A powerhouse of talent (especially DANCE), Amanda came into our lives in 2 different ways - with a shared interest in learning from top choreographers at the Vibez Workshop in Pittsburgh AND through our previous teaching studio PK's Studio of Dance, where she currently teaches hip hop! Instantly, we knew she would be a great fit for the #BaMFaM and we were lucky enough to get her on board with our latest collaboration video. Amanda has the performer gene - always dancing with a smile! We hope to continue to work together on our dance adventures!
With her amazing personality and contagious optimism, we are truly humbled to have Jess Ann as one of our new BaMFaM members! Jess joined us for a drop-in class last year and ever since, had expressed her interest in our journey, cheering us on at every turn. We finally got the chance to have her join in our latest collaboration video and her presence on set was invaluable. Not only is her talent apparent, but the way she encouraged other dancers and praised our initiative was unforgettable. Thank you so much Jess - and we hope this is a first of many <3
A quiet and graceful presence, Lauren starting attending Meg's hip hop dance class at PBT over a year ago. Immediately, we could spot her energy and passion; she was a true dedicated artist. When Lauren finished med school, we didn't want to lose touch. We are SO GLAD that she made time in her busy schedule to join us for our latest collaborative video and hope that she continues to add joy and expertise to the BaM FaM. Love having you, doc!
With her unique spirit and obvious talent, Alea entered our world with a need to hip hop dance! Our relationship started through a mutual friend but took off quickly, with Alea super excited for weekly music choices and passionate about our vision. She is always first to compliment our choreography and her overall presence makes her such a welcome NEW member of the BaMFaM!!
1. Full Name: Alea Maya Lewis
2. How long have you been dancing? 24 years
3. Favorite dance style/genre? Dancehall
4. Why do you dance? Dancing brings me joy, happiness, and total peace. I...
A beautiful soul only comes around so often - and with @wendymccartersdstyle, we were lucky to have her come into our lives almost 10 years ago! Wendy has been a supporter of BaM since inception - following us around from studio to studio, performing with the OG squad, and never failing to put a smile on our faces. With her consistent positivity, she lights up the dance floor on every occasion. We are so happy to have Wendy as an official part of the BaMFaM (with her daughter not far behind!) and look forward to many more years together!
Shannon attended one of our hip hop dance classes last year at the PBT and actively sought out the opportunity to introduce herself. Instantly, we knew Shannon was special and would be an asset to our brand. Although we've only known Shannon for a short amount of time, her genuine personality, undeniable talent, and AMAZING support of BaM and everything we stand for makes her not only a great new friend but also a perfect addition to the BaMFaM!
1. Full Name: Shannon O'Reilly
2. How long have you been dancing? On and off since high school
Only a few years ago, we had the pleasure of teaching Anne and instantly, we knew there was a connection. Her infectious smile, wonderful attitude and amazing talent were welcome additions to the BaMFaM. Anne continues to grow as a dancer, follows us all over the city and never shies away from a challenging routine. With her constant positivity, we are so happy to have her unwavering support!
1. Full Name: Anne Marie Marti
2. How long have you been dancing? I danced ballet for 13 years, then started hip hop for the last 3 years.
From the time we started embracing dance, Shannon was a huge part of our journey. She taught us how to have fun on and off the dance floor - and to always be sharp! Her spirit and passion for dance has helped us to learn and grow; in fact, before BaM, we taught with Shannon via STM and it grew from there. Shannon is a role model for us - being a successful career woman, raising a family and still finding the time for dance. We are so excited to continue on this adventure with Shannon as part of the BaMFaM!
With her quiet grace and confidence, Aubrie never fails to impress. Her talent speaks for itself, and her passion for dance is wholehearted. Aubrie has been a special dancer in our lives for many years, having been taught by Bri at PK's School of Dance and now being a cherished member of the BaM FaM. We can't thank her enough for always making us look good and never failing to support our mission. Check out her moves on IG - she's making waves all while giving 100% to her college studies!
Always carrying a smile on his face, Eddie is one of those people that you're just instantly happy to be around! We've had the pleasure of dancing with Eddie over the years, but more recently, our dance relationship and friendship have evolved. Eddie brings a passion for dance to the table and is overwhelmingly supportive of all of our adventures. His excitement, professionalism, and talent make Eddie a true epitome of the BaMFaM!
1. Full Name: Eddie Davis
2. How long have you been dancing? Since I was a little kid, watching music videos at my Grandmother's house....