We dream to take you to the places on the earth that teach you how to dance, the places where you can risk letting the world make you complete... do my best to take you where the earth beneath our feet and the stars overhead make life worth dancing for.
Cherrise Wakeham is nationally known for her choreography as well as her success as an influential instructor. With a relentless vision for style and creativity, she has shared her passion for dance with hundreds of students at more than a dozen companies in the southeastern U.S. for over a decade. She has received several Choreography and Entertainment Awards at regional and national levels. Her masterpiece " Vogue: was recently recognized as Dance Spirit Magazine's Editor's Choice, Video of the Month. Aside from being the Director for Project Seven, Cherrise is also the Associate Director for Roswell City Dance, a pre-professional competitive dance company in Roswell, GA.
Mikey Alley grew up dancing on stages stretching from the east coast to the west coast. He has come into the spotlight the last few years as one of the most innovative and creative hip hop dancers and choreographers on the scene today. Mike is classically trained in every style of dance and serves as one of the most diverse teachers in the industry today. He works to express a relaxed style of hip hop that is catching the eye of dancers all across the nation. He is of course BEYOND Angela's favorite dancer & choreographer. Mikey is currently on tour with ZTao in China- dancing alongside with renowned dancers in the hip hop industry: Scotty Nguyen, Michael Munday, Brooke Maroon, Dres Reid, and Paola Gamache!!
The Dance Beyond Mission
Dance Beyond, LLC is dedicated to enriching the lives of all dance students. We
offer a wonderful diverse program where dancers may choose to dance as a form of recreation or strive to achieve a higher level of technique and performance skills. Whether the dancer’s intent is to pursue a professional career, or develop grace and confidence as an individual following a different path, the cultivation and harmony of mind and body is truly fundamental to all.
At Dance Beyond, we believe that the discipline, determination, passion and drive we incorporate with our dancers, set them in motion for the challenges they face as they become adults. Our main goal is to provide an environment that is fun, up-to-date, and gratifying for all of our dance students!
Laura Edwards began dancing at a very young age. With a unique style she has taken on many pursuits upon her arrival in Los Angeles. Since her professional beginning she is featured in the movies: Hairspray, Step Up 1 & 2, Footloose, and can be seen on the very first season of, America's Best Dance Crew! Laura manages to spread her talent throughout all fields of the dance industry. Having been given the opportunity to perform with Beyonce, she has even toured the world with one of our generation's biggest pop stars, Britney Spears. Most recently, Laura was just the assistant choreographer for the current Justin Bieber "Believe" tour.
Laura Edwards grew up studying all styles of dance during her childhood. It wasn't until after high school when her professional dancing career jump started as a featured dancer in a music video for hip hop artist Lil' Mo. Shortly after she took part in the feature film "Step Up", filmed near her hometown, she developed a new attitude towards the dance industry and moved to Los Angeles to enhance her skills and take on new opportunities.
Since her new beginning, she is featured in the movies: Footloose, Hairspray, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Step Up 2:The Streets, Big Momma's: Like Father, Like Son, and Hannah Montana: The Movie. Aside from the big screen, she was a dancer in the Britney Spears “Circus” tour, appeared in season one of "America's Best Dance Crew" and has had the pleasure to perform with others such as Beyonce and Miley Cirus.
With an affinity of dance, Laura exercises her talents with choreography as well. As a recurring instructor for the notorious dance convention, "Monsters of Hip Hop," she's able to give back and inspire through her instruction to aspiring professional dancers. As a reflection of her competition background, she choreographs award winning numbers for studios and dance teams across the United States. She has also assisted in choreography for Justin Bieber's BELIEVE Tour, Jennifer Lopez, and “So You Think You Can Dance” in both the US and Canada. As her career moves forward, Laura remains humble and appreciative of all her accomplishments.
Nick is known around the country as one of the leading master teachers and choreographers in the business. He has worked with dancers and choreographers that have performed with N’Sync, Destiny’s Child, Aaron Carter, Ashanti, Jo Dee Messina, and Billy Gilman. Nick’s students can be seen on and in shows such as “Americas Most Talented Kid” and in the American Dance Company who travels to such places as Italy, Prague, Spain, Germany, and Mexico.
Nick’s personal students can also be found in pretty much any Dance Spirit Magazine you pick up. Nick’s recent works include choreography for members of the New York City Ballet.
Hannah, former graduate of Dance Beyond, started dancing at
the age of three. She had the honor of training under Angela
Rey and competing with her for almost eight years. During
this time she was able to win her own national title as well
as several group national titles with her DB sisters. Hannah
is now a student at Clemson University and a guest
choreographer/instructor for Dance Beyond's
contemporary competitive students.