SERGE ALY, a.k.a.“Surge”, (Hip Hop) has been exposed to Hip Hop and dance since the early 1980s. His knowledge encompasses various forms, such as “Locking”, “Popping”, “Old School, “New School” and “House” (Clubbin’). He has had the privilege of learning from, and being mentored and endorsed by many of Hip Hop’s creators and pioneers.
JULIE GAROFALO (Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz) received a degree in Dance from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She was a performer in the National tour of Sesame Street Live, on Good Morning America and Black Entertainment Television (BET). Julie appeared as a backup dancer with the popular R&B artist, Usher. She also teaches at Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
KELLY GLEASON (Hip Hop, Jazz) is a graduate of Pace University, where she studied commercial dance and psychology. She has also studied under Twyla Tharp, Elizabeth Parkinson, Scott Wise, and Mary Ann Lamb. Most recently, she was seen on the national tour of 42nd Street, which was helmed by the 2001 Tony Award-winning team of Mark Bramble and Randy Skinner. In addition, Kelly has performed with Ocean Professional Theatre Company and the Carnegie Hall Exchange. Kelly has been teaching a wide variety of dance genres for 5 years, from students in creative movement to adult levels.
ALBERT GUERZON (Hip Hop) is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). His Broadway credits include Mamma Mia!, Ghost the musical, and Honeymoon in Vegas with Tony Danza. Other favorite credits include The World Premier of The Times They Are A-Changin choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp, The Wiz, Prison Dancer and the national tour of Mamma Mia! He has performed at the Tony Awards, choreographed for NY Fashion Week, KTU’s Beatstock as well as promo tours featuring Snoop Dogg and Ludacris. Albert’s class is a great workout and is a fusion of theater, street jazz and hip hop.
KADEE JACOBSEN (Hip Hop) has been teaching dance for 18 years. She began her training in Massachusetts then relocated to NYC to study at the Broadway Dance Center, where she was awarded the Richard Ellner Scholarship. She soon began working with Frank Hatchett, Michelle Barber, Pam Chancey, and others. Kadee has performed in dance productions and industrials including the Solid Gold Dance Party Tour, Dramatics NYC, Elan Awards and The Best of Broadway Dance Center. Kadee felt early on in her career that her true passion was teaching. She has worked for Dance Olympus, International Dance Challenge and The Pulse, Marist College and Bronx Community College and has been an instructor at Coupé Theatre Studio since the fall of 2001. Kadee also teaches master classes at colleges and dance schools throughout the U.S.