Raymon Ashley

began his dance training at the age of 8 in northern California. He attended the University of Arizona to further his training of Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Tap where he graduated with a BFA in Dance. Raymon started his professional career dancing with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in Denver, CO. There he performed works by modern greats Donald McKale and Milton Meyers. In addition to working with CPRDE, Raymon also performed with the David Taylor Dance Theater where he was featured in various roles including the Rat King and Arabian. Raymon continued his dance career commercially in California working in Los Angeles and San Diego. His highlights include Pepsi and Ford commercials and a music video for Jack’s Mannequin. Raymon performed with Fusion Dance; the company’s Jazz-Modern blend features works by Susan Quinn and Amy Ernst. Raymon’s students can be seen in various national commercials and his tap and hip hop choreography has received national recognition. He continues to teach and choreograph in San Diego and Temecula, CA, as well as nationally with Fusion Dance.


began his dance training as a child in Albuquerque, NM. He went on to receive his formal training from the University of Arizona, where he graduated Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in dance. He has had the privilege of performing works by world-renowned choreographers Mia Michaels and Dee Caspary, and has danced with Malashock Dance and Company and the San Diego Opera. Kevin has also added video and television work to his credits including commercials for Allstate Insurance, videos for Los Angeles based singer Brooke Wilkes, Melissa Lowe's The New Ballet Workout (Kultur Productions), and has appeared dancing on CBS with Miss America 2000, Heather Renee French. Kevin is a full time teacher and choreographer at The Element Dance Center in La Mesa, CA; winner of the 2008 FDC Pinnacle Cup. His past and present students can be seen in national commercials for Welch's Grape Juice, Divaz Dolls, Target, Kraft, Mattel and McDonald's and most recently on Fox’s hit television show GLEE. He has also been awarded Teacher of the Year and Choreography of the Year from Kids Artistic Revue National Finals. Mr. Hermann continues to travel from coast to coast setting his high energy, unique choreography for kids of all ages and is in high demand for master classes and summer intensives. In addition, Kevin travels with the highly acclaimed Fusion Dance Workshops, a personalized in house intensive, to studios around the country. He enjoys sharing his love and passion for dance with kids around the country!


Dancer, choreographer, and Master Teacher, Lilian Manansala has a passion for the arts, teaching, and performing. She trained at Retter’s Academy of Dance under the direction and guidance of Darryl Retter and Linda Bernabei-Retter, and was a faculty member and studio manager. Lilian’s performances include Concert of Love, Choreographers Carnival, Tremaine Scholarship Showcase, Jazz Dance L.A., PDS Fall Ball, Pops Goes the Century, Broadway Dance Center Showcase, City of Hope, Spectrum Dance, Friends in Dance, and Move to Groove Ball, among others. Lilian has taught for Al Gilbert Seminars, DMI, and tamjams, and has assisted Master Teachers on Tremaine Conventions, Encore Convention, Dance Masters Association, and Hoctor’s Dance Caravan. She was co-founder and co-director of the contemporary companies abbybruce company of dance and [kaslem mmrmg], and is currently a member of and choreographer for ACFCLA (Artists Community for Change in Los Angeles). She is also teaching for ESTA (Empowement & Self-Esteem through Theater Arts) working with inncr-city youth.
Assistant Director and an instructor for tamjams since 2001, Lilian has travelled throughout the United States teaching master classes and choreography. In New York, she taught at the world-renowned studio, Steps on Broadway and at Dancespace. Lilian co-directed Southern California-based R & B Dance Company from 2002-2007, and has modeled for costume company, Stagewear L.A. Lilian has choreographed for and appeared in Disney’s That’s So Raven and Cory in the House, and has choreographed for Sonny with a Chance and Good Luck, Charlie. She has choreographed for R & B vocal group, SX4, and worked with Diva Trip. She has also taught at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, 2005-2008, in Fairbanks, Alaska. She choreographed the pilot episodes for Disney’s Hannah Montana, Keke & Jamal, and Better Days and has choreographed for the Cartoon Network’s Out of Jimmy’s Head. Most recently, she choreographed for abcfamily’s Pretty Little Liars. Her Rhythm Machine Company piece, Arabia, performed at the 49th Annual L.A. Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, which was telecast on KCET and received an L.A. Local Emmy nomination. She has also danced with Ashley Argota from the Nickelodeon Show, True Jackson, VP and performed in the award-winning Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of King and I, starring Deborah Gibson. Lilian choreographed and performed in an indie event to help raise awareness for the organization ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History. She also attended UCLA and majored in World Arts & Cultures. Committed to compassionate empowerment, Lilian hopes to inspire a love and appreciation for dance, and most of all, a respect and pride in oneself.


received her early training in Kentucky with the Owensboro Dance Theatre. Her studies of ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical and tap continued intensively with Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Nutmeg Ballet and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Katie graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona, receiving her BFA in Dance. She worked professionally with Rae Ballard’s Thoughts In Motion and trained extensively at the Jose Limon Institute with Betty Jones and Risa Steinburg. She also danced as a full company member for Hannah Kahn Dance Company in Denver, CO. Katie presently serves as a National Director for Kids Artistic Revue and is the founder and owner of the Fusion Dance Workshop Series, creating in-house workshops for studios across the country. She is proud to serve on the faculty of APA Studios and Danceology Performing Arts Center in San Diego, CA; Cutting Edge Dance Center in Phillips Ranch, CA; and Murrieta Dance Project in Murrieta, CA. She was a finalist in the 2003 and 2007 International Leo’s Choreography Competition, and was also named a finalist in the professional division of the 2006 Palm Desert “Dance Under the Stars” choreography festival. Katie has been teaching all genres of dance for over 15 years to students of all ages and abilities across the nation and is committed to taking the art of teaching and choreography to the next level. Her enthusiasm, incredible technical eye, diverse performing background and unique teaching style help create an enjoyable, highly motivating, hard working classroom atmosphere. “Her work ethic is commendable! Classes are always well thought out and taught at age and level appropriateness . . . interaction with our dancers is always positive and profitable.”


Orialis is from Puerto Rico and has been dancing since the age of seven. She has trained in all genres of dance from ballet to hip hop, and through her extensive training, earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from The Florida State University. After receiving her degree, Miss Serrano moved to Denver, Colorado to join the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. From 2003 to 2005 she performed ensemble and lead roles in works by Talley Beatty, Christopher Huggins, and Alvin Ailey. From Colorado, she relocated to California to train and perform as a professional commercial dancer. There she appeared in music videos, stage shows, and continued her concert career with Lula Washington Dance Theater, Fusion Dance, Marc Goodman Tap Company and Liz Imperio's Instincts Live Media. Miss Serrano presently resides in Temecula, CA where she teaches and choreographs locally, and continues to travel the country teaching workshops and setting choreography.”