SHADE OF La Vie en rose


Galen Hooks has been a working dancer since the age of 7 when she was a Junior Dance Champion on STAR SEARCH.  By the time she was only 13 years old, she was assistant choreographer on projects like "THAT 70's SHOW", "DONNIE DARKO" and "AUSTIN POWERS".As a dancer and choreographer she has worked with over 60 artists including BRITNEY SPEARS, JUSTIN BIEBER, RIHANNA, CHRIS BROWN, JANET JACKSON, MILEY CYRUS, PHARRELL, FERGIE & JOHN LEGEND. She has been the leading lady for USHER, MIGUEL, and most notably for NE-YO for which she served as actress, dancer and choreographer in music videos, TV performances and in his album artwork.

She is also known for her work with THE LXD: THE LEGION OF EXTRAORDINARY DANCERS, for which she also served as actress, dancer and choreographer in groundbreaking performances from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE to TED TALKS to three seasons of the series on Hulu and YouTube.Beyond dance, Galen has served as CONSULTING PRODUCER and HOST of YOUTUBE'S award-winning series "MASTERCLASS" on Jon Chu's DS2DIO. She worked on "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" as the ASSOCIATE CONSULTING PRODUCER, "THE VOICE" as ASSOCIATE PERFORMANCE PRODUCER, "X FACTOR" as SUPERVISING CHOREOGRAPHER, and with DISNEY CHANNEL and RADIO DISNEY as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER and CREATIVE DIRECTOR.

She is a singer-songwriter, producer, stylist and performer for her ongoing project CAMPFIRE VAUDEVILLE which recently won a WORLD DANCE AWARD and features original music by Galen.

Galen is a graduate of Penn State University and an activist for dancers' rights.  As the chair of DANCERS' ALLIANCE and board member at SAG-AFTRA, she spearheaded the historic victories in turning music videos and tours into union jobs and continues to educate and improve the dance industry for generations to come.


SHADE OF La Vie En Rose

Creator of Lipstick Diaries

Jessica Castro, Creator of Lipstick Diaries with over 19 years in the business realized there was a void for woman in the industry. Before agency representation, there was no format in turning one's  passion for dance into a sustainable career. Soon after, Lipstick Diaries was born serving as a direct platform for aspiring dancers hoping to gain what took Jessica years to attain. Her passion for mentoring others in the business is what fuels her drive to empower other performers alike. 

The mother of a beautiful baby girl, was born and raised in Hartford Connecticut. She moved to New York City where she was immediately accepted into the Alvin Ailey American Dance program. Her career started as a Knicks City Dancer for the New York Knicks. Jessica has toured the world and danced for such artist as Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Pharell, The Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, Will Smith and Mary J Blige. She has also been featured on such shows as American Idol, SNL, Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Ellen, Good Morning America, Americas Got Talent, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, and more.  Jessica has had the pleasure of performing on two Super Bowl halftime shows with Janet Jackson and Beyonce, and at The opening ceremony of The World Cup In Africa.

You can also see her in countless movies such as "Honey" where she was a principle dancer as well as Jessica  Alba's dance double and in "Idlewild" where she played Bobbie the Showgirl. Jessica has been featured in several commercials, industrials and award shows. Currently, you can see her in the smash hit "Fuerzabruta" in New York City. Live fearlessly and have no regrets! 


It's hard to believe that EMMY AWARD NOMINATED creative director / choreographer Tina Landon is still one of Hollywood's best kept secrets. Her sensual and provocative moves have become the landscape for popular music dance choreography for the last 15 years. Some of her signature moves can be seen in artists like Willow Smith, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Tina Turner, Britney Spears, and Shakira. Tina's love and passion for dance began as early as she can remember. Her mother of Mexican-American heritage made sure her children would fare better by mandating dance lessons in their household. Committed to the growing appreciation, she left her home in Lancaster, California, to pursue her dreams in Hollywood. Auditioning for various dance ensembles around town, she landed a gig as a Laker girl. Tina was well on her way, but what could be considered a big break would be just the beginning when she was booked as principal dancer for Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" music video. Tina's hard work and commitment proved to be beneficial when fellow Laker Girl Paula Abdul cast her for Janet Jackson's "What Have You Done for Me Lately" music video. She later went on to tour with Janet during her Rhythm Nation Tour. Tina also choreographed Janet's music video for "If" and her Velvet Rope Tour. Her work with Janet opened the doors to other high-profile artists. All of Tina's talent, hard work, and determination have resulted in many awards and accolades. She is a five-time MTV Choreography Award Nominee, MTV Award recipient for Michael and Janet Jackson's "Scream" and for Ricky Martin's "Livin La Vida Loca". She has become an Emmy nominee for her outstanding work on the Velvet Rope Tour, which was an HBO special. 

SHADE OF vixen

Aisha Francis has been featured on such prominent television shows as American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Good Morning America, Ellen, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Comic View on BET, and more. Aisha can be seen dazzling the screen in such feature films as “Burlesque”, “ Bring it on Fight to the Finish”. “ The Country Bears” and “Malibu’s Most Wanted”. It was an honor to perform for former President Bush at the Kennedy Center honor awards for Tina Turner, one of Aisha’s idols. Aisha has performed along side with such artists as Prince, Cher, Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland, Rihanna,  Ceelo Green, K Michelle, Sean Paul, Usher, Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj, Ciara, Shaggy, Jewel, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, Kid Rock, Robin Thicke, Jon Secada, and Omarion.

Aisha’s energy and vivacity erupts onstage and causes even the likes of recording artists to take note and hire her to spice up their performances. Moreover, it was Aisha’s work with Beyonce Knowles that propelled her career as dancer, choreographer, and movement specialist. For more than four years, Aisha toured the world as Beyonce’s right hand dancer and dance captain, formerly serving as assistant choreographer and co-creator of the “Crazy in Love” Booty Dance. This career highlight established Aisha’s credibility in sensual movement and became a force to be reckoned with in a pair of pumps. Other movement clients include Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Julianne Hough, Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell, Nicole Sherzinger,  Nelly Furtado, EnVogue, Rita Ora and Elle Varner, just to name a few.

It was and still is Aisha’s experience as a professional dancer, choreographer, and personal movement coach that she realized her true passion was teaching women to be “fierce” all day everyday. 


From the stage to the screen, Tracy Phillips work—called “fearless” by the LA Times—has garnered such buzz in the entertainment industry she's become the leading choreographer  for edginess and provocation. Not bad for someone who started out in the parking lot of her local dance studio in Denver.
Lending her talents to everything from the Victoria's Secret fashion show to the Grammy Awards to Adam Lambert’s controversial performance at the 2009 American Music Awards, Phillips  has made a particular mark in arenas, choreographing major tours for Rihanna, Britney Spears, The Spice Girls, Ricky Martin and more.
Artists like Robin Thicke, Will.i.Am, Fiona Apple, the Eurthymics and Michael Buble call on her for artistic direction and video work, and on the large screen, she has choreographed (and, in some cases, performed in) such films as The Muppets, Water for Elephants, Charlie Wilson's War, Jackass 2 and the unforgettable Hall & Oates scene in (500) Days of Summer. Tracy's commercial credits include Target, Old Navy, Guitar Hero, Kmart and Gap.
Currently Tracy's  pet project is Harlow Gold, a high-energy, rock and roll girlie show every Thursday at Harvelle's in Santa Monica, and at Harvelle’s in Long Beach. In-your-face and intimate, it features six dancers who take over every inch of the venue. No one leaves disappointed. 


BRUKWINE is a Caribbean Inspired workout created by Tavia and Tamara. This  provides a more feminine side to the Dancehall style. Students will learn the latest dancehall moves, how to isolate the hips, be feminine and sexy all while burning tons of calories. Brukwine is a total body workout that provides students with new and exciting way to move.

Class starts with a warm up that consists of stretching, isolations, and learning the latest dancehall moves. Then we move on to teach routine that is easy to follow and incorporates all the elements of the warm up. 

All levels welcome, and no prior experience necessary.

Tavia and Tamara have taught several workshops in various countries and at conventions such as The PULSE, Monsters Of Hip-Hop, Nike and Reebok. They have studied dancehall for a number of years including travels to Jamaica, the birthplace of Dancehall. Their experience in performing with numerous artists makes their class a great learning experience that anyone and all levels can enjoy. They have toured over 80 countries and have performed with artists such as  Beyonce, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliot, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Ciara, Diddy, Gwen Stefani and of course...Sean Paul . They can be seen is all of his classic music videos including We Be Burnin, Temperature and Like Glue. They have also been in numerous movies and commercials such as Idlewild, American Gangster, Burger King and Coca-Cola. Tavia and Tamara have recently started a movement called BRUKWINE. BRUKWINE is a Caribbean inspired class that is growing rapidly, becoming one of the most sought after dance classes/workouts.