Ray Basa, a Los Angeles native, fell in love with the freestyle aspect of dance in high school but it wasn’t until the age of 20 when he actually decided to pursue a career in dance. He trained in many styles at Debbie Reynolds and the Edge Performing Arts Studio including commercial hip hop and contemporary. He has also been fortunate to train under the Versastyle dance company in house dance and various styles of hip hop foundation. To get a deeper understanding of the street styles, Ray traveled to Philadelphia for the Illadelph Festival to take classes under original house/hip hop dancers Caleaf Sellers, Brian Green and Marjory Smarth.
Since then he has traveled to various countries including Spain, Japan, Mexico, India, to name a few, to teach workshops and spread his love of dance. He has choreographed multiple dance numbers from music videos for various house artists to live stage performances for music festivals like “Lightning in a Bottle” and “Electric Forest”. He has worked with industry choreographers Anthony Thomas(choreographer for Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation) Rosero Mccoy, Scotty Nguyen, Chucky Klapow, and Robert Schultz to name a few. With an urge to give back to the community he joined Cultureshock Los Angeles as their assistant artistic director from 2013 to 2015. Ray Basa is represented by MSA and is still dancing through life with an infectious smile on his face, motivating others to approach life with the same passion! Some of His Credits Include: Nickelodeons’ Victorious, Coca Cola, Disney’s Shake it Up, Rockin Rio, Asia Entertainment Toronto Canada, John Tesh PBS special, and Juliette Lewis.