(DIRECTOR) Founder, Director, Choreographer of Xtreme Dance Force, the number one Hip Hop and Jazz/Lyrical dance troupe in the Midwest. Renzetti, recently featured on the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine, began his training at age 8 in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop. Renzetti now travels all over the country for Master Workshops, Intensives and dance studios guest teaching and setting choreography. Renzetti trained in Hollywood, CA with top Choreographers and teachers. Renzetti has appeared in the Show “Pop Stars 2,” Lead Singer and Dancer for (Big Idea’s) Veggie Tales “Jonah,” the national syndicated TV show “Health and Lifestyles Weekly,” and other top shows and performances across the country. Recently Renzetti choreographed the Nationally Televised MLS All-Star Game Half-Time Show Featuring Recording artist Lupe Fiasco. Renzetti’s work has received National acclaim and overall awards for Choreography/Entertainment by top industry competitions. Renzetti’s group, Xtreme Dance Force are 9-time Starpower International Victory Cups holders. Xtreme Dance Force was also rated one of the top 5 dance companies in the USA by Dance Spirit Magazine. Renzetti’s credits include: openings for recording artist Soulja Boy, Ludacris, Ciara, Chingy, Tyrese, Lupe Fiasco, Bow Wow, Mims, and Twista.. Renzetti has trained dancers who have gone on to dance in major motion pictures, music videos, live celebrity tours, award shows and numerous commercials. Renzetti’s dancers have also gone on to teach all over the world. They’ve worked with artists such as Justin Bieber, JLO, Lady GaGa, Britney Spears, Jason Derulo and Pussy Cat Dolls. They have also appeared in Live Las Vegas shows, opening celebrity acts and on the “Wade Robson Project.” They have recently appeared on the Fox series “So You Think You Can Dance” and MTV Hit “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew”, Season 1 and 2. Renzetti was featured as the head hip hop Coach in 2 shows of the Emmy Award winning MTV reality show, “MADE”. For more information on Renzetti’s Company please visit www.xtremedanceforce.com. Renzetti is also an accredited recording artist who has kicked off his singing career under the stage name "Nick Richards". For more information on Renzetti's artist career, please visit, www.nickrichardsmusic.com
(CO-DIRECTOR) Brenna has been dancing for 13 years and teaching for the past 5 years. She started dancing on BDA dance company and then joined Xtreme Dance Force in 2007 and was a dancer on the company for 7 years. Brenna has traveled regionally and nationally and played a huge role on the company helping Xtreme win 7 Starpower World Victory Cups. Brenna has had the opportunity to work with top choreographers such as Bobby Newberry, Nika Kljun, Bryan Tanaka, Kevin Maher, Hannah Wintrode, Matt Steffanina, Matt Cady, Kyle Hanagami, Robert Hoffman,Nick Bass and many more. Brenna has always had a passion for teaching and working with kids as she has worked as an assistant Co Director and guest choreographer for Xtreme over the years. Brenna was awarded dancer of the year many times while she was on Xtreme and was chosen as Captain of her division her last 2 years. She is currently pursuing her bachelors degree and working for Xtreme full-time as a Co Director this coming season!
AF1 Power Tumbling was established in 2014 on the principals of elevating the tumbling class experience. Building up both athletic abilities and self esteem. We are a full service traveling tumbling company specializing in gymnastics, cheer, and power tumbling. AF1 works with park districts, large and small High School Cheer programs. We are able to work with athletes who are just starting in competitive gymnastics, cheer or dance as well as advanced and elite level. We incorporate drills, demonstration, hands on spotting, Cheer floor tumbling, and video replay to build up the tumblers skill set. Our goal is to prepare your gymnast, cheerleader or dancer for there upcoming competitive sessions as well as out of season training. AF1 Power Tumbling is very excited to partner up with Xtreme Dance this year!
Stephanie Arvanites has been dancing since she was the age of two, studying all styles of dance. She started her training at Inspire School of Dance where she learned from Anne Forest, Kelly Hill, Sara Bibik, and Margaret Palmer, also where she started her competitive dance training. Stephanie wanted to expand her education and continue to develop additional styles and expression of dance. At the age of ten she discovered Xtreme Dance Center and competed on their company Xtreme Dance Force. Through Xtreme, Stephanie expanded her jazz and lyrical knowledge and grew immensely in hip hop. While at Xtreme, she trained with Sam Renzetti, JC Renzetti, Jacquie Renzetti, Gil Mata, Debra Nanni, Avnun Yakubov, and Ryan Browning. Stephanie received several awards while on Xtreme and was able to continue their title as a 10-time World Victory Cup Champion. For the last 10 years she has specialized in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, and hip hop. In her high school years, Stephanie attended Plainfield North High School and was a member of the Tigerette Dance Team. She is currently attending Lewis University and is majoring in Accounting. Stephanie will plan on achieving her Masters after she finishes her Bachelors degree. She is excited to share her passion and knowledge of dance with the students at Xtreme Dance Center.
(CO-DIRECTOR) Jory Bowling grew up in Bartlett, IL. Having over 30 years of dance experience behind her, she received her training from well-known studios, Youman School of Dance, Goldens School of Dance and the famous Giordano Dance Center. She studied with such notables as Cindy Engel, Ellen Werksmen, Natalie Rast, and Nan & Gus Giordano. Also as a competitor, she was one of the first members of the highly recognized Midwest Movement under Ted Jackson. Jory went on to train in the Theater Department of Northern Illinois University, where she studied Ballet, Pointe & Modern extensively. Her professional credits include one of the choreographers and dancers in the Las Vegas Revue “The Dream King” starring Trent Carlini, whom she also traveled and performed with in Toronto, The Star Plaza in Indiana, The Paramount Theater in Aurora and White Sox Elvis Night. In addition, for many years, she choreographed and danced for the Chicago White Sox special event games such as Classic Rock Night, Elvis Night and more. Jory has taught multiple forms of dance to all ages since High School. She specializes in Jazz, Jumps/Turns, Lyrical, Stretch & Strength, and Ballet. From 2004-2010, she was full-time director of the award winning competitive team Powerhouse Dance Company. After only 2 years on the competition circuit, Dance Teacher Magazine named them as one of the “50 Studios on the Move” in their 2007 special issue of 50 studios with top competition accolades across the country. Her students have gone on to teach, adjudicate, dance on college dance teams, become cast members at Disney World, and actors/dancers in commercials, movies, music videos and concert tours! Jory started judging competitions in 2001 with Starpower and continued on with Nexstar and Revolution. Currently she enjoys and spends the competition season judging for Starquest, Bravo and Applause. In the Fall & Winter, Jory is hired to clean competition pieces and guest teaches at suburban studios as well as teaches technique to a High School Dance Team. Jory is known for her attention to detail and her technical knowledge. She enjoys working with students of all ages and is happy to be a part of Xtreme!
Monyett Crump first discovered his love for dance at the age of 15 after being inspired by dance icons such as Michael Jackson and the Jabbawockeez. Since then, he has trained in Hip Hop with some of the finest instructors and professional dance studios all over the country. He has also been apart of some of Chicago's main urban companies including The Puzzle League, Viscious, and CODA. Monyett has had the honor of working with artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Ciara, Chance the Rapper, DLOW, Ian Eastwood and is now one of the newest additions to WilldaBeast Adam's company ImmaBeast. Monyett hopes to inspire dancers around the world, especially the next generation of dancers, and hopes to promote hard work and commitment.
(CO-DIRECTOR) Nichole has been dancing since she was 4. At age 12 Nichole joined Xtreme Dance Force when it started in 2002 and danced with the company until she graduated High School in 2008. Nichole has been trained in Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Modern and Contemporary. While on Xtreme Dance Force she was a part of the group that won the first victory cup for the company in 2006 and followed that with 2 more in 2007 and 2008. She has received scholarships and numerous overall top scores while participating in conventions and competitions regionally and nationally. Through Xtreme she had the opportunity to work directly with Jesse Santos, Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo, David Moore, Kevin Maher, Brian Friedman, Dave Scott, Sky Hoffman, Nick Bass, Tokyo, Bobby Newberry, Leslie Scott, Laurie Ann Gibson, D. Woods, Marty Kudelka, Chris Jacobsen and Jayson Wright. Nichole has also been instructed by Avnun Yakubov, Nikki Del Rae, Sarah Ford, Sam Renzetti, JC Renzetti, and Alvin Ramirez. Also while on Xtreme she performed in the opening dances for Ciara, Ludacris and performed in the MLS half time show with Lupe Fiasco. Nichole also performed with Xtreme at Urbanite, Taste of Chicago, Dance Chicago, and various other performance opportunities. In 2003 Nichole was casted as one of the dancers in a commercial for Value City. During her high school years from 2004-2008 she also participated in the Neuqua Valley High School Orchesis Dance Team. During her Junior and Senior years she was given the opportunity to choreograph dances for their annual show. In 2008-2009 she assisted JC Renzetti with Team hip hop and taught at the Center. In 2009 she moved to Los Angeles. From 2009 to 2011 she studied dance in Los Angeles taking classes from various instructors at Millennium and Debbie Reynolds studio. While in California she attended Santa Monica College and UEI to pursue studies in the medical field. In 2011 she moved back to Naperville and rejoined the Xtreme Staff as a Co-Director for Crew Hip Hop and an Instructor at the Center. Nichole received her Nursing Degree and Certification in 2016. Being a nurse and teaching dance are both long time dreams of hers. Working with the crew kids and teaching the Children's program classes have given her a new insight on the dance world because she has the opportunity to enlighten the young kids she teaches and spark their interest in dance.
Erin Fleck began her dance training at the young age of three years old and grew up studying all styles. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Kinesiology with an emphasis in contemporary dance where she studied ballet, modern, contemporary and jazz under Elizabeth Shea, Laura Poole, Sherilyn Nott Foley and Gwendolyn Hamm to name a few. Erin also had the pleasure of being one of the few chosen dancers to rehearse and perform with the Ben Munisteri Dance Company and Connie Donapoli, former member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. In addition, Erin was a Corps Company Member with the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre for three years and a Company Member for the Abigail Alyn Dance Projects. Erin taught at The Academy of Dance Arts in Fishers, Indiana before moving to Chicago five years ago. Since moving to the city, she has performed in two Carnival Choreographer’s Ball (Chicago) and performed with Movement Revolution and Tapestry Dance Company; she currently teaches at Soul2Sole Dance Inc. and ARCC Ballet and is excited to be a part of Xtreme Dance Center.
(ASST. CO-DIRECTOR) Samantha has been dancing since she joined Xtreme Dance Force in 2006. She danced with the company for 8 seasons, where she received extensive training in hip-hop. While dancing on the company, she primarily assisted JC Renzetti with the Team Division of Xtreme Dance Force, but frequently assisted Alvin Ramirez and Sam Renzetti at studios in and out of state as well. Throughout this time, Samantha was awarded scholarships individually and contributed to many group awards including 4 national titles with the Force Division. After graduating from high school, she continued dancing for 5 seasons with The Puzzle League, one of the top dance crews in the Midwest. During this time they were awarded several titles in and out of state, including first place at World of Dance Chicago, Las Vegas, and Orlando. Samantha has taught and assisted at numerous studios throughout the Midwest, in addition to various studios in New York and Virginia. In 2015, she appeared as a principal dancer on the season finale of the hit FOX show "Empire." She is currently interning at Margie Korshak, Inc., and earning a degree in Communications and Media with a double minor in Cinema Studies and PR & Advertising at DePaul University.
Angelica Lasala began dancing at the age of 5 and received much of her tap education at DeForest Dance Academy in Elmhurst, IL, where she was part of the award-winning Steppin' Out Dance Company. She has trained under Sean Kaminski, Donna Johnson, Ashley Deforest, Jory Bowling, and Nico Rubio. During her time at Steppin' Out, she won several regional and national awards — including a first-place solo finish and a scholarship to take classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. In addition, she was one of 20 students to receive a scholarship for Chicago Human Rhythm Project's Rhythm World festival in 2011. On top of teaching her students to fall in love with tap dance's rich rhythms and history at Xtreme Dance Center, she currently works as the Public Relations Coordinator at the Field Museum. She recently graduated from Vanderbilt University — where she founded the university's first student-run tap dance organization, Tap That! — with a bachelor of arts degree in English.
Rob began his dancing career at age 4, and has studied all forms of dance – ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and hip hop, but his specialty is hip hop. Robert recently performed with Xtreme Dance Crew on the second season of MTV’s hit show, America’s Best Dance Crew. He has opened for Souja Boy, Bow Wow and Mims, and was part of the ABDC tour performing at the Rosemont Theatre with the Xtreme Dance Crew. Robert was part of the award winning competition teams for Xtreme Dance Force, Forest Hills Dance Company, Dance Source Unlimited, and Midwest Movement. Robert choreographed for Xtreme competition teams in the 2007-2008 competition season. He has also choreographed winning competition numbers for Forest Hills Dance Academy. Robert owns his own studio, Lewis Dance Progressions, and also teaches at several other dance studios in the Northern Illinois area. He has taught Master Classes in the Northern Illinois area, and has recently adjudicated at dance competitions. His greatest love is teaching and choreographing hip hop, and his new innovative style is fresh and exciting.
Dancing has been a part of my life since the early age of three and I have been teaching at various studios in the Chicago suburbs for over 30 years. I have received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dance from Illinois State University. I also have two Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Art, one from Elgin Community College and the other from The Illinois Institute of Art specializing in Graphic Design. I have been a performer, judge and choreographer in numerous dance competitions and conventions and received many choreography awards. I am also a judge for Spotlight Dance Cup and have been with them for over 10 years. I have had the opportunity to judge for the Lifetime TV show Dance Moms and was seen in three episodes. I enjoy judging because it takes me all over the country and I get to experience the art that teachers are presenting. It inspires me to see the creativity and passion of dance teachers and students presented to everyone on the stage. I also enjoy the inspiration of seeing what students and teachers are doing around the country. Teaching dance is one of my passions in life and I enjoy sharing that passion with eager students. I enjoy teaching at several studios because I love the different atmospheres and the variety of students. I recently became the co-director of the Larkin High School Visual and Performing Arts Academy Dance program.
(CO-DIRECTOR) Devon is from Toronto and has been since a young age. He has had the opportunity in choreographing for such projects as The Toronto Film Festival as well the tap scenes in the movies; Honey, Universal Pictures and Save The Last Dance 2 MTV. He’s appeared in music videos for such artists as; Chris Brown-New Flame, Chris Brown-Loyal, Chris Brown-Turn Up The Music, NeYo-Beautiful Monster, David Guetta+Chris Brown-I Can Only Imagine, Timbaland-Cop That Disc, Snoop+Wiz-Young,Wild n’ Free, BoA-Energetic, K-OS-Superstar + Crab Bucket, Mark Ballas-Get My Name, Yasmeen-Blue Jeansand many more. Devon has also performed on TV and stage with artists such as; the Billboard Awards w/ Michael Jackson hologram tribute, the VMA’s w/ Justin Timberlake, the V.M.A.’s, Billboard Awards, BET Awards, DWTS and Carpe Diem Tour w/ Chris Brown, So You Think You Can Dance w/ Ne-Yo, DWTS w/ Jason Derulo, DWTS w/ Mark Ballas, DWTS w/ Macy’s All-Stars, American Idol w/ Travis Garland and Stefano Langone, Korean Pop Star BoA and many more. He has also appeared in commercials for Marshall’s, Cali-Max, and Milk-Canada.
(Artistic Director) Brian Rabenda was the Owner/Artistic Director of Award winning and nationally recognized B-Discovered Dance Company in Chicago IL, as well as a freelance teacher/ choreographer. With well over a decade of teaching experience Brian strives to share his knowledge and experience with his students-providing not only exceptional technique but also to develop a strong work ethic. His choreography/training has won dancers countless awards, including top scores, and national titles. His students have gone on to the countries top Universities and Conservatories such as USC, Juilliard Summer Program and University of Arizona. Along with training dancers Brian is a master adjudicator for top conventions and competitions around the country. Brian is known for pushing his students to their ultimate potential, allowing them to discover the talent within. His movement comes from his heart, creating, and refining works of art to share with his audience.