Derrick Schrader began his dance training in Minnesota, and since then developed his voice as a choreographer worldwide. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California where he is continuing his career in dance education, direction, and visual arts. Shortly after moving to the west coast, Derrick became a touring faculty member of Tremaine Dance Conventions and the Assistant Director of the Tremaine Performance Company. Incorporating his musical upbringing as a pianist and fusing his extensive training in all genres of dance, his classes are always diverse and unique.
Focusing on musicality and intent, Derrick's work has been performed amongst artists, companies, and dancers around the globe appearing on ESPN, LOGO, MTV, the Disney Channel, Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and Rupauls Drag Race. He has also worked alongside Paula Abdul, Carmen Electra, Todrick Hall, Lindsay Lohan, Kenny Ortega, tap legend Gregory Hines, and producer Steven Spielberg.
Derrick’s choreography has received top honors at the Industry Dance Awards. Including 10 nominations for “Best Jazz” and receiving the “Favorite Convention Teacher Of The Year” award in 2014.