Hillary is a choreographer, teacher, and performer based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Born and raised in Arizona, she continued her dance training at Oklahoma City University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance. Since graduation she has continued to share her passion or dance by teaching in the Phoenix area. She loves to see the excitement on kids’ faces if they are just having fun or finally mastering that difficult step they have been working on. Along with teaching, Hillary has also choreographed several musicals. Some of her favorite credits include Annie, My Fair Lady, Pajama Game, and a Christmas Carol The Musical. Hillary has also performed in several shows on top of all the teaching and choreographing. Some of her favorite credits include Loraine in 42nd Street, Velma in West Side Story and a Hot Box Girl in Guys and Dolls. She also enjoys performing in the Tap Company Tap 24.7 with the time permitting. Hillary loves to share her passion and love for dance with not only the kids she teaches or the cast of the musicals, but also to the audiences when she is in front of the spotlight. Hillary is currently on the roster of dance competition judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators.
Troy Haywood is a 32-year-old choreographer and dancer born, raised, and living in North Carolina. After graduating high-school Troy spent five years dancing and teaching professionally all across the east coast. Living primarily in Miami, Florida he worked as dancer with Royal Caribbean, choreographed and performed in music videos and company shows, taught at local conventions, met some of the greatest people in the world, and fell deeply in love with a different side of dance: creating. Upon moving back home to Charlotte In 2011, Troy dedicated his career solely to choreography and teaching. Since then his dynamic teaching style and choreography has traveled him to New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and many more beautiful cities in the country. His work has gone on to be awarded and seen on competitive stages, the big and small screen, and some of the hottest venues all over the United States. Troy is honored and humbled to have the ability to remain hands on with the next generation of dancers while also pursuing his love of performing. His goals are to continue educating children, teenagers, and adults alike while continuing to dance professionally for many years to come. He is also currently on the roster of dance competition judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators.
Rachel is a professional dancer, singer, actor, model, choreographer, and adjudicator. She grew up training in all forms of dance on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and attended countless regional and national conventions and competitions, as well as summer intensives at The Gold School and winter intensives at Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Rachel went on to major in dance and graduate Magna Cum Laude from Elon University in North Carolina with a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and Minor in Business Administration. She has since performed around the country and the world on the National and International Tours of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, directed and choreographed by the incredible, Tony Award-Winning choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton). She has performed at sea in the role of Cha Cha in Grease for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and served as Dance Captain for Holland America Line’s World Cruise. She performed on the National Tour of Super WHY Live!, the International Tour of The Aluminum Show in Brazil and Spain, and has done countless regional productions including: West Side Story (North Shore Music Theatre- Original Robbins Choreo), Mary Poppins (Arkansas Rep & NBFT), 42nd Street (Mill Mountain Theatre & Interlakes Theatre), Singin’ in the Rain (New Bedford Festival Theatre), All Shook Up (Palace Theatre), Madagascar (NSMT), Hello Dolly (Interlakes Theatre), Swing! (MMT), NSMT), and more. She has also danced at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and for Spirit Productions. Recently, Rachel performed in Utah at the beautiful Tuacahn Amphitheatre, where she was part of only the 3rd production in the world of Dreamwork’s Prince of Egypt stage adaptation, choreographed by SYTYCD’s Sean Cheesman and overseen by composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). She also performed in the regional premiers of Matilda and R&H's Cinderella’s most recently revived Broadway version. Rachel is currently on the roster of Dance Competition Judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators.