Is a NYC-based choreographer, dancer, and teacher with a B.A. in Dance from Point Park University. She is thrilled to be choreographing for her 5th season with M&amp;amp;M. Sheena is currently the house choreographer for The Cutting Room’s “Rock ‘N Roll Debauchery” show series in Manhattan. She has performed with Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Lucille Lortel Theater, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and West Virginia Public Theater. Shows: Little Shop of Horrors, 42nd St.!, The Producers, West Side Story, Will Rogers Follies, The Velveteen Rabbit, On the Town, How to Succeed… and Contact. Sheena is the on-screen host of the YouTube show, Just Dance: Season One, on DanceOn Network, and has enjoyed performing in music videos, web series, flash mobs, concerts, showcases, and industrial events in NYC, including the Phish Madison Square Garden New Year’s Eve Concert. She has danced with Stiletto Entertainment on the M.S. Oosterdam (Holland America Line) and for Revel Casino in Atlantic City. As a dance maker, Sheena’s creative visions have garnered numerous entertainment awards and choreography nods. Sheena is the founder and artistic director of the traveling choreography shop: Dance In Transit. She teaches master classes and creates new works across the country in the styles of jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, tap, contemporary, and musical theatre. Sheena has choreographed 14 full-scale musicals for pre-professional theatre camps in PA and NYC, and is a certified Zumba instructor. She also enjoys touring as faculty/judge for Dancers Inc. and Beyond the Stars.
Orialis Serrano Ashley
LA Based Artist In Residence
ORIALIS ASHLEY, a Puerto Rican native, is a Los Angeles-based Dancer, Choreographer, and Instructor. She has been seen tap-dancing on Good Morning America, BET music awards, and at the London launch for Beyonce’s IVY PARK clothing line. She is currently a member of Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies and teaches full time at Murrieta Dance Project in Southern California. Orialis earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Florida State University. There she was honored to work under master ballet and modern teachers such as Suzanne Ferrell, Ronald K Brown, and Alonzo King. Following her college graduation, Orialis joined the Denver-based Cleo Robinson Dance Ensemble in 2003. She toured nationally with the company as a featured soloist in works by Talley Beatty, Christopher Huggins, and Alvin Ailey.
After leaving the company in 2005, she expanded her dance career from concert to commercial work and moved to Los Angeles. She has been seen dancing at such venues as the Hollywood Bowl, Top Hats at the Grove, New York Fringe Festival, Glamour’s Woman of the Year Summit, Essence Festival in New Orleans, Ford’s Man of Honor in Detroit, Vail Dance Festival, Jazz Dance World Congress in Chicago, DC Tap Festival, Music Videos, and various Stage Shows. With over 15 years of teaching experience, her students and choreography have been seen in many TV shows including So You Think You Can Dance, Dance Moms, Little Big Shots, Abby Lee’s Ultimate Dance Competition, Ellen, and The Late Late Show with James Corden and also at Tokyo Disney. Orialis presently resides in Southern California with her husband Raymon and son Rylan, where she continues to perform and share her love of dance with her students. She is an artist in residence at Moves and Motions, one of our main staff members at our summer intensive, choreographer for our dance team and guest teaches throughout the year both in person and on Zoom.