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Elbert Lubas

Elbert's dance training started in Tap, Jazz, and Ballet, in addition to Spanish and Polynesian cultural dancing, which he learned while growing up in Guam. He began performing at a young age and furthered his education, studying Broadway and Musical Theater Dance.

At the age of 14, Elbert gained commercial experience when signing to MAD-JAM productions, singing background vocals and performing with their dance troupe at venues such as Miss World Pageants. After taking a break to pursue higher education, Elbert went on to continue his training in the California Bay Area, specifically with Step N’ Out Dance Studio (Home of the Benny Smith Dancers) where he added Street Funk, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern, and Contemporary to his repertoire. While there, Elbert competed at notable dance competitions Showstoppers, Energy, and the California State Youth Competition, until moving to pursue graduate work in Missouri.  While in Missouri Elbert choreographed for show-choir at the local colleges and universities as well as various studios in the NorthEast Missouri area.

After moving to the Seattle area to further his career in technology, Elbert was recruited to help teach and choreograph for various studios and friends.  He returned to attending and participating in dance education workshops in Austin, Texas, as well as Broadway Dance Center in New York.  After teaching at Kirkland Dance Center for 7 years, Elbert founded Syncopation Dance Project to rejuvenate his love for dance, where he serves as both Artistic Director and President of the Board. He continues to employ the values that were taught to him, which are to enjoy the art of dance first and foremost, and to express the beauty that it creates both on the inside and outside of the dancer.