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    Peridance aspires to provide its students with dance education of the highest caliber. Our faculty is made up of a unique blend of leading professionals in the field. Many classes are accompanied by our first-class musicians. This multi-faceted group has been carefully selected to offer Peridance's classical, contemporary and commercial dance classes. Our faculty members come from leading dance institutions and entities such as The Juilliard School, New York University, Yale University, New York City Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nederlands Dans Theater, Batsheva Dance Company, and New York City's Broadway.

    Peridance Capezio Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.




    Gail Accardi | Contemporary Gail Accardi >> Contemporary
    Gail Accardi works with dancers and others, especially those experiencing pain, injuries, alignment issues, or physical challenges of many kinds. She describes her work as creative physical problem solving; others call it body whispering. She draws on experience and ongoing study of dance, pilates, anatomy/kinesiology, somatics, and other moving and healing practices.
    Gina Accordino | Tap Gina Accordino >> Tap
    Gina has had the pleasure of performing at various events and shows throughout the city and country, and is currently a member of Project Convergence under the direction of Ramita Ravi and Vikas Arun. Gina loves to tap and has been fortunate enough to have trained under some of the greats that exist today, including but not limited to, Michelle Dorrance and Ayodele Casel. She finds the greatest joy in sharing her love of the art form and being able to be a part of keeping the rich history of tap alive.
    James Alonzo | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles James Alonzo >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    James' professional credits include BET Blaze the Stage, Sound Syndrome: The Off Broadway Show, the Broadway Dance Center Showcase, NBA Playoff Flash Mob, Frankie Lemmon School Promo Video, and the New York University Faculty and Master's Concert. He has also had the opportunity to assist choreographers such as Neil Schwartz and Aurelia Michaels for the "For Your Love" Music video by Cess and Unlimited Wireless Flash Mob.
    Yoshi Amao | Martial Arts Yoshi Amao >> Martial Arts
    Yoshi Amao is well known as the host of the highly rated TV series Samurai Sportsman. He has appeared on NBC's Late Night with Conan O' Brien, where his talk on Samurai philosophy and his unique sword demonstration touched the hearts of the American audience. After learning Kendo, karate, Japanese classic dance and acting, he started to learn samurai sword fighting from Tahei Waki, the master of Waki ryu style of sword fighting.
      Archie | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Archie >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Archie Burnett is a well-respected force in the underground dance world. 30 years of dance in NYC's hottest underground clubs has made his style unique, strong, and confident. He has performed and taught his craft in various parts of the world. His bodies of work range from music videos, to features in dance magazines like "Dance Ink," and the "Village Voice" dance section feature, to performance coaching for up-and- coming recording artists.
    Bil Badolato | Ballet Bil Badolato >> Ballet
    If you want to learn how to dance from step one in a safe, injury-free format, if you want to increase your skill for commercial and musical theater auditions, if you want "movement for actors", Bil is the teacher for you. He has performed in six Broadway shows, and choreographed thirty shows, including the national tour of She Loves Me.
    BASo Baila Society | Salsa BASo Baila Society >> Salsa
    The class is taught by BASo certified teachers and offers three levels of instruction – beginner, intermediate and advanced. To maximize and review results, BASo offers access to the BAILA Society Online Dance Academy, the largest video library of dance instruction in the world for dancers of all skill levels. Whether you're learning your first basic or have been burning up the dance floor for years, Baila Society have something for you.
    Bryan Strimpel-Baira // Baira MVMNT PHLOSPHY | Contemporary Bryan Strimpel-Baira // Baira MVMNT PHLOSPHY >> Contemporary
    Bryan Strimpel, a native Michigander, is the Co- Artistic Director for B.S. Movement. The company has presented its work throughout New York City since in 2012. Bryan is a graduate of Wayne State University with a B.F.A in dance. He has performed and taught around the world in places such as: Colombia, South Korea, Turkey, Tajikistan, and Armenia; as well as throughout New York City. He has danced with Nicholas Leichter Dance, Brian Brooks Moving Company, and David Dorfman Dance.
    Shaina Branfman-Baira // Baira MVMNT PHLOSPHY | Contemporary Shaina Branfman-Baira // Baira MVMNT PHLOSPHY >> Contemporary
    Shaina Branfman is Co-Artistic Director of BS Movement. Shaina was born and raised in Victoria, Texas and received her BFA in Dance at the University of Iowa. She completed her certification as a Movement Analyst at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies, and completed studies in religion and philosophy at the New York All Faiths Seminary International where she was ordained as an Interfaith Minister. Shaina is a member of The Feath3r Theory and has been performing and sharing her work in NYC since 2014. www.bsmovement.co
    Aszure Barton + Artists | Contemporary Aszure Barton + Artists >> Guest Teacher
    Aszure Barton, an award-winning New York City choreographer, was born and raised in Canada. She received her formal training at the National Ballet School in Toronto, where, as a student, she helped originate the ongoing Stephen Godfrey Choreographic Showcase. Aszure has also led masterclasses, mentored and created for renowned training institutions including Harvard University, The Julliard School, New York University, Arts Umbrella, Canada's National Ballet School and The Laban Institute (UK).
    Brad Beakes | Contemporary Brad Beakes >> Contemporary
    Bradley Beakes is a New York City based dance artist originally from Glendora, California. Over the past decade he has been honored to dance with the Limón Dance Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, BARE Dance Company, Julia Ehrstrand Collective, Project 44, NOW-ID, Keith Johnson/Dancers, Naganuma Dance, and Visions Dance Theatre where he was named the 2010 Lester Horton Award Winner for "Outstanding Male Performance".
    Sidra Bell | Contemporary Sidra Bell >> Guest Teacher
    Sidra Bell, artistic director of Sidra Bell Dance New York, graduated from Yale University with a BA in history and received an MFA in choreography from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. She received her training at the Dance Theater of Harlem and at The Ailey School where she was a fellowship recipient. Her critically acclaimed choreography and company has been seen throughout the United States and in Denmark, France, Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey, Germany, China, Canada, Aruba, Korea, Brazil and Greece.
    Bo Belza | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Bo Belza >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Bo Belza is a Jersey born native who was involved in the competitive team circuit. After a few years on FR3SH Dance Company, Bo continued his dance training as well as becoming a director for their junior team. Bo has trained under some elite choreographers such as Luam Kezflegy, Candace Brown, Neil Schwartz, and has taken multiple conventions such as Monsters of Hip Hop.
    Alex Biegelson | Contemporary Alex Biegelson >> Contemporary
    Alex earned a BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in 2009 and while there, appeared as a guest artist with Randy James Dance Works. Since graduation Alex has worked with Freespace Dance during their international tour, Nimbus Dance Works and Project: Smith. Alex was a dancer for the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company 2011 through 2014. He is currently a dancer for ZviDance and David Parkers’ The Bang Group. Alex is a founding member of 10 Hairy Legs as well as the Associate Director.
    Emma Rosa Bigelow | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Emma Rosa Bigelow >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Emma Rosa Bigelow, originally from New Jersey, is a dancer, choreographer, and educator in various styles ranging from commercial heels and hip hop to contemporary and tap. Currently, she is a member of Shirlene Quigley's Queendom Crew, Theresa Stone's AbstraKT BEINGS, Chloe Arnold's Apartment 33, and Maurice Chestnut's Dance Therapy.
    Steven Blandino | Jazz/Theater Steven Blandino >> Jazz/Theater
    Steven Paul Blandino has a BFA in Commercial Dance from Pace University, with a focus in Choreography. Steven has choreographed a NY Equity Production, National Tour, and has set work at Pace University, Rutgers University, as well as various Dance Studios across the US. Steven is currently on Faculty at Groove National Dance Convention, Impact Dance Adjudicators, and has privately trained Actors for upcoming Feature Films, Productions, etc.
    Billy Blanken | Ballet Billy Blanken >> Ballet
    Billy started his professional career as a principal with the Amy Marshall Dance Company before joining Les Ballets Grandiva. He is a frequent collaborator with Project In Motion and has been commissioned to stage several of his works on their company. He is currently a Senior Artist with Ajkun Ballet Theatre and is the Showcase Coordinator for their annual New York Winter Festival.
    Melissa Brading | Limón Melissa Brading >> Limón
    Melissa Brading is a New York based teacher, dancer and choreographer originally from Topeka, KS. She holds a BFA in dance education from the University of Central Oklahoma and spent 3 years dancing for Ad Deum Dance Company in Houston, TX before moving to New York in 2007. She has taught various styles dance in Kansas, Texas, Michigan, New York and The Nederlands.
    Becky Brown | Limón Becky Brown >> Limón
    Becky Brown is from England. She completed her dance training at the Laban Centre, London, went on to be a member of Transitions Dance Company, and then continued her training in Canada. Becky was a member of Loop Dance Company for 12 years and worked as a freelance teacher, choreographer and dancer in England. Becky trained in the Limón technique on the Professional Studies Program and the Limón Teacher Program at the Limón Institute, NYC.
    Candace Brown | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Candace Brown >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Candace Brown is a dancer/choreographer/instructor with a huge passion for the art of dance. She has taught in Los Angeles for 5+ years as faculty at Debbie Reynolds Studio, Millennium Dance Complex, and Edge PAC. She has also traveled teaching around the world in various countries like Japan, Spain, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Greece, Poland, Ireland, Amsterdam and more, plus states across the US. Candace is a Monsters of Hip Hop Show Alumni, and was principal dancer on UNITY LA directed by Tessandra Chavez.
    Nina Buisson | Body Conditioning Nina Buisson >> Body Conditioning
    Nina Buisson is an internationally acclaimed choreographer and dance educator who developed an original release- based and imagery-laden dance technique. Nina is an “excellence” scholar from the Princess Grace Academy of Classical Dance and has obtained her musical training from the Prince Rainier III Music Academy in Monaco. She holds a professional teaching diploma in ballet and modern dance from the Cultural Ministry of France, Aix en Provence.

    Sarah Burke | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Sarah Burke >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Sarah Burke moved to New York from Richmond, Virginia after graduating from James Madison University (2010) with a BA in Dance. She dances for Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, Flash Step Dance Crew, and has been in videos for artists like Kings of Leon, Devvon Terrell, David Chesky, AxelJordan, and Elizabeth Chan. Sarah's TV work includes TLC "Breaking Amish," A&E "The Herbert Brothers" for the making of a commercial for Crunch Fitness, Good Morning America, Pix11, and New York Live.
    Rob Bynes | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Rob Bynes >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Over the summer of 2014, he was discovered during his second ever visit to Broadway Dance Center in a Kelly Peters class by Bloc NYC Talent Agency and was fortunate enough to get signed as a professional dancer weeks later. After 2 years on RDT he was selected to continue on as one of 3 creative directors and is now an emerging dancer in the community, hoping to inspire those around him. Some of his proudest accomplishments include scholarships from Young Lions and Monsters of Hip Hop.
    Greta Campo | Modern Greta Campo >> Modern
    At age 19, she began the Professional Training Program at the Martha Graham School in NYC and, after a couple of months, she joined Graham II, performing in ensemble and solo roles. She performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company in their 2012 New York Season and has also been traveling nationally and internationally with them. She completed the Teacher Training Program at the School. Greta has performed choreographies by Pascal Rioult, Larry Keigwin, among others and has worked with renowned choreographers, such as Eryc Taylor and Nejla Yatkin.
    Tiffanie Carson | Contemporary Tiffanie Carson >> Guest Teacher
    Tiffanie earned her MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and completed her BFA in Dance Performance at Chapman University. Tiffanie Carson is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance at the Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University and is specialist in the area contemporary & commercial jazz dance.
    Stephanie Castner | Contemporary Stephanie Castner >> Contemporary
    Originally from Baltimore, MD, Stephanie grew up studying Royal Academy of Ballet (RAD) technique. She then studied various modern techniques and choreography at the Univeristy of Maryland, Baltimore County where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance and Media Communication Studies. She now resides in New York City, primarily studying and teaching contemporary dance performance.
    Ljuba Castot | Contemporary Ljuba Castot >> Contemporary
    Ljuba Castot received much critical acclaim for her work on Kiesza’s headlining US/EU/AUS tour. Ljuba has also created work with brands such as Fendi, Bad Bunch NYC and Smirnoff while continuously serving as the Creative Director for Kiesza, who's body of visual work reflects their constantly evolving collaboration. She uses her range to create a truly different and aesthetically beautiful moments in the world of dance and movement.
      Cebo | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Cebo >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Cebo has been dancing since before he could speak. Winning his first dance competition at 5 years old. He has since gone on to win some of the world’s largest dance battles such as Juste Debout, and House Dance International. He has also choreographed for King Street Records recording artist Kimara Lovelace. He has shared collaborated with all of the top street dancers in the world today.
    Enzo Celli | Contemporary Enzo Celli >> Contemporary
    Enzo began his career in Rome as a contemporary choreographer and formed his own company, Botega, in 1995. Relying upon his athletic ability and his daring, libertarian spirit, Enzo Celli transfers his diverse, formative experiences to create a very peculiar and unique style. His work, focusing on man, from the start has aimed to create an uncommon poetic language able to deal with sociological topics.
    Grant Chang | Jazz/Theater Grant Chang >> Jazz/Theater
    Grant Chang has taught jazz dance for over 20 years in various New York City studios including Peridance Capezio Center, Broadway Dance Center, and Ballet Arts. His choreography has earned mentions in Backstage magazine for the play Yi Sang Counts to 13 at the Fringe Festival and DanceTeacher.com called his piece, Miss American’t, which premiered at the Peridance Winter Faculty Showcase, “sassy, tongue-in-cheek.”
    Martha Chapman  | Ballet Martha Chapman >> Ballet
    She performed with NYC Opera Ballet, NJ Ballet, Eugene Ballet in Oregon, Ontario Ballet Theater, in the Edinburgh Festival, with Cork City Ballet in Ireland and at Lincoln Center Out-of- Doors with a repertory spanning classics like The Sugar Plum Fairy to “Shakers” by American modern-dance pioneer Doris Humphrey and works by Graham and Hawkins company members.
    Richard Chen See | Modern Richard Chen See >> Modern
    Richard Chen See danced for the Paul Taylor Dance Company for fifteen years (1993 – 2008), originating and assuming roles from the repertory spanning more than fifty years. Mr. Chen See has been authorized by Paul Taylor to stage/rehearse Mr. Taylor’s dances on companies and educational institutions around the USA and the world, including Taylor 2, the New Zealand School of Dance (as a Fulbright Specialist), Rambert Dance Company (UK) and American Ballet Theater.
    Marcus Allan Cobb | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Marcus Allan Cobb >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Credits include iLuminate, Daddy Yankee, Sadako Pointer of the Pointer Sisters, YMCMB recording artist, Shanell, Winston Warrior, Taj Enphiniti, and Jarrod of Mullet EMT. He has been featured on a Netflix Original Series, BET Networks, and CBS. Marcus is the creator and designer for AllanMarco Collections, a clothing retailer based in NYC, known for it’s “Dance Casual” apparel. Marcus is a dedicated performer who dedicates his career to his mother, Ola Kelly-Avant, his guardian angel.
    Billy Cohen | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Billy Cohen >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Billy Cohen, hailing from outside Boston, started his hip hop training at the young age of six at Joanne Langione Dance Center with his identical twin brother, and continued his training at Hofstra University while receiving a B.S. Degree in Dance Education. This training at Hofstra gave him the opportunity to work with artists such as Fredrick Earl Mosley, Doug Varone, David Parker, Heather Waldon, Ellie Kusner, Bill Young, and Barbara Angeline, as well as train with Hofstra’s most notable Dance Department alumni, Larry Keigwin, on scholarship. Billy also created two works that represented Hofstra at American Collegiate Dance Association Conferences, and co-choreographed his own fully-produced evening dance show, “jux•ta•po•si•tion”. Outside of school, he continued his training with Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester and at Generation IV, learning and performing choreography from Teddy Forance, Devin Jamieson, Derek Mitchell, Emily Greenwell, Candace Brown, Jeff Lapes, Noel Bajades, Jonny Forance, and Emma Portner. Recently, Billy’s choreography was included in a segment of MTV’s Episode 2 of “Lit!” sponsored by Beats by Dre. Signed to Bloc Talent agency, Bill has worked with Reebok and was casted as a Principal Dancer in the upcoming season of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, choreographed by Marguerite Derricks. Earlier this year, Billy starred in a viral video called “Student Vs. Teacher Battle”, totaling over 22 million views on all social media platforms and appearing on multiple news networks, including a short segment on “Inside Edition”. With his education background, Billy Cohen hopes to have continuous success in the dance industry, and to someday travel the world doing what he loves best: creating, performing, and sharing his knowledge of dance to next upcoming generation of artists.
    Bryn Cohn | Contemporary Bryn Cohn >> Guest Teacher
    Described as a “dancemaker who does not shy away from much” (DIY Dancer), Bryn Cohn graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in dance performance and composition. She founded the New- York based dance company Bryn Cohn + Artists in 2011 whose work has received acclaim their ferocious physicality, risk- taking worlds, and emotionally pioneering performances. BC + A has performed in premiere venues throughout the country including Danspace Project in St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Judson Memorial Church, The Center for Performance Research, 92nd Street Y, Abrons Arts Center, Baruch Performing Arts Center in collaboration with the contemporary art galleries Foley Gallery and Castle Fitzjohns.
    Justin Conte | Contemporary Justin Conte >> Guest Teacher
    Over the past eight years, Justin has been teaching and choreographing around the United States as well as internationally. After training in technique for six years, Justin was exposed to a variety of Street, Freestyle and native movement, sparking inspiration. He began training with world-renowned movers and choreographersDana Foglia, La Jon Danztler, Joanna Numata, Brian Friedman, Sheryl Murakami, and many more. He has worked with many recording artists such as Paula Abdul, Miley Cyrus and Jordan Sparks.
    Alison Cook Beatty | Ballet Alison Cook Beatty >> Guest Teacher
    Alison Cook-Beatty received her BFA in Dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee, receiving the Ruth Sandholm Ambrose Scholarship Award. She has performed with Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance Company, Taylor 2, and her choreography has been commissioned by companies including Ballet Next, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Opera Dolce, Carolina Ballet Theater, Infinity Dance Theater, The Joffrey Ballet School, and The Boston Conservatory.
    Mackenzie Crosley | Contemporary Mackenzie Crosley >> Contemporary
    Mackenzie is on faculty at International Dance Academy (IDA) Hollywood and Millennium Dance Complex OC. She also teaches jazz and contemporary for the IDA Certificate Program. She is the CEO & Co- Founder of Soul de Soul Dance Convention, where she also travels and teaches on Faculty. Mackenzie is the Artistic Director for her Los Angeles based contemporary dance company, Geometry. Mackenzie is also a judge for West Coast Dance Elite.
    Attila Csiki | Ballet Attila Csiki >> Ballet
    Attila Joey Csiki began his dance training at the Canadian Dance Company in Toronto subsequently to join the National Ballet of Canada. Upon receiving a scholarship to the School of American Ballet, Attila relocated to New York City and thereafter joining the New York City Ballet. Since 2013 Attila created and appears in Christopher Wheeldon’s original Broadway production of An American In Paris winning 4 Tony awards, 7 drama desk awards and 6 outer critic awards.
    Michael Cusumano | Ballet Michael Cusumano >> Ballet
    Michael Cusumano has been awarded the bronze medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna Bulgaria as well as the Special Jury Prize from Prix de Danse in Paris, France. Mr. Cusumano has been performing with American Ballet Theater since March 1995, and he was a guest artist with the Boston Ballet for their production of the Nutcracker in 1998. Michael went on to Alabama Ballet as a Principal Artist, then to Boston Ballet as a soloist. He has been a guest artist throughout the US and Japan.
    Deshawn Da Prince | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Deshawn Da Prince >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Alexandra Damiani | Contemporary Alexandra Damiani >> Contemporary
    Damiani is a French born choreographer, artistic director and movement specialist based in New York City. Her movement vocabulary combines the sophistication of her early classical ballet training in Paris with the edginess and experimentation of contemporary dance that she developed during her professional career as soloist with Complexions, Donald Byrd/The Group and Ballet Jazz of Montreal, among others.
     Danielle | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Danielle >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Danielle Lima has appeared in numerous television shows in Brazil, has worked with the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and founded the Brasileirando Dance Group - a company that focuses on disseminating Brazilian folkloric and contemporary dances. She joined Djoniba Dance & Drum Centre as a teacher of Brazilian Samba in early 2004. Her creative choreographic approach for teaching includes fitness along with traditional and contemporary Samba from Rio and Bahia.
    Joseph Davis | Contemporary Joseph Davis >> Contemporary
    Marinda Davis | Contemporary Marinda Davis >> Contemporary
    Originally from Florida, Marinda’s dance training began at the young age of two. Between her training at Mary Jo’s Performing Arts Academy, Blake High School of the Arts & regional musical theater, it was during these pivotal years that Davis' signature style gained its eclectic roots. Touring with conventions from age 15, it was on the circuit that Davis began to spread her wings working as assistant to Gus Giordano, Frank Hatchett, Ray Leeper, Dennis Caspary, & Lisa Allain. At 18, Marinda relocated to NY to attend Marymount Manhattan College on scholarship where she obtained a BA in Dance & Musical Theater minor. Simultaneously, she trained extensively at BDC studying with her mentor, Sheila Barker. Marinda danced professionally with Sting, 98 Degrees, & was a founding & principal dancer for Anthony Morigerato's, AMDP, NY.
    Norbert De La Cruz | Contemporary Norbert De La Cruz >> Contemporary
    Norbert De La Cruz III is a NYC and LA-based freelance contemporary dance choreographer and educator. Since receiving his BFA from the Juilliard School in 2010, his work has been commissioned to create for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Tulsa Ballet II, Barak Ballet, Hubbard Street II, James Sewell Ballet, Attack Theatre, Ballet X, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Grand Rapids Ballet.
    Laurie De Vito | Simonson Technique Laurie De Vito >> Simonson Technique
    Laurie de Vito was a founding director of Dance Space/Dance New Amsterdam where she taught for 30 years. Along with her company, Laurie De Vito and Dancers, she has taught, choreographed and performed at schools and theaters across the United States, Canada and abroad. Laurie brings Simonson technique which is specifically designed for dancers of all disciplines and injury preventive to Peridance Capezio Center.
     Djoniba | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Djoniba >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Djoniba Mouflet is an internationally- acclaimed drummer, dancer, teacher, performer, and choreographer as well as a musical producer, writer, and composer. He partly grew up in Senegal, Mali, and Guinea, West Africa, where he studied with renowned dance and musical masters. Through his extensive experience in African, ballet, jazz, and modern dance, as well in music and acting, Djoniba is now a much sought-after teacher, performer, choreographer and composer.
    Ann Dragich | Tap Ann Dragich >> Tap
    Ann has been tap dancing in New York since 2008 after studying at the Eddie Brown Studio for the Arts (THE BEAT) with Gregg Geoffroy, Babs Yohai and Mark Mendonca. She is a member of Cole Collective under the direction of Nicole Ohr, and is a founding member of Guilty Pleasures Cabaret which has a regular performance slot at the Duplex Cabaret Theater. Ann has presented her own work at Dance Astoria, Stam- pede (Symphony Space), Director’s Choice Showcase, Local Produce and Winter Follies (produced by Spoke the Hub), Denise Caston’s “Choreographer’s Canvas”, Kat Wildish’s “Performing in New York” and Sol Dance Center’s “Dancesanity" (Frank SinatraSchool of the Arts). Ann is also in the step company “Momentum” and was featured in Rick Owens Spring 2014 Women’s show (Paris Fashion Week). Ann’s image from this show was on display at the MOMA as part of the “Is Fashion Modern?” exhibit. Ann presented work in the Emerging Choreographer’s Series curated by Mare Nostrom Elements, and was a Spring 2018 cycle AiRe Artist in Residence at Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana creating tap dance choreography, which she presented at Flamenco Certamen USA held at the NYPL Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center. Ann holds a level 1 teaching certificate from the American Tap Dance Foundation and is currently working on her level 2 teaching certificate. She is on faculty at the New Jersey Performing arts Center, the American Tap Dance Foundation, Ballet Hispanico and The DreamYard Project. More information about Ann can be found on her website, anndragichandcompany.com
     Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson | Contemporary Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson >> Contemporary
    DWIGHT RHODEN - Master Choreographer/Artistic Director of CCB
    DESMOND RICHARDSON - Legendary Dancer/Artistic Director of CCB
    Marijke Eliasberg | Contemporary Marijke Eliasberg >> Contemporary
    Marijke Eliasberg (Co-Artistic Director: The Next Stage Project), from the Netherlands, has been dancing, teaching and choreographing for the past 18 years in New York City. She holds a BFA in Physical Education with a specialization in Dance. With TNSP, she travels around the world, teaching, creating and making exchange and performance projects possible.
    Mike Esperanza | Contemporary Mike Esperanza >> Contemporary
    Mike Esperanza has established himself as a sought after teacher and choreographer throughout the nation. With a BFA in graphic design from California State University, Fullerton, Mike's approach to visual construction has influenced a unique movement orchestration on stage. His works have been commissioned by prestigious college and university dance programs including Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, UNLV, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Utah Valley University to name a few.
    Arturo Fernandez | Ballet Arturo Fernandez >> Guest Teacher
    Since 1992, Arturo Fernandez has been the ballet master of Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. He is also the master teacher, choreographer and coach for LINES Ballet's Education Programs. His career in dance includes work as a professional dancer, choreographer, and master teacher. He has been an integral part of the San Francisco dance scene for over 25 years.
    Daniel Fetecua | Limón Daniel Fetecua >> Limón
    Daniel Fetecua Soto, a native of Bogotà, Colombia holds a BFA from Folkwang-Hochschule, Germany, and has appeared as guest artist in Pina Bausch’s masterpieces, Rite of Spring and Tannhäuser. Fetecua has also worked with La Fura Dels Baus, Kuo Chu Wu, and won a salsa award in the European Salsa Championship in 2004.
    Laja Field | Contemporary Laja Field >> Contemporary
    Laja Field, a Salt Lake City, UT native, graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance from the University of Utah in 2012. In school she performed in pieces by Eric Handman, Satu Hummasti, Abby Fiat, Juan Carlos Claudio, guest artist Johannes Wieland and Kendra Portier, among others. In those years she also had the please of performing in two productions with the company RawMoves.
    Sindy Folgar | Ballet Sindy Folgar >> Ballet
    Sindy Folgar is a native of Guatemala where she began her studies receiving a BA from Escuela Nacional de Danza. She received a B.F.A in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. Ms. Folgar holds a MA degree in Dance Education: Teaching Dance in the Professions The American Ballet Theater Pedagogy from New York University. Sindy Folgar is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensives in Primary through Level 7 and partnering. She is an Adjunct instructor at Sacred Heart University, and has taught at summer dance Intensives at New York University and The Ailey School. Ms. Folgar is the former Associate Artistic Director of the In Motion Dance Company and the former Director of Corps Ballet Ensemble with the Performing Arts Center of Connecticut.
    Antonia Franceschi | Ballet Antonia Franceschi >> Ballet
    Antonia Franceschi is a Time Out Award Winner for Outstanding Acheivement in Dance. As a young dancer she attended The High School Of Performing Arts for Drama when during her Junior year was selected for the film Grease and shortly thereafter for character Hilary van Dorine in the film ‘Fame’. She was then selected by George Balanchine and was fortunate to dance with Makarova and Company as a soloist, and be partnered by Sir Anthony Dowell in Bach Sonata by Bejart before joining The New York City Ballet.
    Jenn Freeman | Contemporary Jenn Freeman >> Guest Teacher
    Jenn Freeman is an American teacher, choreographer, and dancer based in New York City. This past year, she was commissioned to create pieces for Marymount Manhattan College and Wayne State University. She also presented work at The Reverb Dance Festival and The Y Cabaret. Recently, she choreographed Avan Lava’s music video, “Wanna Live”, directed by Alexander Hammer.
    Diego Funes | Contemporary Diego Funes >> Contemporary
    Diego Funes attended the School of American Ballet and later danced with the Cincinnati Ballet and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. He is one of New York's leading Contemporary Dance instructors and choregraphers. He has performed in and choreographed many theater productions. He is the artistic director of De Funes Dance Company.
     Gallim Dance | Contemporary Gallim Dance >> Contemporary
    Gallim Dance, a New York-based contemporary dance company, creates and performs worldwide original work by artistic director, founder, and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, Andrea Miller. Founded in 2007, Gallim quickly captured the attention of fellow artists, presenters, and audiences with its award-winning work, ensemble of dancers, and a fearless physicality grounded by deep humanity and expressed through the madness and joy of the imagination. The company also provides NEA-recognized educational programming to dancers and non-dancers in its home studio in Brooklyn and beyond.
    Korie Genius | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Korie Genius >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Korie Genius was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He has been studying dance for many years and is well-versed in many styles including hip hop, dancehall, flexing, krumping and popping. Korie’s roots in the culture of dancehall has led to a career in this art form. Korie strives to make his class accessible to all levels of learners by mixing simple grooves and movements with more intricate choreography.
    Julia Gleich | Ballet Julia Gleich >> Ballet
    Julia K. Gleich has just returned from teaching abroad where she held posts at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London and at London Studio Centre where she was Head of Choreography. She is the Artistic Director of Gleich Dances and is the co-Founder of arts group Norte Maar. Alongside kinesiological principles and mental imagery she creates a a holistic approach to the art form.
    Christopher & Lauren Grant | Contemporary Christopher & Lauren Grant >> Contemporary
    It is unlike most traditional partnering, having the man lead and showcasing the woman. The dancers must develop a mutual nonverbal language through movement. For Lauren and Chris, partnering is a shared experience between all bodies involved. It blurs the lines between who’s leading whom and is a true conversation between the couple and/or group.
    Emily Greenwell | Contemporary Emily Greenwell >> Contemporary
    Emily Greenwell was raised in Michigan and in 2009 moved to New York City. She completed The Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center, and has most recently continued her training studying with Erica Sobol in “The Gypsy Project: LA”. Upon moving to New York, Emily booked a tour with “Oz the Musical”, directed by American Idol finalist, Todrick Hall. Emily can be seen as a featured dancer on the Wendy Williams Season 5 TV Promo, choreographed by Luam and Derek Mitchell.
    Paris Hairston | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Paris Hairston >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Has a degree in dance from Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY Paris has been dancing since the age of two. He has been a featured dancer on several tours from 1985- present. Paris “Greeneyes”Ninja was the first Voguer to dance on a major hip-hop tour with legendary artists such as: Stetsasonic, Run DMC, Salt & Pepa, Roxanne Roxanne, Father MC, Heavy Dee and several other notable artists.
    Chris Hale | Contemporary Chris Hale >> Contemporary
    Yuki Hasegawa | Body Conditioning Yuki Hasegawa >> Body Conditioning
    Yuki Hasegawa is a native of Japan. She holds her MA in Dance and Dance Education from NYU, and her BA from Kobe College in Japan. As a dancer and actress, she performed in major musical productions in Tokyo, such as Oliver, Golden Boy, SANADA, No, No, Nanette, and Little House on the Prairie, as well as in Japanese TV dramas and commercial films.
    Liethis Hechavarria | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Liethis Hechavarria >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Originally from Santiago De Cuba, Ms. Hechavarria received her early training as a dancer with Danys “La Mora” Perez Prades director of OyuOro Afro Cuban experimental ensemble in New York City and Sergio Hechavarria Gallardo director of Folklorico de Oriente, Cutumba.
    Colin Heininger | Contemporary Colin Heininger >> Contemporary
    Originally from Pennsylvania, Colin Heininger is a current member of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Here, he has performed works by Igal Perry, Adam Barruch, Norbert de la Cruz, Marlena Wolfe, and Jae Man Joo.
    Rachel M. Hettinger | Contemporary Rachel M. Hettinger >> Contemporary
    Rachel has presented work at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, Galapagos ArtSpace, at San Jose State, San Jose, CA at the sjDANCEcoChoreo Project- where her work was awarded with the Audience Choice recognition for choreography. Rachel is the Artistic Director of metaphors&similesDance, a NYC project based contemporary dance company.
    Jana Hicks | Contemporary Jana Hicks >> Contemporary
    Jana Hicks, a native of Texas, holds a BFA in dance from SMU and performed with a variety of companies and choreographers including Max Stone and The Kevin Wynn Collection. She is currently Co- Artistic Director of The Next Stage Project and has taught and choreographed for over 25 years in the US and abroad. Jana teaches Contemporary dance at Peridance Capezio Center, Steps on Broadway, and The Joffrey Ballet Center.
    Nikki Holck | Ballet Nikki Holck >> Ballet
    Nikki Holck is from Honolulu, Hawaii where she began her dance training at Queen Emma Ballet.She continued her studies on scholarship at North Carolina School of the Arts. Nikki graduated from Canada's National Ballet School, where she also completed her post secondary studies. Upon graduation, she joined the National Ballet of Canada. She moved to New York to join Peridance Contemporary Dance Company under the direction of Igal Perry.
     Guanglei Hui | Contemporary Guanglei Hui >> Contemporary
    Guanglei Hui independent artist, choreographer, dancer and teacher. He studied at The Russian National Ballet Dance Academy from 2001- 2003 and earned a major in Choreography/ Classical Ballet Performance with Education. While studying in Russia, he took second place in the Russian International Dance Competition. He is an Adjunct Professor of Queens College and Artistic Director of Cross Move lab.
    Tsai Hsi Hung | Contemporary Tsai Hsi Hung >> Contemporary
    Shelly Hutchinson | Contemporary Shelly Hutchinson >> Contemporary
    Shelly Hutchinson is a choreographer, instructor, dancer, actress and producer in New York City. She has been a Contemporary and Musical Theater choreographer for “So You Think You Can Dance” Ukraine for the last four seasons also on the creative teams and performed in operas such as Candide, Samson and Delilah, and Aida as associate choreographer and assistant director.
     Huu Rock | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Huu Rock >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Dancer, Instructor, CEO/Co-Founder of “MELLOW ANIMALS”. Born in Kochi, Japan. Started B-boying in his hometown and a member of the Bboy crew, “Spin Crew”. Since he came to NYC, came in touch with various styles of dancing, music and culture, was drawn into the world of art still more. Also met his mentor Ejoe Wilson, felt warmth and freedom of dancing, became a member of his dance company “Beyond Phenomenon”. From street, battle and club, his stage has been expanded to such as Dance Studio, TV, Music Video and Theatre.
    Mathew James | Contemporary Mathew James >> Contemporary
    Mathew James is originally from Winters, CA; he is currently a resident of the Manhattan borough. He earned his MFA at Tisch School of the Arts in Performance & Choreography, as well as his Yoga teaching certification at The Perri Institute of Mind and Body. He received his BA in Dance, Jewish Studies, and Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University
     Kate Jewett | Contemporary Kate Jewett >> Contemporary
    Shen Wei Dance Arts creates interdisciplinary, cross-cultural performance for forward-looking audiences. Each work by Artistic Director Shen Wei develops an original dance vocabulary incorporating visual and storytelling elements from the theater, Chinese opera, Eastern philosophy, traditional and contemporary visual art, and sculpture. The result, at turns figurative and abstract, combines performance with strong scenic elements to create a fascinating fantasy in movement.
    Aubrey Johnson | Jazz/Theater Aubrey Johnson >> Jazz/Theater
    Aubrey Johnson is a New York-based vocalist, composer, and educator who specializes in jazz, Brazilian, and creative contemporary music with and without words. She holds a Master of Music degree in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory and is set to release her debut album under saxophonist Greg Osby’s new record label Inner Circle Music within the next year. In 2011 she joined the voice department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, becoming their youngest current voice teacher.
    Lydia Johnson | Contemporary Lydia Johnson >> Guest Teacher
    Lydia Johnson is originally from Massachussetts and founded Lydia Johnson Dance in 1999. Her distinctive choreography captures a sense of the depth and spirit of the human struggle and is profoundly linked to the music to which it is set. Ms Johnson has taught choreography in many New York venues and at arts centers in New Jersey.
    Jae Man Joo | Ballet Jae Man Joo >> Ballet
    Jae Man Joo Started classical ballet training in Kwang-Ju, Korea where he was born and raised. He also studied modern dance and Korean traditional dance. After graduating from Dankook University in Seoul he danced with a wide range of Korean dance companies including the Korea Contemporary Dance Company. Before moving to New York City in 1996, he received the Best Individual Artist Award from the Bagnolet International Dance Festival in Paris, France.
     Jungle | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Jungle >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Shango Bartley also known as Jungle is a second generation New york based dancer specializing in house and hiphop. Bringing the essence of New york street dance to the studio. Shango brings a new aged way to approach house and dance in general.
    Kenichi Kasamatsu | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Kenichi Kasamatsu >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    His most recent exposure includes being featured in Mark Ronson’s latest music video “I Can’t Lose” choreographed by the power dance couple, Keone and Mariel Madrid. On this journey Ken has met and worked closely with a lot of amazing choreographers such as Neil Schwartz, Gigi Torres, Jared Jenkins to name a few. He has made the cast to numerous performances in New York’s most hype dance events such as Carnival and Sybarite for the choreographers mentioned above.
    Yuka Kawazu | Ballet Yuka Kawazu >> Ballet
    In the past, Yuka has served as ballet mistress for the Staten Island Ballet Company among others. Yuka is a regular faculty member at several New York City studios, including Ballet Arts and Broadway Dance Center. She was also a faculty member of New Dance Group and the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. She has choreographed performances at several theaters including the Alvin Ailey Theater, Symphony Space, The Sylvia & Danny Kaye Playhouse, the Duplex and the Triad Theaters and for several dance companies.
    Miles Keeney | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Miles Keeney >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Miles Keeney born in Hong Kong but raised in the New York City area, is an NYC based professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He's represented by MSA talent agency, and has worked commercially in both New York and Los Angeles. His credit span across live performances, tv, music video, and film and recently have included dancing for Samsung, Ru Paul's Drag Race, Silentó, Jason Derulo, and Calvin Chen.
    Raphaëlle Kessedjian | Modern Raphaëlle Kessedjian >> Modern
    Raphaëlle received her dance training at the Centre choreographique Veronique Thery and The Rick Odums Institute in France before coming to the Martha Graham school in New York City with a merit scholarship. There she danced for Graham II until 2009. She was a teacher at the Graham School for the Young Artist Program. She assisted Marnie Thomas at Peridance Capezio center and Adelphi University.
    Raeman Kilfoil | Ballet Raeman Kilfoil >> Ballet
    Raeman Kilfoil is an active ballet dancer, teacher, and coach. Raeman began his training in Long Island, New York, and then at the School of American Ballet with Stanley Williams, Jack Soto, and Damieng Woetzel. He then went on to study with Francois Perron, Patricia McBride, and Edward Villella in New York City, and with Violette Verdi and Goping Wang at Indiana University.
    Sun Kim | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Sun Kim >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Kangseon Kim, as known as Sun Kim started with break dancing, then found the style of popping, which she just fell in love with. A few years later, she joined Sweety Boogie, one of the best female popping crews in Korea. She won several competitions such as Step Ya Game Up 2014, Book of styles 2014, Immortal Street Dance battle 2013, Style 4 Style 2012 and was the top 8 at UK B-Boy championship world final as USA popping representative.
    Roni Koresh | Contemporary Roni Koresh >> Contemporary
    Roni Koresh is an Israeli- American choreographer whose style represents his experience in both cultures. From his time in Israel which included Israeli folk dance, performance with Martha Graham’s Batsheva 2 Dance Company and his enlistment in the Israeli army, the style draws its strong sense of humanity, sweeping circle patterns, military precision and Middle Eastern flavor.
    Nicholas Korkos | Contemporary Nicholas Korkos >> Contemporary
    Nicholas Korkos has performed with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Aszure Barton & Artists, Hubbard Street 2, San Francisco Dance Works, Loni Landon Dance Project, Zhukov Dance Theatre, Robert Moses' KIN, project agora, tinypistol, Opera Omaha, San Francisco Opera and multiple times with the San Francisco Symphony, including a restaged version of On the Town with the original Broadway revival cast.
    Graciela Kozak | Ballet Graciela Kozak >> Ballet
    Graciela Kozak danced with the Bat-Dor and Bat-Sheva companies in Israel, and the Peridance Ensemble in NY. Graciela joined the Peridance Faculty in 1985 and the faculty of the Ailey School in 2002. Her classes are for dancers of all backgrounds and accentuate the prevention of injuries through correct alignment. She stresses placement, breathing, dynamics, musicality, vocabulary, use of space, and most importantly, the joy of dancing.
    Logan Kruger | Limón Logan Kruger >> Limón
    Logan Frances Kruger was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She trained with Annette Lewis and Pamala Jones- Malavé, among many others. Kruger was a full time member of Good Moves, a children’s modern dance repertory company, directed by Annette Lewis, from 1993- 2003. She went on to receive her BFA in dance from The Juilliard School, under the direction of Larry Rhodes. Professionally, Kruger has collaborated extensively with Michelle Mola, including her work with The Troupe, a band of dancers co-directed by Mola and Zack Winokur. Additionally, she has performed and toured with various companies and choreographers, such as Adam H. Weinert, Shen Wei Dance Arts and Jonah Bokaer. Kruger joined the Limón Dance Company in 2009.
    Dan Lai | Contemporary Dan Lai >> Contemporary
    Dan Lai was born and raised in New York, NY. He started dancing when he was as teenager and fell in love right away. With the opportunity to train with top choreographers in the industry, he experimented with various styles, including contemporary, jazz, street jazz and hip hop. He has taken what he's learned and fused the different styles together to create his own unique movement.
    Anabella Lenzu | Body Conditioning Anabella Lenzu >> Body Conditioning
    Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher with over 15 years experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy, and the USA. She is the artistic director of Anabella Lenzu / DanceDrama and draws on her diverse background to create thought-provoking and socially-conscious dance- theatre in the interest of improving our human condition.
       Limón Rotating Faculty | Limón Limón Rotating Faculty >> Limón
    Advanced Limón classes are taught on a rotating basis by the Limón faculty.
    Kate Loh | Ballet Kate Loh >> Ballet
    Kate Loh began her training at the Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education and went on to train in New York City at Studio Maestro and the Joffrey Ballet. Professionally she has performed a wide range of classical and contemporary roles with Charleston Ballet Theater, Connecticut Ballet, Staten Island Ballet, Neglia Ballet Artists in Buffalo,NY and New York City based companies: Continuum/Contemporary Ballet, Some Dance Company, Morales Dance, Danse En L'air and CelloPointe.
    Max Luna | Modern Max Luna >> Modern
    Soraya Lundy | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Soraya Lundy >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Soraya Lundy studied at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, the Alvin Ailey School, and the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance. She trained in Hip Hop at the BLADE Dance Academy. She has choreographed pieces for Nike and Adidas, assisted Nu Stylz for VH1’s Hip Hop Honors 2009 commercial with Tracey Morgan, has put together stage performances for artist like NINA Sky and JYP artist G Soul, and choreographed her first music video to Erika June's “Work the Middle,” which is on the sound track of film Step-Up 3D.
    Erin Lyons | Body Conditioning Erin Lyons >> Body Conditioning
    Erin Lyons grew up in Lynbrook, New York and graduated from Roger Williams University where she studied Dance & Performance Studies and Global Communications. She is a contemporary dancer based in New York who is passionate about choreography, performance, and the body. As well as being a choreographer and dancer, Erin is a fitness and stretch instructor. Erin uses her background in kinesiology to motivate her students to focus on alignment, anatomy, and the understanding of the individuals boundaries in class.
    JoLea Maffei | Modern JoLea Maffei >> Modern
    JoLea Maffei is a master teacher of the Horton technique and has been teaching Horton in New York City for over twenty years. She has been on the faculties of Marymount Manhattan College, New York University, City College of New York, and Ballet Arts at City Center, and is currently on faculty at Hofstra University. She has taught at summer festivals including Hunter College Summer Sampler, Jacob’s Pillow, Internationale Tanz Wochen in Vienna, Austria, and the Cleo Parker Robinson Summer Festival in Denver, Colorado.
     Maguette | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Maguette >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Maguette Camara is a recognized West African choreographer, musician and teacher who is based in New York City. Mr. Camara began his career with the Ballet Bougarabou Dance Company. He has performed and presented workshops in Morocco, Canada, Senegal, and the United States. He teaches both African dance and drum to all levels and all ages.
    Edson Maldonado | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Edson Maldonado >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Edson Maldonado was born and raised in Paterson, NJ. He grew up around people of different cultures and backgrounds which in turn helped shape his way of moving and interpretation of music. In 2011, he auditioned for and became a member of New Jersey's, Project D Dance Company. Furthering his training more seriously with a competitive team, Edson eventually became a co-artistic director helping lead Project D to multiple 1st place performances. After stepping down,
    Leiomy Maldonado | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Leiomy Maldonado >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    I was introduced to voguing 11 years ago through the Ballroom Scene, in which I began competing. Around 2009, a group of friends and I decided to audition for America's Best Dance Crew. Through an amazing journey, we eventually made it to the top five. By then I developed an amazing fan base, which led me to be blessed with opportunities and appearing in a few videos. For example, Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair", Icona Pop "All Night", and to travel across the world teaching workshops.
     Marie | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Marie >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Marie Basse-Wiles began her professional careers at the age of nine and began teaching at 12 as a member of the Ballet National of Senegal. She has performed with the Ballet National of Senegal and the Koumpo Dance Company, under the direction of Ibrahima Camara. She has won numerous awards and has created numerous ballets including a piece archived at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
    Salise Marin | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Salise Marin >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Salise Marin was born and raised in New York City, but currently lives in Los Angeles. She began her Artistic Career as a Competitive Figure Skater and transitioned into being a Professional Dancer. Salise has had the absolute pleasure of assisting choreographers in various genres of dance such as Lane Napper (Musical Theatre), Lizz Picini (Musical Theatre), Jona Biddle (Hip-Hop), and Frida Persson (Heels), as well as many other well known instructors in New York City and around the Country.
    Jim May | Limón Jim May >> Guest Teacher
    As founder of the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, Jim May’s goal is to expand the art of dance to include the other arts (music, theater, painting, literature), working toward a progressive new style of theater/dance. Mr. May was a devoted disciple of Anna Sokolow for 35 years and co-artistic director of her dance company, Players’ Project, since 1980.
    Michaela McGowan | Jazz/Theater Michaela McGowan >> Jazz/Theater
    Michaela, a Virginia native, received her early dance training at The Loudoun School of Ballet, and went on to receive her BFA with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, class of 2012. Most recently she was a dancer in Broadway Dance Lab’s Spring 2018 cycle where she had the opportunity to work with Josh Prince (BDL Artistic Director), Robbie Fairchild, Loni Landon, and Ray Mercer.
    Mary Grace McNally | Contemporary Mary Grace McNally >> Contemporary
    Mary Grace is a Brooklyn, NY based dance artist. She produced, directed and choreographed her first evening length work, Not For Picking, which premiered at Theaterlab (NYC) in June 2018.
    Brianna Mercado | Contemporary Brianna Mercado >> Contemporary
    Brianna Mercado is a professional dance artist, teacher, choreographer, and inspirational speaker who hold a B.A. Dance & Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. She has performed on projects for Nike, SEARS, NBC, Traveler’s Insurance, and the Rachael Ray Show. Credits include: T.H.E. Grit, MUNY’s Jesus Christ Superstar & Aida (Dance Captain), Fuerza Bruta: Wayra, Broadway Underground, PHISH ‘Fuego’ Tour, Humans Collective, Rhapsody En Dance (Guest Company Member), and TED Talks.
    Omari Mizrahi | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Omari Mizrahi >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Ousmane Wiles (Omari Mizrahi), age 28, was born in Senegal. He began his training in West African dance at the age of 6 years old. He then joined with Marie Basse Wiles, a known master in West African dance. Ousmane continued his training with his mothers company The Maimouna Keita School of African Dance as a member of their children's company. He later became the assistant director of his mother's company, and his choreographic work was viewed by many.
    Skye Montante | Contemporary Skye Montante >> Contemporary
    Skye Montante began studying ballet at Petaluma School of Ballet at the age of 8. In later years as she was introduced to other forms of dance; she found her true calling with Hip-Hop and Contemporary styles. She continued her dance through college and graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Dance. While in school in San Francisco, she taught youth and adult classes at ODC School of Dance, City Dance Studios and after school programs and summer camps. Before moving to New York, she studied dance at IUNA in Argentina and taught an Urban Contemporary class at Pei Mei Studios. She currently teaches classes at Brooklyn Arts Exchange as well at At Your Beat Studios and is looking forward to teaching dance and growing within the dance community in New York City.
    Naoko Moriyama Robbins | Body Conditioning Naoko Moriyama Robbins >> Body Conditioning
    Naoko Moriyama was born in Hiroshima, Japan where she studied ballet, modern, jazz and traditional Japanese Dance. For the past 20 years, Ms. Moriyama has been an integral part of the School at Peridance, a division of Peridance dedicated to dance education for children. She also owns and teaches at GYROTONIC® on Broadway.
    Brice Mousset | Contemporary Brice Mousset >> Contemporary
    A versatile talent with an eclectic career, Brice Mousset has danced in prestigious musicals, operas, concerts, TV shows, fashion shows, and with companies throughout the world. He is in high- demand as a teacher and international juror. His wide- ranging experiences have led to unique self-expression in choreography. He has built a reputation as one of the most compelling and dedicated teachers of contemporary dance.
    Ohad Naharin | Gaga Ohad Naharin >> Guest Teacher
    Already a renowned choreographer, Ohad Naharin was appointed Artistic Director of Israel's Batsheva Dance Company in 1990. Naharin began his training as a dancer with Batsheva and continued his studies at Juilliard. He danced for one season in the Martha Graham Company and with Maurice Bejart. Between 1980-1990 Naharin was active in the dance scene of New York and worked with various companies.
    Carlos Neto | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Carlos Neto >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Carlos Neto started performing at a young age. In 1998, he was part of a primetime TV series in Portugal (his home country), and had several appearances in the film industry. Looking to achieve a dance qualification, he moved to the UK in 2004. During this time, Carlos pursued a BA and Masters Degree in International Journalism at Cardiff University.
      Nobuya | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Nobuya >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Nobuya has been active as a dancer and choreographer in and around the New York area since 2006. For almost 18 years, he has trained in Hip Hop, Locking, Voguing, Popping, Breaking and House, in addition to over 9 years of experience in ballet, contemporary, and jazz. He has appeared in numerous dance showcases and TV shows including SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, and THE MOVEMENT -A THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE at Joyce Soho Theater.
    Jackie Nowicki | Contemporary Jackie Nowicki >> Contemporary
    he has performed works by Robert Battle, Lou Conte, Helen Tamiris, George Faison and Doug Varone, among others. Jacquelyn currently dances for Pilobolus Dance Theater in their PCS company and has performed for them all over the world including Abu Dhabi, Germany, Italy, and Mexico, and she is certified to teach for their Educational Outreach Program. Her professional credits also include working for Mike Esperanza's BARE Dance Company, Calen Kurka's :pushing progress, and Marlena Wolfe's The Wolfe Project.
    Troy Ogilvie | Contemporary Troy Ogilvie >> Contemporary
    Troy Ogilvie has danced for and collaborated with choreographers - Andrea Miller, Sidra Bell, Zoe Scofield, Gabriel Forestieri, Idan Sharabi, Itzik Galili, Shannon Gillen, Margie Gillis (as a participant in The Legacy Project/Le Projet Heritage), Austin McCormick, Harumi Terayama, Patricia Noworol, and Belinda McGuire. Troy is one of the creative directors of The McKittrick Hotel's SUPERCINEMA and McKittrick Masquerade parties.
    Esosa Oviasu | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Esosa Oviasu >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    As a choreographer, teacher, and dancer, Esosa Oviasu was largely self-taught in Popping and Breaking by 2007. It wasn't until the following year, that he moved back to New York City and began to formally train in these styles, under legends such as Jazzy J and Boogaloo Kin. Esosa was first introduced to Urban Choreography by New York's Raw Elementz Dance Troupe. He is currently the Artistic and Executive Director of his dance team, The Neighbors.
    Bo Park | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Bo Park >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    In September 2013, she received her artist visa and came back to NYC. She has worked for top choreographers such as Luam Keflezgy, Brian Friedman, Neil Schwartz, Carlos Neto etc. Her current dance credits include Adam Lambert Trailblazer Awards, Rob Thomas 'trust you' music video, Nike Portland, Nike NTC Tour LA, Nike NYC windbreakers, Adidas NMD, Moncler fashion week, Sephora Pharrell’s Fragrance Flash Mob, MALUMA La Mega Mezela.
     Peniel | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Peniel >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Peniel Guerrier danced with the National Dance Theatre of Haiti for 8 years and toured all over the world: Venezuela, Paris, Hungary, Japan, Montreal, Germany, Santo Domingo, and the United States. During this time he also toured with the Baccoulou Dance Company. As a teacher, choreographer, and performer, Peniel’s vision has different aspects, but the most important is to establish and extend the Haitian folkloric structure and technique.
    Te Perez Ceccon | Jazz/Theater Te Perez Ceccon >> Jazz/Theater
    Teresa Perez Ceccon is a professional dance artist, educator and choreographer. Known by many as "Te" Perez, she specializes in Simonson Technique having earned her certification at the original Dance Space in 1997. Having taught the technique for over 15 years at Dance Space Center (later renamed Dance New Amsterdam), she continues to give classes at the Gina Gibney Dance Center where she is on faculty.
    Bethany Perry | Contemporary Bethany Perry >> Contemporary
    Originally from Rochester, NY, Bethany moved to NYC after graduating from SUNY Brockport's Dance department in 2000. She found her dancing niche in NYC in 2011, within the Simonson community of teachers and dancers. She has studied extensively with, and performs for, Diane McCarthy and Laurie De Vito; completed the Simonson Method of Teacher Training with Lynn Simonson; performed the work of Isabel Gotzkowsky, Katiti King, and Ellis Wood in NYC
    Igal Perry | Ballet Igal Perry >> Ballet
    Igal Perry, Founder and Artistic Director of Peridan ce Contemporary Dance Company. and Peridance Capezio Center, is a world-renowned choreographer, ballet master, and dance educator. Mr. Perry's elegant choreography, often in collaboration with contemporary composers, has been described as "blessedly inventive" (Jennifer Dunning, NYTimes).
    Frida Persson | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Frida Persson >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Frida is originally from Sweden. She has been living in New York City for six years, working as a dancer and choreographer. Recently bookings includes: dancer in Jennifer Hudson music video “Go all night’’, Radio city music hall with Hip hop Extravaganza show, choreographing for Jenn Bocian's live show and music video "We will always have New York" that include 110 dancers, IMAX commercial, with Axwell from Swedish house mafia etc.
    Mishay Petronelli | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Mishay Petronelli >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Mishay Petronelli is an accomplished dancer, teacher and choreographer based in New York City and Los Angeles. A “compellingly dramatic and athletic,” multiform dancer (BOSTON GLOBE), Mishay has danced for a wide variety of artists including Jonte’, Janes Addiction, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Icona Pop, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Mackelmore, Will Smith, Janelle Monae, Hailee Steinfeld, FKA Twigs, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and in music videos for Whitney Houston, Nikki Williams, Beyoncé, Madonna and Janet Jackson.
    Mikerline Pierre | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Mikerline Pierre >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Mikerline Pierre’s dance background is steeped in the rich Haitian tradition. She studied under Haitian dance giants, including Vivian Gauthier and Pierre Desrameaux and at the renowned Enarts Dance School of Haiti in Port-au-Prince
    Danielle Polanco | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Danielle Polanco >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    In 2003 at the age of 17, Danielle booked her first professional job with Beyonce but that wouldn’t be her last. Danielle is best known for being the leading lady in Omarion’s video ‘Touch’ and in 2008 for portraying the role of Missy Serrano in the hit movie ‘Step Up 2 The Streets’. Polanco has an impressive resume; she has choreographed for Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Chris Brown, Eve and Estelle.
    Gwen Potter | Tap Gwen Potter >> Tap
    Gwen Potter moved to New York City from Indiana with big dreams and an unwavering determination to pursue her dance career. She attended University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point and graduated with a BA in Dance Performance. Gwen’s choreographic work has graced the stage of many reputable venues in the city such as Alvin Ailey, Lincoln Center, Dixon Place, Highline Ballroom, and other dance festivals in the tri- state area.
     Princess Lockerooo | Waacking Princess Lockerooo >> Waacking Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Born and raised in New York City, Princess Lockerooo (Samara Cohen) is a multi-faceted performance artist with talents ranging from choreography, directing, costume design & artistic makeup to opera singing & circus arts. She has developed and become known for her original style of waacking “propeller” Waacking which she showcased on SYTYCD.
    Shirlene Quigley | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Shirlene Quigley >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Shirlene Quigley was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and just moved to New York city. She is best known for her work as a professional dancer and teacher. She has performed all over the world at arenas world wide touring with some of the biggest stars of our generation. dancing on television, commercial, film, and Music videos with artists such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Destiny's Child, Missy Elliot, Mary J Blige, Jamie Foxx, Ray J, PorcelainBlack, Lil Romeo, Ashanti, Fantasia and many more.
    Christopher Ralph | Contemporary Christopher Ralph >> Contemporary
    Christopher Ralph was born and raised in Long Island, N.Y. He began his dance training at Holy Trinity High School, were he was accepted into the theater/ dance program. While training at school he simultaneously attend classes at Broadway dance center and Steps on Broadway with teachers such as Peter Schabel, Dorrit Koppel, Frank Hatchett and Chio Yamada.
    Cindy Salgado | Contemporary Cindy Salgado >> Contemporary
    Cindy was born in Sunnyvale, California and started dancing at the age of 3. She trained at Dance Academy USA in multiple styles and in Los Angeles and New York at various professional studios over her summers.
    Kendrick Samuel | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Kendrick Samuel >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Kendrick Samuel known to many as 'Kenny' was born and raised in Queens, New York. Professional dancer, choreographer and instructor represented by MSA Talent Agency, NY. Music has always played a huge role in his life. Starting out as an upcoming singer performing at local shows and colleges; leading into his courageous transition of pursuing a dance career.
    Sue Samuels | Jazz/Theater Sue Samuels >> Jazz/Theater
    Sue Samuels has established herself as one of the staples of the performing arts community of today. With over 35 years of experience, her expertise is often sought after for mentoring and coaching purposes by professionals and aspiring artists from around the world. Her students have included numerous stage, film and tv stars including Melba Moore, Brooke Shields, and Irene Cara.
    Leandro Santos Silva | Martial Arts Leandro Santos Silva >> Martial Arts
    An accomplished, professionally trained dancer of various styles (Capoeira, Afro Brazilian, Modern, Ballet, Contemporary), Mr. Silva has toured the world for several years as a member of the highly acclaimed DanceBrazil dance company. Also Alegria has been part of several other international companies such as Brazarte Dance Company (Miami-FL), Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (Denver-CO), Orquestra Popular da Bahia (Brazil), and Ballethnic Dance Company (Atlanta- GA). He has also performed in important Dance events like, Capezio 125 years, Broadway & Beyond ( 2012- 2014).
    Yaeko Sasaki | Ballet Yaeko Sasaki >> Ballet
    Yaeko Sasaki was a principal dancer with Asami Maki Ballet and the Tokyo 20th Century Ballet. In the classical ballet repertoire, she has danced almost all the parts ranging from corps de ballet through the principal roles. Ms. Sasaki has been teaching ballet for many years at the leading dance institutions in Tokyo and New York, and joined the Peridance faculty in 2003.
    Kameron Saunders | Modern Kameron Saunders >> Modern
    Peter Schabel | Ballet Peter Schabel >> Ballet
    Peter Schabel performed with such companies as the Los Angeles Ballet, Bejart Ballet of the XXth Century, and the Boston Repertory Ballet. He began his teaching career directing the school of the Evansville Dance Theatre and has been teaching in New York since 1983. He has been a guest teacher for Dance Masters of America, Professional Dance Teachers Association, the Dance Teachers Club of Boston, and others.
    Svea Schneider | Contemporary Svea Schneider >> Guest Teacher
    Svea Schneider, born in Germany, is a NYC based dance artist, choreographer, educator and activist. She attended the Iwanson School for Contemporary Dance in Germany and moved to NYC to extensively train in urban dance (Break, Hip Hop, House), contact improvisation and Forsythe Improvisation technique. In her classes and performances, Svea incorporates different dance styles, building a new and approachable visceral movement language.
    Elisa Schreiber | Limón Elisa Schreiber >> Limón
    Elisa Schreiber is an international performer and teacher. She was a guest artist with the Limon Dance Company from 2011-2015, and has worked with Dance Heginbotham, Dance by Alan Danielson, Kathryn Alter and Dancers, and MeenMoves. Elisa has had the pleasure to perform solo works by Kathryn Alter, Anna Sokolow, Doris Humphrey, and Jose Limón in New York and abroad.
      Sekou | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Sekou >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Sekou has worked with artists such as Gwen Guthrey, Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Aretha Franklin, MC Lyte, Clubland, Pet Shop Boys, Foxy Brown, and Jay Z. In 2005, Sekou choreographed the Dance Dance video for Fall Out Boy that went #1 in the country and won a Best Video Award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
    Chafin Seymour | Contemporary Chafin Seymour >> Contemporary
    Chafin Seymour is a native of Brooklyn, NY whose experience in dance has been investigative and eclectic. He began his training in earnest during his high school years with Dancewave and at the Packer Collegiate Institute. He received his BFA with Distinction in Dance from The Ohio State University in 2012. During his time there he was privileged to work with such artists as Susan Hadley, Vera Blaine, and Bebe Miller. Following this he returned to his home borough and had the pleasure of performing with Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance, Ni’Ja Whitson/The NWA Project & Anneke Hansen Dance among others. He also founded seymour::dancecollective as an umbrella for his choreographic projects. Since 2012, they have presented original work throughout NYC and nationally at venues such as Center for Performance Research (CPR), Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, Livestream Public, Gibney Dance, The Current Sessions, New York Live Arts, Movement Research at Judson Church, The Ohio Dance Festival and The American Dance Festival among others. The collective works on a project- to- project basis with a rotating roster of curated artists. Chafin completed an MFA in Choreography from the University of Iowa in 2018 where was granted an Iowa Arts Fellowship and taught as a Graduate Assistant within the Department of Dance. He is once again in NYC and is continuing to make work with the collective as well as teach dance for various organizations within the city.
    Alexandra Sheppard | Body Conditioning Alexandra Sheppard >> Body Conditioning
    In California she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance along with her 200 HR Yoga and Mat Pilates Certification. She also is a CrossFit Level One Trainer. As a result of her experience training in dance, Pilates, CrossFit and Yoga, she has a keen awareness of the body, a great understanding of movement, and a solid foundation on technique to ensure that her students are always safe.
     SoFire | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles SoFire >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    I currently back-up dance for Soave, 80s freestyle singer. which we performed twice at Radio City Music Hall. I have put on dance workshops in Milan, Biella, Ancona and Turin Italy. I teach at Sassclass the hiphop and heels classes. I currently coach and choreograph a danceteam at a studio in Manhattan.
    Max Stone | Contemporary Max Stone >> Contemporary
    A respected and sought-out teacher/choreographer, Max is Artistic Director of the New York based dance company, Sexy Beast NYC. He holds an MFA in dance and served as Senior Lecturer on the faculty at Southern Methodist University. He was with the original Broadway cast of the Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlisch musical/play, They're Playing Our Song.
    Kristin Sudeikis | Contemporary Kristin Sudeikis >> Contemporary
    Choreographer, master teacher, dancer, and humanitarian, Kristin Sudeikis is an involved member of both the national and international dance community. Equally active in the commercial, concert, and athletic aspects of dance, Kristin’s work is centered on human connection. Dance publications such as Dance Teacher Magazine have written extensively about Kristin’s methodology and choreography, affectionately naming her “the dance whisperer”.
    Kathryn Sullivan | Ballet Kathryn Sullivan >> Ballet
    Kathryn Sullivan performed with the Boston Ballet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Connecticut Ballet, and Les Ballet de Nancy in repertory from classical ballet to contemporary dance. Kathryn is on the ballet faculty at Barnard College at Columbia University. She has made numerous ballet class CDs, written for dance publications, and directed several dance DVDs. Creator of the "Ballet Glider" www.balletglider.com
    Zack Tang | Contemporary Zack Tang >> Contemporary
    He has worked with choreographers Victor Quijada, Peter Chu, Alexander Ekman, Stijn Celis, Larry Kegwin, Mark Morris, and Darrell Grand Moltrie, and has performed works by José Limón, Anthony Tudor, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, and Bronislava Nijinska. In 2012, Zack was listed in Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch”. Before joining RUBBERBANDance Group, he spent two years with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet. Most Recently Zack has been casted in events for Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Eloize
    Kimberly Tate | Contemporary Kimberly Tate >> Contemporary
    Kimberly ‘Galaxxxy’ Tate is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Her multimodal practice integrates performance art, architecture, somatics, urban experimental dance, mindfulness, healing, social practice, permaculture and critical pedagogy to seek embodied liberation for all beings.
    Sonya Tayeh | Contemporary Sonya Tayeh >> Contemporary
    Sonya Tayeh is a New York City based choreographer and teacher. Tayeh hardly whispers in the movement she creates, she screams. An undeniable force in the dance world, her work is a tribute to her Detroit roots -- a constant yet grounding influence that inspires her to create aggressive, sometimes jarring, emotional, and powerful choreography with an underlying sense of angst and a persistent embodiment of technical facility.
    Teddy Tedholm | Contemporary Teddy Tedholm >> Contemporary
    Teddy Tedholm, a graduate of the University of the Arts, has presented work throughout North America to much praise. Currently based out of Brooklyn, his work has been described as "hip, whimsical and endearing, understated without a lot of bravura, but so entertaining. (Wet Paint)". He has been a finalist for a World Dance Award, the Capezio ACE Award, and the McCallum Theater Choreography Festival.
    Alex Tenreiro Theis | Contemporary Alex Tenreiro Theis >> Contemporary
    Jose Traba | Ballet Jose Traba >> Ballet
    Jose Traba has extensive performance experience including with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, New York City Opera Ballet and Chicago Ballet among many others. He has taught world wide, including at the Academia de Bellas Artes in Spain, the Okamoto Ballet in Japan, and the International Dance Academy in London. Jose also holds a B.F.A. from Fordham University and a Certification in Sports Physiology and Personal Training from Marymount Manhattan College, which enhances his approach to the science and art of teaching ballet technique.
    Nathan Trice | Modern Nathan Trice >> Modern
    Nathan Trice is the artistic director and founder of nathantrice/RITUALS project-by-project dance theater and has created a number of projects that have become synonymous with his company: The Recognizing Women Project (2000), Us: the project (2007) and Strange Love: Episodes (2012). He and his company have toured nationally and internationally receiving commissions & residencies, and has performed in numerous festival including Fall For Dance, New York SummerStage, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, The Hong Kong International Hip Hop/Contemporary festival and The Harkness Dance Festival.
    Brad Trump | Contemporary Brad Trump >> Contemporary
    Brad has gone on to tour the US and Canada with the ever popular musical, CATS as Tumblebrutus. He also worked alongside Jane Seymour in ABC Family's first Television Movie-Musical, Lovestruck! The Musical choreographed by Michael Rooney. Regionally, he has performed with North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, North Carolina Theatre, Casa Manana, and the Liberty Theatre. In addition to performing, Brad has taught masterclasses over the country for various studios, high schools and conventions; most credibly Millenium Dance Complex: PITTSBURGH and Peridance NYC.
    Manuel Vignoulle | Contemporary Manuel Vignoulle >> Contemporary
    At Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York) Manuel has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Hofesh Shechter, Didy Veldman, Jo Stromgren, Alexander Eckman and Benoit-Swan Pouffer. He is currently a freelance choreographer, performing his work in Switzerland, France and in New York. He has also been an assistant to modern-jazz choreographer, Redha, on various productions. Such productions include concert dance, television, film, fashion, musical theater, and operas in which he often performed in.
     VIM VIGOR | Contemporary VIM VIGOR >> Contemporary
    Following a successful run in Germany as both a choreographer and dancer, Shannon Gillen returned to New York City to form VIM VIGOR. Interested in founding a collaborative think tank, where the most innovative and profoundly gifted artists could come together to create cutting edge dance theater, VIM VIGOR represents a paradigm shift in the creative process, with all original music, writing, set, media and movement created collaboratively by the company.
     Vive | Jazz/Theater Vive >> Jazz/Theater
    In 2012, He toured with modern company Galumpha in Europe, taught Jazz and hip hop workshops in Malaysia and worked commercially in Los, Angeles California. Soon after, Vivake decided to focus his work in NYC where he has danced for Derek Mitchell performing at the Internationally Emmy Awards and Capezio ACE Awards, worked with Jazz Roots Dance company under Sue Samuels and performed with Peridance faculty Grant Chang.
    Hannah Wagner | Modern Hannah Wagner >> Modern
    Hannah Wagner is a native of St. Paul Minnesota, where she began her dance training at the Classical Ballet Academy of Ballet Minnesota and went on to earn her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Missouri Kansas City. There she had the opportunity to perform with Alvin Ailey in “Memoria,” as well as worked with Kirven Douhit Boyd, Gregory Dawson and more. Hannah has danced professionally with Ballet Minnesota, Williams Henry Contemporary Dance, and Nimbus2. She trained at the Martha Graham school intensives for 3 years, and is now a company member with Caterina Rago Dance Company and teaching around NYC.
    Michael Waldrop | Ballet Michael Waldrop >> Ballet
    Michael Waldrop, a performer, choreographer, and instructor, was born in Los Angeles, California. He has toured the world, dancing with Ballett des Theater Koblenz, State Street Ballet, and Pasadena Dance Theatre, as well as guest performances with Odyssey Dance Theatre, Seamless Dance Theater and the Covent Garden Dance Company’s international gala, Ballet in the Park.
    Juwaan Walker | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Juwaan Walker >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Born and raised in New Jersey, I am a raw mover with a freestyle background. Growing up in NJ, I started off as a Jersey club freestyle dancer who then began entering “all style” battle events with movement training from my God Brother, Rob Bynes. As I studied more under him, I soon developed a love for Hip Hop and took it upon myself to explore my own movement and apply it to my training. After years of exploration, I began utilizing my knowledge and transitioning towards choreographing as well as remai. My style is groovy hiphop, hiphop with soul is my intent so all of my classes provide moves and grooves with purpose.
    Jaclyn Walsh | Contemporary Jaclyn Walsh >> Contemporary
    Jaclyn choreographed and performed in Vienna Teng's music video "Level Up." She was also named a finalist in the 2014 Capezio A.C.E. Awards for choreographic excellence. In 2014, DanceSpirit magazine recognized Jaclyn as one of the thirteen dance world's "Hottest Young Choreographers." Jaclyn currently dances with KEIGWIN + COMPANY and has been a member since 2011.
    Dianna Warren | Ballet Dianna Warren >> Ballet
    Dianna Warren has been a member of the Washington Ballet, Cleveland Ballet, Ballet Met, and Das Berner Ballet Switzerland. For the past six years, she was a member of the Ballet/Chorus of Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. She is currently teaching Ballet, Pointe, and Variations in New York City. She is also a certified GYROTONIC instructor.
    Tokumi Watanabe | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Tokumi Watanabe >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Tokumi Watanabe is Originally from japan.

    He lived in New York for about 4 years, now Live in LA and Teaching weekly groove class at movement lifestyle.
    Tokumi is very inspired by old school foundation style, but with new school vibe.

    Dashaun Wesley | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Dashaun Wesley >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Dashaun has been of the Ballroom scene for the last 10 years honing his unique vogue dance style. His dedication, talent, and ambition have landed Dashaun in international commercials for Coca Cola and inspired the creation of the Hip Hop dance “The 5000,” making him an internet and media sensation.
    Johannes Wieland | Contemporary Johannes Wieland >> Guest Teacher
    Johannes Wieland (artistic director) is the Artistic Director/Choreographer of the resident dance company at the State Theatre of Kassel, Germany.In addition to leading his own companies, Wieland was Associate Artistic Director of PARADIGM (New York), and is a guest choreographer and teacher at companies and schools around the world.
    Kat Wildish | Ballet Kat Wildish >> Ballet
    Kat Wildish is a high-caliber dance ballet instructor, currently teaching multi-level ballet and pointe technique for children and adults. She trains teachers for the Dance Educators of America and her performing credits include New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater and numerous international companies. Her classes are very danceable, with a classic sense of line, musicality, placement, and style. The barre exercises are not just a warm-up series, but are anatomically sound and designed to improve the body.
    Ejoe Wilson | House Ejoe Wilson >> House
    Ejoe Wilson started dancing in the late 70's on the streets of the south Bronx amidst the birth of the Hip-Hop explosion. In his teens he would win Amateur Night four weeks in a row at Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater and dance in videos for rap legends MC Lyte, Heavy D, The Jungle Brothers, and Monie Love; Pop groups Dee-Lite, The Pet Shop Boys, Mariah Carey and Will Smith.
    Jason Wise | Jazz/Theater Jason Wise >> Jazz/Theater
    Jason Wise is the Director & Choreographer of National Lampoon's Full House, the Musical, starring Perez Hilton, which opened in Toronto, Canada and is currently running off-Broadway in New York City. Recent Credits include the World Premiere of The Wolf at Theater Raleigh (Choreographer); Lifetime's Dance Moms (Season 5); American Showstoppers: Irving Berlin starring Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & Lee Roy Reams at Pace University (Director/Choreographer), The 50th Anniversary Concert of Fiddler on the Roof starring BD Wong, Stephanie J. Block, Len Cariou, Tovah Feldshuh, & Linda Lavin (Choreographer), etc.
    Nicole Wolcott | Modern Nicole Wolcott >> Guest Teacher
    Nicole Wolcott is a choreographer, teacher and performer based in Brooklyn and is also the Co- Founder and Education Director for KEIGWIN + COMPANY. Called “One of today’s finest dance comedians and a knockout dancer,” by the New York Times, Nicole has enjoyed a long career with dance companies, rock bands and video artists around the country and been the subject of a feature article in DANCE TEACHER magazine. After co-founding KEIGWIN + COMPANY, Nicole was the Associate Artistic Director and a featured dancer until 2013.
    Marlena Wolfe | Modern Marlena Wolfe >> Guest Teacher
    Marlena Wolfe was born and raised in Warren, Ohio. In May 2007, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts summa cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College. Upon graduation, Marlena danced for Robert Battle’s company, Battleworks, where she assisted Mr. Battle with numerous projects, such as the creations of seven critically-acclaimed works. She also danced for Camille A. Brown’s company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, where she was the company’s rehearsal director and a member of the Bessie Award-winning cast for Best Production of Mr. Tol E. RAnce. Marlena has also danced the works of Twyla Tharp, Martha Graham, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Doug Varone, Tammy Colucci, Ann Marie D’Angelo, and Mimi Garrard.
    Yin Yue | Contemporary Yin Yue >> Contemporary
    Yin Yue is a versatile performer and choreographer. Born and raised in China, she studied classical ballet, Chinese classical and folk dance at Shanghai Dance School. She continued her education at Shanghai Normal University and by the end of her university training she had appeared in many festivals and dance competitions throughout China. In 2005, she was listed as “top ten performers” in the National Dance Competition in Yunnan. After graduating with a MFA in dance from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University in 2008, she quickly started to gained attention as a highly original performer and choreographer among peers.