Kareem Hills, Co-Director of TKO Dance Academy, has been dancing for the past 27 years. He is trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet & Hip-Hop. Kareem has been a renowned choreographer and has choreographed award winning routines for the last 19 years. As a dancer, Kareem has won 6 different dance titles from various competitions. He was also received many accolades and recognition; some as prestigious as winning The Triple Threat Award, The Savion Glover Award, and The Perfect Eulogy Award for his tribute to the great, Gregory Hines. As a choreographer, Kareem has produced routines that has gone on to win highest scoring awards; such as, Best In Tap, The Excalibur Award, The Premier Cup & the illustrious. World Dance Championship Cup. Kareem has had the opportunity to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 2005, Kareem was selected to join The Silent Fire Production, a non-profit dance organization that performs both locally & outside of New York and focuses on blending different styles of dance. This organization also gave him the opportunity to share and teach his passion of dance to kids. Finally, Kareem has been a sought-after dance adjudicator for the last 10 years, having judged many dance competitions in the United States.
Tommy Tibball, Co-Director of TKO Dance Academy, has been dancing for the past 21 years. He graduated from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts where he majored in dance. He is trained in Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip-Hop. As a performer, Tommy has received numerous awards, including top overall soloist and won numerous dance titles from various competitions. As a senior in high school, Tommy has been recognized as a Young Arts winner for his advancement in the arts. He was presented with a National Award for the top jazz dancer in New York State. He has been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with the American Ballet Theater and perform at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. As a choreographer, Tommy has been recognized as one of the brilliant choreographic minds in the United States. Having received awards such as, Best In Contemporary, Best Choreography, The Excalibur Award, The Premier & Victory Cups & the illustrious, World Dance Championship Cup. Tommy has also been featured on the hit show,
"So You Think You Can Dance" and made it to Vegas as one of the top 50 dancers. Finally, Tommy has been a sought-after dance adjudicator for the last 8 years, having judged many dance competitions in the United States.