Darielle is an enigmatic circus arts performer who's specialties include aerial, stilt walking, and fire dancing. Some of her most recent accolades include Beyonce's The Formation World Tour and a featured aerialist in the Las Vegas spectacle Le Reve. We are thrilled to welcome Dari to the Folly fam.
Jessica is an LA based classically trained dancers. Her performance credits include Barak Ballet's LA Phil Gala, the Nutcracker with Eglevskey Ballet and Paquita with Richmond Ballet.
Megan began dancing at the early age of four, training with Southern California's top teachers and choreographers, and performing with the Ballet Repertory Theater. Megan graduated from the Academy for the Performing Arts in 2000 with a degree in Ballet and Jazz, and earned her BA in Sociology soon after. She has obtained an extensive list of show credits in both musical theater and dance for ﬁlm, television and stage, as well as dancing with numerous companies in the Orange County and LA areas. But It is Megan's desire to share her love for her craft that led her to her most rewarding credit yet- teaching dance. In the end, it is the inspiration she gets from her students that continues to fuel her passion for the art. Megan is thrilled to be a part of the the LA Follies and is honored to share the stage with such a talented group of women.
Jordann began her career as an aerialist in 2006 in NYC, and has been flying high ever since. She has performed in many theaters and clubs in NYC and LA, flown at Bonnaroo Music Festival, in the World Famous Spiegeltent, at the NY Aerial Dance Festival, and in Las Vegas, Hawaii, Dubai, and El Salvador. Jordann is passionate about creating dynamic and site-specific performance pieces and genre-bending shows. She in inspired by dramatic architecture, powerful music, and giant trees, and feels most happy when she is thirty feet up in the air!
Tarra is currently an LA Clipper Girl. Having recently graduated from Wayne State University BFA Dance graduate. Tarra has studied and trained in dance for eighteen years. She trained at Spotlight Dance Works under the Artistic Director Liz Schmidt. As her passion for dance excelled she was introduced to many different techniques including Jazz, Modern, Tap, Character, Ballet, Pointe, Hip hop, African, Contemporary dance and is trained in STOTT Pilates. She has traveled to California, Florida, Chicago, Las Vegas, Arizona, and New York to study from different amazing artist Tarra has had the opportunity to work with well-known choreographers all over the United States in residencies at Wayne State including Lauren Adams, Ray Mercer, Sonya Tayeh, Larry Keigwin, Nathan Trice, Desmond Richardson, Gary Jeter, and Ronnie Todorowski.Tarra performed and toured with the band Fifty Amp Fuse. Toured with Mike Ellison, Wayne States DanceCompany One, and Wayne States Dance Workshop. Tarra’s choreography has been presented in two concerts at Wayne State University in 2013. She has had the opportunity to devote her artistry and knowledge at Mt Clemens High School and seven different dance schools. Tarra performed at the Vegas Belliago hotel for theNew Year of 2015. She has performed at The Palace of Auburn Hill Detroit Pistons Pre-game show for four years.For the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Half Time show where she performed for Mariah Carey, The Goo Goo Dolls,and Jesse McCartney. Tarra advertised for the Complexions Detroit Intensive Newsletter and was a runwaymodel for DM Collections. She danced for Kiko in the opening act for Charlie Wilson. Also performed on B.E.T.’s 106&Park television show with R&B/Pop Artist Princeton.
Monique is a Los Angeles native. As a very physically active child she taught herself to ride a two wheel bike at the age of two and throughout her childhood she was always competing against the boys. When she was eight years old, she was watching the gymnastic Olympics and said, "I can do that!" She then taught herself to do the splits & cart wheels. This surprised her mother who then decided to enroll her in a gymnastic class and so her journey as a future professional performer began... Because of Monique's natural abilities and skills, she advanced quickly to compete as an elite Rhythmic Gymnastics ranking top ten nationally as well as winning international ''Miss Flexibility' awards. After retiring from competing, she began to study and perform dance at Santa Monica College where she fell in love with the Horton style of modern dance under the instruction of Ron Brown. Aside from the many great performances with the lovely LA Follies... some of her other accomplishments include 2014 BET awards, Lindsey Stirling's "Master of Tides" music video, Trey Songz & Chris Brown 2014 tour, Samsung Commercial with the hilarious Sam Gooden, and soon to be seen on the Dance Network's "Steady Mobbin". In the industry she is considered a specialty performer. With all of her experiences up to today she considers herself a performer that connects with all different types of amazing choreographers that create an artistic vision coming to life through movement. She now loves to perform, explore movement, and create art at every opportunity.
Born and raised in Southeast Amsterdam (1989), Niels van den Heuvel discovered his passion for the performing arts at a later age. Intrigued and constantly attracted by the movement of music and dance, Nielsnever actually practiced or focused on it until the age of 18. He always envisioned himself following in the footsteps of the man he looked up to the most his entire life; a successful businessman, his father – Hans van den Heuvel.
While studying Marketing & Communications in hopes to pursue his “dreams” as a future businessman, it was then that Niels realized he was not happy nor passionate about his career choice. Hopeful and enthusiastic,Niels sought out a group of talented dancers known as “Furious Flow” and thus began his journey towards becoming what his heart truly wanted the most; a dancer, a true performer, an artist.
For years Niels gave it his all; 110% all the way. He took classes and trained every single day. He was determined. It didn’t take long until the student actually became the teacher. Niels was a natural. Offering workshops and teaching at multiple dance studios, he became a renowned dance teacher in the country and even taught regularly at the Lucia Martha’s Institute of Performing Arts in Amsterdam.
Niels’ hard work and determination started to finally pay off when he was offered to travel the world as a dancer/model with one of the world’s biggest and well-known companies, Nike. It was then he was able to showcase his enthusiastic demeanor and positive energy. By the age of 22, Niels was able to tour through China (alongside Nike) and shared the stage with Miley Cyrus & LMFAO during the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam.
From there, this led him to compete in the popular hit TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance” in the Netherlands. Because of his free spirit and warm characteristics, combined with his epic dance skills, Niels’ immediately became a favorite on the show easily taking him to the Top 14.
It was in 2014 though when Niels’ biggest break came through, a real dream come true. He was offered his own act in Las Vegas for the Cirque du Soleil “The Beatles LOVE” show. He has now been a professional performer with them since and just signed his second contract lasting until October 2016.
Niels is living proof that you’re NEVER too old to follow your dreams. So follow them!
Annie recently moved from Las Vegas to LA after having performed in the classic production "Jubilee." With "Jubilee," Annie performed on Oprah and Regis & Kelly Live. Annie has also performed with Musical Theater West in "Young Frankenstein," and has appeared on several ﬁlms and other theatrical productions. She is currently performing in "The Producers" in Southern California.
Born and raised in the state of Colorado, Sami's family knew she had a knack for performing at a very early age. At twelve, she started taking dance lessons and was immediately swept away- dedicating all her time outside of her studies to her craft. In 2009 Sami moved to Orange County, CA to study at Chapman University where she graduated with a dual-degree in Dance Performance and Business Administration. Since then, Sami has moved to Los Angeles and been pursuing her dream to perform- whether that means dancing, modeling, or acting. She has had the pleasure of dancing in front of live audiences of thousands of people in addition to working with top musicians such as Chris Brown, Calvin Harris, Chromeo, and more. Some of her most cherished memories of her dance career in Los Angeles, however, have involved her wonderful dance family of The LA Follies. Sami has been with the company since Fall of 2013 and has enjoyed every bit of it. She is so grateful for all of the friends she's made and opportunities she has been given through her time with The Follies!
Born and raised in the Southern California town of Laguna Niguel, Keely started dancing at a very young age. Early in her career she attended the South Orange County School of the Arts at Dana Hills High School with a focus in dance and theatre. After high school, she continued her dance career at the University of Colorado, Boulder receiving a BA in Dance. Alongside her first degree she also received her BA in Integrative Physiology. Keely is a professional dancer for the LA Follies and represented by Go2 Talent Agency; she has performed in multiple works for stage, TV, and Film, and has even had the great pleasure of dancing down Main Street, USA for Disneyland. As of late, Keely now is in the process of applying to graduate school to receive A Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Eileen graduated from the University of California Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Psychology. She began her extensive training with Lois Ellyn Ballet along with various choreographers such as Donald Mckayle, Tiffany Billings, Jason Myhre, Desiree Robbins, Malaya, and Robert Schultz. After completing the undergraduate dance program at UC Irvine, she performed with various groups such as Funkanometry Dance Company, Ameli Dance Theater, Velvet Martini, SODE, Alexandria Yalj, as well as 60x60. She is currently performing with The Federation and LA Follies. Eileen is also a certiﬁed Pilates Instructor and Massage Therapist. You can ﬁnd her teaching schedule at: www.coreconditioningpt.com and www.tylerphysicaltherapy.com.
Melanie is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has a degree in Jazz Dance Performance and a minor in Film and Digital Video Production. She is a current and original member of the LA Follies, and has gotten to perform all over the state of California and various U.S. cities with them. She also went on a national tour last year with Luma Theater and is looking forward to an upcoming spring tour. Melanie was the featured dancer in one of Postmodern Jukebox's music videos, "Blank Space", that was released in 2014. She is also pursuing her second passion, which is ﬁlmmaking. She just wrapped her ﬁrst feature length ﬁlm working as a script supervisor. Melanie feels so grateful to have been with the LA Follies for so long and cannot wait to see what they do next!
Allison has been dancing since the age of 3. Although at that age she was just dancing around with a teddy bear, waving at her mom in the audience. She grew up dancing at Miller’s Dance Studio in Colorado in all styles of dance; ballet,jazz,tap,contemporary,pointe, and hip hop. In 2011 she graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BFA in Dance Performance. Since college Allison has danced for Stiletto Entertainment on Holland America Cruise Lines and Cedar Point in Luminosity: Ignite the Night and Sideshow: A Carnival of Magic. Los Angeles has been Allison’s home for the past two years. Over that time she has been in music videos including: Harriet “Ten Steps,” Nico Vega “I Believe,” and AJ Rafael “Brand New.” Her most memorable moment was being apart of SaturdayNight Football promo video with Adam Levine. Currently Allison is a Cardio Barre and Pilates Instructor, and a choreographer for Worldwide and BellaJohn Theatricals
Pamela is an international aerialist, dancer, gymnast and choreographer. Her acts are
dynamic and graceful, featuring awe-inspiring strength and breathtaking drops. Her aerial
work has been featured on live television and toured internationally. Pamela has also worked
with performing arts organizations all over the United States as an acrobat, dancer, and
choreographer. Some of her credits include: Le Reve in Las Vegas and the BET Awards. Pamela
is also the director of the Earth Studio at the University of California in Irvine.
Shannon, also known as Khamala, is a Los Angeles based Fusion dance artist, Yoga instructor, & Fire performer and is thrilled to be working with the LA Follies. She comes from a professional dance background having performed and choreographed all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Initially trained in Hip Hop and Jazz, she received a BA in Dance with an emphasis in Modern and Ballet at California State University of Long Beach. Her passion for learning other dance forms led her to train under widely known teachers such as Banafsheh Sayyad and Bellydance Superstar, Jillina Carlano, as well as tour with various stage productions including the internationally acclaimed Bollywood show, Mystic India: The World Tour. Shannon has performed in countless live events for public ﬁgures such as Deepak Chopra, Sia, Dr. Dre, and Jay Leno among others. She is also an experienced Polynesian dancer, licensed Bombay Jam and Zumba instructor, and is a Yoga Alliance certiﬁed Yoga instructor. Shannon is currently studying alternative medicine and continues to make her mark as a dancer and Fire performer. On her spare time, she eats a lot.
Ashley has been dancing since she was three years old and has not missed a day since. She started out taking classes in every style, but eventually ballet caught her attention. She has danced with Pennsylvania Ballet, Washington Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre. She has had the opportunity to dance in, and work with, amazing directors, choreographers, and repetiteurs including: Christopher Stowell, Septime Webre, Nicolo Fonte, William Forsythe, Trey McIntyre, Christopher Roman, Lola De Avila, Elyse Borne, and Bart Cook. Originally from Southern California, Ashley is excited to be back home pursuing her dance career in Los Angeles.
Taylor Jayne is a unique and versatile mover, especially when you give her a pair of heels and a feather boa around her neck! She found her love for commercial dance when she trained at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and ofcourse when she got to ﬂourish and ﬁnd her alter ego as an NBA Dancer for the Detroit Pistons. Still reppin the "D" and her modern and ballet roots, she is now a working professional dancer in Los Angeles under McDonald Selznick Associates
(MSA) and living her dance career dreams. LA Follies took her in when she ﬁrst moved to LA and has given her best friends and sisters for life.
Taylor Jayne has danced under artists:
Jay Sean, Busta Rhymes,Owl City & Aloe Blacc, Postmodern Jukebox, Salt N Pepa, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Demi Lovato, Ricky Martin, Naughty by Nature, Dario, Sheila E, and Elliphant.
Other highlights include:
FAKE OFF/ Season 2 Tru TvAmerica's Got Talent/ Season 10Karmagraphy Dance Company
Virginia Toth was born in Pásztó, Hungary. She grew up at the beautiful country side with her family. Because of the great sport community, she was extremely active. Long distance bike rides, running contests, basketball games, soccer games, swimming lessons, dancing classes, horse rides, hiking and many more. She also won several gold medals with her athletics team back in elementary school. At the age of 14 she moved to the capital city, Budapest to become a professional dancer. Her main classes were classic ballet, but she learned modern, jazz, acrobatic, hip-hop and ballroom dancing. She also started modeling at the age of 14. In order to stay extremely lean for ballet and modeling she got her first membership at the gym at the age of 15. She started to get more interested in fitness. She loved dancing, but being a ballet dancer wasn’t exactly was she wanted, she felt she was too limited. So after getting her fitness instructor degree, she started to work right away. Teaching group exercise classes gave her the option to express herself more.
Natalie Davis was born and raised in Canton, MI. Before making the leap to Hollywood to pursue her dancin' dreams, she toured world wide with Sesame Street Live. Since then, she has danced with several reputable dance companies, in numerous music videos and live events and even had the wonderful opportunity of touring internationally with Jay Justiﬁed, and across the States the fabulous Dario from American Idol. She is also recognized for teaching children tap, ballet, jazz and hip hop. When Natalie is not dancing in rehearsals or on stage, she is twirling around in the kitchen baking treats for her friends and students.
Emily is originally from Portland, Oregon where she was lucky
enough to study under the extremely talented Michelle McKinney
at Dance Vision. From an early age she knew dance was her
passion. Emily is now living and working in Los Angeles and is represented by the Go 2 Talent Agency. Prior to her professional
career Emily was privileged to receive numerous scholarships such
as the Edge Performing Arts Center’s Dance with the Force
Scholarship, and has been a Protégé for The Pulse on Tour 2010-
2014. Through these scholarships Emily had the opportunity to
work closely with choreographers such as Tessandra Chavez, and
Brian Freidman, among others. Emily has worked as a dancer with
Royal Flux Dance Company, Revolution Dance Company, and
Silverlake Contemporary Ballet. As well as being in her third
season with MashUp Contemporary Dance Company. Since
moving to LA, Emily has danced in numerous music videos
including being featured as the lead in Phil Beaudreau’s “Won’t
Get Away”. Most recently, she worked as a dancer and model in a
promo for BCBG, was featured in a national commercial, as well
as dancing for Entertainment-Plus in a production at the Wynn
hotel in Las Vegas on New Years Eve. Emily strives for continual
improvement of her art and is excited to see what arises in the
Kendra was born and raised in Denver, Colorado but moved to California in the summer of 2010 to pursue her professional dance career. She trained at International Ballet School under full scholarship as well as at American Ballet Theatre in New York City, State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. Although Kendra specializes in ballet, she enjoys performing jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, modern, and ballroom styles. Kendra has toured and danced professionally with nine different companies throughout the world including State Street Ballet, Neo's Dance Theatre, Anaheim Ballet, Brutal Ballet in Australia, Santa Monica Contemporary Ballet, Sarah Berges Dance Company in San Francisco, Inland Paciﬁc Ballet, Celebrity Cruise Lines, and her favorite…the LA Follies! She was also a ﬁnalist in both the classical and contemporary categories at the semi-ﬁnal competitions for Youth America Grand Prix, won 2nd place at Denver Ballet Guild, and received numerous scholarships to prestigious summer programs and schools. Her favorite roles have been Tinkerbell in Peter Pan, Swanhilda in Coppelia, Titania and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara in The Nutcracker.
Her most recently memorable performances include:
• Dancing on the race track for the 2013 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at the Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca
• Dancing in giant bird cages for the Latin Grammy’s After Party in Las Vegas in November 2014
• Performing Irish dance live on the NFL network for St. Patrick’s Day in 2014
• Dancing in Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukeboxs’ cover video of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” in 2014
• Earning IMDb credit when featured in Lyndell Higgin’s STRETCH Dance Company’s “Sugar Plum Fairies” video in 2014
Not only does Kendra perform, she carries her love for dance into the studio where she teaches throughout Orange County. She is currently pursuing a degree in Business because she plans to open her own dance studio when her performing career is over.
Armando Yearwood is a California native who has traveled the world with dance. Theatre credits include West Side Story International Tour, In the Heights Tour, Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye Tour, and Kiss Me, Kate, at the Pasadena Playhouse, starring Wayne Brady. Armando has also worked in film and television including dancing on The Real O'Neals, and the film InAPPropriate Comedy Movie. While in Los Angeles. Armando dances with Imagination Entertainment, Bollywood Step, and Karmagraphy. You can currently see Armando as Sven in Frozen Live at the Hyperion at California Adventure.
Jennifer is a contemporary dancer, aerialist, and circus performer. She has performed both nationally and internationally and has worked with a variety of talented choreographers and producers, including Jordann Baker, Lynn Barr, Jac Bowie, Jana Hicks, Shien Lee, Sean Roschman, Anya Sapozhnikova, Maia Ramnath, Michael Sabb, and Nejla Yatkin. Currently, Jennifer is a resident artist at Galapagos Art Space, performs regularly at the Box NYC, frequently for Shien Lee Creative Group, and is a member of The Constellation Moving Company (founded and directed by Maia Ramnath and Scott Coombs). In addition to being a performer and aerial instructor, Jen is an ACE certified personal trainer, and specializes in Active Isolated Stretch.
Nichole is an LA based freelance dancer, choreographer and model. She started dance lessons at the young age of 4 and is trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary ballet, theatre dance and salsa dancing. She is a graduate of the Los Angles County High School for the Arts and the Alonzo King Lines Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University. She has performed with professional ballet companies as well as been hired as a guest artist for various ballet school productions. She is also an actress and singer and her recent musical theatre credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Musical Theatre West as well as, Damn Yankees and Oklahoma with Cabrillo Music Theatre. in addition to being a member of the LA Follies, she is also a “glamourina” with Runway Ballet. Nichole absolutely loves performing and making people smile. She is also a certified GYROTONIC®instructor and enjoys helping people move, explore and heal their bodies.
After training in ballet and jazz at Loyola University New Orleans and A Chorus Line Dance Company, Jennifer made her Off-Broadway debut in The Children at age 16. She graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and French studies from New York University and continued to pursue her dance career, appearing in Terre, directed by former Fischerspooner choreographer Jordana Toback; Cirque du Soleil's 25th Anniversary television special; Pandora, directed by Richard Kimmel; as well as ﬁlms and music videos. In 2010, Jennifer founded DANCELEN(D)S, producing dance videos for clients including Amazon.com and designer Rachel Roy, as well as independent works.
Lamonte Tales Goode is a self-taught dancer who integrates a diverse range of influences into a vibrant and innovative style of movement. Drawing from his background in break dance, hip-hop, acrobatics and yoga, Goode has created a signature fusion style of gravity- defying balance and dance moves that captivate audiences wherever he appears.
Jake, originally from Chicago, Illinois, was drawn to Hip-Hop culture and dancing at a young age. Always drawn to dynamic elements, He began breakdancing and soon begin battling his way into the competition scene. Jake has participated in battles all throughout the United States both solo and with his crew. Hip-Hop culture is deeply ingrained in Jake's roots as he does everything from battling and street performing to taking his talents to the stage. One of his favorite moments was performing with Method Man and Redman of Wu-Tang Clan. In addition to dancing, Jake also was an accomplished gymnast throughout high school, and went on to compete in an NCAA conference winning division 1 collegiate program at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Through gymnastics, he found martial arts tricking. Jake loves to integrate all styles of dynamics into original movement and exciting tricks. Since moving to LA, Jake continues to expand his training through choreography, stunt work, and is represented by The Movement Talent Agency. Always willing to learn and expand, He is very excited for all opportunities that lie ahead.
Michelle started dance training as a child in Cambridge, England and performed professionally from a young age along with her identical twin Emily. Together they appeared in several Dance productions, Commercials, Films and Television shows. Michelle graduated from Bird College of Performing Arts in London with a BA (Hons) in Dance and Theatre performance. She went on to tour the world with the Irish sensation Spirit of the Dance, many British Pop acts, sailed the Baltics, and later went on to perform with the Osmond Brothers in Branson, Missouri. Michelle has been teaching for over 10 years at dance and theatre schools in Cambridge, London and Los Angeles, teaching from 2 year to young adults. Michelle is the founder of Blue Starz Productions; a childrens dance and theatre school here in Los Angeles. For more information on classes with Blue Starz please check out http://www.bluestarzproductions.biz. She is so excited to be a part of the original cast of the LA Follies!
Tehran; a Chicago native has performed alongside the New York based Graham II company and has performed professional works by George Balanchine, Martha Graham & Jose Limon. A graduate of The Hartt School, she received her BFA in dance performance. Tehran has also branched into musical theatre performing in Troubled Island with the South Shore Opera Company and Brigadoon with Chicago's Goodman Theater. She is also affiliated with companies such as Chicago Dance Crash, soloist with Joel Hall Dancers, and Lula Washington Dance Theatre touring nationally throughout the U.S.
NAMI was born in Tokyo, Japan, where she started her career as a dancer in her early age. She worked with Japanese milion seller artists TUBE, TRF, and so on.
One of her remarkable accomplishments is "BEATMANIA (KONAMIInc)", which was sold all over the world. An all famale movement her style is very versatile.
NAMI has been teaching both HIPHOP classes and JAZZ classes regularly in studios all over in Tokyo. She also has credits that include a cast of Gekidan Shinkansen's Stages
and an assistant choreographer of Johnny's musical.
After spending the last 10 years working as a dancer, choreographer and teacher in Tokyo, she moved to Los Angeles in 2011. NAMI is currently working with Ths S Agency.
Started to teach at Boogiezone Utopia, as regular faculty. And performed at Aria Hotel in Vegas, NYE 2 years in a row, with E plus production.
Colette Brandenburg is the Co-founder and artistic director of the LA Follies. After receiving her undergraduate degree in International Affairs and French from Lewis and Clark College, she was accepted to the Alvin Ailey School's dance conservatory program in NYC. She began freelance choreographing after completing conservatory, and had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings ranging from traditional musical formats to site-specific avant-garde events on rooftops in London. Colette began teaching and creating contemporary work as an artist-in-residence in Los Angeles, and later pursued her MFA in London. Whilst in London, she founded a contemporary dance company The Federation which performed at the Glastonbury Festival, The Place (Resolutions) and a variety of other events.
Eventually she moved back to LA and after a job in pyrotechnics at Universal Studios, began a company with her co-founder Shannon Zimmerman, the LA Follies.
Victoria Brown has over 15 years of training in contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet. Victoria holds a BA in Dance with a Minor in Business from San Jose State University. She also graduated from the Broadway Dance Center Fall 2006 Internship program and The Historic Jacobs Pillow Summer Dance Intensive 2005. Victoria has taught and choreographed for various dance studios and companies around the United States including BoogieZone and SouldeSoul Dance Convention. Professional choreography includes: Bad Girls Club Season 8, LabArt for YPO, IcyLytes “Dark” music video, Abby Cubey live charity events, DeeJay Jounce “Get Your Feet Up” music video, “Oh La La” music video Sherryce, Hell and Lula "Quidam" music video, DAMSF Showcase, POSERS, MAX’ED OUT, Choreographers Ball Toronto, Canada, 15 Minutes of FAME Movie Premier, Moving Through Keys TV Pilot and NBAD Anaheim Arsenal A-list dance Team.
She has also performed in numerous shows such as: Ron Allen’s Theater Production of Eye Mouth Graffiti Body Shop, Las Vegas Annual International Concert, Le Speakeasies, background dancer in Full Time Villain , Dol Rea Musical tour, Stop Revolt music video, Bow Wow as feat. in Omarion “Girlfriend” music video, Nelly feat. Fergie in “Party People” music video, NBAD Anaheim Arsenal A-list Dance team, and America’s Got Talent finalist All Wheel Extreme Sports Entertainment.
She is currently Co-Artist Director of MashUp Contemporary Dance Company, Dance Teacher and Artistic Director of the Academy of Music & Dance in Pasadena, CA, and a Dance Coach for Mira Costa High School.
With a decade of choreographing, five years of teaching and a unique style of hip-hop
dance, MIKEY DELLAVELLA comes from upstate New York using a mixture of musicality
and creative wordplay in his movement.
His aim is to make sure that his students leave his class with a better ear for music and an
even stronger appreciation for dance. Having taught at popular Los Angeles studios such
as Millennium Dance Complex, Debbie Reynolds and Movement Lifestyle – he’s no
stranger to the teaching world. He’s had the opportunity to teach in several cities including
Las Vegas, Reno, Orlando, Tampa, California’s Bay Area and Catalina Island.
Mikey’s skill and passion for teaching do not go unnoticed and fellow dancers collaborate
their efforts creating dance pieces for master classes with him. To name a few, he’s
shared the front of the mirror instructing with Devin Solomon, Josh Williams, JoJo Gomez,
Jun Quemado, Kanec, Fresh Redding and Ricky Cole. He is an active choreographer and
teacher for immaBEAST, dance company created by hip-hop dancer Will “WilldaBeast”
Adams and also a part of the dance crew Oceans 11. Check out his reel here
Amanda is a professional dancer, born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hiphop, modern, and salsa at the Performing Arts Center in Van Nuys, and continues to take and assist classes there. Amanda is also trained in contemporary and Bollywood, and really enjoys partnering. Since graduating high school, Amanda has had the opportunity to perform in television, film, theatre, and live stage shows. Some of her recent credits include “Best Friends Whenever,” on Disney Channel, “Oklahoma” and “Bye Bye Birdie” with Cabrillo Music Theatre, and Fright Fest, Holiday in the Park, Full Throttle Nights, and Kwerk at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Amanda is so excited to be dancing with the LA Follies now!
Leah is a southern California native. She started off as a classical ballet dancer studying with the San Francisco Ballet and the Pacific Northwest Ballet school on scholarship. Soon after she moved to NYC to dance with the contemporary ballet company Eliot Felds' Ballet Tech. While in NYC Broadway called and from there she went on tour with the national tour of Saturday Night Fever as one of there featured dance couples. After Saturday Night Fever her next dance move was a leap over to Los Angeles. Upon her arrival she was cast in the "edgy" version of LA Opera's Tanhueser but it wasn't until she met "The Man in the Black Hat", Toledo Diamond, that she found her true calling. It was through dancing in the Toledo Show that her love for burlesque and cabaret grew. Since then she's been dancing with numerous burlesque and cabaret shows all over Los Angeles as well as gracing the stages with live rock bands. Leah is very excited to be apart of LA Follies.
Born and raised right outside of Chicago, Illinois, Jackie began dancing at the age of 3 and
choreographing at the age of 16 for her High School dance team. She then went off to attend
college at The University of Iowa, where she graduated with dual degrees in both Dance and
Entrepreneurial Management, along with a minor in Spanish. She also received her Yoga
Teaching Certification from James Miller Yoga, studying from James Miller himself. While
attending Iowa, she had the privilege to work under many renowned choreographers such as
The Joffrey Ballet School’s Artistic Director George de la Peña, Alan Sener, Deanna Carter, Eloy
Barragan, Armando Duarte, Jennifer Kayle, Charlotte Adams, and professional ballet dancer
and actress, Karen Burns. Her most prestigious performances include Deanna Carter’s “Bach
Concerto Rework for Nine Women” and Alan Senar’s “Tongues in Trees”, where she danced
alongside the JACK Quartet live. Jackie moved out to the Los Angeles area at the end of 2015
where she continues to teach and dance in various contemporary companies, most recently
with Emmy award winning choreographers Christopher “Pharside” Jennings and Krystal
“Phoenix” Meraz in their contemporary company, Academy of Villians. She is very excited to be
living in LA doing what she loves most and can’t wait to start off this season with the LA Follies!
Alissa began dancing at age six in her hometown Missoula, Montana. At eighteen Alissa moved to NYC to study at Broadway Dance Center and begin her career as a professional dancer. Alissa has danced for Norwegian Cruise Line, ALMA NYC, and Coco & The Vanity Vixens. Alissa has performed at NYC Couture Fashion with ALMA NYC and has performed in several regional theater productions. Recent favorites include West Side Story (Graziella), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily), Carousel and the regional premier of Saturday Night Fever. Alissa spent two semesters teaching Jazz for The University of Utah Department of Ballet and has taught and choreographed at several studios around the country as a master teacher for TAMJAMS! and assistant to Tamara Squires. Alissa also has a passion for health and fitness. She is a NASM certified personal trainer and a fitness instructor for AKT Inmotion with celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser. Alissa recently moved to LA and is so excited to be joining the LA Follies!
Originally from Washington, DC, this dancer has travelled the world performing for audiences with talents exhibiting a full spectrum of dance skills. He is a graduate from the Duke Ellington School of Performing arts and also earned a BFA in Dance/Choreography and Technical Theatre from California Institute of the Arts. Marcus has danced in shows by Debbie Allen, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Pasadena Dance Theatre, Lula Washington Dance Theater, and Dance Institute of Washington. He has also worked with Royal Caribbean Productions, Disney Cruise Line, and the Disneyland Resort. He loves to share his talents with the world and inspire allaudiences to take part in the arts.
Janessa has been dancing for 22 years. She excels in ballet, pointe, contemporary, and modern. Her formal ballet training began at the age of four at Inland Pacific Ballet under Victoria Koenig and Jill Voznick. She was in the Corps de Ballet for two years, performing multiple soloist roles in their productions of The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Beauty and The Beast. Having trained with many world renowned teachers her biggest influences have been Stanley Holden of The Royal Ballet, Maria Vegh, Finish Jhung, Clinton Rothwell of National Ballet of Canada, Arturo Fernanadez of Lines Ballet, Tina LeBlanc of San Francisco Ballet, Kelly Lameroux of National Ballet of Canada, Michelle Jenkins, and Reid Olsen.
She has also danced with Carnival Cruise Lines touring the Eastern Carribean. She currently is a modern dancer with Louise Reichlin, of LA Choreographers & Dancers.
Originally from Oklahoma, Hartleigh's love for performance started with dance at the age of 3. Her time dedicated towards the arts led her to The University of Oklahoma where she graduated with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. After finding success working in New York for two years, Hartleigh decided to relocate to sunny Los Angeles where she's found work as a vocalist, in t.v., commercial, voice over and theatre. Currently she teaches dance and musical theatre to the most amazing kids and is pursuing her career as a vocalist. Hartleigh has been seen dancing on ABC Family's Switched and Birth and as a dancing Reese's Cereal Puff! Her most memorable role was playing Roxie Hart in Chicago the musical. Most recently Hartleigh won her home state's vocal competition Voice of the Heartland 2016. Hartleigh is passionate about music, the arts and generally bringing people together to have a good time!