Angie Bunch, founder of Culture Shock Dance Troupes, Inc., executive director of Culture Shock San Diego, lives in San Diego, California and is founder and co-owner of the Culture Shock Dance Center there. Once a member of the elite Nike Network of sponsored dance and fitness athletes, Angie traveled the globe, sharing her passion and unique non-verbal teaching style, developing the Cardio Hip Hop class enjoyed worldwide today. Angie is a teacher, a director, and a leader who champions dancers and artists alike. No longer able to dance since a chronic ankle injury finally won out, Angie is now conducting instructor training workshops to continue the popular and accessible Cardio Hip Hop movement.
At the age of 41, Angie gave birth to a daughter, Dominica, and discovered her second ‘life’ while her first ‘child’, Culture Shock, is approaching an almost legal 21 years old!
Approachable and straightforward, Angie still has a vision of a Culture Shock Broadway show and is currently working with Culture Shock San Diego on a re-interpretation of a Hip Hop Nutcracker for the 2013 Holidays! Stay tuned!
She is a professionally trained graphic designer who has worked in the industry for over 20 years and is a member of the San Diego Chapter of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists). She has worked in large corporate art departments, an award-winning design firm and, in 2001, opened her own studio. In the Spring of 2008, Liz took her passion for design and launched an urban apparel line. Liz also served on the board of directors for Culture Shock San Diego and as a BVA (Business Volunteer for the Arts) member with the San Diego Performing Arts League (SDPAL). In 2009, Liz was honored with a SDPAL’s Star Award for her volunteer service with Culture Shock San Diego.
Believing in using his talents & resources to promote community outreach, positivity, “respect for all people,” artistic expression, and education, Dr. Arnel Calvario has dedicated himself to the CA dance scene since his college days. In 1992, he founded UC Irvine’s own Kaba Modern. He formerly danced/choreographed for DVS and Chill Factor and in 1998, also joined Culture Shock® Los Angeles. He continues to be the advisor for Kaba Kids, Kaba Modern, and Kaba Modern Legacy and is the manager for the six Kaba Modern dancers from MTV’s hit show America’s Best Dance Crew, Fanny Pak, the Beat Freaks, and Kinjaz. Arnel is proud and grateful to currently be the Board President of Culture Shock L.A. He continues to teach Locking and urban choreography dance classes for Culture Shock LA & Kaba Modern Legacy and teaches workshops & judges dance events nationally and internationally for other dance communities. His long-standing dedication to the dance community has been recognized by awards such as his award for “Innovative Leadership” by the National Association of Asian-American Professionals, his induction into the Hall of Fame at the 2011 World of Dance Industry Awards, his televised 2012 Filipino Champion award presented by TFC (the Filipino Channel) and being the recipient of the 2012 Culture Shock International Visionary Leader award. He has also been featured as a guest writer for the L.A. Times as a critic for America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5 and served as Battle Coordinator for both Hip Hop International World Battle and Urban Street Jam for the past 4 years. For more information on Arnel, you can check out www.cultureshockdance.org, www.kabamodern.com, orwww.facebook.com/arnelcalvario.
Albert Harnois is a Senior Intellectual Property Counsel who has legal experience in intellectual property, transactions, and general counsel matters. He has built and managed substantial patent portfolios in telecommunications, electronic devices, software, search engines, user interfaces, cryptography, and LEDs. He has participated in investor fund raising and has managed major litigation. His experience reaches across every segment of corporate activity to align I.P. strategy with business drivers. His extensive graduate school background includes an M.S.C.S., M.S.E.E., J.D., and an LL.M. in Intellectual Property.
At the 2012 U.S. Salsa Open, Albert took first place with professional Liz Rojas in both of the Over-40 Pro-Am categories Just Salsa and Salsa Showcase. At the 2012 World Latin Dance Cup, Albert took fifth place with professional Liz Rojas in the Salsa Pro-Am Division.
Hailing from London UK, Del Mak is an International Creative Director, Judge, Award Winning Choreographer and Educator specialising in creating movement & dance for numerous mediums including Music, Fashion, Art, Theatre, Award Shows, Live Events, Television & Film.
Del joined Culture Shock UK in 2003 and was Associate Director in 2004. He is a co-founder of Funkology Dance Crew and an original member of The Waacktitioners, UK’s 1st Waacking crew.
Del has performed with renowned artists such as Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Lady GaGa, Jessie J, One Direction, Leona Lewis, & Pet Shop Boys, at the London 2012 Olympic Games, award shows including the MTV Europe Awards, Brit Awards and appeared on The X Factor and The Step Up Dance Workout DVD.
Del has choreographed for artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A, Timbaland, McFly and Elbow, and created performances for live broadcasted major award ceremonies including the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, African Music Awards and UK Asian Music Awards. He has been a Creative & Performance Choreographer on UK’s biggest live TV Dance show Sky TV’s Got To Dance as well as having choreographed key commercial campaigns for Nike, BMW Mini, Pizza Hut, L’Oreal, MTV, Footlocker and Adidas.
Del appeared as a World Expert Judge on US major network CBS TV talent show called The World’s Best and is currently an Elite Judge for Hip Hop International having judged 6 times at the World Hip-Hop Dance Championships in USA & at national qualifiers in the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine & Ireland.
As an instructor, Del loves sharing his experiences and knowledge, having trained under legendary dance pioneers (in the styles of Breaking, Locking, Popping, Waacking, Vogue, House) and also in a variety of movement genres including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Latin, Swing, Parkour & Martial Arts. With such a wide movement base, Del’s choreography is a fusion of all these influences combined with musical and/or narrative purpose and meaning. Del prides himself on mentoring and developing the next generation of dancers not only in dance and technique but also in the key to finding ones own style and becoming an artist with longevity and success.
Del has travelled the world facilitating workshops and masterclasses at prestigious studios and institutions including at Millennium Dance Complex Las Vegas, Edge Performing Arts Center (Los Angeles), Peridance (New York), Pineapple Studios (London), Culture Shock (San Diego, New York, Canada & UK), Axis Connect Industry Intensive, The Platform LA Mentorship, & in the countries Canada, Mexico, Italy, Greece, Denmark, Austria, Ireland, Romania, Thailand, Peru & Malaysia.
For more information on Del, you can check out: www.delmak.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/delmak TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@del_mak Twitter: www.twitter.com/del_mak Facebook: www.facebook.com/delmak YouTube: www.youtube.com/delmak
Lenon is a respected Choreographer, Instructor and Mentor around the globe. He has presented choreography, classes, and seminars over 23 Countries. Combining years of technical experience; Lenon has extensive skill as a theoretical, and practical educational provider.
Lenon’s history with Culture Shock is extensive and colorful. Responsible for creating the name for the Troupe and being a founding member of Culture Shock San Diego, He was also subsequently : The first ever Dance Captain, Artistic Director, and National Artistic Director for the Culture Shock National Team, and Director of Culture Shock Switzerland. He also aided Angie Bunch in providing foundational work with all of the International Troupes.
In 1995, Lenon also founded the San Diego Padres’ original Stadium Youth performance troupe, then called the “3 OUTS & WE’RE UP” Dancers which perform between innings at Padres Home Games. He was also the Resident Choreographer for the San Diego Art and Fashion Group, where his own Dance Company “Models In Motion” performed Industrial, and Commercial Fashion Shows for HANG TEN, AIRWALK, NORDSTROMS, BULLOCKS. and AVEEDA to name a few. He has provided Choreography for Concert Tours, Music Videos, Musicals and Plays, and Professional Cheerleading. Also an accomplished Voice-Over Artist, Lenon performs Industrial, and Commercial Advertisements for the International Market
His choreography and teachings have captured numerous competitive titles, paved the way, and helped to train some of today’s talent for their notable careers. Lenon is truly a man of many talents.