FACULTY

the FACULTY

JACOB SORIANO
JACOB SORIANO
ADV HIP HOP

Jacob Soriano is a half Filipino, half Dutch, music philanthropist. While spending most of his time moving, his side hustle is DJing. Surrounding himself around sound forces him to study and breakdown each component of a song, which in turn enhances his ability in musicality. His previous training in dance is as follows, (Freshgroove, RXF, Brotherhood, Praise T.E.A.M., & Illustrative Society). While being deeply rooted in R&B, and Hip-Hop, Jacobs style cannot be wrapped up in one genre. He is constantly pushing himself outside of comfort zones and his peers are a big reason why. “Surround yourself around positive influences. It’s such a healthy environment to experiment and try new things.”

PRINCE NII ENGMANN
PRINCE NII ENGMANN
ADV HIP HOP

Nii “Prince” Engmann is a dancer, choreographer and teacher from Vancouver, Canada. Nii’s love for dance and his history of teaching music built him a solid base for his growth as a dancer and teacher. He has taught all cross Canada and teaches drop in classes regularly at Studio 604 and Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver, Canada. Nii’s most recent credits include Disney’s Descendants 2 under choreographers Tony Testa and Director Kenny Ortega, FORD, National Geographic and was Assistant Choreographer on Arc Aurelia’s latest music video. He has choreographed numerous music videos and projects. His choreography can be seen nationally and internationally on stages like World of Dance, Vancouver’s The Main Event and numerous competitions; and has won local and international awards including Monster’s of Hip Hop’s Grand Choreography Award. His love for teaching has not stopped his drive as a student as he continually seeks to improve his craft. Nii’s unique style and loving personality are quickly making him one of Vancouver’s most up and coming performers and teachers.

KENNETH KADATUAN
KENNETH KADATUAN
ADV HIP HOP

Kenneth started dancing at the age of 10 as a freestyler and worked his way up into the choreography scene and is now a local Vancouver choreographer as well as a Director for Epiphany and a weekly teacher at Studio604. He has gone through different styles in movement ranging from street jazz/contemp to mainly hip hop and urban style feel. He loves to fuse old school throwbacks with modern day groove. He strives to share his knowledge and learn from others and their creativity in the dance community.

JAYBEE BAGUNU
JAYBEE BAGUNU
ADV HIP HOP

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Jaybee Bagunu started training at the age of 8 with Fresh Groove Productions. At age 13, she joined DREAM Dance Studio. Since she was 17-years-old, she has been travelling back and forth from Canada to LA to learn from industry and community choreographers, to teach at various studios, as well as perform/compete at events throughout North America. After winning a BZX Wave 5 scholarship & being personally mentored by Elm Pizarro, she became a member of Boogiezone’s Breed OCLA. In 2014, she was an assistant choreographer for Kayla Brianna. The year after, Jaybee choreographed & danced for Moka Only’s “No” music video. In the summer of 2017, she was one of the 5 handpicked girls to back up dance for Ginuwine in Southern California. Jaybee currently co-directs Untitled, teaches a weekly drop-in class at Studio 604, & is a cast member of Illustrative Society.

ADRIAN VENDIOLA
ADRIAN VENDIOLA
ADV HIP HOP

Adrian Vendiola is a 23 year old Choreographer from Vancouver, Canada. He began dancing with PraiseTEAM and is currently one of the directors for Brotherhood. Their most notable achievements include winning various, highly acclaimed competitions including Hip Hop International, World of Dance, Body Rock, and Vibe. Most recently, they were featured on season 2 of NBC’s World of Dance. Adrian has travelled internationally to teach and share his love for dance in places all over Asia and Europe.

KELVIN TU
KELVIN TU
ADV HIP HOP

Kelvin is a dancer/choreographer/instructor based in Vancouver, B.C.  He is part of the popular dance crew Brotherhood and a Co-director of The Brotherhood Varsity team. He was recently featured with Brotherhood on World of Dance, a dance show created by Jennifer Lopez on NBC. Kelvin got his start in dancing in 2009. Since then he has danced with several companies (Paradox Dance Crew, Un1te, ARCKK) within his city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2010 he co-founded one of the leading dance forces in his community, The Project Dance Company. Under his direction The Project Dance Company has travelled and competed internationally at the biggest competitions in North America. In 2015, The Project had competed at the Canadian Hip Hop National Championships where they placed 3rd and were offered an opportunity to compete at Hip Hop International San Diego. Kelvin has travelled out of his city to receive training and knowledge all over the world (Vancouver, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Mexico, San Francisco). He is a regular teacher at Studio 604 and Harbour Dance Centre.