ICONIC DANCE SD CONVENTION

Created with love for america's finest city San Diego. Iconic’s mission is to promote the performing arts and artist local to San Diego. Driven by our passion for dance we wish to give back to our community by inspiring and educating our future dance athletes and artist. We wish to enhance their dance education and experience by working, collaborating and sharing this artform and sport with renowned industry leaders.

OUR FACULTY

Our faculty consist of sought after industry professionals with outstanding achievements and dancers, instructors and choreographers.  Our approach is educational, we want each dancer to walk away with knoledge, confidence and empowerment.

GUSTAVO “SUAVO” VARGAS

Gustavo “Suavo” Vargas is a Choreographer based out of LA. He has Choreographed for Jennifer Lopez’s Residency Show in Las Vegas-“All I Have - Latin Section”, Justin Timberlake, Romeo Santos, Karol G, Becky G, Justin Bieber “Changes Tour”, Karol G for Coachella, Maks and Vals “Our Way” Tour, Derek and Julianne Hough’s “Move Beyond” Tour from Dancing With The Stars, Prince Royce “The Bad Man Tour” and Dream for the “MY2K Tour” with 98 Degrees. He has also Danced, Choreographed, and Toured with Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, MADONNA, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Will Smith, Usher, Pink, Mya, Alicia Keys, Paulina Rubio, Roselyn Sanchez, Enrique Iglesias, N'Sync, Jessica Simpson, and Eva Longoria to name a few. Television shows include World OfDance, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance-Canada, So You Think You Can Dance-USA, Lips Sync Battle, Bruno and Carrie Ann’s Dance Wars, America’s Best Dance Crew, True Blood, Eve, 7th Heaven, Drew Carey, Boston Public, Nikki Cox, American Music Awards, The Grammys, The Latin Grammy’s, Guys Choice Awards, Marry Me, and Janet Jackson MTV-Icon. He has worked on movies such as Lala Land, The Bachelor, Be Cool, Dirty Dancing II-Havana Nights, Spanglish, Master of Disguise, Along Came Polly, Jackass II, Rent, and Indiana Jones. He has also made his acting debut on the TV show "Strong Medicine". Gustavo teaches and travels the world giving Master classes of all styles.

IAGO BRESCHI

Iago Breschi, a native of Brazil, began his studies at the Centro de Arte e Dança de Campo Grande in Rio de Janeiro where he studied for eight years Ballet, Jazz, Fosse Jazz, contemporary, Musical Theatre also Tap Dance, all under the direction of Luciene Bachur and Alice Arja. In 2011, he performed several principal roles in musical theater and ballet such as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Prince in The Sleeping Beauty and Basílio in Don Quixote  under the direction of Alice Arja  with Rio de Janeiro Ballet Company. In 2013, he  move to the United States to improved his technique  with Miami city Ballet   where he danced several ballets by George Balanchine, such as Theme and Variations, Western Symphony, and Jewels. In 2016  Mr. Breschi danced with Atlanta Ballet, under the new direction of Gennadi Nedvigin, where he performed in George Balanchine’s , John McFall’s Nutcracker, David Bintley’s Carmina Burana, Helen Pickett’s Camino Real and Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird. Now he been dancing with City Ballet of San Diego as principal dancer Iago has performed the male lead role in Peter Martins’ Ash, Elizabeth Wistrich’s The Firebird, as the Nutcracker Prince and as the Caviler in The Nutcracker, Albrecht in Giselle, Romeo I’m Romeo and Juliet ,Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, the male lead in Le Corsaire Pas de Deux, Paquita, Basilio in Don Quixote, George Balanchine’s Rubies, Who Cares?, Danses Concertantes and Apollo in Apollo. Iago performed in On The Move and the Company’s virtual productions Moving Forward, A Masquerade Nutcracker, Rhapsody in Blue and Raymonda.Ruring the 2020-21 Season Rated regionally among the top male ballet dancers by UOL and one of the most prestigious Latino Dancer by “the SanDiego Union Tribune, with over 10 years of critically acclaimed professional dance experience, having performed on stages across the world.

JAZELLE TORRE.

Jazelle began dancing at West Coast School of the Arts at the age of three and has trained/competed there until graduation under the direction of Paula Kessinger.  She trained in jazz, lyrical, modern, ballet, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary under many top choreographers.  She attended Rosary High School and was on their nationally ranked dance team for four years coached by Dan Sapp.  At the age of 17, Jazelle began teaching for the recreational program at her studio which is when her love for teaching and choreographing began.  After graduating, she decided to further her dance education and was on the Orange Coast College dance team, winning numerous national titles there as well.  In 2019, Jazelle began freelancing her choreography around California.  Jazelle’s piece she choreographed for McCoy Rigby Arts, “Leave A Light On,” got recognized at Kidz Carnival the summer following the 2019 season.  She currently choreographs and teaches master classes all around the United States at various dance studios and high schools.  Jazelle is also an instructor at West Coast School of the Arts (CA), Project 21 (CA), and Club Dance (AZ).  Her goal in teaching the next generation of young dancers is to expand their comfort zones and build confidence in their movement, while creating a safe and constructive environment.

MEGHAN SANETT

Meghan Sanett is a professional dancer & choreographer born & based in Los Angeles, with extensive experience & training in NYC as well. She has performed for stars like Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Alec Baldwin, Chita Rivera, Mitzi Gaynor, and Matthew Morrison. She has danced on the TV show “Agent Carter” & has performed in multiple Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades. She was also the Assistant Choreographer for the iconic Paula Abdul for her Billboard Music Awards Performance, has assisted choreographers for the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance,” & is a dancer in the feature film “In The Heights.” Meghan has also choreographed for BuzzFeed & is on faculty with the legendary Tremaine Dance Conventions. You can keep up with her on all social media platforms at @mmsanett.

NATHALYA LOPEZ.

Graduated with a degree in commercial dance through HCLA with a career of 18 years as a dancer, 6 years as a choreographer and 4 years as a teacher, Nathalya Lopez has stood out for participating from an early age in exhibition and competition teams such as Shock Teams, Jr. Skullies and Tequila Movement, in the city of San Diego and Mexicali. She later became part of competition teams where she had the opportunity to participate in national and international competitions such as WOD, Vibe, Maxt Out, Body Rock and HHI. In her journey as a choreographer and dancer, she has had the opportunity to create pieces for dance and musical theater productions, as well as participate in dance events such as Carnival and Jeté. In her experience as a teacher, she has had the opportunity to teach dance classes in Mexicali, Tijuana, SLRC, and San Diego. She currently works at "Sesame Place" and “Sea World” as an interpreter and dancer and also teaches classes in different studios.

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