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11 Popular Dancers on Instagram You Need to Follow
Are you constantly seeking inspiration? Dancers also sometimes look for inspiration to perform their craft. They train and take dance classes, develop their own styles, making up choreographies and get inspired by music and others creative people, talented choreographers! So why not become addicted to watching dance videos (well, at least to some extent :). It can really help you to get in the mood to create something, work more and harder, perform better and pay attention to details. As we all know, it´s the small detail that makes a big difference, so every time you watch some of your favorite dancers performing, pay attention to how they hit the moves, their facial expressions and any details about them that you like and then try to do it even better when dancing or making a choreo! Here´s the list of the top 11 dancers you should be following on Instagram to always stay up to date with the latest videos and news!
1. Jojo Gomez
Jojo had been trained in all styles of dance by the time she was 11. Constantly taking part in dance competitions, learning from the best of the best in the industry, she was determined to become a professional dancer and moved to LA just the day after she graduated high school. Since then she´s performed on TV shows such as The Voice, X-Factor, America´s Got Talent and Radio Disney. In 2014, she created her YouTube account to post videos with her own choreography to music that she loved – like Tinashe, Beyonce, and Britney Spears. The result wasn't long in coming. Posting her videos online and inspiring others, she started to get good feedback; dance studios ask her to come teach. Soon, her classes at the Millennium Dance Complex were selling out.
Tinashe - Party Favors - Choreography by Jojo Gomez | Filmed by @TimMilgram
Tinashe - Company - Choreography by Jojo Gomez & Jake Kodish - Filmed by @TimMilgram
2. Kyle Hanagami
Kyle has worked on numerous television shows such as Fox’s X-Factor, Nickelodeon’s How Ro Rock, ABC’s Sing Your Face off, worked for the Move Live On Tour and has also reached a great number of subscribers and views on YouTube. He became one of the most sought-after dance teachers in the world after a decade of teaching experience and has received the Industry Dance Award for the best class at LA’s three top dance studios. Kyle has traveled all over the world with the list of more than 50 countries visited!
CAMILA CABELLO - Crying In The Club | Kyle Hanagami Choreography
Kay Kay, which is her nickname, started dancing at the age of 5, mostly self-taught. She began to grow as an artist performing on professional dance teams for the Entertainment Basketball League and WNBA. By the age of 12, Kaelynn started gaining numerous scholarships and even was assisting choreographers, such as Wade Robson and Brian Friedman. Then she moved on to performing on multiple episodes of The Voice, Glee!, MTV VNA’s, Disney, BET awards and up to dancing at Usher’s tour. Now, Kay Kay is a sought out professional dancer and instructor selling out classes and traveling the world!
Kaelynn "KK" Harris | FRONTROW | World of Dance Vancouver 2015 #WODVAN2015
4. Tricia Miranda
Her YouTube channel has a really huge number of subscribers, she has got many serious industry credits to her name (she danced with artists such as Britney Spears, Beyonce, Fergie, Jay-Z, Usher just to name a few), hundreds of talented dancers, ‘hitters’ line up just to get into one of her classes. She has been a dance instructor for more than a decade, but it wasn't until she got big on YouTube that she started getting that much attention. Her first class video she uploaded to YouTube was to Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ in 2014. It has gotten millions of views! Soon, her clips from classes she gave at MDC on North Hollywood have boosted not only her career, but also the fame and careers of many young dancers, like Jade Chynoweth, Kaycee Rice, Aidan Prince and Gabe De Guzman. Another video, to Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’, has been viewed 54 million times! Since then, her cinematographically stunning dance videos featuring mind-blowing dancers dancing to top songs have reached millions of views and inspired millions of dancers all over the world!
Rihanna - Bitch Better Have My Money - Choreography by Tricia Miranda | @timmilgram @rihanna
Jason Derulo - "Swalla" | Choreography by Tricia Miranda x Ashanti Ledon
Taylor started dancing at age 3, that’s when she took her first ballet and tap class. Around age 6 she got into jazz, hip hop, and ballet. And when she was 11, she went to LA for the first time (Taylor was born in Edmonton, Canada). A few dance videos shot there with top choreographers with a huge number of subscribers count on their YouTube channels became the turning point for her with social media. Since then she has just been sharing her videos trying to inspire others.
ENERGY | "I See Fire" Ed Sheeran | Written by Alexander Chung
6. Anze Skrube
Born and raised in Slovenia, Anze started his professional dance career at the young age of 15 teaching workshops all over Europe. He’s also the creator of ‘Maestro’ crew which became well known by winning multiple national and world champion titles and at the age of 19, he opened his own dance studio (‘Maestro Dance Studio’) with several locations all over Slovenia. He has worked as a creative director and choreographer for European award shows but in his 20s decides to move to Los Angeles and has since performed alongside Justin Timberlake, Meghan Trainor, Chris Brown, Usher and Prince. Anze choreographed for 150 TV performances in the past couple of years and became one of the most wanted European choreographers. He is also a teacher at the legendary Millennium Dance Complex, LA.
Timbaland ft. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake - Give It To Me Choreo By Anze
7. Jake Kodish
Jake Kodish has become known for his signature popping and contemporary hip-hop. He started training hip-hop and contemporary dance styles when he was 12 and then continued to train in all forms of dance from ballet to house in his hometown of Miami, Fl. At 16, Jake made it to the quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent and moved to train in LA when he turned 18. Jake has danced in the film Step Up 4 and toured with pop superstar Taylor Swift on her 1989 Tour. He also performed with lots of celebrities (Justin Bieber and will.i.am. to name a few).
Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (Lido Remix) - Choreography by Jake Kodish - ft Sean Lew
8. Yanis Marshall
French dancer and choreographer Yanis Marshall is well known for his fierce, sharp moves in heels. In 2014, he made it to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent along with his colleagues Arnaud and Mehdi. His talent was recognized and since then he has been touring the world teaching and performing in countries such as Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, China, Russia, Ukraine, England, France, the United States and more. Watch viral dance videos of this talented choreographer!
Yanis Marshall Heels Choreography "7/11" Beyoncé. Millennium in Los Angeles. Filmed by @timmilgram
Yanis Marshall, Arnaud & Mehdi. Britains Got Talent "Semi Final Performance" GAYEST Medley ever!
9. Bongyoung Park
Park Bongyoung is a dancer and choreographer in South Korea at Seoul 1 Million Dance Studio. Originally he was an actor who studied musical, that’s when he took ballet, jazz, and tap-dancing classes. He loves the fact that he can create art and emotional contents just with music and choreographers alongside him. That’s why he started training to be a professional dancer. Bongyoung Park took intensive trainings in the US and France, where he took classes with the French choreographer Yanis Marshall who is well known for his high heels choreographies. Back in Korea, he started giving classes in different dance studious and even offered to give high heels dancing classes, which was very new in South Korea. Alongside many other choreographers at 1 Million Dance Studio, he helps to rise them their popularity by giving quality classes to newbies.
Pop - 'N Sync / Bongyoung Park Choreography
Dytto displays her unique styles of popping, robotting, animation, tutting, and finger tutting. You may have already seen Dytto in her multiple appearances on The Ellen Show, in several viral dance videos on YouTube, live performances (for example, WOD), or advertisements. You can also find her YouTube channel, which has reached more than 1.7 million subscribers! Born in Florida, and raised in Atlanta, she went from a gymnast, a cheerleader all the way to a professional dancer. Later she moved to Los Angeles.
They call Dytto the ‘Barbie Girl’, and here’s the reason why. On her 17th birthday, Dytto freestyled for the first time on the stage to a Barbie Girl Trap Remix. This was her first live performance. It shocked the Internet and reached over 40 million views on multiple platforms!
Dytto | FRONTROW | World of Dance Bay Area 2015 #WODBAY2015
11. Lia Kim
Lia Kim is a dancer, choreographer, and trainer from South Korea. She’s the chief choreographer of 1 Million Dance Studio in Seoul and she also has a popular YouTube channel with more than 2 million subscribers and hundreds of millions views! Lia Kim has also earned credit to many K-POP’s most iconic choreographies. Her style combines many isolations and tutting, sensual and fluid stilettos. Lia has become a true inspiration for many dancers in Asia and beyond.
La La Latch - Pentatonix / Lia Kim Choreography
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