MOVE IT & Capezio Championship: Judges, Performances & Prizes

The Prizes

Compete in the MOVE IT & Capezio Championships and you could win one of these amazing prizes:

  • £1000 Cash Prize (one for the winner of each day of the Championships)
  • A performance slot on the MOVE IT Main Stage for either Saturday or Sunday (one for the winner of each day of the Championships)
  • The chance to become the “Face of Capezio”
  • The chance to become the “Face Of MOVE IT”
  • Capezio vouchers
  • A chance to perform with Flawless on UK Tour
  • $1000 scholarship from The Hollywood Summer Tour
  • And much more…

Special Performances – JUST ANNOUNCED!

We’re thrilled to announce that there will be Special Guest Performances as part of the MOVE IT & Capezio Championships… 

Friday

  • – Amanda LaCount (Capezio Ambassador and dances with ImmaBeast) 
  • – Dan-I & Sia (Finalists of Got to Dance, dancers of Avant Garde Dance Company)
  • – Kalani Hilliker (Dance Mums USA and Capezio Ambassador)
  • – Crooked District (Dancer of Rugged Estate UK’s leading Krump collective)
  • – Lukas McFarlane & Tara-Jean Popowich (Sky’s Got to Dance Winner & So You Think You Can Dance Winner Canada)
  • – Rain Crew (Competitive B-Boy Crew who’ve worked with Puma, Adidas, ASOS)

Saturday

  • – Amanda La Count (Capezio Ambassador and dances with ImmaBeast) 
  • – Dean Murrell & Kazmin Borrer (National Centre for Circus Arts)
  • – Faye Revlon (Part of the iconic, unforgettable House of Revlon and Kiki House of Tea)
  • – Kalani Hilliker (Dance Mums USA and Capezio Ambassador)
  • – Neil & Katya Jones (Strictly Come Dancing Professional Dancers and World Champions)
  • – iD Dance Company featuring Ryan Jenkins

 

The Judges

The amazing Championship Judges are professional dancers, choreographers and teachers who know the importance of performing on stage and recognise hard work and technical skill.

 

FRIDAY JUDGES

Marlon "SWOOSH" Wallen

Marlon “SWOOSH”” Wallen is a highly respected creative director & dancer in the UK & abroad who graduated from City and Islington with a BTEC National diploma in dance where he studied Contemporary, Jazz and Ballet.

He has over a decade of professional experience within the Hip Hop & Commercial dance field where he danced & choreographed for a diverse amount of artists & established companies. 

SWOOSH is the CEO|Director of Flawless Entertainment for 10 years. He created FLAWLESS alongside his business partner Amelia Benoit (Flawless Management) in 2004 and went public in 2005 bringing something fresh, new and original to the dance world. With his precise, innovative, dynamic & current choreography, SWOOSH has travelled worldwide to teach, choreograph & perform including San Francisco, New York, China, Hong Kong, Dubai, India, France, Germany, Italy, etc.

His professional credits include StreetDance 1 and 2, Britain’s Got Talent, London 2012, Victoria Beckham,Westlife, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, JLS and much more. Most recently Swoosh has been a lead judge on CBBC Taking The Next Step and lead choreographer on E4’s Stage School.

Learn skills from the Flawless Team with a class EVERY DAY at MOVE IT 2018!
Search the classes using codes MI223, MI192 and MI070. Find out more info & book your tickets here!

www.flawlessofficial.com 

Instagram and Twitter at @SwooshFlawless #TEAMFLAWLESS

Kobi Rozenfield

Kobi Rozenfeld’s professional reputation and heightened demand in the dance industry has led him to work with some of the best entertainers and most notable celebrities in Hollywood such as Beyonce, Britney Sprears, Natasha Bedingfield, and Macy Gray.

His most recent choreography credits include choreography for the USA nationwide commercial featuring the new “Wonder Woman” – Gal Gadot. Before then, he choreographed Pop Princess Britney Spears during her 2009 comeback tour; choreographing for the legendary Queen of Pop- Beyonce, in her 2009-2010 “I Am…” World Tour.

Kobi also choreographed for Israel’s “So You Think You Can Dance”  and in January of 2010, he performed alongside Beyonce as one of the dancers at the Grammy Awards.

As a choreographer, Kobi is represented by Go2Talent one of the top choreography and dance agency’s in the industry. Kobi travels the world as a free-lance choreographer. He has taught master classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York and has instructed workshops in Guam, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, France, Slovakia, Spain, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria, and the United Kingdom.

Kobi is passionate about sharing his love for dance with all those he comes into contact with, motivating and inspiring his students, and leaving them with a thirst for more!

Join Kobi in not one but two classes at MOVE IT 2018! Search codes MI068 and MI114 to locate classes and book your space here! 

www.kobirozenfeld.com

Tara Jean Popowich

Tara-Jean Popowich is most known for winning “So you think you can dance”-Canada Season 2. Since the show she has been based out of NYC and Los Angeles. During her time in NYC she was “Carly Rae Jepsen’s” Choreographer and dancer seen on “Jimmy Fallon” and “Live with Kelly”.

Tara-Jean is also seen in Pharrells music video “Happy”, “Turn it up” American tour, “Groove Street productions” Canadian tour, choreographer for “So you think you can dance” Ukraine and special guest performer, choreographed and performed for Ballet Africa, IDS instructor in Madrid Spain, yearly performer with “SYTYCD” USA All-stars in China,  is 1 of 6 featured dancers in a feature film based in Scotland, with choreographer Stacey Tookey.

TJ has danced and taught throughout Canada and the U.S, India, Paris, Ukraine, Alaska, Africa, Italy, Spain, Bahamas, Hong Kong, Germany, Hawaii, Ireland, Australia, London, Singapore, China, Ecuador and Argentina. Recently TJ was living in India and made top 6 as the celebrity on “Dancing with the stars”-season 7. 

In 2015, TJ was named one of the “hottest top 12 convention teachers” in the U.S. and in 2016 Tara-Jean is seen in Calvin Klein’s, “Dance in my Calvin’s” campaign.

TJ is currently on tour with VORTEX around South America and Europe, but keep an eye out for Tara-Jean dancing for Shania Twain this month and has just finished as a Judge for IDO WORLDS in Poland.

TJ is also an Official Ambassador for MOVE IT 2018 and has not one, but two Contemporary Dance Classes. One is now SOLD OUT, but you can still grab a final ticket on the second class…
Search MI099 and book your space via the Book Tickets link above! 

www.tara-jean.com/home 

Instagram and Facebook – @tarajeanpopowich and Twitter – @TJPopowich

Lukas McFarlane

Lukas McFarlane is a 24-year-old dancer from Canada. He was crowned the UK and Ireland’s best dance act, winning Sky1’s hit TV show, ‘Got to Dance’ Series 4 2013.

Since moving to London, Lukas has worked with such artists as Carly Rae Jepson, Taylor Swift and Celine Dion and danced on shows such as Eurovision and X Factor.

Lukas McFarlane is fast becoming a well-known and widely respected creative artist. He has worked with global brands such as GAP and UNIQLO and choreographed for international artists such as Vance Joy, Hayden Calnin, and Gabrielle Aplin. Lukas has also assisted for So You Think You Can Dance in Canada and USA, and choreographed for the show himself in both Poland and Portugal.

Lukas was also recently Assistant Creative Director on The X Factor to none other than Brian Friedman and is Founder and Creative Director of London based dance company UnTitled Dance Company, which embarked on its first UK Tour in 2017.

Lukas recently was also awarded the 1st Runner Up Prize for the Capezio ACE Awards 2017 at Dance Teacher Summit/Dancer Palooza (Los Angeles).

Lukas’s classes have now SOLD OUT but you can still catch him performing on the Main Stage at MOVE IT 2018!  

www.untitleddancecompany.com 

Follow him at @lukasmcfarlane_ on Instragram and Twitter for regular updates.

Kalani Hilliker

Kalani Hilliker is most well-known for being one of the stars of US TV Hit Show- Dance Moms and is a Capezio Ambassador.

Most recently, Kalani has grouped together with three other girls from the show to form a dance mom tour The Irreplaceables. 

Having toured across North America, Kalani will be coming to MOVE IT 2018 as part of the Guest Judge panel for the MOVE IT & Capezio Championships.  Catch Kalani at MOVE IT every day! d

Follow her on Instagram and Twitter for the most recent updates.

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SATURDAY JUDGES

RYAN JENKINS

Ryan has performed in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, in the Original Cast of Wicked and became further famous from being on “So You Think You Dance”, and is one of the most famous choreographers in the UK.

Ryan is also the President of iD-Company which has a Contemporary and Street Dance Syllabus and has amassed over 250 teacher members throughout the UK and Europe – www-id-company.co.uk.

Back for an amazing seventh year the wonderful Ryan Jenkins is one of the UK’s most loved Choreographers. He has worked on Dance Moms, with the F1 Red Bull Racing Team and is now working on the biggest TV show, Britain’s Got Talent.

Ryan has his own company iD-Company dancers who train weekly and are invited to perform all over the world. Ryan has a heart of gold- constantly working for others to succeed in the industry and working for charities. Ryan recently spoke at the House of Commons on behalf of iD-Company, joining One Dance UK – the UK body for dance.

Find out more about Ryan, iD-Company and his amazing work on his website – www.ryanjenkins.co.uk

You can also find him on Instagram & Twitter – @realryanjenkins  #WERKIT

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Neil & Katya Jones

Together Katya & Neil represent England and are currently British, European & World Latin American Champions.

Katya & Neil have been dancing together for 8 years, in the Professional Latin category they are currently ranked No 1 in England

Katya’s celebrity partner for 2017 is Joe McFadden and their incredible partnership is seeing them in the Finals, a first for Katya Jones. Joe McFadden is a Scottish actor, best known for his roles in Take the High Road, Heartbeat and Holby City. In 2016 Katya was partnered with former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls. Ed is best known as a former Labour MP, holding the position of Shadow Chancellor from 2011 to 2015.

Since 2016 Neil is a firm part of the ‘Strictly Pro Family’. Neil is involved in the group dances, assisting with choreography and appearing on Strictly’s spin-off programme ‘It Takes Two’

Neil has been an assistant choreographer on Strictly Come Dancing for the past year, appearing in several of the pro group numbers. He was also seen on ITV show Britain’s Got Talent as the head of troupe King’s and Queens.   Neil also made a special Halloween video with one of MOVE IT & Capezio Championship 2016 winners – see video here (link to video)

Neil and Katya are joining us as our Creative Ambassadors for 2018 and leading a SOLD OUT class, as well as performing on the Main Stage! 

@mr_njonesofficial

@mrs_katjones

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Kalani Hilliker

Kalani Hilliker is most well-known for being one of the stars of US TV Hit Show- Dance Moms and is a Capezio Ambassador.

Most recently, Kalani has grouped together with three other girls from the show to form a dance mom tour The Irreplaceables. 

Having toured across North America, Kalani will be coming to MOVE IT 2018 as part of the Guest Judge panel for the MOVE IT & Capezio Championships.  Catch Kalani at MOVE IT every day! d

Follow her on Instagram and Twitter for the most recent updates.

Kalani-CHamps-MOVEIT2018

Marlon "SWOOSH" Wallen

Marlon “SWOOSH”” Wallen is a highly respected creative director & dancer in the UK & abroad who graduated from City and Islington with a BTEC National diploma in dance where he studied Contemporary, Jazz and Ballet.

He has over a decade of professional experience within the Hip Hop & Commercial dance field where he danced & choreographed for a diverse amount of artists & established companies. 

SWOOSH is the CEO|Director of Flawless Entertainment for 10 years. He created FLAWLESS alongside his business partner Amelia Benoit (Flawless Management) in 2004 and went public in 2005 bringing something fresh, new and original to the dance world. With his precise, innovative, dynamic & current choreography, SWOOSH has travelled worldwide to teach, choreograph & perform including San Francisco, New York, China, Hong Kong, Dubai, India, France, Germany, Italy, etc.

His professional credits include StreetDance 1 and 2, Britain’s Got Talent, London 2012, Victoria Beckham,Westlife, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, JLS and much more. Most recently Swoosh has been a lead judge on CBBC Taking The Next Step and lead choreographer on E4’s Stage School.

Learn skills from the Flawless Team with a class EVERY DAY at MOVE IT 2018!
Search the classes using codes MI223, MI192 and MI070. Find out more info & book your tickets here!

www.flawlessofficial.com 

Instagram and Twitter at @SwooshFlawless #TEAMFLAWLESS

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