MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM & FACULTY
DASHAUN “EVISU” WESLEY
A lifelong dancer & performer Dashaun has wowed crowds with his outstanding unique vogue dance style & charismatic personality!
His dedication, talent and ambition has landed Dashaun on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, in international commercials for Coca Cola and inspired the creation of the Hip Hop dance “The 5000” making him an internet and media sensation, garnering millions of hits on Youtube.
Born in Brooklyn, NY Dashaun was introduced to the underground NYC Ballroom scene in High school where the dance phenomenon vogue was created; from that initial introduction it captivated his attention.
August 2009 marked Vogue performance’s return to mainstream attention when Dashaun competed on the fourth season of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew as 1/5 of the dance group Vogue Evolution. The crew’s showcase of different elements of the vogue performance alongside popular urban dance moves took them to the top five in the competition. In January 2010 Dashaun was invited back to host the behind the scenes specials for “ABDC” season 5 interviewing & guiding new competitors on their journey.
Dashaun currently travels the world touring with his dance company & hosting international dance competitions in Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, St. Petersburg, Russia & Hong Kong, China.
When Dashaun isn’t performing, he is passionate about speaking to school age kids about acceptance also a passionate advocate of HIV/AIDS awareness.
Tovaris Wilson was born and raised in Miami, FL. He attended the prestigious New Word School of the Arts, majoring in Musical Theatre and Dance. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his professional career in dance. Early on, Tovaris knew that he eventually wanted to focus on choreography, but decided that dancing professionally first would give him the knowledge he would later need as a choreographer.
Tovaris has experienced several different genres in his career including: television, video, stage, and film. Tovaris has performed several times on the Annual Academy Awards programs and can be seen in commercials for Pepsi, Sun Microsystems, and Rubbermaid products. Tovaris has also appeared in music videos for Britney Spears, Cher, Prince, Macy Gray, Blink 182, and Will Smith; as well as the feature films Austin Powers II and III.
In early 2000, Tovaris began to get the choreography itch. He was yearning to focus on developing his own style, so he decided to make the transition to choreography full-time. Tovaris had the unique experience in early 2001 to choreograph for Janet Jackson’s opening number in Janet’s “All For You” Tour, and soon after was commissioned to choreograph for Britney Spears. Tovaris choreographed an episode of “Becoming” for MTV and co-choreographed the “Sexual Revolution” video from Macy Gray. His credits continue as he choreographed for Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce “Royal Jelly” show, as well as, co-choreographing for the 2006 Pussycat Doll Tour.
Tovaris has found another outlet for his choreography in teaching. He has taught in Japan, at New York’s Broadway Dance Center, and Miami’s New World School; his alma mater, and has been teaching for the past four years at Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.
Currently, he is dancing for Cher at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and working with his partners at Less Is More Ent., Ltd. to produce the reality show, “Make A Move”.
Dan Stevenson is one of the industry’s most seasoned Producers/Tech Directors. He’s held positions in all levels of production, including technical
direction, stage manager, producer, director, set designer and film and video producer. Dan has worked in most of the world’s major venues from stadiums to
convention centers to hotels and resorts. Internationally, his projects have taken him from Barcelona to Leningrad (he’s been around a while), and from to Seoul to Saudi Arabia.
Following his beginnings in legit theater (Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Grease, Hair) Made the move to the rock & roll business (Alice Cooper, Julio Inglesias,
Stone Temple Pilots, Blondie, just to name a few), his most recent business stint serving as tour manager for Ringo Starr in 2008.
His experience as production stage manager includes the TNN Music Awards, the Goodwill Games, the HBO Comedy Arts Festival, Penn & Teller’s Sin City
Spectacular TV series, The MTV Awards, MTV New Year’s Parties, NBC’s Concert Series Rock ‘n Roll Tonight, NBC’s Seoul Olympics. He was also
executive producer/tech director of the Centennial Celebration for the Saudi Royal Family and production manager for the Media Reception
at the 2000 Democratic National Convention in LA. Dan’s experience as Technical Director includes large-scale projects for IBM, M&M Mars, BMC Software, J.D. Edwards, Panasonic, the Los Angels Museum of Natural History, Mazda, Mitsubishi, BMW, Bank of America, the America's Cup,
Taco Bell, VEBA , Microsoft XBOX, Nissan, Infiniti, Honda, Acura, Mitsubishi, Mack Truck, JD Edwards, Microsoft, Infor, Lincoln, and Yamaha Motorcycles,
BOSE, International Trucks.
Additionally Dan’s own company Events On Sand, Inc. served as the production company for all live events and trade shows for Panasonic Broadcast and
Television Systems. He had also fostered a 12 year relationship with The George P. Johnson Company acting as their Producer and Technical Director for all
Honda and Acura Press Events at all of the major Auto Shows. For many clients and production companies, Dan has been an essential part of
their account teams, including their pitch teams. He manages clients and production teams with clarity, focus and all the right sensitivities – but he still
knows how to handle the Teamsters on terms they understand. Dan manages all aspects of the technical delivery of major live and television events and is currently working on Jennifer Lopez's show "All I Have" here in Las Vegas.