2021 PAC Judges & Spring Workshop Faculty
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Emy, originally from Buffalo, NY began dancing at age three. Emy graduated in the Spring of 2018 from Point Park University receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Emy is currently in her third season dancing professionally with Contemporary company, Eisenhower Dance Detroit. Throughout her career, she has performed works by Micaela Taylor, Nicole Fonte, Baira, Christian Denice, Darrell Grand Molutrie, Stephanie Pizzo, and Larry Keigwin. To supplement her dance training, she has attended various intensives such as AXIS Connect, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Movement Invention Project, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Chautauqua Ballet. Emy has performed and toured throughout the country, including at the well-known Inside Out stage at Jacob’s Pillow in 2019. Emy is a certified STOTT Pilates Level 1 instructor and teaches at Pilates Fitness and Physical Therapy, as well as certified in Gyrokinesis®. She loves to teach her clients how to apply our Pilates basic principles not only to our workouts, but in everyday life. She likes to focus on correct alignment to improve strength and flexibility, especially in dancers. She understands the importance of the human body and the mental, emotional, and physical connection necessary to create a positive life! Emy is grateful to share her knowledge and love of dance with others, and is happy to join the Dance Masters family!
Shauna Oliverio grew up in Michigan where she trained and competed in dance. While completing her degree at Oakland University she also launched her professional dance career. Shauna has worked commercially in LA, she has danced in production shows throughout the US and Canada and has performed in the musicals Cabaret, Chicago and Cats. Shauna also spent a year dancing for Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. She danced with two professional contemporary companies, Odyssey Dance Theatre where she completed five European tours and Ron De Jesus Dance in downtown Chicago. One of Shauna’s greatest achievements was writing, producing, choreographing and dancing in her own professional show “City Lights”. Shauna choreographs dance and travels to teach master classes all over the country. She founded an in-studio dance intensive called Rapture Dance Intensive that she tours and teaches with. Shauna is trained in STOTT Pilates and believes that it is the reason her body has stayed healthy and strong during all her years of dancing and performing. Shauna is currently an ambassador for lululemon and is excited about her new training company EVLV TRAINING! She brings a vibrant energy to her Pilates/Dance sessions and a deep level of body awareness from all of her years of training and dancing!
A California native, KC’s love for the arts began at a young age. KC grew up training classically in all genres of dance, gymnastics, and musical theatre singing and acting. He competed regionally and nationally and continued his training at Broadway Dance Center and STEPS on Broadway in New York City. KC has worked coast to coast in the commercial and theatrical industries of San Francisco, Los Angeles, New England, New York City, and regionally at theatres across the country. He was a founding member of RhetOracle Dance Company of Long Beach, CA and Nickerson-Rossi Dance of Long Beach, CA and Philadelphia, PA, and also danced for Odyssey Dance Theatre of Salt Lake City.
KC has toured with the North American Tour of Cats, internationally playing Chistery in the Broadway National Tour of Wicked, and was most recently seen in the pre-Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting. He has performed in shows along side John Lithgow, Justin Guarini, Lea DeLaria, Kathy Najimy, and Taylor Dayne, to name a few. KC can be seen in film & television airings of Disney’s High School Musical 3: Senior Year, The American Mall, Live From Lincoln Center, From Broadway With Love, PBS, the Property Brothers on HGTV, as well as in music videos for artists Danny Blu & Chrissi Poland. He can also be seen in commercials and print work for NBC’sSmash, Ford, MAC Cosmetics, O.C. Tanner, Ward’s Boxing Club, and Nokia, dancing backup for Nicki Minaj. KC currently resides with his husband in West Hartford, CT where he continues to pursue life on the stage and screen as an actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer in New York City and beyond.
Brianna Bock - Special Awards Judge
Briana Bock grew up dancing in the Metro Detroit area since she was three years old. She's studied many different styles of dance including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, contemporary jazz, modern, waltz and jive. She began competing in the Dance Masters of Michigan Scholarship Competition in 2005 in the Junior Miss Dance Title Competition. Briana won Miss Dance of Michigan in 2010 and placed in the Top 10 Semi-Finalists at the 2010 Miss Dance of America Competition in San Antonio, Texas. Upon graduating high school, Briana went on to attend Grand Valley State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Advertising & Public Relations and Dance. She appeared in Seasons 9 and 10 on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, making it to the Las Vegas callbacks both years. In 2015, Briana began working as a dancer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Briana performed in Broadway-style production shows on board the cruise ships and travelled throughout Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and Eastern Asia. In 2017, she moved to Auckland, New Zealand for a year where she continued her dance career with Diamond Entertainment, performing in jazz, musical theater and Las Vegas-style production shows. Briana moved back home to Michigan in the beginning of 2019 and is currently a Detroit Lions Cheerleader. She is so happy to be back and working with the Dance Masters community and is looking forward to an exciting weekend together!