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****ANY RETURNING FACULTY MEMBERS WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THEIR PREVIOUS CITY/CITIES.
​RETURNING FACULTY WILL BE ATTENDING DIFFERENT LOCATIONS THAN THEY HAVE PREVIOUSLY VISITED.****
****GUEST TEACHERS WILL BE PROVIDING ELITE PARTICIPANTS WITH 2 EXTRA HOURS OF WORKSHOPS IN 2018! GUEST TEACHERS ARE NOT OFFICIAL FACULTY MEMBERS.****

REX KLINE

Originally from Canada, and now based in Los Angeles, Juliette Irons is quickly becoming well-known for her abstract movement all over North America. After spending one season as a principal dancer for MaSHUP contemporary dance company, as well as training with Netherlands Dance Theater in for a summer in holland, Juliette creatively directed and choreographed a full length show entitled "DISORDER" in march of 2013. Also, Juliette was one of 5 soloists featured in "Regretless" - a collaborative dance show with musical artist Richard Walters. Juliette recently travelled on a 3-city teaching tour of Australia, including the Brent Street Studios Arts College Program in Sydney, where she also set choreography. Juliette was chosen to speak and present her work at the UK Synesthesia Association Conference in London, as well as held master classes at Studio Harmonic in Paris. This past year Juliette was a faculty member of Top 10 Dance Challenge Convention tour, and teaches regularly at EDGE performing arts center in LA, as well as Movement Lifestyle and Millennium Dance Complex. Juliette was also selected as a finalist for the 2013 and 2014 Capezio Ace Awards. Recently Juliette featured as dancer in AXIOM dance Theatre's latest evening-length production "LILIT", in Los Angeles. She continues to travel around choreographing and teaching her unique brand of musicality and technique.

LYDIA PURVES-WARE

KAITLYN CONLEY

Kaitlyn Conley began dancing at age 2 and has extensively trained in jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, tap and ballroom, under many teachers including Natasha Louis and Slawomir Wozniak from Master Ballet Academy in Phoenix, Arizona.  Kaitlyn earned the title of JUMP’S  “Senior National Female VIP Winner” at age 16, and began touring with JUMP all over the United States assisting the top choreographers in the industry.  While earning her degree in Business Law at Arizona State University, Kaitlyn enjoyed dancing for the school’s nationally ranked, two-time UCI World Jazz Champion dance team, performing for numerous events including the XLXI Super Bowl pre-game and half-time show. As the team’s choreography captain, Kaitlyn choreographed for college football and basketball halftime performances and ASU’s jazz routines for UDA College Dance Team Nationals and UCI Worlds Competitions, continuing after graduation as assistant coach and choreographer for ASU’s dance team. Kaitlyn travels throughout the United States, Canada and Costa Rica teaching master classes, judging and setting award-winning choreography for various dance competitions/conventions, competition dance studios, high school and University dance teams.

Molly started her elite training at the age of three. Molly is highly sought after for her technicality and detail to movement. Together with her years of dance training, teaching and live performances, she has shaped a reputable and powerful place in the dance industry. As a teacher and choreographer, Molly's disciplined and intense teaching style brings her students to the forefront in skill, style, and originality. You can see Molly's award-winning work in “Bang Bang", which went undefeated, earning her Best Jazz Performance at the 2015 Las Vegas Dance Awards. Molly's television appearances include "America's Got Talent", Lifetime's hit show "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition" and "Dance Moms” as a guest choreographer on several episodes, as well as “Raising Asia”.

Rex Kline is an LA based dancer and choreographer who loves to spread inspiration and motivation through dancers of all ages and styles. Starting his dance career as early as he could walk, Rex started training  in Hiphop and Tap. Throughout the years branching out to Jazz, Contemporary, and Ballet. He started teaching at age 16 and continues to do so. Around the same time he also began working with Adrenaline and Revive Dance Conventions in the ACE program, and now continues his training there as a professional assistant. Among many, some of Rex's jobs include: guest on the Steve Harvey Show, performed on Maury Povich, danced in Glee, and recently worked with British artist HRVY. Rex is very grateful and eager to join this years faculty.​

Lydia Purves-Ware began dancing at the age of 7 in her hometown of Lake Almanor, CA where she trained strictly in Ballet and Jazz. After graduating high school and moving to Reno, NV and later Boulder, CO she found a love for Contemporary, Improvisation and Hip-Hop styles. In Colorado Lydia worked with the Contemporary company Rogue Co., The Schiff Dance Collective, and the all female Hip-Hop crew The Janes, as well as teaching at various studios in the Boulder/Denver area. In 2011 she was awarded the Italy/USA Dance Movement Scholarship to live and study dance in Florence, Italy where she was named Premier Assoluto Talento by renowned choreographer Alex Atzewi. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2013, Lydia has worked with artists such as Talia Favia, Cat Cogliandro, Christopher ‘Pharside’ Jennings, Kitty McNamee, Juliette Irons, the musical group Purity Ring, K.Flay, Daya and Fitz and the Tantrums to name a few. Lydia has recently signed with Go 2 Talent Agency and currently teaches classes all over the western United States as well as with CLI Studios. Lydia also co-founded the workshop Breakthrough alongside Juliette Irons.
Having such a strict background, Lydia believes strongly in foundation. Her appreciation for this lead her to journey into the art of Breaking, training extensively with greats such as Paranoid Android (Christopher Pinedo of Knuckleheads Cali) and Rascal Randi (Randi Fleckenstine of The Beat Freaks). This inspired Lydia to start fusing her foundations of Ballet and Breaking together using a Contemporary approach, while still holding true to our feelings and actions as pedestrians; as humans.
Always viewing herself as a student, Lydia absorbs every bit she can from everyone she can and continues to seek out education in new styles and approaches of dance while never forgetting to come first and foremost from the heart.


JULIETTE IRONS
KAITLYN CONLEY
LYDIA PURVES-WARE
​MOLLY LONG
MOISES PARRA
​REX KLINE

KAILI BRIGHT
RYAN VETTEL
STRUTHER WHITE
VICKIE ROAN
GUEST TEACHERS

ALEX BROOKS
AMEY RAHEY
COURTNEY CONOVAN
THOMAS L. COLFORD
​BREANNA HALL



MOLLY LONG

GUEST TEACHERS

​At the tender age of 4 years old Kaili Bright enrolled in a dance class hoping to boost confidence never knowing it would lead to an infatuation with the art of dance and a career in the industry. Coming from a studio background being trained in all styles she found out at a very young age that with a lot of hard work and consistency that your dreams were attainable. Entering the industry at the age of 16 Kaili is definitely a prime example of you can achieve anything you set your mind to having had the amazing opportunities to dance behind artists such as Justin Bieber, NERD/Pharrell, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Jason Derulo, Hailee Steinfeld, Fifth Harmony and more. She hopes to use her talents and passion for the arts to inspire kids across the globe to follow their dreams.

Struther White began his professional dance career in Los Angeles after graduating high school in 2011. He is currently represented by Go2Talent agency. Recent credits include Purity Ring Tour and Music Videos, The Weekend Music Video, Joy Commercial, Staples commercial, Vivienne Westwood magazine promotional, Audi TT in Beijing, China, performances with Eden Xo, Jack Black, and several LA contemporary companies. This is his first year on Royal Flux.

KAILI BRIGHT

AMEY RAHEY
Amey began her dance training in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She has trained in numerous styles, and has always sought out additional dance education. As a young dancer, she has had the opportunity to work closely with highly respected choreographers such as Blake McGrath, Teddy Forance, Nick Lazzarini, and Bobby Newberry. Amey began choreographing at the age of twelve, and has received many awards and scholarships at events across North America. Since graduating in 2015 with a B.Comm. degree and a major in accounting, Amey has begun doing freelance choreography for studios all over the Maritimes, and teaching at a variety of intensives. She has been chosen to take part in many renowned training programs, such as The Gypsy Project LA, the Dana Foglia Dance Training Program, the SoulEscape Company Intensive, and the RUBBERBANDance Winter Workshop. These programs allowed her to work alongside an intimate group of artists to learn from instructors such as Erica Sobol, Dana Foglia, Justin Giles, Victor Quijada, Jiri Pokorny, Tilman O’Donnell, Medhi Walerski, Lisa Ebeyer, David Harvey, Dana Wilson, Will Johnston, Jen Osorio Pendleton, and Alan Salazar, to name a few. Additionally, she will be performing as a company member in the upcoming Soul Escape show in Los Angeles. Amey continues to seek out opportunities in order to fulfill her desire to perform and continuously grow as an artist.
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ALEX BROOKS
Alex grew up dancing in the Dallas community and has been heavily influenced by those around her. As a student at Dance Industry, she was given a chance to teach and choreograph solos for her younger peers and that is where she found her love for teaching. She’s trained at prestigious summer intensives including Hubbard Street Dance Summer Intensive, San Francisco Conservatory, and The Soul Escape Company Intensive. She attended Marymount Manhattan and decided that her path would be different than others and was ready to dive into the world of teaching. Alex is so happy to be sharing her love of dance with any and everyone.
COURTNEY CONOVAN
Courtney Conovan, originally from Austin, Texas, is currently pursuing her BFA in Dance at SUNY Purchase. She grew up as a competitive dancer and gymnast and has worked closely with Emily Shock, Will Johnston, Matt Luck, Jason Gorman, Kirsten Russell, Kate Jablonski as well as many other choreographers. Recently, Courtney was a company member of Soul Escape, under the direction of Justin Giles, and Reverence Dance Project, under the direction of Quinton Weathers. She also danced in pop artist Paige Finlay’s music video “Always There”. Courtney spends her summers training at local and national intensives such as Ballet Austin, The Dance Sessions, and Soul Escape. Along with being a student and a performer, she is actively engaged in teaching and choreographing. 
THOMAS L. COLFORD
Young, determined and unwavering zeal. Thomas was born on the small island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia where he began his artistic pursuits. At 16, this hunger to perform, and persistent work ethic brought him to Toronto, where he began his professional career. Thomas is a versatile performer with training in film and stage acting, a plethora of dance disciplines, singing, and several musical instruments. He has trained across the continent with LB Acting Studio, Armstrong Acting Studio, Cadence School of Ballet, The Male Initiative and Mather Dance Company. Thomas’ film and TV credits include a leading role in season 2 of Backstage, Center Stage: On Point, Guillermo del Toro’s: The Strain, IRL: The Series, pre-recorded content for Imagine Dragons’ North American: Smoke + Mirrors Tour, and the 2013 & 2015 Much Music Video Awards; to name a few. Aside from his passion for film, Thomas has proven himself to be at home on stage as well. Some highlights have been dancing with Janet Jackson in the Toronto show of her latest world tour Unbreakable, Legends of Rock n’ Roll (Drayton Theatre), and the prestigious 2014 Dizzy Feet Foundation Charity Gala in Hollywood. Other credits include: MAC Cosmetics, Cineplex, Toronto International Film Festival, IOGO; and print ads for Roots Canada and the Canadian National Exhibition. As a choreographer select credits include Bell Media’s IRL: The Series, and The Return of the Cape Breton Liberation Army (Highland Arts Theatre). Thomas was also recently the associate choreographer for the Toronto Eaton Centre’s Craft Joy spring campaign. Thomas has built a notable online presence through his short film projects and social media platforms. As a producer, Thomas has created several short films and last year held an event called Interpose advocating for Dancer’s Rights in Canada. Interpose was an evening featuring some of Canada’s finest choreographers and dance activists, that has left an impact on Toronto’s dance scene. This summer Thomas is producing his first original full length production, Chiaroscuro, an intense evening of dance theatre benefitting arts education in the Maritime provinces. From stage to screen, Thomas shows no sign of slowing down, always pursuing growth and art. All while remembering his mantra; “Made With Purpose”.
BREANNA HALL
Breanna Hall began her dance training at the age of 3 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. During her years as a student, she was given the opportunity to teach and choreograph for her studio’s younger dancers, which is when she found her passion for teaching. Since then, her choreography has received numerous awards and recognition at various dance competitions in the Maritimes. Growing up, Breanna always sought out as many conventions and classes as possible, working with some choreographers such as Teddy Forance, Stacey Tookey, Mia Michaels, etc. While earning her BSc at the university of Ottawa, Breanna danced for their varsity dance team to further her training while pursuing her studies. During these years Breanna was fortunate enough to perform in various productions such as The Nutcracker, and the Winterlude festival in Ottawa. After graduating university, Breanna took part in a hip hop training and mentorship program, School of Groove, under the direction of Kelly Gammie and Queenie S. Vincente, to improve her overall versatility as both a performer and a teacher. Breanna is so grateful to be able to share her love for dancing as well as teaching with everyone.




STRUTHER WHITE

****GUEST TEACHERS WILL BE PROVIDING ELITE PARTICIPANTS WITH 2 EXTRA HOURS OF WORKSHOPS IN 2018! GUEST TEACHERS ARE NOT OFFICIAL FACULTY MEMBERS.****

Moises Parra, born and raised in Orange County CA, began dancing at age four training in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop. He has gotten much recognition for his dancing as well as numerous awards growing up. Moises danced along side Jessie Riley and her company WESTSIDE Dance Project as well as Justin Giles’ Soul Escape .He has been working professionally since the age of fifteen. Training at Elevation Studios, Moises starred in Awesomeness TV’s hit dance show "Dancers Off The Floor". Some of his other credits include ABC Family "Bunheads", Just Dance Disney, Kidz Bop, X Factor, Dance Moms, and Just Dance 2 Commercials to name a few. Upon graduating high school he competed on FOX's television dance show "So You Think You Can Dance" for their 12th season being apart of their top 10 stage dancers under the mentorship of Emmy Award winner Travis Wall. He was also apart of the "So You Think You Can Dance” Season 12 tour where he performed in 70 cities all across the U.S and Canada. Residing in Los Angeles, Moises continues to dance and choreograph all over the country as well as tour with dance convention Art Of Movement being apart of their faculty.

MOISES PARRA

JULIETTE IRONS

Vickie Roan began dancing at The Dance Factory School of Performing Arts in Rancho Palos Verdes, California under the direction of Michelle Monreal, Julianne Thompson and Ami Mattison. Vickie graduated from the performing arts high school, OCSA, and is now pursuing her undergraduate education at Chapman University, where she is planning to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance with degrees in Psychology and Anthropology as well.  She plays an active role in her dance community as the current co-vice president of Chapman Dance Alliance on campus. Vickie is excited and grateful to have been able to tour the country assisting and working for Adrenaline Dance Convention as an ACE, to have professional credits that include Jason Gorman & Nicole Hogg's Marrow Dance, Cat Cogliandro's catastrophe!, Ami Mattison's Mattidance, and to be a professional company member of Jessica Starr's MusEffect and Justin Giles' SoulEscape. Her most recent endeavor with Justin has allowed her to explore her role as the creative assistant of SoulEscape, while performing and teaching at the Company Intensive and Summer Event as a company member. She is excited to continue exploring her voice as a teacher alongside pursuing her education and aspiration to remain a forever student. 

Ryan Vettel is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and musician from Carson City, NV, based in Los Angeles, CA. Starting at the age of 3, he has trained under and worked with such names as; Gregg Russell, Sam Weber, Jason Samuels Smith, Christopher Scott, Jason Janas, Erica Sobol, Tilman O'Donnell, Andrew Winghart, Nappytabs, and Kyle Hanagami to list a few. He's recently been found working for artists such as Fergie and Vanness Wu, as well as composing music for artists worldwide.

VICKIE ROAN

RYAN VETTEL

2018 FACULTY