Join us October 22 for a master class with Jimmy Arguello!
Juniors(ages 9-11) - 12:30-2:00pm
Seniors(ages 12-18) - 2:00-3:30pm
Call 310.826.4554 for more information and to register for the master class!
Students enrolled in Saturday classes and Team are able to take the class in place of their normal scheduled Saturday classes.
Jimmy Arguello -
During his childhood, Jimmy was captured by music. His Latin culture influence and creative rhythm was what impulse his body to move with such grace. At the age of 12, his first dance instructor Barbara Lorenzo, whom carried him under her guidance and visualized his path, discovered Jimmy’s talent. Trained by great instructors such as Ray Young, Scott Benson, and Judy Ann Bassin; he then began training in jazz, tap, hip-hop, ballet and lyrical at Dance Gallery Studios.
Jimmy has left his compassion, vision, artistic image with American Dance Alliance as a dance instructor/choreographer/creative director and now President. He has trained dancers of all levels in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and more. He focuses on ways to direct dancers to the right terminologies and the beauty of the Arts. In his path of faith, patience, courage and believing in himself, he has managed to work with amazing choreographers including Wade Robson, Keith Young, Maria Torrez, Travis Payne, Dave Scott, Scotty Nguyen, Nakul Dev Mahajan, Cris Judd and more. He has performed live in the Latin Grammys and the Latin Billboard Awards with Olga Tañon, David Bisbal, Gloria Trevi and Fanny Lu.
In 2007, he was named one of the top 10 male dancers to compete on Fox's “So YouThink You Can Dance”. Jimmy filmed as a principal dancer in the Wayans Brothers' movie “Dance Flick”. He was on tour as a Dancer and Dance Captain with the Grammy Composer/Singer A.R Rahman in the Jai Ho World Tour. He had the privilege to choreograph for Ricky Martin's Premio Lo Nuestro performance in Miami and for Lucie Arnaz performance on the Latin Hall of Fame. He has assisted Keith and Sharon Young with artist Prince Royce. He then merged into working on Rock of Ages as one of the assistant choreographers with Mia Michaels, working alongside Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julianne Hough and Mary J. Blige.
You would have seen him perform with Melissa Gorga from New Jersey Housewives on Bravo. His most recent endeavors were performing with Illuminate on the Latin Billboards, Dancing with the Stars for the Rock of Ages promo and assisting Mia Michaels on a Jordache Commercial with Heidi Klum. Jimmy was booked as an ensemble in the Miami Production Broadway show “In the Heights “and Performed Live on 365 BET Awards with Jordin Sparks. He was Assistant Choreographer to Kevin and Marcel Wilson, with the Ringling Brothers, "The Greatest Show on Earth". Jimmy was last seen on stage as an Actor/Dancer on West Side Story at The Actors Playhouse. In addition to his success as a professional dancer/choreographer, He is founder of ArguelloProDance, a company that offers Master Workshops, Private Lessons, Dance Intensives and Dance Competitions. He has sponsored over 30 young artists to attend pre-professional summer dance intensives at Alvin Ailey. Jimmy strives to connect community programs through movement, performances, respect and love in the Fine Arts.