Madeline is from Jamestown, North Carolina, where she grew up training in all styles of dance. She performed on stages across the eastern region of the United States. She was featured on Season 7 of Dance Moms as a member of the Candy Apple Team. She was also featured in Bloch dance wear’s “Dance with Confidence” campaign shot by Jordan Matter. She currently trains at The Brea Space in their Launch program under the direction of Krista Miller. While at the space, she has appeared in music videos and also assists with online dance classes. She has already begun her professional career, appearing on “This is Us” last season. She is thrilled to be performing the role of the Artist in “Saturday Night”.
Reggie Valdez grew up in Brea, California, where he started dancing at age four and has fallen in love with his art ever since. During high school, Reggie attended independent studies to train in Southern California with some of the most exclusive directors and choreographers. Reggie continues to pursue dance training at the prestigious "The Brea Space," spending 20-30 hours a week perfecting styles from Ballroom, Hip Hop, Ballet, etc. This hard work has enabled Reggie to assist top choreographers and perform in multiple short films, music videos and travel across the country in live performances. His latest endeavors include commercial work with Nickelodeon and dancing alongside Meghan Trainor.
Some of you may recognize television actor Lane Napper from the hit TV show, "Victorious" where he played “Lane Alexander” the school's hip and zen Guidance Counselor. Well, Lane is also an award winning choreographer. Lane has also DIRECTED and CHOREOGRAPHED numerous television shows (Henry Danger, Game Shakers, Victorious, Drake and Josh) and music videos including "EXP" the Korean Kpop Boyband. Lane also choreographed and staged the tour of “Freckleface Strawberry The Musical”, based on the beloved New York TimesBest Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore. Some of Lane’s clientele include ABC, CBS, NBC, Warner Bros., Touchstone, Disney, Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon and Broadway, to name but a few. Lane's energy and flare have made him one of the most sought after and coveted choreographers on the scene today. His style is fun, invigorating, and extremely moving. With his love for music and his ability to move through each beat, Lane has established himself in many facets, as a Director, an actor, a dancer, and a choreographer.
Los Angles based Michael C. Perry is a combination of filmmaker, music producer and artist. After graduating from USC School of Cinema, he began directing television commercials and music videos then migrated to sound engineering and record producing. Recently, Perry has become known for his Short Musical Films. In 2016, he was nominated for multiple awards for the animated musical, “Empty Box of Wine”. The film won BEST SHORT at the London International Short Film Festival, BEST ANIMATION at the Action on Film International Film Festival and SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL award at the Twin Falls Sandwiches Film Festival. In 2017, his comedy musical, “The Extravaganza” won at the Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival. Along with directing his current film “The Carnival Kid”, Michael wrote, performed and produced the music. The film has won multiple awards including the WINNER (GRAND JURY AWARD) at THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CAPITAL FILM MARKET and Best Director of a Musical at the Venus Italian International film Festival.
Mariya Remizova is from Yalta, Crimea. She studied piano from age five and finished musical school as a classically trained pianist. At the age of 20, Mariya moved to New York City and started teaching piano lessons. Because of her love and passion for music within visual arts, Mariya self-taught herself about media composing through online courses, books, and articles on the topic. Currently, Mariya participated in several competitions, such as Berlin International Film Scoring and Indie Film Music. Besides working as a freelance composer, Mariya is producing music as a sound meditation practitioner. Her latest endeavor includes promo music for fashion brand Justin Alexander Signature. Mariya aspires to find a unique voice in music and grow as a media composer and a recording artist.
Excerpt from the Film, Saturday Night.
The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival