Michael Rhodes was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and has been trained in all styles of dance at an early age. From the age of 13, he added Hip Hop to his repertoire and from then, there was no looking back.
Michael has been dancing professionally in the entertainment industry in various music videos, live shows, and movies and has worked with entertainers such as Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, Jacob Latimore, and more. He has a reputation as being one of Canada’s most prestigious and “asked for” dancers.
Michael now resides in Los Angeles, California where he continues to pursue his dance career.
Michael is the proud director of Phoenix Dance Competition. Dance is something that has always been around Michael, and he hopes to share his passion and knowledge for dance. Given his dance background, Michael wants to bridge the gap between “studio” and “professional” dancers. He ultimately wishes to help provide amazing opportunities to dancers like he has been so lucky to have been given.
Sean Furfaro is thrilled to be your Host and Emcee with Phoenix Dance Competition.
You may recognize Sean from his Television and Sports Announcing work over the past two decades, but he has been working as a Dance Host/Emcee for the past 8 years. Sean strives to ensure a fun, positive, and inclusive atmosphere at all competitions for all dancers, teachers, studio owners, family, and friends. From crazy games and activities to funky socks, it’s a memorable experience for all.
Kelly was born in Hong Kong, but spent most of her life in the border city of Windsor. A year ago, she decided to make the move to Toronto to further her Event Planning career.
Without truly understanding why, Kelly just knows that she’s passionate about planning fun, challenging projects and bringing people together. A noteworthy mention about Kelly is that she is also a specialist in the field of advocating for those with physical and mental disabilities. When she is not busy caring for others, Kelly likes to hang out with her friends, playing board games.
Kelly LawBack Stage Manager
Amanda is a multi-faceted events professional from Sydney, Australia. With ten plus years event management experience in private, public, government and non-profit sectors.
Throughout her career she was part of the production team on Australia’s largest EDM music festival, organised one of Australia’s largest Australia Day festivals, ran crew at the Sydney Opera House Foreshore Concerts, managed a NYE event for over 55,000 people and has programmed outdoor sculptural art shows and city arts and cultural activations. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) and an Honours Bachelor of Business Commerce degree. Since relocating to Toronto she has worked for the Toronto International Film Festival, Cirque du Soleil and is currently Operations Manager for ArtsCan Circle.