Angelo La Roche
Angelo is a Trinidadian native and graduate from Cornell University where he received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY) where he received his Bachelors of arts (BA) with a major in Business Management and a double minor in Dance & Theatre and Communications. He is experienced in Hip Hop, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Lyrical/Contemporary. He has been teaching for over 10 years while also performing throughout the New York Tri-state area. Angelo not only teaches hip hop but combines his afro-Caribbean roots to teach and spread love of Soca music and his culture.
Early in his dance career, he danced with Hypnotized Dance Company, a hip hop company in NYC performing at various venues throughout the city led by Jona Biddle. In 2015, Angeloperformed at the Career Transition for Dancers 26th Annual Jubilee at Lincoln center in a modern piece and shared the stage with many famed celebs such as the Judith Jamison, the Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Film director and producer Nigel Lythgoe (most notably known as a judge on FOX television’s So You Think You Can Dance). Angelo has also been resident director of hip hop over the years or Allegra Dance Studio, Armonk Dance, Cinzia's Dance and Central Park Dance in Westchester area. In addition to teaching at these studios, Angelo also performed in several Nutcracker performances.
In his personal time he works for MasterCard Worldwide in Purchase NY as a Product Leader in Digital Payments and mentors young students throughout NYC. Angelo also played professional basketball for the American Basketball Association (ABA) on the Staten Island Vipers.