Dennis Lockman grew up in Princeton Texas playing sports such as basketball, baseball, football, track, cross country, dancing and water skiing. A sports injury led him to further pursue his passion for yoga and in the entertainment industry which involved dancing and modeling. He signed with his first modeling agency at age 14 and other agencies in dance, modeling and acting when he move to Los Angeles at the age of 18. Dennis has done several runway shows including LA Fashion Week, modeled for ad campaigns such as J Beverly Hills and D Magazine, he has toured as a dancer with Showstopper and World of Dance and he was a member of the Soul Fresh Fam for 2 years touring and dancing professional gigs with his crew. He has created a biblically-inspired form of fitness called Toga which he has taught internationally as well as in California and Texas. Dennis' goal is to inspire others with his vision.
Ryan Warren began his choreography career at age 16. With skillful musicality and a diversity of styles that set him apart, Ryan was soon teaching master classes across the United States, while also performing with popular artists including Destiny's Child and Carrie Underwood. He was a featured dancer in the original music video for "You Are for Me" by Christian recording artist, Kari Jobe, has appeared in several popular YouTube commercials, and made cameo appearances with musical artist Britt Nicole. In addition, he has choreographed for television shows like Barney the Dinosaur, collegiate dance teams such as Kansas University and Missouri State, and multiple NFL Cheerleading organizations including the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders. Because of his passion to continually develop young artists, Ryan has served as creative director and choreographer for serval National Tours. He has also been affiliated and taught for many dance conventions including The Adrenaline Dance Convention, Dance Revolution, The Drop Off, Urban Legends and Cre8tion Dance. Ryan currently teaches hip-hop for the Dupree Dance Convention and is the staff choreographer for Gateway Church where he has choreographed large-scale musicals including, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, and Truthical . He also continues to travel across the country teaching Master Classes and choreography for local studios and dance teams.
Seminar & Specialty Instructors
Erique Mitchell has been full force in his career and has seen a lot of success in a short amount of time. He is making a name for himself in the dance world as a principal dancer and choreographer. Erique's recent credits are Pitch Perfect 3, Honey Rise Up and Dance where he received choreography credits as well as being a principal dancer, Step Up High Water, Teen Choice Awards, CMT Awards with Pharrell Williams and Little big Town, BET Awards with R Kelly, Barbershop 3, and 8 Days. He has been in several National Commercials such as: Spotify App Ad, Airheads, Coca-Cola, and Dairy Queen. Erique has also been in Music Videos with Janelle Monae and Demi Lovato and has trained with Antoine Troupe and Usher. He has created his own company called Chosen & Equipped where he speaks at different venues and opens people minds on what God's purpose is for them.
Keith Green is an athletic dancer who has gained credits in numerous local as well as national markets. His exposure in a variety of media and hands-on teachings offer clients a well rounded and experienced talent. Keith attended the University of Arkansas, where he played football. Injuries caused his sport to change to dance, and since then he has been choreographing and dancing consistently on television, in music videos, tours, commercials and industrials. He has been teaching kids and adults of all ages at studios and energetic hip hop master classes throughout the country for over 15 years now. Keith was formerly represented by Clear Talent Groups out of Los Angeles, CA. Choreography includes work for the record label National Recording Artists Tyrese Gibson, Marcos Hernandez, MTV's "My Super Sweet 16", MTV3's "Road to Menudo", film "El Guitartist", MLS Championship Cup Half-Time Show, NFL's Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and AFL's Dallas Desperados Dancers, Toni N Guy Photographic Awards, National Dance Alliance/National Cheerleaders Association. He also choreographed competitive hip hop numbers for Commack Cougarettes (3rd at NDA High School Nationals 2012) and Odessa High School (National Champions at MA Nationals 2012), and choreographed for recording artist Larry Gordon for his tour and music video. Keith performances include: music video choreographed by Marty Kudelka and Roger Lee, along with live stage performances in the "Body Art Ball". Additional credits include Good Day Texas, The "V", Teas Lottery "Cash Five" commercial, "Indiana Live Casino" motion caption commercial. Opening performance for Monica, Omarion, Cassie, Ciara, Ice Cube, Chingy, Young Joc, Ludacris, Breathe Carolina, Florida, Taio Cruz and Drake.
Katy Lockman grew up in Farmersville Texas and was a competitive cheerleader and dancer for 7 years. She taught cheer, tumbling and dance to kids ages 5-16 in her hometown while in high school. At the age of 18 she decided to move to Los Angeles and pursue the entertainment industry. After immersing herself in the training of dance professionals and attending acting and dance conservatories she took to auditioning and landed a spot on the 2016-2017 LA Clippers dance squad. Katy also received other credits for acting in an American Express national commercial. Her passion has since moved to creating her own digital content and sharing the art of dance and videography with the world.
Dena Rizzo has spent her career impacting dancers all across the U.S. She has created a Hip Hop Ministry in Louisiana and loves sharing God's love through dance. Some of Dena's credits include: MTV, VH-1, The Black Knight (the movie), Destination Broadway, 20+ years of convention teaching, Showstopper Competition adjudication, Motivational Speaker, and known as Queen of Hip Hop.
Ricky Cole is a professional dancer, choreographer and the CEO of Soul Fresh Clothing & physical extension Soul Fresh Fam, a clothing company and Professional Dance/Mentorship. Ricky is World of Dance Host/MC and Choreographer and has judged competitions all over the U.S and Internationally for Hip Hop International in Ireland and Mexico. He has also traveled the world teaching workshops and master classes sharing his passion and love for dance. Some of his credits include (Americas Best Dance Crew Season 7) Mos Wanted Crew, (Dancing with the Stars) LXD, (Americas Got Talent) Sick Step, (Los Angeles Clippers) Fast Break Crew, Mary J Blige, NAS, Busta Rhymes, Mims, Snoop Dogg, OK Go, Nike, Reebok, and Choreography in movies such as Siagon Electric and Battle Bboys, and nation commercials. Ricky is excited to elevate the Dance world to the next level by inspiring others to inspire others through their own passion.