board of directors
Tori Closson-Simpson - Director/Owner
Tori is originally from Philadelphia, PA. She began her dance training at the early age of 5 years old and studied Ballet, Tap and Jazz for fifteen years at Florence Cowanova Studio of Dance. After graduating from Hampton University in 1999 receiving a BA in English Arts, Tori began dancing professionally, appearing on MTV's Global Groove. She continued training under Rennie Harris PureMovement, studying the elements of Hip Hop Dance: Popping, Locking, B-girl and Street. She has also studied ballroom and Latin dance.
In 2000, Tori created the WTXF 'Good Day Philadelphia' Hip Hop Dance Team. She choreographed for the 76er's Junior Hip Hop Dance Team for four seasons and was a Master Teacher at the 76er's Dance Camps. She has choreographed for the 76er's Dance Team (basketball), The Kixx Dance Team (soccer) and a number of college dance teams. She has danced for Neil Young, The New York
Jets and New York Giants Award Cermonies, NBC10 FitFest, The Illadelph Legends Festival and much more. Tori directed and choreographed for her own company, FloMotion, and pre-professional Company, Flo2. Her company was featured in the national magazine 'Young Dancer' in March 2005. In the summer of 2006, FloMotion was a headliner for a major performance in Tokyo, Japan.
Tori lived in Dallas, Texas three years. She taught Hip Hop and Dance Team Jazz for three years mentoring young women who wished to audition for major sports arena dance teams. She has helped girls land spots on the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and she has mentored for the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans. From this experience, Tori co-created Arena Dance Pros which was a consulting company assisting young women with going through the audition process. ADP has helped girls with the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders, The New York Jets Flight Crew, The Washington Redskins and many others.
Tori currently lives in Bear, Delaware and is the head coach for Padua Academy Dance Team, the Hip Hop program director at American Dance Academy and the co-founder to Beat Addikts United, Incorporated.
Andre Morris - Artistic Director/FloX Co-Director
Andre Morris began his Hip Hop training at the age of 8, and after taking a short hiatus to study musical theater and music, returned to dancing at the age of 12 at Carousel Performing Arts Center in Kennett Square PA. Andre Has been trained in all subgenres of Hip Hop, including but not limited to, Breaking and House, as well as funk styles such as Popping and Locking.
After years of training and hard work, Andre joined Beat Addikts United as a dancer and received a scholarship for his accomplishments throughout the season. Through Beat Addikts United, Andre was given the opportunity to choreograph pieces for their third annual showcase and has since exploded as a choreographer and teacher. He’s touched upon multiple facets of teaching and choreographing, from choreographing for multiple high school dance teams, competition pieces, and musicals, as well as teaching at multiple studies in the
Tri-state area. Andre is also acting director/choreographer of FloMotion Dance Company’s junior company, FloMotion Xclusive. Andre has studied Hip Hop from Industry level teachers such as Chuck Maldonado, Rhapsody James, Kevin Maher, and Parris Goebel. He has also been nominated to perform in the Monsters of Hip Hop annual showcase in Los Angeles. Through multiple different outlets, Andre has had the opportunity to perform and audition in multiple cities and states such as Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, New York City, and Los Angeles, California. Andre most enjoys getting to share his talents and what he’s learned with others and hopes to continue to inspire and guide young dancers to grow each day.
Emily Dilworth - FloX Co-Director
Emily has been dancing for 18 years. She received studio training in many styles at Touch of Class Dance Studio in Downingtown, PA from the age of 2 until she graduated high school. Along with her 6 years of hip hop experience, Emily is also trained in ballet, tap, and jazz. Emily began teaching in 2013, and has since trained over 450 students at Touch of Class, as well as organized their holiday traveling team and their summer dance camp. In 2012 she joined Beat Addikts United, where she continued her hip hop training and found her love for the hip hop community. Emily received a scholarship in 2015 for her accomplishments during that year. In 2016, Emily became a member of FloMotion Dance Company as a dancer, and continued in that role until spring of 2019, when she became assistant director of FloMotion Xclusive. Emily believes the most rewarding part of teaching is being able to share not only knowledge, but a genuine love of movement with her students. She now serves as the co-director of FloMotion Xclusive alongside Andre Morris.