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Top choreographers bring to life classic movie dances of yesterday, starring the Boston Pops,  Dancing with the Stars Celebrity Pros,  So You Think You Can Dance top finalists and singing stars from  American Idol and  The Voice. The concert will include new interpretations of memorable moments from movies like  Grease Chicago Singin' In The Rain, and  Moulin Rouge. Joining the cast of dancers will be film and television legend Lesley Ann Warren. The concert also features a performance of the first movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto by Haig Hovsepian, winner of the BSO youth Concerto Competition.

Featured Performers

Keith Lockhart, conductor
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Having celebrated his twentieth anniversary as Boston Pops Conductor in 2015, Keith Lockhart is the second longest-tenured conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra since its founding in 1885. He took over as conductor in 1995, following John Williams's thirteen-year tenure from 1980 to 1993; Mr. Williams succeeded the legendary Arthur Fiedler, who as at the helm of the orchestra for nearly fifty years. During his tenure, Keith Lockhart has significantly expanded Pops programming, focused on national annual touring, and participated in major media events. He has solidified the orchestra's place in the fabric of the New England community and has led the Boston Pops in countless performance situations. The list of more than 250 guest artists with whom he has collaborated is a virtual "who's who" of performers and pop culture icons.

Keith Lockhart, who occupies the Julian and Eunice Cohen Boston Pops Conductor chair, has conducted more than 1,900 Boston Pops concerts, most of which have taken place during the orchestra's spring and holiday seasons in Boston's historic Symphony Hall. Mr. Lockhart has also led annual Boston Pops appearances at Tanglewood, 43 national tours to more than 150 cities in 38 states, and four international tours to Japan and Korea. He and the Pops have made 79 television shows and participated in such high-profile sporting events as Super Bowl XXXVI, the 2008 NBA finals, the 2013 Boston Red Sox Ring Ceremony, and the Red Sox Opening Day game at Fenway Park in 2009. The annual July 4 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular draws a live audience of over half a million to the Charles River Esplanade and millions more who view it on television or live webcast. Last year, with Eaton Vance as presenting sponsor and Bloomberg exclusive media partner, the Pops organization presented its first self-produced Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, which was broadcast on Bloomberg Television and all its media outlets. Both companies made initial three-year commitments to the event in 2017.

Mr. Lockhart has led eight albums on the RCA Victor/BMG Classics label, including two-The Celtic Album and The Latin Album-that earned Grammy nominations. Recent releases on Boston Pops Recordings include The Red Sox Album, A Boston Pops Christmas-Live from Symphony Hall, and The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers, which was a Boston Pops commission premiered in 2010 during the orchestra's 125th season. Released at the beginning of the 2017 Pops season, Lights, Camera…Music! Six Decades of John Williams features Keith Lockhart leading the Boston Pops in a collection of Williams compositions from the 1960s onward, some of which can be considered rarities.

Programming-wise, Keith Lockhart has put an increased focus on musical theater, attracting such leading Broadway artists as Kristen Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Kelli O'Hara, Bernadette Peters, and Billy Porter to the Pops stage. He has worked closely with hundreds of talented young musicians, including Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, college students from the Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, and area high school students. He introduced the PopSearch talent competition and the innovative JazzFest and EdgeFest series, featuring prominent jazz and indie artists performing with the Pops. He is dedicated to building and updating the Boston Pops library of music, which contains over five thousand arrangements.

With a renewed commitment to bring the Boston Pops into the Boston community and to important civic events, Keith Lockhart and the Pops have appeared at gubernatorial and mayoral inauguration ceremonies; the annual tree lighting in Boston's Public Garden; sporting events including Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics games; and the memorial service for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. He has led free concerts in such major public spaces as Boston Common and Franklin Park, and each holiday season brings members of the Pops to play for patients at Children's Hospital.

Perhaps the most significant key to Keith Lockhart's success is his ability to connect passionately with audiences through his engaging programs, his commitment to speaking directly from the stage with fascinating insights into the music, and his inherent understanding of the importance of what sets the Pops experience apart from a traditional orchestra concert-an atmosphere of music-making that is both fun and entertaining for music lovers of all ages.

Having just completed an eight-year tenure as principal conductor, Keith Lockhart is now chief guest conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra in London, which he led in the June 2012 Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II; he is also artistic director of the Brevard Music Center summer institute and festival in North Carolina. Prior to his BBC appointment, he spent eleven years as music director of the Utah Symphony, which he led at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. He has appeared as a guest conductor with virtually every major symphonic ensemble in North America, as well as many prestigious orchestras in Asia and Europe. Prior to coming to Boston, he was the associate conductor of both the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops orchestras, as well as music director of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, Keith Lockhart began his musical studies with piano lessons at the age of seven. He holds degrees from Furman University and Carnegie Mellon University, and honorary doctorates from several American universities. Visit keithlockhart.com for further information.

Keith Lockhart, conductor Lesley Ann Warren
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Lesley Ann Warren started gearing towards a life in show business right off the bat as a child ballerina; little did she know that Hollywood stardom would arrive on her doorstep in the form of a "Cinderella" story -- literally! The New York-born actress (born in 1946) is the daughter of a night club singer,  Margot Warren (née Verblow), and a real estate agent, William Warren. Her parents were of Russian Jewish descent. Warren's mother gave up her own entertainment career for marriage and family. Lesley attended New York's Professional Children's School and eventually studied under  Lee Strasberg at his Actors Studio, the youngest student to be accepted at the time (age 17). The freckled, talented hopeful gathered musical stage experience in such shows as "Bye Bye Birdie" playing swooning teen Kim McAfee. She made her illustrious Broadway debut in "110 in the Shade", the 1963 musical version of "The Rainmaker," and won the "Most Promising Newcomer" Award. She subsequently received the Theatre World Award for her work in the 1965 tunefest "Drat! The Cat!" The attention she received immediately led to her capturing the beguiling title role in the Rodgers and Hammerstein TV musical production of  Cinderella (1965). Although sweet-voiced stardom was certainly hers on a silver platter, she didn't necessarily carry the sweet tooth for it. Her impact as Cinderella led to her signing with the Walt Disney Studio as their principal ingénue. Co-starring in the rather blah musical showcases  The Happiest Millionaire (1967) and  The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968) further convinced her that she needed to nip the saccharine stereotype in the bud if she was to grow as an actress and sustain some type of career longevity. Rebelling against her studio-imposed image, she left Disney determined to pursue roles with more depth, drama and character. Changing her name temporarily to "Lesley Warren" to reinforce her goal, she replaced  Barbara Bain in the long-running espionage series  Mission: Impossible (1966) in 1970, but the audiences were quite cool in their reception to the "new and improved" Lesley and didn't buy her as a femme-fatale replacement for the cool and aloof Ms. Bain. After only one season, she left the show and sought greener pastures in the TV mini-movie market playing a wide range of vulnerable neurotics as well as sexy, worldly ladies. She made her mark in such sudsy 1970s material as  Love Hate Love (1971) co-starring 'Ryan O'Neal (I)';  The Legend of Valentino (1975); the rags-to-riches story  Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (1977), for which she won a Golden Globe award; the epic WWII story  Pearl (1978);  Betrayal (1978); and  Portrait of a Stripper (1979). In the early 1980s, Lesley's movie career resurrected itself with a priceless performance as kingpin  James Garner's whiny-voiced, peroxide-blonde spitfire Norma Cassady in the musical film slapstick  Victor Victoria (1982). The role won her nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, as well as winning a New York Film Critics Award and a People's Choice Award. This scene-stealing turn led to a couple of other quality offbeat films:  Choose Me (1984) and  Songwriter (1984), along with the usual quota of TV projects. Warren received nominations for a Golden Globe for Songwriter, and a People's Choice Award for Choose Me. She also matured into a steamy, sexier "older woman" type and earned some worldly roles opposite various gorgeous young guns, including  Christopher Atkins in the critically-drubbed  A Night in Heaven(1983). Her riotous "dumb blonde" act had Hollywood discovering her potential as a scatter-brained comedienne, an image she has reinforced over the years with recurring TV guest parts on such popular shows as  Will & Grace (1998) and  Desperate Housewives(2004). Warren's television credits also include a Golden Globe Award performance for Best Actress in the miniseries 79 Park Avenue. She also was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her role in the CBS miniseries Family of Spies. Warren received a Cable Ace nomination for her work in Tennessee Williams' 27 Wagons Full of Cotton. She also received Cable Ace and Golden Globe nominations for her work in HBO Pictures' Baja Oklahoma. Further television credits include leading roles in the NBC telefilm Evergreen, and the Emmy winning TNT miniseries Joseph (opposite Ben Kingsley). Warren appeared on five seasons of the USA Network drama In Plain Sight, as well as the 100th episode of Psych, a tribute to the movie Clue. Warren recently appeared in three films: Babysitter, The Sphere and the Labyrinth, and Michael co-starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto. From Cinderella to sexy mamas, the effervescent Lesley is still going strong in a career now hitting four-and-a-half decades. Lesley has a son,  Christopher Peters, from her 1967-1977 union to makeup artist/hair stylist-cum-film producer  Jon Peters. Since 2000, she has been married to advertising exec  Ronald Taft, a former v.p. at Columbia and sometime actor.

Lesley Ann Warren
Haig Hovsepian, violin
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Haig Hovsepian is a rising sophomore at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He started his violin studies at age 4, with Narine Dolukhanian, then Mark Lakirovich and Anna Korsunsky. After joining the New England Conservatory Prep Department in 2013 he studied with Jason Horowitz, Kyoko Horowitz, Sam Ou, Daniel Getz, Lynn Chang, and Angelo Xiang Yu, and performed in Master classes with Tony Woodcock (former NEC President) and David Coucheron (Concertmaster of Atlanta Symphony).  He was the recipient of the Alice and Violet Ohanasian/Friends of the Armenian Culture Society scholarship at NEC. Among his teachers are also Noune Shamakhian (Armenia), Hamayak Dourgarian (Spain), Gerardo Ribeiro, Ann Setzer, Walter Schwede, and Ivan Zenaty (Meadowmount School of Music and CIM).

At age 11, Haig received his first award at the MMTA competition, followed by a Gold Medal at the "Classival" International Competition (Canada), 2nd prize at the "Young Promise"International Competition (MA), and the "Armenian Youth Talent Competition" (NY).

In 2015 and 2016 Haig won a series of concerto competitions including the NEC, the Concord Orchestra, Brockton Symphony, Waltham Philharmonic, and Belmont High School Orchestra.  He also appeared as a soloist with the Nashua Chamber Orchestra. During the 2016 - 2017 academic year he received the Max Reger Ambassador Award, earned the title of laureate at the "Renaissance" International Competition (Gyumri, Armenia), and became a winner of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. 

From very young age Haig took pride in performing for community and charitable events among which are Belmont Telethon raising funds for the local food pantry, recitals benefiting Boston Children's Hospital, Joslin Diabetes Center, and schools destroyed by the earthquake in Armenia.

Among venues that Haig has performed both as soloist and in ensemble are Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Severance Hall (Cleveland), Newton City Hall, Massachusetts State House, and Milford Town Hall, Vallee des Champs (Montreal), the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (Lexington), Belmont and Waltham Public Libraries, Killian Hall (MIT), Slosberg Recital Hall (Brandeis University), Armenian Museum of America (Watertown), Sanders Theater of Harvard University, and Boston Opera House.

Haig is also an avid Saxophone player and a former member of his High school Wind Ensemble, award winning Jazz Band, and the Jazz Combo. Having studied under Arto Asadoorian and Maxim Lubarsky, he appeared in Symphony Hall, Mechanics Hall (Worcester), "Lilypad" and "Ryles" Jazz Clubs (Cambridge).

Throughout his years of studies Haig made several appearances in video productions by NPR's "From the Top", including Atlanta's "Breman Jewish Holocaust Museum" and the Koussevitzky Music Shed (Tanglewood). He was also featured on local television and newspapers.

Haig Hovsepian, violin Tristan MacManus Anna Trebunskaya, Dancers
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TRISTAN MACMANUS is currently a pro dancer on BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing where he has competed for the last two seasons.  Prior to participating on the original version of the show he competed for six seasons on Dancing With The Stars.  He was best known for his partnerships with Nancy Grace and Valerie Harper  and he also partnered with actress Pamela Anderson, TV singer Gladys Knight and Olympic champion Dorothy Hamill.

ANNA TREBUNSKAYA is best known as a top Professional Dancer for eight seasons of Dancing With the Stars and partnered football star Jerry Rice, model Albert Reed, actor Steve Guttenberg, UFC fighter Chuck Liddell, US Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek, football quarterback Kurt Warner, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and TV star Carson Kressley.

Tristan MacManus Anna Trebunskaya, Dancers
C.J. Bair, Dancer
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C.J. Bair began dancing professionally in such theater productions as Rick Robinson's Evolutions of DanceReturn to Christmas, and Latin Fusion. Shortly thereafter he joined Louis Van Amstel's touring production of Invitation to Dance. Since 2009 C.J. has been touring with Ballroom with a Twist. Having begun dancing at age sixteen at Center Stage Performing Arts Studios in Orem, Utah, he specializes in Latin ballroom and has competed in numerous competitions all over the world and has been trained by some of Dancesport's top coaches.

C.J. Bair, Dancer Alisa Davtyan, Dancer
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Born and raised in LA, Alisa has always had a passion to dance and create. She started her professional dance career at a young age with Latin Ballroom and competed with multiple partners for many years, attending different International Dancesport Championship competitions all over the state. The passion to create and dance grew as she branched out to experience other styles like hop-hop and jazz-funk. She has had experience working with different artists and choreographers dancing for various projects like music and dance videos, live shows, concerts, plays, and events. In addition to dancing, she has began teaching and assisting different age groups as well as choreographing for projects.

 

Alisa Davtyan, Dancer
Magdalena Fialek, Dancer
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MAGDALENA FIALEK was born in Poland and moved to Canada at the age of 4, where she began studying dance. She began competing in ballroom dancing at 7 years old, and soon after became Canadian Champion in the Junior level. At 18 Magdalena moved to the United States to further pursue her dancing and to dance with current partner Kiki Nyemchek. Together they became one of the top 12 ranked couples in the world in Under 21 Latin, are current US National Champions, and have represented the US at the World Latin Championship three years in a row. She has performed as a principal dancer on Dancing with the Stars at Sea, Dancing with the Stars Live in Las Vegas and has toured with Maks and Val: Our Way as well as Ballroom With a Twist.

Magdalena Fialek, Dancer Anya Fuchs, Dancer
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ANYA FUCHS believes that if you follow your passion one step at a time you will be led to the most powerful, authentic version of yourself. It is this version that fulfills your life purpose and contribution to humanity. She is grateful for all of her experiences and excited for the adventures to come - through her exploration she has worn many hats.  As a triple threat, (actress dancer host), Anya holds impressive credits Including ABC's Dancing With The Stars television series, tours, and live shows, numerous Ballroom and dance competition titles (US Salsa Champion and ESPN World Latin Champion), television appearances ( Fox's Bones, CBS Guiding Light and National Geographic's Incredible Human Machine),  and live performances ( Luis Miguel, Celia Cruz, ,Mary J. Blige, Kenny G., Broadway Musical SwingIn Your Arms, and Ballroom with a Twist.).  She is also the best supporting actress nominee for her role in Fascinating Rhythms. Anya loves nothing more than to travel the world for it is the people that she meets and the stories they share that reminds her the wonders of being human and alive. As a producer of AnyaTV, Anya shares these inspiring stories and the unifying nature of music and dance for all people. She is looking forward to seeing you during the next adventure. www.anya.tv

Anya Fuchs, Dancer
Kateryna Klishyna, Dancer
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KATERYNA KLISHYNA is our newest addition to the Dance To The Movies family.  From Kharov Ukraine, she started dancing at 8 years and soon rose through the ranks to stardom.  Her accomplishments include: Ukrainian National Champion, IDSA World Open Champion, 2nd IDSA World Open Champion Amateurs, 3rd Austrian Open Championships, Finalist of WDSF World Championships, Finalist German Open, Finalist Dutch Open and a Quarter Finalist in the coveted Blackpool competition.  She's also been a 3rd super finalist on Ukraine TVs So You Think You Can Dance.  Kateryna's goal is "to create something special and unbelievable onstage. And inspire people!"

Kateryna Klishyna, Dancer Timothy Lewis, Dancer
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Since moving to LA, Timothy has had the opportunity to work with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Elijah Blake, & Wiz Khalifa. Timothy has studied classical ballet & modern at LaGuardia High School (The Fame School), The Joffrey Ballet, Manhattan Youth Ballet, and under Matthew Rushing of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. He has also performs & trains under Rob Rich of The RichBoyz Project. Timothy received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Theater in 2014 from The American Musical & Dramatic Academy. Since then, he has worked with Holland American Cruise Line, with artist Mina Tobias, and is now releasing his own work as an up & coming creative director.

Timothy Lewis, Dancer
Antonio Martinez, Dancer
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Born in Chicago but raised in Wagoner Oklahoma by 2 very proud Mexican parents, Antonio Martinez now resides Hollywood, CA.  With a dance degree from Oklahoma City University and training from Toronto School of Circus Arts & continued training in LA, he has worked on TV, Film, Music Videos, Stage, Tours, Industrials, and Commercials as a versatile Dancer, Aerialist, and Model.  His recent TV credits include Gilmore Girls as a Tango Dancer for Marguerite Derrick, New Girl as a bollywood dancer, Jane the Virgin as a latin dancer, and Angie Tribeca as a Zombie Thriller Dancer!  Other credits include Dancing With The Stars, Bun Heads, True Blood, America's Got Talent, Beach Body Fitness, the Will Ferrell Dodge Motors Campaign, and the International Tour of West Side Story.  Antonio says "Being a part of Dance To The Movies is a dream come true"! Antonio prides himself on being a versatile performer and his favorite quote is "Luck is preparation meeting opportunity"-unknown.  Instagram: @Antonio_Dancer_Aerialist  Twitter: @AntonioAerial

Antonio Martinez, Dancer Jonathan Platero, Dancer
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JONATHAN PLATERO gained national attention with his athletic dance ability as a So You Think You Can Dance Season 5 Finalist. Before SYTYCD, Jonathan had already won titles including World Undisputed Salsa Champion and was the head choreographer for Salsa Heats Pro-Team, making his team one of the top team finalists in the world. Being trained in Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Ballroom & Salsa, Jonathan had always dreamed of being a professional dancer. Shortly after the SYTYCD, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles and landed his first major spot on the hit television show, Glee, alongside Olivia Newton-John. Immediately following, he appeared on Disney channel's Shake It Up, Fran Drescher's hit show, Happily Divorced, and the Wendy Williams Show dancing for the international Superstar, Agnes. In addition to all his accomplishments, Jonathan has showcased his talents in music video's for artist such as Jennifer Lopez, John Mayer, & Cody Simpson. Most recently Jonathan was featured on Dancing with the Stars Season 16, gaining international exposure. Currently, Jonathan is one of the head choreographers/dancers for Estrella TV's, Mi Sueno Es Bailar, the Spanish TV version of Dancing With The Stars.

Jonathan Platero, Dancer
Oksana Platero, Dancer
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 OKSANA PLATERO has been a force in the world of competitive dance since the age of 6. Oksana was a juvenile and junior finalist in multiple competitions in her native Ukraine, before becoming the National Youth Champion. She held this high honor in her country for 3 consecutive years. When Oksana took her skills to the international realm, she truly began to flourish by earning First place in the International Dance Union World Cup 2005 and 2006. She earned 1st place in the Dutch Open 2005 & 2006, and First place in the 2010 World Masters amongst many other accolades. At the age of 18, she took her pursuits to the United States where she repeatedly took Second place in the National Amateur Championships which led to the honor of representing the U.S. in Who's Who In The Company for the World Championships in Australia. After turning professional in 2011, Dmytrenko took First place in the Professional Rising Star Latin category, making her the national champion. She also became the USDC Open to the  World professional Rising Star champion. Oksana now graces television screens worldwide as a pro on ABC's Dancing With the Stars, recently performing on her 3rd season as a member of the troupe.

Oksana Platero, Dancer Tony Pututau, Dancer
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TONY PUTUTAU has performed in many dance productions including Odyssey Dance Theater, Louis Van Amstel's Latin Revolution, and the 2007-08 North American tour of Dancing With the Stars.  Tony is from Provo, Utah where he began ballroom dancing at age twelve. He has been a competitor since 1994 and a teacher and choreographer since 1998. He has won many Latin and standard competitions in the United States and Europe including the Irish International Open Latin Championships in 2000. You can currently see Tony partnered with ABC's Dancing With The Stars' Pro Cheryl Burke in her new TV commercial campaign for Depends.

Tony Pututau, Dancer
Von Smith, Vocalist
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VON SMITH  was most recently seen on Nigel Lythgoe's Opening Act on the E! network, where his experience was documented as Lady Gaga chose him to be her opening act for her tour in Australia in 2012. Since then he's been featured on TimeMagazine.com after appearing in several viral videos with the band Postmodern Jukebox, garnering several million views on YouTube.  The Kansas City native was introduced to the world when his version of "And I Am Telling You (I'm Not going)" from Dreamgirls became a viral sensation on YouTube in 2007, Von has garnered a legion of fans and performed on some of the most celebrated stages, including ABC's The View (invited by Rosie O'donnell), Bravo's The Kathy Griffin Show, BET's 106th and Park, featured on MTV News, VH1's Best Week Ever, E's The Soup, TV Azteca's La Academia (Mexico), Up Junior (China), and American Idol season 8 as one of the top 17 finalists. When not rocking out on national stages across the country with fellow idol buddies, or performing in front of symphonies conducted by the likes of the late Marvin Hamlisch, Von can be found in the recording studio, where he just completed his first EP, "On To Something", available now on Itunes. Keep up with Von at VonSmithOfficial.com, on Twitter @VonSmith, and on Instagram @VonSmithOffical!

Von Smith, Vocalist Vonzell Solomon, Vocalist
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VONZELL SOLOMON is also known as "Baby V", an international singer, songwriter, producer, recording artist, model and actress. Vonzell is second runner-up on the forth season of American Idol. She just came off of MTV's "Todrick" show.  And she recently performed a new song on NBC's Kathy Lee and Hoda show with Todrick Hall.  She has toured with a variety of shows ranging from American Idol to Broadway and as a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service. She has also been seen on prime time talk shows such as The Tyra Banks Show and Regis and Kelly. Following her amazing performances on American Idol, she created and launched her own record label & Publishing Company. Vonzell has recently released a highly anticipated project "True Story" available on ITunes, on which she wrote and produced songs telling her life's journey.

Vonzell Solomon, Vocalist
Randi Strong, Dancer
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RANDI STRONG is best known for being a Top 5 Female Dancer on Season 5 of the FOX Hit TV Show "So You Think You Can Dance" and the accompanying 40 city national arena tour. On the show, Randi and her partner turned in one of the more memorable performances in the shows history; the infamous "Butt Dance" choreographed by Emmy award winning Choreographer Mia Michaels. The dance that was inspired by Randiʼs backside has lived on in SYTYCD history and was recently re-created on Season 9. It inspired Judge Nigel Lythgoe to claim that he "still thinks about Randiʼs rear". Although this is certainly an honor, Randi is much more than her bottom and is a multidisciplinary dancer and a top, in-demand Choreographer. Having just recently returned from national and international tours with Derek & Julianne Hough and Cheryl Burke, Randi is ready to deliver master classes and professional industry feedback with top level of EXPERIENCE!  Randi also coaches and choreographs for Olympic Ice Dancers including Charlie White, Meryl Davis, and 'The Shib Sibs' who are projected to medal in the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.  Some of her other credits include Dancing With the Stars, Disney, Netflix, NBC, Gilmore Girls, Arianna Grande, Christina Aguilera, and X Factor just to name of few.  As a Choreographer and NLP trained Teacher, Randi has coached and choreographed some of the best rising talent on todayʼs competition and professional dance scene. Randiʼs Choreography and Coaching has lead many dancers to top titles and even National Championship awards, including National Outstanding Solo Dancer and Outstanding Choreography for Senior Group Line. Randi has choreographed for corporate clients such as Nike, Nu Skin, and also for music videos, live touring shows, special events & award shows in Los Angeles.

 

Randi Strong, Dancer Jaymz Tuaileva, Dancer
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JAYMZ TUAILEVA's credits include a featured role in High School Musical 2, a guest professional role on Dancing with the Stars, a finalist on the 2nd season of So You Think You Can Dance, a principal dancer in Legally Blonde 2, Rebel in Glee Live 3D, and a dancer with Katie Holmes in an episode for Eli Stone. He has done commercials for Jello and Orbit Gum, worked with artists such as Michael Jackson, Cher, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Ne Yo, and most recently choreographed Donny and Marie Osmond's Vegas show as well as their touring Christmas Show. Jaymes hails from Center Stage Performing Arts school in Orem, Utah, where he began dancing at the age of 11. Growing up as an athlete and artist, he decided to pursue his true passion, dance. He plans to further his career in the entertainment industry by Directing and Choreographing as well as continuing to perform.

Jaymz Tuaileva, Dancer