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​​REEGAN M. HAYNES
Founder /Executive & Artistic Director /Choreographer

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Reegan Haynes is a renaissance artist, a Producer, Choreographer, Creative Director, Artistic Director (Theatre), Educator, and Writer. Founder and Artistic Director of RMHMovement Dance Roots Company. (As a professional artist in the entertainment industry), she specializes in choreography, production, artistic direction, and creative branding for stage/TV/film. Passionate about going beyond the 5-6-7-8, Haynes’ storyteller approach guides her artistic concepts and visions from creation until it is revealed in its 
finished work. Her work focuses on restoring the soul and groove to the commercial dance artist. She creates movement for dancers, singers, and actors; across many genres and skill levels. With over 20 years in the industry and performing arts, she has dedicated her talents to choreography, dance performance, dance instruction, mentoring the artistic growth of fellow artists, and more. Her versatility as a performer/dancer and athlete, enables her to create, and teach dance styles from Hip Hop, Funk, AFRO FUZION™, partnering (various styles), African, fight choreography and more; bringing out the optimal performance quality of each individual performer; therefore bringing to life the optimal vision of every project. She is also determined to create choreography that is specifically tailor-made and original for each project and story. Her work as a director, choreographer and producer can be seen in collaboration in projects and artists in the industry; including Terron Brooks, Shaunte Usual, Pamella Elaine, Dario, Wayne Brady, featured at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, CA, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, the Elephant Stages in Hollywood, CA and more.

Originally from Washington, D.C./MD, Reegan’s passion for storytelling and dance grew from a young age. She trained in many dance styles (Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, African, Ballet). Her passion for dance and storytelling has woven a distinct pattern that has tied all her talents together, making perfectly clear the purpose that drives her: To Create Art, Educate, and Inspire People. She continued her education at Howard University, where she received her BFA in Theatre Arts Administration.

As an educator, for 20 years, she has had the privilege to share her knowledge to educate and empower dancers; through judging, workshops and masterclasses internationally. Additionally, as a resident choreographer and instructor at studios in Washington, D.C., MD, and CA; including Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios in North Hollywood, CA. As well as guest masterclass instructor at the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) Conference. More recently, the Lead Judge for the African Dance Competition LA (ADCLA), Lecturer at University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), and Dance Mission International in Uganda, Africa. Reegan's AFRO FUZION™ dance classes, choreography and technique (est. 2013) (African dance base with hip hop, modern and contemporary dance styles influences) brings a solid awareness of the cultural influences of dance, dancers' lines, placement, power and control. Thus, building a solid dance and performance foundation for commercial and concert dancers. Determined to spread the knowledge of culture in art, this dance style empowers artists to go beyond industry trends, understanding the cultures of traditional African dance styles, and find the soul of their own dance.

As a performer she has been blessed to work with Anthony Thomas (Rhythm Nation 2010), Shakira, Disney, Corbin Bleu, Train, American Music Awards, NAACP Theatre Awards, Rammstein, Darrin's Dance Grooves 2, 20th Century Fox movie "The Comebacks", IPOD commercial campaigns, Sony Playstation, and more.  

"I am a creator of art, and I love every aspect of the arts; from dancing and acting, to writing and directing." She is an achiever that takes her craft very seriously, and believes in doing and studying your craft on a daily basis; always being open to new ideas and ways to improve. Therefore, staying ready for when the right opportunity presents itself. How great is such a reward in life, than to make a living doing what you love, inspiring through your gifts, and it never feels like work! 

"I'm here to be an inspiration and make a definite impact on the industry; creating something new for generations to come!"

"Inspire with your gifts. Speak knowledge. Lead with integrity, and much more will be accomplished with this generation." 

     

#Legacy

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DORIAN COHEN
Administrative Director/Company

Dorian Aleccia Cohen has been dancing since the age of 4. She started her training at home, in Chicago, at various studios including the Chicago Dance Academy and Joel Hall Dance Center. Her styles expanded from Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, Urban Jazz/Jazz Funk, and Hip Hop.​​ By age 11, she was performing in a youth company, JHDC 1511, that allowed her to train as a professional and perform throughout the Chicagoland area. This level of professionalism continued, as she became the president of her dance team at The Ohio State University,

After graduating, Dorian moved to Los Angeles to join the Teach for America corps, while pursuing her Master’s Degree. During her time as a sixth grade humanities teacher at ICEF’s Frederick Douglass Academy Middle School, Dorian created and managed after-school dance programs and Zumba classes.

Training in Los Angeles involved in-depth work in styles that have always resonated with Dorian – such as Chicago Footwork, Samba, Salsa, Vogue, New Orleans Bounce, and Waacking. Most of her training took place at the renowned Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios and Millennium Dance Complex. She also teaches privates and all-styles dance classes for kids and adults in LA. 

Dorian can be seen on popular TV Shows such as NBC’s “World of Dance” and Hulu’s “East Los High”. Her music video credits include Dawn Richard, Joey Montana, Luney Tunes, Twista, The Rej3ctz, and many other well-known artists in the music industry. In addition to her television and music video appearances, she has traveled with and danced alongside Nicki Minaj in Africa, for her Unitel show.

Most recently, Dorian has been pursuing acting and modeling, with her latest project being the Crown Royal’s “WATER B.O.Y.S. Commercial” that began airing on September 7th, 2017. She is currently looking for representation for acting and modeling.


DE'MAR SINGLETON
Associate Director /Company

De’Mar Jovan Singleton (D’Jae Storm), is a native to the Midwest, received his Bachelors of Arts in Choreography and focus in Cultural Studies from Columbia College Chicago in 2010. Alongside pursuing his degree in Dance he was an apprentice at Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, receiving intense training in various styles of Modern technique such as Dunham, Horton, Graham and AfroPyrogramics, alongside multiple styles of Ballet and African, while also performing Company repertoire at large venues for several years. ​​​​​Upon obtaining his degree, he relocated and has resided in Los Angeles for the past 9 years and is currently a self represented Freelance Artist. He has since worked as a company member with Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, L.A. Choreographers and Dancers, “Flirt” directed by Justine Menter, LA street crew “S.N.W.A.”, worked on staff with Debbie Reynolds Professional Studio, Chris Stokes, and Slick Rick, and has made professional appearances with Intel, Samsung, Taylor Swift, Akon, Maroon 5, Cedric The Entertainer, Chris Brown, Jaden and Willow Smith, and Kanye West. He held a community class at ArtShareLA located downtown in the Arts District from 2014-2016, and has gained ample experience in assisting Reegan Haynes (RMHMovement) and her stylized Technique AFRO FUZION™ for the past Six years. He has continued to attain quality experience in teaching a range of students, be they a Beginner to dance, or the experienced Working dancer. He holds the patience to work with a beginner, and exudes the intense push that the working dancer needs to continue to grow. D’Jae Storm ranges in a multitude of styles of dance. Because of that, when relaying information to students, he is more capable of using proper terminology and/or imagery to aid students in understanding Movement. ​

One thing he is thankful to be able to share with others is that although there may be a definition to the movement or material being discovered in A Dance, The Dancer still has to Invest, Get Involved, and Present Themselves where they are in that moment to the Dance. This process is what creates art and tells a story, and that is the capability, freedom, and gift that Dance can bring!​​​​​
TAI RYAN WHITE
Company
Born in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, Tai Doinal Ryan White eats, sleeps, and breathes the arts. This creative director, choreographer, dancer, singer, actor, and model, moves to the beat of his heart with alluring presence and drive!  After receiving fan mail from a foreign exchange student from Japan, who spent a summer in his home, at the age of 4 Tai knew he was going to dance his way through life. “Dance chose me,” is White’s answer to the question, why dance?

Being raised in the south in St. Petersburg Florida, White had to stop dancing and creating at the age of 16 due to health complications. After what he calls a “Miraculous Encounter,” he resumed dancing but mainly in ministry. A trip to the dancewear store to find out prices for liturgical wear would be the launching pad for his journey into the professional dance world. He danced all over his community then found his way into the Academy of Ballet Arts and in the presence of Suzanne Pomerantzeff, who would take him under her wings and give him distinct classical training. This ballet mistress invested technical knowledge into him which made him a desirable muse for many choreographers all up the east coast. Choreographers like; Sheryl Wong, Freddie Moore, Aubrey Lynch, and what would later become his Modern and Jazz teacher Ferdinand Dejesus. 
   
White has created his own choreographic works in the form of “Shadows of the Mind,” His very own urban ballet. He has choreographed solos for finalists in the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) and inspired the youth in his community by becoming a dance teacher in the magnet programs of John Hopkins Middle School. He also was the assistant choreographer to the Kali Kali Dance Company, participants and Winners of BET’s 106&park Wild-n-out Wednesday.

​Recently relocated to Los Angeles, White is signed to Go 2 Talent Agency and is pursuing his career in the arts with passion and an undeniable energy that only he possesses! With credits such as Kanye West, Mc Lyte, Marsha Ambrosius, Jaguar, Raheem Devaughn, Fox’s Empire and much more; White Looks forward to the many awesome experiences his industry has to offer him.