Choreography

Choreography

Inferno Dance choreographers have worked all over the country with dance studios and dance teams to create award-winning, national championship pieces! We promise to match you with the choreographer that will fit your needs and goals for any routine you may need! Contact us for more information.

2014 was a great year for Inferno Dance Choreography! Our amazing choreographers produced 3 National Titles, 8 Top Five Finishes and 13 Finalists at NDA Collegiate Nationals. Inferno Dance was able to choreograph 27 of the 100 routines competing at Nationals this year, and we were lucky enough to work with the following college and high school teams at both NDA and UDA in 2013-2014:

  • Penn State University
  • Towson University
  • Utah Valley University
  • St. Ambrose University
  • James Madison University
  • University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • Western Carolina University
  • New York University
  • Stevenson University
  • Temple University
  • University of Kentucky
  • Eastlake High School
  • University of Albany
  • Catholic University
  • Central College
  • Marist College
  • Clemson University
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • South Dakota State University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Ankeny High School
  • Calvert High School
  • East Carolina University
  • Radford University
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Akron
  • Syracuse University
  • Barton Community College
  • McLennan Comm. College
  • Calumet College of St. Joseph
  • George Mason University
  • Appleton North High School
  • Archbishop Spalding High School
  • Lakeridge High School
  • McLean High School
  • Mt. Notre Dame High School
  • The College of New Jersey
  • Woodbridge High School
  • Woodson High School
  • Broken Arrow High School

Choreographers

Laura King

Laura King, Director & Master Choreographer

Laura King is the President and Master Choreographer of Inferno Dance. She has been choreographing professionally for over 10 years. She is currently one of the coaches and the choreographer for the Towson University Dance Team. She has helped this team win 8 out of their 13 National Titles! She has choreographed for many nationally recognized teams such as Penn State Lionettes, Sam Houston University, Valdosta State University, George Mason University, The College of New Jersey, Linn-Mar High School, Archbishop Spalding High School, Parkland High School, and the list goes on! She has choreographed for UDA providing both high school and elite material. She also choreographs for dance studios all over the country providing anywhere from recital routines to large production competition pieces. Laura was trained in and now choreographs jazz, hip hop, pom, kick, modern, contemporary, musical theatre, lyrical, tap, and ballet styles. Choreographing has been Laura’s passion for many years and she loves bringing her visions to life when working with such wonderful dancers!

 

Julie Berardi

Julie Berardi, Master Choreographer

Julie Berardi is a Master Choreographer at Inferno Dance. Julie has performed and studied dance for the last 20 years. She received a highly technical and ballet-centered training at Oxford Center for Dance (PA) under the direction of Dina Gazzero and at Mid-Atlantic Ballet Company (DE) under the direction of Sara Taylor Neal. Julie is also trained in jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, tap and hip-hop.

Julie earned her undergraduate degree at Penn State University and spent four years on the Division 1A, nationally ranked Penn State Lionettes Dance Team. As a member of the Lionettes Dance Team, Julie performed for crowds of 110,000 and competed at NDA Collegiate Nationals in Daytona, FL for four years. She was a member of DC’s Capitol Movement Project Company which performs annually at the Kennedy Center. Julie also coached and choreographed for the Marymount University Dance Team and for Archbishop Spalding High School Dance Team. Additionally, Julie continues to teach a variety of styles at local studios in the Northern Virginia/DC area. Julie has choreographed for multiple dance teams and studios and has had the recent privilege to choreograph for Penn State University, Sam Houston State University, Central Michigan University, South Dakota State University, Barton College, Radford University, Syracuse University, University of Nebraska Omaha, Lakeridge High School, Woodbridge High School and many more!

 

Melissa Compian

Melissa Compian

Melissa Compian was born and raised in Houston, Texas where she studied ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop at several different studios from age 6 until she graduated high school. She attended Sam Houston State University where she studied dance under the direction of Jenifer Pontius, Andy Noble, Dionne Noble, and Dana Nicolay. Melissa graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University in May, 2013. While at SHSU, Melissa had the privilege of studying with Rednerrus Feil Dance Company, Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre, The Houston Met Dance Company and Paul Taylor 2. She was a member of the SHSU Orange Pride Dance Team throughout college and was captain of the team in 2012 and 2013. The Orange Pride Dance Team won the NDA Collegiate National Championship Title in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Melissa was employed by National Dance Alliance for 3 years throughout college. This experience gave her the opportunity to perform and teach high school and collegiate dance teams across the nation. She is now employed with Inferno Dance where she has had the opportunity to work with teams such as Mt. Notre Dame HS, Stevenson University, Calvert HS, Broken Arrow, and McClean High School to name a few!

 

Kelli Fields

Kelli Fields, Master Choreographer

Kelli Fields has been choreographing for dance teams and studios for over 5 years and has been with Inferno Dance for almost 2 years. From 2005-2010, she was the head coach of the Valdosta State University Red Hots, 4 time NDA Collegiate National Champions, choreographing and coaching the team. Kelli has also choreographed for other successful teams, such as, The College of New Jersey, Nettleton High School, Eastlake High School, and many others. Winning choreography, grand champion, and numerous first place awards at studio and all-star dance competitions has also shown the success of Kelli’s ability to work with all types of dancers. Training for 13 years in ballet, jazz and tap in her hometown studio in Georgia provided the foundation for Kelli’s dance experience. She received a BFA in Theater with Dance Emphasis from Valdosta State University, and became a certified dance instructor through Dance Educators of America’s training program. This has given Kelli the tools needed to continue choreographing professionally. Dance has always been Kelli’s passion and choreographing allows her to share that with dancers all over the country. She specializes in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, pom, and kick.

 

Sara Murray

Sara Murray

Sara Murray was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where she studied ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop at several different studios from age 6 until she graduated high school. She attended Kilgore College for one year where she majored in dance under the direction of Kathy Beckman and Shelly Wayne, then transferred to Sam Houston State University to pursue her degree further. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Sam Houston State University in May, 2011.

While at SHSU, Sara had the privilege of studying with Rednerrus Feil Dance Company, Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre, The Houston Met Dance Company and Paul Taylor 2. She was also a member of the SHSU Orange Pride Dance Team for 3 years, winning the NDA National Championship Title in both 2010 and 2011. Sara was employed by the National Dance Alliance, giving her the opportunity to perform and teach at both high school and collegiate dance camps across the nation. Sara has choreographed for teams such as UMass Amherst, Stevenson University, Calvert High School, McLean High School, Radford University and James Madison University.

 

Taylor Walker

Taylor Walker, Master Choreographer

Taylor Walker recently relocated to the Miami area from New York where she danced professionally since 2006. She has danced back-up for Flo Rida as well as Pitbull at the Premio Lo Nuestro Awards. She can be spotted as a lead dancer and "Yacht Girl" in Pitbull and Ariannas' new video "Sexy People" as well as a Cheerleader in the new McDonalds commercial “Best Of” Featuring Lebron James. Taylor has been cast in numerous TV commercials and print campaigns including: Nike for Xbox Kinect, Atlantis Resort and Casino, Belk Department Stores, Fitness Magazine, Ford Fusion, KFC, Office Depot, Babies R' Us and Wal-Mart. Taylor was the Assistant Coach of the Hofstra University Dance Team, as well as choreographer for numerous NDA competitive collegiate dance teams. Taylor's professional dance credits include being a dancer and captain of the New Jersey Nets Dancers, a team within the NBA. She was a featured dancer in the original 'Step up' movie, a backup dancer for Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards, and she has danced on Saturday Night Live and at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Taylor was one of ten NBA dancers to be selected for a pictorial in the highly coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and has also been featured in Dance Spirit and Ultimate Athlete Magazines. She was the winner of the 2013 Wilhelmina nation-wide fitness model search, and is now a signed Wilhelmina Model in New York. Taylor has tried her chops at broadcasting in which she was featured on E! News Now and did various media pieces for MSG Varsity and Ultimate Athlete Magazine. She runs a health and fitness blog at taylorwalkerfit.com.