Griffin Collins III is a native New Orleanian. Artistic Director|Founder of SYNERGY Dance Productions, Creative Director/Choreographer for recording artist Kourtney Heart and Talented Arts Theater Teacher for Audubon Charter School. Collins has studied many dance forms over the years. A Professional Choreographer, Dancer and Artistic Director he is a President Honor graduate of NOCCA|Riverfront, Musical Theatre Division. Griffin furthered his training at such venues as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hunter College New York City, Broadway Dance Center in New York City, and The Pulse Teachers Convention. He was hired as company member with the Mariana Bekerman Dance Company in New York City, Delta Festival Ballet, and Crescent City Choreographers in New Orleans and has performed in Off Broadway musical productions. Collins Back up dancer for Jonas Brothers, Jordin Sparks and performed at the 365 Black awards on BET (Black Entertainment Television). Assistant to the late Matthew Dickens who wrote Destiny’s Child and Beyoncé world Tour. More recently Assistant to the Wilson Brothers from Los Angels for the 2017 Beach Body Summit at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Tulane University, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. He has taught and inspired many students across the region, teaching for several competitive studios, universities and national dance conventions. Awards earned: a 2010 Big Easy Classical Arts Award Nomination for Best Modern Dance Presentation for Stories of Untold Passion a dance concert that he choreographed, directed and produced. Nominated 2012 Big Easy Classical Arts Award for best Contemporary Concert New Work, nominated and WON for Best Choreography at the 2011 Ambie Awards. Cultural and Creative Arts Award. 2016 Africa American Outstanding Artist, Louisiana State Senate 2017 National Conference of Artist.