Worldfest 2023 Entertainment
12.45-12.55pm: Alain Shi - Oboist
Alain, who is in Grade 11, is playing the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (the affiliate group for exceptional youth musicians to the Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra), the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra AND the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony (AYWS)! Over the summer he traveled with the AYWS to play Carnegie Hall alongside Joe Alessi (the former principal trombonist of the NY Philharmonic).
These groups have a rigorous audition process and very limited seats for oboe
players. For Alain to get into all three and being the principal oboe/sectional leader of the
AYWS is incredible.
In addition, he has also earned a seat in the Georgia All-State Band for about the past 4
years. It is absolutely rare for a student to achieve such a high level of playing.
1.05-1.15pm: Luma Dance (Miss Dale Sassmann)
Luma Dance & Acrobatics is a dance and acrobatics school serving Sandy Springs for the past 12 years. We are proud to offer Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Musical Theatre, Hip-Hop/Breakdancing and certified Acrobatic Arts instruction. Our award winning competitive team The Luma Legends offer performance and competitive opportunities to ages 5+. Sign-up for a free trial on our website
1.25-1.45pm: Mahealani's Polynesian Entertainment
Mahealani's Polynesian Entertainment is an award-winning entertainment company based in Atlanta and Honolulu sharing the culture of their ancestors from the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Samoa through song and dance. Owner, Dawn Mahealani Douglas, is a hula dancer with traditional training from a halau in Hawaii who has also performed in luau shows across the island of Oahu. She will be representing Tahiti at the festival.
1.50-1.55pm: Kevin Glass
1.57-2.00pm Indian flashmob
2.00-2.20 Best Food - Best Decor and Honorable Mention Tables’ Awards
2.30-2.50pm: Ballroom Impact
Katya Cooper was born in Russia, where she started her ballroom training at the early age of four. She has competed and won Latin, Standard, and Ten Dance Ballroom events.
In 2008 Katya came to the United States to further pursue her career as a ballroom instructor/competitor. Katya and her partner Anton Sidorov became Midwest Latin and Standard champions. They also won in the Standard at the United Dancesport Championship 2010, Orlando. They placed 4th in the Smooth at USA National Championships 2013.
In 2013 Katya and Anton made it to the Las Vegas round at America’s Got Talent.
Katya began teaching at the age of 14 in Russia. Since 2012, her students of all ages have placed top three in the largest competitions including Nationals.
In 2016 Katya opened Ballroom Impact Atlanta dance studio where she teaches all levels and ages students.
In 2022 her Juvenile students became semifinalists of the most prestigious dance competition in the World Blackpool Festival.
3-3.20pm: Alma Mexicana
Alma Mexicana meaning Mexican Soul, is a group that presents traditional Mexican dances. Based in Atlanta area, this group has been performing for more than a decade bringing to the audiences joy, music, dances, and culture from different regions of Mexico.
3.25-3.45pm: Afro-Caribbean Dancers of Atlanta
Caribbean Dancers of Atlanta is the premier Atlanta-based entertainment company that specializes in providing Caribbean dancing, Stilt dancing, DJ services, and steelpan players for all occasions. They are guaranteed to wow your guests with their unique blend of dance routines and high-stepping fun that will add splendor and excitement to any event. They provide entertainment for weddings, conventions, corporate events, festivals, parades, family reunions, video productions, schools, churches etc. and look forward to sharing their authentic African-Caribbean talent at your next event.
At Worldfest we’ll have 3 Caribbean dancers and 1 Stilt Dancer, including the choreography and crowd engagement like the Limbo, Conga Line and other line dances.
3.50-4.30pm: Axe Brasil (Ingrid Banzo)
Axe Brasil isn't just a dance team; it's a vibrant explosion of energy, passion, and the irresistible beats of Brazil. With a troupe of exceptionally talented dancers and musicians, we bring the essence of Brazilian entertainment to life through the mesmerizing art forms of samba, capoeira, Afro-Brazilian styles and drums.