STUDIO DIRECTOR & CO-CREATOR
Teddy Talbot began his dance training at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Performing Arts and The Hartford Ballet. He furthered his training in New York City at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center. He has a BFA in Dance from the University of Florida at New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL, under the direction of Daniel Lewis.
For years, Teddy traveled the world dancing for Royal Caribbean, Saga and Norwegian Cruise Lines. He served as dance captain and production manager during his time at sea. In 2010, he furthered his movement education by receiving his Pilates certification from the Equinox Pilates Institute. Locally, he has taken the stage at The Adrienne Arsht Center, The Colony Theater, The Olympia Theater, Aventura Cultural Center, Little Haiti Cultural Center and The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, while performing works by Florida Grand Opera, Miami Contemporary Dance Company, Florida Grand Ballet, Dance Now Miami, Atma Dance Company, Next Step Dance Company, Donald McCale, Paul Taylor, Ray Sullivan and Merce Cunningham.
Teddy has been a featured principal dancer and associate choreographer for Kevin Black Productions since 2005, performing in production shows across the continent. In 2015, he was honored to share the stage with the talented cast of A Chorus Line in a regional production at the Stage Door Theater. He currently serves as assistant director, choreographer and soloist in Center Street Projects's original masterpiece The Haunted Ballet. He is a former Guest Artist with Dance Now! Miami, premiering with the company in 2016. The following season he returned to the company taking on the principal role of Death in Joffrey Ballet's Lacrymosa.
In 2015, Teddy co-founded Miami Met Dance Alliance in Miami Beach, a company that provides choreographic and dance direction services for arts education, professional dance companies and entertainment venues. Teddy proudly serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Miami Dance Hub, a multi-faceted resource seeking to provide a networking center for professional artists in the Miami dance community. Teddy has been teaching young artists since 2006 in dance studios both locally and internationally. He has also been a guest instructor and choreographer at Academy of Arts Minds, Somerset Academy Arts Conservatory and Miami Arts Charter. During the summer of 2021, his contemporary ballet work entitled Mind Your Madness was selected to perform at the International Ballet Festival of Miami. Recently, his ballet Delirium was presented at the Toronto International Dance Festival. Teddy recently served on faculty at his alma mater, New World School of the Arts, where he taught ballet and jazz. For five years Teddy was the Assistant Director of the Miami Arts Charter Dance Department for Middle and High students in Wynwood. He is currently pursuing different business opportunities in the arts community while serving as the Studio Director at TAME.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CO-CREATOR
Luke is a native of Prunedale, CA. At the age of sixteen, he began taking ballet and jazz at Jeanne Robinson Dance Arts. After high school, he continued his education and training at Monterey Peninsula College. Upon completing his Associate's Degree, he was accepted into the dance program at California State University, Long Beach. Over his three years at CSULB, he had the honor to work with many instructors and choreographers such as: Sophie Monat (Monat Dance), Andrew Vaca (Jazzworks), Lorin Johnson (Body Current Dance), Stephen Koester (University of Utah), Maria de la Palme (Motion Tribe), Frank Chavez (River North Chicago) & Shawn Stevens (Twyla Tharp Company). During his years in Southern California, he also worked at Disneyland as a parade performer as well as a company member in contemporary ballet company Body Current Dance. Luke received his Bachelor of Arts in Dance 2009.
Soon after college, he toured internationally with both Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines as a production dancer. Returning to land, Luke relocated to Miami, FL. Booking his first job in Miami, he had the privilege to perform in the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center in the off-Broadway Miami version of The Donkey Show: A Midsummer Night's Disco choreographed by Rosie Herrera.
Thereafter, Luke auditioned for Dance NOW! Miami and was company member from 2012 - 2018. He became the first recipient of the John Beadel Fellowship for the 2013-2014 season, when he performed The Light Rain Pas de Deux choreographed by the founder of the Joffrey Ballet Gerald Arpino, staged by Cameron Basden. Luke has also had the privilege to dance in the work of José Limón and Doris Humphrey, staged by Daniel Lewis, as well as work of Lewis himself, Carolyn Dorfman and others.
In 2015, he co-founded Miami Met Dance Alliance in Miami Beach, a company that provides choreographic and dance direction services for arts education, professional dance companies and entertainment venues. Choreography credits include: Kevin Black Productions, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Miami Arts Charter, and The Haunted Ballet. Luke is the Co-Creator and Artistic Director of TAME Dance Academy in Pembroke Pines, FL in 2016, where he serves as a full-time instructor and choreographer. Luke has been with New World School of the Arts since fall of 2018 teaching ballet & jazz in the Musical Theater department and has choreographed the Broadway musical Sideshow in 2019, Grease in 2021 & Cinderella in 2022.
Viviana was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She attended the University of Puerto Rico where she earned her Bachelor in Business Administration with a Minor in Marketing. After completing her studies, she moved to South Florida where she worked for highly recognized companies such as Eli Lilly and AT&T before signing a contract with Sony Recording Media and Energy Latin America (A Division of Sony Corporation). While at Sony, Viviana was in charge of Sales and Marketing for Latin American. She successfully held a position of Sale Manager for over 10 years in charge of Regions including Chile, Ecuador, Panama, Mexico and the Caribbean. She was in charge of budgets in the millions which not only were attained but overachieved over the years.
After almost 15 years with Sony and after becoming a mother to two children, she decided to venture on her own an opened her own company, V. Rosario & Associates Inc. This allowed her to continue her professional journey as well as spend time with her family. Since 2009 her company has successfully offered consulting services to an array of companies located in South Florida and throughout the country. In 2015 she was offered the opportunity of joining Talton Arts and Virtuos Capital in the creation of TAME Dance Academy. In December 2015, she took on the project and oversaw the construction of TAME Dance Academy from beginning to end. TAME Dance Academy opened its doors in the summer of 2016 and since then, Viviana has been an integral part of its continuous success.
Johanna Moise is currently performing in Hamilton: An American Musical in the Broadway cast in New York City. She a former Senior Elite Company member and Rehearsal Director at TAME Dance Academy. She has been with TAME since its grand opening in 2016, but this is not where her dance journey began. At the age of 4 Johanna was enrolled in ballet classes at MJM Dance by her parents. She was only in these classes to fix her pigeon toed legs as a child. She quickly fell in love with dancing and for the next 12 years devoted 20 hours a week to learning all the styles she could. At MJM she trained in Ballet (Denise Murgia), Hip Hop (Jonathan Prater, Misha Gabriel, Greg Fountain), Tap (Jennifer Marrero, Mike Minery, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballroom, Acro and Bollywood. In 2015 MJM dance studio closed down and Johanna took a year off of dance before finding and auditioning for TAME Dance Academy.
At TAME Dance Academy Johanna found a confidence she had yet to fully grasp, and a home. Under the direction of Luke Stockton and Teddy Talbot, Johanna furthered her training in Ballet (Emily Tedesco), Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap (Leah Parkinson) and she began to understand and learn about Modern Dance (Teddy Talbot) with an intense focus on Graham. Johanna joined the Senior Elite Company team and signed on to become Rehearsal Director for the 2016-2017 season.
Throughout her dance journey Johanna was awarded the title of “True Performer” at Intrigue Dance Convention (age 11), she has danced on the “Latin Billboard Music Awards” (age 15), she has danced “Stars On Parade” at the Broward Center for The Performing Arts (age 15), she danced in Crystal Peattie’s “The Haunted Ballet” (age 18), and she booked her first professional show “Flashdance: The Musical” at the Broward Stage Door Theatre (age 19). She is proud to announce she will be joining Broward Stage Door Theatre for their upcoming season of shows at their brand new location the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, starting with a named role as ‘Mercedes’ in the musical “La Cage Aux Folles” for which she is also the Dance Captain.
Currently Johanna is in the broadway cast musical Hamilton: An American Musical as a Swing & Bullet Specialty.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico where she joined Julian Blanco School of the Arts, Ballet Concierto and Danza Jazz Company. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from New World School of the Arts. She is a certified K-12 dance teacher from the Florida Department of Education.
As a performer, Ms. Barreiro has performed in Taiwan with the New World School of the Arts tour and in Argentina for the album release tour of Fey. She has performed at the International Ballet Festival, International Hispanic Festival, Florida Dance Festival and Disney's Tia Pow Wow shows. Her successful dance experience in commercials and television work began at Univision and Telemundo productions. She has performed in music videos with Jerry Rivera, Patricia Manterola, Pilar Montenegro, Thalia, Lucero, Alexander Pires among others. She has performed for the MTV Video Music Awards, Latin Billboards, and Premios Lo Nuestro. She danced professionally with Brazarte Dance Company and she was a member of the Miami Heat Dancers in 2003.
As an educator, Ms. Barreiro started her teaching career with many local dance studios in Miami and with Kids in Creative Arts Program teaching students from low-income families. Ms. Barreiro served as the President of the Dade Association of Dance Educators of Miami-Dade County. She had the honor of being nominated as "Who's Who among America's Teachers" in 2006 and she was the recipient of the "Spot Success Award" given by the superintendent of schools and her principal at South Miami Senior High School where she was the dance director for 10 years. Ms. Barreiro has served as an adjudicator and consultant for the dance programs in Lee County, Florida. She served on the FDEO (Florida Dance Education Organization) board of directors for over 14 years. She currently serves as an advisory committee member for the organization.
Ms. Barreiro has taught internationally for Ballet Metropolitano de Medellin in Colombia and Dance Tellez in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. She was invited as a guest teacher for the Miami City Ballet Summer Intensive Program for 7 years. She created and developed the dance department at Miami Arts Charter School in 2009. She was the dance director for almost 10 years where she had the opportunity to transform dancers into powerful and expressive artists. She is now part of the administrative team as the Assistant Director for Admissions and Arts Administration.
MUSICAL THEATER | JAZZ| TDC CHOREOGRAPHER
Justine Rosales is a Miami native with a BFA from the Hartt School of Music Dance & Theatre and an alum of The American Theatre Wing SpringboardNYC. She has had the pleasure of working with Tony Award winning regional theatre company Hartford Stage, performed on Norwegian cruise line, Royal Caribbean cruise line, and Disney World. Worked on the development of new musicals at the Goodspeed New Musical Festival and with Live & in Color theatre. And in most recent years her personally developed musical theatre program is being shared all across South Florida.
PHILIP "PK" KENDRICK
Philip Kendrick (also known as P.K.) was born in West Palm Beach FL. And is a native of south Florida. As a dancer he is part of Tae Talent which is one of the most respected agencies in Miami. As one of the most sought after Hip Hop teachers in Florida he has taught/is teaching in some of the most respected and talked about studios through out South Florida. (DanceTown. Dance Attack, Focal Point, Stars, Sean's Dance Factory, etc.)
P.K has also shared the stage with Jason Derulo, Don Omar, Marc Anthony, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Trick Daddy and Danity Kane and has done videos with the likes of Luis Fonsi, French Montana, Maluma, Yandel, One Direction, Flo Rida etc. And it doesn't stop there he has also appear on shows such as MTV Super Sweet 16, BET Spring Bling, Premios Juventud and Premios Lu Nuestro.
His passion for dance has inspired others through his artistry of dance. And he is happy to pass on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of dancers as a sought after master teacher and judge.
CONTEMPORARY | BALLET | ACRO | JAZZ | HIP HOP | MODERN
Michelle Shannon, born and raised in South Florida, is a professional creative that has been training and working in the performing arts industry the entirety of her youth and young adult hood.
She has trained and competed in various styles of dance including but not limited to: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Contemporary, Modern, HipHop, etc. Alongside her passion for dance, she has additionally trained and performed in the art of musical theatre and film for 10+ years, including graduating from Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Since the age of 15, she’s been working and performing as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and actress/model.
Now 24 years old, her artistic career has brought her the opportunity to teach in numerous studios, as well as work for and perform alongside various artists and creatives. Michelle ultimately strives to expand her professional career and training, while sharing her passion and skills with the younger generation of aspiring artists.
HIP HOP | AFRO THEORY
Kerine Jean-Pierre is an American Haitian professional dancer, choreographer, teacher, and actress in Miami, FL. She stars in the recent film "Break the Stage" as Desiree Thompson. Kerine has appeared in other feature dance films, commercials, and music videos. Kerine with high hopes is looking forward to expanding her talents in the acting film and television industry. Kerine is trained in both classical dance and street hip-hop. She enjoys teaching and educating the younger generation to reach for their dreams no matter what obstacles may come their way. Kerine hopes to expand and create a young choreographer's gala in southern Florida to promote the arts in today's youth.
Emily Sabala was born and raised in South Florida where she began dancing at the age of three. Emily attended New World School of the Arts as a dance major where she performed works by Gerard Ebitz, Tina Santos, and Ohad Naharin. While in high school, she was a part of TAME Dance Academy’s Senior Elite Company Team where she took on the role of rehearsal director for two consecutive seasons.
Emily has received a wide range of training by attending programs offered by Springboard Danse Montreal, The Ailey School, and Batsheva’s Gaga Dancers. In 2019, Emily was featured in Crystal Peattie’s The Haunted Ballet choreographed by Ray Sullivan.
Emily is currently an undergraduate student at Florida International University where she is majoring in Digital Communications with an area of concentration in Digital+Interactive Media and a minor in Mathematical Sciences. Emily is also the co-creator of collaborative dance films project NCH films.
TECHNIQUE | JAZZ | CONTEMOPORARY
Julia is 20 years old, she was born & raised here in Miami, FL. She been dancing for about 15 years now and trained at both Miami Dance Company and Miami Arts Studio with different styles of dance. Currently, Julia teaching dance in different places and is the assistant coach to the Miami Arts Studio middle school dance team.
Outside from all of this Julia am still attending school, majoring in animation at Miami Dade College.