Dance Arts Centre Guest Teachers and Choreographers
Contributions made by guest teachers and choreographers to Dance Arts Centre's Performing Arts Company brings us FANTASTIC talent and instruction! Guest teachers and choreographers lead master classes, workshops, and set numbers for our dancers. Our staff and students are unanimous in their agreement that guest teachers bring a vital and very special difference to our program. The opportunity for our students to learn from working professionals in the dance world gives them insight into what it takes to dance professionally and gives them some of the finest contemporary jazz, hip-hop, tap, lyrical and ballet instruction in the Southeast!
Here are some of talented individuals who have recently shared their expertise with us
Jason Beitel - Since earning the title "Dancer of the Year" at Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions, Jason Beitel has been working on stage, in films, TV, and print work for more than a decade.
Jason's extensive stage experience includes world tours with Kylie Minogue in KylieX2008, Kylie Minogue Homecoming Tour, and Kylie Minogue Showgirl Tour, and many other appearances including Vegas shows, fashion promos and industrials.
He has appeared in the films A Cinderella Story starring Hilary Duff, Starsky and Hutch with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, Clerks II, and was Assistant Choreographer for Wild Child, among others. Jason is in Elton John's In the Heart of Every Girl music video choreographed by Ray Leaper, Savage Garden's Crash and Burn, and Michael Fredo's This Time Around, just to name a few.
Television credits include the NAACP Awards, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2005 MTV Movie Awards, VH1 Fashion Rocks, Royal Variety show with Seal, X-Factor (UK) choreographed by Brian Friedman, Will and Grace, and many, many others. Commercials include Sony Playstation (lead actor), Wrigley's Gum (Assistant Choreographer), Marriott Hotels, Land Rover, Mazda and many more. Jason also has done numerous print advertisements for products such as K Swiss, Esprit, Virgin Mobile, and too many more to list.
Kameron Bink started dancing at the age of 6 years old; receiving training in many areas including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acrobatics, Hip Hop and Contemporary in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Credits include the Latin Grammys and the Latin Billboard Awards, performing for artists like Shakira, Alejandro Sanz, Paulina Rubio and Olga Tanon and Ivy Queen. Kameron performed on various nationally syndicated shows for Univision Network. One of Kameron's most memorable dance experiences has been becoming a top ten finalist on the Fox show So You Think You Can Dance. Since appearing on the show, he has had the opportunity to travel, teach and perform all over the world including South Africa, Australia and Singapore. Currently Kameron is living in New York City training with numerous contemporary artists and pursuing his dream as a dancer.
Kyle Hill feels extremely blessed to and grateful to be part of the 1st National Tour of Wicked. His television credits include So You Think You Can Dance, Paris by Night, Paula Abdul ESPN Special, Ben Vereen Awards Show, and High School Musical Teacher Awards. Commercials campaigns most recently include: Kia, Toyota, Honda, and RoundTable Pizza. Kyle has worked on Grendel with Julie Taymor, The Nutcracker, Balagon, Betsey Johnson, and numerous industrials around the world.
He enjoys teaching and choreographing for companies and studios around the US and Canada.
Elizabeth Jones danced under the instruction of Christy Curtis for 12 years as a member of the Power Company in Raleigh, North Carolina. She then trained intensely for 10 months under the artistic direction of Wes Veldink and performed in the production of “Atom & Eve”in New York City. She just recently finished filming the movies “The Marc Pease Experience” and “Bolden!”, both due out in 2008.
She continues to have the pleasure of assisting and dancing for Jason Parsons at venues around the country. Elizabeth has also worked extensively with Dee Caspary, Lauren Adams, Mandy Moore, Nick Bass, Mia Michaels and other notable choreographers. She has also been a featured dancer for DRA, T*mobile, Dollar Tree, Capezio and Movmnt magazine.
Dejanee (Deja) Riley was a Season 2 contestant on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance. Her training includes Ballet with Desmond Richardson, Tap with Savion Glover and Mike Minery, Jazz with Suzi Taylor, Denise Wall and Dee Caspary, and Musical Theater with Debbie Allen.
Deja appeared in Music Videos for B5's Hydrolic, and Blackstreet's Before I Let Go. She appeared in At The Diner, an original dance musical co-written and choreographed by Danny Wallace, at the International Dance Festival at the Duke Theater in NYC. She was a principal dancer in A Time To Dance, choreographed by Denise and Travis Wall, and was in the Kennedy Center Gala performing in the Tap ensemble.
Lynn Waggoner-Patton trained with Stan Picus, a former Joffrey Ballet dancer, Gloria Diemen, a former American Ballet Theater dancer and Gus Giordano, renowned Jazz choreographer, and was a vocal music education major. She is the President and Artistic Director of Rocky Mountain School of Dance. Ms. Waggoner-Patton has choreographed high school, college, community theater and professional musicals all over the United States, and was the guest choreographer for the Miss Colorado Pageant from 1994-1996.
Ms. Waggoner-Patton's, "Teaching From The Heart" Master Classes bring out the true performer and gives each dancer confidence to make the stage their home. While still focusing on technique and choreography, this program goes one step further and produces passionate, emotionally charged performers. Ms. Waggoner-Patton has received national accolades for her unique choreography as is now in demand as a guest choreographer and master class teacher nation-wide.