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One of our main goals is to improve the community. Since 2012, UDL has aimed to do so by building up its participants in a supportive environment where people can train and compete to their fullest potential. UDL offers online and in person dance classes, career advice, fitness training, jobs and one on one lessons to help anyone at any level succeed. Our dance classes help you hone your skill and take your talent to the next level. Have fun learning how to improve your dance ability while harnessing the power to push yourself towards your goals.

 

BIOS 

Anthony "AntBoogie" Rue II

Anthony Rue II, better known in the dance world as AntBoogie, is the founder and leader of one of the most commercially successful dance groups: The Amount Boyz. AntBoogie was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He attended New York City's acclaimed "Fame" school Fiorella La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts.

Before becoming a professional working with such names like Madonna, Jay-z and P.Diddy, appearing in movies Honey and Dream girls, Anthony danced on the streets of Manhattan to support himself. Anthony went on to found Urban Dance League catering to the community and has given so many people the opportunity to train, compete, grow, and perform in an uplifting setting allowing their talents and passions to shine. 

Carlos Neto 

In 1991, at the age of 6, Carlos Neto trained in martial arts intensively throughout Europe. During the 1990s and early 2000s he achieved recognition at both national and international competitions. In 1998 he joined the cast of a primetime TV series in Portugal, his home country, and had several appearances in the film industry. He moved to the UK in 2004 where he trained as a dancer and also earned his BA and Masters Degree in International Journalism at Cardiff University.

In order to further his training, Carlos also studied acting at Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC. Since 2004, Carlos has danced for the Dutch show BLAZE directed by Anthony Van Laast; played the role of ‘Sudsy’ in West End's hit show Some Like It Hip Hop; portrayed John Travolta’s character in the Nintendo video game "Grease," and danced for PS3 Sony Dance Star Party. He was featured in the Bloomingdales 2015 commercial in the USA, choreographed and directed for Warner Brothers, SyCo Music, Sony BMG, Atlantic Records, Britain's Got Talent, Matchbox Twenty, Melanie Martinez, Sergey Lazarev, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, the Broadway production of Circolombia, and The Fringe NYC.

He was the creative director of the largest dance competition in the world, World of Dance. In 2014 NYIT Awards presented him with the honor of "Outstanding Choreography/Movement" for his Off-Broadway work, which includes choreography for the comedy play Gymnos: A Geek’s Tragedy, as well as the dance show Alone-Ology He is a faculty member many prestigious dance schools in NYC and one of the selected expert contributors to Backstage.com. Currently, Carlos is working between New York City and London both as a choreographer and actor.

David Thomas

was born and raised in the heart of hip-hop, the Bronx. David began dancing at the young age of 4, imitating moves from the king of pop Michael Jackson. In 2002, he decided to form his own dance crew, which would later be known as WRT (“We Run This”). David began to train his new team with complex choreography, creative concepts, themes and music bringing a fresh new authentic style to the table. 

David began to set his mark starting his professional dance & choreography career in 2008. Working with some of NYC's Top choreographers such as Luam, Rhapsody James, Luther Brown, Kelly Peters, and Tavia & Tamara, dancing with some of today's hottest musicians Missy Elliot & Day 26, working with Bessie award-winning Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca and teaching at dance studios all over the globe. 

David continues to inspire young individuals through movement, leaving a legacy for everyone to remember.

Neil “Dradle” Schwartz

has been dancing since the age of seven. After graduating from the University of Maryland and moving to NYC, he has had the privilege to work with Rhapsody James, Luam, Lisette, Chonique, Eric Jenkins, and more. He has choreographed for artists such as ASTR, Bosco, Wynter Gordon, Rome Fortune, Mateo, PUSH PLAY, TT the Artist, Oyinda, RIVRS, and more. He has also had the opportunity to work with Luam as assistant choreographer for Icona Pop on America's Got Talent and David Letterman.

Neil was hand selected to choreograph the launch of Pharrell Williams' fragrance, "Girl," for Sephora. He was also an assistant choreographer with Lisette Bustamante on Girl Generation Hikkup. He was also hand selected to work with actor Channing Tatum as a contributing choreographer for the flashmob seen on The Today Show in promotion for Warner Brothers Magic Mike. He has traveled to Hawaii, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, Croatia, Sweden, Switzerland, Vienna, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Israel, and Italy teaching workshops and was a recipient at the Young Choreographers Festival in 2010 and as a returning guest artist in 2011. Neil guest teaches at Millennium Dance Complex and Movement Lifestyle in LA. His choreography can be seen on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC Live, PBS, World of Dance, Carnival Choreographers Ball (NY/LA), Rhapsody James presents Sirens After Dark, and more.

Ness Martinez 

was born and raised in the Bronx. He began dancing at the age of 3 at a local community center. There was no formal training at this community center, just passion for the art. At the age of 9 he began technical/professional training with Anthony Rodriguez, a Latin/Contemporary choreographer. Ness booked his first job at age 10,  as a Knick City Kid, dancing at Madison Square Garden. At age 13, Ness was accepted into Talent Unlimited High School, focusing on Ballet/Modern techniques for 4 years. During this time he learned how to develop choreography both in school and under the guidance of mentors, Anthony Rodriguez and David Gamboa. Ness began teaching straight out of high school. It was then, that he realized his passion was not only for performing the art, but enlightening others about the art. Since then he has been able to work and perform for a wide variety of people and companies. His passion has brought him to opportunities with Prince William and Kate Middleton, K-Pop icon BoA and even I-Luminate. He now furthers his training with Urban Dance League, and teaches at various locations throughout New York City. 

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