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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.




    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.
    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.
      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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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
    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.
    Nina Buisson | Body Conditioning Nina Buisson >> Body Conditioning
    Nina Buisson is an internationally acclaimed choreographer and dance educator who developed an original release- based and imagery-laden dance technique. Nina is an “excellence” scholar from the Princess Grace Academy of Classical Dance and has obtained her musical training from the Prince Rainier III Music Academy in Monaco. She holds a professional teaching diploma in ballet and modern dance from the Cultural Ministry of France, Aix en Provence.

    Sarah Burke | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Sarah Burke >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Sarah Burke moved to New York from Richmond, Virginia after graduating from James Madison University (2010) with a BA in Dance. She dances for Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, Flash Step Dance Crew, and has been in videos for artists like Kings of Leon, Devvon Terrell, David Chesky, AxelJordan, and Elizabeth Chan. Sarah's TV work includes TLC "Breaking Amish," A&E "The Herbert Brothers" for the making of a commercial for Crunch Fitness, Good Morning America, Pix11, and New York Live.
    Rob Bynes | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Rob Bynes >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Over the summer of 2014, he was discovered during his second ever visit to Broadway Dance Center in a Kelly Peters class by Bloc NYC Talent Agency and was fortunate enough to get signed as a professional dancer weeks later. After 2 years on RDT he was selected to continue on as one of 3 creative directors and is now an emerging dancer in the community, hoping to inspire those around him. Some of his proudest accomplishments include scholarships from Young Lions and Monsters of Hip Hop.
    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.
    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.
      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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Alexandra Damiani | Contemporary Alexandra Damiani >> Contemporary
    Damiani is a French born choreographer, artistic director and movement specialist based in New York City. Her movement vocabulary combines the sophistication of her early classical ballet training in Paris with the edginess and experimentation of contemporary dance that she developed during her professional career as soloist with Complexions, Donald Byrd/The Group and Ballet Jazz of Montreal, among others.
     Danielle | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Danielle >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Danielle Lima has appeared in numerous television shows in Brazil, has worked with the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and founded the Brasileirando Dance Group - a company that focuses on disseminating Brazilian folkloric and contemporary dances.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Zuleka Diamond | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Zuleka Diamond >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Zuleka's credits include: So You Think You Can Dance, the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour and Beyoncé's 'Move Your Body' campaign, just to name a few . She has had the opportunity to work with Frank Gatson, Laurieann Gibson, Luam Keflezgy and many more.
     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.
    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.
    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.
    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’.
    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.
     Gallim Dance | Contemporary Gallim Dance >> Contemporary
    Gallim Dance, a New York-based contemporary dance company, creates and performs worldwide original work by artistic director, founder, and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, Andrea Miller. Founded in 2007, Gallim quickly captured the attention of fellow artists, presenters, and audiences with its award-winning work, ensemble of dancers, and a fearless physicality grounded by deep humanity and expressed through the madness and joy of the imagination. The company also provides NEA-recognized educational programming to dancers and non-dancers in its home studio in Brooklyn and beyond.
    Korie Genius | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Korie Genius >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Korie Genius was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He has been studying dance for many years and is well-versed in many styles including hip hop, dancehall, flexing, krumping and popping. Korie’s roots in the culture of dancehall has led to a career in this art form.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
      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.
    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.
    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.
       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.
    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.
     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.
     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.
    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.
     MICHIYAYA | Contemporary MICHIYAYA >> Guest Teacher
    MICHIYAYA DANCE is an all-women contemporary dance theater company based in New York City. Co-Founded in Fall 2015 by Anya Clarke and Mitsuko Verdery
    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.
     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.
    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.
    Carlos Neto | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Carlos Neto >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Carlos Neto started performing at a young age. In 1998, he was part of a primetime TV series in Portugal (his home country), and had several appearances in the film industry. Looking to achieve a dance qualification, he moved to the UK in 2004. During this time, Carlos pursued a BA and Masters Degree in International Journalism at Cardiff University.
      Nobuya | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Nobuya >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Nobuya has been active as a dancer and choreographer in and around the New York area since 2006. For almost 18 years, he has trained in Hip Hop, Locking, Voguing, Popping, Breaking and House, in addition to over 9 years of experience in ballet, contemporary, and jazz. He has appeared in numerous dance showcases and TV shows including SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, and THE MOVEMENT -A THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE at Joyce Soho Theater.
    Jackie Nowicki | Contemporary Jackie Nowicki >> Contemporary
    he has performed works by Robert Battle, Lou Conte, Helen Tamiris, George Faison and Doug Varone, among others. Jacquelyn currently dances for Pilobolus Dance Theater in their PCS company and has performed for them all over the world including Abu Dhabi, Germany, Italy, and Mexico, and she is certified to teach for their Educational Outreach Program. Her professional credits also include working for Mike Esperanza's BARE Dance Company, Calen Kurka's :pushing progress, and Marlena Wolfe's The Wolfe Project. 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.
    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
    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.
    Kevin Ortega-Rojas | Contemporary Kevin Ortega-Rojas >> Guest Teacher
    Kevin is the artistic director and choreographer of 'wandering movers', a dance collective he created in 2015.
    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.
    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.
     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.
    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).
    Frida Persson | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Frida Persson >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    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.
    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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