Yesterday night, SDSU’s APSA organization held a Fashion Talent Show (FTS). Not only did they showcase talent, but also incorporated a fashion segment. There were many well-known acts such as AJ Rafael, Lydia Paek, Jesse Barrera, and TimothyDeLaGhetto. There were plenty of new acts as well (acts that I’ve never heard of), that were also good such as Suzanne Whang, Magnetic North, Taiyo Na, and more. The fashion segment featured clothing by RadisRad, Michael Manguino, and others.
The closing act I have been waiting for was Beat Freaks! They are an all-female dance team from Los Angeles, California. They were featured on Season 3 of Randy Jackson’s ABDC (America’s Best Dance Crew). Sadly, they did not win, but came in second place. It was a tough decision for the judges to make since they had tough competitors, Quest Crew. Quest Crew won 1st place of Season 3’s ABDC and also performed last year at APSA’s FTS.
Now, I had no idea that this group of women were so accomplished!
Rino Nakasone-Razalan was a former Harajuku Girl for Gwen Stefani, was also a dancer for Britney Spears on the Onyx tour, worked with artists like Janet Jackson, and choreographed one of SHINee’s (a South Korean boy band) music video.
Alison Faulk was able to participate in ABDC because she toured with Pink and she appeared in Nickelodeon’s TV show, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.
Teresa Espinosa was a choreographer for Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert and also toured with Janet Jackson and Britney Spears. Lindsey Blaufarb toured with Pink and Avril Lavinge.
Julie Urich worked with commercials like Wal-Mart, GAP, Nike.
Keeley Kaukimoce appeared in the TV sitcom, My Wife and Kids. She also worked with Run DMC’s music video, and the movie You Got Served.
Marie Courchinoux took part in commercial advertisements like Sprite, iPod, Pepsi, JCPenney. She also performed with Missy Elliott, the Black Eyed Peas, Common, and toured with Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown.
Lastly, Alex Welch worked with Pink and Miley Cyrus, but also appeared in movies like Date Movie, Prom Night, Bring It On: All or Nothing and Step Up 2.
You got to give it up to these talented and successful women. Even though they did not win ABDC, they are still winners because they were the first all-female group to make it ’til the end.
It’s great that they were able to make it. Thanks to Beat Freaks for a great performance!
Here’s a video I recorded that night. I know the position I recorded in was not the best, but it will have to do. Also I was not able to record ’til the end because they were out of my angle. Enjoy!
Freak the Dream!
Beat Freaks Information from Wikipedia