San Diego Troupe Directors
Jazmyn Phillips, Programs Director
Jazmyn Phillips began her dance training as a child and her passion for movement has never wavered. In 2004, she was accepted on to the youth hip hop troupe, Future Shock San Diego. She trained and performed with the Shock family until she moved to Colorado in 2013 to pursue her Bachelor of Arts degree at Colorado Mesa University. After graduating in the spring of 2016, she traveled back home to search for work within her dance degree. Culture Shock Dance Troupe welcomed her back as a Director for Mini Shock. During her third season with Mini Shock, she found herself coordinating Culture Shock San Diego’s 25th Anniversary International Choreographer’s Showcase. The immensity of this production inspired her to take on a larger role within the Organization. Jazmyn is now the Programs Manager of Culture Shock San Diego, and learning something new everyday.
Sean Memije, Culture Shock Artistic Director
Since the age of 3, Sean has always had a love for dance. From emulating the moves of Michael Jackson to learning the latest party dances from his older sister, rhythm and movement came natural to Sean. However, it wasn’t until after high school when he tapped into his full potential as a dancer. During college, Sean went to his first audition for a hip hop dance troupe called Formality. He made it onto the team and went on to being a part of the only troupe to sweep all 4 major hip hop competitions in one year.
From there, Sean choreographed, danced with, and directed other San Diego troupes. This includes 220 (Second to None), The Rejects, Super Galactic Beat Manipulators, FrameWork, Frenemies, Future Shock. Throughout his dance career, Sean has had the pleasure to train with great artists. This includes Wade Robson, NappyTabs, Angie Bunch, Gus Bembery, Jaffar Smith, The Jabbawockeez, Keone Madrid, Vinh Nguyen, and Lando Wilkins. Currently, Sean is a resident hip hop teacher at the Culture Shock Dance Center. Sean is also a primary choreographer/show director at SeaWorld San Diego. In addition, he is currently the Artistic Director of Culture Shock San Diego. Sean continues to be a humble student of dance. He wishes to continue teaching and sharing his unique style of hip hop and urban dance.