Introducing Prompt Academy's amazing team of talented artists, ready to inspire & mentor the coming generations of youth.
Larinee Movsessian, a driven dancer & choreographer born and raised in Toronto, began with classical training at the age of 4 with Nadia Veselova-Tencer (Artistic Director of Stars of the 21st Century). Throughout the years, she explored other genres of dance & developed her passion for the arts.
Her hard work & dedication has led her to work closely with many International & Canadian choreographers such as Galen Hooks (Los Angeles), Gabriel Ash (Los Angeles), Leon Blackwood, Hollywood Jade, Scott Fordham, Do Dat Entertainment (Kwame Mensah) & more. She has also had the privilege to perform with recording artists such as Keshia Chante, Jully Black and Andreena Mills, as well as for recording label SONY MUSIC.
Recently, her work has been recognized by recording artist Tinashe & has been featured on CP24 Breakfast. Larinee’s dreams & aspirations are endless; and “there is nothing like a dream to create the future”.
Other Credits Include: Choreographer’s Carnival (In Los Angeles), The Canadian Ballet Theatre’s “Nutcracker” (with the stars from Kirov and Bolshoi Ballet), Pre Juno’s Award Show, P.Diddy’s Opening Performance (Home Coming Tour), Step Up Revolution performance on Much Music (with the stars Kathryn McCormick and Ryan Guzman), Harry Jerome Awards, Choreographer’s Cup (Los Angelas) & much more.
JUAN JOSE GRANDA
Juan Jose Granda, a talented Director & Videographer making his way quickly into the film industry. His ambitions have already led him to work with recording labels such as Sony Music Canada, Warner Music Canada, recording artist AKON & much more. He has also had the privilege to work with world-renowned dancers including Briar Nolet from World of Dance & companies including Miller beer, Urban Planet & more. Juan is eager to discover new grounds & to build new connections.
Other Credits Include: Bieber Industries, LaFirma Santana, Chantel, Harout Bedrossian, Acrobatic Arts, Millennium Dance Complex (Toronto)
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Kayla began dancing in her early years and strives to continue her passion for excellence in the dance industry. Training in all styles of dance, Kayla has won multiple awards at various competitions. She continued her dance education at Centennial College’s Dance Performance Program, focusing on the commercial aspect of dance. She has trained and worked with many of the industry’s top professionals.
Kayla has had the opportunity to perform in shows such as Fever After Dark, Choreographer’s Ball and On The Floor’s Annual Night for SickKids Gala. She has also performed on Breakfast Television and Family Channel’s The Next Step. Kayla is very grateful for all of the opportunities she has been part of and she is excited to pass on her knowledge to the next generation
ADULT PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR
ANGELA DE LA CRUZ
Angela De La Cruz is a Professional Dancer, Choreographer, Make Up Artist, Creative Director and Digital Content Creator. Her creative passion has allowed her to work with Reebok, Sketchers, Urban Planet, Universal Music, Warner Canada and more.
As a dancer, Angela has travelled through North America, performing and choreographing artists and brands such as, Prophett, B!nk, Tatyana D’Voce, City Moguls, Sketchers, Reebok, Universal Music, Warner Music. Her classes for kids and adults are heavily emphasized on empowerment and encourage you to gain confidence while dancing and living your best tour-lives in an in-studio concert!
She’s recently launched DLC Entertainment - an entertainment company focusing on bringing events to the next level through interactive performances.
As a Make Up Artist, Angela has worked with Dance Companies in Toronto, music artists and modelling projects for incredible photographers & directors - Dani Carlton, Amin Sharifi, Darren TKD, Blocktrade Music, Chris Torres, J1 Productions, Hernani Sagra & The City of Toronto. Her work extends from everyday beauty to bridal, theatrical, music video, runway and everything in between. Her work can be distinguished by her eye for detail and creating flawless, effortless looks that she teaches her followers on YouTube.
Angela is a positive and energizing woman, full of energy with a "You Can Do Anything" attitude, and fearless when it comes to taking on creative ventures!
Shemar Charles, a Toronto actor & dancer, started his career with the film "Knight South Bronx" in 2015. Since then he has landed many big roles including Disney's Camp Rock 2 & TVO's Pop It TV Series, as lead actor & dancer.
At a young age Shemar trained at Vlad's Dance Company & Toronto's DLM Studio; where he worked closely with Toronto's top industry choreographers including Luther Brown (So You Think You Can Dance) & much more. His continuous hard word landed him great opportunities such as being featured in Grammy nominee artist, Sean Paul's music video for his hit single "Tempurature".
Throughout the years, Shemar continued his training at LB Acting School & pursued Film Production at George Brown College. He is now working his was to create & produce content inorder to share his passion to the world.