A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of welcoming the brilliant Leigh Hilary lee and the fabulous Matthew Cortez into our studio.
Leigh Started dance at the age a very young age and fell in love when she moved from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, BC in 1988. She trained in many styles of dance and eventually went off to study dance in college. After University she found herself on cruise ships, working the film and commercial industry, performing on dance teams, and much more. We are so excited to see the final product of our jazz piece and our dancers are looking forward to carrying out Leigh’s vision for the remainder of the season.
Matthew started dancing at the age of six. After a few years he managed to make his way onto “Freshh”- a crew within Groove Street Productions under the supervison of Cesar Tantoco. In 2007, they placed first in the Junior Division at the World Hiphop Championships. From there came many live performances, a dance commercial and music video. He is currently the founder of The Empire Varsity team. We are so driven by Matthew’s energy and charisma and can’t wait to see his hiphop choreography shine through our dancers onstage.