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     277Dance Project | Contemporary 277Dance Project >> Contemporary
    277Dance Project a contemporary dance and media arts company, creates emotionally driven work, exploring the balance between chaos and stillness, the intersection of lives, and the eternal struggle to connect and to survive. Founded in 2008 by Artistic Director and Choreographer Nicole Philippidis, the company is presented annually at Dixon Place Theater, and has performed various works at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Triskelion Arts, Westchester Arts Exchange, Westchester Music Hall, Purchase College, Dance New Amsterdam, DanceNOW Joe's Pub, DanceNOW RAW, Inception to Exhibition Festival, Reverb/Steps Festival, and Wave Rising Series.
    Stella Abrera | Ballet Stella Abrera >> Guest Teacher
    Stella Abrera of South Pasadena, California, began her ballet training with Philip and Charles Fuller and Cynthia Young. She continued her studies with Lorna Diamond and Patricia Hoffman in San Diego, California and trained in the Royal Academy of Dancing method for three years with Joan and Monica Halliday in Sydney, Australia. In 1995, Abrera received the Gold Medal at the R.A.D.’s Adeline Genee Awards in London. Abrera joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in 1996 and was appointed to soloist in 2001.
    Danielle Agami | Gaga Danielle Agami >> Guest Teacher
    In 2011 Agami relocated to New York City, where she functioned as Senior Manager of Gaga U.S.A. Since arriving in the U.S., Agami has met and taught thousands of dancers. During 2011 she created original work at Rutgers University (NJ), Boston Conservatory (MA), Springboard Montreal, Cornish College for the Arts (WA) and more. In 2012 After relocating to Seattle, Agami founded Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, as her first longitudinal project and created both Sally meets Stu and Sheila for Ate9. In 2013, she chose Los Angeles as the company's home. During 2013 she presented TacTics forAte9, Shula in Israel, for the Batsheva Ensemble, This Time Tomorrow for NorthWest Dance Project in Portland, Oregon, Loose Gravel for Barak Ballet in L.A, and a unique collaboration with L.A. Dance Project for Invisible Cities by The Industry Opera.
    Ronald Alexander | Ballet Ronald Alexander >> Ballet
    He has performed with the following ballet companies: the National Ballet of Canada, the Iranian National Ballet, the Frankfurt and Hamburg Ballet Companies in Germany, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York City. He has choreographed numerous dances for schools, colleges and dance companies including the Hamburg Ballet, Clark Center for the Performing Arts, the Ailey School, the Harlem School of the Arts, Boys and Girls Harbor Conservatory, the Alpha- Omega Theatrical Dance Company, and the Nanette Bearden Dance Company to name a few.
    Kathryn Alter | Limón Kathryn Alter >> Limón
    Kathryn Alter hails from Juneau, Alaska. After completing high school at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, she went on to graduate with honors from SUNY Purchase. Highlights of her career have included three summers of choreography and dancing in Spain with Kazuko Hirabayashi, and performing in projects with Jonathan Riedel Dance Theater and Alan Danielson.
    Yoshi Amao | Martial Arts Yoshi Amao >> Martial Arts
    Yoshi Amao is well known as the host of the highly rated TV series Samurai Sportsman. He has appeared on NBC's Late Night with Conan O' Brien, where his talk on Samurai philosophy and his unique sword demonstration touched the hearts of the American audience.
    Shernita Anderson | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Shernita Anderson >> Guest Teacher
    Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Shernita Anderson has 10+ years in the entertainment industry. Credits include Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Janelle Monae & Kelly Rowland amongst others. She has been featured on BET, MTV & Vh1 and has performed and taught all over the world. Shernita is the founder of The Heels Experience, a series of heels based dance classes that provide a nurturing environment to learn and expand on the all important skill of moving and dancing eloquently in Heels.
    Jennifer Archibald | Contemporary Jennifer Archibald >> Contemporary
    JENNIFER ARCHIBALD is the founder and Artistic Director of the ARCH Dance Company and Program Director of ArchCore40 dance intensives. She is a graduate of The Alvin Ailey School and the Maggie Flanigan Acting Conservatory where she studied the Meisner Technique. Archibald has choreographed for the Atlanta Ballet, Ailey II, Cincinnati Ballet, and worked commercially for Tommy Hilfiger, NIKE and MAC Cosmetics as well as chart-listed singers and actors. Archibald’s works have been performed at venues including New York's City Center, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Aaron Davis Hall and Jacob's Pillow Inside|Out Stage, and Rialto's Off The Edge. In 2013, Jennifer was awarded a Choreographic Fellow for Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab under the direction of Robert Battle.
      Archie | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Archie >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Archie Burnett is a well-respected force in the underground dance world. 30 years of dance in NYC's hottest underground clubs has made his style unique, strong, and confident. He has performed and taught his craft in various parts of the world. His bodies of work range from music videos, to features in dance magazines like "Dance Ink," and the "Village Voice" dance section feature, to performance coaching for up-and-coming recording artists.
    Rebecca Arends  | Modern Rebecca Arends >> Modern
    Rebecca Arends dances with the Seán Curran Company, Rosario, Ana Isabel Keilson Company and Trainor Dance. She studied at The Ailey School (Oprah Winfrey Foundation Fellowship) and holds a BA in History & Afro American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Notable credits: Champion (Original Cast, Opera Theatre of St. Louis); Anybodys (West Side Story, El Paso Opera); Kiss Exhibition (Tino Seghal, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum). Her work has been presented in New York City at Dixon Place and Green Space. Rebecca is also a proud, longstanding member of SAG-AFTRA and continues to work in film and television.
    Bryan Arias | Contemporary Bryan Arias >> Guest Teacher
    Bryan danced with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theater, and most recently, Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot. Bryan has been part of original creations and performed works by choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Crystal Pite, Alexander Ekman, Lightfoot/Leon, Johan Inger, Ohad Naharin and many others.
    Ephrat Asherie | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Ephrat Asherie >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie has trained extensively in ballet and modern dance but found her artistic home in breaking, hiphop and house. She began breaking in 2002 under Richard Santiago (aka Breakeasy) and soon after was introduced to house music. She has been greatly influenced by the New York club scene ever since. Ephrat has performed and taught throughout the US and Europe, as well as in Peru, South Africa and Israel.
    Avital Asuleen | Tap Avital Asuleen >> Guest Teacher
    Avital has studied with Randy Skinner, Ray Hesselink, Andrew Black, and Julia Boyton, and was Randy Skinner's choreography observer on the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Choreography credits include The Queen Bees (Queens Theatre in the Park), Ratpack Undead (Times Scare), and Ephemera, and immersive evening of dance theater. Avital was on the tap faculty of Lustig Dance Theatre, and is the creator and curator of The Choreography Lab at The New York Theatre Barn.
    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 | Contemporary Aszure Barton >> 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.
    Stefanie Batten Bland | Contemporary Stefanie Batten Bland >> Guest Teacher
    Stefanie’s choreographic vision of contemporary dance redefines community by illustrating the synergy that arises when interdisciplinary artists from varied backgrounds and cultures collide. This vision was recognized as a 2010/12 Baryshnikov Arts Center/Jerome Robbins NEW fellow and a Cambridge Who’s Who! Of Professionals and Entrepreneurs.
    Alexandra Beaty | Body Conditioning Alexandra Beaty >> 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.
    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.
    Jason Bernard | Tap Jason Bernard >> Tap

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

    Sue Bernhard | Limón Sue Bernhard >> Limón
    Sue Bernhard’s dances have been shown in the USA, Canada, and Poland. She is on the faculty of the Julliard School and SUNY Purchase, and has taught at numerous colleges and studios. She performed internationally with the Limón Dance Company, and for ten years with Annabelle Gamson/Dance Solos.
    Shawn T. Bible | Contemporary Shawn T. Bible >> Contemporary
    Shawn T Bible, grew up in Roseville, Michigan and received a BA in Social Science and Dance from Michigan State University and an MFA in Dance Choreography and Performance from the University of Michigan. He has been an active choreographer over the last several years, setting works for the Grand Rapids Ballet, Thodos Dance Chicago, Opera Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Symphony, Trip the Light, Midwest RADfest, MOCA Detroit, Men Dance Michigan, Nosh Night at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Michigan Youth Arts Festival, Michigan Dance Day, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and ArtPrize.
    Billy Blanken | Ballet Billy Blanken >> Ballet
    He started his professional career as a principal with the Amy Marshall Dance Company before he joined Les Ballets Grandiva. Some of Billy's freelance credits include; principal guest artist with Brooklyn Ballet, Dances Patrelle, Catherine Gallant Dance, Atlantic City Ballet, Mobile Ballet, Flexicurve, Northwest Florida Ballet, Lane & Co Arts, Sun Valley Ballet, the East Village Dance Project, 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 also a guest artist with CoDa21 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
    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.
    Nadine Bommer | Contemporary Nadine Bommer >> Guest Teacher
    "Nadine Animato" Theater Dance Company was established in 2009 by choreographer Nadine Bommer in Israel. Nadine Bommer - discovered her unique movement language with the inspiration of the sea and the Kinetic energy. Using a special technique of listening to the kinetic energy inside and out, the dancer learns to reach a state of "loss of body shape" that abeles them to transform into characters that express themselves through an original and unique movement which creates the "Animto" style.
    Jon Bond | Contemporary Jon Bond >> Guest Teacher
    Currently a member of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York City, Jon Bond has worked with such choreographers as Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Schector, Jacapo Godani, Stijn Celis, Jo Stromgren, Didy Veldman and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui among others. Recently you may have seen him perform with Cedar Lake on season 8, SYTYCD. After moving to New York In 2005, Jon studied and performed with the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s DTB Ensemble. As a member of the ensemble he’s had the prestigious honor of performing at the White House, New York’s City Hall, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of an international dance festival, “Protégés of Ballet” and with Aretha Franklin at the historical Apollo Theater.
    Eric Bourne | Contemporary Eric Bourne >> Guest Teacher
    Eric Bourne grew up in Midland, MI. He began his training at 16, under the direction of Sandra Black. His formal training started while attending Ryerson University, studying under Nadia Potts, Karen Duplisea and Vicki St. Denys. He spent his summers in Colorado studying with Linda Kent, Stephen Pier, Nicolas Villeneuve and Kristopher Storey at Perry – Mansfield. Moving to New York City in January 2007, he danced the role of James in the North American Tour of Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out. Eric joined Parsons Dance in August 2008.
    Matthew Brookoff | Ballet Matthew Brookoff >> Guest Teacher
    Matthew Brookoff is a New York-based choreographer, dancer and ballet teacher. He has directed the Brookoff Dance Repertory Company since 1994, creating a wide and varied repertory. He has received commissions from the Staten Island Ballet and Performance Mix NYC. Deborah Jowitt in The Village Voice called him “an accomplished dance-maker with intelligence and a sharp wit” while Elizabeth Zimmer in a Voice Choice item declared his work “a secret pleasure of the ballet crowd . . .whose choreography to Cole Porter has transfixed critics through the years.”
    Becky Brown | Limón Becky Brown >> Limón
    After completing her dance training at the Laban Centre, London, Becky 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 has worked as a freelance teacher, choreographer and dancer. Becky has also taught at University level on Dance Degree and Performing Arts Degree courses in the UK. Becky trained in the Limón technique on the Professional Studies Program and the Limón Teachers Program at the Limón Institute. She is the Limón Program Manager and a current faculty member.
    Camille A. Brown | Modern Camille A. Brown >> Guest Teacher
    Camille A. Brown attended Bernice Johnson and Carolyn Devore Dance Studios, graduated from LaGuardia H.S. of the Performing Arts, and received her B.F.A. in Dance from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She was a member of Ronald K. Brown/Evidence (2001-2007) and has been a guest performer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (2008, 2011), Rennie Harris/Puremovement (2008-present), and with the cast of The Color Purple for Broadway Cares w/ choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie.
    Candace Brown | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Candace Brown >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Candace Brown is a dancer/choreographer/instructor with a huge passion for the art of dance. She has taught in Los Angeles for 5+ years as faculty at Debbie Reynolds Studio, Millennium Dance Complex, and Edge PAC. She has also traveled teaching around the world in various countries like Japan, Spain, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Greece, Poland, Ireland, Amsterdam and more, plus states across the US. Candace is a Monsters of Hip Hop Show Alumni, and was principal dancer on UNITY LA directed by Tessandra Chavez. She has choreographed for artists like Nicole Scherzinger, under the direction of Jaquel Knight, plus danced/assisted major choreographers on various television shows like "X-Factor" (chor: Kevin Maher) and "Dancing With The Stars" (chor: Aakomon Jones). Recent credits include Janelle Monae, and BET's "Black Girls Rock" with choreography by Luam Keflezgy
    Danté Brown | Contemporary Danté Brown >> Guest Teacher
    Danté Brown began his dance training at Wesleyan University, which led him to The Ohio State University to receive his MFA in Choreography and Performance. As a performer, Danté has worked with artists such as Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Christal Brown, Dance Exchange, David Dorfman, Kendra Portier, and Noa Zuk, among others.
    Ron Brown | Contemporary Ron Brown >> Guest Teacher
    Brooklyn born, Ron Brown has worked with and learned from Jennifer Muller/THE WORKS, Mary Anthony Dance Theatre/ PHOENIX, Judith Jameson, Bessie Schöenberg, and Ann Carlson. As a guest artist, he has taught contemporary dance at institutions such as: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Ohio State University, Koteba Ensemble d’Abidjan, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.
    Emily Bufferd | Contemporary Emily Bufferd >> Guest Teacher
    Emily is the Artistic Director of BEings dance, and the Producer of The Young Choreographer’s Festival, an annual event held at Symphony Space in NYC presenting the most up and coming 18-25 year old choreographers.
    Jacqulyn Buglisi | Modern Jacqulyn Buglisi >> Guest Teacher
    In her four-decade long career as a choreographer, artistic director, producer and master teacher, Jacqulyn Buglisi has made an indelible impact on the contemporary field of dance. Renowned for highly visual, imagistic dances that use literature, history, and heroic archetypes as a primary source, Buglisi’s ballets are sweeping, passionate and always rooted in a strong physical technique.
    Nina Buisson | Body Conditioning Nina Buisson >> Body Conditioning
    Nina Buisson is an internationally acclaimed choreographer and dance educator who developed an original release- based and imagery-laden dance technique. Nina is an “excellence” scholar from the Princess Grace Academy of Classical Dance and has obtained her musical training from the Prince Rainier III Music Academy in Monaco. She holds a professional teaching diploma in ballet and modern dance from the Cultural Ministry of France, Aix en Provence.

    Wayne Byars | Ballet Wayne Byars >> Ballet
    Ballet For the last 28 years professional dancers from Europe, the Americas and Asia study ballet with Wayne Byars when they are in Paris. In a typical class it is not unusual to spot dancers from not only the leading ballet companies of the world but dancers working with such diverse choreographers as Pina Bauch, Mats Eck, Jiri Kilian.
    Arcell Cabuag | Contemporary Arcell Cabuag >> Guest Teacher
    Arcell Debuag is the Associate Artistic Director and Senior Dancer of the Ronald K. Brown EVIDENCE Dance Company, and a recipient of the 2004 New York Dance and Performance “BESSIE” Awards. Originally from the Bay Area of California, where he received his training at the Abraham Lincoln Performing Arts Magnet School. In 1996, Arcell attended the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center where he was first introduced to Ronald K. Brown.
    Janelle Cambridge | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Janelle Cambridge >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Janelle has had the privilege of working with choreographers such as the amazing Luther Brown, Kevin Maher, Fatima Robinson, Laurie Ann Gibson, Dave Scott, Hi Hat, Rich and Tone, and the amazing Ms. Toni Basil. She has taught both nationally and internationally most recently coming back from a two and a half month teaching engagement in Guam. Janelle was last seen dancing in a charity event performed by Rihanna and the 2013 Super Bowl as a backup dancer for Beyonce’s Halftime show. What’s next for Nellie is to continue to follow her dreams and give back to the next generation by making her next transition from dancer to choreographer.
    Jose Manuel Carreño | Ballet Jose Manuel Carreño >> Guest Teacher
    Jose Manuel Carreño was born in Cuba, where he received his training at the Provincial School of Ballet and the National Ballet School. He won the Gold Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition in 1987, and the Gran Prix at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi in 1990. He has appeared extensively in Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
    Ashley Carter | Contemporary Ashley Carter >> Contemporary
    Ashley is passionate about her work as a dancer, teacher and choreographer both internationally as well as in the U.S. Primarily trained in New York, she has studied and worked in many different styles from ballet to lyrical, modern, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, and musical theatre.
    Dee Caspary | Contemporary Dee Caspary >> Contemporary
    Dee Caspary choreographed and was Director of Staging for Justin Timberlake’s 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow. Dee has choreographed 5 seasons on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, a Macy’s Stars of Dance performance on ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars”, as well as the 2008 ESPY’s with Justin Timberlake on ESPN. Dee has worked with artists such as Demi Lovato, Paula Abdul, New Kids On The Block, and was featured as "Snitch" in the Movie Musical "Newsies".
    Khristina Cayetano | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Khristina Cayetano >> Guest Teacher
    KCDC (Khristina Cayetano & Daniel Curry) is a high powered duo based in New York City. Khristina and Daniel joined forces in 2008 and have been a creative team ever since. KCDC can be seen dancing for artists Ne-Yo and Jody Wately.
      Cebo | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Cebo >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Cebo has been dancing since before he could speak. Winning his first dance competition at 5 years old. He has since gone on to win some of the world’s largest dance battles such as Juste Debout, and House Dance International.
    Enzo Celli | Contemporary Enzo Celli >> Guest Teacher
    Enzo began his career in Rome as a contemporary choreographer and formed his own company, Botega, in 1995. Relying upon his athletic ability and his daring, libertarian spirit, Enzo Celli transfers his diverse, formative experiences to create a very peculiar and unique style.
    Grant Chang | Jazz/Theater Grant Chang >> Jazz/Theater
    Grant Chang has been a faculty member of Peridance for over nine years. His theatre credits include Mame with Sandy Duncan, 2G's Concerts of Excellence, and Rockwell Productions' The King and I. He has starred in multiple commercials and has appeared on TV shows such as All My Children, Saturday Night Live, and Law and Order.
    Martha Chapman  | Ballet Martha Chapman >> Ballet
    She performed with NYC Opera Ballet, NJ Ballet, Eugene Ballet in Oregon, Ontario Ballet Theater, in the Edinburgh Festival, with Cork City Ballet in Ireland and at Lincoln Center Out-of- Doors with a repertory spanning classics like The Sugar Plum Fairy to “Shakers” by American modern-dance pioneer Doris Humphrey and works by Graham and Hawkins company members.
    Nai-Ni Chen | Modern Nai-Ni Chen >> Guest Teacher
    Winning critical acclaim worldwide, Nai-Ni Chen has received Choreographer’s Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her work has also been commissioned by the Joyce Theater Foundation, the Lincoln Center Institute, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Dancing in the Streets, and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
    Richard Chen See | Modern Richard Chen See >> Modern
    Richard Chen See danced for the Paul Taylor Dance Company for fifteen years (1993 – 2008), originating and assuming roles from the repertory spanning more than fifty years. Mr. Chen See has been authorized by Paul Taylor to stage/rehearse Mr. Taylor’s dances on companies and educational institutions around the USA and the world, including Taylor 2, the New Zealand School of Dance (as a Fulbright Specialist), Rambert Dance Company (UK) and American Ballet Theater. He has also taught technique classes and Paul Taylor based projects at the Taylor School (1994 – present) and for the American Dance Festival (2010, 2011), New Orleans Ballet Association summer intensive (2012). A Jamaican by birth, where his early training was in ballet, modern and Afro-Caribbean folk forms, Mr. Chen See began his professional career in 1978 dancing with companies as varied as Northern Ballet Theatre (England), Oakland Ballet (USA), ODC/San Francisco (USA) and various independent productions in classical, contemporary and experimental disciplines before joining Paul Taylor Dance Company.
    Jennifer Chin | Limón Jennifer Chin >> Limón
    This modern dance class teaches the principals of Limon technique -fall and recovery, sequential movement, rhythm, opposition- tools that can be used to gain movement efficiency in any other dance style. Emphasis is placed on using natural body weight, specificity of movement, relationship to music and awareness of focus.
    Bryn Cohn | Contemporary Bryn Cohn >> Contemporary
    Bryn has been commissioned by Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance Collective, Grand Valley State University and :pushing progress contemporary training program. Bryn was one of twenty international artists invited to participate in New Aesthetics Performance Intensive led by Crystal Pite in Vancouver, B.C. She teaches contemporary, composition and improvisation for the :pushing progress professional training program.
    Justin Conte | Contemporary Justin Conte >> Contemporary
    Over the past eight years he's been teaching and choreographing around the United States as well as internationally. After training in technique for six years, Justin was exposed to a variety of Street, Freestyle and native movement, sparking inspiration. He began training with world-renowned movers and choreographersDana Foglia, La Jon Danztler, Joanna Numata, Brian Friedman, Sheryl Murakami, and many more. Shortly after meeting Dana, he joined Dana Foglia Dance.
     Conteur Dance Company | Contemporary Conteur Dance Company >> Guest Teacher
    Deriving its genesis from the French word meaning “storyteller”, Conteur is a newly formed Canadian professional dance company that incorporates modern contemporary movement to express ideas and commentaries on the human condition. Students of The Academy will have an opportunity to audition and become members of the Company, once the training program has been completed.
    Cheryl Copeland | Contemporary Cheryl Copeland >> Contemporary
    Cheryl Copeland graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Cheryl’s fresh, unique style and approach to dance has made her in demand and given her acclaim across the United States./p>
    Attila Joey Csiki | Modern Attila Joey Csiki >> Guest Teacher
    Attila Joey Csiki trained with the National Ballet of Canada Academy. Upon receiving a scholarship to the School of American Ballet, Attila moved to New York City and danced under the direction of Peter Martins. Attila’s professional experience transitioned his career to Tokyo, Japan to work with some of the world's most recognized choreographers, including Jiri Kylian, Sir Peter Wright, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Mauro Bigonzetti, Anthony Tudor and Kenneth McMillan.
    Seán Curran | Modern Seán Curran >> Guest Teacher
    Starting out as an Irish step dancer as a young boy from Boston, Seán Curran became a lead dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and an original member of the off- Broadway hit Stomp.

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

    Michael Cusumano | Ballet Michael Cusumano >> Ballet
    Michael Cusumano has been awarded the bronze medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna Bulgaria as well as the Special Jury Prize from Prix de Danse in Paris, France. Mr. Cusumano has been performing with American Ballet Theater since March 1995, and he was a guest artist with the Boston Ballet for their production of the Nutcracker in 1998. Michael went on to Alabama Ballet as a Principal Artist, then to Boston Ballet as a soloist. He has been a guest artist throughout the US and Japan.
    Alexandra Damiani | Contemporary Alexandra Damiani >> Guest Teacher
    Since 2005, after a 15 year dance career as a soloist with Complexions, Donald Byrd/The Group and Les Ballets Jazz of Montreal, she has been the Ballet Master of Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance, based in New York City. Alexandra Damiani is a leading practitioner and collaborator in the realm of contemporary dance, combining her rich dance background with an enthusiasm for shaping young dancers and a flexibility with varying philosophies of movement.
     Danielle | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Danielle >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Danielle Lima has appeared in numerous television shows in Brazil, has worked with the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and founded the Brasileirando Dance Group - a company that focuses on disseminating Brazilian folkloric and contemporary dances.
    La Jon Dantzler | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles La Jon Dantzler >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    La Jon Dantzler has worked on major movies such as Stomp the Yard, Step Up 2 and Step Up 3D. His dance credits include working with renowned choreographers Luther Brown, Dave Scott, Chuck Maldanado and Nu Styles and most recently the Missy Elliot promo tour, among others.
    Francesca Dario | Contemporary Francesca Dario >> Contemporary
    In 2004, Ms. Dario joined Compagnia Pantarei (Artistic Director Michele Oliva), where she was a soloist and rehearsal director for Mr. Oliva’s work. In 2009 she was a soloist with Balletto 90. Ms. Dario has danced for Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York City from 2010 to 2012.
    Marinda Davis | Contemporary Marinda Davis >> Guest Teacher
    Marinda Davis is known for training athletic, gravity defying, limitless, resilient, musical, fearless, BOLD dancers. Marinda's company, marInspired ; the storytellers is often praised for their risky, emotionally raw pieces. Her movement pushes both physical and artistic boundaries blending the concert and commercial world into work that is tangible.
    RK Davis | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles RK Davis >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Ryan is a Jersey native with a strong infatuation for the arts. He has danced for: Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, Shontelle, Salt -n- Pepa, Victoria Secret Fashion Show, and various commercials, including Fiat with J-Lo. Ryan has also made his broadway debut and a part of the original cast of “Holler If Ya Hear Me” the Tupac inspired musical and is also a company member of Dana Foglia Dance.
    Gregory Dawson | Contemporary Gregory Dawson >> Guest Teacher
    Gregory P Dawson former Lines Ballet dancer, received a BA from Saint Mary’s College. In 2007 he formed dawsondancesf (ddsf) as an outlet for his choreographic goals and vision. Shortly thereafter he created “which light in the sky is us” for Company C Contemporary Ballet (nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award for choreography) and became the Assistant Director of the California State Summer School of the Arts’ Dance Department in Southern California. In the fall of 2011, Mr. Dawson became Artistic Director of Dawson Wallace Dance Project in Denver, Colorado (formerly David Taylor Dance), where the Denver Post named him “the best choreographer in Denver.” Soon after, Dawson received a CHIME grant, partnering him with choreographic mentor Elizabeth Streb for one year.
    Laurie De Vito | Simonson Technique Laurie De Vito >> Simonson Technique
    Laurie de Vito was a founding director of Dance Space/Dance New Amsterdam where she taught for 30 years. Along with her company, Laurie De Vito and Dancers, she has taught, choreographed and performed at schools and theaters across the United States, Canada and abroad.
     Deshawn Da Prince | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Deshawn Da Prince >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Deshawn Hawthorne , known as Deshawn Da Prince was originally a hip-hop freestyle dancer with styles such as waving, gliding, popping & tutting.

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

    Katie Diamond | Limón Katie Diamond >> Guest Teacher
    Katie Diamond joined the Limon Dance Company in 2005, with which she has performed the works of Jose Limon, Doris Humphrey, Lar Lubovitch, Jiri Kylian, Anna Sokolow, and Clay Taliaferro. She has taught ballet and modern master classes as well as Limon repertory across the country.
     Djoniba | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Djoniba >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Djoniba Mouflet is an internationally- acclaimed drummer, dancer, teacher, performer, and choreographer as well as a musical producer, writer, and composer. He partly grew up in Senegal, Mali, and Guinea, West Africa, where he studied with renowned dance and musical masters.
    Gregory Dolbashian | Contemporary Gregory Dolbashian >> Contemporary
    Gregory Dolbashian has danced and choreographed with a variety of artists, performing with Patrick Corbin, Nelly van Bommel, Sylvain Emard, and The Chicago Ballet. He was resident choreographer for both Chicago Ballet’s spring season in 2008 and CorbinDances in 2007. Gregory’s works have also been performed at Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Dance Festival (MA), Joyce SoHo, Alvin Ailey Studio Theatre (NY), Dance Place (DC), Athenaeum Theatre (Chicago), The Dance Theater Lab (SUNY Purchase), and as part of the Dance Sampler at Symphony Space, as well as his first commission for CityDance Ensemble in Washington D.C.
    Roxane D'Orleans Juste | Limón Roxane D'Orleans Juste >> Limón
    Roxane D'Orleans Juste has been a member of the Limón Dance Company since 1983. She has also performed with the Eleo Pomare Dance Company and Annabelle Gamson Dance Solos. She was honored with the Canadian Dance Award, Le Prix Jacqueline Lemieux (1980), and is the recipient of several grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Foundation for Creation in Fine Arts.
    Marlana Doyle | Contemporary Marlana Doyle >> Guest Teacher
    MARLANA DOYLE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company is originally from Massachusetts and graduated from Point Park University in 2001 with a BA in Dance. Marlana has been dancing with the Houston Met for the past twelve years and was a major part of the Met’s reorganization in 2003. As the Artistic Director, she has tried to keep the diversity and versatility of the dancers and choreographers a part of the overall artistic vision of the Company.
    Elise Drew | Limón Elise Drew >> Limón
    Elise Drew Leon, of Puerto Rican descent, is originally from Oxford, CT and received her early training with the Brass City Ballet School. An original member of TAKE Dance and HopeBoykinDance, she has performed with Camille A. Brown and Dancers, the Santa Fe Opera, Sean Curran Company, and Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago. She is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. Drew joined the Company in 2010.
    Julia Ehrstrand | Contemporary Julia Ehrstrand >> Contemporary
    Julia graduated with a Bachelors Degree in dance/teaching from DOCH/University of Circus and Dance(Stockholm), She has also studied at Institut del Teatro(Barcelona) and graduated from the ISVP program at DNA 2009. Since coming to New York in 2007, she has danced for TNSP, Jana Hicks/Marijke Eliasberg, Max Stone, Abe Abraham, Carrasco Dance Company, Destiny Bergwall, Collective Noir among others.
    Marijke Eliasberg | Contemporary Marijke Eliasberg >> Contemporary
    Marijke Eliasberg (Co-Artistic Director: The Next Stage Project), from the Netherlands, holds a BFA in Physical Education with a specialization in Dance. With TNSP, she travels around the world, teaching, creating and making exchange and performance projects possible.
    Kim Elliott | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Kim Elliott >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Kim Elliott, dance educator, choreographer and performer, obtained her MA in Dance Education from NYU, Steinhardt, where she received the Outstanding in Dance Education award. She received her BS from Fashion Institute of Technology in Marketing and Communications and has been choreographing and producing her own dance productions since 2001.
    Karina Elver | Ballet Karina Elver >> Ballet
    Mike Esperanza | Contemporary Mike Esperanza >> Contemporary
    Mike Esperanza has established himself as a sought after teacher and choreographer throughout the nation. With a BFA in graphic design from California State University, Fullerton, Mike's approach to visual construction has influenced a unique movement orchestration on stage. His works have been commissioned by prestigious college and university dance programs including Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, UNLV, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Utah Valley University to name a few.
    Rachel Feinerman | Simonson Technique Rachel Feinerman >> Guest Teacher
    Rachel Feinerman began her dance training at Barnard College. In 1996 she discovered Dance Space and continued training and teaching from there. She has performed with Laurie De Vito & Dancers since 1999 and has also been a member of Daria Fain’s Human Behavior Explorers, Ricardo Gomez Dance Theatre, and has danced for Wilson Mendieta, Sita Mani, Isabel Gotzkowsky, Sakura Shimada, Gail Accardi, Suki John, Yael Levy, Marjon van Grunsven, Katiti King, and Diane McCarthy.
    Caroline Fermin | Contemporary Caroline Fermin >> Guest Teacher
    Caroline Fermin (Dancer) attended the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts throughout her youth and later The Juilliard School (BFA). In 2007, she joined James Sewell Ballet in Minneapolis. She has received grants and awards for her work, and she created a highly needed project to bring young artists to work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
    Arturo Fernandez | Ballet Arturo Fernandez >> Guest Teacher
    Since 1992, Arturo Fernandez has been the ballet master of Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. His career in dance includes work as a professional dancer, choreographer, and master teacher. He has been an integral part of the San Francisco dance scene for over 25 years.
    Mary John Frank | Career Development and Preparation Mary John Frank >> Guest Teacher
    Mary John Frank is a choreographer and director who creates dance for films, music videos, the web, and mixed media stage works. Mary John has created content for New York City Ballet, Vogue.com, Du Jour, Pull & Bear, American Apparel, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Refinery 29, and more. In 2012 she received the Dance and Video award at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and received her MFA in 2013.
    Hannah Frederick | Contemporary Hannah Frederick >> Contemporary
    Hannah has performed in several choreographers festivals including Carnival, Sirens after dark, and Sybarite, as well as music videos, shows, and dancing for various artists around the city. She continues to travel, teach, and choreograph around the country. She is currently on faculty at Tribe Body. Her most recent work was selected as "Choreographer's pick" at The Pulse On Tour. Hannah is currently on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, teaching open classes and is also on faculty for their Children and Teen Program.
    Diego Funes | Contemporary Diego Funes >> Contemporary
    Diego Funes attended the School of American Ballet and later danced with the Cincinnati Ballet and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. He has performed in and choreographed many theater productions. He is the artistic director of De Funes Dance Company.
    Danielle Marie Fusco | Modern Danielle Marie Fusco >> Modern
    Danielle holds a BA in Dance and Dance Education from Marymount Manhattan College and a specialized Certificate of Teaching from the Martha Graham School where she received atelier scholarship. Danielle collaborates with the Department of Education Arts programs and the Eastern Suffolk BOCES “Creative Classroom Collaboratives”. Danielle is a NYS Teaching Artist with The Martha Graham Company and Rioult NY. She tours nationally and internationally for Master Classes, Workshops and Performances.
     Gallim Dance | Contemporary Gallim Dance >> Contemporary
    Gallim Dance, a New York-based contemporary dance company, creates and performs worldwide original work by artistic director, founder, and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, Andrea Miller. Founded in 2007, Gallim quickly captured the attention of fellow artists, presenters, and audiences with its award-winning work, ensemble of dancers, and a fearless physicality grounded by deep humanity and expressed through the madness and joy of the imagination. The company also provides NEA-recognized educational programming to dancers and non-dancers in its home studio in Brooklyn and beyond.
    Maija Garcia | Modern Maija Garcia >> Guest Teacher
    As founding artistic director of Organic Magnetics, Maija directs and produces works in collaboration with movement artists, live musicians, and designers. Since 2006 Garcia worked alongside Bill T. Jones as Associate Choreographer of FELA! in creation of the award winning international hit musical from broadway to Royal National Theater of London- most recently staged in Lagos Nigeria. She toured internationally with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company for five years.
    Korie Genius | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Korie Genius >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Korie Genius was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He has been studying dance for many years and is well-versed in many styles including hip hop, dancehall, flexing, krumping and popping. Korie’s roots in the culture of dancehall has led to a career in this art form.
    Elisabeth Gibiat | Contemporary Elisabeth Gibiat >> Contemporary
    After her main dance education in France at the Centre de Danse Classique Marika Besobrasova and the Centre de Danse International Rosella Hightower, followed by 2 years in North America at The Toronto Dance Theatre, The Martha Graham School and The Merce Cunningham Studio, Elisabeth Gibiat joined, as a soloist dancer, the following companies: Bat Dor Dance Company, Tel Aviv (Israel), performing works by Jiri Kylian, Hans Van Manen, Niels Christie, Choo San Goh, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Lar Lubovitch and the Kilina Crémona Roger Méguin Cie de Danse, Lyon (France) where she developed her knowledge of the Cunningham Technique.
    Jack Samuel Gill | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Jack Samuel Gill >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Jack Samuel Gill recently choreographed for and partnered with Canada’s first place winner of So You Think You Can Dance, Tara Popowich, in the Indian version of Dancing with the Stars. He was also asked by the show’s renowned producer, Remo D’Souza, to be his assistant for the Bollywood movie, Happy Ending. Jack choreographed for and appears as a dancer and featured actor in the much awaited film, ABCD2 (Any Body Can Dance 2). He recently contributed choreographically on the Broadway lab of the musical comedy HAZEL directed by Lucie Arnaz and choreographed by Chet Walker.
    Shannon Gillen | Contemporary Shannon Gillen >> Contemporary
    Artistic Director of Shannon Gillen & Guests (SGG), Gillen received her BFA from The Juilliard School, where she was mentored by Martha Clarke and Pat Catterson. Her choreographic works have been presented at Alice Tully Hall, the Clark Studio Theater, Dance New Amsterdam, HERE Arts Center, with Movement Research at Judson Church, Springboard Danse Festival
    Susie Gorman | Contemporary Susie Gorman >> Contemporary
    Susie Gorman started her training in Kansas City at the Miller-Marley School Of Dance, and The State Ballet Of Missouri. From there she trained with The School Of American Ballet, American Ballet Theater and The Pacific Northwest Ballet. She has danced for such companies as State Ballet of Missouri, Wes Veldink Movement, Journey Dance Company, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, American Dance Machine and Mia Michaels R.A.W. She was in the 1st National Tour of Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out, and has performed in such musicals as Oliver and Cinderella at Starlight theater.
    Shelley Grantham | Body Conditioning Shelley Grantham >> Body Conditioning
    Shelley Grantham has been The School at Peridance Coordinator since 1999 along with the Director of the Peridance Youth Ensemble. Originally from Minneapolis, MN Shelley started her dance training at Dance Arts Center and Ballet Arts. She furthered her dance education at the Conservatory of Dance at Barat College, DePaul University, Chicago, IL receiving a BA in Dance and graduating with honors in 1997.
    Brian Green | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Brian Green >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Brian Green has choreographed and danced with artists such Mariah Carey, Mya, Foxy Brown, Missy Eliott, Salt n' Pepa, Busta Rhymes, Barbara Tucker, EVE, Kraze, MAW (Masters at Work), and many more. In the last 10 years, his teaching has focused on the history of dances in the Funk, Hip-hop, and House culture, which he has spread through the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa.
    Emily Greenwell | Contemporary Emily Greenwell >> Contemporary
    Emily Greenwell was raised in Michigan and in 2009 moved to New York City. She completed The Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center, and has most recently continued her training studying with Erica Sobol in “The Gypsy Project: LA”. Upon moving to New York, Emily booked a tour with “Oz the Musical”, directed by American Idol finalist, Todrick Hall. Emily can be seen as a featured dancer on the Wendy Williams Season 5 TV Promo, choreographed by Luam and Derek Mitchell. Other credits include dancing for rock group Phish choreographed by Jon Rua at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, and traveling to Argentina to perform the works of Derek Mitchell.
    Jamilia Hall | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Jamilia Hall >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Jamilia is one of the PeriChild Programs fabulous Hip-Hop teachers. She brings tons of energy and life to her classroom. Her class is a mixture of traditional Hip-Hop to what's new and fresh in the always changing Hip-Hop world.
    Yuki Hasegawa | Body Conditioning Yuki Hasegawa >> Body Conditioning
    Yuki Hasegawa is a native of Japan. She holds her MA in Dance and Dance Education from NYU, and her BA from Kobe College in Japan. As a dancer and actress, she performed in major musical productions in Tokyo, such as Oliver, Golden Boy, SANADA, No, No, Nanette, and Little House on the Prairie, as well as in Japanese TV dramas and commercial films.
    Mistral Hay | Contemporary Mistral Hay >> Contemporary
    Mistral Hay grew up in Lancaster PA and moved to New York to receive her BFA at SUNY Purchase College. Since moving to Brooklyn as a freelancing modern concert dancer, Mistral has worked with companies including Pilobolus Creative Services, the NINES, Company Stefanie Batten Bland, and Jordan Morley/Little Riot.
    Hanna Herbertson | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Hanna Herbertson >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    She is passionate about teaching her students the foundations of Dancehall as well as exploring the different expressions within the genre. Hanna regularly travels to Jamaica and has danced with some of the top dancers from Kingston like Matthew & Conray from Shady Squad and Rahmus from Rifical Team. Her work has also been recognized by DanceJA.com that nominated Hanna two years in a row for awards [Most Popular Female Dancer USA & Most Popular on the International scene].
    Rachel Hettinger | Contemporary Rachel 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.
    Kim Holmes | House Kim Holmes >> House
    Kim Holmes, legendary hip hop dancer, teacher, choreographer, and founder and artistic director of the Universal Dance Movement, has been in the field of dance for over 20 years. Kim has worked with stars such as Jay-Z, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, Missy Elliot, Salt-N- Pepa, Mya, Yummy Bingham, Deemi, Dance Fusion, and Kr3t’s.
    JT Horenstein | Jazz/Theater JT Horenstein >> Jazz/Theater
    Creative Director, Writer, Executive choreographer for TV, stage, film and corporate entertainment.
    Shelly Hutchinson | Contemporary Shelly Hutchinson >> Contemporary
    Shelly Hutchinson is a choreographer, instructor, dancer, actress and producer in New York City. She is a Contemporary and Musical Theater choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance Ukraine for the last four seasons.
    She has been on the creative teams and performed in operas such as Candide, Samson and Delilah, and Aida as associate choreographer and assistant director. Choreographer for adapted for stage version of Disney's High
    Melinda Jackson | Body Conditioning Melinda Jackson >> Guest Teacher
    Melinda had the pleasure of being one of Zena’s most devoted students and continues her legacy by being a great example of her work, inspiring others to study Zena’s brilliant technique. The class will define the floor barre positions and be followed by a short, basic placement barre. Class is suitable for all ages and levels.
    Randy James | Contemporary Randy James >> Guest Teacher
    Randy James, founding Artistic Director of 10 Hairy Legs, has significantly impacted the field of dance for more than three decades locally, regionally, nationally and internationally as a highly regarded dancer, choreographer, teacher, guest lecturer, panelist and staunch advocate of the arts. In 2010 the The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation cited him as “The Patron Saint of New Jersey dance.” As a choreographer, James has created more than 40 works on his own companies and on 16 other professional companies throughout the United States, garnering positive reviews from The New York Times.
     Jessica Gaynor Dance | Contemporary Jessica Gaynor Dance >> Guest Teacher
    Over the last decade, JGD has premiered fourteen works, including six evening length pieces at venues such as The Skirball Center/NYU, Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, The 92nd Street Y, The Kitchen, Peridance, Gowanus Art + Production, Hudson Guild Theater, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dixon Place, White Wave, Brown University, Built on Stilts Dance Festival on Martha's Vineyard and has been presented by Triskelion Arts for eight sold-out seasons, including an encore performance in 2011.
     Kate Jewett | Contemporary Kate Jewett >> Guest Teacher
    Shen Wei Dance Arts creates interdisciplinary, cross-cultural performance for forward-looking audiences. Each work by Artistic Director Shen Wei develops an original dance vocabulary incorporating visual and storytelling elements from the theater, Chinese opera, Eastern philosophy, traditional and contemporary visual art, and sculpture. The result, at turns figurative and abstract, combines performance with strong scenic elements to create a fascinating fantasy in movement.
      Jiggz & Chrybaby >> Guest Teacher
    Ramon Silverio Jr., also known as “Jiggz Starr,” is a bboy well respected for his competitive spirit on the dance floor, and for his traditional New York style which was originated in the South Bronx in the 1970’s. Jiggz was born in the lower east side of Manhattan and raised mostly in Corona, Queens where he resides today.
    Lydia Johnson | Contemporary Lydia Johnson >> Guest Teacher
    Lydia Johnson is originally from Massachussetts and founded Lydia Johnson Dance in 1999. Her distinctive choreography captures a sense of the depth and spirit of the human struggle and is profoundly linked to the music to which it is set.
    Betty Jones | Limón Betty Jones >> Guest Teacher
    Betty Jones was a principal dancer with the José Limón Dance Company from 1947 to 1970, creating leading roles in Missa Brevis, A Choreographic Offering, There is a Time, The Moor's Pavane and many other classics of modern dance.
    Jae Man Joo | Ballet Jae Man Joo >> Ballet
    Jae Man Joo Started classical ballet training in Kwang-Ju, Korea where he was born and raised. He also studied modern dance and Korean traditional dance. After graduating from Dankook University in Seoul he danced with a wide range of Korean dance companies including the Korea Contemporary Dance Company. Before moving to New York City in 1996, he received the Best Individual Artist Award from the Bagnolet International Dance Festival in Paris, France. He has worked with Zvi Gotheiner, Igal Perry, Ballet Hispanico, Shen Wei And Michele Elliman, And Pass 15 Years He Worked With Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Served As A Dancer, Ballet Master, Associate Artistic Director. He is a recipient of 2009 Princess Grace Award for Excellence in Choreography.?
    Kenichi Kasamatsu | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Kenichi Kasamatsu >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    His most recent exposure includes being featured in Mark Ronson’s latest music video “I Can’t Lose” choreographed by the power dance couple, Keone and Mariel Madrid. On this journey Ken has met and worked closely with a lot of amazing choreographers such as Neil Schwartz, Gigi Torres, Jared Jenkins to name a few. He has made the cast to numerous performances in New York’s most hype dance events such as Carnival and Sybarite for the choreographers mentioned above.
    Antonia Katrandjieva | Yoga Antonia Katrandjieva >> Yoga
    Antonia is an internationally acclaimed Dance Theatre scholar, director, choreographer and yoga teacher who explores the parallel realms of dance and theatre and their spiritual roots in the ritual and the sacred. Her hybrid art bridges ancient wisdom and new consciousness, tradition and modernity, the self with the source.
    Jonathan Howard Katz | Music for Dancers Jonathan Howard Katz >> Guest Teacher
    Composer and pianist Jonathan Howard Katz is gaining increasing recognition for the unique immediacy and expressive depth of his music, which speaks to audiences and performers alike. Harnessing this intuitive grasp of communication, combined with a rigorous technical command, he is building a diverse, yet highly individual, body of work that continues to grow.
    Yuka Kawazu | Ballet Yuka Kawazu >> Ballet
    In the past, Yuka has served as ballet mistress for the Staten Island Ballet Company among others. Yuka is a regular faculty member at several New York City studios, including Ballet Arts and Broadway Dance Center. She was also a faculty member of New Dance Group and the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. She has choreographed performances at several theaters including the Alvin Ailey Theater, Symphony Space, The Sylvia & Danny Kaye Playhouse, the Duplex and the Triad Theaters and for several dance companies.
    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.
    Sung Hoon Kim | Contemporary Sung Hoon Kim >> Contemporary
    Sun Hoon Kim teaches extensively, and has performed and choreographed for numerous venues and festivals around Korea and internationally. In 2005, He worked in collaboration with Music Composer, Prof. Eun Hea Park from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea and, He was invited to perform Dance of Cho- wol in Florida, USA. One of his works Position of body(2007) was invited in Venice Biennial Festival as 'The Youngest Choreographer'.
    Bivi Kimura | Ballet Bivi Kimura >> Guest Teacher
    Bivi has danced with 20th Century Ballet, Maurice Bejart / Belgium and Switzerland, Jeunne Ballet de France / Paris and also as invited guest in Japan and Europe. Her repertoire includes Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, Napoli, Sleeping Beauty, Mallarme III, and Allegro Brillante. She was a Finalist at the Prix de Lausanne and received a Silver & Bronze prize at the Tokyo Ballet Competition, Junior Division.
    Joyce King | Jazz/Theater Joyce King >> Jazz/Theater
    Her center warm-up focuses on strengthening technique and expanding flexibility. Across the floor is comprised of turns and jumps with intent to familiarize the student to her style. Joyce encourages the dancers to bring their uniqueness and passion to the combinations while challenging and developing their technique, ultimately bringing their performance to a higher level.
    James Kinney | Jazz/Theater James Kinney >> Guest Teacher
    James has been performing prfesstionaly since the age of 15. Starting his training at the Florida Ballet and latter moving to NYC where he’s been for the past 16 years . As a Choreographer James most recently returned from Florida where he choreographed Hello Dolly staring Sally Struthers and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Other works include an original ballet entitled “MARCH” which was commissioned by the New Jersey Ballet, after it’s debut at Alvin Ailey.
    Dorit Koppel | Ballet Dorit Koppel >> Ballet
    Acclaimed as "Teacher of the Year" by Dance Pages Magazine, Dorit classically trained students who now dance with NYC Ballet and Boston Ballet, to list but a few. She coached Kioko Ina of USA Ice Skating team in Monsey, NY, and also developed their ballet program.She received a MFA in Dance from NYU Graduate School of the Performing Arts, after completing a BA in Dance at Sarah Lawrence College. Dorit was the Artistic Director and owner of Progressive Dance Studio in Englewood, NJ.
    Liza Kovacs | Ballet Liza Kovacs >> Guest Teacher
    Liza Kovacs trained at The National Ballet School in Canada, and danced with The National Ballet of Canada and Lalala Human Steps. Her greatest passion lies in dance training and as well as teaching ballet and sharing with students her knowledge in anatomy, physiology and dance exercise science to help them achieve their dancing dreams. Liza teaches in our excelled Core Ballet Program and our professional youth company, the Peridance Youth Ensemble.
    Graciela Kozak | Ballet Graciela Kozak >> Ballet
    Graciela Kozak danced with the Bat-Dor and Bat-Sheva companies in Israel, and the Peridance Ensemble in NY. Graciela joined the Peridance Faculty in 1985 and the faculty of the Ailey School in 2002. Her classes are for dancers of all backgrounds and accentuate the prevention of injuries through correct alignment.
    Logan Kruger | Limón Logan Kruger >> Limón
    Logan Frances Kruger was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She trained with Annette Lewis and Pamala Jones- Malavé, among many others. Kruger was a full time member of Good Moves, a children’s modern dance repertory company, directed by Annette Lewis, from 1993- 2003. She went on to receive her BFA in dance from The Juilliard School, under the direction of Larry Rhodes. Professionally, Kruger has collaborated extensively with Michelle Mola, including her work with The Troupe, a band of dancers co-directed by Mola and Zack Winokur. Additionally, she has performed and toured with various companies and choreographers, such as Adam H. Weinert, Shen Wei Dance Arts and Jonah Bokaer. Kruger joined the Limón Dance Company in 2009.
    Ryoko Kudo | Limón Ryoko Kudo >> Limón
    Ryoko Kudo was a member of the Limón Dance Company from 2001 through 2009, performing solo roles in the repertory. Her technique classes will emphasize coordinating breath and weight in terms of falling, rebounding, and suspending. Dancers will be challenged to achieve a dynamic range of movement and rich human expression with clear intention and musicality.
    Calen Kurka | Contemporary Calen Kurka >> Contemporary
    As an instructor Calen has taught across Canada, the U.S. and Japan, and more recently in Ireland at Dublin's Dance Jam '07. He is currently instructing for Dance Masters of America as one of their Master Faculty, and is also on faculty with Dance Educators of America. His choreography has been recognized as outstanding at many competitions throughout the U.S. and Canada, and has been the recipient of many awards. In addition to teaching in and around New York he's also assisted choreographer, director, instructor, Michele Assaf.
      Ladies of Hip Hop Faculty | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Ladies of Hip Hop Faculty >> Guest Teacher
    The Ladies of Hip Hop is made up of an elite group of female artists from around the world that puts women center-stage.
    Mary Ann Lamb | Jazz/Theater Mary Ann Lamb >> Guest Teacher
    Mary Ann Lamb just played Young Claire in John Kander and Fred Ebb’s, The Visit, starring Chita Rivera and George Hearn. On Broadway she most recently played Mona Page in Curtains starring David Hyde Pierce.
    Loni Landon | Contemporary Loni Landon >> Guest Teacher
    Landon is the 2013 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship winner awarded with BODYTRAFFIC. As a sought after choreographer, her work has been commissioned by Keigwin and Company, Whim Whim, LEVY DANCE, The Juilliard School, BODYTRAFFIC, American Dance Institute (for Loni Landon Dance Projects), Northwest Dance Project, Hubbard Street II, Ballet X, Ballet Austin, SUNY Purchase, and Marymount Manhattan College. Her company has performed at The Joyce Theater and Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Series.
    Kenny Larson | Ballet Kenny Larson >> Ballet
    Kenny Larson began his career with the National Ballet of Canada, where he worked with such dance legends as Erik Bruhn, Rudolph Nureyev, and Peter Schaufuss. Following a period in Europe with the Dutch National ballet, he was Principal Dancer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens for several years.
    Cherylyn Lavagnino | Contemporary Cherylyn Lavagnino >> Guest Teacher
    Cherylyn Lavagnino (Artistic Director/Choreographer) has an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, as well as a BA in Philosophy from USC. Lavagnino has created over thirty works in the past fifteen years, and since 2000 the platform for her choreography has been Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance.
    Elie Lazar | Ballet Elie Lazar >> Guest Teacher
    Internationally renowned ballet director, teacher and choreographer, Elie Lazar founded and directed the Joffrey Ensemble Dancers -°©- the official company of the Joffrey Ballet School (NYC), 1999-°©-2005. He also founded and directed Joffrey South, a summer intensive satellite of the Joffrey Ballet School, and LazarBallet, NYC, a professional ballet touring company. From 2007-°©-2011, he directed the Montgomery Ballet in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Lazar’s has won critical acclaim form both reviewers and audience world wide for his work which includes his stagings of the full-°©-length ballets Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Coppelia along with his renditions of Romeo and Juliet, Snow White, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carmen, The Nutcracker, and originals works, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Papillon, The Magic Flute, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Dance Me to the End of Love.
    Emery LeCrone | Contemporary Emery LeCrone >> Guest Teacher
    At the age of 24, Ms. LeCrone has already created several prominent works, competed in numerous choreography competitions, and received substantial grants and new commissions for her choreography.
    Pauline Legras | Modern Pauline Legras >> Guest Teacher
    Born in Paris, Pauline began her dance training in France. At the age of 15 years old, she went to do her Professional Training Program in Ballet technique at the Geneva Dance Center (Switzerland). In 2002, she received a scholarship from the Foundation of Princess Grace de Monaco at the Monaco Dance Forum. Later on, she went to Mexico to perfect her knowledge in contemporary dance at the Colegio Nacional de Danza Contemporanea and during the Spring 2006 she is awarded the First Prize of the Choreographic Contest.
    Fabrice Lemire | Ballet Fabrice Lemire >> Guest Teacher
    Fabrice Lemire received his training at the Paris Opera Ballet School and at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. Now based in Macau China, Fabrice is pursuing his career as a Dance Master for the permanent production ZAiA from Cirque Du Soleil.
    Anabella Lenzu | Body Conditioning Anabella Lenzu >> Body Conditioning
    Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher with over 15 years experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy, and the USA. She is the artistic director of Anabella Lenzu / DanceDrama.
    LuAnn Leonard | Body Conditioning LuAnn Leonard >> Body Conditioning
    LuAnn Leonard has performed on Broadway, in France and Tokyo, and was a Radio City Music Hall Rockette for eleven years! Her theatre credits include The Will Rogers Follies, A Chorus Line, La Cage Aux Folles, How To Succeed..., A Funny Thing Happened...Forum, Sweet Charity, Anything Goes, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Fourth Wall.
    Benjamin Levy | Contemporary Benjamin Levy >> Guest Teacher
    Benjamin Levy is a choreographer, dancer, and artistic director recognized for his cutting-edge interdisciplinary works that explore the nuance and drama of human intimacy. Levy founded LEVYdance in 2002, which very quickly became known for its innovative works and collaborations. In 2004, Levy was named one of the "Top 25 Choreographers to Watch" by Dance Magazine and awarded a San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement.
      Lillian Barbeito & Tina Finkelman Berkett >> Guest Teacher
    Lillian Barbeito is the co-director of BODYTRAFFIC. She has a BFA from The Juilliard School where she studied on a 4 year, full-tuition scholarship awarded by Tomorrow’s Leaders of America.
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    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.
    Yesid Lopez | Contemporary Yesid Lopez >> Guest Teacher
    Originally from Colombia where he began his dance training in ballet. He received a scholarship from The School at Jacob's Pillow in the jazz program in 2004 and 2006. Yesid has performed in Colombia, UK, Cuba, USA as a dancer and choreographer in latin, jazz and contemporary ballet styles and South Korea as a choreographer-featured dancer with Hanwha Resort in Sokcho City. In 2006, Yesid moved to New York where he received a full scholarship from STEPS on Broadway and was selected to be a member of the Steps Repertory Ensemble 2006- 2008.
    Stuart Loungway | Ballet Stuart Loungway >> Ballet
    Stuart Loungway is the Artistic Director of Terra Firma Dance Theatre. He began his professional career performing with the Joffrey II Ensemble and Joffrey Ballet, before joining San Francisco Ballet Company and continuing as a Principal Dancer with American Repertory Ballet. He has performed soloist and principal roles in work by David Bintley, James Kudelka, George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Mark Morris, and many others. Mr. Loungway maintains an active schedule as a master teacher, choreographer, performer, and served on the dance faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
    Soraya Lundy | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Soraya Lundy >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Soraya Lundy studied at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, the Alvin Ailey School, and the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance. She trained in Hip Hop at the BLADE Dance Academy. She has choreographed pieces for Nike and Adidas, assisted Nu Stylz for VH1’s Hip Hop Honors 2009 commercial with Tracey Morgan, has put together stage performances for artist like NINA Sky and JYP artist G Soul, and choreographed her first music video to Erika June's “Work the Middle,” which is on the sound track of film Step-Up 3D.
    Reed Luplau | Ballet Reed Luplau >> Ballet
    Reed Luplau is currently a dancer for Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.
    The class is energetic, friendly, fun & vibrant, focusing on musicality, body movement & structure. It is ideal for a contemporary, modern, and ballet dancer & is a great way to begin the day.
     MADBOOTS DANCE | Contemporary MADBOOTS DANCE >> Contemporary
    Since 2011, MADBOOTS DANCE has been presented nationally and internationally by the Duo Multicultural Arts Center, The 92nd Street Y, Tisch School of the Arts, TOES for dance, and Norte Maar. The company was featured in Dance Magazine's Vital Signs segment and The New York Times noted the company's "sharp. elegant movements, dark theatricality and unashamed intimacy…"
    JoLea Maffei | Modern JoLea Maffei >> Modern
    JoLea Maffei is a master teacher of the Horton technique and has been teaching Horton in New York City for over twenty years.
     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.
    Alison Manning | Modern Alison Manning >> Modern
    Alison Manning is the Managing Director & Co-Producer of The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, and has worked for 5 years to provide meaningful residency opportunities for national and international performing artists, and bring the performing arts to the local Vineyard community. In addition she Co-Directs and performs, with choreographic and creative partner Jesse Keller, in YARDWorks, The Yard’s year-round collective of artists and arts educators.
     Marie | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Marie >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Marie Basse-Wiles has performed with the Ballet National of Senegal and Koumpo Dance Company. She has won numerous awards and has created numerous ballets including a piece archived at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
    Amy Marshall | Modern Amy Marshall >> Modern
    Amy Marshall was born in Kyoto, Japan, and raised in Sandwich, New Hampshire, where she began her formal training. In 1992 she received a B.A. in Dance and Theater with Honors in dance from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Moving to New York City shortly thereafter, Marshall has since performed in the companies of esteemed choreographers Paul Taylor and David Parsons.
    Setsuko Maruhashi | Ballet Setsuko Maruhashi >> Guest Teacher
    Setsuko Maruhashi was born in Japan and started her ballet training in the Vaganova method at the age of eight. After moving to NYC, she added jazz, tap and modern to her dance training. Among many others, she studied with Finis Jhung, Maggie Black, Marjorie Mussman, Phil Black, Miquel Godreau, and Helen Butleroff. In 1985, Setsuko became the first minority Rockette at Radio City Music Hall and performed in numerous productions, including: The Christmas Spectaculars, The Easter Shows, Super Bowl half-time show, Late Night with David Letterman and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She also performed in musicals and industrial shows as an AEA member.
    Chris Masters | Contemporary Chris Masters >> Guest Teacher
    Chris Masters has been making dance work for over ten years, and is currently director of ChrisMastersDance. His work has been presented at Judson Memorial Church (NYC), Detroit Opera House, Music Hall Performance Space (Detroit), Boll Theatre (Detroit), 100 Grand (NYC), Dixon Place (NYC), Triskelion Arts (NYC), and Irondale Center (NYC), as well as held creative residencies at Public Space One (Iowa City) and 555 Gallery (Detroit). Masters has performed the work of Martha Clarke, Jeff Rebudal, Colleen Thomas, Stephanie Liapis, Jana Hicks, Keith Thompson, Doug Elkins, and Jan Erkert, among others. Currently, Chris is performing with Third Rail Projects' Then She Fell, recipient of a 2013 New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award. As an educator, Masters has served on the faculties of The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Wayne State University, The University of Iowa, the American College Dance Festival, Dance New Amsterdam, 100 Grand, Gibney Dance Center, and American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive. Chris holds a BA in Finance/BS in Dance from Wayne State University and a MFA in Choreography from The University of Iowa, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow.
    Christopher Matt | Ballet Christopher Matt >> Guest Teacher
    In 1980, Christopher began his dance training in Paris with Raymond Franchetti (Academie d’art Choreographique) and Nora Kiss (Academie Chaptel). He received further training with David Howard, Jean Golovine, and finally with the Stuttgart Ballet.
    Ami Mattison | Contemporary Ami Mattison >> Guest Teacher
    She has won several Choreography Awards and trained top national soloists. Ami was an original member of collidE dance (Erica Michelle Sobol, artistic director) and was featured in several of collidE's evening length company shows. Her focus has turned to her own choreography and her passion of training dancers as artists. She has showcases pieces for Medium.Live.Art, Talent Lab, Mashed Up Contemporary Dance, and Choreographer's CarnivalShe launched her contemporary jazz company, Mattidance, with a sold out two evening performance in May 2014.
    Jim May | Limón Jim May >> Guest Teacher
    Jim May, formerly soloist and guest artist with the Limón Company, is presently artistic director of Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble. He is an internationally-renowned teacher who has been honored with the Marcus Award for teaching and the Fulbright, as well as a 1999 Bessie Award.
    Diane McCarthy | Simonson Technique Diane McCarthy >> Simonson Technique
    Diane McCarthy has been teaching, performing and choreographing throughout the U.S. and Europe for over twenty -five years. Her work has been presented in Holland, Spain, Washington, New York and Canada where she travels yearly to give workshops and choreograph. She has been on faculty at various colleges and universities around the United States including Manhattanville College, Hofstra University, Marymount College and Bates College in Maine.
    Rebecca McCormac | Contemporary Rebecca McCormac >> Guest Teacher



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

    Austin McCormick | Jazz/Theater Austin McCormick >> Guest Teacher
    Austin McCormick is a director and choreographer based in New York. His work has been performed nationally and internationally at many prestigious venues. He founded Company XIV, a dance/theatre company based in Brooklyn, New York, to facilitate the production and performance of new work.
    Belinda McGuire | Limón Belinda McGuire >> Limón
    Belinda McGuire, originally from Toronto, graduated from The Juilliard School (BFA 2006). As an independent artist, she primarily performs solo work, choreographs and engages in collaboration and production. In October, she traveled to Amsterdam to collaborate with Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten through The International Choreographic Arts Centre Amsterdam’s Altra Cosa initiative. A current member of The José Limón Dance Company, she has danced with Gallim Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers, Ofelia Lorette de Mola's DANSCORES, the DOORKNOB Company and The Canadian Children's Dance Theatre.
    Sarah Mettin | Contemporary Sarah Mettin >> Guest Teacher
    Sarah Mettin graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase’s Dance Conservatory in 2011, with additional studies abroad in Rotterdam, Netherlands at Codarts (Rotterdamse Dans Academie). Mettin is passionately involved in every aspect of dance, working as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and artistic director. She had the opportunity to perform in works by many choreographers including Twyla Tharp, Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon, Kate Weare, Takehiro Ueyama, Kanji Segawa, Jessica Lang, Jonathan Royse Windham, Arantxa Sagardoy, and other freelance artists. Mettin’s profound interest in choreography led her to create her first full- length work, Talk of Interference, in the Netherlands in 2009, which triggered Mettin’s inspiration to continue creation.
     Michael Kessler & Melinda Jackson | Jazz/Theater Michael Kessler & Melinda Jackson >> Guest Teacher
    M&M have taught workshops in Acting for Dancers & Acrobats and their original JOYOM® Total Body Workout™ for Cirque du Soleil. M&M initiated and taught a Musical Theatre intensive course with an elite group of 250 dancers selected from all over the USA at Miami City Ballet, training them in Gyrokinesis®, JOYOM® Total Body Workout™, Classical Jazz and Musical Theatre. They have also taught Musical Theatre & Zena Rommett Floor Barre® for Tara Foy’s Elite Ballet Intensive in Las Vegas and White Cloud Opera Ballet in Rome. They continue to produce, direct, choreograph, perform, teach, mentor and coach internationally.
    Sharon Milanese | Modern Sharon Milanese >> Guest Teacher
    Sharon Milanese joined the Lucinda Childs Dance Company in 2009 with the revival of Dance, and is currently touring in Einstein on the Beach. Her professional credits also include working with Patrick Corbin's CorbinDances, Jodie Gates, the Liz Gerring Dance Company, Heidi Latsky Dance, Motley Dance, Ramon Oller and the Peridance Ensemble, New York Theatre Ballet, Cortez and Company Contemporary Ballet, and Verb Ballet.
    Amanda Miller | Ballet Amanda Miller >> Ballet
    Amanda Miller is Artistic Director of Miller Rothlein since 2004. As a dancer she performed with the Hartford Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera Company, performing and premiering works by George Balanchine, Jorma Elo, and Mark Morris, among many others. Miller has studied the choreographic and improvisational techniques of Alonzo King, William Forsythe, and Siobhan Davies.
    Andrea Miller | Modern Andrea Miller >> Guest Teacher
    Andrea Miller is a graduate of The Juilliard School and former dancer with Ohad Naharin's Batsheva Ensemble. In 2006, Miller established Gallim Dance. Her work has been performed in the United States, Canada and Israel. Miller has been selected as one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" 2009.
    Robyn Mineko Williams | Contemporary Robyn Mineko Williams >> Guest Teacher
    Robyn Mineko Williams is a dancer and choreographer from Chicago, Illinois. She was a member of River North Dance Company (now River North Dance Chicago) for four years before joining Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2000. During her 12 years as a Company member, Williams performed works by renowned dancemakers including Ohad Naharin, Jirí Kylián, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe and Johan Inger.
    Dan Mitra | Tap Dan Mitra >> Tap
    Dan Mitra is primarily a tap dancer native to Woodstock Valley, CT. Since he has started tap dancing at a young age he has received awards such as the American Tap Dance Foundation’s Tap Future Award, youngARTS silver finalist, and one of two dancers selected to perform at the Kennedy Center as Presidential Scholars in the Arts in 2009. Shows Dan has been in are Joseph Webb’s “Beautiful Fire”, Henry St. Theatre’s “Urban Nutcracker,” Omar Edward’s “Passion of Tap”, in works by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards in “On Tap at Summerstage,” the film “Black Nativity,” and is a member of Jason Samuel Smith’s A.C.G.I.
    Omari Mizrahi | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Omari Mizrahi >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Ousmane Wiles (Omari Mizrahi), age 28, was born in Senegal. He began his training in West African dance at the age of 6 years old. He then joined with Marie Basse Wiles, a known master in West African dance. Ousmane continued his training with his mothers company The Maimouna Keita School of African Dance as a member of their children's company. He later became the assistant director of his mother's company, and his choreographic work was viewed by many. Venturing further into the world of dance, he found himself learning, training, and falling in love with other styles of dance such as Hip Hop, ballet, modern, pop, house, and vogue. Ousmane has been given the chance to work with many artists in and out of the USA, including John Legend, Zuma Zuma, Wunmi, Hassan Boukray, Lil' Mama, Estelle, Gala, Kesha, Kenya Moore, Cuba Gooding Jr, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, Gargon City & Rashaad Newsome. He adopted a stage name, aka "Omari Mizrahi". Ousmane is now working on creating his own style of dance blending African, Vogue, and House as one.
    Naoko Moriyama Robbins | Body Conditioning Naoko Moriyama Robbins >> Body Conditioning
    Naoko Moriyama was born in Hiroshima, Japan where she studied ballet, modern, jazz and traditional Japanese Dance. For the past 20 years, Ms. Moriyama has been an integral part of the School at Peridance, a division of Peridance dedicated to dance education for children. She also owns and teaches at GYROTONIC® on Broadway.
    Brice Mousset | Contemporary Brice Mousset >> Contemporary
    A versatile talent with an eclectic career, Brice Mousset has danced in prestigious musicals, operas, concerts, TV shows, fashion shows, and with companies throughout the world. He is in high- demand as a teacher and international juror.
     Ms. Vee | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Ms. Vee >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    1Val Ho, also known as “Ms. Vee,” is a multi-faceted dancer and performer whose movement background includes Hip- Hop (Freestyle, Breaking, Popping, Locking), House, Chinese Dance, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Swing, Salsa, Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu), Capoeira, and Yoga. Specializing in street dance and Hip-Hop culture, Vee has studied with such greats as Mr. Wiggles, Popin Pete, Skeeter Rabbit, Greg Campbellock Jr., and Buddha Stretch to name a few.
    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.
    Kerry Nicholls | Contemporary Kerry Nicholls >> Guest Teacher
      Nicola Iervasi and Kevin Albert | Jazz/Theater Nicola Iervasi and Kevin Albert >> Guest Teacher
    Kevin Albert and Nicola Iervasi are co-founders and artistic directors of Mare Nostrum Elements, a versatile entity that acts as a Performance Group, Training Outlet and Production Company. In its dedication to the expression of human emotion through dance, theater, and movement, Mare Nostrum Elements strives to reduce the distance between artistic disciplines by exploring their points of intersection and sharing the results through performances, workshops, and outreach programs.
    Javier Ninja | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Javier Ninja >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Javier has performed solos and collaborated with The House of Ninja all around the world, most notable was for the original House of Ninja Production, East is Red and appeared as a guest starred on America’s Next Top Model. He was the “VOGUE Champion of the Year” for three consecutive years for the House Dance International competition. Additionally, Javier has expanded his horizons nationally and internationally including a performance at the 2010 world competition Juste DeBout in Paris and televise live performance at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime with the “Queen of Pop," Madonna.
      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 12 years, he has trained in Hip Hop, Locking, Voguing, Popping, Breaking and House, in addition to over 5 years of experience in ballet, contemporary, and jazz. He has appeared in numerous dance showcases and TV shows including SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, and THE MOVEMENT -A THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE at Joyce Soho Theater.
    Cassie Nordgren | Jazz/Theater Cassie Nordgren >> Jazz/Theater
    Cassie was the SDCF Observer for Josh Bergasse for the 2014 Broadway revival of On The Town, and was recently featured in an interview with Dance Informa magazine about her experience with the Observership program. Also in New York, Cassie frequently assists choreographer Al Blackstone and has worked with Al on pieces for Pushing Progress, The Gratitude Project, the "Only Make Believe" Gala, and on pieces for various BC/EFA events.
    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.
    Charlotta Öfverholm  | Modern Charlotta Öfverholm >> Guest Teacher
    Charlotta is the Artistic Director of Compagnie Jus de la Vie Since the start of Compagnie Jus de la Vie in 1995, Öfverholm has created over 15 productions which have toured all over Europe, North and South America, and Africa. Her work is physical dance theatre with depth, irony, brutality, and humor.
    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.
     Elizabeth Parkinson >> Guest Teacher
    Elizabeth Parkinson was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and began her ballet training with Anzia Arsenault and Carol Lee at Tampa Ballet Arts. She attended summer workshops in San Antonio with Robert Joffrey and then after high school joined The Joffrey Two Dancers under the direction of Sally Bliss. Elizabeth was a principle dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, The Feld Ballet NY, Peridance Ensemble, Donald Byrd/The Group, Mark Dendy Danccers, and Twyla Tharp Dance.
    Jason Parsons | Contemporary Jason Parsons >> Guest Teacher
    Jason Parsons has performed with companies such as River North Dance Company, Mia Michaels R.A.W, Dinyos Dance Company (Japan), and the POZ Dance Theater (South Korea). His company has presented in NYC at the Joyce Soho, Dixon Place, Manhattan Movement and Art Center, Alvin Ailey, and for APAP at Carnegie Hall.
    Christie Partelow | Ballet Christie Partelow >> Ballet
    Christie Partelow was born and raised in New York. Ms. Partelow began her professional training as a teenager under the private instruction of Todd Hall, Diana White, and Leslie Browne. Ms. Partelow continued her studies with the Nederlands Dans Theatre, Manhattan Youth Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theater, Boston Ballet School, Ballet Theater of Boston, ABT Summer Intensives, Atlanta Ballet Pre-Professional Summer Program, and The School at Steps on Broadway.
     Patricia Noworol Dance Theater | Contemporary Patricia Noworol Dance Theater >> Guest Teacher
    Originally formed as Patricia Noworol Dance (PND) in 2008, Patricia Noworol Dance Theater (PNDT) has been led since its inception by choreographer and artistic director Patricia Noworol.
    Joshua Pelatzky | Contemporary Joshua Pelatzky >> Contemporary
    Joshua has received many awards for choreography including Choreographer of the Year and Young Choreographer of the Year. He has been featured in several showcases internationally including Carnival, Broadway Underground, Sirens After Dark, Botega, World Dance Movement and Broadway a Tropea. Joshua choreographed and danced in the Darwin Deez' music video 'DNA' which landed him a nomination for a UK Music Video Award. He has also been commissioned to set site specific work for art gallery openings. He has taught contemporary and street jazz throughout 15 different countries. Joshua teach guest classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and at The EDGE in Los Angeles.
     Peniel | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Peniel >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Peniel Guerrier danced with the National Dance Theatre of Haiti for 8 years and toured all over the world: Venezuela, Paris, Hungary, Japan, Montreal, Germany, Santo Domingo, and the United States. During this time he also toured with the Baccoulou Dance Company.
    Miguel Perez | Contemporary Miguel Perez >> Guest Teacher
    MIGUEL PEREZ started dancing at the age of 18 at the University of Arizona. After college, he danced for River North Dance Company and Hubbard Street 2 in Chicago. Miguel has had success in the commercial dance world: he danced for both Celine Dion’s A New Day in Las Vegas and her Taking Chances world tour.
    Igal Perry | Ballet Igal Perry >> Ballet
    Igal Perry, Founder and Artistic Director of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. and Peridance Capezio Center, is a world-renowned choreographer, ballet master, and dance educator. Mr. Perry's elegant choreography, often in collaboration with contemporary composers, has been described as "blessedly inventive" (Jennifer Dunning, NYTimes).
    Frida Persson | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Frida Persson >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Laura Peterson | Contemporary Laura Peterson >> Guest Teacher
    Laura Peterson is a NYC based dance artist creating work that challenges the limits physicality and redefines performance spaces. Laura’s work is influenced by visual art and includes visually stunning installations that are developed simultaneously with the choreography. She has had residencies and commissions throughout NYC and her work has been performed at venues including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, and in Europe and South America. Laura’s choreography has been commissioned by dance companies and universities throughout the US. She has taught technique and improvisation in universities including Princeton, Rutgers and Marymount Manhattan and she holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Art
    Stephen Petronio | Modern Stephen Petronio >> Guest Teacher
    Stephen Petronio (Artistic Director /Choreographer) received a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where he began dancing in 1974. Petronio was the first male dancer of the Trisha Brown Company (1979 to 1986), and has gone on to build a unique and powerful language of movement in a career than spans 25 years.
    Katharine Pettit | Tap Katharine Pettit >> Tap
    Katharine Pettit is a NYC based Tap Dancer and teacher, Director/Choreographer. Most recently she served as Ms. Susan Stroman’s SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers) observer on BULLETS OVER BROADWAY.
    Danielle Polanco | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Danielle Polanco >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    In 2003 at the age of 17, Danielle booked her first professional job with Beyonce but that wouldn’t be her last. Danielle is best known for being the leading lady in Omarion’s video ‘Touch’ and in 2008 for portraying the role of Missy Serrano in the hit movie ‘Step Up 2 The Streets’. Polanco has an impressive resume; she has choreographed for Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Chris Brown, Eve and Estelle. She has also appeared as a dancer in over 20 music videos with top artists such as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Janet, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Neyo, LL Cool J, Nelly, Amerie and Kat Deluna. Wanting a change from the music industry, she got the opportunity from Writer/Director Arthur Laurents to perform in the smash hit revival of ‘West Side Story’ on Broadway, in which she played the role of Consuela.
    Kendra Portier | Contemporary Kendra Portier >> Guest Teacher
    Bombastic Post-Downtown Class is a super physical sensation-based articulation of form via improvisation, imagination and heavily nuanced set material. Class begins with filtering our formal techniques with an active creative practice that encourages trust and choice-making. We will take ownership of our unique eccentricity, beauty, and darkness. We will cultivate the permission to reveal, explore, and revel in the effort and joy. We will gather to regenerate, discover, challenge, and applaud. We will dance via little physics and loud ways; sweat and move until we cannot.
    Kelly Potter | Jazz/Theater Kelly Potter >> Jazz/Theater
    Kelly Potter’s style is a fusion of technique and athleticism combined with high-energy hip-hop moves. Her class begins with a technical warm-up, progressions across the floor and a unique street jazz, hip-hop or even lyrical combination.
    George Povydysh | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles George Povydysh >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    George Povydysh was inspired to dance when he first encountered local b-boys in Brooklyn at the age of 14. After taking the first ever class he knew that this new found interest is something he would want to pursue. It gave him a challenge like no other and he was determined to dive into the culture.
     Princess Lockerooo | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Princess Lockerooo >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Born and raised in New York City, Princess Lockerooo (Samara Cohen) is a multi-faceted performance artist with talents ranging from choreography, directing, costume design & artistic makeup to opera singing & circus arts. She has developed and become known for her original style of waacking “propeller” Waacking which she showcased on SYTYCD.
    Connie Procopio | Limón Connie Procopio >> Limón
    Upon graduating from the University of South Florida in 2000, with a BFA in Dance Performance, Connie trained at the Limón Institute. She has worked with Sue Bernhard, Alan Danielson, Raphael Boumalia, Maxine Steinman, and Kathryn Alter. She performed for the Avodah Dance Ensemble from 2003-2009 working with JoAnne Tucker, Julie Gayer, and Sidra Bell, and where she also led the company’s outreach work in women’s prisons.
    Dante Puleio | Limón Dante Puleio >> Limón
    Dante Puleio danced with Limon Dance Company from 2000 until 2014. He currently teaches master classes in New York City and across the USA. He will begin his Masters at UC Irvine, CA, in September.
     Q | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Q >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Having graduated from Baltimore School for The Arts as a theater major who was influenced by varying disciplines, Q creates choreography, both onstage and in class, that connects the dots between the music, the movement and the message. To hear him tell it, as he often does while working with dancers, “Anyone can dance, but not everyone can perform.” After moving to New York, his dance class regimen included a steady diet of Hip Hop, Funk, Ballet, and Jazz. The roles are reversed nowadays and though he still considers himself a student, Q can be found teaching in places as far away as Japan and South Africa and a bit closer in NYC as part of the faculty at Broadway Dance Center, a guest teacher at Peridance, The Ailey Extension and a Street Jazz/Hip Hop instructor at Crunch Gyms NYC.
    Shirlene Quigley | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Shirlene Quigley >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Shirlene Quigley was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and just moved to New York city. She is best known for her work as a professional dancer and teacher. She has performed all over the world at arenas world wide touring with some of the biggest stars of our generation. dancing on television, commercial, film, and Music videos with artists such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Destiny's Child, Missy Elliot, Mary J Blige, Jamie Foxx, Ray J, PorcelainBlack, Lil Romeo, Ashanti, Fantasia and many more.
    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.
    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.
    Cesar Reyes Lopez | Yoga Cesar Reyes Lopez >> Yoga
    Cesar's style embraces a fusion of different Yoga sources, such as Ashtanga and Iyengar, Tai- Chi Chuan, as well as developmental physical techniques from dance and sport.
    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.
    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 !
    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.
    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.
      Saba | Modern Saba >> Guest Teacher
    Saba has been a member of the Rosella Hightower Dance Company, Martha Graham Dance Ensemble, and Pearl Lang Dance Theater. He is the founder and choreographer of the Saba Dance Theater, with which he has won a Bessie Audience Award for Best Performance.
     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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Katie Sloan | Contemporary Katie Sloan >> Contemporary
    Katie has danced with Richmond Ballet as a trainee and Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company. She toured North American with the show "Movin Out" performing Innocent Man and Judy. In the city she has worked with De Funes Dance, JT Lotus, Xaoc Contemporary Ballet, Azul Dance Theater and Community Dance Project.
    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.
    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.
    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 >> Body Conditioning
    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
    Kristin’s credits include choreographer and dancer for the Emmy award winning NBC hit 30 Rock, as well as NIKE, Under Armour, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Microsoft, Oprah and for events at Self Magazine. Her emphasis on creating pure and intense movement can strike an emotional chord with those she works with.
    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.
     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.
    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.
    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!
    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).
      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.
    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
    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.
    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".
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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 >> Guest Teacher
    Jesse Zaritt received an MFA in Dance from the Hollins University/American Dance Festival Program (2008). Jesse has recently taught at the American Dance Festival (NC), Hollins University (VA), Pomona College (CA), and the University of the Americas Puebla (Mexico) as well as at festivals in Japan, Korea, and Russia. He has created choreography for the Seminar HaKibbutzim College and the Acco Theater Festival (Israel). Jesse was the recipient of a 2006-2007 Dorot Fellowship in Israel. Jesse was a member of the Shen Wei Dance Arts Company (NYC/2001-2006), and the Inbal Pinto Dance Company (Tel Aviv/2008). Jesse currently dances in the work of Faye Driscoll and Netta Yerushalmy.
    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.