Faculty Profile Vive

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  • African Based
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  • Ballet
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  • Body Conditioning
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  • Contemporary
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  • Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
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  • Jazz/Theater
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    Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30AM-1:00PM through June 6

    Summer Schedule
    Tuesdays 4:00-6:00PM June 11 through August 27
    Thursdays 11:30AM-1:00PM


    Vivake Khamsingsavath (Vive) is a Laotian American dancer and choreographer from Brooklyn, New York. He studied dance at Binghamton University, where he also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Vivake has toured Europe performing with modern company Galumpha, taught jazz and hip hop workshops in Asia, and worked as a commercial dancer in Los Angeles California. Vive decided to focus his work in New York City where he has performed for several choreographers including Derek Mitchell, Stephanie Klemons, Mark Caserta, Brice Mousset, and for Peridance faculty Sue Samuels and Grant Chang. Notable performances include Lincoln Center, Broadway at Bryant Park, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, appearances on the Today Show, The View and Good Morning America for Flo Rida, campaigns for Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, LG, Coca-Cola and Sears. Recently, Vive played the role of dance captain for the plays "Pearl Diver" and "Quadratic", principal male in The Opera "Goyescas", served as choreographer for the musical "Yosef", immersive show "Barkeep" and worked as co-artistic director of Gotham Dance Theater. Currently, Vive runs his own performance company "Viveforlove", notable performances include The United Nations, Sybarite, and RAW NYC Showcase. He has danced for companies Kalamandir Dance (Indian Contemporary), ALMA NYC (Jazz), and Touch Performance Art (Immersive) Vive is currently dancing for Defunes dance directed by Diego Funes. Vive is constantly working and learning from different artists and choreographers to continue building and expanding his knowledge and understanding of dance. Through Vive's versatility and experiences in the commercial and concert world, Vive aspires to share his passion for dance and give students valuable insight and tools to become more knowledgable dancers and performers.

    Class Description

    Vive strives to create a positive, nurturing learning environment, hoping to allow students to feel comfortable in the classroom in order to explore and challenge themselves. Class always follows a structure, a 30 minute choreographed warm up focusing on jazz and ballet technique to get students properly aware of their body. We focus on various objectives including alignment, strengthening, mobility, isolation, extension, musicality. 15 minutes doing center and across the floor exercises, including jumps, leaps and turns. We spend the remainder of the class working on a combination. The class is titled Jazz Fusion, as the style of our choreography varies weekly, Theater Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Street Jazz, Jazz-Flow. Vive firmly believes dancers should be versatile, not only to get booked for work, but to explore their versatility and to constantly grow.

                    Week of: Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
    Times Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    11:30AM - 1:00PM         Inter Contemporary Jazz
    4:00PM - 5:30PM     Inter Contemporary Jazz