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  • Dancer, celebrity choreographer and founder of GROOV3™, “the feel-good, dance-party workout” that Elle Magazine has called, “L.A. coolest all-levels dance class,” Benjamin Allen has dance in his bones.  While growing up in Tucson, AZ, he was the type of kid who learned all the social dances at a young age for the bar/bat mitzvah scene and, later, shined at all the high school dances. 7 proms to be exact.  If there was a dance floor and a DJ, he was there.  At college, while earning a B.S. degree in Business and Communications at Arizona State University, he discovered a cardio-dance class designed for all levels, and his passion for dance was...

  • Adam Jones was born in Colorado, spend his early childhood in San Diego, but mostly hails from the great state of Washington. Adam was diagnosed as a child with a severe case of dance fever and hasn't been able to sit still with good music playing since he was a baby. As a result of this progressive condition, during high school, Adam participated in the dance show "Dance Blast" as well as all of the musicals available to him including, Damn Yankee's, The Wiz, Fame and Cabaret. In college, the story goes that he went to a dance class at a local 24 hour fitness, and found out it was an audition for a hip hop troop to which he was cordially invited to join as a member...

  • Arthur Crenshaw is a truly skilled individual, born and raised in Los Angeles California. Following his dream to become a dance star, Arthur Crenshaw managed to find his way into the dance Industry right after high school. Joining dance crews, performing, taking dance classes and working with other formal dancers, he gained the strength & knowledge to become a excellent trained dancer/choreographer he is today.

  • Charles Wheat began his career of over 12 years after assisting backstage during a production of the musical “Fiddler on the Roof”. After realizing that he was destined to perform and create shows of his own he explored his love of dance where he has enjoyed the privilege of dancing with artists such as Celine Dion, T-boz (of T.L.C), Salt N Pepa, and Thelma Houston. He’s appeared on TV shows like American Dreams and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as well as two NBC movies of the week The Little Richard Story and The 60's, even appearing in a National Pepsi commercial. Charles made his acting debut in the feature film...

  • Clayton Gray, born and raised in Huntsville, AL, has always had an affinity for dance. Dance has been a passion and a dream that's fueled his drive and ambitions and led him to the West Coast, where he's been fortunate to grow and expand his skill set. Clayton's exposure to GROOV3 was an unforgettable experience. As a dancer and fitness enthusiast, GROOV3's mission lined up exactly with his own values and core principles and inspired his involvement with the expanding GROOV3 community. GROOV3's motto "Dance, Sweat, Live" was a previously unspoken truth in his own life. Through dance, Clayton has overcome many obstacles, and is inspired to share that same...

  • An avid lover of dance and performance from an early age, Darci Ward began her dance training in her hometown of Jerseyville, IL at the age of three. Hungry for more, Darci joined the competitive team at her studio at the age of 8 and competed regionally and nationally until heading off to Missouri Valley College. Business classes kept her nose in the books, but working on a dance minor, coaching the collegiate dance team, cheering on the coed competitive cheer team, and teaching at a local studio kept her in the studio and the gym.

    After graduation Darci headed back to St. Louis where she continued teaching her love for dance while getting her MBA and working full time. In 2006,...

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  • A triple threat performer from Jacksonville, Florida, Heath Butler attended her first ballet class at the age of two and hasn't stopped dancing since!  She attended the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts for dance and vocal music.  As a NFL Cheerleader for the Jacksonville Jaguars, she traveled to Egypt and Bahrain to perform for the US Troops.  Never one to shy away from the stage, she has performed in numerous musicals including The Music Man, Into the Woods, and Fiddler on the Roof.  Heath has been featured in music videos for Beth Thornley and Ashkon and is currently a singer/dancer with the 1940’s vintage group The Satin Dollz.  Past TV & Film...

  • Originally from Chicago, IL, Kenan has always been inspired and driven by music and performing arts. With over a decade of musical training in classical and jazz bands (playing the alto saxophone) and only a year of training in Tap, Kenan started dancing professionally while in school at Iowa State University where he joined the Hip Hop Dance Club. While in school, Kenan taught workshops, classes, solos and competition pieces in Iowa, Minnesota, Chicago, and South Dakota. Soon thereafter, Kenan started his first collaborative choreography company – 625 Beat Street, with professional choreographer, partner and friend, Jon Paul. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in...

  • Matt Lievers currently lives in Wood River, IL and was born and grew up in the neighboring town of Alton, IL.  He started dancing at a very young age, back when the kids watched MTV for the videos and not the scandal reality TV.  He would emulate the dancing he saw and became ‘self-taught’ by watching the videos.  He attended Alton Senior High School and graduated in 1996.  After graduation, Matt attended Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville (SIUE), where he studied Mass Communication along with Theater and Dance from 1996 to 1999.  During this time, he did a lot of choreography for stage productions held at the university.  Around...

  • Sam Allen was born and raised in Manhattan where he graduated from New York City’s acclaimed "Fame" school, LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. This school provided him with many opportunities to develop his artistic craft and ultimately gave him his foundation in the entertainment industry. After studying with the American Ballroom Theatre and the Harkness Youth Ballet, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in choreography and to continue his education at the University of Southern California. He has been featured in many music videos, commercials for both Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network...

  • Inspired by playing the role of the Tin Man in “The Wiz” at the age of 12, Tor Campbell realized early on that dancing was his passion. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin he continued to dance throughout high school and starred in 42nd Street, a play that features tap dancing; this was ironic given Tor had never tapped a day in his life! Fortunately, tap came easy for Tor and he soon realized that dance was not only his passion but it also came naturally to him. After high school Tor continued to pursue dancing and choreography at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where he starred in many musicals including Dreamgirls, Tap Dance Kid and Fame. Upon graduating,...

  • Originally from Massachusetts, Zoe Welch’s first love and obsession has always been dance. Dancing since the age of 5, she began teaching at age 16 while simultaneously competing in jazz, tap, ballet and modern with the Dancearts of Columbia Company in Missouri. She continued her studies of dance technique and history at San Francisco State University and SF Lines Dance Academy before moving to Los Angeles, where her passion for dance and fitness encouraged her to begin teaching Ballet Barre, in addition to a variety of Adult and Children's dance classes. You can find her teaching Barre and Children's Ballet/Hip Hop classes all over LA, in addition to assisting John "...