The New York Style Hustle
Billy Fajardo & Katie Marlow
* 2000 US Open Cabaret Champions *1999 Hustle USA Cabaret Champions * 1999 Hustle USA Classic Hustle Champions *1999 Hustle USA Theatre Arts Hustle Champions * 1999 Sarasota Dancesport Spectacular Cabaret Champions
Billy Fajardo has over 25 years of dance experience. He was the founder and lead performer of the "Dance Dimensions", the nationally acclaimed Hustle dance companywho appeared on some of the biggest stages in the world as a Hustle and Mambo performer, including Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl, and Carnegie hall. He has worked and choreographed for numerous headliners, including Gloria Gaynor, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Bob hope ... the list goes on. Film credits include "Carlito's Way", "Cross Over Dreams", and the recently released "Summer Of Sam". A few of his titles include Roseland Ballroom Hustle Champion and Billboard Magazine's "US Hustle Champion". He is currently on staff at the prestigious Paul Pellicoro's Dancesport Studio in New York City.
Katie Marlow has been performing professionally as a dancer since 1981 and is also thoroughly experienced in New York hustle. It has been part of her repertoire since 1978. As a performer, she has assembled a large list of credits, both with live performances and in television and feature films. A few of her credits include "A Chorus Line:The Movie", the television show "The Equalizer", and "Miami Vice", in addition to other performances for the Kellogg's Company, Liberty Mutual insurance Company, Warner Lambert Pharmaceuticals ... the list foes on. Her credits also include Production Dancer for Cunard Cruise Lines; Choreographer for "Hot In The City", a nightclub show produced for Japan; and choreographer for the Cole Swimyear Fashion Show in Sydney, Australia. She currently owns the professional Dance Company "Dancesation" - an upscale entertainment group who travels throughout the United Statres performing for major corporations.
In the short span of their partnership, Billy and Katie havebegun to gather an impressive list of credits. Some recent accomplishments include opening for Donna Summer on New Year's 1998, as well as a solo performance at Radio City Music Hall, followed by a massive Hustle class where Billy verbally led over 3,000 dancers in the New York Hustle in an effort to establish the World Record for the Guinness Book of World Records. And during May, 199 they were rewarded with their first National Championship title at the 1999 Disco America championship in Philadelphia. Look for them soom as featured subjects of a television program chronicling the history of Hustle dancing which is currently being produced for Good Life TV.
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