Meet Our Models

July 13th 2017  •  News & Updates  •  by Alexandra Anthony

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Emma Hellenkamp is best known for being on the hit show SYTYCD Season 13!  She was one of the youngest contestants and finished as 3rd runner up in the Finale. She is known as a tap dancer on the show, however Emma trains in all styles of dance. She has also performed at the Teen Choice Awards, The Dizzy Feet Gala, and is a Capezio Athlete.

Brooke Shaw has been dancing and competing since the age of 4.  She trains in all different dance genres and has won numerous national titles, including Miss Jr. Dance America 2016. In her free time, she loves to read, swim and do arts and crafts.

Abby Dayton’s dance career began at the age of 3, under the direction of Center Stage Performing Arts Studios in Orem, UT. Her latest achievements include features in music video’s for 2017 “The Voice” contestant Aaliyah Rose. She’s also been cast in commercials, movies, and achieved several awards in various dance competitions. All dance aside, her family will tell you that her greatest achievement is her equal dedication to education, family, and friends.

Algae Kounkou grew up in Montreal, Canada and started dancing when she was seven. She then moved to Los Angeles three years ago and since then she has been featured in several music videos, TV commercials and award shows with artist such as Ricky Martin, Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry. Over the past few years she has toured alongside Chris Brown, Selena Gomez and just recently with Drake.

Jake Kodish started training in hip hop and contemporary dance at age 12 in his hometown of Miami, FL. By 15, Jake was working alongside other urban dancers in a non-profit street driven studio. He has trained in all forms of dance, but has become known for his signature popping and contemporary hip hop. At 16, he performed in the finals on America’s Got Talent. He danced in the film Step Up 4, and countless music videos, including Prince’s Breakfast Can Wait. His national TV commercials include Microsoft, Samsung, and Behr’s Paint.  In summer 2014, Jake toured with Julianne and Derek Hough on the Move Live Tour as a principal dancer. Though a choreographer himself, Jake has worked with the best including Kyle Hanagami, Christopher Scott, Dave Scott, Tyce Diorio, Wildabeast, Tricia Miranda, and more. Jake is in perpetual forward motion and always working on his craft as a dancer/choreographer.

Myranda Gibson grew up dancing in Chicago at the age of 3. She moved to LA at the age of 17 and has worked as a professional dancer ever since. Myranda has performed in several live award shows and is featured in a McDonalds national commercial.

Taylor Hatala is a famous Canadian youtube star and dancer. She came into the limelight when she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show. She gained huge popularity after her viral video to Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” and appeared on a Lifetime series called Dance Video Throwdown. She trains in hip hop, tap, jazz and ballet.

Autumn Miller began dancing at the age of 5 and trains in jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and ballet. Autumn is known for her popular youtube channel “Autie’s Freestyle Friday” that she started in 2011. With over 70,000,000 million views she has made a name for herself worldwide. Some of Autumn’s credits include Appearing in Willow Smith’s Whip my Hair music video, Music video with Madilyn Bailey, ABC Dancing with the stars, Disney’s Shake it up, and the Fox hit show “mobbed”. When Autumn is not Training or working as a dancer/model she enjoys hanging out with her friends swimming, riding bikes, rollerblading and going shopping.

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Lexy Linn is one of three winners in our Tenth House Model Search Contest. A resident of Amarillo, Texas, Lexy has been dancing since the age of four. While she excels in all styles of dance, her favorite is contemporary. She is a successful competitor, having won several national awards.

Ashley Bates is one of three winners in our
Tenth House Model Search Contest. A native of Chicago, Illinois, she dances 25 hours a week with Extensions Dance Company. She has received numerous dance scholarships and awards, including the NYCDA outstanding dancer award in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Sara Ysabelle Capitule took her first dance class when she was five years old. A few years later, she joined the Junior Jam Squad of the Golden State Warriors and her professional dance career began. Since then, she has appeared in commercials, music videos, industrials, and on TV.

Ava Cota dances about thirty hours a week and still earns straight A’s in school. When she was two years old, she began dancing in her mom’s Michigan dance studio. Now she’s 14 and she just completed her fifth season on Dance Moms. She’s also a member of the Mob Squad, a team of young, hip hop dancers for the Detroit Pistons.

Arielle Elonys is working in Los Angeles as a professional dancer, choreographer, singer, and actress. She has appeared on the television show Nashville, danced as a back-up dancer for multiple country and pop recording artists including Tim McGraw, Lost Trailers, and Alyssa Shouse, and has appeared multiple times on So You Think You Can Dance.

Adrian Curiel is one of three winners in our Tenth House Model Search Contest. Although he’s only been dancing for four years, he finished first in several competitions and was named NYCDA Male Outstanding Dancer in 2016. A resident of Globe, Arizona, Adrian is also a power tumbler and a Varsity Pom State Champion.

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Jade Chynoweth started dancing at age two. Still in her mid-teens, she’s already been a featured dancer in several music videos and
TV commercials, and she has performed live at the Kid’s Choice Awards and at the MTV Video Music Awards. Jade also appears in the films 300: Rise of an Empire, and Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and in TNT’s television series, The Last Ship.

Ellenore Scott was the 3rd runner up in the
sixth season of So You Think You Can Dance. She went on to perform in the 82nd Annual Academy AwardsThe Ellen DeGeneres ShowOne Life to LiveSmash, and Glee. In 2010, Ellenore performed with Janet Jackson at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. In addition to dancing, Ellenore is an accomplished choreographer and filmmaker.

Janelle Ginestra is busy. After completing her run on PINK’s The Truth About Love Tour, she appeared dancing alongside rapper Nicki Minaj in the popular “Anaconda” video. She has also appeared on GleeThe X-Factor, and the lm, Fired Up! When she’s not dancing, she’s busy choreographing for other dance talents.

Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer was one of the top 20 dancers in season nine of So You Think You Can Dance. He recently appeared in the movie Step Up: All In and as a dancer in the Austin & Ally TV series. Born in Texas but raised in Atlanta, he is best known for his unique skills in animation, popping, and robotics.

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