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The faculty at the Soul Dancer Conference are experienced business professionals, master teachers, inspirational speakers and people who share your passion for the art of dance. Each year, Soul brings together amazing educators with expertise for the business and classroom.


Boyd, Joshua

Joshua Boyd is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in children, teens, and young adults. He also is a former dancer and gymnast who has coached and taught for the last 17 years. Alongside his job as a therapist, Josh is currently a high level gymnastics coach and acro skills teacher for dancers. Through high…


Burgess, Drew

Ohio native, Drew Burgess made his industry debut on Live with Regis during Amazing Kids Week. Upon relocating to California, he trained at L.A.’s best studios including EDGE, Millennium, Fusion, and the PAC Annex. Drew is highly sought after as a performer, choreographer, guest teacher, dance supervisor, & dance captain. Drew can be seen on…

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Canterna-Hardy, Ashley

Ashley Canterna Hardy received her ballet training at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC on full scholarship. At 14, she was the winner of the junior division at the Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition. That same year, she represented the United States at the 2000 International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria winning…

Angela Carter

Carter, Angela

Angela Carter is an award-winning choreographer, highly sought out international master teacher, and creative entrepreneur. She is Co-Owner and Director of Tap Into the Network, a touring tap dance intensive alongside Ryan Lohoff. Started by longtime partner Gregg Russell, TITN is now in their 14th season, providing exclusive training experience for both students and teachers.…

Sandi Duncan

Duncan, Sandi

Sandi Duncan is a dance educator, choreographer, mentor and personal development coach with a career spanning over 40 years in the New England area. She owned, directed and taught at Dance Productions in Woburn, Massachusetts for 9 years, before becoming a senior faculty member at the Melissa Hoffman Dance Center in Hudson, New Hampshire. Throughout…

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Gold, Rhee

Meet Rhee Gold, the visionary behind the Gold Alliance and a leader in dance education and studio ownership. With a career spanning over four decades, Rhee has dedicated himself to excellence in dance education and empowering studio owners. Rhee’s journey began as the son of a dance teacher and studio owner, instilling in him a…

Geo Hubela

Hubela, Geo

With over 20 years experience in the Entertainment Industry, GEO Hubela is a Choreographer, Artistic Director, Dancer & Teacher. He also is Co-owner and Director of one of New Jerseys leading Dance Education facilities, ICON DANCE COMPLEX, home of the ICONic Dance Company. GEO has choreographed internationally for stage and screen in France, Germany, the…

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Lemenager, Nancy

Growing up at the Charlotte Klein Dance Studio in Worcester, MA, Nancy took all subjects, participated in dance competitions and was named Miss Dance of America by Dance Masters of America. Nancy’s theatre credits, as a performer, include the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s How to Transcend a Happy Marriage (Lincoln Center Theater). Her Broadway…

Rhonda Miller

Miller, Rhonda

Rhonda Miller (Director/Program Head of BFA Commercial Dance Program) She was a founder and co-owner of L.A.’s premier dance studio, The Edge and was the leader for many years of its convention business, L.A. DanceForce. . Her work has also been seen in commercials and industrials for such Fortune 500 companies as Apple, Chrysler, Toys…


Perry, Brett

Brett Perry is a multi-dimensional artist who believes deeply in the transcendent power of the arts. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Brett discovered dance at the age of 4 via The Dance Co. under the direction of Diane Gudat. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Brett has performed works by acclaimed choreographers such as Aszure…


Ruggiero, Evan

Evan Ruggiero began dancing at the age of five in his hometown studio and by age ten, he was accepted into the famed New Jersey Tap Ensemble. Upon entering his sophomore year at Montclair State University while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, Evan was suddenly diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer…

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Yanford, Derrick

Derrick Yanford began his formal training in a local studio of his hometown Southwick, Massachusetts, where he studied ballet, jazz, tap, and acrobatics with his teacher Brenda Barna. After furthering his dance education at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Derrick began his professional career and has had the pleasure of performing with…