Growing up in Mount Airy, Maryland, Emily Rodriguez has been dancing for nearly 19 years. She danced competitively for 9 years, traveling to conventions, competitions, and elite intensives all across the east coast. Through her competitive years, Emily has had the opportunity to perform in shows such as Dancin Downtown at the Joyce Theatre in New York City, as well as Adrienne Canterna from Bad Boys of Dance, ‘Relief for Hurricane Sandy” Show. At the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as a dance major, she was able to expand her knowledge in dance within all styles including hip hop, modern, contemporary, ballet, aerial silks, tap, choreography, and improv. During a year at the University of the Arts, she danced with a professional contemporary company in DC called Deviated Theatre. From there, she moved to Los Angeles and completed 3 months in the Millennium Certificate Program. Now signed with Go 2 Talent Agency, Emily continues to pursue dance all over LA and has worked closely on projects with choreographers such as Martha Nichols, Donyelle Wilson, and more from So You Think You Can Dance. Emily also has been able to become closely involved with an injury prevention program for dancers in the LA area called Sugarfoot Therapy. She is excited to be able to share her knowledge with all of the Dance Dimensions dancers!
Frank Soares began dancing at the early age of 12. In 2012 Frank relocated to Southern California after spending some time training and performing at the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts. Frank signed with Go 2 Talent Agency in 2012 and Disney opened the first door to consistent work performing. Now nearly 9 years later Frank has performed at the California theme parks, a national tour with “Disney Live!”, Disney Channel commercial work, the Tokyo Disneyland Resort in Japan, and performing for Disney premieres at Hollywood’s El Capitan theater. Other credits include FX’s “American Horror Story”, Heineken Commercial, World of Dance @ Vidcon, and dancing for multiple artists including Vanessa Hudgens, Olivia Rodrigo, and Joji. In 2019, Frank began dabbling in the creative, training as an install director for Celebrity Cruise Entertainment, and assisting choreographers on other large scale projects. Most recently Frank can be seen dancing spectacular Casey Nicholaw choreography in the Netflix movie "The Prom" based on the hit Broadway musical and directed by Ryan Murphy.
Jensen Freedman is a professional tap dancer from the West Coast having 8 years experience in coaching, choreographing and performing. She is efficient in other styles including House footwork, Hip Hop, and Jazz Funk. She trains 30 hours a week teaching Tap fundamentals to advanced levels. Background in leading 100 plus dancers in a ballroom, Jensen identifies with maximizing her students potential in tap classes.
Skilled in creating an energy that people will follow. Her mission statement is to keep dancers concentrated on their health.
3 years with The Streetz Dance Convention acting as an essential judge and dedicated Tap teacher. In 2018, Jensen started to teach for The Bridge Training Program. Achieving her own classes for Tap Into the Network after being in attendance since the age of 13. Currently she is 10 months into teaching at the knowledgeable professional studio, Edge Performing Arts Center. At the beginning of May 2019, her humble contribution began when she started #danceanddonate for her class money to be matched to Planned Parenthood. Jensen has been teaching and donating ever since.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Kara has trained and performed in the industry since age 4. Her passion for performing allowed her to be recognized for her stage, dance and acting abilities. Kara graduated Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and an Advanced Level Certificate in Royal Academy of Dance. Some of her credits include: Warehouse 13 (SYFY Network), Full out (Netflix), The Young and the Restless(CBS), and the Intl’ Broadway Tour of West Side Story, where she performed all over Europe. She has also performed in Mamma Mia at the Hollywood Bowl! Kara has appeared in many commercials such as Almost Game Time Superbowl Commercial, Playtex, Honda to name a few. Currently you can catch her on your commercial break in a National Coors Light and T-Mobile commercials as the lead. Kara has been part of the #DDPACFamily since 2013!
Internationally and regionally renowned for her brilliant choreography and teaching, Kavita conjures out of her worldly travels characteristics of both Eastern and Western dance. Along with teaching and choreography, Kavita directs and co-owns the dance entertainment company @karmagraphy, which recently produced Bollywood Rise and @aajatheshow. Kavita has been a huge part of the DDPAC family since 2009.