Going Pro Expo - Atlanta
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Atlanta Going Pro Expo
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Rockdale Gymnastics, 1774 Old Covington Road Ne, Conyers, Ga (25 miles east of Atlanta)
Featuring pro dance choreographers of the ...
NBA & NFL and other sports leagues
Vendors for shopping and networking
Presentations in areas of pageantry, fitness/nutrition, hair/makeup and directors/leadership
General Entry $15.00 per person via online registration $20.00 per person at the door, cash or… Show more credit
Includes: Vendors Presentations Dance Technique Class Option to add Choreography sessions at $15.00 per class
Group discounts available for 5 or more attendees. Please contact Going Pro with your sessions desired and number of participants.
Pro discount for current and alumni NFL and NBA peformers. Please contact Going Pro with your name, team and years cheering for the discount code.
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Please click on the choreographer's name for photo and background. Each choreography session requires a general entry fee plus $15.00 per class. Each choreography session is 90 minutes in length. Routines are 45-60 seconds in length, pro dance style with complimentary music files and routine videos after the event. Some routines may have groups and formations. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your class. Each class will begin with a short warm up and stretch. Attire should be comfortable dance/fitness wear.
Schedule coming soon! Click on the choreographer's name to link to photo and bio. Desiree Nathanson (NBA) Rae Ransom (NBA) Kenneth Khamphiphone
all general entry tickets include access to the presentation and vendor area. Browse vendors, get special offers and attend any of our four featured presentations by the industry's best! General entry also includes the dance technique class. Attire should be suited to your activity. You are here to network so dress to impress!
Schedule coming soon! Click on the presenter's name to link to photo and bio.
Nicole Duncan (Fitness Competition 101)
Paula Molinari (MUA/Tanning)
Desiree Nathanson (Nutrition)
Susan McGhee (Dance Technique)
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About The Presenters & Choreographers
Desiree Nathanson - NBA Alumni Dancer - Atlanta, Figure Competitor. Desiree began her formal dance training at the age of four at Florida Ballet Arts and continued until her discovery of dance teams in high school. From there she went on to dance for the University of Florida Dazzlers dance team where she performed all over the country including the 2000 Men’s Basketball Final Four. Following her four years at Uf Desiree broke into the professional world of dance with the Atlanta Hawks Dance team. During her six seasons with the Hawks, Desiree danced at the 2002 NBA All Star and Celebrity All Star games as well as travel to Mexico to perform at games for the Hawks sister team the Reynosa Correcaminos. She also represented the NBA in China performing in the Guangzhou and Chengdu provinces. She has worked with several music artists including The Sugarhill Gang, MC Hammer, Kool and the Gang, American Idol finalist Ejay Day, Bryce, Cat Chang and Pilar Montenegro. Desiree completed her master’s in nutrition at Georgia State University and is currently an NESTA-certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition coach as well as an AFAA-certified group exercise instructor. In between clients and dancing Desiree trains as a fitness competitor, doing shows on the Fitness Universe Pageant circuit. Her competition resume includes first place in tall figure at the 2006 SNBF Nationals and first place in tall figure at 2006 SNBF Georgia Fame. She has also competed in Ms. Bikini Universe 2006 and Ms. Fitness Universe 2008. Through her nutrition education and dance/fitness background, Desiree hopes to educate people on the positive effects of a healthy and active lifestyle. Visit www.desireenathanson.com .
Rae Ransom Coleman - NBA Dance Alumni - New Jersey and Atlanta, College Dance Coach. Having completed her Ba degree in Drama and Dance from Spelman College and majoring in dance at North Atlanta High School’s Performing Arts Magnet, Rae is the daughter of former first lady of Atlanta Bunnie Jackson-Ransom and platinum recording artist Ray Ransom. Rae has been formally trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, African, Modern, and Hip-Hop by notable instructors including Ralph Glenmore, Melanie Person, and Sarah Yarborough of Alvin Ailey, Nena Gilreath- Lucas and Stephanie Dabney of Dance Theater of Harlem, Kenneth Green of Disney, Veta Goler, and hip hop icons Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo. Rae performed for four years as captain of the Morehouse College dance team "Mahogany-N-Motion," as well as semi-annual dance productions within the Spelman Fine Arts department. As a member of the national hip-hop company Culture Shock Atlanta she’s performed alongside artist such as Lakeside, Evelyn “Champagne” King, The Sos Band and Brick. Rae further developed her stage experience during her college years by taking on the role of Resident Choreographer for Morehouse College as well as Director of Pageants. Rae is an accomplished director and stage manager with over 20 shows in her repertoire including Giwayen Mata African Dance Company and the Any1Man national tour. She has performed with the Bet Hip-Hop Awards, Trumpet Awards, Kanye West, Nelly, Tweet, Brian McKnight, MC Hammer, Babyface, Bobby Valentino, Purple Ribbon All Stars, and Lenny Williams. She served as choreographer to Janelle Monae, The Atlanta Life Financial Group, NBA performance teams the Atlanta Hawks and New Jersey Nets, and continues to serve as advisor for productions at Spelman and Morehouse colleges. She is the current Jazz Company Instructor at Renaissance International School of Performing Arts in Alpharetta and directs the Westlake High School Dance Team, earning national championship Uda titles in Hip Hop and Jazz Large Group divisions in 2012.
Susan McGhee - Technique Leader, Owner of Susan's Dance Studio. Susan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College. She started ballet, tap, and jazz at the age of three and became a principal dancer for the Albany Ballet Theater. Susan was a member of Tennessee State University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College dance and cheerleading squads. She also performed in the Opening & Closing Ceremonies during the 1996 Olympic Games and has held the titles of Ms. Black International. Susan’s students have appeared on sitcoms, videos, commercials, starred in major motion picture films, have performed with Mariah Carey, LL Cool J, Romeo, and were finalists at the Showtime Apollo Theater in New York. She was a ballroom dancer for Tyler Perry’s Diary of Black Woman and the choreographer for the CW Vampire Diaries. Susan is committed to educating students in the art of dance by giving them the opportunity to express themselves using the universal language of movement to build self-confidence and to master self-discipline. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and is a certified etiquette instructor. Her philosophy of life is in the words of that old familiar song, "If I can help somebody, as I pass along, if I can cheer somebody with a word or song, if I can show somebody, they are traveling wrong, then my living will not be in vain."
(PHOTO Coming Soon!) Paula Molinari - Mac Make Up Artist & Spray Tanning Expert. (Bio Coming SOON!)
Nicole Duncan - NFL Cheer Alumni - Atlanta, Ifbb Fitness Professional. Nicole was a 6-year NFL Cheerleader for the Atlanta Falcons and has been actively involved in Going Pro Entertainment's regional direction since 1998. As a Falcons Cheerleader, she appeared on the NFL Network in the NFL Cheerleader Challenge. Nicole has also been a college cheer and dance director. She is now a highly recognized certified personal trainer and fitness competitor, having appeared in Oxygen Magazine. Her titles include 2008-2012 Fitness Olympian, 2009-2013 Arnold Athlete, and 2006 NPC National Fitness Champion. Nicole graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Broadcasting and also studied Business at Georgia State University before founding Fit Nic Inc. Nicole's motto is "Live life to the fullest and thank God along the way."
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Going Pro Entertainment is the premier resource for professional cheerleading and dance services. Developed by former pro dancers from all United States sports leagues, Gpe provides exclusive services in audition coaching, team consulting and choreography, and alumni talent management. Gpe events feature choreography and mentorship by Pro Cheer All Stars in multiple cities, including Phoenix, Los Angeles, Reno, Denver, Kansas City, Chicago, St Louis, Omaha, Oklahoma City, Houston, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Minneapolis/St Paul, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Virginia Beach, Charlotte (NC), Miami, and Orlando. Visit www.goingproentertainment.com or www.procheerallstars.eventbrite.com .
Become A VENDOR!
Are you interested in reaching women over the age of 18 who are in the industries of fitness, dance, pageants, modeling and entertainment? Showcase your business at the Goin g Pro Expo for $100.00. Space is limited! Contact Laura at 1-877-974-6253 x712 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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