Feel musical layers to invent compelling choreography
Find your higher self through harder contact
Actively seek transformation to power growth and creativity
Discover the way stand-up comedy helps memory and originality
Let me introduce a Professor and Polymath of Pugilistic Principles - "The Hound" Jay Cooper! A lifelong martial artist and former police officer, Jay has distilled over 30 years of training, 5 black belts, multiple disciplines and experience in life or death situations into an engaging and articulate series of talks, lessons and demonstrations.
Although known for the efficacy of his fighting arts, Jay has always taught them as being part of a total approach to life and a way for any individual to explore and express themselves honestly. Jay has trained with a "who's who" of the best in martial arts and continues to pass on their lessons, insights and wisdom tempered with his always irreverent, occasionally profane, but never imitated style. Jay also has his own podcast and is working on several projects including online martial arts training academy and a film credit with a well known French director!
Rosemary Lloyd is a British born Motivational speaker, Multi award winning model and Beauty Queen. She has a Bachelor of science degree in Psychology & Neuroscience. She volunteers as a charity chairperson for Ladies of all Nations organisation, help mentoring women survivors to become leaders.
Rosemary has supported countless charity platforms, she was honoured a Government coat of arms in Indonesia for her charitable humanitarian causes making history. As of now, Rosemary is one of the top 40 women to be selected as A Miss Universe Great Britain 2020 finalist, raising funds for a sisterhood charity, helping acid attack victims receive a funded education in India.
Kerry Michelle - Starting in the late 80s on 16mm, a stint making Video Disks for immersive interactive projects, early adopter of Quicktime tech, Lightworks expert, director of live music TV and selling her soul to commercials and gameshows. Finally Kerry became a product specialist at Adobe helping launch Creative Suite in Europe and then touring launching CS3 in major cities across the USA.
Working as a production and pipeline/workflow expert for major studios, including Disney and Sony, she decided to step back and build out her editorial chops as an AE on feature films and documentaries. Most recently Kerry has been the executive producer on the film "Lupe", .lu efilm.com edited in Premiere Pro, where she is seen on the festival circuit as she gives good "panel". Kerry Michelle has a long and checkered past in post over the last 35 years, obviously she started cutting when she was two.
Since 2011, So-So Topic has been independently writing and producing music while performing alongside today's innovators of creative culture, such as Flying Lotus, Snoop Dogg, Leon Bridges, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, and Thundercat. As the leading man of a small collective known as TeamFromNowhere (a team of creatives ranging from singers & poets to multimedia content creators), the self-taught writer/producer out of Dallas, Texas has shared his story across a colourful spectrum of settings, ranging from TED Talks to Adult Swim Fest.
After receiving multiple music placements in Augustine Frizzells' 2018 Sundance hit "Never Goin Back" and landing music in Spike Lee's Netflix series "She's Gotta Have It"(s.02), -topic is currently working along with his TeamFromNowhere co-writer/cohort Marquis "KoolQuise" Warren, producing a Dallas, TX based net series, aptly titled 'Going Nowhere Fast!'. As of June 2020, -topic has signed to AlphaPup Records(Los Angeles), with his latest studio effort, #MadMarch, arriving on all platforms in late September. (His music is available at topic.bandcamp.com)
23 and 24 Jan
Award-winning actress, writer and filmmaker, born in Monterrey, México, as Lucía Villaescusa Corella. An architecture graduate from the Technological Institute of Monterrey, Associate’s Degree in Acting from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, and UCLA Extension’s Business and Management of Entertainment. Recipient of NALIP’s "Emerging Content Creator” and “Diverse Women in Media” Scholarships. Lucy has appeared in various national commercials, feature films, plays and short/episodic content in the US, Mexico and China.
Her debut projects as a writer/director include “Bend”, a teaser for a pilot which premiered at the Oscar-qualifying LA Shorts Fest 2019, and “Silent Ways”, which has received over 8 nominations and awards including “Best Actress” from the Monaco Film Fest; and as a theatre director in 2019’s Short + Sweet festival with “The Lullaby.” For the second consecutive year, Vico was invited to participate in the collective filmmaking event, Lab KinoRoom of León, Guanajuato, where her script “From the Inside” was also selected to be produced on December 2020. Lucy is currently working on 2 screenplays and in preproduction for an animation short film.
Kelly Sweeney is a professional dancer and choreographer based in Los Angeles. She started off as a competition dancer, training and in all styles including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, and jazz funk, where she won several titles and scholarships. At age 15, she started working professionally and since then, you can see her dancing in movies such as “The Little Rascals Save the Day”, and the Netflix original “The Prom”, dancing alongside Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. She has also appeared on Disney Channel for “Holidays Unwrapped, a musical special”, “Hall Of Villains, a halloween special”, ABC’s show “Subergatory”, NBC’s “World of Dance” season 2, Nickelodeon/Jojo Siwa music videos, and the Brat channel show “Total Eclipse”.
She has also done live performances such as performing at Youtube’s convention “Vidcon” for 2 years - in 2018 for Jojo Siwa, and in 2019 for Disney Channel’s “Disney Descendants” performance. She choreographed a music video for Dreamworks production for the artist Ky Baldwin, assisted choreography for the Nickelodeon special “NickTok”, and has taught in Argentina and France. Dancing has always been Kelly’s biggest passion and love, and her goal is to spread positivity and inspiration to anyone working with her or learning from her.
14 and 16 EST
Muppet creator Jim Henson invited Steve Whitmire to join his team in 1978 during the height of the popularity of The Muppet Show, and Whitmire had a hand in virtually every Muppet project for nearly four decades. He originated such characters as Rizzo the Rat, Lips the Trumpet Man, Miss Piggy’s dog Foo-Foo, and Bean Bunny, and also sustained Richard Hunt’s characters, the hapless lab assistant Beaker and codger Statler after Hunt’s death in 1992. Upon Henson’s death in 1990, Whitmire accepted the duty for the continuation of several of Jim’s characters and is best known for his 24-years as Ernie and his 27-years as Kermit the Frog. Projects include Sesame Street and non-Muppet films such as The Dark Crystal, The Witches, Dreamchild and Labyrinth, as well as the popular sitcom Dinosaurs and the classic 1980’s television series Fraggle Rock in which Whitmire originated Wembley Fraggle and Sprocket the Dog. After 19 films, 8 television series, numerous specials, multiple sound recordings, and volumes of unique live appearances, Whitmire carries forth the essential principles of the lineage as the foundation for a progressive approach to the art of puppetry in today’s world and looks forward to sharing that spirit in his future endeavours.
Francesca is a working SAG-AFTRA actress with unique talent and drive. She was born in London England, of Italian descent and after a successful UK theater and international film career, moved to Los Angeles six years ago to pursue her acting career. Having extensively trained in London, New York and LA, her acting talent was discovered by the iconic Oscar winning director Francis Ford Coppola who personally auditioned her amongst hundreds of actors for his innovative film project “Distant Vision” a ‘Live Cinema’ production. She has multiple award winning Film and Television credits such as “Passports”, “Jeremiah Tower The Last Magnificent” which had a successful cinematic US and Canadian run, “Down and Out”, which have been hits at festivals such as “Tribeca Film Festival”, “Cannes”, “Key West”, “Hampton’s International”, “Laughlin”, “California Womens Film Festival” and more. Francesca is represented by esteemed “Citizen Skull Management and “PureFlare” in both Los Angeles and Atlanta. When Francesca is not acting, she gives acting coaching, British accent coaching and Career and life enhancing advice sessions to actors in any stage of their career. She is often invited to speak on podcasts, Zoom Conferences and write advice articles for Industry publications like ‘Cut Frame Magazine’. She created ‘Hit the Town with a Hollywood actress’ one of Airbnb’s most popular Experiences.