ICON:

The Liberate L!VE Dance Experience!

Oahu

Location TBA  • 

April 6th & 7th, 2019Save to Calendar



Where

Oahu, Hawaii

Location TBD


When

April 6th & 7th, 2019Save to Calendar

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

February 10th, 2019Register 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

Phil Wright

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Phil Wright

Phil Wright is a Choreographer and dancer from Florida. He was born in Miami and at the age of nine he began to dance. As his passion grew he began to dance and choreograph professionally in Miami. With hopes of pursuing his dreams at a higher level, Phil moved to California. He now is currently active as a professional dancer and choreographer. Phil has danced for artists including Will Smith, Chayanne, Nicki Minaj, and Pitbull. He also is a teacher for Millennium Dance Complex, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, IDA Dance Academy, and Abby Lee Dance Studio. He travels as much as he can teaching new students in new areas spreading his knowledge and love of dance.

Eric Lehn

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Eric Lehn

New York native, Eric Lehn, received a BFA in Dance performance from Towson University. . At Towson he was a member of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts Advocates. Eric was fortunate enough to work with artist such as Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Runqiao Du, Tim Veach and Vincent Thomas. He has had the privilege to perform works choreographed by Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Troy Powell, Kevin Iega Jeff and Frank Chaves. He has received training from the ABT Collegiate program, the Joffrey Ballet School and was a summer apprentice with River North Dance Chicago. Eric is currently a member of the Bad Boys of Ballet and travels on the road with Liberate Artists Inc.

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: February 10th, 2019





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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