We would just like to take a moment to say thank you so much from Team AXIS. We are excited to have you experience our fun, new, innovative competition. AXIS is dedicated to creating great memories that will leave you inspired and driven to be the best dancer you can be. We know you are passionate, dedicated and work really hard all year, which puts a smile on our face. So we promise that you will leave with that same smile!

Come and experience AXIS Dance Competition, where Passion meets Talent!

linda_diamond_finalLinda Diamond
Competition Director

Linda Diamond has over 22 years of dance competition experience as the Director of one of the largest workshop/competitions in the country. Previous to this major accomplishment Linda owned and operated a very successful dance studio in Ohio that won multiple national titles. Many of her students went on to become professional dancers performing on Broadway and other major stages across the world. Linda is looking forward to leading Team AXIS.

Fun Fact: Linda went Snorkeling with Sharks in the Great Barrier Reef.

ashley_finalAshley Bowie
Associate Director

Originally from Minnesota, Ashley began dancing at the age of 3. After graduating, she moved to NYC to further her dance career where she danced with the Radio City Rockettes as an ensemble member. For the past 10 years, she has worked as an assistant convention director for one of the largest dance conventions in the country. She is very excited to be a part of the Axis team!

Fun Fact: Ashley was born on Christmas Day, which means double presents!

jason_finalJason Davies

Jason has had a career in the dance world that has spanned almost twenty years. At age 17 he moved to New York performing in such productions as Wicked, Footloose, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He was a featured dancer on Saturday Night Live in multiple episodes. Jason then set his sights on Las Vegas, performing in Le Reve and Recycled Percussion (Americas Got Talent). He has performed with artists such as Taylor Swift and The Foo Fighters. He is absolutely thrilled to be a part of AXIS Dance Competition.

Fun Fact: Jason hasn't had a haircut in 15 yrs!

summer_rich_finalSummer Rich

Summer began her professional career at the young age of 9, and at the age of 15 she was the youngest dancer in Las Vegas to perform in the multi-million dollar production “EFX”. Her career has taken her around the world performing in such productions as The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Little Mermaid (Japan), Tap Girls and Norwegian Cruise line to name a few. Besides her successful dance career, Summer is an accomplished aerialist and has performed in Japan, Las Vegas and New York. She is really excited to be apart of Team AXIS!

Fun Fact: She is the proud owner a three legged chihuahua named Sophie.

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Andie Horan
 
Andie started dancing when she was about 12. She performed in large July 4th celebrations hosted at BYU and UNLV. Her high school dance team took and held the first 3A Pom title in the Nevada State Championships. Andie’s first convention experiences was working for one of the largest dance conventions in the country. She is a wizard backstage and has since worked on events with Hopscotch Music Festival, Duke University, UNC, and other large scale events and festivals in Raleigh, NC and her hometown of Las Vegas. She is most recognized by her smile and she is so thrilled to be a part of Team Axis! 
 
Fun Fact : She likes to garden and she has driven across the country 4 times.

 

Brittney_Bennett2Brittney Bennett

Brittney grew up as a competitive studio dancer in Las Vegas, Nevada. After high school, she went on to dance competitively for Arizona State University. Brittney found her passion for choreography when she started to choreograph her team’s national routines starting her sophomore year. Brittney was awarded the captain position her junior and senior year. In 2013, Brittney led her team to receive 2nd place in the D1A dance division at UDA College Nationals. This achievement awarded her team to represent as Team USA at the ICU World Championships, where they received the gold medal. Brittney has spent her years after college travelling the country teaching at studios and choreographing for many high school and college dance teams. Brittney continues to expand her choreography portfolio and is excited to be a part of Team AXIS!

Cj Mask_CJ Mask
Technical Director and Audio Engineer

CJ Mask has over 15 years as an Audio Engineer as well as a professional musician.  He’s run sound for large corporate events with companies like Nissan, Microsoft, Bridgestone, Twitter and more. Most recently he was proud to be on the audio team for the Super Bowl LIV. As a musician he’s toured all over the US opening for acts such as Blues Traveler, Third Eye Blind and The Killers.  He is stoked to be the new guy on the team and bring some fun energy!

Fun Fact: Cj just moved to Nashville, TN where he’s enjoying bumping into famous musicians around every corner.