Southern Association of Dance Masters

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Fall Convention


November 10-11, 2018

Whispering Woods Hotel & Convention Center

Olive Branch, MS


Room Rate: $99.00+ tax/night

Reservation cut-off date: 10/19/2018


Drew Burgess

Tap & Acro

Drew Burgess' credits include:Tap Soloist & Interview during Amazing Kids Week on "LIVE! with Regis" at age 11, Jr. Mr. Dance of America 2002, Mr. Dance of America 2007, Teacher & Choreographer of Mr. Dance of America 2014, Dance Captain for iL CiRCo's World Tour, Industrial Shows with the Radio City Rockettes, The Baha Men, & Taylor Swift, Toured Worldwide with Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance in Rock the Ballet 2 and Romeo & Juliet - Special Guest Artist at World Ballet Stars Gala in Ukraine, International Children's Week in Canada, Turkey, Austria, & Germany. Drew is also a Certified Member of DEA & DMA and is certified to teach Ballet, Tap, Jazz, & Acrobatics, part of AcrobaticArts U.S. Division Staff, where he is Certified in Modules One thru Three. Drew has earned Technique & Choreography Awards across the Regional & National Competitive Circuits, most notably Sherry Gold Memorial Choreography Award @ DMA Nationals. He is currently on Faculty & Panels with: 10+DMA Regional Chapters, Dance Educators of America, Headliners, DanZa, Move with the Beat, & the Rhee Gold Company.

Lindsey L. Miller

Ballet

Lindsey L. Miller is a professional dancer, choreographer, and dance/fitness instructor based in NYC. She graduated with honors at Illinois State University with a degree in dance performance and trained in the professional training program at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. Professionally, she has danced for Benoit Swan Pouffer, Desmond Richardson, Abdur-Raheim Jackson, Quixotic Cirque Nouveau, Tina Croll, Alison Cook Beatty Dance, Beth Soll, Trainor Dance, Antoinette DiPietropolo, Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre, and Ballet des Amériques. She has been featured in dance film work, such as Maroon 5 and Lorde’s tour visuals and the feature film Asura filmed in Beijing, China. Additionally, she actively works as a fashion/dance model representing brands, such as Body Wrappers, Lululemon, Make Up For Ever, Nikon, Dance Magazine, GEOX, L’Oreal Matrix, KD Dancewear, Body Up activewear, ZAELIE activewear, and celebrity gown designer Rubin and Chapelle. She has been teaching for over ten years on faculty and as a guest artist across the country for many organizations, including Peridance Capezio Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet School, Greenwich Ballet Academy, Ballet des Amériques School, Arts on Site, McLean County Dance Association, and Equinox’s Pure Yoga. Ms. Miller has done choreography residencies at Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University and was a contributing choreographer for Quixotic’s Sensatia – Cirque Cabaret at Faena Theatre in Miami, FL. She founded her own dance/media company, LLMoves, to develop a platform for her own collaborative projects combining dance with fashion, film, photography, and music. Performance and film works from LLMoves have been featured in various dance and film festivals, including Cucalorus Film Festival, LA CineFest, winner of PBS’ channel THIRTEEN short film contest REEL13, American Dance Guild Festival, ADF’s Movies by Movers Festival, and at venues such as Dixon Place, Actors Fund Arts Center, Westbeth Artist Community, The Tank, and Ailey Citygroup Theatre. Most recently, LLMoves was invited to perform at the United Nations in NYC for World Oceans Day.

Mo Williams

Jazz

Morgan “Mo” Williams is a Chicago native.  He attended Chicago Academy for the Arts where he had the pleasure and privilege of studying under Randy Duncan, Guillermo Leyva, and Anna Paskveska.  At 18 years of age he received his first contract with Dance Kaleidoscope; from there, he danced with numerous concert companies such as Momenta Dance Company, Cerqua Rivera, Joel Hall & Dancers, Chicago Dance Crash, Deeply Rooted, and Eisenhower Dance. Mo has also been featured on “SYTYCD” Season 10 and was an L.A Finalist Season 11. Additional performance credits include Detroit Opera House productions of Aida, Pearl Fishers, Carmina Burana, Mac Cosmetics, and ESPN Wisconsin Sports Awards.  In addition to his professional credits he has taught classes for many studios, dance conventions, and workshops across the United States. He is currently on staff at Studio One Dance Company as the Co-director of the Pre- Professional program.  Mo is also the proud co-founder of SueMo: A Dance Experience, Milwaukee’s newest contemporary fusion dance company. His choreography credits include music artists such as Ginuwine and Pretty Lights.  He has showcased his choreography at Motorcity Movement, Urbanite, Columbus Arts Festival, Milwaukee Fringe Festival, and most recently was appointed head choreographer for Purple Veins – The Essential Prince Tribute Band.Click here to edit text

AJ Jordan

Hip Hop

Alfred “AJ” Jordan II, a native Memphian, began his dance training at the age of twelve with T. L. Williams Academy of Dance, LLC and was a dancer with River City Dance Company for over six years. Alfred is an awardwinning performer throughout the United States. AJ is listed at one of “901’s Dancers to Watch” and is honing skills as a teacher and choreographer with T. L. Williams Academy of Dance, LLC and River City Dance Company. He was recently awarded an Outstanding Choreography Award from Dance Educators of America. AJ’s choreography has been featured at the Harlem Globetrotter’s Game Half-time Show and SCS Leadership Conglomeration. He gives credit to God and his family foundation for all his achievements.

Niki Pennington Grady

Lyrical & Contemporary

Niki Pennington Grady is on faculty at Ann Carroll School of Dance in Franklin, Tennessee, where she has taught ballet, jazz, and tap for over 18 years. She started the lyrical program at ACSD in 2003 and has consistently built her lyrical companies competitively and artistically, winning top awards for her lyrical choreography each year. Formerly, she was the Director of Dance at Battle Ground Academy, where she ran the middle and high school dance classes for the Fine Arts Department as well as coached BGA’s two dance teams for 11 years. Niki grew up in Kentucky where she traveled and competed as a member of the River Cities Dance Company in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and musical theatre. While a member of RCDC, she also danced in yearly performances of “The Nutcracker”. Niki moved to Tennessee in 1997. She earned her degree in Commercial Entertainment from Columbia State, and while there performed in the productions “Fame” and “Working” under the direction of Ann Carroll. Niki travels the country as a guest teacher and choreographer for private studios, schools and conventions such as Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Southern Association of Dance Masters, Dance Masters of Wisconsin, and Dance Teacher United. Niki is extremely passionate about helping her students learn to express themselves freely through the art of dance.