Ally Vega is a choreographer, performer, and dance educator based in Los Angeles, CA. She has performed alongside artists such as Gingee, Bohan Phoenix, Guy Tang, and Nitemrkt and has been featured on NBC Asian America and Buzzfeed. She has directed, choreographed, and contributed pieces to shows at Anime Expo. She was also a featured performer in the interactive theater show, “Asian America: The Future Is Now” that debuted at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA, and is the choreographer for the live comedy musical “Supportive White Parents,” which has played at Second City Hollywood and Upright Citizens Brigade. Nowadays, Ally creates what she calls “Filipino folk fusion” pieces where she blends traditional Filipino dances with hip hop. She is the founder and artistic director of her dance company, Ancestral Vision Movement. Her company has performed at events all around Southern California, and in venues such as the LAX Tom Bradley International Airport.
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SpacePizza has been attending conventions for nearly 20 years and has never looked back. Cosplay has offered her many opportunities allowing her to travel and connect with like minded fans all over the world. Having a strong love for anything theater and performance related it made sense that she took interest in cosplay and masquerades. SpacePizza has since gone on to participate in and run masquerades at events like San Diego Comic con and SoCal events. SpacePizza is excited to be returning to Anime Los Angeles 2020.
Cavie Anvel is a Cosplaying Nerd Rapper. He has had music featured on “Tony Hawk’s Ride Channel,” and won “Anime Los Angeles Next Top Star 2019”. Cavie is best known for his Nerdcore music videos, Nerd News Rap, and cosplay on Instagram. There is a rumor going around that he is Louise Belcher’s son from the future but we have not been able to confirm whether or not this is true.
Follow Cavie on IG: @cavieanvel and be on the look out for new content. Plus Ultra!
Greetings potential Stars! Ever dream of being a real life one? ALA’s Next Top Star ™ returns for another year. Once again, we’re on a search for the best and the brightest! From dancing to singing, comedy, voice acting – anything and everything in between – we want you!! The winner will be the opening act of the Masquerade and will win some amazing prizes! There will even be special half time performances by some very special guests!
Deadline is December 15th (or when 25 entries are reached)
Your Judges this year are:
Ally Vega – Choreographer
& Winner of the ALA’s Next Top Star, 2019- Cavie Anvel!
ALA’s Next Top Star! ™ Sign Ups will be available online this year. As a friendly reminder- spots are limited, and submissions will close on December 1st.
*Copies of the rules and entry forms will be available online and onsite.
**Check in will take place at the Next Star Office, located in Keller Peak, 1st floor of the Ontario Doubletree Hotel
Thursday, January 9th: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Friday, January 10th: 10:00am-1:00pm
*Please note that all contestants must check in. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the competition. Contestants will sign up for their audition slot (5 minutes) when they check in!
As we anticipate a high number of contestants, make sure you sign up early!!!
Closed auditions will take place on Friday, January 10th, in the Top Star office (Keller Peak) by appointment only, from 3:00pm-5:00pm If you have any extenuating circumstances that would prevent you from arriving onsite on Friday, please make sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Only the top 15 acts will make it through to the main performance.
ALA’s Next Top Star ™ will take place on Saturday, January 11th, From 12:00pm-2:00pm, In the Main Programming Room (Empire Ballroom 3, Ontario Doubletree)
Contestant check in will be at 10:00am, Saturday, January 11th, backstage
– The Winning performer(s) will check in with the masquerade department head in Main Events (Ballroom B/C, Ontario Convention Center) for tech rehearsal following the conclusion of the event, so make sure that you don’t run off right away!
1st and 2nd runner ups will receive some awesome prizes, front row seats to the masquerade, and an honorable mention during the masquerade introduction!
ALA’s Next Top Star ™
Disclaimer: If you violate any of these rules, you will be disqualified and dropped from the competition.
DEM POP is a local idol unit made up of two girls, Angie and Tiffany, who love Japanese pop music, especially idols! They have performed together and apart in various conventions and events over the years, including Japan Expo USA, AODCon, FanimeCon, NorCal Cherry Blossom Festival, SF Anime & Cosplay Festival, Ronin Expo, as well as many others! As a soloist Tiffany was the winner of the first ever Vocaloid Dance Contest at San Francisco’s J-POP Summit in 2011 and was a winner again in 2016! These two talented girls have come together to bring everyone at Anime Los Angeles a one-of-a-kind performance full of an energy that is sure to bring you to your feet and get you cheering along!