POP! Dance + Fitness
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Director of POP!
Ivy Chow (MFA, BS) is a dance director, educator, choreographer and artist. Born in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, she relocated and performed professionally in the Graduate Program at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, studying under Roberto Munoz, Dennis Marshall and Terrence Orr. Ivy later received her Bachelor of Science degree in Ballet Performance from Indiana University, and studied daily with Violette Verdy, Michael Vernon and Jacques Cesbron. While there she worked with Russell Kaiser, Cynthia Gregory, Sandra Jennings, Deborah Wingert and Lori Belilove. She has taught for Indiana University Pre-College Ballet, Indiana University college ballet elective, was an adjunct faculty at American University teaching ballet and has taught for CityDance since 2009. Ivy received her Master in Fine Arts in Dance from The George Washington University and is also director and choreographer of I.C. Movement Project, a contemporary ballet company. She has also performed with Washington, D.C. companies Shu-Chen Cuff’s Gin Dance Company, Asanga Domask’s SerendibDance, S. J. Ewing and Dancers and Kyoko Ruch's KyokoDansu.
Faculty, DREAM, POP! and School & Conservatory
Lesley Adjetey Klufio , a native of Ghana, began dancing hip-hop at the age of 11. Adjetey studied under his uncle, a winner of the World Dance Championship, until age 18, when he decided to branch out and add Ghanaian traditional dance to his repertoire.
With his new goals in mind, Adjetey became a principal dancer for Ghana’s National Dance Company, the Ghana Dance Ensemble, in record time. He was awarded Best Dancer, 2007-2008, for his work in hip-hop and traditional dance. Adjetey danced with the Ghana Dance Ensemble for over nine years, working with some of Ghana’s most elite dance pioneers and professionals including: F. Nii Yartey (Director, Noyam Dance Institute); Professor Ofosu Adinku (School of Performing Arts, Legon); David Amoo (Director of National Theater Dance Company of Ghana); and Choreographer Bright Terry Ofosu.
Adjetey has also worked with international choreographers like Sheron Wray University of Irvine, California), Brain Jeffery (University of Alaska), Ammadu Sulamana (Dance company of Senegal), Chuck Davis (Director Dance Africa), and H Patton( Director, Inspired Africa, UK). Adjetey has worked as an assistant choreographer to the All African cup of nations in Ghana, also as (2008) ,Co-Director of the Creative Team for Ecowas Games Opening Ceremony (GADEC) (2012) and Art Consultant/Choreographer for the World Vision Organization (NGO) (2011). He has been toSouth Africa, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Botswana and Guinea, to learn and participate in some of their dance festivals.
After relocating to the United States in 2012, Adjetey has become a sought after performer and teacher. The New York Times mentioned him as “both spectacular and subtle” for his performances with Dance Africa, (NYC , Texas and Carlifonia). Adejety is currently an Adjunct faculty at the Ann Arundel community college and a choreographer for the Soul In Motion Dance and drummers company. Adjetey owns a dance company located in the DMV area (Rythmswithin). Adejetey also teaches in the DC public schools as well as multiple studious and two dance schools with City Dance Conservatory and the Madeira dance company.
Adjetey has taught many master classes across the country at schools like the University of North Texas, The Brokport University In New York, Ann Arundel community College and has toured with multiple dance companies. Adejety has also performed at some of the prominent theaters in the states like; The Kennedy Center, The Appolo theater, The Bam In New York. In 2012 The New York Times mention Adjetey klufio as being spectacular
Program Manager and Faculty, POP!
Senior External Relations Manager and Faculty, POP!
Molly Kate Dalton
Program Administrator and Faculty, POP!
Originally from Baltimore, Nino started dancing in 2003. Labeled as a street dancer but not limited to, he trained in various styles of Hip-Hop. In 2006 he began his Dance career and had his first official battle at the Sky Lounge. By becoming a part of such a diverse dance community, this ignited his passion for dance and competition. In 2008 he began training in Krump and Break dancing. In 2010 he was inducted into DVC, formally known as The Deadly Venoms Crew. In 2011 he competed in numerous All-Styles and Top Rock battles and was also the featured dancer in a music video. In 2013 he was a showcase street performer in the production “Working America” and later that year went on to perform on his biggest stage yet, WDSF World games 2013 Kaohsiung (World Dance Sport Federation). He was a part of the US lead HipHop team. Most recently he performed for an audience made up of many of his peers along with onlookers that love the art for its raw form at the JoJo Diggs event Diggs Deeper. He is now a HipHop and Break dance instructor/ choreographer and leading the Allstyles division of his crew DVC known as “Venom Soul”. Looking for the next person young or old that wants to learn… or the next dancer that wants to battle…