OUR TEAM

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CYRUS BONGALOS

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.

Owner

RAMON IVEY

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 dancehip 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

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AUBREY BREISACHER

Biography coming soon.

Turn Up Dance Fitness Instructor

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BLAIR STUKA

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!

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JANNAHLYN MIJARES

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

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LOVE LEE

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. 

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SHARINA PALMER

Dance Instructor — Beginners Hip Hop / Jazz Funk

Sharina Palmer is a San Diego native who in addition dance has 13 years of gymnastics experience. She got her start taking dance classes at Grossmont College and pursued dance further from there. She later went on to join Culture Shock San Diego in 2018, and The Blueprint Agency in 2021. Sharina has performed in notable places such as Sea World San Diego and Comic Con. Sharina aims to grow to her best capability as a dancer. 

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JULIAN SENA

Dance Instructor — Choreography

Julian Sena was born in San Diego, CA, and has dance with crews such as iDK, GOOD Project, and 220. His credits include BTS, J-Hope, Billie Eilish, Beats by Dre, Cirque Du Soleil, Janet Jackson, Nieman Gatus, Albert Posis, and many more.

 

Currently, Juju is a dance captain of Beyond Babel, a theatrical dance show produced by Hideaway Circus and Keone and Mari Madrid. In April 2019, he founded and produced his very first show, Platform Dance Showcase, and plans to hold more events to bring the dance community together.

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BIANCA TIGER

Bianca is a San Diego native with a huge love for all people and has been teaching dance for over a decade—teaching styles such as hip hop, burlesque, cardio fitness, and youth classes, among others.

 

Bianca appeared on NBC’s World of Dance Season 2 as part of <Tha Most and is an alumni of local dance groups Culture Shock and Future Shock.

Dance Instructor — Vixen Choreography