SPONSORED DANCERS

Evan Ruggiero

Evan Ruggiero  began dancing at the age of five in his hometown studio and by age ten, he was accepted into the famed New Jersey Tap Ensemble. Upon entering his sophomore year at Montclair State University while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, Evan was suddenly diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare bone […]

Jason Janas

Originally from New Jersey, Jason Janas began tap dance under the instruction of Ms. Deborah Mitchell. Jason has since competed in professional competitions and founded Co.MMIT, a professional LA area based tap company.

Kaelyn Gray

Kaelyn Gray began professional dancing at 18. Kaelyn has since competed in professional competitions across the country. She has been a teacher for 16 years, both at her home school near Cincinnati, OH and across the US and Canada.

Kyle Van Newkirk

Kyle Van Newkirk began his tap dancing career at the age of 5 in Western Nebraska. From appearances on numerous shows as a featured dancer to guest choreography, Kyle has become a well-known dancer across the United States.

Mauricio Fernandez

Mauricio Fernandez is originally from Mexico where he received his early training at Estudio de Danza Antoinette de Puebla. To further his dance education abroad he attended, on full scholarship, the Boston Ballet School, Orlando Ballet, Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in New York City, Idyllwild Arts Academy and Milwaukee Ballet. He also received full scholarships offers to the […]

Michela Lerman

After debuting on Sesame Street at the age of 5, Michela Marino Lerman has worked her way to the top and ranks among the best dancers in the world today. Her style of dancing has dazzled audiences with her her extraordinary rhythmic expression and musical sensibility.

Ryan K. Johnson

Ryan Kenneth Johnson is a virtuosic performer, choreographer and artistic director of SOLE Defined. He is a well-known national and international performer who has been called “purely amazing” by Septime Weber, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet. At the tender age of fourteen, Johnson started his professional journey in the arts by performing with greats […]