Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Jake Phillips began dancing at the age of 18 with intensive study by professional choreographers in the Las Vegas and Boulder City. His work ethic moved him into the professional realm very quickly where he performed behind such recording artists as Imelda Papin, Wayne Newton, Wayne Brady, Kelly Clarkson, Curtis Blow, Ghostface Killah, & the Wu Tang Clan. He was also a contestant on Season 9 of “So You Think You Can Dance- Vegas Week”. Jake has performed in the shows “MJ Live”, “Frank Marino’s Divas”, and “Legends in Concert”. He has choreographed for “Legends in Concert” and has been recognized by some of the best choreographers judging in the country for his choreography. He currently is the director of the dance department at Somerset Academy of Las Vegas -Sky Pointe Campus and is a co-owner of the dance competitions Blacktop Street Battle and Curtainline Dance Competition.