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MARCH 9 & 10, 2024

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All-4-1 dancepalooza is Seattle's high octane contemporary dance festival showcasing over 100  rising young STARS from all over the Puget Sound.

Important Information

  • 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

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All-4-1 DANCEPALOOZA 2024 

  • Tough Roots - Seattle
    Tough Roots - Seattle
    Wed, Jul 03
    Erickson Theatre
    Jul 03, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Erickson Theatre, 1524 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
    Jul 03, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Erickson Theatre, 1524 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
  • Tough Roots - NYC
    Tough Roots - NYC
    Wed, Jul 10
    University Settlement House
    Jul 10, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    University Settlement House, 184 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Jul 10, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    University Settlement House, 184 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
  • Tough Roots - NYC
    Tough Roots - NYC
    Thu, Jul 11
    University Settlement House
    Jul 11, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    University Settlement House, 184 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Jul 11, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    University Settlement House, 184 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA

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2024 Master Class Schedule

Juniors (ages 9-11)   Seniors (ages 12+)

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All-4-1 DANCEPALOOZA
Master Class Teachers 2024

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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.

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Hip Hop | Koach 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.

Instagram: @teamkuttnup

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Jazz | Shannon Adams

Shannon comes from Salt Lake City, Utah and has studied dance since the age of 5. Her earliest memories are of moving and being consumed with all things dance! 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 Dance 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, The Joffrey ballet School, Parson’s Dance Company Summer Program, American Dance Festival, and The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Mrs. Adams graduated Cum Laude in 2004 from the University of Utah with a BFA in Modern Dance. Shannon has a great love and passion for teaching and choreographing for her students at Issaquah Dance Theatre. She loves teaching all levels and ages and loves seeing the growth and artistry in all of her students.

Acro  | Jill Marissa

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Jill Marissa is a performance artist with a passion for hand balancing, contemporary dance, aerial partnering, and wildly versatile character work infused with a vulnerable, potent stage presence. 

 

As a young woman she moved to New York City to study dance at Hunter College, where she had the privilege of performing at the Kaye Playhouse, The New Museum for Contemporary Art, and PS 122 in works by Alwin Nikolai and Trisha Brown, among others. 

Upon moving to Seattle, she was quickly scooped up by Lara Paxton of The Aerialistas, performing with the troupe internationally and regionally for years, including prestigious engagements with Teatro Circo Price in Madrid and Friedrichsbau Variete in Germany. With Lara, she formed Duo Dizzy Daze, specializing in duo trapeze.

 

She is also a co-founder of ticktock dance, a performance company fusing deconstructed circus with contemporary dance, along with collaborators Elizabeth Rose and Bridget Gunning. With ticktock, she helped direct 2 evening-length works and several vignettes to sold-out performances in Seattle, Chicago, the New Orleans Fringe Festival, and New York City. 

 

She continues to perform regionally with circus companies including the Acrobatic Conundrum and UpUpUp Crane Truck Circus, as well as private events with Maison de V and Circuswerks. You can catch her most Sundays at the Unicorn/Narwhal as her drag alter-ego, Manny Manstands, in Mimosa’s Cabaret, Seattle’s longest running Drag Brunch.

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Southern Majorette | TiQuida Spellman

TiQuida "Coach TQ" Spellman has been involved in dance and performing arts for over 20 years. The founder of Baile Dior Studios (Dance Golden Studios), Pacific Northwest's first dance Education Center to specialize in J-sette- Majorette dance and connect youth to the benefits of attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The love of performing arts, dance, and a degree in Educational Studies guides TiQuida's mission to provide youth with self-esteem and courage to showcase their talents, creativity, and imagination. TiQuida works as an Arts Education Consultant, Director of Arts & Curriculum and teaches a host of dance classes throughout King & Pierce county to youth and adults. “Expression is important to the soul… Words aren’t always accessible but dance translates to the masses.”

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Contemporary Deshawn Morton

Deshawn began dancing at the age of 16 at the Tacoma School of The Arts where he

studied modern dance technique. Outside of his school setting, he trained and performed

with the Tacoma City Ballet Company and studied for a summer with the Dance

Theater of Harlem. Deshawn continued his dance training at the University of Arizona,

where he received his BFA in dance in their triple emphasis program based in Ballet,

Modern, and Jazz dance techniques.

 

He has served as a Dance Educator with the Prince George's County public school district, Ballet Program Director at Starmakers Academy of Dance, and a Dance Camp Director with the Dance Institute of Washington. He has also worked as a 

faculty member and guest teacher with various dance schools across the country.

 

Deshawn’s professional experience spans from the concert stage, to the commercial world. He has had the opportunity to work with notable choreographers such as Kabby Mitchell, Donald Byrd, Tammy Dyke-Compton, Robert Garland, Rodni Williams, Amy Ernst, and more. He has danced in commercials for Hughes Federal Credit Union and performed in The Moore

Theater’s musical production of Black Nativity. Deshawn is currently a freelance dancer and choreographer working in the Seattle - Tacoma area.

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Ballet | Danielle Wilkins

Danielle received her BFA degree from the University of Hartford, during which she performed at the Kennedy Center as a soloist. Danielle trained in NYC at The Alvin Ailey School and The Limon Institute and worked professionally in New York with Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Mary Seidman and Dancers, Mimi Garrard Dance Company, and danced in a project at Grand Central Station. After moving to Seattle, she worked with Spectrum Dance Theater; in which she performed in PNB’s Celebrate Seattle Festival and the Spoleto Festival in Italy. Danielle appeared as a “Shark girl” in the 5th Avenue Theater’s production of West Side Story and danced with Seattle Opera’s production of The Pearl Fisher’s. Danielle danced with DASSdance in Festivals including the D.U.M.B.O Dance Festival and Dance Now Festival in NYC as well as world premieres at Diane VonFurstenburg-Theatre.

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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.

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