MEET THE TEAM
Andres Ley Fuentes is the Co-founder and Director of 664 In The Groove, based in Tijuana, Mexico and is the Co-Director of Future Shock San Diego.
He currently dances with Super Galactic Beat Manipulators. He has worked with companies and artists such as, Warner Bros Music Company Latino America, Badabun, Coca-Cola, Nortec Collective, Javier Batiz, Somos Uno Crew, Medio dia, Xolos de Tijuana, Toros de Tijuana, Zonkeys de Tijuana, among others.
Ariana (Ari) Marciel was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a child, she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop at Backstage Dance Studio and furthered her passion for dance by teaching as an adult. She is also a performer with Insomniac Events and has performed at events such as Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas and Beyond Wonderland. Join Ariana every Friday, 5:30 pm for Cardio Hip Hop.
Byran "BJ" Roberson is a San Diego native. He's had a love for country music since he was a kid, but didn't get into country line dancing until 2015. After one year won the InCahoots annual dance competition. Since then, he has taught various classes from private, corporate, group, and various bars. He brings a unique and energetic style to country line dancing that people gravitate toward. This style and passion earned him an invitation to be a member of the Stagecoach Dance Team 2 years in a row. In addition, he taught and judged at Country Thunder, a 4 day country festival in Arizona. His goal is to help people build the confidence to get on the floor and develop their personal style to turn heads at any dance hall.
CHRISTIAN DE PAUL
Coming from a musical family, Christian has had a love of the arts for as long as he can remember. The majority of his life was spent on stage behind a microphone until he discovered his true passion for dance and choreography. He’s had the priviledge of training at several dance intensives and scholarship programs including Culture Shock SD and the Academy of Performing Art. Christian has also had the pleasure of dancing and/or choreographing for several dance teams, show choirs, companies, corporations, productions and recording artist including 3M Global, San Diego Symphony, D.A.R.E. America, San Diego County Fair’s “Michael Jackson Tribute”.
Dyno (@Cypherst8) is a Teaching Artist based in San Diego, CA with over 18 years as a student of Hip Hop Culture and over 12 years teaching Breakin' & Art in schools, cultural centers, and studios across California. His crew, Cypherst8, work collectively to organize events in the community, collaborate with several youth organizations as well as travel to represent in the cyphers, competitions and support Hip Hop events & jams worldwide.
Dyno offers a range of experiences in studio & classroom settings - from proper warm ups & foundation to creative exercises. His goals for every class is to have every student build a strong foundation, to spark lightbulbs in their learning process, to build strong individual & community values and to progress in their own creative purpose of the art form.
Ellie Delbridge started her first day of dance class at age 2 at her mom's dance studio, "Cutting Edge School of Dance," located in Mission Viejo, California, where she grew up dancing just about every day. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Salsa, & Musical Theater are among the styles of dance Ellie studied. Dancing competitively and winning top dance awards with her Cutting Edge Dance Company Team at Show Stoppers, Rainbow, Broadway, and Kar Competition. Ellie graduated from Orange County School of the Arts in 2014, where she studied Commercial Dance from 7th grade through 12th grade, dancing solo and duet high lights in nearly every performance and achieving the title of “Best Lyrical Dancer” for the class of 2014. Ellie is featured in the music video “For Once” by J.Hofstee. Graduating SDSU with Honors in 2018, Ellie is excited shift her focus to teaching and inspiring fellow dancers. This year, Ellie will be instructing Youth Contemporary and Adult Contemporary and she looks forward to what the future brings to everyone on the dance floor !
Fernando Ruiz, 22, started dancing at the age of 13 at West Coast school of the arts in costa Mesa California, his training consisted in jazz, contemporary, modern, hip-hop, and acrobatics. After moving to San Diego and starting his higher education in San Diego City and Mesa college he was introduced to his first professional job at San Diego Safari Park and Seaworld where he worked for 4 years and found various choreographically and performing opportunities throughout San Diego , thanks to these opportunities he is now Cofounder on Elysium Dance Collective what he considers one of best accomplishments in his life.
FURYAKI has dancing all his life - it's in his blood! Family to legendary KURIAKI of RSC(ROCK STEADY CREW), he started his professional dance career with the Culture Shock organization at the age of 10 yrs old. He started on Future Shock and advanced to Culture Shock San Diego at the age of 14, the youngest at that time . He currently dances for his Breakin crew Latin Soul, which puts on Hip Hop events to give back to the community.
Furyaki has trained with the Jabbawockeez, and other big name BBoyz such as members of ROCK SO FRESH, Poe One, Dyno and Cypher State, Flo Master, Roxrite, Iorn Monkey and etc. He is a BBoy at heart but has training in freestyle, popping, locking, hip hop, ballroom, international Latin styles, and salsa.
Furyaki started directing at the age of 16, Mighty Shock San Diego. He now directs for HHFC (HIP HOP'S FINEST CITY). He has done Industry work and danced in the underground Hip Hop world been on tour with the legendary KRS-ONE. Furyaki trys to keep to the tradition of the art forms and pass on what he has learned from the OG's. While incorporating his philosophy and instilling creativity, self-discipline, integrity, leadership skills and many life values to empower ones self! He teaches more then just dance, he teaches the culture! Come take his classes to vibe out and grow together! @furyaki_787
"Dance is something you do, Hip Hop is something you LIVE"
Halle is a local Hip Hop and Jazz Funk dancer who has danced with ThaMost, Dreamers, Brickhouse and Future Shock San Diego. She has trained at local studios and in Los Angeles and has taught at Culture Shock San Diego, Studio FX, Signature Dance Academy, Legacy Creative Arts Studio, and Movement Dance Center. She was invited to perform as the lead Clara in the Culture Shock Hip Hop Nutcracker, as well as with ThaMost on NBC’s World of Dance Season 2. Other performance opportunities include Club Jete, the Sesame Street Parade at Sea World, and various competitions. Halle enjoys sharing her passion for dance by teaching others and encouraging their growth.
Jessica Nguyen is a San Diego native, a dancer, an educator and mentor with over 15 years of dance experience. The love for music and dance started at the age of 9. Jessica is trained in ballet, jazz, latin dance and hip hop. She has local dance companies as a performer, artistic director and was also a Professional Dancer as a San Diego Siren for The San Diego Seals. She currently is the owner and founder of The Bluprint Agency, a dance entertainment company based in San Diego, providing clients with unforgettable dance performance experiences and also assists dancers seeking professional opportunities in the entertainment industry. Jessica believes dance is an expression and that there is always room for everyone on the dance floor! “When people mention my name I want people to remember me as someone who inspired them. Who made them feel like there were no limits to learning or dreaming. We all are different and that's what makes us so special.”
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Jonathan started dancing at the age of 19. He began by taking classes and workshops at UC Riverside. Later he joined urban community teams including Collective Faction, Family Bizness, and Infuse Dance Crew. Currently he dances with the D’Rev Project. He has choreographed and taught Hip Hop and Urban Choreography of all levels and ages at numerous studios around Southern California. He has danced and choreographed for short films and music videos and is also currently a Parade Performer for Disneyland and a dancer for the Bluprint Agency.
Kristie Capozzoli Hailing from Middletown, NJ Kristie trained in New York and booked her first professional dance job at Radio City Music Hall at the age of 13. She has over 20 years of experience as a professional dancer and choreographer working in film, tv, and live stage productions worldwide. Under the direction of Quincy Jones she was the featured dancer with Bryan Adams on the 67th Academy Awards. Kristie has choreographed and performed with artists including Cher, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Shaquille O'neal, Tom Hanks, Paula Abdul, and Jennifer Lopez.
LEWIS LEGACY TORRES
Lewis Legacy Torres was born in San Diego ,CA the middle child of 6. Raised all over San Diego from Chula Vista to Lakeside and everywhere in between. He started dancing when I was "5". Lewis joined Fuego Dance Crew early 2017 and began placing in Competitions such as World Of Dance, HipHiop International and Collaboration. Which led to an opportunity to compete on NBC World Of Dance Season 3. His main styles are Hip Hop and Animation.
Lovelyn Redfearn was born in the Philippines, but she considers herself a San Diego native and has lived here since 1995. She has been honored to train with and perform on Culture Shock San Diego from 2003-2014 (off from 2010-2012). Lovelyn was also the co-Artistic Director for one year in 2013. From 2010-2012 Lovelyn spent time living in Wenzhou, China as a professional dancer. Her resume also includes back-up dancing for a handful of San Diego artists at various concert venues. She has starred in music sensation Flo-Rida’s YouTube music video remix to his hit “Wild Ones”. Lovelyn also danced for Sea World San Diego from 2005-2008 in their Summer sensation, a production called “Rip Tide” that garnered audiences in the hundreds night after night. From 2013-2015, Lovelyn was a part of Coca-Cola’s Club Atlantis, a family friendly dance club in the heart of Sea World park.
Lovelyn enjoys teaching and sharing her craft with people of all walks! Her mission is to create an environment where her students can feel empowered and build confidence all while burning serious calories! Lovelyn truly believes dance is fun and should be enjoyed not feared!
Macy Hernandez is a Professional Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, and Voice Over Artist from San Diego, California. Falling in love with dance very early, Macy started teaching at age 9, and quickly became a strong leader with in her community as Assistant Dance Director of Joan MacQueen Middle School and Shadow Hills Elementary School by age 14. She is a proud Almuni of the world renowned AMDA College of the Performing Arts studying in Hollywood, California and Manhattan, New York. Training with industry professionals such as Donyelle Jones from So You Think You Can Dance: Season 2 and Chrissy Whitehead from the Radio City Rockettes, Macy has attained her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. She has performed workshops with Disney, University of Hawaii, worked with networks such as NBC and CBS, and performed internationally on tour in Asia.
Moving back home to San Diego, California, Macy has been a contracted dancer for the San Diego Kings Professional Dance Team of the American Basketball Association, has performed Downtown in the GasLamp as a Gogo Dancer for AfterGlow Entertainment, and has taught alongside Lesa M. Green at Culture Shock Dance Center. Currently represented by San Diego's Premier Modeling and Dance Agency, Macy now continues her performance career and brings her knowledge of the dance and entertainment industry to The Facility to share what she loves most about dance!
Learning his sense of rhythm and freesyle from the streets of Chicago, Michael has been performing since the age of 7. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a degree in History. While attending the university, Michael studied & trained in a variety dance styles including: Ballet, Ballroom, and traditional African dances. Michael also traveled and performed with the Wisconsin Singers, a musical variety show based in Madison. Moving to San Diego in 2014, Michael joined Culture Shock San Diego. Additionally, Michael continues to perform with such groups as the DREAMers Project, ThaMost Dance Crew, and NuEra Dance Crew. Michael is excited for this next venture at The Facility and can’t wait to share his talents with every person who walks through those doors.
Nick “Airnick” has been part of the San Diego bboy community for over 20 years and is well known as one of the top influential power move bboys in San Diego. He Currently Represents Banguhrang Crew, War Orphans and is a member of San Diego’s coalition crew known as SD Imperials. Nick has battled locally and internationally and is currently still in the competitive bboy scene. Nick has organized and promoted many local events, two of them known as “3kings” and “Freshest Kings.” He was formerly part of a performance group called The Funky Monkeys based out of San Diego and is now currently a performer for a group called Breakshop.
Paul has been dancing for over 20 years as a hip-hop dancer, instructor, and choreographer. Paul began his journey into dance with musical theater but, in 1998, after taking a hip-hop class at Mesa College under the instruction of Angie Bunch, he was immediately hooked. Paul eventually became Angie’s teaching assistant at both Mesa and Grossmont College for a short time. In the summer of 2000, Paul was a finalist on MTV’s Sisqo Shakedown. He later became a member of the Culture Shock San Diego dance troupe in 2001. Since then he has gone on to teach, choreograph, and perform all over San Diego. Including choreographing and performing for local Gospel/Hip-Hop artist Tonex for his Out The Box concert and live DVD at the San Diego Civic Theater in 2003.
Paul has taught many classes and workshops spanning every age and level of dance. Paul has also worked with multiple youth and after school programs with various organizations around San Diego including The Old Globe. After a long hiatus Paul made his return to dance. Now as a father, he is passionate about working with young dancers and parents with the goal of awakening a love for dance that they can connect with and share. Paul is currently a director and dancer for the Robotix Dance Family, directing the Baby Bots (ages 3-5) and dancing as a member of the Alpha Bots adult team.
Shawn Jones-Nguyen is a San Diego native, born and raised in Southeast San Diego. He was a dance major highschool and middle school where he studied modern dance and ballet . Shawn fell in love with Hip Hop and eventually joined many different Hip Hop teams such as Mighty Shock SD , Future Shock SD , Syde FX SD.
Currently Shawn dances and competes with Fuego Dance Crew . He recently competed with Fuego on NBC World Of Dance Season 3 . His current dance styles are urban hip hop , animation and Popping. Join Shawn every Saturday for his Hip Hop and Popping classes.
Sheldon started dancing at the age of two years old at Oceanside Dance Academy. She competed in dance from five years old to 18 years old in jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and lyrical, training under the instruction of Theo Ivey, Anjelica Wilson and Tarua Hall. During her competition years she received multiple awards including but not limited to, Highest Scoring Senior Soloist, Highest Scoring Routine, !st Place overall at a National level.
After graduating high school, Sheldon performed professionally for an arena football dance team known as the LA Kiss. She also has danced for for Legolands Character Dance Party show and taught at numerous dance studios around the San Diego Area.
Sheldon has also been apart of the San Diego Gulls promotional team and the San Diego Seals dance team, and currently performs with them.