Sophia – Iris Karina

Iris Karina was born in Austria and studied acting and painting in Vienna. She lived and worked in France, New Mexico and Berlin, Germany and now calls Los Angeles her home town - doing what she loves: acting, singing, and painting.

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Young Sophia – Arielle Elonys

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, Arielle Elonys has been dancing, acting, modeling and singing since as long as she can remember. After high school she moved to Los Angeles where she received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University.

As a dancer, she has worked with artists such as Paula De Anda, Tim McGraw, Soulja Boy, Baby Bash, and The Lost Trailers. Her credits include So You Think You Can Dance, Nashville (TV show), and Eureka commercials, just to name a few. Besides dancing professionally, she works as a dance teacher touring around the country for Showstopper conventions and competitions, as well as serves as a judge for Showstopper Competitions. She has been in both Dance Spirit magazine, and Dance magazine.

Outside of acting and dancing, She is also a fitness model, choreographer, and singer/songwriter.

Leo – Derrick Butler

Derrick Butler knew he wanted to pursue dance as a career at the age of 13. He began training in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, and hip-hop at Sherry’s Dance Center.

In 2008, he joined Capitol Movement Inc. Dance Company as a Pre-professional company member and also had the privilege of interning at Broadway Dance Center in New York. After returning from New York in 2010 Derrick became the hip-hop director for Capitol Movement, Inc. and taught at various dance studios. He has had the pleasure of performing at the Phoenix Awards Dinner for The Congressional Black Caucus where President Barack Obama was the keynote speaker, with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders during a halftime show and most recently appeared in Michael Jackson’s video “Love Never Felt So Good”.

Derrick is currently signed with Bloc La as a professional dancer living in Los Angeles, CA pursuing his dreams.