Javier Carrera

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Owner/COO

Hello,

My name is E. Javier Carrera, and I am the Owner of MoveMeant Illustr8ed, Inc. I have three wonderful daughters, Jamilla (17). Sophie (10), and Sarah (8). My daughter's passion for dance has kept us involved in the dance industry for 12 years.

As many of you have probably experienced, it has been an exciting and enlightening journey to share as a family. Looking back, before my wife, Ruth, and I decided to get involved in dance, I'm brought back to memories of Jamilla's early childhood. Jamilla was a timid and tender-hearted child who strived to do her best in school, and struggled socially amongst her peers. We knew she enjoyed dancing at home, but decided to encourage her to step outside her comfort zone and enroll in dance classes.

After a few short weeks, we began to notice some positive changes in her. It was as if her life was renewed. As a father, enrolling my daughter in dance was one of the best investments that I have ever made, and as a family we are now more fully invested than ever before.

Today, it is an honor and a privilege to own a dance studio where every child's desire to dance and express themselves through movement is nurtured. Our intention is to provide a safe, family oriented environment where the children can strive and grow through dance and their daily life.

God Bless this dance studio and all the families who enter through its doors.

Sincerely,
E. Javier Carrera

Shawn Lawson

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Creative Director

Shawn began his dance training in Arlington, TX at the age of 5. He has had the privilege of training all across the country. He was an assistant instructor with Hollywood Connection dance Convention and a guest instructor with Showstoppers Dance Convention. He broke into the professional scene at the age of 9 when he was a part of Debbie Allen’s production of Pepito’s Story. He continued his professional dancing career by becoming the youngest company member with Ft. Worth Ballet at the age of 10. He performed in productions of Peter Pan as Michael and the Nutcracker as Fritz under the direction of Benjamin Houk. He continued his professional ballet career with Svetlana Stanova Ballet’s productions of Sleeping Beauty as the Blue Bird and the Nutcracker as the Cavalier and the Russian. He has appeared in several Chuck ‘E Cheese commercials and promotional videos. He had an opportunity to perform at both the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Desperados half time shows. He was a backup dancer for Clint Black. He has since moved his focus towards teaching and sharing his gifts with his students. He has been awarded several Best Choreography awards and has had the privilege of setting dances for studios all across the country. He was a resident instructor for Millennium Dance Complex, and established the MoveMeant Illustr8ed Pre-professional company. He was also the producer and choreographer for the Miss Arlington and Miss Grand Prairie Scholarship Pageants which are a part of the Miss America Scholarship Organization. He is currently a lead faculty member of War Dance Workshops. Shawn is a Fifth Degree Black Belt in American Karate and Taekwondo. He has also earned his MBA’s in Finance and Economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.

 

RION TOWERY

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Hip Hop Instructor

Rion has made a name for himself in the Dallas Dance Community as a teacher, choreographer and performer. Having received his BFA in Music/Vocal performance and a minor in Dance from The Hurley School of Arts Centenary College ,he has worked in the professional industry for the past 16 years. Rion has toured the U.S.A , Romania , Morocco, and Costa Rica. He has performed alongside artist such as Beyoncé, and has been the leading the man in musical stage production of Gerswins’s “Crazy for you as Bobby Childs, and Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady” as Freddie Eynsford-Hill. Rion has performed as a dancer in the hiphop/pop music and industrial scene for such companies as Cabi Fashion, La Quinta Inns, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Disney Theme Parks. Growing up as a Bboy and Hip Hop dancer, he has not only stayed true to his roots, but has trained in and incorporated many styles of dance to become an all around performer and choreographer. Rion believes that “ Dance should be more than just the movement of the body, it should be a journey and self expression of ones self. It should be fun and exciting along side learning the discipline and hard work it takes to be a great performer and artist. Rion has a vast knowledge and versatility to offer his students!

 

Kat Garcia

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Hip Hop Instructor

Kat Garcia, an artist in her own right, with over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Kat’s passion for singing, hip hop dance and performing has been evident in the success she has accomplished leading her to become one of the top stage presence coaches in DFW. Kat started “I.C.E” Industry Careers in Entertainment Artist Development program for singing artist in 2016. Her creative teaching methods led her to be featured in a book “Falling With Wings a Mother’s story” written by Diana De La Garza. Kat continues teaching singer’s stage presence & dancers all over DFW. Her positive and unique style of training has been featured on the hit radio station, 106.1 Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Show, and has been successful for many artist such as: • Demi Lovato • Kidz Bop • L2M member Jenna Raine • Actress Madison De La Garza • Dallas Lovato • Kiss FM big break

 

Belisa Beltran

Office Manager