Just for Kicks School of Dance and Allegro Dance Troupe bring guest master teachers and choreographers from around the nation to the studio on a regular basis. Students and teachers benefit from interaction with professional dancers in the studio environment. Bellow are some notable guest teachers that have taught Master Classes at Just for Kicks.
Brooklyn Jai has earned a reputation as one of the hottest Choreographers to hit the LA Scene. With his unique style of Hip Hop mixed with Jazz Funk, his fast paced dance routines has led him to teach at such Studios as Millennium Dance Complex, Debbie Allen Dance Academy & Dance Dimensions Performing Arts Center. With over 20 packed classes a week, Brooklyn Jai has been teaching his routines to a wide variety of aspiring dancers. Just for Kicks often brings Brooklyn to Port Orchard for those with a passion for dance, but who are unable to travel to LA and take his classes.
Ivan was born in Russia and moved to the United States when he was 8 years old. He knew he wanted to dance when he saw the movie “Breakin’” when he was 13. He moved to Los Angeles when he was 16 and remembers his first dance class in the city was a master class with Wade Robson. He soon started taking many classes from that point especially from Tabitha and Napoleon, Marty Kudelka and Tovaris Wilson. He was a top ten contestant on the second season of “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Ivan is currently dancing with Justin Timberlake on his 20/20 tour.
Mitchel Federan is a professional actor, dancer, singer, and choreographer. He has performed on Broadway multiple times, been in television shows, won numerous national dance competitions and choreographed many award winning dances across the United States. Mitchel lives in Ohio where he focuses his time on his dance company and working at studios. Currently, you can catch Mitchel teaching at Hollywood Connection Dance Convention as well as at Millennium Dance Complex Pittsburgh. Watch our website and Facebook to see when Mitchel will be back teaching Master Classes at Just for kicks!
Kimberly’s Broadway and theater credits include Will Rogers Follies with Larry Gatlin, Victor Victoria with Julie Andrews, Little Me with Martin Short, Promises Promises with Martin Short, Chicago The Musical, West Side Story, Damn Yankees, On The Town, Gigi, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Tony Danza Live and Happy Days directed by Garry Marshall to name a few. She has performed on the great stage at Radio City Music Hall as a Radio City Rockette. Film and TV include Providence, CSI, Annie, Beautiful, What Women Want, Not Another Teen Movie, Bewitched, Rosie’ O’Donnell Show, The Martin Short Show, The Tony Awards and has been in numerous national commercials. Kimberly is one of the owners of Hollywood Connection Dance Convention and teaches musical theater dance and commercial workshops all of the country. She is passionate about dance education and is always looking for ways to inspire the next generation of great dancers. Her classes are designed to help dancers achieve their personal and professional goals.
Part theatre, part rock concert, part construction site, TAP DOGS continues to draw audiences with its unique theatrical performance, one that combines the strength and power of workmen with the precision and talent of tap dancing.
Kirsten Cooper trained in Washington State then moved to Los Angeles when she was nineteen years old. She trained at Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood for five years. She also assisted Rhonda Miller, Jeff Amsden and Liz Imperio. While in Los Angeles she worked in film, video and stage. Kirsten danced on Costa Cruise Lines, toured with LADF, demonstrated on LADF and Jeff Amsden’s instructional videos, Sony Disc Industrial Film and numerous ABBA hair shows. Kirsten now teaches full time in the Seattle area(currently at Westlake Dance Center, Allegro Performing Arts, Pacific Northwest Ballet Summer program) as well as traveling the U.S. to do choreography and master classes. She has run a pre-professional jazz company out of Westlake Dance since 1997. Her goal with the company is to train the dancers for dance careers and instill in them that hard work is just as important as talent.