Liberate L!VE

Salt Lake City

University of Utah, Marriott Center for Dance    June 7 & 8, 2019


Salt Lake City

University of Utah, Marriott Center for Dance: 330 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah


June 7th & 8th, 2019Save to Calendar

4PM – 9PM, Day 1
10AM – 6PM, Day 2
*Times Subject to Change

Dancer Ages

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

March 10th, 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

Mia Michaels

L!VE Faculty

Mia Michaels

From stage to screen, Mia Michaels has turned dance into unique works of passion & beauty. This year will mark the highly anticipated release of Mia’s first book, a venture that will propel this multi-Emmy winner to even further heights. Not only is Mia one of the most sought after innovators in the world of dance, but she is also a figure of inspiration to women around the world. One of Mia’s strongest talents is finding the beauty within herself and in others. In 2015, Mia joined forces with a dream team including Harvey Weinstein, Diane Paulus, & Barry Weissler for the hugely successful Broadway musical FINDING NEVERLAND. Mia choreographed a preview of the song, “Neverland” for the 68th Tony Awards featuring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson. Following the Tony Awards, Mia served as guest choreographer for the opening number of the Rockettes Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall and as guest artist & mentor for Broadway at the White House, hosted by Michelle Obama, Kristen Chenoweth, & Matthew Morrison. Included in Mia’s diverse experience is the critically acclaimed New York based dance company, RAW; for which she was the founder, artistic director, & choreographer. On television, Mia has served as an ever-popular judge & contributing choreographer for Fox’s award winning TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” (SYTYCD). Not only has Mia won three Emmy awards for Outstanding Choreography for the television series SYTYCD, but she was also made huge contributions towards the show receiving the “Best Reality TV Show” award at the 2008 Reality TV Show Awards. Additionally, Mia’s fan-base in Canada has led her to share her talents on SYTCD Canada as a judge & guest choreographer. Other TV credits include a dream sequence with Hugh Laurie for the hit television show, HOUSE MD, entitled “Get Happy.” Uniting with her SYTYCD judge alumnus, Adam Shankman, Mia & Adam collaborated for the big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, ROCK OF AGES. The choreography was showcased by a star-studded cast of Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand & Catherine Zeta-Jones. Following ROCK OF AGES, Mia had a co-starring role in Summit Entertainment’s, STEP UP 4. Mia directed & choreographed Blake McGrath’s Relax video, which was nominated for Video of the Year at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards. Other work in film includes: “Cool Women” for AMC/DreamWorks Television, award winning commercials for Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Bacardi, Coldwell Banker, Ziploc, the WNBA, Star TV & VISA. The five year run of Celine Dion’s show, A New Day, which played at Caesars’ Palace in Las Vegas, was raved by The New York Times, stating, “The greatest pleasure was the go for-broke physicality of the choreography.” The show, featuring a cast of fifty dancers and two hours of pure artistry, was one of Mia’s favorite choreographic experiences. Other shows featuring Mia’s choreography include Celine Dion’s world Tour, Taking Chances, & Cirque du Soleil’s first touring show, Delirium. Mia has also created works for numerous recording artists including Madonna, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Anna Vissi, & Prince. Mia has had the privilege to hold faculty positions at prestigious institutions of dance around the world including Alvin Ailey & the Joffrey Ballet. Mia continues to teach inspirational master classes worldwide known as Mia Michaels Live (MML). This powerful movement is inspiring dancers world wide to access their inner unicorn and dance from the inside out. With the short success, this movement with be going global in 2018-2019. Mia’s students, peers & mentors have noted her as a dedicated, live-changing influence of positivity in their lives. Mia has a way of touching each human she encounters with passion, emotional expression, and confidence of self-love.

Julie Carter

L!VE Faculty

Julie Carter

Julie Carter, originally from Alabama, is a graduate of Point Park University with a B.A. in Dance with a Jazz Concentration. She trained at Alabama Ballet and has traveled to numerous countries as a dancer for Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines and Spirit Productions. She has assisted teachers such as Jason Parsons, the late Doug Caldwell, Elizabeth Parkinson (Chorus Line), Kathryn Mowat Murphy (Moving Out), and has performed works by Jason Sparks, Luam, Mike Esperanza, Jaclyn Buglisi, Merce Cunningham, among others. Julie is on the Contemporary Faculty at Steps On Broadway, and has been a Guest Artist for the Martha Graham School’s Summer Intensive, Manhattan Movement Art Center, Dance Teachers Club of Boston, and The School at Steps. Currently a teacher for Liberate Artists, Julie has had the opportunity to work alongside well-known artists from So You Think You Can Dance, including Lauren Froderman, Comfort Fedoke, and Alex Wong. Most currently, she is a company member of NYC-based Dance Into Deliverance and is an adjunct instructor for Sacred Heart University’s Dance Department.

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.

The Recording Artist

Stay tuned…Artist announcement coming soon!

The Schedule

Coming Soon!

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.

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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