Kunle Oladehin has been a dancer his whole life but never acted on it until he was exposed to the hip hop scene in college. His journey since has been a balance of academics and art. He studied Biology at Harvard and Public Health at Columbia and worked in various areas of medical research. Concurrently he built his name in the street dance community through training, teaching and competing around the world. When the opportunity opened up to lead EDN, he saw an intersection of his passions and skills. He looks forward each day to building the impact of this organization.
Kelli Forman is a dance instructor, choreographer, Yoga instructor, CA Certified Massage Therapist, teen meditation group leader, and the National Director for Everybody Dance Now!. Kelli began dancing at the age of four, attended the University of Kansas on a full dance scholarship, and later moved to New York City and Los Angeles, where she worked with choreographers such as Brian Friedman, Hi Hat, Kenny Ortega, Fatima Robinson, and Travis Payne (Michael Jackson's choreographer). She danced on shows such as X-Factor, Dancing With the Stars, America’s Got Talent, and Glee. Kelli joined the EDN! team three years ago and continues her passion of teaching, choreography, community involvement and non-profit work.
Cebo has been dancing since before he could speak. Winning his first dance competition at 5 years old. He has since gone on to win some of the world’s largest dance battles such as Juste Debout, and House Dance International. He has also choreographed for King Street Records recording artist Kimara Lovelace. He has shared collaborated with all of the top street dancers in the world today. In 2003 he set out to open a studio in Japan based on teaching the fundamentals of street. Next Generation New York Studios. It is now in it‘s eighth year of operation with well over one thousand students making it one of the largest street dance schools in the Chugoku region of Japan. In 2013 he started his own dance company GenX The Company based in Okayama, Japan. Cebo is the Everybody Dance Now! National Program Director.
Jared Fischer is an expert, experienced arts and cultural grant writer and development professional; his track record includes teaching grant writing (Center for Nonprofit Success), getting hundreds of foundation, corporate and government grants funded and awards earned, quality communications, storytelling, and stewardship of donations, campaigns, and grant funding. He has worked extensively with dance organizations as well as theater companies and visual artists. He is also a creative writer with published work at various online magazines and blogs.