Posts by johnstaley911

Ramon Del Barrio – Jazz

Ramon Del Barrio – Jazz

Ramon has had a major presence across the U.S. for more than 25 years. Audiences most recently saw Del Barrio creating the role of Damon Runyon in last year’s Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls, and Billy Dixon in the Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys. His other New York credits include Harold Prince’s, Roza on Broadway, Carousel at the Lincoln Center, and Genesis and Temptation at the New York Shakespeare Festival. His national tours include, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, and the 30th anniversary tour of West Side Story, in which he played Chino. His film and...

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Darrell “Rhythm” Whitaker – Hip Hop

Darrell “Rhythm” Whitaker – Hip Hop

Inspired by legendary dancers, Michael Jackson, Fatima, and Debbie Allen, Rhythm has established himself as a force on the dance scene. He’s worked with numerous mega-stars including Jessica Simpson, Will Smith, Backstreet Boys, Mary J. Blige, Neo, and Santana, among others. He also lent his talents to the cult dance hit You Got Served starring B2K andMarques Houston. After laboring diligently in the shadows for years, Rhythm got his first big break with an Industrial for Reebok International. Now, he’s intent on sharing his talents through his new instructional video for...

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Maya – Hip Hop

Maya – Hip Hop

Maya, a native of Tokyo, Japan, began dancing at the tender age of five. She studied ballet for eight years at Yuriko Kawaguchi School of Ballet and Matsuyama Ballet Academy.  At 16, Maya ventured into street dance, where she trained in Hip Hop, Jazz, Locking, House, and Wacking at Tony Tee Dance Academy.  At 21, Maya’s ambition and dedication helped her to land her first tour for the famous Japanese Rock group B’z. Soon after, she began appearing on stage, television, and video with other Japanese Pop Artists such as, Namie Amuro, Simba,Kumi Kouda and BOA.  She was featured in a...

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Ruby Karen – Aerial Dance Fitness

Ruby Karen – Aerial Dance Fitness

Ruby Karen has studied aerial arts in Los Angeles, Rio De Janeiro, Madrid, and San Francisco.  She specializes in Lyra/Hoop, Tissu/Silk, Hammock, and Vertical Aerial, and has performed within the United States, Europe, and Israel.  To this date, she continues to perform aerial arts at various cities around the globe.  In continuing the art form, she consistently offers training in new styles, technique and inventive apparatus. Ruby is proud to introduce a program she designed for the general public, Aerial Dance Fitness©, which incorporates dance with individualized interpretation/styling...

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Wendy Obstler – Yoga

Wendy Obstler – Yoga

Wendy is a Certified Yoga Therapist and a Registered Yoga Teacher.  She is also the ‘Lead Teacher’ for Brenda Strong’s Yoga4FerilityTM, privately facilitates Pre & Post-Natal sessions and works with women to rehabilitate pelvic disorders through yoga, breath work and body awareness.  As both a student and a teacher, Wendy continues her journey of yoga with curiosity and recognizes it as a boundless learning experience. Her group classes and private sessions offer a fun and safe space for students to be educated, while also making discoveries of what works for them in their own...

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