@lydia_chon

LYDIA CHON

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Lydia Chon is a first generation Korean-American born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She currently lives in San Francisco and works for full-time for a financial service organization and continues her passion of dance through RAE studios and RAE agency. She currently teaches Korean Pop (K-POP) livestream classes weekly and teaches cardio fusion. 

    

As a working woman in business, she understands that finding balance is difficult to manage. Her passion and love for dance motivates her to successfully manage her time, work-life balance, and overall well-being. Her mission is to help others achieve work-life balance through dance and movement.

@andyblakephoto

ANDY BLAKE

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Andy Blake is a professional commercial photographer and videographer based in San Francisco, Bay Area, specializing in fashion, beauty, and dance. He is the Operations and Creative Director of Rae Model & Talent Agency and Rae Studios providing opportunities for models, dancers, artists, and wellness educators through live events, commercial film, print. With over 13+ experience in photography and entertainment industry, Andy has a great understanding of dance and motion.

@jraesf

JESSICA RAE

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Jessica Rae is a Filipino minority owned business leader & community teacher in San Francisco, California.  She is the Owner/Founder of Rae Studios and Rae Model & Talent Agency created in 2011.  Her brick and mortar is located in downtown SF featuring three studios offering group classes, rentals, private lessons and corporate wellness.  Since the pandemic, Jessica provides  live and digital class offerings featuring 30+ instructors on the roster and 50+ classes open 7 days a week.  Her mission is to create job opportunities for artists and wellness through the studio and live events, film and print opportunities through her agency.


Jessica is AFAA Group Fitness Certified and specializes in Cardio Dance, her signature programmed class is called "DRENCHED!", along with Dance Choreography, Barre Bootcamp, Cardio Kickboxing, Pound Fitness and Entrepreneur Pop Up Courses. She has an extensive corporate background and works on the side as an active model with print/film features for Muscle Milk, Fitbit, Acura, 24hr Fitness, Tonal, Levis, Northface, Shape Magazine, Gap/Athleta.  She is currently signed as the US Brand Ambassador for Decathlon representing Women, Entrepreneurship through Dance & Fitness.

@1fernandonaranjo

FERNANDO NARANJO

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Teacher and Choreographer, Fernando Naranjo, has extensive experience teaching classes and workshops at numerous schools and studios in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. His broad, rich and varied dance training affords him expertise as an instructor in Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, and Latin Dance. Choreography credits include setting pieces on a variety of studios and schools to “Boogie Wonderland”, “The Tornado”, “Surfin”, “Black & Gold” and “Love In The Dark” as well as creating a tribute to Celia Cruz. A well rounded dancer, his performing credits include company membership in The Showbiz Dancers, performing on the stage of The Kennedy Center as well as a wide variety of other venues. He has worked with and trained under such dance luminaries as Shawn Cosby,  Derrick Evans, Bonnie Slawson, and Hinton Battle.