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Young Dance Academy, Inc. is where strong, driven individuals will develop a lifelong passion for dance. We’re proud to see where our students have come from, and their continued interest in learning and growing with the industry. Over the years, we have seen so many of our dancers pursue their dreams in a number of ways.
From starring in hit television shows like Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, working with prominent names in the entertainment industry, and cross-continental touring with countless productions of distinguished professional dance companies, you’ll learn the skills and confidence necessary to take on the world.
Our StudioOur cutting-edge facility is located in the heart of Oak Creek, WI, just blocks from I-94 and General Mitchell International airport. We are centrally located to accommodate families within the greater Milwaukee area, surrounding suburbs, and Northern Illinois.
Young Dance Academy, Inc. has four spacious and fully-equipped studio rooms complete with raised wood flooring, essential for safe, and swift movements. There is plenty of parking, and a comfortable, spacious lobby to wait for your dancer to finish. Our friendly front desk staff is always there to greet you and help you with anything you may need.
Nick moved out to Los Angeles after appearing in the Top 20 on Season 8 of “So You Think You Can Dance” as a tap dancer. He has also choreographed for “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation” latest season. Nick’s film/TV credits include Ted 2, Glee, The Goldbergs, and Shake It Up. He recently formed a tap group, Rhythmatic Tap Company, featured on NBC’s World of Dance with Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, and NeYo.
Nick was a 2016 Capezio Ace Awards finalist with his tap piece, “Come Together”. View it here! In 2017, he was awarded 2nd Runner-Up at the Ace Awards with a new piece “The Light”! Nick is currently on staff with 24 Seven Dance Convention and continues to teach and choreograph around the country.
Shannon has most recently relocated to NYC to take part in Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester in hopes to sign with an agent for future auditions in the city!
After graduating from Young Dance Academy, Inc., Kristi went on to study at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance, Cum Laude. In 2010, she joined the Sarasota Ballet of Florida, under the direction of Iain Webb. She moved her way up from coryphee in 2013, soloist in 2014, and was recently promoted to First Soloist in 2016. Her featured roles include:
Ashton’s Enigma Variations (Isobel Fitton)
A Wedding Bouquet (Webster)
Jazz Calendar (Tuesday’s Child)
Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes (Second Campaign)
Bruce’s Sergeant Early’s Dream; de Mille’s Rodeo (Cowgirl)
de Valois’ The Rake’s Progress (Mother)
Graziano’s In a State of Weightlessness
Taylor’s Company B
Tuckett’s The Secret Garden (Mrs. Lennox)
Tudor’s Gala Performance (Russian Ballerina)
Wheeldon’s The American
Sir Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering
George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and Rubies
Christopher Bruce’s Sergeant Early’s Dream
Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, Paul Taylor’s Company B
Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs
Antony Tudor’s Lilac Garden and Gala Performance
Kristi has also performed with the Sarasota Ballet at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as part of Ballet Across America and at City Center in New York City as part of the Fall for Dance Festival.
Currently living in Cleveland, Ohio, Kendra is pursuing acting and modeling. She is signed with Heyman Agency in Cleveland. Kendra has walked the runway for Fashion Week Cleveland with Tre Sorelle Boutique. She has modeled for Free Expression Clothing and Nike. She will be appearing in 2 separate Nike commercials, one with LeBron James and the other with Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Her most recent modeling job includes a Macy’s photo shoot!
Kendra has appeared in a few Independent films and music videos including PJ Camargo’s “Drunk in Love”.
Kendra hopes to move to LA in a year to further pursue her dreams of making it BIG in show business!
Over his career, Phillip has worked with University of Iowa’s Dancers in Company, Duarte Dance Works, Kayle + Company, Ballet Quad Cities, Ballet Austin, Minnesota Dance Theatre, River North Contemporary Dance Chicago, NoMi Dance Company, Jaxon Movement Arts and Chicago Repertory Ballet. Phillip is currently in his fifth season with Madison Ballet under the direction of W. Earl Smith.
Since the completion of his training at Young Dance Academy, Inc., André relocated to Los Angeles where he worked with artists such as Busta Rhymes, Jessica Simpson, and Jennifer Lopez. André’s career has taken him to Las Vegas where he performed in the epic show, “A New Day…” starring Celine Dion and with Bette Midler and the Cirque du Soleil show “Viva Elvis”! André performed on the hit reality TV show “Dancing With The Stars”. Choreography credits include Cirque du Soleil, Nevada Ballet Theatre Capezio ACE Choreography Awards (1st Runner-Up) which he then went onto create Gray St.. André’s newest choreographic adventure with Cirque du Soleil’s Allavita! is taking him to Expo Milano 2015 in Italy!
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