BSTRTO' (HIP HOP/BREAKDANCER TEACHER
Brian “B’Stro” Jones has been dancing all his life. Having competed in local high school talent shows with the likes of members of the group who would become Organized Noize and Silk, B’stro learned the value of competition at an early age. Gaining a competitive edge is what continues to drive B’stro today.
Currently, B’stro’s projects include choreographing video shoots as well as providing dance choreography for several developing artists who hope to debut in the near future. Additionally he teaches exciting weekly Hip Hop and Jazz dance classes where both youths and adults are introduced to his unique, cutting edge style of dance.
He is the owner and artistic director of Onstage Performing Arts Alliance, one of Atlanta’s Premier dance studios. B’stro is dedicated to providing quality dance training and opportunities to students young and old, both on a recreational and professional level. He believes in being a strong role model to youths and knows that through disciplines of the arts and mentoring, young people can achieve their full potential.
Although he counts to his experience a world tour with Atlanta R&B singing group X-Scape and video shoots with Atlanta super group TLC and hip hop pioneers Salt-N-Pepa, B’stro insists that performing is only a part of his ultimate goal. Being a pioneer in the Atlanta dance scene and influencing dancers the world over is the chief motivating factor driving B’stro toward his ultimate goal of owning and operating his own full service Entertainment Company as well as becoming a world renowned choreographer, garnering the respect known only to the precious few.
B’stro’s desire to succeed combined with his love for the art form and his willingness to share his gift with others is sure to propel him toward his ultimate goals both professionally and personally.
ANNEKA MAQUAY (STILETTO TEACHER
Anneka, former NFL Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader was born and raised in Kansas City Missouri where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, and Hip Hop. Early 2007, she moved to Atlanta and instantly fell in love with the Atlanta dance scene. That year she also performed her first big performance in Atlanta at the 2007 Dirty Awards. Besides teaching at AIM she is a Dance Mentor and is currently the First Lady of Atlanta Dance Crew "Darlin Nikki". She has also been a judge for many Dance and Cheerleading competitions all over the US. We are very excited to have Anneka with us this year.