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Dance / Dance Theatre
AMDA Faculty since: 2020
MaryAnn Chavez was born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA. She has been trained in all styles such as Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Salsa. When she was sixteen she was accepted into the prestigious Alvin Ailey Professional Summer Program and spent the summer studying Modern and Ballet. MaryAnn has created and developed many dance companies and training programs here in California, now she is venturing out to create one that is one hundred percent her own. She is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Lume Dance Training and Collective along side her business partner Monika Felice Smith. She teaches and subs at Millennium Dance Complex LA, Movement Lifestyle, Kinjaz Dojo and often hosts her own pop up classes in LA. She also travels throughout the states to teach master classes and set pieces for competition teams and soloists. MaryAnn has been a guest choreographer for AMDA LA since 2018.
MaryAnn has worked with brands and artists such as Forever 21, Disney Channel, Apple Music, Under Armour and Sofia Carson. She has choreographed for live shows and music videos such as RAW Artists Orange County, Club Jete, LA's Choreographers Carnival, RJ Word, Nico Nieves and Domino Music. In 2017 and 2018 she earned a spot as finalist in the Capezio A.C.E. Awards and presented her work alongside so many other talented choreographers!