Carrie Crawford started dancing at the age of 4. What started out as an effort to correct her extremely turned in legs without using braces ended up not only working, but becoming her lifelong passion. She grew up dancing in Greenville, SC and upon graduation moved immediately to Los Angeles where she was accepted into the Apprentice Program at The Performing Arts Center in Van Nuys. She trained very closely with some of the best in the industry: Joe Malone, Jackie Sleight, Jerry Evans, Terri Yates, Doug Caldwell, Michelle Elkin, and Mark Goodman just to name a few. Training so closely with choreographers of such different styles has given Carrie a great deal of versatility in her own choreography now. Her style is a refreshing blend of very classic jazz and lyrical, but with a fresh and modern twist. Carrie always tries to stay current and exciting without ever abandoning her true love and respect for her roots. Carrie has been performing, teaching and choreographing professionally across the country for over 20 years. Now based in Orlando, FL and the mom of 2 incredible, young children, she continues to do so, while simultaneously running Crawford Jazz Project, her real dream come true.
Performance credits include: Lady Antebellum, Disney Channel, Beyonce, Ally McBeal, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Hollywood, and numerous live concerts, awards shows and musicals.
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Emily Williams, of Orlando, Florida, graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCF with her Bachelor’s in Accounting. She is also a graduate of the Ballet Academy of Central Florida and has performed in their production of the Nutcracker many times. She has worked as a dancer at Universal Studios performing in the Triwizard Spirit Rally, BeetleJuice’s Graveyard Mash-Up, and Universal’s SuperStar Parade. She was also a company member of The Dance Theatre of Orlando. She is an alumnus of Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester. She competed in the U.S. Aerial Competition in NYC as a Lyra/Hoop finalist. She has traveled the world performing as a dancer with Princess Cruises. She performed with Hardrive Productions in the televised Nashville Christmas Parade. She most recently was a cast member at The Smoky Mountain Opry in TN. She is excited to be a new addition to Crawford Jazz Project!
Ashton Antinazi grew up in Atlanta, GA and began her dance training at the tender age of 3 at a local studio. She graduated from Georgia College and State University with a BA in History where she continued her dance training with their Dance Minor Program along with involvement in Chi Tau Epsilon Dance Honorary and Alpha Psi Omega Theater Fraternity. She moved to Orlando in 2016 and since then has had the opportunity to perform at Universal Studios and Sea World Orlando in numerous parades and seasonal events, including but not limited to Universal’s Super Star Parade, Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, and Sesame Street’s Christmas Parade. Her dance training continued with both Emotions Dance Company and Crawford Jazz Project where she performed in numerous shows such as Element Earth (Emotions, 2017), Untold Stories (Emotions, 2018), Legends (CJP, 2019), and Goddess (CJP, 2021). She is so excited to be back in her 3rd season with CJP and share the stage with this fantastic and passionate group of performers.
Tara Flynn, born and raised in Tampa, FL, developed a passion for dance at the age of 12, and began training vigorously in a variety of styles, including ballet, jazz, and ballroom and Latin styles. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, she decided to try to pursue her dream of a career in dance and has been working as a dancer in Florida’s theme parks ever since. Over the last several years, Tara has performed at SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Universal Orlando, and Walt Disney World, and is thrilled to now be joining Crawford Jazz Project for her first season.
Rachel grew up dancing on Cape Cod, MA, and went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Elon University in North Carolina with a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and Minor in Business Administration.
She has since performed on the National and International Tours of Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, directed/choreographed by Tony Award-Winning choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton). She has performed at sea in the role of Cha Cha in “Grease” for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and served as Dance Captain for Holland America Line’s World Cruise. She performed on tour with “The Aluminum Show” in Brazil and Spain, and has done many regional productions across the country including: “West Side Story”, “Mary Poppins”, “42nd Street“, “Singin’ in the Rain”, “All Shook Up”, “Swing!”, “Oklahoma!”, and “Chicago”, to name a few. She has also danced at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and for Dublin Worldwide Spirit Productions. Rachel has spent three seasons performing at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in UT, where she was part of the pre-West End production of Dreamworks' “Prince of Egypt” choreographed by SYTYCD’s Sean Cheesman and overseen by composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). She has also performed in the U.S. Regional Premiers of “Matilda”, “Cinderella”, “School of Rock”, and “Wonderland”, as well as a Silly Girl in Disney’s “Beauty & The Beast” and in “Joseph...Dreamcoat” starring David Archuletta.
Creatively, Rachel recently served as Associate Choreographer for “The Little Mermaid” on Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, The Wish. At Tuacahn, she served as Associate Choreographer/Director for “Annie”, Associate Choreographer and Dance Captain/Swing for “Mary Poppins”, Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain/Swing for “The Count of Monte Cristo”.
Rachel travels to teach at dance conventions and set choreography, which has been seen nationally at competitions and collegiate conferences and has been recognized for creativity and innovation. She is currently on the roster of judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators. Rachel is excited to make Orlando her new home with her husband and her pocket beagle, Mr. Banks, and is truly looking forward to continuing her training and performing with Crawford Jazz Project!
Sammi Shoufler began her dance journey at the age of 3, at Mason Dance Center in her hometown of Mason, Ohio. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ball State University in 2020, where the highlight of her college performance career was playing “Clara” in “The Nutcracker”. Sammi moved to Orlando to pursue her dream of living and performing in America’s theme park capital and can regularly be found dancing down Sesame Street at Sea World, Orlando. She has also been featured in Sea World’s summer spectacular “Electric Ocean” and other seasonal events. In addition, she has performed in Universal Studios Holiday Parade and has worked with the national touring cast of “Sesame Street Live”. Sammi is grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of CJP, and to be a part of the Orlando dance community!
Alison Shuman studied dance at The University of Alabama where she was given the opportunity to choreograph, perform with Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, and direct dance films. Her work has been showcased throughout the state of Alabama, including Alabama Dance Festival’s New Works Concert. Upon graduating, Alison moved to Florida where she danced in shows and parades at Walt Disney World. Currently, she can be seen dancing at Seaworld Orlando. Alison is so grateful and excited to be a part of CJP for another season!
Hannah Sidol, born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, started dancing at a young age training in a wide variety of styles while also participating in theatre, cheerleading, and a competitive show choir based out of Akron, Ohio. Hannah graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from Kent State University, Ohio (KSU) in Dec 2020. During her time at KSU, she performed works by faculty/students, and was a member of the pre-professional Kent Dance Ensemble where she worked with guest artist Yoshito Sakuraba and faculty member Catherine Meredith. Hannah also choreographed for several student productions, and served as the Student Artistic Director for KSU’s Student Dance Festival. She has been showcased professionally in solo work including a dance film entitled, “Bloom,” choreographed by Samuel McIntosh. After graduating, Hannah moved to Orlando, FL to further pursue her career in entertainment. Currently, Hannah is working at Universal Studios and has participated in their marquee events such as Halloween Horror Nights and Universal’s Holiday Parade feat. Macy’s. She was also a part of the holiday offerings at SeaWorld this past winter. Hannah is extremely honored to be a part of Crawford Jazz Project and is excited to learn and grow from this opportunity!
Josselyn began dancing at the age of 3 in her hometown, St. Louis, Missouri. She has had the opportunity to perform in local shows and short films which lead her to take the leap of faith and move to Florida. Josselyn had the opportunity to debut as an equity dancer at Walt Disney World in “A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas” show. Since then she has continued to perform at Seaworld and Universal Studios and was given the amazing opportunity to perform for the Crawford Jazz Project. She hopes to eventually make her name known on THE Broadway stage and starr in films.
Hunter originally born and raised in Arizona started her dance journey at 8 years old and two years later continued her training with her local studio joining their competition team. Her studio offered a variety of styles from ballet, hip hop, tap, jazz and contemporary. After graduating from high school and her dance studio, she went on to become an instructor at the studio she grew up at, sharing her love of dance with kids from the age of 3 to 17. During this time she auditioned for various dancing opportunities and landed her a full time spot in Walt Disney Worlds entertainment department. Soon after moving to Florida she continued to take dance classes locally and has had various roles dancing for the Walt Disney world company. Hunter currently is attending Wilmington University working toward a bachelors in business management, with hopes to finish in just a few years! This is her first year with the Carrie Crawford Jazz Project and is excited to continue her dance training and for what this season has in store !
Ryan Clawson was born in Okinawa Japan and raised in a military family. As he traveled the world with family he began his dance training at the age of 10 in Charleston, SC. Through out his career he has been blessed to work for Charlotte Ballet Company (apprentice), Busch Gardens, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Universal Studios. Currently he is an Equity dancer for Disney! Ryan is truly blessed and excited that he gets the opportunity to explore and create movement with this company this year!
Victoria Gilman, originally from Taylor Mill, Kentucky, has been dancing since age five; training and studying in a wide variety of styles. Victoria attended and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wright State University, in Dayton Ohio, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She had the opportunity to continue training and performing with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester. Victoria is performing locally at Walt Disney World, Universal, and with CJP for her third season.
Kathy Guryan began dancing at the young age of two in her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina! She began taking dance seriously around the age of 13 while diving deep into her training in Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater and Contemporary and her love of dance only grew from there. She graduated at the age of 17 from The Fine Arts Center in Greenville and immediately started to take steps towards becoming a professional dancer. In 2015, she began touring with DanceMakers Inc, where she got the opportunity to tour the country assisting incredible dance educators, such as Kathryn McCormick, Dejan Tubic, Robert Roldan, and many more. At the end of the tour, she followed her dreams up to New York City, where she continued training as a part of the Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester.
Since moving to Orlando in 2017, she has been able to pursue a lifelong dream of working for the Walt Disney Company in shows across property. She has been an Equity chorus dancer in shows like Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, as well as Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire both at Disney’s Magic Kingdom! She most recently became an Equity Principal Dancer at Disney’s Festival of the Lion King, which is the only principal dancer role of its kind on property. She has also been gifted the opportunity to be Dance Captain of Crawford Jazz Project; a local jazz dance company here in Central Florida. She is able to steadily perform, choreograph, as well as continue to train through the guidance of Carrie Crawford (Crawford Jazz Project). She is so grateful for the opportunities that Carrie Crawford has given her and she is ecstatic to begin her 6th season as a part of CJP!
Krista Grammerstorf is a dance performer, educator and choreographer that grew up in the Philadelphia region. She started dancing at a young age and is trained in a variety of styles. Krista danced professionally with Footwerx Tap Company based in Philly for five years during her youth, performing at the Kimmel Center and Wilma Theater. She recently moved to Orlando and began dancing with SeaWorld Entertainment this holiday season. Krista graduated in May of 2021 with degrees in Dance Choreography and Business-Arts Administration from Muhlenberg College. There she was thoroughly involved as a leader in the dance department and performed/choreographed for many productions including the American College Dance Festival. She has choreographed for multiple musicals, companies, competitions and YAGP. In 2020 Krista participated in the Nan Giordano Certification Program (NGCP), and is a certified instructor in the Giordano technique. She has taught a variety of dance techniques and choreography for several dance studios. During college Krista danced for Opus 1 Contemporary Project for their season at the Performance Garage. Krista is so excited and grateful to be joining this welcoming group of performers and to be part of the Crawford Jazz Project family!
Ginny London grew up in Bullhead City Arizona and began dancing at the age of 5, training in a variety of styles. Ginny graduated with honors from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. During her time at UNLV she was able to share her love of dance while performing internationally in Seoul South Korea and Kiel Germany. Since college, Ginny has performed in several parades at Disneyland, got to live out her travel dreams while performing on board Holland America Cruise Line ships and most recently performing at Seaworld. Ginny is so excited and grateful to continue her journey with Crawford Jazz Project for her second season.
Courtney Luton is an Orlando native and began dancing locally at age 3. She focused mainly on her tap and jazz training through childhood. Courtney pursued a degree in sociology from UCF and began teaching dance at a public middle school after graduating. Recently, she has put teaching on hold to pursue her performance career. Courtney is going into her 4th season with CJP and this will also be her 2nd season as dance captain. She is so excited to continue training and performing with CJP this season!
Adonus Mabry is a MS native whose career has been filled with nothing but growth since moving to Orlando in 2009. Working at the parks has given him many opportunities for growth, but Adonus owes so much to his teachers and mentors who saw something special in him despite his lack of training and experience. The shut down pushed Adonus to be courageous and expand his comfort zone as an artist and student; we've seen him become a multiple award nominated choreographer, actor, singer, and dancer in the central Florida area. Carrie Crawford and Crawford Jazz Project has provided a wonderful education/training that inspires Adonus to keep pushing himself to continue growing everyday. He is thrilled to be continuing as a principal dancer with CJP for his 3rd season.
Tori Patrice, a Cincinnati native, grew up training and competitively dancing at Dance Etc. She continued her training at Point Park University studying Jazz Dance. She has performed at Walt Disney World in The Main Street Trolley Show and The Festival of Fantasy Parade and in Nosferatu at The Renaissance Theatre. Tori has also performed with Vincent Sanrocco Dance Company. She is currently a full time performer at the Universal Orlando Resort in the Triwizard Spirit Rally as a Beauxbaton and continues to train and perform with Crawford Jazz Project.
Angelika Krug Shannon has been dancing since the age of 3 and later went on to receive her BFA in Dance Performance from the University of South Florida. After college, Angelika started her dance career at the most magical place on earth! As an equity performer her credits include Beauty and the Beast live on stage!, Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular!, Jungle Book Alive with Magic, and many special events including dancing back-up for Megan Trainor in 2017. She has also performed for Universal Studios, SeaWorld and local production companies. She has always felt at home taking class with the company and she is now excited to officially be a part of the CJP family!
Bel Amadio was born and raised in New Jersey, where she began her dance training at the young age of three. At six years old she started dancing competitively, and continued through high school. Bel attended Morris County School of Technology where she majored in dance and minored in theater. She then went on to attend Adelphi University as a dance major, where she graduated in just three years, magna cum laude, with a BFA in Dance. Bel has a strong background in both commercial and concert dance. She has worked with renowned choreographers such as Larry Keigwin, Alex Bieglson, Tiffany Rea-Fisher, and Rasta Thomas. Some of her performance credits include Paul Taylor's Cloven Kingdom and Martha Graham's Chronicle. Currently, Bel resides in Orlando, Florida and is a seasonal performer for Universal Studios. She has most recently performed in Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's, while also working as a Dance Captain for her unit. Bel is beyond excited to begin working as an apprentice for Crawford Jazz Project, and looks forward to all the new opportunities to come.