Oﬀering something for everyone. Top international dancers, trainers and choreographers will present this world – class event focusing on Tap and Hip Hop. The Convention has added Hip Hop, Jazz, and Musical Theatre workshops to create a full dance experience. Additional fun and interesting workshops fill the gaps, making this a 3 day convention you do not want to miss. Let the Red Convention take you to your next level of dance.
Save The Date: 3-5 July 2019
Time: 09h30 to 19h00
Venue: The National School of the Arts
Meet the fantastic team of trainers who will help you take your dance to the next level.
Ruben Sanchez started dancing at the age of 6 where he studied Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Ballroom. Ruben has taught at many international dance festivals such as The Odessa Tap Festival, Tap United, Tap ON Barcelona, Paris Tap Festival and Taptastic just to name a few. Ruben has also made appearances in performances by companies such as Camut Band, Tapeplas, 4 Rhythm and Cambuyon among many others.
More recently, he is soloist Tap Dancer at the Centre Coreographique National de Grenoble in France as well as a teacher at the Luthier Tap Dance Formation in Barcelona.
Ruben studied under Tap Masters such as Guillem Alonso, Jason Samuels Smith, Max Pollack, Josh Hillbermann, Dereck Grant, Ted Levi, Leela Petronio, Sharon Lavi and Barbara Duffy and he continues to share his knowledge by teaching all around the world.
Robynne Versfeld is an international award winning professional dancer who has achieved multiple awards and podium positions in various competitions worldwide. Robynne started dancing at the age of 3 and has been active in the professional dance industry since 2011. She has been a part of the South African Dance Team since 2003, where she has qualified to represent South Africa in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz and Showdance, collecting multiple World Champion titles in each style over the years. Later on, she was invited to perform at a highly prestigious and exclusive international gala event in 2015.
Having taught in and around Gauteng for several years, Robynne has decided to dedicate her time to nurturing and passing on her knowledge to the new generation of dancers and has thus taught at various dance workshops and dance awards around South Africa.
Carlo is based out of Vancouver, Canada where he is best known for his work directing The Faculty (Body Rock 3rd place Champions 2013, and 2nd place Champions 2014) as well as TwoFourSeven Company (Canadian National Hip Hop Champions 2013-2016, Body Rock Champions 2017,Vibe 3rd Place Champions 2018, and World of Dance LA Champions 2018).
As a choreographer, Carlo has a reputation of being an exceptional visual storyteller. His unique methods of staging and his willingness to tackle challenging concepts and themes are what continue to elevate his craft and set him apart from the rest. Carlo pulls inspiration from all realms of movement from hip hop to contemporary both new and old school. His ability to embody such a diverse vocabulary has proven to be a valuable asset in his artistry.
Carlo is now making moves in the commercial world where you can see much of his work in music videos and television. Most recently, his work has been featured on season 2 of World of Dance and season 1 of World of Dance Philippines. He also just produced his first ever show entitled “Sonder” that sold out in Vancouver this fall!
Pacou is a well-known and respected street dancer, judge, choreographer. He is striving to be the same in his acting. Pacou is one of the founders of the well-known entertainment dance group called KINESICS.
Born in the Congo (DRC), he has been dancing and acting since he was 3 years old. Noticing his talent as he grew and the hearts he touched by his genuine authenticity in his art, he knew he had something special he had to share with the world.
Pacou Mutombo moves like a feather on the dance floor and is skills at Hip Hop, Poppin, Sbujwa and Afro fusion styles. He has been in the entertainment industry for a number of years and is stretching his talent even further. He is someone the entertainment industry should pay attention to as his career continues to unfold. Pacou is well known for the lead role he landed as the first African Superhero in the 16 part mini-series called JONGO. He also choreographed for The Voice Nigeria and has been MC at many prestigious dance events and competitions such as The Common Wealth Games 2017 and Battle of the Giants.
Talia Kodesh graduated from the Tshwane University of Technology with a Diploma in Musical Theatre. Her stage credits include: Charlotte’s Web (Charlotte- Naledi Award: Best Children’s Production), The Sound of Music (Louisa von Trapp), Pieter Torien’s International Touring Production of Cats (Jemima), We Will Rock You (South Africa- Ozzie Osborn; u/s Scaramouche and New Zealand- Scaramouche), Rent (Mimi Marquez), Chicago (Liz; u/s Roxie), Beauty and The Beast (Belle- Naledi Award Nomination: Best Actress in a Musical), Touring Production of Disney’s High School Musical (Gabriella Montez), The Last 5 Years (Cathy; Co-Producer). Talia is currently teaching contemporary dance at Jozi Dance Studios (www.jozidancestudios.com) and adult dance fitness at 5678 Productions (5678productions.co.za), and offers private coaching in dance and drama, while still pursuing her career in performance. She is proud to have an active role in the South African Performing Arts Industry.
We are so excited to share this incredible workshop with you. Complete the form to register and be part of The Red Convention, The Internationals Workshops.
Once we have received your completed registration form, an invoice will be sent to you. When payment has been received, a confirmation of booking will be sent to you, as well as a welcome pack.
For more info on the Convention Workshop, please feel free to contact Red Robynne Studios.