Aretuza C. Garner
Aretuza C Garner, originally from Rio de Janeiro Brazil, started dancing when she was 4 years old. At age of 16 years old Aretuza graduated by the Sindicato dos Profissionais de Danca and started traveling and performing professionally with many local and international dance companies. Few years after Aretuza went to refine her dance studies at the University fur Musik und Tanz in Colony, Germany where she received full scholarship. She was trained by many international Ballet Masters including Ukraine Master Eugenia Feodorova (Bolshoi) and (Paris Grand Opera Ballet) dancer Tatiana Leskova both Directors of Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro Brazil. After performing internationally; Aretuza owned her Dance School for 10 years in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. There she became the resident choreographer for the Pageant Miss Universe in Turks and Caicos Islands where she also participated in Music Festivals as a Dancer and Choreographer where Alicia Keys, Michael Bolton, Ne-yo and Lionel Richie performed. She's a Master Classical Ballet Teacher with Russian and French syllabus . She brings her knowledge, experience and passion to our community here in the sunny Florida.
Brittany is currently performing and teaching in Orlando, Florida. She is a teacher and judge on the national tour of Dance Olympus and taught master classes across the Midwest and Northeast. Brittany judges for Inspire Dance Competition, Talent on Parade, Dance Olympus and I Love Dance. Brittany plays Holly Who in “Grinchmas” at Islands of Adventure and is a minion recruit in the Superstar Parade at Universal Studios. Brittany sings and dances at Legoland in the new Lego Friends show and is an actor at Seaworld. She works for Event Show Productions out of Tampa, Spotlight Productions, Metropolis, and Shows in a Box dancing, stilt walking, and performing in variety acts for corporate events. Brittany graduated from Oklahoma City University and received a Bachelor of Performing Arts specializing in dance performance and musical theater. She started dancing and teaching at her mom’s dance studio in Devils Lake, North Dakota and continues to perform and educate in NYC, OK, and FL.
Cindy Heen’s choreography credits include "American Dance Legend (Season 3)", "The Pajama Game", "Legally Blonde", "Grease", "Joseph and The Technicolor Dream Coat", "Seussical", "Aladdin Junior the Musical”, “Lion King Junior”, & “School House Rocks. Currently she is a professional dancer with Dawn Branch Works, a full time Drama teacher at The Crenshaw School, teaches master dance classes, and is following her passion of performing arts. She has choreographed pieces with Emotions Dance Company and danced with this professional dance company for three years. Over the past ten years Ms. Heen has choreographed several competitive routines and solos. With the University of Central Florida Conservatory Theater in 2010, 2011, and 2012 she was a choreographer for their dance concerts while attending UCF. She was just welcomed back to choreograph as guest choreographer for UCF Celebrates the Arts at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center this past April. She had the opportunity to work in the Sesame Street show at Sea World. As a ballerina with Space Coast Ballet, she danced in major productions such as "Sleeping Beauty", "Nutcracker", and "Spartacus". Cindy has worked with Vixen Talent Productions INC as a professional dancer. In New York City she attended Broadway Dance Center’s summer professional semester. Her next endeavor will be moving to California this August to attain her MFA in dance at Mill’s College. Steve Job stated, “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” Her advice to her students is, “Go after your vision with fearless eyes.”
Darian M. Moore
Darian was born in Durham, NC where he spent his time as child and young teen. He attended southern Durham High school and completed his diploma in the spring of May 2002 with a focus in dance, music and theater performance. In the summer June/July of 2002 Darian received a full scholarship to ADF (American Dance Festival) at Duke University where he studied various dance techniques: modern, Jazz, Ballet, African also Hip-Hop. During his time spent at ADF Darian was privileged with the opportunity of working with several artists/choreographers such as Andrea Woods, Chuck Davis, Donna Fey and many more.
After completing the 6 week intensive program, Darian headed north to Philadelphia, PA where he began his undergrad studies in Dance at The University of the Arts. While serving his 4 years at UArts Darian took it upon himself to further his studies in all forms of dance. Darian had the opportunity to work with many professionals/instructors from all over the world such as Christopher Huggins, Brian Sanders, Curt Haworth and so many more. He later completed his degree at UArts with a Bachelor’s in Dance Performance and Education in the summer of May 2006.
In Darian’s post undergrad career he went off into the dance world to work with several companies and artist independently. Throughout his journey he was fortunate to work with such artist as Zane Booker (2007-2008), Contempra Dance Theater Company of Philadelphia, PA (2007). As the years progressed Darian developed his own style of movement which infused a combination of lyrical jazz, modern, African with an urban flair.
In the spring of April 2008 Darian relocated to the Washing, DC area where he carried his dance career dancing part time. There he performed as guest artist with DC Contemporary Dance Theater (2011-2013). With DC Contemporary, Darian was able to embrace all styles and genres of dance. Today, Darian has taught and danced all along the eastern coast of the states and continues to gain new influences with his own movement and artistry.
Rebekah Woodson gained a full ride scholarship to 344 dance center where she completed her college education in England. She has formal training in Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip - Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Musical Theatre, Modern and Lyrical. She opened her first business at 16 years old and sold it after ten years as one of the most successful cheer and dance gyms in Europe. She performed professionally in STOMP, Lil Shop of Horrors and the Nutcracker. She has taught masterclasses and judged competitions all over the world. She is a co-owner of Cheeranddancechoreography.com and Apex Cheer and Dance Championships. She spends most weekends judging all over the USA and the weekends off she enjoys hanging out with her family. During the week she teachers at a number of studios across central Florida and specializes in Leaps and Turns, Jazz and Lyrical, with a strong emphasis on proper progression and technique. She is excited to be working with her husband at Standing Ovation Talent Group this season.
Originally from Brazil, started her Classical Ballet training under Ms. Eugenia Feodorova and Tatiana Leskova professionals ballerinas from Russia. Later trained in other styles such Modern Jazz Dance and Flamenco Dance (Typical dance from Spain). Worked for many years in Schools and Studios. She danced, taught and choreographed professionally in Companies, Schools and Studios.
Ms. Amelia Amorim
Reggie “Tapman” Myers
Dance is my life. I started my career at my mother’s dance school in 1988 and have been trained in Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, Fitness, Latin, Ballroom and African. I have had the opportunity to perform for various professional artists such as Mya, Imajin, Alicia Keys, Usher, Fatmanscoop, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Brian McKnight, Roxanne Shante, Blacksheepdres, Philadelphia 76ers halftime show, and was mentored by the likes of Savion Glover, Jason Samuels-Smith, Chloe Arnold, Dormeshia Sumbrey-Edwards, Dianne Walker, Maurice Hines, and Robert Burden. I have taken classes with and been most inspired and also mentored by Mr. Wiggles, Buddha Stretch, Spex, Rennie Harris, Don Campbell Lock, Popin Pete, Skeeter Rabbit, Suga Pop Crazy Legs, RokaFella and Kwikstep, Pop Master Fabel, Cris Judd, Rhapsody James, Cleo Parker Robinson, Dave Scott, Shane Sparks, Anthony Burrell from Dance Moms, Tweetie, and Brian Green. Over the years, I have won many tap competitions and have auditioned for “So You Think You Can Dance,” Season 6, and Americas Got Talent. Performed as a understudy on Broadway as well as performed on Broadway in a Tap City Production.
I currently reside in the Florida Area. Teaching for the past 15 years, I have instructed students from ages 3 to 80 in tap, Jazz, Ballet, Acrobatics, and hip-hop. I am a dance competition Judge for Dancers-inc. I also am a choreographer at Millennium Dance Complex in Philadelphia, and I have been touring with Illstyle & Peace Productions from Philadelphia who have taught and performed worldwide for the past 16 years. We are now the Cultural Ambassadors of the world in Dance, and the second Hip-Hop dance company to receive that honor. I have also worked closely with Broadway Director and Producer Karen Carpenter on the "Putnam Spelling Bee" Musical as Co-Director and Choreographer. I have performed at World Of Dance New York. I have also toured my one man Stage show “The Artist” across the world, performing and Teaching Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop to the youth and adults.
BobbiJean Pipkin is a Tap dancer from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a graduate from the University Of Nevada, Reno
where she holds a B.S in Criminal Justice w/ a minor in Legal Studies. She also attended FAMU College of Law in aspiration of receiving her Juris Doctorate degree. Originally from Seattle, Washington she started her dancing career at North West Tap Connection and has been dancing for over 17 years. She has just launched her business One Sound Dance Company in Orlando, Florida. This summer she is starting off by offering tap dance lessons, she has plans to expand to an after school program and will be offering tap, hip hop, step, contemporary, mime, majorette, praise dance, and other traditional arts.
Bobbie Jean Pipkin
Brittany has always shown a passion for dance from a young age. A Floridian native, she has trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, African and Contemporary. She began her initial training at the age of 6 years old at Columbus Center Dance Academy. As an alumni, her passion and dedication allowed her to attend the exclusive Dance Magnet Program at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, FL, where she excelled! Continuing her education, Brittany was a Dual Enrollment student at Valencia College, pre-majoring in Dance Performance. There, she became a member of the Valencia Dance Theatre (VDT) performance company. Brittany has been teaching dance since she was 15 and continues to share her talents and passion for Dance! Upon graduation in 2006, Brittany has also taken the time to continue to work for DPHS Dance as a guest choreographer with both the company and magnet dancers. Brittany was invited to share her gift with the Standing Ovation Talent Group between 2007-2012. In 2013, Brittany received her certification as a dance instructor in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz technique through the Florida Dance Masters, Inc. She is currently seeking her A.S./B.S. in Business Administration and Information Management at Seminole State College. Alongside this, she is a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter and a mentor/tutor with the City of Orlando AmeriCorps Volunteer Program. Brittany’s philosophy is to prepare the average dancer to be a phenomenal professional dancer.