P.S.I. FACULTY:

michael ward

Micheal Ward has been dancing for as long as he can remember. Forced into dance by his two older sisters, it didn't take long for his love of movement to take hold. Born and raised in Barrhead, Alberta, Canada, Mike started dancing at his local studio at the age of nine.

Throughout his dance life, Mike has had the opportunity to share his talents worldwide. Currently Mike can be seen at Universal Studios, Hollywood, performing in their newest permanent Tap show.

Mike's most recent television appearances include dancing with Miss Piggy on the new ABC show, "The Muppets", and performing in Disney's "Descendants". Some more of his recent television appearances include: Showtimes "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Pilot; Performing in Oscar Promos with Ellen Degeneres; Playing the "Wolf of Wall Street" on a Comedy Central spoof video, Episodes on Nickelodeon's "How To Rock", ABC Families "Secret Life Of The American Teenager", Fox's "MOBBED", Disney's "Shake It Up", and performing with Justin Bieber in his X-Factor Finale show.

Mike has also worked on other projects such as Promo Performances and Music Videos for Victoria Justice, the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Cirque Du Soleil "Cabaret", Jamie Kennedy's "Kickin It Ol Skool", and many more.

He currently resides in Los Angeles, California and trains extensively at The Movement Lifestyle Studio, EDGE Performing Arts Center, The Millennium Dance Complex, and at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio.

FERDINAND TOCOL

Ferd Tocol had made his mark on the dance industry as a lively performer, an innovative choreographer and a motivating teacher. He has had the privilege of working on such films as: Scooby Doo Too, Reefer Madness, The Goodbye Girl, Dr. Dolittle 3 and as a CGI dancing dog in Barbie and the Diamond Castle. Ferd's TV credits include Hellcats and MTV's 2gether as well as commercials for Panago Pizza, Rogers AT&T, Subway, Budweiser, Got Milk? and Stargate Atlantis. One of Ferd's most memorable experiences was dancing in the closing ceremonies of the 2007 Torino Olympics in Italy. With extensive training in Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Hip Hop, Ferd has a rich and diverse repertoire to share with his students. For over ten years Ferd and his amazingly talented friends have been dancers at summer intensives in various cities through Alberta and Saskatchewan. Ferd is looking forward to seeing old and new faces this summer at the newly branded Sole/eloS Intensive!

 

 

 

 

Eddie Garcia

Eddie Garcia is an accomplished director, choreographer, dancer and multi-faced entertainer with solid reputation for choreography built upon decades of performing internationally alongside many of today's most celebrated stars.

At just 16 years old, Eddie's incredible dancing style and technique delivered him to the world stage via many projects with Janet Jackson. He danced in some of her most iconic videos and performances of all time, including "Nasty", "What Have You Done For Me Lately", "When I think of You", and the classic "Control" on the American Music awards.

By the time Eddie turned 17, the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson, hand picked Eddie to join him. this began with "Smooth Criminal", still considered one of the greatest videos of all time, and continued with other well known videos like the "The Way You Make Me Feel" and "Speed Demon". Eddie spent the next five years dancing with Jackson on the record-breaking and internationally acclaimed "Bad" and "Dangerous" Tours. 

It was during those invaluable years of touring and working on countless sets where Eddie fine-tuned his innate ability to direct, produce and choreograph. He has since lent his talent to collaborations with well known artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Paula Abdul, Queen Latifah, Jane's Addiction and many others. 

Eddie Garcia's artistic fingerprint has made him one of the most sought after names within the world of dance and choreography. he continues to enjoy engaging in new creative adventures and collaborations with the artists of today and tomorrow. 

Jordan Allarie

With over ten years experience in the live event industry, Jordan brings a unique skill set that combines stage and production managment with the artistry and talent of a professional dance and choreographer. Jordan began his professional performance career with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and subsequently appeared in hundreds of productions across North America and Asia, the most notable for PRP: Patrick Roberge Productions, a Vancouver-based company include; the Guangdong International Tourism Festival in China performing with country music trio The Higgins and the Vancouver 2010 Official Mascot Launch where he brought to life 'Quatchi' the Sasquatch in the televised unveiling.

 

As his experience with PRP gained momentum, Jordan's role grew to include Performance Director for several high-level televised events including the Vancouver 2010 Para Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremonies, the 99th Grey Cup Halftime Show, Rick Hansen Celebration 25, the 122nd IOC Session, and the 102nd Grey Cup Halftime Show. He has had the pleasure to work with such artists as Nickelback, Mariana's Trench, Sarah McLaughlin, Imagine Dragons, and Victoria Duffield. Jordan has began establishing himself as an award-winning choreographer, most noted for his unique and innovative style. Over the last decade he has worked as choreographer/director on such productions as CATS; Oliver; Grease; Cabaret; A Chorus Line; All Shook Up; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; In The Heights and more. He enjoys creating and performing whenever the opportunity presents itself and loves sharing his passion for dance with the next generation of dancers.

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