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Faculty

JOHN CRUTCHMAN and ALAN SHERFIELD

JOHN CRUTCHMAN and ALAN SHERFIELD

WCDE founder/executive director | WCDE founder/artistic director

JOHN CRUTCHMAN
WCDE founder/executive director

Academy Awards • Guys and Dolls • Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ • A Chorus Line • Cats National Tour • Asics •Ross• La Cage Aux Folles • Star Search $100,000 Grand Champion • Stompin At The Savoy • NAACP Image Awards • Panache • Celine Dion • Liza Minnelli

ALAN SHERFIELD
WCDE founder/artistic director

Soul Train Music Awards • Cats National Tour • Dirty Dancing Concert Tour • Star Search $100,000 Grand Champion • Reebok • Yamaha • Chevrolet • Royal Caribbean • Siegfried and Roy/Las Vegas • NAACP Image Awards • Luther Vandross • Pointer Sisters

ELIZABETH PARKINSON

ELIZABETH PARKINSON

Twyla Tharp’s Movin Out/Broadway • Fosse/Broadway Original Cast • Western Connecticut State University/faculty • FineLine Theatre Arts/co-director • Astaire Award/Best Dancer on Broadway • Joffrey Ballet/Principle Dancer • Tony Award Nomination/Movin Out • Every Little Step • Romance and Cigarettes • Stay• Donald Byrd • Paul Taylor • Mark Morris

MARISSA OSATO

MARISSA OSATO

Entity Contemporary Dance Co-Founder/Director • Kelly Clarkson • Rihanna • Coldplay • Ellen DeGeneres Show • Unity LA • EDGE P.A.C. Faculty

KIM WOLFE

KIM WOLFE

American Music Awards • Prince • Ani DiFranco • MTV Awards • Paula Abdul • Nike • Pepsi • Dove Awards • Adidas • Liza Minnelli • Aladdin • Zoe Girl • Tammy Trent

TRE HOLLOWAY

TRE HOLLOWAY

Chris Brown • Nicki Minaj • Will.I.Am • Whitney Houston • Justin Beiber • Robin Thicke • Carly Rae Jepsen • Kylie Minogue • Little Mix • Billboard Music Awards • American Music Awards • Grammy Awards •Academy Awards • American Idol • So You Think You Can Dance • Dancing With The Stars • The Voice •America’s Got Talent • X Factor • Step Up 3D • This Is The End • iPod • Gwen Stefani Tour

GEV MANOUKIAN

GEV MANOUKIAN

Whitney Houston • Pink • SYTYCD • Ludacris •American Music Awards • Figure It Out • High School Musical 2 • Ellen Degeneres Show • LeAnn Rimes • Glee • Americas Got Talent • Big Time Rush • Dancing with the Stars • Shake It Up • Nelly Furtado • National Commercials

PRESTON MUI

PRESTON MUI

Britney Spears • Lady Gaga • Janet Jackson • Nicki Minaj • Black Eyed Peas • Jennifer Lopez • Patti Labelle • John Legend • MTV’s ABDC w/ Fanny Pak • American Idol • Austin & Ally • McDonalds • Old Navy • VMA’s • American Music Awards • Dancing With The Stars

NICK BOWMAN

NICK BOWMAN

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now/National and International Tours • Caution, Men at Work: TAP/National Tour • Buckets and Tap Shoes/National and International Tours • Disney’s LA Feet • Legends of Tap • Witness: A Tribute to Duke Ellington • Ellen Degeneres Show • Dr. Phil • MN Original • Crash, Bang, Boom! Festival • Slumberland Furniture • Best Buy • Ford • America’s Got Talent

SCOTT MYRICK

SCOTT MYRICK

Katy Perry • Taylor Swift • Selena Gomez • MTV VMAs • Grammys • Billboard Awards • SNL • Dancing With The Stars • American Music Awards • Glee • House • Shake It Up • Katy Perry: Part of Me Movie • Right Shark from the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime show • Lip Sync Battle

IRENE BALAGUE

IRENE BALAGUE

Real Conservatory –Madrid • English National Ballet –London • Miami City Ballet • Ballet Gamonet –Miami • Swan Lake • Giselle • Romeo and Juliet • Etudes,Symphony and C • Serenade • Elegie • Theme and Variation • Ballet Gamonet –Miami

WILL JOHNSTON

WILL JOHNSTON

Entity Contemporary Dance (Co-Director) • MFA Dance (University of California, Irvine) • Sigur Ros • Son Lux • FARR • X-Ambassadors • Katy Perry • Glee • Wade Robson Creations • Sonya Tayeh Dance • Still Motion • Soul Escape • collidEdance

EDGAR GODINEAUX

EDGAR GODINEAUX

Michael Jackson • Mariah Carey • Diana Ross • Dancing With The Stars • Glee • Swing • Aida • Dance of the Vampires • Memphis • Flashdance the Musical National Tour • Idlewild featuring Outkast • SYTYCD (Canada) • The Motown 30th Anniversary • Stax Musical-Heart and Soul

DOUG BURKHARDT

DOUG BURKHARDT

Marymount Manhattan College • Sleep No More • Tayeh Dance • Springboard Danse Montreal • San Francisco Conservatory of Dance

CRIS JUDD

CRIS JUDD

guest teacher

Fuller House • School of Rock • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn • Rock of Ages • Dancing With The Stars • America‘s Got Talent • New Zealand’s Got Talent • Michael Jackson • Janet Jackson • Amazon • Netflix • JLO • Walt Disney World • Cher • Celine Dion • NSYNC • McDonald’s • Paulina Rubio • Brian McNight • Unfabulous

Staff

TAYLOR NICKOLEY

TAYLOR NICKOLEY

Convention Director
ROBIN STENGER

ROBIN STENGER

Managing Director
KURRI ORIZOTTI

KURRI ORIZOTTI

Assistant Convention Director
ALYSSA GUERRIERI

ALYSSA GUERRIERI

Competition Director
KELLI LAVINE

KELLI LAVINE

Associate Director
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