Tony Tzar hails from Washington D.C. His father was in the military, and his mother used to be a b-girl street dancer who influenced him to dance. It wasn’t long before he aspired to become a performer, and moved to Los Angeles with only $600 and a garbage bag of clothes.
As a dancer, he toured with Ginuwine and as a singer, he did backup for Yolanda Adams and P. Diddy. He likes all kinds of music and is currently working as a hip hop and house instructor at Debbie Reynolds, International Dance Academy and EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. He has worked with Britney Spears, Jason Derulo, Jessi Malay and Iyaz as an assistant choreographer. He has traveled and taught around the world in Poland, Italy, United Kingdom, South Africa, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Guam, and Russia.
Tony is very outgoing and fun to be around, a well-rounded person who is strong willed and adapts well to new situations. He is a hard worker who will do what needs to be done to achieve his goals!
Anze Skrube was born and raised in Slovenia. He has trained in jazz, tap, hip hop and many other styles of dance. His professional dance career started at the young age of 15 by teaching international workshops all over Europe. At the age of 18 he created the “Maestro Crew”. As a dance crew, they became well-known by winning the world title in the category Hip Hop Formations 3 times in a row and by the age of 19 he opened his own ”Maestro Dance Studio” with 5 locations all over Slovenia.
By the age of 21 Anze moved to Los Angeles and got an opportunity to work on projects such as Billboard music awards with Usher, American Idol, Dancing with the stars etc. His most recently co-choreographed a winning choreography for Dancing with the stars Season 17- Amber Riley and Derek Hough. Anze can also be seen on the 3rd season of ”Dance Showdown presented by D-Trix”. He is now back in LA after choreographing the sold out ”Severina DUK” european tour.
Anze is also a teacher at Millennium Dance Complex and is signed to Clear Talent Agency. He has choreographed over 150 TV performances in the past 3 years and has become one of the most sought-after European choreographers. He continues to travel back and forth between Europe and USA to work with different artists on concerts tours, TV shows, live performances and music videos. He is currently on tour with Chris Brown.
Currently living in Chicago, IL, Krista currently serves as a Director, and Choreographer for BOOM CRACK! Dance Company and BOOM BOX! Dance Company, which are in residency at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In 2009 Krista became a certified Dance Masters instructor through Dance Masters of America. She has taught throughout the Midwest and has served as a guest teaching artist for three consecutive years at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is on faculty at Lou Conte Dance Studio, and Extensions Dance Studio, and teaches annually for Hubbard Street’s Teen & Adult Summer Intensives. She has choreographed for the Chicago Luvaballs Dance Team, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, BOOM CRACK! Dance Company, and BOOM BOX! Dance Company, and Central Dance Academy located in NW Iowa.
Nominated for the 2018 Monsters Show Cast, Krista has trained in a variety styles including: ballet, modern, tap, jazz, musical theater, contemporary, and hip hop. She has studied from coast to coast with top artists including: Trae Turner, Miguel Antonio, Joshua Bergasse, Keone and Mari Madrid, Gigi Torres, Karen Gayle, and many others. She has performed at many local and regional showcases, including: Dance Chicago, THE ONE, Chicago Carnival, Columbia College’s Faculty/Grad Showcase, Mad Expressions Showcase in Atlanta, and World of Dance Live in Universal City. She has competed in WOD Dallas, New York, and Chicago, Prelude Midwest, and Hip Hop International Championships in Las Vegas. Additionally, she performed with BOOM CRACK! as a guest performer during the Chicago Bull’s 2015/2016 Basketball season.
Krista graduated from the University of Iowa with a BBA in Business Management, Dance Minor, and a Performing Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate in August 2011. Following graduation, Krista moved to Chicago to pursue a professional career in Arts Administration. She is employed as the Manager of Artist Training at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
Eddie “Pause Eddie” Martin Jr. is an explosive dance machine whose incredible musicality does not skip a beat! Trained by King Charles Creation Battle Clique, and performing with world reknown FootworKINGz from Chicago, he amazes people with his aggressive moves.
Pause Eddie has appeared on America’s Best Dance Crew, America’s Got Talent, Willow Smith’s Fireball Music Video ft. Nicki Minaj, Chance The Rapper “Sunday Candy” Music Video & More!
Being a great instructor Pause has taught with Kuumba Lynx and is currently teaching Chicago footwork and hip-hop in different parts of Chicago with After School Matters, Chicago House Authority, & The Lab Dance Studio. His dreams are to be a well-rounded and successful dancer/choreographer. His determined drive comes from his loving parents who raised him to be a excellent young man, & those who motivate and work hard to make their dreams reality. Eddie is a leader, motivator, hard worker, and grinder. Representing Peace, Love, Respect, and Positivity.
Born in Aurora, IL, Chris Xayarath started dancing in 2002. His interest in hip hop dance grew over the years and learning many different styles to this day. From 2007-2009, he joined Xtreme Dance Force in Naperville. He has performed at radio station 103.5 Kiss FM Fantabuloso concert in 2010 and 2011, sharing the stage with Ludacris, Lady Gaga, and many more artists. Also, he opened up for artist Fat Joe and Bruno Mars at the House of Blues September of 2010.
Chris is currently still dancing and teaching in the Chicago area, and training with his current dance group, The Puzzle League. He has also performed in Chicago’s Carnival showcase for the past 4 years, and in 2013 was nominated to be apart of the Monsters of Hip Hop cast in Los Angeles, featuring many famous choreographers such as NappyTabs, Laura Edwards, and Luther Brown. Chris has a huge passion for dancing and teaching!
Ariel Juarez (AJ), is a native of Argentina. He began his training in Latin ballroom, but quickly discovered a love for lyrical jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, and modern contemporary styles. AJ studied dance at the Julio Bocca School of Musical Theatre and immediately began performing in productions of “Applause” and “Aladdin” in Argentina’s Broadway. For 2 years he was a member of Chet Walker’s Fosse Company before he became a featured dancer on Royal Caribbean Cruises and Celebrity Cruises. For 3 years, AJ danced and choreographed for popular TV programs including Argentina’s “Dancing with the Stars”, “Singing for a Dream”, and “Dreaming to Dance”. He continues his training to this day with trips to Los Angeles, Argentina, Chicago, and New York because he feels that dancers can always improve.
AJ is excited to bring his passion for dance and music to Flux Dance!