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Artistic Leadership

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Stuck Sanders

Artistic Director
Peninsula Hip-Hop Productions

Stuck Sanders was introduced to dance at the age of 12 when his mom was looking for a creative outlet for the obviously athletic youngster who was not all that trilled with traditional organized sports. After one hip-hop class he was hooked and headed for a career in the world of art and dance. In just a few years he was performing in the half time shows of the Sacramento Kings basketball games and earning a reputation as a top freestyler where the dancer is encouraged to create new moves and develop a personal style. Soon he was known for his style of Turf Dancing incorporating strong narrative with storytelling and mime and burnished his reputation participating in numerous Battle Dances. At 19 he headed to Los Angeles for more vigorous training in hip-hop choreography. In 2012 he joined Academy of Villains as principal dancer/choreographer where his choreography became known for its strong theatrical flair. There he and Ale Martinez became one of the AOV main dance partners and in December 2015 they formed The Tribe where they could continue to foster the art form and pass on their many talents to new hip-hop artists. As an Independent artist he serves as director of Peninsula Hip-Hop Productions where he brings hip-hop artists from throughout the United States to present the hip-hop dance style in narrative storytelling. 

Artistic Staff

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Alee Martinez
Choreographer and Dance Master

Alee Martinez hails from the Bay Area and has been surrounded by dance all of her life. Her parents were salsa dancers who competed throughout the Bay Area. Although she began with traditional ballet training, she fell in love with hip-hop. At age 19, she auditioned for The Academy of Villains and became one of their principle dancers and by age 21 was named assistant director.  Her teaching international coaching include all cultures from Switzerland to Colombia, teaching what she loves most. Us audience know her primarily from her appearance on Americas Got Talent Season 7 and Fake off Season 2 where she and the Villains were crowned “Fake Off Champions” and won $100,000.

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