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SONNY PERRY

Latin Dance US & North American Professional Finalist
Ballroom Dance Pro/Am Champion Competitor
Latin Dance Pro/Am Champion Competitor

Instructor & Coach

  • Ballroom Course, Judith Douglas, Santa Monica College, CA
  • Assistant Teacher of Dance, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Los Angeles, CA
  • USC Dance Team, Los Angeles, CA
  • Broadcast Radio/Television, Santa Monica College, CA

Choreographer

  • Broad Stage, Judith Douglas, Santa Monica College, CA
  • USC Dance Team, Los Angeles, CA
  • Interview with USC

Certifications

  • National Dance Council of America, certified instructor
  • Fred Astaire Corporation, Ballroom and Latin Teaching Professional, Forest Vance
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, certified personal trainer

Professional Competitor

  • 3rd Open Professional, 2nd Rising Star, Embassy Ball, Los Angeles, CA, 2000
  • 3rd Open Professional, 4th Rising Star, Vegas, NV, 2000
  • 3rd Open Professional, 2nd Rising Star, Atlanta Open, GA, 2000
  • United States National Professional Finalist 6th, Orlando, FL, 1999
  • North American Professional Finalist 7th, Columbus, OH, 1999
  • 3rd Open Professional, 3rd Rising Star, Emerald Ball, Los Angeles, CA,1999
  • 3rd Open Professional, 2nd Rising Star, California Open, Irvine, CA, 1999
  • 4th Open Professional, 2nd Rising Star, Boston Classic, Boston, MA, 1999
  • 2nd Open Professional, 2nd Rising Star, Colorado Star Ball, 1999
  • 3rd Open Professional, 2nd Rising Star, San Francisco Open, CA, 1999
  • 2nd Open Professional, 2nd Rising Star, San Diego Open, CA, 1998
  • Semi-Finalist Open Professional, 4th Rising Star, Dancer’s Cup, Nashville, TN, 1998

Television/Industrials/Video/Theatre

  • Wedding Dance Teacher, A&E, producer Tennessee Edwards, 2013
  • “The Sonny Perry Project”, O.W.N, Scout Productions, 2011
  • “Women's Fitness Salsa Series” Video, Teacher, Geobeats, 2011
  • “Ready To Rumba”, Pilot, Scout Productions, 2010“
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  • “Dancing with the Stars” US, behind the scenes assistant
  • “Hollywood 411/TV Guide Channel”,  “Hollywood 411/TV Guide Channel”,  "Dancing with the Stars"
  • “Dancing With The Stars” Industrial, Buzz Tone Productions
  • “Kabang Energy Candy”, Backstage Artists Lounge, Equity Relations
  • “Dance Your Ass Off” with Lisa Ann Walter, Oxygen Channel, 2009
  • "Here's Your Sign with Bill Engvall", Choreographer, Hive 5 Entertainment
  • Thailand, Dancer, Caplin, (Theatre), 2009
  • Michael Jackson Tribute, LA Music Center, 2009
Training
  • Latin Dance, Nadia Eftedal, CA
  • Ballroom Dance, Maria Hansen, Ca
  • Kinesiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Master Steven Earth, UCLA, CA
  • Jazz Dance Theory/Choreography, Henry Mason, Nashville, TN
Awards
  • 1999 and 2000 US & North American Latin Dance Finalist
  • Numerous top student awards in ProAm Competitions