Staff - Studio

Meet Our 2021 Faculty

Audrey Case

Audrey Case is from Edmond, Ok. She started dancing at age 3 and has trained in all styles of technical dance. Just after graduating, high school she auditioned for Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance and became one of Season 9’s top ten finalists. After the finale she continued her journey with SYTYCD on their Top Ten Finalist nationwide tour. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and is most prominently known for her participation in the LA-based contemporary dance company, Royal Flux ( seen on NBC’s World of Dance season 1 and 2). She and the company recently finished touring the US and Canada with World of Dance. She also was a professional assistant with Break The Floor Productions. Over the years, she has worked with countless outstanding choreographers, performed in many other prestigious contemporary companies and concert-like shows, such as Shaping Sound, Conteur Dance with Eryn Waltman, 3 works by Andrew Winghart, Teddy Forance, and Kristin McQuaid. While also pursuing a career in commercial work, she has appeared on ABC’s “The Middle,” Disney’s 60th Anniversary, web series- Every Single Step, The Greatest Showman live commercial and has danced for artists such as Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix and Mike Posner.

Albert Cattaffi

Dancer and Choreographer ALBERT BLAISE CATTAFI was very happily born to parents Albert Sr. and Geraldine in 1985 and has remained equally as happy ever since. Raised in northern New Jersey of Italian descent, his artistic journey began thanks to his sister Eléna while watching her dance classes for countless hours he was only 5 years old. Albert took his first dance class in 1990 and in 2000 he began his training at the world renowned Joffrey Ballet School in NYC, as well as continuing his studies at Kelly Allen's For Dancer's Only, a well-rounded approach to training that would prove to be beyond beneficial throughout his career. Upon high school graduation, Albert won the prestigious title of Mr. Dance of America and shortly after that he was honored to receive a full scholarship into the dance program at Montclair State University, which he attended for only 48 hours when he departed to begin his professional career. In the coming years, Albert can be found in several episodes of “Saturday Night Live”, has appeared as a guest artist on SYTYCD, and was featured in an international Coke Zero Commercial. He has performed on the Video Music Awards for Florence and the Machine and on the American Music Awards with Kelly Clarkson. Known for his technical prowess and artistry, Albert was an original member of both internationally recognized dance companies “Shaping Sound” under the direction of Travis Wall, and “Bad Boys of Dance” under the direction of ballet star Rasta Thomas. To great acclaim he has worked with Tony Award winning directors Des McAnuff as the first human to ever play the role of "Toto" in "The Wiz", and was featured in Jerry Mitchell's "Peepshow", the Las Vegas hit with Holly Madison and Mel B. No stranger to the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip, Albert later returned as a member of Cirque Du Soleil in The Beatles "LOVE" in the role of 'The Walrus'. Choreographically, Albert Blaise has assisted some of the country’s top Broadway choreographers such as Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo and Emmy Award winner Mia Michaels, as well as assisting in the production of major shows including “Spiderman”, “Billy Elliot”, “Tarzan”, and “Flash Dance”. Albert was also the assistant choreographer on Franco Dragone's cirque extravaganza "INDIA". As choreographer, he set and performed work for John Legend, Cirque Du Soleil's “One Night For One Drop”, "Opid" film with music by Sigur Ros, and was an associate choreographer on Nikhil Khorula’s award winning music video “Fade Away”. In 2015, Albert created and directed his first full length contemporary ballet for the Phoenix Ballet, which was world premiered at Lodz International Ballet Festival in Poland. Currently Albert Blaise Cattafi is the Resident Choreographer for the Phoenix Ballet and is a proud faculty member of Los Angeles based dance convention, "L.A. Dance Magic"

Hannah Easley

Hannah Easley, has set up bases in dance communities all over the country including Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York City. She began her training in all styles at age 10 and has been creating her own art since age 15. As a commercial dancer and choreographer, her credits include, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Ricky Martin, Kimberly Cole, Herb Alpert, Beacon, T Mobile, Sonos Speakers and Amazon, to name a few. In 2015, she created her own training company, The Westsiders, based in Seattle, Washington. The Westsiders has recently expanded, now holding weekend intensives throughout the country known as The Westsiders Camp. Easley is a dedicated faculty member for the national dance convention, Artists Simply Human and continues to freelance at studios, camps and intensives all around the country.

Liz Imperio

Liz Imperio has established herself as a major director/choreographer in the entertainment industry, including artistic direction and choreography for Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again” world tour; two world concert tours for Madonna – “Re-invention” tour and “Confessions” tour; director/choreographer of Gloria Estefan’s last 3 world concert tours;. Liz was born and raised in Los Angeles, where her work caught the eye of famed choreographer Kenny Ortega at the tender age of 15. Liz Became Kenny’s Associate Choreographer for 4 years before breaking out on her own for Gloria Estefan's world tour "Into the Light" Her credits make her one of the most sought after choreographer/show director in the business, including: The show stopping tribute performances by Jennifer Lopez on American Music Awards (Celia Cruz) , Latin Billboards Tribute to (SELENA), American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Billboard Awards, Latin Grammys, NBC J-Lo Live in Puerto Rico, United We Stand with Michael Jackson (assoc. dir.), Lead Choreographer for Latin American Music Awards, VH1 Diva’s Live, ABC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration; Disney Channel original movie “Gotta Kick It Up”. Liz’s commercial credits include L’Oreal (feat. J-Lo), Sheba Cat (feat. Eva Longoria). Liz was Supervising Choreographer for FOX’s and Univision’s first Bilingual television series airing in over 24 countries worldwide “Q’Viva”. She also choreographed Simon Cowell’s and Ricky Martin’s reality TV hit show “La Banda”. Her choreography contribution for the “Goodwill Games” also received an Emmy. Liz Imperio has taught on numerous conventions over the span of 27 years, including LA Underground, Co. Dance, Tremaine Dance Convention, West Coast Dance Explosion, and is currently Artistic Director for Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention and newly founded Dance Ideas Seminar. Teaching has been a life long profession that has allowed her the opportunity to effect hundreds of thousands of lives. Liz's experience in the field of education has inspired her and partner, Chad Carlberg, to create a company called "", which creates Educational Programs for dance families. Currently Liz is offering the first of its kind dance parents live webinar series, Raising Successful Children, this program will help educate our parents to make better informed decisions that will take their children to the next level. Liz Imperio has trained such stars as Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Pitbull, Cher, Eva Longoria, Hilary Duff, America Ferrera, Renee Olstead, Nederland singing sensation Waylon, Gold Olympian Brian Boitano and Rudy Galindo.

Kayla Kalbfleisch

A dancer since age eight, Kayla obtained her first part as Clara in Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular. She later competed on Star Search, won titles at WCDE and NYCDA, assisted on WCDE and Jump, and taught on WCDE Australian tour. Kayla was also a part of Liz Imperio's company Live Instincts performing at the Jazz World Congress in Chicago. After getting her Biology Bachelor's from UCSD, Kayla obtained representation in LA. She was a main dancer on ABC's TV pilot Grace choreographed by Mia Michaels, and danced on XFactor 2011 and 2012 directed by Brian Friedman, on American Idol alongside Rihanna, and on America's Got Talent. Recently she worked on Glee, CBS's series Vegas, and the 85th Academy Awards.

Caroline Lewis-Jones

Caroline Lewis-Jones, from South Carolina, has been dancing for over 35 years. She is a mom of two little boys, married to her Hance, and is a certified Holistic Health Coach through IIN. She trained at The Southern Strutt under her mentor, Nancy Giles. At the age of 18 she moved to New York City where she performed for six years. Her credits include the VMA’s with NSYNC, the Latin Grammy Awards, many Commercials, Disney Industrials, Britany Spears and Madonna “Me Against the Music” video, MTV’s Body Rock Fitness Video, and more. Although successful as a commercial dancer, her true passion lies within contemporary company work, where she had the opportunity to work for Mia Michaels Company R.A.W, Dee Caspary’s IV Dance Company, Notario Dance Company, Rhapsody and Company, A.S.H Contemporary, and Justin Giles’ Soul Escape. In 2001 she traveled to Seoul, Korea where she performed for Jason Parson’s and POZ Dance Theatre. In July 2010, Caroline performed with Sonya Tayeh from “So You Think You Can Dance” with her company in Chicago. She also choreographs for studios around the country, and teaches for Adrenaline Dance Convention and The Dance Sessions. In December 2007, Caroline choreographed and performed a one-woman show, called Finding My Way. It was about the loss of her mother and her life currently without her. It is her greatest accomplishment yet. Caroline also founded Unbound Dance Company in 2008 with Susan Dabney Hancock in Columbia, South Carolina. Her goal as Artistic Director of UNBOUND is to inspire and give dancers young and old, a new outlet to perform. She wants to build Unbound and continue to inspire all forms of dance in Columbia. Caroline also has a deep passion for inspiring healthy living and disease prevention. 15 years ago she joined a community called Health Made Simple and partnered with a company called Juice Plus. Her mission in life is to encourage and inspire healthy living around the world. Her motto is if you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?

Shauna Oliverio

Shauna Oliverio was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Oakland University. Some of Shauna’s professional dance credits include: Fox network’s Ally McBeal and The Tracey Ullman Show, Microsoft Industrial for Xbox, Ushers music video “Pop Your Collar” and Shawn Barrows music video “Army of Kings”, Casino Windsor Show Time Lounge production shows, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Shauna also found her love for musical theatre by joining the casts of “Chicago” where she played Liz at the Baldwin Theatre, “Cabaret” at Avon Players where she played Rosie and “Cats” at Tuacahn where she played Etcetera. Shauna danced with Odyssey Dance Theatre under the direction of Darryl Yeager for five seasons and is currently dancing for Ron De Jesus Dance under the direction of Ron De Jesus. Shauna founded an in-studio dance intensive called Rapture Dance Intensive that she tours and teaches with. Inspired by the art renaissance taking place in the city of Detroit, Shauna is currently launching her own dance company, Detroit Contemporary Dance.

Max Pham

Max Pham is a professional dancer/choreographer born in Texas with strong a influence from his upbringing in Boise, Idaho. Pham has toured and has been performing live shows for entirety of his professional career, working mostly with the likes of Justin Timberlake and Ariana Grande and making appearances on stages such as Super Bowl LII, AMA’s, Billboard Music Awards, The Grammys, and more.

Sabrina Philip

Sabrina Phillip is an innovative choreographer, passionate dancer and engaging teacher. Sabrina is originally from Calgary, Canada. She trained intensively in Ballet, Jazz and Modern dance in her early studies and went on to work at the international level in London, England. She taught Master classes at The Pineapple, Danceworks and The Urdang Academy. Sabrina has worked as a teacher and choreographer at countless dance studios around the US and Canada. Her degree in Exercise and Health Physiology provides her with a special understanding of the human body and the mechanics of movement. As a teacher, her intention is to challenge dancers; focusing on placement, correct technique, strength and agility. She is currently on faculty at EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. Sabrina has performed with dance companies including Sera Danza, S.H.E. EnCorps and Unity Dance Ensemble. She appears in commercials for Dex, choreographed by Michael Rooney, Hip Hop Abs, Corvel and appeared as a dance expert in Hollywood’s 10 Best Dance Movies. Her choreography has been featured on So You Think You Can Dance as well as a commercials for MoBeam and BCBG, as well as My Fair Wedding with David Turtero, LA Dance Magic’s Final Cut, the Carnival Choreographer’s Ball and most recently in the Silverlake Contemporary Ballet’s modern rendition of Swan Lake. Her music video credits include choreography for Stay and Play by Holly Conlan and the stunning video for Jenna Bryson’s Clear. With award winning choreography and infectious artistry, Sabrina is sure to inspire and motivate!

Casey Quinn

Casey Quinn, grew up training extensively at her grandmother and mother’s dance studio in Dearborn, MI. Being a competition/convention dancer herself, she loved having the opportunity to be an assistant for John Crutchman and Alan Sherfield at WCDE for two years. Casey moved to straight to New York after high school and has had professional work in theater, stage, TV, film, and even landing her dream job with a role in the Broadway Company of “Wicked.” She is looking forward to combining her Broadway knowledge and professional experiences with the convention world. Casey is proof that “Dreams Do Come True.”

Seth Robinson

Seth is a graduate of Ball State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Dance. Since graduation Seth has been working on TRIBE Dance, a contemporary dance company and workshop he founded in 2011 for dancers looking for that extra push. In addition to TRIBE, Seth is also co-director of BALLET MATTERS, a new ballet-focused intensive designed to facilitate maximum technical growth for dancers. In 2008, before attending college, Seth was signed with DDO Artists Agency in Los Angeles. While living in LA, Seth spent a lot of time training at the Edge Performing Arts Center. Now living in Chicago and continuing to train in various styles of dance, Seth is currently dancing with Elements Contemporary Ballet, under the direction of Mike Gosney. He has guested with Chicago Dance Crash and other projects in the city. Seth spent his first year in Chicago training under the work-study program at Visceral Dance Center. He works seasonally with the nationally recognized Extensions Dance Company in Chicago. Seth is currently on faculty for several dance Conventions, intensives, and workshop circuits. Seth has had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the United States dancing and teaching. Seth has trained with some of the industry’s most sought after Master Teachers. His choreography has won several awards throughout the country. Most currently, Seth will be touring as faculty for the Streetz Dance Convention and enjoys being able to share his energy in a convention setting. Seth is best known for his electrifying classes and caring personality.

Jaci Royal

Jaci Royal's unique and powerful approach to dance and movement has led her to teach at prestigious dance schools and Universities throughout the US, Mexico and Europe. She has taught at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in New York City and now resides in Los Angeles where she has a permanent class at EDGE Performing Arts Center. Jaci developed her professional company, Royal Flux, in 2012 to fulfill her dream of sharing her dynamic work with a broader audience. Royal Flux continues to push the boundaries of physicality and delivers emotional performances that leave lasting impressions.

Jeff Wolfe

Jeff Wolfe (Clearwater, FL) received his training through the Academy of Ballet Arts in St. Petersburg, FL, followed by the Houston Ballet Academy in Houston, TX, which he attended for two years on scholarship and was accepted into Houston Ballet’s second company. He spent the following four seasons dancing with the A.G.M.A. ballet company BalletMet in Columbus, OH. Wolfe then joined River North Dance Chicago for a season and a half. After a short stint performing with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines on their Oasis of the Seas ship as a dancer/aerialist, Wolfe began freelancing around the United States and Canada. Over this six-year period, Wolfe danced with many companies including Montgomery Ballet (Soloist), Eugene Ballet Company (Principal), Ron De Jesus Dance, EzDanza (Montreal) Compagnie Flak (Montreal), Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance and many more. During the past four years, he has taught ballet for dance conventions such as EPIC Dance Weekend and Dance Fever. Wolfe also taught on the ballet faculty at ChiArts Performing Arts High School in Chicago. Wolfe currently Co-Directs two national dance intensives TRIBE and BALLET MATTERS. He has recently joined Fire & Ice National Talent Competition as one of their two new Regional Directors.