Experience Arts School Fall 2015 Company Workshop

Monday November 16th Anyone ages 7+ is welcome! Please arrive at 4:30pm

Cost: $15/class or $25 for both. (per student) 

All classes are on the EAS floor! 

Please RSVP for the workshop (unless you are an EAS company member - required to attend) Email us at info@experienceartsschool.com.

Dance Schedule:

Instructor: Ivory Myers

5-6pm advanced - (PLEASE arrive 15 minutes early to warmup so we can jump straight into technique. Class is only an hour!)

6-15-7:15pm intermediate

Ivory was born and raised, Mesa AZ.  He received an Associates in Dance Ed. from Chandler-Gilbert Community College, and a BFA in Dance from ASU. Ivory has loved the opportunities that EPIK presents to be able to reach out to the  community.  Ivory has taught and performed in many different arenas, but considers it a privilege and an honor to be able to hang out with “the future.”

He finds the most joy in using dance to be able to mentor, inspire, encourage and motivate the younger generation of artists. Ivory says, “Dance is my gift from God, and I refuse to stand before Him in Heaven and try to explain to Him why I didn’t do anything with it… so while we’re here, lets dance!”

Instructor: Cris Manansala

5-6pm advanced - (PLEASE arrive 15 minutes early to warmup so we can jump straight into technique. Class is only an hour!)

6-15-7:15pm intermediate

Cris Manansala is an 18 year old dancer/choreographer and has been dancing since the age of 12. His training in multiple hip hop dance styles started at the "Jukebox Dance Studio" in Gilbert, Arizona and was a member of their competitive hip hop dance crew for 2 years. He began teaching and assisting at the age of 16 at the Jukebox and Just Dance studios. Cris is a Dobson High School alumni and has been apart of the Hip Hop Dance program at Dobson since his freshman year. Since then, he has gone on to win a gold medal at the prestigious "Hip Hop International" dance competition in 2015 with the "OutLawz" and has recently became a member of America's Best Dance Crew season 7 champions "The Elektrolytes". His choreography is a mixture of intricate and precise movements with a heavy focus on musicality and attention to detail. Cris is constantly working on improving his craft to ensure the best reflection of his work and is always a student.

Acting Schedule: 

Instructor: Shaphan Seiders  

5-6pm Session One (ages 7+)

6:15-7:15pm Session Two (ages 7+)

Shaphan has professional acting credits spanning almost 20 years. He has studied under Gerard Maguire, Michael Bond, Jessica Houde, Robert Carnegie, and Jeff Goldblum. He has worked closely with well regarded actors and directors such as: Clifford E. White, Gerard Maguire, Tamara Harvey, Scott Plate, Jonathan Beller, Anne Vogel, and Mary Guaraldi to name some. His work is as broad as his training. As an extra in Hollywood blockbusters and TV mini-series, to lead rolls in Independent features, from commercials to radio and back to the stage, Shaphan has seen it all. He has rubbed enough elbows for many stories. Shaphan has recently enlisted his experiences to train other actors and aspiring actors in an ongoing studio setting in Gilbert, Arizona while also pursuing his advanced degrees at ASU.

Music Schedule: 

Instructor: Gospel Lee

5-6pm Session One

6:15-7:15 Session Two 

Gospel Igwe is an individual who deeply believes in "bringing light to dark places" through culturally-relevant, God-honoring Hip-Hop as "Gospel Lee." He has spent time carefully crafting his raw, energetic, emotional sound into one of unbridled passion; as heard in gospel lee's razor-sharp, rapid-fire delivery. His sound possesses progressive sense of responsibility that is completely unashamed. His custom delivery evokes the passion ofNF mixed with the boldness of Lecrae.

Gospel Lee translates this custom delivery and relentless passion into profoundly simple lyrics that birth conscious thought in the listener and foster meaningful questions. The lyricism of gospel lee in a live context is a high-energy, expressively emotional experience that is raw, yet vulnerable without abandon. Another element that distinguishes his live show is his uncanny freestyling prowess, composing entire songs from audience-selected topics spontaneously. At its conclusion, there is nothing left on stage except sweat and broken pretenses.

In 2015 Gospel Lee released his sophomore EP "Brilliant", which earned him his first Billboard debut on multiple charts.  "From the cover art to the last song, it's the best thing we have ever done and a great example of God's faithfulness" says Lee about the new project

It is this belief in "bringing light to dark places" expressed through the art of Hip-Hop & emotionally honest lyricism that has allowed Gospel Lee to open up for some of his inspirations and influences such as: Switchfoot, Manafest, KJ-52, Trip Lee, and most notably Grammy Award winning artists Lecrae & Tobymac. Gospel Lee is a native of Oklahoma but currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.