"What if..." Choreographers
Brooke Harper (she/her)
is a strong focused, technically trained dancer from Boston who found a passion for creating and performing at a young age. After graduating High School, Brooke moved to Los Angeles to further her education and dive into the entertainment industry as a whole and received a BFA in Commercial Dance. Brooke is very proud of her versatility in the industry, her strong work ethic has allowed her to expand beyond the commercial dance industry into other areas such as acting, producing, and creative direction. Brooke is currently represented by Go 2 Talent Agency and trains with Lume Dance Collective and Ignite Programs. One of her biggest accomplishments includes performing at EDC in Las Vegas. Brooke's movement values athleticism, creating an intense, dynamic, and lively experience for her audience. Aside from dance, she wants to get involved in stunting as well as getting involved behind the camera.
Felicia St. Cyr (she/they)
is a multidisciplinary dance artist and choreographer. Born and raised in Houston, TX. St. Cyr moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to attend California Institute of the Arts, receiving their BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography in 2018. During their final year, she had the opportunity to study abroad at the London Contemporary Dance School, where they choreographed a nationally touring solo. After graduating St. Cyr focused on producing their first evening length work and participated in choreography residencies with a couple locally based dance companies. As of late, they have focused their attention on choreography and teaching in commercial and concert settings. Along with being a member of the Ignite group with Lume, St. Cyr is also a crew member and marketing manager at Stomping Ground LA. St. Cyr’s hobbies include tarot, crystal healing, reiki, and astrology; all things that influence their choreography and practice.
Haley Powell (she/her)
Haley Powell is a 20 year old dancer and choreographer residing in the LA area. She is originally from Florida and moved to LA to pursue her love of acting and dance in the entertainment industry She is proficient in all genres such as Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop and is also member of Radix and Kuumba, dance crews at Loyola Marymount University. With dance being such a high priority in her life, she has incorporated studying for a dance minor while she pursues her Bachelors degree as a Film Production major. Haley has danced professionally in music videos and in live theater here in LA.
Hope Maloney (she/her)
First started dancing at the age of 12. Starting her training in technical styles, she later started training in foundational hip hop styles after joining the dance group iPush in highschool. Hope moved to LA in 2019 to attend college where she got her Associates degree in Dance Theatre from AMDA LA. Soon after graduating college she was signed to Bloc Talent Agency. Hope has had the opportunity to appear in the Super Bowl LVI Halftime show with Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent. She has also appeared as a dancer for RuPaul's DragCon Mainstage 2023 with Laganja Estranja, Nickelodeon, independent films, with music artists such as Xenzu, J Niikki, Iphis, SAEG, and more. Hope has also gotten to work as a choreographer's assistant for music videos, commercials, and advertisements. While Hope enjoys dancing on stage and in front of a camera, she also enjoys getting to work as a director, choreographer, assistant, movement coach, stylist, educator, and more.
Jillian Sanders (she/her)
was born and raised outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and began her dance journey at the age of four. She has trained in styles including contemporary, tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, hip hop, modern, and West African. She credits her dance foundation to Arabesque Dance Studio in Columbia, Maryland, where she danced from ages 4-18, and now serves as a faculty member for their summer intensive program. Her serious passion for dance began after being accepted into the Peabody Conservatory summer ballet intensive at age 10. Sanders has continued her dance education at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, and will be completing her B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography in Spring of 2024. Since attending VCU, she has trained under Dr. Elgie Gaynell Sherrod, Eric Rivera, Autumn Proctor-Waddell, and Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene, among others. Jillian continues to develop her passion for movement as a member of Lume Dance Training, under the direction of MaryAnn Chavez and Monika Felice Smith.
Jillian is currently on faculty at Richmond Urban Dance, RVA's first street dance drop-in studio where she teaches tap, jazz, contemporary fusion, and hip hop. She has set various pieces on fellow VCU Dance students for the VCUArts semi-annual Salon Showcase, as well as several competition pieces for younger dancers back at home. Jillian looks forward to continuing her choreographic journey through her piece entitled "What If...you're not leaving here," at Lume Dance Collective's show this August.
Justin Conte (he/him)
is a Choreographer, Director, Educator and Movement Artist originally from New York. He is known for his spellbinding and hypnotic work that effortlessly weaves together Street Styles and Experimental dance. His work is grounded in an organic sense of being and aims to bring awareness to the power of collective magic. His true strength is in leadership as he guides artists/ movers/ humans to their highest, creative self.
He has worked with Artists such as Doja Cat, Lion Babe, FKA Twigs, Ivy Lab and Rising Appalachia. Most recently, he worked with Rimmel London as Choreographer for their latest “Kind and Free” international campaign as well as Choreographing the debut show in the iconic Paradise Club at Times Square EDITION. Other brands he has shared creative space with as Choreographer are Stuart Weitzman, Warby Parker, Alexander McQueen, New Amsterdam Vodka, Coachella, Afropunk and more. He has also worked closely with Nina McNeeley on Amazon Prime’s Dawn FM Experience with The Weeknd, COPPEL’s latest commercial with Jennifer Lopez, as well as OUAI for their recent Pride event.
K. James Price (he/him)
is a professional creative based in Los Angeles, CA. Cambodian-born and Massachusetts-raised, James started intensively training in dance at the age of 16. Prior to that, James had a successful yet brief career in gymnastics, earned as far as a black belt in Taekwondo, and taught himself contortion; all sources he drew from when it came to his dance training. James graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in dance and moved out to the West Coast where he’s been ever since. Beyond his ongoing work as a performer, James choreographs professionally, works with musical artists in LA as a movement/creative director, teaches dance classes around the area, and has a photography service for artists.
Kaley Logan (they/them)
Kaley Logan is a queer, trans non-binary dancer, artist, and instructor. They started dancing at the age of four with ballet classes as a form of therapy for their Achilles tendons and immediately following, they fell in love with dance and started exploring other styles. After spending two years as a trainee for a ballet company in Tampa, Florida, they began focusing their training towards contemporary and modern at Howard W. Blake Magnet School for the Arts. This is where they had their first experience in choreography and developing their own artistic voice. Through their consistent training, they found opportunities to train at summer intensives such as Ailey and LINES. After graduating high school, they spent a gap year developing their craft and began college in summer of 2019 at AMDA in Los Angeles. In February of 2021, they joined LUME Dance Training’s Ignite program to focus in on their desire to choreograph, create, and teach. Since then, they received their BFA in Dance Theatre in February 2022 and they teach open classes as well as teaching at Millennium Dance Complex. They have presented live works in HUE in fall of 2022 as well as The Journey Dance Awards in spring of 2023. As an artist, their work is driven by the idea of melding articulate movement alongside the simple authenticity of being human and value the power of the human connection.
Maddy Beadle (she/her)
Madeleine Beadle is a dancer and choreographer who hails from Southern California and currently is on staff at technique at Millennium Dance Complex’s Orange Country.
She took her first tap class at age 7 and has never stopped since.This love of tap has led to her performing on ABC’s The Gong Show, at The Hollywood Fringe Festival, and in various shows and companies across Orange County and Los Angeles. Her Tap choreography can be seen in ASHE’s music video for “Not Mad Anymore” in association with Monika Felice Smith.
Maddy joined LUME in August of 2020 during the pandemic and is extremely grateful for all the wonderful opportunities being a part of LUME has brought her including getting signed by BLOC and working on numerous jobs in the dance industry such as dancing in music videos for artist such as FINNEAS, DPR IAN and many more.
Maddy is extremely grateful to be choreographing the opening number for the LUME show this year and cannot wait to share the stage with her friends!
MaryAnn Chavez (she/her)
MARYANN CHAVEZ is a professional choreographer, dancer, company director and international teacher residing in Las Vegas & Los Angeles. maryann grew up in the competition world and has well rounded training in various styles of dance. right out of high school she started auditioning and working in the la dance industry and at the age of 18 booked her first job with Forever 21.
since then she has worked with brands and artists such as netflix, ONE REPUBLIC, Disney Channel, Apple Music, Under Armour, BELLA POARCH, austin mahone and Sofia Carson. She has choreographed for live shows such as RAW Artists, Club Jete, LA’s Choreographers Carnival, WORLD OF DANCE & MASHUP INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY FESTIVAL. In 2017 and 2018 she earned a spot as finalist in the Capezio A.C.E. Awards and presented her work alongside so many other talented choreogrpahers!
MaryAnn travels and teaches for conventions such as soul de soul, the bridge & World of Dance. She has had the opportunity to teach at Millennium Dance Complex, Movement Lifestyle, Kinjaz Dojo, TMILLY, broadway dance center, offstage and LUME! MaryAnn is sought out and ravels throughout the states to set pieces for competition teams and soloists. MaryAnn's style is innovative and blends her contemporary and hip hop background into one utilizing musicality and story telling. maryann's passion is mentoring the next generation of dancers and creators, giving them the tools to be successful and conduct themselves as their own business and brand with confidence.
Max Pham (he/him)
Is a professional dancer/choreographer born in Texas with strong influence from his upbringing in Boise, Idaho. Max has been touring and performing live shows for the majority of his professional career, working with artists from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Rosalia and more. All while making appearances on stages such as Super Bowl LII, AMA’s, Billboard Music Awards, and The Grammys.
Monika Felice Smith (she/her)
is a vma nominated choreographer, director/movement director, & dancer residing in both Los Angeles & New York. Having transitioned to the contemporary & commercial hip hop world from classical ballet & pointe, her choreography blends a fusion of technical contemporary & hiphop energy. Today, Monika has had the opportunity to choreograph, movement direct & performance coach for artists such as Olivia Rodrigo, FINNEAS, Panic! At The Disco, JLo, Doja Cat, Bella Poarch, Twenty One Pilots, One Republic, Alessia Cara, Ashe, Bebe Rexha, Sir, DPR Ian, Woosung, Angel Olsen, Sam Fischer, Lennon Stella, Sub Urban, Wengie, Leah Kate, Role Model, Lil TJay and more.
Monika’s work can be seen in feature films such as, Mother’s Instinct w/ Anne Hathaway & Jessica Chastain (Coming Soon) & TV specials such as Hulu’s Huluween Dragstravaganza. Her work is featured in ads & commercials for Nike/Jordan, Lululemon, Fabletics for Liza Koshy, Kelly Rowland & Vanessa Hudgens, JustFab, Yitty, Oculus, Supernatural, Harper Wilde, Spyder Athletics & Flaunt Magazine for Joey King & Maude Apatow.
Monika enjoys educating and training dancers in her Masterclasses and private training sessions. Her strength lies in storytelling; fusing movement with intention & raw emotion. She enjoys playing with shape, texture and musicality, while grounding her choreography with technical elements. Monika is excited to share and instill her love of movement with all audiences in all forms.
Sabrina Phillip (she/her)
Is an innovative choreographer, passionate dancer and engaging teacher. Sabrina is originally from Canada where she trained intensively in Ballet, Jazz and Modern dance in her early studies and went on to work at the international level in London, England. She taught Master classes at The Pineapple, Danceworks and The Urdang Academy. She has since been asked to travel the globe to work as a teacher and choreographer at countless dance studios, workshops and conventions, most recently in Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Holland and Singapore.
Skylar Evans (she/her)
Skylar Evans, originally from Colorado Springs, started dancing at 14 years old. Growing up in the youtube era she would often learn choreography online. Her initial training was in ballet, contemporary, hip hop and jazz at Kemper Dance Academy. After graduating she dove into the studies of krump, popping and flexN to began her journey of battling. In 2020 Skylar founded her own brand called Break the Stigma. A traveling workshop with a mission is to teach dancers how to better understand mental health to create longevity in the dance industry. She utilizes her training in street styles and life experiences to inspire others.
Skyler Altman (she/her)
Was born and raised in North Carolina where she began dance at the age of 7. At the age of 18 she moved to Nashville Tennessee to pursue dance, teaching, and choreography. In her time there she worked professionally in Nashville and Atlanta, as well as taught at studios all around Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia. In 2021 she joined the CLI Conservatory under Teddy Forance. After the program she moved to Los Angeles to continue her career.
Some of Skyler’s credits include Kanye West, Dan & Shay, Hayley Williams, Luke Bryan, Kristin Chenoweth, and more. She has also had the opportunity to dance for the CMT awards, CMA Country Christmas, Netflix Original Senior Year, ESPN+ and multiple national commercials.
Skyler has been teaching over 7 years now. She loves being able to instill confidence and creativity in every student she has in her classes.