Ray Love was born in the inner city of Grand Rapids, MI. Mr. Love has over 24 years of experience in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop. He has performed in award-winning dance competitions in Michigan, Chicago, Detroit, New York, and Los Angeles. His talent as a dancer and choreographer was recognized by Nigel Lithgow on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” during his nationally televised audition. Ray has trained with and performed as a freelancer in dozens of performances with Grand Rapids Ballet. He has also performed with Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles and trained with Ad Deum Dance Company in Houston. His performance repertory includes appearances at “Soul of the City,” “Festival of the Arts,” “The Haunt,” and “MCM”. Mr. Love also has 25 years of experience in Martial Arts in which he has been trained in eight different styles by four masters and the heavy-weight kick-boxing champion John “The Panther” James among others. His Martial Arts record includes 36 wins 27 KOs. This training led Mr. Love to provide contracted conflict resolution, anger management, gang prevention, mentoring, martial arts, and dance training for over 30 Grand Rapids Public Schools. Mr. Love has functioned as a Guest Choreographer for Grand Rapids Community College’s Dance Team, and Davenport University’s Dance Team, as well as Dance Instructor for Grand Valley State University’s Dance Program. Ray Love is also a singer/songwriter and has provided services for multiple independent artists for songwriting and vocal arrangement. Mr. Love is the Owner/Artistic Director of The Den, School of Creative Arts, and the Founder of The PACK. Over the past sixteen years, Mr. Love has touched the lives of thousands of students of all ages. He is currently based out of Los Angeles, California, and is pursuing music, dancing, teaching, and choreographic opportunities.