Vanessa is a professional dancer, actor, and acrobat based in Los Angeles. Originally from Dallas, she graduated from SMU with a BFA in Dance Performance. Her specialties include jazz, ballet, pointe, contemporary, tap, salsa, and partnering. Vanessa has performed at the Academy Awards (Neil Patrick Harris, John Legend), feature films and television (TED 2, American Horror Story), musicals (Disney's FROZEN: Live at the Hyperion, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Aladdin and His Winter Wish), national and international tours with Daniel Ezralow's company, Ezralow Dance, and as a back up dancer for Katy Perry (The Grammy's, Met Gala, Wango Tango, music videos) and David Lee Roth (Brent Shapiro Foundation, national industrials).
Darielle has a BA in Dance from Florida International University and now specializes in aerial, pole dancing, fire dancing, stilts. She was the aerialist in Beyonce's Formation Tour 2016 after performing for two years in Las Vegas' Le Reve - the Dream. Darielle has also performed at several award shows, most notably for Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. She has been featured in the LA Opera, Bravo TV, MTV, Lifetime, TV Land, Telemundo, Univision, Deco Drive and a few commercials. Darielle currently trains and performs in Los Angeles while taking advantage of the many available acting classes.
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.
Meghan is a professional dancer and specialty performer based in San Diego and LA. Originally from San Diego, she graduated with her BFA in Dance from the Fordham/Ailey School Program. As a dancer, she studied dance at The Alvin Ailey School, Hubbard Street Dance Center, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Orange County High School for The Arts,. She has performed pieces by artists such as, Alvin Ailey, Ohad Naharin, Lou Conte, Leslie Garrison, Kanji Segawa, Alejandro Cerrudo, Robyn Mineko Williams, and many more. Her specialties include rhythmic gymnastics, flying trapeze, aerial spiral, ballet, graham, horton, jazz, limon, and contemporary. As a rhythmic gymnast, she was ranked as one the top 12 Junior Level 10 Elite gymnasts in the country and competed Internationally for the US team in Belgium and Bulgaria.
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. After high school, 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!
Chris Yong is a professional actor, dancer and martial arts stuntman based in LA. Born in Hong Kong, raised in London and New York. Graduated in high school majoring dance, New York Film Academy for acting and built his training for stunts from XMA Headquarters. Trained in the dance styles of hip hop, popping, locking, krump, house and jazz funk. Specializing the martial arts styles of kungfu, karate, ninjutsu, taijutsu, wing chun, jeet kune do, kenjutsu and muy thai whilst being versatile in using various weapons. Chris has performed in music videos for Busta Rhymes, Sam Tsui, Rebecca Crews, Jessica Jarrell, Far East Movement, and featured his work with films/TV in 47 Ronin, Deadliest Warrior, The Little Mermaid, Power Rangers.
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 Green is currently a Wayne State University BFA Dance graduate. Tarra has trained in dance for twenty two years . She has studied many varieties of dance including Jazz, Hip hop, Contemporary, Tap, Ballet, Bollywood, Bellydance, Samba, and Aerial Spiral. She has traveled nationally and internationally to China, Paris, Mexico, and other locations dancing for different companies and artists.
Tarra is currently a member of the Los Angeles Clippers dance team. She has performed with Kid Ink, Smashing Pumpkins, Golden Globes after party, NBA All Stars 2018, Kardashian’s, Kohl's, In-N-Out, Amber Rose, NYX Makeup, as well as many other inspiring artists and events. Tarra strives to expand her artistry in modeling as well as fitness . She also continues to persevere in the film, commercial, and performance industry.
Originally from Washington, DC, Marcus Jackson has travelled the world performing for audiences exhibiting a full spectrum of dance skills. He is a graduate from the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts in Washington, DC and has 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 all audiences to take part in the arts.
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.
Kelsey is a professional dancer based in Los Angeles. She graduated from Chapman University with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and a B.A in Political Science. Upon graduation, she travelled the world as a cruise ship performer for Holland America Line. Kelsey is currently represented by The Movement Talent Agency, and her most recent commercial work includes the tour visuals for The Smashing Pumpkins’ reunion tour. Her specialties include jazz, tap, contemporary, hip-hop, musical theatre, jazz funk, and modern.
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!
Tony is an actor and filmmaker based in LA. A native Texan, he graduated with a Film and Theater degree from the University of Texas and moved to Los Angeles to bring his gentlemanly charm to Hollywood. You can find Tony on Amazon's 'Classic Alice'. He has worked on Days of Our Lives, Rosewood, Nat Geo's Story of God, and commercials for companies such as eHarmony, Lady Speed Stick, and LG Electronics. As well as acting, Tony is a performer for Universal Studios Hollywood and a sword fighter who can fence and perform kick ass stage combat.
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.
Natasha Nazerali is a professional dancer from Vancouver, Canada. She was recently approved by the US for the highly competitive O-1 extraordinary artist visa. Nazerali attended AMDA: College and Conservatory in New York and LA on scholarship where she later graduated with honours in Dance. She is a highly trained dancer specializing in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, and Ballet - to name a few. Nazerali has danced on Industrials and commercials for major brands including Ivviva (Lululemon) Athletica in their collaboration with Disney tv show “Shake it Up” starring Bella Thorne and Zendaya, and a commercial for major skincare brand “Ole Henriksen” directed by acclaimed cinematographer Elias Talbot . Recently she worked with hit recording artist D.R.A.M starring in the music video for his new single “I Love Myself”. She’s also worked on feature films choreographing for TV Movies like GIFTEDII:The Mystery of the Indian Prince, and dancing in the critically acclaimed feature Battle Of The Sexesstarring academy award winning actress EmmaStone. Additionally, videos of her dancing have been featured by Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show.
Bollywood has become a specialty for her and has lead to a global career. Nazerali has travelled on a world tour with the show Mystic India as the lead dancer travelling through Asia, Europe, and North America. Through her high reputation in the Bollywood Industry Natasha has worked with major Bollywood choreographer’s like award-winning Bollywood superstar Shiamak Davar who is known as the guru of Indian Dance, and legendary award winning choreographer Saroj Khan, she has also danced for major artists in the Bollywood Industry including Preity Zinta and Kumari Suraj. She can also be seen dancing on the upcoming Food Network TV Show “Buddy vs. Duff”.
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.
Dayle is a professional dancer based in LA. Originally from Rhode Island, she graduated AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts with a Conservatory Certificate in Dance Theatre. Her specialties include Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Jazz funk, Tap, and Partnering. She has danced on Nickelodean shows such as “The Thundermans” and has been featured in music videos for artists such as Ru Paul and Todrick Hall.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Eileen developed her passion for dance at a young age. After moving to southern California at the age of 11, she began her extensive training with Lois Ellyn Ballet. From there she decided to pursue dance as a career and graduated from the University of California Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Psychology. She has had the opportunity to train with choreographers such as Donald Mckayle, Jason Myhre, Desiree Robbins, Tiffany Billings, 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, which led her to live and perform in New York City, Velvet Martini, SODE, The Federation and Postmodern Jukebox. She is thrilled to be a part of the Folly family. Along with dancing, Eileen is a lover of all things fitness especially Yoga, Pilates, and SoulCycle. As a certified Pilates Instructor and Massage Therapist, you will find her teaching and practicing throughout the Los Angeles area. For more information on where she teaches visit www.eileencrowe.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 Eversoll is from Aurora, CO and has been dancing for over 25 years. She has her BFA in Dance Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma and is currently receiving her MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine. Some of her performance credits include: Holland America Cruise Lines, Cedar Point Entertainment, Saturday Night Football Promo with Adam Levine, music videos with Nico Vega “I Believe,” and AJ Rafael “Brand New,” and recently performed with the LA Follies at the Golden Globes after party. Choreography credits includes: BellaJohn Theatricals: A Chorus Line(ITL Nomination), Tarzan, The Producers( ITL Nomination), Legally Blonde, The Heathers and Alice N Wonderland. Worldwide Theatricals: Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary Poppins, and West Side Story. Theatrical Arts Foundation: Phantom. Lewis Family Playhouse: Music Man, RL Theatricals Twisted, 3 Theatre Group American Idiot and IVRT Damn Yankees (Scenies Award).
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.
Taylor is a professional Dancer living in LA the city of dreams! She graduated with a BFA in Dance from Oakland University, MI training in Ballet and Modern Dance. While training at Broadway Dance Center she fell in love with musical theatre, hip hop and jazz funk. She has performed for the NBA (Detroit Pistons) Disney's El Capitan Theatre, Golden Globes After Party, Jay Sean, Busta Rhymes, Jessie J, Tru Tv's Fake Off and is currently a proud member of the LA Rollergirls.
Jake Mager is a professional breakdancer and tumbler/tricker based in Los Angeles California. Finding hip hop culture and breakdancing at a young age, Jake has been dancing for over 10 years. He has competed in battles and competitions all around the country and continues to work in the dance industry. He also was a competitive gymnast for 10 years and competed through college at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Jake loves combining breakdancing with acrobatics and flips of all sorts for a high energy, dynamic performance. Now training in hip hop choreography and continuing his training in LA, Jake has performed in music videos with Chris Brown, Jeremih, Anderson. paak, and many others as well as various commercials a live shows
Sydney began her dance training at age 8 at Power Explosion Studio of Dance in LaPlata, Maryland. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, acro, and modern. In 2013, she began attending the University of the Arts in Philadelphia PA, where she performed works by Sidra Bell, Roni Koresh, Gary Jeter, and Meredith Rainey. Sydney graduated with a BFA in 2017. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where is she is actively pursuing a career in dance as well as talent management.
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.
Emily is originally from Portland, Oregon where she trained and competed within the dance circuit for many years. From an early age she knew dance was her passion. After graduating high school, she moved to Los Angeles and signed with Go 2 Talent Agency to pursue dance. Prior to her professional career, Emily was privileged to receive numerous scholarships from institutions such as Edge Performing Arts Center and The Pulse on Tour. These scholarships opened the door for working relationships with highly acclaimed choreographers such as Brian Friedman, Tessandra Chavez, and Mandy Moore, among others. Emily has worked as a dancer with Royal Flux, LA Follies, and is currently starting her fifth season with Mash Up Contemporary Dance Company. In addition to working continuously with multiple L.A. based dance companies, Emily has also danced in numerous music videos, stage performances, TV shows, and commercials for companies such as BCBG Maxazria; as well as traveling and assisting choreographers like Sabrina Phillip. In addition to her professional dance career, she also teaches at various studios in the L.A. area, including Edge Performing Arts Center.
Malia Baker is well versed in all styles including Ballet, Tap, Jazz Funk, Hip Hop, Modern, Musical Theater, and Jazz, Malia feels most at home in the studio. After graduating high school, Malia moved from Colorado to Los Angeles, and began her professional dance career with the Edge Performing Arts Scholarship program training over 30 hours a week. Most recently, Malia has worked with industry staples like, La La Land’s Mandy Moore, Fame’s Marguerite Derricks, and Code Black’s Becca Sweitzer She has also been a featured dancer for Disney, FX Networks, Amazon Prime and NBC, and is on faculty at the Edge Performing Arts Center.
While in LA she continues rigorously training herself and has also assisted many of the industry’s best, Jackie Sleight, Adam Parson, Denise Leitner, Ambrose Respicio, and Helene Phillips. Even though Malia has danced her entire life, her passion for dance and the industry only keeps growing and hopes to share that passion with dancers of all ages.
Dustin comes all the way from Germany to Los Angeles to follow his passion; Dance. In 2009, Dustin moved from his home country Germany to the UK to become a student at Performers College (one of the finest colleges for Dance and Musical Theater in the UK), where he trained full time for three years in ballet, contemporary, jazz, Hip Hop, tap, musical theater, partnering work, gymnastics to name a few. At Performers College, Dustin received the ‘Best Male Award’ in his year.
Since living in Los Angeles, Dustin had the honor to work with choreographers such as Michael Rooney, Anthony Thomas, and Amit Shah. Dustin has performed in countless live events for public ﬁgures such as Take That, Deepak Chopra, Adam Tyler and Sia to name a few.
He is a member of several Los Angeles based dance companies, performed with Vox Lumieres’ production of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and he can be seen in various commercials. Dustin toured all over America, Canada, Europe, and South Africa.
Besides the main dance styles, Dustin is also an experienced Bollywood and Swing dancer and a personal fitness trainer.
Shannon is a Los Angeles based Fusion dance artist, Fire performer and giraffe 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, Europe and Africa. 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 all things dance has since led her to perform in countless live events for public figures such as Deepak Chopra, Sia, Dr. Dre, and Jay Leno among others as well as tour with various Stage Productions including the internationally acclaimed Bollywood show, Mystic India: The World Tour. She is also trained in Polynesian, Bollywood, and Belly dance and is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor. On her spare time, she eats a lot and daydreams about being a ninja.
Brandon is a professional dancer, actor and singer based in Los Angeles. Originally from Illinois, he received a Bachelors in Dance from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. His most recent credits include: Hamilton: An American Musical (Broadway), Head Over Heels (Broadway) Joseph.. Dreamcoat Natl’ Tour, West Side Story Int’l Tour, 2017 Mark Webb film "The Only Living Boy in NY", A face for Lab Series by Estée Lauder. He is trained in Jazz, Musical Theater, Contemporary, Street Jazz and Jazz Funk. For more info on Brandon, feel free to visit his Instagram and Twitter at @brandonhudson90
Jackie began her training in dance in Chicago, Illinois, specializing in jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet, and musical theater. She carried that into college where she attended The University of Iowa, receiving degrees in Dance, Business, and Spanish, while also studying and receiving her Yoga Teaching Certification. Since moving out to the Los Angeles area, Jackie has danced professionally at numerous events with the LA Follies and trained in various contemporary companies, most recently with Emmy winning choreographers Christopher “Pharside” Jennings and Krystal “Phoenix” Meraz. She is currently performing at Disneyland and is about to return for her sixth offering at the world famous park.
Amy was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she continues to dance and sing professionally. She fell in love with dance through ballet as a member of the Santa Clarita Ballet Company and later graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a double major in math and dance. After graduating, she spent a few years dancing for Princess Cruises where she performed various shows such as Steven Schwartz's "Magic to Do" and Liz Imperio's "Colors of the World". Amy also has experience on film, including a promo for GoPro VR. Her live performance credits include Musical Theatre West’s “A Chorus Line” and most recently, the Can Can and other shows at Knott's Berry Farm.
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.
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, Michigan. Before making the leap to Hollywood to pursue her dancing dreams, she toured worldwide with Sesame Street Live. Since then, she has danced with several reputable dance companies, in numerous music videos and live events.
Nat 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.
Natalie's most recent endeavor has been exploring the world of acting; she has taking classes at Playhouse West, advancing in both Meisner technique and improv, Killian's Commercial Workshop and is currently studying at Lesly Khan & Co.
You could think.. Ilsa Fischer meets Molly Shannon ;)
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!
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.
Annie is a professional dancer based in Los Angeles. Annie comes to California by way of Las Vegas, where she performed in the world famous production, Donn Arden's Jubilee! Since arriving in Southern California, she's enjoyed being in multiple regional theater productions. Notable performances include Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Big Fish, Singin' in the Rain, Nice Work If You Can Get It and 42nd Street. Her television appearances include Home & Family, NFL AM, Oprah, Live with Regis and Kelly
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!