Any intermediate/advanced dancer is welcome to attend!
One session is mandatory for all dancers wishing to audition for the RJ's Ellisville or RJ's Chesterfield Competition Team!
Our teaching faculty will be announced soon!
Once the schedule is set, you will receive an email with your specific schedule.
Dancers should wear dancewear and bring all of their shoes. Hair should be pulled away from the face.
Dancers should pack plenty of water, healthy snacks and a sack lunch/dinner.
Koine “Koko” Iwasaki was born in Kanagawa, Japan and moved with her family to the United States when she was two. She grew up in South Florida and began dancing at the age of 3. Through her years of dancing, Koko trained in all styles of dance and began her professional dance career at the age of 16. She has worked with artists such as Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, JBalvin, Becky G, Luis Fonsi, and Camila Cabello. In addition to appearances with artists, Koko went on world tours with artists such as Luis Fonsi and Maluma and also dance tours such as So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars.
Koko was also runner-up on season 14 of “So You Think You Can Dance”, and now a Allstar/Mentor on the show. Other appearances for Koko include the Grammys, Billboard Awards, “The Ellen Show” and most recently the Savage X Fenty Runway show. She now lives in Los Angeles, CA pursuing his career as a professional dancer and educator while also touring with Revive Dance Convention.
Courtney Barclay Born and raised in Southern California and received her dance training from any and every teacher, studio, and convention around. A graduate of Orange County School of the Arts, Courtney went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with two degrees in World Arts and Cultures/Dance as well as in Communication Studies. Upon graduating college, Courtney became the Creative Director of Evoke Dance Movement in Carlsbad, CA. There, she developed the studio’s contemporary curriculum, contributed to the students’ reputation for performance quality and commitment, and discovered her true love for choreography. Concurrently, Courtney trained and performed as a member of Entity Contemporary Dance Company under the direction of Will Johnston and Marissa Osato. Since her career began, Courtney has received countless choreography awards and accolades and has gone on to choreograph stand-out pieces at studios and high schools throughout the country. Most notably, Courtney was a selected choreographer for the 2017 Capezio ACE Awards, where she was honored to display her work alongside some of the best choreographers around. Courtney constantly strives to offer an original and unique choreographic perspective on dance, performance, and the music that accompanies them. Above all else, Courtney takes immense pride in being a role model to young dancers, offering them an example of hard work and commitment to one’s craft.
Doha Abounouadar is a choreographer and educator based in Orlando, Florida. Doha has been teaching and choreographing for 6 years on faculty at a dance studio in Central Florida and as a freelance choreographer. Doha also tours with Adrenaline Dance Convention as a part of their convention management team.
Doha is passionate about sharing her craft with dance students across the country and has traveled to numerous schools and studios to set works of choreography. On the collegiate level, Doha’s work was presented in the Jacksonville University’s 2021 Guest Choreographer Fall Showcase. Doha is also the director of BeNow, a contemporary dance company based in Orlando, Florida. Doha created BeNow in hopes to contribute to and further the professional company scene within the Florida community. As an educator, it is not only Doha’s goal to cultivate a safe space for growth, but also to remain a student herself, learning from likeminded creatives and passing these lessons on to her own students.
Andrea Dobbins is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Summa Cum Laude Honors. She now lives in Los Angeles pursuing commercial dance professionally. She currently is touring with the dance convention, Adrenaline, as an assistant for choreographers such as Sonya Tayeh, Marty Kudelka and Nick Bass. She is also a member of IAMFORCE Dance Company; and on-camera based company under the direction of Chehon Wespi-Tschopp. She has been featured on Nike and House of Hoops commercials and has also choreographed for artists such as Marshmello and the documentary, G-Funk, starring Snoop Dogg.
Madison Johnson is an actor/singer/dancer from St. Louis, Missouri. The daughter of studio owner, Renee Johnson, she grew up in the dance competition circuit and also began working in professional theatres at a young age. She earned her BFA from Elon University and has since been seen regionally at theatres such as The Muny, Paper Mill Playhouse etc. She also toured with the first national tour of the Tony award-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! as a member of the ensemble and understudy of Minnie Fay. Madison has a passion for musical theater and has choreographed several pieces for the RJ's Competition Teams and Performance Teams.