2022 Spring Workshop Faculty
Easton - Jr Mr Dance of America
Alyssa is an educator, choreographer, and performer with experience of over 20 years from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A former Miss Dance of America, Alyssa has studied in all genres of dance and has performed on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, The Greatest Showman, and various music videos and live stage performances in Los Angeles, CA. Alyssa took on the lead role in Marinda Davis’ live production of UNbreakable, storytelling the human experience through live contemporary movement. She has worked on the national tour of West Coast Dance Explosion while simultaneously pursuing her undergraduate degree at Loyola Marymount University. Most recently, Alyssa received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California, where she now practices in Pittsburgh as a full-time clinician, treating a multitude of athletes of a variety of different specialties and conditions. Alyssa is eager to continue to meld PT with her experience in professional dance and is especially humbled to share her passions with all of the dancers this weekend!
Kathy Meyer danced professionally in NYC, across the U.S. and in Europe for 17 years. She was a proud member of Actor’s Equity and SSDC. Some of her favorite shows include West Side Story, 42nd Street and Me and My Gal. She now resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where she teaches with her sister Dawn Meyer Slemons at Just Off Broadway for the past 14 years. Dawn and Kathy have had many students continue dancing professionally after graduating from Just Off Broadway. They have also had several National title winners over the past 10 years. Kathy looks forward to continuing to shape and share her passion with many dancers to come.
Beau Hutchings is a musical theatre performer/dancer who is dually based out of New York City and Southwest Michigan. A native of Southwest Michigan, he earned a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance at Western Michigan University. He has been returning "home" for the past 8 years as a Guest Dance Teacher/Master Class Teacher with: The Repertoire Dance Studio, 360 Dance Company and Dance Dynamics in Marshall M.I, The Dance Factory in Coldwater MI, Dance Camp Teacher/Guest Artist and Choreogtapher for The Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall M.I, Choreographer for Cornwell's Dinner Theatre in Marshall M.I, Choreographer/Guest Artist for Young Michigan Dance Association in Coldwater M.I. He sits as a Judge with Applause Dance Competition. Music Theatre Performance credits include: Riff in the International Touring Production of "West Side Story" Jerome Robbin's Original Choreography, Ensemble dancer of original Bob Fosse Choreography in the Broadway version of "Chicago" the musical on The Allure of the Seas with Royal Caribbean, Dancer in Broadway National Tours of "West Side Story'' (Original Jerome Robbin's Choreography), and 2 different Tours of "The Wizard of Oz" (Choreographed by Arlene Phillips, Acclaimed British Choreographer). Beau has performed in countless Regional Theatre Productions around the United States, with dance and fight captain credits. He has danced in benefit concerts in NYC (Broadway Bares, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS productions, Etc.) as well as pre-production work with notable choreographers and dancers in the NYC circuit. He is also currently on the roster of Dance Competition Judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators based out of NYC.
Kaliana Melistas - Special Awards Judge
Kaliana Melistas graduated from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance and has been educating and choreographing various dance styles for 12+ years.
One of her most memorable experiences at Dance Masters of Michigan was receiving the Best Interview Award in 2006 and placing as a top 5 finalist in the 2009 Miss Dance of Michigan.
Kaliana has been seen on the FOX reality show SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, Season 10 ‘Vegas Week’ and has performed professionally with the Joffrey and Cincinnati ballet companies in The Nutcracker at The Detroit Opera House.
She has been a judge for Starstruck Dance Competition and hopes to inspire every contestant through her commentating to shine their inner light on stage.
Spring Special Guest
Easton Gliebe Junior Mr Dance of America
Easton Gliebe is a seventh grader in Cincinnati Ohio, where he is a straight “A” student and in the gifted program.
Easton’s passion for dance started when he was 3 years old and he took his first ballet class at the YMCA. He is a student of Dawn Meyer Slemons and Kathy Meyer’s and a member of the Just off Broadway competition and convention teams. Easton proudly represents Chapter 16 as Junior Mr. Dance of Ohio 2021 and Junior Mr. Dance of America 2022. He’s received the Steps on Broadway Youth program scholarship and Outstanding Dancer this year. Easton’s also won many performance awards and high point awards at various competitions. His favorite place is to be is on stage, either competing or performing in his school musical.
2022 September Education Day for Members Faculty