Faculty


William Carlos Angulo

William Carlos Angulo

Musical Theater

William Carlos Angulo is a Chicago based choreographer from Lake Zurich, IL. He began his training at Denise Sabala Dance Studio before participating in Ballet Chicago’s professional program and Hubbard Street Dance Center’s scholarship program. He has performed with The Marriott Theatre, The Paramount Theatre, The Drury Lane Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, The Lyceum Theatre,… Read More

Amanda Graziano

Amanda Graziano

Convention Assistant

Amanda is originally from the north suburbs of Chicago. Growing up, she’s had the opportunity to perform in the children’s cast of Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker for 3 years as well as train at studios like Gus Giordano and Visceral. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance… Read More

Emilia Bruno

Emilia Bruno

Convention Assistant

Emilia Bruno, 20, grew up dancing at Denise Sabala Dance Studios where she gained the bulk of her training. She is currently at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities working towards a BFA in dance as well as a BS in Kinesiology. Emilia feels really lucky to have been able to… Read More

Jamie Farrell

Jamie Farrell

Jazz/Contemporary/Technique

Jamie began dancing to supplement to her competitive gymnastics career at the age of 11. By 16, she considered herself a serious student when her passion for the art surpassed that of gymnastics. She graduated Summe Cum Laude with her B.A. in dance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. She originally… Read More

Annie Franklin

Annie Franklin

Hip Hop

Annie Franklin has been highly trained and educated in specific styles and fundamentals of hip hop, modern, jazz, and ballet. She focuses on various technique, choreography, and performance within the genre of hip hop dance while she has presented her work through out the US.

Evelyn Rice

Evelyn Rice

Hip Hop

Evelyn Rice is the founder and co-director of The Exposure Movement, Inc., an artist development company that exposes and educates young artists through media and performing arts. She has been working on-camera and behind-the scenes in the entertainment industry for over 12 years. Evelyn has been fortunate to learn and… Read More

Erica Sowell

Erica Sowell

Jazz

Erica Sowell is a graduate from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing. While attending CSULB she was a part of the award winning Long Beach State Dance Team. Throughout her college years she also worked as a… Read More

Sasha Vargas

Sasha Vargas

Jazz

Sasha Vargas has been a choreographer, dancer, and master instructor for 16 years. She was awarded the Jeff Award for her choreography in the Marriott Theater’s production of The All Night Strut. Her choreography has been seen in Dance Chicago, the State Street Thanksgiving Day Parade, and has been set… Read More

Nick Pupillo

Nick Pupillo

Jazz / Lyrical

Nick Pupillo, Founder and Artistic Director of Visceral Dance Chicago, graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Ballet. In 2001, Pupillo joined the acclaimed Giordano Dance Chicago where he toured nationally and internationally for three years. Pupillo decided in 2006 to train and mentor young talent by… Read More

Lizzie Mackenzie

Lizzie Mackenzie

Ballet / Jazz / Contemporary

Originally from Ontario, Canada, Lizzie MacKenzie is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and is the founder and director of Extensions Dance Company and Extensions Dance Center in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to teaching at Extensions, she is on faculty at the Hubbard Street Dance Center and the Chicago Public… Read More

Jay Fagan

Jay Fagan

Tap

Jay Fagan hails from Chicago and is amongst the most sought after Tap Masters in the industry today. Entering his third decade of international dance experience, his mastery of rhythm tap has been performed, taught, and choreographed worldwide. He’s also known as one of the most fun teachers and entertaining… Read More

Connie Fagan-Sweeney

Connie Fagan-Sweeney

Tap/Jazz

Connie Fagan has been dancing for 28 years. She has advanced level mastery in the art of Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern and Hip Hop. Growing up in LaGrange, IL, with Jo’s Footwork Studio, she trained under Jay Fagan(Tap), Jackie Farina(Ballet), Corey Nagel(Modern), Mari Jo Irbe(Jazz) and Kirby Reed(Hip Hop). She… Read More

Monique Haley

Monique Haley

Jazz

Monique Haley (Springfield, VA) is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in performing arts, specializing in jazz dance. Monique completed nine memorable years with the Rivernorth Chicago Dance Company in 2010. Her final season with the company also… Read More

Lauren Blane

Lauren Blane

Ballet/Musical Theater

Lauren began training at the Faubourg Ballet Academy under Watmora Casey. She graduated with honors from Grand Valley State University with a B.A. in Dance. Upon graduation Lauren was chosen to receive The Outstanding Undergraduate Award in Dance, and her choreography was featured in the ACDFA gala. Lauren studied as a scholarship student at theLou Conte… Read More

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