FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S WORLD TOUR
AND THE CHOREOGRAPHER OF HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 1, 2, 3

Ensemble

Bayli Baker

BAYLI BAKER

ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER

Bayli debuted in the first three High School Musical films, including as a principal dancer. She was a principal in MTV’s The American Mall and Lock and Roll Forever. Bayli’s credits include A Chance to Dance; many commercials; Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Thriller, It’s a Wonderful Life, and The Dance; and the 2002 Winter Olympic ceremonies. Bayli trained with and assisted many top choreographers.


Italo Elgueta

ITALO ELGUETA

ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER

Italo was a featured/principal dancer in High School Musical 2 & 3. He has performed/choreographed on Dancing with the Stars, So Random, Snow White Christmas, Ballroom with a Twist, and Oxygen’s fitness series. The certified personal trainer co-choreographed for Dance India Dance, performed for Kylie Minogue, Jonas Brothers, etc., and has taught worldwide.


Laura Alexich

LAURA ALEXICH

Dancing since age six, Laura was accepted to many prestigious programs, including New York’s American Ballet Theater and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She is a soloist with Inland Pacific Ballet Academy, and has appeared in productions such as The Nutcracker, Coppelia, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Giselle, Serenade, and more. She has performed in The Glory of Christmas and The Glory of Easter.


Bobby Amamizu

BOBBY AMAMIZU

UC Irvine graduate Bobby was featured in Cirque du Soleil’s Viva ELVIS, films such as Fame and A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, on TV in Dancing with the Stars, Miss Universe, and Strictly Come Dancing, and commercials. The winner of many awards was invited as a soloist at major dance festivals and has worked with stars like Tom Hanks, Fayard Nicholas, Arthur Duncan, and more.


Whitney Bezzant

WHITNEY BEZZANT

Whitney began dancing at age 3. She performed in High School Musical 1 & 3 and with Bonnie Story’s company Expansion. Mentored by Liz Imperio since 2011, she has worked on Jennifer Lopez’s world tour, Q’Viva! The Chosen, Dancing with the Stars, Macy’s Passport, Billboard Mexican Music Awards, Princess Cruise Lines, and more. Whitney has also won multiple awards for her choreography.


Nadyia Blakemore

NADYIA BLAKEMORE

Known for her roles in Idlewild and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Nadyia has worked with Kanye West, André 3000, Bryan Barber, Vincent Paterson, Wyclef Jean, Trey Songz, Taluega Bros., Days of Our Lives, and many more. The in-house choreographer of CEO Chris Robinson Syndrome Production Co., she’s had her work seen at Times Square and on the top 10 lists of TRL, BET, VH1, MTV, and MTV2.


Abrea' DelGrosso

ABREA' DELGROSSO

Abrea´, like her older sisters, began dancing as soon as she could walk. Raised in her mother’s dance studio, she received training in all forms of dance, from hip-hop to ballroom, and she has won numerous awards at major dance competitions. Abrea´ has appeared on the hit television series Dancing with the Stars, performed in live theatre, and modeled for dance magazines.


Averie DelGrosso

AVERIE DELGROSSO

Trained in various dance styles, Averie performed on Dancing with the Stars alongside her sisters. She danced in High School Musical 2 & 3 and MTV’s American Mall, and toured the US with Louis Van Amstel’s Ballroom with a Twist. Currently teaching at the Center Stage Performing Arts Center and Cre­ative Arts Academy in Utah, Averie simply loves to dance and perform.


Suzanne Easter

SUZANNE EASTER

A gymnast-turned-scholarship dancer, Suzanne has worked with choreographers such as Michael Peters, Debbie Allen, and Vincent Paterson. She has appeared on many TV shows, including Disney’s The Magic Jersey as a stunt double, and music videos with Britney Spears, Prince, and Usher. She has also done films, musicals, sports print ads, and world tours with Earth Wind & Fire and Cher.


Michelle Elkin

MICHELLE ELKIN

Debuting in the film Annie at 8, Michelle was dancer/assistant choreographer in Joan of Arcadia, Ally McBeal, among others; associate choreographer for 13 Going on 30, Sister Act musical, Broadway’s Wonderland, Emmys, Oscars (Hugh Jackman), Dancing with the Stars, etc; and film/TV choreographer for Wild Hogs (John Travolta), What Just Happened (Robert DeNiro), Boston Legal, and more.


Devinn Harris

DEVINN HARRIS

Dancing since age 8 and trained in respected studios, Devinn attended Millennium Dance Complex on a dance scholarship. He worked extensively with Disneyland and Disney commercials. Signed with MTA, he was cast in El Capitan Theatre’s show for the film Brave. Devinn has trained with choreographers including Shannon Mather and Johanna Sapakie, and teaches competitive dancers.


Chris Jarosz

CHRIS JAROSZ

A top 20 finalist in So You Think You Can Dance, Chris joined the original Cirque Du Soleil’s Viva ELVIS and was chosen to present it on Dancing with the Stars and other TV shows. A featured dancer in The Secret Life…Teenager and with Soul Escape company, he appears next to Jennifer Lopez on her album cover and in the new film Behind the Candelabra. He teaches/choreographs across the US and overseas.


Ivorie Jenkins

IVORIE JENKINS

Mentored by Homer Hans Bryant, Ivorie, a Northwestern graduate, joined Dallas Black Dance Theater working with choreographers Alonzo King, Nejla Yatkin, Christopher Huggins, etc., and appeared on the 30th year cover of Dance Spirit magazine. Credits include Nike, Adidas, Sony commercials; the film Bolden choreographed by Hinton Battle; and creation cast of Cirque du Soleil’s Viva ELVIS.


Andre Kasten

ANDRE KASTEN

Wisconsin-born Andre has danced in the shows of Celine Dion (A New Day), Sir Elton John, Bette Midler, and Jennifer Lopez. He helped originate Cirque du Soleil’s Viva ELVIS, which he performed on Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and the Miss Universe pageant. An original member of DanceWorks Chicago, he is also a choreographer/director who has created for a Warner Bros film.


Jessica King

JESSICA KING

An accomplished artist, dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Jessica performed the lead role in Le Rêve in Las Vegas for the past two years. The S. California native performed center stage across the US as a top 10 finalist from So You Think You Can Dance. She trains and works with leading professionals while teaching nationwide and abroad. Her choreography has won awards and national recognition.


Miranda Maleski

MIRANDA MALESKI

A principal dancer for Ballet Magique, Miranda has danced in music videos for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and was solo ballerina for Kanye West at Coachella 2011. She reached Top 20 on So You Think You Can Dance, appeared in the ABC film Elixir and Disney’s Zombies and Cheerleaders, and currently dances internationally for America’s Got Talent runner up, Team iLuminate.


Tiffany Mallari

TIFFANY MALLARI

Trained in various styles professionally for five years. Notable credits include High School Musical 3 and Cirque Du Soleil’s Viva ELVIS, which she also helped create. She was very blessed and excited to be working again with choreographer Bonnie Story for Loving the Silent Tears, and was grateful to be a part of such an elite group of artists.


Erin Marino

ERIN MARINO

Dancing since age three, Erin trained at Van Nuys’ Performing Arts Center where she worked as assistant choreographer to Charles Klapow. Her credits include the Disney Channel, Sears/Kenmore, The Michael Jackson Experience, So You Think You Can Dance, and Glee. Currently on faculty at the Debbie Reynolds Studio in N. Hollywood, Erin loves to teach and give back, inspiring others as she has been inspired.


Talia Marino

TALIA MARINO

In college, Talia taught in prestigious studios, performing with Maximum Dance Company and the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet. With a BA in dance education, she made top 25 on So You Think You Can Dance. Her credits include Cirque du Soleil Viva ELVIS as a lead/featured dancer, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think…, Jerry Lewis Telethon, Strictly Come Dancing, and Cirque’s movie Worlds Away. 


Miguel Perez

MIGUEL PEREZ

Miguel performed in Celine Dion’s A New Day, and in her world tour as dance captain. The Body Traffic and Le Ombré member appeared on Hip Hop Abs and Dancing with the Stars with Leona Lewis, America’s Got Talent, and Viva ELVIS as a featured dancer. Set to work with Marguerite Derricks for the film Liberace, he teaches at Cirque shows, universities, and studios across the US.


Dominic Pierson

DOMINIC PIERSON

Dominic’s recent credits include In the Heights National Tour, Rihanna MTV 2012 VMAs, Macy Gray (Ford Amphitheatre), and J-pop star Jin Akanishi’s MTV performance and world tour. He is a #1 songwriter in Japan. Dominic was excited to join the welcoming cast of Loving the Silent Tears. He thanks his family, friends, and agency The Movement, for their love and support.


Haylee Roderick

HAYLEE RODERICK

Haylee trained at the Center Stage Performing Arts Studio, Utah. Her credits include recurring dancer on Glee, the Glee film, High School Musical 3 as principal dancer, Secret LifeTeenager, Oscars, and Gloria Estefan’s “Hotel Nacional.” Trained with choreographers Kenny Ortega, Charles Klapow, Liz Imperio, Keith Young, etc., she was featured on Dance Spirit magazine’s cover.


Layne Rodrigues

LAYNE RODRIGUES

Layne grew up dancing at her mother’s dance studio, and earned many awards, scholarships, and agency representation. The Loyola Marymount University graduate has worked with many respected industry professionals. Her work includes dancing for Rihanna on MTV, featured dancer in a Danceplug.com commercial, and recurring dancer on Glee. She teaches pilates and dance throughout LA.


Katie Rustowicz

KATIE RUSTOWICZ

Katie’s TV performances include HBO’s Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed, Joan of Arcadia, and Boston Legal. Stage credits include Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Evita, Peter Pan, South Pacific, American Choreography Awards, and Herbie Hancock’s Concert for Peace. Seen in Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls)” and Lilly Allen’s “Not Fair” videos, she was thrilled to be in Loving the Silent Tears.


Kaitlyn Schawlbe

KAITLYN SCHWALBE

Trained in all forms of dance, with choreographers including with Bonnie Story and at EDGE PAC, Kaitlyn has credits such as principal dancer with Orisha Powerhouse, Odyssey Dance Theatre, Ririe Woodbury, Caine Keenan (Momentum), Ballet West (Nutcracker), NYCDA’s National Finals Galas, and films like Shooting Star, American Mall, and High School Musical 3. She has taught extensively.


Marc Spaulding

MARC SPAULDING

Marc trained at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and graduated from the University of the Arts. He has worked with many accomplished directors and choreographers including Vincent Paterson, Kenny Ortega, and Hinton Battle. His credits include West Side Story international tour, Dreamgirls national tour, feature film Hairspray, Dancing with the Stars, and Broadway’s Equus revival.


Nikki Tomlinson

NIKKI TOMLINSON

Proud AEA, SAG-AFTRA & The Actors’ Network member. Theatre: Hairspray (Musical Theater West), The Real Love (Pasadena Civic/Supreme Master TV), Guys & Dolls (Hollywood Bowl), Pippin (Mark Taper), Joseph…Dreamcoat (National Tour, incl. Pantages), Hairspray, Gypsy, My Fair Lady (Sacramento Music Circus). Film/TV: Eagleheart (Cartoon Network/ Adult Swim), Attack of the Show, X-Play (G4 Network), Date Night (20th Century Fox), BA musical theatre, U. Northern Colorado.