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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.

Nitty Dupree - Guest Choreographer

Nitty Dupree, San Francisco
Jazz Funk/Stage Funk 
Creative Director of Nitty Dupree Studio of Dance
Dance Advisory Board/Judge for The American Championships
Former Staff Dancer for JAMZ Cheer & Dance 
Former WNBA Dancer for Atlanta Dreams 
Specialty in:
Jazz/Jazz Funk/Hip-Hop/Stage Funk
Mentored by Beyonce Lead Dancer "Kimmie Gee"
International Dance Academy of Hollywood
Dance 411 Atlanta
Gotta Dance Atlanta
San Francisco Ballet
Dance Mission San Francisco
Nitty Dupree Thomas
Owner of NDSD, Talent All-Stars
762 Fulton St
SF CA 94102

Jeff Benson - Guest Choreographer

Jeff Benson is the owner of Mind Body Cheer, a sports performance company for competitive cheerleaders aimed at helping young athletes strive to achieve their greatest potential in the gym and in life. Jeff was a former medal winning gymnast turned college cheerleader.  Over the last 20 years, he has been athlete, coach, choreographer, judge, and consultant to high school and all star teams across the United States and Canada. Jeff blends his degree in kinesiology education, masters degree in psychology, and decades in the cheerleading industry to help athletes improve their current goals as competitive cheerleaders and take those tools with them to navigate through life as future leaders.