Shelby is very excited to be taking on the role of ASA Advisor this year and looks forward to getting to know all our athletes and parents. Her main roles this season will be Gym Communications and Competition Registration. This will be Shelby's third year as an ASA Parent! Her daughter Cate is on Tiny Pearls and Coral. When she is not driving her children to and from ASA, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching the 49ers, and traveling.
Entering her fourth season as an ASA Parent, Kari grew up dancing and absolutely loves watching her daughters, Brooke and Taylor, perform. The highlight of her time at ASA has been seeing her girls compete at the D2 Summit and the Dance Summit. Given that Brooke and Taylor spend five days a week at the gym with their cheer and dance teams, joining the advisory team this season as the Apparel and Equipment Advisor seemed to be a natural transition.
Janelle Ginestra - Guest Choreographer
Janelle Ginestra has choreographed ASA's competitive hip hop routines for the past 3 years. At age 18, Janelle moved to North Hollywood, CA. She has worked as a successful dancer and been in multiple dance shows from a contestant on BRAVO reality TV show “ Step It Up and Dance”, to a reoccurring dancer on FOX’s hit show “Glee". She is very involved in the dance community, working on different jobs for dance shows, music videos, award shows, including dancing for Beyonce at the Billboard Awards. Janelle has been in several movies, the most recent film being Honey 2 where she played the role of Juvey Dancer and her biggest role being the lead chipmunk a.k.a chipette "Britney" in Alvin and the Chipmunks 2. Janelle has worked with many well-known and respected choreographers including, Adam Shankman, Brian Friedman, assisting NappyTabs on So You Think You Can Dance And America's Beat Dance Crew, and Zachary Woodlee of Glee. Janelle’s most recent television appearances include Glee, Community, America’s Got Talent, Bunheads, and X-Factor, not only where she danced for multiple contestants, but also choreographed. Her first world tour with P!NK lasted over a year where she not only danced, but was P!NK's body double and flew her aerial tracks everyday. She toured with with Jennifer Lopez, was in the #1 video- record breaking video "Anaconda" with Nicki Minaj and continues to teach master dance classes world-wide. She is trying to touch and inspire anyone and everyone with her passion and love of this art.
Will "Willdabeast" Adams - Guest Choreographer
Originally from Indiana, Will "WilldaBeast" Adams moved to LA to pursue his dance career. Dancing for artists such as Usher, T-Pain, The Black Eyed Peas, Jason Derulo, Zendaya, 5th Harmony, Demi Lavato, GLEE, X-Factor, Nissan, MTV, Butterfinger, and Madonna he found a love for choreography. This allowed him to choreograph for artists including T-Pain, DJ Tiesto, GRL, Erika Jayne, ABDC, So You Think You Can Dance, and Nike. In 2013, Willdabeast created the dance company immaBEAST and dropped the first official video "Dope". Since then, immaBEAST has become one of the leading brands, companies, and influences in the hip hop dance world.
Rachel Klang - Guest Choreographer
Rachel has been dancing since the age of 2 training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Broadway (Musical Theater), Pointe and Hip Hop. She joined Granada H.S. Dance Team and later became freshman/JV Coach and Assistant Coach in 2009. Rachel was a Golden State Warrior Cheerleader for 3 years. In 2012 she signed with one of LA’s top dance agencies, Bloc. She is currently training and working on her
professional dance career in Los Angeles.
Andre Nathaniel - Guest Choreographer
*Was a top 25 finalist on the first year (season 1) of So You Think You Can Dance
*Regional Finalist for Roll Bounce Competition (on roller skates) and bay area representative
and winner of the You Got Served Dance Competition
*Danced For De Anza College Phase II Dance Team & Versatile Styles
*Has been choreographing for 20 years
*Has taught all over the country for ages 5-75 yrs.
*Has taught classes at Golds Gym & Western Athletic Club (Santa Clara)
*Has been teaching master hip hop dance classes since High School
Rory Pete - Guest Choreography
Rory has been dancing for over ten years. He started his career with OGB Original Booft Troop. He also trained with The Company, Funkonometry SF, Phoenix Dance Co and among other teams and choreographers. He eventually joined FTC in Alameda. He has performed at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, Golden State Warriors halftime show and various concerts.
Russell Alcorn - Guest Choreographer
- Current JAMZ instructor
- Has 20 years of dance experience
- Dance Worlds competitor
- Dance judge for JAMZ cheer and dance
- Nationally ranked choreographer
Ted Good - Guest Choreographer
Tedd is the head coach at Southern California Allstar Gym. Also head instructor of Action Spirit Camp Company. He coached Large Senior Lvl. 2, Large Senior Lvl. 3 and Medium Coed Lvl. 5 from 2014-2015. He was 2014 and 2015 NCA Champion as well as 2015 World Champion. Received 2 innovative choreography awards at NCA in 2015.
Kyle McCarthy - Guest Choreographer
2011-2015 NCA Champion, 2013 World Champion, 2014 Summit Champion, 2014 Worlds Champion (International Division), 2015 2nd place at Worlds, 2015 3rd place at Worlds.
Kyle's Choreography Bio:
Choreographing for 8 years across North America (Georgia, Alabama, Tennesse, Florida,California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, and more) His routines have won NCA, UCA, Cheersport, Worlds and Summit within the last 5 years.
Was on Bring it On 5
Nigel Shum - Guest Choreographer
Nigel has been dancing for 11 years in styles including: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary and Ballroom. He has won several awards including Mr. Dance 2012 at KAR in 2013. He is studying choreography at San Jose State University and wishes to pursue dance choreography as a career. This past year his Choreography won Top Intermediate Tap Duo and 2nd Best Tap Solo at KAR Nationals in Las Vegas, NV. He also Co-Choreographed a small tap group routine that won National Grand Champions in the Intermediate level at a National Competition in 2013.