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FOUNDER & HOST

AGE: 38

DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, MENTOR

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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CHASEN HAMPTON

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Chasen Hampton is an established Recording Artist, Producer and Director, getting his start at age 11 on the Disney Channel as a Series Regular and eventual Co-Host of The 90’s Mickey Mouse Club. By age 14, he had signed to Hollywood Records touring the world and releasing 5 albums with the 90’s pop group “The Party”. He has been mentoring and developing artists for 14 years now, producing hundreds of live shows for children and young adults as the founder of ChasenLife, LLC.  A strong advocate for the arts & music education, giving back and healing through music is a calling and will always be part of his story.

AGE: 45

ACTOR, SINGER, SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN

RESIDENT DJ

AGE: 31

MUSICIAN, SINGER, DJ

DJ ADAM EL

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Adam LeBlanc, aka DJ Adam EL, has been sharing his love of music for well over a decade, spinning beats at legendary music and nightlife venues, underground dance clubs, rooftop lounges, and numerous outdoor festivals. Adam keeps the focus on feel good tunes from the past and present that’ll make you want to dance into the future! In addition to being the resident DJ for World Wide Dance Challenge, Adam also is the lead vocalist for Sixteen Candles, an 80’s Pop & New Wave tribute act that hails from Chicago. Performing over 150 shows per year, they have played everything from high profile gigs for the likes of The Chicago Bears, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Indianapolis 500, Google, ABC/Disney, to selling out House of Blues and Live Nation venues around the USA. 

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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.

AGE: 25

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