The stars aligned back in 2013, when two young dancers walked into Tricia Miranda’s class at International Dance Academy in Hollywood. Kaycee Rice, then 10, and Gabe
So began the magical partnership of Gabe and Kaycee: They
De Guzman, then 12, plowed their way through an intricate
hip-hop combo to Rihanna’s “Right Now,” showing dancers
twice their age what it means to go full-out. Miranda, one of the
industry’s most sought-after choreographers, was captivated. “I
remember thinking, ‘Wow, these kids are aliens,’ ” Miranda
says. “It’s so rare to find a student who’s mastered both perfor-
mance and technique, and here I had two.”
Miranda knew she had to choreograph a piece for the pair.
danced their first Miranda duet, “Monster,” at The PULSE on
Tour in 2013—and a YouTube clip of the performance went
Gabe De Guzman and Kaycee Rice are a stage match made in hip-hop heaven.