A New Jersey native, Lisa began her studio training in ballet and jazz at the age of five. At eleven, Lisa began dancing with The New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, a semi-professional ballet and modern dance company under the direction of Nancy Turano (Ballet Hispanico principal dancer.) Lisa has been formally trained from the staff of companies such as Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, New Jersey Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, and Paul Taylor. She was captain of her varsity high school dance team and choreographer and coach of her college dance team at Monmouth University.
Lisa began her hip-hop training in 2010 under the direction of Geo Hubela, director of Iconic from America’s Best Dance Crew. She has worked with other talented choreographers such as Cecily Bradley of Nu-Stylz (long-time choreographer for Missy Elliot) and other up-and-coming choreographers. She has performed at events such as KTU’s Beatstock, World of Dance, various charity events, and with local artists in the Philadelphia area. Lisa is currently a member as well as co-director of the female hip-hop company, FloMotion. This will be Lisa’s second year choreographing for Beat Addikts and her first year with Pennsylvania School for Performing Arts in Newtown, PA. When she is not training or dancing, Lisa is a full-time special needs elementary teacher.
Michael Nguyen is a passionate dance instructor, choreographer, and entertainment artist. He received his MFA in Choreography and Performance at Temple University where he had opportunities to perform for many guest artists such as Kyle Clark and Jenifer Weber. Michael's love for dance grew as a student at West Chester University. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies with a focus on Health Science and a Dance minor from West Chester University, Michael began working on his career as a choroegrapher, teacher and performing artist. He enjoys sharing his artistry by teaching for several dance studios throughout the local communities. He is inspired by other artists for their unique works. Michael is exploring to find methods for collaborating and building communities through dance.
Shannon Cooper received her Bachelor of Science Degree at West Chester University in Finance and a minor in Dance Education/Choreography. She began her early dance training at the age of five in the Lancaster County area where she grew up. There she studied Jazz, Ballet, Tap, and Lyrical dance at Carol's Academy of Dance and at Dancer's Workshop. She has also studied dance at Broadway Dance Center in New York, Koresh Dance Center in Philadelphia and has attended dance conventions and studied from numerous internationally recognized teachers such as Frank Hatchett,
Jermaine Brown, Brian Friedman, Joe Tremaine, Mia Michaels and Wade Robson. Shannon performed in West Chester University's Contemporary Dance Company both as a student and an alumni, the WCU Dance Team,
and WCU’s Dance Production Workshop where she served as both President and a choreographer. She has also performed with Opus 1 Contemporary Dance Company based out of the Philadelphia area and Flomotion Hip Hop dance company. Shannon has provided cheerleading camps for both Lionville and Downingtown Middle Schools, choreographed musicals for Downingtown Middle School, and choreographed for Great Valley High School Dance Team. Shannon is currently an Adjunct Professor in the dance department at West Chester University. She coaches and choreographs for the Coatesville High School dance team that performs at both football and basketball games.
She has been teaching dance since she was fourteen in Chester County, Delaware County and Lancaster County and loves being able to serve her community of Coatesville through the art of dance. Shannon and her husband reside in Coatesville with their son and two daughters.
Reggie. O is a Dancer, Choreographer, and Teacher from Pennsylvania who has
experienced many different areas of entertaining and performing! From the stage
to the television set and even catalogs and magazines. Some of Reggie's
credits include dancing for Toni Braxton, Macklemore, Keke Palmer, Pitbull,
Ozuna, and The Weeknd at his most recent performance at the Super Bowl
Halftime Show! Reggie has also danced on, and been featured in a host of Award
shows and music videos on networks such as Nickelodeon, BET, VH1, and MTV. In addition Reggie. O has also been featured in and has choreographed commercials and promotional ads for products and companies such as Boost Mobile, Samsung, Costume Gallery Dance Catalog and Dance Apparel as well as Pastry Sneakers! It is Reggie's Hope to one day be a positive and influential staple In The Pennsylvania dance community and history!
Reggie believes that hard work will gain you access to anything you want in this
world and with his all of his experiences and many more to come there is no
doubt that Reggie.O will become the influencer that he aspires to be!
Brittany is a full-time dance instructor at Fierce Dance Academy where she is responsible for creating and implementing their Hiphop, Tap, and Pre-school dance programs. Brittany is responsible for training dancers of various ages, genders, and ability levels in both a recreational and competitive setting and for teaching her students to embrace what makes them different.
Brittany’s passion for teaching and choreographing ignited through her education at Cab Calloway School of the Arts where she studied dance and composition/choreography. After graduating from Cab Calloway, She continued on in her education at the University of Delaware, where she graduated with degrees in Psychology, Human Services, and Women and Gender Studies. Brittany then sought post graduate education at West Chester University where she graduated with her master’s degree in Social Work. Brittany is currently working as a Pediatric Social Worker, where her focus is on Youth Mental Health and LGBTQ+ youth.
Miss Brittany hopes to teach her students more than just dance. Throughout her time with her students, she hopes to teach them to love themselves, accept themselves as they are, and give them the tools necessary to achieve success in all areas of their lives.
Viveca begin her dancing career 25 years ago with Simon Dancers in Philadelphia. After moving to Delaware in 2000, Viveca continued her training at Cab Calloway School of the Arts under Alyson Cohen, and was a member of Cab Calloway's dance and musical theatre companies.
Viveca also studied at Philadanco in Philadelphia, Koresh Dance Company, the Tremaine Dance Company in New York, and other various dance workshops throughout the East Coast. Her performances includes "Pieces of a Dream Dance company Concerts, Wilmington Fringe Festivals and other dance studios around the east coast.
Many years ago Viveca developed a love for hip-hop dancing, not just about how to express yourself, but how intricate the movements can be. Viveca’s hip-hop choreography has won numerous awards including first place overall high scores and special awards at regional dance competitions. Viveca continues hip hop dancing and teaching around the east coast at conventions, workshops and studios. Right now She teaches Hip Hop at Delaware Arts Conservatory, assist for Padua’s Dance team, and so grateful to teach and be apart of Beat Addikts United inc Family. Viveca believes in providing a challenging, yet fun and inspiring dance environment for her dancers.
Miss Sammi is a current student at Shannon Cooper's Academy of Dance and has been dancing since the age of 2. She is currently a senior at Rustin High School in West Chester. Her favorite styles of dance are Jazz Funk and Hip Hop. Miss Sammi is heading to the University of Delaware in the fall, majoring in Communications, and dancing with the Nationally ranked, University of Delaware dance team. Eventually she would like to open her own dance studio in hopes of inspiring other young dancers in her community.