First Photo: (top) Chloe Arnold, Amy Gardner; (bottom) Shawn Byfield, Toya Robinson
Second Photo:(bottom L-R) Toya Robinson, Shawn Byfield, Nick Gonzalez, Chloe Arnold, Derek Hough; (top L-R) Choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo
Chloe Arnold is an American dancer, actress, choreographer, director, and producer. She is best known internationally as a tap dancer. She has established herself across several fields of the industry today. Most recently, she was featured on the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine and as special guest in Global Fusion, a concert in Dubai with 10 of the most accomplished musicians from around the globe. She also just completed a successful sold-out run at La MaMa in her one woman show: ‘My Life. My Diary. My Dance’. Chloe’s choreography has been featured in the national tour of ‘Thank You Gregory: A Tribute to the Legends of Tap’, as well as, the 2008 opening number for the Jerry Lewis/MDA telethon. She has appeared in music videos with well- known artists, including as Beyonce’s dance double in music video ‘Upgrade You’ and Sean Paul’s ‘Give It Up To Me’ for the movie ‘Step Up’. Currently co-director of the Los Angeles Tap Festival and DC Tap Festival, Chloe was Associate Choreographer for ABC’s ‘American Celebration’, Debbie Allen’s ‘Pearl’ in Los Angeles, and is choreographer for her own group Syncopated Ladies.
Currently on faculty at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in LA, Chloe has taught at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC, P. Diddy’s Summer Youth Program, NYCDA, as well as at dance festivals in Brazil, Japan, Taipei, Germany, Paris and more. Through teaching and performing internationally, Chloe passionately hopes to inspire others. Chloe graduated from Columbia University with a degree in film where she also studied theater, has directed short films and independent music videos, and has produced over 20 shows.
Official Website: http://www.chloearnold.com/
Shawn Byfield is a Canadian dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor specializing in tap and hip-hop dance. The Dora Mavor Moore Award winning choreographer is a 23 year veteran of dance, television, and film, and is an internationally renowned for his tap performances and teaching. He’s a 2007 Gemini Award Nominee, Co-Director of Thrive! Entertainment, and Director of Funk Factory, Canada’s National Tap Dance Ensemble.
Shawn’s performing skills have lead him to appear on numerous television shows for CBC, YTV, ABC, CITYTV, MUCHMUSIC, CHIN Television, CTV, The LIFE Network and Toronto 1. He has been in Canadian and American television commercials for Honda, Rogers On Demand, Molson Canadian, Molson Export, Motts Clamato, Canadian Tire, Zellers, HSBC Bank, Rogers Video, Lycra and Footlocker. Some of his film credits include Blues Brothers 2000, Superstar!, Bojangles, The Ladies Man, Death to Smoochie, The Music Man, Eloise at the Plaza, The Cheetah Girls, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and most recently HAIRSPRAY, featuring John Travolta, Queen Latifah and Michelle Pfiffer.
Official Website: http://www.shawnbyfield.com/
LaToya (Toya) Robinson is a Canadian dancer specializing in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz dancing. Toya has worked with the most sought after music video director, Little X, dancing in videos such as “Pon Di Replay” by Rihanna, Keshia Chante’s “Bad Boy”, and Mario’s “Let Me Love You”. In 2006, she performed with R&B singer Massari at the JUNO awards in Haifax and the Canadian Urban Music Awards in Toronto. In 2007, Toya was one of two dancers chosen to perform alongside Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas at the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. In 2008, she performed with Akon, Karindal Offishall and Flo Rida at the MMVA’s again and with the Black Eyed Peas in 2009. Toya has also made a few appearances on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Canada, assisting head judge Tre Armstrong and choreographer/judge Luther Brown during all 4 seasons of the show. This year, Toya is performing with ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Canada’s judge and choreographer, Blake McGrath, on his tours across Western Canada and Europe.
Official Website: www.mstoyarobinson.com
Amy Gardner is a Canadian dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor specializing in Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Modern, and Ballroom. Amy’s performances include film, television, national tours and industrial performances. She was a Top 10 Finalist on ‘So You Can Think You Dance’ Canada during season 2. She has danced for ‘The X-Factor’, ‘Mirror Mirror’, ‘Sur le Rythme’, Pinup Saints National Tour, Sarah MacLachlan and K’Naan. Amy has worked with world renown choreographers Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, NappyTabs, Paul Becker, Teddy Forance, Travis Wall, Blake Mcgrath, Nico Archambault, Wynn Holmes, Gil Duldulao, Erica Sobel, Megan Lawson, Stacey Tookey, Luther Brown, Tre Armstrong, Jean-Marc Genereux, Mabel Palamino, Steve Bolton, Josh Beamish, Tiffany Tregarthen, David Raymond and many more.
Official Website: www.amy-gardner.com