John Litzler was born and raised just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout his upbringing he was exposed to an extensive amount of sports and various art forms. Once his parents saw the passion he had for dance and acrobatics it became his main focus. As a competitive dancer he received many top overall awards including, Mr. Dance of Ohio 2008 followed by 1st Runner up for Mr. Dance of America, as well as convention scholarships and later a scholarship to a top dance school. John earned a B.F.A. in Dance with a concentration in Jazz from Point Park University under the direction on Susan Stowe. While attending Point Park University, he appeared in works choreographed by Kiesha Lalama-White, Christopher Huggins, Kevin Iega Jeff, Gerald Arpino, and Trey McIntyre to name a few. He also was given the opportunity to choreograph on many different occasions on peers and the next generation of dancers. During his senior year his piece was selected by the faculty to represent Point Park at ACDFA. Upon graduation, he accepted a company position with River North Dance Chicago where he performed and toured internationally for two years. Performing works by choreographers Frank Chaves, Ivan Perez, Ashley Rowland, and Adam Barruch. He spent a year working as a professional dancer in Los Angeles, getting the opportunity to work on music videos, a commercial, as well as perform with well known artist Sia. Outside of performing he has a passion for teaching, choreographing, and expanding his knowledge for the art. He has taught many master classes in various styles as well as for Power Park and Tribe, both National Dance Conventions. He is excited to be back in Cincinnati and share his love for dance through 2ManMovement as not only a co-director, but also dancer and choreographer.
Cody Szarko was born in Canada and raised just outside of Toronto for most of his upbringing. Cody began Dancing at the age of 10 when his Mother thought he needed to get some extra energy out. He instantly fell in love and set out on a journey to make his dreams a reality. Cody Trained under the direction of Vlad at Vlad’s Dance Company in Richmond Hill Ontario, Canada. Furthering his artistic ability, he obtained his BFA in Dance at Point Park University with a concentration in jazz in Pittsburgh, PA. Upon completion of his degree, He was offered a contract with Visceral Dance Chicago, a contemporary dance company in Chicago IL. Throughout his career, Cody has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Alejandro Cerrudo, Robyn Mineko Williams, Sidra Bell, Monica Cervantes, Banning Bouldin, and Jamy Meek to name a few. In Pursuit of something new, Cody relocated to Los Angeles, CA where he was represented by MSA. Cody has performed with the band Celtic Thunder, and featured in their movie “Celtic Thunder Storm”. Cody has been apart of the Miss America Organization for many years as a guest artist/performer. When not performing, Cody flourishes in teaching movement across North America emphasizing the connection of body and mind through his movement language. Cody has been fortunate enough to teach at national conventions such as Starpower’s “Power Park” as well as Tribe Dance among others. Cody is excited to take on the next chapter in his career with 2 Man Movement as Co-director/Choreographer/Dancer and can’t wait to see what the future holds for him.