Hip Hop, Competitive Instructor
Vijay is from Lincoln, Nebraska. He has expertise in Tap, Hip Hop, Break, Step, and
Bollywood dancing. He began his dance training at the age of eight under the
leadership of Bob and Stephanie Chase at Chase Dance. Vijay was granted
opportunities to learn from great artists like Gregg Russell (nationally recognized
tap dancer) for five years, some of Michael Jackson's back-up dancers, Taylor
Swift's lead dancer (Justin Boulet), dancers from the "So You Think You Can
Dance?" TV series, dancers from the "Step Up" series movies, and more. He also
has experience choreographing/ judging for college and high school dance teams.
Vijay started choreographing studio competition pieces since 2009 and has
received multiple choreography awards. He recently moved to Chicago to be an
apprentice on the M.A.D.D. Rhythms tap dance company. Vijay has a great
passion for dance and loves sharing his enthusiasm for it through his teaching.
Ballet, Pre-Pointe and Pointe Instructor
Miranda Rubio was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan. She began dancing at age six at The Academy of the Arts under the direction of Lori Ladwig and later under the direction of Kate Price, where she trained competitively in ballet, jazz, contemporary and modern.Attending Nuvo, DMI, and Tremaine. In 2015 she was given the opportunity to pursue a serious classical ballet education by joining Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts’ Conservatory Program, and later their Trainee Program, under the direction of Brette Benedict, Lauren Ader-Cumpston, and Julianna Slager. Rubio is excited to be sharing the joy of ballet with her students this year!
PBT, Technique, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Acro, Conditioning and Contemporary Instructor
Vienna has been dancing for 18 years, competitively danced for 6 years, and has been teaching for a total of 5. Well rounded in several genres of dance; Vaganova Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Poms, Tumbling, and Heels Dance and Acrobatics. She credits a lot of her knowledge and technique to Renown Teacher, Professional Dancer and Choreographer Scuba-Steve Gorski and Elise Bukowski of Salt Creek Ballet. Vienna is a certified teacher in Progressing Ballet Technique. Formal instructor and Assistant Chicago Land Director for renown Heels Dance Program Army Of Sass, experience in Business Management as formal head coach and Assistant Director of Oak Forest Park district and Momentum Dance Force, as well as experience in judging competitive dance competitions in which she continues to pursue. In her professional career Vienna has danced with Chicago Human Rhythm Project, performer in the Chicago Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade for a consecutive 9 years, scouted and received a private audition for America’s Got Talent, also performing in local parades and festivals around the Chicago Land area. As a professional Choreographer Vienna choreographed a heels dance showcased in 2 national dance organizations known as Prelude and Choreographers Carnival, and choreographing for other performers in Chicago. With vast knowledge in all aspects of dance Vienna continues to work with professionals to ensure her fellow dancers are getting the best and most current dance knowledge. With passion and knowledge including a keen eye to detail Vienna is a rising force in the dance world.
PDC Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theatre, Mini Hip Hop Instructor
Amanda is a national dancer and choreographer from Southeast Georgia. She attended Robert Morris University for Business Management. Her dance passion is for Competitive Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary Hip Hop. She was a dancer, actress at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, FL where she also learned how to walk stilts. She was a print model for companies such as Coca Cola, Vault, Oil of Olay, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Full Throttle.
She was a certified choreographer/instructor for American Dance Training Camps, certified as a ZUMBA Instructor, Adjudicator for Talent on Parade & Applause Talent Competitions, Revolution Talent Competitions, Starpower Talent Competition, EnerGy National Dance Competitions, PrimeTime Dance, as well as a choreographer for several studios throughout the Chicagoland area. Amanda is also developing a program, "The Femme Rebellion", (Showcased recently at "Prelude Midwest" and "Carnival Chicago Choreographer's Ball") for men & women and the LGBTQ community to rebel, have fun and feel confident through the power dance.
Teeny & Toddler and Poms Instructor
Summer took her first dance class when she was five years old and has participated in many performances and competitions since. She has performed in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade, on ABC 7 news, and at Walt Disney World. She competed with Legacy Dance Ensemble for many years while studying ballet, tap, musical theatre, lyrical, and jazz. Since Summer's freshman year, she has been a team member of her high school’s varsity dance team and was promoted to Captain her junior year. Summer was chosen to be Captain for her senior year. She enjoys sharing her love for dance with the next generation while seeing them grow and improve.
Tumbling and Tap Instructor
Charles McGregory is a multi-talented dancer with over twenty years of experience in the forms of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Gymnastics and various Performing arts. He currently teaches Tap and Gymnastics at Sammy Dyer School of the theater as well as Precision Dance Project and has recently written and directed his own show “The Four Temperments”. Charles has choreographed alongside Jumaane Taylor and Idella Reed-Davis, and has danced alongside Starinah Dixon, Donnetta Jackson, and Brill Barret of M.A.D.D Rhythms, as well as Sarah Savelli. He has also performed in various Master performances with the Chicago Human Rhythm Project over the past four years with Dianne Walker, Nico Rubio, and Sam Weber and is a certified coach for the United States Trampoline and Tumbling Association, certification with Acrobatic Arts in progress.