Juan de Juan, one of the world’s leading flamenco dancers, started his career in the company of the great Antonio Canales. He formed his own troupe in 2004, bringing it to the Spoleto Festival in Italy, the Hong Kong and Athens festivals, as well as to the City Center.
“The intensity of Juan de Juan’s performance was almost hypnotic and the audience was completely captivated. ” Denise Sum, Dance Review Times
Prashant Shah spent over 25 years training with Padma Bhushan Kumudini Lakhia, a world-renowned Kathak (Indian Classical Dance) exponent and founder of the Kadamb Centre for Dance and Music in Ahmedabad, India. He has toured Asia, Europe, and the United States as a solo artist as well as a leading dancer of the Kadamb company.
“Prashant Shah, one of my favorites, was tall and debonair, the Fred Astaire of Kathak -- when he smiled, you did too.” Rachel Howard, San Francisco Chronicle
The choreographer/dancer Jason Samuels Smith has appeared on “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with The Stars,” and starred in the Tony Award-winning Broadway show “Bring in Da’Noise, Bring in Da’Funk.” With his own tap company A.C.G.I (Anybody Can Get It), he tours the world with “India Jazz Suites” and “Charlie’s Angels: A Tribute to Charlie Parker.”
“The immensely likeable and accomplished Jason Samuels Smith has the relaxed, unassuming air of a guy in love with dance, and with the ability to jam and play that his considerable skills gives him.” Mary Ellen Hunt, Criticaldance.com
The flamenco artist Nelida Tirado has performed at theaters and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia with major companies such as Noche Flamenca and Compania Maria Pages. She had top billing in the Broadway hit show "Riverdance." Also an accomplished Latin dancer, she worked with Tito Puente and performed with him for President Bush at the Ford Theater.
“Robust and sensual, Nelida Tirado puts her head down and charges into action.” Robert Johnson, The Star Ledger