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Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, DEREK SCHIESEL (A Shape) has trained since the age of 7 in ballet, jazz, contemporary, and modern dance techniques. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a BS in biology, Derek moved to California to pursue a career as a performing artist. Since the beginning of his career, Derek has performed for major recording artists such as 30 Seconds to Mars, Beck, Jason Mraz, Meghan Trainor, and Sigur Ros. He has also danced in commercials and industrials for LG, Sprint, Dell, and MAC Cosmetics in addition to appearing on TV in Jane the Virgin and the MTV Video Music Awards.