A native of Augusta, Georgia, Christopher R. Wilson is a graduate of John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School and graduated cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. He trained at Colton Ballet School, Cutno Dance Center, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, and The School at Jacob’s Pillow. He began his professional career with BHdos, the second company of Ballet Hispánico, and has performed for Queen Sofía of Spain and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands. He has had the privilege of performing on the main stage of the 2017 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Mr. Wilson has performed works by choreographers Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Wayne McGregor, Camille A. Brown, Kyle Abraham, and Aszure Barton, among others. He has been a guest artist with The Black Iris Project and for the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. In addition to dancing, he has taught numerous workshops and masterclasses and has set choreography all over the world. Mr. Wilson was a member of Ailey II and joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2018.
My name is Jimmy Stanford, and I am based in Atlanta, GA; my stage name is Beatsbyjblack. I have been producing/ making beats for 12 years, working with artists such 2Chainz, The Game, Timbaland, Wayne Brady, etc. I have created and starred in commercials such as GAP, McDonald's, Akai, Redbull, etc. My passion lies in teaching; I currently run a program called "Finger Drumming Academy."
Junna Yagi hails from Japan. She has only been dancing for 8 years, but she has already made a name for herself in the dance community throughout the world. Junna competed with Rogue, led by Jojo Gomez in Season 1 of NBC's World of Dance (WOD). Since then she has traveled around the world teaching at different dance camps and conventions. More recently she appeared on Street Dance Of China Season 4 where she made it into the quarterfinal round.
Kathryn is known from her work on So You Think You Can Dance, appearing both as a
Season 6 contestant and as an All-Star seasons 7-13. Cast as a dancer in the feature
film remake of Fame, she soon appeared as the female lead in Step Up Revolution and
Dance-Off. Kathryn’s TV credits include a guest-starring role on CSI: Las Vegas,
Dancing With The Stars, The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards, and The Kid’s
She has worked with artists such as Muse, Christina Perri, Schiller,
Pharrell Williams & Gesaffelstein, Vienne, Timbaland, Neyo, and John Torres. Kathryn is
a co-creator/featured artist in the documentary Like Air, a principal performer in Ted 2,
the indie drama Lift Me Up, and a choreographer on Britt Nicole’s “Hits Deep Tour”. She
is a co-founding choreographer of CLI Studios, as well as a member of Stacey Tookey’s,
“Still Motion”, “Movement One”, and performed as a guest artist with “Shaping Sound”
for their fall tour in 2015.
Kathryn has a great passion for connecting and sharing with
others, she first had the opportunity to use her motivational background through
traveling with The Revolve Tour as a Featured Speaker. She is a faculty member on
DanceMakers convention and a mentor on Mentorly where she is able to expand her
reach with one on one mentorship around the globe. Kathryn is also a certified
Neurosculpting meditation facilitator and is currently training with Somatic Experiencing
International as an intermediate level student. She is interested in using mindfulness
and science based tools to create environments that are safe enough for students to not
only trust her as an educator, but more importantly begin the process of trusting and
Kayla took her first dance class at the age of 1 and has kept dance in her life ever since. As a kid, Kayla was part of the award-winning dance company at Burns Dance Studio and Augusta West Dance Studio. There she trained intensively in Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary. She competed across the country and took home numerous scholarships and Nationals Titles.
Disney Cruise Line scouted Kayla at age 18 to travel around the world on the Disney Wonder, where she performed in various Broadway-style shows. After completing her contract, Kayla signed to Go 2 Talent Agency and trained heavily at the world-renowned dance studio, Millenium Dance Complex. She worked closely with the faculty and occasionally taught for their junior program.
As a professional dancer, Kayla has danced with Beyonce at Coachella, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige, Jidenna, Daddy Yankee, Earth Wind and Fire, Kid Ink, KeKe Palmer, Will Smith, Will. I.AM and many MORE! She has performed at the Wynn Hotel in Los Vegas, LA Fashion Week, and the BET Awards. You can also see Kayla featured in Kelly Clarkson's music video "Invincible" and UK MVA "Best Dance Video" winner Lorn's "Acid Rain." Other credits include Just Dance National commercials, Crown Royal commercials, Ultimate Ears commercials, and Dance Spirit Magazine's "Best of Nationals."
Kayla has recently moved back to South Carolina, where she is the competition jazz director at Augusta West Dance Studio and Burns Dance Studio. She is also a certified personal trainer and has recently launched KF Movement. In this private training program, she blends her fitness knowledge and dance background to give dancers one-on-one lessons to help them achieve their goals. She loves pushing her students and hopes to inspire them to pursue their dreams.
ShoShannah Estell is a A Multinational award winning contemporary fusion dance Artist. She is the owner and artistic director of ShoFusion Dance Arts Studio where she teaches the Shofusion style and creates several productions a year highlighting this format. A true visionary she is well versed in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, musical theatre, belly dance, modern, and folkloric fusion. With over 20 years of experience performing in music, dance and theatre ShoShannah combines her vast knowledge of dance with her unyielding love of the stage. Venturing down many avenues of creativity, ShoShannah is also a visual abstract artist, writer, actress, costume designer, and vocal performer. A perpetual student herself she is very passionate about the arts and sharing her love of the arts with students and audiences alike. ShoShannah began her formal dance journey at age 14 when she began studying ballet, Modern and Jazz with Martinez Evans dance studio. After a couple of years she moved on to study with August Ballet which led her to study music and dance on a full scholarship at Virginia Intermont College. During her time in college she suffered a knee injury that inadvertently changed her dance trajectory completely. While in physical therapy she happened upon a belly dance class at a local gym and fell in love. She began training and pursuing instructors across the united states and it was not long after that she began to compete and had a great deal of success during that time. She has earned many awards but credits the start of her professional belly dance career to winning the tribal fusion professional at Ya halla Yall in 2011, Belly dancer of the year in 2012, and Belly dance masters in 2012. Since then she has performed and presented numerous workshops nationally and internationally, She has also assisted as a judge at over 20 competitions. ShoShannah continues to coach individuals and groups and has had a lot of success in helping them to become award winning performers in the competition circuit. In 2013 Shoshannah began to work with multiple theatrical dance companies including Bellyqueen directed by Kaeshi Chai and Belly Dance Evolution directed by Jillina. She worked on the theatrical production Journey along the silk road with BellyQueen where she had the honor of choreographing and performing in the production debut in New York and subsequently the Tokyo and Thailand tour. That production inspired her and lit a fire in her soul. She began to pursue other theatrical opportunities which led her to bellyDance Evolution. After her debut show of Alice in wonderland in Atlanta GA, ShoShannah continued to work with BDE on many US tours as well as the 2016 China tour of Alice in Wonderland, the debut of Scheherazade in Morocco and the adaptation of scheherazade known as Fantasm in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Australia. In 2014 Shoshannah had the honor of being featured in the Augusta magazine and in 2020 she was featured as the cover dancer for the April/May/June edition of the Belly Dance Chronicles magazine. In 2015 after creating several small theatrical events in Augusta GA she created and produced an original full length theatrical fairy tale belly dance production titled The song of the cage bird which involved a large cast of dancers across the southeast. ShoShannah continues to create, travel, teach, and perform through Shofusion Dance Arts Studio, She is incredibly honored to be a part of Fusic365 and is excited to share her love of Belly dance and her unique fusion style with us.
Stephen (Stevo) Jones is from Augusta, Georgia. He is known for his role as Jasper Tarik in in Step Up All In (2014) as well as his work in the (2011 version) Footloose. Stevo's secured a role as Lucas in the action film Lazarus that premiered in 2018.
Stevo has also had an extensive dance career in which he danced for Electronic/Experimental Violinist Lindsey Stirling, pop sensation Becky G, R&B artist Kelly Rowland, Jacob Latimore, Coca Cola, Regis and Kelly, So You Think You Can Dance, MTV's TRL, Showtime at the Apollo and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to name a few.