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Sean is an internationally renowned Choreographer who has worked with some of the world's top entertainers including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Faith Hill, Vanessa Williams, Carmen Electra and Queen Latifah.

From his Canadian beginnings as a figure skater and dancer, Sean went on to study at the Alvin Ailey Dancer Center in New York. In the years that followed, he toured with Janet Jackson as a choreographer and dancer. He subsequently choreographed and directed the "Diamond & Pearls" world tour for Prince, as well as tours for Faith Hill and No Angels. Sean worked on "take sport.add music," a campaign for Nike in Germany and the UK, as well as Bacardi's "Made to Mix" commercial campaign.

As a performer, Sean appeared in the Warner Brothers film "The Bodyguard" starring Whitney Houston and acted as choreographer for many of the dance sequences. Most recently, Sean has appeared as guest choreographer on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance in the USA, Canada and the UK. He also hosted, choreographed and was the Head Judge for the reality dance competition Dirty Dancing: Time of Your Life, which aired on Living TV. Some other television credits include choreographer for Prince's ABC television special "The Ride Divine," NBC's series "Guys Next Door," Janet Jackson's performance on Saturday Night Live, along with MTV VMAs and Soul Train Awards.

Sean has also written, directed, and choreographed large-scale musicals in Russia, Japan and Germany. Recent credits include "West Side Story" in Greece and original choreography for "Daddy Cool" in London's West End for which he received a What's On Stage Theatre Award Nomination for Best Choreography. Sean's award-winning choreography credits include an MTV VMA and Bob Fosse Award for Best Choreography in Michael & Janet Jackson's "Scream" video, and a Best Dance award for Prince's "Cream." He has also one a VH1 video award for best dance sequence in Prince's "Get Off" video and an NAACP Image Award for Best choreography in Whitney Houston's "I'm Every Woman."


Brian Green a.k.a. "Footwork," choreographer, teacher, and dancer, began dancing at 8 years old. He studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, and African for five years from Phil Black, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and Joefrreys Ballet. In 1978, his brother, Oscar, introduced him to "Poppin'," a dance from California. Wanting to learn more, he went to the NYC underground between 1983-84.

By the end of 1984, Brian understood and was a part of the Hip-hop Culture. 1984-1986, he found the House and Freestyle culture in Roseland, 4Ds, Paradise Garage, and other clubs in NY. 1986, he ran into two people: Damien and Spanky, who became his full inspiration in the House culture. Their inspiration, Brian's rhythm from Tap, his mother's intricate Hustle, Salsa, and African steps, eventually spawned a unique very fast footwork style that gave Brian his name around the underground scene of NY and abroad.

Brian in his career has choreographed or danced with artists like Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefanie, Fergie, MYA, Foxy Brown, Missy Eliott, Salt-N-Pepa, Busta Rhymes, Barbara Tucker, EVE, Kraze, MAW (Masters at Work), and many more. In the last 10 years, his teaching has focused on the history of dances in the Funk, Hip-hop, and House culture, which he has spread through the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa. In these countries he has been a judge for countless dance contests, promoting the true art, culture, and essence of these dances!

He is the 2001 ACA (American Choreographers Awards) recipient for Best Hip-Hop Choreography in a Music Video for his choreography in the video called, "FREE" by the artist called, MYA! He has created a new company, WORLD SOUL (www.23prime.com/worldsoul), which has focused on showing audiences the passion, history, and various techniques that are in various dance styles. He has also created a danceedutaining event that has been sweeping NY and spreading around the world called the House Dance Conference (www.myspace.com/housedanceconference & www.housedanceconference.com)! He is also one of the Foundation Team Members and Faculty of Red Bull's educational yearly event called RED BULL BEATRIDERS (www.redbullbeatriders.com).

Brian also choreographed the instructor's DVD for NIKE called NIKE ROCKSTAR WORKOUT HOUSE, and heading the campaign.


One of the most sought after dancer/teacher/choreographers in the country, Dana has performed and  taught dance both nationally and internationally.  She trained extensively in ballet and modern with the Seiskaya Ballet Academy and later on a full scholarship to the Ailey School.  At the same time she also studied hip hop, pointe, jazz, tap and African.  When only a select few were chosen, Dana was honored to perform with the Ailey Company in Memoria.  Dana joined Rhapsody The Company in 2001.

She has toured and performed with top artists including Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Kelis, New Kids on the Block, Fantasia and the Latin sensation Thalia and others.  Most recently Dana worked with Beyoncé for her “I Am….2009 Tour” as Assistant Choreographer, personally training and preparing Beyoncé for this tour.  Dana has worked with top choreographers including Frank Gaston, Rhapsody, Brian Friedman, Gil Duldalao, Tony Michaels, Rosaro and others.

She has performed in numerous TV and Award shows including So You Think You Can Dance, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, MTV VMA Awards, Teen Choice Awards, AMA Awards, World Music Awards, Billboard Awards, All My Children, Regis and Kelly, Dick Clark’s Rockin New Year’s Eve, the Today Show, Good Morning America, BET 106 & Park, Noble Peace Prize Concert, Jimmy Kimmel, Carson Daly and Jay Leno Shows.  You may have spotted her dancing side by side with Beyoncé in “Single Ladies” at the World Music Awards.

Dana has appeared in numerous commercials including Haagen Daaz as a principal dancer, Acura and Atlantis Resort.  Dana is also featured in two hip hop instructional videos produced in part by Broadway Dance Center.

Dana was both Artistic Director and choreographer for the recent shows cy.clo.thy.mi.a  and Vatic which were performed in New York City  to packed houses and both received rave reviews.

She has been recently featured in Dance Spirit Magazine as well as Dance Teacher Magazine.  For “Fashion Night Out” in New York City, Dana choreographed for 4 different Sephora locations. Dana presented her work at “the Young Choreographers Festival” and at The Pulse gala as a special guest choreographer.

Don’t forget to catch Dana in the web series “dance 212”, as she is one of 5 dancers featured as they make their way in the dance and choreographers world at www.dance212.com.

Dana always brings her knowledge, experience and passion for dance to her students.  Keep current on all of Dana’s news by checking her website at www.danafoglia.com.