Dare to Lead: Instructors of Dance Force Academy

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Sheena Baskerville

CEO and founder of Dynamic Force, attended Columbia College Chicago, where she studied Dance and Marketing. She has over 20 years of dance training which include Jazz, Ballet, African, Modern, Tap, and Hip Hop. She is a professional Jazz and Hip Hop dancer who has performed not only all over the city of Chicago and surrounding areas, but in Los Angeles, New York and Barbados. She has choreographed, as well as, head coached various competitive dance teams in Chicago. Some of her credits include Robert Morris University, Jones College Prep High School and Perspectives Charter Middle Schools. She also was the founder of the professional theatrical dance company, Urban Dance Force. While busy working on opening her own dance studio, she currently works in Sports Marketing. She is an advocate for the performing arts and education. She continues to support the art of Dance through teaching and creating shows. She is truly inspired by today’s youth. She hopes to continue to grow her list of achievements and create a lasting legacy of excellence.

 


Lisa Solomon

CFO and co-founder of Dynamic Force, graduated with her bachelors in Child Psychology from DePaul University.  She has been practicing the art of dance for over 18 years, studying in studios such as Bonny Lindholm School of Dance and Christine’s School of Dance.  Lisa has practiced such forms as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Hip-Hop. Her combined love for children and dance led her to pursue teaching and choreographing.  While developing ideas for Dynamic Force, Lisa currently works at The Chicago Board of Trade, where she has spent the last 12 years working for exceptional trading firms. Her experience in finance and passion for dance has made her the perfect asset to this amazing, new dance company. She is thrilled to be able to share her passion and aspirations with the team of Dynamic Force and looks forward to living her life-long dream as co-owner of this remarkable company.

 


Darrington Moore

Darrington Moore attended Columbia College Chicago. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcasting. He has been involved in the performing arts from a young age. Dance gave him the opportunity to shine through choreography. He has studied many different styles from Katherine Dunham (modern dance) to Hip-Hop. His dance career began with the opening of the theatrical performance company, Urban Dance Force, back in 2004. He continues to serve as a dancer and choreographer for the company. Darrington recently became the resident choreographer for Dynamic Force. He currently creates choreography in the field of pageantry, which he has enjoyed doing the past six years. He is former Mr. Encompass 2009, and has danced and choreographed for many National Pageants across the country. He truly loves the art form of dance, which allows him to express himself and inspire the youth.


Chanelle Woods

Chanelle Woods is a graduate of Robert Morris University. She has been a part of various Chicago competition dance teams. She has studied Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop for over 15 years. Chanelle started her dance career with the theatrical performance company, Urban Dance Force.  She was also an apprentice with the Andrea Kelly Dance Theatre. She is currently directing children’s dance programs for local elementary schools. She recently pursued her acting career with local productions in the Chicago land area. She is thrilled to be a part of Dynamic Force and share her enthusiasm for dance and choreography.