Theresa has choreographed and worked with artists includ- ing A Great Big World, Meredith Vieira, Lance Bass, Omi, and Adam Lambert. You can also see her work on Fox's Hit Show So You Think You Can Dance, Todrick Hall's Toddlerz Ball Tour and DanceOn's Dance Showdown. She has also worked for companies including Target Stores, OA Fluid Sense, Discount Dance Supply, and more. She is the season one champion of Nigel Lythgoe's Every Single Step, and since then has worked for The Pulse On Tour, Broadway Dance Center, Wild Dance Convention, and more. Theresa's pre professional dance company, AbstraKT BEINGS, has been featured on America's Got Talent, Brooklyn Dance Festival, and Camival NYC. She has trained these dancers to then go on and dance for Sia, Gwen Stefani, Nicki Minaj, Silento, lvviva Athletica, Macys Passpolt, MTV, and much more!
KC Castellano is a dancer and choreographer born and raised in New York City. Currently serving as a resident choreographer and a master teacher at dozens of studios across the US and in Canada, she is known for her passionate and challenging classes. She brings style, drive, and motivation to all of her students, urging them to push beyond their limits.
A performer at heart, KC has performed with Lady Gaga ("You and I”, "Marry the Night”, “Monsterball” Atlanta) and has toured with Kat Deluna both in the US and abroad. Alongside her own choreography which has been featured on television (Steven Spielberg’s “Public Morals”) and stage (Capezio ACE Awards 2012, Choreographer’s Pick PULSE 2011-2013, DRA’s Dancin Downtown at the Joyce Top Choreographer), KC’s passion for collaboration led her to work alongside other artists such as Tyce Diorio on projects such as SYTYCD U.S. and Ukraine, Lucille Lortel Awards, and most recently, Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s “Music City”. Collaborating with other artists is something she is both grateful for and inspired by and it fuels her passion to build an idea from the ground up and see it expand through the synergy of creative minds.
Through her work, KC loves sharing her intense approach to movement with dancers, encouraging them to explore their physical and emotional range within her choreography. Her class focuses heavily on strength, musicality and performance quality. Her mission is to have every student leave the room feeling full. Full of knowledge, full of motivation, full of spirit.
Casie Goshow, aka B-Girl 'Tynee' is hip hop choreographer and break dancer, who has been teaching both hip hop and break dancing for more than the last 10 years around the country. She is originally from a small town in Pennsylvania and went to live in New York City after college, before making the move to Los Angeles. She has worked in the commercial entertainment industry working a variety of jobs as she pursues her dreams. Casie has worked side by side with various artists and organizations such as Chris Brown, Lil John, Psy, French Montana, Beats Superbowl Commercial, the NBA, Adidas and was a Las Vegas Season 12 Street Finalist on So You Think You Can Dance?
Currently she is touring around the country teaching kids of all ages at studios, conventions and competitions. Casie has worked for Excel In Motion, Joffrey Summery Hip Hop Intensive, Shake the Ground, Alvin Ailey, Legacy, Turn It Up, In The Groove and more over the years. Casie owns her own clothing line, Goshow Yourself, which was created in response to the bullying occurring around the country. She wanted a clothing line that inspired people of all ages and walks of life to have the courage and confidence to be themselves.
Zach Saunders is a dancer originally from Columbus, OH and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Since moving to LA, he has been in numerous films, television shows, and commercials. Some of the featured work includes Warner Bros. feature film, “Project X,” Ray Romano’s television series, “Men of a Certain Age,” “Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” and "Hit Record" working with Joseph Gordon- Levitt and Tony Danza, where he assisted choreographer Michael Rooney which led to him appearing in Fords new Super Bowl commercial starring James Franco. Most recently he was the assistant choreographer for the popular, "Shut Up And Dance” music video.
Zach has performed on stages around the world. Dancing with China’s top 5 artists on Hunan TV’s New Years Countdown Concert 2012, and a world tour, dancing for Adam Tyler. Where he performed in countries such as Sweden, Japan, England, Spain, China, and America. Zach has trained exclusively in tap with the amazing Gregg Russell and most recently with the always, dynamic duo Parris Mann and Rashida Khan. Zach has taught nationally and internationally at various studios in cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Long Beach, San Francisco, London, Beijing, Barcelona, and Tokyo.
Currently, Zach teaches at 3 local studios 7 days a week and is on tour with Art Of Movement National Dance Convention. Hoping to inspire the next generation to love dance as much as he does. Not only is Zach’s choreography creative and innovative, but also as a teacher he approaches every class with a kind heart and a constructive eye. Pushing the kids to not only believe in their movement, but, also, themselves.
Kathryn McCarty began her dance education over thirty years ago in her hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. She has trained and performed with companies such as Boston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Russian Ballet Theatre of Delaware and Ballet West. Kathryn attended the University of Utah as a ballet major before relocating to Southern California to tour both nationally & internationally with The Young Americans. Some of Kathryn’s professional credits include “One Man’s Dream II” (Tokyo Disneyland), Dance Captain & Mainstage dancer on board The Disney Magic (Disney Cruise Lines) as well as numerous regional theater productions across the country.
Kathryn relocated to Nebraska, where she has been teaching & directing the past decade. She was the Founder & Artistic Director of Central Nebraska Youth Ballet as well as teaching at multiple studios in the area and served as Artistic Director for Company 308. Several of her students have gone on to train and dance professionally with companies such as American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet, The Rock School, Ballet Chicago, Miami City Ballet and City Ballet of San Diego.
Diversity in dance styles and education has allowed Kathryn to not only limit herself to ballet but she also continues to train dancers in jazz, lyrical, musical theater and tap. Kathryn has choreographed for many college dance teams as well as high school musicals. She, along side of her husband, co-coached the Northwest Dance Team and have earned many honors including multiple state runner up titles. Kathryn loves to share her knowledge & passion of dance with this generation’s young artists.
Courtney Ortiz, a native of Baltimore, MD, is a 2007 youngARTS award winner in Modern Dance. Her professional dance career has allowed her to travel the world performing in places such as: Canada, Alaska, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Australia and France. Her career spans from Stage to Screen with credits including: Company Member with The Chase Brock Experience, Choreographer and Dancer on Youtube’s hit web series “The Key of Awesome”, Backup Dancer for PSY and Chris Brown on “The Today Show”, Dancer for Heidi Klum at Madison Square Garden in "Macy’s Fashions Front Row" on E! Network, "The Radio City Christmas Spectacular" at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and "The Aluminum Show" in Madrid, Spain. One of her most favorite and memorable credits was performing throughout Europe on the International Tour of the classic musical “West Side Story” as a Jet Girl and the Assistant Dance Captain.
Most recently, Courtney returned from the 1st National Tour of the Broadway Musical “Finding Neverland” with choreography by Mia Michaels and this summer she just finished performing in Lin Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights” at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Outside of performing, she is a master teacher on numerous Dance Conventions (REVEL, Excel in Motion) and also a full time competition judge. You can even see her behind the judges table on Lifetime’s “Dance Moms” in Seasons 2 & 3. Courtney is also the owner of Impact Dance Adjudicators - the first and only service providing pre-screened judges to dance competitions nationwide. Currently, she resides in New York City and is signed with in-demand commercial and dance agency, CESD. Follow her! @courtney.ortiz