Ballroom with a Twist’s jam-packed line up of celebrity dancers and singers are coming to the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) at California State University, Northridge, lighting up the stage on Saturday, May 17th at 8:00pm.
A brilliant new fusion of Broadway, classical and international-style song and dance, the performance is being directed by international choreographer and competitive dance champion Louis Van Amstel.
The spectacle is highlighted by Dancing with the Star’s Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus. American Idol finalists Gina Glocksen-Ruzicka and Von Smith will also join along with So You Think You Can Dance finalists Legacy, Jonathan Platero and Randi Lynn Strong.
Australia native Kym Johnson has made the transition from ballroom to judging panel and is currently one of four judges on Dancing with the Stars. She holds three mirror ball trophies, two in the U.S. and one in Australia, and is the only professional dancer in the world to hold trophies from two different continents. Irish sensation Tristan McManus, also a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, has a long history of performance in both theatre and dance in Europe, Las Vegas and Australia.
Other cast members include Legacy, one of the most sought–after dancers in the entertainment industry; American Idol finalist Gina Glocksen-Ruzicka and Von Smith, who recently opened for Lady Gaga in Australia. In addition, featured dancers will be Jonathan Platero, finalist on So You Think You Can Dance; and Randy Lynn Strong, one of that show’s top five girls on season five.
The 1,700-seat LEED Gold certified Valley Performing Arts Center has established California State University, Northridge, as a hub for culture and live performing arts in the region. It was recently ranked number three on the Best College Ranking’s list of “The 25 Most Amazing College Campus Theaters” in the U.S. and was voted one of the top ten performing arts centers and theaters in Los Angeles by Time Out Los Angeles.