MARCH 11 & 12, 2023
Companies can submit one full company work (3-6 minutes in length) for their Jr. Company ages 9-11 AND one full company work for Sr. Company ages 12+
IN ADDITION participating companies can also submit one Duo, Trio or Ensemble work (2-3 minutes)
All performers must be signed up for master classes on the day they perform
Performances: Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway Seattle WA 98122
Classes: Century Ballroom 915 East Pine Street Seattle WA 98122
*Junior Dancers on Sunday will take classes at Broadway Performance Hall
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All-4-1 DANCEPALOOZA 2023
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Saturday: All dancers report to Century Ballroom for all classes
Sunday: Sr. Dancers report to Century Ballroom and Jr. Dancers report to Broadway Performance Hall
FYI "West Hall" is in Century Ballroom
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2023 Master Class Schedule
Juniors (ages 9-11) Seniors (ages 12+)
Master Class Teachers 2023
Ballet | Dammiel Cruz-Garrido
Dammiel Cruz is from New York, New York. He studied on full scholarship at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and he attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and Boston Ballet. He was the recipient of the Mae. L. Wien Award and Danish American Nationals Cultural Exchange (DANCE) scholarship. Mr. Cruz joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2016 and was promoted to corps de ballet later that year. In 2022, Dammiel was promoted to soloist. This is Dammiel's third year as a Master Teacher at All 4 1 DANCEPALOOZA.
Hip Hop | Koach T Giggz
Tyrone Crosby known as Koach T was born in Compton, California, raised in Chickasha, Oklahoma, and moved to Seattle, Washington in 1999. In 2006, Tyrone extended the dance program at his former high school, from an after-school club to a year-round community program, in hopes that this could be an anti-drug and anti-gang for the youth in the community. Holding seasonal auditions for hundreds of youth, in the northwest, today Kutt 'N' Up has traveled and performed all over the United States from coast to coast, and internationally. Tyrone (Koach T) Crosby is the CEO / Founder of what is today an extraordinary entertainment company also known as Kutt ‘N’ Up Entertainment. Mr. Crosby has been a featured Master Teacher at All 4 1 dancepalooza since its inception in 2010 as well as teaching after-school programs at Garfield High School, Washington Middle, and Community Centers all over Seattle. Mr. Crosby is the Choreographer for Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Summer Musical. N The Kutt dance studio is located in Des Moines, WA offering classes for all ages.
Contemporary | Shannon Adams
Shannon comes from Salt Lake City, Utah, and has studied dance since the age of 5. She has trained in Korean folk dance, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Modern Dance. She danced competitively both regionally and nationally and was a two-time Tremaine Convention Scholarship recipient. She also had the opportunity to study at the EDGE Dance studio, Performing Dance Center, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Dance New Amsterdam, Joffrey Ballet School, Parson’s Dance Company Summer Program, American Dance Festival, and The School at Jacob’s Pillow. While at The School at Jacob's Pillow, Shannon was fortunate to study with some of the "greats" of jazz dance: Luigi, Matt Mattox, and Patti Wilcox.
Mrs. Adams graduated Cum Laude in 2004 from the University of Utah with a BFA in Modern Dance. She was a two-time recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth R. Hayes scholarship as well as the Kennecott Honors Scholarship. At the University of Utah, she performed works by nationally renowned choreographers in Performing Dance Company and as a guest performer with Utah Ballet. Shannon has also been fortunate to perform in various Seattle dance productions, most recently for DASSdance.
Acro | Jill Marissa
Jill Marissa is a veteran of the Seattle circus world and has been coaching and performing aerial and ground acro for 14 years at schools such as DASSdance, Versatile Arts and Emerald City Trapeze. A former competitive gymnast and professional dancer, Jill is a life-long practitioner of movement arts. While performing on contract in a Variete theater in Germany with the Aerialistas, she was fortunate to work with Elena Borodina, a world-renowned hand balancer who introduced her to the art of hand balancing. She fell in love with the disciple and has received coaching from Andrii Bondarenko of Cirque du Soleil, among others. Her coaching style is grounded in solid technique that will give students a foundation to move into challenging acro skills with confidence.
Afro Beat | Ozi Boms
Ozi trained in the Seattle area for 6 years and taught at various studios in the Greater Seattle Area including Coreo Dance Fitness for 3 years . Ozi co-founded Fundamental, a training team focused on black members of the local Seattle community. He is trained in hip-hop, house, afro and waacking. Recently, Ozi has been delving into Litefeet. Fueled by inspiration from these styles and the communities that create and perform them, Ozi fuses them either for freestyle, battling or choreography. He feels the most free when dancing and loves sharing that with others.
Commercial Choreo | Hanna Orban
Hanna has been dancing since the age of six, growing up in the city of Bellevue, Washington. Her passion for dance began at Premiere Dance Center, where she trained in various forms of dance such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Lyrical. At the age of ten, Hanna began dancing competitively. She has received numerous awards alongside her fellow teammates and has even been awarded scholarships from well-known dance artists such as Anthony Morigerato, Tessandra Chavez, and Cat Cogliandro. Hanna has developed a passion for teaching. She currently teaches Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical at Premiere Dance Center. This year, Hanna has taken on a new opportunity to teach at DASSdance, where she has been able to choreograph and perform alongside other talented dancers. This winter she was featured in the Seattle City Nutcracker and is currently working on new project, "Forgotten Kids" with the DASSdance professional company. Hanna is excited to share her knowledge, passion, and love of dance with the students and to continue to grow as a dancer and teacher.
Producer | Daniel Wilkins
Daniel trained at the School of American Ballet performing principal roles in the graduation Workshop at Lincoln Center, he then went on to perform professionally with Suzanne Farrell Ballet (Kennedy Center), Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Donald Byrd –The Group (NYC), Spectrum Dance Theatre and Complexions Contemporary Ballet (NYC). Wilkins is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of DASSdance, a multi-media contemporary dance company based in New York City since 2000 and Seattle since 2007.
DASSdance has been presented in New York by Diane von Furstenberg - The Theater, DanceNow, the d.u.m.b.o. Dance Festival, the JoyceSoho, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center. In Seattle, DASS has been presented by On the Boards, the Bagley Wright Theater, Velocity, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Washington Hall, and Broadway Performance Hall.
Daniel has taught Master Classes in Contemporary Dance at Peridance NYC, Regional Dance America, as well as at the Joffrey Ballet Contemporary Summer Intensive in NYC. DASSdance has been featured in Fashion Wire Daily, Flaunt Magazine, Paper Magazine, Art News, W Magazine, New York Magazine, The Seattle Times, The Daily, and the New York Times radio WQXR.
DASSdance School opened formally at the MLK FAME CC in 2014 offering professional-level dance classes in Contemporary Dance.