San Diego Troupe Directors

Jazmyn Phillips, Programs Director

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George Busto, Mini Shock Director

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13-year Navy veteran, dance educator, and choreographer. He took his first dance classes at the College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL in 2009. There, he also studied modern, jazz, and choreography with Valerie Alpert, Terry Crews, Jeannine Potter, and Lamaiya Lancaster. In addition, he performed in the “Fear No Art” as well as “Winter Prairie” dance production.

As a company dancer, George has performed with Valerie Alpert Dance Company at the 2011 Regional Alternative Dance Festival in Michigan. He also danced at Hype “Hip Hop for Hope” Dance Competition, Impulse Dance Crew, Cryptic Movement Crew, and LatinoXpressions.

George has had the privilege to work with choreographers such as Arnel Calvario, Terri Shipman, Grace Shinhae Jun-Mills, Jean Isaacs. He participated in 2013 & 2015 Culture Shock Hip Hop Nutcracker, and 2016 Trolley Dances. George also performed in 2016 City College Dance Production. During the 2017 San Diego Dance Theater Choreographers’ showcase, he made it to the finale. He had the privilege to integrate San Diego staff too. George received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences from Point Loma Nazarene University.

He has had the blessing to be able to teach all over San Diego. George is very excited to be part of the Culture Shock Organization and looks forward to continue to nurture the talents of his students!

Hannah Burns, Mini Shock Director

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Carmen Macias, Mighty Shock Youth Director

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She has been teaching dance in many different places from schools to studios. Carmen has experience as a back-up dancer for a few artists, including Baby Bash for the z90.3 Jingle Jam Concert, and was in several music videos. A b-girl in the Breaking community going by the name “Chola Roc,” she represents herself and a group of b-girls in San Diego at Queen Bee’s.

Carmen’s role with the CSSD organization is as one of the Youth Directors of Mighty Shock San Diego. With her love for dance, and her desire to inspire and teach the roots, history, and foundation of this amazing culture, she lends great talents and leadership to the Mighty Shock dancers!

David Trulson, Mighty Shock Youth Assistant Director

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Now, David likes to think of his dancing career just barely getting started. At first, David made choreography for Culture Shock’s Dance Troupe at the age of 18. Then, he became Assistant Director for Mighty Shock SD at 19 and cannot wait to see the rest of his dancing career unfold. David also takes part in the freestyle community being known as “Freestyle 7”. He loves the energy and vibes that get placed on the dance floor and nothing is more freeing to him.

“If you are a dancer, don’t forget the reason you started dancing. It’s a feeling, not a thought.”

Kaylar Preite, Future Shock Director

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Kris Wagner, Future Shock Director

Sean Memije, Culture Shock Artistic Director

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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.