Ebonee Arielle "Flip" - Biography

Founder, Director, Instructor & Choreographer

Ebonee Arielle Le'Triece ("Flip") - professional dancer, choreographer, director and instructor - was born in Cleveland, Ohio and got her start as a competitive gymnast and figure skater, and then a recording artist and singer/songwriter - before she transitioned into dance in high school.  The combination of her athletic and artistic backgrounds gave Ebonee a strong foundation in technique and musical inclination, which she has used to build an impressive and versatile 10-year+ career in dance and performance art.  

Ebonee took her first hip hop class at Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles and continued to pursue dance training as a principle dancer and choreographer at Beverly Hills High School, and as a dance major and student choreographer at Santa Monica College & Loyola Marymount University.  Throughout her education, Ebonee won numerous awards and scholarships for dance, choreography and coaching, including the American Dance Festival scholarship where she trained and performed at Duke University, amongst others.

Ebonee had to put her studies on hold, as her dance career flourished after she signed with Clear Talent Group, and she booked her first tour with recording artist, Nicki Minaj, as a speciality performer and soloist.  Some of Ebonee's other industry performance credits include: recording artists Keke Palmer and Ne-yo, the Billboard Music Awards, Britney Spears Femme Fatale Tour,  Disneyland, specialty performer for Coca Cola, Microsoft, & McDonalds, a Las Vegas Contestant on So You Think You Can Dance Season, MTV's 'America's Best Dance Crew' Season 8 performing with the first and only all female crew to ever win the show, We Are Heroes, and 'America's Got Talent' Season 10 with her crew, the Show Off Dolls, who were directly booked to the live auditions after Ebonee's crew and choreography won "Performing Artist of the Year" by RAW Artists Hollywood in 2015.  

Though Ebonee has had countless performance experiences on live television, music videos, films and more, throughout her career, one of Ebonee's most proud achievements was winning the award for "Coach of the Year" for her commitment and service in the field of after school programming and sports based youth development with concentration on fitness and nutrition through dance.  Before creating her own company and starting a studio, Ebonee was recognized nationally for her efforts in working with after school youth programs in Los Angeles (Rampart District), as a dance and wellness coach.  Ebonee worked for more than 7-years for the non-profit organization, A World Fit for Kids, and was a member of the Coach Across America (CAA) program in association with Up2Us Sports and Americorps organizations.  These programs and organizations provided training, vast teaching/coaching experience and grants and scholarships for her education.  When Coach Across America partnered with the Laurues Sport Foundation and Mercedes Benz USA, Ebonee, referred to as, "Coach Ebonee" was a regional spokesperson and dance instructor for national events.  Through these organizations, Ebonee taught hundreds of classes and workshops, did motivational speaking along side Olympic and renowned athletes - who she grew up admiring - such as Tony Hawk, Kareem Abdul Jabar and Nadia Comaneci, and was able to positively influence the lives of thousands of youth through dance.  

In 2013, Coach Across America awarded Ebonee the very first, "Coach of the Year" for her service to the community after she was nominated by AWFFK at Virgil Middle School, where she coached their championship Hip Hop team.  Ebonee was flown to New York to receive the first and only award of its kind and to give a speech on her program and the students' whose lives had been positively impacted.  "That moment solidified for me a greater calling - my commitment and importance as not only a performer, but a coach and mentor.  No matter what I am doing personally or professionally, I will always give back and find ways to connect with the community through the arts."

Which is why Ebonee started her own after school program in 2017, Show Off Dance After School, where her program, which emphasizes and promotes healthy habits and exercise, self esteem, positive energy and foundational dance technique and skill building, can now reach thousands of students in greater Los Angeles.  She hopes to expand this after school program into a non profit organization which will be available to families free of cost.  Her Show Off brand has already influenced hundreds of dancers to "show love, show respect, show support and show off".

Currently, Ebonee travels the world internationally judging events and competitions, teaching workshops and performing with various Los Angeles based companies as a principle dancer and acrobat.  Ebonee can be seen performing with companies such as @EclipseShow, @CirqueSchool's @TroupeVertigo, @SharpInternational & with hip hop / street dance / theater crews, @AnticsPerformance & @OuterCircleCrew, entertaining audiences around the globe.  

In Los Angeles, Ebonee stays busy running her studio, @ShowOffDanceCenter, directing / coaching her dance program and company of 5 crews and teams: @ShowOffDance, @ShowOffDolls & @ShowOffDanceCheer, judging competitions and teaching at various studios, schools and programs throughout the city.  When Ebonee is not performing, choreographing, traveling, or teaching, she spends time with her husband and daughter.  Her bubbly and energetic daughter is a member of her Show Off Dance Minis cheer and dance team!  Her daughter enjoys dance and gymnastics just as much as Ebonee did when she was a kid.

"I'm incredibly honored to be associated with such amazing organizations, companies, crews and people.  Dance is just one of my passions, turned medium, for me to not only perform, express and create, but also bring people together, positively impact my community and change lives.  That's what really matters to me the most.  I consider myself a Philanthropist Entertainer.  I am living in my purpose - and that I get to through it through dance just makes it that much more fun and enjoyable." - Ebonee Arielle 

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