TV and online dance sensations WilldaBeast,Nia Sioux, Kenneth San Jose and Janelle Ginestra step from screen to stage in #FOLLOWME
New live interactive dance show brings online community of fans together with their dance idols in Nashville on Aug. 9
Tickets on sale Friday, June 16, at 10 a.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dance superstars and online sensations WilldaBeast (“So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer; 2.6 million followers), Nia Sioux (“Dance Moms;” 5.8 million followers), Kenneth San Jose (685K followers) and Janelle Ginestra (587K followers) join forces and hit the road in the brand new live dance show, #FOLLOWME, playing a one-night engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater on Aug. 9, 2017.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. VIP packages are available through the TPAC Box Office which includes a meet and greet with the headliners, a premium seat, and exclusive merchandise.
Directed by Jennifer Weber (“The Hip Hop Nutcracker,” “BRING IT LIVE!”), the show offers fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dance alongside their favorite dance and social media stars.
#FOLLOWME is an electrifying live dance show celebrating the hip-hop dance community – inspiring dancers to step into the spotlight and get the incredible opportunity to see, dance, and interact with their YouTube dance idols. Each of the headliners will have moments throughout the show to highlight their singular style and performance skills, incorporating their greatest hits with never seen before dances and songs.
Featuring cutting-edge technology, fans will interact digitally and physically with the headliners prior to and during the show, with the ultimate prize being a featured position in #FOLLOWME’s explosive dance finale. The choreography for the finale will be released over social media for audience members to learn ahead of time, and select lucky fans will be chosen from video submissions to get the opportunity of a lifetime – to dance with their idols on stage.
With over 1.9 million YouTube subscribers, dancer-choreographer-entrepreneur Will “WilldaBeast” Adams started his career as a dancer and quickly became in-demand for recording artists such as Usher, Madonna, The Black Eyed Peas and for guest spots on TV (“Glee”). WilldaBeast recently launched his own dance company immaBEAST, which has become one of the leading brands, companies, and influences in the hip-hop dance world, and he has choreographed for T-Pain, “So You Think You Can Dance” on FOX, Nike, and many more. For a virtual quote from WilldaBeast, visit: @WILLDABEAST
Nia Sioux’s career ignited the moment viewers caught a glimpse of her dancing on the smash hit Lifetime reality TV show, “Dance Moms.” Seven seasons later, Nia has earned an immense online following (over 4 million on Instagram) and has flexed her artistic muscles by launching a music and acting career. #FOLLOWME will be the first opportunity for fans to see her perform all of her skill sets in a live performance tour. For a virtual quote from Nia Sioux, visit: @NIASIOUX
Fifteen-year-old dance phenom Kenneth San Jose has appeared in commercials and videos for Kidz Bop, ABC Mouse, the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards. He has performed live at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards and racked up a following of over 400k followers on Instagram. He is part of the boy dance group “Boy Squad.” For a virtual quote from Kenneth San Jose, visit: @KENSANJOSE
Dancer-choreographer-creative being Janelle Ginestra, an executive team member of immaBEAST, has been dancing and performing since she was two-years-old. Nominated for Best Dance Video at the BET Awards, Janelle is a rising star in the industry, having worked with Beyoncé, Jason Derulo, JLo and more. For a virtual quote from Janelle Ginestra, visit: @JANELLEGINESTRA
#FOLLOWME features video design by Greg Purnell and lighting design by Tony Award Nominee Bradley King (“Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812”).
#FOLLOWME is produced by Eva Price, the Bushnell Performing Arts Center, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
If You Go:
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater
505 Deaderick St.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.