As a dancer who has studied ballet, jazz, and modern since the age of four, Alison Merrill never expected to break into hip hop and perform with a professional dance crew on national television for millions of viewers.Read More
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
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