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 The ChoreographerS

Wendell Bullen

hip-hop choreographer

A professional dancer/choreographer and actor originally from Grenada, West Indies, Wendell Bullen started training in Dance as soon as he moved to New York City. He has trained in styles like hiphop (breakdance, popping, locking, waving), ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, street jazz, salsa, african and dancehall in facilities such as Steps on Broadway, The Door with Anthony Rodriguez  and Broadway Dance Center through a scholarship program. He's also received ballet training from Obediah

Wright through his dance intensive.  Wendell has done background work for many upcoming artists and has performed at many charity events, some hosted by Danny Glover and Dr.Oz and he has also danced for Prince William and Dutchess Kate Middleton and even appeared on the TV show "Impractical Jokers". He's also been in an off-broadway play of 'In The Heights' and Zombie Strippers (NYMF). Wendell is also a choreographer and an amazing performer and also teaches classes in dancehall, hiphop choreography and freestyle and breaking.

Noel Rodriguez

Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, NYC, Noel Rodriguez has been dancing for over 15 years. He started training with the non-profit organization KR3T’s (Keep Rising to the Top, Inc.), under the direction of choreographer Violet Galagarza. Noel has toured internationally with such artists as Lumidee, Paula Deanda, and with the Feliciano Dance Company. Noel has performed numerous times with Nexx Level, a Hip Hop dance entertainment company founded by choreographer Bam Bam, as well as Mop Top Ent, a dance company founded by hip hop pioneer Buddah Stretch. Mr. Rodriguez, a.k.a. “Frost Lock has danced on Good Morning America, and Live with Regis

and Kelly, and has also danced in productions for the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Frost won his first Locking competition at 20 years old and has been building his skills as a Locker ever since. He has been studying with world renowned Locker Shocka Lock, and as one part of the PJ Lockers Noel is helping to bring this style of Hip Hop dance back to the forefront. Frost Lock has taught students of all ages, he has taught with in his company KR3T's and has branched out and has brought his knowledge of dance, taught classes at Broadway Dance Center, Peri Dance, and Steps on Broadway. He plans on bringing back the essence of dance and how fun it was for him growing up..MAY THE FUNK BE WITH YOU!

hip-hop choreographer

Michael Bishop

Rehearsal Director

BAllet-contemporary choreographeR

While studying at AAADT he performed and toured nationally with the David Gordon Pick Up Performance Company, performed with Deeply Rooted Productions in Chicago, taught at Edge School Of The Arts (ESOTA) in Queens, NY and went on to tour for two years with the International European Tour of West Side Story 2012-2014. Since returning to the states Michael joined Forza Malizia Dance Company as the rehearsal director and choreographer staging several original works. He presented his choreography in the Fertile Grounds workshop in New York and performed with Anthony Williams as a member of LOVING BLACK in the original cast and revised production. Michael is now a member of the AGMA Union and is SAG-AFTRA Eligible.

Michael Bishop, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, started dance training at age 21 at Belhaven University where he graduated with a BFA in dance and choreography. While at Belhaven Michael trained in the Vaganova based ballet technique as well as modern dance (Graham based), caribbean, improvisational and hip hop and joined T.A.L.K Dance Co. where he danced and toured internationally. Michael served as a rehearsal assistant to the choreographer Christopher Caines for the 2010 International Ballet Competition (IBC). In 2011, he received the Bezalel Award for outstanding artistic achievement in his senior class. Upon graduation Michael moved to New York and began training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT).

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