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Andrew Irwin started dancing with Coast City Ballet in Huntington Beach in 2013. He furthered his training by receiving a scholarship with Jimmie Defore Dance Center in
Costa Mesa. He has worked in various professional companies around the OC and LA area. Andrew currently teaches at St Maragets Episcopal School and AVANTI
Dance Company. He subs around OC area and is Co-Creator/Artistic Director for the The Concrete Dance Initiative. Andrew auditioned and was inducted into 2wisted
Elegance LA Dance Company last year.
Century Artists, Inc., one of the top Talent Agencies in Hollywood, on her very first audition. At age six (6), she won a scholarship to the Kennedy Dance Academy.
There she studied tap and modern jazz with Paul Kennedy and was personally selected by Michael Jackson to dance in his video “Black or White.”…At age six-teen
(16), Brandi was selected among thousands of children to represent Disney at the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade (2000). She was cheer and song-leader
captain at her high school, and was given the opportunity to choreograph many dances for her team. She made her professional debut in 2001, by choreographing her
first stage act for singer Emen (opening act for The Jones Girls) at age seven-teen (17). Brandi attended Washington State University as a Pre-Med Student and
became one of the school’s ECLECTIC Dance Team members. Although she excelled outstandingly, by her third year, it was evident that she really wanted to pursue a
career in Dance. So, she made a life-changing decision to change her major to Dance and follow her dream to become a Dancer. Brandi transferred and graduated
from El Camino College as a Dance Major and was selected to perform in several various school performances and concerts. Top of her class, she was the only
student in her graduating class to receive an Academic Excellence Award in the Dance Major. She has been trained and is very versatile in many styles of dance: Hip
Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Tap, African and Ballet.
her wings and invited her to join her professional Dance Company, “KPA Fusion Dance Repertoire”, where she became the Dance Captain. As the Dance Captain and
member of KPA, she performed at the “2011 & 2012 African American Heritage Month Celebration for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Haskell Jackson’s “Unsigned Artists
Showcase, the 2011 Taste of Soul “Flash Mob” , the South Bay Pavilion Carson “Concert at the Mall Series”, and the ATBLA Beach Party for Artists O-35; among many
others. She was the Dance Captain and member of KPA Fusion Dance Repertoire for four (4) years. In the field of popular music, Brandi was one of the dancers for
singer and New Artist, Kari Taylor and a dance company member of eFunk Dance Company, under the direction of Aaron Davis.
In June 2015, Brandi was asked to join the “invite only” dance company, 2wisted Elegance L.A. Under the direction of Joey Cooper, the dance company is inspired by Janet Jackson, and through her work the
company has produced many dances and tributes through swift precision based choreography. Brandi has been able to assist as well as perform with the company for the last 2 years.
Although Brandi's central focus is dancing and performing, she is also a talented choreographer who has choreographed for San Pedro High School and assembled dancers as needed for many stage shows and
personal performances. She has also ventured out by dancing background for various artists, and showing her creative side by artistically assisting and directing shows. Brandi also specializes in fusing exercise
into technical dance routines. In December 2014 she became a certified GROOV3 Instructor. She currently teaches in Torrance and Orange County. Earlier this year (2017), Brandi was selected by Katisha Adams to
work with her and assist in the choreography for the “Divas of Compton’ who were featured on the hit Lifetime television show, “Bring It and aired in May of 2017.”
While she continues to let her dancing abilities flourish, Brandi is also a role model to the youth she works with at The HUSH Foundation, where she is the Executive Director. Her goal is to break the norm about how
dancers should look.…"We all come in many shapes and sizes, but we all love to do one thing...and that's DANCE!!!" Brandi’s philosophy inspires youth to have confidence in themselves, pursue their dreams against all
odds, and know that success is based upon an artist’s ability to connect with their audience, and not based on their outward appearance.
ballet, jazz, tap, and voice. This training allowed her the opportunity to perform with professional theater companies in dozens of roles such as Maggie in 42nd Street;
TiMoune in Once on this Island; and main dancing roles in Cabaret, Peter Pan, West Side Story, and Jesus Christ Superstar. While performing throughout her school
career, Amanda was also very active in her acting career, being featured in national print ads, commercials, industrials, and voiceovers.
artists. After graduating with a B.A. in Radio and Television Broadcasting, she decided to push her part-time acting and dance career into full swing.
tribute concert called “Together Again” … where she met Joey Cooper. Joey was kind enough to take her under his wing and train her to be the best dancer possible.
She performed with 2wisted Elegance LA in several shows, and ultimately was asked to join the company. Thanks to the training and guidance of Joey, she was a
featured dancer on the 2013 BET
Awards Show with R&B/Soul artist Janelle Monae, and has been a principal dancer in several national commercials including “Just Dance 4” and “VH1 Super bowl Blitz.”
Tina Dela Cruz grew up in Los Angeles and started performing as a dancer in high school. After graduating from University of Southern California, she decided to
pursue dance. She has studied hip-hop, jazz, east coast swing, cultural and ballroom styles at various dance studios in LA and performed with various dance groups;
her longest tenure with Groovaholix. Tina has performed all over the country, and has traveled overseas to perform both as a featured dancer and supporting music
artists from around the world. Her credits include performing with The Game and Bobby Valentino. She also opened shows for APL from Black Eyed Peas, Chris
Brown, One Republic and LMFAO. Tina can be seen featured in a few music videos including "Tell Ur Homegirls" by 2Tone feat. Lil G., "Go" by Deen, "True Love" by
George Acosta feat. Fisher and "Saturday Night" by David and Devine. Her dance journey led her to become a cast member of her most recent dance family, 2wisted
Elegance LA. Tina's experience with them have been enriching, fulfilling and profound. She is thrilled and honored to be performing with them. Last but not least, she
thanks her husband, Kevin, for his undying love and support.
|Tina Dela Cruz
Jessica Wolf, The Artistic Director of AVANTI Dance Company, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Chapman University. She is a diversely trained
dancer in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and Tap dance styles. In her early professional dance Career she was an opening cast dancer for Disneyland’s
“Parade of Dreams” and also was a dancer in the “A Christmas Fantasy” Parade. She spent six weeks at Duke University attending the American Dance Festival, an
acclaimed modern dance technique training program, where she was able to study the works of Martha Graham and train with Laura Dean, Larry Keigwin, David
Dorfman, Pilobolus and many other legends of modern dance.
up and coming disco pop star Katerina Villegas. She has performed as a company member with the professional dance company “Unity Dance Ensemble” Under the
Direction of Tessandra Chavez and Theo Ivey. She is currently a company member with 2wisted Elegance, a Hip Hop driven Professional Company in LA under the
Direction of Joey Cooper. She has performed in Carnival and Club Jete in Los Angeles, two highly acclaimed revue LA dance shows under the direction of Elm Pizarro,
Tiffany Billings, Cameron Graham and Maryann Chavez. She has also presented her own Choreography on the Club Jete Stage. She has been a highlighted
choreographer in the Orange County Revue Show “Loose Cannons” presenting many different works of choreography ranging in different styles of dance. She recently
was sought out to Debut her work for “RAW: Natural Born Artists” this past year. She continues to pop in from time to time to teach at Millennium Dance Complex: Orange
She is most known for her unique way of creating a fusion of contemporary modern dance, ballet, tap and hip hop into a blended style. She is an artful storyteller through her movement and stage set up and the way
she creates images with bodies on stage. Jessica has choreographed numerous award-winning dances and achieved many high level awards and choreography awards at local and national competitions including the
esteemed Youth American Grand Prix.
She is the Executive director and co-creator of “The Concrete Dance Initiative”, A Professional Orange County Based Dance Company. CDI was created to tell stories and create movement through live dance and film
with an overall goal of changing the viewer’s perspective. To also catapult Professional dancers into more exposure and performance opportunities.
Jessica is in her first year dancing as a member for 2wisted Elegance, although she has been working under the direction of Joey cooper for almost 2 years. This experience has been life changing. The company
continues to challenge movement vocabulary and push her past limits she thought she could never achieve. Working as a dancer for Joey Cooper is extremely rewarding because he not only invests in training of the
dancers he chooses, he invests in them as human beings. The ability to dance and learn alongside the extremely talented company members in this group is a privilege. Every rehearsal has given new perspective to
movement, timing, ability and overall outlook on life. Being a company member for 2wsited Elegance has given more joy to different areas of her life that could ever be counted.
Jessica is always striving to improve her own abilities as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, visionary, artist and mover. She inspires anyone who works with her to push themselves to realize their full potential and
remind them they are capable of much more than they ever imagined all they have to do is "step over the line". She always hopes that anyone viewing her work will walk away feeling as though they have had a piece
of them spoken to and to be able to connect with the message drawn out behind her work.
|Amanda Y. Hall