Dennon and Sayhber Rawles have gained international recognition for their work as choreographers, performers, and dance instructors, with credits in Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, and Hollywood. They have choreographed six feature films including John Travolta’s STAYING ALIVE and BUGSY, starring Warren Beatty. They choreographed a large scale production number for Ann-Margret’s Las Vegas Show in which Dennon was a featured performer.
They have have been commissioned to create concert works for Universities and Colleges as well as too numerous to count dance studio productions. Those schools include Moorpark College, Pierce College, Riverside Community College, Hancock College and most recently for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX.
They have choreographed for Sit-Coms and have several commercials to their credit. They have choreographed and staged many musicals and revues throughout their career such as WEST SIDE STORY, SOUTH PACIFIC, DAMN YANKEES, CARNIVAL and GUYS & DOLLS. They’ve also written, directed and choreographed several original MUSICAL REVUES for Moorpark College.
As performers they have performed in well over 100 T.V. shows including four Academy Awards Shows, three American Music Awards and several films, including: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS and HISTORY OF THE WORLD, PART ONE. They have worked with the biggest stars in Hollywood including: Ann-Margret, Liza Minneli, Gregory Hines, Juliet Prowse, Carol Burnett, Dick Van Dyke, Nicholas Brothers, Cyd Charisse, Raquel Welch, Bernadette Peters and Janet Jackson. Dennon was a featured performer on both BARYSHNIKOV T.V. SPECIALS having assisted famed director/choreogrpaher Michael Kidd on the 2nd.
SAYHBER began her training at the tender age of three ice skating. At five she added ballet to her regimen. She did Square Dancing from ages 8 to 10. She studied privately from Hawaian/Hula Dancing giant/pioneer, Aggie Auld. She added ballroom at age 11 along with the Latin dances. Shortly thereafter she was jazz dancing and never looked back. She became the lead dancer for the famed L.A. based company, STEVEN PECK JAZZ COMPANY and was featured on the cover of DANCE MAGAZINE in 1971. Sayhber (who's name is derived from the saber sword) became known for her dynamic, sharp, cutting edge dancing style. Along with Jazz and Latin, she continued her Ballet training with the well known, highly respected Ballet Mistress Margaret Hills and Royal Ballet's famed principal dancer Stanley Holden at the Holden Dance Center in W.L.A. She credits her creative father, friend, mentor and Dance Master/ Actor/ Choreographer/ Director STEVEN PECK for her vast knowledge in the Latin Dances, Jazz, Partnership and Performance Skills.
DENNON began studying Ballroom and Latin dancing at age 12. From there, thanks to Ballet Mistress Suzanne Skeel, he began a serious love affair with Ballet that continues to this day. It's at this point he started tapping. Through a series of circumstances beyond his control, he discovered musical theater in High School. After a couple shows for Long Beach Civic Light Opera, he began working toward a career in ballet. After discovering the emotion and dynamics of jazz he joined the STEVEN PECK JAZZ COMPANY. Along with Jazz and Latin he continued his Ballet training with Margaret Hills and Stanley Holden at the Holden Dance Center in W.L.A. He credits his mentor, creative father and good friend Dance Master/Actor/Choreographer/Director Steven Peck for his vast knowledge in Jazz, the Latin Dances, Partnership and Performance Skills. In addition to his early training, Dennon worked for and learned from some of Hollywood's and Broadway's most prominent and celebrated Directors/Choreographers. The list includes Michael Kidd, Ron Field, Alan Johnson, Rob Iscove, Robert Sidney and Walter Painter.