Meet The team!
For Clinton, dance is like owning a planet. He loves that he can literally be anything he want’s, do anything he pleases, and feel completely free of judgment. Clinton treats choreography, his curriculum, and his performances as a hidden language that gives others an invitation to your planet. Growing up, he felt limited on how to think, what to do, what to wear, who to be….and the list goes on! Through dance, Clinton found himself. Favorite Styles: Contemporary, Acrobatics, Jazz Funk, Heels & Ballet Favorite Quote: “I hope that my movement invites anyone watching, that it gives a welcoming invitation to my place of freedom, hurt, and healing-- my planet.” – Tazz
Jessica Obregón is dancer and choreographer who has been teaching dance for the last 15 years in south Florida. She has danced for major artists such as: Tony Dize, Jen Carlos Canela, Jake Miller, Neyo, Pitbull, Sean Kingston and many others. Her favorite style of dance is hip hop.
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Pato is a profesional dancer, choreographer and teacher with 11 years of experience and with training in hip hop, commercial choreo, ballroom dancing and Latin styles. He is also Peru's Dancing with the Stars' winner, Winner of the Richfam Luis Fonsi, Nacho, Farina, Premios tu música urbano 2020 (Nicky Jam, Sech, Wisin y yandel, Farruko, Nklave)
Pato first learned to dance in the streets of his hometown Callao in Peru. He trained in studios like Movement Lifestyle, Millennium, Debbie Reynolds, etc. After years of training, he began start teaching in Peru, and then in different countries like Russia, France, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and now here in Miami. He wants to bring Latino vibes with Reggaeton and Latin Fusion! See you in class!
Lilliam always had a passion for dance and acrobatics growing up, so at the age of eight she started teaching herself how to dance and tumble. Lilliam has now been instructing students in acrobatics, stretch, and conditioning for eight years. She has also performed and danced professionally in music videos and stages like… “La Hora Pico”, “The Brazilian Press Awards”, “Ultra Music Festival“, and “Premios Lo Nuestro” – and many other events. As she continues with her passion Lilliam always reminds others that it is never too late to do what you love. Favorite Styles: Jazz, Jazz Funk & Hip-Hop. Favorite Quote: “No pain, no gain!”- Unknown
Shawn Ebanks is a national award winning filmmaker with over 9 years of experience. He has worked on music videos, documentaries, films, and dance visuals for amateur to professional level dancers all over south Florida and across the United States. Being a dancer himself, he specializes in dance content with a focus on Hip Hop and R&B creators.
Natanael Leal is a dancer, teacher, artist and choreographer. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; They studied at CAD de Campo Grande(Rio de Janeiro) and Miami City Ballet School. Leal has studied many styles of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Samba de Roda, Jongo, Capoeira, Boi Bumbá and others. They have worked professionaly with CIA de Ballet do Rio de Janeiro directed by Alice Arja, Ballet Fantastique in Eugene Oregon and now Leal is currently a Company Member with Dimensions Dance Theater of Miami- directed by Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra. Leal’s career highlights include performing in Theaters such as THE JOYCE theater (NYC) & Jacob’s Pillow (MA) and ballets like Light Rain by Gerald Arpino, Juanita e Alicia by Septime Webre and La Luna by Vicente Nebrada. Leal’s free spirit and love for dance and passion for the arts shows through with each work they were involved in and choreography they compose. Imaginative and creative, Leal is constantly seeking the inspiration which will bring the next performance to life. Favorite Styles: Jazz, Contemporary & Heels Favorite Quote: “Being a unicorn doesn’t mean to be perfect; it means to be able to fall, get back up and never lose your soul.” – Nataneal Leal
Chanel is a model, actress, dancer, and choreographer. She has been featured on TV, in movies, commercials, music videos, festivals, fashion shows and more. Her credits include the SuperBowl LIV half-time performance with Shakira, Adidas, VH-1 Production, Drake, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Nicki Minaj, Future, Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, Quavo, and more!
Samantha Shields began dancing (recreationally) since she was a young girl! She has been training for more than 5 years and dancing professionally for about 4 years now. Sammy specializes in Stiletto (heels) dancing as well as Afro-fusion, Dancehall , Reggaeton, Hip-Hop and Jazz Funk! Along the way, she's had the opportunity to do music videos, stage performances, live television performances, commercials and much more! Her credits include Doja Cat, Ozuna, Shakira, Young Thug, Drake, Farruko, Rauw Alejandro and many many more!
Sammy's class incorporates technique and choreography in heels. You will dive into floor work, lines , strength, control, confidence, flexibility and many other aspects as you go. This class is not gender exclusive and will require everyone to dig deep.
Kianna is a multi-faceted spirit who specializes in graphic design, social media, and creative direction. Working with the instructors, and our videographer, she helps to bring the DCF vision and purpose to life!