March 13-15 2020
Century Ballroom 915 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
& Broadway Performance HAll
1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
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Jr. Level Dancers: Ages 8-11
Sr. Level Dancers: Ages 12+
Master Teachers 2020
Guest Host Bessie Award winner
Michael Blake holds an MFA in dance from Purchase College, and a 2010 Bessie Award for Dance and Performance. He began his dance career in the Murray Louis Dance Company where he danced from 1982 – 1984. In 1985, Michael moved to Osaka, Japan to become the manager of Studio Dancin'. In 1986, he joined the Jose Limon Dance Company, dancing principal roles until 1991.
Michael danced with Donald Byrd/The Group from 1991 – 1998. He has also danced with PARADIGM Dance, Joyce Trisler Danscompany, Shapiro and Smith, and with Netta Yerushalmy. He has appeared on stage in Vinnette Carroll's, What You Gonna Name That Pretty Little Baby?, choreographed by Talley Beatty, and at the Supper Club in NYC. He did a national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and performed in the Public Theater's rock-musical, Lenny and the Heartbreakers. He toured with Cab Calloway in Cab Calloway's Cotton Club Review, and danced in the films The Adventures of Cri Cri (Murray Louis), and Unsettled Dreams (Donald Byrd).
He has taught numerous workshops both nationally and internationally. He was Artistic Director of the Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program at the Joffrey Ballet School from 2011- 2017. Michael currently teaches open Contemporary dance classes at Steps on Broadway, and Peridance Capezio Center in New York City. He is on the dance faculty at Hunter College, teaching Jazz Dance for The Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program, and the BA Undergraduate Dance Program.
Ballet Jodie Thomas
Jodie is a warm, fun, and passionate ballet, yoga, and pilates teacher living in the Seattle area. Prior to teaching, Jodie danced professionally as a soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle and Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jodie trained at the Pacific Northwest Ballet school under the direction of Francia Russell. During her 17-year professional career she honed her passion for ballet technique and musicality while dancing many leading roles, including Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon), Clara and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and others, including many George Balanchine ballets. She retired from the stage in 2013 and discovered her passion for teaching shortly thereafter.
Jodie brings to her classes a deep knowledge and understanding of classical ballet technique, healthy body alignment, and physicality acquired through a life spent dancing and training. In designing her classes, she utilizes technique learned while working closely with world-class choreographers, instructors, dancers, and trainers. Jodie's goal is to share her love of dance with young students.
Jodie is a Registered Yoga Teacher-200 certified through Yoga Alliance, a certified Pilates Instructor, and a trained Yoga Teacher for kids. She has previously taught for various dance and yoga studios in the Seattle area, Equinox Gym in Kensington, London, and Barre3.
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 hope 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 know 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.
Ballet Dammiel Cruz
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. This is Dammiel's second year as a Master Teacher at All 4 1 dancepalooza.
Jazz 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 Partnering Jaime Waliczek
Jaime Waliczek is a choreographer, dancer, and acrobat from Chicago. After moving to Seattle as an adult, she began choreographing for the Eastside Moving Company while performing works by Deborah Wolf, Wade Madsen, among others. Founding Jerboa Dance in 2003, Jaime has continued as artistic director and choreographer. Along with Jerboa, Jaime has performed with many local companies including DASSdance and the Seattle Opera. While producing Back from the Brink for Jerboa Dance in NYC, she also danced with Angela Harriell’s company, The Love Show. In addition to her work with Jerboa Dance, Jaime’s choreography has been presented at festivals including the DUMBO festival, the Cool NY festival, DNA Works in Progress, the Guild dance company, Around the World in 80 Sips, and Trip and Fall. Her background in competitive gymnastics and as a yoga instructor inform her movement and choreography. Jaime’s favorite things are her 2 adorable children and moving with the wonderful artists in Seattle.
Contemporary & Partnering
Daniel trained at School of American Ballet performing principle 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 Master 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.