STYLE: Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz Funk, Technique, Lyrical
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Jazz – thorough warm up, conditioning and advance stretches. Progressions will include thorough explanations of the technique and individualized corrections, pausing to explain what we can improve on before we go back on the other side. Metaphors used throughout the class to make the corrections more tangible and processable in the student’s mind. Jazz Combo- Emphasis on clean lines, attack and technique. Fast upbeat routines that bridge classic jazz and the contemporary jazz we see on tv today. Lyrical combos -Classic lyrical (jazz and ballet technique) with contemporary influence. Emphasis on fluid transitions (like a run on sentence). Clean lines and technique a must. Hip Hop combo- Emphasis on dynamics and levels. The balance of strong clean lines (that are seen on tours/commerical dance) and grooves which are extremely under rated these days!
BIO: Meisha Lee is a choreographer, director, and movement coach who excels at using dance to propel storytelling. Meisha has worked with artists such as: Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Normani, Jojo Siwa, The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Pentatonix, Ne-yo, Capital Cities, Miley Cyrus, Queen Latifah and the late Heavy D. Reality Television Credits include: America’s Got Talent Champions, The Masked Singer, X-Factor, America’s Best Dance Crew, The Sing-Off, Radio Disney Awards, and So You Think You Can Dance. She has choreographed commercials for JC Penny, Arby’s, Puss and Boots, and Jockey USA. Other choreography credits include Nickelodeon, As We See It, Franklin & Bash, NBC’s Progressive Gymnastic and Figure Skating Special, NBA’s Toronto Raptors, Westfield, and Oakley, Meisha Lee was the Assistant Director for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ‘s “Circus Xtreme”, working with over 100 performers from around the World. As a dancer, Meisha Lee has worked on: My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Speechless, Community, 2 Broke Girls, Camp Rock II, and the Princess and the Frog. Most recently, Meisha choreographed Amazon Studios’s feature “Sitting In Bars With Cake” featuring Bette Midler and directed by Trish Sei.