The Divine Direction
The Divine Drection

See the show at the Phoenix Center for the Arts

December 9th and 10th, 2016

Shows start at 7 pm

Take a master class with MusEffect Instructors

Classes on December 10th, 2016

See schedule below

Book The Divine Direction performance for your school

Available December 7th – 10th, 2016

Performances are approx. 1 hour, followed by Q&A 

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The Divine Direction

Featuring MusEffect Dance Company

Direct from Los Angeles! The Divine Direction is a 2 hour full-stage production with visual imagery, highly athletic and fast paced choreography and electifying energies all created, produced and performed by the MusEffect Dance team. Choreographed by creative director, Jessica Starr, with film components by Nik Gravelle and performed live by 13 principal dancers of MusEffect. The Divine Direction focuses on life’s pivotal moments and topic’s that directly affect today’s society. With a vast array of social issues covered during the show, The Divine Direction has the ability to hit home with any and all audience members in some way. Come witness how through the vehicle of dance, we can encourage and empower social action.

Phoenix Center for the Arts, December 9th and 10th

(Tickets for Saturday, December 10th, are sold out)

Shows start at 7 pm

Presented By

The Phoenix Center for the Arts
Muse Media
Davisson Entertainment
The Phoenix Center for the Arts

About MusEffect

MusEffect is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of current social issues through performance art. It was founded in 2013 by Creative Director and Choreographer, Jessica Starr, whose credits include Elton John, H&M and JcPenny’s. MusEffect grew out of the success of Ms. Starr’s convention/workshop company, Muse Dance Company, which is comprised of approximately 35 professional dancers and choreographers traveling worldwide to educate and inspire the masses.

MusEffect is filled with unique perspectives, creative concepts, and a cast full of young and intention driven performers. Over the years, the company has used our unique vehicle of elevating social consciousness through the arts to inspire change and empower healing around the globe.

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Meet the Master Class Instructors

Jessica Starr

Jessica Starr

Creative Director / CEO / Performer / Instructor

Jessica Starr has been traveling the globe over the past decade spreading passion for her art to all she encounters. As a current resident of Los Angeles, she has had her hands in the production of such shows as MTV’s Super Sweet 16, NEXT, Do You Want to Come In? and Jennifer Lopez’s DanceLife. Jessica has also had the pleasure in working on Elton John’s Vegas show, The Red Piano, H&M and JC Penney’s commercials as well as the Lions Gate documentary, Rize. With over 18 years in the industry, Jessica uses Muse Dance Company (her innovative customized in-house workshop company) as her vehicle to reach thousands of dancers annually. In 2013 Starr launched the non-profit company MusEffect into the world. With a strong heart for social issues, Jessica is passionate about involving MusEffect in projects that give back to the community. The goal is to move audiences nationwide towards awareness through this unique blend of multi-dimensional art. 

Hailey Hoffman

Hailey Hoffman

MusEffect performer / Instructor

Hailey was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She started dancing at the age of 7 at Dance Connection Too in Gilbert. After years of competing and auditioning at a number of conventions and competitions she had gone on to win a countless number of awards and scholarships. Hailey has also been inducted into the National Honors Society of Dance Arts. Since she has graduated high school in 2012 she has moved out to LA to pursue her dance dream. She has been dancing with MusEffect for about 3 years. She is a dancer in the upcoming movie “Platinum The Dance Movie”. She is also a featured dancer in Gina Starbuck’s music video “Meets The I” as well as an Assistant Choreographer to Gina on Abby Lee’s Ultimate Dance Competition. Hailey is working hard and looks forward to continuing her journey in the dance industry.

Katie Hazard

Katie Hazard

MusEffect performer / Instructor

Katie Hazard, an Ohio native, started dancing when she was 13 years old. Before her dancing days, she actually started as a competitive gymnast where she ended as a level 9. Later on she decided dance was what she wanted to do full time. She has studied in all forms of dance such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, etc. She also was a competitive dancer with her home studio Starmaker Performing Arts Center, where she has won numerous dance awards, from Edge Scholarships to Agency awards. After winning Dancer of The Year & The MSA Agency Award for Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention when she was 16, she was given the opportunity to assist the well-known faculty. She has had the chance to travel, assist and work alongside teachers/choreographers such as Kevin Maher, Allison Holker, Brooke Lipton, Kent Boyd, Tessandra Chavez, Ryan Lohoff, Melissa Sandvig, as well as many more. She continues to assist Hollywood Vibe currently and has had many opportunities to choreograph for their faculty show and be a positive influence on young dancers. 

Ian Chubb

Ian Chubb

MusEffect performer / Instructor

Ian Chubb started dancing at age 11 and continued this training at his hometown studio, Studio West Dance Center, in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has been trained under such names as Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo, Brian Friedman, Marty Kudelka, and many other professional dancers. He broke into the professional dance world around the age of 18 when he was asked to be involved in Muse Dance Company. With Muse Dance Company, he auditioned for America’s Best Dance Crew and participated in the company’s first ever live stage show, modeling photo shoots, and commercials. Ian was also featured in two music videos with artists Gina Starbuck and Daughtry. Ian taught for Muse Dance Company at their summer intensive and plans on continuing to teach along with his peers at Muse Dance Company’s in-house conventions in the future. He now resides in Los Angeles where he is signed with Bloc Talent Agency.

Taylor Shultz

Taylor Shultz

MusEffect performer / Instructor

Taylor Shultz, a Tucson native, has dedicated her dance career to inspiring dancers through teaching and performance. Taylor received her training in Arizona at Gotta Dance Dance academy, A Tucson Dance Academy, and from the faculty at the University of Arizona. At a younger age Taylor was privileged to work along side the choreographers at many conventions and competitions, which inspired her to pursue a dance career. Taylor was introduced to Muse Dance Company at the age of 13. Under the direction of Jessica Starr, she was able to pursue her dreams of becoming a more versatile dancer. Since being introduced to Muse, Taylor has traveled to teach and perform across the nation. Her greatest passion is improvisational movement and she hopes to help other dancers discover their talents through Improv. Over the years she has been blessed to see the Muse Dance Company evolve and branch out into MusEffect, giving performers a platform to inspire and effect change through art. Being a part of this company has not only given Taylor the opportunity to follow her dreams but for her to reach out to other dancers as well through teaching and performing.

Matthew Fata

Matthew Fata

MusEffect performer / Instructor

Matthew Fata’s adventurous spirit and commitment to his artistry sets him apart from many young dancers in the industry today. Growing up in a small town in Canada, Matthew ventured out all around the world to fulfill what he knew to be his fate. As a young dancer he trained in all styles of dance that include jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary. Throughout his young dancing career Matthew was commended early on for his talent, winning numerous awards for his dancing and choreography alike. Dedicated to his art form, Matthew can always be found training in Los Angeles not only to improve his own artistry but to become a better and more knowledgable teacher for his students. Matthew has a lot of dance experience that includes; The University Of Arizona Jazz Showcase, Los Angeles Choreographers Carnival performing with Muse Dance Company, Azure Atoinette’s (Credited by Oprah) “Re;Love” Show, Michelle Obamas 100th Anniversary Of Burbank, Toronto’s BAZAAR Showcase, Gina Starbuck’s “What Meets The I” Music Video, New York’s “Day Of The Girl” Performance, and lastly he just finished appearing in the annual “Art4Life” Benefit Show in Los Angeles. 

Master Class Schedule

December 10th, 2016
Classes located at the Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

MusEffect Dancers
10-11am Junior Jazz Funk Dance – Instructor: Jessica Starr
  Senior Jazz Funk Dance – Instructor: Hailey Hoffman
11-12pm Junior Contemporary Dance – Instructor: Katie Hazard
  Senior Contemporary Dance – Instructor: Ian Chubb
12-12:30pm BREAK
12:30-1:30pm Junior Hip-Hop Dance – Instructor: Taylor Shultz
  Senior Hip-Hop Dance – Instructor: Katie Hazard
1:30-3pm Junior Lyrical – Instructor: Matthew Fata
  Senior Lyrical – Instructor: Jessica Starr

 

Please note: Junior classes are ages 7-11 and Senior classes are ages 12+.  Please bring a small towel and water. Additional water will be for sale, along with MusEffect apparel.

Take a master class with MusEffect Instructors

Classes start at $23 each or buy the Bundle and save! The Master Class Bundle includes access into four master classes for $78.50.

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School Performances

MusEffect is available to perform The Divine Direction for local Valley schools December 7 – 10th, 2016. 

The Divine Direction focuses on life’s pivotal moments and topic that directly affect today’s society.  We have seen the direct impact of this performance on the audience and community alike and we are confident that through the vehicle of dance, we can encourage and empower social action.

Each performance is approximately one hour in length and is followed by a discussion/Q&A talkback with students. This time is utilized to initiate conversation of how the social topics affect the students, from ecological and political topics to cyberbullying. The discussion also focuses on how the social issues affect them within their own community and help them to begin to work towards a resolution.

We will provide teachers with basic worksheets to send back to the schools with them so that they can discuss the social issues within their classrooms as well.

Book The Divine Direction performance for your school

Contact Davisson Entertainment today for more information and pricing.
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The Divine Direction

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Davisson Entertainment
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