DANCE COACHES

MEET THE WORLD WIDE DANCE ACADEMY INSTRUCTORS

FOUNDER & HOST

JESSE

Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Channing Tatum

JESSE PAUL SMITH

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Jesse is an established dancer, recording artist and entrepreneur.  Getting his start in the entertainment world when he moved to L.A. in 2005 as a dancer with McDonald Selznick Associates.  There he got an opportunity to work with artists like Justin Timberlake, Rhianna, Mario and more.  Since then he has been using his talents to perform and speak all over the world on stages in front of over 100,000 people in his career.

Now Jesse continues to help creatives turn their passion into a thriving business that can make a positive impact on the world through his business My Creative District.

Through My Creative District, Jesse cofounded WorldWide Dance Challenge – An online Dance Show/Competition where they bring dancers from around the world and all different styles to compete head to head live online in front of a live audience for a chance to be named the worlds best.

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YOGA

SARAH SHEADE

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Sarah Sheade is a professional dancer, accredited yoga instructor, certified digital marketer, and business owner (Sheade Marketing). She grew up in Scottsdale, AZ and attended Chapman University to obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Dance, magna cum laude, with specialized study in Integrated Educational Studies and Broadcast Journalism. Sarah danced in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers for two seasons and spent three seasons with the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams. She has been blessed to perform around the world in South Korea, Cuba, the Phillipines, Alaska, Hawaii, London, and more! Sarah is featured in the 2019 SNF Commercial with Carrie Underwood, as well as Ellen, To Tell The Truth, ESPN, and NBC’s 1st Look. She has also been a guest speaker on CNN, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, KTLA, Fox 11, and NBC Los Angeles.

Sarah received her 200-hr yoga teaching certification from CorePower Yoga and teaches power vinyasa flow, set balancing sequences, yoga sculpt, and both private and studio sessions. It is her mission to bring the healing benefits of yoga to more people around the world, especially to dancers as a form of relaxation and recovery.

Sarah is thrilled to be part of the Worldwide Dance Challenge Team and looks forward to sharing her love of dance, yoga, and performance with you!

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SARAH

Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Rams

HIP HOP

MISSION

So You Think You Can Dance, Detroit Pistons, Harlem Globetrotters

COREY “MISSION” WHITFIELD

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Born January 30 1985, from Detroit Michigan. Corey has been dancing since the age of 5. With no formal training, Corey has climbed his way to the top in the hip hop scene around the country. He has appeared on So You Think You Can Dance Season 10 and 12 making it all the way to the end of Vegas week before being cut. Corey is currently a Detroit Pistons Acro Dunker/Dancer/Choreographer and former Director for the all male dance team D-Town for the Detroit Pistons. Corey has coached multiple hip hop teams at dance studios that have captured many national titles. He has toured with the world famous “Harlem Globetrotters” where he toured all over the country as an Acro Dunker and Dancer/Choreographer. He also has traveled with the team USA Dunk Acro Dunking Team where he took third place in the world for acro dunking in Budapest, Hungary in 2019. He is well rounded in Hip Hop culture with such styles as breakdancing(Only True Dance Style of Hip Hop) Popping, Waving, Locking, Animation, Krumping (Learning and Growing in the style), House Dancing, Hip Hop Party Dancing (Social Dance Moves) and Tutting. Corey is also a very skilled T&T Gymnast (Now Retired). He has multiple state, regional and national titles at the senior elite level. He also was on the men’s national team for Double mini for three years and placed fourth at the Pan American games World Championships in 2008 and 2 National championships in 06 and 07. He now runs his own crew “Mission Accomplished Crew” and with open arms welcomes anyone to come train with the crew with elite dancers to better themselves with true knowledge in all foundations, elements and forms of Hip Hop to level up your freestyle/choreography.

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LATIN FIT FLOW

PAO STRICKLAND

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Pao Strickland is a fitness and wellness coach with over 35 fitness certificates from NASM, AFAA, Fitour, IDEA, YMCA, LAFitness, Speedo, Life Time Fitness, Zumba, Beachbody; and 10+ years group fitness experience.

Pao was an underprivileged kid, raised by her grandmother (a dance performer) and her mom. She learned early that dance was a great way for the imagination to get you through the problems and pressures of life.

Thanks to her performing arts abilities and accomplishing excellent grades in math and science, she was able to attend the best private schools and model part-time. Prior to being a full time fitness and wellness professional, Pao worked full time as a Chemical Engineer for environmental companies designing equipment to purify water and creating EPA reports to maintain our healthy natural resources.

Health and wellness have always been close to her heart. Her personal experiences have touched on bulimia and anorexia as well as close family members succumbing to Type 2 Diabetes, obesity and the side effects of poor eating habits. These life experiences helped her discover her purpose in life is to help others live a HAPPY, ACTIVE, HEALTHY lifestyle, and teach that through movement we are all PERFECT and BEAUTIFUL and that all we need is the human body… the best engineered machine.

She has the passion and drive to help others feel good, forget about their everyday stress, strengthen their hearts, feel more confident and become aware of the blessing of having a healthy body. Thanks to two back to back car accidents, she learned how to use Yoga/Pilates (poses/exercises) to help her recover her strength and ability to teach. This also helped her realize that many others could benefit from the fusion of an easy to follow cardio dance and easy to do Yoga/Pilates format. From this discovery…LatinFitFlowTM was born.

Today, Pao teaches fitness and wellness and is the proud mom of a 4-year-old son. As the Creator and Founder of LatinFitFlowTM, she directs online fitness classes for women who feel judged or feel too shy to attend gyms/studios. She also teaches live classes and leads fitness and wellness events. Her GOAL is to HELP others with their HEALTH and teach them that movement is fun and beauty is found in any FLOW of the body.

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PAO

Beachbody, LatinFitFlowTM, Zumba, Speedo

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