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Revolt Faculty
2024 SEASON

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D’Angelo Castro, born in Miami, Florida, grew up training in his parents’ dance studio for 14 years while simultaneously also having the opportunity to work with some of Miami’s most prestigious ballet companies. His training consists of many forms of dance which has granted him vast performance experience, nationally and internationally. In 2018, D’Angelo became the United States Youth National Latin Ballroom Champion while also shortly after receiving an acceptance letter into the Juilliard Dance Program located in New York. Within that same year he became a guest member of Dimensions Dance Company in Miami, Fl performing creations by Gerald Arpino, Armando Brydson and Beatriz Garcia Diaz. Recently he has performed in a small number of very well-known theaters such as the Royal Albert Hall and Sadler’s Wells Theater as a member of the London based junior ballet company, Rambert 2. Since then, he has consistently appeared on Season 31 of Dancing With The Stars as a troupe member along with performing at the Gibney: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center with the Yin Yue Dance Company in New York City. D’Angelo is increasingly excited about exploring new paradigms of dance that continue to unfold themselves and extremely looks forward to future collaborations with many more inspiring artists. 

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D'ANGELO CASTRO
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Jose “Boy Boi” Tena hails from the Bronx, New York. After graduating from the illustrious Fame school he moved to Los Angeles to continue working as a principal member of the Dana Foglia Dance Company.

As a movement coach and performer Boy Boi has lent his talents to the stars: Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Billie Eilish, Tate McRae and to the hit tv show Rupaul's Drag Race. As just a dancer Boy Boi has worked on live performances and music videos for artists such as Rihanna, Rosalia, Lil Nas X, Kim Petras, Shawn Mendes, Bebe Rexha, Panic! At the Disco, Danity Kane, Azealia Banks and is featured in the film Step Up 3D.

In addition Boy Boi has contributed choreography to the Apple Music Awards with Megan Thee Stallion, The Latin Grammys, VMA nominated videos by Ariana Grande and Halsey, The Grand Opening of The Mayfair Supper Club at The Bellagio in Las Vegas and to Beyonce’s Let’s Move Campaign in collaboration with Michelle Obama.

Boy Boi hopes to continue learning and growing as a creator and educator. He strives daily to passionately share and respect his gifts.

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Jose "boy boi" TENA
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AUTUMN MILLER

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autumn miller
faculty

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Nikolas (Niko) Bermea is a hip-hop and contemporary fusion dancer/choreographer from Austin, TX. In July of 2015, after relocating from Texarkana to Austin, Niko began his training initially in Hip Hop and later branching out into more classical styles such as jazz, ballet, and contemporary. Due to his love for the dance industry, Niko quickly mastered the art and decided to pursue it professionally. In 2019, after a year and a half at TWU-Denton School of Dance, he made the move to Los Angeles in search of a professional career. Since then, Niko has had the opportunity to teach at several conventions such as Intrigue Dance Intensive, The Streetz Dance Conventionally, Carolina Dance Masters, and Revolt Dance Intensive, and has performed in several large venues in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He is a faculty member of LA-based MusEffect, under the direction of Jessica Starr and was a company member on world-renowned hip hop company, V Mo, under the direction of Danyel Moulton. In the summer of 2021, Niko was signed by Clear Talent Group (CTG) and was selected as a back-up dancer for Colombian Pop Star, Sebastian Yatra. After completion of Yatra's US Tour with Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias in November, Niko was able to perform internationally with Yatra's DHARMA World Tour throughout Mexico, Central & South America, Europe, and the US. Niko has also worked on some industrials and TV work, including dancing for Sabrina Carpenter at the VMA’s.

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niko bermea
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Lauren was born and raised in Southern California, where she trained at Elevations dance studio under the direction of Alex and Robert Lee. 

In 2012 Lauren joined a Los Angeles based professional contemporary Company “MASH-UP” directed by Sarah Rodenhouse and Victoria Brown, where she traveled with the company for four years performing around the country.

Since 2013, she continues to travel across the country and internationally to work with pre-professional dancers at numerous studios. 

She has won many awards for her choreography as well as been recognized for her innovative work. She currently teaches in Orange County and continues to simultaneously pursue a career as a professional choreographer and dancer in the commercial world. Her goal is to create an environment where dancers feel empowered in the space as well as feel supported to be their most authentic selves.

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LAUREN SLACK
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EvanMatthew Stewart, originally from Buffalo, NY, began his dance training at Miss Barbara’s School of Dance and at the age of ten continued to advance his training at David deMarie Dance Studio in styles varying from contemporary to tap and ballet to jazz. Evan also attended the Royal Academy of

Ballet (Buffalo, NY) under the direction of Beth Waddell and while in college, attended the Joffrey School of Ballet New York City summer intensive to further his skills in ballet.

In 2016, Evan graduated from the University of Buffalo with his BFA in dance and minor in counseling. During his time at the University at Buffalo, Evan was a member of the dance program’s pre-professional company, Zodiaque, under the direction of Thomas Ralabate and Tressa Gorman-Crehan.

Evan is currently living in New York City and is a senior member of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, an Asian American modern dance company. He was an adjunct dance teacher at New Jersey City University for non-majors along with being a guest teacher and choreographer at various studios within the Tri-state area. He has also had the opportunity to work with Ebony Williams and perform for her at Jacob’s Pillow. Evan was also a dancer in the film “In the Heights” directed by Jon Chu and choreographed by Chris Scott.

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evanmatthew stewart
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Vickie Roan is a Los Angeles-based dance artist represented by Bloc Talent Agency. As a student, she studied at the Orange County School of the Arts in the Commercial Dance Conservatory and went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Chapman University with A Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and a minor in Psychology. As a professional, she lives in the fusion of concert and commercial work. Her credits include Renee Rapp, Apple, OneRepublic, Oculus x Billie Eilish, Ben Platt, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Ashe, Amber Liu, Justin Giles’ SoulEscape and Cinereal Production’s Club Babalu, LA’s newest immersive burlesque show. She is proud to be a company member of Entity Contemporary Dance, co-directed by Marissa Osato-Moreno & Will Johnston.

 

She strives to use dance as a vehicle to contribute to the world around her and ultimately, encourage others to do the same. As a choreographer and teacher, she has had the opportunity to connect with students across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong and Japan. She is excited to continue exploring her voice as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer while remaining a forever student along the way!

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vickie roan
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ALI PFLEGER
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Azuki Umeda, born in Tokyo, Japan, raised in San Jose, CA, is a 1st generation Japanese queer artist. She received her BFA in Dance and BA in Integrated Educational Studies at Chapman University and received the Nancy Dickson-Lewis award for Outstanding choreography. She recently graduated from California State University Long Beach to receive her Masters of Fine Arts in Dance. During her time, she received a Graduate Fellowship for her thesis work, “how i became kinder &kinder,” as well as the Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity award for the work. She currently teaches at her alma mater, Chapman University, emphasizing composition and jazz. In addition, she travels across the country of US, as well as parts of Mexico to share her knowledge of dance through a style of Contemporary Fusion. Azuki has performed with artists such as Twenty-One Pilots and FINNEAS. She has presented work at prestigious dance festivals, such as Capezio ACE Awards, World of Dance, and was recently named one of the Ann & Weston Hicks Choreographic Fellows at Jacob’s Pillow 2023 Program.

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azuki umeda
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Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Diana Schoenfield is a Los Angeles based dancer and choreographer. Graduating from the University of California, Irvine, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Choreography. Represented by Clear Talent Group, Diana’s credits include dancing for The Weeknd, Sofía Reyes, Cordae, Juice WRLD, Becky G, PVRIS, Mulherin, Helene Fischer, Manuel the Band, Black Midi, Amber Liu, Gila, and Kloxxi. She has also performed at Coachella, TED Talks 2022, Latin American Music Awards, League of Legends Worlds, Balón de Oro, Encabritados Festival, Bud Light Seltzer Sessions, and more. In 2019, Diana performed in Cirque du Soleil’s debut holiday production of “Twas the Night Before." Diana has also presented original works in the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts, TEDxOrange Coast, TEDxUCSD, the Capezio A.C.E. Awards in New York, and McCallum Choreography Festival in Palm Desert, California. She is currently a member of Entity Contemporary Dance and an alumna of Culture Shock Los Angeles. Diana has taught movement-based workshops internationally, in locations including Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, and México. Through her work, Diana seeks to explore the nuances of human connection and vulnerability, empower her students, and share her passion with her community.

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diana
schoenfield
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Aleksandr Ostanin is a dancer & choreographer based in Boston, MA. Tapdancing since the age of 10. During his career he has become a World Champion for 4 times! In 2008 Aleksandr became a Winner of So You Think You Can Dance Ukraine, 1st season. In 2017 Aleksandr won the IDO-Gala Show (Bill Fowler Cup) against All Styles World Champions.

In 2018 was Performing in Disney Land (Orlando, Florida), dance in different shows such as Tap reloaded, Wings of Rigolo, Tap United, he also was the coach of the USA National Tap Dance Team.

 

He runs the Ostanin Dance Centre in the city of Odessa, Ukraine and he is founder and director of Odessa Tap Festival. Aleksandr continues sharing his knowledge and his love of Tap in different countries such as Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, USA, England and Mexico.

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ALEKSANDR OSTANIN
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Sofia Ghavami is a Miami, Florida born Latin ballroom dancer/choreographer. She began dancing at a young age and has trained with top coaches in a variety of styles with a strong passion for Latin Ballroom. She moved to LA at the age of 18 to pursue a dance career and has continued to train and build experience in the dance and commercial industry. Some recent highlights of her dance career include; becoming the first Latin X pro on Dancing with the Stars (season 30), DWTS live tour 2022, Pro Ballroom dancer on the last three seasons of Mira Quien Baila Univision. Sofia  has choreographed for tv shows like Mira Quien Baila, for Live stage shows like Il Divo Vegas residency and more. As a dance teacher and choreographer from the age of 15, she feels very passionately about teaching and inspiring the new generation of dancers. 

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sofia ghavami
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ALE ABREGO

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ALE
ABREGO
GUEST TEACHER

At Revolt, we're not liable for changes made by faculty if teachers or choreographers can't attend a city due to personal or health reasons. Note that faculty differs by city, and we can't guarantee specific members at each location. Sometimes, advertised faculty may be substituted with equally qualified professionals.

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long
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professional assistants

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ALE
Abrego

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Mariana
Serrano

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PAMELA
CASTRO

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jimenez

REVOLT senior team

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gonzalez

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regional manager

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