CONVENTION FACULTY 2022
Rebecca Guile is an innovative director who creates from her highest vibration, aligning her souls work with dance, choreography, healing, fashion and design. Love and soul connection illuminate and empower those who have the opportunity to work with her. Her passion for the way the body moves and relays information translated into her desire to continue to study dance at the University at Buffalo. During her time there, she honed her skills and interests in performance and choreography to receive a Bachelors of Fine Arts. At the same time, she discovered a connection and importance of nutrition. Rebecca performed with Princess Cruise Lines on the Regal and Costa Victoria. Returning to land, Rebecca moved to Las Vegas to perform with Charo, Rick Thomas's Magic Show at the Tropicana and Bevertainers at the Rio Hotel. She filmed commercials for Bamboleo Restaurant and signed with iron Beats where she then went on tour through China. Rebecca began her teaching career in 2004 where she taught at David DeMarie and American Academy of Ballet. From there it sparked her inner desire to create more opportunities for the WNY community by providing master classes through her company Xtreme Talent with professionals in the industry. She also co-created and directed Infinity Dance Project, Inc., a neutral ground pre-professional dance company with elite dancers all across from WNY studios. Rebecca's career thus far showed her the value of true self-expression as a strong and fierce woman. As Rebecca continues to commit herself to her own divine path and journey, she is compelled to guide others in learning and discovering what their creative path is in the language of movement.
Lauren Yakima competed on the NBC hit show World of Dance and danced on Disney Channels Summer Singalong. Within the past couple years, she was in music videos for singers AJ McLean, Christina Ricucci and Sam Tsui. She has performed at the Capezio ACE Awards, with the Radio City Rockettes as the role of Clara as well at Tony Robbins Birthday Fundraiser. She has been a member of RoyalFlux, a contemporary company directed by Jaci Royal. Lauren has most recently just finished touring with JoJo Siwa as a dancer in her Nickelodeon D.R.E.A.M Tour.
Janaya French was a part of the Top 20 dancers on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. Since her time on the show she has appeared on various TV shoes and Films such as; Dancing With The Stars, The Goldbergs, Glee, Teen Beach 2, Ted 2, American Housewife, CMA Country Christmas special, and one of her favorites Grease Live. She also has performed on many awards shows; the Grammy awards with James Corden, the Emmy awards with Stephen Colbert, People's Choice Awards with Jane Lynch, the CMA's with Thomas Rhett and Fall Out Boy and the Latin AMA's just to name a few. Janaya also toured the country twice with Maks and Val from Dancing with the Stars on the Our Way tour and MVP confidential tour. Most recently she has worked with artists such as Kelsea Ballerini on the People's Choice Awards, Shania Twain on The AMA's and can be seen in episodes of Penny Dreadful.
Giovanni Bonaventura has been seen on Broadway in Rodger & Hammerstein's Cinderella with Keke Palmer, Hello, Dolly! with Bette Midler, and Moulin Rouge plus the National Tour of Wicked.