BLOCNYC 15th ANNIVERSARY!
CONGRATS! to BlocNYC on 15 wonderful years of being in business!
A NOTE FOR ALL OUR BLOC NYC STAFF, CURRENT NYC CLIENTS AND OF COURSE: Adrian Wiltshire, Binkie, Autavia Bailey, Alexis Suarez, Carlos Encinias, Matt Kilgore, Tanisha Scott, Shauna Mitchell, Janelle Cambridge, Tenile Jimenez, Marlyn Ortiz, Danny Rodriguez, Pauline Sherrow, James Cricket Colter, Jessica Castro, Danielle Polanco, Kysn Cason, Gameela Wright, Michaela Sprague, and Lesley Lewis
Tonight, as Bloc NYC celebrates its 15th anniversary, Brendan and I would like say thank you to our staff Jim, Fatima, Maegan, Emily and Barrie who we are very proud of and also express our deepest gratitude to all the clients, especially some of the clients that were with us when we first opened our doors in 2001 that we’ve listed above. We are extremely humbled and beyond grateful that you stuck by us through good times and bad and we wish we were there to celebrate with you in person tonight but in our absence, please know that we toast you and get your special gift from Bloc NYC.
All the best
Laney and Brendan.
- 12/05/2016 La Banda Check on dancer Henry Elix on the latest episode of La Banda!
- 12/02/2016 Fergie "Life Goes On" Check out Fergie on the Today Show this morning with her new single "Life Goes On"! Creative Directed/Choregoraphed by Fatima Robinson, assisted by Adrian Wiltshire. You can also catch her tonight on the Stephen Colbert Late Show!
- 11/29/2016 CMA Country Christmas Did you see the CMA Country Christmas Special last night? Our very own Nick & RJ did a fantastic job on the choreography! This performance with Jennifer Nettles features some awesome Bloc talent, Janaya French, Scott Myrick, and Justin Milele!
- 11/29/2016 Verizon Commercial Check out this awesome new Verizon prepaid commercial choreographed by Aakomon Jones, assisted by Amy Allen! Look for our awesome dancer Brandy Lamkin!
- 11/28/2016 HALO Awards The HALO Awards were last night on Nickelodeon! Did you see our awesome dancers in many of the performances?! Hailee Steinfeld dancers included: Mikey Martinez, Denzel Chisolm, Leo Lam, Angelo Saunders, Aviel Ayoung and Noel Frias. Jason Derulo's performance was creative directed/choreographed by Jeremy Strong, with dancers: Hayley Claire, Jayme Rae Dailey, and Valentine Norton. Lastly, Jojo Siwa's performance was choreographed by Guy Amir, featuring dancer Rumer Noel!
- 11/28/2016 MAC - Nina McNeely interview Check out this awesome interview MAC did with choreographer and creative director Nina McNeely!
- 11/28/2016 Gilmore Girls Have you heard the buzz?! Gilmore Girls is back!! Maybe you can spot a few of the Bloc dancers during multiple scenes throughout the season! Choreographed by Marguerite Derricks! Dancers include: Janaya French, Ariana Emnace, Kelsey Landers, Toi'ya Leatherwood, Victoria Acker, Aria Alekzander, Brittany Perry-Russell, Scott Myrick, Stephanie Kim, Scott Hislop, Samantha Miller, Mallauri Esquibel, Jaymz Tuaileva, Nayara Nunez, and Rodrigo Guzman!
Soul Train Awards
Did you catch the Soul Train Awards last night on Centric TV? We had dancers appear in multiple performances, check them out below!
Brandy & Mase
Dancers: Fulani Buhati, Sarah Burns, Latrina Bolger, Sisley Loubet, and Keenan Washington
Teddy Riley Tribute
Dancers: Clarys Biagi and Laurel Thomsen
Dancer: Shauna Mitchell
- 11/28/2016 Live with Jimmy Fallon Check out Machine Gun Kelly with Camila Cabello performance on Jimmy Fallon! Choreography done by Briony Albert!
- 11/28/2016 Disney Magical Holiday Disney's Magical Holiday Special aired on Thanksgiving day! Dancer, Devin Walker, made an appearance during Derek and Julianne Hough's awesome openning number! While, some of our amazing kids, Asia Ray, Janai Johnson, and Sage Rosen joined Mariah Carey during the finale performance!
- 11/28/2016 Andy Grammer NFL Half-time Show Check out our dancers, Mikey Martinez, Denzel Chisolm, Nick Geurts, and Leo Lam, during Andy Grammer's Half-time performance in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day!
- 11/23/2016 Jane the Virgin Jane the Virgin aired on the CW this week and featured Bloc dancer Kelli Erdmann! Choreography done by Eboni Nichols! Check out the episode here!
- 11/22/2016 Dancing With The Stars Finale Dancing with the Stars is began their two day finale for Season 23 last night! Check out this awesome performance of a La La Land scene! Choreographed by Mandy Moore with dancers Scott Hislop, Mike Riccio, and Nick Baga
- 11/21/2016 Hell's Kitchen Friday, our very own Michelle Johnston was a guest judge on Hell's Kitchen. Check out some awesome clips of her bring some dance flare into the kitchen!
American Music Awards 2016
The American Music Awards were awesome last night! Check out some of our awesome dancers and creative directors who made the show as great as it was!
Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj
Dancers: Jana Thompkins, Natsuki Miya, Lilly Leithner, Denzel Chisolm, Noel Frias, and Lance Savali
Dancers: Jasmine Perri, Mona Bernsten, Yusuke Nakai, Mykell Wilson, CJ Salvador, and Johnny Erasme
Creative Director: Richy Jackson
Creative Director: Fatima Robinson
Did you catch the Latin Grammy's last night? Check out some of the performances that Bloc clients were involved in!
Dancer - Sophia Aguiar
J Balvin + Pharrell
Choreographer- Tanisha Scott
Dancers- Lindsay Ducos, Luz Remigio, Mette Towley, Khadija Nicholas
Gente De Zona
Dancers- Sophia Aguiar, Melany Centeno
Dancers- Sophia Aguiar, Melany Centeno
- 11/18/2016 "Slumber Party" Britney Spears new music video "Slumber Party" featuring Tinashe was released today! Choreography by Charm Jordan, featuring dancers Pam Chu, Aja DePaolo, and Sarah Mitchell!
- 11/17/2016 Capital Cities x VOWELS Music Video Check out the new Captial Cities music video "VOWELS" directed by Remy Cayuela. This awesome video was choreographed by Denna Thomsen, assisted by McKenzie McClure! Look for Bloc dancers: Angelica Dewitt and Carly Anderson!
- 11/17/2016 Ricky Martin- Ellen Ricky Martin announced his new residency in Vegas on Ellen yesterday! Check out dancer Daniel Dory while he performs to Ricky's greatest hit!
- 11/16/2016 Farfetch Commercial Did you see dancer Meghan Manning in the new Farfetch interactive commercial?! Check it out now!
- 11/16/2016 Cirque Du Soleil - Toruk See when you can check out Toruk, a touring show of Cirque Du Soleil, with dancer Kevin Mylrea who plays Ralu, one of the leads in the show!
Hairspray Live! Promos
Check out some of the cast of Hairspray Live! as they complete the Mannequin Challenge! Choreographed by Alexandra Hulme. Try to spot our awesome dancers: Keenan Washington, Tyler Parks, and Nick Baga!
Also check out this awesome behind the scenes look at the show, which premieres December 7th! Bloc's Nicest Kids include: Helene Britany and Kelli Erdmann!
- 11/15/2016 Jane the Virgin Did you see Jane the Virgin last night? The episode was full of Bloc clients! Choreography by Eboni Nichols, co-star: Janai Johnson, and dancers: Ariah Tsukada-Aka, Tatiana McQuay, Isaiah Morgan, Ryan Phuong, Lily Rose Silver, Marissa Soto, Daniel Ituriaga, and Janai Johnson!
- 11/11/2016 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk premieres in theatres today! Check out this awesome film directed by Ang Lee and choreographed by our very own Aakomon Jones with assistant Amy Allen!
- 11/10/2016 Valerian: City of A Thousand Planets Check out this awesome trailer for the new movie Valerian: City Of A Thousand Planets! Choreographed by our very own Emilie Livingston and directed by Luc Besson.
- 11/09/2016 MTV EMA's Afrojack Performance Afrojack performs "Hey" for the MTV European Music Awards. Our very own, Fatima Robinson, was creative director along with Adrian "DJ Dubz" Wiltshire choreographed the number!
- 11/08/2016 Dancing With The Stars Check out Mark Ballas singing with the cast of Jersey Boys last night on Dancing With the Stars!
- 11/04/2016 Tove Lo - Fairy Dust Check out Tove Lo's newest project "Fairy Dust" choreographed by Denna Thomsen assisted by Mckenzie McClure! Dancers in the short film include Angelica DeWitt and Danny Axley.
- 11/03/2016 Country Music Awards Did you catch the Country Music Awards last night on ABC? Show choreography done by our very own Nick and RJ!
- 11/02/2016 Niguma- Mantra Opera Check out the Niguma Opera this Saturday at the Broad in Santa Monica. Choreography and creative direction by Bobby Newberry, assisted by Melanie Mah. Dancers include Sloan-Taylor Rabinor and Chazz Cooks!
Juju On That Beat | Ellen
Check out our dancers Shadae Carroll, Ainslee McAlees, and Mallory Jul as they Juju On That Beat on the Ellen Show! Choreography direcition by Mette Towley!
- 10/31/2016 Vogue Fashion Week Check out this awesome article about Aaron Sillis' work with Vogue Fashion Week!
- 10/28/2016 CL tour CL's tour premieres tomorrow in New York City, check her out in a city near you! Bloc dancers on tour: Zhane Stanley, Shayne Stanley, Kaity Martinez, and Casey Motley!
- 10/27/2016 Gilmore Girls Less than a month until Gilmore Girls premieres on Netflix! Choreography by Marguerite Derricks and filled with Bloc dancers! Dancers include: Brittany Perry Russell, Scott Myrick, Janaya French, Ariana Emnace, Kelsey Launders, Toi'ya Leatherwood, Victoria Acker, Aria Alekzander, Stephanie Kim, Scott Hislop, Samantha Miller, Mallauri Esquibel, Jaymz Tuaileva, Nayara Nunez, and Rodrigo Guzman. Check them out November 25th!
- 10/26/2016 Bill Nye Saves the World Check out Nadine Olmo and Whyley Yoshimura as Bill Nye Saves the World premieres in 2017! The dancers had so much fun working on this project this past weekend!
- 10/26/2016 Nashville on CMT John Carrafa continues his great work on the Nashville tv series, now on CMT. An episode shooting this week includes Bloc dancers: Justin Milele, Marissa Milele, Megan Hopkins, and Maggie Wade!
- 10/25/2016 MAC - "Nutcracker Sweet" M.A.C.'s new commcercial "Nutcracker Sweet" is filled with Bloc talent to start off this holiday season! Choreographed by Nina McNeely and features Nicole Voris, Jesse Johnson, James Velasco, and Derek Schiesel!
- 10/25/2016 WCA Congratulations! Congratulations to all of our awesome choreographers who were nominated for awards last night! Special shout out to Bobby Newberry for winning "Outstanding Choreography Music Video" and Daniel "Cloud" Campos for winning "Outstanding Choreography Commercials" We are so proud!
- 10/24/2016 World Choreography Awards Our office will be closing early today at 5:30PM to attend the World Choreography Awards. We hope to see you there and we wish the best of luck to all of the awesome choreographers up for awards tonight!
Rocky Horror Picture Show Remake on FOX
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Rocky Horror Picture Show that aired last night on FOX! The talented cast included Bloc dancers Louise Hradsky, Zach Burke, Tatiana Parker, Christina De La Cruz and Justin Lopes!!! Watch it HERE if you missed it!
- 10/20/2016 Target Trolls Check out our BlocStars, Kyndall Harris and Sierra Caravarin, in Target's new commercials Target Trolls #1 #2 ! Choreography by: Fatima Robinson and Charm!
- 10/20/2016 Lip Sync Battle Check out our dancers last night on Lip Sync Battle! Dancers: Charmaine Baquiran and Scott Myrick.
- 10/19/2016 Helene Fischer TV Special Check out some of our awesome dancers in Germany for Helene Fischer's TV Special! Dancers include: Brandon O'Neal, Kacie Garland, and Valentino Vladimirov!
- 10/19/2016 Juju On That Beat | LIVE with Kelly Check out the creators of Juju On That Beat on LIVE with Kelly! Choreographic direction by our very own Mette Towley.
- 10/19/2016 Hamilton Chicago Co Broadway in Chicago introduces Hamilton-- Check out dancer Remmie Bourgeois in the cast!
- 10/14/2016 Tosh.0 Check out dancer Brian Siregar breakdancing on a bed on Tosh.0!
- 10/14/2016 Spirit Animal - Jean Watts - Official Video Jean Watts' new music video "Spirit Animal" came out today! The video was choreographed by Richy Jackson. In the video, you can see Bloc dancers Christopher Shazar, James Marino, and Lindsay Taylor!
- 10/14/2016 La La Land - Vogue Check out this Vogue Editorial shoot with La La Land dancer Matt Aylward! Matt will also be appearing in the film when it hits theatres December 9th. Choreography for the film by our very own Mandy Moore!
- 10/12/2016 Mario "I Need More" video Check out Mario's "I Need More" video featuring Bloc dancers Adrian Thompkins and Johnny Erasme!
- 10/11/2016 Becky G "Mangu" video Check out dancer Jamie Hauptmann in Becky G's new music video "Mangu!"
iHeart Radio Music Festival
Did you catch all of the Bloc clients on the iHeart Radio Music Festival this past weekend?
Ariana Grande - Dancers: Casey Motley, Yoshi Wright
Britney Spears - Choreographer: Charm Jordan
Dancers: Aja DePaolo, Gakenia Muiga, Pam Chu, Sarah Mitchell, Dakota Adan
Hailee Steinfeld - Dancers: Diana Matos, Kaley Hatfield, Justine Lutz
Usher - Choreographer: Marvelous
Dancers: Marvelous, Lil Dee Dee
SIA - Choreo: Ryan Heffington
Assistant Choreo: Denna Thomsen
Dancer: Denna Thomsen
- 10/07/2016 Tanisha Scott Interview Vice in association Amuse & Kit + Ace have this series called THE EXCHANGE! Check out this interview with Tanisha Scott on what it's like to live day by day as a dancer!
- 10/07/2016 SIA - On tour! SIA will be at the Hollywood Bowl tomorrow! Choreography by Ryan Heffington with Denna Thomsen. Look out for dancer, Wyatt Rocker!
- 10/06/2016 Google Commercial- Pixel Google's new commercial, introducing their new phone, Pixel, features many Bloc dancers! Check out Taylor Banks, Cerise Marchan, Max Chucker, and LIndsey Fletcher!
Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour
Our dancers are finishing up the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour tonight here in LA! Dancers: Lindsay Ducos, Jana Thompkins, Shauna Mitchell, Luz Remigio, Bianca Muscatelli, Jade Johnston, and Kendra Oyesanya
- 10/04/2016 Dancing With The Stars Last night's episode of Dancing With The Stars was fantastic! Special shout out to producer, Mandy Moore, and associate producer, Mike Riccio!
- 09/30/2016 Robbie Williams "Party Like a Russian" Robbie Williams' "Party Like A Russian" was choreographed by our very own Ashley Wallen, directed by Vaughan Arnell.
- 09/30/2016 MetroPCS Check out our rockin cheerleaders Natalli Reznick and Dom Chanel in this MetroPCS commercial!
- 09/30/2016 Taking The Stage - Changing America ABC will celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC with a two-hour program of music, dance and spoken word entitled Taking The Stage - Changing America. Fatima Robinson served as producer and choreographer for the special which taped at Kennedy Center on 9/23. Adrian Wiltshire was assistant choreographer. The special will air on ABC early next year. The museum itself was officially opened by President Obama on 9/24.
- 09/30/2016 The Get Down Rich+Tone Talauega are currently in New York wrapping up production of the second half of season 1 of the acclaimed Netflix series.
- 09/30/2016 Jumanji Eboni Nichols is currently in Hawaii choreographing scenes for the upcoming Jumanji remake starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black. You'll also be able to see our dancer Emily Williams on screen!
- 09/30/2016 Mary Poppins Marlon Pelayo is currently in London working as part of the choreography team on the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel being directed by Rob Marshall.
- 09/30/2016 Spotify / Tinder Commercial Did you see our awesome dancers in the new Spotify/Tinder Commcercial? Dancers featured are Angelo Saunders, Latonya Swann, Sloan-Taylor Rabinor, Richard Lil Swagg Curtis, and Ashanti McIntosh!
- 09/28/2016 Hailee Steinfeld “Starving” Check out Hailee Steinfeld's new music video "Starving" featuring dancers Denzel Chislom and Mikey Martinez!
- 09/27/2016 Dancing With The Stars Last night's episode of Dancing With The Stars was fantastic! Shout out to Producer: Mandy Moore and Associate Producer: Mike Riccio! Don't miss the wonderful Sharna Burgess in her duet with James!
- 09/23/2016 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Check out this Teen Vogue Young Hollywood feature with Toi'ya Leatherwood, Stephanie Kim, Ariana Emnace, and Precious Gilbert!!
- 09/23/2016 Target Spots Check out Target's new spot commercials choreographed by Lisa Eaton! #1 #2
- 09/21/2016 Usher on Jimmy Kimmel Marc "Marvelous" Inniss choreographed Usher's performance last night on Jimmy Kimmel! Check it out here! Featuring dancers: Lil Dee Dee and Marc "Marvelous" Inniss!
Kehlani "CRZY" Music Video
Check out Kehlani's new music video "CRZY"!
Choreographer: Antoine Troupe assisted by Andye J
Dancers: Alex Schoendorf and Luz Remigio
- 09/21/2016 Nick Jonas on The Late Late Show with James Corden Zoey Black and Morgan Choice dance in Nick Jonas' performance last night on The Late Late Show with James Corden!
- 09/21/2016 Lady Gaga "Perfect Illusion" Music Video Check out Lady Gaga's new music video "Perfect Illusion" chreographed by Richy Jackson! This awesome video also features dancers: Amari Jackson, Maria Wada, Toi'ya Leatherwood, Vanessa Hernandez, and James Cabrera!