Our Jazz Leaders

Daniel Bernardo and Matthew Kazmierczak

Jazz

Daniel Bernardo and Matthew Kazmierczak have teamed together to combine their individual styles and teaching methods to create an exciting, musically driven, athletic brand of contemporary dance. After Matthew moved from Arizona and Daniel from Toronto, Canada, they found themselves in Los Angeles California which is where they now choreograph together as well as work professionally in the entertainment industry.

Matthew achieved top six male finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 9. He then toured with the show throughout North America, performing for ten’s of thousands of fans. You have also seen him on television shows such as “Glee”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Dancing With the Stars”, and most recently in the films “LA LA Land” and “Vice”. He’s performed at the 2018 Emmy awards, for Mariah Carey on the 2018 AMA’s, and on the 2019 Billboard awards he danced for The Jonas Brothers. While Matthew was touring as the male lead dancer with Travis Wall’s dance company “Shaping Sound”, Daniel was busy in LA where he was featured in the promo for the TV show “American Horror Story”, NBC’s hit series “The Voice” and Netflix’s “Westside”. Daniel has performed with musical artists Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Erika Jayne, Luis Fonsi and Becky G just to name a few. He has also danced on Disney’s “Wingin’ It”, worked with Kenny Ortega on the remake of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and recently danced on the Ellen Show. Daniel has hit the big stage at the Latin AMA’s, American Music Awards, Billboard Awards and Radio City Music Hall in NYC performing with Cheryl Burke. 

Daniel and Matthew have taught and choreographed at countless dance studios across Canada and the United States. Their work has been recognized and awarded by top judges and choreographers in the industry. They have choreographed live pieces for company dancers at dance conventions “Hollywood Vibe” and “The Pulse on Tour”, incorporating various styles and techniques. They also have had the opportunity to work on short films and music videos for artists Aloe Black, Meghan Kinney and many more. Currently, they are dancing professionally in Los Angeles and travel often to teach, inspire and create our future generations of dancers.