Faculty

Marina Benson

Meet Marina Benson About Marina Benson born in the DMV area is a self taught dancer, who in the last two years also took up classes with the best choreographers in the DMV, influenced by the likes of Sean Paul, Aaliyah, and Beyonce. Her passion includes creating unique choreography to our favorite hip hop and …

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Curt Rage

Meet Curt Rage About Chris Nguyen is better known as his alias Curt Rage. He’s one of the most prominent Bboys in the DMV area. Curt began breaking at 13 years old and has fallen in love with the art form ever since. Going on 13 years of dancing now, Curt represents two crews: The …

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Kiera Harley

Meet Kiera harley About Kiera started her professional dance career after graduating from Towson University. She spent four seasons touring as a full time performing artist with Step Afrika!, one of the top 10 African-American dance companies in the United States. With Step Afrika!, Kiera performed for audiences across the U.S., South America, Asia, Europe, …

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Carla Camargo

Meet carla camargo About Carla Camargo’s dance career first began at the age of 15 at the Jim Henson Center for the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Northwestern High School. Carla continued her dance career at The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  Once she returned to the DMV, Carla quickly became very involved in the …

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Devin Niosi

Meet devin niosi About Devin Niosi began his professional dance journey in 2009. His affiliations include Capitol Movement Project, Future Shock DC, and Culture Shock DC. Devin has trained with numerous choreographers such as Laura Edwards, Luam Keflezgy, Luther Brown, Kevin Maher, Rhapsody James, & etc. His dancing has allowed him to travel to places such as Canada, Los …

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Gabby David

Meet Gabby David About Gabby J David is a professional dancer, choreographer and social media personality signed to Go2 Talent Agency. Gabby is the creator of the Electro Shuffle emote for the video game Fortnite. Gabby was selected as the choreographer and lead dancer in four music videos for Dutch celebrity Don Diablo.    She has collaborated for videos with artists such as …

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Ayden Elder

Meet Ayden Elder About Coming from a family of dancers, Ayden Elder started dancing at the young age of 3. Before falling in love with Hip-Hop he took classes in Jazz, Tap, Modern, and Ballet. His parents, Vanessa Carmichael-Elder and Anthony Elder, met and danced together at Motion Mania and continued to Joy of Motion. …

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Alina Velasquez

Meet Alina Velasquez About Alina “AliBeatz” Velasquez was born in Peru and raised in Miami, FL. She began dancing and performing at the age of 5 years old. After high school, Alina focused on dance fitness and discovered the VXN Workout (formerly known as Vixen Workout) in 2014. She fell in love with the format …

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Montana Mull

Meet Montana Mull About Montana Mull is a recent graduate of the prestigious University of Arizona School of Dance. Montana began dancing at the age of six and spent fourteen years dancing competitively. While attending the University of Arizona, Montana was fortunate to perform several groundbreaking pieces such as ‘Among the Stars,’ ‘Boiling Point,’ and ‘Megalopolis’ …

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Elrody Martin

Meet Elrody Martin About Elrody Martin Jr., also known as “SashO”, has been dancing since the age of 13. He is the creative director and CEO of DMV’s very own Bliss Dance Company, LLC. Sasho specializes in performance technique, jazz, contemporary, auxiliary and hip hop styles of dance.  He lives by the motto: “The world is your …

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