MEET THE INDIVIDUALS

Identity are an inspiration to a host of young people that they mentor and train and their aspiration is to leave a legacy that will endure long past their final bow.

The company has an ongoing commitment also to use their influence and success to inspire young people to also reach for their goals and work tirelessly in the community with youth through the ‘Iamunstoppable’ campaign and in their community classes.

Joshua (Josh) Cesan

Company Director / Choreographer

Joshua Cesan is the Director of IDentity Dance Company (IDCO) who have won 2 silver medals at The World Hiphop championships.

He was a main dancer in NZ’s first hip hop movie born to dance and has danced and choreographed for various international shows and companies such as Laservision mega media Dubai, various KPOP groups, TV shows and advertisements for Xfactor, Sony and Steinlager Tokyo dry.

As a teacher he is highly sought after internationally having taught In multiple countries around the world including various dance camps such as Summerjam in Singapore and also well respected studios such as Sinostage and Kinjazdojo China.

He is also a graduate of the University of Auckland with a bachelor of Dance Studies where he also achieved the Blues award for the highest achievements in the arts.

Joshua (Josh) Cesan

Andrew (Lapse) Cesan

Andrew ‘Lapse’ Cesan is a choreographer, dancer, beat-maker and Mc With a Bachelors degree in dance.

He has trained in a variety of dance styles from Tap through to contemporary and in his early teens found a passion for hiphop dance, music & culture. This started his beatmaking and rapping and the fusing of these elements.

Winning many awards in his teen years including 2nd on NZs got talent and national young performer of year for tap in 2006 Andrew has kept dancing and choreographing and has now Co-director of Momentum Productions.

Recent jobs have been Co-choreographing Pleasuredome the musical, Nzs X-factor and a multitude of TV commercials including the recent ‘speights’ campaign. He is now looking onward to more shows and acts combining his talents and abilities.

Andrew (Lapse) Cesan

Taniora (Tarnz) Motutere

Choreographer/dancer

Founder and choreographer for Identity Company

Twice represented NZ at HHI with Identity 2013 and 2014

Finalist NZGT

Dancer for Soul Of Siren Productions

Leader of award winning Western Springs Kapa Haka group

Core cast and choreographer for Out Of The Box

Core cast and choreography for Undefeated and I am unstoppable

Winner of scholarship to UNITEC dance programme

Taniora (Tarnz) Motutere

Elvin Wong

Elvin Wong is a hip hop dancer and a member of IDentity Dance Company who also does freelance videography.

Elvin graduated from SAE Institute with a Diploma in Film Making in December 2016, he then went on to shoot videos for IDCO and other dancers and artists alike.

Some recent work include:

“Gunned Down IDCO video”, “Drawn To You, Tell Me Why, Someone Else” Music videos by Ezra Williams.

Since joining IDCO back in 2016, he has travelled internationally to various competitions and events including The Hip Hop World Championships and Dancers Paradise,

He was a member of the I Am Unbreakable 2018 Tour team, performed at the Tempo Dance Festival show NEXT, and is involved in the commercial dance industry working with Momentum Productions and Diamond Ent.

Elvin Wong

Georgia May

Georgia May

Indigo Sagala

Indigo is a highly talented choreographer, dancer and teacher and is a valued member of Identity’s core choreography team. Indigo has a lasting impression on the hiphop industry in New Zealand, with her hiphop roots stemming back to the early days of the SDNZ comp and the recent development of her extremely successful weekly class, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Indigo joined the company in 2015 for our trip to Body Rock in San Diego and has competed and choreographed with the company ever since.

Indigo Sagala

Lucy Peters

Role – Business Manager

 

Contact email – lucypeters1@hotmail.com

Lucy Peters

Chevrolet (Chevy) Mikaere

Company Dancer/choreographer

(1st in class) EXCEL School Of The performing Arts

Excel Tour team choreographer

Teacher and mentor school programme – Dance with Chevy Chase

Core cast for Undefeated and I am unstoppable

Dancer and choreographer for Out Of The Box 2013 and 2014

Choreographer –Sky City Cheerleaders 2015-

Dancer and choreographer for corporate events

Teacher and mentor in private sector dance

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Chevrolet (Chevy) Mikaere