ICON:

The Liberate L!VE Dance Experience!

Chicago

Location TBA  • 



Where

Chicago, IL

Location TBD


When

8AM – 5PM, Day 1
9AM – 6PM, Day 2

Dancer Ages

Ages 7+
Younger dancers with special approval, may attend. Please email info@LiberateArtists.com

Styles of Dance

Commercial Dance Styles – Contemporary to Hip Hop and everything in between!

Registration Deadline

December 13th, 2018Register Now!

What is Icon?

ICON is our Liberate L!VE Experience – our magical experience featuring a recording artist and 3 Liberate Faculty Members. Dancers will participate in five classes daily, rehearsal in the afternoon, and at the conclusion will perform in a live concert dancing original choreography created by Liberate Faculty.

The Faculty

Kaylee Mills

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Kaylee Mills

Kaylee “Impavido” Millis was born and raised in Boston, MA. Trained in various styles, Kaylee has used her talents to fuse those styles into her very own. Kaylee’s unique style has allowed her to continue to train and perform in several street crews while growing up in the Boston dance scene. As she grew older, she developed a love for teaching as well as performing, which carried her to where she is today, traveling and teaching in studios and conventions all over the country. With her work displayed on social media, more and more started to take notice. Just last year, Kaylee finished top 5 on So You Think You Can Dance season 14 and continued on to tour with her season performing all over the country once again. Now that she lives in LA, Kaylee has most recently danced for Iconic artists such as Halsey on The Voice, and Janet Jackson on the 2018 Billboards. She continues to strive for and achieve her dreams every day and everywhere she goes. Who knows what she’ll do next.

Amelia Burkhardt

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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.

Kenneth Hernandez

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Kenneth Hernandez

Kenny Hernandez was born and raised in Bronx, NY. Kenny has been dancing since he was 13 years old. He started off as a freestyle dancer, but then branched out and started to learn more, not only about freestyling, but also in choreography as well. He started training in all fundamentals of Hip Hop in his first company, Hip Hop Theory The Company. There he studied all of his foundations of popping, breaking, waving, and commercial choreography. Kenny then went on to perform for shows and competitions such as Prelude Urban Dance Competition and World of Dance. Kenny is a Traveling Faculty Member for Liberate Artists and has taught alongside Ivan Koumaev (Justin Timberlake), Comfort Fedoke (So You Think You Can Dance All Star), Randi and Hefa (Beyonce), and Lauren Froderman (So You Think You Can Dance Winner) to name a few. Kenny strives to bring out the best in each dancer and loves seeing growth in his students. When Kenny is not teaching, he still loves to train, especially in EXPG Professional Gym and Broadway Dance Center in New York City.

Audry Ginsburg

Lead Experience Manager

Audry Ginsburg

Audry grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois where her love of performing and creating began. After solidifying her skill set in college at Murray State University she started performing professionally. Working as a freelance dancer/choreographer, her jobs have taken her to places she never imagined. From riding a horse in Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede to 'running away' with the circus to New York City public schools! Her performance and teaching opportunities have given her a love of travel as she has toured the country by bus and internationally by ship. Credits Include: Sesame St. Live Nat’l Tour, Norwegian GEM, Damn Yankees, and Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. In recent years she has focused her energies on choreographing and teaching dance. Audry has taught for the prestigious Stagedoor Manor, Concordia Conservatory, and serves as lead experience manager and teaching artist for Liberate Artists Inc. As a member of Liberate Artists Inc. Audry has had the privilege of working and teaching with dance artists including: Comfort Fedoke (So You Think You Can Dance All Star), Lauren Froderman (So You Think You Can Dance Winner), Ivan Koumaev (Justin Timberlake), Randi and Hefa (Beyonce), Kyle Van Newkirk (World of Dance), and this summer Emmy Award Winning Choreographer, Mia Michaels. She aims to constantly expand her knowledge of dance and to continue to share her passion of performing and teaching the youth of America and the world! When not traveling for work she resides in New York City.


The Recording Artist

Stay tuned…Artist announcement coming soon!

The Schedule

Sample Schedule: Day 1

  • 8AM: Registration
  • 830AM: Welcome Ceremony
  • 9-10AM: Class 1
  • 10 -11AM: Class 2
  • 11-1115AM: Snack Break
  • 1115-1215PM: Class 3
  • 1215-1245PM: Lunch Break
  • 1245-145PM: Class 4
  • 145-3PM Class 5
  • 3-5PM Rehearsal & Concert Casting

Sample Schedule: Day 2

  • 9-1015AM: Class 1
  • 1015-1115AM: Class 2
  • 1115-1130AM: Snack Break
  • 1130-1230PM: Class 3
  • 1230-1PM: Lunch Break
  • 1-2PM: Class 4
  • 2-315PM: Class 5
  • 315-530PM: Rehearsal & Talk Back
  • 530-6PM Concert

Please note the full schedule will be available one week prior to the experience.

Will scholarships and invitations be awarded to Phoenix Fire, Phoenix Fire Elites, & Focus?

Yes! We will be awarding scholarships and invitations to Phoenix Fire, Phoenix Fire Elites, and Focus 2019! And for the first time ever, dancers will have the opportunity to be awarded scholarships to Phoenix Fire Elites and Focus!

Are parents allowed to observe during ICON?

ICON is closed to participants only, however parents will be invited to attend the L!VE concert and award ceremony.

What is Phoenix Fire, Phoenix Fire Elites, and Focus?

These are our Liberation Nation Productions, the Liberate Artists end of year experiences with dancers from all around the world. Phoenix Fire is our version of nationals held in New York City. Phoenix Fire Elites, is the invite-only version of Phoenix Fire and Focus is our Los Angeles invite-only commercial dance intensive (both experiences allow for only 50 dancers from around the world). Past faculty for these experiences include: Mia Michaels, Lauren Froderman, Comfort Fedoke, Randi and Hefa, Ysabelle Capitule, Nico Greetham, Fresh Redding, Kent Boyd...and many more.

Registration

Deadline to register: December 13th, 2018





Photos + Video


Photos and videos will be available for purchase in our Media Shop

Will be available one week prior to the Experience

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