Jaja Vaňková

Hip Hop

Vaňková started dancing at age 14, doing freestyle dancing and battling, then later began teaching choreography. Vaňková's dance career began in 2006 with the dance crew Out of Bounds, where she learned to dance hip hop, and as an individual, learned popping and locking techniques, among other styles. Out of Bounds became semi-finalists of Czech Got Talent 2010. She has also choreographed theater shows and performed in commercials. In 2010, Vaňková auditioned to join a dance crew based in Houston, Texas. Phillip Chbeeb, Di Zhang and Brandon Harrell, previously of the crew Marvelous Motion, were looking for dancers to join a new group, and Vaňková, along with Chachi Gonzales and Emilio Dosal, were chosen, and the dance crew I.aM.mE was formed. I.aM.mE went on to win America's Best Dance Crew: Season 6 in 2011. They have appeared on Paramount's The LXD Season 3, and also in the AXI series, directed by Shawn Welling and released by Welling Films. In 2013, Vaňková joined the dance crew Street Kingdom, where she became known as 'Lady Tight Eyez'. In 2014, she auditioned for the 11th season of the reality dance competition So You Think You Can Dance, failing to reach the Top 20 finalists. However, she participated a year later for the show's 12th season, where she emerged as runner-up overall. She also appeared in the fifth installment of the Step Up film series, Step Up: All I.


Christopher Scott

Hip Hop

Two time Emmy nominee Christopher Scott is sought after for his bold imagination and fearless creativity in his work. Some of his recent projects include the fifth installment of the Step Up series (to be released), Step Up: Revolution, the acclaimed Microsoft “Surface/Surface Pro” tablet commercial, the viral “Safety Video” hit for Virgin America and the record breaking Disney Channel Original movie, Teen Beach Movie. Chris has garnered continued praise (and an Emmy nomination) for his innovative pieces on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. Other choreography credits include two Macy’s Stars of Dance on Dancing With The Stars (“Duet of a Lifetime and “Titanium”), Disney Channel’s Lemonade Mouth, America’s Best Dance Crew, and Gloria Estefan. Chris had the esteemed honor of being the Associate Choreographer for the Emmy nominated 82nd Annual Academy Awards. He is also recognized for his ingenuity in the first online dance adventure, The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (of which he is the co-choreographer, associate producer and played the role of “Copeland”). Furthermore, he stepped behind the camera to direct two episodes in the acclaimed web series, as well as a 3D short film entitled “Match3d.” The LXD has performed live for Dancing With the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, the Glee Tour, the 82nd Annual Oscars, TED Talks, The Conan O’Brian Show, and more.


Jessica Lee Keller

Ballet

Jessica Lee Keller is a professional, dancer, actor and choreographer, originally from Stillwater, Minnesota. Most known for her role as 'Struts' in Disney Channel’s Original ’Teen Beach Movie’ and 'Teen Beach 2'. She was one of the original members of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in NYC where she performed works by Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Alonzo King, Benoit Swan Pouffer, Jacapo Godani, Cidi Larbi, Jo Stromgran, Jodi Gates, Angelin Preljocaj, Lauri Stallings, Nicolo Fonte to name a few.  After 6 years with the company, her artistic versatility took her to the commercial world where she's worked both in front of and behind the camera. 

Her work can be seen in both ‘Teen Beach Movie’ and 'Teen Beach 2' as associate choreographer. ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ also gave her dual credit as assistant choreographer to Benoit Swan Pouffer and played 'Lauren' in the film, along side Emily Blunt and Matt Damon.  Jessica co-choreographed the top 20 routine on SYTYCD season 12. She was the associate choreographer with Mr. Christopher Scott on his Emmy nominated routines ’The Gravel Road’, ’Sand’, ‘Velocity’, and World of Dance award winning routine ‘Architect of the Mind’. ‘DWTS’ routines ’Titanium’, and the Emmy nominated routine ‘Classic’ with Derek Hough, as well as in ’Now You See Me 2’, ‘Jem & The Holograms’, and Gloria Estefan’s ‘Hotel Nacional’. She choreographed for Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally ‘Homework and Hidden Talents’ with Maddie Ziegler, Gloria Estefan’s performance of ‘Miss Little Havanah’ on the Rosie show, and Paramore’s performance at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. Her contemporary pointe choreography can be seen with the acclaimed Legion of Extraordinary Dancers 'The LXD', where she also played 'Prin' in season 3. Jessica was honored to choreograph and perform for the 2015 European Games Closing Ceremony in Baku, with a cast of over 2,000 performers.  A new World Premier of her work can be seen by the prestigious University of Southern California’s Dance Department, Growing Up Human.

Jessica is featured in the viral in flight safety video by ‘Virgin America’, and the latest Alpine headphones campaign. She has performed on stages around the world, as well as multiple live appearances on ‘DWTS’ with the LXD and Derek Hough, ‘SYTYCD’, 'X Factor’, 'Glee', ’The Voice’, 'American Idol’, 'The Ellen Show', ’The View’, ‘Good Morning America’, ’The Rosie Show’, Austin & Ally, and ’Shake it Up’. Music videos include ’Stay the Night’- Zedd/Paramor, ‘Master Hunter’ & ‘When Brave Bird Saved’-Laura Marling, ‘One Last Smile’–Van Ness Wu, ‘Shoot’-Shilo Gold, 'The Music’s No Good Without You’-Cher, ‘Wepa’-Gloria Estefan, ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing’-Matthew Morrison, ‘All That I’m Missing’-Chrissie Fit, and ‘Paradise’-Kaci. Other credits include: ‘Ballerina’ by DanceOn with Lil Buck, ’Surrogate Dance Séance’ with Shaping Sound, ‘Jem & The Holograms’, ’Now You See Me 2’, ‘Finalmente’-Nina McNeely, 'Nike', 'Die Hard Batteries', 'Crest', ‘Microsoft Surface', 'BMW’, ‘IBM’, ‘Disney’s 60th Anniversary Special’, ‘Limp Bizkit’, ‘DS2DIO’, the NFL Experience Show, ’The Master of Disguise’, ’The Neighbors’, ‘Raising Hope’, ‘Memorial Herman’, ‘Star Search’, ‘Dangerous Beauty’ live at the Pasadena Playhouse, ‘CLI Studios’, ‘Movement One’ –Short film with Teddy Forance, ‘A Love Complacent’ –Short film by Stacey Tookey, ‘Still Motion’ Dance Company’, & Andrea Miller’s ‘Gallim Dance Company’ in NYC. 

Jessica currently teaches with RADIX Dance Convention, CLI Studios, CRAZE, the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA and is an avid yogi.


Morgan Larson

Jazz

Morgan Larson began her training as a competitive gymnast and dancer in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance and Business Minor from the University of Arizona. Since moving to LA, she has been featured as a Biker in Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2. She is featured in the theatrical release of films La La Land and Ted 2 as well as Joseph Gordon Levitt's television series, HitRecord. She has performed on Dancing with the Stars, Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Glee, MTV, Nickelodeon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, Austin & Ally, Shake it Up, The View,
100 Things to do before High School, Dizzy Feet Foundation, Rock the Vote campaign, Reebok, A Snow White Christmas with Ariana Grande & Neil Patrick Harris and Aladdin & HIs Winter Wish with Ben Vereen. Some other projects include music videos for Logic, Blood Orange, Jeremih, Todrick Hall, Daft Punk, live musical theater performance with Hugh Jackman, Jon Chu's Safety Instructional video for Virgin America, Pepsi Superbowl Commercial ft Janelle Monae, Grammy's Target Commercial ft Carly Rae Jepsen and Jimmy Kimmel. She is glowing with excitement over life and dance in the entertainment
world!


Danielle Sten-Guillermo

Contemporary

Develops inspiring contemporary compositions that are sought after by other innovators, contemporary companies and educational institutions. An innovator of new ideas, styles and techniques, she pushes the boundaries of movement and beauty. Working alongside Christopher Scott in film, music, and television, Danielle served as Assistant Choreographer and Dancer in Disney Channel's “Teen Beach Movie” and “Teen Beach 2”, Gloria Estefan’s music video, “Wepa”, “The Rosie Show”, and “Nuestra Navidad. She also was Assistant Choreographer in “SYTYCD” Season 8’s Finale, and Disney Channels “Lemonade Mouth” performances on ABC's "Good Morning America" and "The View”. Additional acclaims include TEDxBaltimore, co-directing/choreographing two original works entitled “Working America” and “366” with her husband Lance. Together, Danielle and Lance created “On the DL” in 2008, collaborating in dance, fashion, and education.


Lance Guillermo

Hip Hop

With an emphasis in preserving the culture of Hip Hop, Lance’s work focuses on the original street styles of Hip Hop Dance. His multi-faceted career spans in music, film, and television. Lance’s credits include being Assistant Choreographer to Christopher Scott for Disney Channel’s, “Lemonade Mouth”, “Shake It Up”, “SYTYCD” Season 12, ABC’s “Good Morning America”, and “The View”. He performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Rosie Show”, “Nuestra Navidad”, “Good Morning America”, and “The View”. Lance performed in the 2008 Teen Choice Awards as a member of the ACDC (Adam {Sevani} {Jon} Chu Dance Crew) with Chris Brown, Adam Sevani (Moose), and the world famous “Jabbawockeez”, as well as with music artists Lady Gaga, Ciara, and Gloria Estefan, to include the music videos “Wepa” and “Get Up”. Additional acclaims include TEDxBaltimore, co-directing/choreographing two original works entitled “Working America” and “366” with his wife Danielle. Together, Lance and Danielle created “On the DL” in 2008, collaborating in dance, fashion, and education.


Samantha Cramer

Parent Class

Samantha was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she began her career in dance at Carol’s Academy of Dance. She grew up performing and dancing on professional stages and in competitions all over the country. She has directed and choreographed many shows for Prather Productions and the Fulton Theater such as Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Footloose, Gypsy, Anything Goes, Clue, Mary Poppins, Crazy for You and West Side Story to name a few. She also has had the pleasure of performing in theaters such as Maine State Music Theater, Fulton Theater, Beef and Boards Dinner Theater, Prather Productions and American Music Theater in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, White Christmas, West Side Story, CATS, Young Frankenstein, Jesus Christ Superstar, 42nd Street, High School Musical, and High School Musical 2. Samantha also had the opportunity to dance and sing on the high seas with Holland America Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Lines. She has been very fortunate to now share her passion with others as a dance/theater educator. For the past 10 years she has taught in studios on a regular basis and master classes up and down the east coast. She is now on faculty at Rage Box Dance Center in Forest Hills Maryland where she specializes in tap, jazz, musical theater, acro, strength and conditioning. She is thrilled to be a faculty member on CRAZE dance convention for the Parent Class and the Emcee. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and thanks her amazing husband Adam for all his love and support.


Jim Keith

The Movement Talent Agency

Jim Keith, a former professional dancer, has been in the business of dance and choreography talent representation for more than 12 years. In his role as Partner and President at the Movement Talent Agency (MTA), Jim has been extremely influential in the career development of some of the most sought-after film, television and stage choreographers and dancers in the world. In 2006 he was asked to serve on the advisory board of Dance Spirit Magazine, which led to him being featured in several additional national magazines including Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, Dancer Magazine, Dance Studio Life and several others. He was honored to be included on a special committee that was consulted to assist in creating the initial design and scoring structure for the hit MTV TV show "America Best Dance Crew" and becoming a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Emmys. In 2010, the Spirit Industry Trade Association (SITA) nominated him for “Dance Judge of the Year” and he was asked to serve on the advisory board for the Young Choreographers Festival in New York City. He has been a dance judge for over 15 years for over 30 event producers worldwide.