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Rhonda K. Moore,
Artistic/Early Childhood and Recreational Program Director

Rhonda K. Moore has been a dance educator for over 20 years and has an extensive background in Modern, Tap, Ballet, Pointe and Jazz. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Rhonda is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), Rhythm Works Integrative Dance and DiscoverDance Early Childhood Education. Her professional experience has included positions as Performance Company Director for Elite Dance Academy, Dance Coordinator for Steppin' Out Dance Studio, Artistic Director for A-Factor Dance Company, Lower School Dance Director for St. Catherine's School and Instructor / Choreographer for various studios in Virginia and Illinois. Rhonda is also a Head Adjudicator for Edge National Talent Competition and Content Developer / Editor for DiscoverDance, LLC.

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Lyndsey Rhoads,

Dance Instructor

Lyndsey Rhoads trained at Central Oklahoma Dance Center before moving to Chicago. She has performed with Chicago Dance Crash, Corpo Dance Company and the American College Dance Festival. Her choreography has been set at universities, industrials, special events, including Gus Giordano’s New Choreography Showcase at the Gus Giordano Dance Center. Miss Lyndsey returns to Trilogy Dance for her third year of teaching technique and setting beautiful competition choreography.

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Wesley "WES"

Owens Jr.

Hip Hop Extraordinaire

Wesley “Wesside” Owens is a featured dancer, choreographer and MC for Monster Entertainment. Wes graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Informatics and was the lead choreographer and artistic director of Hip Hop Connexion (Indiana). Wes has performed with Big Boi of Outkast, Mike Posner, Jason Derulo, the Cataracts, LMFAO, and Ludacris. He is known for a variety of hip hop styles, such as: gliding, waving, bugaloo, krumping, footwork, locking, bucking, and popping.

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Ali Lidbury,

Dance Instructor

Ali is from Barrington, Illinois.  She received her B.F.A. from Indiana University in musical theatre.  Currently, she is a graduate student at Northwestern University studying education.  Ali is trained in the royal ballet technique and has since become well versed in the various styles of musical theatre dance as well as contemporary, modern, jazz, hip hop dance and poms technique and choreography.  She has spent time working in the Education Department at the La Jolla Playhouse as well as the Education Department at Indiana Repertory Theatre.  She has performed at Carnegie Hall as a featured dance and vocal soloist.  And in cabaret at the Laurie Beechman in New York City.  For the Lebron James Family Foundation she danced with Usher and Jordan Sparks.  For the Manhattan School of Music she teaches audition choreography for prospective musical theatre students.  While at Indiana University Ali assisted Liza Gennaro in her choreography for City of Angels.  Some of her favorite credits include Pippin (Fastrada), Heathers (Heather Duke), Hairspray (Penny), The Merry Widow (Grisette-Lolo, Principal Dancer).  She is also a photographer specializing in headshots, dance, and family photos.  Ali is really excited to share her love for dance with the students at Trilogy School of Performing Arts!

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Erin Bates,
Dance Instructor

Erin Bates is a dancer, videographer, and photographer based in Chicago. Erin recently received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Western Michigan University where she performed works by Aszure Barton, Kate Skarpetowska, Mike Esperanza, Seyong Kim, Jeremy Blair, and in Monique Haley’s work at the American College Dance Association’s East Central conference. During her time at WMU, Erin understudied for a work by Yin Yue alongside Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, and was a member of Western Dance Project under the direction of Whitney Moncrief. She also served as rehearsal director for WMU’s First Year Performance and was a guest choreographer for Evanston Township High School’s Dance Company. In the summers of 2020 and 2021, Erin danced with Dance in the Parks, and will be joining Inaside Chicago Dance as an apprentice for their 2021/22 season. Erin is excited to be teaching at Trilogy!

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Madison Wagaman,

Dance Instructor

Madison Wagaman started her training in 2007 in the suburbs of Chicago where she

studied all different genres of dance. Much of her focus was strictly ballet but Madison

did not want to be confined to one genre and developed a passion for contemporary and

also discovered a love for hip hop when she joined the varsity dance team sophomore

year. In 2017, she connected with her mentor Braedan Barnes who helped push her into

the artist she is today. Graduating early from high school in December 2018, she set out

to pursue a career in dance/choreography. In the beginning of 2019 she secured a spot in

the work study program at Visceral Dance in Chicago directed by Nick Pupillo. Madison

is excited to keep pursuing this journey with upcoming projects this summer. She hopes

to inspire and push students to be the best version of themselves through dance.

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Nook,
Dance Instructor

Nook, The Entertainer Xtraordinaire, comes from a highly decorated performance background. Known as MC Nook EX, he's one of the most highly requested dancers & MC's in the industry. Dancing at age 9 with his crew at the Elgin H.S. talent show kicked off his performance career and he started down the path to become a world class entertainer! Nook has rocked more shows than he can count with an overpowering combination of his Dancing, MC'ing, and DJ'ing. Nook's vast knowledge of music across all genres allows him to adapt to any situation and enhance the experience of all party guests and students! 

He's also Co-owner of TITAN HOUSE of ENTERTAINMENT. Recently partnered with Bizar Entertainment for special & private events providing excellent talent, customer service, & production for any occasion.

Across the U.S., there's a possiblity of catching MC Nook opening for an artist, hosting an club night, or entertaining at a bar/bat mitzvah.  His most memorable gig was hosting the 8th grade graduation party for the daughter of basketball legend Michael Jordan! Nook has also been seen on stage opening for and/or performing with Ciara, B.O.B., Mike Posner, Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo, Method Man & Redman, and LMFAO, to name a few.

 

Not only is he an incredible entertainer, Nook also teaches hip hop & bucket drumming classes and coaches teams throughout the city and suburbs of Chicago. Also working with the Chicago's juvenile youth detention centers is something he holds close to his heart for he comes from those same streets & wants to show all that you can achieve your goals no matter the situation you come from.

He's currently a teacher for multiple dance studios in the Chicagoland area & suburbs. He's also teaches for Old Town School of Folk in CPS schools, Hip Hop Director coach of KDF (Kinetic Dance Force) and recently took 3 1st place awards in Illinois & 2nd place at a National Hip Hop Championship!  In the past 10 years Nook has won numerous awards including best choreo and crowd favorite. 

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Kiera Brown,
Dance Instructor

Kiera Brown, originally from Wixom, MI, attended Western Michigan University, graduating in Spring 2021 with a B.F.A. in Dance. While at WMU, she had the pleasure of performing works choreographed by Yin Yue, Jennifer Archibald, BAIRA, Mike Esperanza, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Jeremy Blair, Monique Haley, David Curwen, Carolyn Pavlik, Seyong Kim, and Kelsey Paschich. Kiera had the opportunity to perform alongside Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and was also a company member of Western Dance Project under the direction of Whitney Moncrief during its 2018-2019 season. Kiera furthered her dance training at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s choreographic summer intensive and there she worked with Rena Butler, Robyn Mineko-Williams, Micaela Taylor, and Rodrick George. This year, she is looking forward to being a part of South Chicago Dance Theatre as an Emerging Artist for their 2021/2022 season.  In addition to being a performer, Kiera is also a choreographer, teacher, and videographer.

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Isabela Colado,
Dance Instructor

Isabel Colado began dancing recreationally at the age of 3. As she got older, her passion for dance grew, and she continued to train in many styles including: Tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, musical theater, poms, and tumbling. At age 13, she was introduced to the competition world, and at 14 she started taking Hip Hop classes. Since then, she has spent her training focusing on building her Hip Hop foundation, training under instructors such as Nicki Niemet, Keenan Morales, Annie Franklin, and Karlo and Angelina Familara. Some of her achievements include placing 3rd place at World of Dance Chicago and 2nd place at Prelude Midwest with Steps Dance Center during the 2017/2018 season. Currently, Isabel trains on CODA [Chicago Onyx Dance Alliance], which placed 3rd at Prelude NorCal during the 2018 season. Isabel is excited to share her passion for dance with Trilogy dancers! 

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Alex Salgado,
Dance Instructor

Alex Salgado commenced his dance career at the age of 15 with Carl Schurz High School’s dance ensemble. During his high school education, Alex founded and directed the LGBT Dance Company, which created a community for youth to dance and perform. Alex has trained under the direction of Miguel Antonio, Kris Rhodes, Lee Daniel, Domé Lorusso, Dionna Pridgeon, and Gary Beuford. Throughout his professional career, Alex has danced for two Chicago based hip-hop companies, CODA and The Puzzle League. He held the position of  “work-study” at The Lab and instructed Jazz Funk classes at the studio. Furthermore, Alex had the experience to perform at the MTV 3 Viva Chicago in Grant Park, as well as the 103.5 Kiss FM Summer Bash at the All State Arena. Alex has worked as a youth dance instructor for the Forward Movement Chicago, directed by Pierre Lockett. Currently, Alex is continuing his professional dance career while instructing dance education to youth and adults in the Midwest.