YZ  (FOUNDER & Director)

Commercial Jazz/ Acro Dance / Heels / Classical Dance/ Choreographer

Olivia Hutcherson
Latin Fusion/Wedding Dance Instructor/Choreographer

Olivia, Dancer/Choreographer/Actress/Singer/Songwriter/Poet & Creative Director for Ballroom BASE. Top 30 Finalist on So You Think You Can Dance (S8), she was featured in Esquire and "Just Dance" PS3 Commercial. She has danced for artists such as: JLO, Madonna, Flo Rida, New Cupid, Sean Kingston, and Brad Paisley. She has also been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Dr. Oz., 106 & Park, Yahoo, and Telemundo.

Class will start with a warm-up including isolations, arm styling, cuban motion, hip action, and footwork. Followed by across the floor and a fun/sexy/rhythmical combination. Olivia’s goal is to help each student find their own unique voice and embrace it purely through the movement and music.

Robert Taylor Jr

Hiphop/street Jazz

Robert Taylor Jr. is an American entertainer whose goal is to inspire and spread love and peace to people of all ages through music and dance. 

 

 Robert has performed for Michael Jackson in 2002 for the Sony Protest party @ Webster Hall. Shortly after, Robert was selected as one of the nation's top 20 contestants for Season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance, and made it to the top 16. Other credits include American Idol (Season 3), So You Think You Can Dance (Season 2), MTV's 'Say What? Karaoke (in which he won 2 shows and made it to the finals in 2003 and 2007), Kat Deluna's Whine Up music video, and the national tour of Hairspray as a singer/dancer/actor in 2008, danced for L.L. Cool J at Carnegie Hall for the CBS Network Rundown (choreographed by Gio Hubela from Iconic). He also performed with Rihanna as a recording artist/entertainer for the Peace and Love festival in Sweden in 2012. Robert recently performed in Rihanna's Budweiser commercial with fellow faculty member Anthony Rue II aka AntBoogie. In the summer of 2015, he was a part of America's Got Talent as a finalist with The Mothmen.

Robert's latest accomplishment was being in the cast of Spongebob Squarepants (the Broadway Musical).  You can also catch him in the Netflix series "Seven Seconds" as a 'juror' with Regina King.  

Mini Zhang

Hiphop/Street Jazz/House

Mini是活跃在纽约本地街舞圈为数不多的华人舞者之一.

擅长Hiphop, Street Jazz和House,其他各个舞种都有所涉猎,编舞和Freestyle都是强项;Off-Broadway剧目Double It的Dancer, 并参演过数位本地歌手的MV拍摄;在2019湖南卫视跨年晚会为张艺兴,王一博,罗志祥,火箭少女等艺人伴舞;编排过北美高校春晚的艺人伴舞,以及NYFW 2019 Pony x Harbin的街舞演出及艺人伴舞;

参加过编舞大师Luam的专业培训,参与过知名老师RK Davis, Dana Alexa, David Thomas, Carlos Neto, Princess Lockeroo, Neil Schwartz等人的舞蹈演出或视频拍摄。

Yurie 

Urban/Contemporary/Street Jazz  

 

 

Yurie has been performing more than 22 years Contemporary and Urban dance. 

Focused on Improving self-discipline and as a good team performer throughout the 15 years of experience in classical ballet, she explored new genres of performance styles, such as contemporary fusion, street jazz, urban style hip-hop, waacking, house, lock and breaking. 

She is a gold medalist at Gatsby Dance Competition 8th Hokkaido Convention, a constant award winner at the main local dance competitions in Hokkaido, Japan. 

She played a significant role in red carpet at Columbus Day Parade, broadcasted in real time on ABC TV. She worked with The Rock Church at Times Square Concert and Japanese Talent Show.

She taught 6 years at Obihiro University and subbed street jazz class for a half year. She had numerous workshops in Hokkaido and Niigata, Japan. She currently teaches advanced beginner hiphop class and an urban dance class in NY. 

Yan Zhuang Joann, a versatile actor, is a talented and creative performing artist, model and dance instructor. Outstanding performing artist. Her acrobatic and dance skills are highlighted in her solo show and theater tours show all around the world. She has performed and worked with ABC television Gong Show, CBS CW31 Good Day Sacramento, Chinese talent TV show, featured artist on New York Times and Dance Mogul Magazine. Also she works with numerous world-class famous directors, choreographers, musicians and artists, performing with BroadwayCon, Off-Broadway, Royal Opera House of Muscat Oman, Jazz at Lincoln Center. As a dance instructor, she gained high recognition in China Fashion Gala 2018. She choreographs and teaches for major events for prestige universities and top companies in New York City.

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