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Alex Collins

 

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Alex has been dancing for 15 years, and this is his 3rd year of teaching at 24/7. He has been a part of 24/7’s performing companies throughout his many years of dancing, both as a student and as a director, as well as various musical productions with the Musical Theater Factory. Alex has also performed in a music video for Don Diablo called “Save A Little Love”, which released in June of 2017. Alex will be teaching Mini Movers, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, and Tap classes at 24/7 dance studio this season, and cannot wait to meet the students and help them grow as dancers.

Audrey Thelemann

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Audrey Thelemann grew up here in Frederick, MD. She attended the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC under Marat Daukayev in her high school years, and continued to SUNY Purchase for a year of college. Following her time at SUNY Purchase, she auditioned and was hired by Linda Haberman as Radio City Rockette. Performing in more than just the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City, she had the opportunity to perform in the Spring Spectacular choreographed by Warren Carlyle and the Summer Spectacular choreographed by Mia Michaels, both starring the Radio City Rockettes, Americas Got Talent, the Tony Awards, the MTV music awards, and many more. She is currently in her 9th with the Rockettes.

Danielle Sten-Guillermo
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Develops inspiring contemporary compositions that are sought after by other innovators, contemporary companies and educational institutions. Just recently her contemporary work was nominated for an Industry Dance Award for “Best Contemporary Choreography”. Danielle’s film credits include Disney Channel’s “Teen Beach Movie”, “Teen Beach 2”, and “Lemonade Mouth”. Her television credits include “SYTYCD”, “The Rosie Show”, “Nuestra Navidad”, “The View” and “Good Morning America”. She performed numerous times with Gloria Estefan to include in the music video, “Wepa”. Together, Danielle and her husband Lance created “On the DL” in 2008, collaborating in dance, fashion, and education. Their acclaims include TEDxBaltimore, co-directing/choreographing two original works entitled “Working America” and “366”, traveling across the country teaching master classes and setting choreography, as well as being design collaborators for Curtain Call’s NX3 Fashion Line; developing, designing and creatively directing the brand’s collection. Danielle is represented by The Movement Talent Agency for choreography and education.

Jeanna Riscigno

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Jeanna Riscigno received her B.F.A in Dance Performance from Towson University where she was selected to study abroad at the Palucca Schule Conservatory in Dresden, Germany. She completed a year contract with Disney Cruise Lines, performed with Kybele Dance Theater and danced two seasons with DanceArt Company in Los Angeles, CA. In Baltimore, MD she has performed as a guest artist with The Collective, and danced two seasons with Alternative Dance Project, Kinetics Dance Theater, and Deep Vision Dance Company. Jeanna is Co Founder/ Artistic Director of LucidBeings Dance along with creative partner, Franki Graham. LucidBeings’ work has been selected and presented as part of multiple programs, most notably including the Maryland Choreographer’s Showcase (2018), Baltimore Dance Invitational (2018), VelocityDC Dance Festival (2017), and the Richmond Dance Festival (2017 and 2018).

Jennifer Irons

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Jenn Irons has been teaching Acting and Musical Theatre at 24/7 Dance Studio since 2010. She also teaches private voice lessons, piano lessons and music theatre coaching from her home music studio in Frederick. When Jenn is not teaching she can be found performing in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Credits include: Alexis Powell in Nobody’s Perfect at the John F. Kennedy Center (Original cast recording), Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical at Imagination Stage (Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical), My Fair Lady, The Light in the Piazza, She Loves Me and Camelot at Arena Stage, Follies and Saving Aimee at Signature Theatre and Ruthless at Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Jenn attended The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre. She is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association. ”

Lance Guillermo

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With an emphasis in preserving the culture of Hip Hop, Lance’s work focuses on the original street styles of Hip Hop Dance. Lance’s choreography television credits include Disney Channel’s, “Lemonade Mouth”, “Shake It Up”, “SYTYCD”, ABC’s “Good Morning America”, and “The View”. His performance credits include the “American Music Awards”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Rosie Show”, “Nuestra Navidad”, “Good Morning America”, “The View”, and the “Teen Choice Awards”. He has performed with music artists Imagine Dragons and Khalid, Lady Gaga, Ciara, and Gloria Estefan. Lance is a faculty member for the dance convention, CRAZE: A New Dance Experience, as well as guest teacher for Revel Dance Convention and Turn It Up Dance Challenge. Together, Lance and his wife, Danielle created “On the DL” in 2008, collaborating in dance, fashion, and education. Their acclaims include TEDxBaltimore, co-directing/choreographing two original works entitled “Working America” and “366”, traveling across the country teaching master classes and setting choreography, and being design collaborators for Curtain Call’s NX3 Fashion Line; developing, designing and creatively directing the brand’s collection. Lance is represented by The Movement Talent Agency for choreography and education.

Lauren Carnesi-Daniels

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Lauren Carnesi Daniels is an artistic director, choreographer, teaching artist, and arts manager in the greater Baltimore region. She studied at Mid Atlantic Center for The Performing Arts for her early dance training and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude, in Dance Performance and Choreography at Shenandoah Conservatory where she was the recipient of the Elizabeth Weil Bergmann choreography award. Carnesi Daniels recently earned her Master’s of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University with honors.

Carnesi Daniels is the founder, artistic director and choreographer of InvisibleWings Dance Project. The company’s mission is to spread awareness for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and share the honest experience of living with Lupus. IWDP has performed at the Hatch Presenting Series (NY), 16th Annual Maryland Council For Dance Artists’ Concert, 4th annual Baltimore Dance Invitational, and The Collective’s Open Marley Night (MD). The company presented their first full- length performance, The Cruel Mystery: Lupus Through Movement, in 2016 and was revived for a split bill production in Washington, DC in July 2017.

Carnesi Daniels’ additional choreographic works have received many accolades and  been selected for performance at several venues including the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (NYC), City Center Studios (NYC), Hatch Studios (NYC), The Secret Theater (NYC), Jack Guidone Theater (DC), Athenaeum Theatre (Chicago), Ohrstrom-Bryant Theater (VA), Lang Performing Arts Center (PA), The Weinburg Center (MD),  The Grier School (PA), Capital Fringe Festival and Youth American Grand Prix regional and national stages. Her work has been performed abroad at the Macedonia National Opera and Ballet Theater and other notable performance venues in Canada, England, Greece, Macedonia, and on tour through the Catalonia region of Spain. As a choreographer in the competition dance scene, Carnesi Daniels’ work has earned numerous choreography awards; overall high scores; special awards for creativity, storytelling, partnering, performance quality, and original concepts; along with regional and national titles. During the 2018-2019 season, she earned choreography awards for 12 different pieces of choreography and the coveted title of “Most Unique Concept” from Precision Arts Challenge.

One of Carnesi Daniels’ most notable accomplishments is her work as artistic director and lead choreographer for Harford Dance Theatre’s annual contemporary dance-narrative production. After the great success of Oona (2014), and five inspirational installments of the KINETIC CANVAS series (Edward Hopper- 2015, Claude Monet- 2016, Salvador Dali- 2017, Vincent van Gogh- 2018, Jackson Pollock- 2019), she is looking forward to creating the 6th original production of Kinetic Canvas: Frida Kahlo.

Carnesi Daniels is the manager of The Warehouse Theatre at E-Street in Harford County, MD which opened in February of 2018. Her work there has included bringing a dance for people with Parkinson’s disease program to the facility and creating the Ascending Choreographers Festival.

Richard Elszy

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Richard Elszy is passionately dedicated to training the next generation of dancers through his technical expertise and inspiring them with inventive and picturesque choreography. A teaching protege of iconic dance educator, Paula Morgan, Richard fuses his wealth of knowledge and unique artistic vision to create a well-rounded, technically innovative, and game-changing training experience.

Richard began his training at a small, single room dance studio in Central California. Eager to learn more about dance, he attended the University of California Irvine, where he danced for legend, choreographer, Donald McKayle, as a member of his company “Donald McKayle’s Etude Ensemble,” and trained under acclaimed Ballet Professor, David Allen. Richard has also trained with one of America’s 10 Ballet Masters, Larry Long, dancing with his “Civic Ballet Of Chicago,” and in Philadelphia at “Philadance.

As a Los Angeles based instructor and choreographer, Richard is constantly gaining new experience and expertise. In his current endeavors, Richard has created “Dance Technique On The Edge” — his own YouThbe mini-series consisting of technique tip videos and “Building Blocks of Dance” an online dance technique program for teachers of young dancers. These, however, are not the only online tools he has to offer. Richard has become a teaching sensation, offering online Lyrical Dance Class., which are featured on DancePlug.com and available to dancers around the world. He was seen as a guest judge and featured interviewee on Teen Dance Challenge, gaining further online exposure for himself and allowing students from a variety of backgrounds to obtain some of the insight he has to offer.

For local dancers, Richard’s classes at the esteemed Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles are a popular place for students to work toward formulating technique into artistry — a foundation that is thought to be fading in much of today’s dance industry trends. Richard’s ability to keep the art of technique alive in his work has led him to become a highly sought after choreographer. He has presented numerous works of choreography at Club Jete — LA’s Premier Dance Showcase, as well as coaching and choreographing dance concept videos featuring Nia Frazier of ‘Dance Moms’ titled “Young Love”, Chelsie Hill and the Rollettes “Be Boundless” campaign and choreographing a TV pilot “Sizzle” Reel for TV star Shanti Lowry of ‘Family Time.’

Richard’s choreography has earned several national awards, and other accreditations including the 2011 Rainbow Elite ‘Video of the Year’ for “Step Sisters” and a nomination for Best Novelty/ Character Musical Theater at the 2012 KARTV Dance Awards for “500 Miles.” Richard was recently awarded the S. Award in the Best Ballet/Open Category for his piece “Tornado” at 2014 Indus, Dance Awards in Hollywood, as well as receiving a 2015 Indus, Dance Award nomination for his work entitled, “A111 Could Do.”

Richard combines his extensive understanding of technique with an innovative choreographic style to create a unique class and coaching experience for dancers of all levels across America and abroad. With his endless yearning for knowledge, Richard is eager to see what journeys he will embark on next and is enthused by the opportunity to continue inspiring future generations of artists.

Robert Moses

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Robert Moses has been dancing and teaching for over 25 years.

He has performed in numerous dance videos and as a backup dancer for several artists. He can even be seen on several seasons of Lifetime Television’s Dance Moms. Robert made the transition to choreographer and Masterclass presenter, and has spent the last 8 years touring the country teaching at studios and conventions. He is well versed in all genres of dance, making him one of the most sought after judges for conventions and dance competitions.

Robert is also trained in fitness and nutrition, which allows him to educate dancers on the importance of being healthy. Robert is a triple threat—singer, dancer, and actor—who knows the importance of being a well-rounded performer. His upbeat energy and style are contagious. With Robert as their teacher, dancers feel inspired, and they take pride in the fact that they gave it their all and left it on the dance floor.

CLASSES

  • Classic and stylized jazz
  • Musical Theater
  • Parents classes
  • Choreography
  • Choreography cleanups and add-ons

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