In this exercise we will use a simple groove to work on the use of plie, which will help us execute difference in levels within the combo.
Alek is a professional dancer and choreographer born and raised in Poland. He received a Jazz Dance Instruction and Choreography degree under Kielecki Dance Theatre from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. After a successful career in Europe, in 2015 he moved to Los Angeles where he continues to pursue his dreams as a professional dancer. His credits include: Celine Dion, Pharrell, Jessie J, Karol G, Kehlani, Camila Cabello, Finneas, Kim Petras, Christian Louboutin and Dita Von Teese, for whom he's currently a principal dancer, choreographer and a creative associate. As an active professional dancer, he regularly performs on TV/Film and live stage. Some of his screen credits include: SYTYCD, X Factor, The Voice, "Don't Worry Darling", "Sitting in Bars with Cake", "Monarch", "1923" and Dancing With The Stars.
Alek, the writer: Alek's love for language and writing started with his mom, a high school Polish teacher. Before dance, he thought journalism would be his career. He now fulfills this second passion by sharing his opinion, experience and advice through articles and opinion pieces in the field of dance.
Alek, the teacher: With 15 years of experience as a dancer, choreographer and educator, Alek has taught his dance classes all around the world: from Poland, France, United Kindgom, Italy and Switzerland, to United States, Australia and New Zealand. He specializes in contemporary fusion and commercial dance styles. In his classes, you will experience intricate musicality while focusing on intention, details and dynamics, as well as the texture of the movement. His classes put emphasis on story-telling, while maintaining a technical, structured background. He also focuses a lot on improvisation as a tool of movement and expression development.