The new one-hour docu-series “All the Right Moves” is set to premiere at 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 on Oxygen and features four dancers launching the dance company Shaping Sound.
Emmy-nominated choreographer Travis Wall (“So You Think You Can Dance”), Teddy Forance (recently worked on “Dancing with the Stars” as a dancer and choreographer), Nick Lazzarini (winner of “So You Think You Can Dance” Season One) and Kyle Robinson (Juilliard-trained and also recently performed on “Dancing with the Stars”) are spotlighted in the eight-episode series, according to a news release.
A summary of “All the Right Moves,” along with more information on the dancers, as provided in the news release, is included below:
Turning their passion into paychecks, the eight episode series kicks off with Travis, Nick and Teddy diving head first into starting their business after years of dreaming about the launch of a contemporary dance company in Los Angeles. But with the competitive world of dance, the guys quickly find themselves knee deep in a power struggle with their friends and peers. Taja, Travis’ protégé, challenges his position as leader while newcomer Kyle questions his role in the company. Meanwhile Jaimie, Travis’ best friend and fellow “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni, longs for a spot in the company after a debilitating knee injury.
Meet the guys:
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Travis is a visual musician who has been surrounded by dancing his whole life. Starting in his mother’s studio at the age of three, Travis quickly became a trained dancer in the jazz, lyrical, and contemporary styles. He was the runner-up for the Fox reality show “So You Think You Can Dance,” which led to Travis’ current role as the show’s resident choreographer and guest judge. Some of his most memorable performances garnered much positive attention that led to further opportunities in the dance world such as choreographing for “Dancing with the Stars,” including a performance with Adele, assisting in the choreography of the “82nd Academy Awards,” as well as working with Florence and the Machine, Chelsea Handler, Eminem and Drake for “The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.” In recognition of his talent, Travis was nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for his work on “So You Think You Can Dance.” Attempting to take his dancing skills even further, Travis just completed work on choreography numbers for the upcoming feature film, “Step Up 4.” Constantly challenging himself, Travis has also taken on an entrepreneurial venture, recently creating the dance company Shaping Sound. In an effort to continue nurturing his passion for dance and mentor future performers, Shaping Sound is a collaboration of diverse artists who share a common motif of being “visual musicians.”
Hometown: Easthampton, Massachusetts
As the fourth generation to live in his family’s studio, the Hackworth School of Performing Arts in Massachusetts, Teddy grew up surrounded by dance. He took his career to a professional level at the age of 17 by traveling throughout Greece as a dancer for international pop star Anna Vissi. In the years following, Teddy partnered with many esteemed choreographers including Mia Michaels, where he assisted the Celine Dion “Taking Chances” tour as well as performed as a lead dancer on Cirque du Soleil’s “Delerium.” Well known for his work with seasons two and three of the Fox reality show “So You Think You Can Dance,” he received an honorary Emmy. Teddy has begun to carve his career on the “Dancing with the Stars” stage as well, choreographing for Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald, and being recently featured as a performer. He has also performed with award-winning artists such as Lady Gaga on “American Idol,” Usher at the “American Music Awards,” Florence & the Machine at “The Video Music Awards,” among others, and choreographed for Kelly Clarkson on the “American Music Awards.” Teddy is one of the founding members of the LA-based dance company Shaping Sound.
Hometown: Mountain View, CA
Nick is a well-rounded, experienced performer and choreographer who began learning the movements of dance at the age of four. Ten years later, he started teaching and choreographing aspiring performers, and is now extensively trained in jazz, lyrical, Hip-Hop, ballet and modern dance styles. As the season one winner of the Fox reality show “So You Think You Can Dance,” Nick has been featured in countless publications including the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine twice. Performing with music sensations such Adele on “Dancing with the Stars,” Kelly Clarkson at this year’s “American Music Awards” and Florence and the Machine at “The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.” Nick’s multifaceted dancing abilities have leveraged his career within the US and abroad, and have ultimately led him to start the dance company, Shaping Sound with Travis and Teddy.
Hometown: Brockton, MA
Kyle began dancing when he was 11-years-old, and quickly began mastering all movements and forms of the art. By the time he was 18-years-old he had already received the Gold Award in Modern Dance from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). It was also during this time that he met legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov who began to mentor Kyle from that point on. He went on to fine tune his abilities by training at the Juilliard School, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Throughout his college experience Kyle continued to take his skill to the next level, and worked as a freelance dancer with Aszure & Artists as well as the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. His hard work paid off, and he landed the role of Diesel in West Side Story’s first national tour. Continuing with this success, Kyle performed a special ballet piece on “Dancing with the Stars” this past season and remains active in the dance community. Currently, he mentors and dances with the Shaping Sound dance company as well as independently.
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