Napoleon & Tabitha D’umo “Nappytabs”
Married dancing duo Tabitha and Napoleon, commonly referred to as Nappytabs, are two time Emmy winners (2011 and 2014) for Outstanding Choreography on So You Think You Can Dance. They have a total of four Emmy nominations, one World of Dance Award, one Dancer’s Choice Award, and the 2014 Industry Innovator’s Award. This year, they have been nominated for two VMAs: Best Video of the Year (Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran) and Choreography (Don’t, Ed Sheeran).
Together they created and own Nappytabs, a popular brand of urban dancewear, and in 2010 opened their store in North Hollywood.
Tabitha and Napoleon grew up on opposite coasts and met as students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2008, they became familiar to mainstream audiences as judges and choreographers on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance where they were responsible for creating the new dance style known as ‘lyrical hip hop.’ That same year, Nappytabs became the driving creative force behind MTV’s hit show America’s Best Dance Crew. Since then they have worked on numerous other hit series including ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, Disney’s Shake It Up, NBC’s America’s Got Talent, ABC’s Suburgatory, and FOX’s X Factor. They have also served as on-camera hosts/judges for FOX’s Mobbed, TLC’s Rock The Reception, Oxygen’s Dance Your Ass Off, and MTV’s Beyond Dance. Additional TV credits include executive producing MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew and FOX’s Mobbed, as well as creative producing both FOX’s American Idol and ABC’s Sing Your Face Off.
The pair has provided creative direction and choreography for awards shows including the Grammy’s, the Emmy’s, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and Kids Choice Awards.
Over the years the duo have worked with top music artists including Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Arianna Grande, Jesse J, Ed Sheeran, Prince, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Sean Kingston, 50 Cent, Ricky Martin, and Madonna’s 2012 Superbowl Halftime Show. Most recently they have directed sell out shows nationwide for Derek & Julianne Hough’s MOVE Tour. They have also mounted/Directed JabbaWockeez MUS.I.C and PRISM stage shows globally. Nappytabs have been active with Cirque Du Soleil and worked on several of productions including The Beatles: Love, Mystere, KA, Iris, Viva Elvis, and Michael Jackson: The Immortal World.
Nappytabs, now parents, teach dance to kids at conventions worldwide. They serve on the board at Dizzy Feet Foundation, and are involved with a variety of charities.
Will Adams & Janelle Ginestra “BEAUTYndaBEAST”
Originally from Indiana, Will “WilldaBeast” Adams moved to LA to pursue his dance career. Dancing for artists such as Usher, T-Pain, The Black Eyed Peas, Jason Derulo, Zendaya, 5th Harmony, Demi Lavato, GLEE, X-Factor, Nissan, MTV, Butterfinger, and Madonna he found a love for choreography. This allowed him to choreograph for artists including T-Pain, DJ Tiesto, GRL, Erika Jayne, ABDC, So You Think You Can Dance, and Nike.
In 2013, Willdabeast created the dance company immaBEAST and dropped the first official video Dope. Since then, immaBEAST has become one of the leading brands, companies, and influences in the hip hop dance world.
Janelle Ginestra began dancing in Santa Clara, CA at age 2. As a young child, she enjoyed dancing for local shows and competing in dance competitions, where she received highest honors and praise for her spunk, sassiness, personality, and of course being a powerhouse for her age.
At age 7, Janelle and her family moved to Los Angeles where she pursued acting. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, some of Janelle’s early jobs were related to dance. As an actress, Janelle was a guest-star and co-star on many TV shows and also was a lead actor on two TV pilots.
At age 12, Janelle moved to Modesto, CA where she began to choreograph and dance for a local rap artist named Jiggy. They would rehearse and practice in Janelle’s garage for hours on end. This is where Janelle primarily trained from the ages of 12-18, training herself, and her friends.
In addition to local shows and concerts with Jiggy, who opened for performers like Paul Wall and E-40, she also took up competitive cheerleading. She not only competed in cheer and won several national championships, she was also on a competitive pom team, where she learned clean lines and sharp technique skills. Janelle joined a company called JAMZ Cheer and Dance and quickly became a head instructor. She taught kids and teenagers all over the United States dance and cheer routines in a positive, happy environment.
At age 18, Janelle moved to North Hollywood, CA. She has worked as a successful dancer and has been in multiple dance shows from being a contestant on the BRAVO reality TV show Step It Up and Dance, to being a reoccurring dancer on FOX’s hit show Glee. She is very involved in the dance community – working on different jobs for dance shows, music videos, and award shows, including dancing for Beyonce at the Billboard Awards. Janelle has been in several movies, the most recent being Honey 2 where she plays the role of Juvey Dancer. Her biggest role was as the lead chipmunk AKA chipette “Britney” in Alvin and the Chipmunks 2.
Janelle has worked with many well-known and respected choreographers including, Adam Shankman, Brian Friedman, and Zachary Woodlee of Glee. She assists Nappytabs on So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Best Dance Crew. Janelle’s most recent television appearances include Glee, Community, America’s Got Talent, Bunheads, and X Factor – not only where she danced for multiple contestants, but also choreographed. Her first world tour was with P!NK and lasted over a year. She not only danced, but was P!NK’s body double and flew her aerial tracks everyday. She just finished a Promo Tour with Jennifer Lopez, and was in the #1 record breaking video Anaconda with Nicki Minaj. She is living her ultimate dream.
Janelle continues to teach master dance classes world-wide. Sometimes alongside the creator and mastermind of Immabeast, William Adams, where they are referred to as “BEAUTYndaBEAST”. They have a huge following and are continuing to grow and expand. The duo just finished choreographing their first episode of a new Disney Show called Gamers Guide.
Janelle is trying to touch and inspire anyone and everyone with her passion and love of this art.