Roberta Bierman is a passionate performer and instructor known for innovative choreography, great musicality and an energetic teaching style. Born in Victoria BC and dancing since the age of five, Roberta has studied many different styles of dance such as tap, jazz, modern and ballet but once introduced to Hip-Hop, it truly captured her heart and quickly became her main focus.
Roberta's Hip-Hop crews and choreography are continually recognized at competitions and festivals throughout Canada. Roberta is one of the most sought after choreographers and teachers in British Columbia.
Roberta has trained extensively throughout the US including New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Texas and Seattle. While training in Los Angeles she has the opportunity to dance in the Silly Walks for Hunger Charity event choreographed by Rich and Tone Talauega. Roberta was invited to perform in Montreal at Danse Encore Festival with Tri-Tone Productions based out of Austin, Texas. Roberta's choreography was featuring in the music video 'Teacher's Pet' by Death to Sexy. Roberta can be seen in music videos such as SonReal's 'For The Town', Taliwhoah's 'Love Soldier' and Julz' 'Crosswords'.
Roberta's choreography is becoming recognized around the world which has given her the opportunity to travel and teach throughout Canada, Seattle, Texas, Hawaii, Colorado, Cincinnati, Belgium and Amsterdam. Roberta is a member and choreographer for the elite, all female dance crew, Diamonds in the Rough. She is also a Co-Director of the reputable Canadian mega crew, TwoFourSeven Company.
Jane Marlinga is a dancer, choreographer, producer & event co-ordinator. Born & raised on the small island of Victoria, BC, she began her dance training at the young age of 3. From humble beginnings, she started with Filipino folk dancing and moved on to study Ballet (R.A.D.), Tap (I.S.T.D.), Jazz, Modern, Lyrical & Musical Theater. After high school, Jane moved to Vancouver where she found and fell in love with the Hip Hop culture and dance. She switched her focus in discipline and never looked back.
Jane is a versatile dancer, which has allowed her to dance professionally in the industry. Some of her credits include: K-OS, 2010 Closing Ceremonies for the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Coca-Cola, CFL: Grey Cup, City TV-Breakfast Television, XBOX: Just Dance & has appeared in music videos for Swollen Members & SonReal. For years, Jane was casted to perform in the Alberta Ballet & Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. She was also fortunate enough to be a featured dancer with the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. From 2005 - 2009, Jane landed various dancing roles at the Pacific National Exhibition under the direction of PRP Productions. In the fall of 2009, Jane along with her crew mates, were the 1st ever in Western Canada chosen to represent at an elite show called Carnival: Choreographers Ball in Los Angeles, California. In the summer of 2012, Jane danced for the Academy of Swag Company in West Covina, California who competed & won 1st place to become the United States Hip Hop International Champions.
In 2012, Jane was brought onto the World of Dance Tour, which travels throughout the year globally. Her role as tour producer allowed her to expand her creativity & learn the corporate side of the industry from a backstage perspective on such a large scale. Recently, Jane has been brought on as event manager to the first ever destination competition; Dancers Paradise in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
As a choreographer & teacher, Jane not only has the privilege to coach and mentor children, but has also been given the chance to work with international superstars on their music videos & concerts. Her award winning choreography has given her the opportunity to teach across Canada & the USA. Most recently, she had the honour of co-choreographing for the Cincinnati Bearcats Dance Team who went on to win both National & World titles. She also dances and choreographs for her dance crew Diamonds in the Rough, which enlists some of the top female dancers in Western Canada.