Liberate L!VE
New York

@Brooklyn Academy of Music   

January 13th, 2019Save to Calendar


BAM Fisher

321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217


January 13th 2019Save to Calendar

8AM – 6PM

Dancer Ages

Ages 7+
This experience is open level, meaning dancers of all ages will dance together in one unit. Younger dancers with special approval, may attend. Please email

Styles of Dance

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

Registration Deadline

Extended January 12th 2019Register Now!

What is Liberate L!VE?

Liberate L!VE is our L!VE Dance Experience – a 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

JaJa Vankova

L!VE Faculty

JaJa Vankova

Jana (Jaja) Vankova was born on March 21st, 1992, in the small town of Decin, located in the Czech Republic. Ever since she was a child, she has always had a big passion for dance. However, her professional career began in 2006, when she joined Out Of Bounds dance group. At that point, she began to explore street dance and choreography. Since then, she has been learning many styles (popping, locking, house dance, hip hop etc.). Later, she led her team, Out of Bounds, to become national champions of the Czech Republic in 2010, and semifinalists in Czech Got Talent (2010). Individually, Jaja won International Dancer Of The Year (2010), and a national championship in 2008. In 2010, Jaja was chosen to be apart of I.aM.mE Crew – MTV’s Americas Best Dance Crew Season 6 Champions – which led to her move to the US. She has received 1st place in several urban dance competitions and dance battles, and has been featured in several movies. Additionally, she has choreographed for theater shows, danced in various commercials, and could be seen dancing with artists like Selena Gomez, Ludacris, Kevin Hart and more. Jaja notably performed during the 1st Olympic European Games in Baku as a featured lead dancer. She is, perhaps, most well known from her appearance as the “Robot Girl” in “Step Up All In” , and as a finalist of So You Think You Can Dance (Season 12-Top 2). She has been trained by the Electric Boogaloos, Elite Force, and by all of the legendary hip hop, popping, locking and krump dancers in the world. Currently, she travels the world individually. All the while, she teaches, performs, works in the industry and consistently improves upon her freestyle. Jaja credits America for many of her dance-related opportunities, which have allowed her to be creative as she continues to develop as an artist.

Kenneth Hernandez

L!VE Faculty

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.

Lexi Garcia

L!VE Faculty

Lexi Garcia

Credits Include: Hamilton on Broadway. BFA Dance - Marymount Manhattan


Recording Artists


Luxtides is the new solo venture of New York native Danni Bouchard, whose last endeavor, Oh Honey, signed to Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records and enjoyed international success as a folk-pop duo. With Luxtides as the latest extension of her artistry, Bouchard dives into a deeper headspace for inspiration, penning darker, dreamier songs that soundtrack the sensation of floating in the ocean under a full moon. Releasing songs in conjunction with the moon phases, her third single “Fragile” was featured on Train Tracks on Sirius XM The Pulse and later appeared on the popular Netflix series “Terrace House.” Bouchard most recently inked a deal with NYC-based indie label AntiFragile Music, recently releasing her first single with them, "Echo." She plans to release several more songs this year with them, so keep your eyes peeled. She also lends her talents as a songwriter, signing a publishing deal with Rough Trade Publishing and co-writing songs for artists like Natasha Bedingfield and Sony Norway’s Emila.

The Schedule

Sunday January 13th 2019

Subject to Change

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 Liberate L!VE?

L!VE classes and rehearsals are 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.


Deadline to register: January 12th 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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