Adam PARSON boasts previous accomplishments including the Power Rangers World Tour, commercials for Pepsi, Shell Oil, Industrials for Fila and Redken and television appearances in 3rd Rock from the Sun and Fame LA. Adam's proud achievements include being founder, director and choreographer of Commonality Dance Company, which is currently in rehearsals for its 2009-2010 season. Adam also teaches and choreographs at many schools, universities and performing arts centers all over the world. In 2009, Adam choreographed for Australia’s So You Think You Can Dance. Adam is also co-founder of a dance networking website called DancePlug.com. The website features great dance resources as well as online dance classes.

Ryan LOHOFF is currently teaching for several local studios in Southern California. You can also find him performing and choreographing for “Tap Sounds Underground”, a Southern Californian based Tap Company. Some of Ryan’s television credits include the FOX television show “30 Seconds to Fame” and also CBS's “Star Search” with Arsenio Hall. Most recently he recorded his tap sounds on the demo track for the movie remake of “Fame” and worked on the pre-production of “Sammy,” a new musical about the life of Sammy Davis Jr. Ryan has taught on numerous conventions including Co Dance, LA Dance Magic, SLIDE, and many other master classes and conventions across the US and the world sharing his love for dance.

Gregg RUSSELL brings to tap an eclectic mix of style including hip-hop, jazz, and lyrical, with a traditional base, reminiscent of Gene Kelly and the Nicholas Brothers.  It is a joy to watch him dance"- Kenny Ortega, Emmy award winning director and choreographer. Gregg is an Emmy nominated choreographer and has worked with such stars as Bette Midler, Gene Kelly, The Nicholas Brothers, Michael Jackson, Gregory Hines, John Lithgow and Savion Glover. Gregg has also featured on the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine as an entrepreneur who directs his own tap company titled “Tap Sounds Underground” and directs the corporation 3D Dance Network, Inc. Gregg’s latest projects include dancing in an upcoming Volkswagon national commercial, performing in the Jerry Lewis Telethon and Dance Halloween charity event hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis.  He is hosting and producing “Tap Into the Network” intensives, traveling to 4-6 different cities throughout the country in the summer of 2011 (www.tapintothenetwork.com).  He is also developing and directing a reunion "Tapsounds Underground" show in May 2011 to celebrate 12 years of entertaining with his L.A. based tap company.

Barry YOUNGBLOOD dancer choreographer extraordinaire, is the most highly sought-after dancer and choreographer by many superstars. Topping the list are Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Busta Rhymes, Pink, Brian McKnight, Nelly, Baby Bash and Frankie J. His brand of Hip Hop is fierce and ferocious dubbing Barry as the King of Hip Hop in his realm of music videos. Barry has also made an impact on stage at many award ceremonies including MTV, VH1, Soul Train and Miss America Pageants. Recently Barry achieved gold medals as choreographer for the USA Dance Team at the World Championships. Barry has just finished choreographing a new music video for Marina and the Diamonds.

Gustavo VARGAS a well accomplished dancer and choreographer, has worked with the likes of Jessica Simpson, N’SYNC, Jennifer Lopez (on her world tour), Britney Spears and has performed at the MTV VMA's, the Grammy's, and on Janet Jackson's MTV Icon Performance. Gustavo’s choreography can be seen on the 2008, 2009 and current season of “So you think you can Dance” - Canada, Season 6 of the US version, Dance Your Ass Off, Dancing With The Stars for Cool and The Gang and group Salsa performances for all the couples. He has also contributed to the Las Vegas show Show in the Sky at the Rio Hotel, and danced on feature films “Rent”, ”Be Cool” , “Dirty Dancing II - Havana Nights” and "Along Came Polly". You may also find Gustavo travelling across the US and abroad teaching all styles from Hip Hop to Salsa.

Alison FAULK was inspired by her musical parents to start dancing at age 3, she moved to LA at 19 to study on Tremaine Scholarship and soon after started a professional career. Alison has been blessed to dance for Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, and Missy Elliot, to name a few. She as also appeared in the films Step Up 2, You Got Served, American Beauty, and Austin Powers 1 and 2. She has also assisted on choreography for the last two Madonna tours, as well as for Miley Cyrus. As a choreographer, Alison most recently co-choreographed P!NK’s Funhouse World Tour. Her film credits include, B-Girl, The Last Godfather, Elektra Lux, and Go For It. She is also a member of the all female hip hop crew, The Beat Freaks, as well as the streetdance company the 'Groovaloos'.

Sparkles Dance Studio Convention | Alison FAULK

Guest Faculty

Gina STARBUCK is a triple threat performer who has worked with the likes of Prince, Adam Lambert and Gavin DeGraw. Gina has also starred in the LA company of the Broadway hit, Wicked as the Witch's Mother. Since working in Los Angeles Gina has appeared on various television shows, films and commercials with credits including America's Got Talent, The Young and the Restless, and Bring it on 3 & 5. As a choreographer Gina's credits include America's Got Talent and CMT's Your Chance to Dance. Gina is on faculty at many prestigious conventions and dance studios including, Edge PAC , Millenium Dance Complex, CoDance and is guest faculty on PULSE.

Sparkles Dance Studio Convention | Gina STARBUCK

RJ DURELL has taken his vast knowledge of dance, and made his mark in all mediums of the entertainment industry. From the most successful tours, to movie musicals, RJ has lent his talents to many projects that help to shape how we view dance today. He contributed his choreographic vision on Madonna’s “Confessions” Tour which led him to work with various recording artists including The Spice Girls “ Reunion Tour”, Celine Dion’s “Taking Chances Tour”, Hilary Duff, The Veronica’s, Keyshia Cole, and was invited back to work with Madonna on her 2008 “Sticky and Sweet Tour”, the highest grossing solo-artist tour of all time. His talents have also been utilized on national commercials for Fruit of the Loom, Coke-a-Cola, and Fanta. RJ’s film and television credits include Nickelodeon’s original movie musical, Spectacular!, a ballet based episode of Cold Case, and the feature film Iron Man. RJ hopes to continue to share his innovative and unique voice, directing and choreographing in all areas of show business, leaving his mark as a Goldenboy of Entertainment.

Sparkles Dance Studio Convention | RJ DURELL
Follow Us On YouTube Follow Us On DancePlug Follow Us On FaceBook