Performers

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Christian Beasley

Christian has over 15 years of dance training with a focus on classical ballet, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, and jazz funk. He is a New Orleans native, trained under the influence of both the Deep South and Cuban cultures. At 15, he moved to Houston to train in classical ballet at the Houston Ballet Academy and by 18, he was touring through Europe as one of the “Bad Boys of Dance” in “Rock the Ballet”, performing in Switzerland, Spain, Germany, and Finland. Early stage experience has included over 20 recitals and four musical theatre productions.  He is currently a company member of LA Contemporary Dance Company, and teaches ballet at the “Edge” and IDA.

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Jardon Derrick

Jardon got a late start in dance at the age of 21, at Arizona State University, by taking classes with the on campus hip hop club. He found his love for dance intensify and decided to learn more about different styles such as Jazz, African, and many of the underground street styles. This sparked his interest in movement even more and he began to take up freestyling as a creative outlet, spending countless hours training moves he learned.

Since living in LA, Jardon has worked with of Jackie Sleight, Bonnie Story, Paula Abdul, Kesha, Justin Timberlake, Simon Hammerstein and various international artists. He is also featured in Lexus NX LGBT Spot, Belkin Fusive Spot, and Zumba: Around The World.

 

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Christian Espinel

Christian Espinel, a native from Los Angeles, CA. studied acting in high school with the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. As a senior, he began training with the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, learning various styles from Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tissue, Character, to the Dunham technique. He has performed in many of Ms. Allen’s original productions such as, “Brothers of the Knight” and “Oman O Man”. He was a part of the skeleton crew for “Twist: An American Musical” directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen. Through DADA, he joined Unity Dance Ensemble a company founded by “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer Tessandra Chavez. His training has lead to other opportunities such as working for Rosero McCoy dancing on Disney’s “Shake It Up”, as well as dancing on BET in Debbie Allen’s “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker”. Christian became a member of Utah’s ‘Best Of State’ company; Odyssey Dance Theatre directed by Derryl Yeager. While with Odyssey he has had the opportunity to tour the U.S., as well as internationally in Germany and Istanbul. Recently he traveled to Alaska and the Caribbean as a dancer for Princess Cruises. Throughout this dance journey he has had the privilege to share the stage with artists such as, Herbie Hancock, Raven-Simone, Jaleel White, Tichina Arnold, ELEW and others.

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Raymond Ejiofor

Raymond Ejiofor holds a Masters of Public Health Policy from University of Southern California and is a recipient of the prestigious Gates Millennium Fellowship. Raymond graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Decision Science and double minor in Engineering Studies and Technology and Policy. Raymond began his training under Judith Rhodes Calgaro in Arlington, VA. While balancing academics and artistry Raymond has danced with various choreographers including Daniel Ezralow, Aszure Barton, Lula Washington, Sidra Bell, Camille A. Brown, Kyle Abraham, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Cindera Che, Nina McNeely, Bryan Arias Christopher Huggins, and Robert Battle. Some of his performance credits include Audi | Shanghai, Toshiba International Industrial, Samsung, Apple, Beijing Dance Festival, Springboard Danse Montreal, SummerStage NYC, Jazz Dance World Congress and Pittsburgh Opera.  In addition, Ejiofor has danced for artists: Pharrell Williams, Little Boots, Gerard Way, The Acid, Moullinex, Fitz and the Tantrums and Daft Punk.  Under the direction of Greed Reed, Ejiofor was a founding member of August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble (AWCDE), which was named “25 to Watch” in 2012 by Dance Magazine.

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Isaac Huerta

Soon after graduated from OC’s High School for the Arts, Isaac signed with Bloc Talent Agency and shortly went on to dance on a cruise ship with the Holland America Cruise line. Since then he has been performing with several Southern California dance companies, including Solevita and Heidi Duckler’s Dance Theater, and with world renowned choreographer, Daniel Ezralow, touring China, Canada and Europe in his production”Pearl”. Isaac has been danced in two of Taylor Swift’s music videos, numerous Disney productions and is currently backup dancing for the intoxicating “Natalita”.

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Malachi Middleton

Malachi Middleton is a native to Los Angeles, where he began his dance training at the age of 16 at Alexander Hamilton High School under the guidance of Karen McDonald and LaTrece Douglas. While in high school he continued his training at Lula Washington Dance Theatre and Debbie Allen Dance Academy. He has toured with Debbie Allen, Invertigo Dance Theatre, Kybele Dance Theatre and JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble and performed with the LA Philharmonic. You may also recognize him from the 2016 Euro Cup music video, David Guetta’s “This One’s for You” music video (featuring Zara Larson), Jamie Foxx’s “You Changed Me” music video (featuring Chris Brown), Rufus Wainwright’s “Sign/ Sealed/ Delivered” music video, as well as commercials for Turkish Airlines, Digicel, and Duke Health. Middleton is currently training at the Kinetic Theory Circus School to become an aerialist and acrobat. When not performing, he focuses on his passion for editorial and dance photography, as well as cinematography.

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Re’Sean Pates

Re’Sean Pates began his dance training in Gilbert, AZ, in hip hop, contemporary, ballet, jazz, modern, and tumbling/tricking. Some of his credits includes having a reoccurring role as a Dalton Academy Warbler on Glee, seasons 3-6, Daniel Ezralow’s “Open” International Tour, Lexus Industrial, Major Crimes, & the 2014 Sochi Wonter Olympics Openeing Ceremony Crew. Re’Sean has had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Brooke Lipton, Zack Woodley, Daniel Ezralow, Mandy Moore, Dee Caspary, and many more. Re’Sean is currently living in Los Angeles, CA actively perusing his passion in the industry.