Yes, his name is Q and it has nothing to do with Star Trek or James Bond characters.
The TBS Network’s The Last OG premiere and an episode of Tru TV’s Billy On The Street got the Q Choreo treatment recently. He also worked as lead and co-choreographer on several episodes of both seasons of the Lifetime network series Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, and performed in a project helmed by show judge Richy Jackson (Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry).
His choreography has also been featured on The Anderson Cooper Show, in the online marketing campaign for Step Up 3D and additional choreographer/dancer credits include: various projects for MTV, VH1, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network, The NatGeo Channel, and Billboard magazine.
Additionally, he worked with independent artist Jonté on his debut Japanese DVD release Hello Jonté Moaning and has produced show mixes for his live TV performances in Russia, for cosmetics giant Kiehl’s and Fashion Week in New York and Seoul (Korea). In his “spare time”, Q also “choreographs” video content for behind the scenes creative types such as celebrity make-up artist Marissa Jade Sky (Lady Gaga, Britney Spears).
A graduate of Baltimore School for The Arts, Q creates choreography, both onstage and in class, that connects the dots between the music, the movement and the message. His emphasis on performance is the result of his theater background and training in Hip Hop, Jazz, and Ballet. The last few years have taken him on teaching tours in Japan and South Africa. Stateside he can be found as part of the faculty at Broadway Dance Center, PMT House of Dance and a guest teacher at Google Headquarters NYC, Peridance, and The Ailey Extension. Q has also taught guest classes at City Center and the Museum of the City of New York.
He is often asked, “Q, how would you describe your class?” and while his choreography is rooted in street jazz and hip hop, it is stylistically determined by the music he chooses. Frequently and without warning, your class experience could easily immerse you in the worlds of Hip Hop, Pop, Reggaeton, Rock and K-Pop with Q’s grab bag inspiration ranging from Bad Bunny or Ariana Grande to BLACKPINK or Usher --- and don’t be surprised if there are props involved as well! You may not always know what you’re getting with Q’s choreography, but it’s that variety that appeals to dancers who come to class expecting the unexpected.