KAR Dance Convention 2024 | Experience the hottest new choreography styles this season at our convenient one-day event!

Hyatt Regency Long Island Wind Watch Golf Club
1717 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
November 17, 2024
8am – 5pm

Faculty Members

Britney Hall

Meet Britney Hall, the newest addition to our KAR Convention faculty!

Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, Britney Hall pursued her passion for dance at Columbia College Chicago, where she specialized in Commercial Dance. After completing her studies, she made the move to Los Angeles to kick-start her professional dance career.

Britney has achieved remarkable success in the industry, including dancing at The 61st Grammy Awards and performing alongside artists like Ariana Grande. Her impressive resume also features collaborations with renowned figures such as Paula Abdul, Cierra Ramirez, and Paulina Rubio. Notably, Britney had the privilege of touring with European sensation Helene Fischer, showcasing her talent on various TV shows throughout the journey.

With credits spanning across television networks like Nickelodeon, Disney, TLC, Freeform, Netflix, and ZDF Germany, Britney has established herself as a versatile and sought-after dancer. Her portfolio extends to commercials for brands like Intel and Barefoot, as well as appearances in a Super Bowl commercial alongside P.Diddy and Drake.

Britney's versatility shines through in her music video appearances for artists such as Beyoncé, Walk The Moon, and Bella Thorne. Beyond dance, Britney is also a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor, dedicated to empowering others to reach their full potential.

Joining the KAR Convention family, Britney is thrilled to share her expertise and inspire the next generation of dancers. She looks forward to fostering creativity, passion, and growth within the dance community while continuing to be inspired by the incredible talent around her.

Chryssie Whitehead-Disbrow
Musical Theater

Living by her favorite quote, “Be who you needed when you were younger,” Chryssie Whitehead joins the faculty of KAR Dance Convention with a wealth of industry experience spanning 25 years. Originally from the Southern Strutt dance studio in South Carolina, Chryssie is delighted to return to her roots as a convention dancer, eager to pay it forward to the next generation.

Chryssie's journey in the performing arts began immediately after high school when she danced for the iconic Rockettes. Since then, she has built an illustrious career in film, television, and Broadway as an actress, dancer, and singer. After studying musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), Chryssie made her Broadway debut in the revival of A Chorus Line, playing Kristine. Her additional Broadway accomplishments include roles in Chicago and Company (Lincoln Center with Neal Patrick Harris). Chryssie’s favorite regional roles include Bombalurina in Cats, Lola in Damn Yankees, and Cassie in A Chorus Line.

Her credits in film and television are equally impressive, featuring work in the West Side Story film, Grey's Anatomy, Switched at Birth, Castle, The Mentalist, Warehouse 13, Private Practice, Grimm, and the romantic comedy Revenge of the Bridesmaids with Raven Simone.

Transitioning to the creative side, Chryssie has directed and choreographed professional and educational productions such as Chicago, A Chorus Line, Rent, All Shook up, Into the Woods, Shrek, Grease, How 2 $ucceed in Business, and Beauty and the Beast. As a dedicated educator, she currently directs showcases and teaches on the musical theatre faculty at AMDA College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts in NYC, Broadway Dance Center, and Steps.

Beyond her commitment to teaching and performance, Chryssie co-founded, a performing arts mentoring & coaching company. She's currently touring with a show she wrote based on her life’s journey, aimed at spreading hope and normalizing conversations around mental illness.

We are thrilled to welcome Chryssie Whitehead to our faculty at KAR Dance Convention, confident that her wealth of experience, passion for mentoring, and unique insights will inspire our students. Learn more about Chryssie at

Faliceano Turk
Hip Hop

Faliceano Keith Turk was brought into the world of entertainment at the age of 8 with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Facliceano learned most of his Hip Hop skills, dance technique, and vibrant performance quality from life’s courses of ups and downs. His hard hitting energetic style keeps his students at the top of L.A.’s lists in major competitions, shows, and projects, far and wide. He and his wife, Summer Turk, have partnered to create K.A.S.T. (Keith and Summer Turk) Academy of the Arts, which continues to earn a multitude of top scoring high point honors, countless title awards, and national recognition. 

K.A.S.T. is a leading entertainment academy that has been featured on many shows and televised competitions. The academy is known for its high success rate of athletes and dancers. Faliceano’s choreography can be seen on shows such as Ellen and So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation. His training has led his students to dance for P. Diddy, The BET Awards, Target commercials, AGT, and Disney. With a student success rate of 90.4%, dancers travel from far distances to train at K.A.S.T.

From choreographing a Bollywood Bhangra for artist Sukshindar Shinda of India, to landing a nationwide commercial alongside his good friend D-trix (of ABDC/Quest Crew), Faliceano has also grabbed the attention of directors to score a part in the award winning Broadway Musical, Wicked. Meeting with and auditioning for artists such as Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Missy Elliot, and Madonna, Faliceano continues to push his students to land jobs while educating them on the dance industry. He teaches in the styles of Hip Hop, Jazz, African Dance, Lyrical, and more. 

Faliceano says “Dance with no limits. Leave the floor buzzing with your name on it.”

Kristin Farina

Introducing Kristin Farina, an acclaimed choreographer and dancer whose extraordinary talent has made waves in the industry. With over 15 years of experience in the dance world, Kristin has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, including Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, and Khalid. You may also recognize her from her captivating performances on Season 3 of World of Dance!

Kristin's passion and dedication have taken her across the globe as an international adjudicator, teacher, and performer, captivating audiences wherever she goes. Her mesmerizing moves and impeccable technique continue to leave a lasting impression on dance enthusiasts worldwide.

But that's not all! Kristin is also a social media sensation, boasting over 1.5 million followers across various platforms. Her uplifting posts and electrifying dance videos serve as a beacon of inspiration, motivating countless individuals to pursue their dreams relentlessly.

Join us in welcoming Kristin Farina to the KAR Convention family, where her expertise and passion for dance will undoubtedly inspire the next generation of performers to shine bright!

Your Dancers
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Convention Price List / 6 classes + showcase at only $235

6 Classes

 Hip Hop
 Musical Theater
 Audition Workshop

6 Classes +
Protege Performer Audition +
1 Parent Observer Band

 Hip Hop
 Musical Theater
 Audition Workshop

$20 Parent Observer Band

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