Jazz Instructors

PETER ANTHONY: 
Jazz & Hip Hop

 

Peter Anthony was born and raised in Miami FL. Peter started he career in Miami as a Model, Dancer, & Actor. Modeling for various Department store's, Magazine's, and Mall events. Peter also Dance for National and International Latin recording artist's as well as appeared on & in International Awards Shows, T.V programs, Various Dance Companies, Caesar's Palace Lake Tahoe & many Commercials . In 1983 Peter booked a regional commercial awarding him the prestigious membership into the Screen Across Guild (S.A.G.). In 1988 Peter was additionally awarded the prestigious membership into the Actors Equity Association (A.E.A), when he performer in "Anything Goes" starring Marilyn  McCoo & Bebe Neuwirth. Furthering his education Peter graduated with an A.A. degree in theater and went on to receive his BFA in Dance at New World School of The Arts in Miami, Florida. Peter married in 1988 to his beautiful wife Margaret and continued to perform and choreograph, as well as adding to his family two beautiful children. Peter and Margaret also appeared on the Hit talent show "Star Search".

 

In 1992 Peter was contracted to choreographer a 39 episode Latin variety show TV Show, "Charytin International"  Upon completion of that project, Peter, Margaret & there 2 children move to Orlando FL. Peter performed and became dance captain in Walt Disney Worlds  "Beauty & The Beast" at Disney-MGM Studios. In 1995 Peter open Spotlight Entertainment Co providing Choreography, Specialty acts, Entertainment, & Show Production to the local & National business theater market. Spotlight Dance Center followed in 1996 with a 7000 sq. ft school & rehearsal facility. In 2000 Peter became the choreographer of  another 39 episode national children's T.V. show which aired on PBS called "Dooley & Pals". In 2001 Peter add another T.V. Show entitled  Ed McMahon's "Next Big Star" to his portfolio.

 

In 1999 Peter applied for a Talent Agency License and was award T.A. # 610, becoming an Talent agent catering to local and national Corporate Event Planners.

 

Peter has been choreographing, producing shows and providing talent for Television, Conventions and Industrial's, and stage for the past Twenty four years, through Spotlight Entertainment.  In his position as Producer and owner of  Spotlight Entertainment, Peter has the responsible for the creation of quality entertainment & opportunity of interacting with both large or small corporations and businesses. He is involved in the creation of show concepts, choreography, final show production or booking the talent needed (including specialty acts) for each event. Just to name a few, Peter services have been used by many well known companies including:Universal Studios  FL, & LAWalt Disney WorldAsicsAlta Vista New BalanceConverseMatrix HairSmith Kline BeechumIBMMacy'sMeeting Planners International

 

As owner of Spotlight Dance Center, Peter is highly involved in the instruction and training of both children and adults in the area of Jazz and video Hip-Hop.  Peter's electric personality motivates and inspires his students.

Noah Richardson:

Musical Theater Jazz, Tap

Bio coming soon!

CARRIE CRAWFORD:

Adult Int/Adv. Jazz

Carrie Crawford started dancing at the age of 4. What started out as an effort to correct her extremely turned in legs without using braces ended up not only working, but becoming her life long passion. She grew up dancing in Greenville, SC and upon graduation moved immediately to Los Angeles where she was accepted into the Apprentice program at The Performing Arts Center in Van Nuys. She trained very closely with some of the best in the industry: Joe Malone, Jackie Sleight, Jerry Evans, Terri Yates, Doug Caldwell, Michelle Elkin, and Mark Goodman just to name a few. Training so closely with choreographers of such different styles has given Carrie a great deal of versatility in her own choreography now. Her style is a refreshing blend of classic jazz and lyrical/contemporary, but with a fresh and modern twist. Carrie always tries to stay current and exciting without ever abandoning her true love and respect for her roots. Musicality, style and body lines are always her top focus. Carrie has been performing, teaching and choreographing professionally across the country for 15 years and recently developed her own professional jazz company on the east coast, Crawford Jazz Project. 

 

Performance credits include: Lady Antebellum, Disney Channel, Beyonce, Ally McBeal, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Hollywood, and numerous live concerts, awards shows and musicals 

SOPHIA ANTHONY:

Sassy Jazz, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap


Born in Miami, Florida, Sophia is of Puerto Rican descent on her mother’s side, and Cuban-Canadian on her father’s side.  Sophia moved to Orlando at the age of one and started dancing at her parent’s studio at the age of three. She has performed in various shows, conventions and commercials including Disney’s Epcot annual “Candlelight”; Party City, “Home Interiors” , Macy’s and Miss Teen Puerto Rico, just to name a few. She also choreographs for SWMS and DPHS for their annual Chorus Concerts.  Sophia is currently a Radio City Rockette as well as an equity performer at WDW's " Beauty and the Beast" and continues to work in the commercial field.  Along with her professional career, Sophia has received a certificate in nutrition and is pursuing a BA at UCF.

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