Childrens Ballet Level 1B & Level 3
Grigori was born in Yerevan, Armenia. After graduating from the National Choreographic Academy of Armenia, he moved to the United States. Grigori is now in his 2ndyear teaching Classical Ballet at Media City Dance. In 2004, he was awarded first place in The Music Center’s prestigious Spotlight Awards. From 2006–2013, Grigori danced with the Nevada Ballet Theatre. He also guest performed the lead role of Draculawith Bay Pointe Ballet. In 2015, Grigori made his debut performance with the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre dancing such roles as principal dancers inChopin Pieces, Searching (a contemporary pas de deux). Don Jose in Carmen, Albenin in Masquerade,and Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s new ballet Remember Red Sunday, a ballet dedicated to the memory of the Armenian Genocide.
Londoner, Joe Chaplin started dancing and training at the age of 15 at the prestigious Pineapple Studios (London). Joe transitioned from student to teacher after just three years. The next four years he would spend putting his choreography skills into practice as he taught a wide variety of students. From the age of 18 to 22 Joe was chosen to be part of a selective dance troupe and given such opportunities to perform at events such as Top of
the Pops, Blue Peter, The Mobo Awards working with artists Neyo, T-pain and Amy Winehouse, MTV’s My Sweet Sixteen, with Sean Kingston and many other projects.
Joe is a great choreographer always with a perfect choice in music that leaves even people waiting in the office Rocking!
Krystle Wong has been teaching Acrobatics/Gymnastics at Media City Dance for 8 years. She placed high in the Jr. Olympics and Nationals in the early 90's, while training in los Angeles under some of the top coaches from Romania and China. Miss Krystle is a fine technician. She trains the dancers to become great tumblers, as well as anyone who loves to perfect "walk-overs" - "ariels" or start from scratch. Not only do all her students improve, but they also adore her. Miss Krystle is one of the nicest people you will ever have the opportunity to meet. Wonderful class!