Internationally acclaimed artists brought their many talents to B. Sharp School of Dance this spring to work one-on-one with our dancers. Along with teaching, they did mock auditions, and Q&A sessions with our students. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us! We cannot wait to have you all back at B. Sharp!
Jawkeen Howard is an American street jazz hip hop choreographer. He describes his style as smooth, intricate, wild, energetic, and melodic movement inspired by the late Bob Fosse. A leader at heart, Jawkeen continues to teach, mentor and support his community, in addition to advancing his career within the dance industry. He has worked with artists such as Britney Spears, Cirque du Soleil , Kanye West, Jill Scott, The Killers, Tina Guo and many more.
Jawkeen has been mentored by, as well as assisted, numerous big-name choreographers, such as multi-award winning Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo, Luam Keflezgy, and Tricia Miranda. Even after achieving his lifelong dream of traveling the world in Michael Jackson's Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil, his passion for dance would not allow his aspirations to reach a limit. Jawkeen is committed to always aiming higher, working harder, and going further to reach his goals; he intends to fulfill his purpose as a successful creative director, so that his vision may be seen by the world.
Jawkeen Howard is a game-changer who looks forward to showing the entire entertainment industry what Las Vegas has to offer.
Nikky Paramo originally from Chicago, IL began dancing at the age of 2 years old. She has been trained in many styles such as ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, and musical theatre.
In 2010, she began to pursue her professional career in Chicago IL. There she appeared on Oprah's Season Finale with Beyonce Knowles and a holiday commercial for T-Mobile as both a singer and dancer. In 2011, Nikky went on tour as a principal backup dancer for Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy".
Nikky has danced for Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Miguel, Megan Trainor, P. Diddy, Pharrell Williams, G Eazy, and the Backstreet Boys to name a few. Nikky has made appearances as a dancer on multiple award shows including the VMA's, ACMA's, Billboard Awards, Mexican Billboard Awards, Latin Grammys, and BET Awards. She has also appeared as a dancer/actress on the tv shows Rosewood, Jonathan Ross Talk Show, Today Show and James Corden Late Late Night Show. She has performed at major festivals including CW Iheart Radio music festival, Apple iTunes Music festival, Essence Music Festival and Rock in Rio. Nikky has appeared as herself in Britney Spear's 'E' Network documentary "I Am Britney Jean".
Calvin started his professional training at the age of fourteen, in all forms of dance; ranging from ballet to artistry building courses. With an eye for talent and training, he started assisting dance classes under his mentor and dance trainer, who guided him in all forms of dance and the inner-working of the dance business. Doubling on dance education, the day-to-day business operations, four years of high school and artist development, he graduated from Baker High School and Robinson's School of Dance in July of 2008. Furthering his talents, he went off to organize and build a dance company to train, mentor, teach and guide dancers in all ways of dance. Driven Dance Company was one of the highlights of his career until he auditioned for the hit television show “So You Think You Can Dance”. Excelling in all the forms of dance, he was chosen as one of the Top 30 dancers of season 6. He is currently a dancer with Legends in Concert in Las Vegas.
Justine Lutz is a current and very popular dancer in the industry. She’s been in many music videos and live performances with Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, Ke$ha, Pitbull, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Carrie Underwood, Paramore, and Haileey Steinfeld. She toured with Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound Dance Company, and has danced on Glee, the AMA’s, MTV Music Awards, the TODAY show, Ellen, Teen Choice Awards, and Radio Disney. Justine is currently on tour with P!nk!
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