Adé Chiké Torbert

Professional Dancer

Adé Chiké Torbert, from Brooklyn, NY began dancing at the age of 6. He has has competed on So You Think You Can Dance, performed on Dancing With The Stars, Saturday Night Live, NBC's SMASH, the Broadway musical; FELA! & FOX's GLEE. He's had the opportunity to teach and perform, all over the world, in countries such as, Japan, Belarus, South Africa & The Netherlands. Ade Chike has also had the pleasure of working with The Blue Man Group, Michelle Williams of "Destiny's Child", Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj & Natasha Bedingfield.

Dancer Info:

Dance Styles: Contemporary, Contemporary Fusion, Popping, Hip Hop
Teaching Philosophy: My classes focus on approaching the movement from an organic & creative place
Inspiration: I'm really inspired by Crystal Pite, Victor Quijada, Nathan Trice, Kidd Pivot & Netherlands Dance Theater
Fun Fact: Adé Chiké means "Wow! This guy is fantastic!" in Cantonese
Current / Upcoming Projects: I'm currently working on a few short films & I'm getting ready to set a piece on my BFF; Ellenore Scott's company ELSCO Dance!
Dream Dance Job: It would've been dancing for Michael Jackson, but I'm actually living my dream right now. Being able to do what I love for a living & having the opportunity to share my love of dance with people all over the world, is more than I could ever ask for
Favorite Part About Teaching For Excel: My favorite part about teaching for Excel is being able to dance with new friends in each city!
College and / or Professional Training: The Boston Conservatory, New World School of the Arts, Harlem School of the Arts, The Alvin Ailey School
Anything Else?: Lesson one, Have fun!

Dance Credits:

  • SYTYCD Season 7
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Natasha Bedingfield
  • The Ellen Show
  • Broadway; FELA!
  • The Blue Man Group
  • Glee

Dance Convention Teachers

All faculty teachers are scheduled to attend all locations, and to teach in all three levels. While all our teachers plan to be at each and every location, occasionally other professional obligations arise and a faculty member or two cannot attend. Excel works with many unbelievable teachers and will replace anyone absent with an equally qualified teacher. Our confirmed faculty for each city will be posted (with the schedule) one week in advance.

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