VEGAS DANCE HUB INSTRUCTORS
Train with Leading Industry Professionals from your Favorite Las Vegas Shows
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Taylor Bradley hails from Roswell, GA and has been dancing professionally since the day (literally) he turned 18. He earned his BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona and is trained in jazz, ballet, modern, tap, hip hop, contemporary, ballroom, and partnering.
Film/TV Credits: Footloose (2011), Vampire Diaries, Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song, CBS Great Performances (Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante).
Live Stage Credits: Cirque du Soleil The Beatles LOVE. Le Reve - The Dream, Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers, Mayfair Supper Club, WOW Vegas Spectacular, Cirque du Soleil’s One Night for One Drop, Paul Mitchell, Chicago Suite (Ann Reinking & Gary Chryst), Megalopolis (Larry Keigwin), Rubies & Allegro Brillante (George Balanchine).
Taylor has opened for artists Zara Larson, 2 Chainz, Hans Zimmer and worked with singer Celine Dion.
Additionally, Taylor is a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and has a passion for inspiring people to reach their true potential. “Aspire to inspire before you expire."
Born & raised in Fullerton, CA, Alex began her dance training at a young age. After dancing both competitively & artistically, she is now a graduate of The University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance (2015).
Alex has spent inspiring summers with Interlochen Arts Camp, Brockus Dance Project, Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop, & River North Dance Chicago. She had the opportunity to tour 14 cities of China with Art.If.Act Dance Project in The Great American Dance Tour, as well as assist Sam Watson at the Bolzano Summer Dance Festival in Bolzano, Italy.
In the fall of 2016, Alex assumed Guest Artist in Residence for the UNLV Department of Dance for two semesters. She had the pleasure of teaching all ages of dance at Millennium Dance Complex Las Vegas, The Rock Center for Dance, The Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre, and Theatre Arts Prep School Las Vegas.
Alex performed on Dancing with the Stars: Showstoppers, danced with Walk The Moon at Life is Beautiful and has performed in several events presented by Cirque Du Soleil. She most recently wrapped up her five years as a full-time ensemble dancer & soloist in The Beatles LOVE by Cirque Du Soleil, where she also assumed Dance Captain and Artist Coach (2015 - 2020). She has now relocated to Los Angeles, CA, represented by Go2Talent Agency and currently teaches the students of Pasadena Dance Theatre.
Buttercup is a burlesque performer, producer, instructor and costumer in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She hails from New York City where she studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Along with her skilled voice and movement, Buttercup incorporates traditional burlesque elements into her routines. Her fan-dance, bump & grind and tassel & assel twirling create unforgettable acts which embody beauty and eroticism with light-hearted flair.
Buttercup performs in burlesque, comedy and variety shows in Las Vegas and across the country. She has been a featured entertainer in Holly Madison's Bourbon & Burlesque at Mandalay Bay, Melody Sweets' Presents inside the Absinthe tent at Caesar's Palace and Myron's Cabaret Jazz, Brian Newman's After Dark at Park MGM and Spiegelworld's Opium at The Cosmopolitan.
Buttercup produces Sinful Sunday and Revusical at The Sand Dollar Lounge in Las Vegas. She also produces the Burlesque Hall of Fame's TEASE! at The Ron Decar Events Center
Tease & Tone, Burlesque
Heels, Stretch & Strengthen
Kia Silliman was born in Manhattan and raised in Montclair, NJ. Before pursuing dance, Kia trained in gymnastics from the age of 3 and competed between ages 7 to 16. She graduated with honors from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Dance Performance. Upon graduation in 2014, Kia received her first job offer and moved to Las Vegas to be a Showgirl in Donn Arden’s ‘Jubilee!’, and later an original Cirque du Soleil production, “One Night for One Drop: AMANZI”. Kia took her passions to Los Angeles, where she has been featured in ads for Tiffany & Co and Equinor (formerly Statoil) as well as Fifth’s Harmony’s “He Like That” Music Video. Since returning to the greater NY area, Kia has begun choreographing her own work, and appeared in Music Videos for Wyclef Jean, Lil’ Kim, Megan Thee Stallion, and TV shows such as “Blacklist” and HBO’s “The Deuce.” Kia is currently dancing for the NBA’s Brooklynettes, and pursuing her certification in Personal Training and Nutrition.
Jason Kalish has been teaching the art of American Tap Dance for over 30 years. He is actively pursuing his Las Vegas based tap dance act: “Style and Grace” with tap dance partner Sarah Scollo. His performance credits include: Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox, Bian Newman's After Dark, Rock N Rio Las Vegas, Rose Rabbit Lie, Larry King, Chris Botti, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Jaimie Fox, Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander, Harry Connick Jr., LeAnn Rimes, The Eagles, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Huey Lewis and the News, Jack Black, Stacy Keach, Theodore Bikel, Saundra Santiago, Gregory Hines, Tony Coppola Rhythm Ensemble, Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs, 42 Street, Crazy For You, Evita, The King and I, Camelot, The Fiddler On the Roof, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, and Giselle. Jason has been an adjunct Professor of tap dance at Kennesaw State University.
He would like to thank the following hoofers who without their contribution his own career wouldn’t be possible: close friend and mentor Jeremy Kiesman, Bryan Berry, Donna Kalish, Susan Hebach, Jimmy Slyde, Dianne Walker, Buster Brown, Henry LeTang, Gregory Hines, Van Porter, Brenda Buffalino, Prince Spencer and the late great Bunny Briggs who will forever be an incredible influence and inspirer! Jason is grateful for the opportunity to perpetuate the art of American Tap Dance nationwide.
Amber has been teaching and dancing professionally for 13 years. She has been featured in numerous shows on the iconic Las Vegas strip including: Mystere & The Beatles Love by Cirque Du Soleil, Le Reve- The Dream, Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers, and Donny & Marie. Some of her other credits include: The Bodyguard National Broadway Tour, Latin Grammy’s, and High School Musical 3.
Taylor Jayne is a professional dancer and specialty artist currently living and performing in Las Vegas! You can spot her in the "Bang Bang" music video with Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj or in the show Zombie Burlesque at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip. Taylor is a former NBA Dancer for the Detroit Pistons and received a BFA in Dance from Oakland University, Michigan. There she trained extensively in Ballet, Modern and Jazz and graduated with the Maggie Allesee Outstanding Choreography Award.
Her credits include live performances/music videos/industrials for Elon Musk, World of Dance, Jay Sean, Salt-N-Pepa, Busta Rhymes, Demi Lovato, Skrillex feat. Elliphant, Owl City, Aloe Blacc, Post Modern Jukebox Tour and LA Roller girls.
Taylor considers herself a jack of all trades, specializing in all styles of dance while also training with LED Poi, Rollerskates, Pole Dance and floating on the water making shapes in her bubblesphere.
Taylor is most grateful to have traveled to 11 countries performing internationally in Dubai, Singapore, Mumbai, Bahrain, Oman, Goa, Australia and Canada.
LARA PREISTER KALISH
Lara Kalish loves teaching and choreographing for students like you, where she can share a bit of her performance spirit. She enjoyed being in the cast of Vegas! the Show from 2015- 2017, after spending nearly eight years in the world famous Donn Arden’s Jubilee! at Bally’s. At Jubilee!, Lara worked her way from Bluebell to Showgirl and to one of the leads as Principal Dancer. Originally training with Atlanta Ballet, Lara danced professionally with the Georgia Ballet and Charleston Ballet Theater. Now being in Las Vegas gives her the opportunity to share her passion for dance and performance with thousands each year. You might catch Lara on the pages of “People” magazine aside Elton John, on “Regis and Kelly” or even dancing aside Brian Newman and Lady Gaga’s Jazz Band. If Lara’s not in Vegas, she’s likely out of the country learning about a new culture through dance, art and especially food. Usually, however, you’ll find her cooing and fulfilling her most important (and frankly her favorite) role yet: teaching her son Larson how to be a good human!
Sara Krol grew up in Long Island, NY, and knew she wanted to perform and teach professionally from a young age. She attended the American Theater Dance Workshop, where she trained in classical ballet, pointe, theater dance, Horton, and tap. She continued her training at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, where she earned her BFA Summa Cum Laude in Ballet Pedagogy with a minor in English. Sara has been fortunate to attend numerous ballet intensives, including those of Miami City Ballet, Alonzo King LINES, and American Ballet Theater. Upon graduation, Sara booked her first "tall girl" show: Donn Arden's "Jubilee!" at Bally's Las Vegas. In addition to her Bluebell Dancer duties, Sara also served as the company ballet mistress and backstage tour guide. Another favorite production show was "Zubrick" at SandCastle Guam. Since returning to the East Coast, Sara has continued to dance and teach. Recent credits include performing as a "Macy's Starlette" with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sara is excited to continue her teaching journey with Vegas Dance Hub and to virtually explore quality technique and artistry!
Vegas Dance Hub Founder and Instructor
Brittany Dunn is a Las Vegas-based dancer, choreographer, showgirl and educator. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Massachusetts’ Five College Dance Department, and has been teaching between performing gigs for over ten years.
Brittany began her career performing with concert dance companies in and around New York City, then shifted to musical theater and commercial dance. She danced on cruise ships with Holland America Line and Stiletto Entertainment, and in regional theaters before moving to Vegas to join Jubilee!. Brittany was a showgirl and featured dancer in Jubilee! until its closing in 2016. She has since performed in Tournament of Kings at Excalibur, BRAVEAU at Beau Rivage, Elf the Musical directed by Tiger Martina, and several shows at the Linq Promenade. Currently, she can be seen dancing in Brian Newman After Dark, a residency show featuring Lady Gaga’s jazz band. Brittany has choreographed for production shows and corporate events, including her featured duet in Jubilee! and Circovia, a cirque-style show in Palm Springs. Brittany has also performed on stage and screen with Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, Gordon Ramsay, X Ambassadors and Charlie XCX. She is excited to be able to reach students around the world through Vegas Dance Hub!
KISHEMA "PENDU" MALIK
Afro Jazz Fusion, Afro Sexy
Kishema “Pendu” Malik is a professional dancer, choreographer and educator with over 25 years in the entertainment industry. Her main styles of choreography and teaching are Modern (Dunham and Horton), Jazz, West African and Afro Fusion (including her own style “Afro Sexy”). Pendu is originally from NYC and has trained with Alvin Ailey, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Steps on Broadway, Djenba Mouflet, Youseff Kombassa, Robin Dunn and more. She has performed with many companies, artists and tours including Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Demi Lovato, Debbie Allen, Paul McCartney, Debbie Gibson, Marat Daukayev, Summer Jam with Mya and Ashanti, Stevie Wonder, NIKE, WNBA/NBA All-Star games. In Las Vegas, Pendu performed as a principal in Cirque Du Soleil's Beatles LOVE, choreographed for Cirque Du Soleil's One Drop production, “Amanzi”, and taught at Aerial Athletica, Nevada Ballet, Dance Connection, and Don Mirault's Thearte Prepratory Arts Program (TAPS). Pendu is internationally known, having taught in Brazil, Sweden, Peru Argentina, Australia, South Africa, Canada and Ghana. She is known for her unique style, fusing West African dance with other styles, including her own style "Afro Sexy".
Pendu is also a kinesiology and fitness specialist with a B.S. in Bioengineering and an M.S. in Kinesiology, and applies her knowledge to all of her dance classes.
MIchelle L'amour is an international, award winning burlesque star. She is known for her unique style and authenticity on stage. She combines glamour and truth to create an unforgettable experience. Before moving to Vegas (via LA), she ran a burlesque school in Chicago for 10 years and produced top quality shows. During the pandemic, she created Quarantine Cabaret and UNCEN$ORED and began offering unique empowerment classes for womxn. She has been featured in many burlesque documentaries and has appeared on America's Got Talent, MTVs Amazingness, and Sex Life on the Epix Network. She is thrilled to be joining forces with Vegas Dance Hub! Learn more at www.michellelamour.com
Contemporary, Hip Hop
Derek McGinnis began dancing at the age of four, studying jazz, tap, tumbling, ballet, contemporary, and modern. Born and raised in Butte, Montana, he grew up dancing and traveling to be trained further in the performing arts he loves so dearly. He is excited about anything and everything that involves dance, and is proud to have been cast in Rasta Thomas’ "Bad Boys of Dance" and Tiger Martina's "Vegas! The Show" at Planet Hollywood. Derek has been a teacher and choreographer for many studios over the years in cities such as New York, California, Chicago, Alabama, Montana, and Las Vegas. He is excited to continue to influence dancers of all ages.
Contemporary, Yoga, Hip Hop
Adam Moss is from Phoenix Arizona. He started dancing at a very young age with his sister, who also still performs. Some of his favorite performing credits include: Latin Billboard Awards, Royal Flux Dance Company, Rasta Thomas’s Bad Boys of Dance, Okada Manila, Donny & Marie Show, and Vegas! The Show. He has been living in Vegas for 3 years now, and is also signed with Go2Talent for work in Los Angeles.