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Meet Our Amazing Team

At Coffee Dance Studio, our success and vibrant dance community are fueled by the dedication and talent of our exceptional team. We're more than just a club; we're a family of dance enthusiasts and professionals committed to creating memorable dance experiences for you.


Tory is a serial entrepreneur. She believes that dancing is the best way of self-expression, which connects people's minds with their moves. 

Everyone can dance. Tory would love to help you open the new world of dancing. 

Art Director

A K-pop cover lover & TFBOYS fan for 6 years. Starting from learning idol dance She fell in love with dancing and enjoyed the feelings and experiences that different choreography brought. Her main focus is Kpop Cover & Hip-hop.
Performance experience: Washington International Festival; Amazon Asian Festival; college showcases; UW Kompany Dance Crew. 


Lydia has been dancing to K-pop since 2016 and from there has learned and explored different genres of dance it has to offer. She has traveled to Tokyo, Seoul, and London taking intensive classes by K-pop choreographers themselves. She is currently part of KIT$CH CREW and her favorite dance classes to teach are heels & jazz. 


Duel is a versatile dancer with experience in HIP-HOP, K-POP, Jazz, Contemporary, and Thai Traditional dances. He began his dance journey in high school and was part of the “Thai classical music & Traditional Dance” group in their early teenage years. Duel began seriously training and specializing in HIP-HOP and K-POP genres throughout Online Dance Programs, across studios in Washington, Thailand, and Korea. While HIP-HOP is his main focus, he loves to be open-minded and explore other dances, believing that all dance styles have their own unique flavor.

“Dance is art. Everyone moves & flows differently”


Hip-hop, Jazz, Choreography.
"Practice makes ur Perfect".


JN had learned street jazz for more than 3 years. She is also a self-taught K-pop dancer. She is part of Seoulstice, Georgia Tech's K-pop dance team.


Jae is a passionate dancer interested in the performing arts as early as 5 years old. His specialty is waacking and freestyle dance but is also experienced in hip-hop, K-pop, Competitive dance, Popping, and Contemporary. 
He is a self-taught dancer, learning from YouTube videos, and dance-oriented video games and joining teams/crews throughout high school and his current college years. 
His dance dream is to perform worldwide and learn as many genres as possible. He hopes his love for dance and performance can inspire others to do the same and be their truest self. 
“Keep your head cool and your heart hot!”


Dio grew up as a gymnast, where they were mostly exposed to limited dance training and technique. Taking a further interest in dance, they learned hip-hop and K-pop choreo from YouTube. After retiring from gymnastics at the age of 15, they took their interest in dance classrooms. They’ve spent the past 6 years training mostly in Hiphop, with some experience in House, Afro, Heels, Commercial, and other styles. Beyond training at dance conventions and various Seattle studios like The Garden Dance Company, they’ve applied their knowledge of teaching and leadership to K-pop and Hip-hop group KIT$CH CREW. Through KIT$CH and other groups like Next Level Crew and B2E, they’ve performed and choreographed at various hip-hop and K-pop events like Soulout, No Flex Zone, Comic Con, and Waba Festival. They are super excited to share their knowledge and passion for dance, and create a fun and energetic environment with everyone !!


- UW Dance & Psych Major
- Dancing for 6 years
- Style: hip hop based choreo, waacking, house, popping, jazz, contemporary
- Captain of UW Undivided dance team 
- Member of Studio 3 company dance team


Alina has been dancing for six years. She loves all styles of dancing but is passionate about hip-hop, locking, and soul.  A fun of funk music. XXL dance crew member.

-1vs1 All Styles. April 2023 CHAMPION. HEAD SPIN.
-Funky and Soul Party Top 8.
-Spring Break Battle Vol. II 3vs3 Open Styles Top 8.


- Artistic Director (2021-2022) and Dance Captain (2019-2020) of competitive dance team Samahang Modern at UCLA
- Director of two beginner dance teams under Foundations Choreography at UCLA
- 8 years of experience in freestyle and choreography, with a background in hip hop and contemporary, and additional training in house and waacking

椰奶 (Yenai)

Yenai got to know K-pop in high school and started dancing covering since then. She was officially stanning IZ*ONE before their disbandment. Her main focus: is K-pop and jazz.

天天 (TianTian)

Tiantian is a freestyle dancer. He loves every kind of dance style and would like to try it all. The dance style he is good at are Hip-hop and Popping.


An accidental movement enthusiast who at times spirits away from words on crisp pages or gets lost in her cats’ mysterious gazes.


Hip-Hop, Jazz, Urban Dancer.


Discovering her passion for dance at CoffeeDance two years ago, Xinyu has been unwavering in her commitment ever since. She further expanded her experience in K-pop covering and dance performance by joining K-pop dance groups such as Next Level Crew and KIT$CH CREW. She has performed at many events and showcases such as Soul Out, Emerald City Comic Con, Microsoft Spring Festival and many busking events. She is hoping to share her passion and knowledge of dance with everyone! 

Guest Instructor

Top Chinese style Jazz dance choreographer. Youth With You 2  stage choreographer. Founder of TranScend Dance Studio in China. 

Guest Instructor

Starting with learning Chinese dance when she was 4 years old, Susiemeoww's passion for dancing never changed. She gradually started doing dance covers for K-pop songs and she is now prominent in the dance community both as a solo K-pop dancer and as a member of the widely popular cover team Koreos with over 361.8K followers on Instagram and 384K subscribers on YouTube

Sam Kim
Guest Instructor

Sam Kim is a famous Chinese dancer focusing on waacking. He attended Street Dance of China in 2020 (这就是街舞3) and has won honors such as:
2018 HongKong Waacking City Champion
2019 Step Ya Game Up Waacking Champion
2019 舞甲天下 Waacking 2nd Place

Guest Instructor

Jasmine Reynolds first found her love for dance during her sophomore year of high school in San Francisco, CA. There, she was trained mostly in hip hop, contemporary and jazz. She began teaching hip hop and jazz choreography when she was co-captain of her high school’s dance company, where she choreographed for her school’s rallies, half-time shows and concerts. For the past few years, she has been a member of the Seattle Kpop dance cover team Next Level Crew, where she has performed at special events such as weddings, fashion shows, and Comic Con. She discovered her love of heels dance a few months ago, and she is very excited to share her passion with other creatives. As an instructor, she will do everything she can to ensure that classes are a safe space where all students feel free to express themselves through dance.

Guest Instructor

Jessica Hwang has been dancing since 2003. Jessica has trained and performed in styles ranging from ballet, to Bhangra, salsa, bachata, and heels. She taught open level jazz classes for high school students in Austin, TX, as well as beginner bachata classes for adults at UC Berkeley. As a heels instructor, Jessica's goal is to foster an inclusive and supportive space in her classes for creatives to explore, share, and connect through sensual movement and expression. She is passionate about learning and sharing different forms of movement, and she encourages inelegant curiosity over perfection, inside and outside the studio.

UIUX Designer

Nova, an exceptionally experienced interaction designer, brings a wealth of expertise to the table. With a proven track record in the field, Nova has played a pivotal role in shaping and implementing innovative designs for our website. For those seeking insights or suggestions related to the website, feel free to reach out to Nova. She commitment to excellence and passion for crafting compelling digital experiences make them a valuable asset to any project.

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