"All The Right Moves" Chronicles The Journey of Emmy®-Nominated Choreographer Travis Wall and His Three Closest Friends As They Launch SHAPING SOUND Dance Company
NEW YORK – May 24, 2012 – Oxygen Media will premiere "All the Right Moves," a new one hour docu-series following the tight knit friendships and lives of four of the most successful and sought-after dancers in the industry, on Tuesday, July 31 at 11PM ET/PT.
The world of dance is fiercely competitive, but with careers, reputations, and friendships at stake, Emmy®-nominated choreographer Travis Wall ("So You Think You Can Dance"), Teddy Forance (recently featured on "Dancing With the Stars" as dancer and choreographer), Nick Lazzarini (winner of "So You Think You Can Dance" season one), and Kyle Robinson (Julliard-trained and recently featured on "Dancing With the Stars”) band together to take this art form to a whole new level by launching the dance company SHAPING SOUND. Through blood, sweat, and tears these lifelong friends and roommates are determined to come together and make this venture a success, giving background dancers a chance to shine.
“We’re constantly looking for programming that really ignites the interests of our viewers, who are on the cutting edge of trends happening throughout pop culture” commented Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “’All The Right Moves’ does exactly that by showcasing the path of four friends who are enormously talented dancers and choreographers, really going for their dreams as they take on this amazing new business opportunity.”
Turning their passion into paychecks, the eight episode series kicks off with Travis, Nick and Teddy diving head first into starting their business after years of dreaming about the launch of a contemporary dance company in Los Angeles. But with the competitive world of dance, the guys quickly find themselves knee deep in a power struggle with their friends and peers. Taja, Travis' protégé, challenges his position as leader while newcomer Kyle questions his role in the company. Meanwhile Jaimie, Travis' best friend and fellow "So You Think You Can Dance" alumni, longs for a spot in the company after a debilitating knee injury.
Fans of “All The Right Moves” can “like” the show’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AllTheRightMovesOxygen and follow the show on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/atrmonoxygen for access to exclusive content, as well as tweet their thoughts about the guys, the business, and the drama using #ATRM. World of Wonder Productions produces “All the Right Moves” with Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey and Tom Campbell serving as executive producers.
Meet the guys:
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Travis is a visual musician who has been surrounded by dancing his whole life. Starting in his mother’s studio at the age of three, Travis quickly became a trained dancer in the jazz, lyrical, and contemporary styles. He was the runner-up for the Fox reality show “So You Think You Can Dance,” and continues the relationship as a guest choreographer. Some of his most memorable performances garnered much positive attention that led to further opportunities in the dance world such as choreographing for “Dancing with the Stars,” including a performance with Adele, assisting in the choreography of the “82nd Academy Awards,” as well as working with Florence and the Machine, Chelsea Handler, Eminem, Rihanna, and Drake for “The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.” In recognition of his talent, Travis was nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for his work on “So You Think You Can Dance” and most recently in 2012 for his work on “Dancing With The Stars” along with fellow cast mates, Teddy Forance and Nick Lazzarini. Attempting to take his dancing skills even further, Travis choreographed the contemporary numbers for the feature film, “Step Up 4,” in theaters now. Constantly challenging himself, Travis has also taken on an entrepreneurial venture, recently creating the dance company Shaping Sound. In an effort to continue nurturing his passion for dance and mentor future performers, Shaping Sound is a collaboration of diverse artists who share a common motif of being “visual musicians.”
Hometown: Easthampton, Massachusetts
As the fourth generation to live in his family’s studio, the Hackworth School of Performing Arts in Massachusetts, Teddy grew up surrounded by dance. He took his career to a professional level at the age of 17 by traveling throughout Greece as a dancer for international pop star Anna Vissi. In the years following, Teddy partnered with many esteemed choreographers including Mia Michaels, where he assisted the Celine Dion "Taking Chances" tour as well as performed as a lead dancer on Cirque du Soleil's "Delerium." Well known for his work with seasons two and three of the Fox reality show “So You Think You Can Dance,” he received an honorary Emmy. Teddy has begun to carve his career on the "Dancing with the Stars" stage as well, choreographing for Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald, and being recently featured as a performer. He has also performed with award-winning artists such as Lady Gaga on “American Idol,” Usher at the “American Music Awards,” Florence & the Machine at “The Video Music Awards,” among others, and choreographed for Kelly Clarkson on the “American Music Awards.” Teddy is one of the founding members of the LA based dance company Shaping Sound.
Hometown: Mountain View, CA
Nick is a well-rounded, experienced performer and choreographer who began learning the movements of dance at the age of four. Ten years later, he started teaching and choreographing aspiring performers, and is now extensively trained in jazz, lyrical, Hip-Hop, ballet and modern dance styles. As the season one winner of the Fox reality show “So You Think You Can Dance,” Nick has been featured in countless publications including the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine twice. Performing with music sensations such Adele on “Dancing with the Stars,” Kelly Clarkson at this year’s “American Music Awards” and Florence and the Machine at “The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.” Nick’s multifaceted dancing abilities have leveraged his career within the US and abroad, and have ultimately led him to start the dance company, Shaping Sound with Travis and Teddy.
Hometown: Brockton, MA
Kyle began dancing when he was 11-years-old, and quickly began mastering all movements and forms of the art. By the time he was 18-years-old he had already received the Gold Award in Modern Dance from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). It was also during this time that he met legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov who began to mentor Kyle from that point on. He went on to fine tune his abilities by training at the Julliard School, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Throughout his college experience Kyle continued to take his skill to the next level, and worked as a freelance dancer with Aszure & Artists as well as the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. His hard work paid off, and he landed the role of Diesel in West Side Story’s first national tour. Continuing with this success, Kyle performed a special ballet piece on “Dancing with the Stars” this past season and remains active in the dance community. Currently, he mentors and dances with the Shaping Sound dance company as well as independently.
About World of Wonder
Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining hit series as "RuPaul's Drag Race" (Logo), "Million Dollar Listing" and “Million Dollar Listing: New York (Bravo), "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys" (Sundance Channel), "Finding Sarah" (OWN), "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" (Planet Green), and six seasons of “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” (Oxygen). World of Wonder has also created award winning films and documentaries such as "Inside Deep Throat", "The Eyes of Tammy Faye", "Party Monster", "Monica in Black and White", and "The Last Beekeeper", which won a 2010 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. They recently premiered their latest documentary "The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for HBO, which chronicles the repeal of the controversial military policy. Most recently, their 2011 Sundance Film Festival hit "Becoming Chaz" and HBO special "Wishful Drinking" both garnered a total of five Emmy(R) nominations. With offices in Hollywood and London, the company has produced cutting-edge fiction and non-fiction programming for HBO, Showtime, VH1, IFC, Discovery, MTV, BBC, PBS, Channel 4 UK, and other digital outlets that can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net. The WOW Report receives more than 200,000 visitors a month.