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ACT 1

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#1

HIP HOP CONNXION HQ FAM

"We Ready"

The Hip Hop ConnXion HQ is recognized as one of the top professional dance companies in the country. The Headquarters which is considered the main branch is located jointly in Bloomingdale and Aurora. They are also mentors to the HHC Primo branch at UIC. The HHC HQ dancers have appeared in music videos and movies, opened up for artists such as Chris Brown and performed at places like the United Center for the Chicago Bulls. They have taken top honors in major national competitions such as Hip Hop International, but they primarily focus on shows that help to inspire others. The mission statement of the Hip Hop ConnXion is, “Our Future Is Here Today”.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Suavé, Jonny Alba, Darius Love, Hailey Schield

Choreographer(s): Suavé, Jonny Alba, Cesar Bautista, Darius Love, Hailey Schield

Dancers: Jonny Alba, Giyoung An, Cesar Bautista, Victor Bautista, Ines Beganovic, Kasey Felgar, Cassie Flotte, Nathali Hurtado, John Park, Hailey Schield, Charity Williams

Contact Info:

Website: www.hiphopconnxion.com

Email: info@hiphopconnxion.com

Social Media: hiphopconnxion 

HHC Opener
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#2

SERVIN' FYSH DANCE COMPANY

"Austin Powers"

Servin Fysh Dance Company was Created in 2016 and has continued to be a safe haven for members of the LGBTQIAS2+ community along with all who may share the passion for dance. Allowing all of its members to be as free as they would please, we still aim to nurture and train dancers in styles varying from hip hop to even jazz. I want us to be an example for people in the LGBTQIAS2+ community to not to be afraid of the world and to help change the world’s views towards us -- to keep us from hiding. There are a lot of LGBTQIA2S+ people who are talented out in the world and they’re probably afraid of using their talents and the Gifts that God has blessed them with because of what society has to say about their life and how they live their life. we hope to spread our message of inclusivity as well as genuine positivity.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Gerald Willis, Larkey Goodwin

Choreographer(s): Larkey Goodwin, Gerald Willis

Dancers: Tywane Beard, Larkey Goodwin, Troyshon Lowe, Lamarr Roseburr, Alice Spencer. Destiny Spencer, Jordan Stapleton, Kevin Stringer, Trinity Thornton, Roniesha Williams, Gerald Willis, Gabriel Yates

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Contact Info:

Email: Servinfyshdanceco@gmail.com

Social Media: FB- facebook.com/servinfyshdanceco, IG- instagram.com/servinfyshdanceco

Phone: 773-507-6142

Movement Revolution
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#3

BANG BANG! DANCE COMPANY

"SCREWFACE"

Founded by Trae Turner in 2019, BANG BANG! Dance Company strives to push the boundaries of hip hop dance. Under the artistic direction of Krista Ellensohn, BANG BANG is an affiliate company of BOOM CRACK! Dance Company.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Trae Turner, Krista Ellensohn, Emily Dietze

Choreographer(s): Krista Ellensohn, Trae Turner

Dancers: Dyani Abarca, Daniel Abia, Victoria Buch, Kayla Claybron, Kairi Domingo, Raleigh Ford, Audrey Fosson, Diamond Gant, Lucia Garr, Erik Gonzalez, Taylor Harvey, Samantha Hernandez, Caroline Larson, Keyana Latimer, Chae Lee, Jiayun Lu, Maytal Maor, Christina Phillips, Iliana Rodriguez, Maribel Rodriguez, Zucchious Rosal, Madeline Rush, Olivia Shi, Reema Fay Sidani, Havana Stein, Veronica Toland, Shay Ugolini, My Vuong

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Contact Info:

Email: bangbangdanceco@gmail.com

Social Media: IG- @bangbangdanceco 

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#4

HIP HOP CONNXION PRIMO/DOWNTOWN

"Pool Party"

ConnXion Primo is a dance troupe of all ages, gender, and color, with each member striving toward one common goal…TO INSPIRE! The company’s mission statement, “Our Future Is Here Today” is built upon the act of inspiring the leaders of today and making the bond in the dance community stronger for all. Our primary goal is to inspire others to be the best they can be and educate our youth to make good choices by being positive role models within the community through our movement and our everyday interactions with everyone that we connect with.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Breanna Henry, Alyssa Bernardino

Choreographer(s): Georel Acuna, Asjha Lucena-Johnson, Breanna Henry, Tristan Danan, Aisha Torres, Misty Villagomez, Genesis Feliciano, Jake Orlowski, Michelle Wang, Stefanie Farfan, Morgan Foster

Dancers: Alyssa Bernardino, Katie Bower, Natalia Camacho, Emily Carroso, Tristan Danan, Stefanie Farfan, Genesis Feliciano, Morgan Foster, Vaughn Francisco, Roshnee Gulati, Bre Henry, Kerigen Hoffman, Sylvia Huang, Jee-hye Janes, Steve Jimenez, Asjha Lucena-Johnson, Jie (Candice) Lu, Jasmine Mason, Christine Nguyen, Lauren Peck, Aaliyah Price, Perla Reducindo, Veronica Rimsky, Kelly Scott, Sophia Shin, Jae Silk, Fatima Sison, Lanier Tisley, Jacqueline Tran, Jonny Visperas, Sarah Walles, Michelle Wang

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Contact Info:

Website: www.hiphopconnxion.com

Email: hhcdowntown@yahoo.com

Social Media: IG- @primo_dancecrew/ FB: Primo Dance 

Fusion
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#5

VICIOUS

"Sock It To Me"

In loving memory of Tyris Robertson & Dominic Domfromguam Cadiz.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Kris Rhodes

Choreographer(s): Kris Rhodes

Dancers: Levi Carrroll, Jon’qis Fillyaw, Julia Gardziel, Adonis Hunter, Malissa Kenner, Sylvia Love, Antoniette Marino, Giovanni Palma, Bobbi Ponder, Kay Quiballo, Kris Rhodes, Brenda Sekosan, Niki Zamora

Contact Info:

Email: ChooseVicious@gmail.com

Vicious
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#6

BANG BANG! DANCE COMPANY

"Bounce N Break Yo Back!"

Founded in 2019 by Trae Turner, BANG BANG! Dance Company, strives to make music visible by pushing the boundaries of hip hop dance. BANG BANG! is under the artistic direction of Krista Ellensohn and is family to BOOM CRACK! and BOOM BOX Dance Company.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Krista Ellensohn

Choreographer(s): Krista Ellensohn, Sophia Santore, Trae Turner

Dancers: Daniel Abia, Victoria Buch, Kayla Claybron, Jaylyn Fahey, Raleigh Ford, Aimee Frost, Diamond Gant, Taylor Harvey, Samantha Hernandez, Kristina Kim, Keyana Latimer, Chae Lee, Jiayun Lu, Christina Phillips, Maria Rocha, Iliana Rodriguez, Maribel Rodriguez, Madeline Rush, Rylie Ann Taylor, Veronica Toland, Kelly Walblay

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Contact Info:

Website: www.boomcrack.com

Email: bangbangdanceco@gmail.com

Social Media: IG- @bangbangdanceco 

Bang Bang
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#7

INSIDE OUT PROFESSIONAL DANCE COMPANY

"No Friends in the Industry"

InsideOut Professional combines talent, culture and diversity from all over the world to inspire & connect our community in Chicago. ISO PRO has participated in World of Dance, Prelude Midwest, Choreographer’s Carnival since 2018

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Andrew Tamez Hull

Choreographer(s): Andrew Tamez Hull, Jake Orlowski

Dancers: Melyna Arango, Rocky Bach, Prerna Bajaj, Rachel Blaauwendraad, Jay Blakely, Yulianee Cruz, Mackenzie Folkers, Lucia Garr, Andrew Tamez Hull, Matthew Hyatt, Lauryn Jerz, Samantha O'Malley, Lex Olander, Jake Orlowski, Havana Stein, Cathy Suresh, Ana Vasquez, Mia Volpe 

Contact Info:

Email: insideoutprofessionalcompany@gmail.com

Social Media: IG- @insideoutprofessional

Phone: Prerna 773-490-6112

Inside Out
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#8

C.O.D.A. (CHICAGO ONYX DANCE ALLIANCE)

"Black & Blue"

In 2007, C.O.D.A. (Chicago Onyx Dance Alliance) was established to train and expose up-and-coming dancers to the professional world of dance and quickly grew into one of Chicago's most entertaining dance companies. As a multicultural dance company, C.O.D.A. prides itself in the versatility of dance styles and creative ideas within the company. Understanding the authenticity and history of Hip Hop, we embrace all styles. Today, we strive to serve creatives from diverse backgrounds, including those in our community and those in search of community. We provide dance training and mentorship through a safe, inclusive environment. With each performance we strive to bring joy to ourselves and others while pushing boundaries in our craft.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Riane Taday & Victor Lugo 

Choreographer(s): Riane Taday, Christine Kao, Tyler Pradaxay, Kassie Ramirez

Dancers: Mikee Alde, Isabel Colado, Joneil Escobar, Unna Fernandez, Christine Kao, Jessica Lei, Sophie Lin, Momo Llorens, Lucy, Victor Lugo, Samantha Maltezos, Antoniette Marino, Eliazar (EZ) Mena, Kerry Pelegrino, Michael Pradaxay, Kay Quiballo, Kassie Ramirez, Ian Santos, Chelsea Shang, Riane Taday, Nikhilesh (Nik) Thota, Kevin Torio

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Contact Info:

Email: codaworld.chicago@gmail.com

Social Media: Instagram: @codaworld, Facebook: facebook.com/CODAWORLD

*** 20 MINUTE INTERMISSION***

 

Please take this time to visit THE ONE Merchandise Table in the foyer and grab some Limited Edition show gear.

CODA

L.I.F.E. Achievement Award Grant Presentation

ACT 2

#9

THE PUZZLE LEAGUE

"Conejito Malo"

The Puzzle League was founded in 2010. Since, they have performed and competed around the country, taking home many championships. Most recently they won their 3rd Emmy Award for their work with ABC7 Chicago.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s)Matt Pumanes, Davina Moralicz, Andrew Phan

Choreographer(s): Matt Pumanes, Davina Pasiewicz, Andrew Phan, & Jasmine Pumanes

Dancers: Marcus Ambubuyog, James Angeletti, Rachel Bell, Cheyenne Blakely, Derrell Brown, Tyler Butler, Brenna Collins, Shannon Crowley, Trinity Dent, Jo Dittus, Pam Gozon, Kennedy Hayes, Lauren Holly, Becca Lam, Kyle Lee, Reggie Murphy, Jimi Loc Nguyen, Camille Nono, Gina Pintozzi, Sharrod Poore, Matt Pumanes, Bryan Quiaoit, Sam Roberts, Alan Rueda, Lizette Saenz, Corvette Shores, Anna Marie Taylor, Gabby Truong, Vanessa Urban, Katherine Weir, Jenny Zhen

Contact Info:

Email: Thepuzzleleague@yahoo.com

Social Media: IG- @thepuzzleleague

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LIFE
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#10

A-List

"A House Set"

We are an urban adult hip hop team who specializes in modern hip hop, jazz funk, pop, and afro beat movement. We have never had an F on our test

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Khatilen Lee (Gonzo)

Choreographer(s): Gonzo

Dancers: Kadeem Brinker, Candace Brown, Celease Brown, Derrell Brown, Rhamon Ferguson, Deante Johnson, Robin Johnson, Khatilen Lee, Courtney Locke, Rashaun Mckenzie, Jeanettie Merchant, Pierre Morgan, Marcus Montley, Nick Robinson, Jasmine Shannon, Corvette Shores, Shakima Willingham

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Contact Info:

Email: leekhatilen@yahoo.com

Social Media: FB- A-List Ent,  IG- @alistdancecrew 

Phone773-949-7490

A-List
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SAINTS (from Milwaukee, WI)

"So Silly"

SAINTS, which stands for Something All Individuals Need to See, is a dance team based in Milwaukee Wisconsin whose goal is to showcase the talent in their city while maintaining a high caliber of dance and creativity.   

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Jasper Sanchez

Choreographer(s): Jasper Sanchez, Julian Provan, Sophie Sullivan, Olivia Grout, Jed Violanda, Nate Ramos

Dancers: Dani Aranda, Eva Burkart, Zarian Glossan, Josh Gossett, Olivia Grout, Heaven Ortiz, Autumn Powless, Julian Provan, Nate Ramos, Kennedy Stacy, Sophie Sullivan, Abbie Theis, Jed Violanda, Joshua Yang

Contact Info:

Email: jasper.sanchez98@gmail.com

Social Media: IG- @saints_dance

Phone: 815-601-7977 

Saints
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#12

BOOM CRACK! DANCE COMPANY

"Alchemy"

Founded in 2009 by Artistic Director, Trae Turner, BOOM CRACK! Dance Company is a professional hip hop company based in Chicago, IL. Since inception, our purpose is to make music visible. BOOM CRACK! believes in bringing the art of hip hop dance to new audiences, and increasing its representation by creating inspirational, concept-based sets that move audiences globally.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Trae Turner, Michelle Radvillas

Choreographer(s): Trae Turner, Krista Ellensohn, Sophia Santore, Alexa Kruchten, Kenzie Sherry

Dancers: Erica Andrus, Anna Choi, Emily Dietze, Krista Ellensohn, Maria Forest, Chloe Hamilton, Alison Janega, Alysia Johnson, Alexa Kruchten, Junhyung Lim, Alyssa Masangkay, Paulina Pietras, Destina Tokbas, Mackenzie Sherry, Sophia Santore, Susan Skrzymowski

Contact Info:

Website: www.boomcrack.com

Social Media: IG- @boomcrackdance

Boom Crack
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M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS FEAT. CREATION CHICAGO

"Dreams & Nightmares"

M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS is a phenomenal TAP dance collective whose “SOLE” purpose is to spread the Love and Joy of TAP worldwide. What started as Bril Barrett & Martin Dumas III’s formula for giving back, is now a full-fledged performing arts company, quickly gaining a reputation for representing the true essence of tap: RHYTHM! The company is composed of young, versatile tap dancers from all over Chicago. Their ages range from 18 to 47, and their backgrounds are equally diverse. The one thing they all have in common is a love for “the dance”.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Founder/Artistic Director - Bril Barrett, Assistant Director - Starinah "Star" Dixon, Rehearsal Director - Donnetta 'LilBit' Jackson, Technical Director - Tristan Bruns

Choreographer(s): Donnetta Jackson

M.A.D.D. Rhythm: Bril Barrett, Starinah 'Star' Dixon, Donnetta 'LilBit' Jackson, Tristan Bruns, Alexandrya Fryson, Andrew Carr, Ashton Carter, Caleb Jackson, Case Prime, Davon Suttles, Ivy Anderson, Kelsey Fields, Sterling Harris, William Wims

Creation Chicago: Creation Chicago Footwork Dancers

Contact Info:

Website: www.maddrhythms.com

Email: info@maddrhythms.com

Social Media: maddrhythms

Phone: 773-604-1899

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XQUIZIT (from St. Louis, MO)

"Y2K"

With members from various dance backgrounds, this team comes together to form XQuizit – Saint Louis University’s Premiere Hip Hop Dance Team. XQuizit is made up of 35 undergraduate students who work hard to craft original choreography for the team in their own unique style. This group has performed at events in and around SLU's campus, various exhibitions in the Midwest, and hosts an annual showcase during the Spring Semester. XQuizit shares their passion for dance and demonstrates various styles through this group of individuals.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Isha Bansal, Calista Harvey, Elise Pinsonneault

Choreographer(s): Isha Bansal, Maya Garcia, Ava Miller, Sophia Klobe, Ella Tate, Chloe Thomas, Grace Fatuga

Dancers: Ashutosh Atre, Isha Bansal, Allison Belliveau, Abrielle Bonnett, Lilly Bowman, Luke Busboom, Claire Domenick, Grace Fatuga, Ian Fleckenstein, Maya Garcia, Calista Harvey, Sophia Klobe, Rachel Leigh, Sam Link, Elise Pinsonneault, Sidney Riecker, Jessica Robinson, Patrick Rycerz, Haley Szramek, Isabella Tate, Chloe Thomas, Maya Tunstall, Jo Vachachira, Caroline Ward

Contact Info:

Email: sluxquizit@gmail.com

Social Media: IG- @sluxquizit, YouTube- @sluXQuizit, TikTok- @xquizit_og

XQuizit
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HIP HOP CONNXION HQ FAM & FRIENDS

"Finale"

The Hip Hop ConnXion HQ is recognized as one of the top professional dance companies in the country. The Headquarters which is considered the main branch is located jointly in Bloomingdale and Aurora. They are also mentors to the HHC Primo branch at UIC. The HHC HQ dancers have appeared in music videos and movies, opened up for artists such as Chris Brown and performed at places like the United Center for the Chicago Bulls. They have taken top honors in major national competitions such as Hip Hop International, but they primarily focus on shows that help to inspire others. The mission statement of the Hip Hop ConnXion is, “Our Future Is Here Today”.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Suavé, Jonny Alba, Hailey Schield

Choreographer(s): Suavé, Jonny Alba

Dancers: Jonny Alba, Giyoung An, Cesar Bautista, Victor Bautista, Ines Beganovic, Taylor Erwin, Simonne Harris, Nathali Hurtado, Ariana Gonzalez, Daniel Gonzalez, John Park, Hailey Schield, Charity Williams, 

Special Guests: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Contact Info:

Website: www.hiphopconnxion.com

Email: info@hiphopconnxion.com

Social Media: hiphopconnxion 

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ONSTAGE FREESTYLE EXHIBITION

(Audience Participation is welcomed and encouraged)

*** END OF SHOW***

Thank you for coming out to THE ONE 2023.

We look forward to seeing you next year at THE ONE 2024!!!

Don't forget to visit THE ONE Merchandise Table in the foyer on your way out and grab some Limited Edition show gear.

PRODUCTION CREW FOR THE ONE 2023

  • Producers – Hip Hop ConnXion, Suavé

  • Event Director– Suavé

  • Assistant Directors- Anthony Wolf & Janet Meeson

  • Lighting Technician & Design – Josh Weckesser

  • Sound Technician – Chris Nasadowski

  • Stage Manager: Lindsey Lococo

  • Assistant Stage Manager: Kaitlin Collins

  • Camera Crew – Ryan Shi (Ryan Shi Entertainment)

  • Photographer & Behind-the-Scenes Videography - Samantha Patrick

  • Additional Crew – THE ONE Staff

 

Acknowledgements

 

Firstly, thank you to the Harold Washington Cultural Center for allowing us to rent and use this facility to host THE ONE 2023.

 

Also, special thanks to all of the people who helped behind the scenes leading up to and volunteering for this show. This would not have been as smooth without your help.

 

A shout out goes to Ryan Shi for filming the show and being one of my very few trusted videographers. I consider him a quiet giant amongst the many talented videographers in the Chicagoland area.

Another shout out to my photographer and behind-the-scenes videographer for the day, Samantha Patrick. Being a newer face on the scene, she will undoubtedly become one of the best in the game. 

 

I also want to acknowledge Bril Barrett from MADD Rhythms who has helped immensely with locking down the location for us and being an amazing liaison between the theater and myself.

 

Thank you again to all the companies and company leaders for helping to bring the community together by participating in this show. Hopefully this event will be the catalyst to help other groups continue to grow and inspire others to do the same! The day you stop growing is the day you cease to exist as a person of influence.

 

Last but not least, thank you to my Hip Hop ConnXion Family for continuing to share my vision and goals and see it through. The philosophy of, “It’s not about who you beat, it’s about who you inspire:” holds so true. Keep inspiring and you too will help to change the state of not only the dance community, but the world as a whole.

 

Suavé

Freestyle
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FUSION DANCE COMPANY

"The Future Is Female"

FUSION Dance Company is composed of experienced dancers who specialize in hip hop dance and choreography. Through hard work and practice, its members excel in providing high-energy performances packed with innovative style and attitude that is sure to keep their audience on the edge of their seats. This all female group travels, performs, and competes throughout the Chicagoland area and uses dance as a positive outlet for dealing with everyday life. We are a sisterhood and a FUSION Family.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Director(s): Alissa Deutsch, Juliana Dragisic, Felecia Hubbard

Choreographer(s): Alissa Deutsch, Juliana Dragisic, Felecia Hubbard

Dancers: Sheridan Bass, Sloane Berkowitz, Leni Berman, Isla Blitz, Tatum Brady, Sage Chalfin, Ishanvi Chaudry, Olivia Chertow, Kendall Chroman, Eden Cohan, Ari Cohen, Emerson Cohen, Payton Copeland, Allison Crane, Bailey Deutsch, Harper Deutsch, Parker Feldman, Sage Felman, Maya Fern, Sydney Freed, Ellyana Freeman, Savannah Geleerd, Dylan Gershman, Ari Glazer, Sydney Glazer, Marlee Gold, Maya Goldberg, Chloe Goode, Hudson Graham, Lexie Groner, Mia Hamano, Alexis Haschke, Ava Haschke, Sofia Kaplan, Maya Kassof, Brooklyn Katz, Elodie Kim, Elliana Kimelman, Reese Kimelman, Lexi Kirshenbaum, Annie Leverenz, Mara Lishanskiy, Julia Mann, Cece Marinello, Reese Millstein, Sabrina Musen, Brooke Nero, Isabel Papantoniou, Sofia Papantoniou, Dylan Patap, Lily Pearl, Giuliana Pesce, Ava Pinto, Tara Rai, Emerson Redisch, Maya Resnick, Ava Rodgers, Avery Rosen, Meyer Rubenstein, Victoria Ruiz, Charlie Sarnoff, Jordyn Shapiro, Mattie Shpritz, Teddy Siegel, Logan Silver, Ryan Silverman, Emma Stiefel, Channing Strauss, Daphna Wallach, Maya Wallach, Jolie Waller, Lindsay Warhaftig, Maya Warhaftig, Sylvi Wittenberg, Lexi Wolff, Olivia Wood, Peyton Woodson, Brielle Wool, Sydney Zendel, Evelyn Zimbalist

Contact Info:

Website: www.studio18chicago.com

Email: studio18chicago@gmail.com

Social Media: immafusionfan

Phone: 224-300-0941 

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