Olivia “Sunshine” Rush - PA
I started dancing at the age of 3 at a local studio in Allentown, PA. I have trained at a multitude of studios and in multiple genres including: ECDC, That’s Dancin, Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, Monarch Dance Company, I Am Phresh, Broadway Dance Center, Brickhouse, Peridance, UDL, and Millennium Dance Complex. In addition to my studio and team training, I also attend conventions and train independently with several choreographers on a regular basis. I have performed and competed at WOD, Prelude, and ECDC Culture Shock. I am a member of the Junior Soulmate Elite Dance Team for the Philadelphia Soul the National Champions of the Professional Arena Football League. I have danced in numerous concept videos, as well as, on Good Morning America, and was also chosen by photo and resume submission to be an extra in the High Strung –Free Dance Movie.
I am so fortunate to be signed by Bloc LA and now Bloc NYC. My greatest joy is having been chosen as an assistant for the Wind Up Dance Tour.
There are many people who have inspired me and had an impact on my career. Annabella Estrada and my Wind Up Family are at the top of the list. I am so grateful for them and others who have believed in me and have pushed me to reach for my dreams and attain things I never thought were possible.
My favorite saying is: "Shoot for the moon even if you miss you'll land among the stars."
Follow on Instagram @sunshine_loves_you
Niyah Williams - PA
I started dancing when I was 2 years old. Many say I was a natural! I loved being on stage. I took a break from dancing when I was 7 for 4 years because of my family moving a lot. Once we finally got settled, I finally was able to train again. I have been pushing myself for the past 3 years to get to where I am now. With constant training I see my body and technique improving and evolving. I have been blessed to train at some great dance studios in the Tri-State Area, but I call Encore Dance Academy in Bear, DE home. I am also members of Encore Elite Competition team. I am Co-Captain of the Philly Phresh Crew as well as a member of the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football Junior Elite Team. I also have attended several dance conventions, workshops, and master classes.
I love learning new genres of dance. I love to dance. Put me in an arena or stage in front of thousands of people and I am so comfortable. It’s my heaven!
I am above the moon and back to be asked by Windup to be apart of the Assistant Program. I can’t wait to meet all the students and new choreographers!
Follow me on instragam @niyahhwilliams.