My name is Ruby Messina. I am Mediterranean and Caribbean. My stage name is "MzRuby". I am a Dancer, Choreographer & talent; commercial ᴅᴀɴᴄᴇʀ, ᴍᴏᴅᴇʟ, actress, commercial, concert & film. I am also a competitive, commercial dance & fine arts dance coach/ instructor for both stage training as well as recreational. I have choreographed for artists, dancers, and learners ages 2 1/2 years to 78 years of age. I started in the industry as a child and have practiced to train as a professional all my life. Currently a graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Production & Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; my plan is to get my Masters degree in Choreography & integrated media. I am credentialed in performance / choreography in the Art of Dance which includes choreography, performance, ensemble. In addition to Entertainment Management practice, with a minor in Dance in Culture Diversity from: California State University, Fullerton & Irvine Valley College. Furthermore, I have commercial dance certifications as pre/professional from American Musical & Dramatic Academy performing arts college, Los Angeles and as a PFX/FXT trainer for World Of Dance Company. I have commercial performance & ensemble experience through my growth throughout high school as well as college and competitive dance experience through my growth as a “soloist” or dance companies with training or influences from Steps of Gold (Paso De Oro) Dance, Millennium Dance Complex, Studio One, Afterhour Dance Studio, American Ballet Theater, Boogiezone, Downtown Dance & Movement and CSUF Salsa. In commercial dance my emphasis are Hip-hop, Contemporary, and Afro/Latin Jazz dance. While in ensemble my emphasis is in Modern dance although I have training in ballet classical & Jazz dance. Some of my training comes from influences such as Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Horton, Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, and Jose Limon. I consider my self a contemporist or “contempist” not by the many dance styles or genres I can adapt to but because I celebrate change as much as I celebrate my influences.