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May 16, 2019

Advice for Actors - Read a Play a Week

by Fran Montano
April 22, 2019

Play Reading vs Staged Reading – PART II

by Fran Montano
April 17, 2019

Very Independent Filmmaking

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
April 04, 2019

The Lodge

by Raleigh Barrett
March 26, 2019

Very, Very Independent Filmmaking - Finding a Story and Your Film.

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
March 19, 2019

Jae Blaze Is Dancehall Dynamite

by Lisa Bianconi
March 19, 2019

Play Reading vs Staged Reading

by Fran Montano
Seascape III, 2018; Tyrone Layne
March 04, 2019

De Plume: Tyrone Layne | Dystopia

by Raleigh Barrett
February 26, 2019

Boy Boi is Jazzy

by Lisa Bianconi
via Samantha Ronceros
February 12, 2019

Very, Very Independent Filmmakers - Where Did All the Passion Go?

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
January 29, 2019

LA Art Show

by Raleigh Barrett
January 28, 2019

Business of Acting 2019

by Fran Montano
December 27, 2018

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)

by Raleigh Barrett
December 20, 2018

Exercises you can do at home – Character Fantasy #4

by Fran Montano
December 10, 2018

Becoming an Overnight Success - One Decade at a Time

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
November 26, 2018

The Montalbán: Shades of Water

by Raleigh Barrett
November 20, 2018

Exercises you can do at home – Personal Fantasy - #3

by Fran Montano
November 08, 2018

Whole for the Holidays

by Luckie
Thursday, 16 May 2019 01:17

Advice for Actors - Read a Play a Week

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I just started a new foundation class. It’s a great class for beginners, those interested in the process, those rusty, and those wanting to re-ignite their passion. 

Monday, 22 April 2019 02:10

Play Reading vs Staged Reading – PART II

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 Play readings (and screenplay readings) are very important for writers, directors, actors, and producers. 

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:38

Very Independent Filmmaking

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Here are some links to some great filmmaking sites that I frequent and often steal from.

Thursday, 04 April 2019 01:44

The Lodge

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The Lodge is a hidden gem in East LA. 

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I’ve just got home from a very exciting film group meeting. 

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:15

Jae Blaze Is Dancehall Dynamite

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We’re going to continue our topic of dance bringing us joy. Because why do something if it doesn’t bring you joy? Meet Jae Blaze, an award-winning choreographer, artistic director and creator of @JukGyal and @b2bdancehall. She brings eight counts of pure dance joy.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 04:35

Play Reading vs Staged Reading

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Play readings (and screenplay readings) are very important for writers, directors, actors, and producers. 

Monday, 04 March 2019 01:02

De Plume: Tyrone Layne | Dystopia

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Co-founded by Maggie Devers & Kieva Campbell, de Plume as an institution is established on more than twenty-five years in the international art world. 

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 13:07

Boy Boi is Jazzy

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Everyone’s talking about Marie Kondo and her successful “Does it bring you joy?” approach. Well, we know for sure, without a doubt, that dance brings us joy, and we want to share the joy dancers give. Afterall, sharing is caring.

We picked Jose "Boy Boi" Tena as our first feature because he’s simply jazzy, figuratively and literally. 

But there's nothing simple about Boy Boi's choreography. His technique shines through his sharp yet fluid jazz funk choreography. He’s jazz reinvented. #JazzisBack. Looking closely at his choreography you can see the difficulty level but he makes it look easy, breezy, strong and natural. Dancing is what he is meant to do.  His love for the art explodes in every video we watch and his energy brings us joy. Choosing just one video is impossible.



You can see him in “Step up 3D” and Beyoncé’s “Let’s Move” campaign. He’s danced on Arianna Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” tour and he’s a company member with Dana Foglia Dance, where we first saw him command the stage, making us ask, "Who's that?!" 


Boy Boi studied dance at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and was a YouthArts dance finalist. But he’s not only an accomplished dancer, he’s also a favorite choreographer with our program’s dancers. You feel his energy through his videos but it’s a treat to feel that happy vibe live, in one of his classes. 

“I love Boy Boi because he's doing a hard jazz choreography and he has a unique style. It’s really fun to be in his classes because he’s funny and really challenging.” - Or, Tel Aviv

"I liked Boy Boi's class because he used a modern song, and his choroegraphy was sassy, which is my kind of style. He's the kind of person who kind of transmits his confidence to you." - Bela, Boston



"He’s sexy....but he’s a great dancer. I like the way he teaches class, he brings his sassy vibe which spreads such an energy that makes you wanna push yourself! His classes are unforgettable....I literally remember them to this very day and I’m excited to be back in his classes.” - Keara, London

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Boy Boi teaches at several studios in NoHo Arts District, home to six dance studios. Follow him on Instagram to get the latest updates and slices of dance joy.


When you get the chance, see him also perform with Dana Foglia Dance. Take a peek at the company’s latest work, "Luxury Problems."

Keep dancing, it’s good for you.

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Last month I talked about how it’s that time of the year; a time where many of us make resolutions, do self-evaluations and initiate change. 

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