Amanda Green Richardson has been dancing for 18 years and teaching for 12 years. With a degree in dance and two certificates for choreographic studies, Amanda specializes in multiple styles ranging from hip hop to contemporary, jazz to theatrical. She‘s the choreographer for Jordan middle school, Hart high school, Granada Hills high school, and John Burroughs high school show choirs. Amanda is also a member of the world renowned dance crew Academy of Villains. Currently she is working as a professional dancer and choreographer.
Ingrid is a member of the NDCA of Professional Dancers and Competitors.
Born in Costa Rica she started dancing when she was eighteen years of age performing at the Allegro Resorts in Costa Rica and in Mexico. Within four years she began dancing for RIU Resorts as well as for the Cuban Ballet Company in Cancun Mexico; performing in many of the largest and most exclusive hotels and resorts Ingrid danced International style Latin dance as well as performing in many popular musicals. Ingrid is Salsa Champion four consecutive years from 2001 to 2004 with her partner Willy. Arriving in California in November 2004, Ingrid began working as a Pro- Dance Instructor as well as competing, and performing for special events where she continues her talents, and abilities in all forms of Ballroom dance and choreography. Ingrid has received several invitations to perform as a Pro- Dancer on the International Television Program, Sabado Gigante and Univision Network. She has also performed for the USA Television Network in 2008 as a Dance Instructor for a Reality Program Presentation.
Ingrid’s special appearance in 2011, Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA, along with her most recent award placing her, and her partner Willy, 2nd in the Theater Arts Pro Championships in Chicago Crystal Ball and Nevada Star Ball. In addition Ingrid was also hostess of the Health & Beauty TV segment on Desde Aqui TV Los Angeles.
Isabella Grosso is the Founder and Executive Director of SHE-IS.
SHE-IS is a LA based Non-Profit organization dedicated to providing a supportive environment for young girls who are survivors of sexual abuse and sex trafficking. We inspire young girls between the ages of 11-18 to re-take control of their body, to overcome feelings of shame, anger, mistrust and betrayal, while reinforcing a new sense of pride in themselves. And we do all this by the healing power of dance.
Isabella Grosso is a California native who dedicates her time and energy to her one true passion in life: Educating and teaching the power of dance to survivors of sexual abuse and sex trafficking. Isabella has a strong background in dance: she is a professional dancer whose credits include Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Pitbull , and many more. Proudly educated at the Debbie Allen Academy, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and Julliard in NYC, her repertoire includes Ballet, Jazz, Tap, HipHop, Salsa, and Swing. She is known for the high energy, creativity, and passion she brings to dance.
Liz Watts is Head Dance Instructor and Choreographer at VIBE Performing Arts
Liz has graced many stages across the world from Dubai, London, New York, to Lebanon, Dubai, Miami, Puerto Rico and Canada captivating audiences with her grace and style, dynamic presence and contagious smile. Versatility is key and Liz has trained and performed professionally for over 15 years in a variety of styles to include Ballet, Jazz, Latin, Belly, Hula, Swing, Great-Gatsby, Can-Can and Samba. Her commercial and television credits include national commercials for IHOP, T-Mobile, and Chevy commercials; Cristella, American Idol, Latin Grammy's, CSI Las Vegas, Sabado Gigante and Jane The Virgin to name a few. Liz has choreographed for MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, Showtime, and for International artists to include Ebi, Anasol, Armenchick, Joseph, and Pyruz. While on set, she has coached actors Mena Suvari, Matthew Modine, Alex Raymundo, Eric LaSalle and Rob Schneider.
Liz Watts is the Owner, Artistic Director and Choreographer of Liz Watts And Company (LW&C) one of L.A.'s top picks in providing dance and entertainment services for high end corporate events and private parties with over 150 bookings yearly. She enjoys creating memorable events, providing her fellow dancers with opportunities to perform and making a living doing what she loves. Giving back is always key. Liz's second love is teaching and inspiring the youth through the arts, and in addition donating time to various organizations to include the Foster Youth, L.A. Cancer Society, Friends Outside and various church communities. http://www.lizwattsandcompany.com or http://vpasonline.com
Michael Hogan has been a hip hop dancer for the last 15 years. He grew up training at New World Dance under Terry Bixler, Chris Jones, Brandy Thielesen and countless other incredible choreographers. At 16 he began teaching at multiple studios around Southern California. While attending the University of Miami, Michael was a member of KAOS, the university's hip hop crew, where he choreographed and performed for all 4 years. Michael is thrilled to be performing for the senior center with his incredible partner Ashley Guardino. He would like to thank Terry Bixler and New World Dance for providing the rehearsal space. He would also like to give a very special thank you to his girlfriend, Alee Ronchetto, for her countless hours of hard work, helping to choreograph and making this dance as great as it can be.
Michael Morris is the true definition of a performer. His skills include but are not limited to acting, dancing, aerial work, stilt walking, fire performing, and simply making people laugh. This East Coast kid has traveled the globe entertaining the masses. He has toured with Madonna, Jessica Simpson, Gloria Estefan, Brian McKnight and Joy Enriquez. He can be seen in music videos with Christina Aguilera "Candy man", Destiny's Child "Bootylicious", Madonna "Don't Tell Me" and Shania Twain "Ain't No Quitter" in which Michael is "The Loser".
He's been seen in Commercials for Pepsi featuring Britney Spears, Ford, and iPod. You may have seen him on the big screen in such blockbusters as "Year One" featuring Jack Black and Michael Cera, "I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry" featuring Adam Sandler and Kevin James, "Mr. And Mrs. Smith" featuring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and "Big Stan" featuring Rob Schneider.
Michael has held Hip-Hop, Salsa and Jazz workshops all over the country as well as taught on conventions that take him all around the world. He has performed in Las Vegas at "Show In The Sky" at the Rio Hotel and “Vegas The Show” at Planet Hollywood. He lives to perform, inspire others and continues to learn himself.
Robert “Chino” Lopez got his start in dance as a b-boy, back in Arizona. He eventually transitioned to other forms of dance like hip hop choreo, popping, ballroom, contemporary , jazz, samba, and and all latin styles including salsa. What Chino loves most about his work with dance has been his opportunities to work with charities, giving back to those less fortunate. He passionately shares his knowledge with anyone willing to learn. Chino has worked with artists such as Eminem, J-Lo, Ingrid Michaelson, Jody Watley, Sergio Mendes just to name a few. He has been featured on America’s best Dance Crew, Dexter, How I Met Your Mother, Indiana Jones, Transformers 3, Honey 2 and many commercials from Nike, Verizon, Guess, Boost and many others.
Willy is a Member of the NDCA of Professional Dancers, and Competitors.
Born in Costa Rica, he started dancing when he was thirteen years of age; within three years he began dancing professionally in a National Costar Rican Television Program. From 1997 to 2000 Willy was dancing professionally as well as designing all sets for the Fiesta Resort & Casino, one of the largest and most exclusive Resorts in Costa Rica, now Hilton Doubletree Resort. Willy then moved to Cancun, Mexico where for the next four years he danced for a Cuban Ballet Company performing at the Cancun and Riviera Maya Resorts dancing International style Latin Dance as well as performing in musicals such as the Lyon King, Grease, and many others. Willy & Ingrid won International Salsa Championships four consecutives years (2001 through 2004) in Cancun, Mexico. Arriving in California in November of 2004, Willy began working as a Pro- Dance Instructor and Choreographer as well as competing, and performing for special events where he continues his talents and abilities in all forms of dance. Also Willy & Ingrid have made several appearances as Pro- Dancers for the International Television Program, Sabado Gigante, Univision Network, including a very special appearance on The 2011 Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA