Truth Gamora is like a mom of the Str8jacket community due to her son Darien’s past involvement in our competitive team. This is due to her undying support for the team, attending all performances, advertising our events, and donating to our efforts while and after her son was competing with us. She is the creator and founder of her own clothing line, TruGem Dance, an emphasis of a dance and fitness lifestyle. We decided to sit down with Truth (over some Philz Coffee) to get to know her and her motivations behind the TruGem brand.Read More
As part of the World of Dance 10 year anniversary and Championship Week celebrations, we held the first ever WOD DX, a dance convention unlike any other. DX was loaded with classes, panels, and more, but one of the best parts of this two day event was that attendees had the chance to audition for being a part of Alyson Stoner’s new dance video for her single Who Do You Love.
Andrea Guzman has been dancing with Str8jacket since the beginning of 2017. Her first performance with Str8jacket was during their America’s Got Talent Season 12 Audition, and her most recent accomplishment with the team includes making her set-choreographer debut for Str8jacket’s Evolution UDC “50’s Diner Set”.Read More
The studio doors are locked, the lights are out... now it’s time to reflect on practice. What we learned beyond the workout and choreo...Read More
JC co-founded Str8jacket in the summer of 2012. From the beginning, JC believed Str8jacket should be founded on hard work, discipline, creativity and passion. He made Str8jacket a no-audition team because he wanted dancers of diverse backgrounds and also because of his ideology that every dancer has the potential to become skilled with discipline and passion.
Gustavo (“Goose”) Morales has been an on-and-off member of Str8jacket since 2013!Read More
Nic ("not Nick") Sanon joined Str8jacket in the Summer of 2017 just in time for their World of Dance Championship routine. His very first practice he learned flexibility drills and a contemporary piece from Str8jacket’s Gustavo Morales and knew right away this team would be a great for him.
Kicking off Str8jacket's blog series from the perspective of its diverse members. Here is a blog written by Kristie Lui, one of Str8jacket's directors, on where the name Str8jacket came from and what that means to her. Enjoy!Read More