Thursday, 28 August 2014 08:59

Michael James Avelino

Michael James Avelino started dancing at the age of 6, learning various forms of Hip Hop ranging from breaking, waving, locking, house, and popping. Extremely entranced by dance, he began diving into choreography where he found such a love of the art that he wanted to pursue it. He joined various street teams such as Elusive Dance Crew, EMD, Main Ingredient (directed by CJ Edwards of ABDC's Heavy Impact), and UCLA's Samahang Modern. Additionally, Michael trained and studied at West Coast Dance Theatre where he became an in-house choreographer and instructor. His love for K-pop has always be hidden by the fear of his peers not accepting him until he found a community where K-pop was their passion and life. He now works under a K-pop dance company called Aimee Lee Lucas, LLC. as a choreographer and director of their premier dance team, MVP Elite. His personal work has reached many events such as Mnet America's KCON, Dance downtown (LA), 626 Night Market, and Ktown Night Market. As his love for K-pop and dance has driven his life, Michael Avelino hopes to spread his love for both to everyone he comes into contact with. started dancing at the age of 6, learning various forms of Hip Hop ranging from breaking, waving, locking, house, and popping. Extremely entranced by dance, he began diving into choreography where he found such a love of the art that he wanted to pursue it. He joined various street teams such as Elusive Dance Crew, EMD, Main Ingredient (directed by CJ Edwards of ABDC's Heavy Impact), and UCLA's Samahang Modern. Additionally, Michael trained and studied at West Coast Dance Theater where he became an in-house choreographer and instructor. His love for K-pop has always be hidden by the fear of his peers not accepting him until he found a community where K-pop was their passion and life. He now works under a K-pop dance company called Aimee Lee Lucas, LLC. as a choreographer and director of their premier dance team, MVP Elite. His personal work has reached many events such as Mnet America's KCON, Dance downtown (LA), 626 Night Market, and Ktown Night Market. As his love for K-pop and dance has driven his life, Michael Avelino hopes to spread his love for both to everyone he comes into contact with.

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Thursday, 28 August 2014 08:57

Danielle Day

Danielle Day hails from the local city of Chandler, AZ, where her passion for dance was discovered at the age of 13. She began her training in ballet, modern, and jazz dance while she was a member of Off Center Dance Company and Dobson High School's company, Dobson Dance Company. After graduating from high school she continued her dance studies, training with Epik Dance Company, Desert Dance Theater, and Mesa Community College Dance Company. Danielle moved to Los Angeles in 2011, where she began learning new styles of dance such as house, waacking, jazz funk, breaking, and popping. Since her move to LA, she has participated in multiple dance groups, including Nu Nations, Show Off Dance Company, and Show Off Dolls. In addition to her love for dance, Danielle is also an avid lover of K-pop, and is excited to have found a community in which her two passions collide. She now works as an instructor under the K-pop dance company, Aimee Lee Lucas, LLC. - where she is also a member of the company's premier dance team, MVP Elite. Through teaching and performing she hopes to spread the love and passion for both K-pop and dance to people all over the globe.

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Wednesday, 09 July 2014 14:26

Iruma Rioka

Iruma Rioka is a Japanese songstress. Her musical influences are various; classical , progressive rock, and gothic music.

She started songwriting and composing music on the piano in her early age. Her sensational visual images with her strong background in music and arts, she takes the audience to a journey of music fantasy. Iruma’s fashion is related to the Japanese Gothic & Lolita which is very popular in Japanese rock and pop-culture.

Iruma and her partner, Nemu (guitar), with her 'bear' friend, "Honey", have traveled to perform all over the world including U.S., Mexico, France, Switzerland and Russia.

Iruma Rioka has recently announced to add a goth-loli violinist, Jill from Rose Noire, and will debut a music unit, "Hollow Mellow", in the U.S. in the very near future.

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaXoGk3euk0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYdAGYR99YM

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Thursday, 13 March 2014 15:19

Kazha

Kazuha Oda has worked with wide variety of different performers including the Grammy winning pianist Bob James. After her successful solo career working over 20 records in Japan, she decided to start her rock band "Kazha".
Kazha represents the new future of the world music; a fusion of cultures and musical viewpoints that create their sound. Their music combines the softness of a falling feather with the heaviness of a hurricane.

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Wednesday, 05 March 2014 13:07

Moon Stream

Moon Stream is a new musical unit combining the forces of Japanese visual style rock with the sounds of the New York underground. Created in early 2011, Moon Stream is fronted by Satsuki (vocals, ex RENTRER EN SOI) and Tomo (guitar, echostream). These two veterans of the early Visual Kei explosion in Japan are now active on opposite ends of the globe. The first half of the band’s name “Moon” is derived from Satsuki’s own name, while the latter half, taken from Tomo’s band name “echostream,” fuses to create a fresh concept for a band unlike any other – channeling the energy of the moon as a powerful musical force. Displaying their visual and musical talent from signature rock sounds, ambient compositions, to dance rock music, their US debut launched Moon Stream into the sky.

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