FACULTY

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Brodie Rachelle

Brodie Rachelle is an admired teacher, choreographer and performer from Ontario, Canada. She has studied many genres of dance and is a certified dance instructor under the Dance Masters of America syllabus, as of 2003. Brodie is the creator of the unique dance experience BREAK FREE – a workshop for dancers that incorporates a special focus on meditation, energy, and the Mind/Body connection and encourages dancers to find their own individual artistry. In recent years, her most significant recognition both nationally and internationally, is for her creative and expressive artistic choreography.As a dancer, Brodie has won numerous scholarships, awards, and also was a featured dancer in two Toronto based dance companies; OIP and The Dance Company. She was a featured soloist on the Carnival Cruise Line Ship, “Ecstasy”. She was accepted to the Young American’s Dance Excellence Company in California at the age of 16. As well, she performed at the Canada Games and was also in musical productions such as “The King and I”, “Aladdin”, and “Anne of Green Gables”. In addition to her training, Brodie is an experienced teacher and choreographer in many styles of dance, and is skilled at helping dancers reach their true potential. Her love of dance and teaching radiates in each lesson.

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Ali Pfleger

Ali was born and raised in the costal city of Newport Beach, California. At age 13, Ali began apprenticing for a professional dance company based out of LA, called MusEffect, under the direction of Jessica Starr. She attributes her growth in dance to being thrown into a company where the majority of the dancers were around 6 years older than her. She was the youngest member ever inducted into the company. Ali attended Orange County High School of the Arts as a major in Commercial Dance, until she'd chose the online education route in order to more seriously pursue her dance career. She is currently a member of V Mo, an internationally ranked hip hop company under the direction of Danyel Moulton. Ali prides herself on her diverse training and exploration of such a wide array of dance styles that has greatly attributed to her own movement and teaching style. She assisted Intrigue Dance Intensive’s 2016-2017 tour, and through this opportunity, Ali found a love for education and creation that she is continuing to pursue. Over the past couple years, she has taught and choreographed throughout the United States, as well as Canada and Costa Rica. Most recently, Ali had the opportunity to produce, direct, and choreograph her own full-length show, “Maybe This Time” in the Spring of 2019.    

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Kenichi Kasamatsu

 Kenichi Kasamatsu is a professional dancer, instructor, and choreographer based in New York City. He has performed on various stages and venues, ranging from Daddy Yankee’s concert at Madison Square Garden, choreographed by Tanisha Scott, to YouTube’s private Brandcast event choreographed by Kyle Hanagami, to events such as Carnival and Sybarite at the Highline Ballroom. He has also been seen on various live shows both on and off television, including Saturday Night Live with Selena Gomez and the Today Show with Andy Grammer. Kenichi has been featured in several music videos most notably Mark Ronson’s “I Can’t Lose” choreographed by Keone Madrid. He also worked with The Band Perry on their single “Stay in the Dark” as a featured dancer in the official music video, as well as their performance on the Tonight Show.

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Jessie James

Jessie James is a teacher, choreographer, and creative director working in multiple fields of the creative industry. Leveraging her intensive early training and her career as a professional dancer, which included multiple national tours, international productions, film, and television, she has spent the last 8 years traveling across the USA and Europe sharing her craft. Guiding dancers both young and professional alike, Jessie pushes each student to move with a better understanding of intention and musicality. Her work is grounded in storytelling, utilizing attention to detail and visual staging. Jessie was featured in Dance Teacher Magazine for her work as a traveling teacher and guest choreographer in nationally recognized studios across the USA. While living in the United Kingdom, Jessie taught at world-renowned studios such as Pineapple and BASE Studios and traveled with the Can You Dance convention. Working with dancers from around the world, her work was featured as the opening act for Ace Awards runner up Lukas Mcfarlane’s “Astoria” London Premiere. Additionally, Jessie has taught and choreographed in Denmark, Ireland, Slovakia, and Spain. Alongside her work as a dance educator and choreographer, Jessie is a certified STOTT Pilates instructor. Jessie is constantly seeking more education to support her dance teaching. With a large focus on proper alignment and technique, Jessie not only teaches with artistry in mind but longevity for the dancers she works with.
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Darlyn Perez

Born and raised in Miami Florida, she studied as a dancer at the prestigious New World School of the Arts for high school, then attended Alonzo King Lines Training Program in San Francisco.
She has been on numerous tv shows such as America’s Got Talent and Season 1 of World of Dance (Miami Allstars).
In February 2018, she was chosen out of 800+ dancers to join the first ever Rambert2 Dance Company in London, UK. Touring for a year all around the UK, She has worked with worldwide choreographers such Benoit Swan Pouffer, Sharon Eyal, Ohad Naharin, Rafael Bonachela and many more. She spent the whole month of September 2019 in Saudi Arabia dancing for Cirque du Soleil. Her gifts in teaching and choreography have taken her all around the world and Darlyn can’t wait to continue to share with more students.