Cye Bongalos began his dance career in 2007 when he joined Future Shock San Diego. With plenty of hard work, he was then nominated as captain the following year. He had the opportunity to be a part of projects such as Maxt Out 2007's Chor Division Winners Keone Madrid and Vinh Nguyen's the assiGnment, Boys and Girls with Short Hair, House of Mo, and Daydreamers. At the age of seventeen, Cye founded his own studio team, Hip Hop Junkies, who has appeared on BET's 106&Park, as well as directing teams such as Culture Shock SD. Along with his brother, he created the minor division dance competition, Artofficial. He later joined Family Royale's San Diego branch, Super Galactic Beat Manipulators under the artistic direction of Vinh Nguyen, later taking the artistic role himself. In 2018, he opened his own dance facility, Legacy Creative Arts Studio. As an aspiring choreographer, he wishes to one day impact and shape the dance community and share his knowledge with the future generations that his mentors have passed on to him.
Youth Dance Instructor
Blair Stuka was only 5 years old when she was introduced to Hip Hop at Good News Dance Co. in Murrieta, CA. As a child she competed with "Light Vibe", a Hip Hop crew in Sedona, AZ under the direction of Eric Aglia. In high school she was on RBV's varsity dance team, "Maroon Magic" and was inspired to excel in other styles of dance besides Hip Hop. She then trained and competed in jazz, lyrical, ballet, pointe, and contemporary at Shadowridge Dance Center. In her senior year of high school Blair choreographed and competed her contemporary solo, which won several choreography awards. Blair was only 16 when she started teaching dance at a few elementary schools as her first job. She fell in love right away and knew she was meant to teach! Blair always considers herself a student and continues to train at various studios in LA and San Diego. Blair had the privilege to dance for Keone and Mari's first ever dance book, "Ruth". Blair is currently a "Fembot" on Super Galactic Beat Manipulators (SGBM) based in San Diego, which is a part of Fam Royale (Jabbawockeez, SGBM, P.R.E.S.S. P.L.A.Y., Boogie Monstarz). Blair teaches dancers of all ages and levels around Southern California. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love for dance with her students!
Jannahlyn Mijares is a Zumba certified instructor who has been dancing since the age of 3 years old. In 2006, she joined the Monmouth Regional Step Team and then became part of NERDZ Dance Troupe in 2011. By 2014, Jannahlyn became president of Kean University Dance Ensemble (KUDE) after joining one year prior. She had the opportunity to present her work, “Beauty is Pain,” at the American College Dance Association Conference (ACDA) in 2015 . After living in New Jersey, she moved to San Diego in the summer of 2018 and is now a member of San Diego’s very own Super Galactic Beat Manipulators. She is influenced by choreographers such as Cye Bongalos, Tracy Seiler, Quinell “Bash” Dixon, Marissa Osato, Paris Goebel, Galen Hooks, Carolyn Dorfman, and Nicholas Palmquist. Jannahlyn hopes to give back what was given to her by her mentors, teammates and instructors. Dance itself and the people she has met through dance has given her love, confidence, support, power and light. She used to think performing on big stages, at grand events or even tour with big celebrities such as Janet Jackson was what she wanted, however, throughout this difficult journey she realized that her true purpose is through sharing. She wants to share what she has learned through art with others to take control of their lives and live purposefully.
Dance Instructor — Contemporary / Zumba
Dance Instructor — Beginners Hip Hop / Dancehall
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA , Love Lee has been performing since the age of three. Trained in various styles, such as Ballet, Tap, Katherine Dunham Dance Techniques and West African movement, it wasn’t until her time in college Love discovered her Love for Hip Hop dance. During her graduate studies at Syracuse University, she majored in Art Journalism with a Focus in hip-hop dance and culture. After graduating, Love moved to San Diego where she joined the Island Fusion team, NuEra Crew, and Urban Choreo team SGBM, where her passion for dance continues to grow. In her spare time she likes to craft and watch NCIS and the Golden Girls with her dog Luna.
Aubrey first starting dancing when she was 4 years old in combo classes like tap and jazz. She found her love for hip hop by watching her older brother excel with his dance team and move onto the professional world. Aubrey took classes all over growing up and in high school was the dance captain for her dance team. After high school, Aubrey moved to Los Angeles where she pursued a career in professional beauty makeup and in 2020 decided that she needed her deepest passion back in her life. During that year, Aubrey became a certified Turn Up Dance Fitness Instructor and is now currently a Master Trainer in training. Turn Up Dance Fitness is a format that focuses on dance as well as HIIT training and full body toning movements. In a 60 minute dance fitness workout, you will be dripping in sweat while having the best time with today's current music. It’s more than a workout—it’s an hour to live loudly, dance ruthlessly and be unapologetically and authentically you!
Turn Up Dance Fitness Instructor
Ramón Ivey sprung into his arts and entertainment career at the early age of nine years old. Over the years he has developed a wide range of artistry. This well seasoned visionary is a creative in many facets which include dance, choreography, stage producing, artist development, graphic and web design, photography, videography and much more. At adolescence he started out as a dancer/choreographer. Since then, he has worked with multitudes of artists such as: American Idol’s Ashley Robles, Singer/Rapper Kevin Ray, Vocalist and Performer Abrina, and Philanthropist and Musician Miz Mandy to shorten the list. Ramon has also shared the stage with major recording artists: CeCe Winans, L.L. Cool J, Kirk Franklin, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Jade Starling of the band Pretty Poison, Jeremiah, and The-Dream. He performed on the 2001 Emmy Awards with "Adrian Ewings & the Steps of Praise", in addition to performing for the Christian Music Awards in 2009. Locally, he has taught for a multitude of dance studios and has been a member of dance crews such as Rejects, Culture Shock San Diego, and Urban FX. Ramon Ivey is versed in many styles of dance—hip hop being his first love, in addition to dancehall, and jazz funk. He has a true passion for teaching; his detailed approach allows his students to grow quickly as dancers and performers.
Dance Instructor — Dancehall / Hip Hop / Jazz Funk
Dance Instructor — Choreography, Hip Hop
Biography coming soon.
Youth Dance Instructor
Destinee is from Modesto, CA where her love of dance was first sparked. Growing up with a family of artists in the dance scene, she fell in love with the Hip Hop culture. Destinee took a break from the dance scene for a while until 2017, when she moved to San Diego where she started training in studios like Culture Shock Dance Center. Destinee continues to train as a freelance dancer and instructor. During her time in San Diego she has taught youth classes at studios and community centers like Culture Shock, YMCA, and Golden State. She has also directed a team with Robotix for over a year. She has also coordinated several youth dance events and performed on stages with Robotix Dance Family. Currently, Destinee is teaching youth Hip Hop at Legacy and working at High Tech Elementary as an AC. Dancing has always been something Destinee loved to do, but teaching kids is her dream. She is even pursuing a degree in Liberal Studies to become an educator.
Dance Instructor — Beginners Grooves / Jazz Funk
Cierra Burdett is a versatile dance teacher with 15 years of extensive background in performing, choreographing and teaching. Aside from education in modern, tap, and ballet, Cierra gained an expertise with the specialization in Hip Hop, Lyrical Hip Hop, Hip Hop Grooves, R&B Hip Hop, and Jazz Funk styles. She spent the late 2000s in Arizona where she founded Rhythm Nation Dance Team then later training with Evolution Dance Company, Female Prophecy, X-clusive. Cierra has performed at different types of events as a professional dancer such as halftime shows for the LA Clippers, Harlem Globetrotters, Phoenix Mercury and Pre-show performances at world tours for artists such as New Kids on the Block and Britney Spears, to name a few. Later, she became a part of The Origin Hip Hop Performing Arts Academy in San Diego, CA, as an instructor and a member of OrigiNation and OC-Unlimited, helping plan routines for recitals and performances. Cierra was a bronze medalist at the 2018 Hip Hop International, and a silver medalist in 2021. Most recently, in the fall of 2022, Cierra joined Legacy Creative Arts Studio as a resident instructor and has become one of the directors for the studio’s first junior team, Next Legacy, where she continues to share her knowledge with the youth.