Industry mentoring is an essential and intentional component of the MDC Dallas Crew & Performing Company Programs. Our Industry Mentoring Program connects our dancers with industry mentors.  Mentors inspire dancers to think about the range of work options available and to actively support their career exploration, professional development, and networking in their field and/or industry, while at the same time providing a robust class room training to them on a periodic basis.

The mentors who work with MDC Dallas are accomplished leaders in the field of Dance, Music, Movie and Stage entertainment. These are the leaders who have over a period of years not only excelled within their skills but have contributed to the professional entertainment industry working with named celebrities, production houses, TV shows and Music Tours.

MDC Dallas is proud yet humble to work with such industry legends and provide that network such that students can not only learn technique, but also gain valuable insights and networking opportunities from the invaluable work and life experiences of these mentors!

Our Mentors

Eddie Morales has also been featured in many memorable music videos such as Justin Timberlake’s Like I Love You and changed the face of dance! In addition to touring and being on-screen, and starring and choreographing in the feature film STOEddie-1MP THE YARD, Eddie has remained a fixture of international award shows since 1999, dancing and choreographing at such renowned premiere events including the Grammy Awards, MTV’s Video Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the World Music Awards, Asia Music Awards, the European Music Awards, NRJ Awards, and UK MOBO Awards, just to name a few!

Eddie caught the eye of Mary J. Blige who personally invited him to join her Share My World tour. Since then, he has toured the world with international superstars including Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Usher, Whitney Houston, Chris Brown, Boys II Men, Sean “Diddy” Combs, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Aaliyah, Big Pun, supe-producer Timbaland, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G, Will Smith, J-LO, MISSY Elliot, and PHARRELL.

Straight from The PULSE On Tour, Dave Scott danced his way “Straight Outta Compton” and right into Hollywood and a multi-faceted career in dance, choreography, and artist development spanning music, film, television, and commercials. dave-scott-2 Dave has filmed several projects for both film and television including So You think You Can Dance on FOX, and Bravo’s Step It Up & Dance, and Step Up 3D. You can also see Dave’s moves on the big screen in the horror thriller Prom Night the romantic comedy Maid of Honor starting Patrick Dempsey, and the recent release Dance Flick with the Wayans Brothers.

No stranger to film successes, Dave’s Disney movie, Step Up 2 the Streets grossed over $118 million worldwide. His previous project, Sony Pictures’ Stomp the Yard, was #1 two weeks in a row at the box office and grossed over $136 million worldwide. You Got Served (2004) won him the 10th Annual Choreography Award for Best Choreography in a feature film, and featured the artist B2K. In addition, Scott was the key ingredient behind the success of B2K, giving them their name, style, hot dance moves, and all-out sex appeal. In just two years, B2Kscored two platinum albums and headlined the sold-out tours nationwide

JaJamalmal Sims is one of today’s most sought after choreographer/directors in the industry. Currently Jamal is directing an HBO documentary entitled Buck U, working with HBO’s Sheila Nevins and World Of Wonder Productions. His recent projects include the fifth installment of the Step Up series, the acclaimed Microsoft “Surface/Surface Pro” tablet commercial, and the viral “Safety Video” hit for Virgin America.

Jamal has also worked with Neil Patrick Harris as the Supervising Choreographer for RENT at the Hollywood Bowl. His other Choreography credits include Footloose, Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, Dancing with the Stars, the Emmy nominated 82nd Academy Awards (Produced by Step Up feature film franchise Producer; Adam Shankman), Miley Cyrus Wonderworld Tour (which he also directed), Step Up 1, Step Up 2 The Streets, Step Up 3D, Step Up: Revolution, So You Think You Can Dance, Big Mama’s House: Like Father, Like Son (Martin Lawrence), Hairspray (John Travolta), Hannah Montana the Movie (Miley Cyrus), 17 Again (Zac Efron), Soul Men (Bernie Mac, Samuel L. Jackson), Beauty Shop, Vanilla Sky, and Garfield. Sims is known for his creativity in numerous commercials such as Target and Volkswagon, as well as music videos and stage shows for J-LO, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Usher, P. Diddy, Spice Girls, Outkast and Gloria Estefan. Jamal is truly setting the industry standard in choreography

Flii Stylz’s talents have earned him several accolades including Best Choreography at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards for Chris Brown’s   Turn Up the Music, as well as American Choreography Awards for Usher‘s   You Don’t Have to Call and Missy Elliot‘s Pass That Dutch. Flii also co-wrote and co-starred in Usher’s Rhythm City Vol. 1: Caught Up. As a vocalist, Flii’s rap talents can be heard in David LaChappelle’s film Rize .

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Flii’s immense talents have caused the entertainment industry’s biggest and brightest to gravitate towards him- including powerhouse performers like Usher, Chris Brown, J-LO, and Christina Aguilera. Flii’s choreography for Chris Brown’s   Wall to Wall   garnered him an MTV Award nomination as well as a special Choreography Media Honor. Flii has choreographed for Chris Brown’s Carpe Diem tour, Sevyn Streeter’s US tour, and just finished Chris Brown’s Between The Sheets tour, to name a few!

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