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Desiree Robbins
Desiree RobbinsPresident & Founder
Desiree has a passion for teaching and devotes much of her time training the dancers that you see in front of the camera. Her real expertise is taking dancers and fine-tuning their technique, style, and movement to create a more refined, professional product. She is recognized in the field to be able to achieve these things by analyzing form and operative skills, producing efficiency in movement. She speaks in an age appropriate terminology to all her students, which creates a strong bond between teacher/coach and student. She has well over 20 years of experience in the field.
Desiree travels to more than 40 cities per year making appearances and teaching master classes all over the world. She works with individuals and groups to help improve their training and performance.

About Dance League

Dance League is the innovation of one of America’s top master teachers, Desiree Robbins. Desiree has spent her life on conventions and has taught her classic / fundamental jazz techniques to thousands of students and teachers all over the world. It’s back to basics with Dance League, where dance is not just an art, but where true creation has a foundation of skills or techniques used to showcase each dancers craft. Where teaching dance is an honored trust and competition is measured against a standard that does not change. The rewards will be rightly deserved and rightly earned. Her primary goal is to create an event where competition showcases the classic fundamentals and training incorporates rudiments (basics) she feels have been lost over the past years. For years the feedback she has received revealed a need to return to the basic skills, movement and technique that is required of sound dancers. This seems to be missing from today’s popular dance events. Each judge at Dance League is trained to follow a transparent measurement of skill and each faculty member will be a dependable source for training and inspiring every dancer that attends not only for dance, but the ultimate competition……life.

Our Valuable Faculty Members

Chris Moss
Chris MossMaster Teacher/ Performer
Chris Moss, originally from Virginia beach has beenMOSS_2016_GRAFIC
working in Los Angeles as and actor,choreographer, and dancer for over 15 years. As a choreographer his work can be seen in Tropic Thunder, World Basketball Festival (ESPN), University of Oregon(Matthew Knight Arena Opening), Nike(domestic/international), Harley Davidson, America’s Got Talent, Dallas Cheerleaders.
He’s appeared in Gangster Squad, The Muppets, Did you hear about the Morgans?, Bring it on: Fight to the Finish, Bring it on: In it to win it, Bring it on: all or nothing, Meet the Spartans, The Comebacks, Music and Lyrics. He’s trained actors for their dance roles including Tom Cruise(Tropic Thunder), Rob Schneider(The Hot Chick).
He’s been seen on the Academy Awards, The Emmys, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, CMA Country Christmas, TV Land Awards. Popular TV shows like Dancing With The Stars, Glee, Bunheads, Community, The Office, 2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Mike & Molly. In commercials for Pepsi, Coke, Ford, Visa, RumChata, Direct TV, Time Warner, Oreo’s. Was the lead Actor in Metallica’s video The Day That Never Comes.
He’s danced and worked with such artists as Britney Spears, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Kelli Pickler, Jennifer Nettles, Raven Symone, Leann Rhimes, Whitney Houston, Brian McKnight, Chayanne, Lionel Richie, Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Winona Ryder, Joe Mchale, Donald Glover and Ken Jeong.
Christina Grady
Christina GradyMaster Teacher/ Performer
Christina was born and raised in a small town in St. Louis, MO. Her love of entertaining started with her first dance class at age 2. From there she grew a love for all the arts: singing, acting, dancing, and musical theatre. She traveled competing and training at dance competitions and conventions such as Tremaine Dance Convention and performing in Musicals. She was trained by Dana Lewis, choreographer of Stages, and many Broadway musicals. She is trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, musical theatre, hiphop, modern, acting, and voice. She has toured the world dancing for artists like: Lady Gaga, P.Diddy, Nicky Minaj, Will.I.Am, Ne-yo, Enrique Iglesias, Space Cowboy, Keri Hilson, Cassie, Avril Lavigne, many Disney/Nickelodeon stars & more. She can be seen in countless TV performances such as the MTV VMAs, Saturday Night Live, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, Teen Choice Awards, VH1 DIVA’S Live, BET Awards, So You Think You Can Dance, BET 106 and Park, George Lopez, NBA All Star Game, Kids Choice Awards, Monique, The Disney Channel, Toyota Commercials, & many others. And videos such as: Lady Gaga “Applause”, “Bad Romance”, “You and I”, “Marry the Night” , “Applause”, “Enrique Iglesias “I Like It”, & Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock”, “Lose Control” and “Love Me”, All American Rejects “Beekeepers Daughter” to name a few.
Ashley Silva
Ashley SilvaMaster Teacher
Ashley Silva has been dancing for over 25 years and teaching for over 10 years. Growing up in Orange County, California, Ashley trained with the best. She studied at Orange County Performing Arts Academy with Rhonda Chin as well as The Edge and Tremaine Dance Studios. Her dance career began at a very young age. After studying with the Joffrey Ballet in New York City, she performed as Clara in Ballet Pacifica’s Nutcracker and was also the ballerina in the Greenday MTV video “When I Come Around”. As a young dancer, Ashley performed at the IMG_8414Orange County Performing Arts Center in the Velveteen Rabbit and traveled the country doing a year long Industrial Tour with Reebok. Ashley has studied, danced for and with, many professional choreographers and has a passion for all types of dance. Ashley started assisting Desiree Robbins at the age of eleven. After winning Teen Dancer of the Year at Tremaine, Ashley went on to college and received a degree in Mathematics and Dance. She then rejoined Desiree and began choreographing and teaching all around the country. She has taught and assisted all around the U.S., in Costa Rica and Austria. While living in New York City, she was chosen to choreograph the Opening Number for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Performance. Ashley also performed at the Michael Awards in New York City where Joe Tremaine was named their “2008 Man of the Year” and was featured In the issue of Dance Studio Life September 2008. Most recently, Ashley assisted Desiree Robbins on iHollywood Dance Conventions and ASH Artists Simply Human during their summer events. Today Ashley’s choreography can be see all over the country.
Natalie Willes
Natalie WillesMaster Teacher/ Performer
Born in Hollywood,CA, Natalie went straight from the hospital to her mother’s dance studio. At the age of Sixteen she moved to New York to be on scholarship with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, while in NY she was chosen to be a Radio City Rockette- the youngest in the troupe’s history. Ms. Willes’s credits include Broadway’s Movin Out, Saturday Night Fever,Leap of Faith, , Like Jazz, 2013 Oscars, Chicago the Movie, Austin Powers, Starsky and Hutch, 13 going on 30, Whitehouse Halloween Spectacular, LA Opera Tanhouser,SF Opera Le Rossignol, Nike Dance Campaign. Directing/Choreography Credits include: The Travels of Shaka-Muni, Universal/NBC Backlot Opening, Honeywell Industrial, Ameriprise@LA Live

Natalie received the Los Angeles Music Centers Spotlight Award for choreography and performance in contemporary dance. Natalie’s multicultural Background has opened many doors to her all over the world and has given her an opportunity to perform and teach on every continent. Creating,educating, and entertaining for children has always been a passion of Natalie’s and it is her children, Rasha and Ishan, that inspire moves and joyful spirit.

Tyler Muhlenkamp
Tyler MuhlenkampMaster Teacher / Administrator
Studying dance from a small town in Mississippi then moving to Detroit, MI, Tyler Muhlenkamp’s career officially started out of Los Angeles, CA. He has toured the country and grown up on the convention circuit learning and taking advice from the best of the best including Desiree Robbins herself. After dancing and assisting Desiree for nearly 8 years specifically, he signed with the McDonald Selznick Associates (MSA) dance agency upon moving to California and immediately started to receive work. His dancing credits include: “The Cleaner” on A&E, “90210” on CBS, Norwegian Cruise Line and Jean Anne Ryan Productions along with Disney Cruise Line. He has also worked with Odyssey Dance Theatre based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. After traveling the globe with various dance opportunities and cruise ships getting the chance to do what he loves, Tyler has found home in Orlando, FL performing as an TYLER_2016_GRAPHICActors Equity Association (AEA) dancer at the Walt Disney World Resort along with the Disney Event Group. Credits locally include: performing as a “Newsie” in the Walt Disney World Christmas Parade filming’s aired on ABC dancing next to many entertainment icons including Neil Patrick Harris, special events for the Walt Disney World Resort, Metropolis Productions, In Motion Dance Productions, and being an Equity lead at his main stage of Dream Along With Mickey. Tyler is very excited to be a member of the faculty at Dance League. Desiree has molded and holds most to all credit for his dance abilities and the starting of his career, that he can not wait to give some of that back to the students and studios that attend this awesome convention.
Rhonda Chin
Rhonda ChinMaster Teacher
Rhonda Gowen Chin is the creator of “All-TURN-na-tive™” -pronounced alternative (a program for quick and effective turning), “Rhonda Chin Technique™” (a program for proper technique and training), “Miss Rhonda’s BearyFunSteps™” (a creative and educational program for children ages 1-1/2 to 4 years old), “Miss Rhonda’s MiniFunSteps™” (a program for ages 4-7), and “Chin-Tō™” (a new program which stresses control, balance, strength and toning). She will be teaching some of these programs at Dance League Conventions and Competitions.
Rhonda trained with some of the most distinguished New York City modern dance companies in the world after graduating with a University of Georgia degree in dance education. She studied with her idol Erick Hawkins and members of the Erick Hawkins Company, Twyla Tharp Company, Merce Cunningham Company, Jose Limon Company and also members of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Rhonda’s extensive training in dance landed her a role as a lead dancer with the Carol Conway Modern Dance Company (an offshoot of Erick Hawkins) where she was also an instructor at the Carol Conway School in NYC. She also performed as a lead dancer in a world-premiere commissioned dance by the modern dance legend, Anna Sokolow, at the internationally known Wolftrap Performing Arts Center in Washington D.C.
She founded the well-respected professional dance studio on the west coast, Orange County Performing Arts Academy in 1985 where she was Director, Choreographer, and Instructor until 2011. Her instructors and students are well-known throughout the dance world for their professional training, classic style and dedication to excellence. She left OCPAA to pursue sharing her knowledge and experience with others around the country.
Alisa Paradowski
Alisa ParadowskiMaster Teacher
Alisa Paradowski was born and raised in Houston where she graduated from Sam Houston State University with a B.F.A. in Performing Arts. While living in New York City working as a professional dancer and choreographer, she was an adjunct professor at Pace University teaching tap and hiphop. She has worked with artists such as Taylor Swift, Ne-yo, Le Ann Rimes, Freddie Prince Jr., and Clay Walker and is currently working with Wyclef Jean on his new album and video. She has choreographed flashmobs for Wells Fargo and Microsoft Office and been in commercials for XBOX, Canon, Footlocker, and Ford. She has taught for Joffrey Ballet School, DNA, and you can find her performing throughout the city with the tap company CPD Plus under the direction of Andrew Nemr.
Guest Faculty
Guest FacultyIn select cities
In select cities we love to introduce you to our guest faculty. As with our main players, all teacher are well rounded and are active working dancers.

What is a dance convention?

Dance League Conventions is a two day event that hosts multiple master dance teachers in various styles. Attendees can expect 5 hours per day of classes in many styles of dance, including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop and Contemporary. After classes end competition begins. Studios and independents compete against each other and are judged by the teachers they took class from. Awards are given out in multiple levels. Scholarships are available to students who audition during class time.

What is Dance League?

Dance League Conventions is a two day event that hosts multiple master dance teachers in various styles. Attendees can expect 5 hours per day of classes in many styles of dance, including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop and Contemporary. After classes end competition begins. Studios and independents compete against each other and are judged by the teachers they took class from. Awards are given out in multiple levels. Scholarships are available to students who audition during class time.

Contact Info

3277 Hillock Drive, Hollywood, CA 90068

Phone: 888-541-9722

Corporate Officers

Desiree Robbins - President/CEO * Michael Binikos - CFO

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