Liberate Artists Defined
Liberate Artists is a dance education movement inspiring children to embrace dance and dream big. Our purpose is to create active, inclusive, momentous and magical family experiences which build confidence and promote social growth in young people.

The Movement

Liberate Artists creates In-Studio Experiences and travels to studios around the world. Think of a mini convention within your walls. Each Experience comes with a marketing team for your studio to get the promotion happening online and off!

All Experiences come with a Parents Showcase and Awards Ceremony, where we'll give dancers scholarships and invitations to our two Summer Dance Experiences: Phoenix Fire and Focus.

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The Headliners

We have been fortunate to work with some brilliant Celebrity Dance Educators – we call them Headliners – for our National and International Dance Experiences. Below is a breakdown of Headliners we have worked with and will be working with for upcoming Experiences!

Lauren Froderman

So You Think You Can Dance™ Winner, Dance Athlete for G Series Fit Line

Lauren Froderman

Lauren Froderman has been dancing since the age of 3 and since then has trained in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, tap, and hip hop. She has always been a well-rounded dancer and because of this went on to win the seventh season of the Fox television show, So You Think You Can Dance. She has also danced for people such as the Radio City Rockette’s, Big Time Rush, Blake McGrath, and others. Appearing in television performances, music videos, and live shows, she continues to reach for the stars and learn and do as much as possible. Probably her greatest accomplishment since the end of the So You Think You Can Dance show and tour has been becoming the first dance athlete for Gatorade and being the female dance athlete for the G Series Fit line. As a director/choreographer Lauren teaches around the US with Excel in Motion Dance Convention and with Liberate Artists INC. She has directed/choreographed several videos including her own interpretations of the songs"Soap" by Melanie Martinez, "Samson" by Regina Spektor, and "Bad Liar" by Selena Gomez.

Comfort Fedoke

So You Think You Can Dance™ All Star, Missy Elliott

Comfort Fedoke

Since the show So You Think You Can Dance, Comfort has been active in both the street world and the industry, doing a plethora of things. Her work is not only diverse but has boundaries around the world, she is going state-to-state across the US, all the while traveling overseas. Comfort has participated and won battles, like Juste Deboute in France and KOD in China. She has appeared in music videos for artists such as Jason Derulo and Florence and the Machine. She has danced alongside the top artists at some of their most viewed events, such as Rihanna at iHeart Radio, LL Cool J at the Guys choice awards, and female Hip Hop legend Missy Elliott at the Super Bowl 49 Half Time Show in Phoenix, as well as choreographing for Indie artist, Karmin. Comfort’s work doesn’t end on the dance floor. She has acted in a number of films over the past five years. She was in Step Up 5 All In, which is now on DVD. She was also in the film, High Strung, which was directed by Michael Damien, where Comfort played the supporting lead female character, “Poptart.” In the midst of her dance career, her new role as a choreographer and her acting Comfort has found the time to reconnect with her familial roots in Nigeria. She is now a judge on a famous family show in Lagos, Nigeria named Maltina Dance All. And last, but certainly not least, Comfort has been actively pursuing her music career and has her song “Lose Your Mind” out on iTunes now. She is in the process of working on her EP just dropping a new single called “Takin over” now on her Soundcloud.

Randi and Hefa

Beyonce, Usher, Jennifer Lopez

Randi and Hefa

Hefa Tuita and Randi Kemper are a choreography and teaching team who have performed alongside some of biggest names in music. They've been in countless music videos, performed on world tours, and danced on numerous television shows. Between the two of them, they've danced for Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Usher, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and more. Most recently, they were involved in all Michael Jackson projects off the XSCAPE album including the Michael Jackson hologram performance on the Billboard Awards, the "Love Never Felt So Good" music video, and the iHeart Radio Music Awards performance ft. Usher. They've performed on some of the biggest television stages for dance including So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars. Hefa and Randi continue to dance, perform, create, choreograph, and share their knowledge with young dancers around the world.

Kate Harpootlian

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound, So You Think You Can Dance

Kate Harpootlian

Kate Harpootlian is a sometimes working dancer, professional auditioner, and improvisational comedienne extraordinaire. She was a raised a Southerner training at the Columbia City Jazz Dance Company under the direction of Dale Lam. Having traveled the world with CCJC, Kate graduated early from high school and took her dancing dreams to the great city of New York. She now sort of resides in Los Angeles. Her sometimes work credits include Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water,” Dancing with the Stars, Merce Cunningham’s Inlets II, Boardwalk Empire, Ellen, SYTYCD Season 12, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance Collective, works by Jason Parsons, works by Heather Lang, Oui Danse, and Shaping Sound Dance Company. She currently enjoys working and choreographing with young students across the country, hoping to the inspire them with her nerdy love of body alignment, theatrical contemporary movement, and self deprecating stories of advice such as “what you shouldn’t do in auditions that I have done.” A constant student at heart she has been exploring the journey from dancer to creator for some time and is most certainly excited to show what has come of it.

Fresh Redding

America’s Best Dance Crew, Will.I.Am, Justin Bieber

Fresh Redding

Fresh Redding started dancing at the age of two and hasn't stopped! His resume is filled with illustrious credits such as: America’s Best Dance Crew (Season 6-Eclectic Gentlemen), League of Extraordinary Dancers(LXD), and Disney’s Shake it Up. He has worked with artist such as Will.i.am, Justin Bieber, Pharell, and Kendrick Lamar. Fresh has also made numerous appearances in commercials, for companies, such as: Kia, Nike, Allstate, Fed-Ex, Billboard Awards, The Ellen SHow, Dancing With The Stars and many others. Fresh hails from Hartford, CT and has been in LA for Six years and has taught at studios and workshops around the globe. He currently holds down a faculty position at Debbie Reynolds, in Los Angeles. His Clean and intricate style includes: Lyrical Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop, Poppin’, Tutting, Waving, Isolations and Robotics. To see some of Fresh's most recent work, be sure to check out "Major Lazer's" world tour that features his choreography.

Ivan Koumaev

Justin Timberlake, Step Up 3D, Footloose

Ivan Koumaev

Ivan Koumaev hails from Russia, coming to the US at the ripe age of 8 years old. He began dancing at age 13 in Seattle, WA where he immediately fell in love with the art. He quickly transformed from student to contributing member of the community, and one of the leaders of Team Boogiezone Breed - Seattle. At age 16, Ivan moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue dance as a career where he remained an integral part of Team Boogiezone - OC. Just as Ivan reached adulthood at age 18, he was chosen to be one of the 20 finalists on the 2nd Season of Fox’s hit series So You Think You Can Dance. He quickly wowed the crowd with his talent and moved ahead to the top 6, landing him a spot on the US tour of the Live Show. Following his success on the show, he continued his training in New York, Virginia and eventually settled back in Los Angeles. He has since worked with the likes of Jason Derulo, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Chris Brown, and Ne-Yo for various music videos, awards/TV shows and live performances. Most recently he performed in the 20/20 Experience World Tour with Justin Timberlake. Ivan can be spotted in commercials such as Microsoft and Pepsi, and can be seen in feature films including Step Up 3D, Footloose, and Rock of Ages.

Theresa Stone

AbstraKT BEINGS, Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Ball Tour

Theresa Stone

Theresa Stone is a dancer/choreographer from Long Island, New York. She has worked long and hard at her craft to make her as versatile as possible, and has been able to continue doing so throughout her experiences as both a dancer and choreographer. Theresa has worked with artists including Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Earth Wind & Fire, Silento, and Keke Palmer. She was also a featured dancer in Lady Gaga's ARTPOP Ball Tour, as well as the GUY music video. On top of that, her dance experience has also gotten her in the top 10 dancers of Laurieann Gibson's hit show Born To Dance, Good Morning America, The Monique Show, Wendy Williams Show, and the most recent Hunger Games movie trailer. Theresa has choreographed and worked with artists including A Great Big World, Meredith Vieira, Lance Bass, Omi, and Adam Lambert. You can also see her work on Fox's Hit Show So You Think You Can Dance, Todrick Hall's Toddlerz Ball Tour and DanceOn's Dance Showdown. She has also worked for companies including Target Stores, OA Fluid Sense, Discount Dance Supply, and more. She is the season one champion of Nigel Lythgoe's Every Single Step, and since then has worked for The Pulse On Tour, Broadway Dance Center, Wild Dance Convention, and more.

Theresa's pre professional dance company, AbstraKT BEINGS, has been featured on America's Got Talent, Brooklyn Dance Festival, and Carnival NYC. She has trained these dancers to then go on and dance for Sia, Gwen Stefani, Nicki Minaj, Silento, Ivviva Athletica, Macy's Passport, MTV, and much more!

Mollee Gray

Teen Beach Movie, So You Think You Can Dance, X Factor

Mollee Gray

Mollee is one of the most sought after and top working dancers in Los Angeles. Her professional and television credits include, SYTYCD Season 6, Shake It Up, X Factor, America’s Got Talent, Ellen, Drop Dead Diva, Big Time Rush, Glee, Victorious and The Voice. Mollee has also enjoyed dancing with artists including Taylor Swift, Snoop Dog and J Lo. In addition to her live and TV performances, Mollee has enjoyed performing in films such as High School Musical 1, 2 and 3 and MTV’s American Mall, where she was a principle dancer. Most recently, Mollee has been focusing on her acting career where she has found incredible success. Her first big break was as a supporting actress in the Ashton Kutcher film “No String’s Attached”. Recently children around the world have fallen in love with her acting and dance performance as “Giggles” in the hit Disney Channel original movie “Teen Beach Movie”! While focusing on and continuing to build her own dance and acting career, Mollee has always enjoyed giving back to her dance community by sharing her love and passion for dance through teaching and choreographing.

B:Tek

The Kinjaz, Jabbawockeez, NBC’s World of Dance

B:Tek

Ben’s dance journey began in 1998 with his two friends for his church talent show. He was introduced to the dance community scene in 2000 by joining DVS. Since then, Ben has danced with ACA Hip Hop, Kaba Modern, Funkanometry LA, SGBM and in 2007, Ben joined the Jabbawockeez. As a proud UCI grad, Ben remains close to the Kaba Modern family by staying connected through KM Legacy. Coming up in the dance community, and having traversed through the entertainment industry, Ben’s passion is to help build a firm foundation for dance as a stable career and business. Ben is currently residing in LA, and is now moving in the shadows with the Kinjaz.

Morgan Marcell

Hamilton on Broadway, Bandstand on Broadway

Morgan Marcell

Morgan Marcell worked in commercial dance and musical theater on both coasts, before deciding to make the move to New York! She grew up dancing in San Diego, went on to study with the Milwaukee Ballet School and completed training under top choreographers in Los Angeles before beginning her professional career. She was a member of UNITY LA, a dance company founded by SYTYCD’s Tessandra Chavez. Morgan was the Dance Supervisor/Associate Choreographer of the Second National Tour of Broadway’s In The Heights, after closing the First National Tour as Dance Captain. She went on to re-stage the original Tony-Award winning choreography at Westchester Broadway Theater and made her debut as director at Cabrillo Music Theater in Los Angeles. After moving to NY, Morgan danced on Lip Sync Battle S.1 before joining HAMILTON (OBC) as Co-Dance Captain, Swing, Peggy u/s. She currently teaches master classes in Acting and Dance to students visiting from around the US. Catch her in BANDSTAND on Broadway at the Bernard Jacobs Theater! Other credits include: Jin Akanishi Tour; Associate Choreographer, Starlight Theater 2011, IL; Assoc. Choreographer, Volleygirls Workshop NY; Emergence, Milwaukee Ballet. TV/Film: Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll; LIMITLESS, Disney Channel, Discovery Channel. Morganmarcell.com

Jamal Story

Cher, Dance Captain, Motown on Broadway, Complexions

Jamal Story

There was a 17 year old named Jamal Story. He won the Spotlight Award Scholarship, a prize lauded by all in the land, and balanced a 3.92 GPA, all while training rigorously with Adria Wilson, Oui Geometer Dance Company, and the modern dance godmother Lula Washington. As a teen Mrs. Washington saw the potential for greatness and ushered Jamal into her adult company, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre, where the seeds of integrity were planted into the phenomenal story that is Jamal’s life, love and pursuit of dance. Continuing to excel under exceptional circumstances—he toiled arduously and prevailed in the second graduating class at the California Academy of Math and Science—Jamal fled to Dallas to earn dual degrees at Southern Methodist University in Dance Performance and TV/Radio Communications. While there, Dallas Black Dance Theater and Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet opened up their doors for replacements and guest artist gigs. Never one to leave his roots behind, Jamal continued his close ties to Lula, joining the company for various touring dates. Spellbound by movement, Jamal danced with acclaimed choreographer Donald Byrd/theGroup, Madonna's 2001 Drowned World Tour, Complexions and with Cher as an aerialist and dancer on Cher's Living Proof: The Farewell Tour. Immediately thereafter, he was summoned back into the studio with Donald Byrd to help discover the movement for the history-making Broadway show, The Color Purple where he spent the duration of its run as a dancer and assistant dance captain. Seamlessly transferring from concert dance to Broadway, Jamal continued to defy expectations and broaden his horizons when he published his first novel 12:34 a slice novel. Enchanted with the close knit Broadway community, he returned its forest as an original cast member yet again in Mr. Berry Gordy's Motown the Musical. Jamal is a strong advocate for educating young artists about the changing landscape of dance. While on Cher's current Dressed to Kill , he remains active as the co-chair of the National Dance Committee for SAG-AFTRA, and holds a seat on the unions local New York Board. With his company, Schehimazade Productions, he lives, ever after, happily choreographing, teaching, writing and consulting as an independent contractor.

Alexa Anderson

Demi Lovato, Dancing with the Stars, Colbie Caillat

Alexa Anderson

Alexa Anderson grew up in Chandler, Arizona where she trained and competed in many different styles of dance, winning numerous National titles and awards. She was a talented and dedicated pupil, and at the age of 16, was awarded Student of the Year for Arts and Academics at The Arizona School of the Arts. In 2008, she was featured in DanceSpirit Magazine as a young up and comer, and in 2010 she was featured on the cover. At age 17 Alexa was a principal dancer in the off Broadway contemporary dance show, “Beneath the Surface”. Soon after, she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue her dream career as a dancer. Since then, she has been feature in several television commercials and music videos and has danced on shows such as Xfactor, American Idol, America's Got Talent, Dancing With The Stars, All The Right Moves, and was a top 20 contestant on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. She has performed with many talented artists like Kanye West, Queen Latifah, Colbie Caillat, Paramore, The Wanted, Icona Pop, and Demi Lovato. Alexa is also a passionate dance teacher and is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor. Most recently, Alexa toured the country as a cast member of Travis Wall’s highly acclaimed contemporary dance company, Shaping Sound.
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