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Andrés Peñate is the second oldest of 6 children and grew up dancing at two separate studios. He first started dancing when he was six years old and his first style was ballroom. Taking his dancing competitively he was able to compete and perform around the nation and won a National Latin Ballroom Championship title at twelve years old. He was introduced to Hip Hop when he was eight years old, and at 14 branched off to train in Break Dancing, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, and Contemporary. He began competing at conventions and other competitions winning scholarships and awards in multiple categories. All this versatile training led Andrés to become a finalist on NBC’s World of Dance, season 2. Since then Andres has been performing and teaching around the world including the U.S., Canada, Denmark, Austria, India, and China. He has also taken up the film industry performing and acting as a principal dancer on Dear Dumb Diary and High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, as well as multiple music videos.



Edward Hoyt, grew up on the east coast and found his love, and passion for dance watching his older sisters leap and shuffle across the stage. His love grew stronger once he was put into his first tap class. Hoyt then even at a young age knew how special the art of dance was. Hoyt since then has traveled all over the US teaching and training the next generation of tap dancers and performers. He starred In Fox Production of So You Think You Can Dance Season 15 and 16 and made top 5 Male best dancers. Hoyt has appeared all over the country on dance tours and Television programs such as Ellen. He now lives in Utah and teaches all over the state, he wishes the best of luck to all the dancers who are performing.



Dr. Kathleen B. Sheffield is a faculty member of the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications.   She teaches modern dance technique, composition and improvisation and pedagogy classes for children’s creative dance and folk and social dance.  She is currently the director of the BYU children’s and Teens Creative Dance Program and Artistic Director of The Young DanceMakers.  Kathleen enjoys working with dancers of all ages where she focuses on building sound technique while nurturing the individual spirit of each student.  Her work has been seen as part of The Provo City Center Temple Cultural Celebration, The Sesquicentennial Spectacular, The Mormon Arts Festival, The BYU Women’s Conference, BYU Homecoming Spectacular, “The Light of the World” production in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City Utah, celebrating the 2002 Winter Olympics, and as a part of the Central Utah region Joseph Smith Celebration in the Marriott Center. 

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