Beth Crandall is a NYC based choreographer and dance educator. Her extensive experience ranges from Broadway, Off-Broadway and Broadway tours, to Tony Award-winning regional houses to renowned fashion brands Hermès and Gucci. She is on the year-round faculty at the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School in NYC. She is the Associate Choreographer for the upcoming Broadway musical Back to the Future! Recently she choreographed Matilda, The Sound of Music and Camelot at The Muny and West Side Story for the Abilene Opera. Broadway/Off-Broadway choreographic work: Gettin’ the Band Back Together, High Button Shoes, The New Yorkers and 1776. Recent associate choreography: How to Succeed in Business…in Japan, Footloose and The Music Man at The Kennedy Center, Newsies, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, The Drowsy Chaperone, Target’s NY Fashion Week campaign, the Gucci Showtime campaign and Hermes' Love Around the Block. As a performer, Beth was seen on Broadway, in national and international tours, at top regional theaters, in short films, on SNL and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She received her BFA from NYU. www.BethCrandall.com
Aaron attended the North East School of the Arts at the age of 13 and was trained in ballet, tap, jazz and modern and performed in musicals such as “Cats” and “Beauty and the Beast”. He later attended Oklahoma City University for two years with a focus in Dance Performance and then went to perform in the musicals “42nd Street” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Aaron then performed for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for 3 years as a featured dancer, aerialist and singer in many different shows and musicals on board their ships. He most recently was cast the supporting role of Dante in the feature Netflix film Honey: Rise Up and Dance alongside Tiana Taylor and Sierra McClain working with choreographer Jamaica Craft. And has played the recurring role of Jeff in the tv drama Claws on TNT.
Carrie Nicastro Ruiz is a Chicago-based professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. She spent her early years studying the Cecchetti Ballet syllabus, and continued training on work/study at Visceral Dance Center, on full scholarship at the Lou Conte Dance Studio and at the University of Iowa (BA in Dance/Psychology). Company credits include: Thodos Dance Chicago, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre, Hedwig Dances, Level Dance, and Hanna Brictson & Dancers. Teaching credits include: Academy of Dance Arts (Faculty), and Steps Dance Center (Contemporary/Modern Program Director, Company Director). Carrie has received numerous awards for her choreography, and has been honored twice by the Industry Dance Awards (2015-People's Choice Finalist, 2019- Best Convention Performance Winner). You can also spot Carrie in the New York Times Bestseller, “Dancers Among Us”, and in the October 2018 issue of Dance Spirit Magazine, where she is featured in the article, “Poetry in Motion”.