2017 Reloaded Tour

Faculty


Melody Lacayanga

Originally from Daly City, Ca, Melody trained in classical and contemporary ballet, modern jazz, blues and Afro-Haitian at the School of the Arts under Elvia Marta. She also received extensive training as a member of The Dance Company of San Francisco. Now in LA, Melody's credits include Idol Gives Back, Mark Meismer's Evolution, Justin Giles' Soul Escape, Coco Lee Benefit Concert, Jackie Chan and Superstars in Concert, Ellen Degeneres, San Francisco AIDS Benefit. Melody was the top female dancer on season one of the hit FOX TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance” and has since traveled the world as a performer and artist.

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Krista Miller

Krista has been working as a professional dancer in the entertainment industry for many years. She began her dancing career as a Los Angeles Laker girl and since then has gone on to work in commercial, T.V and film. Some of her credits include dancing with Jim Carrey in The Mask, the Academy Awards with Debbie Allen, Saved by the Bell, Doogie Houser, North and Cinderella. She has performed with numerous artists such as Prince, Bare Naked Ladies, Fastball, and Elvis Costello. Her most recent choreography can be seen in the up and coming film “The Dukes” Krista’s teaching career began in Orange County almost 15 years ago after being a competition kid herself. She is best known for her popular teaching channel on Youtube, KBM Talent, where she began giving technical tips and online classes to dancers across the globe. With her ballet background and focus on the core strength she has worked with some of the most elite students all over the world. Her passion for the basic principles of technique have made her unique to the teaching field. As most are focused on choreography she has stayed true to helping students find a better technical balance within their own individual body. So this technique combined with each students choreography help to create the whole package.

Patrick Cubbedge

Patrick Cubbedge began his dancing career training at Elower Sicilia Productions in Thurmont, MD at age 8 under the direction of Linda Sicilia as a company dancer. Until his graduation from high school Patrick was competing for many regional and national competitions including winning numerous regional and national scholarships. His first big break was the hit movie "CAMP" from 2002 where he showed off his multiple talents by dancing, singing, and acting. Then he began performing with Debbie Allen at the Kennedy Center in D.C. After graduating high school he turned to The University of The Arts studying Ballet under a full scholarship. During college Patrick was exposed to such masters as Scott Jovovich, Zane Booker, Douglas Becker, Roni Koresh, Brian Sanders, and many more. Patrick moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to become a company member of Odyssey Dance Theater under the direction of Derryl Yeager performing such works choreographed by Derryl Yeager, Mia Michaels, Christian Denice, and many more. During his time in Utah Patrick has worked in commercials for BudLight, live performances for singer Alex Boye, and many more wonderful opportunities. After 4 years with Odyssey Patrick now teaches for millennium dance complex and Ballet West in SLC. Patrick's love and passion for dance has allowed him to perform on many stages in countries including Germany, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, and Canada.

Sarah Burney

Sarah Burney began dancing at the age of three and by the age of twelve, she was training each summer in Los Angeles with some of the top choreographers of that time. In 2001, Sarah began college in Chicago, Illinois where she was privileged to become friends and work alongside some amazing educators and choreographers such as Sonya Tayeh, Brooke Pierotti, and Chris Jacobsen. They inspired her to begin her career as a teacher and choreographer in 2004, and soon after she was working with several of the top studios in the United States. Sarah was featured in the June 2009 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine, as a Co-Director for a top studio in the Chicago area. In 2010 she began her own pre-professional dance company, Prevail Performing Arts, in hopes of educating young dance generations about the passion for the art as a whole, and to remind them that the performance is far more important than the prize. Sarah is so grateful to be a faculty member of Shock the Intensive and Street of Dreams Dance Convention. She is also a guest choreographer for over twenty studios across the country where her pieces have gone on to win several national titles, and many of her students are currently working professionally in the industry. Sarah is currently living in Los Angeles, California where she has been lucky to dance with the Inspirati Dance Company, creating several promotional works, most recently for the Make a Wish Foundation. Now represented by Go 2 Talent Agency, Sarah looks forward to her new endeavors on the west coast and is thrilled to continue educating artists about what truly inspires them to move, and to embrace the process in which dance is created.

David Mann

David is an international master teacher and choreographer hailing from Charlotte, NC. His training spans the globe from New York to LA, across the pond to London and all the way down under to Sydney, Australia. He is known for his energetic class style. His tap and hip hop choreography can be seen all over the world. David's work has appeared on the television shows America's Got Talent, Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman, Paula Abdul's Live to Dance and the WE Network's, Little Miss Perfect. He has also taught and choreographed for Abby Lee Miller's dance studio featured on Dance Moms. Other choreography credits include industrials for Hugo Boss, Paramount, and Ingersoll & Rand. Furthermore, David has set featured routines for The Miss America Pageant organization, various cruise lines, and halftime performances for the NFL, NBA, and NCAA. You can also catch his work in the national tours Road to Victory, the two-man tap show, On Tap; as well as Dr. Doolittle starring Tommy Tune. He was also a part of the team that produced the NBC 75th Anniversary Show.David has proudly worked with stars like Adam Lambert, Regis Philbin, Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Eric McCormack and Rita Moreno. His choreography has been nominated for an Industry Dance Award. The highlight of his career to date was being named "Teacher of the Year" by Dancer Magazine.

Jeffrey Louizia

Born and raised in Boston, Jeffrey Louizia discovered his love for dance at Boston Arts Academy. Proficient in many styles of dance, Jeffrey has studied extensively in ballet, tap, modern jazz, modern, hip hop, krump as well as traditional Haitian Folk dance. He has studied with such dance masters as Dianne Walker of "Black & Blue", Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones and Mandy Moore He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from Dean College. Mr. Louizia's performances have taken him all across New England up and down the Eastern US seaboard, West Coast, and into Canada. He has performed with many companies including Sokolow Dance Foundation, Bassline in Motion, Daurden Dance Theatre and Jambe. His strong base in choreography has led him to choreograph and direct for his family based dance company Arc en Ciel Dance Troupe Inc, a Haitian folkloric dance co. Jeffrey has been the Assistant Director of Boston University's summer outreach dance program REACH. He has been a dancer in W.B Mason's commercial for the Boston Red Sox Season. Since moving to Los Angeles he has been in many music videos and industrials including Sketchers, Black Eyed Peas "Rock Your Body," Taio Cruz "Dirty Picture," Ace Hood ft Lil Wayne and Rick Ross "Hustle" and American Idol winner Alexandra Burke's "Start Without You." Jeffrey Louizia is currently dancing with Odyssey dance theater performing productions thriller and Romeo and Juliet in Salt Lake City, Utah and touring Europe. He is also a featured Dancer in the new upcoming movie dear dumb diary also the hip hop director at the pointe dance school in Alpine Utah. Jeffrey Louizia loves to teach, motivate and inspire as well as being inspired by all who share and do not share his love for dance. He truly believes that in being your true self and living to your fullest you must walk in love.

* MORE FACULTY TO BE ANNOUNCED. Faculty subject to change.

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The Intensive

The hottest dance intensive in the nation is, well... Intense. SHOCK is the original one-day dance intensive packed full of exciting classes from the industry's top teachers and choreographers. Although it's only one day, you pay half the cost of a more expensive (and less cool) 2 day convention, but get almost the same number of classes all rolled into 1 day. Now that's INTENSE.

Not to mention the quality of instruction, no competition stress, and Shock's insanely talented, world famous faculty... Is there any other choice?

Teachers/Asst. Teachers

You may participate in all classes; Mini, Junior, Teen*, Senior, and your own teacher room.

Students **

Level Suggested Age Session
Seniors 15 & up 7:45am - 4pm
Teens * 12-15 * 7:45am - 4pm
Juniors 9-12 7:45am - 4pm
Minis 7 & up 7:45am - noon

* Teen room available in select cities only.
** This is only a suggested age recommendation. It is up to the discretion of the teacher, who knows the capabilities of each individual student.

Observers

Passes are available for $15. Allowed with paid students only. All dancers must pay the registration fee, no dancer may sit in on class as an observer. All teachers and assistant teachers must pay the teacher fee, no teacher, or assistant teacher may register as an observer. No flash photography allowed during class and absolutely NO VIDEO CAMERAS allowed in ballrooms.

Conduct

Please be courteous to fellow dancers and hotel guests at all times. Please keep noise levels low in hotel rooms and all ballrooms. Cover-ups must be worn outside ballrooms. Any dancer under 16, who is a guest of the hotel, must have a chaperone. If you are in need of help or medical attention, please inform a staff member or hotel operator.

Studio Discounts

For every 15 students registered and paid, the studio receives a free solo to Star Systems Regional. For studios that register and pay for 35 dancers, the studio owner receives a hotel room the night before the convention FREE.

Video & Still Cameras

There is absolutely NO VIDEO CAMERAS ALLOWED in the ballrooms at any time. You may take pictures, but please, out of respect for our teachers and students, no flash photography during classes.

Scholarships

Single city and year long scholarships will be awarded at Shock in Mini, Junior and Senior age groups. Free Star Systems solo entry fees will be awarded in Junior and Senior age groups. We also offer a number of other exciting opportunities for attending dancers.

Convention Centers

A number of the SHOCK workshops are held in convention centers. ALL convention centers PROHIBIT coolers from being brought into the facility. Please check ahead of time regarding the venue for the city you will attend.

Class Preview!

If you would like to have one of our faculty members come to your studio for a master class ONLY no choreography the night before SHOCK please contact us at info@starsystemstalent.com or call 336 993 9073.

Aftershock

If you would like to have one of our faculty members stay after SHOCK to teach master classes or do choreography please contact us at info@starsystemstalent.com or call 336 993 9073.

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