ABOUT

OK-LA DANCE CONNECTION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2004 TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN LA AND THE NATION.  WE STARTED AT A LOCAL LEVEL AND HAVE NOW BEGUN TO TRAVEL AND TEACH ACROSS THE COUNTRY.   OUR MISSIONS IS TO ENCOURAGE DANCERS OF ALL LEVELS AND AGES TOSET AND REACCH BIG GOALS PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY.  THE OK-LA WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN OKLAHOMA FOR A REGIONAL WIDE CONVENTION AND NATIONALLY THROUGH IN STUDIO CUSTOMIZED WORKSHOPS.  WE BRING THE TOP CALIBER TEACHERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS STRAIGHT TO YOUR STUDIO AND CUSTOMIZE A WORKSHOP TO BENEFIT YOUR COMPANY DANCERS.  JOIN US IN THE SPRING FOR A COMPETITION/SHOWCASE THAT IS FOR DANCERS WANTING TO KEEP DANCE WHOLESOME AND PURE.  OUR COMPETITION IS RUN IN BLOCKED TIMES WITH ALL NUMBERS RECEIVING AWARDS AND OVERALLS RIGHT AFTER YOUR BLOCK.  FAMILIES LOVE GETTING TO SEE THEIR CHILDREN DANCE AND STILL HAVE A WEEKEND TOO.  AREN'T WE BLESSED TO DO WHAT WE LOVE!  COME DANCE WITH OK-LA AND YOU'LL LEAVE FEELING INSPIRED! 

LISA WOODS

Lisa trained with Joffrey and Joe Tremaine and has appeared in commercials for Diet Coke, McDonalds and Dance Club Barbie.She was featured on the Tracy Ullman Show and has danced with Paula Abdul and Tony Danza. Lisa teaches across the country and has also done Master Classes for several chapters of DMA.   Lisa is most proud of her amazing husband, three beautiful children and her tiny Chihuahua! 

SCOTT HISLOP

Scott is without a doubt one of LA's most sought after commercial

performers. Name a film or TV project and School has probably graced it's set in front or behind the camera.  Scott has appeared in 35 + movies holding the record in the industry.  You can see him on Grey's Anatomy, Titanic, La La Land, Charlies Angels and The Muppets to name a few!  Scott has most recently produced Cinderella "If The Shoe Fits" and has appereared on The Good Place.

EMILY PIKE

Emily is gold!  Emily was born and raised in Nebraska and trained with Miss Cheryl Priess Dickey.  She currently works for In10sity Dance and Talent On Parade. Emily has spent the last five years traveling across the country teaching master classes with Cheryl Priess Dickey and OK-LA Dance Connection.  What we love about Emily is how she leaves your dancers feeling like can do anything and that they are beautiful humans.

LACHLAN MCCARTHY

 Lachlan is a native of Sydney, Australia and moved to LA the summer of 2003 to train at the Edge Performing Arts under their scholarship program.  He work credits include Australian and LA entertainment industry.  He performed in the Warner rose animated film Happy Feet; Baz Luhman Midsummer Nights Dream.  He has performed in Ted 2, on Glee, and with Beyonce.  He has performed  in          industrials for Mercedes and Samsung as well as dancing for a TV show in Rome.  He was an original cast member of Rock of Ages.  He has also done  choreography for SYTYCD in Australia.  

SAM ALLEN

 Sam Allen is a graduate of USC and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art (the “Fame” school)  Sam has choreographed feature films, the musical production “In The Heights”, and national commercials for companies like Nike, Almond Breeze, Cannon and Dorritos.  He has also choreographed music videos and live tours for artists including Keith Urban, Todrick Hall, Mya and Dina Rae.  Sam has received various awards including  Best Choreography at the United States Tournament of Dance Nationals.   Sam  currently teaches at the Edge, Playground in LA and at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC.       

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