The Most Inspiring Day
Of Dance Education!

KAR Convention 2021 / Join the hottest master teachers from across the country for this one day dance convention! Come to dance, walk away inspired!

Where
Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48274
When
October 10, 2021
8am – 5pm

Faculty Members

Aviana Sanchez
Jazz

Aviana Sanchez began her training at the age of 3 years old under the direction of Terry Schulke and Just Plain Dancin, a nationally ranked studio. Aviana went on to compete nationwide with her studio starting at the age of 5 and has been in the industry ever since. At a young age, Aviana signed with a talent agency where she worked numerous events including competing on Star Search, becoming a sparks kid, appearing in numerous music videos, and performing with the Lakers girls. Aviana went on to star in dance technique films created by some of the industries finest choreographers. At the age of 15, Aviana started her teaching career. Aviana has traveled the U.S choreographing for numerous studios and dance teams. At age 18, Aviana was scouted to be a cheer instructor and judge for Universal Cheer Association. She spent the next two years traveling the country teaching at numerous high schools and college camps as well as judging countless competitions all while continuing her teaching education in hopes to one day live out her dream of owning her own studio. In 2015, she opened the doors to her dance studio Avi’s Dance Project in Corona, CA. In the last few years Aviana has won numerous choreography awards, leading her most recent studio of young dancers to over 40 National Championships and 5 Grand National Championships culminating in her being named choreographer of the year at KAR Nationals. Dance is Aviana's passion and sharing that passion with her dancers is what drives her!

Faliceano Turk
Hip Hop

Faliceano Keith Turk was brought into the world of entertainment at the early age of 8, with Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus. Faliceano learned most of his hip-hop skills and his dance technique as well as his Vibrant character which he displays from life’s courses of ups and downs. His hard hitting energetic style is what keeps his kids at the top of LA’s lists in all major competitions, shows, and projects far and wide. Partnered along with wife Summer Turk they have created the name K.A.S.T.(Keith and Summer Turk) Academy of the Arts that has taken a multitude of 1st place, top 1st, highest in categories, and countless title awards.
KAST is a leading entertainment academy that has been featured on many shows and television competitions recently. The academy is known for its high turnover rate of successful athletes and dancers. Faliceano's choreography can now be seen on shows such as Ellen, and So You Think You Can Dance New generation!! His training has led students to dance for P.diddy, Bet awards, Target commercials, AGT, and Disney. With a dancers career success rate at 90.4 % this studio brings the best out of students that travel distances for their training.
From choreographing a Bollywood bhangra for artist Sukshindar Shinda  from India, to landing a nationwide commercial along side of good friend D-trix ABDC/(quest Crew) he has also grabbed the attention of directors to score a part in the award winning broadway musical "WICKED".
Meeting with and auditioning for artist such as Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Missy Elliott, Madonna, Faliceano continues to push his students to the L.A. level to land jobs and gain knowledge of their future industry.
Faliceano says "Dance with no limits, leave the floor buzzing with your name on it.”
Dance Styles include: Hip-Hop, Jazz, African dance, and Lyrical.

Jordan Salisbury
Lyrical

Jordan Salisbury, Ohio native, grew up training and competing in all styles of dance. She has had the opportunity to train under many amazing choreographers such as Andrew Winghart, Kevin Maher, Mitchel Federan, and many more. Jordan moved to Los Angeles after graduating high school and signed with The Movement Talent Agency. She has danced for artists such as Richard Walters and Spencer Ludwig. In addition, she was a company member for MusEffect where she traveled around the U.S and performed in their stage show “The Divine Direction”. She has performed at the Industry Dance Awards, Capezio Ace Awards, and the VANS U.S Surf Open. While living in Los Angeles, she fell in love with teaching and choreographing. She has taught all over the U.S and Australia and has choreographed many national award winning dances. Currently, she is living in Ohio teaching full time at Center Stage Dance Studio.

Rachael Leitson
Musical Theater

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Rachael began her training at the age of 3 at Jordan Center Dance. There she trained in ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater and Tap. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships throughout her childhood. Along side her training at JCD, she studied at UNLV – Ballet Seminars, Florida Youth Ballet, American Academy of Ballet, and Dance Educators of America. Rachael graduated with a B.F.A in Dance Performance from Chapman University. While in University, Rachael was a selected dancer to perform in the piece Falling Angels, by Jiri Kylian from Nederlands Dans Theater. Right after college, she was asked to perform in A Night of Entertainment in Prague, Czech Republic. Once returning from overseas, she then moved to NYC to further her dance career. Shortly following, Rachael performed in A Christmas Carol at McCarter Theatre. She performed in the Dr. Oz Health Corp Gala, and has performed at the City Center in NYC and Maui, Hawaii with Nextstep Dance Company. Rachael has taught dance all over the world and loves to share her love for dance with others. Her choreography has won numerous awards across the nation and she has won several Teacher of the Year Awards. Alongside performing and teaching, Rachael has a love for fitness. She is certified in barre and has become one of NYC's top teachers at Exhale Spa. With her love of movement, she is excited to share her knowledge with you all.

Tiffany Schlater
Tap

Tiffany has over thirty-five years of dance experience in ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, musical theater and several styles of tap dancing including Broadway to Hoofing. She received a full dance scholarship to the prestigious Gus Giordano Dance Center in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 17. She has performed at the Capital Building in Washington D.C., the Chicago Theater, in the promotional tour for the movie “TAP”, various industrials, charity events and on television. Tiffany has performed with Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Savion Glover, Lane Alexander, the late Gregory Hines and was an original member of the “ETC” Tap Company. She has also had the honor of studying under such greats as Gus Giordano, Henry LeTang, Derick Grant and the Emmy winning Jason Samuels Smith. Tiffany has earned the titles Teacher Of The Year & Top Choreographer on Regional and National level and her choreography has been featured in the New York City Tap Extravaganza and Industry Dance Awards in Hollywood, CA and Las Vegas. Her students can be found on television, Broadway, movies and professional dance companies. Tiffany has been recognized by Stanford Who’s Who of America, Ohio House of Representatives for her dedication to the Arts and is a member of the International Tap Association. She now serves as a International Adjudicator, Master Teacher/Choreographer, NYC Tap Legacy Foundation Ambassador and the Elite Company Director at JDSD in Columbus, Ohio. Tiffany is committed to sharing her love of dance through mentoring, educating and teaching proper technique across the country.

Your Dancers
Will Thank You!

Convention Price List / 5 classes + showcase at only $175

5 Classes

$175
 Jazz
 Tap
 Lyrical
 Hip Hop
 Musical Theater

5 Classes +
AUDITION WORKSHOP +
1 Parent Observer Band

$235
 Jazz
 Tap
 Lyrical
 Hip Hop
 Musical Theater

$20 Parent Observer Band

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