Dance directors 

Kapri Branham

I am certified in hip hop and aerobics and currently majoring in dance composition at Fullerton College. I have been dancing since I was 10 years old, specializing in ballet until an injury at age 16 I then turned to hip hop and many other forms of dance including KPOP and country line dancing.

Ariana Burks

Lauren Sheng have been a dancer for 15 years and a KPOP fan for 11 years. Not only does she teach at WKPOP, she teaches at Yin He Dance Studios, directs WKPOP's dance team (WicKed Illusions), and she is the founder of a KPOP Dance Event Company (Koreo Party). I have taught KPOP dances in the past, hosted KPOP flashmobs, and held KPOP dance panels at anime conventions. My ultimate bias is Kai from EXO, and my favorite female idol is Hyoyeon of Girls' Generation.
Ariana Burks is honored to be one of the teachers with WKPOP. Burks is a well-versed performer, working all around Chicago to showcase her performance capabilities. A graduate of NCC, Burks was the president of the KPOP Dance Club at the college and has extensive experience with Kpop music and choreography. Her favorite groups include BTS, Blackpink, Everglow, Itzy and more.

Lauren Sheng 

Ebele Echendu

Lanihya Duncan

Lanihya is the President of the dance group LXVNDR! Since she has been dancing for over a decade, Lanihya has been able to be in multiple different dance communities that have focused on hip hop and even roller skating! She loves performing and even traveling to new places to reach new audiences and meet new people. Lanihya fell in love with Kpop around 2013 and became so inspired by the music videos that featured unique fashion and explosive choreography. Her favorite artists are Monsta X, EXO, CL and many many more!
Hi! My name is Ebele. I’ve been dancing since 2018 and have been training both on my own and in dance studios in k-pop, hip-hop, jazz-funk, and more. I’m in an award winning dance group named S.O.L.E. I myself was first place in the 2020 Kpop Dance contest in my city! I love dancing on stage and being around others who share the same passion. I started dancing because I discovered kpop, and would love to help others learn and have fun too!

Kapri Branham

Ariana burks

Lauren Sheng