JOHN HUY TRAN - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER
John Huy Tran (JHT) is a Canadian dance professional with over fifteen years experience. He has a background in fitness, martial arts and gymnastics. He studied at National Dance Canada and Randolph Academy. He is a double black belt in Karate and Taekwon-Do and was a national level gymnast in Canada. He has a passion for all types of movement and thinks everyone should enjoy the experience that dance has to offer.
JHT is a prominent name in the Vietnamese Showbiz, working as dance producer, choreographer, and performance advisor for many popular TV shows. JHT is leader of UDG, a young dynamic dance group of 20 Vietnamese dancers.
JHT has been with Dancenter from the very beginning, and is now teaching Jazz, Acro, and UDG Junior for kids & teens, and Jazz and Contemporary for adults.
SABRA JOHNSON - CHOREOGRAPHER
At the age of 15, Sabra joined the high school dance team and one year later she auditioned with a dance studio and was signed up as an elite dancer. There she studied many forms of dance until the end of her high school years. After graduating, she secured a position teaching in a dance studio and discovered that she only wanted to pursue dance. She made the big move to New York City and started auditioning.
That summer of 2007 she, not only won, became the show’s first female winner of Fox Television series “So You Think You Can Dance”.
Following the show’s tour of North America she began teaching all over the United States and various other countries.
She directed the show Between Us, performed by UDG .
TAN NGUYEN AKA REDCAT - DANCE CAPTAIN, CHOREOGRAPHER
With more than 10 years of dancing experience, Tan has been part of many famous dance groups in Vietnam and at the moment he is working at UDG (Urban Dance Group) as a Choreographer, dancer and UDG Dance Captain with different styles of dance such as jazz, hiphop, contemporary and more. Tan’s international experiences include: Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Cambodia. In 2008 he travelled and trained in Korea. Working as a choreographer in three months time in order to train for the live show “Song Da Tan” tour, with Vietnam's queen of pop: singer My Tam. He also participated in a Korean talent competition in 2014 as a contestant and at the same time he was the choreographer for the singing contestants. For the past few years, Tan has travelled to Singapore to join the annual Summer Jam Dance Camp. Training with and alongside worldwide famous choreographers such as Keone Madrid, Mari Madrid, Chris Martin, Kinjaz, Bam Martin, Sorah Yang, Lyle Beniga, Shaun Evaristo and many more. In 2016 Tan and his team has earned "top 4" title when competed in Malaysia Asia battleground, against with 14 teams from 11 nations Tan is choreographing for Vietnam's diversified level of singers - from top divas to newcomers. He also participated in variety TV dance shows such as "so you think you can dance” “dance your fat off” “dancing with the star” “the remix” “thank god you are here” and recently performed as the Principle Dancer in UDG’s 2016 stage performance “BETWEEN US” directed by Sabra Johnson.