Escape 2019

The Liberate Artists Collaborative In-House Convention Experience

@ Escape Dance Academy

Youngstown, OH   
November 15th – 17th, 2019

Experience Location
Escape Dance Academy
4326 New Rd, Youngstown, OH 44515

Experience Dates

November 15th – 17th, 2019

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The Faculty

Kayla Igo


Kayla Igo

After graduating high school, Kayla made the decision to attend Oklahoma City University to pursue her love for dance. She has spent 4 years studying and training at the Ann Lacy School of Dance and Entertainment. During her senior year of college, Kayla has began working at Epic Dance Studio; where she teaches jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, ballet, tap, and technique to dancers between the ages of 10-18. She also choreographed numerous competitive solos, duos, and group dances for Epic. Kayla has also spent her senior year teaching students between the ages of 3-adult in the Community Dance Center at Oklahoma City University. In May of 2018, Kayla graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dance Pedagogy. Kayla has taught master classes and choreographed competitive pieces in Minnesota, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Tennessee. She will also be teaching alongside her sister Eva at World of Dance DX in Los Angeles in the summer of 2018 as well as judging the World Of Dance World Championships.

Eva Igo

Headliner Assistant

Eva Igo

Eva Igo is a dancer from Minnesota. She trains at the renowned Larkin Dance Studio. Credits include: World of Dance (TV Show) Season 1. 2nd Place overall, 1st place in the junior division, Dance Moms, and Industry Dance Awards 2018 winner of “Most Fierce Dancer under 18”.

Maureen Gonzales


Maureen Gonzales

Maureen Gonzales is a Los Angeles based dancer, choreographer, and educator. She trained pre-professionally throughout her youth before attending Columbia College Chicago where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Composition and Performance. She is currently on faculty at Loyola Marymount University teaching hip hop technique and setting work for the dance program. Her classes include contemporary, hip hop, ballet, jazz, musical theater, improvisation and partnering as well as children’s yoga. As an educator, Maureen focuses each class on the students and the present moment, keeping the space alive, curious and open. Maureen’s choreography investigates the way inter- and intrapersonal relationships affect movement. She has danced professionally with Boom Crack! Dance Company and DiPr. Her work has been shown in a variety of settings from stage to screen in Southern California, New York and Chicago.

Amelia Burkhardt


Amelia Burkhardt

Amelia was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, CA. Throughout her training, she was on competition teams, winning many first place and overall soloist awards. Amelia was selected for numerous scholarships from competitions and conventions all over California, including a one year scholarship to Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles. Some of Amelia's credits include being a featured female dancer on The Hello Kitty Friendship Festival National Tour, Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush, Promo for Disney's 'Camp Rock 2', FOX 'Mobbed', Good Day L.A., and the Los Angeles Clippers. Her regional theatre credits include: Beauty and The Beast and Peter Pan. She has also worked alongside of celebrities Selena Gomez, Rosario Dawson, Jane Fonda, Wilmer Valderrama, Perez Hilton, Howie Mendel. She has danced for famous LA choreographers, Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo, Mandy Moore, Matt Cady, and Beau Fournier . She was a featured dancer and one of the assistant production coordinators for the world famous dance show, Choreographers' Carnival . She was a company member and assistant for the popular LA based company, Mischief Makers. They are invited to perform all over the country, including Hawaii, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Etc. Amelia also travels the United States judging studio dance competitions for Starpower, Imagine, and Revolution Talent Competitions. Over her professional career, Amelia has been teaching at several dance studios, high schools, and universities on the East and West Coast, including UCLA, Cal State Northridge, Cal State Channel Islands, and University of Delaware. She currently is a traveling faculty member for Liberate Artists, teaching and choreographing alongside Comfort Fedoke, Misha Gabriel, Lauren Froderman, Mollee Gray, Etc. Amelia resides in New York City to continue to pursue her dance and teaching career.


Meet our Liberate Artists Dance Captains (LADCs) coming to your studio. These are our group of hand selected dancers, from all around the world, who assistant and demonstrate with our esteemed Liberate Artists faculty for an entire season on the road. During the season, LADC’s get an inside look at the professional dance world, while working with industry professionals in an individualized manner.

Ainsley Elizabeth Hojnacki
Haley Meade


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