2016/17 GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS
A New Jersey native, Lisa began her studio training in ballet and jazz at the age of five. At eleven, Lisa began dancing with The New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, a semi-professional ballet and modern dance company under the direction of Nancy Turano (Ballet Hispanico principal dancer.) Lisa has been formally trained from the staff of companies such as Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, New Jersey Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, and Paul Taylor. She was captain of her varsity high school dance team and choreographer and coach of her college dance team at Monmouth University.
Lisa began her hip-hop training in 2010 under the direction of Geo Hubela, director of Iconic from America’s Best Dance Crew. She has worked with other talented choreographers such as Cecily Bradley of Nu-Stylz (long-time choreographer for Missy Elliot) and other up-and-coming choreographers. She has performed at events such as KTU’s Beatstock, World of Dance, various charity events, and with local artists in the Philadelphia area. Lisa is currently a member as well as co-director of the female hip-hop company, FloMotion. This will be Lisa’s second year choreographing for Beat Addikts and her first year with Pennsylvania School for Performing Arts in Newtown, PA. When she is not training or dancing, Lisa is a full-time special needs elementary teacher.
Andre Morris began his Hip Hop training at the age of 8 at Crane’s Performing Arts Dance School in West Chester Pennsylvania. He then went on to study at multiple studios in the Tri-State area. Andre has been trained in many subgenres of Hip Hop including but not limited to Commercial, House, Breaking, and Locking.
After years of training and hard work Andre made it into the Beat Addikts United Showcase where he received a scholarship for the following year for his accomplishments throughout the season. The following year he was given the opportunity to do choreography for the guest choreographer piece in the showcase. Since then Andre has exploded as a choreographer and teacher.
At the age of 16 Andre was invited to perform with Adult Dance companies, FloMotion and X-Calibur. He has since done choreography for these companies and is still a current member of both.
He has studied Hip Hop from industry level teachers and choreographers such as Les Twins, Chuck Maldonado, Rhapsody James, Kaelynn “KK” Harris, and more.
Some of Andre’s accomplishments include choreographing for Padua Dance Team, Unionville Dance Team, Beat Addikts United, competition teams, and has taught classes at multiple studios in Pennsylvania/Delaware area.
Amanda Jean Jordan
Amanda Jean (AJ) Jordan is a dancer and choreographer based out of the Philadelphia Area. She is best known for being a part of various professional dance team in Philadelphia, such as the Philadelphia KiXx, All Pro Dancers and the Philadelphia Soulmates. AJ was the captain of the Soulmates in 2011-2012 and was selected to represent the Soul at Arena Bowl XXV in New Orleans. She was the director and choreographer for the first dance team in the MLU, the
Philadelphia Fly Girls. She has guest choreographed and coached many Junior dance teams for the AFL, NBA, and MLB in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
She has performed for recording artist such as Karl Jackson in the Michael Jackson tribute tour,
Fat Joe and Jazz Brown. AJ is currently a member of the FloMotion Dance Company, where she
has had the opportunity to open for world renowned recording artist and actor Ludacris.
As a choreographer, she has won numerous national awards. In 2014 she was the winner of the
Young Choreographers Showcase with her piece "Circle of Life". AJ is the choreographer and
assistant director of the competition team at the Miss Patty's All Star Dance Center in Drexel
Hill, PA. There she also teaches all age groups from pre-k through advanced dancers.
Michael Nguyen is currently a graduate student at Temple University. He received his bachelors degree at West Chester University in professional studies in Health Science with a minor in Dance. Michael has performed and choreographed for the University Dance Company at West Chester. He spent the summer in 2010 as an intern for the Broadway Dance Center. Michael has danced for Rev9, I Am Phresh The Academy of Phresh, MM2, Contempra Dance, and Roger Lee Dance Company. He enjoys sharing his love of dance with his students.
Shannon Cooper received her Bachelor of Science Degree at West Chester University in Finance and a minor in Dance Education/Choreography. She began her early dance training at the age of five in the Lancaster County area where she grew up. There she studied Jazz, Ballet, Tap, and Lyrical dance at Carol's Academy of Dance and with Chet Zercher at Dancer's Workshop. She has also studied dance at Broadway Dance Center in New York, Koresh Dance Center in Philadelphia and has attended dance conventions and studied from numerous internationally recognized teachers such as Frank Hatchett, Jermaine Brown, Brian Friedman, Joe Tremaine, Mia Michaels and Wade Robson. Shannon performed in West Chester University's Contemporary Dance Company both as a student and an alumni, the WCU Dance Team, and WCU’s Dance Production Workshop where she served as both President and a choreographer. She has also performed with Opus 1 Contemporary Dance Company based out of the Philadelphia area. Shannon has provided cheerleading camps for both Lionville and Downingtown Middle Schools, choreographed musicals for Downingtown Middle School, and choreographed for Great Valley High School Dance Team. She is a group exercise instructor for the Brandywine YMCA teaching Zumba, Les Mills Body Flow and Ballet Burn. Shannon is also a member of the female hip hop company, Flomotion.
She has been teaching dance since she was fourteen in Chester County, Delaware County and Lancaster County and loves being able to serve her community of Coatesville through the art of dance. Shannon and her husband reside in Valley Township with their son and two daughters.
Reginald Oliver aka Reggie O. has been very successful in making a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Bensalem, Reggie O. has trained and worked with many great entertainers and teachers. He has also touched almost every area of the entertainment industry from film, live television, and even dancing and choreographing for a few popular R&B and gospel artists. Reggie O is also a PROUD member of I AM PHRESH/ACADEMY OF PHRESH. Reggie is considered the 2nd generation of "Presh Select", as seen on America's Best Dance Crew Season 2. As you can see, age is not an issue in Reggie O's life. He believes, "You can do whatever you put your mind to". Thus he has proven this saying may times. Reggie is a very outgoing, kind hearted, funny, and sarcastic person. He lives by the quote, "Hard work beats talent, if talent doesn't work hard".