United Movement

Illuminate 2024 Program

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Choreographed by: Kayla Guzman, Jed Narvaez, Kylie Tolentino, Ethan Wolfe

Description: This is the live performance version of United Movement’s annual promotional video made to spread the word about the Illuminate dance showcase. Here, we aim to create deeper friendships, a strong work ethic, and a killer video.

Music: “Freek-A-Leek” by Petey Pablo, “GEEKALEEK (feat. BIA)” by OhGeesy

Dancers: Ava Durbin, Alex Tran, Chloe Wu, Emily Labrador, Ethan Schnepp, Ethan Wolfe, Faith Lesuer, Ged Mulingtapang, Jeanellekim Serquina, Jed Narvaez, Kailey Hong, Katrina Swenson-Aguirre, Kayla Guzman, Kelly Hong, Lea Graham, Macey Lawler, Maxine Walas, Maya Sanchez, Misaki Tanabe, Sammy Tom, Sachi Goli, Tyra Adair, Yiming Jia, Zoila Kan, Kylie Tolentino, McKenna Grant

Choreographed by: Kunhua Cheng, Syd Tan

Music: “从来银杏不负秋 (Cong Lai Yin Xing Bu Fu Qiu)” by 刘灿 LiuCan, “若梦 (Ruo Meng)” by 周深 Charlie Zhou, “雨打芭蕉 (Yu Da Ba Jiao)” by 陈若平 Chen Ruoping, “山居秋暝 (Shan Ju Qiu Ming)” by Winky诗

Club Description: ShanWu is an up-and-coming dance group that draws inspiration from Chinese traditional dance and culture. The name ShanWu comes from the Chinese proverb “能歌善舞,” which roughly translates to “multi-talented and versatile.” The dancers of ShanWu seek to communicate the essence of Chinese culture through visual storytelling and to bring diversity to the dance community at Cal Poly. The theme for this set is based on the Chinese short story “The Painted Skin.” Throughout the set, we follow the journey of fox spirits as they’re torn between the chaotic relations of human society and the world beyond. In this story, “huapi” is a synonym for duplicity — someone that wears an outwardly innocent face, but is inwardly conniving.

Dancers: Amanda Wong, Connie Chen, Deanna Nguyen, Helen Zhan, Jacob Kwong, Jeah Kim, Kristen Jackson, Kunhua Cheng, Megan Tang, Syd Tan


Choreographed by: Keala Sunada

Music: “Papalina Lahilahi” by Pomai Williams

Club Description: Cal Poly Hui ‘O Hawai’i is a social and cultural club that aims to spread aloha and focuses on providing a space where people can share their backgrounds! We aim to provide social opportunities and to create a sense of ‘ohana (or family). Our Hula club is the performance team of Hui ‘O Hawai’i that teaches the dances of Hula ‘auana and Tahitian to members and people who have experience in these performance styles or are interested in learning them! We hope you enjoy our performance of storytelling through Hula and Tahitian.

Dancers: Bella McLoy, Faith Yasuda, Kaiya Suehiro, Katrina Swenson-Aguirre, Kayci Blevins, Keala Sunada, Kristen Jackson, Kylie Wong, Micah Inoshita, Natalie Salavatierra, Raquel Fujita, Saifya Rufino, Sara Cheng, Sebatian Monteroso-Quemado, Tegan Martin


Choreographed by: Daniel Almond, Nicole Murdock

Music: Una Notte a Napoli by Pink Martini

Club Description: Cal Poly Ballroom is a community resource for participating in Ballroom dance and competition. From those without experience to advanced dancers, the team provides everyone a way to learn about ballroom dancing as a social and competitive sport. If you are interested in being part of the team or want to improve your dancing, stop by one of our lessons and check it out! We hope you’ll find dancing to be as much fun as we do!

Dancers: Abbi Bennitt, Alex Prodanov, Bennett Parisi, Daniel Almond, Emi Nishida, Eva Porter, Kirsten Eveland, Kat Arrizon, Mia Wootton, Nicole Murdock


Choreographed by: Johanna Naranjo, Dylan Ferrer, Ged Mulingtapang

Music: golden hour – SB19 Remix” by JVKE and SB19, Photo ID (with Dominic Fike)” by Remi Wolf and Dominic Fike, Runaway Baby” by Bruno Mars, Still Feelin’ It × About That Time” by P-Lo and Mistah F.A.B

Club Description: PCE Modern is an open-style, non-audition dance group with the Pilipino Cultural Exchange. They provide outlets for creative expression, an environment for all dance levels, and most importantly, a space to just dance!

Dancers: Alessandro Manansala, Alexys Ortiz-Luis, Carlos Martinez, Dylan Ferrer, Emily Mendyke, Emily Nicoletta, Ethan O’Reilly, Felicia Jones, Ged Mulingtapang, Haylee Skye Sunga, Isha Nayak, Johanna Kirsten Naranjo, Kasey Lumbres, Keala Sunada, Kyrene Angelica Tigas, Lea Graham, Martin Mamaradlo, Maya Sanchez, Noelle Marroquin, Ryan Quisol, Sofia Livia, Tegan Martin, Zoe De Young


Choreographed by: Griffin Benado

Music: “Unpunishable” by Ethel Cain

Club Description: MERGE Contemporary Dance is a recreational contemporary and stylistic jazz dance club that is centered around building an inclusive community through dance. No audition is required, and all levels are welcome! For more information, please follow us on Instagram @cpmergedance

Dancers: Alyssa Guerra, Alyssa Turn, Amaya Leifer, Ariel Metscher, Ava Killoran, Caroline Ohlandt, Cassie Pichardo, Catrina Calkins, Chiara Detata, Colby Galassi, Daniella Day, Drew Valentino, Ellen Saunders, Emma Booker-Dodd, Erin Stein, Eva Horovitz, Griffin Benado, Jasmine Gatus, Juliete Seo, Kelly Hong, Kelsea Clays, KyuRhee Han, Lea Rocheleau, Lina Boukhateb, Maddie Ronia, Maddie Yaghi, Madison Hirsch, Seina Haruta, Stephanie Yip, Zoe Mears, Jaylene Rodriguez, Rose Pham, Sarah Matty, Tori McClelland, Taylor Van Rossum


Choreographed by: Ava Zhu, Helen Zhan, Yiming Jia, Vestna Khok

Music: “6ackpack” by GALI, “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish, “FE!N” by Travis Scott ft. Playboi Carti, “No Guidance” by Chris Brown ft. Drake

Club Description: Take Out Kidz (TOK) is CSA’s open-style, non-audition dance group that places emphasis on original, student-created choreography, as well as diversity and community in dance. From newcomers first delving into the world of choreography and movement to more advanced dancers expressing themselves through their unique styles, TOK has been a platform for hundreds of dancers throughout the years since its founding in 2009. Today, Take Out Kidz continues to grow as a community, fostering passionate dancers of all levels of experience to explore, improve, and innovate in dance.

Dancers: Adam Pazcoguin, Amanda Wong, Angie Ho, Ansita Agrawal, Ava Zhu, Briana Chen, Carolyn Lum, Christine Tran, Connie Chen, Emily Vuong, Ethan Schnepp, Evy Nguyen, Finch Fu, Helen Zhan, Jeah Kim, Jed Narvaez, Jen Takao, Jessica Ai, Kasey Liu, Kristen Jackson, Kunhua Cheng, Liana Chen, Lily Schrimsher, Megan Tseng, Nathan Gee, Syd Tan, Sylvia Du, Vestna Khok, Yiming Jia

Choreographed by: Luke Mendoza and Vanessa Viramontes

Music: “La Guacamaya” by Banda Sinaloense El Recodo De Cruz Lizarraga, “El huizache-The Sweet Acacia” by Mariachi Los Camperos

Club Description: Imagen y Espíritu Ballet Folklórico de Cal Poly is a traditional Mexican folk dance group, performing since 1990. The club performs traditional and contemporary Mexican folk dance from various regions in Mexico, including Jalisco, Veracruz, Sinaloa, and more.

Dancers: Alondra Vianey Cardoso, Andres Ochoa, Angel Bajarás Anaya, Cindy Moreno, Emma Briceño, Evelyn Santa Rosa, Graciela Ovalle, Ixelt García, Jordan Hidalgo, Kevin Castañeda, Lian Martinez, Luis Vasquez, Luke Mendoza, Mariana García, Vanessa Viramontes, and Yitzel Vasquez


Choreographed by: Tyler Ragasa and Elvin Luong

Music: “Dance Now” by Joey Valence & Brae, “Don’t Sweat the Technique” by Eric B. & Rakim, “Double Jump” by Joey Valence & Brae

Club Description: SLO Breakers aims to promote a community based on the knowledge of hip-hop culture and foster a safe space for underrepresented students on campus. The club’s main focus is to provide a creative, inclusive, and inspiring atmosphere for people who are interested in one of the five elements of hip hop, breaking.

Dancers: Ava Fineza, Cameron Nicholas Shimokawa, Elvin Luong, Emily Mendyke, Fred Agregado, Huy Tran, Ian Anderson, Ichiro Suzuki, Lindsay Mcgaughy, Lucas Winger, Tyler Ragasa, Zie Dado

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Choreographed by: Rino Nakasone, Rie Hata, REDLIC, Stray Kids, YGX LEEJUNG

Rehearsal Leaders: Alex Tran, Ananya Yerneni, Jacqueline Lee, Joseph Aguirre, Nicole Cung

Music: “The Boys” by Girls’ Generation, “Boss” by NCT U, “Black Mamba” by aespa, “MIROH” by Stray Kids, “2NE1 Mash Up” by BABYMONSTER

Club Description: Kaja Krew (also known as K2) is a non-audition K-pop dance cover crew that is open to students at all levels of dance and experience. “Kaja” (가자) translates into “let’s go” or “come on” and it is often used to motivate and encourage others. In essence, Kaja Krew invites people to dance, have fun, and be part of an energetic and passionate community.

Dancers: Adrian Lu, Alex Tran, Alexander Specht, Alexi Casco, Alexia Silva, Alexys Ortiz-Luis, Alyssa Snider, Anagha Kulkarni, Anais Ng, Ananya Yerneni, Angee Fang, Angela Chen, Angela Choi, Angela Phan, Anthony Minasian, Arjun Chopra, Ashley Yang, Audrey Kong, Austin Koonvirarak, Ava Zhu, Avanti Gummaraju, Bay Baysinger, Berfredd Quezon, Blair Cabunoc, Briana Kirkman, Cahlan Kim, Charlene Zhang, Christine Wang, Christine Wu, Claire Bak, Crystal Huang, Deanna Nguyen, Dillan Watson, Drew Valentino, Elana Bender , Emi Degembe, Emma Frank, Erika Puga, Grace Suen, Hallie Miller, Helen Zhan, Hillary Chu, Ian Tsai, Ignes Lim, Isabelle Moll, Jacob Kwong, Jacqueline Lee, Jacquelyn Wong, Jamielynne Lomibao, Jamison Wallis, Jasmine Boonsanong, Jasmine Chen, Jasmine Cheng, JC Andrade, Jessica Pasaribu, Joie Rahn, Joseph Aguirre, Joshua Lin, Kaila Nakamura, Kameron Nicholson , Kasey Liu, Katherine Chan, Keiko Watanabe, Kensho Takahashi, Lauren Quijano, Leo Lyons, Liana Chen, Lily Schrimsher, Lindsay Mcgaughy, Lucia Moratinos-Chu, Maya Sanchez, Megan Tang, Melina Murai, Mena Kim, Mieko Oda, Naeryl Ronquillo, Nicole Cung, Nicole Ruedger, Noelle Marroquin, Pearl Khamvatee , Phoebe Wong, Pragati Toppo, Raizel Villaluna, Rebecca Von Tersch, Samiksha Karimbil, Sammantha Hill, Sofia Livia, Soha Roy, Sophia Chang, Sophia Crane, Stacy Kikuchi, Stephanie Liu, Trista Wang, Yuna So


Choreographed by: Juan Centeno, Lizzie Dilao, Pao Navarro, Gibb San Luis

Music: “Tinikling” by Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company, edited by Gibb San Luis

Club Description: Kasayahan is PCE’s non-audition traditional dance group. They are performing Tinikling, which is the most popular and recognizable dance from the Philippines. Dancers navigate through opening and closing bamboo poles, imitating the local tikling birds trying to dodge bamboo traps set by farmers.

Dancers: Angelika Canete, Casey Avila, Dani Camarillo, Denise Garcia, Erik Tanjuakio, Ethan O’Reilly, Gabrielle Apsay, Gibb San Luis, Izzy Pascua, Jacob Lantin, Jacob Pedler, Janalee Taguiam, Jandre Lafradez, Josh DeWeese, Josh Queja, Joshua Crain, Juan Centeno, Julianne Hom, Kyrene Angelica Tigas, Lauren McGrath, Lizzie Dilao, Maky Bautista, Martin Mamaradlo, Mia-Isobel Craig, Nathan Cruz, Noelle Chua, Noelle Marroquin, Pao Navarro, Samantha Cruz, Sidney Gana, Sophia Koruga, Therese Young, Youngji Kim, Zander Sadorra, Zoe De Young


Choreographed by: Santa Teresa High School VSA – Brandon Tran and Emily Huynh, UCD VSA – Han Truong

Music: Vì Yêu Cứ Đâm Đầu” by MIN, Thích Rồi Đấy” Suni Hạ Linh

Club Description: Trăm Phần Trăm is a non-audition dance team that performs dances related to Vietnamese culture: The first dance, fan dance also known as “Múa quạt,” in Vietnamese, is originated from open meadows while drawing inspiration from neighboring cultures. Mirroring the movement of flowers gently gliding in the breeze, the dance embodies spreading harmony and happiness to all. The second dance, hat dance utilizes the “Nón lá,” a traditional rice farmer’s hat. Its conical shape, carefully constructed from bamboo and palm leaves, represents the close bond that exists between the Vietnamese people and their farmed land. The colorful traditional dresses that the dancers wear is called “Aó Dài”. It is a traditional Vietnamese garment that symbolizes Vietnamese culture and heritage.

Dancers: Nicole Cung, Alex Truong, Tracy Le, Dylan Le, Nathan Luong, Lani Nguyen, Yvone Ho, Nathan Tran, Tri-Ân Pham, Sam Phan, Anthony Nguyen, Anna Ho, Nhu Hao Nguyen, Peter Truong, Stephanie Yip


Choreographed by: Gwen Gordy

Music: “Otea Rumia” by Tahiti Ora

Club Description: Cal Poly Hui ‘O Hawai’i is a social and cultural club that aims to spread aloha and focuses on providing a space where people can share their backgrounds! We aim to provide social opportunities and to create a sense of ‘ohana (or family). Our Hula club is the performance team of Hui ‘O Hawai’i that teaches the dances of Hula ‘auana and Tahitian to members and people who have experience in these performance styles or are interested in learning them! We hope you enjoy our performance of storytelling through Hula and Tahitian.

Dancers: Gwen Gordy, Lauren Quijano, Bella McLoy, Karlee Nakamura, Katrina Swenson-Aguirre, Maky Bautista, Kira Dahn, Kayci Blevins, Tegan Martin, Zie Dado, Kaiya Suehiro, Kylie Wong, Arjunan Easwarachandran, Jillian Yujuico

Choreographed by: Misha Bandi, Sahil Goel, Soumya Bakshi, Neeha Ravi, Manvika Satish

Music: “Broke in a Minute” by Torey Lanez, “Tally” by midwxst and Denzel Curry, “Nainowale Ne” by Neeti Mohan, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” by Fergie, Q-Tip, and GoonRock, “Show Me How You Burlesque” by Christina Aguilera, “Badtameez Dil” by Pritam, Benny Dayal, and Shefali Alvares, “Ang Laga De” by Aditi Paul, Shail Hada, and Siddharth – Garima, “Vaathi Coming,” by Anirudh Ravichander and Gana Balachandar

Club Description: Cal Poly Andaaz is the California central coast’s premiere competitive Bollywood Dance Team! It’s a second generation team that is an illuminating presence on campus; performing at various cultural events, spreading the passion of dance through a community of talented dancers, and serving as a South Asian community at a predominantly white institution. This April, they are going to their very first national competition under the DDN National Bollywood circuit in Austin, Texas! Their main focus is fostering a community of dancers interested in various styles including Bollywood, Hip Hop, Classical, and Contemporary!

Dancers: Misha Bandi, Akanksha Banerjee, Archana Pisupati, Farhaan Khan, Meenakshi Vinod, Meghana Shamarayar, Dhanisha Ratilal, Nitya Baratam, Sutharsana Karthikeyan, Sahil Goel, Sai Bettela, Sreshta Talluri

Choreographed by: Aidan Tran, Damien Butler

Music: Performed live by Cal Poly Lion Dance Team

Club Description: Cal Poly LDT is a student-run Chinese Lion Dance Team founded in 1957 as a part of the Chinese Students’ Association. Not to be confused with dragon dancing, lion dancing consists of two people in a paper mache lion performing with a band consisting of drums, cymbals, and gongs. Lion Dance is a traditional Chinese dance performed to fight off evil and bring luck to the community, and as one of the only teams in the central coast, LDT performs at a wide variety of events throughout the year. LDT is open to students with any level of experience, and we hope to continue to share the culture with the central coast for years to come.

Lions: Youngji Kim, Annabel Chong, Samantha Santosa, Jonathan Ma, Austin Chai, Luis Cruz, Tri-An Pham, Matthew Britten, Damien Butler, Jason Loo

Band: Sophia Wong, Alan Servin, Wilson Vuong, Audrey Tran, Andrew Wong, Gavin Wong, Jonathan Zhao, Arvin Fu, Sylvia Du, Kenneth Wong, Aidan Tran

Choreographed by: Madison Hirsch

Music: “What Else is There” by Röyksopp

Club Description: MERGE Contemporary Dance is a recreational contemporary and stylistic jazz dance club that is centered around building an inclusive community through dance. No audition is required, and all levels are welcome! For more information, please follow us on Instagram @cpmergedance

Dancers: Alyssa Guerra, Alyssa Turn, Cassi Sustayta, Chiara DeTata, Chloe Wu, Colby Galassi, Cristal Venegas, Daniella Day, Drew Valentino, Emma Booker-Dodd, Erin Stein, Estée Wylie, Eva Horovitz, Griffin Benado, Jaylene Rodriguez, Jess McArthur, Jiashee Thao, Juliete Seo, Kaitlyn Kelly, Katya Tsikina, Kelsea Clays, KyuRhee Han, Lea Rocheleau, Lina Boukhateb, Maddie Yaghi, Melissa Nemec, Sarah Brown, Sarai Devi Dasi, Seina Haruta, Stephanie Yip, Tori McClelland


Choreographed by: Angelo Lozano, Avanti Gummaraju, Emily Labrador, Jessie Vo, Katrina Swenson-Aguirre, Natalie Murai

Music: “It Won’t Stop (Manila Killa & Hunt For The Breeze Remix)” by Sevyn Streeter Ft. Chris Brown, “BIA BIA (feat. Lil Jon)” by BIA, Lil Jon, “Counterfeit” by Amaarae, “Manolo” by Trip Lee, Lecrae, “Rude Gyal Swing” by DJ Hard2Def, Treesha, Bay-C, DeeBuzz, “Monster (feat. Trove)” by Julian Calor

Club Description: United Movement is a non-audition dance club at Cal Poly SLO. We foster a safe and inclusive environment where individuals of all backgrounds and abilities come together to learn and grow as individuals and dancers. UM upholds its motto: Growth in Community; Community in Growth.

Dancers: Adam Pazcoguin, Alea Dosty, Alex Tran, Alexys Ortiz-Luis, Allayah Phan, Ally Wilhelm, Angela Chen, Angela Choi, Angie H, Angee Fang, Anais Ng, Ananya Yerneni, Ava Durbin, Anthony Minasian, Ava Laine Mirante, Ava Zhu, Avanti Gummaraju, Bella McLoy, Briana Kirkman, Carlos Martinez, Carlos Martinez, Charlene Zhang, Chloe Wu, Claire Bak, Claire Wiater, Cortez Barriente, Crystal Doan, Darya Aleali, Dava Braman, Deanna Nguyen, Dijia Wang, Elise Donaho, Emi Degembe, Emily Labrador, Emma Frank, Ethan O, Ethan Schnepp, Ethan Wolfe, Ethan Wu, Faith Lesuer, Ged Mulingtapang, Hailey Hossain, Han Tran, Harrison Vinas, Haylee Skye Sunga, Helen Zhan, Hirsh Kedia, Jamie Lomibao, Jasmine Chen, Jay Bernal, JC Andrade, Jeanellekim Serquina, Jennifer Takao, Jessica Pasaribu, Jessie Vo, Joshua Lin, Jeah Kim, Joie Rahn, Jed Narvaez, Jordan Hidalgo, Joseph Aguirre, Kalissa Flint, Katrina Swenson-Aguirre, Kayla Guzman, Kaylee Wong, Keiko Watanabe, Kelly Hong, Kristen Jackson, Kunhua Cheng, Kylie Tolentino, Lan Anh Nguyen, Liana Chen, Lea Graham, Leah Hom, Lily Freitas, Lindsay McGaughy, Lucia Moratinos-Chu, Maya Kwon, Maya Sanchez, Mattheiu Gol, McKenna Grant, Macey Lawler, Maxine Walas, Melina Murai, Mena Kim, Mieko Oda, Megan Tseng, Mylinh Duong, Natalie Almeria, Natalie Murai, Nicole Freitas, Nicole Weaver, Phoebe Wong, Raelyn Flores, Ryan Quisol, Sachi Goli, Sammy Tom, Sarah Park, Shakthi Chandra, Stacy Kikuchi, Trista Wang, Tyra Adair, Xander Specht, Yiming Jia, Zoe De Young



Avanti Gummaraju and Bella McLoy featuring Cat Esguerra, Daryl Goh, and Melvin Tabios

Faculty Club Advisor

Prof. Diana Stanton

2023-2024 United Movement Board

Co-Presidents: Avanti Gummaraju and Isabella McLoy
Vice President: Alea Dosty
Treasurer: Jed Narvaez
Illuminate Director: Crystal Doan
Marketing Director: Lainey Mirante
Graphics Coordinator: Mena Kim
Co-Historians: Alex Liu and Joie Rahn
Dance Coordinators: Jessie Vo and Katrina Swenson-Aguirre
Secretary: Cortez Barriente
Social Chairs: Kayla Guzman, Lea Graham, and Tyra Adair
Competition Team Director: Angelo Lozano

Illuminate 2024 Committees

Ethan Wu, Jed Narvaez, Jessie Vo, Kayla Guzman, Katrina Swenson-Aguirre, Kylie Tolentino
Emi Degembe, Haley Wong, Mena Kim, Natalie Murai, Sarah Park, Soha Roy

Alex Liu, Anais Ng, Briana Chen, Jia Wang, Joie Rahn, Rohan Iyer


Alea Dosty, Angee Fang, Avanti Gummaraju, Crystal Doan, Isabella McLoy, Jacob Kwong, Jordan Hidalgo, Mayra Juarez

Allayah Pham, Faith Lesuer, Lainey Mirante, Natalie Almeria, Raelyn Flores
Cortez Barriente, Elise Donaho, Kyron Willman, Lea Graham, Shakthi Chandra