographer

Neil has been part of such companies as Dynamic, Culture Shock DC, and CMI Company. He encourages dancers to always “live your dreams, follow your heart, and above all be true to yourself.”

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Garen Scribner - CMI Choreographer

Garen Scribner

Choreographer

Garen is a former soloist with the San Francisco Ballet and artist of Nederland Dans Theater I. He went on to star on Broadway and in the National Tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS as Jerry.

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DJ Smart - CMI Choreographer

DuJuan “DJ” Smart

Choreographer

DJ has received remarkable reviews for his performances and choreography in magazines and newspapers. He continues to study, perform, choreograph and teach around the world.

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Bethany “Peanut” Strong

Choreographer

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Latonya Swann - CMI Choreographer

Latonya Swann

Choreographer

Currently on tour with Gwen Stefani, LaTonya Swann began her dance career as a member of the Jr Washington Redskins All Star Dance Team, and with CMI, training in hip hop, jazz, ballet, and contemporary.

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Courtney Thurston - CMI Choreographer

Courtney Thurston

Choreographer

Courtney was featured on the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” season 10. She shares her passion for dance by traveling the country choreographing and teaching.

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Dejan Tubic - CMI Choreographer

Dejan Tubic

Choreographer

Dejan is leaving his mark on the dance industry, teaching master classes to professional dancers. With an incredible presence online, Dejan has changed the way dance is looked at when it comes to social media.

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TOKYO - CMI Choreographer

TOKYO

Choreographer

Due to TOKYO’s background in martial arts his approach to dance movement, philosophy, and teaching is very unique and has been received and loved by many.

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Gigi Torres - CMI Choreographer

Gigi Torres

Choreographer

Gigi is a worldwide instructor, sharing her knowledge and love for dance from the East Coast to the West Coast and overseas in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia.

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Tony Tzar - CMI Choreographer

Tony Tzar

Choreographer

Tony likes all kinds of music and is currently working as a hip hop and house instructor at Debbie Reynolds, International Dance Academy and EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.

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Zack Venegas - CMI Choreographer

Zachary Venegas

Choreographer

Zachary Venegas is a young and innovative dancer/choreographer paving his way to leave a legendary mark in the dance industry. He also adds his youthful and dynamic twist through his choreography!

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Cartier Williams - CMI Choreographer

Cartier Williams

Choreographer

Cartier – Hoofer, Choreographer, Filmmaker and Performer – He is a student of The New York Film Academy. He has performed with Super-DJ Chew FU at The Palms Hotel/Resort in Las Vegas.

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