Apocalypse 15 year Anniversary

In 2008 I joined an all-male hip hop dance group called Apocalypse. At the time, I had no idea what kind of legacy I was joining. To sum up the story of Apocalypse, now in its 15th year, I found a post from one of the founding members on facebook, Dwayne Shaw Stennett. It reads … Continued

Returning to Solo Work

This last spring I had the opportunity to choreograph a series of solos on a group of really talented BFA students. While I was in the studio working, I decided to set one for myself. The link below was the result. I felt (and still do feel) like I have a lot to prove in … Continued

Projects of Necessity

For the past 2 years I’ve spent my summers at ADF. This year I’m staying local and working. The reason is as follows: Every year that I’ve been at school I’ve been tethered to certain obligations regarding performances and participation in the dance program. Nothing too crazy- I trade my time for a few extra … Continued

Some of the Latest

As of last year, I was given the opportunity to teach Hip Hop class to my peers- the dance majors of FSU. My aim has been to give a Hip Hop class to students that have incredible dance ability, but might not have taken too many Hip Hop classes. This latest experiment took a look … Continued

Danscompany of Gainesville Intensive 2014

Last week after returning to Florida from the American Dance Festival, I had the great pleasure of teaching at one of my home studios: the Cameron Dancenter. I took my updated dance pedagogy to the intermediate and advanced students of the company for a full week of contemporary and hip hop training. For the hip … Continued

Hip Hop International 2014

If you haven’t heard of this event by now, then get with it. Hip Hop International (HHI) is THE premiere hub for the best of the best that commercial hip hop has to offer. Bboy tricks, precision tutting, and grooving at its best just to name a few styles. It’s not just a dance competition. … Continued

Dance Lineage from ADF

So once again I vanished off the face of the planet for 6 weeks to go the American Dance Festival. While I was there I learned a little something about dance lineage (well I learned a crap load, but this is just one thought). In the new dance age of contemporary/modern/whoknowswhatelse it’s becoming harder and … Continued

Supporting My Dance Friends

I said it before. I’ll say it again. I love having talented friends. Alumni team members of my crew Apocalypse, have been blowing up youtube this summer with their new hip-hop choreo projects. Superstars I follow on youtube are Christian Castillo, Josh Librun, Mike Phan, and Felix Chai just to name a few. Many of … Continued

Danceworld invades Mainstream Media again

Have you seen this yet? You should. Under armour, one of the world’s leading brand names in fitness apparel, has backed world renowned principal ballerina for the American Ballet Theater (ABT), Misty Copeland. What does this mean for dance? For better or worse we have a new mainstream representative. So far it seems that the … Continued


Take this post from the perspective of someone who is still relatively new to dance. Still in the honeymoon phase. Still okay with people who watch dance and go “YASSSS” or “WORK” when they see something awesome. Still in the phase of dance where I appreciate being touched by raw emotion and feeling. Not everyone … Continued