JERA WOLFE - CANADA
STARTED TO DANCE AT THE AGE OF 13 WHEN HE BEGAN TRAINING IN HIP-HOP, BREAKDANCE AND JAZZ. AT 14, HE PARTICIPATED IN A BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVE AT THE BANFF CENTRE WHICH SPARKED HIS PASSION FOR CLASSICAL BALLET. JERA STUDIED AT THE NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL OF CANADA, ARTS UMBRELLA, AND CANADA'S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET SCHOOL. AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET SCHOOL HE HAS FOCUSED ON CONTEMPORARY AND INDIGENOUS FORMS OF DANCE EXPRESSION. HE WAS A FINALIST ON CTV'S SEASON 3 OF SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. HE WAS A FIRST CAST DANCER FOR DISNEY'S MUSICAL TARZAN IN GERMANY. HE WAS A CO-CHOREOGRAPHER OR BACKBONE, WHICH HAD ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE BANFF CENTRE IN 2015. HE IS CURRENTLY AN ASSOCIATE ARTIST WITH RED SKY PERFORMANCE.
MELISSA MITRO - CANADA

STARTED DANCING AT THE AGE THREE AND COMPETED IN ALMOST EVERY FORM OF DANCE. SHE HAS PERFORMED AT THE TORONTO INT. FILM FESTIVAL AND FEATURED WITH ARTISTS SUCH AS PSY, NICK JONAS, NELLY FURTADO, MIA MARTINA, VICTORIA DUFFIELD. MELISSA HAS WORKED WITH MIA MICHEALS, STACEY TOOKEY, MANDY MOORE, TRAVIS WALL,  AND MANY MORE. A RUNNER-UP ON CTV’S SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA SEASON 4, MELISSA HAS PERFORMED AT THE PAN AMERICAN GAMES, THE NEXT STEP, RUSSELL PETER’S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, NICK CARTER TOUR, JUNO AWARDS, NEW YEARS EVE WITH NELLY FURTADO, AND THE MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. RECENTLY, SHE TRAVELED TO MILAN, CROATIA, SPAIN, FINLAND,MEXICO AND POLAND TO PERFORM IN MANY SALSA CONGRESSES WITH MARCO FERRIGNO. RECENTLY, SHE WORKED AS A CHOREOGRAPHER ON SYTYCD IN VIETNAM.

LOIC MABANZA - FRANCE

LOIC MABANZA IS ORIGINALLY FROM PARIS, FRANCE AND NOW LIVES IN NYC. LOIC WAS DISCOVERED AT THE AGE OF 18 BY DIRECTOR, SHEU FORTUNATO DURING THE PARIS DANCE TOUR. HE SOON BECAME A PRINCIPAL DANCER FOR THE MADONNA WORLD TOUR 2012 AND HER MOST RECENT 2015 "REBEL HEART TOUR". LOIC HAS WORKED WITH MADONNA ON THE OSCARS 2011 & 2013, VIDEO TURN UP THE RADIO, AND THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW AND TOURED THE US WITH CHRIS BROWN. HE IS AN INTERNATIONAL MODEL WHERE HE IS REPRESENTED BOTH IN USA AND BRAZIL. HE HAS WORKED FOR NIKE, LACOSTE, DIESEL, W MAGAZINE AND GQ MAGAZINE. HE IS CURRENTLY PRODUCING AND ACTING IN HIS OWN ACTION TV SERIES IN NYC.

MARIA WADA - JAPAN
HAS TOURED WORLDWIDE WITH SOME OF THE WORLDS TOP ARTISTS INCLUDING MADONNA, BRITNEY SPEARS, KATY PERRY AND JASON DERULO. SHE HAS BEEN ON 3 WORLD TOURS AS A PRINCIPAL DANCER AND WAS ALSO A FEATURED DANCER IN THE MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE SHOW IN JAPAN ALONG WITH THE LAGA GAGA PERFECT ILLUSION MUSIC VIDEO, THE 2015 KATY PERRY HALFTIME SHOW AND THE MUSIC VIDEO LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD BY JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE SHE HAS PERFORMED ON THE OSCAR’S, AMERICAN IDOL, BILLBOARD AWARDS, MTV AWARDS AND MANY MORE. SHE HAS RECENTLY FOUND A NEW PASSION WITH CREATIVE CHOREOGRAPHY FOR DANCE PROJECTS DA TOKYO IN HER NATIVE JAPAN.
DAREIAN KUJAWA - USA

CURRENTLY LIVES IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA BUT GREW UP IN ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA. DAREIAN GRADUATED FROM THE SAINT PAUL CONSERVATORY FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS IN 2010. AT THE AGE OF 18, HE MOVED TO LAS VEGAS TO TRY AND PURSUE A CAREER IN DANCE. HE IMMEDIATELY FOUND HIMSELF A SPOT WITH CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S “MYSTÈRE”. HE CONTINUED HIS AMAZING WORK WITH CIRQUE DU SOLEIL IN THE NEW JAMES CAMERON'S AVATAR. DAREIAN WAS ALSO A FINALIST ON THE HIT TV SHOW SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE USA SEASON 9.

KIRSTEN WICKLUND - CANADA
KIRSTEN WICKLUND RECEIVED THE HIGHEST DISTINCTION IN BALLET, THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE ‘RAD’ SOLO SEAL AWARD. SHE PERFORMED PRINCIPAL ROLES IN CHINA WITH CANADA’S YOUTH BALLET COMPANY. KIRSTEN RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS AT AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE, RWB, BOSTON BALLET, PNB, AND WASHINGTON BALLET. IN 2007, SHE WON THE ARTISTRY AWARD AT THE YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX IN NY AND WAS THE ONLY CANADIAN IN THE TOP 12 WOMEN. SHE HAS TOURED WITH RASTA THOMAS’ ROCK THE BALLET, DANCING THE PRINCIPAL FEMALE ROLE FOR THE COMPANY OF MALE BALLET STARS. KIRSTEN IS NOW A FULL TIME COMPANY ARTIST WITH BALLET BC, WHICH ENDED THEIR SEASON IN NEW YORK CITY.
RODRIGO BASURTO - MEXICO
WAS BORN AND RAISED IN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO. HE BEGAN HIS DANCE EDUCATION AS A “STREET DANCER”. HIS THIRST FOR MORE TRAINING AND OPPORTUNITY LED HIM TO TORONTO IN 2005. HE HAS PERFORMED WITH LADY GAGA, JUSTIN BEIBER, PSY, FLO RYDER, NELLY FURTADO, TAI CRUZ, AND PIT BULL. HIS EXPERIENCE ON SYTYCD GAVE HIM THE PLATFORM TO SHARE HIS PASSION AND MOTTO TO ALL YOUNG INSPIRING DANCERS THAT “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WHEN YOU COMBINE PREPARATION, PASSION, AND DESIRE TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS.” RODRIGO HAS JUST RETURNED FROM THE BET AWARDS IN LOS ANGELES WHERE HE PERFORMED JUNE 28 AT THE JANET JACKSON TRIBUTE WITH RECORDING ARTISTS, CIARA AND JAYSON DERULO.
MENINA FORTUNATO - CANADA

SHE BEGAN HER PROFESSIONAL CAREER AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 12 IN VANCOUVER. SHE WAS BASED IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA SINCE 2001 AND HAS PERFORMED WITH THE LEGENDARY EARTH WIND & FIRE, LATIN SUPERSTAR LUIS MIGUEL AND THE SENSATION OF KOREAN POP RAIN (BI) IN FRONT OF CROWDS OF 60,000 SPECTATORS ON HIS WORLD TOUR. FILMS CREDITS INCLUDE THE NICKELODEON SHOW, KICKIN 'IT OLD SKOOL, CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE, AND POSEIDON. TV SHOWS INCLUDE AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE, ALIAS, NBA ALL-STAR HALF-TIME SHOW WITH BEYONCE, MAD TV, SPIKE TV'S GUY'S CHOICE AWARDS WITH CARMEN ELECTRA. SHE CAN BE SEEN IN SEVERAL COMMERCIALS FOR PEPSI WITH BRITNEY SPEARS. MENINA HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF PRODUCTION, CHOREOGRAPHY AND CASTING ON VARIOUS PROJECTS, SUCH AS AMERICA'S GOT TALENT AND THE X FACTOR. AS AN ADJUDICATOR, SHE HAS WORKED ALL ACROSS NORTH AMERICA, AND A GUEST ADJUDICATOR ON THE TV SHOW, DANCE MOMS.

PAUL OTTERBEIN - CANADA

AN INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING CANADIAN HIP HOP CHOREOGRAPHER FROM VANCOUVER, BC. HE IS ALSO THE CHOREOGRAPHER AND HEAD COACH FOR THE CANADIAN NATIONAL HIP HOP TEAM THAT BROUGHT HOME BOTH THE BRONZE AND SILVER MEDALS FROM ITALY AT THE 2015 WORLD HIP HOP CHAMPIONSHIPS. IN 2016 THEY WERE RANKED NUMBER TWO AND THREE IN THE WORLD IDO HIP HOP RANKINGS. PAUL HAS BROUGHT HOME 7 CANADIAN NATIONAL HIP HOP CHAMPIONSHIPS AND 4 USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AS A CHOREOGRAPHER. IN 2015, PAUL RECEIVED THE PRESTIGIOUS CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD AT CANADA'S BIGGEST HIP HOP COMPETITION "ARTISTS EMERGE" IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA. CREDITS INCLUDE: ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW, CANADA'S GOT TALENT AND THE 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS CHOREOGRAPHER CELEBRATION STAGE.

GIULIA TRIPOLI - CANADA

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS A DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER AND TEACHER, GIULIA TRIPOLI IS KNOWN FOR HER TALENT, INSPIRATIONAL ROUTINES, AND INCREDIBLE PASSION. SHE HAS PERFORMED, CHOREOGRAPHED AND LED WORKSHOPS AROUND THE WORLD, FROM BEIJING AND MACAU TO LAS VEGAS AND TORONTO. SHE HAS SHARED SCREEN AND STAGE WITH KE$HA, MISHON, TRISH, JULLY BLACK  AND SKYE SWEETNAM , APPEARED IN THE FEATURE FILM SUR LE RYTHME, STARRED IN THE COMMERCIAL FOR UBISOFT'S  JUST DANCE 2016 AND IS CURRENTLY CHOREOGRAPHING FOR ACCLAIMED CANADIAN ARTIST LUKAY . IN 2011, GIULIA REFOCUSED HER CAREER, DEDICATING HERSELF TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTREAL DANCE COMMUNITY WITH TRIPOLI STUDIOS INC. & AGENCY

JONNIS TANNIS - USA

HE IS THE YOUNGEST OF 10 CHILDREN, 6 BECOMING ENTERTAINERS, AND ONE OF THE TANNIS BROTHERS WHO COMPETED AT 5678 SHOWTIME WITH MCHARDY STUDIOS , THE FIRST STUDIO TO REGISTER IN 1994. HE WAS IN THE TOP 16 FINALISTS ON THE FIRST SEASON OF FOX SYTYCD . HE HAS PERFORMED AND CHOREOGRAPHED ACROSS AMERICA, CHINA, DUBAI, AND HAS TAUGHT MASTER CLASSES FOR CIRQUE DU SOLEIL , THE PHOENIX SUN’S DANCE TEAM, AND IS FACULTY MEMBER OF THE ROCK CENTER FOR  DANCE LAS VEGAS. JONNIS IS CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND LEAD EMCEE FOR SAKE ROK , LAS VEGAS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF JACS INNOVATING ENTERTAINMENT LLC  AND CO-MANAGES PERFORMERS AT MULTIPLE PROPERTIES FOR MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL.

ALEX FRANCOEUR - CANADA

ALEX FRANCOEUR IS A FRENCH CANADIAN DANCER BORN AND RAISED IN MONTREAL. AT THE AGE15 YEARS OLD, ALEX EARNED HIS FIRST TWO PROFESSIONAL JOBS DANCING IN A SHORT MOVIE AND FOR THE ANNUAL WORLD-RENOWNED JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL. AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL, ALEX WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE PRESTIGIOUS CONTEMPORARY DANCE PROGRAM AT L’ÉCOLE DE DANSE CONTEMPORAINE DE MONTREAL (ADMMI. NEW DOORS CONTINUED TO OPEN FOR ALEX, BRINGING HIM ALL AROUND CANADA AS WELL AS TO INTERNATIONAL STAGES SUCH AS NEW YORK AND PARIS. HE WENT ON TOUR WITH FRENCH CANADIAN POP-STAR MARIE MAI AND HAS SHARED THE STAGE WITH MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS INCLUDING  ARIANA GRANDE, JASON DERULO AND TAYLOR DAYNE.

 IN 2016 ALEX MOVED TO THE UNITED STATES WHERE HE SIGNED REPRESENTATION UNDER CLEAR TALENT GROUP AGENCY WORKING WITH SILENTO, ST.LUCIA AND COLD WAR KIDS. HE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A NEW MOVIE, DUE TO COME OUT ON NETFLIX LATER IN 2017. 

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