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    All Peridance faculty and guest teachers found in this Faculty Index are part-time employed instructors. We aspire to provide our students with dance education of the highest caliber. Our faculty is made up of a unique blend of leading professionals in the field. This multi-faceted group has been carefully selected to include classical, contemporary, and current commercial dance techniques. 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.

    Danielle Agami // Ate9 Dance Company | Gaga Danielle Agami // Ate9 Dance Company >> Guest Teacher
    Ate9 was founded in 2012 by Artistic Director Danielle Agami. Israeli-born, she was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv for 8 years.
     A'drey | Contemporary A'drey >> Guest Teacher

    A’Drey’s choreography style is a fusion of European Modern Dance and American Contemporary with Hip- Hop/Street- Jazz influences. It is always intricate, full of energy, emotionally charged and never forgettable. Stay on the look out because this young choreographer’s journey is only at it’s beginning.

    Ronald Alexander | Ballet Ronald Alexander >> Ballet
    He has performed with the following ballet companies: the National Ballet of Canada, the Iranian National Ballet, the Frankfurt and Hamburg Ballet Companies in Germany, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York City. He has choreographed numerous dances for schools, colleges and dance companies including the Hamburg Ballet, Clark Center for the Performing Arts, the Ailey School, the Harlem School of the Arts, Boys and Girls Harbor Conservatory, the Alpha- Omega Theatrical Dance Company, and the Nanette Bearden Dance Company to name a few.
    Kathryn Alter | Limón Kathryn Alter >> Limón
    Kathryn Alter hails from Juneau, Alaska. After completing high school at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, she went on to graduate with honors from SUNY Purchase. Highlights of her career have included three summers of choreography and dancing in Spain with Kazuko Hirabayashi, and performing in projects with Jonathan Riedel Dance Theater and Alan Danielson.
    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.
    Shernita Anderson | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Shernita Anderson >> Guest Teacher
    Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Shernita Anderson has 10+ years in the entertainment industry. Credits include Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Janelle Monae & Kelly Rowland amongst others. She has been featured on BET, MTV & Vh1 and has performed and taught all over the world. Shernita is the founder of The Heels Experience, a series of heels based dance classes that provide a nurturing environment to learn and expand on the all important skill of moving and dancing eloquently in Heels.
    Jennifer Archibald | Contemporary Jennifer Archibald >> Contemporary
    JENNIFER ARCHIBALD is the founder and Artistic Director of the ARCH Dance Company and Program Director of ArchCore40 dance intensives. She is a graduate of The Alvin Ailey School and the Maggie Flanigan Acting Conservatory where she studied the Meisner Technique. Archibald has choreographed for the Atlanta Ballet, Ailey II, Cincinnati Ballet, and worked commercially for Tommy Hilfiger, NIKE and MAC Cosmetics as well as chart-listed singers and actors. Archibald’s works have been performed at venues including New York's City Center, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Aaron Davis Hall and Jacob's Pillow Inside|Out Stage, and Rialto's Off The Edge. In 2013, Jennifer was awarded a Choreographic Fellow for Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab under the direction of Robert Battle.
      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.
    Rebecca Arends  | Modern Rebecca Arends >> Modern
    Rebecca Arends dances with the Seán Curran Company, Rosario, Ana Isabel Keilson Company and Trainor Dance. She studied at The Ailey School (Oprah Winfrey Foundation Fellowship) and holds a BA in History & Afro American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Notable credits: Champion (Original Cast, Opera Theatre of St. Louis); Anybodys (West Side Story, El Paso Opera); Kiss Exhibition (Tino Seghal, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum). Her work has been presented in New York City at Dixon Place and Green Space. Rebecca is also a proud, longstanding member of SAG-AFTRA and continues to work in film and television.
    Bryan Arias | Contemporary Bryan Arias >> Guest Teacher
    Bryan danced with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theater, and most recently, Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot. Bryan has been part of original creations and performed works by choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Crystal Pite, Alexander Ekman, Lightfoot/Leon, Johan Inger, Ohad Naharin and many others.
    Ephrat Asherie | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Ephrat Asherie >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie has trained extensively in ballet and modern dance but found her artistic home in breaking, hiphop and house. She began breaking in 2002 under Richard Santiago (aka Breakeasy) and soon after was introduced to house music. She has been greatly influenced by the New York club scene ever since. Ephrat has performed and taught throughout the US and Europe, as well as in Peru, South Africa and Israel.
    Seda Aybay | Contemporary Seda Aybay >> Contemporary
    Bryan Strimpel // B.S. Movement | Contemporary Bryan Strimpel // B.S. Movement >> 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 // B.S. Movement | Contemporary Shaina Branfman // B.S. Movement >> 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
    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.
    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.
    Adam Barruch | Contemporary Adam Barruch >> Guest Teacher
    As a choreographer, Adam's work has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, City Center, The Juilliard School, Cunningham Studio, Ailey-Citigroup Theater, SUNY Purchase, New York University, Cedar Lake Theater and Theatre Usine C in Montreal. In March 2009, he self- produced a full evening of original dance/theater works at The Baryshnikov Arts Center, with his company Adam Barruch Dance.
    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. To date, she has collaborated with and created works for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Fang Yi Sheu, Ekaterina Shipulina/Bolshoi Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Bayerisches Staatsballett, Houston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Nederlands Dans Theater, Sydney Dance Company, Ballet British Columbia, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Resident Choreographer 2005-08), among many others.
    Korhan Basaran | Contemporary Korhan Basaran >> Guest Teacher
    Korhan Basaran is a native of Turkey, and began dancing professionally with Binnaz Dorkip in 1999. He received rave reviews and critical acclaim from his performance as the lead role in the State Opera's Ballet's "Zeynep Tanbay Dance Project," and Hurrem's "Sultan Dance Night" of the Sultans Project.
    Stefanie Batten Bland | Contemporary Stefanie Batten Bland >> Guest Teacher
    Stefanie’s choreographic vision of contemporary dance redefines community by illustrating the synergy that arises when interdisciplinary artists from varied backgrounds and cultures collide. This vision was recognized as a 2010/12 Baryshnikov Arts Center/Jerome Robbins NEW fellow and a Cambridge Who’s Who! Of Professionals and Entrepreneurs.
    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.
    Remi Benard | Contemporary Remi Benard >> Guest Teacher
    Jason Bernard | Tap Jason Bernard >> Tap

    Jason E. Bernard - is a native New Yorker from The Bronx, New York. He began experiencing Theatre at the age of 4 and began his Tap Dancing training at the age of 6 years old at The Ruth Williams Dance School and The Dance Theatre Of Harlem. At the age of 17 Jason made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award Winning musical " Bring In Da' Noise, Bring In Da' Funk". In 2000, Jason made his feature film debut in The Spike Lee Film "Bamboozled" as" J. Bunny".

    Kevin Bernard | Acting for Dancers Kevin Bernard >> Acting for Dancers
    On Broadway he has performed in Billy Elliot, Curtains (u/s David Hyde Pierce), Oklahoma! and Thoroughly Modern Millie. His Off-Broadway work includes Lone Star Love and Sugarsuite. Kevin has performed across the country and globally in many touring productions and regional houses such as Goodspeed, Paper Mill, Olney and Mill Mountain.
    Mica Bernas | Limón Mica Bernas >> Limón
    Mica Bernas, originally from Manila, Philippines, received her training at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance School studying ballet, modern and other techniques.
    Sue Bernhard | Limón Sue Bernhard >> Limón
    Sue Bernhard’s dances have been shown in the USA, Canada, and Poland. She is on the faculty of the Julliard School and SUNY Purchase, and has taught at numerous colleges and studios. She performed internationally with the Limón Dance Company, and for ten years with Annabelle Gamson/Dance Solos.
    Shawn T. Bible | Contemporary Shawn T. Bible >> Contemporary
    Shawn T Bible, grew up in Roseville, Michigan and received a BA in Social Science and Dance from Michigan State University and an MFA in Dance Choreography and Performance from the University of Michigan. He has been an active choreographer over the last several years, setting works for the Grand Rapids Ballet, Thodos Dance Chicago, Opera Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Symphony, Trip the Light, Midwest RADfest, MOCA Detroit, Men Dance Michigan, Nosh Night at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Michigan Youth Arts Festival, Michigan Dance Day, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and ArtPrize.
    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.
    Liana Blackburn | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Liana Blackburn >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Liana's passion, enthusiasm, and love for dance and communication is undeniable and contagious! Her versatility is what makes her such a valuable teacher, choreographer, and dancer.
    Michael Blake | Contemporary Michael Blake >> Contemporary
    Michael Blake holds an MFA in dance from Purchase College, and a 2010 Bessie Award for Dance and Performance. He began his dance career in the Murray Louis Dance Company where he danced from 1982-1984. In 1985, Michael moved to Osaka, Japan to become the manager of Studio Dancin’. In 1986 he joined the Jose Limon Dance Company, dancing principal roles until 1991. Michael danced with Donald Byrd/The Group from 1991-1998.
    Billy Blanken | Ballet Billy Blanken >> Ballet
    HBilly started his professional career as a principal with the Amy Marshall Dance Company before joining Les Ballets Grandiva. Some of Billy's freelance credits include; principal guest artist with Brooklyn Ballet, Dances Patrelle, CoDa21 of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Catherine Gallant Dance, Atlantic City Ballet, York Dance Works, Mobile Ballet, Flexicurve, Northwest Florida Ballet, Lane & Co Arts, Eidolon Ballet, Sun Valley Ballet, the East Village Dance Project, Yuka Kawazu/Danse En L'air, Northeastern Ballet Theatre, Neville Dance Theatre, isadoraNOW, Ballet Mink Colbert, and performing Michael Foley's work in the Howl on the Road Festival at Lincoln Center. 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.
    Justin Boccitto | Tap Justin Boccitto >> Guest Teacher
    Justin currently directs and choreographs for Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre School with credits including Cabaret, Wild Party, Urinetown and Tenderloin, hailed by theatre critic Peter Filichia as "Stylish and confident”. He also directed the national tour of Dance/Speak: The Life of Agnes De Mille starring Patricia Conolly and recently choreographed the Off-Broadway production of One Night With Fanny Brice at St. Luke's Theater.
      BODYTRAFFIC >> Guest Teacher
    Lillian Barbeito is the co-director of BODYTRAFFIC. She has a BFA from The Juilliard School where she studied on a 4 year, full-tuition scholarship awarded by Tomorrow’s Leaders of America.
    Nadine Bommer | Contemporary Nadine Bommer >> Guest Teacher
    "Nadine Animato" Theater Dance Company was established in 2009 by choreographer Nadine Bommer in Israel. Nadine Bommer - discovered her unique movement language with the inspiration of the sea and the Kinetic energy. Using a special technique of listening to the kinetic energy inside and out, the dancer learns to reach a state of "loss of body shape" that abeles them to transform into characters that express themselves through an original and unique movement which creates the "Animto" style.
    Jon Bond | Contemporary Jon Bond >> Guest Teacher
    Currently a member of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York City, Jon Bond has worked with such choreographers as Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Schector, Jacapo Godani, Stijn Celis, Jo Stromgren, Didy Veldman and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui among others. Recently you may have seen him perform with Cedar Lake on season 8, SYTYCD. After moving to New York In 2005, Jon studied and performed with the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s DTB Ensemble. As a member of the ensemble he’s had the prestigious honor of performing at the White House, New York’s City Hall, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of an international dance festival, “Protégés of Ballet” and with Aretha Franklin at the historical Apollo Theater.
    Eric Bourne | Contemporary Eric Bourne >> Guest Teacher
    Eric Bourne grew up in Midland, MI. He began his training at 16, under the direction of Sandra Black. His formal training started while attending Ryerson University, studying under Nadia Potts, Karen Duplisea and Vicki St. Denys. He spent his summers in Colorado studying with Linda Kent, Stephen Pier, Nicolas Villeneuve and Kristopher Storey at Perry – Mansfield. Moving to New York City in January 2007, he danced the role of James in the North American Tour of Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out. Eric joined Parsons Dance in August 2008.
    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. Melissa has danced for choreographers such as Hope Boykin, Nejla Yatkin, Amanda Selwyn, Chris Ferris and Sarah Council and is currently working with Avodah Dance Ensemble. She has taught various styles dance in Kansas, Texas, Michigan, New York and The Nederlands.
    Julio Bragado-Young | Ballet Julio Bragado-Young >> Ballet
    Former ABT dancer, Bio coming soon.
    Benjamin Briones | Ballet Benjamin Briones >> Guest Teacher
    Professional dancer, choreographer, teacher, director, designer and entrepreneur. A graduate of The National School of Classical Ballet, The National School of Contemporary Dance and The Royal Academy of Dancing in Mexico City. His eclectic educational background includes training in Cuban and Royal Ballet styles, as well as study of Graham, Cunningham, Limon and Francis modern dance styles.
    Matthew Brookoff | Ballet Matthew Brookoff >> Guest Teacher
    Matthew Brookoff is a New York-based choreographer, dancer and ballet teacher. He has directed the Brookoff Dance Repertory Company since 1994, creating a wide and varied repertory. He has received commissions from the Staten Island Ballet and Performance Mix NYC. Deborah Jowitt in The Village Voice called him “an accomplished dance-maker with intelligence and a sharp wit” while Elizabeth Zimmer in a Voice Choice item declared his work “a secret pleasure of the ballet crowd . . .whose choreography to Cole Porter has transfixed critics through the years.”
    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.
    Camille A. Brown | Modern Camille A. Brown >> Guest Teacher
    Camille A. Brown attended Bernice Johnson and Carolyn Devore Dance Studios, graduated from LaGuardia H.S. of the Performing Arts, and received her B.F.A. in Dance from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She was a member of Ronald K. Brown/Evidence (2001-2007) and has been a guest performer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (2008, 2011), Rennie Harris/Puremovement (2008-present), and with the cast of The Color Purple for Broadway Cares w/ choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie.
    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. She has choreographed for artists like Nicole Scherzinger, under the direction of Jaquel Knight, plus danced/assisted major choreographers on various television shows like "X-Factor" (chor: Kevin Maher) and "Dancing With The Stars" (chor: Aakomon Jones). Recent credits include Janelle Monae, and BET's "Black Girls Rock" with choreography by Luam Keflezgy
    Danté Brown | Contemporary Danté Brown >> Guest Teacher
    Danté Brown began his dance training at Wesleyan University, which led him to The Ohio State University to receive his MFA in Choreography and Performance. As a performer, Danté has worked with artists such as Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Christal Brown, Dance Exchange, David Dorfman, Kendra Portier, and Noa Zuk, among others.
    Ron Brown | Contemporary Ron Brown >> Guest Teacher
    Brooklyn born, Ron Brown has worked with and learned from Jennifer Muller/THE WORKS, Mary Anthony Dance Theatre/ PHOENIX, Judith Jameson, Bessie Schöenberg, and Ann Carlson. As a guest artist, he has taught contemporary dance at institutions such as: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Ohio State University, Koteba Ensemble d’Abidjan, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.
    Nicholas Bruder | Contemporary Nicholas Bruder >> Contemporary
    Emily Bufferd | Contemporary Emily Bufferd >> Guest Teacher
    Emily is the Artistic Director of BEings dance, and the Producer of The Young Choreographer’s Festival, an annual event held at Symphony Space in NYC presenting the most up and coming 18-25 year old choreographers.
    Jacqulyn Buglisi | Modern Jacqulyn Buglisi >> Guest Teacher
    In her four-decade long career as a choreographer, artistic director, producer and master teacher, Jacqulyn Buglisi has made an indelible impact on the contemporary field of dance. Renowned for highly visual, imagistic dances that use literature, history, and heroic archetypes as a primary source, Buglisi’s ballets are sweeping, passionate and always rooted in a strong physical technique.
    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.

    Bong Buno | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Bong Buno >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Bong's style is known for his musicality and textures. He incorporates his training from popping and combines it with street jazz and hip hop to produce his choreography and freestyles. And he pushes to challenge the physicality of the human body and explore more ways it can emphasize different sounds in music.
    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.
    Mary S. Burns | Ballet Mary S. Burns >> Guest Teacher
    An instructor of movement for over thirty years in colleges & professional dance studios in NYC, Texas & Chicago, including DNA, Ballet Chicago, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, & Lou Conte/Hubbard Street Dance, Mary now works regularly with NYC’s wellness and dance community regularly in injury prevention/rehabilitation. A faculty member of Peridance, Gibney, & Pilates Reforming NY, with the BA and MA from Columbia University in Dance (with an Economics minor thrown in for her business side!), Mary always has both sides of the brain working - that led her to a Ph.D. in Dance Education from NYU’s School of Education.
    Wayne Byars | Ballet Wayne Byars >> Ballet
    Ballet For the last 28 years professional dancers from Europe, the Americas and Asia study ballet with Wayne Byars when they are in Paris. In a typical class it is not unusual to spot dancers from not only the leading ballet companies of the world but dancers working with such diverse choreographers as Pina Bauch, Mats Eck, Jiri Kilian.
    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.
    Arcell Cabuag | Contemporary Arcell Cabuag >> Guest Teacher
    Arcell Debuag is the Associate Artistic Director and Senior Dancer of the Ronald K. Brown EVIDENCE Dance Company, and a recipient of the 2004 New York Dance and Performance “BESSIE” Awards. Originally from the Bay Area of California, where he received his training at the Abraham Lincoln Performing Arts Magnet School. In 1996, Arcell attended the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center where he was first introduced to Ronald K. Brown.
    Janelle Cambridge | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Janelle Cambridge >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Janelle has had the privilege of working with choreographers such as the amazing Luther Brown, Kevin Maher, Fatima Robinson, Laurie Ann Gibson, Dave Scott, Hi Hat, Rich and Tone, and the amazing Ms. Toni Basil. She has taught both nationally and internationally most recently coming back from a two and a half month teaching engagement in Guam. Janelle was last seen dancing in a charity event performed by Rihanna and the 2013 Super Bowl as a backup dancer for Beyonce’s Halftime show. What’s next for Nellie is to continue to follow her dreams and give back to the next generation by making her next transition from dancer to choreographer.
    Jose Manuel Carreño | Ballet Jose Manuel Carreño >> Guest Teacher
    Jose Manuel Carreño was born in Cuba, where he received his training at the Provincial School of Ballet and the National Ballet School. He won the Gold Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition in 1987, and the Gran Prix at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi in 1990. He has appeared extensively in Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
    Roya Carreras | Contemporary Roya Carreras >> Contemporary
    Roya Carreras is the founder and artistic director of Roya Carreras + Artists. Inspired by film noir, theater, performance art, and visual art, Roya’s work is rooted in the creation of emotionally and psychologically charged narratives. Her movement investigates impulse, clarity, form, and freedom. In New York City, her works have been presented at the CURRENT SESSIONS, Dixon Place, Reverb Dance at Baruch Performing Arts Center, and The Green Building. In California, her work has been presented at Highways Performance Space, Electric Lodge Theater, Glenn Wallichs Theatre, Diavolo, Brockus Project Space, and BRAVA.
    J Ryan Carroll | Jazz/Theater J Ryan Carroll >> Jazz/Theater
    J Ryan is currently playing Carmen Ghia in the national tour of THE PRODUCERS, directed by Nigel West and choreographed by Lauren Kadel, with original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. J Ryan worked with Ann Reinking as a featured dancer in the National Tour of FOSSE and also in the International Tour of FOSSE starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshal. Some highlights of the International Tour were performing at Place des Arts in Montreal and at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. FOSSE was the first American Musical to play at the Chatelet; it received rave reviews and its success paved the way for more American Musicals to play there.
    Dee Caspary | Contemporary Dee Caspary >> Contemporary
    Dee Caspary choreographed and was Director of Staging for Justin Timberlake’s 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow. Dee has choreographed 5 seasons on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, a Macy’s Stars of Dance performance on ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars”, as well as the 2008 ESPY’s with Justin Timberlake on ESPN. Dee has worked with artists such as Demi Lovato, Paula Abdul, New Kids On The Block, and was featured as "Snitch" in the Movie Musical "Newsies".
    Ljuba Castot | Contemporary Ljuba Castot >> Contemporary
    Ljuba Castot received much critical acclaim for her work on Kiesza’s headlining US/EU/AUS tour as well as some very memorable TV appearances on the MTV EMAs, Much Music Awards, David Letterman, Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel. 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. Signature to Ljuba’s brand of creating “something out of nothing”, she has a distinct ability to translate new and unique forms of movement and raw stylistic expression into a fresh format that connects instantly with the audience. Ljuba approaches each project with a high level of intuitive skill and her wide range of experience makes her creative process multifaceted and dynamic.
    Khristina Cayetano | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Khristina Cayetano >> Guest Teacher
    KCDC (Khristina Cayetano & Daniel Curry) is a high powered duo based in New York City. Khristina and Daniel joined forces in 2008 and have been a creative team ever since. KCDC can be seen dancing for artists Ne-Yo and Jody Wately.
      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.
    Joe Celej | Contemporary Joe Celej >> Guest Teacher
    Joe Celej, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, is a New York City based creative artist whose career spans nearly fifteen years of professional concert dance performance, choreographic investigation, and passionate instruction and mentoring of students.
    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.
    Grant Chang | Jazz/Theater Grant Chang >> Jazz/Theater
    Grant Chang has been a faculty member of Peridance for over nine years. His theatre credits include Mame with Sandy Duncan, 2G's Concerts of Excellence, and Rockwell Productions' The King and I. He has starred in multiple commercials and has appeared on TV shows such as All My Children, Saturday Night Live, and Law and Order.
    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.
    Nai-Ni Chen | Modern Nai-Ni Chen >> Guest Teacher
    Winning critical acclaim worldwide, Nai-Ni Chen has received Choreographer’s Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her work has also been commissioned by the Joyce Theater Foundation, the Lincoln Center Institute, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Dancing in the Streets, and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
    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. He has also taught technique classes and Paul Taylor based projects at the Taylor School (1994 – present) and for the American Dance Festival (2010, 2011), New Orleans Ballet Association summer intensive (2012). A Jamaican by birth, where his early training was in ballet, modern and Afro-Caribbean folk forms, Mr. Chen See began his professional career in 1978 dancing with companies as varied as Northern Ballet Theatre (England), Oakland Ballet (USA), ODC/San Francisco (USA) and various independent productions in classical, contemporary and experimental disciplines before joining Paul Taylor Dance Company.
    Jennifer Chin | Limón Jennifer Chin >> Limón
    This modern dance class teaches the principals of Limon technique -fall and recovery, sequential movement, rhythm, opposition- tools that can be used to gain movement efficiency in any other dance style. Emphasis is placed on using natural body weight, specificity of movement, relationship to music and awareness of focus.
    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.
         Coco Motion | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Coco Motion >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Coco Motion (Christina James) is a native NYC dancer, choreographer and educator. She began dancing at the age of 8, learning African, musical theater and jazz. While earning her degree at Marymount Manhattan College she began to venture into the street style world learning about house, hip hop and mainly waacking.
    Cat Cogliandro | Contemporary Cat Cogliandro >> Guest Teacher
    Cat's credits include So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent, The 2014 Gypsy Awards, and The Pulse on Tour. She was also named one of Dance Spirit Magazine's "13 of the Dance World's Hottest Young Choreographers" in the November 2014 issue.
    Bryn Cohn | Contemporary Bryn Cohn >> Contemporary
    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.
    Jean-Sébastien Colau | Ballet Jean-Sébastien Colau >> Ballet
    Jean-Sébastien Colau began his classical training at the Paris Opera Ballet School (1991-1996) under the direction of Claude Bessy. His teachers included: Bernard Boucher, Lucien Duthoit, Gilbert Mayer, Serge Golovine, Atilio Labis, Max Bozzoni, Ghislaine Thesmar, Cyril Atanassoff, Noëlla Pontois, and Pierre Lacotte. In 1996, Jean graduated to the Paris Opera Ballet Company.
    Justin Conte | Contemporary Justin Conte >> Contemporary
    Over the past eight years he's 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. Shortly after meeting Dana, he joined Dana Foglia Dance.
     Conteur Dance Company | Contemporary Conteur Dance Company >> Guest Teacher
    Deriving its genesis from the French word meaning “storyteller”, Conteur is a newly formed Canadian professional dance company that incorporates modern contemporary movement to express ideas and commentaries on the human condition. Students of The Academy will have an opportunity to audition and become members of the Company, once the training program has been completed.
    Keenan Cooks | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Keenan Cooks >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Keenan Cooks was born and raised in Boston , MA and began dancing at the age of 14. Just two years later, he became a member of Boston based Nia Dance Troupe where he first began his professional training.
    Cheryl Copeland | Contemporary Cheryl Copeland >> Contemporary
    Cheryl Copeland graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Cheryl’s fresh, unique style and approach to dance has made her in demand and given her acclaim across the United States.
    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. She has also had the privilege of teaching master classes in Los Angeles, New York City, Boston and through-out the Mid-West. She also teaches locally in California at Impulse Dance Company where she choreographs for the company.
    Attila Joey Csiki | Modern Attila Joey Csiki >> Guest Teacher
    Attila Joey Csiki trained with the National Ballet of Canada Academy. Upon receiving a scholarship to the School of American Ballet, Attila moved to New York City and danced under the direction of Peter Martins. Attila’s professional experience transitioned his career to Tokyo, Japan to work with some of the world's most recognized choreographers, including Jiri Kylian, Sir Peter Wright, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Mauro Bigonzetti, Anthony Tudor and Kenneth McMillan.
    Seán Curran | Modern Seán Curran >> Guest Teacher
    Starting out as an Irish step dancer as a young boy from Boston, Seán Curran became a lead dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and an original member of the off- Broadway hit Stomp.

    As a graduate and guest faculty of NYU, Mr. Curran's dances have been seen at the New York City Opera, Broadway’s Playwright Horizons, Utah’s Rurie Woodbury Dance Theater, Sweden Skanes Dance Theater, Pittsburg Dance Alloy, and several college/universities' pre-professional programs.

    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.
    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.
    Alexandra Damiani | Contemporary Alexandra Damiani >> Guest Teacher
    Since 2005, after a 15 year dance career as a soloist with Complexions, Donald Byrd/The Group and Les Ballets Jazz of Montreal, she has been the Ballet Master of Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance, based in New York City. Alexandra Damiani is a leading practitioner and collaborator in the realm of contemporary dance, combining her rich dance background with an enthusiasm for shaping young dancers and a flexibility with varying philosophies of movement.
     Ross Daniel >> Guest Teacher
     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.
    La Jon Dantzler | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles La Jon Dantzler >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    La Jon Dantzler has worked on major movies such as Stomp the Yard, Step Up 2 and Step Up 3D. His dance credits include working with renowned choreographers Luther Brown, Dave Scott, Chuck Maldanado and Nu Styles and most recently the Missy Elliot promo tour, among others.
    Francesca Dario | Contemporary Francesca Dario >> Contemporary
    In 2004, Ms. Dario joined Compagnia Pantarei (Artistic Director Michele Oliva), where she was a soloist and rehearsal director for Mr. Oliva’s work. In 2009 she was a soloist with Balletto 90. Ms. Dario has danced for Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York City from 2010 to 2012.
    Marinda Davis | Contemporary Marinda Davis >> Guest Teacher
    Marinda Davis is known for training athletic, gravity defying, limitless, resilient, musical, fearless, BOLD dancers. Marinda's company, marInspired ; the storytellers is often praised for their risky, emotionally raw pieces. Her movement pushes both physical and artistic boundaries blending the concert and commercial world into work that is tangible.
    RK Davis | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles RK Davis >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Ryan is a Jersey native with a strong infatuation for the arts. He has danced for: Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, Shontelle, Salt -n- Pepa, Victoria Secret Fashion Show, and various commercials, including Fiat with J- Lo. Ryan has also made his broadway debut and a part of the original cast of “Holler If Ya Hear Me” the Tupac inspired musical and is also a company member of Dana Foglia Dance.
    Gregory Dawson | Contemporary Gregory Dawson >> Guest Teacher
    Gregory P Dawson former Lines Ballet dancer, received a BA from Saint Mary’s College. In 2007 he formed dawsondancesf (ddsf) as an outlet for his choreographic goals and vision. Shortly thereafter he created “which light in the sky is us” for Company C Contemporary Ballet (nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award for choreography) and became the Assistant Director of the California State Summer School of the Arts’ Dance Department in Southern California. In the fall of 2011, Mr. Dawson became Artistic Director of Dawson Wallace Dance Project in Denver, Colorado (formerly David Taylor Dance), where the Denver Post named him “the best choreographer in Denver.” Soon after, Dawson received a CHIME grant, partnering him with choreographic mentor Elizabeth Streb for one year.
    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.
     Deshawn Da Prince | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Deshawn Da Prince >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Deshawn Hawthorne , known as Deshawn Da Prince was originally a hip-hop freestyle dancer with styles such as waving, gliding, popping & tutting.

    He was enrolled into Devor Dance Center in Jamaica Queens NY. at age five and his first classes ever were Jazz, Ballet and African, but five years later he was introduced to Hip Hop. with a group from the same center named Da F.I.R.M. He was the youngest dancer in the group but kept up with the other young adults in the group. Deshawn later on joined a crew of boys who named themselves G.I.B (Go In Brother) who labeled him as a choreographer for the group.

    Katie Diamond | Limón Katie Diamond >> Guest Teacher
    Katie Diamond joined the Limon Dance Company in 2005, with which she has performed the works of Jose Limon, Doris Humphrey, Lar Lubovitch, Jiri Kylian, Anna Sokolow, and Clay Taliaferro. She has taught ballet and modern master classes as well as Limon repertory across the country.
     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.
    Gregory Dolbashian | Contemporary Gregory Dolbashian >> Contemporary
    Gregory Dolbashian has danced and choreographed with a variety of artists, performing with Patrick Corbin, Nelly van Bommel, Sylvain Emard, and The Chicago Ballet. He was resident choreographer for both Chicago Ballet’s spring season in 2008 and CorbinDances in 2007. Gregory’s works have also been performed at Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Dance Festival (MA), Joyce SoHo, Alvin Ailey Studio Theatre (NY), Dance Place (DC), Athenaeum Theatre (Chicago), The Dance Theater Lab (SUNY Purchase), and as part of the Dance Sampler at Symphony Space, as well as his first commission for CityDance Ensemble in Washington D.C.
    Roxane D'Orleans Juste | Limón Roxane D'Orleans Juste >> Limón
    Roxane D'Orleans Juste has been a member of the Limón Dance Company since 1983. She has also performed with the Eleo Pomare Dance Company and Annabelle Gamson Dance Solos. She was honored with the Canadian Dance Award, Le Prix Jacqueline Lemieux (1980), and is the recipient of several grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Foundation for Creation in Fine Arts.
    Marlana Doyle | Contemporary Marlana Doyle >> Guest Teacher
    MARLANA DOYLE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company is originally from Massachusetts and graduated from Point Park University in 2001 with a BA in Dance. Marlana has been dancing with the Houston Met for the past twelve years and was a major part of the Met’s reorganization in 2003. As the Artistic Director, she has tried to keep the diversity and versatility of the dancers and choreographers a part of the overall artistic vision of the Company.
     Dr John Belmonte | Body Conditioning Dr John Belmonte >> Body Conditioning
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    Elise Drew | Limón Elise Drew >> Limón
    Elise Drew Leon, of Puerto Rican descent, is originally from Oxford, CT and received her early training with the Brass City Ballet School. An original member of TAKE Dance and HopeBoykinDance, she has performed with Camille A. Brown and Dancers, the Santa Fe Opera, Sean Curran Company, and Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago. She is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. Drew joined the Company in 2010.
    Brendan Duggan | Contemporary Brendan Duggan >> Contemporary
    Brendan Duggan is originally from Amherst, New Hampshire, where he began his dance training at the age of 16. He continued his studies at Skidmore College and eventually graduated Magna Cum Laude in Dance and a Math minor.
    Martin Durov | Contemporary Martin Durov >> Contemporary
    Martin Durov was born in the small town Velky Kritis, Slovakia. A push from his grandmother started him into ballroom dance at the age of six. Several years later he met a friend that encouraged him to venture into a Slovak Folklore group where he eventually became a soloist. This then led him to study dance at the Conservatory J.L Bella Banska Bystricia for six years. In school he was a member of the dance company directed by Tomas Nepsinsky that toured pieces to festivals in Slovakia, Belgium and Spain.
    Julia Ehrstrand | Contemporary Julia Ehrstrand >> Contemporary
    Julia graduated with a Bachelors Degree in dance/teaching from DOCH/University of Circus and Dance(Stockholm), She has also studied at Institut del Teatro(Barcelona) and graduated from the ISVP program at DNA 2009. Since coming to New York in 2007, she has danced for TNSP, Jana Hicks/Marijke Eliasberg, Max Stone, Abe Abraham, Carrasco Dance Company, Destiny Bergwall, Collective Noir among others.
    Marijke Eliasberg | Contemporary Marijke Eliasberg >> Contemporary
    Marijke Eliasberg (Co-Artistic Director: The Next Stage Project), from the Netherlands, 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.
    Kim Elliott | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Kim Elliott >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Kim Elliott, dance educator, choreographer and performer, obtained her MA in Dance Education from NYU, Steinhardt, where she received the Outstanding in Dance Education award. She received her BS from Fashion Institute of Technology in Marketing and Communications and has been choreographing and producing her own dance productions since 2001.
    Karina Elver | Ballet Karina Elver >> Ballet
    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.
    Rachel Feinerman | Simonson Technique Rachel Feinerman >> Guest Teacher
    Rachel Feinerman began her dance training at Barnard College. In 1996 she discovered Dance Space and continued training and teaching from there. She has performed with Laurie De Vito & Dancers since 1999 and has also been a member of Daria Fain’s Human Behavior Explorers, Ricardo Gomez Dance Theatre, and has danced for Wilson Mendieta, Sita Mani, Isabel Gotzkowsky, Sakura Shimada, Gail Accardi, Suki John, Yael Levy, Marjon van Grunsven, Katiti King, and Diane McCarthy.
    Angel Feliciano | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Angel Feliciano >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Angel Feliciano emerges from a highly-respected career in the arts, and uses his passionate performance style and relentless drive for movement innovation, in his high definition, emotionally raw dance classes and productions.
    Caroline Fermin | Contemporary Caroline Fermin >> Guest Teacher
    Caroline Fermin (Dancer) attended the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts throughout her youth and later The Juilliard School (BFA). In 2007, she joined James Sewell Ballet in Minneapolis. She has received grants and awards for her work, and she created a highly needed project to bring young artists to work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
    Arturo Fernandez | Ballet Arturo Fernandez >> Guest Teacher
    Since 1992, Arturo Fernandez has been the ballet master of Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. 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.
    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’.
    Mary John Frank | Career Development and Preparation Mary John Frank >> Guest Teacher
    Mary John Frank is a choreographer and director who creates dance for films, music videos, the web, and mixed media stage works. Mary John has created content for New York City Ballet, Vogue.com, Du Jour, Pull & Bear, American Apparel, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Refinery 29, and more. In 2012 she received the Dance and Video award at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and received her MFA in 2013.
    Hannah Frederick | Contemporary Hannah Frederick >> Guest Teacher
    Hannah has performed in several choreographers festivals including Carnival, Sirens after dark, and Sybarite, as well as music videos, shows, and dancing for various artists around the city. She continues to travel, teach, and choreograph around the country. She is currently on faculty at Tribe Body. Her most recent work was selected as "Choreographer's pick" at The Pulse On Tour. Hannah is currently on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, teaching open classes and is also on faculty for their Children and Teen Program.
    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 has performed in and choreographed many theater productions. He is the artistic director of De Funes Dance Company.
    Danielle Marie Fusco | Modern Danielle Marie Fusco >> Modern
    Danielle holds a BA in Dance and Dance Education from Marymount Manhattan College and a specialized Certificate of Teaching from the Martha Graham School where she received atelier scholarship. Danielle collaborates with the Department of Education Arts programs and the Eastern Suffolk BOCES “Creative Classroom Collaboratives”. Danielle is a NYS Teaching Artist with The Martha Graham Company and Rioult NY. She tours nationally and internationally for Master Classes, Workshops and Performances.
     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.
    Maija Garcia | Modern Maija Garcia >> Guest Teacher
    As founding artistic director of Organic Magnetics, Maija directs and produces works in collaboration with movement artists, live musicians, and designers. Since 2006 Garcia worked alongside Bill T. Jones as Associate Choreographer of FELA! in creation of the award winning international hit musical from broadway to Royal National Theater of London- most recently staged in Lagos Nigeria. She toured internationally with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company for five years.
    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.
     Samantha Geracht >> Guest Teacher
    After performing with Anna Sokolow’s Players’ Project for eleven years, and as a founding member of Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble since 2002, Samantha was appointed artistic director of Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble in January of 2017. Samantha has toured and taught Sokolow internationally, and reconstructs Sokolow repertory on professional companies and in college and university dance programs. Samantha has also performed the Humphrey/Weidman repertory with Deborah Carr Theatre Dance Ensemble, and with Gail Corbin since 1993. She has also performed with Jim May, as a guest artist with David Parker and The Bang Group, Rae Ballard’s Thoughts In Motion, among others, as well as in her own choreography. Most recently she choreographed Shadowbox Theatre’s The Earth and Me a climate change puppet/dance opera for school aged children. Samantha began her studies in NYC as a student at the Nikolais/Louis Dance Lab. Samantha has studied with and been mentored by Jim May, Betty Jones, and Fritz Ludin for the last 25 years. Samantha is involved in various projects to maintain the legacies of early American Modern Dance. Samantha holds a BS in dance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
    Samantha Geracht | Contemporary Samantha Geracht >> Guest Teacher
    After performing with Anna Sokolow’s Players’ Project for eleven years, and as a founding member of Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble since 2002, Samantha was appointed artistic director of Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble in January of 2017. Samantha has toured and taught Sokolow internationally, and reconstructs Sokolow repertory on professional companies and in college and university dance programs. Samantha has also performed the Humphrey/Weidman repertory with Deborah Carr Theatre Dance Ensemble, and with Gail Corbin since 1993. She has also performed with Jim May, as a guest artist with David Parker and The Bang Group, Rae Ballard’s Thoughts In Motion, among others, as well as in her own choreography. Most recently she choreographed Shadowbox Theatre’s The Earth and Me a climate change puppet/dance opera for school aged children. Samantha began her studies in NYC as a student at the Nikolais/Louis Dance Lab. Samantha has studied with and been mentored by Jim May, Betty Jones, and Fritz Ludin for the last 25 years. Samantha is involved in various projects to maintain the legacies of early American Modern Dance. Samantha holds a BS in dance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
    Elisabeth Gibiat | Contemporary Elisabeth Gibiat >> Contemporary
    After her main dance education in France at the Centre de Danse Classique Marika Besobrasova and the Centre de Danse International Rosella Hightower, followed by 2 years in North America at The Toronto Dance Theatre, The Martha Graham School and The Merce Cunningham Studio, Elisabeth Gibiat joined, as a soloist dancer, the following companies: Bat Dor Dance Company, Tel Aviv (Israel), performing works by Jiri Kylian, Hans Van Manen, Niels Christie, Choo San Goh, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Lar Lubovitch and the Kilina Crémona Roger Méguin Cie de Danse, Lyon (France) where she developed her knowledge of the Cunningham Technique.
    Jack Samuel Gill | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Jack Samuel Gill >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Jack Samuel Gill recently choreographed for and partnered with Canada’s first place winner of So You Think You Can Dance, Tara Popowich, in the Indian version of Dancing with the Stars. He was also asked by the show’s renowned producer, Remo D’Souza, to be his assistant for the Bollywood movie, Happy Ending. Jack choreographed for and appears as a dancer and featured actor in the much awaited film, ABCD2 (Any Body Can Dance 2). He recently contributed choreographically on the Broadway lab of the musical comedy HAZEL directed by Lucie Arnaz and choreographed by Chet Walker.
    Susie Gorman | Contemporary Susie Gorman >> Contemporary
    Susie Gorman started her training in Kansas City at the Miller-Marley School Of Dance, and The State Ballet Of Missouri. From there she trained with The School Of American Ballet, American Ballet Theater and The Pacific Northwest Ballet. She has danced for such companies as State Ballet of Missouri, Wes Veldink Movement, Journey Dance Company, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, American Dance Machine and Mia Michaels R.A.W. She was in the 1st National Tour of Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out, and has performed in such musicals as Oliver and Cinderella at Starlight theater.
    Christina Grady | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Christina Grady >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Christina was born and raised in a small suburb in St. Louis, MO. Her love of entertaining started with her first dance class at age 2. From there she grew a love for all the arts: singing, acting, dancing, and musical theatre. She has toured the world dancing for artists like: Lady Gaga, P.Diddy, Mariah Carey, Nicky Minaj, Will.I.Am, Ne-yo, Beyonce, Enrique Iglesias, Space Cowboy, Keri Hilson, Cassie, Avril Lavigne, Jody Watley, many Disney/Nickelodeon stars & more.
    Shelley Grantham | Body Conditioning Shelley Grantham >> Body Conditioning
    Shelley Grantham has been The School at Peridance Coordinator since 1999 along with the Director of the Peridance Youth Ensemble. Originally from Minneapolis, MN Shelley started her dance training at Dance Arts Center and Ballet Arts. She furthered her dance education at the Conservatory of Dance at Barat College, DePaul University, Chicago, IL receiving a BA in Dance and graduating with honors in 1997.
    Brian Green | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Brian Green >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Brian Green has choreographed and danced with artists such Mariah Carey, Mya, Foxy Brown, Missy Eliott, Salt n' Pepa, Busta Rhymes, Barbara Tucker, EVE, Kraze, MAW (Masters at Work), and many more. In the last 10 years, his teaching has focused on the history of dances in the Funk, Hip-hop, and House culture, which he has spread through the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa.
    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. Other credits include dancing for rock group Phish choreographed by Jon Rua at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, and traveling to Argentina to perform the works of Derek Mitchell.
    Tony Guerrero | Jazz/Theater Tony Guerrero >> Jazz/Theater
    Tony has recently co-choreographed and lead Team USA, with JT Horenstein, in Shanghai, China’s exciting, live broadcast dance competition, “Just Dance,” presented by Tencent. Other recent collaborations with Mr. Horenstein include the official surprise premiere presentation of Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York” at the New York Knick’s Opening Night Halftime Show at Madison Square Garden, the officially voted Fan Favorite number for the New York Knicks City Dancers at Madison Square Garden (“Blurred Lines,”) as well as other hit numbers during the past three seasons.
    Bruno Guillore | Contemporary Bruno Guillore >> Contemporary
    Jamilia Hall | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Jamilia Hall >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Jamilia is one of the PeriChild Programs fabulous Hip-Hop teachers. She brings tons of energy and life to her classroom. Her class is a mixture of traditional Hip-Hop to what's new and fresh in the always changing Hip-Hop world.
    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.
    Mistral Hay | Contemporary Mistral Hay >> Contemporary
    Mistral Hay grew up in Lancaster PA and moved to New York to receive her BFA at SUNY Purchase College. Since moving to Brooklyn as a freelancing modern concert dancer, Mistral has worked with companies including Pilobolus Creative Services, the NINES, Company Stefanie Batten Bland, and Jordan Morley/Little Riot.
    Hanna Herbertson | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Hanna Herbertson >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    She is passionate about teaching her students the foundations of Dancehall as well as exploring the different expressions within the genre. Hanna regularly travels to Jamaica and has danced with some of the top dancers from Kingston like Matthew & Conray from Shady Squad and Rahmus from Rifical Team. Her work has also been recognized by DanceJA.com that nominated Hanna two years in a row for awards [Most Popular Female Dancer USA & Most Popular on the International scene].
    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. As well as the Pushing Progress Showcase Series, the Young Choreographer's Festival, In-sight Dance Company's 5th Annual Suite Summer Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park, the 14th Annual DUMBO Dance Festival, the 11th Annual Amalgamate Artists Series, and The Giving Tree, a benefit concert to raise awareness for pediatric cancer.
    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.
    Jana Hicks | Contemporary Jana Hicks >> Contemporary
    Jana Hicks holds a BFA from SMU, and has performed with a variety of companies and choreographers including Max Stone and The Kevin Wynn Collection. She is co-artistic director of The Next Stage Project, and has taught and choreographed in the US and abroad, most recently Holland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Hawaii, and Japan. Jana is also company manager for The Kevin Wynn Collection and Johannes Wieland.
    Monica Hogan | Contemporary Monica Hogan >> Contemporary
    Monica Hogan is a professional choreographer, teacher, and dancer based in New York City. As the artistic director of her company, Monica Hogan Danceworks, she has presented choreography on stages internationally including: Ailey Citigroup Theater, DUMBO Dance Festival, Dixon Place, Actor’s Fund Arts Center, Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter, NY Jazz Choreography Project, Queens Council on the Arts, CoolNY Dance Festival (NYC); Xuzhou Concert Hall, Tianjin Concert Hall (China); Triangle Dance Festival for AIDS (NC); and Jazz on Tap (GA), to name a few.
    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.
    Kim Holmes | House Kim Holmes >> House
    Kim Holmes, legendary hip hop dancer, teacher, choreographer, and founder and artistic director of the Universal Dance Movement, has been in the field of dance for over 20 years. Kim has worked with stars such as Jay-Z, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, Missy Elliot, Salt-N- Pepa, Mya, Yummy Bingham, Deemi, Dance Fusion, and Kr3t’s.
    JT Horenstein | Jazz/Theater JT Horenstein >> Jazz/Theater
    Creative director, Producer, writer and Director/ choreographer (currently for Madison Square Garden and The New York Knicks Entertainment) for over 75 large scale multi million dollar-plus private and corporate events, general sessions and summits, as well as many hit network and cable shows such as Dancing With The Stars (2011- 2013), America's Best Dance Crew (MTV), NBC's The Sing Off with Nicole Scherzinger, Natasha Bettingfield, Smokey Robinson, Ben Folds, The Academy Awards (ABC), MTV Awards, VMAs, Skating with the Stars (ABC), The Winter Olympics Torino and Vancouver (Artistic Director for the US Olympic Figure Skating and Ice Dancing teams), Summer Olympic Gymnastic post tour with Black Eyed Peas, Mad TV(FOX), SNL (NBC), NIKE commercials and live telecasts for huge sports and music stars, Political conventions such as Demo 2000 with Streisand @ The Shrine, Seth McFarland's Oscars, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, and multi million dollar corporate and private events such as the CES, (Las Vegas) (Compaq, Samsung and Apple), Nissan Brazil, NYC Fashion Week 2013
    Brandon Hudson | Jazz/Theater Brandon Hudson >> Guest Teacher
    Brandon Hudson is a professional performer based in New York City. He moved from St. Louis in 2013 with a Bachelors in Dance from Lindenwood University. Since then he has been seen dancin’ and singin' Nationally and Internationally.
    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.
     J Chen Project | Contemporary J Chen Project >> Contemporary
    J CHEN PROJECT is a modern dance company based in NYC. The mission of J CHEN PROJECT is to explore identity within the human experience through creation, performance, mentoring and inspiring young artists to share their voice. Specifically now, J CHEN PROJECT is looking at this generation’s fixation on Social Media popularity. Both the positive connectivity of Social Media, as well as the profound threat it has on our society’s perceptions, behaviors, strength of community and ability to feel empathy towards others. ?
    Melinda Jackson | Body Conditioning Melinda Jackson >> Guest Teacher
    Melinda had the pleasure of being one of Zena’s most devoted students and continues her legacy by being a great example of her work, inspiring others to study Zena’s brilliant technique. The class will define the floor barre positions and be followed by a short, basic placement barre. Class is suitable for all ages and levels.
    Drew Jacoby | Ballet Drew Jacoby >> Ballet
    Drew Jacoby was born in Boise, Idaho in 1984. She went on to study at School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet.
    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
    Randy James | Contemporary Randy James >> Guest Teacher
    Randy James, founding Artistic Director of 10 Hairy Legs, has significantly impacted the field of dance for more than three decades locally, regionally, nationally and internationally as a highly regarded dancer, choreographer, teacher, guest lecturer, panelist and staunch advocate of the arts. In 2010 the The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation cited him as “The Patron Saint of New Jersey dance.” As a choreographer, James has created more than 40 works on his own companies and on 16 other professional companies throughout the United States, garnering positive reviews from The New York Times.
    Rhapsody James | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Rhapsody James >> Guest Teacher
    James quickly became a lead choreographer for the NBA New Jersey Nets Dance Team and a principal dancer in the acclaimed, Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See music video by Busta Rhymes. Keeping up her flair for business and choreography, James parlayed those roles into appearances on the commercial dance world’s leading stages: MTV's The Grind, VH-1 80's Dance Party, VH-1 Fashion Awards and Lip Service.
     Jessica Gaynor Dance | Contemporary Jessica Gaynor Dance >> Guest Teacher
    Over the last decade, JGD has premiered fourteen works, including six evening length pieces at venues such as The Skirball Center/NYU, Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, The 92nd Street Y, The Kitchen, Peridance, Gowanus Art + Production, Hudson Guild Theater, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dixon Place, White Wave, Brown University, Built on Stilts Dance Festival on Martha's Vineyard and has been presented by Triskelion Arts for eight sold-out seasons, including an encore performance in 2011.
     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.
      Jiggz & Chrybaby >> Guest Teacher
    Ramon Silverio Jr., also known as “Jiggz Starr,” is a bboy well respected for his competitive spirit on the dance floor, and for his traditional New York style which was originated in the South Bronx in the 1970’s. Jiggz was born in the lower east side of Manhattan and raised mostly in Corona, Queens where he resides today.
    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.
    Christina Johnson | Ballet Christina Johnson >> Ballet
    After her performance career Christina has been sought after as a teacher, coach and ballet master, and has worked with companies such as the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Washington Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Pennsylvania Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Spectrum Dance Theater, Gotesborg Ballett, Ballett Basel, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Armitage Gone! Dance, Cornish College of the Arts and the University of Washington to name a few.
    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.
    Betty Jones | Limón Betty Jones >> Guest Teacher
    Betty Jones was a principal dancer with the José Limón Dance Company from 1947 to 1970, creating leading roles in Missa Brevis, A Choreographic Offering, There is a Time, The Moor's Pavane and many other classics of modern dance.
    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. He has worked with Zvi Gotheiner, Igal Perry, Ballet Hispanico, Shen Wei And Michele Elliman, And Pass 15 Years He Worked With Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Served As A Dancer, Ballet Master, Associate Artistic Director. He is a recipient of 2009 Princess Grace Award for Excellence in Choreography.?
    Dara Joy | Ballet Dara Joy >> Guest Teacher
    Born and raised in New York, Dara is no stranger to the stage and also began teaching and doing choreography in her teens. Her performance credits range from Broadway, touring through the US and throughout Europe in Germany and Switzerland with a show called American Festival Ballet, and tons of regional and industrial work.
    Aya Kaneko | Modern Aya Kaneko >> Guest Teacher
    Aya Kaneko is originally from Japan, where she began her classic ballet training. She was awarded for the vocational examination syllabus certificate at The Royal Academy of Dance in London. She has worked with several classic ballet companies, projects and schools in Osaka and Kobe as a professional ballet dancer and teacher.
    Ken Kasamatsu | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Ken 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.
    Antonia Katrandjieva | Yoga Antonia Katrandjieva >> Yoga
    Antonia is an internationally acclaimed Dance Theatre scholar, director, choreographer and yoga teacher who explores the parallel realms of dance and theatre and their spiritual roots in the ritual and the sacred. Her hybrid art bridges ancient wisdom and new consciousness, tradition and modernity, the self with the source.
    Jonathan Howard Katz | Music for Dancers Jonathan Howard Katz >> Guest Teacher
    Composer and pianist Jonathan Howard Katz is gaining increasing recognition for the unique immediacy and expressive depth of his music, which speaks to audiences and performers alike. Harnessing this intuitive grasp of communication, combined with a rigorous technical command, he is building a diverse, yet highly individual, body of work that continues to grow.
    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.
    Raphaëlle Kessedjian | Modern Raphaëlle Kessedjian >> Modern
    Raphaëlle came to the Martha Graham school in New York City in 2006 with a merit scholarship and 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.
    Vivake Khamsingsavath | Jazz/Theater Vivake Khamsingsavath >> 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.
    Raeman Kilfoil | Ballet Raeman Kilfoil >> Ballet
    Raeman Kilfoil is a New York City native and was trained by Francois Perron. He has danced with New Jersey Ballet, and Festival Ballet of Providence, Rhode Island, where he was a Principal Dancer.
    Sung Hoon Kim | Contemporary Sung Hoon Kim >> Contemporary
    Sun Hoon Kim teaches extensively, and has performed and choreographed for numerous venues and festivals around Korea and internationally. In 2005, He worked in collaboration with Music Composer, Prof. Eun Hea Park from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea and, He was invited to perform Dance of Cho- wol in Florida, USA. One of his works Position of body(2007) was invited in Venice Biennial Festival as 'The Youngest Choreographer'.
    Young Soon Kim | Contemporary Young Soon Kim >> Guest Teacher
    A pioneer of “Hallyu: Korean Wave”, Young Soon Kim, an internationally acclaimed choreographer whose work has been hailed for its exhilarating, visually stunning, and emotionally rich phrases and textures, presents Eternal NOW. Formed in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (New York) strives to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless.
    Bivi Kimura | Ballet Bivi Kimura >> Guest Teacher
    Bivi has danced with 20th Century Ballet, Maurice Bejart / Belgium and Switzerland, Jeunne Ballet de France / Paris and also as invited guest in Japan and Europe. Her repertoire includes Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, Napoli, Sleeping Beauty, Mallarme III, and Allegro Brillante. She was a Finalist at the Prix de Lausanne and received a Silver & Bronze prize at the Tokyo Ballet Competition, Junior Division.
    James Kinney | Jazz/Theater James Kinney >> Guest Teacher
    James has been performing prfesstionaly since the age of 15. Starting his training at the Florida Ballet and latter moving to NYC where he’s been for the past 16 years . As a Choreographer James most recently returned from Florida where he choreographed Hello Dolly staring Sally Struthers and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Other works include an original ballet entitled “MARCH” which was commissioned by the New Jersey Ballet, after it’s debut at Alvin Ailey.
    Joshua Kolberg | Ballet Joshua Kolberg >> Guest Teacher
    Joshua Kolberg received professional training from the renowned Patricia Barker, artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, as well as from Henning Albrechtsen while attending the Royal Danish Ballet School in Copenhagen.
    Dorit Koppel | Ballet Dorit Koppel >> Ballet
    Acclaimed as "Teacher of the Year" by Dance Pages Magazine, Dorit classically trained students who now dance with NYC Ballet and Boston Ballet, to list but a few. She coached Kioko Ina of USA Ice Skating team in Monsey, NY, and also developed their ballet program.She received a MFA in Dance from NYU Graduate School of the Performing Arts, after completing a BA in Dance at Sarah Lawrence College. Dorit was the Artistic Director and owner of Progressive Dance Studio in Englewood, NJ.
    Dorit Koppel | Ballet Dorit Koppel >> Ballet
    Acclaimed as "Teacher of the Year" by Dance Pages Magazine, Dorit classically trained students who now dance with NYC Ballet and Boston Ballet, to list but a few. She coached Kioko Ina of USA Ice Skating team in Monsey, NY, and also developed their ballet program.She received a MFA in Dance from NYU Graduate School of the Performing Arts, after completing a BA in Dance at Sarah Lawrence College. Dorit was the Artistic Director and owner of Progressive Dance Studio in Englewood, NJ.
    Liza Kovacs | Ballet Liza Kovacs >> Guest Teacher
    Liza Kovacs trained at The National Ballet School in Canada, and danced with The National Ballet of Canada and Lalala Human Steps. Her greatest passion lies in dance training and as well as teaching ballet and sharing with students her knowledge in anatomy, physiology and dance exercise science to help them achieve their dancing dreams. Liza teaches in our excelled Core Ballet Program and our professional youth company, the Peridance Youth Ensemble.
    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.
    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.
    Ryoko Kudo | Limón Ryoko Kudo >> Limón
    Ryoko Kudo was a member of the Limón Dance Company from 2001 through 2009, performing solo roles in the repertory. Her technique classes will emphasize coordinating breath and weight in terms of falling, rebounding, and suspending. Dancers will be challenged to achieve a dynamic range of movement and rich human expression with clear intention and musicality.
    Calen Kurka | Contemporary Calen Kurka >> Contemporary
    As an instructor Calen has taught across Canada, the U.S. and Japan, and more recently in Ireland at Dublin's Dance Jam '07. He is currently instructing for Dance Masters of America as one of their Master Faculty, and is also on faculty with Dance Educators of America. His choreography has been recognized as outstanding at many competitions throughout the U.S. and Canada, and has been the recipient of many awards. In addition to teaching in and around New York he's also assisted choreographer, director, instructor, Michele Assaf.
    Genevieve Carson // LACDC | Contemporary Genevieve Carson // LACDC >> Guest Teacher
    The L.A. Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC) celebrated its 10th year in 2015 as the resident contemporary dance company of Los Angeles. Based in downtown L.A., LACDC performs a diverse repertoire of contemporary and cutting edge work representative of L.A.’s vibrant culture. LACDC is the stomping ground where dance artists and collaborators craft the future of dance in L.A. and beyond.
      Ladies of Hip Hop Faculty | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Ladies of Hip Hop Faculty >> Guest Teacher
    The Ladies of Hip Hop is made up of an elite group of female artists from around the world that puts women center-stage.
    Mary Ann Lamb | Jazz/Theater Mary Ann Lamb >> Guest Teacher
    Mary Ann Lamb just played Young Claire in John Kander and Fred Ebb’s, The Visit, starring Chita Rivera and George Hearn. On Broadway she most recently played Mona Page in Curtains starring David Hyde Pierce.
    Loni Landon | Contemporary Loni Landon >> Guest Teacher
    Landon is the 2013 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship winner awarded with BODYTRAFFIC. As a sought after choreographer, her work has been commissioned by Keigwin and Company, Whim Whim, LEVY DANCE, The Juilliard School, BODYTRAFFIC, American Dance Institute (for Loni Landon Dance Projects), Northwest Dance Project, Hubbard Street II, Ballet X, Ballet Austin, SUNY Purchase, and Marymount Manhattan College. Her company has performed at The Joyce Theater and Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Series.
    Kenny Larson | Ballet Kenny Larson >> Ballet
    Kenny Larson began his career with the National Ballet of Canada, where he worked with such dance legends as Erik Bruhn, Rudolph Nureyev, and Peter Schaufuss. Following a period in Europe with the Dutch National ballet, he was Principal Dancer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens for several years.
    Zac Lattimore | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Zac Lattimore >> Guest Teacher
    Cherylyn Lavagnino | Contemporary Cherylyn Lavagnino >> Guest Teacher
    Cherylyn Lavagnino (Artistic Director/Choreographer) has an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, as well as a BA in Philosophy from USC. Lavagnino has created over thirty works in the past fifteen years, and since 2000 the platform for her choreography has been Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance.
    Elie Lazar | Ballet Elie Lazar >> Guest Teacher
    Internationally renowned ballet director, teacher and choreographer, Elie Lazar founded and directed the Joffrey Ensemble Dancers -°©- the official company of the Joffrey Ballet School (NYC), 1999-°©-2005. He also founded and directed Joffrey South, a summer intensive satellite of the Joffrey Ballet School, and LazarBallet, NYC, a professional ballet touring company. From 2007-°©-2011, he directed the Montgomery Ballet in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Lazar’s has won critical acclaim form both reviewers and audience world wide for his work which includes his stagings of the full-°©-length ballets Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Coppelia along with his renditions of Romeo and Juliet, Snow White, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carmen, The Nutcracker, and originals works, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Papillon, The Magic Flute, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Dance Me to the End of Love.
    Emery LeCrone | Contemporary Emery LeCrone >> Guest Teacher
    At the age of 24, Ms. LeCrone has already created several prominent works, competed in numerous choreography competitions, and received substantial grants and new commissions for her choreography.
    Pauline Legras | Modern Pauline Legras >> Guest Teacher
    Born in Paris, Pauline began her dance training in France. At the age of 15 years old, she went to do her Professional Training Program in Ballet technique at the Geneva Dance Center (Switzerland). In 2002, she received a scholarship from the Foundation of Princess Grace de Monaco at the Monaco Dance Forum. Later on, she went to Mexico to perfect her knowledge in contemporary dance at the Colegio Nacional de Danza Contemporanea and during the Spring 2006 she is awarded the First Prize of the Choreographic Contest.
    Fabrice Lemire | Ballet Fabrice Lemire >> Guest Teacher
    Fabrice Lemire received his training at the Paris Opera Ballet School and at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. Now based in Macau China, Fabrice is pursuing his career as a Dance Master for the permanent production ZAiA from Cirque Du Soleil.
    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.
    LuAnn Leonard | Body Conditioning LuAnn Leonard >> Body Conditioning
    LuAnn Leonard has performed on Broadway, in France and Tokyo, and was a Radio City Music Hall Rockette for eleven years! Her theatre credits include The Will Rogers Follies, A Chorus Line, La Cage Aux Folles, How To Succeed..., A Funny Thing Happened...Forum, Sweet Charity, Anything Goes, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Fourth Wall.
    Benjamin Levy | Contemporary Benjamin Levy >> Guest Teacher
    Benjamin Levy is a choreographer, dancer, and artistic director recognized for his cutting-edge interdisciplinary works that explore the nuance and drama of human intimacy. Levy founded LEVYdance in 2002, which very quickly became known for its innovative works and collaborations. In 2004, Levy was named one of the "Top 25 Choreographers to Watch" by Dance Magazine and awarded a San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement.
       Limón Rotating Faculty | Limón Limón Rotating Faculty >> Limón
    Advanced Limón classes are taught on a rotating basis by the Limón faculty.
    Rachel List | Ballet Rachel List >> Ballet
    Rachel List has been a member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Vanaver Caravan, Partridge/Benford/Dance/Music, and The New York Baroque Dance Company, with whom she still performs. Rachel has taught professional ballet classes in NYC since 1978, and is frequently on the faculty of the renowned Bates Dance Festival. Ms. List has taught on the dance faculties of NYU/Tisch School of the Arts and Barnard College, and is currently the Director of the Dance Program at Hofstra University.
    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.
    Stuart Loungway | Ballet Stuart Loungway >> Ballet
    Stuart Loungway is the Artistic Director of Terra Firma Dance Theatre. He began his professional career performing with the Joffrey II Ensemble and Joffrey Ballet, before joining San Francisco Ballet Company and continuing as a Principal Dancer with American Repertory Ballet. He has performed soloist and principal roles in work by David Bintley, James Kudelka, George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Mark Morris, and many others. Mr. Loungway maintains an active schedule as a master teacher, choreographer, performer, and served on the dance faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
    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.
    Reed Luplau | Ballet Reed Luplau >> Ballet
    Reed Luplau is currently a dancer for Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.
    The class is energetic, friendly, fun & vibrant, focusing on musicality, body movement & structure. It is ideal for a contemporary, modern, and ballet dancer & is a great way to begin the day.
     MADBOOTS DANCE | Contemporary MADBOOTS DANCE >> Contemporary
    Since 2011, MADBOOTS DANCE has been presented nationally and internationally by the Duo Multicultural Arts Center, The 92nd Street Y, Tisch School of the Arts, TOES for dance, and Norte Maar. The company was featured in Dance Magazine's Vital Signs segment and The New York Times noted the company's "sharp. elegant movements, dark theatricality and unashamed intimacy…"
    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.
    Julie Magneville | Contemporary Julie Magneville >> Contemporary
    Julie Magneville was trained at the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, the Lyon Conservatory in Contemporary section as well as The Ailey School.
     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.
    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.
    Alison Manning | Modern Alison Manning >> Modern
    Alison Manning is the Managing Director & Co-Producer of The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, and has worked for 5 years to provide meaningful residency opportunities for national and international performing artists, and bring the performing arts to the local Vineyard community. In addition she Co-Directs and performs, with choreographic and creative partner Jesse Keller, in YARDWorks, The Yard’s year-round collective of artists and arts educators.
     Marie | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Marie >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Marie Basse-Wiles has performed with the Ballet National of Senegal and Koumpo Dance Company. She has won numerous awards and has created numerous ballets including a piece archived at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
    Natasha Ivory Markwick | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Natasha Ivory Markwick >> Guest Teacher
    Natasha "Ivory" Markwick has been trained extensively in Hip Hop and Modern, but has found her artistic home in styles such of House, Hip Hop and Dancehall. Natasha began dancing in 2008 in Denmark, learning from some of the pioneers of Hip Hop and House, which then brought her to make the big move in 2012 and come to NYC. Since then she has studied and been mentored by Sekou Heru from Dance Fusion and is now part of the next chapter DFF, as well as continuously studied and performed her other artistic styles such as Waacking, Afrobeat and Breaking.
    Natasha has performed and taught throughout South America and parts of Europe, as well as in NYC. Her credits cover 106&park BET Live, MTV, Casino De Paris, Red Bull Music Academy, Nike, Puma, Sony, Madonna, Mr Vegas, Jaegermeister and DK Talent Live Show to name a few.
    Amy Marshall | Modern Amy Marshall >> Modern
    Amy Marshall was born in Kyoto, Japan, and raised in Sandwich, New Hampshire, where she began her formal training. In 1992 she received a B.A. in Dance and Theater with Honors in dance from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Moving to New York City shortly thereafter, Marshall has since performed in the companies of esteemed choreographers Paul Taylor and David Parsons.
    Nuria Martin Fandos | Contemporary Nuria Martin Fandos >> Contemporary
    Núria is a professional dancer, choreographer and dance educator originally from Barcelona, Spain. At the age of 4, she began her training in multiple disciplines and has been on stage. At the age of 17 Nuria was accepted to the prestigious Conservatory of Barcelona (Institut del Teatre) and is a graduate with a Contemporary Dance Degree. In 2013 she received a full scholarship ($21.760) for the Certificate Program at Peridance Capezio Center (New York) where she obtained an Excellence with Honors certificate in Contemporary Dance. During her education she has performed works by Stijn Cellis, Robert Battle and Lali Ayguadé among others. Núria furthered her training attending numerous workshops with Mathilde Von Meerendonk (Ohad Naharin choreography), Igal Perry and Eva López Crevillén (Nacho Duato choreography). At the early age of 14 she joined La Companyia, where she trained and performed the grands ballets (Sleeping Beauty and Coppelia) choreographed by Rodolfo Castellanos (principal dancer at Ballet Nacional Cuba) and directed by Elise Lummis. Núria has trained next to Malin Andreasson (Metropolitan Opera), Eila Valls (Ballet Hispánico) and Sonia Vinograd (SemperOper Dresden).
    Setsuko Maruhashi | Ballet Setsuko Maruhashi >> Guest Teacher
    Setsuko Maruhashi was born in Japan and started her ballet training in the Vaganova method at the age of eight. After moving to NYC, she added jazz, tap and modern to her dance training. Among many others, she studied with Finis Jhung, Maggie Black, Marjorie Mussman, Phil Black, Miquel Godreau, and Helen Butleroff. In 1985, Setsuko became the first minority Rockette at Radio City Music Hall and performed in numerous productions, including: The Christmas Spectaculars, The Easter Shows, Super Bowl half-time show, Late Night with David Letterman and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She also performed in musicals and industrial shows as an AEA member.
    Chris Masters | Contemporary Chris Masters >> Guest Teacher
    Chris Masters has been making dance work for over ten years, and is currently director of ChrisMastersDance. His work has been presented at Judson Memorial Church (NYC), Detroit Opera House, Music Hall Performance Space (Detroit), Boll Theatre (Detroit), 100 Grand (NYC), Dixon Place (NYC), Triskelion Arts (NYC), and Irondale Center (NYC), as well as held creative residencies at Public Space One (Iowa City) and 555 Gallery (Detroit). Masters has performed the work of Martha Clarke, Jeff Rebudal, Colleen Thomas, Stephanie Liapis, Jana Hicks, Keith Thompson, Doug Elkins, and Jan Erkert, among others. Currently, Chris is performing with Third Rail Projects' Then She Fell, recipient of a 2013 New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award. As an educator, Masters has served on the faculties of The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Wayne State University, The University of Iowa, the American College Dance Festival, Dance New Amsterdam, 100 Grand, Gibney Dance Center, and American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive. Chris holds a BA in Finance/BS in Dance from Wayne State University and a MFA in Choreography from The University of Iowa, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow.
    Christopher Matt | Ballet Christopher Matt >> Guest Teacher
    In 1980, Christopher began his dance training in Paris with Raymond Franchetti (Academie d’art Choreographique) and Nora Kiss (Academie Chaptel). He received further training with David Howard, Jean Golovine, and finally with the Stuttgart Ballet.
    Nijawwon Matthews | Contemporary Nijawwon Matthews >> Contemporary
    Nijawwon Matthews is a Resident teacher/choreographer for The Joffrey Ballet School based in New York City. Mr. Matthews is also a faculty teacher and dancer for TOKYOTHECCOMPANY under the direction of Kevin “Tokyo” Inouye & Alisha Lorraine Captain. Inspired by solid training and early achievements, Nijawwon has been motivated to pursue his interest in dance further.
    Ami Mattison | Contemporary Ami Mattison >> Guest Teacher
    She has won several Choreography Awards and trained top national soloists. Ami was an original member of collidE dance (Erica Michelle Sobol, artistic director) and was featured in several of collidE's evening length company shows. Her focus has turned to her own choreography and her passion of training dancers as artists. She has showcases pieces for Medium.Live.Art, Talent Lab, Mashed Up Contemporary Dance, and Choreographer's CarnivalShe launched her contemporary jazz company, Mattidance, with a sold out two evening performance in May 2014.
    Jim May | Limón Jim May >> Guest Teacher
    Jim May, formerly soloist and guest artist with the Limón Company, is presently artistic director of Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble. He is an internationally-renowned teacher who has been honored with the Marcus Award for teaching and the Fulbright, as well as a 1999 Bessie Award.
    Diane McCarthy | Simonson Technique Diane McCarthy >> Simonson Technique
    Diane McCarthy has been teaching, performing and choreographing throughout the U.S. and Europe for over twenty -five years. Her work has been presented in Holland, Spain, Washington, New York and Canada where she travels yearly to give workshops and choreograph. She has been on faculty at various colleges and universities around the United States including Manhattanville College, Hofstra University, Marymount College and Bates College in Maine.
    Jessica McCarthy | Yoga Jessica McCarthy >> Yoga
    As a professional dancer, yoga teacher and Reiki Master, Jessica holds a deep appreciation for the connection between one's mind, body & spirit. While dance will always serve as a therapeutic outlet and form of profound self- expression for her own life experiences, she knows that her purpose in this world reaches far beyond the stage and into the lives of others.
    Rebecca McCormac | Contemporary Rebecca McCormac >> Guest Teacher

    Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Ms. McCormac completed her Masters in Dance with at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2006. A registered teacher of The Royal Academy of Dance, Ms. McCormac holds her Jazz Award and Teaching Diploma in Tap for the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance and in 2002 was the recipient of the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dances’ Blue Sash Award.

    Austin McCormick | Jazz/Theater Austin McCormick >> Guest Teacher
    Austin McCormick is a director and choreographer based in New York. His work has been performed nationally and internationally at many prestigious venues. He founded Company XIV, a dance/theatre company based in Brooklyn, New York, to facilitate the production and performance of new work.
    Belinda McGuire | Limón Belinda McGuire >> Limón
    Belinda McGuire, originally from Toronto, graduated from The Juilliard School (BFA 2006). As an independent artist, she primarily performs solo work, choreographs and engages in collaboration and production. In October, she traveled to Amsterdam to collaborate with Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten through The International Choreographic Arts Centre Amsterdam’s Altra Cosa initiative. A current member of The José Limón Dance Company, she has danced with Gallim Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers, Ofelia Lorette de Mola's DANSCORES, the DOORKNOB Company and The Canadian Children's Dance Theatre.
    Brianna Mercado | Contemporary Brianna Mercado >> Guest Teacher
    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.
    Mersiha Mesihovic | Contemporary Mersiha Mesihovic >> Contemporary
    Mersiha Mesihovic, hailed as the rising NYC choreographer by theworlddances.com is a Bosnian/Swedish dance- artist & the founder/artistic director of CIRCUITDEBRIS, a dance company & a space for Interdisciplinarity - Radical Dance - Community Engagement. Mesihovic received her training at Balettakademien in Stockholm, Sweden, Sarajevo National Ballet School in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iwanson Internatonal School for Contemporary Dance in Munich, Germany and holds a BFA in Dance & Choreography from California Institute of the Arts.
    Sarah Mettin | Contemporary Sarah Mettin >> Guest Teacher
    Sarah Mettin graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase’s Dance Conservatory in 2011, with additional studies abroad in Rotterdam, Netherlands at Codarts (Rotterdamse Dans Academie). Mettin is passionately involved in every aspect of dance, working as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and artistic director. She had the opportunity to perform in works by many choreographers including Twyla Tharp, Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon, Kate Weare, Takehiro Ueyama, Kanji Segawa, Jessica Lang, Jonathan Royse Windham, Arantxa Sagardoy, and other freelance artists. Mettin’s profound interest in choreography led her to create her first full- length work, Talk of Interference, in the Netherlands in 2009, which triggered Mettin’s inspiration to continue creation.
     Michael Kessler & Melinda Jackson | Jazz/Theater Michael Kessler & Melinda Jackson >> Guest Teacher
    M&M have taught workshops in Acting for Dancers & Acrobats and their original JOYOM® Total Body Workout™ for Cirque du Soleil. M&M initiated and taught a Musical Theatre intensive course with an elite group of 250 dancers selected from all over the USA at Miami City Ballet, training them in Gyrokinesis®, JOYOM® Total Body Workout™, Classical Jazz and Musical Theatre. They have also taught Musical Theatre & Zena Rommett Floor Barre® for Tara Foy’s Elite Ballet Intensive in Las Vegas and White Cloud Opera Ballet in Rome. They continue to produce, direct, choreograph, perform, teach, mentor and coach internationally.
     MICHIYAYA | Contemporary MICHIYAYA >> Guest Teacher
    Sharon Milanese | Modern Sharon Milanese >> Guest Teacher
    Sharon Milanese joined the Lucinda Childs Dance Company in 2009 with the revival of Dance, and is currently touring in Einstein on the Beach. Her professional credits also include working with Patrick Corbin's CorbinDances, Jodie Gates, the Liz Gerring Dance Company, Heidi Latsky Dance, Motley Dance, Ramon Oller and the Peridance Ensemble, New York Theatre Ballet, Cortez and Company Contemporary Ballet, and Verb Ballet.
    Amanda Miller | Ballet Amanda Miller >> Ballet
    Amanda Miller is Artistic Director of Miller Rothlein since 2004. As a dancer she performed with the Hartford Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera Company, performing and premiering works by George Balanchine, Jorma Elo, and Mark Morris, among many others. Miller has studied the choreographic and improvisational techniques of Alonzo King, William Forsythe, and Siobhan Davies.
    Andrea Miller | Modern Andrea Miller >> Guest Teacher
    Andrea Miller is a graduate of The Juilliard School and former dancer with Ohad Naharin's Batsheva Ensemble. In 2006, Miller established Gallim Dance. Her work has been performed in the United States, Canada and Israel. Miller has been selected as one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" 2009.
    Leslie J. Miller | Ballet Leslie J. Miller >> Guest Teacher
    Leslie J. Miller began her training at the Hanover School of Ballet, through which she had the opportunity to travel, as an ambassador of dance, throughout Europe, China, and various venues throughout the U.S.
    Robyn Mineko Williams | Contemporary Robyn Mineko Williams >> Guest Teacher
    Robyn Mineko Williams is a dancer and choreographer from Chicago, Illinois. She was a member of River North Dance Company (now River North Dance Chicago) for four years before joining Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2000. During her 12 years as a Company member, Williams performed works by renowned dancemakers including Ohad Naharin, Jirí Kylián, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe and Johan Inger.
    Dan Mitra | Tap Dan Mitra >> Tap
    Dan Mitra is primarily a tap dancer native to Woodstock Valley, CT. Since he has started tap dancing at a young age he has received awards such as the American Tap Dance Foundation’s Tap Future Award, youngARTS silver finalist, and one of two dancers selected to perform at the Kennedy Center as Presidential Scholars in the Arts in 2009. Shows Dan has been in are Joseph Webb’s “Beautiful Fire”, Henry St. Theatre’s “Urban Nutcracker,” Omar Edward’s “Passion of Tap”, in works by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards in “On Tap at Summerstage,” the film “Black Nativity,” and is a member of Jason Samuel Smith’s A.C.G.I.
    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. Venturing further into the world of dance, he found himself learning, training, and falling in love with other styles of dance such as Hip Hop, ballet, modern, pop, house, and vogue. Ousmane has been given the chance to work with many artists in and out of the USA, including John Legend, Zuma Zuma, Wunmi, Hassan Boukray, Lil' Mama, Estelle, Gala, Kesha, Kenya Moore, Cuba Gooding Jr, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, Gargon City & Rashaad Newsome. He adopted a stage name, aka "Omari Mizrahi". Ousmane is now working on creating his own style of dance blending African, Vogue, and House as one.
    Brenna Monroe-Cook | Limón Brenna Monroe-Cook >> Limón
    She received her BFA from The Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkavy. Ms. Monroe-Cook was a dancer with the Limón Dance Company from 2003-2007. She then earned her MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle and was a faculty member at Cornish College, Dance Fremont, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and the University of Washington.
    Chalvar Monteiro | Contemporary Chalvar Monteiro >> Contemporary
    Chalvar Monteiro (Montclair, NJ) began his formal dance training at Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts and went on to study at The Ailey School. He received his BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase, where he performed works by Merce Cunningham, Helen Pickett, Doug Varone, Paul Taylor, Kevin Wynn, and Dianne McIntyre. Since graduating, Mr. Monteiro has worked with Sidra Bell Dance New York, Elisa Monte Dance, Keigwin + Company, BODYTRAFFIC, and Abraham.In.Motion. He has assisted Kyle Abraham in setting and creating work for Barnard College, Princeton University, Emory University, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Wendy Whelan's Restless Creature. Mr. Monteiro was a member of Ailey II and joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2015.
    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.
     Ms. Vee | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Ms. Vee >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    1Val Ho, also known as “Ms. Vee,” is a multi- faceted dancer and performer whose movement background includes Hip- Hop (Freestyle, Breaking, Popping, Locking), House, Chinese Dance, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Swing, Salsa, Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu), Capoeira, and Yoga. Specializing in street dance and Hip-Hop culture, Vee has studied with such greats as Mr. Wiggles, Popin Pete, Skeeter Rabbit, Greg Campbellock Jr., and Buddha Stretch to name a few.
     Ms. Vee | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Ms. Vee >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Val Ho, also known as “Ms. Vee,” is a multi-faceted dancer and performer whose movement background includes Hip- Hop (Freestyle, Breaking, Popping, Locking), House, Chinese Dance, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Swing, Salsa, Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu), Capoeira, and Yoga. Specializing in street dance and Hip-Hop culture, Vee has studied with such greats as Mr. Wiggles, Popin Pete, Skeeter Rabbit, Greg Campbellock Jr., and Buddha Stretch to name a few.
    Milton Myers | Modern Milton Myers >> Modern
    Milton Myers was a founding member, performer, assistant to the director, and later director with the Joyce Trisler Danscompany, and performed with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He has been the director of the modern and contemporary program at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival for the past twenty four years.
    Milton Myers | Modern Milton Myers >> Modern
    Milton Myers was a founding member, performer, assistant to the director, and later director with the Joyce Trisler Danscompany, and performed with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He has been the director of the modern and contemporary program at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival for the past twenty four years.
    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.
    Matthew Neff | Contemporary Matthew Neff >> Contemporary
    Matthew Neff has experience that varies from theatre, film and concert dance. His theatrical performances in national tours include George M! (Archie/Dance Captain), The Music Man (Linus Dunlop), Oklahoma! (Jesse Chalmers/Dance Captain) and many regional theatre productions. He can be seen dancing in Sony Pictures/Revolution Films’ musical movie, Across The Universe, directed by Julie Taymor. You can also find him in Avril Lavigne’s music videos He Wasn’t and Clear Blue Tuesday, directed by Elizabeth Lucas. In the world of concert dance, he has performed works by Charlotte Griffin, Jose Limón, Mark Morris and Chet Walker. He had the opportunity to perform Anna Sokolow's signature piece, Rooms, at her memorial held at the Joyce Theater.
    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.
    Josh Assor// Newsies National Tour | Jazz/Theater Josh Assor// Newsies National Tour >> Guest Teacher
    Josh is a New York based award winning choreographer and performer. Throughout Josh's career, he has worked some of the most respected jobs including Broadway, National Tours, National Commercials, Film and Television.
    Kerry Nicholls | Contemporary Kerry Nicholls >> Guest Teacher
      Nicola Iervasi and Kevin Albert | Jazz/Theater Nicola Iervasi and Kevin Albert >> Guest Teacher
    Kevin Albert and Nicola Iervasi are co-founders and artistic directors of Mare Nostrum Elements, a versatile entity that acts as a Performance Group, Training Outlet and Production Company. In its dedication to the expression of human emotion through dance, theater, and movement, Mare Nostrum Elements strives to reduce the distance between artistic disciplines by exploring their points of intersection and sharing the results through performances, workshops, and outreach programs.
    Javier Ninja | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Javier Ninja >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Javier has performed solos and collaborated with The House of Ninja all around the world, most notable was for the original House of Ninja Production, East is Red and appeared as a guest starred on America’s Next Top Model. He was the “VOGUE Champion of the Year” for three consecutive years for the House Dance International competition. Additionally, Javier has expanded his horizons nationally and internationally including a performance at the 2010 world competition Juste DeBout in Paris and televise live performance at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime with the “Queen of Pop," Madonna.
    Marcus Noble | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Marcus Noble >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Marcus started dancing professionally in 2013 after training in the Philippines for a year. Upon his return to the states he was signed with Bloc NYC talent agency for commercial hip hop and began touring with Mystic India Bollywood dance company.
      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.
    Cassie Nordgren | Jazz/Theater Cassie Nordgren >> Jazz/Theater
    Cassie was the SDCF Observer for Josh Bergasse for the 2014 Broadway revival of On The Town, and was recently featured in an interview with Dance Informa magazine about her experience with the Observership program. Also in New York, Cassie frequently assists choreographer Al Blackstone and has worked with Al on pieces for Pushing Progress, The Gratitude Project, the "Only Make Believe" Gala, and on pieces for various BC/EFA events.
    Navarra Novy | Contemporary Navarra Novy >> Guest Teacher
    Navarra received her early training from Elaine Kudo and Buddy Balou in New Jersey. She graduated from The Juilliard School with a BFA in Dance in 2006. She has danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal 2006­-2009, The Batsheva Ensemble 2009-­ 2010, and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet 2010­-2015. She has danced original works by Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Hofesh Shechter, Stijn Celis, Richard Siegal, Jo Stromgren and Emanuel Gat, et.al. She is currently freelancing in New York City with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and Zoe | Juniper. She recently premiered Clear&Sweet, by Zoe | Juniper; Orpheus Unsung, by Mark DeChiazza; The Space Between, by Sonya Tayeh; Pierce the Veil, by Gregory Dolbashian; and was featured in the short films First Date, by Mary John Frank, and Just Dandy by Annika Sheaff.
    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. Jacquelyn worked as a part-time faculty member at Western Michigan University's Department of Dance where she still frequents as a guest teacher and choreographer, and she currently teaches all over the New York dance scene including being on faculty at Peridance Capezio Center, and guesting at Steps on Broadway, and Broadway Dance Center.
    Nico O'Connor | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Nico O'Connor >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    A California "Bay Area" native, with over ten years of dancing, teaching, and choreography experience, NiCo's ability to dance and learn choreography has always come natural to him. Specializing in hip hop & Jazz Funk, his training also includes Mexican folk dancing, salsa, merengue, jazz, contemporary, and ballet. Growing up, Nico immersed himself within the dance community around him, and danced and choreographed for several artists and companies. NiCo was a member of the non-profit dance troupe Culture Shock Oakland, and a backup dancer for artists like Disney's Kristy Frank, and Wrath Records’ filipino star Kim DelFierro.
    Charlotta Öfverholm  | Modern Charlotta Öfverholm >> Modern
    Charlotta is the Artistic Director of Compagnie Jus de la Vie Since the start of Compagnie Jus de la Vie in 1995, Öfverholm has created over 15 productions which have toured all over Europe, North and South America, and Africa. Her work is physical dance theatre with depth, irony, brutality, and humor.
    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.
    Jon Ole Olstad | Contemporary Jon Ole Olstad >> Contemporary
    In 2010 Jon Ole formed the choreographic duo "Ruth n ´Walter" together with Caroline Skjoershammer. Their first duet "Epilogue" got invited to the Cross Connection Choreography Competition and in 2012 they created "Dear, its time to turn the lights off", which was performed in different festivals and venues. In 2013, Jon Ole was hired by Nederlands Dans Theater 1, led by artistic director Paul Lightfoot. He has worked with choreographers such as Paul Lighfoot and Sol Leon, Johan Inger, Hofesh Shechter, Marco Goecke, Alexander Ekman, Jiri Kylian, Mehdi Walerski and Crystal Pite. In 2015 he was awarded 1. Prize in the prestigious competition, International Solo- Tanz Festival in Stuttgart. With his solo "and we already knew the names" he was awarded 1.Prize in Dance and 1.Prize in the Choreography category
     Oniin Dance Company | Contemporary Oniin Dance Company >> Contemporary
    The contemporary dance company Oniin Dance Company plays a strong desire of communication that uses the language of soma as a primary tool of espressione.Grazie artistic director Daniela Rapisarda, the choreographic duo between two creative choreographers and dancers innovativie 7 faulted, the Company is become in a few years of one of the most prestigious contemporary panoramainternazionale.
    Philip Orsano | Contemporary Philip Orsano >> Contemporary
    Orsano has danced for Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, OUI Danse, Dana Foglia Dance and Peridance Ensemble. Commercially he has worked with artists such as Madonna, Debbie Gibson, Jennifer Love Hewitt ("The Client List"), Meta and the Cornerstone, Jimmy Fallon, Howie Mandel, Lisa Vanderpump (Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules"), on Maria di Filippi's "AMICI" (Italian TV program), Law and Order SVU and more.
    Eric Otto | Ballet Eric Otto >> Guest Teacher
    Eric Otto was born and raised in Westchester, New York. He began dancing at the age of seven with the School of American Ballet in New York City. He has danced professionally with the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and BalletX. He was an original cast member of Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away.
    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. Since then, he has trained under teachers such as Carlos Neto, Luam Keflezgy, Derek Mitchell, and taken various workshops of diverse disciplines throughout the New York area. He is currently the Artistic and Executive Director of his dance team, The Neighbors. He is also a member of EPIC Motion Dance Company, with whom he aims to broaden his dance vocabulary as well as his range of style.
    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.
     Elizabeth Parkinson >> Guest Teacher
    Elizabeth Parkinson was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and began her ballet training with Anzia Arsenault and Carol Lee at Tampa Ballet Arts. She attended summer workshops in San Antonio with Robert Joffrey and then after high school joined The Joffrey Two Dancers under the direction of Sally Bliss. Elizabeth was a principle dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, The Feld Ballet NY, Peridance Ensemble, Donald Byrd/The Group, Mark Dendy Danccers, and Twyla Tharp Dance.
    Jason Parsons | Contemporary Jason Parsons >> Guest Teacher
    Jason Parsons has performed with companies such as River North Dance Company, Mia Michaels R.A.W, Dinyos Dance Company (Japan), and the POZ Dance Theater (South Korea). His company has presented in NYC at the Joyce Soho, Dixon Place, Manhattan Movement and Art Center, Alvin Ailey, and for APAP at Carnegie Hall.
    Christie Partelow | Ballet Christie Partelow >> Ballet
    Christie Partelow was born and raised in New York. Ms. Partelow began her professional training as a teenager under the private instruction of Todd Hall, Diana White, and Leslie Browne. Ms. Partelow continued her studies with the Nederlands Dans Theatre, Manhattan Youth Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theater, Boston Ballet School, Ballet Theater of Boston, ABT Summer Intensives, Atlanta Ballet Pre-Professional Summer Program, and The School at Steps on Broadway.
     Patricia Noworol Dance Theater | Contemporary Patricia Noworol Dance Theater >> Guest Teacher
    Originally formed as Patricia Noworol Dance (PND) in 2008, Patricia Noworol Dance Theater (PNDT) has been led since its inception by choreographer and artistic director Patricia Noworol.
    Joshua Pelatzky | Contemporary Joshua Pelatzky >> Contemporary
    Joshua has received many awards for choreography including Choreographer of the Year and Young Choreographer of the Year. He has been featured in several showcases internationally including Carnival, Broadway Underground, Sirens After Dark, Botega, World Dance Movement and Broadway a Tropea. Joshua choreographed and danced in the Darwin Deez' music video 'DNA' which landed him a nomination for a UK Music Video Award. He has also been commissioned to set site specific work for art gallery openings. He has taught contemporary and street jazz throughout 15 different countries. Joshua teach guest classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and at The EDGE in Los Angeles.
     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.
    Miguel Perez | Contemporary Miguel Perez >> Guest Teacher
    MIGUEL PEREZ started dancing at the age of 18 at the University of Arizona. After college, he danced for River North Dance Company and Hubbard Street 2 in Chicago. Miguel has had success in the commercial dance world: he danced for both Celine Dion’s A New Day in Las Vegas and her Taking Chances world tour.
    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; and recently, had her work presented at Choreography on the Edge. She has been a private Pilates instructor since 2004 and is also on faculty at Gibney Dance Center.
    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).
    Igal Perry | Ballet Igal Perry >> Ballet
    gal Perry, Founder and Artistic Director of Peridance 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
    Laura Peterson | Contemporary Laura Peterson >> Guest Teacher
    Laura Peterson is a NYC based dance artist creating work that challenges the limits physicality and redefines performance spaces. Laura’s work is influenced by visual art and includes visually stunning installations that are developed simultaneously with the choreography. She has had residencies and commissions throughout NYC and her work has been performed at venues including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, and in Europe and South America. Laura’s choreography has been commissioned by dance companies and universities throughout the US. She has taught technique and improvisation in universities including Princeton, Rutgers and Marymount Manhattan and she holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Art
    Stephen Petronio | Modern Stephen Petronio >> Guest Teacher
    Stephen Petronio (Artistic Director /Choreographer) received a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where he began dancing in 1974. Petronio was the first male dancer of the Trisha Brown Company (1979 to 1986), and has gone on to build a unique and powerful language of movement in a career than spans 25 years.
    Katharine Pettit | Tap Katharine Pettit >> Tap
    Katharine Pettit is a NYC based Tap Dancer and teacher, Director/Choreographer. Most recently she served as Ms. Susan Stroman’s SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers) observer on BULLETS OVER BROADWAY.
    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. She has also appeared as a dancer in over 20 music videos with top artists such as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Janet, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Neyo, LL Cool J, Nelly, Amerie and Kat Deluna. Wanting a change from the music industry, she got the opportunity from Writer/Director Arthur Laurents to perform in the smash hit revival of ‘West Side Story’ on Broadway, in which she played the role of Consuela.
    Kendra Portier | Contemporary Kendra Portier >> Guest Teacher
    Bombastic Post-Downtown Class is a super physical sensation-based articulation of form via improvisation, imagination and heavily nuanced set material. Class begins with filtering our formal techniques with an active creative practice that encourages trust and choice-making. We will take ownership of our unique eccentricity, beauty, and darkness. We will cultivate the permission to reveal, explore, and revel in the effort and joy. We will gather to regenerate, discover, challenge, and applaud. We will dance via little physics and loud ways; sweat and move until we cannot.
    Emma Portner | Contemporary Emma Portner >> Contemporary
    In 2012, Emma was named American Dance Awards National “Young Choreographer of the year”. Since then, her choreography has won several National and Regional Level awards. Including a top placement in the 2014 CAPEZIO A.C.E awards. Her choreography is constantly recognized for it’s intricacy, honesty and blend of styles.
    Kelly Potter | Jazz/Theater Kelly Potter >> Jazz/Theater
    Kelly Potter’s style is a fusion of technique and athleticism combined with high-energy hip-hop moves. Her class begins with a technical warm-up, progressions across the floor and a unique street jazz, hip-hop or even lyrical combination.
    George Povydysh | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles George Povydysh >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    George Povydysh was inspired to dance when he first encountered local b-boys in Brooklyn at the age of 14. After taking the first ever class he knew that this new found interest is something he would want to pursue. It gave him a challenge like no other and he was determined to dive into the culture.
    Matthew Powell | Ballet Matthew Powell >> Ballet
    Matthew Powell received his training from the School of American Ballet, and danced professionally with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, San Francisco Opera, the International tour of 'West Side Story,' and more. As a choreographer, Matthew was awarded a fellowship from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet, and recently received an award for his choreography at Regional Dance America. He has created works for Kansas City Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Broadway Dance Center, Brooklyn Ballet, and is the on-set choreographer for BLOCH dancewear.
     Princess Lockerooo | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Princess Lockerooo >> 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.
    Connie Procopio | Limón Connie Procopio >> Limón
    Upon graduating from the University of South Florida in 2000, with a BFA in Dance Performance, Connie trained at the Limón Institute. She has worked with Sue Bernhard, Alan Danielson, Raphael Boumalia, Maxine Steinman, and Kathryn Alter. She performed for the Avodah Dance Ensemble from 2003-2009 working with JoAnne Tucker, Julie Gayer, and Sidra Bell, and where she also led the company’s outreach work in women’s prisons.
    Dante Puleio | Limón Dante Puleio >> Limón
    Dante Puleio danced with Limon Dance Company from 2000 until 2014. He currently teaches master classes in New York City and across the USA. He will begin his Masters at UC Irvine, CA, in September.
     Q | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Q >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Having graduated from Baltimore School for The Arts as a theater major who was influenced by varying disciplines, Q creates choreography, both onstage and in class, that connects the dots between the music, the movement and the message. To hear him tell it, as he often does while working with dancers, “Anyone can dance, but not everyone can perform.” After moving to New York, his dance class regimen included a steady diet of Hip Hop, Funk, Ballet, and Jazz. The roles are reversed nowadays and though he still considers himself a student, Q can be found teaching in places as far away as Japan and South Africa and a bit closer in NYC as part of the faculty at Broadway Dance Center, a guest teacher at Peridance, The Ailey Extension and a Street Jazz/Hip Hop instructor at Crunch Gyms NYC.
    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.
    Ruth Rae | Yoga Ruth Rae >> Yoga
    Upon moving to New York City, she attained her complete Yoga certification in Yogea Artflow© through Antonia Katrandjieva and YOGEA© Artflow Center, combining innovative poses with tradition, alignment, dynamic flow, as well as the breathing and mudras of kundalini yoga, and theories and processes of meditation, visualization, chi- gong, Ayurveda, Reflexology, and many other modalities and esoteric theories. She has taught yoga, Pilates, combination classes and private sessions for 6 years.
    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.
    Daniela Rapisarda | Contemporary Daniela Rapisarda >> Contemporary
    Today with Alessandro Vacca, international dancer and choreographer with her in the dance company, holds workshops and seminars in the world (Italy, Shanghai, Miami, Hong Kong, New York).
    Karin Rendelman | Tap Karin Rendelman >> Tap
    Karin's infectious energy and her passion for dance was seasoned while she mentored under Broadway tap dancer, Jimmy Tate. She has been teaching for over eleven years and during this time, was honored to become the Director of the Dance Department at the nationally renowned Weiss School.
    Gilbert Reyes | Contemporary Gilbert Reyes >> Contemporary
    Gilbert Reyes was born in the Bronx and raised in Spanish Harlem, Reyes graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. in Dance and Anthropology focused in Linguistics with a minor in Afro-Latino Studies. He dances for Maura Donohue, Frankie Martinez, Christal Brown and Vanessa Anspaugh. Inspired by physicality and improvisation Reyes plays with the body's different venues of exploration through movement.
    Jillianna Richcrick | Body Conditioning Jillianna Richcrick >> Guest Teacher
    Jillianna trained with Brie Neff in Philadelphia and Teri Steele in New York before pursuing her certification through the STOTT Pilates program. Jillianna’s class draws from her vast experience in movement to offer insight and an informed perspective to pilates instruction. Through this she will help you develop better body awareness, increased physical strength, flexibility and focus.
    Dieter Riesle | Ballet Dieter Riesle >> Ballet
    Dieter Riesle was born in Wiesbaden, Germany. He graduated from the John Cranko Ballet Academy in Stuttgart, Germany. He later danced principal roles in Nutcracker, Cinderella, Swan Lake, A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as other ballets. Mr. Riesle performed with the Frankfurt Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Garden State Ballet, NJ, and as a guest dancer in Japan.
    Ariel Rivka Grossman | Contemporary Ariel Rivka Grossman >> Contemporary
    Based in New York/New Jersey, Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) is a critically acclaimed all-female contemporary dance company led by a married choreographer/composer team, Ariel Grossman (Artistic Director/Choreographer) and David Homan (Executive Director/Composer). Named one of Jersey (New) Moves' Emerging Choreographers, ARD will premiere work at NJPAC on June 17th, and will be presented this summer at Rutgers University, White Wave's Wave Rising Series and Inaugural Solo/Duo Festival, and celebrate its 9th Season Festival in May at New York Live Arts.
    Christina Robson | Contemporary Christina Robson >> Contemporary
    Christina Robson currently dances with The Sean Curran Company, Monica Bill Barnes and Company, Alexandra Beller Dances, Heidi Henderson/Elephant Jane Dance, Kendra Portier | Band Portier, David Dorfman Dance and an artist's collective called The Space We Make. Rachel Rizzuto of Dance Teacher Magazine writes, "She is- the modern dancer to watch of this next generation. Her ability to mold herself to any number of choreographers’ styles with ease and detail is truly exceptional."
    Rhea Roderick | Ballet Rhea Roderick >> Ballet
    Rhea Roderick began her dance training in Philadelphia at the New Freedom Theater and the Pennsylvania Ballet School . Upon moving to New York City, she studied on full scholarship at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, the Joffrey Ballet School and The Juilliard School. Ms. Roderick is a former company member of the Dance Theater of Harlem, Complexions,and Oakland Ballet (soloist). As a freelance guest artist, she has danced with Ballet Arts of Minnesota and Moving Poets. In addition to performing with the National Tour of "Carousel", she has also performed with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular(Christmas Across America) and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Ms. Roderick has done print work for magazines such as Dance Spirit and Sportswear International and can be seen dancing in the feature film, "Across The Universe". From 2007-2012, Ms Roderick had the pleasure of touring the U.S. and Canada with the first National Tour of Disney's "The Lion King" which lead her to her Broadway debut !
    Juan Rodriguez | Ballet Juan Rodriguez >> Guest Teacher
    Juan Rodriguez originally from NY began his training at The Ailey School under the direction of Dennis Jefferson as a scholarship student where he received The Donna Wood Award.
    Sean Roschman | Contemporary Sean Roschman >> Guest Teacher
    Sean Roschman began his dance training in Chicago, and went on to earn a BFA from New York University. He founded is company Roschman Dance in 2008 and since has presented three original evening length works. His company has been commissioned by Cirque Du Soleil "onedrop.org", Lady Gaga's ARTRave New York City Fashion Week, The Maritime Museum of Norwalk, HEREArts, New York University, The New York Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts, and Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village's 'Summer On The Oval" Festival. Roschman Dance has had the pleasure of performing at 2012 Downtown Dance Festival, The Elan Awards, WaxWorks, The Rover Soho, PS122 many others.
    Marc Royale | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Marc Royale >> Guest Teacher
    Marc "FullOut" Royale is a professional dancer and choreographer hailing from Queens, New York, Marc possesses a natural flair for full out movement.
    Bennyroyce Royon | Contemporary Bennyroyce Royon >> Guest Teacher
    Bennyroyce currently dances for Armitage Gone! Dance and produces dance projects under his collaborative group Bennyroyce Dance Productions, which he founded in 2006.
    Jon Rua | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Jon Rua >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Jon’s commitment, versatility, perseverance, and talent has accelerated his well rounded career. Jon Rua has starred on Broadway as ‘Jesus Pena’ in the new musical Hands on a Hardbody as well as ‘Sonny’ in the Tony Award Winning Broadway musical In The Heights.
     Sabra Perry | Ballet Sabra Perry >> Ballet
    Sabra Perry is a graduate of Canada's National Ballet School, and has performed with companies such as the National Ballet of Canada, the Hartford Ballet, the Merce Cunningham Repertory Group and Dances Patrelle. For over 13 years she was a leading dancer and ballet mistress with Complexions Contemporary Ballet.
    Jillian Sage | Ballet Jillian Sage >> Ballet

    Jillian Sage is a Dancer, Choreographer, Actress, Model and Yogi, former faculty member of The Washington School of Ballet located in our nation’s capital, under the direction of Septime Webre and School director Kee Juan Han.

    Jamie Salmon | Ballet Jamie Salmon >> Ballet
    Ms. Salmon studied at North Carolina School of the Arts and was later mentored by Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse at The School of American Ballet and Harkness Ballet. Upon graduating, Ms. Salmon continued her formal training on full scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School as well as studying with many NY greats such as Finis Jung and David Howard.
    Her professional career spanned years of performing classical and contemporary works in theatre, television, film, print and industrials. Ms. Salmon has been teaching and coaching dancers of all ages for over 25 years.
    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.
    Dolores Sanchez | Tap Dolores Sanchez >> Tap
    Lola is a strong and vibrant addition to the dance world. She made her way to NYC to train as a professional tap dancer under the mentorship of Derick K. Grant, Lynn Schwab, Chloe Arnold, and Jared Grimes, just to name a few.
    Eric Sanchez | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Eric Sanchez >> Guest Teacher
    Eric Sanchez, born and raised in the Bronx, New York City, found his path for dance at the age of eight. Having gone through high school filling up his schedule with several dance programs, he graduated as the initial valedictorian of the Bronx Preparatory Charter School. After graduating, he continued his dance studies at the Alvin Ailey School and several NYC dance companies.
    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.
    Thryn Saxon // Kate Weare Company  | Contemporary Thryn Saxon // Kate Weare Company >> Contemporary
    Thryn Saxon was born and raised in Miami, FL where she attended New World School of the Arts High School. In May 2014 Ms. Saxon received her BFA in Dance from Florida State University. Thryn spent her first year in New York as an apprentice with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and had the honor of performing with them in New York and Baltimore, MD. Ms. Saxon has also had the privilege of performing in NYC in works by Rosie DeAngelo, Erica Lessner and the Daughter’s Collective. Thryn is now in her first season as a company member with Kate Weare Company.
    Jennifer Scanlon | Limón Jennifer Scanlon >> Limón
    Jennifer Scanlon, former principal dancer and associate artistic director of the Limón Dance Company, studied at Ted Shawn’s Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and the Julliard School before joining Limón in 1963. She performed with the company world-wide, dancing major roles in The Moor’s Pavane, Dances for Isadora, A Choreographic Offering, There is a Time and Missa Brevis. Ms. Scanlon was a full-time faculty member at The Boston Conservatory for 20 years teaching Limon Technique and Repertory and Alexander Technique.
    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.
    Logan Schyvynck  | Contemporary Logan Schyvynck >> Contemporary
    Some of Logan's live performance credits include Cirque Du Soleil, Hysterica Dance Co., and multiple world tours and performances with the hugely successful pop star Kesha. He has appeared on numerous television shows for big networks like MTV, Nickelodeon, ABC, NBC, and CBS to name a few. He has also been fortunate enough to work with talented choreographers such as Sonya Tayeh, Ryan Heffington, Wade Robson, Mandy Moore, The SquaredDivision, and many more.
    Caitlin Scranton | Modern Caitlin Scranton >> Guest Teacher
    Caitlin Scranton joined the Lucinda Childs Dance Company in 2009, and performs solo roles in the current world tours of Ms. Childs’ iconic works Dance and the Einstein on the Beach. She’s also performs numerous works of choreographer Christopher Williams, including his recent collaboration with opera director Peter Sellars; Henry Purcell’s final opera The Indian Queen.
      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.
     Sekou M. | Jazz/Theater Sekou M. >> Jazz/Theater
    Sekou McMiller made his NYC Off- Broadway debut with Celia the Musical. Sekou has over 10 years of instructing and performing at Latin Dance Congresses all over North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
    Caleaf Sellers | House Caleaf Sellers >> Guest Teacher
    Caleaf is one of the original pioneers to come out of New York's dance movement in the late 80's. Caleaf tours the world teaching movement foundation, technique and history of House dancing from an originator point of view.
    Mary Kate Sheehan | Contemporary Mary Kate Sheehan >> Contemporary
    Mary Kate Sheehan is a New York City-based modern and contemporary dancer originally from San Diego, CA. She is a graduate of the Joffrey Ballet School Pre-Professional Trainee Program and is currently a candidate for a B. A. in Performing Arts with an emphasis in Dance from St. Mary's College of California.
    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.
    Helen Simoneau | Contemporary Helen Simoneau >> Guest Teacher
    Helen Simoneau is a native of Québec, Canada. Her company, Helen Simoneau Danse, is based in both NC and NYC. She had the honor of taking 1st Place for Choreography at the 13th Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theatre Festival in Stuttgart, Germany, and winning The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2010: NYC.
     Sir Ledgen | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Sir Ledgen >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Sir Ledgen trained in styles such as Hip-Hop & House, expanding to Popping, Waving, and Isolations, to name a few, while keeping a strong core in his native style of dance, Dancehall. Since then, Sir Ledgen ventured into theater, working with Young Jean Lee's The Shipment, onstage at the 2009 International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA), even movies, in John M. Chu’s Step Up 3D.
    Katarzyna Skarpetowska | Contemporary Katarzyna Skarpetowska >> Guest Teacher
    She is an alumna of the NYC High School of Performing Arts and received a BFA from The Juilliard School in 1999 under Artistic Director Benjamin Harkarvy. In 1992, at age 15, she was the youngest cast member of the Broadway show, METRO, directed and choreographed by Janusz Jozefowicz. Kate was a member of The Parsons Dance Company from 1999 until 2006 where she performed lead roles in the company’s repertory including the iconic CAUGHT. From 2007 until 2014, she danced for The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company performing at many reputable venues such as New York City’s City Center, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center and Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater.
     SLAM | Contemporary SLAM >> Guest Teacher
    Salim’s career started in his native Belgium, at the Koninklijke Balletschool - S.I.B. in Antwerp. At the age of seventeen, He auditioned in Belgium for a scholarship to a prestigious Dance School in New York City. Out of the 2,000 dancers that auditioned, he was one of the two dancers who were awarded the scholarship.
    Willie Smith | Contemporary Willie Smith >> Guest Teacher
    Willie Smith III a native of Charlotte,NC began his training at the age of ten at Weir Dancing Inc and numerous other intensives such as Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Philadanco, and International Ballet Classique. After graduating with honors from Northwest School of the Arts he continued his education and training at The University of the Arts.
    LaVelle Smith, Jr | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles LaVelle Smith, Jr >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    A long-time innovator and respected artist, LaVelle Smith, Jr., is on the cutting edge of today’s entertainment industry with his award-winning dance routines and his expertise as a movement stylist.
    Jeanne Solan | Ballet Jeanne Solan >> Guest Teacher
    Jeanne Solan has danced with Harkness Ballet, Deutsch Opera Berlin, Lar Lubovitch Co. Dancers, and Netherlands Dans Theater I and II.
    Sasha Soreff | Contemporary Sasha Soreff >> Contemporary
    Sasha is on faculty at Gibney Dance and The International Partner Dancing Intensive, taught at Dance New Amsterdam from 1999-2013, and has served as a teaching assistant to anatomist Irene Dowd. She is Creative Director of Sasha Soreff Dance Theater (SSDT), which has been creating and presenting multigenerational, participatory work since 2002 at such venues as the Ailey Citigroup Theater, Dixon Place, The Queens Museum of Art, Long Island University, The JCC in Manhattan, and on WNET’s MetroArts Television Station. SSDT was artist in residence at University Settlement 2013-14 and set a piece on students at the Ailey school in the fall of 2014. She is currently collaborating with Roots&Branches Intergenerational Theater Company.
    Tracie Stanfield | Contemporary Tracie Stanfield >> Contemporary
    As one of the top teachers in New York City, Tracie brings energy, style and passion to her students across the world. Known for inspiring and challenging classes, her work focuses on moving beyond the steps to allow each dancer to find his or her connection with breath, emotion and movement. Building on the technique of ballet, the bold rebellion of modern contemporary and the pulse of jazz dance, Tracie’s classes are explorations in PURE DANCE. In addition to choreographing and directing Synthesis Dance Project, Tracie has been commissioned by Tapestry Dance Company, Verismo Opera Company, K-Broadway in Tokyo, TRIP Dance Company, Mesa State College and Dancers Inc.
    Suzana Stankovic | Ballet Suzana Stankovic >> Ballet
    Suzana has premiered and performed her own full- length works and has appeared in principal roles on many of New York City's finest stages ranging from the formal and grand to the offbeat and experimental such as The Joyce Theater, Kupferberg Performing Arts Center, Riverside Theater and Florence Gould Hall to Theater for the New City, Here Arts Center, Cornelia St. Cafe and the New Museum, to name a few. Most recently, Suzana premiered and performed a new site-specific, dance-theatre work in Le Festival de Martigues in the south of France where she was a featured American artist.
    Oliver Steele | Modern Oliver Steele >> Guest Teacher
    Oliver, Romanian by birth and a citizen of Germany, trained at the Ivanson Dance Center in Munich and moved to New York in 1992. The goal of the class is to achieve clear minded high quality movement/technique while encouraging confidence in one’s ability/knowledge and learn how to implement such into choreography.
    Teri Steele | Body Conditioning Teri Steele >> Guest Teacher
    Teri Lee Steele graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with her B.A. Teri created the Steele Pilates Mat Certification Program in 2005 and Continuing Education Curriculum in 2006. She has certified over 200 instructors domestically and internationally. Steele Pilates workshops have been held in Norway and Sweden. Her students have gone on to successful teaching careers in the US, Israel, Germany, England, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Spain and Amsterdam.
    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.
    Buddha Stretch | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Buddha Stretch >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York with three sisters and one younger brother, Stretch was influenced by his dad Emilio Austin, Sr. His Dad danced as a youth and provided Stretch with discipline, inspiration, support and motivation and remained by his side to guide him throughout his career. This foundation carries Stretch, a father himself, throughout his personal and professional career today. Stretch heavily impacted the dance world by bridging the gap between what was termed, Ol! Skool and New Skool.
    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
    Ken Swift | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Ken Swift >> Guest Teacher
    Kenny, “Ken Swift” Gabbert is one of the greatest influences the dance of B.Boying has known. Considered “The Epitome of a B.Boy”, B.Boys and Girls have emulated Ken Swift’s image and style worldwide and is credited with establishing movements critical to the dances’ foundation, with his personal style and original techniques.
    Ido Tadmor | Ballet Ido Tadmor >> Guest Teacher
    Ido Tadmor began his studies at the Bat Dor Dance School, shortly afterwards join to the Bat Dor Dance Company, and later on to Bat Sheva Dance Company as lead dancer in many works created by famous choreographers from all over the world. Ido invited to perform as a lead dancer in Lar Lubovitch well known Dance Company in New York.
    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
     Tavia & Tamara | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Tavia & Tamara >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Tavia and Tamara have been working in the entertainment industry for several years. They have had the opportunity to work with artists such as Rihanna, Beyonce, Missy Elliot, Diddy, Whitney Houston,Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, and many more. They have also toured over 80 countries with platinum artist Sean Paul. You have seen them in all of his major music videos including We Be Burnin, Temperature, Like Glue, Everblazin, Press It Up and Give It Up To Me. Tavia and Tamara have been teaching dance classes throughout the world and at conventions such as The Pulse and Monsters Of Hip Hop.
    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. Since paving her professional career, her work has been characterized as androgynous and even excessive - a blend of powerful versatility and theatrical range.
    Jessica Taylor | Contemporary Jessica Taylor >> Guest Teacher
    Jessica Taylor has studied most notably with such artists as Robert Battle, Doug Varone, and Jason McDole, among others. In 2010 she founded DAMAGEDANCE and never looked back. Her work has been showcased in New York City at the Rover Soho, APAP NYC at Dance New Amsterdam, Triskelion Arts, Merce Cunningham Studios and Bryant Park, just to name a few. Most recently Ms. Taylor has accomplished her first international premiere at the Booking Dance Festival within the Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland.
    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.
    Spenser Theberge | Contemporary Spenser Theberge >> Contemporary
    Spenser Theberge, a Portland, Oregon native, is a graduate of The Juilliard School under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. He is a former company member of Netherlands Dance Theater, and has most recently been seen as a guest artist with The Forsythe Company.
    Lamine Thiam | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Lamine Thiam >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Dancer, choreographer, teacher, model, actor -- this Senegalese-born talent is a charismatic dancer who has preserved his homeland traditional popular dance forms. He has choreographed in Ivory Coast and France, held a feature in “Amistad,” by Stephen Spielberg, has been in over 5 major performances from Japan to Germany to the US, and is the Director of Bousso Dance Ensemble in NY.
    Raphael DW Thomas | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Raphael DW Thomas >> Guest Teacher
    Raphael Thomas, Jamaican native, came from the technical atmosphere of training. Starting at the Asbury Park Technical Academy of Dance, he then branched off to other schools such as; DTH, Ailey, Kirov, and The Rock School. The pursuit of it all came from watching Michael Jackson when younger and wanting to feel the passion felt through the experiences. Years after he found a new journey in the realm of hip hop and contemporary fusions after training with Rhapsody James in her Motivating Excellence Season 2 Program and later becoming assistant choreographer in her R.ED Company. Being part of this company and it's individualistic artists helped to spring forth a plethora of ideas that lead him to want to teach and grow even more. And soon after, Lauren Cox introduced him to the world of her own freedom and experiences called Humans Collective. Within Humans Collective his artistic creativity is pushed in many facets opening up and broadening his mind.
    Ted Thomas and Frances Ortiz | Contemporary Ted Thomas and Frances Ortiz >> Guest Teacher
    Melding his urban athleticism with her Latin sensuality, and their combined choreographic and musical sensibilities, Ted Thomas and Frances Ortiz founded Thomas/Ortiz Dance, introducing a fresh and emotionally engaging new vision to contemporary dance.
    Aaron Tolson | Tap Aaron Tolson >> Tap
    A native of Manchester, New Hampshire, Aaron Tolson continues to make his mark by championing the movement of the art form of Tap in several arenas. Mr. Tolson is a national spokesperson for dance wear company SoDanca, a consultant and writer for Dance Spirit Magazine, former professor of dance at Plymouth State University and the Boston Conservatory, as well as the assistant choreographer, co-creator and assistant producer of the acclaimed stage production Imagine Tap!
     Tomo | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Tomo >> Guest Teacher
    Tomoko Ishikawa was born and raised in Tokyo, where she started her career as a dancer. She then moved to New York to find new inspiration. Tomoko has worked with various teachers and has choreographer all over NYC. She has worked as a back-up dancer for various artists such as Missy Elliott, Lil Kim, Dawin and Backstreet Boys. She was recently featured as the lead dancer for Fat Joe's "All The Way Up" music video and performed on the BET Awards Show.
    Ricardo Torres | Ballet Ricardo Torres >> Guest Teacher
    Ricardo Torres was born in San Juan ,PR in 1980. He started his ballet studies at the age of 9, under one of the first students of Joseph Pilates Lolita San Miguel and Alicia Alonso's teacher Jose Pares . At the age of 13 Ricardo received a scholarship for the School of American Ballet Summer Intensive, at the age of 14 he received a scholarship for the San Francisco Ballet School Summer Intensive, then joining as a full student at the age of 16. In 1998 Ricardo became a finalist at the 1998 Paris Ballet Competition receiving a contract for the ABT studio company joining the ABT main company at the age of 19.
    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.
    Nathan Trice | Modern Nathan Trice >> Guest Teacher
    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).
    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.
    Matthew Tseng | Contemporary Matthew Tseng >> Contemporary
    Matthew brings his Love for Life, Learning, and Dance to his work, creating an exciting, informative, and invigorating studio environment. Matthew believes that dance is a mixture of Athleticism, Emotion, and Movement. Matthew also teaches compassion and appreciation within the dance studio, thus helping dancers realize their self-worth and accomplishment with every class
      Tweetboogie | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Tweetboogie >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Always representing the South Bronx, Tweetboogie teaches all over the world, has worked on shows like So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and has worked with top artists like Jay Z, Fergie, Mya, Shareefa, LL Cool J, Mary J Blige, Ryan Leslie, and Shakira.
    Breton Tyner-Bryan | Ballet Breton Tyner-Bryan >> Ballet
    Breton Tyner-Bryan is an American born Dancer, Actor, Choreographer, and Photographer, as well as a highly sought after Teacher. Film and television credits include The Knick (Cinemax) Steven Soderbergh, Studio City Meredith Danluck, Manhattan Love Story (ABC) Celia Rowlson-Hall, Second Wind Sarah Choi, TEST (Feature Film), Chris Mason Johnson, and PICO John Sanborn. Theater credits include Dorothy Parker in How to Drink like a Lady director Hattie Mae Williams, Greta in her own production of Un Tanguito Cualquiera. as well as numerous roles she has choreographed and performed in for McKittrick Follies of the McKittrick Hotel NYC. Concert Dance credits include works by Marius Petipa, Kirk Peterson, Alonzo King, Robert Moses, Pontus Liedberg, Norbert De La Cruz III, Francesca Harper, Celia Rowlson- Hall, Kathryn Luckstone, many dance theater companies, Hartford Ballet, and Utah Ballet. She holds a BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of Utah and received her training at the School of the Hartford Ballet.
    Takehiro Ueyama | Contemporary Takehiro Ueyama >> Guest Teacher
    Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Takehiro “Take” Ueyama moved to the United States in 1991 to study dance at the Juilliard School in New York City. Upon graduation, he was invited to join the Paul Taylor Dance Company, touring the world with them for 8 years. In 2003 Ueyama debuted his first choreographic work, Tsubasa, performed with fellow Taylor dancers at the McKenna Theatre at SUNY New Paltz, NY, and in 2005 founded TAKE Dance. He has performed repeatedly as a guest artist with with Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theatre. His television and film credits include PBS’s Dance in America series (with the Taylor Company), Acts of Ardor, and Dancemaker, a film by dancer/choreographer Matthew Diamond.
    Alessandro Vacca | Contemporary Alessandro Vacca >> Contemporary
    He began dancing mainly solo roles in many Italian theaters such as the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Teatro Scenario Public Catania, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Arena Sferisterio of Macerata, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, the Greek Theatre in Rome, Teatro Ponchielli of Cremona, the Teatro Nuovo in Turin, Teatro La Fourmi Lucerne, Dansens Hus in Stockholm, the Municipal Theatre of Morocco (Rabat and Casablanca), Teatro Vittorio Emanuele of Messina, Teatro delle Saline of Cagliari.
    Cesar Valentino | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Cesar Valentino >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Cesar has been dancing for 35 years and is a fixture in the underground club and ballroom scene. He has been featured in music videos and magazines, supervised & designed fashion shows, and choreographed for numerous award shows and pageants.
    Ryan VanDenBoom | Tap Ryan VanDenBoom >> Guest Teacher
    Sharon Vazanna | Contemporary Sharon Vazanna >> Contemporary
    Vazanna has a M.A in Choreography from the Jerusalem Dance Academy. Graduate of the Rotterdam Dance Academy (B.A), Vazanna was a dancer at the Cullberg Ballet in Sweden and the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. She worked with the choreographers Johan Inger, Crystal Pite, Alexander Ekman, Mats Ek, Anouk Van Dijk, Rami Be'er, Idan Cohen, Idan Sharabi. She also performed creations by William Forsyth and Jaccobo Godani.
    Wes Veldink | Contemporary Wes Veldink >> Contemporary
    Director and choreographer Wes Veldink discovered his passion for teaching dance early on when he co- founded "Wes Veldink and his dancers move with a fierce, sexy quality that wreaks of passion, lust and rage. The refreshing honesty of their movement takes the audience on an emotional journey through the valleys of their own desire." Sara Jarrett, editor-in- chief Dance Spirit Magazine . Director and choreographer, Wes Veldink, began developing his unique and dynamic style of dance over two decades ago. Based in the fundamentals of jazz, ballet, and modern, his work transforms human posture and gesture into movement that brings the intricacies of music to visual life and transcends the boundaries between commercial and concert dance.
    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.
     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. Utilizing the full physical and theatrical skill-sets of each performer, VIM VIGOR seeks to engage a wider audience through its signature combination of bombastic contemporary movement with cinematic dreamscapes.
    Jordan Viscomi | Contemporary Jordan Viscomi >> Contemporary
    Jordan Viscomi is a dancer/choreographer from Long Island, New York where he began dancing at a very early age. On a whim, he auditioned for his first professional dance job at age 6, which began his pursuit of turning his passion into a career.
    Nicole von Arx | Contemporary Nicole von Arx >> Contemporary
    As a performer, she has worked for Carte Blanche, The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance; Loni Landon Dance, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and was a soloist at the Chicago Lyric Opera and The Royal Opera House in London. Most recently, Nicole danced in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway show Nutcracker Rouge directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick of Company XIV.
    Christian von Howard | Contemporary Christian von Howard >> Guest Teacher
    Christian von Howard is the Artistic Director of the VON HOWARD PROJECT, a Mid-Atlantic contemporary dance company. As an international artist, he has worked with many dance artists such as Doug Varone, Fernando Bujones, Douglas Becker, Germaul Barnes, Daniel Gwirtzman and various others. Christian is a NJ State Council of the Arts Choreographic Fellow (2006). His choreographic work has been produced in various venues across the globe.
    Indah Walsh | Contemporary Indah Walsh >> Contemporary
    As an emerging choreographer, Indah has showcased her work throughout New York at venues and festivals including The American Dance Guild Festival, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Warwick Summer Arts Festival, Dixon Place, Spoke the Hub, Dance New Amsterdam, the Amalgamate Artist Series, and Triskelion Arts. Indah has also taught and choreographed works for high schools, colleges, and dance conventions in Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, California and New York including NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Nevada Union High School, Taipei American School, Singapore American School, Dance and Movement Workshop for Educators, Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asia Schools Cultural Convention, and Southwestern College.
    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.
    Maleek Washington | Contemporary Maleek Washington >> Contemporary
    After college Maleek joined CityDance Ensemble, a company that performed works by Paul Taylor, Kate Weare, and Alex Noreal to over 8 countries. During his time with Citydance Maleek attended SpringBoard Danse in Montreal where he was able to join Jose Novas's Company Flak for a 2 seasons of European tours. Currently Maleek is in his Third season collaborating with McArthur Genius awardee Kyle Abraham, and his company Abraham in Motion. While dance at the Mckittrick in the off Broadway show "Sleep No More".
    Tokumi Watanabe | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Tokumi Watanabe >> Guest Teacher
    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.

    Jens Weber | Ballet Jens Weber >> Guest Teacher
    Jens was born in Berlin. He was accepted at age 10 into the State Ballet School Berlin where he had a rigorous classic-academic ballet education for the following 8 years. At age 18 he joined the Berlin Ballet where he soon was promoted to the rank of Soloist and later Principal Dancer.
    Marguerite Wesley | Body Conditioning Marguerite Wesley >> Body Conditioning
    Ms. Wesley was chosen by Zena Rommett to teach her floor barre technique and has taught at Alvin Ailey, Ballet Arts, Barnard, Broadway Dance Center, Dance Space, NYU, and Steps on Broadway. Marguerite has been a guest teacher in Spain and Italy.
    Ken West | Body Conditioning Ken West >> Body Conditioning
    Ken West seeks to fuse what he calls “athletics & appeal” by combining his love for fitness and the arts, and devoting himself to using movement to help others build and showcase the best versions of themselves.
    James White | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles James White >> 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.
    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.
    Daniel Wilkins | Contemporary Daniel Wilkins >> Contemporary
    Daniel Wilkins trained at School of American Ballet and went on to perform professionally with Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Donald Byrd –the Group and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Daniel is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of DASSdance, a multi-media contemporary dance company based in NYC and Seattle.
    Ejoe Wilson | House Ejoe Wilson >> House
    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); National Tour of 4 Girls 4 starring Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie, Faith Prince, Leslie Uggams & Maureen McGovern (Associate Choreographer); See What I Wanna See at The Producers Club (Director/Choreographer), and the original East Village production and subsequent off-Broadway transfer of Showgirls: The Musical starring Rena Riffel (Choreographer & Associate Director) and the long running Bayside! The Musical! starring Dennis Haskins & Dustin Diamond (Choreographer & Associate Director).
    Nicole Wolcott | Modern Nicole Wolcott >> Guest Teacher
    Nicole Wolcott is a choreographer, teacher and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. 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 DANCE TEACHER magazine. After creating their signature work, Straight Duet, together in 2002, Larry Keigwin and Nicole co-founded KEIGWIN + COMPANY in 2003; She was the Associate Artistic Director and a featured dancer until 2013. Nicole continues to assist Larry on a variety of projects outside of the company’s framework; most recently the Broadway production of If/Then starring Idina Menzel, The work closest to her heart is creating Boleros in communities around the country with Larry, based on their large scale signature work with 50 New York community members “Bolero NYC.” Wolcott’s choreography has been performed at a range of venues from The Kennedy Center to CBGB’s with critical acclaim.
    Marlena Wolfe | Modern Marlena Wolfe >> Modern
    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.
    Michael Wright | Contemporary Michael Wright >> Contemporary
    Since moving to New York, Wright has worked with the New York Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Satellite Collective (choreography by Manuel Vignoulle), Exit 12 Dance Company, The Chase Brock Experience, and currently with Shen Wei Dance Arts, Steeledance, and Julia Ehrstrand. He also worked as a dancer at Tokyo Disneyland from 2008 until 2009, and again in 2012.
    Vincent Yong | Body Conditioning Vincent Yong >> Body Conditioning
    Vincent is a certified movement analyst, registered somatic movement educator and therapist, and certified life-coach. He is an award-wining educator and motivator with over 15 years of involvement in dance pedagogy and international dance. Since 2000 he has danced internationally on platforms such as Holland Dance Festival, ITS Festival, and Tokyo Performing Arts Market. He has performed in pieces by Alberto Dal Saz, John Utan, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Michael Schumacher among others. Vincent is a graduate of CODARTS. He is currently a teaching assistant at LABAN/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in Brooklyn and offers movement therapy and coaching sessions to private clients in NYC.
    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.
    Greg Zane | Ballet Greg Zane >> Ballet
    Greg Zane has had a career in the performing arts as a dancer, actor, director, choreographer and teacher. Credits include the 2005 National Tour of The King & I, the Alberta Ballet, Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, and Hawaii Ballet Theatre. His directorial and/or choreographic credits also include Carousel, Annie, Peter Pan, Seussical, The Sound of Music, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Grease.
    Jesse Zaritt | Contemporary Jesse Zaritt >> Contemporary
    Jesse Zaritt is a Brooklyn, NY based dance artist. He is the inaugural 2014-2016 Research Fellow in the School of Dance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
    Joseph Zeisky | Martial Arts Joseph Zeisky >> Martial Arts
    Joseph Zeisky has over 30 years of experience in various movement and health disciplines, primarily focusing on Taichi, Bagua, Aikido, Hsingyi, Yichuan, Qigong, and Taoist Meditation. He has studied directly with many world-renowned masters of the Internal Martial Arts here and abroad.
    Lukasz Zieba | Contemporary Lukasz Zieba >> Contemporary
    Lukasz Zieba, a native of Kraków, Poland, former artistic gymnast, graduated from L’Art de la Danse Cracow Dance Academy before moving to New York to study at The Ailey School on a full scholarship.

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