Lyanne is the ambassador of House in Hawaii and the first to introduce this NY style of dance to many dance studios and the general public in Hawaii. She started dancing as a street style dancer in grade school(mid-80′s), when poppin, streetdance and Breakin(bboyin/bgirlin) was booming in Hawaii, a time when these styles were not found in any dance studio. She was attracted to this new, raw, and ever evolving music and style of dance which evolved into Hip Hop dance. She was also a competitive gymnast and cheered throughout High School as the Captain of the Varsity squad and always remained close to her roots in Street/Hip Hop dance. In the 92′ she was introduced to House through the nightlife and the DJs and Club dancers in Hawaii and later progressed into that style as well. As House dancing disapeared and the music was becoming difficult to find in nightlife she was inspired to keep this underground culture alive in Hawaii and made her way to New York to experience it firsthand. She was further inspired by the nightlife and especially the legendary House pioneer Ejoe Wilson and works with him as well as world renowned Brooklyn Terry through the school’s Soulgasm Hawaii parties and special events. She has had the honor to dance and choreograph for Grammy Award winner and nominee Nadirah Shakoor (Arrested Development/Jimmy Buffett). In addition to helping rebuild House in Hawaii she has also created bridges with New York, Japan, California, Chicago and other places and is the Hawaii representative for House Dance International NYC. She has also taught Hip Hop dance at many studios in Hawaii and as a safety certified professional member of USA Gymnastics was a head coach, choreographer, and consultant for 12+ years in gymnastics developing 100+ state champions, numerous state team championships, including the first all-around regional champion from Hawaii, as well as designing tumbling programs for various studios, groups and dance programs.

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