Monday, October 25, 2010

APA Presents "SHOWCASE 2010" - COMMERCIAL (Promo Reel)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

APA Presents "SHOWCASE 2010", a fundraiser & industry showcase featuring dance

at  San Ysidro Performing Arts Center
5353 Airway Road
San Diego, California 92154
November 6-7 at 8pm

$25 at the door
$20 online
Save an additional 25% with the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL by 10/31/10 $15 online click this link to
This is a Fundraiser Showcase featuring exciting DANCE groups and works of choreographers from Southern California.
  • Butterworth Dance
  • Boogiezone's ENTITY
  • Flamenco Arana
  • Positive Energy Dance
  • Devine Desi Dance
  • APA Dancers
  • Jane Downey (Tap)
  • Natalie Vilos
  • Tiffany Billings
  • Rrecording Artist: Chloe Jordache
  • somebodies dance theater (Sunday Only)
  • City Ballet (Sunday Only)
  • & Special Guests



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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Master Class in San Diego with Los Angeles Choreographer Tiffany Billings @ APA Studios

Thursday: 10/21/2010 - 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Description: Tiffany teaches a class grounded in contemporary dance

$15 online ($20 at the door)

Master Class with Tiffany Billings at APa Studios
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Bio - Tiffany Billings, professor, choreographer, director, singer, actor and performer, is a wonderfully gifted all around entertainer. Tiffany began her training with the Sacramento ballet under the esteemed Barbara Crockett, as well as with Sound Of Music film and stage star Dan Truitte. She has also trained and performed with such notables as the San Francisco Ballet under Tom Rudd, and the School of American Ballet in New York with Suki Schorer. Tiffany has assisted Sally Whalen, trained with Joe Tremaine, Jonathan Watts, Stanley Williams, and the legendary Donald McKayle, who served as her mentor and advisor for choreography.

Tiffany's extensive training has led to performances and awards ranging from the lead ballerina in Cinderella, set by David Allen, to winning a Tommy award for Best Jazz Dancer, and awarded the ACDFA American College Dance Festival Associations highest honors by being chosen to present her choreography at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

Also an accomplished choreographer, Tiffany has created many powerful pieces, which regularly leave audiences clamoring for more. She has choreographed for Edge Time Stories, with Randy Allaire and Bill Prudich; Starting Here Starting Now with director Al Valetta, and Bre Rabbit, with Award winning director and Yale graduate Loni Berry. Tiffany has set pieces for the American Cancer Society AIDS benefit, and the Choreographers Carnival Ball at the Key Club, in Hollywood, CA. She has worked with award winning dancer William Lu on her original piece, Blind Faith, which premiered to standing ovations each night.

She has also won a Gold medal in Japan in an international singing competition, was a NFL San Diego Charger Dancer, and also served as the voice of "Lucy" on the animated Peanuts cartoon series. In regional musical theatre productions, she has performed at Long Beach Civic Light Opera, San Diego Civic Center, Starlight Theatre, Moonlight Theatre, Lyceum Theatre and the California Center of the Arts, Escondido.
As well as being an accomplished performer, Tiffany has also directed a short film, Fallen Star, which premiered in Irvine and Hollywood, CA, where the film received rave reviews. Fallen Star is currently being distributed in Japan and the United States, where it continues to change perceptions of what a 'dance film' is, while also leaving audiences with a lasting emotional impact.

Tiffany has instructed at the Edge in Hollywood, while also serving as an honored performer and instructor in various cities across the country for the past fifteen years. She has choreographed several full-length performances, industrials, and videos, while also serving as a guest artist, setting and premiering dance pieces at highly renowned universities. The world premiere of Tiffany's choreographic work, NOISE, at California State University Long Beach was quoted as "the most striking piece by far", "creating a climatic, resonating experience that was unforgettable."
Tiffany serves as an instructor and judge for national Dance Masters of America conventions, while also acting as a guest artist, setting and premiering dance pieces at highly renowned universities. In her role as a judge for the American Choreography awards, Tiffany has enabled many of her students from Chapman University to participate and perform in the awards show held at the Orpheum Theatre, in Hollywood, Ca.

Tiffany was Artistic Director for the City of Long Beach's Grand Prix opening ceremony, titled "Thunder Thursday". The event brought in over 3,000 people to the streets of Long Beach, revitalizing the area. The crowd enjoyed an evening filled with dancing, live music, and DJ's. The city of Long Beach was so pleased with the event; they hope to make this an annual celebration, with Tiffany at the helm.

A graduate of CSU San Marcos, she has also received her Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography at the University of California, Irvine. Tiffany was full time faculty at Chapman University, Tiffany instructed Advanced Jazz, Ballet, Artistic Direction, Choreography, Dance Repertoire as well as the new special studies course "Dance & Multi-Media". Tiffany led the Chapman University students on a State wide dance tour, traveling throughout California performing in over 20 shows in 3 weeks.

While still teaching Master Classes, choreographing and directing, Tiffany started her own clothing line called TIF WEAR in 2007. In less than 2 years, TIF WEAR has taken the country by storm. Changing the face of active wear and reinventing the way performers present themselves. TIF WEAR has been sold at Equinox Fitness Clubs nationwide, Boutique shops, and Dance and Yoga centers through out the country. 2009 TIF WEAR started a partnership with Mia Michaels, world famous contemporary choreographer from the hit FOX reality show "So You Think You Can Dance".

Currently, Tiffany was accepted to the renowned Graduate College Saybrook to obtain her PhD. in Dance and Choice Theory Psychology.

For updates on TIF WEAR and Tiffany's career, please visit the events page on this site! For representation please contact

For Tiffany's Choreography Demo Reel--visit youtube and type in 'TIFFANY BILLINGS'


Friday, October 1, 2010

Boogiezone Contemporary comes to La Mesa, CA

Boogiezone Contemporary comes to San Diego County
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Boogiezone Contemporary comes to La Mesa, CA



A new era is emerging. A social movement garnered by dancers of all styles and backgrounds and a growing interest in all things related to dance by fans of every age around the globe. Thanks to the media, television shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars,” dance inspired commercials, and movies like “Step Up,” dance is reaching a broader audience. Similarly, the internet has allowed us all to reach areas of the world where dance does not readily exist.

On the forefront of this new movement is – YOUR online dance community connection! First established in 2002, Boogiezone is known by thousands worldwide for offering a place where aspiring and professional dancers, choreographers, dance groups, and the fans that love them come to meet, greet, inspire, be inspired, network and build relationships in the process. Four years ago the concept of “Community” in the dance scene was unheard of. Now, Boogiezone is responsible for bringing groves of dancers together, known by many worldwide as the most active online dance community to join. The idea of Boogiezone and the massive grass roots movement which emerged from it has definitely influenced the way the entertainment industry runs and behaves.

Simply imagine a communication hub that bridges the gap between aspiring and professional dancers around the world. That is Boogiezone. The dance community hotspot where anyone who wants to share with others their passion for dance and performance can meet, greet, inspire, be inspired, make connections and build relationships in the process. Together, we represent a fresh, new, community comprised of passionate people, ready to take dance to the next level.

Currently, Boogiezone has over sixteen thousand registered members online, with thousands upon thousands visiting our pages every month. We can’t forget to include the thousands of subscribers who watch our extensive collection of nearly 1,900 class videos on Youtube and the hundreds of hungry students that fill our ten regularly scheduled Community Classes worldwide! As a result our community continues to grow at a remarkable rate. The attention we have received has enabled us to sponsor the largest dance competitions like “Hip Hop Interna­tional,” shows like ‘Groovaloo’, work with the largest dance conven­tions like “Monsters of Hip Hop” and partner with movie powerhouses like Lionsgate Films and Sony Pictures. We are also supported by the industry’s top talent agencies like MSA and Bloc, major dance studios like Millennium Dance Complex, dance groups like Quest Crew and countless choreographers to the stars like Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, and Mariah Carey.




Will Johnston has been training in dance since the age of four. Coming from San Jose, CA, he received the majority of his training at A.K.A Dance Company under the direction of Kelly and Alex Velasquez. Will graduated from the University of California: Irvine with a B.F.A in Dance Performance, a B.F.A in Dance Choreography, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. While at UCI, he was a four-year member of the legendary Donald McKayle’s UCI Etude Ensemble as well as a performer in works by renowned faculty members Loretta Livingston, Jodie Gates, Lisa Naugle, and Israel “El” Gabriel. Will is also a member of Tayeh Dance Company, performing works choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, one of which premiered at the City Center in New York City in November 2009. In addition to performing for Tayeh, Will assisted the choreographer on season five of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance as well as the national commercial for ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Will’s passion also lies in the art of choreography. He has choreographed numerous works for local studios in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as for various UCI dance productions. He has had the honor of showcasing twelve works at UCI, one of which was invited to perform by former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater member, Stephanie Powell, in Long Beach, CA. Most recently, Will along with co-choreographer, Jenna Otter, was awarded the Grand Prize Award at the prestigious Dancing Under the Stars Choreography Festival, in Palm Desert, CA, for their duet entitled "Amongst the Hedges." Currently, Will is a member of CADC, a teacher at the Team Millennia Dance Studio, the assistant director of Westside Dance Project, as well as Co-Director of Boogiezone’s contemporary company, ENTITY.


Ashley Paige, originally from San Jose California, has been studying dance since she was 6 years old. While living in Northern California she was a part of Teen Dance Company of the Bay Area and had the chance to work with many top choreographers including Carlos Jones, Mia Michaels, Tabitha and Napoleon DíUmo, and Jason Parsons. She then moved to Los Angeles and attended Loyola Marymount University and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors Degree in dance and an emphasis in education. Since moving to LA Ashley has become a part of BARE Dance Company based in Orange County, run by creative director Mike Esperanza. After being signed with McDonald Selznick and Associates in 2006 she has worked in various areas of commercial dance as well. So far she has worked with such artists as Wayne Brady and Gladys Knight at the Hollywood Bowl, as well as Rihanna in the video ìUmbrellaî, and the 2008 Video Music Awards as a principle dancer in ìDisturbiaî. Ashley also worked with choreographer Margueritte Derricks in a commercial for the television drama Nip/Tuck. Most recently, Ashley has become a part of Boogiezone's newest contemporary company, Entity. Dance has been and will always be more than an art; for her, it is a seamless means of passionate expression and a never-ending learning experience.


Marissa Osato is the co-artistic director of Boogiezone’s new contemporary dance company, ENTITY, as well as the co-founder and host of the Boogiezone Contemporary Community Class. Marissa recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Dance and B.A. in Literary Journalism. She has danced with modern dance legend Donald McKayle’s repertory company, Etude Ensemble, Boogiezone’s professional hip hop team, BREED Dance Company, and Tessandra Chavez’s Unity LA. Marissa currently teaches at Team Millennia Dance Studio and Cutting Edge Dance Center and choreographs for various studios and teams across the United States. Her unique style fuses lyrical jazz, modern, and hip hop. Represented by DDO Artists Agency in Los Angeles, Marissa views dance as her avenue of impact. She is all about positivity, support, and shared inspiration!


Erica Michelle Sobol has spent a lifetimesofar studying performing arts in both New York and Los Angeles. She has earned a BA in dance-theater from Barnard College at Columbia University. She has created and trained with so many brilliant choreographers, including but not limited to: Gil Duldulao, Kevin Maher, Victor Rojas, Craig Hollamon, Matt Cady, Rhapsody James, and Tucker Barkley. Erica has worked as a master instructor at several dance studios all over the world, including Manhattan’s Peridance, LA’s Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, BDC in Tokyo, Japan and Skip on Guam. And she is on faculty at the Edge Performing Arts Center. Erica Michelle Sobol is the founder and artistic director of collidEdance, an ever-evolving professional dance company dedicated to blurring the line between dance and theater. Erica feels lucky, so lucky, to be inspired everyday.





“Fire Bomb”

“First Love” (Boogiezone class)

“Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart”


“Sex Therapy”

“High Price” (Boogiezone class)




APA in San Diego

APA in San Diego
Scholarship students from mid-2005 photoshoot.