After nearly a decade performing for and choreographing for Blue13, Jon Paul became the Associate Artistic Director of the ensemble in 2019. Jon Paul began dancing professionally in the Midwest, where he co-founded and choreographed for 625 Beat Street Dance Company. He has worked with artists such as Marques Houston, Lance Bass, Radio Disney’s Justin Stein, and Olympic Medalist Ashley Wagner. Jon Paul has danced commercially for Oscar Meyer, E3 Gaming Convention, and MTV Spring Break. His choreography has been featured in productions such as The Wiz and Godspell!, as well as for Honda and BCBGMAXAZRIA. Jon Paul also teaches classes throughout Los Angeles, as well as workshops and masterclasses around the country.
After falling into dance in his teens, Kirby Harrell enrolled at LA Valley College, training in Ballet, Jazz, Modern Dance, and Dance for Film and Stage. From there, he was accepted into the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, where he studied Flamenco, Dunham, Horton, Graham, African and Hip Hop. Harrell has performed with the Academy in three Concerts, one Gala, three music videos, and the classic BET televised production, The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker with Raven Symone, and Ms. Debbie Allen herself. Crowned Mr. Hollywood Burlesque 2015, Harrell has also performed nationally with professional Modern, Samba, Flamenco, Burlesque and Bollywood Dance companies such as, Blue13 Dance Company, Daurden Contemporary Dance Theatre, Samba Samba, and Louise Reichlin and Dancers. He has danced for music artists Elvis Crespo, Pattie Brooks, and Ricky Rebel. Harrell’s choreography has been featured in film, (CockTales), TV (TengoTalento, Mucho Talento) and live in many shows and revues in Los Angeles.