Ambrose Respicio III

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Ambrose Respicio III, originally from Guam, is an internationally known choreographer, dancer, and mentor. His style of teaching and fresh take on choreography has made him one to watch and work with. In addition to having his work featured worldwide, he is also a trusted confidant to many choreographers and up and coming prodigies throughout the entertainment industry. He serves as a private coach, stylist and mentor to Camren Bicondova from Fox’s hit show Gotham. Ambrose has also worked privately with numerous celebrities and entertainers like Robert Herjavec, Erika Jayne, Taylor Hasselhoff, Lindsey Stirling, and Rob Dyrdek to name a few. As a performer, Ambrose has graced the stage along side many greats such as Betty White, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nia Sioux, Naya Rivera, Florence Henderson, Allie Willis, Michael Chiklis, and Tom Hanks. You can currently see Ambrose starring as the role of Mr. Las Vegas in a national commercial for the City of Las Vegas. Most Recently, Ambrose danced along side Lady Gaga in her Tribute to David Bowie at the 58 th Grammy Awards. Ambrose was a 10 year member of Unity Dance Ensemble under the direction of the EMMY Award Winning, Tessandra Chavez. Starting as a dancer, Ambrose soon started contributing choreography to the company and eventually started assisting Tessandra on numerous projects including “Best Thing I Never Had” starring Cryus and Tiffany on So You Think You Can Dance: Season 9, he was also a part of her skeleton crew for the SYTYCD Season 5 Tour Opening number, and traveled overseas to choreograph for China’s Version of Dancing with the Stars (“Strictly Come Dancing season 3”). Ambrose has had his hand in countless other projects including Unity Dance Ensemble and the Edge Performing Arts Scholarship Show. In 2012, Ambrose choreographed Reebok’s Executive Fashion Show and received the first standing ovation in the 30 year history of Reebok’s fashion shows. Ambrose worked as the Assistant Supervising Choreographer for Season 2 of YouTube’s Dance Showdown and then returned to season 3 as the Supervising Choreographer. Ambrose is a trusted confidant to 2 time Dancing with the Stars Champion, Kym Johnson, whom he has worked side by side with on many projects including the Dancing with the Stars Cruise, RuPaul’s Drag Race and he even choreographed Kym and Robert Herjavec’s first dance. Ambrose has taught at many first class studios and academies throughout the US including: EDGE Performing Arts Center, Broadway Dance Center, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Academy of Performing Arts San Diego, Millenium Dance Complex and is currently on staff at the Studio School. Ambrose exudes some of his strongest talents in the classroom. He is well versed in Jazz, Jazz Funk, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theater, and Lyrical; his ability to customize his teaching on the spot to the needs of dancers is what has made him so popular. His extensive knowledge of technique, high standard of execution, eye for style and industry experience make a recipe for success. Ambrose works with dancers of all ages and levels.

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