Derek is a Los Angeles native and no stranger to the performing arts. After attaining a BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University in sunny Orange, CA where he also minored in Music with an emphasis in vocal performance, Derek went on to sign with BLOC Talent Agency and has had the privilege of working with the likes of such artists as Hugh Jackman, Rachel York, "Earth, Wind & Fire", The Fitz and the Tantrums, Nina Mcneely, Kitty McNamee, Natalita, Mitzi Gaynor, Richard Dryfuss, Conway, Big Black Delta, Bonnie McKee, The Acid, Pentatonix, Myke Terry, Haroula Rose, Kristen Toedtman, Skylar Spence, Ishivu, B00ty, The LA Philharmonic Orchestra, Donald McKayle, Phil McKinley, Denise Faye, Erica Sobol, and the Los Angeles based project AXIOM founded and directed by Denna Thomsen and Zak Schlegel. Derek has trained in a wide range of dance styles and offers dance instruction/choreography to artists, studios, companies, or for special events and productions. When booking, leave a detailed inquiry of any desired services and you will receive a response ASAP!