Alvin Chan has worked with digital media for over ten years, producing content for Travel Channel, Science Channel, Fuse TV, and NBC, just to name a few. From production to post and everything in between, he's experienced it all. However, he believes there's always more to learn.
Arleigh Rothenberg has been a featured dancer at the world famous Cotton Club for 10 years, has made several appearances on television shows such as Good Morning America, and has choreographed for everything from live events in NYC to a social media campaign for a celebrity pop artist. Additional commercial work includes a 2017 “create with miadidas” international commercial. Arleigh holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ithaca College, where she studied Television-Radio, with a Concentration in Video Production. She created Spring 36, LLC in June 2020, with a passion to provide opportunities for artists and creatives of all ages. The Spring 36 mantra is Creativity, Growth, and Opportunity.
Brandy Blaha is an accomplished choreographer, dance teacher, and dancer. Born in Detroit, MI she graduated from Wayne State University with her Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Dance and her Masters in Teaching Artistry. Brandy has had the honor of working with many acclaimed choreographers such as: Brenda Bufalino, Michelle Dorrance, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, Jared Grimes, and Jason Samuels-Smith. While living in New York, Brandy was a member of Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards “Sophisticated Ladies” who performed weekly at the legendary Cotton Club. Brandy spent 3 years in Washington DC teaching and performing with "SoleDefined", a Percussive Dance Company.
C.K. Edwards is a veteran stage performer for broadway and broadway tour stages. He hails from Dallas, TX and has an affinity for the art of tap dance. He is currently on hiatus from Disney’s Frozen and The Public’s The Visitor.
Don Ferlazzo is a singer/songwriter based in Albany, New York. His influences include some of the most popular alternative pop/rock bands of his childhood, including Counting Crows, Gin Blossoms, Matchbox Twenty and Sister Hazel. Don has been producing his music independently since 2015, having released his debut album "Teach Me To Fly" in 2017. A vegan and animal rights enthusiast, Don and his family live in Clifton Park where he owns and manages an insurance agency.
Erik Chocianowski is an artist educator. He loves both the world of theatre and the world of film and he is lucky enough to share the work that he does professionally with the next generation of artists. Whether he is making a documentary, building a set, or creating a prop, he has a story to tell and enjoys sharing his work with any audience.
Khalid Hill is a professional actor and tap dancer from Boston, MA who currently resides in Harlem, NY. He has been tap dancing for 36 years and holds a Masters Degree in Performing Arts Administration from NYU. As a professional, Khalid has performed as a featured artist at colleges and theaters in 40 cities nationwide and abroad in the US, Canada and Germany. As a dance instructor and educator, he has taught master classes and lectured at Gordon College, the UNC Charlotte, Bridgewater State University and Lehman College. His credits include: the first national tour of Bring in Da’ Noise, Bring in Da’ Funk under the direction of George C Wolfe; Bounce (in Disney World) with Mogee & Friends; Rhythm is Our Business with Derick Grant; Invitations To A Dancer with Savion Glover; Cholesterol Low Down (national tour) with Debbie Allen and Dick Clark. Khalid has performed as a featured soloist for Hillary Clinton, Bill Irwin and Maya Angelou.
Mike Carroll is a graduate of the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College and holds a MA in Communications from the College of Saint Rose. Mike is currently the Communications Manager at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), a non-profit affiliate of Cornell University. In this role, he focuses on both internal and external communications: producing multiple newsletters, creating videos, editing web pages, managing social media, and much more. Prior to BTI, Mike worked for the Marketing and Communications team at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Mike’s videos and photos have been featured on Animal Planet, the Discovery Channel, CNN, BBC, CBS Evening News, The Dodo, and other networks.
Patricia Hernandez is a college student majoring in Early Childhood Education and minoring in Theatre. She was an intern for Music Video Dance Camp in 2019, where she was an integral part of the in-studio classes and on-set production. Paty is dedicated to working with and inspiring young people through education and theater, and is continually striving to learn.
Rob Gutierrez says “When I’m presented with challenges I always ask, what would it take to make this possible? My goal is to help others do the same.” Rob is a Health Teacher who holds a B. S. in Physical/Health Education and M.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Science. Rob coaches Strength & Conditioning, Lacrosse, Football, Basketball, Soccer. He is also the co-owner of RADD CrossFit in NY.
Tempestt Perrin is a professionally trained dancer and musical theater performer. Her training includes Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Joffrey Ballet, Broadway Dance Center, and Sam Houston State University. Some of her favorite credits include "Consuela" in West Side Story for Houston Grand Opera, "Ronette" in Little Shop of Horrors for Broadway Palm Theater, In The Heights for Phoenix Theater, Dreamgirls (multiple theaters) , and being a lead dancer at the World Famous Cotton Club. Tempestt has had a hair modeling partnership with Luster's Pink Inc. as their "New Face of Pink". She has also modeled for fashion designer, Stella McCartney. Currently, Tempestt is based in Houston, TX.
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