Dana Foglia

Contemporary, Street Jazz, Hip Hop

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One of the most sought after dancer / teacher / choreographers in the country, Dana Foglia has performed and taught dance both nationally and internationally. She trained extensively in ballet and modern with the Seiskaya Ballet Academy and later on a full scholarship to the Ailey School. At the same time she also studied hip hop, pointe, jazz, tap and African. When only a select few were chosen, Dana was honored to perform with the Ailey Company in Memoria. Dana joined Rhapsody The Company in 2001.

She has toured and performed with top artists including Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Kelis, New Kids on the Block, Fantasia and the Latin sensation Thalia and others. Most recently Dana worked with Beyoncé for her "I Am….2009 Tour" as Assistant Choreographer, personally training and preparing Beyoncé for this tour. Dana has worked with top choreographers including Frank Gaston, Rhapsody, Brian Friedman, Gil Duldalao, Tony Michaels, Rosaro and others.

She has performed in numerous TV and Award shows including So You Think You Can Dance, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, MTV VMA Awards, Teen Choice Awards, AMA Awards, World Music Awards, Billboard Awards, All My Children, Regis and Kelly, Dick Clark's Rockin New Year's Eve, the Today Show, Good Morning America, BET 106 & Park, Noble Peace Prize Concert, Jimmy Kimmel, Carson Daly and Jay Leno Shows. You may have spotted her dancing side by side with Beyoncé in "Single Ladies" at the World Music Awards.

Dana has appeared in numerous commercials including Haagen Daaz as a principal dancer, Acura and Atlantis Resort. Dana is also featured in two hip hop instructional videos produced in part by Broadway Dance Center.

Dana was both Artistic Director and choreographer for the recent shows cy.clo.thy.mi.a and Vatic which were performed in New York City to packed houses and both received rave reviews.

She has been recently featured in Dance Spirit Magazine as well as Dance Teacher Magazine. For "Fashion Night Out" in New York City, Dana choreographed for 4 different Sephora locations. Dana presented her work at "the Young Choreographers Festival" and at The Pulse gala as a special guest choreographer.

Don't forget to catch Dana in the web series "dance 212", as she is one of 5 dancers featured as they make their way in the dance and choreographers world at www.dance212.com

Dana always brings her knowledge, experience and passion for dance to her students. Keep current on all of Dana's news by following her
@teamdanafoglia or visiting her website http://danafoglia.com/index.html.

Lisa Carducci

Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet

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Lisa Carducci is originally from Detroit Michigan. Growing up Lisa studied classical ballet and earned Grades I - VII from the Checcetti Council of America. She has performed lead roles in Cinderella, Coppelia and Swan Lake. At the age of 19 she moved to Los Angeles CA, receiving a dance scholarship to Tremaine Dance Center to continue her dance education. There she studied ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and break-dancing.

Following scholarship, Lisa started working as a professional dancer and choreographer. She has performed on MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Awards, HBO Comedy Awards, and Apollo Live. Her credits also include numerous videos, live performances, Industrials and commercials. Lisa has danced with artists such as Britney Spears, N’sync, Toni Braxton, Nate Dogg, New Maximum Donkey, and The Sun - to name a few. She has taught at several studios in the Los Angeles area and nationally.

Lisa now lives in Philadelphia where she continues to choreograph and teach. In addition, Lisa creates costume design for television, film, video and live performance. She recently started an online boutique featuring new and vintage collections. The website www.damzelinthisdress.com will officially begin operating September 2009.

Corinne Tighe

Musical Theatre, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop

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As one of the world famous Radio City Rockettes,  Corinne Tighe has performed in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for the past nine seasons.  Corinne started her dance training at Chez Renee School of Dance and Broadway Dance Theatre.  She has trained at Steps and Broadway Dance Center with Michele Assaf and Sheila Barker in New York City. During her college years, she pursued a degree in Fine Arts at Towson University and earned a BS in Business Management graduating “magna cum laude” from Kean University in 2008. 

When not performing,  she is traveling across the country promoting the Christmas Spectacular. She has been a dance educator teaching master classes in jazz, modern, ballet, tap, hip hop and musical theatre at studios, competitions and workshops throughout the country.  

In 2011, she choreographed the opening number for the “The Garden of Dreams Foundation” for the children’s talent show which performed at Radio City.    Corinne appeared  with the Rockettes at “Fashion Night Out ” at  the Michael Kor’s premier opening.     For the past three years, she has choreographed for the Artisian Theatre in Dallas, Texas producing  the musicals “Cats” and “Les Miserables”.  Other theatre credits include summer stock at the Ogunquit Playhouse in “Cinderella”  and Plays in the Park Productions including performances in “Crazy for You”, “Peter Pan”, “The King and I” and “Hello Dolly”.

Corinne could be seen in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, the 2004 Tony Awards with Hugh Jackman, on Live with Regis and Kelly and the Today Show.   She has been featured in numerous photo shoots for the Sun Glass Hut Holiday Catalog and the Boston Magazine.Corinne is a gifted dancer and teacher, able to reach each students “where they are”.  With her combination of humor, high energy, sensitivity and professionalism, she inspires her students to attain their personal best.  

Alexis DeCapua

Contemporary Jazz, Lyrical, Traditional or Musical Theater Jazz, Modern

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Alexis Anne Collins brings over a decade of experience in dance education, professional dancing and choreography.  

Alexis has danced professionally as captain and choreographer for the Detroit Pistons Dance Team, Automotion, where she was chosen with an elite group of pro dancers to perform for the NBA/ESPN tour of Puerto Rico.  She has performed for MoreDances Contemporary Dance Company, Michigan Opera Theatre, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, MGM Detroit and Caesars Windsor casino. 

Prior to receiving her MA in sports coaching and education from Michigan State University, Alexis was named Universal Dance Association’s “Most Valuable Coach” in 2007 and 2008, voted by her peers.  She has choreographed for over 40 different organizations including the NBA and WNBA Detroit dance teams, various college teams and more.  She has received over 20 awards for outstanding choreography, including the “Maggie Allesee Award” in choreographic achievement as well as awards from Universal Dance Association (UDA), Starpower, and National Dance Alliance (NDA).  

Alexis is the former full-time dance educator at Detroit Country Day Schools and former director of the Oakland University Dance Team.  She continues to be a guest lecturer at OU and was recently awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni Award as an honors graduate in dance.  As an educator and NASM certified personal trainer, she emphasizes athleticism and physical fitness as well as ballet and jazz technique, having studied on full-scholarship at the Gus Giordano Dance Center.

Rhiannon Johnston

Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz

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Rhiannon Nicole Johnston has been studying dance for over 23 years and performing for 19. Born and raised in the Metro Detroit area, she studied dance at Oakland University and Wayne State University, performed with Sesame Street Live, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Detroit Pistons Games and Fem Fatale Entertainment, to name a few. She then trained in NYC at Broadway Dance Center, BLADE Dance Academy and Dance2XS.

Some of her live performance credits include: U.K. pop artist Gina G., Goddess A Go-Go, The Pin-Up Girls Burlesque Dance Company, Red Box Dance Company, Breathe Dance Company, and many more.

Aside from live performances, Rhiannon has performed in numerous commercials and music videos from coast to coast.

Rhiannon now lives in Los Angeles where she teaches dance, choreographs for award winning dance companies, and continues to train at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio and the Edge Performing Arts Center.

Brixey Blankenship

Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz Funk, Lyrical, Jazz

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Brixey Blankenship has been dancing all of her life, receiving her training at Taylor Dance Studio and Lamar University. She also studied the Royal Academy of Dance ballet curriculum, while dancing with The Southeast Texas Ballet Company.

In recognition of her talents, Brixey was awarded the Ron Abshire Dance Scholarship and the Bob Griner Memorial Jazz Scholarship by Lamar University.  Since graduating from Lamar with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies, Brixey has established a name for herself as a sought-after dancer and choreographer.

Brixey continued her training in Los Angeles, her professional credits include: Eye Mouth Graffiti Body Shop, By- Coastal, Triple D. Productions Incorporated, Hinder’s “Use Me” music video, “Studio City” web episode, and The Velvet Martini Dance Company.

Brixey’s passion for dance is reflected in her busy multi-city, multi-state schedule of choreography and teaching. She teaches and choreographs for The Beat Dance Convention, The Streetz Dance Convention and Competition, National Dance Alliance, Lamar University, Stephan F. Austin University, Manhattan Dance Team, Beaumont's Famous Burlesque Revue "Cabaret de Reves", and many award winning routines nationwide.

Brixey will lead a class that is passionate and exciting that offers many styles including contemporary, hip hop, jazz funk, lyrical, and jazz!  

Eric Hoggins

Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theatre

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 Eric Hoggins is a native of Texas where he spent his early years training at Taylor Dance Studio in Nederland, Texas. He later moved to Los Angeles where he completed the highly prestigious scholarship program at the Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood. He has performed with such companies as Mary Kay, Sally Beauty Cosmetics, and Chuck E. Cheese. Working with Stiletto Entertainment, he traveled the world dancing aboard Holland America's luxury cruise liner the MS Volendam.

He has worked for Buena Vista Production at Disney's El Capitan Theater, the Kodak Theater, and performed in Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. He can also be seen in print ads for Asia’s Wataniya Telecom.

Eric once again resides in Texas where he is a full time staff member at Dawn Fitzgerald’s Academy of Dance and a guest choreographer and teacher for the Lamar University dance team. He continues to teach and perform throughout Texas, and his choreography has earned many awards and accolades.