"DORIAN J"

Choreographer | Creative Director

A  native of St. Louis, MO., began his career as a choreographer after founding the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Showstoppers Dance Organization in 2001. Through this, Dorian was afforded the opportunity to appear on BET's Spring Bling, and choreographed opening acts for artists and comedians such as Ying Yang Twins, Neyo, and Ricky Smiley. He was later elected to be the Choreographer for the National Award Winning production entitled "Hip Hop Project", which received the American College Theatre Festival Award for Best Choreography. He began teaching dance in the Little Rock/Jacksonville areas and served as Dance Team Manager for the Arkansas Rhinos and Arkansas Riveryatz Dance Teams. Since then, Dorian has choreographed productions of The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, and appeared on the Lifetime Hit TV Show, "Bring It!" Dorian currently is Director of the Fierce Elite Performance Company in both Little Rock, AR and Dallas, TX. He continues to work heavily in Artist Development, Instruction, Video and Production, and Choreography. Dorian recently launched his talent agency, Agency One, which develops and manages Models, Dancers, Choreographers and Recording Artists. 

| THE STUDENT |

BALLET

  • Center of Contemporary Arts, St. Louis

Rob Martin, Instructor

  • Centre for the Dansarts, Little Rock

Michael Tidwell, Instructor

  • University of Arkansas Little Rock

Stephane Thibeault, Instructor

Rhythm McCarthy, Instructor

Nancy Hapel, Instructor 


JAZZ

  • Center of Contemporary Arts, St. Louis

Rob Martin, Instructor 

  • Centre for the Dansarts

Michael Tidwell, Instructor

  • University of Arkansas Little Rock

Rhythm McCarthy, Instructor

MODERN

  • University of Arkansas Little Rock

Stephanie Thibeault, Instructor

  • Pennsylvania State University

Kimora Franklin, Instructor

  • Various Workshops and Master Classes

HIP HOP

| Classes |

  • International Studies High School

Christopher Shelton, Instructor

  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Steve Broadnax, Instructor 

  • Centre for the Dansarts

Arena J. Bates, Instructor

THEATRE DANCE

  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Steve Broadnax, Instructor

  • University of Arkansas Little Rock

Stephanie Thibeault, Instructor

Rhythm McCarthy, Instructor

  • Pennsylvania State University

Spence Ford, Instructor 

| the instructor |

PULSE DANCE AND FITNESS | HIP HOP/JAZZ/STREET JAZZ/HIP HOP FITNESS

TEACH MULTIPLE DANCE STYLES TO STUDENTS OF ALL AGES. STYLE RANGE FROM BALLET TO FITNESS. 

SHARON'S SCHOOL OF DANCE | HIP HOP/BALLET/LYRICAL/COMPETITIVE DANCE

TAUGHT DANCE TECHNIQUE AND CHOREOGRAPHED ROUTINES FOR DANCE SHOWCASES, PERFORMANCES, RECITALS, AND COMPETITIONS FOR STUDENTS AGES 3 AND OLDER. RECEIVED TOP NATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHER AWARD. 

DANCTASTICS DANCE STUDIO | HIP HOP/JAZZ/POM

TAUGHT DANCE CAMPS AND CHOREOGRAPHED FOR THE JUNIOR HIP HOP AND COMPETITIVE HIP HOP CLASSES. STUDENTS COMPETED AT REGIONAL AND NATIONAL DANCE COMPETITIONS ACROSS THE U.S.IN SOLO, DUET, AND GROUP DIVISIONS. 

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BEEBE | BALLET 1

TAUGHT COLLEGIATE BALLET 1 COURSE TO STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE THEATRE PROGRAM.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY | HIP HOP

HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL 1-3 STUDENTS. CHALLENGED STUDENTS TO WEEKLY CHOREOGRAPHY TASKS TO IMPROVE SKILLS AND DANCE ABILITY. 

RUBY ROOM STUDIOS | SOULETTO

CREATOR AND INSTRUCTOR OF THIS WEEKLY FEEL GOOD SENSUAL HIP HOP CLASS THAT ALLOWS DANCERS TO BE TRUE TO SELF AND TRUE TO DANCE. CLASS IS ONLY FOR STUDENTS 18 AND OVER. HEELS OPTIONAL.

SEMI-PRO DANCE TEAM MANAGEMENT

ARKANSAS RHINOS

| ARKANSAS RHINESTONES DANCE TEAM |

CHOREOGRAPHED ALL DANCE TEAM PERFORMANCES AND ROUTINES. CONDUCTED AUDTIONS AND SELECTED TEAM MEMBERS. ASSISTED TEAM SPONSOR WITH UNIFORM SELECTION AND PHOTOSHOOTS. ACCOMPANIED DANCE TEAM DURING PROMOTIONAL EVENTS.

ARKANSAS RIVERCATZ

| ARKANSAS RIVERKITTYZ DANCE TEAM |

CHOREOGRAPHED ALL DANCE TEAM PERFORMANCES AND ROUTINES. SCHEDULED AND DIRECTED REHEARSALS AND PRODUCED PERFORMANCE MUSIC. CONDUCTED AUDITIONS, DESIGNED UNIFORMS, AND MONITORED ALL PERFORMANCES. ACCOMPANIED DANCE TEAM DURING PROMOTIONAL EVENTS. FORMER DANCERS INCLUDE CYCLE 14 WINNER OF AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL: KRISTA WHITE

DALLAS ELITE

| ELITE DOLLS DANCE TEAM |

CHOREOGRAPHED ALL ROUTINES FOR THE SECOND DANCE SEASON. PRODUCED MUSIC AND DIRECTED PHOTOSHOOTS. FILMED AND EDITED PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL. ACCOMPANIED DANCE TEAM DURING PROMOTIONAL EVENTS. 

| ARTIST DEVELOPMENT |

GINA GEE

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT/CHOROEGRAPHY

DAVID SONG

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT/CHOREOGRAPHY

ANTWOINE LAMAR

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

CRYSTAL G

CHOROEGRAPHY

CANDICE COOPER

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT/CHOREOGRAPHY

| PRODUCTIONS |

WORD UP

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY 

CHOREOGRAPHY

FUNK IT UP ABOUT NOTHIN'

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

CHOREOGRPAHY

THE COLOR PURPLE

SBC PRODUCTION 

CHOREOGRPAHY/COSTUMING

DREAMGIRLS

SBC PRODUCTION 

CHOREOGRAPHY/COSTUMING

| MUSIC VideoS |

FRANKEL SISTERS

"DON'T JUDGE ME"

RELEASE: AUG 17, 2017

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