Hoffman is from Cambridge, MA. He began movement as a martial artist. After receiving his Black Belt, he switched to dance in high school, and has his BDA in Dance from The Ailey School / Fordham University, graduating with a double minor in Philosophy and Math. While on study abroad in Israel he spent 5 months training with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. He has performed as a guest artist with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Whim Whim, BodyTraffic, and Andrew Harper Choreography as well as several freelance projects including the Grand Central Station Centennial celebration, the Park Avenue Armory Gala, and many others.
Adrian joined Luminario Ballet in 2015
Jasmine grew up in Charlotte, NC where she began her ballet training at North Carolina Dance Theater. At fourteen, she began attending the School of American Ballet, also attending various summer training programs such as Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. Upon graduation, Jasmine joined Los Angeles Ballet, where she is a soloist, performing in various Balanchine, classical, and contemporary repertory. Outside of LA Ballet, she dances with Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet, Black Iris Project, teaches ballet students, and does guest artist/ freelance commercial dance.
Jasmine has been with Luminario Ballet in 2020, when she joined the India tour supported by the US State Department.
Sapetto is a five-time U.S. rhythmic gymnastics all-around National Champion gold medalist and 1992 U.S. Olympic Team alumna. Her career launched at Cirque du Soleil. After joining Teatro Zinzanni as lead aerialist and dancer, she became choreographer and associate director for the San Francisco and Seattle shows. Her choreography is seen on five continents in Cirque du Soleil; Disney and Warner Bros. films; Paramount Studios; Led Zeppelin; the Grammy Awards; The Tonight Show; Good Morning America; and the 2004 Olympics.
Bianca is an original Luminario Ballet member and co-choreographer since 2009.
Vittetoe trained with The Pacific Northwest Ballet, spending summers training with School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. In Seattle, Vittetoe danced with Sonia Dawkins Prism, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, "Memoria", and the revival of Evita. Vittetoe continued her training with Alonzo King LINES Ballet in the Professional Training Program for two years. While in San Francisco, Vittetoe performed works by Sidra Bell, Gregory Dawson, Uri Sands, and Alonzo King. Vittetoe danced with James Sewell Ballet in Minneapolis, MN for three years as a soloist. Her favorite works include Sewell's "Lovers", Myron Johnson's "Nutcracker Not So Suite" in her role as Barbie/Sugar Plum, and Norbert De La Cruz III's "Dusty Realms". Vittetoe has collaborated with artists Nic Lincoln, Judith Howard, and Live Action Set. She is now freelancing, modeling and doing wardrobe in LA. She recently worked with AMC cosmetics, Mark Howell Productions, and Penny Wild in the premiere for the FX show FEUD.
Kelly has been dancing with Luminario Ballet since 2017
Shannon Beach Loureiro has had the pleasure or touring as a dancer with Cher, Pink, Britney, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Usher, Christina Aguilera, the Black Eyed Peas, Leann Rimes and 50 Cent, had a featured part in the movie "Burlesque" partnering with Alan Cummings; was a celebrity trainer on NBC's "Celebrity Circus", and was part of the original cast and first national tour of "Saturday Night Fever".
Shannon joined Luminario Ballet in 2018
Dreya Weber designed and choreographed aerials for “Magic Mike Live” at the Hard Rock and Cher “Classic” in Las Vegas; trained and choreographed aerials for Pink since her 2004 “I’m Not Dead” including Pink's celebrated 2010 and 2014 Grammy awards performances of “Glitter in the Air” and “Try”. Dreya was featured in Michael Jackson's “This Is It” for her work as aerial consultant and assistant choreographer. Dreya co-produced and starred in feature films “A Marine Story” and “The Gymnast”, which have won 48 awards at festivals in the US and internationally and awarded Dreya 7 “Best Actress” nods. Dreya has starred in many original shows with Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco and Seattle; and created original shows with Palazzo in Amsterdam.
Classically trained in ballet before coming to LA, Stephanie Kim dances in videos, is an actor, and, producer. Her recent credits include: Music videos with Katy Perry and John Mayer, 59th Grammy Awards, and the Nutcracker with the LA Philharmonic. She started producing her own work 2 years ago at Faisdodo, "Art for the Soul". Stephanie has danced with Shanda Sawyer, Kitty McNamee, Josie Walsh RED, and is a treasured member of Luminario Ballet since 2010.
David Tai Kim is a dancer, teacher and entrepreneur. He danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ballet Met, Ballet West, and Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles; guested with Barak Ballet, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Los Angeles Opera and recently in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “The King and I” in the role of Angel George.
Mr. Kim teaches for Center Stage Dance Academy, Lois Ellyn Ballet School, California State University of Long Beach Dept. of Dance, and is a private coach for aspiring professional dancers.
He is the Founder and CEO of Fire Leaf Extracts, a premium CBD wellness company, made by dancers for dancers. Fire Leaf topicals such as “PLIÉ”, “DÉMI” and CBD drops “RESTORE” can be found in dance stores, pilates studios and massage studios throughout Southern California as well as sold online. Fire Leaf Extracts is the CBD brand of choice for dancers of Luminario Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey, Penn. Ballet, LA Ballet and Ballet West. David’s mission is to promote the health and wellbeing of all dancers, to increase the longevity of their careers and to create opportunities for employment to those looking for a post dance career.
David has been a dancer with Luminario Ballet since 2017.
Renee is a classically trained ballerina, whose career highlights include Dance Theater of Harlem, Raiford Rogers Los Angeles, and many others. She is a ballet pedagogue in Long Beach and partner with her husband, David Tai Kim on their Fire Leaf CBD Wellness business.
Renee joined Luminario Ballet in 2019.
Sadie Black has studied ballet in Irvine, New York City, and Houston. She graduated from Houston Ballet Academy's pre-professional program after two years of intensive training. She has danced professionally with Columbia City Ballet in South Carolina and with Los Angeles Ballet. Black is a Cardio Barre instructor, and performs in Los Angeles in TV, film, and various dance projects.
Sadie has danced with Luminario Ballet since 2010.
Story was born in LA. His exceptional career spans concert dance (Dallas Ballet, Complexions), Broadway (The Color Purple, Motown the Musical), and rock tours (Madonna Drowned World Tour, CHER Farewell and Dressed to Kill Tours). Story is the author of two books: "12:34 a slice novel" and "Toss in the Ether". He is co-chair of the National Dance Committee: SAG/AFTRA in NYC, and still finds time to freelance as a choreographer, consultant, master pedagogue, and guest star. Website: http://www.jamalstory.com
Jamal is choreographic contributor to Luminario Ballet since 2009
Burford graduated with a BA in Dance and Psychology from MaryMount College, NYC. She is a dancer, aerialist, gymnast, pole artist, burlesque star, and yogi! Her professional dance career spans the most exciting shows from NY's Broadway to Las Vegas, including 6 years with Cirque du Soleil's "Believe, Criss Angel", the Pussy Cat Dolls, the one and only Bette Midler in "The Show Girl Must Go On" at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Michael Jackson at Madison Square Garden, Usher, Whitney Houston, and more! Her goal is to bring a smile to the audience!
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