Each intensive brings in exciting guest teachers who have made their mark as teachers, choreographers, and performers in the professional world. Dancers will learn and be inspired by the following guest faculty this year:
Misha Gabriel is a Professional Dancer, Choreographer & Actor. He has garnered a near-cult following throughout his dance career. He began touring at the age of 16 before moving on to dance for superstars including Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Pharell, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, John Legend, Chris Brown, Omarion and Ne-Yo. He has danced at the Oscars, Grammys, VMAs, AMA’s, Billboard Music Awards, and on renowned television shows such as The Voice, The Today Show, Ellen, Good Morning America and Oprah.
Slated to dance with Michael Jackson on the 2009 “This Is It” Tour, Misha can be seen dancing for Michael in the documentary with the same title. He has also danced in movies including The Muppets Movie, Footloose, Jackass 2, Clerks 2, Center Stage 2 & Love & Mercy. His breakout role as an actor came in 2012 as a lead character in the popular "Step Up: Revolution" and "Step Up: All In" movies.
Micha has choreographed for some of the most well-known people in the music industry including Justin Timberlake on his 20/20 Experience and Future Sex Love tours. He has contributed choreography to Gwen Stefani, The Pussy Cat Dolls Domination Tour, Hilary Duff’s Dignity Tour, Cheryl Cole’s World Tour and more. He has also choreographed on tv shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, X-Factor, Austin & Ally, Superstore and the American Music Awards. As well as commercials for the NFL, Pepsi and Sarah Lee.
In 2015 Misha won a World Choreography Award for best Choreography in a music video for his collaboration with DWTS ballroom pro/recording artist Mark Ballas on Mark’s debut video. Misha has been one of the most sought after teachers in the dance world for the past 10 years and continues to travel the globe teaching master classes to this day.
Bosco is a dancer, instructor, and choreographer with over a decade of experience in the performance industry. His credits include Missy Elliott, P!nk, 50 Cent, Fergie, Tyra Banks, Kelly Rowland, Timbaland, Lloyd, Green Day, Nelly Furtado, CeeLo, Ashley Tisdale, Too $hort, Daddy Yankee and Corbin Bleu. He has done ads for iPod, the X Games, American Idol and Playstation.
He has performed on the MTV Movie Awards, the Miss Universe Pageant, So You Think You Can Dance, The Voice, Shake It Up, America’s Next Top Model and the American Music Awards. You have seen him on the big screen performing in the movies Dance Flick, the Seat Filler and You Got Served.
His choreography has been used by Tyra Banks, Katt Williams, Kelly Rowland, Damon Wayans, Corbin Bleu and also on the Mo’Nique Show. He has had the privilege of teaching at over 150 different schools around the world, and has toured the USA, Australia, Puerto Rico, Japan, Mexico, China, Singapore and Italy.
JOSHUA "TEXT" PERKINS
Joshua “Text” Perkins is the Co-Founder of The Bboy Federation. Josh began his bboy career in 1999 in Logan, UT learning how to break in his yearbook class. By 2000 the casual hobby became his lifestyle after seeing the PROAM 99’ and BOTY 99’ tapes. By 2002 Josh became one of the founding member of Angles of Death and traveled the country, battling with his crew. AOD as well as crews like Killa Gorillas, Abstrak Disciples, Dirty Hands and Ground Hounds helped put Utah on the map for bboys.
In 2009 Josh and James “Pyro” Karren started The Bboy Federation. The FED is a Non-Profit that seeks to provide opportunities for Urban and Street dancers. They FED has taught classes at BYU and have been awarded grants to teach at 7 after school programs in South Salt Lake.
Over his 16 years as a bboy, Text has performed for Red Bull, Adobe, Skull Candy, Utah Arts Festival , TEDx, Eve and many others. His current goals are to continue to develop the FED into a successful Non-Profit while continuing to dance and progress as much as possible.