How it came to be

It was just a group of friends
Early in 2000 a group of friends decided to share their passion for dance with the community. Originally put together to perform with R&B sensation Miriam Reyes, the dance crew eventually gained popularity for their own performances. Practicing for hours in a nearby garage, they made a recognizable name in Vancouver’s dance community.

The original FreshGroove
Freshgroove dance crew's reputation grew while performing at local nightclubs, community events, import car shows around Vancouver BC and Calgary & Edmonton, Alberta. The team won Driven to Perform (a major street dance competition) 3 years in a row. They also won the title of Pacific Northwest Number 1 Dance Crew (2002, 2003, and 2004). They performed with artists Miriam Reyes, Da Griff, Jenna G, Jin the MC and other local talent. Fresh Groove as a dance crew retired in 2004 from competing and turned their passion to teaching kids.

Freshgroove As a production
Today Fresh Groove Productions has become one of the leading dance studios dedicated exclusively to teaching Hip Hop, Street & Break-dancing. The studio is located in Richmond, B.C. and have students, ranging in age from 5 to 21.  Cezar has coached many of his students to victory at both local and international competitions.  In 2006 Fresh Groove Productions entered the International Dance Challenge and all three teams were invited to the finals in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Fresh Groove Productions brought home 2 national platinum championships, best technical group, the entertainment challenge, and numerous other awards.

Fresh Groove Faculty


Cezar Tantoco

With the knowledge and training she has gained over the years, she began creating choreography of her own and is now the coach of an additional crew in Fresh Groove called “R@W”

Read more about Laura's bio here


Jezabelle Nisperos

Studio Manager

From humble beginnings all the way back to 2005 to coaching "Freshh Megacrew" whom came back with the Junior Champion title from World of Dance Vancouver 2019.

Read more about Jezabelle's bio here.


Mark Dogillo

Head Coach

In 2008, he formed and began coaching Illest Vibe. Through hard work and dedication, they dominated high school competitions all over the lower mainland such as Next Level, Footloose, Surrey Dance Festival, and Peak Invitational, just to name a few.

Read more about Mark's bio here.

The Coaches

Jenna Escobido

Ikue Ueno

Joaquin Garcia

Ella Lucas

Dexter Nick Turda

Travis Lim

Derek Dong

Jessie Wong

AJ Megaman

Emily Sun

Michael Wu

Shamira Alberts

Alicia Kim

Alisa Katsuno

Angelo Caalaman

Katie Ma