The NEW HTEDance Journeys: Coming Summer 2019

Industrial Staff

Brandon Bryant

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  Brandon Bryant was born in Miami, FL and has been dancing since the age of seven. He was a member a funky young hip hop group, The Hip Hop Kidz, designed to help children stay active and off the streets. They performed  at halftime shows, television shows and even Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In high school, he was part of the local dance team and even started doing their hip-hop choreography his Sophomore year. Since then, he took first place with a national award-winning routine every year. He has performed in Aida the Opera, the AFL Dance Company, Odyssey Dance Theater and Soul Escape Company. His most exciting and life changing opportunity came when he made it on “So You Think You Can Dance: Season 5.” Brandon was the runner-up for that season and went on a 40-city tour of the US with the top 12 dancers of the show. He is now continuing his career in LA and has already been cast in FOX's hit TV show “Glee!” He has also had the chance to choreograph and dance with the Swedish hit artists, Agnes, where they performed in Cologne, Germany for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. He has had the opportunity to serve as a role model for major LGBT events and appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Nickelodeon, and even today's stand out reality hit “X Factor,” performing with Outasight. He just finished a production as the main choreographer for an independent film, “DANCIN’ IT’S ON.” He is a featured dancer in Britney Spears' upcoming new video scheduled to drop in July and is currently a principal dancer in the Infamous Brittany Spears Resident show in Las Vegas! This is Brandon’s fifth year on HTEDance’s Pro Staff! Brandon has indeed had the opportunity to impact thousands of young dancers and is here to do the same for you! 

Stephanie Dibiase-Wheat

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 Stephanie’s love and passion for dance has been felt by the thousands that have had the opportunity to take class from her. She began her dance career with Gino Johnson’s Planet Funk Entertainment. She then went on to be one of the original staff members of the Dallas Power House. 

Stephanie is a former Dallas Mavericks captain/choreographer, former Dallas Desperados dancer/choreographer and master prep class instructor for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, HTEDance, MA, NDA and ADTS. She is currently the Director/Choreographer of the Allen American Ice Angels.

She has choreographed for several colleges, some of which include Harvard University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M, Baylor University, UTD, Texas Woman’s University and Tyler Junior College. She has taught over 400 high school drill teams from all over. All of her competed pieces have received a national title or first overall!

Her professional work includes Live with Regis and Kelly, NBA “Doin It Live”  commercial, Maxim/Bud Light, The Movie Channel, Fox Sports Commercial, Good Morning Texas, Good Day Dallas, Fox Sports Net, Toni and Guy, Neiman Marcus Cattle Barron’s Ball, Beauti Control, Farouk Systems CHI International Hair shows, Sally’s Beauty Supply International Hair shows, Blockbuster Industrial, Harrah’s Hotels, Telnet Wireless (Mexico City), Sam’s Wholesale Club industrial, Vive-La Lance Armstrong, Ft. Hood troops, Joe Avezanno’s Celebration, Viva Las Vegas, Moulin Rouge Production, Dallas ProSports Dancers, Studio 54, Miss Dallas Pageant, Sports Illustrated, Body Art Ball, Ft. Worth Star Telegram, D Magazine, NBA Sports Magazine, D Scene, Rockies Apparel, Betsy Johnson, Sketchers, Gottex Swimwear and Maxim Magazine. She has had the opportunity to train with Gino Johnson (Planet Funk Entertainment), Marty Kudelka (Justin Timberlake), Roger Lee (Brittany Spears), Bionic Man (You Got Served), Wade Robson (Justin Timberlake) and Jayson Wright.

Her energy is addicting and her passion and drive is inspiring. Stephanie is looking forward to teaching and sharing just why she loves the art of dance. She specializes in hip-hop and pro-league dance classes.

Sarah Gourley Idziak

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Sarah  has been dancing for 30 years. She spent her childhood years in the studio, at conventions and competitions, and working as an assistant teacher. In high school, she was a member of the L.D. Bell Raiderettes and served as Captain her Senior year. Her time on drill team lead to a job working for HTEDance, teaching camps and workshops for ten years. She has done award-winning choreography for dance teams across Texas. Sarah has also served as a judge for competitions and try outs, and has repeatedly served as a presenter at the Drill Team Directors of America Convention speaking in the area of technique and teaching master classes. She was also the original director for the Frisco Texas Tornado Siren Dancers, and spent a year as assistant director for the Liberty Christian School Danzteam. She currently choreographs for the Dallas Baptist University Patriettes, Tyler Junior College Apache Belles and the Oklahoma State University Pom Squad.

 Sarah is a 2004 Cum Laude graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance.  After college, she became a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader from 2005-2010, serving as a group leader for three years. In that time she performed with artists such as Jason Aldean, The Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Daughtry, Usher, Neal McCoy and more. She was a member of their prestigious traveling Show Group. Performances with the USO, and more, took her to places such as: Mexico, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Cuba, England, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, South Korea, Japan, China, Kuwait and Iraq. On top of all that, she has had the opportunity to work in radio, T.V. and movies. She has danced in the movies Tekken and Disney's Invincible. She has performed at the CMT music awards, the NBA All-Star Game, appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Good Day Live, Good Morning Texas, House Hunters, Wife Swap, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader? and four seasons of CMT's Making the Team. She continues to do work for the Cowboys as an alumni and has had the honor of instructing tryout prep classes, and doing choreography for the team. She continues her professional career performing in industrials and performances in the DFW area. She spends her free time training as a bronze level ballroom dancer.

First and foremost her greatest joy in life is being a wife to her husband Paul, and mother to their two beautiful children, Piper and Roman. 


Mollee Gray

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 Mollee is one of the most sought-after and top-working dancers in Los Angeles. Her professional and television credits include,  SYTYCD Season 6, Shake It Up, X Factor, America’s Got Talent, Ellen, Drop Dead Diva, Big Time Rush, Glee, Victorious and The Voice. Mollee has also enjoyed dancing with artists including Taylor Swift, Snoop Dog and J Lo. In addition to her live and TV performances, Mollee has enjoyed performing in  films such as High School Musical 1, 2 and 3 and MTV’s American Mall, where she was a principle dancer. Most recently, Mollee has been focusing on her acting career where she has found incredible success. Her first big break was as a supporting actress in the Ashton Kutcher film “No String’s Attached”. Recently children around the world have fallen in love with her acting and dance performance as “Giggles” in the hit DisneyChannel original movie “Teen Beach Movie”! While focusing on and continuing to build her own dance and acting career, Mollee has always enjoyed giving back to her dance community by sharing her love and passion for dance through teaching and choreographing. 

Ade Obayomi

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  Ade began dance training/competing at a young age. His childhood credits include touring with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal and the film “A Diva’s Christmas Carol.” He is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, African and hip-hop. Ade is also an accomplished gymnast, having being named the Arizona State Champion at just ten years old. While attending Chapman University on dance scholarship, Ade auditioned for Season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance and became one of the top 3 boy finalists. His dance credits include a nationwide tour with SYTYCD, performing on the Grammy's with Beyonce, Rihanna’s Hard music video, Alicia Keys Element of Freedon World Touras well as working with such artists as Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, JLo, Kelly Rowland and the cast of American Idol. Most recently, Ade became a SYTYCD All Star and completed a 40 city National Tour. He's gone on to perform with contestants on America's Got Talent and X-Factor. Ade is also an accomplished, sought after dance teacher who brings his high-energy classes to studios across the nation.

 

Cisco Ruelas

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Cisco was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He currently lives in Los Angeles and is signed to Movement Talent Agency. Cisco has been dancing for 15 years and is versed in step, vogue and hip-hop. His credits include Tinashe , The Far East Movement, Lyrica Anderson, Master P and Tiny, Dallas Cowboys Dancers , Phoenix Suns Dancers, Nissan, Honda, Tiffany and Co., and Arizona Raw Talent. 

Michael Silas

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Michael began his career in 2002 by booking a world tour with break-out star Kelly Rowland from the girl group Destiny’s Child. After that, Michael packed up and began a new journey in Los Angeles. Making a name for himself in a new city, Michael has been blessed to work with artists such as Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Nicole Scherzinger, Cassie, Ricky Martin, Iggy Azalea and most recently Mariah Carey to name a few. Michael has also appeared in film and TV!  His credits include: The Longest Yard, Ellen, Jay Leno, Kimmel, Gossip Girl, America’s Next Top Model, American Idol, X Factor, Dancing With the Stars, Oprah, BET’s “Born to Dance” starring Laurieann Gibson and the hit show Two and a Half Men. After enjoying television, Michael decided to get his feet wet in Reality TV.  He was a contestant on Bravo’s “Step It Up & Dance” where he gained America’s attention by being a stand-out contestant and winning hearts with his personality. At the prime of his career, he received an audition email that would change his life forever. He was chosen as one of Lady Gaga’s original male dancers--gaining the Haus name “Mikey Mugler.”  Michael accompanied her on a rise to superstardom. Michael performed in both her “Paparazzi” MTV Music Awards performance, Fame Ball, the Fame Monster and Emmy Award-winning Monster Ball world tours. He also appeared in music videos for Poker Face, Love Game, Paparazzi, Telephone and Judas. Silas accompanied the super star for four and a half years. Michael currently choreographs for a variety of Billboard recording artists and lives in Los Angeles.

TOKYO

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 TOKYO has a very unique induction into dance as he was not introduced to dance till he was a Senior in high school. Tokyo grew up in the martial arts and began training at age 5. By the age of 15, he attained several black belts in various arts in addition to training in Wrestling, Muay Thai, Boxing and MMA (Cage Fighting). At age 17, after a promising undefeated amateur record, just a few months shy of making a professional career out of MMA (mixed martial arts/cage fighting), TOKYO discovered dance and his life changed drastically. Since leaving the fighting world and entering the dance world, TOKYO has been fortunate enough to have done master classes and choreography in the US, Canada, Australia, Central America, France, Poland, Ukraine and UK for many studios, companies, colleges, casinos and Cirque Du Soleil. TOKYO is returning from France where he choreographed the largest musical production in France’s history, Adam et Eve. In addition, during his time in France, TOKYO choreographed and directed several music videos and TV shows. TOKYO recently choreographed several pieces for SYTYCD-Ukraine. Due to TOKYO’s background in martial arts his approach to dance movement, philosophy and teaching is very unique and has been received and loved by many. TOKYO is currently on faculty at the world renowned professional dance studio Millennium Dance Complex as well as guest faculty with EDGE, Broadway Dance Center and Perridance. He is extremely excited to give back to those that have given so much to him, through the art of dance!