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#FOLLOWME ANNOUNCES ULTIMATE FINALE FAN CONTEST
GIVING FANS THE CHANCE TO DANCE WITH WILLDABEAST, NIA SIOUX, KENNETH SAN JOSE AND JANELLE GINESTRA LIVE ON STAGE IN EVERY CITY
CHOREOGRAPHY BREAKDOWN VIDEO & ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS NOW AVAILABLE AT: http://www.FollowMeonstage.com/contest
New Live Interactive Dance Show
Brings Online Community of Fans Together
On Tour Across The Country This Summer
And Gives Them The Chance to Dance with Their Idols
July 31 AT BELLCO THEATRE IN DENVER
(New York, NY) #FOLLOWME, the brand new interactive dance show starring WilldaBeast (“So You Think You Can Dance”), Nia Sioux (“Dance Moms”), Kenneth San Jose, and Janelle Ginestra (“Step Up), announces the #FOLLOWME Ultimate Finale Fan Contest, offering fans across the country the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dance LIVE ON STAGE with their idols in every city. For the choreography break-down and entry details, visit: http://www.FollowmeOnstage.com/contest.
Directed by Jennifer Weber (The Hip Hop Nutcracker, BRING IT LIVE!), the show will kick off a 20-city National Tour next month in Los Angeles on July 28, 2017 at The Alex Theatre.
Fans across the country will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dance live onstage with the headliners every night during the finale with the #FOLLOWME Finale Fan Contest. To be selected they will need to learn the choreography from the video, film themselves performing it, and then upload their video to social media & submit via the #FOLLOWME website. A select group of lucky fans will then be selected from the submissions to dance onstage with their idols.
#FOLLOWME is an electrifying live dance show celebrating the hip-hop dance community – inspiring dancers to step into the spotlight, and get the incredible opportunity to see, dance, and interact with their YouTube dance idols. Each of the headliners will have moments throughout the show to highlight their singular style and performance skills, incorporating their greatest hits with never before seen dances and songs.
The show features video design and projections by Greg Purnell, produced in association with The Bushnell Institute for Digital Performance Art, and lighting design by 2017 Tony Award winner Bradley King (Natasha, Pierre & THE GREAT COMET of 1812).
#FOLLOWME is produced by Eva Price, The Bushnell Performing Arts Center, and The New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Ticket prices range from $35 to a $150 VIP Ticket, which includes a Meet & Greet with the headliners, a premium seat, and exclusive merchandise. For additional ticket information & the most updated touring schedule to #FOLLOWME, visit: http://followmeonstage.com/
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF THE CONTEST:
Fans must be ticket holders to enter the contest. All videos must be submitted two weeks prior to their city’s performance date. Winners will be notified one week prior to the show, and will need to attend a one-hour rehearsal on the day of the performance in order to perform during the show. All videos should be submitted at http://www.followmeonstage.com/contest.
WILLDABEAST Originally from Indiana, Will "WilldaBeast" Adams moved to LA to pursue his dance career. Dancing for artists such as Usher, T-Pain, The Black Eyed Peas, Jason Derulo, Zendaya, 5th Harmony, Demi Lovato, GLEE, X-Factor, Nissan, MTV, Butterfinger, and Madonna, he found a love for choreography. This allowed him to choreograph for artists including T-Pain, DJ Tiësto, GRL, Erika Jayne, ABDC, So You Think You Can Dance, and Nike.
In 2013, Willdabeast created the dance company immaBEAST and dropped the first official video "Dope". Since then, immaBEAST has become one of the leading brands, companies, and influences in the hip hop dance world.
NIA SIOUX FRAZIER has wowed audiences as a dancer, singer and actor on the small screen and in live performances, proving to be one of today’s hottest triple threats. Currently, Nia can be seen on Lifetime’s hit series, “Dance Moms” now in its 7th season. Audiences have seen Nia take on the world of music as she released her first single “Star In Your Own Life” which has over 10 million views on YouTube, and her follow up single “Slay,” which quickly hit the 4 million mark on YouTube. Her social media presence continues to grow at a rapid pace, with a highly engaged fanbase.
Being a good role model is important to Nia, and she has found herself diving into charity work. Nia often performs at charity events and speaks to kids about how they can “star” in their own lives, a message dear to her. She is passionate about raising awareness for reflex neurovascular dystrophy (RND), pediatric cancer, anti-bullying, anti-body shaming, and animal rights.
KENNETH SAN JOSE is a singer, dancer, and actor who was born on April 10, 2002 and raised in Valencia, California USA. He began performing at the age of 5 singing alongside his dad’s gospel group as well as his older brother. At the age of 8 he tested his acting skills with cameo roles in his brother’s high school productions. In February 2014, he decided to take his first formal hip hop class. Since then, Kenneth has found his passion as a performer and most recently, choreographer.
Select performances include @go90’s docuseries “BoySquad”, KidzBop, Nickelodeon’s “School of Rock”, “Dance Moms”, RDMA, Natalie La Rose, Dance Video Throwdown and viral videos such as “Juju on the Beat” with choreographer Matt Steffanina and many more. You can see more of his videos through his You Tube account: Ken San Jose, Instragram: @kensanjose, and FaceBook: Kenneth Paul San Jose.
JANELLE GINESTRA has been dancing for 24 years and is currently a working dancer and choreographer in Los Angeles, CA. She has had the opportunity to dance for Beyoncé, P!NK, J-Lo, & Nicki Minaj. Janelle was a recurring dancer on FOX's hit tv show “Glee,” where she was featured as a cheerio, troubletone, and a vocal adrenaline dancer. In addition to multiple other TV appearances, Janelle has appeared in many movies, including Fired Up, Bring It On 5, BedTime Stories, Honey 2, and, most dear to her, as the Lead Chipette Dancer in Alvin in the Chipmunks 2. Currently, she is teaching and building many businesses next to her life partner WilldaBeast Adams.
JENNIFER WEBER is an award-winning director-choreographer whose career has spanned concert dance, commercial events, theatre and TV. A physical storyteller at heart, Weber brings projects to life with her unique sense of visual narrative. Weber is the director-choreographer of the international touring hit The Hip Hop Nutcracker, as well as the founder and director of Brooklyn-based hip hop theatre company, Decadancetheatre (for which she was nominated for the “Outstanding Emerging Choreographer” New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award). Her concert dance work has toured across the US, UK, Russia and France performing at venues including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Apollo Theater, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London’s Southbank Center, The Everyman in Liverpool, New York City Center, Bumbershoot in Seattle, The Music Center, Los Angeles and The Stanislavsky Music Theatre in Moscow.
Weber has choreographed immersive and staged events for brands including American Express, Uber, Ulta, L’Oreal Matrix, Reebok, Philosophy, Marc Jacobs, Hormel and CK2. She is currently the director for the tour of Lifetime’s Bring It Live! With Coach D and the Dancing Dolls.
As a choreographer, her theater credits include the US premiere of Bryony Lavery’s Stockholm at Stageworks/Hudson, PBS’s Odd Squad Live Tour, James Brown: Get On the Good Foot for The Apollo Theater/US Tour (contributing choreographer with director Otis Sallid), Cruel Intentions The Musical, and Ars Nova’s upcoming immersive theater experience, KPOP (Fall 2017)