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.
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".
Jim is the competition team director and co-director at Dance Obsessions. With 20 years of dancing experience, 12 of those years teaching and choreographing, he has competed in national competitions for more than a decade. Even though his primary focus is hip-hop, he also enjoys teaching jazz, lyrical and gymnastics. In addition, he has studied in ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical, tap, acrobatics, and karate. With belief that dance education is never-ending, leads Jim to continue training in several elements of dance such as popping, locking, waving, breaking, street jazz, and contemporary. He performed in 4 consecutive off-Broadway shows with Dan Karaty’s “Shake the Floor” summer intensive. Jim was a featured dancer in Santalina’s “Kick In the Door” music video. He also performed with Jade Starling and Pretty Poison at Philly 106.1’s Summer Freestyle Concert as well as the “Eat Bulaga” Philippine Festival in Atlantic City. In one of many auditions, Jim was chosen to perform with the hip-hop artist Ashanti, as one of her back up dancers; and has also performed in companies such as FloMotion and Jaxum Records. One of Jim’s proudest moments includes being invited to continue onto “Vegas Week” in Fox’s hit show “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Honored to be an original founder, Jim currently remains an active member of Point Blank Dance Crew. They opened for America’s Best Dance Crew’s Kaba Modern at Philadelphia’s Transit Night Club 6 years ago. Together they have performed at venues in Boston, Chicago, Virginia Beach, New Brunswick, Cherry Hill, Atlantic City, and of course their hometown of Philadelphia. Recently, Point Blank had the opportunity of competing at Hip Hop International in Las Vegas. Aside from that, they have taught nationwide, raising money and donating to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Jim travels with the Monsters of Hip Hop’s Road Team, where he continues his training with international choreographers, including, but not limited to: Marty Kudelka, Kevin Maher, Tony Testa, Rhapsody James, Laura Edwards, Parris Goebel, Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo, and the Jabbawockeez.
Jim is committed to educating the dance community. His passion for dance and music inspires and invokes dancers to appreciate and excel in the art.
Jeff Manosca is a choreographer and dancer currently residing in Philadelphia, PA. He has obtained his Bachelors/Masters of Engineering at Villanova University and balances a career as a Senior Embedded Software Engineer/Product Lead. However, dance has always been a passion. Starting out self-taught in breakdance and choreography with a dance crew, he continues his focus on the urban dance styles and even contemporary at various studios in the NY/NJ/PA/LA areas. He has taught at numerous locations for dance teams, competition teams, and guest workshops - including a nationwide tour with Point Blank dance crew over the various years raising money and donating to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He has co-choreographed for dance crews that showcased and competed in various dance circuits: World of Dance, Prelude, and Hip Hop Internationals. As a road team assistant, Monsters of Hip Hop has been a huge inspiration by meeting and training with their international choreographers/faculty. Jeff has had the opportunity to work with BLOC NYC Talent Agency to explore more opportunities and professional avenues. Jeff continues to be a co-choreographer and dancer for the Freestyle Music U.S. tour concerts. Also receiving scholarships to train at Millennium Dance Complex in LA, he has been able to constantly elevate his growth and knowledge in the art that he loves.