Come with iLuminate on an action filled journey of light and sound as we join a clique of 20-somethings who thrive to the beat of life in a city of glowing colors and heart-pounding musical tempos.
Music, art and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance conveyed by an array of dance styles from contemporary to popping to breaking expressed through a glowing visual design. All this, perfectly choreographed to popular and classic music by artists like Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, James Brown, Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, LMFAO, The Wanted, and Sam Smith.
"For a comic book adventure come to life iLuminate is the show that will rock your world no matter what language you speak." -Times Square Chronicles
"This groundbreaking combination of storytelling, music and technology will be sure to get your heart racing!" -The Broadway Blog
About the Artist
Since launching in 2009, iLuminate’s patented technology has been used in numerous performances by Grammy-winning superstars such as Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas and David Guetta, among others. It has also been featured on hit prime time television shows including “America’s Got Talent” (in which the dance troupe took third place), “Dancing with the Stars” and “X Factor,” awards shows like the “American Music Awards,” “MTV’s Video Music Awards,” “BET Awards,” “The Nickelodeon Awards,” “Billboard” and “Latin Billboard Awards,” and daytime favorites “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” and “Good Morning America” and “The Queen Latifah Show.
Director, Producer, Choreographer, Playwright
While pursuing her degree in computer science at Columbia University, Kotb, a native of Houston, TX, also studied dance at Barnard College. After graduation, she landed a gig as a software engineer at Bloomberg, LP, where she worked for seven years. In 2009, while attending an Apple conference, the initial idea behind iLuminate emerged: the ability to wirelessly control lights on dancers’ bodies from the palm of your hand. When producers from America’s Got Talent came calling, iLuminate Productions was already formed. In the summer of 2011, America chose the dance-in-the-dark sensation as one of the top finalists on the show. Since then, Kotb’s unprecedented technology, programming, and artistic direction have catapulted iLuminate into a phenomenon that mesmerizes audiences across the globe.