September 23, 2019
The one and only Jake Kodish visited from Los Angeles to teach three sold out hip hop masterclasses at House of Eights!
Jake Kodish started training Hip-Hop and Contemporary dance at age 12, in his hometown of Miami, FL. By age 15, he was working alongside other urban dancers in a non-profit street driven studio. He has trained in all forms of dance from Ballet, to Lindy Hop, to House, but has become known for his signature Popping, and Contemporary Hip-Hop.
At 16, Jake performed in the finals on America’s Got Talent, and by 18, he was studying in LA, and working nonstop as a dancer. He danced in the film Step Up 4, and countless music videos, including Prince’s Breakfast Can Wait. He was in the dance ensemble for Disney’s Shake It Up, and Austin and Ally. His national TV commercials include Microsoft, Samsung, and Behr’s Paint.
Jake’s live performances include Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour 2015; Prince on Arsenio Hall; Prime Time Emmy Awards 2013, Taylor Swift’s Blank Space – American Music Awards; and Justin Beiber and Will.i.am on the Billboard Awards.
In 2015 alone, Jake shared the stage with Jason Derulo, Mary J. Blige, Selena Gomez, Ricky Martin, Pit Bull, Tovlo, 5th Harmony, The Weekend, Nick Jonas, and countless other artists.
Summer 2014, Jake toured with Julianne and Derek Hough on the Move Live Tour as a principal dancer. Though a choreographer himself, Jake has worked with the best including Kyle Hanagami, Christopher Scott, Dave Scott, Tyce Diorio, Wildabeast, Tricia Miranda, and more. He has assisted NappyTabs, Wildabeast, Phillip Chbeeb and Twitch on So You Think You Can Dance.
Jake is in perpetual forward motion, and is always working on his craft as a dancer/choreographer.
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