Co-Director | Dance & Educators:
Brandon Sierra discovered his passion for the entertainment industry at an early age. Years of dance, vocal and other formal training led him to Niagara University where he earned his Bachelors in Fine Arts and Dance and had the honor and privilege of working with the legendary musical theatre duo, John Kander and Fred Ebb.
Living and working in New York City for seven years provided him numerous career building opportunities and professional experience, including his years of service to The Broadway Dance Center where he created successful relationships with many of today’s top dancers and choreographers. Brandon joined Clear Talent Group New York in 2009 and made the move to the Los Angeles office in the spring of 2010.
Director & Choreographer:
James Gray is the choreographer for the upcoming Feature Film Humor Me starring Elliot Gould and Jemaine Clement
He choreographed the Emmy Award Winning Mel Brooks – AFI Lifetime Achievement TV Special in Hollywood
Directed and Choreographed Peg O’ My Heart The Musical (MITF Best Musical)
Currently the Associate Choreographer and Resident for the Hal Prince/Susan Stroman production of Prince Of Broadway
Resident Director/Choreographer for Woody Allen and Susan Stroman's Bullets Over Broadway
Associate Choreographer for of A Christmas Story The Musical, Carousel and The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville starring Mandy Patinkin
Director/Choreographer Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein the Musical National Tours
Performed in The Producers The Musical –Broadway, Original London company and the Movie Musical version also The Royal Variety Performance as "Carmen Ghia" with Nathan Lane
Young Frankenstein the Musical, original Broadway, understudied and performed the role of "Igor."
London Me and My Girl, Mack and Mabel, Beauty and the Beast, Hello Dolly The Gala with Carol Channing and The Styne Way Gala (where he partnered Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno) at the London Palladium.
James teaches BROADWAY BOOTCAMP workshops across America and at Broadway Dance Center and the OpenJar Institute NYC
Tara Nicole Hughes
Tara Nicole Hughes is a professional Dancer, Choreographer and Movement Coach for Film, TV and Commercials. Hughes has worked on every major musical film over the last decade including Chicago, Rent, The Terminal, Nine, Rock of Ages, Burlesque, and Disney's upcoming Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. She has coached some of the most brilliant of our time including Daniel Day Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks, Penelope Cruz and Tobey Maguire, as well as major music stars including Madonna, Cher and Taylor Swift. Her Television credits include choreographing for House of Lies, Grandfathered, Good Girls Revolt and Trophy Wife, among others. (Reel)
With Tara’s Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology and her understanding of the healing power of dance, she has created the program INsideOUT, a powerful and practical workshop using meditation, visualization and dance movement to bring more inner peace and health.
She is on faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, and teaches master classes, workshops and retreats internationally.
Tara is a contributing writer for Mind Body Green and her work has been recognized in media outlets such as Dance Magazine, The Real Deal, and Global Dance Initiative
Jon began his dance training at Center Stage Dance Academy in Long Beach, CA at the age of 10. He then studied at the Orange County H.S. of the Arts in Santa Ana, CA under the direction of Jim Kolb & Cindy Dolan Peca. After moving to New York City in 2005, Jon studied and performed with the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s DTB Ensemble. As a member of the ensemble he’s had the prestigious honor of performing with LeAnn Rimes at the White House, New York’s City Hall, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of,
“Protégés of Ballet” and with Aretha Franklin at the historic Apollo Theater. Jon was a member of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet from 2007-2015. There he worked with and toured the works of Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Johan Inger, Jacapo Godani, Stijn Celis, Jo Strømgren, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Benoit Swan-Pouffer, Richard Seigal, Jiří Kylián , Alexander Ekman, Luca Veggetti, Didy Veldman, Regina Van Berkel, Emanuel Gat, Andonis Foniadakis and Hofesh Shechter.
Jon was a featured “Top Ten Performances of 2013" in the Dec'13/Jan'14 issue of Pointe Magazine as well as on the cover of Pointe Magazine's Oct/Nov 2010 issue. His work as a performer also includes 2011's season 8 of SYTYCD, the WNBA Sparks’ Sparkids, Fiona Apple’s “Paperbag” video, Featured Soloist at Los Angeles’ Kodak Theater and Guest Artist for the Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo. He can also be seen dancing alongside Emily Blunt in the Major Motion Picture, 'The Adjustment Bureau'. In 2004 Jon spent eight weeks as a Winner Circle Finalist on Star Search on CBS. That same year, he served as an ambassador of dance representing the United States at the annual Australian Dance Championship, where he won International First Place Soloist in the Battle of the Stars. As a choreographer, he was invited to perform his work at the Seventh Annual Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival in Palm Desert, CA where he won the Jean Ann Hirchl First Place Solo Award. Jon was a 2013 Capezio Ace Awards finalist. His work can also be seen across the U.S. on many schools, competitive studios and youth companies such as the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, Orange County School of the Arts(OCSA/OCHSA), Colabo Youth Dance Collective, Cedar Lake's 360 summer intensive, Cedar Lake’s CEDAR LAB and NDT's "Switch". Jon joined The Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in August 2015.
Working for over a decade as a Choreographer Yvette Lee has solidified a strong place for herself in the Australian Dance Industry. From television, film, theatre & live events her versatility has seen her choreograph in all arenas of the entertainment industry.
Yvette’s television credits include Dancing with Stars, Australia’s Got Talent, Dance Hero Japan, Asia’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance, China’s Next Top Model, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, Ja’mie Private School Girl, Jonah from Tonga, Cosentino - The Grand Illusionist, Everybody Dance Now, Australian Idol, Neighbours, The Pacific, ARIA Awards, The Taiwanese Wiggles.
Yvette has worked on musical theatre productions such as In the Heights, Moonshadow (world premiere), Rock of Ages (Australian tour),The Little Matchgirl (Royal Albert Hall, London), Shout - The Legend of the Wild One, Dusty - The Original Pop Diva, The History Boys, Sweet Charity, Managing Carmen, and Just the Ticket.
Her music industry credits include choreographing for Aston Merrygold, Guy Sebastian, Samantha Jade, Bonnie Anderson, Josh Groban, Ricki Lee, Tim Campbell & Bobby Fox
In addition, Yvette has toured numerous shows through South East Asia for the Walt Disney Special Events group and choreographs both locally and internationally in the corporate sector.
Most recently Yvette has just completed choreographing ’Song Contest - the Almost Eurovision Experience’ For the Comedy Festival & A brand new channel 7 show, The Big Music Quiz.
Liz Imperio has established herself as a major director and choreographer in the entertainment industry, including artistic direction and choreography for Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again” world tour; two world concert tours for Madonna – “Re-invention” tour and “Confessions” tour; director/choreographer of Gloria Estefan’s last 3 world concert tours;.
A proud Cuban-American, Liz was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her work caught the eye of famed choreographer Kenny Ortega at the tender age of 15. Liz Became Kenny’s Associate Choreographer for 4 years before breaking out on her own.
Her credits make her one of the most sought after choreographer/show director in the business, including: The show stopping tribute performances by Jennifer Lopez on American Music Awards (Celia Cruz) and Latin Billboards (Selena), American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Billboard Awards, Latin Grammys, JLo in Puerto Rico Concert, Latin On Ice, United We Stand with Michael Jackson (assoc. dir.), VH1 Diva’s, ABC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration; Disney Channel original movie “Gotta Kick It Up”; James L. Brook’s feature film “Spanglish”