Ian has been dancing since 5th grade. He started off his first years of dance in hip hop under the instruction of Jennifer Knostman. When Jennifer opened her new dance center, Studio West, in 2005, Ian added break dance, tap funk, lyrical, and contemporary classes to his schedule.
Ian was one of the first few students on the inaugural competition team at Studio West and has been competing with them for five years now. With Studio West, he has had the opportunity to go to dance conventions including Monsters of Hip Hop, Urban Jam, and Jump. In addition, Ian has participated and earned high honors in numerous dance competitions including International Dance Challenge, Celebrity Dance, Spotlight Dance Cup, Top Talent, and Jump. Ian has also showcased at the Monsters of Hip Hop Regional Show in Denver, CO. Competitions and conventions have allowed Ian to work with choreographers such as Dave Scott, Kevin Maher, and Napolean and Tabitha (Nappytabs).
Ian loves passing on his knowledge of hip hop and break dance and is excited to have the opportunity to teach at Studio West!