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Jovo Alumni Stars

Matt Emig
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Matt Emig is a native to the Philadelphia area. He began dancing at age four and was training privately with Scott Jovovich by age eleven. He began training at JovoDance when it first opened in 2009. In 2011, he received a full-tuition scholarship to study dance performance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. During his university studies, Matt participated in exchanges with the Royal Conservatory of Dance in Antwerp, BE and the University for Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt, DE. While studying, Matt performed works by Jirí Kylián, Iván Pérez, Sharon Eyal, and Agostina D’Allesandro.

 

Matt graduated in 2016 from the University of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors in Dance Performance and a minor in Musical Theater. He went immediately to participate in Springboard Danse Montreal 2016, where he was offered a contract with MGM China Holdings Limited/Scénoplus Productions. Until November 2018, Matt worked as a dancer, aerialist, puppeteer, and percussionist for MGM in Macau, China. Beginning in 2019, he worked as a dancer in Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt’s production of Rinaldo. He then went on to join the Staatsballett Hannover under the direction of Jörg Mannes as a guest artist. Matt currently works in the south of France with world-renowned Ballet Preljocaj. Without reservation Matt credits his years spent with Scott and the faculty of JovoDance with his wide-spanning career. In a career as an artist, a strong foundation is invaluable.

Lynzee Lynn Laychock
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Lynzee Lynn Laychock fell in love with dance in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised. It wasn’t until age 13 when she decided to become more serious about dance. Knowing that she had a lot of work to do, she went and trained under the direction of Scott Jovovich and Liz Fitchett Jovovich at JovoDance and stretched her education even further. Currently, she is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance, with a minor in Education at Point Park University. Lynzee will be graduating in December 2019.

 

Lynzee has been blessed with the opportunity to train and perform works by Mark Burrell, Kiesha Lalama, Kiki Lucas, and guest artist Amy Hall Garner at Point Park University. Lynzee’s professional career has developed with three consistent summers working for RWS Entertainment Group. Through RWS, she has had the privilege of working with Chip Abbott in his production of Dance Dance Dance: Heartbeat at Hersheypark, and Melanie Lewis-Yribar and Jason Yribar in their production of Sunset Party Mix at Dorney Park.

 

Lynzee Lynn Laychock aspires to set high standards of courage, work ethic, and positivity. She strives to demonstrate the meaning of authenticity and creativity in her movement, while bringing nothing but joy to herself and those around her.