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

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




    Danielle Agami // Ate9 Dance Company | Past Faculty Danielle Agami // Ate9 Dance Company >> Past Faculty
    Ate9 was founded in 2012 by Artistic Director Danielle Agami. Israeli-born, she was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv for 8 years.
     10 Hairy Legs | Past Faculty 10 Hairy Legs >> Past Faculty
    10 Hairy Legs, a male repertory company, provides a lens to experience the broad spectrum of dance. Widely acclaimed for its aggressive commissioning of new works and curation of master works, we have served more than 85,000 patrons, students, artists and educators since our founding in 2012, nationally and internationally. Commissions: Doug Varone, Doug Elkins, Tiffany Mills, Manuel Vignoulle, Julie Bour, Megan Williams, Adam Barruch, Al Blackstone, Larry Keigwin, Raja Feather Kelly, Nicholas Sciscione and Yin Yue. Broadcasts have included NJTV’s State of the Arts, The Meredith Vieira Show and Nick Cannon’s Red Nose Dancathon. Dance Education is an important part of our mission and we provide a wide range of programs for all ages exemplifying the many facets of maleness expressed through dance to more than 4,500 students and educators each year.
     277Dance Project | Past Faculty 277Dance Project >> Past Faculty
    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 | Past Faculty Stella Abrera >> Past Faculty Ballet 2
    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.
    Gail Accardi | Past Faculty Gail Accardi >> Past Faculty
    Gail Accardi works with dancers and others, especially those experiencing pain, injuries, alignment issues, or physical challenges of many kinds. She describes her work as creative physical problem solving; others call it body whispering. She draws on experience and ongoing study of dance, pilates, anatomy/kinesiology, somatics, and other moving and healing practices.
    Gina Accordino | Past Faculty Gina Accordino >> Past Faculty
    Gina has had the pleasure of performing at various events and shows throughout the city and country, and is currently a member of Project Convergence under the direction of Ramita Ravi and Vikas Arun. Gina loves to tap and has been fortunate enough to have trained under some of the greats that exist today, including but not limited to, Michelle Dorrance and Ayodele Casel. She finds the greatest joy in sharing her love of the art form and being able to be a part of keeping the rich history of tap alive.
    Lissetth Aguilar Stockli | Past Faculty Lissetth Aguilar Stockli >> Past Faculty
    Lissetth Aguilar Stöckli, ballet master and choreographer from Guatemala, danced with the National Ballet of Guatemala, Compañía Contemporánea de Jalapa Veracruz, Mexico, and the Peridance Company in New York. In New York she studied dance education with Benjamin Harkarvy.
    James Alonzo | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles James Alonzo >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    James' professional credits include BET Blaze the Stage, Sound Syndrome: The Off Broadway Show, the Broadway Dance Center Showcase, NBA Playoff Flash Mob, Frankie Lemmon School Promo Video, and the New York University Faculty and Master's Concert. He has also had the opportunity to assist choreographers such as Neil Schwartz and Aurelia Michaels for the "For Your Love" Music video by Cess and Unlimited Wireless Flash Mob.
    Kathryn Alter | Past Faculty Kathryn Alter >> Past Faculty
    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. After learning Kendo, karate, Japanese classic dance and acting, he started to learn samurai sword fighting from Tahei Waki, the master of Waki ryu style of sword fighting.
    Alex Anderson | Contemporary Alex Anderson >> Contemporary
    Shernita Anderson | Past Faculty Shernita Anderson >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Ako Ando | Past Faculty Ako Ando >> Past Faculty
    Ako is from Japan and earned her MA in Dance Education from New York University. She trained in Hip Hop, Waacking, Hula, West African and Japanese Classical Dance. She has choreographed and performed in various venues in New York City with her dance crew and as a backup dancer.
    Mecca Andrews | Past Faculty Mecca Andrews >> Past Faculty
    Iratxe Ansa | Past Faculty Iratxe Ansa >> Past Faculty
    Iratxe Ansa is originally from San Sebastian, Spain where she attended the Conservatorio Superior de Musica before graduating from the John Cranko Schule Stuttgart, Germany. She danced with Basel Ballet and Ballet Gulbelkian before acting as muse to Nacho Duato in the Compañia Nacional de Danza Madrid, Spain, having many roles and pieces originally set on her. Iratxe danced with Lyon Opera Ballet before becoming a member of Nederlands Dance Theatre under Director Anders Hellstrom.
    Jennifer Archibald | Past Faculty Jennifer Archibald >> Past Faculty
    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  | Past Faculty Rebecca Arends >> Past Faculty
    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 | Past Faculty Bryan Arias >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Quilan Cue Arnold | Past Faculty Quilan Cue Arnold >> Past Faculty
    Quilan “Cue” Arnold (MFA) is a dance professional (dancer, choreographer, podcaster, producer, teacher) based out of Brooklyn, New York. He has been a member of companies such as Camille A. Brown and Dancers (NY), Rennie Harris Puremovement (PA), Abby Z and the New Utility (NY), and Enzo Celli Vivo Ballet (NY).
    Ephrat Asherie | Past Faculty Ephrat Asherie >> Past Faculty
    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 | Past Faculty Avital Asuleen >> Past Faculty
    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.
     Ayami | Past Faculty Ayami >> Past Faculty
    Born and raised in Shizuoka, Japan. Ayami started dancing at the age of five in ballet. By ten years old, she joined both a musical theater group & Jazz dance school. Within a few years at the age of thirteen, she started choreographing at the musical school. She then moved to New York and has been trained at Broadway dance center extensively in Hip Hop and Modern, but has found her artistic passion in styles such as Hip Hop, House, Locking and Waacking. She has performed and taught throughout Japan and overseas. She recently performed in "The Devouring” on Broadway presented by House Of Yes, featured as a lead dancer for Izzy Escobar’s “WARRIOR” music video, Summer stage NYC, Credo beauty commercial.
    Seda Aybay | Past Faculty Seda Aybay >> Past Faculty
    Bil Badolato | Ballet Bil Badolato >> Ballet
    If you want to learn how to dance from step one in a safe, injury-free format, if you want to increase your skill for commercial and musical theater auditions, if you want "movement for actors", Bil is the teacher for you. He has performed in six Broadway shows, and choreographed thirty shows, including the national tour of She Loves Me.
    BASo Baila Society | Salsa BASo Baila Society >> Salsa
    The class is taught by BASo certified teachers and offers three levels of instruction – beginner, intermediate and advanced. To maximize and review results, BASo offers access to the BAILA Society Online Dance Academy, the largest video library of dance instruction in the world for dancers of all skill levels. Whether you're learning your first basic or have been burning up the dance floor for years, Baila Society have something for you.
    Autavia Bailey | Past Faculty Autavia Bailey >> Past Faculty
    Autavia Bailey started dancing at a young age but decided to pursue a professional career when she moved to New York. There she studied street jazz, hip-hop, jazz, ballet, house and many other styles of dance. Soon after she began going to auditions where she landed the opportunity to perform with artists such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Missy Elliot and many others.
     BAIRA | MVMNT PHLOSPHY  | Past Faculty BAIRA | MVMNT PHLOSPHY >> Past Faculty
    Bryan Strimpel-Baira // Baira MVMNT PHLOSPHY | Past Faculty Bryan Strimpel-Baira // Baira MVMNT PHLOSPHY >> Past Faculty
    Bryan Strimpel, a native Michigander, is the Co- Artistic Director for B.S. Movement. The company has presented its work throughout New York City since in 2012. Bryan is a graduate of Wayne State University with a B.F.A in dance. He has performed and taught around the world in places such as: Colombia, South Korea, Turkey, Tajikistan, and Armenia; as well as throughout New York City. He has danced with Nicholas Leichter Dance, Brian Brooks Moving Company, and David Dorfman Dance.
    Shaina Branfman-Baira // BAIRA MVMNT PHLOSPHY | Past Faculty Shaina Branfman-Baira // BAIRA MVMNT PHLOSPHY >> Past Faculty
    Shaina Branfman is Co-Artistic Director of BS Movement. Shaina was born and raised in Victoria, Texas and received her BFA in Dance at the University of Iowa. She completed her certification as a Movement Analyst at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies, and completed studies in religion and philosophy at the New York All Faiths Seminary International where she was ordained as an Interfaith Minister. Shaina is a member of The Feath3r Theory and has been performing and sharing her work in NYC since 2014. www.bsmovement.co
    Vivo Ballet | Past Faculty Vivo Ballet >> Past Faculty
     Ballet Trockadero  | Past Faculty Ballet Trockadero >> Past Faculty
    Troy Barnes | Past Faculty Troy Barnes >> Past Faculty
    Troy earned his BFA in Dance at University Of The Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Where he studied with Horton Luminaries Faye Snow and Milton Myers. Troy also had the honor of studying under Mr. Jimmy Truitt from The Lestor Horton Dance Theatre. He continued his Horton studies at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center with Anne Mary Forsythe. Troy has taught the Horton Technique to dancers around the world for over 20 years. He has been on the faculty of Bridge For Dance, 5678 Dance, Bay Ridge Ballet as well as other studios and schools in the region. He is currently on faculty at Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls & Visions Dance Studio.
    Janice Barringer | Past Faculty Janice Barringer >> Past Faculty
    Adam Barruch | Contemporary Adam Barruch >> Contemporary
    As a choreographer, Adam's work has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, City Center, The Juilliard School, Cunningham Studio, Ailey-Citigroup Theater, SUNY Purchase, New York University, Cedar Lake Theater and Theatre Usine C in Montreal. In March 2009, he self- produced a full evening of original dance/theater works at The Baryshnikov Arts Center, with his company Adam Barruch Dance.
    Aszure Barton + Artists | Past Faculty Aszure Barton + Artists >> Guest Teacher
    Aszure Barton, an award-winning New York City choreographer, was born and raised in Canada. She received her formal training at the National Ballet School in Toronto, where, as a student, she helped originate the ongoing Stephen Godfrey Choreographic Showcase. Aszure has also led masterclasses, mentored and created for renowned training institutions including Harvard University, The Julliard School, New York University, Arts Umbrella, Canada's National Ballet School and The Laban Institute (UK).
    Korhan Basaran | Past Faculty Korhan Basaran >> Past Faculty
    Korhan Basaran holds a BA from Bilkent University’s Theater Department and an MBA in art management from Yeditepe University, he is the Artistic Director of his company RAu. After having completed a 10 year of a professional career in Turkey, upon moving to NYC, he received a scholarship from the Cunningham Studio. He had the pleasure to dance with the Repertory Group of the Cunningham Company dir. Robert Swinston. He has studied and danced with various choreographers over the years in Istanbul and New York. Bringing out his voice has been his passion since the beginning. His works have been commissioned by BAM’s Dance Motion USA, Nimbus Dance Works, Mari Meade DC, Project 44, Boston Conservatory at Berklee in the US and MDT, Akbank Sanat, Tatbikat Sahnesi in Turkey. He will premiere a new work with the Prometheus Dance of Boston, “Project RAu” in the Spring of 2019.
    Davonna Batt | Past Faculty Davonna Batt >> Past Faculty
    Born and raised in New Mexico, Davonna Batt, has studied nearly every style of dance that has crossed her path, and each continue to influence her movement style to this day. She received a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Arizona where she was privileged to study under many exceptional artists including Melissa Lowe, Amy Ernst, Robert Moses, Doug Nielsen, Loren Fletcher, and many others. Since moving to New York in 2014, she has danced in and collaborated with companies including ALMA NYC, Gotham Dance Theater, Amanda + James, of bones dance, and ACB Dance, among others. In addition, she's had the opportunity to tour with both DAMAGEDANCE and Sarah Berges Dance. Davonna discovered a love for teaching in 2015 and continues to find absolute joy in encouraging dancers to discover power, control, and expression in their bodies.

    Class includes a comprehensive warmup that echoes ballet modern, and jazz technique while unleashing the freedom and joy found in both movement and music. Through a combination of grounding movement, weight shifts, quick accents, and elongated lines, you will be challenged to pick up choreography quickly, and find your personal flow. There is always a safe, judgement-free environment that lets the space remain ripe for creativity, expression and self.
    Stefanie Batten Bland | Past Faculty Stefanie Batten Bland >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Brad Beakes | Limón Brad Beakes >> Limón
    Bradley Beakes is a New York City based dance artist originally from Glendora, California. Over the past decade he has been honored to dance with the Limón Dance Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, BARE Dance Company, Julia Ehrstrand Collective, Project 44, NOW-ID, Keith Johnson/Dancers, Naganuma Dance, and Visions Dance Theatre where he was named the 2010 Lester Horton Award Winner for "Outstanding Male Performance".
    Sidra Bell | Past Faculty Sidra Bell >> Past Faculty
    Sidra Bell, artistic director of Sidra Bell Dance New York, graduated from Yale University with a BA in history and received an MFA in choreography from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. She received her training at the Dance Theater of Harlem and at The Ailey School where she was a fellowship recipient. Her critically acclaimed choreography and company has been seen throughout the United States and in Denmark, France, Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey, Germany, China, Canada, Aruba, Korea, Brazil and Greece.
    Dr. John Belmonte | Past Faculty Dr. John Belmonte >> Past Faculty
    Bio Coming Soon!
    Bo Belza | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Bo Belza >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Bo Belza is a Jersey born native who was involved in the competitive team circuit. After a few years on FR3SH Dance Company, Bo continued his dance training as well as becoming a director for their junior team. Bo has trained under some elite choreographers such as Luam Kezflegy, Candace Brown, Neil Schwartz, and has taken multiple conventions such as Monsters of Hip Hop.
    Remi Benard | Past Faculty Remi Benard >> Past Faculty
    Kristina Berger | Past Faculty Kristina Berger >> Past Faculty

    Bio



    Kristina Berger, from Washington D.C., has toured internationally as performer, teacher and choreographer. Principal dancer with Erick Hawkins Dance Company, founding member of Zurich-based artists collective LordMasters, a freelance choreographer, and a teacher of the Horton Technique, she first discovered her love of the Horton Technique as a scholarship student at Jacob’s Pillow studying with Jimmy Truitte. Kristina has since performed as soloist with the Lester Horton Dance Theatre, Inc. under the direction of Don Martin, and worked as assistant/demonstrator to Milton Myers for several years.

    Ms. Berger has been on dance faculty at Marymount Manhattan College for eleven years. Kristina also teaches at Steps on Broadway, Joffrey School of Ballet, and Bergen Performing Arts Center, with guest artist positions at La Guardia High School of Performing Arts, Taiwan National University of the Arts, Tahoe Youth Ballet, Performing Arts Center of Connecticut, and Boston Youth Moves. She has danced with Molissa Fenley & Dancers, Joyce Trisler Danscompany and Washington Opera Ballet. Other adventures include solo guest artist as the first female “Hanuman The Monkey King” with Bali’s foremost music and dance company, Semara Ratih, under NYC’s Balinese American Dance Theatre, circus dancer with Ringling Bros.&Barnum and Bailey Circus, and Star Christmas Tree Showgirl with Massachussetts Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday POPS! concert. This summer she had the honor of performing 'Sarong Paramaribo', original solo choreographed by Lester Horton, for the first annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival.

    Kristina Berger was more impressive during several sections of the work, notably in the solo “ (invisible house is female).” In her performances in “Here and Now” and “Cantilever,” a work for four that explores architectural forms, Ms. Berger maintained the extreme power of strong positions while exuding a peaceful, free-flowing elasticity. For Hawkins’s choreography, it was just the right kind of poetic juncture.

    Gia Kourlas, NY Times Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    Erick Hawkins Dance Co. concert at 92nd St Y Jan 9 2010

    Jason Bernard | Past Faculty Jason Bernard >> Past Faculty

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

    Kevin Bernard | Past Faculty Kevin Bernard >> Past Faculty
    On Broadway he has performed in Billy Elliot, Curtains (u/s David Hyde Pierce), Oklahoma! and Thoroughly Modern Millie. His Off-Broadway work includes Lone Star Love and Sugarsuite. Kevin has performed across the country and globally in many touring productions and regional houses such as Goodspeed, Paper Mill, Olney and Mill Mountain.
    Mica Bernas | Past Faculty Mica Bernas >> Past Faculty
    Mica Bernas, originally from Manila, Philippines, received her training at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance School studying ballet, modern and other techniques.
    Laura Rae Bernasconi | Ballet Laura Rae Bernasconi >> Ballet
    Laura Rae Bernasconi has worked internationally teaching ballet, choreographing and dancing for the past 33 years.
    Sue Bernhard | Past Faculty Sue Bernhard >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Nicola Bertelli | Past Faculty Nicola Bertelli >> Past Faculty
    Shawn T. Bible | Past Faculty Shawn T. Bible >> Past Faculty
    Shawn T Bible, grew up in Roseville, Michigan and received a BA in Social Science and Dance from Michigan State University and an MFA in Dance Choreography and Performance from the University of Michigan. He has been an active choreographer over the last several years, setting works for the Grand Rapids Ballet, Thodos Dance Chicago, Opera Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Symphony, Trip the Light, Midwest RADfest, MOCA Detroit, Men Dance Michigan, Nosh Night at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Michigan Youth Arts Festival, Michigan Dance Day, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and ArtPrize.
    Alex Biegelson | Past Faculty Alex Biegelson >> Past Faculty
    Alex earned a BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in 2009 and while there, appeared as a guest artist with Randy James Dance Works. Since graduation Alex has worked with Freespace Dance during their international tour, Nimbus Dance Works and Project: Smith. Alex was a dancer for the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company 2011 through 2014. He is currently a dancer for ZviDance and David Parkers’ The Bang Group. Alex is a founding member of 10 Hairy Legs as well as the Associate Director.
    Emma Rosa Bigelow | Past Faculty Emma Rosa Bigelow >> Past Faculty
    Emma Rosa Bigelow, originally from New Jersey, is a dancer, choreographer, and educator in various styles ranging from commercial heels and hip hop to contemporary and tap. Currently, she is a member of Shirlene Quigley's Queendom Crew, Theresa Stone's AbstraKT BEINGS, Chloe Arnold's Apartment 33, and Maurice Chestnut's Dance Therapy.
    Liana Blackburn | Past Faculty Liana Blackburn >> Past Faculty
    Liana's passion, enthusiasm, and love for dance and communication is undeniable and contagious! Her versatility is what makes her such a valuable teacher, choreographer, and dancer.
    Michael Blake | Past Faculty Michael Blake >> Past Faculty
    Michael Blake holds an MFA in dance from Purchase College, and a 2010 Bessie Award for Dance and Performance. He began his dance career in the Murray Louis Dance Company where he danced from 1982-1984. In 1985, Michael moved to Osaka, Japan to become the manager of Studio Dancin’. In 1986 he joined the Jose Limon Dance Company, dancing principal roles until 1991. Michael danced with Donald Byrd/The Group from 1991-1998.
    Steven Blandino | Jazz/Theater Steven Blandino >> Jazz/Theater
    Steven Paul Blandino has a BFA in Commercial Dance from Pace University, with a focus in Choreography. Steven has choreographed a NY Equity Production, National Tour, and has set work at Pace University, Rutgers University, as well as various Dance Studios across the US. Steven is currently on Faculty at Groove National Dance Convention, Impact Dance Adjudicators, and has privately trained Actors for upcoming Feature Films, Productions, etc.
    Billy Blanken | Ballet Billy Blanken >> Ballet
    Billy started his professional career as a principal with the Amy Marshall Dance Company before joining Les Ballets Grandiva. He is a frequent collaborator with Project In Motion and has been commissioned to stage several of his works on their company. He is currently a Senior Artist with Ajkun Ballet Theatre and is the Showcase Coordinator for their annual New York Winter Festival.
    Justin Boccitto | Past Faculty Justin Boccitto >> Past Faculty
     BODYTRAFFIC | Past Faculty BODYTRAFFIC >> Past Faculty
    Jonah Bokaer | Past Faculty Jonah Bokaer >> Past Faculty
    Nadine Bommer | Past Faculty Nadine Bommer >> Past Faculty
    "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 | Past Faculty Jon Bond >> Past Faculty
    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.
     Boston Dance Theater | Past Faculty Boston Dance Theater >> Past Faculty
    Raphael Boumaila | Past Faculty Raphael Boumaila >> Past Faculty
    RAPHAËL BOUMAÏLA became a charter member of the Limón West Dance Project in 1994, and joined the Limón Dance Company in 1998. He has performed duet concerts with Nina Watt in the U.S and abroad, and his own work appeared on a Limón Dance Company program. He has taught for the Limón Institute since 1996, and has been invited to reconstruct Limón repertory at several colleges. His solo repertory includes several works by Daniel Nagrin, and Limón’s “Chaconne.”
    Eric Bourne | Past Faculty Eric Bourne >> Past Faculty
    Eric Bourne grew up in Midland, MI. He began his training at 16, under the direction of Sandra Black. His formal training started while attending Ryerson University, studying under Nadia Potts, Karen Duplisea and Vicki St. Denys. He spent his summers in Colorado studying with Linda Kent, Stephen Pier, Nicolas Villeneuve and Kristopher Storey at Perry – Mansfield. Moving to New York City in January 2007, he danced the role of James in the North American Tour of Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out. Eric joined Parsons Dance in August 2008.
    Melissa Brading | Past Faculty Melissa Brading >> Past Faculty
    Melissa Brading is a New York based teacher, dancer and choreographer originally from Topeka, KS. She holds a BFA in dance education from the University of Central Oklahoma and spent 3 years dancing for Ad Deum Dance Company in Houston, TX before moving to New York in 2007. She has taught various styles dance in Kansas, Texas, Michigan, New York and The Nederlands.
    Julio Bragado-Young | Past Faculty Julio Bragado-Young >> Past Faculty
    Former ABT dancer, Bio coming soon.
    Peter Brandenhoff | Past Faculty Peter Brandenhoff >> Past Faculty
    Peter Brandenhoff was born in Denmark and graduated from Royal Danish Ballet. He danced with Boston Ballet, Hamburg Ballet and San Francisco Ballet as a soloist. As a guest, he performed with Royal Winnipeg Ballet, South African Ballet Theatre and Mzansi Productions, Les Ballets Grandiva, and Stars of the Royal Danish Ballet.
    Benjamin Briones | Past Faculty Benjamin Briones >> Past Faculty
    Professional dancer, choreographer, teacher, director, designer and entrepreneur. A graduate of The National School of Classical Ballet, The National School of Contemporary Dance and The Royal Academy of Dancing in Mexico City. His eclectic educational background includes training in Cuban and Royal Ballet styles, as well as study of Graham, Cunningham, Limon and Francis modern dance styles.
    Matthew Brookoff | Past Faculty Matthew Brookoff >> Past Faculty
    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.”
    Andrea Brown | Past Faculty Andrea Brown >> Past Faculty
    Antonio Brown | Past Faculty Antonio Brown >> Past Faculty
    Antonio Brown is a native Cleveland, Ohio, where he began his dance training at the Cleveland School of the Arts and received his BFA from The Juilliard School. While there, he had the opportunity to perform works by Jose Limon, Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Eliot Feld, Aszure Barton, Jessica Lang, SusanMarshall, Larry Keigwin, among others. Mr. Brown has also worked with many companies and artist throughout New York City including Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Malcolm Low/Formal Structure and Sidra Bell Dance New York, among others. After performing with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company for 11 years, Antonio continues to grace the stage with The DASH Ensemble and his own company “AntonioBrownDance” formed in 2013. Mr. Brown has choreographed works for Verb Ballets, The Juilliard Dance Ensemble, MOVE(NYC), August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, Jacksonville University, Cleveland State University, Hunter College, Cleveland School of the Arts, Stivers School for the Arts, Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange "LVDE", Theatre Askew, The Arden Theater Company’s production of “The Bluest Eye”and most recently for Drama League DirectorFest, Earl Mosley’s Dancing Beyond and is currently the movement director for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Initiative in the Bronx. Antonio teaches regularly in New York City and at various schools and intensives across the country. He is always so grateful to be sharing his gifts and talents around the world.
    Becky Brown | Limón Becky Brown >> Limón
    Becky Brown is from England. She completed her dance training at the Laban Centre, London, went on to be a member of Transitions Dance Company, and then continued her training in Canada. Becky was a member of Loop Dance Company for 12 years and worked as a freelance teacher, choreographer and dancer in England. Becky trained in the Limón technique on the Professional Studies Program and the Limón Teacher Program at the Limón Institute, NYC.
    Camille A. Brown | Past Faculty Camille A. Brown >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Danté Brown | Past Faculty Danté Brown >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Enrique Brown | Past Faculty Enrique Brown >> Past Faculty
    Kelby Brown | Past Faculty Kelby Brown >> Past Faculty
    Kelby Brown, is an American born dancer, choreographer, teacher and adjudicator from St. Louis, Missouri. He received his early training at the Pelagie Green Wren Academy of Dance, as well as Alexandra School of Ballet. He went on to study at Walnut Hill School of the Arts. Kelby received a full scholarship to continue his professional training at the School of American Ballet, the official School of the New York City Ballet, known as SAB.
    Ron Brown | Past Faculty Ron Brown >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Trisha Brown | Past Faculty Trisha Brown >> Past Faculty
    A founding member of the revolutionary Judson Dance Theater, Trisha Brown is an icon of contemporary dance who, for five decades running, has continued to innovate, masterfully traversing the disparate worlds of downtown dance, ballet, opera, and the visual arts. At the center of it all: her rippling, quietly heroic movement.
    Jermaine Browne | Past Faculty Jermaine Browne >> Past Faculty
    Find your own style and create your own language- Jermaine Browne. Captivating the attention of the entertainment industry Jermaine Browne’s work is a unique combination of strength and sensuality. His passion for dance continues to evolve and inspire artists in music, fashion and even charity. Today, Jermaine is cultivating an international career as an innovative choreographer alongside his list of international clients including Greek superstar Anna Vissi, the British Music Awards, pop group Infernal, Conor Maynard and DJ Fresh to name a few.

    Nicholas Bruder | Past Faculty Nicholas Bruder >> Past Faculty
    Emily Bufferd | Past Faculty Emily Bufferd >> Past Faculty
    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 | Past Faculty Jacqulyn Buglisi >> Past Faculty
    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.

    Derrell Bullock | Past Faculty Derrell Bullock >> Past Faculty
    Derrell Bullock is one of New York and Los Angeles' most highly respected dancer/teacher/choreographers in the industry to date. Having worked with some of the most influential and sought after artists and choreographers in the business, he has gained a mass amount of knowledge which has helped shape him into the choreographer and performer he is today.
    Bong Buno | Past Faculty Bong Buno >> Past Faculty
    Bong's style is known for his musicality and textures. He incorporates his training from popping and combines it with street jazz and hip hop to produce his choreography and freestyles. And he pushes to challenge the physicality of the human body and explore more ways it can emphasize different sounds in music.
    Sarah Burke | Past Faculty Sarah Burke >> Past Faculty
    Sarah Burke moved to New York from Richmond, Virginia after graduating from James Madison University (2010) with a BA in Dance. She dances for Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, Flash Step Dance Crew, and has been in videos for artists like Kings of Leon, Devvon Terrell, David Chesky, AxelJordan, and Elizabeth Chan. Sarah's TV work includes TLC "Breaking Amish," A&E "The Herbert Brothers" for the making of a commercial for Crunch Fitness, Good Morning America, Pix11, and New York Live.
    Mary Burns | Past Faculty Mary Burns >> Past Faculty
    An instructor of movement for over thirty years in colleges & professional dance studios in NYC, Texas & Chicago, including DNA, Ballet Chicago, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, & Lou Conte/Hubbard Street Dance, Mary now works regularly with NYC’s wellness and dance community regularly in injury prevention/rehabilitation. A faculty member of Peridance, Gibney, & Pilates Reforming NY, with the BA and MA from Columbia University in Dance (with an Economics minor thrown in for her business side!), Mary always has both sides of the brain working - that led her to a Ph.D. in Dance Education from NYU’s School of Education.
    Tammy Burstein | Past Faculty Tammy Burstein >> Past Faculty
    Tammy has been teaching Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms® Waves practice since 2001 (Heartbeat, 2010), practicing the 5Rhythms since 1997, and living them since before she knew they existed. She teaches throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. A Moving Center NY staff member, she also teaches weekly classes in New York City. Tammy has made her living as a dancer, a lighting designer, a travel agent, and a librarian. She creates her life dancing the 5Rhythms®.
    Wayne Byars | Past Faculty Wayne Byars >> Past Faculty
    Ballet For the last 28 years professional dancers from Europe, the Americas and Asia study ballet with Wayne Byars when they are in Paris. In a typical class it is not unusual to spot dancers from not only the leading ballet companies of the world but dancers working with such diverse choreographers as Pina Bauch, Mats Eck, Jiri Kilian.
    Rob Bynes | Past Faculty Rob Bynes >> Past Faculty
    Over the summer of 2014, he was discovered during his second ever visit to Broadway Dance Center in a Kelly Peters class by Bloc NYC Talent Agency and was fortunate enough to get signed as a professional dancer weeks later. After 2 years on RDT he was selected to continue on as one of 3 creative directors and is now an emerging dancer in the community, hoping to inspire those around him. Some of his proudest accomplishments include scholarships from Young Lions and Monsters of Hip Hop.
    Arcell Cabuag | Past Faculty Arcell Cabuag >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Jamal Callender | Past Faculty Jamal Callender >> Past Faculty
    Founder of Barbados Dance Project BDP and Princess Grace Award winner, Jamal was born in the U.S. and raised in Barbados at a young age, Jamal began dancing at Ballet Tech and Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. He attended the Professional Performing Arts School/The Ailey School under the late Denise Jefferson, Restoration Dance Theatre and the Harlem School of the Arts. Jamal also attended Perry-Mansfield and Springboard Danse Montreal. A graduate from The Juilliard School in 09' under Lawrence Rhodes, he has worked with The Atlanta Ballet, Peridance Ensemble, Buglisi Dance Theater, Loni Landon Project, Formal Structure Inc., Hubbard Street II, Ballet Hispanico, and Kevin O'Day Ballett at National Theater Mannheim. Theater credits include CHICAGO (Fred Casely)-RMT. He has guest taught workshops all over the U.S. and internationally including summer intensives for Ballet Hispanico, New Orleans Ballet Association (N.O.B.A), the National Cultural Foundation (Barbados), and Institute of the Arts Barcelona (Spain), and MOVE(NYC). His choreographic works have been showcased in the USA, Germany, Spain, and Barbados. An advocate of the arts, he served as a member of Dance/NYC junior committee. Jamal currently is a soloist at the National Theater Mannheim NTM TANZ under Stephan Thoss.
     Camaleo | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Camaleo >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Carlos F Simao, of Capoeira Nago (Supervised by Mestre Andre Gusmao) is known as (Professor) Camaleao, was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Not only does Professor Camaleao teach, but he also is extremely active in spreading the art of Capoeira. He has participated in numerous workshops, batizados (rank changing ceremonies), jogos (competitions), and international cultural exchanges.
    Greta Campo | Past Faculty Greta Campo >> Past Faculty
    At age 19, she began the Professional Training Program at the Martha Graham School in NYC and, after a couple of months, she joined Graham II, performing in ensemble and solo roles. She performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company in their 2012 New York Season and has also been traveling nationally and internationally with them. She completed the Teacher Training Program at the School. Greta has performed choreographies by Pascal Rioult, Larry Keigwin, among others and has worked with renowned choreographers, such as Eryc Taylor and Nejla Yatkin.
    Kristen Carcone | Past Faculty Kristen Carcone >> Past Faculty
    Kristen Carcone is a Toronto-born, internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, teacher, and reiki healer.
    Geraldine Cardiel | Past Faculty Geraldine Cardiel >> Past Faculty
    Geraldine Cardiel was born and raised in Mexico City and holds a Certificate in Modern Dance from The Americas University. Ms. Cardiel’s award winning choreography has been produced in New York by Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Joyce Soho Presents, DanceNow Festival, The Local Produce Festival, Joyce SoHo, and Dance New Amsterdam. She is currently studying to be a Feldenkrais practitioner and is a frequent guest artist at international festivals and schools.
    Tomoe Carr | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Tomoe Carr >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    John Carrafa | Past Faculty John Carrafa >> Guest Teacher
    John Carrafa has choreographed over 25 feature films including SOMETHING BORROWED, THE OTHER GUYS, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, BRIDE WARS and THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004 Media Choreography Honors) For television: ROYAL PAINS, BLUE BLOODS, THE BIG C, BIG LOVE and UGLY BETTY. He is the two-time Tony Nominated Broadway choreographer of URINETOWN and INTO THE WOODS with Vanessa Williams and has also received an Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award and Dora Award, as well as nominations for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work in the theater.
    Jose Manuel Carreño | Past Faculty Jose Manuel Carreño >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Tiffanie Carson | Past Faculty Tiffanie Carson >> Guest Teacher
    Tiffanie earned her MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and completed her BFA in Dance Performance at Chapman University. Tiffanie Carson is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance at the Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University and is specialist in the area contemporary & commercial jazz dance.
    Julie Carter | Jazz/Theater Julie Carter >> Jazz/Theater
    Julie Carter, originally from Alabama, is a graduate of Point Park University with a B.A. in Dance with a Jazz Concentration. She trained at Alabama Ballet and has traveled to numerous countries as a dancer for Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines and Spirit Productions. She has assisted teachers such as Jason Parsons, the late Doug Caldwell, Elizabeth Parkinson (Chorus Line), Kathryn Mowat Murphy (Moving Out), and has performed works by Jason Sparks, Luam, Mike Esperanza, Jaclyn Buglisi, Merce Cunningham, among others. Julie is on the Contemporary Faculty at Steps On Broadway, and has been a Guest Artist for the Martha Graham School’s Summer Intensive, Manhattan Movement Art Center, Dance Teachers Club of Boston, and The School at Steps. Currently a teacher for Liberate Artists, Julie has had the opportunity to work alongside well-known artists from So You Think You Can Dance, including Lauren Froderman, Comfort Fedoke, and Alex Wong. Most currently, she is a company member of NYC-based Dance Into Deliverance and is an adjunct instructor for Sacred Heart University’s Dance Department.
    João Maurício Carvalho | Past Faculty João Maurício Carvalho >> Past Faculty
    João Maurício Carvalho, a gymnastics champion in his native Brazil, has a degree in Physical Education from São Paulo University and a BA in dance from Empire State College. A Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Carvalho was a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for ten years. He was Choreographic Assistant for the John Boorman film “The Emerald Forest”, in which he also appeared.
    Pauline Casino | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Pauline Casino >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Pauline Casino was born and raised in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines and began dancing at the age of 8, with heavy influences from ABDC, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson. After moving to the Bronx at the age of 12, she began studio training in various dance styles and soon found a hiphop and urban dance home in Hip Hop Theory under the leadership of the beloved Moe Dean.
    Dee Caspary | Past Faculty Dee Caspary >> Past Faculty
    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".
    Stephanie Castner | Past Faculty Stephanie Castner >> Past Faculty
    Originally from Baltimore, MD, Stephanie grew up studying Royal Academy of Ballet (RAD) technique. She then studied various modern techniques and choreography at the Univeristy of Maryland, Baltimore County where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance and Media Communication Studies. She now resides in New York City, primarily studying and teaching contemporary dance performance.
    Ljuba Castot | Contemporary Ljuba Castot >> Contemporary
    Ljuba Castot received much critical acclaim for her work on Kiesza’s headlining US/EU/AUS tour. Ljuba has also created work with brands such as Fendi, Bad Bunch NYC and Smirnoff while continuously serving as the Creative Director for Kiesza, who's body of visual work reflects their constantly evolving collaboration. She uses her range to create a truly different and aesthetically beautiful moments in the world of dance and movement.
    Jessica Castro | Past Faculty Jessica Castro >> Guest Teacher
    Jessica has been on tour with a variety of different artists from the likes of Foxy Brown, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Will Smith to Beyonce. Most recently, Jessica was one of the principle dancers on one of the biggest tours of 2011 with the Black Eyed Peas “The E.N.D tour.” She has also worked with such artists as Rihanna, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Ricky Martin, Shakira and the one and only Janet Jackson.
    Pat Catterson | Past Faculty Pat Catterson >> Past Faculty
    This course is an introduction to the elements of the art and craft of making dances, namely, movement invention and development, use of space, use of time, cohesive distinctive structure, expression, context, intent, use of music, and individual vision.
    Khristina Cayetano | Past Faculty Khristina Cayetano >> Past Faculty
    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 | Past Faculty Cebo >> Past Faculty
    Cebo has been dancing since before he could speak. Winning his first dance competition at 5 years old. He has since gone on to win some of the world’s largest dance battles such as Juste Debout, and House Dance International. He has also choreographed for King Street Records recording artist Kimara Lovelace. He has shared collaborated with all of the top street dancers in the world today.
    Joe Celej | Past Faculty Joe Celej >> Past Faculty
    Joe Celej, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, is a New York City based creative artist whose career spans nearly fifteen years of professional concert dance performance, choreographic investigation, and passionate instruction and mentoring of students.
    Enzo Celli | Contemporary Enzo Celli >> Contemporary
    Enzo began his career in Rome as a contemporary choreographer and formed his own company, Botega, in 1995. Relying upon his athletic ability and his daring, libertarian spirit, Enzo Celli transfers his diverse, formative experiences to create a very peculiar and unique style. His work, focusing on man, from the start has aimed to create an uncommon poetic language able to deal with sociological topics.
    Jarek Cemerek | Past Faculty Jarek Cemerek >> Past Faculty
    Jarek Cemerek is presently one of the most successful Czech choreographers and dancers; his achievements are many not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad. In 2009 he co-founded Albamora contemporary dance company in Denmark. As a teacher he worked in many dance companies and dance festivals, at The Juilliard School in New York, Huntington Beach High School in California, Sadler's Wells theatre in London, The Palucca Schule in Dresden (Germany), The Theatre Academy in Helsinki (Finland), Stadttheater Bern (Switzerland), The Royal Ballet School in Holstebro (Denmark), cie. Willy Dorner (Austria), Iwanson School in Munich (Germany).
    Grant Chang | Jazz/Theater Grant Chang >> Jazz/Theater
    Grant Chang has taught jazz dance for over 20 years in various New York City studios including Peridance Capezio Center, Broadway Dance Center, and Ballet Arts. His choreography has earned mentions in Backstage magazine for the play Yi Sang Counts to 13 at the Fringe Festival and DanceTeacher.com called his piece, Miss American’t, which premiered at the Peridance Winter Faculty Showcase, “sassy, tongue-in-cheek.”
    Martha Chapman  | Ballet Martha Chapman >> Ballet
    She performed with NYC Opera Ballet, NJ Ballet, Eugene Ballet in Oregon, Ontario Ballet Theater, in the Edinburgh Festival, with Cork City Ballet in Ireland and at Lincoln Center Out-of- Doors with a repertory spanning classics like The Sugar Plum Fairy to “Shakers” by American modern-dance pioneer Doris Humphrey and works by Graham and Hawkins company members.
    Nai-Ni Chen | Past Faculty 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 in more than forty of Paul Taylor’s dances. He is currently a core faculty member for the Peridance Certificate Program, and restages Mr. Taylor’s dances on companies and educational institutions around the USA and the world, including Taylor 2, Beijing Dance Academy (China), Navdhara India Dance Theatre (India), Rambert Dance Company (UK) and American Ballet Theater (USA). Mr. Chen See is a twice awarded Fulbright Fellow to teach dance in New Zealand (2011) and India (2018), and has repeatedly appeared on faculty for summer intensives with the Taylor School, and the American Dance Festival. 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 | Past Faculty Jennifer Chin >> Past Faculty
    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.
     Chio | Past Faculty Chio >> Past Faculty
     Chrybaby | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Chrybaby >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Jason Cianciulli | Past Faculty Jason Cianciulli >> Past Faculty
     Claudia Cavalli & Vito Cassano | Past Faculty Claudia Cavalli & Vito Cassano >> Past Faculty
    Sumi Clements | Past Faculty Sumi Clements >> Past Faculty
    Sumi is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Summation Dance, based in New York City. A native of California, Sumi received her BFA in Dance from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She then moved to New York where she was a member of Peter Kyle Dance and involved in various projects around the city before returning to study at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Upon receiving her MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography, she went on to co-found Summation Dance, producing annual seasons at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Fishman Theater, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and the Dancing Literate Project at Judson Memorial Church.
    Marcus Allan Cobb | Past Faculty Marcus Allan Cobb >> Past Faculty
    Credits include iLuminate, Daddy Yankee, Sadako Pointer of the Pointer Sisters, YMCMB recording artist, Shanell, Winston Warrior, Taj Enphiniti, and Jarrod of Mullet EMT. He has been featured on a Netflix Original Series, BET Networks, and CBS. Marcus is the creator and designer for AllanMarco Collections, a clothing retailer based in NYC, known for it’s “Dance Casual” apparel. Marcus is a dedicated performer who dedicates his career to his mother, Ola Kelly-Avant, his guardian angel.
    Lorena Cobos | Past Faculty Lorena Cobos >> Past Faculty
    Lorena Cobos is a Bronx native who fell in love with dance at a young age. After receiving a BA in Dance from Hofstra University, she went on to pursue a career in dance as an artist, educator and choreographer. Her movement quality pulls from her training of various dance styles, such as: jazz, modern, contemporary, latin, and hip-hop.
    Cat Cogliandro | Contemporary Cat Cogliandro >> Contemporary
    Cat's credits include So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent, The 2014 Gypsy Awards, and The Pulse on Tour. She was also named one of Dance Spirit Magazine's "13 of the Dance World's Hottest Young Choreographers" in the November 2014 issue.
    Billy Cohen | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Billy Cohen >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Billy Cohen, hailing from outside Boston, started his hip hop training at the young age of six at Joanne Langione Dance Center with his identical twin brother, and continued his training at Hofstra University while receiving a B.S. Degree in Dance Education. This training at Hofstra gave him the opportunity to work with artists such as Fredrick Earl Mosley, Doug Varone, David Parker, Heather Waldon, Ellie Kusner, Bill Young, and Barbara Angeline, as well as train with Hofstra’s most notable Dance Department alumni, Larry Keigwin, on scholarship. Billy also created two works that represented Hofstra at American Collegiate Dance Association Conferences, and co-choreographed his own fully-produced evening dance show, “jux•ta•po•si•tion”. Outside of school, he continued his training with Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester and at Generation IV, learning and performing choreography from Teddy Forance, Devin Jamieson, Derek Mitchell, Emily Greenwell, Candace Brown, Jeff Lapes, Noel Bajades, Jonny Forance, and Emma Portner. Recently, Billy’s choreography was included in a segment of MTV’s Episode 2 of “Lit!” sponsored by Beats by Dre. Signed to Bloc Talent agency, Bill has worked with Reebok and was casted as a Principal Dancer in the upcoming season of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, choreographed by Marguerite Derricks. Earlier this year, Billy starred in a viral video called “Student Vs. Teacher Battle”, totaling over 22 million views on all social media platforms and appearing on multiple news networks, including a short segment on “Inside Edition”. With his education background, Billy Cohen hopes to have continuous success in the dance industry, and to someday travel the world doing what he loves best: creating, performing, and sharing his knowledge of dance to next upcoming generation of artists.
    Bryn Cohn | Past Faculty Bryn Cohn >> Guest Teacher
    Described as a “dancemaker who does not shy away from much” (DIY Dancer), Bryn Cohn graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in dance performance and composition. She founded the New- York based dance company Bryn Cohn + Artists in 2011 whose work has received acclaim their ferocious physicality, risk- taking worlds, and emotionally pioneering performances. BC + A has performed in premiere venues throughout the country including Danspace Project in St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Judson Memorial Church, The Center for Performance Research, 92nd Street Y, Abrons Arts Center, Baruch Performing Arts Center in collaboration with the contemporary art galleries Foley Gallery and Castle Fitzjohns.
    Brandon Coleman | Past Faculty Brandon Coleman >> Past Faculty
    Brandon Coleman is a NYC based performer and teacher from Katy, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona and received his BFA in Dance and BA in Communication with a minor in Arts Administration. Formally a member of Visceral Dance Chicago, Brandon has also worked with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago as a guest artist for their 2017 Summer Series. Since moving to NYC, Brandon has joined KEIGWIN + COMPANY, the Metropolitan Opera, and currently a performer in Sleep No More. As a teacher, Brandon teaches across the country for a variety of schools and companies.
    Justin Conte | Past Faculty Justin Conte >> Guest Teacher
    Over the past eight years, Justin has been teaching and choreographing around the United States as well as internationally. After training in technique for six years, Justin was exposed to a variety of Street, Freestyle and native movement, sparking inspiration. He began training with world-renowned movers and choreographersDana Foglia, La Jon Danztler, Joanna Numata, Brian Friedman, Sheryl Murakami, and many more. He has worked with many recording artists such as Paula Abdul, Miley Cyrus and Jordan Sparks.
    Alison Cook-Beatty | Past Faculty Alison Cook-Beatty >> Past Faculty
    Alison Cook-Beatty received her BFA in Dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee, receiving the Ruth Sandholm Ambrose Scholarship Award. She has performed with Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance Company, Taylor 2, and her choreography has been commissioned by companies including Ballet Next, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Opera Dolce, Carolina Ballet Theater, Infinity Dance Theater, The Joffrey Ballet School, and The Boston Conservatory.
    Cheryl Copeland | Past Faculty Cheryl Copeland >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Matteo Corbetta | Past Faculty Matteo Corbetta >> Past Faculty
    Mackenzie Crosley | Past Faculty Mackenzie Crosley >> Past Faculty
    Mackenzie is on faculty at International Dance Academy (IDA) Hollywood and Millennium Dance Complex OC. She also teaches jazz and contemporary for the IDA Certificate Program. She is the CEO & Co- Founder of Soul de Soul Dance Convention, where she also travels and teaches on Faculty. Mackenzie is the Artistic Director for her Los Angeles based contemporary dance company, Geometry. Mackenzie is also a judge for West Coast Dance Elite.
    Attila Csiki | Past Faculty Attila Csiki >> Past Faculty
    Attila began his dance training with the Canadian Dance Company in Mississauga, Ontario under the direction of Allain Lupien, subsequently to join the National Ballet of Canada Academy for grades 4 thru 8. Upon receiving a scholarship to the School of American Ballet, Attila relocated to New York City to join the New York City Ballet under the direction of Peter Martins dancing repertory by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Christopher Wheeldon. In 2000 Attila joined the Tokyo Ballet Company in Japan working with some of the world's most recognized international choreographers such as Sir Peter Wright, Kenneth MacMillan, Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe and Ohad Naharin. After 5 years in Japan, thereafter Attila joined the Du Capital ballet of Toulouse France as a soloist. Upon returning to the U.S., Attila danced as a guest artist with companies such as Christopher Wheeldon’s Morphoses, Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Peoria Ballet Illinois, Dance Form Productions, Thomas/Ortiz Dance, and Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance. In 2008 Attila joined the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company creating 9 new works together with the legendary Mr. Lubovitch. Here he has been hailed by the NY Times “we’ve long waited for a muse of Lar Lubovtich” and was Dance Magazine’s Recipient for Top 25 to Watch. In 2011 Attila partnered with ballet legend and Prima Ballerina Alessandra Ferri for her return to the stage in “The Piano Upstairs”. The Dance/Play was produced by playwright John Weidman and starring Boyd Gaines. Since 2013 Attila created and appeared in Christopher Wheeldon’s original Broadway production of An American In Paris winning 4 Tony awards, 7 drama desk awards and 6 outer critic awards. Attila is also the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Broadway Chorus award for his role in An American in Paris. Currently Attila is rehearsal assistant to Christopher Wheeldon and Lar Lubovitch, staging ballets for companies such as Pacific Northwest Ballet, Joffrey Ballet Chicago, Miami City Ballet, China National Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, Tokyo City Ballet, The Julliard School and the School of American Ballet. Attila has a BFA in Interior Design from Parsons School of Design –The New School. Interior Design has helped Attila to free lance with several agencies between New York City, Los Angeles and Toronto. Since August 2018, Attila is Development Associate for Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Program Director of the Peridance Capezio Center’s Winter Intensive the International Ballet Intensive. You can follow Attila on instagram, @Attila_joey
    Seán Curran | Past Faculty Seán Curran >> Past Faculty
    Seán Curran’s career in the arts spans 30 years, beginning with traditional Irish step dancing as a child in Boston. He is known for his performance work with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, receiving a “Bessie” award for Secret Pastures, and as an original New York City cast member of STOMP! His 30 dances for Seán Curran Company are characterized by collaborations across genres, with touring to over 100 venues in the U.S., Europe and Asia. A sought-after choreographer/director, notable projects include Salome (Opera Theatre of St. Louis, San Francisco Opera, Opera Montreal, San Diego Opera); Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Theater); Shalimar the Clown, Ariadne on Naxos, Nixon in China, (Opera Theater of St. Louis); L'Etoile, Alcina, Turandot, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Capriccio, Acis and Galetea (NYC Opera); As You Like It (Shakespeare in the Park); Romeo and Juliette (Metropolitan Opera); James Joyce's The Dead, Cymbeline, The Rivals (Broadway, Lincoln Center Theater). A graduate of NYU, Curran now serves as Arts Professor and Chair of the Tisch Department of Dance.
    Michael Cusumano | Past Faculty Michael Cusumano >> Past Faculty
    Michael Cusumano has been awarded the bronze medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna Bulgaria as well as the Special Jury Prize from Prix de Danse in Paris, France. Mr. Cusumano has been performing with American Ballet Theater since March 1995, and he was a guest artist with the Boston Ballet for their production of the Nutcracker in 1998. Michael went on to Alabama Ballet as a Principal Artist, then to Boston Ballet as a soloist. He has been a guest artist throughout the US and Japan.
    Deshawn Da Prince | Past Faculty Deshawn Da Prince >> Past Faculty
    Nick Daley | Past Faculty Nick Daley >> Past Faculty
    Nick Daley (Westport, CT) began his dance training at the D’Valda and Sirico Dance and Music Centre in Fairfield, Connecticut. Through his high school career, he trained with American Ballet Theater, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Pilobolus. During his freshman year at Colorado College, he was selected to perform works by choreographer Nail Ibragimov of Russia’s Pantera Chamber Ballet. He continued his training at Wesleyan University, where he studied under Doug Varone and Dancers, Kelly Lynch of Kate Weare Company, and Dante Brown of Warehouse Dance, and graduated in 2017 with a BA in Dance.
    Alexandra Damiani | Past Faculty Alexandra Damiani >> Past Faculty
    Damiani is a French born choreographer, artistic director and movement specialist based in New York City. Her movement vocabulary combines the sophistication of her early classical ballet training in Paris with the edginess and experimentation of contemporary dance that she developed during her professional career as soloist with Complexions, Donald Byrd/The Group and Ballet Jazz of Montreal, among others.
     Danielle | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Danielle >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Danielle Lima has appeared in numerous television shows in Brazil, has worked with the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and founded the Brasileirando Dance Group - a company that focuses on disseminating Brazilian folkloric and contemporary dances. She joined Djoniba Dance & Drum Centre as a teacher of Brazilian Samba in early 2004. Her creative choreographic approach for teaching includes fitness along with traditional and contemporary Samba from Rio and Bahia.
    Joseph Davis | Past Faculty Joseph Davis >> Past Faculty
    Marinda Davis | Past Faculty Marinda Davis >> Past Faculty
    Originally from Florida, Marinda’s dance training began at the young age of two. Between her training at Mary Jo’s Performing Arts Academy, Blake High School of the Arts & regional musical theater, it was during these pivotal years that Davis' signature style gained its eclectic roots. Touring with conventions from age 15, it was on the circuit that Davis began to spread her wings working as assistant to Gus Giordano, Frank Hatchett, Ray Leeper, Dennis Caspary, & Lisa Allain. At 18, Marinda relocated to NY to attend Marymount Manhattan College on scholarship where she obtained a BA in Dance & Musical Theater minor. Simultaneously, she trained extensively at BDC studying with her mentor, Sheila Barker. Marinda danced professionally with Sting, 98 Degrees, & was a founding & principal dancer for Anthony Morigerato's, AMDP, NY.
    RK Davis | Past Faculty RK Davis >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Norbert De La Cruz | Past Faculty Norbert De La Cruz >> Past Faculty
    Norbert De La Cruz III is a NYC and LA-based freelance contemporary dance choreographer and educator. Since receiving his BFA from the Juilliard School in 2010, his work has been commissioned to create for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Tulsa Ballet II, Barak Ballet, Hubbard Street II, James Sewell Ballet, Attack Theatre, Ballet X, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Grand Rapids Ballet.
    Laurie De Vito | Contemporary Laurie De Vito >> Contemporary
    Laurie de Vito was a founding director of Dance Space/Dance New Amsterdam where she taught for 30 years. Along with her company, Laurie De Vito and Dancers, she has taught, choreographed and performed at schools and theaters across the United States, Canada and abroad. Laurie brings Simonson technique which is specifically designed for dancers of all disciplines and injury preventive to Peridance Capezio Center.
    Joanna DeFelice | Past Faculty Joanna DeFelice >> Past Faculty
    Carrie Demos | Past Faculty Carrie Demos >> Past Faculty
    Christian Denice | Past Faculty Christian Denice >> Past Faculty
    Christian Denice began his professional dance career at Odyssey Dance Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah, and spent the next three years at River North Dance Chicago in Chicago, IL, under the direction of Frank Chaves.
    Dina Denis | Past Faculty Dina Denis >> Past Faculty
    Dina Denis is a dancer, teacher and choreographer from Queens, NY. She holds a BA in Dance from Hofstra University and an MA in Dance Education from New York University. Dina is a k-12 New York State certified dance educator and a certified Zena Rommett Floor- Barre instructor.
    Katie Diamond | Past Faculty Katie Diamond >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Jason Diaz | Past Faculty Jason Diaz >> Past Faculty
    Meredith Dincolo | Past Faculty Meredith Dincolo >> Past Faculty
    Meredith Dincolo (Indianapolis, IN) began dancing at age seven in Indianapolis and continued her training under Iacob Lascu in Michigan. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1993, then moved to Chicago to pursue a dance career. In 1996, Dincolo joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, remaining a member for four years under the direction of Company founder Lou Conte.
    Alex Dombroski  | Past Faculty Alex Dombroski >> Past Faculty
    Alex Dombroski graduated from Hofstra University with degrees in Dance and Biology. Her choreography has been seen at several events across the Hofstra Campus, as well as shows in NYC, including Dance Astoria. She has performed in works by Anita Feldman, Denise Caston, Rachel List, and Livia Vanaver. She currently teaches at several studios in NYC including Long Island City School of Ballet, Miss Sara’s Ballet Studio, and Peridance Capezio Center.
    Carolyn Dorfman | Past Faculty Carolyn Dorfman >> Past Faculty
    Since founding her Company, she has created more than 60 works for her 10 member ensemble, which appears at major theaters, dance festivals, universities and schools regionally, nationally and internationally. Known as a creator of provocative dances that reflect her concerns about the human condition, Dorfman is interested in creating “worlds” into which the audience can enter.
    Roxane D'Orleans Juste | Past Faculty Roxane D'Orleans Juste >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Michelle Douglass | Past Faculty Michelle Douglass >> Past Faculty
    Michelle Douglass is a native New Yorker. Her passion for fitness, music and dance are all of the reasons she’s been a proud ZUMBA ambassador for almost a decade. Her easy to follow, guaranteed to work up a sweat routines have lead her to teach all over the US, the Caribbean, Mexico and Panama. She is also the Founder of the non-profit PROM PLUS NYC, an enrichment program for high school seniors entering into college.
    Marlana Doyle | Past Faculty Marlana Doyle >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Ann Dragich | Past Faculty Ann Dragich >> Past Faculty
    Ann has been tap dancing in New York since 2008 after studying at the Eddie Brown Studio for the Arts (THE BEAT) with Gregg Geoffroy, Babs Yohai and Mark Mendonca. She is a member of Cole Collective under the direction of Nicole Ohr, and is a founding member of Guilty Pleasures Cabaret which has a regular performance slot at the Duplex Cabaret Theater. Ann has presented her own work at Dance Astoria, Stam- pede (Symphony Space), Director’s Choice Showcase, Local Produce and Winter Follies (produced by Spoke the Hub), Denise Caston’s “Choreographer’s Canvas”, Kat Wildish’s “Performing in New York” and Sol Dance Center’s “Dancesanity" (Frank SinatraSchool of the Arts). Ann is also in the step company “Momentum” and was featured in Rick Owens Spring 2014 Women’s show (Paris Fashion Week). Ann’s image from this show was on display at the MOMA as part of the “Is Fashion Modern?” exhibit. Ann presented work in the Emerging Choreographer’s Series curated by Mare Nostrom Elements, and was a Spring 2018 cycle AiRe Artist in Residence at Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana creating tap dance choreography, which she presented at Flamenco Certamen USA held at the NYPL Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center. Ann holds a level 1 teaching certificate from the American Tap Dance Foundation and is currently working on her level 2 teaching certificate. She is on faculty at the New Jersey Performing arts Center, the American Tap Dance Foundation, Ballet Hispanico and The DreamYard Project. More information about Ann can be found on her website, anndragichandcompany.com
    Jon Drake | Past Faculty Jon Drake >> Past Faculty
    Jon Drake is a classically trained ballet dancer with experience in teaching all levels of ballet. He graduated from the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart, Germany where he trained under Pytor Pestov, former Ballet Master to the Bolshoi.
    Elise Drew | Past Faculty Elise Drew >> Past Faculty
    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.
     Emma Driver >> Past Faculty
    Toni D'Trocchio | Past Faculty Toni D'Trocchio >> Past Faculty
    Antonetta DiTrocchio has been teaching pre-ballet, tap and jazz/hip-hop classes for 6 years. Along with a degree in early childhood development she trained in college at the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, trained in ballet under Stephen Pier, and toured as soloist with RDNY. She takes a creative fun approach to teaching while instilling strong technique and musicality.
    Elodie Dufroux | Past Faculty Elodie Dufroux >> Past Faculty
    Julia Ehrstrand | Past Faculty Julia Ehrstrand >> Past Faculty
    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, has been dancing, teaching and choreographing for the past 18 years in New York City. She holds a BFA in Physical Education with a specialization in Dance. With TNSP, she travels around the world, teaching, creating and making exchange and performance projects possible.
    Kim Elliott | Past Faculty Kim Elliott >> Past Faculty
    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 | Past Faculty Karina Elver >> Past Faculty
    Wesley Ensminger | Past Faculty Wesley Ensminger >> Past Faculty
    Wesley Ensminger, originally from Santa Cruz, CA, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from California Institute of the Arts.
    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.
    Charles Espinoza | Past Faculty Charles Espinoza >> Past Faculty
    Charles Espinoza was introduced to dance by his cousin in Brazil at the age of 15. Fascinated by the art form, Charles signed up for a Hip-Hop class at a local gym and hasn’t stopped dancing since.
    Holly Evans | Past Faculty Holly Evans >> Past Faculty
    Bakari Fall | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Bakari Fall >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Bakari Fall is a dancer, choreographer from Dakar, Senegal trained in traditional and contemporary West African, Capoeira, and urban dances. He teaches Sabar, Kutiro, Serer, and AfroPop to all ages. Bakary has studied under Germaine and Patrick Acogny, Joe Bou Sange, Idy Kante, and Papa Sangone Vieira. He has performed throughout Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Senegal, and the United States with Angelique Kidjo, Youssou N’dour and many other companies.
    Joi Favor | Past Faculty Joi Favor >> Past Faculty
    Rachel Feinerman | Past Faculty Rachel Feinerman >> Past Faculty
    Rachel Feinerman began her dance training at Barnard College. In 1996 she discovered Dance Space and continued training and teaching from there. She has performed with Laurie De Vito & Dancers since 1999 and has also been a member of Daria Fain’s Human Behavior Explorers, Ricardo Gomez Dance Theatre, and has danced for Wilson Mendieta, Sita Mani, Isabel Gotzkowsky, Sakura Shimada, Gail Accardi, Suki John, Yael Levy, Marjon van Grunsven, Katiti King, and Diane McCarthy.
    Angel Feliciano | Past Faculty Angel Feliciano >> Past Faculty
    Angel Feliciano emerges from a highly-respected career in the arts, and uses his passionate performance style and relentless drive for movement innovation, in his high definition, emotionally raw dance classes and productions.
    Caroline Fermin | Past Faculty Caroline Fermin >> Past Faculty
    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 | Past Faculty Arturo Fernandez >> Guest Teacher
    Since 1992, Arturo Fernandez has been the ballet master of Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. He is also the master teacher, choreographer and coach for LINES Ballet's Education Programs. His career in dance includes work as a professional dancer, choreographer, and master teacher. He has been an integral part of the San Francisco dance scene for over 25 years.
    Lenin Fernandez | Past Faculty Lenin Fernandez >> Past Faculty
    Lenin Fernandez, California native, began dancing at 18. He attended the American Dance Festival 2013 and performed in Twyla Tharp’s premiere of “Treefrog in Stonehenge.”
    Daniel Fetecua | Limón Daniel Fetecua >> Limón
    Daniel Fetecua Soto, a native of Bogotà, Colombia holds a BFA from Folkwang-Hochschule, Germany, and has appeared as guest artist in Pina Bausch’s masterpieces, Rite of Spring and Tannhäuser. Fetecua has also worked with La Fura Dels Baus, Kuo Chu Wu, and won a salsa award in the European Salsa Championship in 2004.
    Laja Field | Past Faculty Laja Field >> Past Faculty
    Laja Field, a Salt Lake City, UT native, graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance from the University of Utah in 2012. In school she performed in pieces by Eric Handman, Satu Hummasti, Abby Fiat, Juan Carlos Claudio, guest artist Johannes Wieland and Kendra Portier, among others. In those years she also had the please of performing in two productions with the company RawMoves.
    Tina Finkelman Berkett | Past Faculty Tina Finkelman Berkett >> Past Faculty
    TINA FINKELMAN BERKETT is the Co-Director of BODYTRAFFIC. She grew up in New York City under the tutelage of Michele Cuccaro Cain where she trained and learned to love dance. Tina attended Barnard College, Columbia University.
    Donna Flagg | Past Faculty Donna Flagg >> Past Faculty
    After spending her childhood dancing, Donna Flagg went on to study at Philadelphia's University of the Arts and graduate with highest honors from Rutgers University with a degree in Dance. Later, Donna earned two Masters Degrees in Education from New York University. Influenced by her training in classical ballet, jazz, modern and musical theater, Donna created Lastics Stretch Technique, a method designed to help people improve their flexibility.
    Sindy Folgar | Past Faculty Sindy Folgar >> Past Faculty
    Sindy Folgar is a native of Guatemala where she began her studies receiving a BA from Escuela Nacional de Danza. She received a B.F.A in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. Ms. Folgar holds a MA degree in Dance Education: Teaching Dance in the Professions The American Ballet Theater Pedagogy from New York University. Sindy Folgar is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensives in Primary through Level 7 and partnering. She is an Adjunct instructor at Sacred Heart University, and has taught at summer dance Intensives at New York University and The Ailey School. Ms. Folgar is the former Associate Artistic Director of the In Motion Dance Company and the former Director of Corps Ballet Ensemble with the Performing Arts Center of Connecticut.
    Joseph Fontano | Past Faculty Joseph Fontano >> Past Faculty
    An Italian-American dancer, choreographer, Joseph Fontano is a historic name, known as the spiritual father of contemporary dance in Italy. He studied at the New School For Social Research and School of Visual Arts, NYC. A pupil and co-worker with contemporary dance legends, such as Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Paul Sanasardo, Pina Bausch, Barbara Fallis, Karl Shook and Jerome Robbins, Fontano also performed with the Nikolais Dance Theatre and is one of the founders of the first Italian contemporary dance company Teatrodanza Contemporanea di Roma. Since 1989 Fontano is permanent professor and part of the Academic Council of the Italian National Dance Academy. Joseph has taught at the National Dance School in Havana since 2007.

    Antonia Franceschi | Ballet Antonia Franceschi >> Ballet
    Antonia Franceschi is a Time Out Award Winner for Outstanding Acheivement in Dance. As a young dancer she attended The High School Of Performing Arts for Drama when during her Junior year was selected for the film Grease and shortly thereafter for character Hilary van Dorine in the film ‘Fame’. She was then selected by George Balanchine and was fortunate to dance with Makarova and Company as a soloist, and be partnered by Sir Anthony Dowell in Bach Sonata by Bejart before joining The New York City Ballet.
    Mary John Frank | Past Faculty Mary John Frank >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Hayden J. Frederick | Past Faculty Hayden J. Frederick >> Past Faculty
    Ariel Freedman | Past Faculty Ariel Freedman >> Past Faculty
    Ariel Freedman began dancing and choreographing at the age of three in her living room. She earned her BFA at The Juilliard School, where she was a recipient of the Martha Hill Prize. After graduating, she performed with AszURe & Artists, Baryshnikov's Hell's Kitchen Dance, and David Parker and the The Bang Group. She danced in the Batsheva Ensemble for two seasons with the Batsheva Dance Company for three.
    Jenn Freeman | Past Faculty Jenn Freeman >> Guest Teacher
    Jenn Freeman is an American teacher, choreographer, and dancer based in New York City. This past year, she was commissioned to create pieces for Marymount Manhattan College and Wayne State University. She also presented work at The Reverb Dance Festival and The Y Cabaret. Recently, she choreographed Avan Lava’s music video, “Wanna Live”, directed by Alexander Hammer.
    Kurt Froman | Past Faculty Kurt Froman >> Past Faculty
    Kurt Froman recently completed the film Red Sparrow, training and coaching Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence to perform choreography by Justin Peck (NYCB). He was JLaw’s personal ballet trainer and coach and oversaw the dance sequences during production which also featured Isabella Boylston (ABT principal) and Sergei Polunin (International guest artist). Kurt was the original Dance Captain and Swing for the Broadway hit, An American In Paris, and eventually took over an ensemble role in the show.
     Frostlock | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Frostlock >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, NYC, Noel Rodriguez has been dancing for over 15years. He started training with the non-profit organization KR3T’s (Keep Rising to the Top, Inc.), where he is teaching, under the direction of choreographer Violet Galagarza. Noel has toured internationally with such artists as Lumidee, Paula Deanda, and with the Feliciano Dance Company. Noel has performed numerous times with Nexx Level, a Hip Hop dance entertainment company founded by choreographer Bam Bam, as well as Mop Top Ent, a dance company founded by hip hop pioneer Buddah Stretch. Mr. Rodriguez, a.k.a. “Frost Lock has danced on Good Morning America, and Live with Regis and Kelly, and has also danced in productions for the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Frost won his first Locking competition at 20 years old and has been building his skills as a Locker ever since. He has been studying with world renowned Locker Shocka Lock, and as one part of the PJ Lockers with Nobuya Nagahama.
    Alyssa Fulmer | Past Faculty Alyssa Fulmer >> Past Faculty
    Diego Funes | Body Conditioning Diego Funes >> Body Conditioning Contemporary
    Diego Funes attended the School of American Ballet and later danced with the Cincinnati Ballet and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. He is one of New York's leading Contemporary Dance instructors and choregraphers. He has performed in and choreographed many theater productions. He is the artistic director of De Funes Dance Company.
    Danielle Marie Fusco | Past Faculty Danielle Marie Fusco >> Past Faculty
    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 | Past Faculty Gallim Dance >> Past Faculty
    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 | Past Faculty Maija Garcia >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Patrick Garr | Past Faculty Patrick Garr >> Past Faculty
    Patrick is a New York-based dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and dance teacher currently performing in Mean Girls on Broadway.
    Chris Gayle | Past Faculty Chris Gayle >> Guest Teacher
    Chris Gayle, born and raised in Los Angeles California, has appeared on many television shows like AGT and guest staring on episodes of So You Think You Can Dance as well as being an assistant choreographer for the show for seasons 10-12. She then went on to choreographing and performing for more live shows by herself with Eric Bellinger for his Easy Call Tour and Mike G at Tyler the Creator’s annual festival “Camp Flog Gnaw.” As a dancer Gayle has performed side by side with Serayah from “EMPIRE” , MC Hammer and toured with Disney Channel.
    Korie Genius | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Korie Genius >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Korie Genius was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He has been studying dance for many years and is well-versed in many styles including hip hop, dancehall, flexing, krumping and popping. Korie’s roots in the culture of dancehall has led to a career in this art form. Korie strives to make his class accessible to all levels of learners by mixing simple grooves and movements with more intricate choreography.
    Samantha Geracht  | Past Faculty Samantha Geracht >> Past Faculty
    Elisabeth Gibiat | Past Faculty Elisabeth Gibiat >> Past Faculty
    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 | Past Faculty Jack Samuel Gill >> Past Faculty
    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 | Past Faculty Shannon Gillen >> Past Faculty
    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
    Tyler Gilstrap | Past Faculty Tyler Gilstrap >> Past Faculty
    earned her BFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University. She was a founding member of Battleworks Dance Company (2001-2010), under the direction of Robert Battle. Recently, she was the associate choreographer for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. She has taught hip-hop, improv, contemporary, and modern dance in Russia, Germany, Hungary, Italy and throughout the USA.
    Erin Ginn | Past Faculty Erin Ginn >> Past Faculty
    Julia Gleich | Ballet Julia Gleich >> Ballet
    Julia K. Gleich has just returned from teaching abroad where she held posts at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London and at London Studio Centre where she was Head of Choreography. She is the Artistic Director of Gleich Dances and is the co-Founder of arts group Norte Maar. Alongside kinesiological principles and mental imagery she creates a a holistic approach to the art form.
    Marimba Gold-Watts | Past Faculty Marimba Gold-Watts >> Past Faculty
    Marimba studied Pilates at the Kane School of Core Integration and is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University. Her classes emphasize fluidity of movement, coordination, and isolation of different muscle groups in order to help dancers and non-dancers alike achieve stronger and more articulate bodies.
    Jamison Goodnight | Past Faculty Jamison Goodnight >> Past Faculty
    Jamison Goodnight’s love for dance stemmed from her training with the Vineland Regional Dance Company. As a SUNY Purchase graduate with a BFA in dance performance and an AA in Business Administration she has had the opportunity to work with an array of choreographers and Directors such as Doug Varone, Takehiro Ueyama, Amy Marshall, and Nai-Ni Chen- to name a few. Jamison is a Principal Dancer and an Animato Art method instructor with the Nadine Bommer Dance Company. She feels honored to have the opportunity to share Nadine's beautiful techniques worldwide.
    Susie Gorman | Past Faculty Susie Gorman >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Christopher & Lauren Grant | Past Faculty Christopher & Lauren Grant >> Past Faculty
    It is unlike most traditional partnering, having the man lead and showcasing the woman. The dancers must develop a mutual nonverbal language through movement. For Lauren and Chris, partnering is a shared experience between all bodies involved. It blurs the lines between who’s leading whom and is a true conversation between the couple and/or group.
    Shelley Grantham | Past Faculty Shelley Grantham >> Past Faculty
    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. While in Chicago she taught at North Shore School of Dance and choreographed for the musical theatre department at Loyola Academy. Shelley also performed with the Barat Repertory Dance Company, working with Rory Foster, Eileen Cropley, Emily Stein, Julie Cartier, Wilfredo Rivera and many student choreographers. After moving to New York City she began dancing and performing with two independent companies, Danielle DePersis and Dancers and Deborah Damast and Dancers along with choreographing for a Tap group, Fiddle Faddle Feet. Shelley has been teaching and choreographing for schools in Minnesota, Illinois, New Jersey and New York for over 20 years, teaching Jazz, Modern, Tap and Composition. Shelley has been coordinating all out-reach efforts for both not-for-profit dance companies at Peridance, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and the Peridance Youth Ensemble for over 15 years, working closely with organizations such as University Settlement, Dancers Responding to AIDS, Free Arts and NY Cares. In the out-reach efforts of both companies Shelley brings art enrichment programs to hundreds of children from various organizations and helps inspire participants to find their voice in the arts and in return their community. Shelley also holds a certification in Pilates from Core Pilates, NYC and teaches a classic and structured Pilates. Shelley believes she is the person and educator she is today because of her strong family and very supportive dance teachers throughout the years. She cherishes every moment she is able to give back to the dance community and arts education.
    Brian Green | Past Faculty Brian Green >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Yancy Greene | Past Faculty Yancy Greene >> Past Faculty
    Yancy Greene is a professional dancer born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Dancing since the tender age of 8. Yancy has professionally trained at institutions such as Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Center, PMT and EXPG. As well as taught at PMT dance studio, Alvin Ailey, Gibney Dance studio, Steps on Broadway, Peri Dance Capezio Center, Harlem School of the Arts and in various schools in Brooklyn through CORA dance based in Red Hook Brooklyn. His credits include Saturday Night Live, FX’s POSE, 2018’s VMA’s with Travis Scott. Asistant choreographer for 2019’s Broadway Bares “Take Off” Carnival.
    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.
    Ariel Grossman | Past Faculty Ariel Grossman >> Past Faculty
    Ariel Rebecca Grossman was born and raised in New York City. She began her dance training at the Joffrey Ballet School under the direction of Gerald Arpino. She trained there for ten years with Eleanor D’antouno (American Ballet Theater), John Magnus, and Dorothy Lister. During this time Ariel was a dance major at LaGuardia High School of Music and Art.
    Tony Guerrero | Past Faculty Tony Guerrero >> Past Faculty
    Tony has recently co-choreographed and lead Team USA, with JT Horenstein, in Shanghai, China’s exciting, live broadcast dance competition, “Just Dance,” presented by Tencent. Other recent collaborations with Mr. Horenstein include the official surprise premiere presentation of Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York” at the New York Knick’s Opening Night Halftime Show at Madison Square Garden, the officially voted Fan Favorite number for the New York Knicks City Dancers at Madison Square Garden (“Blurred Lines,”) as well as other hit numbers during the past three seasons.
    Bruno Guillore | Past Faculty Bruno Guillore >> Past Faculty
    Luz Guzman | Past Faculty Luz Guzman >> Past Faculty
    Luz Guzman, Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx from a young age is a voguer representing The House of Amazon. She has been vogueing since 2016 walking the category of women’s performance. She has debuted on FX’s Pose, Nike’s Be True campaign in 2017, and recently performed at World Pride NYC. She continues to evolve and grow within the ballroom scene as a versatile competitor of several categories.
    Paris Hairston | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Paris Hairston >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Has a degree in dance from Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY Paris has been dancing since the age of two. He has been a featured dancer on several tours from 1985- present. Paris “Greeneyes”Ninja was the first Voguer to dance on a major hip-hop tour with legendary artists such as: Stetsasonic, Run DMC, Salt & Pepa, Roxanne Roxanne, Father MC, Heavy Dee and several other notable artists.
    Chris Hale | Past Faculty Chris Hale >> Past Faculty
    Angela Harriell | Past Faculty Angela Harriell >> Past Faculty
    Angela Harriell is the director and choreographer of the New York based theatrical dance company, The Love Show Dancers. The Public Theater, Vogue magazine, TNT Drama, Banksy, The BBC, and Dom Perignon have commissioned pieces from her, and she has created and directed four original Off Broadway productions, including the very popular Nutcracker: Rated R, selling out in its runs over the past seven seasons. Angela has choreographed multiple musicals, music videos and industrials, and she has toured Tokyo, Rome and Egypt with her company. Her work can be seen glittering on nightlife stages as well as dinner shows, private events, casinos, museums, and the off Broadway stage. She often looks for potential new talent in her classes for future shows and events.
    DaJuan Harris | Past Faculty DaJuan Harris >> Past Faculty
    DaJuan Harris is a NYC/NJ based performer, choreographer, and instructor. Graduating from The Joffrey Ballet School, he served as a trainee in the Jazz and Contemporary program under the direction of Michael Blake. Along with training at the Joffrey Ballet School, DaJuan began his formal dance training at the young age of nine, with Cynthia Jones at the Academy of Performing Arts. After graduating he then attended Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts training under the direction of Erin Pride. During DaJuan's training, he received full scholarships to train at Perry Mansfield Winter Intensive at The Juilliard School, Ballet Forte at Wings Conservatory, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and The Joffrey Ballet School.
    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.
    Kelly Hayes | Past Faculty Kelly Hayes >> Past Faculty
    Kelly Hayes has been teaching Creative Dance and Ballet at Peridance Capezio Center since 2002. She is also on faculty at The Alvin Ailey School and Soundance. Kelly enjoys sharing ballet technique with her students in a healthy, joyful way. Her classes are structured, yet fun, encouraging young dancers to find their love of dance through their own motivation and hard work. Kelly continues to perform as a dancer, actor, and singer and holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Iowa.<
    Liethis Hechavarria | Past Faculty Liethis Hechavarria >> Past Faculty
    Originally from Santiago De Cuba, Ms. Hechavarria received her early training as a dancer with Danys “La Mora” Perez Prades director of OyuOro Afro Cuban experimental ensemble in New York City and Sergio Hechavarria Gallardo director of Folklorico de Oriente, Cutumba.
    Ryan Heffington | Past Faculty Ryan Heffington >> Past Faculty
    Two-time Grammy nominated choreographer, director and performance artist, Ryan Heffington is a leading voice in contemporary movement. Awarded Performing Arts Innovator of the Year (2017) by the Wall Street Journal, Ryan’s choreography became a worldwide sensation with the debut of Sia’s music videos for 1000 Forms of Fear, including “Chandelier”, which has been viewed nearly 2 billion times, making it one of the most watched music videos in history. His work can be seen in television, film and on stages around the world, including his most recent work for Edgar Wright’s critically-acclaimed film Baby Driver, Netflix’s groundbreaking television series The OA, and Spike Jonze’s commercials for Kenzo (winner, 2017 Cannes Lions Festival) and Apple’s “Welcome Homepod” featuring FKA Twigs.
    Colin Heininger | Past Faculty Colin Heininger >> Past Faculty
    Originally from Pennsylvania, Colin Heininger is a current member of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Here, he has performed works by Igal Perry, Adam Barruch, Norbert de la Cruz, Marlena Wolfe, and Jae Man Joo.
    Rachel M. Hettinger | Contemporary Rachel M. Hettinger >> Contemporary
    Originally from Pennsylvania, Rachel moved to NYC to train at Broadway Dance Center as an intern in their Scholarship Program, and then continued her training with the Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program focusing on contemporary movement and anatomy.

    Jana Hicks | Body Conditioning Jana Hicks >> Body Conditioning 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.
    Courtney Hirsch | Past Faculty Courtney Hirsch >> Past Faculty
    Courtney made her dance debut as a precocious 3- year-old performing to Barry Manilow's Copacabana in a ruffled magenta leotard. Since then, she studied jazz, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, tap, house, and gymnastics throughout New York City. Courtney is a New York native and graduated from New York University with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a B.S. in Communications. She worked professionally in healthcare, higher education, career counseling, and social work. She is also a freelance pastry chef and unapologetic cat lady. Courtney is a passionate proponent of dance as a medium for expression, community, confidence, well-being, and balance — especially for those who pursue it as a hobby. Courtney has been a member of the Peridance community since 2009 is thrilled to be joining the faculty.
    Nikki Holck | Past Faculty Nikki Holck >> Past Faculty
    Nikki Holck is from Honolulu, Hawaii where she began her dance training at Queen Emma Ballet.She continued her studies on scholarship at North Carolina School of the Arts. Nikki graduated from Canada's National Ballet School, where she also completed her post secondary studies. Upon graduation, she joined the National Ballet of Canada. She moved to New York to join Peridance Contemporary Dance Company under the direction of Igal Perry.
     Houston Met Dance | Past Faculty Houston Met Dance >> Past Faculty
    METdance, founded in 1995, strives to educate, entertain, and inspire its audiences through a diverse curation of repertoire that spans a full range of emotion, content, and collaboration. Based in Houston, TX, USA, METdance’s passionate performers and choreographers come from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and instill the company’s work with a complete spectrum of emotionality and physicality. From comedy and humor to poignant and dramatic, from fierce athleticism to detailed minimalism, METdance is committed to presenting works that speak to every audience member regardless of their background, age, sex, or experience with dance. In this way, METdance is proud to be a leader in diversity and vitality of content. Please visit: www.METdance.org for more information.
     Guanglei Hui | Contemporary Guanglei Hui >> Contemporary
    Guanglei Hui independent artist, choreographer, dancer and teacher. He studied at The Russian National Ballet Dance Academy from 2001- 2003 and earned a major in Choreography/ Classical Ballet Performance with Education. While studying in Russia, he took second place in the Russian International Dance Competition. He is an Adjunct Professor of Queens College and Artistic Director of Cross Move lab.
     HUMA | Past Faculty HUMA >> Past Faculty
    HUMA is the resident arts collective at Arts On Site NYC, a non profit organization dedicated to supporting the development of artists. The collective furthers the mission of the organization to encourage artistic collaboration by creating opportunities for artists to create new works and engaging a broader arts community. HUMA provides movement classes, community outreach, and performances both nationally and internationally. HUMA's Artistic Directors are a collection of artists from dance and visual art including Chelsea Ainsworth, Kyle Netzeband, Doron Perk, and Jessica Smith. Bringing together multiple experiences from international travels and professional outreach, the present work is influenced by a wide range of different cultures and seeks to become a forum for storytelling world-wide.
    Tsai Hsi Hung | Contemporary Tsai Hsi Hung >> Contemporary
     Hurrikane | Past Faculty Hurrikane >> Past Faculty
    Born in Port-au-Prince Haiti raise in Stamford, Connecticut now resides in NYC. Alain Lauture better known as "Hurrikane" found interest in dance in 2007 being very determined to seek knowledge and training while dancing every day forced him to grow quite fast. Known in the underground scene for his spontaneous free style as a "Locker" and his versatility as a dancer he won many competition & battles including "Juste Debout, Hip Hop Internationals, and Summer Dance Forever”. Performing for MTV, Samsung, Microsoft, Madonna, and Smirnoff he now adds to his resume his newfound skill in choreography. Now with "Motivating Excellence" program training with world renown choreographer "Rhapsody James" he is determined to become a great overall DANCER as well as choreographer.
    Morgan Hurst | Past Faculty Morgan Hurst >> Past Faculty
    Shelly Hutchinson | Past Faculty Shelly Hutchinson >> Past Faculty
    Shelly Hutchinson is a choreographer, instructor, dancer, actress and producer in New York City. She has been a Contemporary and Musical Theater choreographer for “So You Think You Can Dance” Ukraine for the last four seasons also on the creative teams and performed in operas such as Candide, Samson and Delilah, and Aida as associate choreographer and assistant director.
     Huu Rock | Past Faculty Huu Rock >> Past Faculty
    Dancer, Instructor, CEO/Co-Founder of “MELLOW ANIMALS”. Born in Kochi, Japan. Started B-boying in his hometown and a member of the Bboy crew, “Spin Crew”. Since he came to NYC, came in touch with various styles of dancing, music and culture, was drawn into the world of art still more. Also met his mentor Ejoe Wilson, felt warmth and freedom of dancing, became a member of his dance company “Beyond Phenomenon”. From street, battle and club, his stage has been expanded to such as Dance Studio, TV, Music Video and Theatre.
    Evelyn Ifiegbu | Past Faculty Evelyn Ifiegbu >> Past Faculty
    Evelyn Ifiegbu, of Philadelphia, is a New York City based dance artist. She is a graduate from Belhaven University with a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Sociology. Since moving to NYC, Ifiegbu has performed at venues such as Judson Memorial Church, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, the Salvatore Capezio Theater, Triskelion Arts, and the Queens Museum to name a few. Currently, Ifiegbu is a dancer with Cross Move Lab (Artistic Director Guanglei Hui) and Apollonia & Dancers (Artistic Director Apollonia Holzer), among other freelance projects. Additionally, she presents her own work via live performance and dance for camera around the country, including the cities of NYC, LA, Houston, and Atlanta.
    Lauren Jaeger | Past Faculty Lauren Jaeger >> Past Faculty
    Lauren teaches in the Young Movers and Young Ballet programs. Lauren brings a calm and centered energy to class while instilling her true love of dance in her students.
    Mathew James / URBAN TRIBE | Contemporary Mathew James / URBAN TRIBE >> Contemporary
    Mathew James is originally from Winters, CA; he is currently a resident of the Manhattan borough. He earned his MFA at Tisch School of the Arts in Performance & Choreography, as well as his Yoga teaching certification at The Perri Institute of Mind and Body. He received his BA in Dance, Jewish Studies, and Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University
    Chris Jarosz | Past Faculty Chris Jarosz >> Past Faculty
    Christopher Jarosz has been teaching and dancing professionally for over a decade. After his childhood dance training, he was accepted to the prestigious Southern Methodist University dance program on scholarship. At SMU, Chris studied ballet, modern, and jazz, and performed works by Twyla Tharp, Alvin Ailey, William Forsythe, Paul Taylor as well as many others. His choreography at SMU was featured multiple times in the Best of Student Choreography showcases. In 2008, Chris competed as one of the top 20 dancers on the fourth season of the hit reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance. There, he had the honor of working with Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, Wade Robson, and Tabitha and Napoleon. After the show, Chris returned to college where he graduated with a BFA in dance. Immediately after graduation, he became an original cast member of Cirque Du Soleil's Viva ELVIS! in Las Vegas. Chris represented Cirque Du Soleil on many television shows, such as So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars, The Bachelor, and The Emmy’s. His work in TV/Film continued in LA with features on Glee, Fuller House, ABC's The Secret Life of an American teenager, Toyota 2015, LA LA Land (Choreographer Mandy Moore) and Behind the Candelabra (choreographer Marguerite Derricks). He was paired with JLO on her "Dance Again" single album cover, and performed alongside Taylor Swift in her VMA’s “Shake It Off” performance. Chris continued his work with Cirque Du Soleil as an IRIS cast member at the Kodak theater. In 2016, he moved to NYC to be an original cast member of Radio City’s summer show, The New York Spectacular. The following year, he booked the National Tour of the hit Broadway show WICKED. Chris continues to reside in NYC where he works commercially with artists such as Derek and Julianne Hough, Betty Who, Stacey Tookey, Spencer Liff, Vincent Paterson, Bonnie Story, Mia Michaels, Rich and Tone, Al Blackstone, Nick Henkel, Zach Woodlee and Brooke Lipton on many different programs and platforms, some including Good Morning America and The Today show. His latest work has been with Tanisha Scott on Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll; Chris Scott on In The Heights; James Alsop on Devil Wears Prada. His dancing will be featured this upcoming Met Season as one of the dancers in their production of Der Fliegende Hollaander. Chris' classes and choreography take him all over the United States and the world.
     Kate Jewett | Past Faculty Kate Jewett >> Past Faculty
    Shen Wei Dance Arts creates interdisciplinary, cross-cultural performance for forward-looking audiences. Each work by Artistic Director Shen Wei develops an original dance vocabulary incorporating visual and storytelling elements from the theater, Chinese opera, Eastern philosophy, traditional and contemporary visual art, and sculpture. The result, at turns figurative and abstract, combines performance with strong scenic elements to create a fascinating fantasy in movement.
    Aubrey Johnson | Past Faculty Aubrey Johnson >> Past Faculty
    Aubrey Johnson is a New York-based vocalist, composer, and educator who specializes in jazz, Brazilian, and creative contemporary music with and without words. She holds a Master of Music degree in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory and is set to release her debut album under saxophonist Greg Osby’s new record label Inner Circle Music within the next year. In 2011 she joined the voice department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, becoming their youngest current voice teacher.
    Lydia Johnson | Past Faculty Lydia Johnson >> Guest Teacher
    Lydia Johnson is originally from Massachussetts and founded Lydia Johnson Dance in 1999. Her distinctive choreography captures a sense of the depth and spirit of the human struggle and is profoundly linked to the music to which it is set. Ms Johnson has taught choreography in many New York venues and at arts centers in New Jersey.
    Margaret Jones | Past Faculty Margaret Jones >> Past Faculty
    Margaret Jones hails from Raleigh, North Carolina where she grew up dancing competitively. She continued her training at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she received a BFA in Contemporary Dance in 2015. Since moving to New York Margaret has performed with BARE Dance company, Abarukas, Depth Dance, Inclined Dance, among others, both nationally and internationally. She received her Mat Pilates certification through Linda Ferrel, under her LindaFit program in 2016 and is currently working towards her NASM personal training certification. Margaret currently teaches mat and modified reformer classes at Flex Studios and RISE by We.
    Jae Man Joo | Ballet Jae Man Joo >> Ballet
    Jae Man Joo is Korean Born Artist, He is a Recipient Of Princess Grace Award For excellence In choreography in 2009. Past 20 years He Worked With Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Served as the Associate Artistic Director, Ballet Master. Joo Started Classical Ballet training In South Korea Where he was born And raised. In 1996, He Received The Best Individual Artist Award From The Bagnolet International Dance Festival In Paris, France. He Was A Principal Dancer At Complexions Contemporary Ballet And Ballet Hispanico.
    Mariyah Jossick | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Mariyah Jossick >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Mariyah is a dance artist/choreographer/instructor. In addition to her performance of classic Oriental Dance, Mariyah is a theatrical artist. Drawing on her study of a variety of dance and movement forms, and her passion for myth, mysticism and poetry to create dances which evoke archetypal figures and a journey of the spirit. Distinguished by her graceful and evocative dance style, she has performed countless shows for weddings, events, and cabaret and theater stages in the NYC area and beyond. She is a member of the Dalia Carella Dance Collective since 2001, a cofounder of Entelechy Dance Theater and Infinity Bellydance, a performer with project "Bella Gaia" and coproducer of the Siren Revival and New York Oryantal Parti performance series
     Jungle | Past Faculty Jungle >> Past Faculty
    Shango Bartley also known as Jungle is a second generation New york based dancer specializing in house and hiphop. Bringing the essence of New york street dance to the studio. Shango brings a new aged way to approach house and dance in general.
    Joy Karley | Past Faculty Joy Karley >> Past Faculty
    Joy Karley, MA, PMA-CPT holds a Master’s degree in Biomechanics and Athletic Training from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Modern Dance from Kent State University.
    Kenichi Kasamatsu | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Kenichi Kasamatsu >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    His most recent exposure includes being featured in Mark Ronson’s latest music video “I Can’t Lose” choreographed by the power dance couple, Keone and Mariel Madrid. On this journey Ken has met and worked closely with a lot of amazing choreographers such as Neil Schwartz, Gigi Torres, Jared Jenkins to name a few. He has made the cast to numerous performances in New York’s most hype dance events such as Carnival and Sybarite for the choreographers mentioned above.
    Yuka Kawazu | Ballet Yuka Kawazu >> Ballet
    In the past, Yuka has served as ballet mistress for the Staten Island Ballet Company among others. Yuka is a regular faculty member at several New York City studios, including Ballet Arts and Broadway Dance Center. She was also a faculty member of New Dance Group and the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. She has choreographed performances at several theaters including the Alvin Ailey Theater, Symphony Space, The Sylvia & Danny Kaye Playhouse, the Duplex and the Triad Theaters and for several dance companies.
    Simon Kazantsev | Ballet Simon Kazantsev >> Ballet
    Miles Keeney | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Miles Keeney >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Miles Keeney born in Hong Kong but raised in the New York City area, is an NYC based professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He's represented by MSA talent agency, and has worked commercially in both New York and Los Angeles. His credit span across live performances, tv, music video, and film and recently have included dancing for Samsung, Ru Paul's Drag Race, Silentó, Jason Derulo, and Calvin Chen.
    Maurya Kerr | Past Faculty Maurya Kerr >> Past Faculty
    Maurya Kerr is a choreographer, educator, performer, and the artistic director of tinypistol, where her choreographic work has been honored by numerous awards, grants, and commissions. She was an ODC artist-in-residence from 2015 to 2018, and completed her MFA through Hollins University in 2016, writing her thesis on people of color and their access to, or prohibition from, wonderment. She was a member of Alonzo King LINES Ballet for twelve years and teaches extensively in their educational programs. She most recently performed in The Foundry’s Deep South, and BodyCartography Project’s felt room at SFMOMA and the University of Minnesota’s Weisman Museum. In 2017 she co-founded the tiny little get down, a quarterly dance party intended to defiantly and subversively fortify otherness through embodied joy and the power of the collective.
    Raphaëlle Kessedjian | Modern Raphaëlle Kessedjian >> Modern
    Raphaëlle received her dance training at the Centre choreographique Veronique Thery and The Rick Odums Institute in France before coming to the Martha Graham school in New York City with a merit scholarship. There she danced for Graham II until 2009. She was a teacher at the Graham School for the Young Artist Program. She assisted Marnie Thomas at Peridance Capezio center and Adelphi University.
    Raeman Kilfoil  | Ballet Raeman Kilfoil >> Ballet
    Professional ballet dancer, Raeman Kilfoil, is performing, teaching and coaching. Raeman began his training in Long Island, New York, and then at the School of American Ballet with Stanley Williams, Jock Soto, and Damien Woetzel. He then went on to study with Francois Perron, Patricia McBride and Edward Villella, in New York City, and with Violette Verdy and Goping Wang, at Indiana University Bloomington, in Bloomington, IN.
    Sun Kim | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Sun Kim >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Kangseon Kim, as known as Sun Kim started with break dancing, then found the style of popping, which she just fell in love with. A few years later, she joined Sweety Boogie, one of the best female popping crews in Korea. She won several competitions such as Step Ya Game Up 2014, Book of styles 2014, Immortal Street Dance battle 2013, Style 4 Style 2012 and was the top 8 at UK B-Boy championship world final as USA popping representative.
    Alice Klock | Past Faculty Alice Klock >> Past Faculty
    Alice Klock trained at numerous ballet company schools, Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Alonzo King's Lines BFA program. She joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2009 where she danced until 2018. Alongside performing she has created choreographic work for Hubbard Street, Whim W’Him, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, LA Contemporary Dance Company, The Alonzo King LINES BFA, The Juilliard School, The Cambrians, Loyola University, Neos Dance Theater, Visceral Dance Chicago, and NW Dance Project's LAUNCH. She has been a winner of numerous choreographic competitions including Hubbard Street's International Commissioning Project, NW Dance Project's Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition, and Whim W’him’s Choreographic Shindig. In 2017 she was named Hubbard Street's Choreographic Fellow and in 2018 was named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch. She also choreographs and performs work as part of FLOCK, a co-choreography company she founded with Florian Lochner in 2017.
    Roni Koresh | Past Faculty Roni Koresh >> Past Faculty
    Roni Koresh is an Israeli- American choreographer whose style represents his experience in both cultures. From his time in Israel which included Israeli folk dance, performance with Martha Graham’s Batsheva 2 Dance Company and his enlistment in the Israeli army, the style draws its strong sense of humanity, sweeping circle patterns, military precision and Middle Eastern flavor.
    Nicholas Korkos | Past Faculty Nicholas Korkos >> Past Faculty
    Nicholas Korkos has performed with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Aszure Barton & Artists, Hubbard Street 2, San Francisco Dance Works, Loni Landon Dance Project, Zhukov Dance Theatre, Robert Moses' KIN, project agora, tinypistol, Opera Omaha, San Francisco Opera and multiple times with the San Francisco Symphony, including a restaged version of On the Town with the original Broadway revival cast.
    Graciela Kozak | Ballet Graciela Kozak >> Ballet
    Graciela Kozak danced with the Bat-Dor and Bat-Sheva companies in Israel, and the Peridance Ensemble in NY. Graciela joined the Peridance Faculty in 1985 and the faculty of the Ailey School in 2002. Her classes are for dancers of all backgrounds and accentuate the prevention of injuries through correct alignment. She stresses placement, breathing, dynamics, musicality, vocabulary, use of space, and most importantly, the joy of dancing.
    Logan Kruger | Past Faculty Logan Kruger >> Past Faculty
    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.
     La Mora | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre La Mora >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Originally from Santiago de Cuba, Danys "La Mora" Pérez Prades is an internationally renowned master of Afro-Cuban folkloric dance. Pérez is an expert dancer, teacher, dance ethnologist and choreographer specializing in all the unique styles of Afro-Cuban Culture and of her native region of the Oriente province in Eastern Cuba, a region whose cultural richness is attributable to its infusion of Afro- Haitian influences to an already vibrant Afro-Cuban context. Pérez began her dance training at an early age with Afro-Cuban and Afro-Haitian dance ensembles. At 13, she was asked to join the renowned national folkloric ballet company, Cutumba, with which she toured internationally with the company for 18 years.
    Dan Lai | Contemporary Dan Lai >> Contemporary
    Dan Lai was born and raised in New York, NY. He started dancing when he was as teenager and fell in love right away. With the opportunity to train with top choreographers in the industry, he experimented with various styles, including contemporary, jazz, street jazz and hip hop. He has taken what he's learned and fused the different styles together to create his own unique movement.
    Gabrielle Lamb | Past Faculty Gabrielle Lamb >> Past Faculty
    Gabrielle Lamb is an American choreographer based in New York City, where she directs her company, Pigeonwing Dance. Her work also been presented by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, BalletX (Philadelphia), Whim W’him (Seattle), Ballet Collective (NYC), Dark Circles (Dallas), Sacramento Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Austin, Ballet Memphis, Kansas City Ballet, SALT Dance (Utah), Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center, and the American Dance Festival.
    Cristian Laverde-Koenig  | Past Faculty Cristian Laverde-Koenig >> Past Faculty
    Cristian Laverde-Koenig was born in Cali, Colombia and received his professional training at The Instituto Colombiano de Ballet (Incolballet) and The Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Cuba under a full scholarship. He has been a soloist for The Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Ballet de Cali, Hartford Ballet and Ballet Internationale, and a principal dancer for the Maximum Dance Company, the Milwaukee Ballet and the Slovak National Ballet. Mr. König's repertoire includes principal roles in classical and contemporary ballets ranging from Petipa to Balanchine, Tharp to Graham, creating principal roles in works by contemporary choreographers such as Maurice Causey and Karole Armitage. Mr. König has been the recipient of prestigious national and international awards and is a freelance artist in his eighth season with AG!D.
    Dean Lee | Past Faculty Dean Lee >> Past Faculty
    Youran Lee | Past Faculty Youran Lee >> Past Faculty
    Youran is a dancer from San Diego, California who began her dance career in the styles of jazz, tap, and contemporary at 9 years old. However, under the mentorship of KJ Gonzales and Keone Madrid, she decided to train primarily as a hip hop/urban dancer in high school, joining award-winning junior teams, Syde FX and Ill Habits, and becoming the founder of her high school’s co-ed urban dance team. Youran has served as the youngest artistic director of the award-winning team, The Neighbors, is a member of Bo Park’s dance collective, Shinsa, and created her own exhibition team, YLDC. She is currently also teaching weekly urban dance classes at House of Movement and working as a children’s dance teacher and youth development instructor with Kids in the Game.
    Jon Lehrer | Past Faculty Jon Lehrer >> Past Faculty
    As a professional, Jon has danced with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company,Paul Sanasardo, John Passafiume Dancers, in Merv Griffin's "Funderful" and the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular.
    Anabella Lenzu | Body Conditioning Anabella Lenzu >> Body Conditioning
    Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher with over 15 years experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy, and the USA. She is the artistic director of Anabella Lenzu / DanceDrama and draws on her diverse background to create thought-provoking and socially- conscious dance- theatre in the interest of improving our human condition.
    LuAnn Leonard | Body Conditioning LuAnn Leonard >> Body Conditioning
    LuAnn is a certified Zena Rommett Floor Barre instructor and mentor. She is extensively trained in ballet, tap, jazz, voice and acting.
    Leigh Lijoi | Past Faculty Leigh Lijoi >> Past Faculty

    Leigh is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she trained under Alexei Kremnev, Anna Reznik and the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet.

    Sabrina Lobner | Past Faculty Sabrina Lobner >> Past Faculty
    Sabrina Lobner received her training from the Northwest Florida Ballet under the direction of Todd Eric Allen. While there, she studied extensively with Dorothy Daniels Lister of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and performed works by Fernando Bujones, Winthrop Corey, Katia Garza, and Sean Nguyen-Hilton, among others. Upon graduating high school, Sabrina joined Martha Graham Dance Company's second company, Graham 2. Graham repertory performed includes "Woman in White" in Diversion of Angels and the solos Frontier and Satyric Festival Song. She performed the classic modern solo En Dolor by Ethel Winter, and originated roles in works by Virginie Mécène and Adam Barruch. She apprenticed with Buglisi Dance Theatre and was featured in the ensemble of an AEA showcase of On the Town, directed by Richard Stafford and choreographed by Elizabeth Troxler. She continues to work with Elizabeth Troxler and had the pleasure of performing in her show Free to Be in New York City. Sabrina is currently a company member of Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre, directed by Billy Blanken.
    Cein Lockafeller | Past Faculty Cein Lockafeller >> Past Faculty
    Cein Lockefeller started his dancing at 2001 with breaking. He kept practicing his skill until 2006 when he saw his then-future teacher Locking Khan in South Korea. Later Cein with his irregular-yet-creative style caught the attention, but he went back to the style’s origin and studied the history of locking, then shared what he learned and discovered to fellow Koreans through a platform Lockorea that eventually attracted the viewers not only regional but global.
     Princess Lockerooo | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Princess Lockerooo >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Kate Loh | Ballet Kate Loh >> Ballet
    Kate Loh began her training at the Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education and went on to train in New York City at Studio Maestro and the Joffrey Ballet. Professionally she has performed a wide range of classical and contemporary roles with Charleston Ballet Theater, Connecticut Ballet, Staten Island Ballet, Neglia Ballet Artists in Buffalo,NY and New York City based companies: Continuum/Contemporary Ballet, Some Dance Company, Morales Dance, Danse En L'air and CelloPointe.
    Yesid Lopez | Past Faculty Yesid Lopez >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Alexa Luke | Past Faculty Alexa Luke >> Past Faculty
    Alexa’s primary interests and passions lie in contemporary dance. She finds this vocabulary of movement particularly inspiring. She sees the possibilities as endless, and strives to develop new concepts and discoveries through moving and creating. Alexa values a process that originates from the inside first. Her intentions are to focus on self exploration in the most honest way possible, and to encourage growth through individuality.
    Max Luna | Past Faculty Max Luna >> Past Faculty
    Soraya Lundy | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Soraya Lundy >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Soraya Lundy studied at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, the Alvin Ailey School, and the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance. She trained in Hip Hop at the BLADE Dance Academy. She has choreographed pieces for Nike and Adidas, assisted Nu Stylz for VH1’s Hip Hop Honors 2009 commercial with Tracey Morgan, has put together stage performances for artist like NINA Sky and JYP artist G Soul, and choreographed her first music video to Erika June's “Work the Middle,” which is on the sound track of film Step-Up 3D.
    Erin Lyons | Past Faculty Erin Lyons >> Past Faculty
    Erin Lyons grew up in Lynbrook, New York and graduated from Roger Williams University where she studied Dance & Performance Studies and Global Communications. She is a contemporary dancer based in New York who is passionate about choreography, performance, and the body. As well as being a choreographer and dancer, Erin is a fitness and stretch instructor. Erin uses her background in kinesiology to motivate her students to focus on alignment, anatomy, and the understanding of the individuals boundaries in class.
    JoLea Maffei | Modern JoLea Maffei >> Modern
    JoLea Maffei is a master teacher of the Horton technique and has been teaching Horton in New York City for over twenty years. She has been on the faculties of Marymount Manhattan College, New York University, City College of New York, and Ballet Arts at City Center, and is currently on faculty at Hofstra University. She has taught at summer festivals including Hunter College Summer Sampler, Jacob’s Pillow, Internationale Tanz Wochen in Vienna, Austria, and the Cleo Parker Robinson Summer Festival in Denver, Colorado.
     Maguette | Past Faculty Maguette >> Past Faculty
    Edson Maldonado | Past Faculty Edson Maldonado >> Past Faculty
    Edson Maldonado was born and raised in Paterson, NJ. He grew up around people of different cultures and backgrounds which in turn helped shape his way of moving and interpretation of music. In 2011, he auditioned for and became a member of New Jersey's, Project D Dance Company. Furthering his training more seriously with a competitive team, Edson eventually became a co-artistic director helping lead Project D to multiple 1st place performances. After stepping down,
    Leiomy Maldonado | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Leiomy Maldonado >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    I was introduced to voguing 11 years ago through the Ballroom Scene, in which I began competing. Around 2009, a group of friends and I decided to audition for America's Best Dance Crew. Through an amazing journey, we eventually made it to the top five. By then I developed an amazing fan base, which led me to be blessed with opportunities and appearing in a few videos. For example, Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair", Icona Pop "All Night", and to travel across the world teaching workshops.
     Marie | Past Faculty Marie >> Past Faculty
    Salise Marin | Past Faculty Salise Marin >> Past Faculty
    Salise Marin was born and raised in New York City, but currently lives in Los Angeles. She began her Artistic Career as a Competitive Figure Skater and transitioned into being a Professional Dancer. Salise has had the absolute pleasure of assisting choreographers in various genres of dance such as Lane Napper (Musical Theatre), Lizz Picini (Musical Theatre), Jona Biddle (Hip-Hop), and Frida Persson (Heels), as well as many other well known instructors in New York City and around the Country.
    Marisa Martin | Body Conditioning Marisa Martin >> Body Conditioning
    Marisa Martin is a New York City-based dancer and yoga teacher. She holds a BFA in Dance from Fordham University/The Ailey School and her Vinyasa Yoga certification from Yoga Vida.
    Alex Mata | Past Faculty Alex Mata >> Past Faculty
    Originally from the Dominican Republic, Alex Mata (A- Lex) began his training at Casa de Danza in Santiago. He joined DA 21, a street-styled based dance crew during its foundational years. At the age of 18, Alex moved to the United States where he often traveled to New York to further his training. At EXPG, he met E-Solo who introduced him to the style of Lite Feet and since then Alex has invested in the style through class, sessions, and battles with other prominent Lite Feet figures such as Chrybaby Cozie and Ki-nen. Alex’s career highlights so far include performing at the Apollo Theater for “Breakin’ Convention 2017” with The Bwreckfast Club, being a member of both Project D and the Chosen Few Dance Company, and most recently being named a semi-finalist at LiteFest 2019 in London. Alex has also won numerous battles including Primetime Jam II 2017, Prove Your Groove 2018, as well as Mega Fusion and Versa both in 2019. He has been performing with Crespita Entertainment since 2015 at numerous high-end events, such as for Telemundo and J Balvin. Alex continues to teach, train, and battle along the Northeast coast.
    Jim May | Past Faculty Jim May >> Guest Teacher
    As founder of the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, Jim May’s goal is to expand the art of dance to include the other arts (music, theater, painting, literature), working toward a progressive new style of theater/dance. Mr. May was a devoted disciple of Anna Sokolow for 35 years and co-artistic director of her dance company, Players’ Project, since 1980.
    Michaela McGowan | Contemporary Michaela McGowan >> Contemporary
    Michaela, a Virginia native, received her early dance training at The Loudoun School of Ballet, and went on to receive her BFA with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, class of 2012. Most recently she was a dancer in Broadway Dance Lab’s Spring 2018 cycle where she had the opportunity to work with Josh Prince (BDL Artistic Director), Robbie Fairchild, Loni Landon, and Ray Mercer.
    Maeghan McHale | Past Faculty Maeghan McHale >> Past Faculty
    Maeghan McHale, named one of Dance Magazine’s Top 25 to Watch in 2010, was born in Baltimore, MD. She studied at the Baltimore School for the Arts where she performed works by David Parsons, David Grenke, and John Clifford. She received a scholarship to Dance Theatre of Harlem, where she performed with the Dancing Through Barriers Ensemble. While living in NYC Maeghan studied at Steps on Broadway and performed with Extended Dance Company, as well as Off-Broadway under the direction of Tony Award Winner Hinton Battle. She has also participated in Jazz Dance World Congress, The Miss America Parade, and Dancers Responding to Aids Benefit. In 2005 Maeghan received a scholarship to the Giordano Dance School, and in 2006 became a performing apprentice. 2007 marked her first season with Giordano Dance Chicago, and has enjoyed 12 seasons performing in places such as Hawaii, Latvia, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Netherlands, Turkey, Guatemala, Italy and Israel. Along with establishing herself as a dancer, she has also had the opportunity to set her own work on the GII Company. Maeghan has had her work performed on the Joyce Theater Stage, through Dancin Downtown at The Joyce, as part of the DRA Benefit. In 2011 her piece “Angelica” won the Performance Award and performed in NYC for Central Park Summer Stage. Her piece “If” also part of the DRA Benefit in 2013 won the Performance Award and they performed for Central Park Summer Stage as well. Her Choreography has been recognized with awards such as Outstanding Choreography/Choreographer. Regional Ensemble Winner and Outstanding Choreography Award at Youth America Grand Prix and has placed twice in the top 12 Ensemble Category at YAGP Finals in NYC. As well as 2018 YAGP National Choreographer Award with the opportunity to travel to Russia to set her work on the Bolshoi. Her Ensemble work had the honor of being part of YAGP “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” tour. In the Summer of 2014 she was on the School Faculty at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS and was invited to be on Faculty at CNADM in the Fall of 2015. Currently she is on Full time Faculty at Northshore School of Dance as well as Choreographs for her sisters school Mid Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts.
    Mary Grace McNally | Past Faculty Mary Grace McNally >> Past Faculty
    Mary Grace is a Brooklyn, NY based dance artist. She produced, directed and choreographed her first evening length work, Not For Picking, which premiered at Theaterlab (NYC) in June 2018.
    Colleen Megley | Past Faculty Colleen Megley >> Past Faculty
    Colleen Megley, the Assistant School Coordinator and teacher within the Young Movers Program, graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Biology and Dance from Connecticut College. While at Connecticut College she studied ballet and post-modern dance under the direction of David Dorfman. An ABT National Training Curriculum Primary through Level 5 certified teacher, she is currently pursuing her Masters in Dance Education and Ballet Pedagogy at New York University in partnership with American Ballet Theatre.
    Brianna Mercado | Past Faculty Brianna Mercado >> Past Faculty
    Brianna Mercado is a professional dance artist, teacher, choreographer, and inspirational speaker who hold a B.A. Dance & Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. She has performed on projects for Nike, SEARS, NBC, Traveler’s Insurance, and the Rachael Ray Show. Credits include: T.H.E. Grit, MUNY’s Jesus Christ Superstar & Aida (Dance Captain), Fuerza Bruta: Wayra, Broadway Underground, PHISH ‘Fuego’ Tour, Humans Collective, Rhapsody En Dance (Guest Company Member), and TED Talks.
    Andrea Mills | Past Faculty Andrea Mills >> Past Faculty
    Principles from Skinner Releasing are incorporated into this Hatha Yoga class to aid students in developing the ability to become aware of tension and provide tools for its continuous release.
    Megan Minturn | Past Faculty Megan Minturn >> Past Faculty
    Megan Minturn loves sharing her passion for movement. Megan has worked with the Charles Ahovissi's African Culture Connection performing and teaching West African dance, the ARTery teaching Dancing Classrooms ballroom dance to 5th graders, and the Little Red School House summer program. Megan studied dance in Senegal, NY, Omaha, Colorado, and most recently, Cuba.
    Elisabetta Minutoli | Contemporary Elisabetta Minutoli >> Contemporary
    Elisabetta, is originally from Italy. She is the Associate Artistic Director of Vivo Ballet Dance Company based in New York and Vivo Professional Programs. As a dancer she had the pleasure of collaborating with international choreographers such as Molissa Fenley, Anabella Lenzu, Luc Bouy, Gloria Pomardi, Franco Miseria, Rita Pivano, and Luca Tommassini.
    Alex Mitchell | Past Faculty Alex Mitchell >> Past Faculty
    Alex Mitchell is a native New Yorker who recently returned to the city after living 9 years in Hawaii. Her love for Zumba began with her first class, and 10 years later she’s taught students ages 17 to 97. Every class is a sweaty, fabulous, hip shaking, cardio workout party with easy-to-follow routines and lots of creativity and energy. Alex uses her leadership skills as a business coach to inspire new and returning students with the joy of letting go and having a good time while getting fit.
    Shea Mizrahi | Past Faculty Shea Mizrahi >> Past Faculty
    Shireen Rahimi (Shea Mizrahi) is an Iranian- American dancer/choreographer from San Francisco, CA. In 2012, Shea moved to New York City and joined the legendary House of Mizrahi, representing for the Woman’s Vogue category. In 2017 Shireen became the USA Mother of the international Kiki House of Angels, a house that focuses on the up & coming generation of ballroom performers. She also is a principle dancer for Les Ballet Afrik, a dance company founded by the Legendary Omari Mizrahi. Follow Shea‘s story on IG @EclecticOther
    Jonte Moaning | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Jonte Moaning >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Hailing from Portland, Oreogon, Jonte began traineing at The Oregon Ballet Theater School, before attending Jefferson High School. There, he became a member of the nationally acclaimed dance group, The Jefferson Dancers. He was distinguished as one of the youngest members in the history of The Northwest African American Ballet, which afforded him the opportunity to travel the world.

    Upon moving to New York, Jonte trained at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, while auditioning relentlessly. In 2004, he landed his first professional role, dancing alongside music royalty, Janet Jackson, at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show.

    Skye Montante | Past Faculty Skye Montante >> Past Faculty
    Skye Montante began studying ballet at Petaluma School of Ballet at the age of 8. In later years as she was introduced to other forms of dance; she found her true calling with Hip-Hop and Contemporary styles. She continued her dance through college and graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Dance. While in school in San Francisco, she taught youth and adult classes at ODC School of Dance, City Dance Studios and after school programs and summer camps. Before moving to New York, she studied dance at IUNA in Argentina and taught an Urban Contemporary class at Pei Mei Studios. She currently teaches classes at Brooklyn Arts Exchange as well at At Your Beat Studios and is looking forward to teaching dance and growing within the dance community in New York City.
    Naoko Moriyama Robbins | Body Conditioning Naoko Moriyama Robbins >> Body Conditioning
    Naoko Moriyama was born in Hiroshima, Japan where she studied ballet, modern, jazz and traditional Japanese Dance. For the past 20 years, Ms. Moriyama has been an integral part of the School at Peridance, a division of Peridance dedicated to dance education for children. She also owns and teaches at GYROTONIC® on Broadway.
    Djoniba Mouflet | African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre Djoniba Mouflet >> African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
    Djoniba Mouflet is an internationally- acclaimed drummer, dancer, teacher, performer, and choreographer as well as a musical producer, writer, and composer. He partly grew up in Senegal, Mali, and Guinea, West Africa, where he studied with renowned dance and musical masters. Through his extensive experience in African, ballet, jazz, and modern dance, as well in music and acting, Djoniba is now a much sought-after teacher, performer, choreographer and composer.
    Brice Mousset | Contemporary Brice Mousset >> Contemporary
    A versatile talent with an eclectic career, Brice Mousset has danced in prestigious musicals, operas, concerts, TV shows, fashion shows, and with companies throughout the world. He is in high- demand as a teacher and international juror. His wide- ranging experiences have led to unique self- expression in choreography. He has built a reputation as one of the most compelling and dedicated teachers of contemporary dance.
    Preston Mui | Body Conditioning Preston Mui >> Body Conditioning
    Jennifer Muller | Past Faculty Jennifer Muller >> Past Faculty
    JENNIFER MULLER, JMTW Artistic Director and Founder, has been an influence in the dance world for over 47 years, is known for her visionary approach and innovations in dance/theater, multi-discipline productions incorporating the spoken word, live and commissioned music, media, artist-inspired decor and unusual production elements. Muller has created over 117 pieces, including seven full evening productions, collaborating with such artists as Keith Haring, Keith Jarrett, Yoko Ono and Jeff Croiter. Muller is recognized as a "seminal influence on dance/theater." Her prolific career has led to recent honors: Fortaleza's 2010 Trophy of Cultural Responsibility and a 2011 American Masterpieces: Artistic Genius Grant, UCSB conference and exhibit and the publication Transformation & Continuance: Jennifer Muller and the Reshaping of American Modern Dance, 1959 to Present. An internationally renowned teacher and mentor of creative talent, Muller has developed a personalized technique informed by Eastern philosophy. TanzPlan Berlin chose Muller Polarity Technique as one of seven unique contemporary dance techniques for its publication/DVD Tanztechnik 2010. Creating and re- staging pieces for 26 international repertory companies in nine countries, her commissions include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Tanz-Forum Köln, Lyon Opera Ballet, Bat Dor, Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Ballet Contemporaneo, Nederlands Dans Theater, NDT3 and Introdans in The Netherlands. An award- winning choreographer, Muller's choreography for theater/opera productions include The Public Theater, 2nd Stage Theater, NY Stage & Film, and the New York City Opera. In 2011, she choreo-graphed the new musical The Spiral Show in China.
     Nadine Bommer Dance Company | Past Faculty Nadine Bommer Dance Company >> Past Faculty
    Ohad Naharin | Past Faculty Ohad Naharin >> Guest Teacher
    Already a renowned choreographer, Ohad Naharin was appointed Artistic Director of Israel's Batsheva Dance Company in 1990. Naharin began his training as a dancer with Batsheva and continued his studies at Juilliard. He danced for one season in the Martha Graham Company and with Maurice Bejart. Between 1980-1990 Naharin was active in the dance scene of New York and worked with various companies.
    Nubian Néné | Past Faculty Nubian Néné >> Past Faculty
    A Montreal native, Nubian Nene is a well-versed dancer/choreographer finding her inspiration in the hip hop, house, waacking and breaking styles, weaving them to create her unique approach. Her ability to expand her creativity into a choreographer, performer, producer, director, host, makes her an asset to any project. In 2007, she joins the canadian company BluePrintForLife, who teaches the principles and values of the Hip Hop Culture, that aims to facilitate some of the social issues in the Inuit communities of Northern Canada. She has done as many as fifteen weekly trips as a teacher and facilitator. Nubian Nene pursues her teaching career participating in multiple dance festivals such as the Ladies of Hip Hop Festival (LOHH) in Vienna, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto, the Illadelph & Funky Fundamentals in Philadelphia, and the Block Party in Boulder, just to name a few. Her experience as a dancer, choreographer and teacher will bring her to explore and share in Europe and Asia. In 2011, she dances with Jody Watley at the Gramercy Theater (NYC), with Cecilia Marta Dance Company for Summer Stage, and in the Hip Hop Kung Fu production by Buddha Stretch at the Asian Society. A waacking ambassador, she is featured in the Fox News Good Day New York segment celebrating Soul Train’s 40th anniversary. In 2013, she performs with the KINEMATIK Dance Theater for the Fringe Festival in both New York and Hollywood, performs with the New York based dance company Full Circle for the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon and later on at the New Victory Theater (NYC). Nubian Nene is featured as a dancer in Jose James’ videos (Every Little Thing & Peace Power Change) and in the Michelle Williams video Say Yes. In the fall of 2014, she joins the canadian-based Bboyizm Dance Company and performs in Evolution and Music Creates Opportunity. They have toured in Fredericton, Vancouver and Toronto. Nubian Nene is a reference point in the Ladies Battle (LOHH) as the MC for the last 5 years, and she has presented many of her choreographic work and teaching expertise at that festival for the last 10 years.
    Carlos Neto | Past Faculty Carlos Neto >> Past Faculty
    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.
      Nicola Iervasi & Kevin Albert | Past Faculty Nicola Iervasi & 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.
    Benny Ninja | Past Faculty Benny Ninja >> Past Faculty
    Benjamin Thomas, AKA “Benny Ninja,” is the Co- Owner and MASTER Training Instructor for The Benny Ninja Training Academy, has been VOGUING since 1990 and is well known for his involvement in the underground "ball culture". He is the father of the House of Ninja, a post given to him by the late Willi Ninja, who is considered the Godfather of Voguing.
      Nobuya | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Nobuya >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Nobuya has been active as a dancer and choreographer in and around the New York area since 2006. For almost 18 years, he has trained in Hip Hop, Locking, Voguing, Popping, Breaking and House, in addition to over 9 years of experience in ballet, contemporary, and jazz. He has appeared in numerous dance showcases and TV shows including SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, and THE MOVEMENT -A THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE at Joyce Soho Theater.
    Jackie Nowicki | Past Faculty Jackie Nowicki >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Loryane Ogay | Past Faculty Loryane Ogay >> Past Faculty
    Troy Ogilvie | Contemporary Troy Ogilvie >> Contemporary
    Troy Ogilvie has danced for and collaborated with choreographers - Andrea Miller, Sidra Bell, Zoe Scofield, Gabriel Forestieri, Idan Sharabi, Itzik Galili, Shannon Gillen, Margie Gillis (as a participant in The Legacy Project/Le Projet Heritage), Austin McCormick, Harumi Terayama, Patricia Noworol, and Belinda McGuire. Troy is one of the creative directors of The McKittrick Hotel's SUPERCINEMA and McKittrick Masquerade parties.
    Katie Oliver | Past Faculty Katie Oliver >> Past Faculty
    Bonnie O'Rourke | Past Faculty Bonnie O'Rourke >> Past Faculty
    Bonnie is the founder of BOM DIGGS. Graduating from Grand Valley State University in 2013, she moved to NYC soon after as a Marketing and Communications intern at Paul Taylor American Modern Dance. Since then, she’s performed for Shawnbibledanceco, Smashworks, Judi Jaekel & Artists, Rae-Ann Thomas, CeDan. In 2018 she studied Pilates at Gramercy Pilates in New York City.
    Esosa Oviasu | Past Faculty Esosa Oviasu >> Past Faculty
    As a choreographer, teacher, and dancer, Esosa Oviasu was largely self-taught in Popping and Breaking by 2007. It wasn't until the following year, that he moved back to New York City and began to formally train in these styles, under legends such as Jazzy J and Boogaloo Kin. Esosa was first introduced to Urban Choreography by New York's Raw Elementz Dance Troupe. He is currently the Artistic and Executive Director of his dance team, The Neighbors.
    Nik Owens | Past Faculty Nik Owens >> Past Faculty
    Nik Owens, is a New York based performer who was born and raised in Altadena, California where he began his movement experience with gymnastics at age three and continued at a competitive level until he was 18. Nik began to study dance seriously at Wesleyan University, where he graduated with honors, with a BA in Dance and a certificate in Environmental Studies. He has had the pleasure of working with choreographers such as Nicholas Leichter, Tania Isaac, and Kyle Abraham and has performed works by Vanessa Tamburi, The Dance Exchange, Gierre Godley’s Project 44, Mersiha Mesihovic's CircuitDebris, Raja Kelly's thefeath3rtheory, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Helen Simoneau Danse, and Abdul Latif's D2D/T. Nik currently dances with David Dorfman Dance, Tiffany Mills Company, and is ecstatic to now add 10HL to his dance family!
    Nicholas Palmquist | Past Faculty Nicholas Palmquist >> Past Faculty
    Nicholas likes to pull from different mediums of dance to create new ways of story telling, highlighting the humanity in dance and in dancers. He aims for a fresh and also nostalgic relationship with musicality that celebrates the nuance in orchestration from pop to rock to jazz and everywhere in between. He combines soulful rhythms from his tap background with a smooth sensuality discovered in his commercial endeavors to explore as many ways of moving and expressing human emotion through dance as possible. Nicholas likes to challenge his dancers to explore the scope of their expression by creating emotional and intimate conversations as well as explosive, joyful articulations that move! Nicholas has a huge passion for dance and is grateful for any opportunity to share it.
    Bo Park | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Bo Park >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    In September 2013, she received her artist visa and came back to NYC. She has worked for top choreographers such as Luam Keflezgy, Brian Friedman, Neil Schwartz, Carlos Neto etc. Her current dance credits include Adam Lambert Trailblazer Awards, Rob Thomas 'trust you' music video, Nike Portland, Nike NTC Tour LA, Nike NYC windbreakers, Adidas NMD, Moncler fashion week, Sephora Pharrell’s Fragrance Flash Mob, MALUMA La Mega Mezela.
    Christie Partelow | Past Faculty Christie Partelow >> Past Faculty
    Christie Partelow, born and raised in New York, is currently an artist with Netherlands Dans Theatre.Previously, Christie was working with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal, Quebec under the direction of Gradimir Pankov,
    Jerry Paulino | Past Faculty Jerry Paulino >> Past Faculty
    Jerry Paulino known as “Jerry Curls”, 23 year old dancer chasing his dream of becoming a world-class choreographer. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Jerry has been living and dancing in New York since the age of seven, training and working with some of NYC’s top choreographers such as Neil Schwartz, Jared Jenkins, Soraya Lundy, Keenan Cooks, Alonzo Williams, Deshawn Hawthorne and has used this foundation to develop a unique choreographic voice. In 2016, Jerry founded "Shade Dance Company" a dance group where passionate dancers trained with an emphasis on style versatility and full out performance. Jerry has worked with a long list of upcoming artists such as Alina Worldwide, Alus, HAYDEE, Melvii G and recently choreographed Your Husband Is Cheating On Us, a new musical dreamed by JD Lawrence. Jerry hopes to inspire others while growing as an artist himself. It’s only the beginning for Jerry Curls!
     Peniel | Past Faculty Peniel >> Past Faculty
    Peniel Guerrier danced with the National Dance Theatre of Haiti for 8 years and toured all over the world: Venezuela, Paris, Hungary, Japan, Montreal, Germany, Santo Domingo, and the United States. During this time he also toured with the Baccoulou Dance Company. As a teacher, choreographer, and performer, Peniel’s vision has different aspects, but the most important is to establish and extend the Haitian folkloric structure and technique.
    Te Perez Ceccon | Past Faculty Te Perez Ceccon >> Past Faculty
    Teresa Perez Ceccon is a professional dance artist, educator and choreographer. Known by many as "Te" Perez, she specializes in Simonson Technique having earned her certification at the original Dance Space in 1997. Having taught the technique for over 15 years at Dance Space Center (later renamed Dance New Amsterdam), she continues to give classes at the Gina Gibney Dance Center where she is on faculty.
    Bethany Perry | Contemporary Bethany Perry >> Contemporary
    Originally from Rochester, NY, Bethany moved to NYC after graduating from SUNY Brockport's Dance department in 2000. She found her dancing niche in NYC in 2011, within the Simonson community of teachers and dancers. She has studied extensively with, and performs for, Diane McCarthy and Laurie De Vito; completed the Simonson Method of Teacher Training with Lynn Simonson; performed the work of Isabel Gotzkowsky, Katiti King, and Ellis Wood in NYC
    Igal Perry | Ballet Igal Perry >> Ballet
    Igal Perry, Founder and Artistic Director of Perid an ce Contemporary Dance Company. and Peridance Capezio Center, is a world-renowned choreographer, ballet master, and dance educator. Mr. Perry's elegant choreography, often in collaboration with contemporary composers, has been described as "blessedly inventive" (Jennifer Dunning, NYTimes).
    Frida Persson | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Frida Persson >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Frida is originally from Sweden. She has been living in New York City for six years, working as a dancer and choreographer. Recently bookings includes: dancer in Jennifer Hudson music video “Go all night’’, Radio city music hall with Hip hop Extravaganza show, choreographing for Jenn Bocian's live show and music video "We will always have New York" that include 110 dancers, IMAX commercial, with Axwell from Swedish house mafia etc.
    Mishay Petronelli | Past Faculty Mishay Petronelli >> Past Faculty
    Mishay Petronelli is an accomplished dancer, teacher and choreographer based in New York City and Los Angeles. A “compellingly dramatic and athletic,” multiform dancer (BOSTON GLOBE), Mishay has danced for a wide variety of artists including Jonte’, Janes Addiction, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Icona Pop, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Mackelmore, Will Smith, Janelle Monae, Hailee Steinfeld, FKA Twigs, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and in music videos for Whitney Houston, Nikki Williams, Beyoncé, Madonna and Janet Jackson.
    Helen Pickett | Past Faculty Helen Pickett >> Past Faculty
    Helen Pickett studied at The San Francisco Ballet School. While in school, she performed with San Francisco Ballet Company under the direction of Michael Smuin and Lew Christensen, and later, Helgi Tomasson. For nearly 12 years, she performed as a dancer and actor with Ballet Frankfurt, directed by William Forsythe, becoming a principal in 1991.
    Mikerline Pierre | Past Faculty Mikerline Pierre >> Past Faculty
    Mikerline Pierre’s dance background is steeped in the rich Haitian tradition. She studied under Haitian dance giants, including Vivian Gauthier and Pierre Desrameaux and at the renowned Enarts Dance School of Haiti in Port-au-Prince
    Danielle Polanco | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Danielle Polanco >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    In 2003 at the age of 17, Danielle booked her first professional job with Beyonce but that wouldn’t be her last. Danielle is best known for being the leading lady in Omarion’s video ‘Touch’ and in 2008 for portraying the role of Missy Serrano in the hit movie ‘Step Up 2 The Streets’. Polanco has an impressive resume; she has choreographed for Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Chris Brown, Eve and Estelle.
    Gwen Potter | Tap Gwen Potter >> Tap
    Gwen Potter moved to New York City from Indiana with big dreams and an unwavering determination to pursue her dance career. She attended University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point and graduated with a BA in Dance Performance. Gwen’s choreographic work has graced the stage of many reputable venues in the city such as Alvin Ailey, Lincoln Center, Dixon Place, Highline Ballroom, and other dance festivals in the tri- state area.
     Prince  | Past Faculty Prince >> Past Faculty
    In 2002 Jor-el joined an adult Salsa Dance Company by the name of Eddie Torres. While training Jor-el was offered a position in the company by The Mambo King himself. He then began Voguing competitively in the Underground Ballroom Scene, winning trophies all of the country earning his stage name The Royal ‘Prince” of Vogue Fem.
    Shirlene Quigley | Past Faculty Shirlene Quigley >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Caterina Rago | Modern Caterina Rago >> Modern
    Selected as the 2016 Emerging Choreographer for the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Texas. CRDC is currently working on their newest production titled Labir Into, in which Caterina will be collaborating with the renown set designer, Pier Paolo Bisleri. The production is scheduled to premiere at the New York Live Arts in October 2016. Rago also teaches Graham Technique at Dance Theatre of Harlem. She continues to be a guest teacher of numerous dance centers in Italy and New York City.
    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.
    Tony Ray | Past Faculty Tony Ray >> Past Faculty
    Tony Ray was born and raised in San Diego, California. He started his dance journey in his hometown when he was 19 with his first love being House Dance. Now at 25 years old, he’s traveled the globe testing his skills in many different battles and competitions, most notably taking the win this year in the House Category at Juste Debout 2019. He’s also taught around the world, mostly in the U.S and the countries of Asia. He’s a proud representative of Dance Fusion Family a New York Legacy for House culture and SourPatchCrew who are a collective of artists around North America. He admits that Japan is one of his favorite countries to visit and is anxious to make his next trip happen very quickly. Tony Ray hopes to be able to shine some light around the world with his genuine love for Music and Movement.
    Kelley Reid | Past Faculty Kelley Reid >> Past Faculty
    Karin Rendelman | Past Faculty Karin Rendelman >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Dwight Rhoden | Past Faculty Dwight Rhoden >> Past Faculty
    A native of Dayton, Ohio, who began dancing at age 17, Rhoden has performed with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Les Ballet Jazz De Montreal and as a principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. As a performer, he has appeared in numerous television specials, documentaries and commercials throughout the United States, Canada and Europe and has been a featured performer on many PBS Great Performances specials.
    Desmond Richardson | Past Faculty Desmond Richardson >> Past Faculty
    Raised in Laurelton, Queens NY began his formal dance training at the High School Of The Performing Arts known now as Laquardia High School of Art and the Performing Arts
    Rhodesia Robledo | Past Faculty Rhodesia Robledo >> Past Faculty
    Rhodesia became an original member of Michael “U4Ria” The Movement Foundation in 2006, and joined Ladies of Hip-Hop in 2011. She performed, attended and facilitated workshops with both crews. In March of 2014 Rhodesia officially joined MAWU. Rhodesia has organized and taught workshops in Connecticut, New York City, Brooklyn, Boston, Miami, Mexico, Norway and Italy. Helped to create and organize new creative works that turned into two full hour length performances under MAWU. Red Hook Festival Spring 2015 and Journey into House Nov 2016. Rhodesia is currently teaching dance for a Summer Dance Camp and is helping to bring House Music and more awareness about Club and DJ culture to Connecticut. Rhodesia continues to be involved within the NYC underground dance community and helps to influence and inspire the next generation.
     Rokafella | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Rokafella >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Bennyroyce Royon | Past Faculty Bennyroyce Royon >> Past Faculty
    Bennyroyce Royon is a Filipino-American director, choreographer, and dancer based in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School in 2006. As a performer and collaborator he has worked on Broadway (The King and I), Off- Broadway (Artist of Light), at The Metropolitan Opera (Madama Butterfly, Turandot, The First Emperor), at the New York Philharmonic (The Cunning Little Vixen), and with dance companies including Armitage Gone! Dance, Sidra Bell Dance New York, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Alaska Dance Theatre, The Nilas Martins Dance Company, Collective Body Dance Lab, Cas Public, and Bad Boys of Dance.
    Jennifer Ruggiero | Past Faculty Jennifer Ruggiero >> Past Faculty
    Jennifer Ruggiero began dancing at age 7, at Westchester Ballet Center under the direction of Rose-Marie Menes. As a young child she performed in The Dance Theatre in Westchester’s annual production of The Nutcracker and continued to do so until her early 20’s. She went on to study at SUNY Purchase, receiving a BFA in dance performance. She began her Pilates training in 1995 while at SUNY Purchase.
    Tracey Ryan | Past Faculty Tracey Ryan >> Past Faculty
    Tracey Ryan is a Pilates instructor and dancer with more than 15 years of professional teaching experience. She holds a first class Bachelor’s Degree in dance and pedagogy from the London College of Dance as well as advanced level certifications from The Ceccheti Society, The Royal Academy of Dancing, The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, The Royal Society of Arts, and Stott Pilates.
    Yoshito Sakuraba | Contemporary Yoshito Sakuraba >> Contemporary
    He is founding artistic director of Abarukas and an award- winning choreographer. His work was seen in Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain, Jerusalem and the U.S. He won the International Choreographic Competition at NW Dance Project in the US in 2015.
    Cindy Salgado | Past Faculty Cindy Salgado >> Past Faculty
    Cindy was born in Sunnyvale, California and started dancing at the age of 3. She trained at Dance Academy USA in multiple styles and in Los Angeles and New York at various professional studios over her summers.
    Jamie Salmon | Past Faculty Jamie Salmon >> Past Faculty
    Ms. Salmon received her professional training as a youth with Dana Kennedy, Paul Mejia and Melissa Hayden before attending junior and high school at The North Carolina School of the Arts. Her interim training was sponsored and mentored by Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse at The School of American Ballet and Harkness Ballet and upon graduating, Ms. Salmon continued her formal training on full scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School and also studied 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.
    Frances Samson | Past Faculty Frances Samson >> Past Faculty
    FRANCES SAMSON joined the Limón Dance Company in 2017. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Frances is a former company dancer (2013-2015) and guest artist of the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, performing the works of José Limón, Colin Connor and Ofilio Sinbadinho Portillo, and in 2016, she attended Ryerson University’s School of Performance. She has received additional training from summer studies with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Arts Umbrella. Frances has had the pleasure of performing for Walt Disney World, TEDx, Miss Universe Canada, Rotary International and Frog in Hand. She is currently a guest artist in the multicultural and multidisciplinary project, The Gravity Between directed by Jacqueline Bulnes in collaboration with Niklas Emborg Gjersøe. Frances has participated in numerous festivals such as the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the José Limón International Dance Festival (New York & Sinaloa), the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival and the Fringe Festival (Toronto & Rochester). Most recently, she was an Artist in Residence at the Danish National Academy of Music in Esbjerg, Denmark sponsored by the Department of Global Affairs Canada. Frances continues to freelance in Toronto, teaching, performing and rehearsal directing. Frances has had the opportunity to teach for Cawthra Park Secondary School’s Regional Arts Program, Peel District School Board, The Royal Theater Ballet School Odense and Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival, and Peridance Capezio Center.
    Kendrick Samuel | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Kendrick Samuel >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Kendrick Samuel known to many as 'Kenny' was born and raised in Queens, New York. Professional dancer, choreographer and instructor represented by MSA Talent Agency, NY. Music has always played a huge role in his life. Starting out as an upcoming singer performing at local shows and colleges; leading into his courageous transition of pursuing a dance career.
    Sue Samuels | Jazz/Theater Sue Samuels >> Jazz/Theater
    Sue Samuels has established herself as one of the staples of the performing arts community of today. With over 35 years of experience, her expertise is often sought after for mentoring and coaching purposes by professionals and aspiring artists from around the world. Her students have included numerous stage, film and tv stars including Melba Moore, Brooke Shields, and Irene Cara.
    Leandro Santos Silva | Past Faculty Leandro Santos Silva >> Past Faculty
    Kanon Sapp | Past Faculty Kanon Sapp >> Past Faculty
    Kanon Sapp graduated from East Carolina University with her BFA in Dance Performance, Magna Cum Laude. Kanon founded looseKANONdance, a fiscally sponsored contemporary boutique company in 2017. Kanon’s looseKANONdance completed two separate choreographic residencies with Nimbus Dance Works, curated and mentored by Joanne Robinson Hill, former Director of Education of The Joyce Theater and Keith Thompson, company member, muse, and rehearsal assistant to Trisha Brown of Trisha Brown Dance Company for over a decade. looseKANONdance has shown work at some of the most notable New York City venues including Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Peridance Capezio’s Salvatore Theater, Martha Graham Studio Theater, Center for Performance Research, Dixon Place, Judson Memorial Church, and 14th Street YMCA, among many more. Kanon was selected as an Eryc Taylor New Choreographers Grant Awardee to create new work. Most recently, Kanon produced looseKANONdance’s sold out, evening-length show, P L A S T I C, that received rave reviews and was notably featured by Playbill.
    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.
    Erica Saucedo | Past Faculty Erica Saucedo >> Past Faculty
    Erica Saucedo, Assistant at the School at Peridance, graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Dance from the University of Texas at Austin. Trained in many forms of dance, she specializes in modern, ballet, and contemporary dance, studying under many great teaching artists at the university.
    Kameron Saunders | Past Faculty Kameron Saunders >> Past Faculty
    Thryn Saxon | Past Faculty Thryn Saxon >> Past Faculty
    Thryn Saxon was born and raised in Miami, FL and received her BFA in dance from FSU in 2014. Over the 5 years she has been in the city she has had the privilege of performing with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, TYKE Dance, Depth Dance, SpacesOfFontana and others. Saxon is currently dancing with Kate Weare Company and is a performer in Punchdrunk’s production Sleep No More. Saxon choreographs and has shown her work within the 5 boroughs and New Jersey under the moniker SAXYN/DanceWorks.
    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.
    Tammy Scheffer | Past Faculty Tammy Scheffer >> Past Faculty
    Vocalist and composer Tammy Scheffer has been a creative force in NYC’s vibrant jazz scene for the past decade.
    Svea Schneider | Past Faculty Svea Schneider >> Guest Teacher
    Svea Schneider, born in Germany, is a NYC based dance artist, choreographer, educator and activist. She attended the Iwanson School for Contemporary Dance in Germany and moved to NYC to extensively train in urban dance (Break, Hip Hop, House), contact improvisation and Forsythe Improvisation technique. In her classes and performances, Svea incorporates different dance styles, building a new and approachable visceral movement language.
    Elisa Schreiber | Past Faculty Elisa Schreiber >> Past Faculty
    Elisa Schreiber is an international performer and teacher. She was a guest artist with the Limon Dance Company from 2011-2015, and has worked with Dance Heginbotham, Dance by Alan Danielson, Kathryn Alter and Dancers, and MeenMoves. Elisa has had the pleasure to perform solo works by Kathryn Alter, Anna Sokolow, Doris Humphrey, and Jose Limón in New York and abroad.
    Ellenore Scott | Jazz/Theater Ellenore Scott >> Jazz/Theater
      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.
    Caleaf Sellers | Past Faculty Caleaf Sellers >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Chafin Seymour | Past Faculty Chafin Seymour >> Past Faculty
    Chafin Seymour is a native of Brooklyn, NY whose experience in dance has been investigative and eclectic. He began his training in earnest during his high school years with Dancewave and at the Packer Collegiate Institute. He received his BFA with Distinction in Dance from The Ohio State University in 2012. During his time there he was privileged to work with such artists as Susan Hadley, Vera Blaine, and Bebe Miller. Following this he returned to his home borough and had the pleasure of performing with Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance, Ni’Ja Whitson/The NWA Project & Anneke Hansen Dance among others. He also founded seymour::dancecollective as an umbrella for his choreographic projects. Since 2012, they have presented original work throughout NYC and nationally at venues such as Center for Performance Research (CPR), Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, Livestream Public, Gibney Dance, The Current Sessions, New York Live Arts, Movement Research at Judson Church, The Ohio Dance Festival and The American Dance Festival among others. The collective works on a project- to- project basis with a rotating roster of curated artists. Chafin completed an MFA in Choreography from the University of Iowa in 2018 where was granted an Iowa Arts Fellowship and taught as a Graduate Assistant within the Department of Dance. He is once again in NYC and is continuing to make work with the collective as well as teach dance for various organizations within the city.
    Jessica Sgambelluri | Modern Jessica Sgambelluri >> Modern
    Jessica Sgambelluri is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, where she received her BFA in Dance in 2014. During her time there she was selected to study privately with Ballet Maestro Hector Zaraspe and also to perform in the Yang Liping International Dance Festival in Kunming, China. Upon graduating, Jessica joined the Graham 2 company.
     Shar | Past Faculty Shar >> Past Faculty
    Shar has trained in commercial street jazz for 19 years. She grew up in the world of choreography performing for The View, Sephora, and Ludacris, and choreographing/performing for Ryan Leslie and Jenn Cuneta. Later she discovered her passion for freestyle, the club scene and more specifically- waacking. She is now assistant to Princess Lockeroo, and her main documentarian. Shar has also singlehandedly grown her own production company called Movements by Shar. Her company films red carpet events, ENG press coverage, music videos, new media TV, live performances, directs multi cam productions, and produces documentaries. Her unique abilities to film and dance sometimes has her dancing, choreographing, filming, and editing live shows and music videos. Shar has travelled the world in all of her work and has the strongest passion for story telling, through dance and film.
    Mary Kate Sheehan | Past Faculty Mary Kate Sheehan >> Past Faculty
    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.
    Adetunji Shennaike | Past Faculty Adetunji Shennaike >> Past Faculty
    Originating from the Bronx, Adetunji has been involved in the street dance community for years, working to strengthen the culture in which he grew up in. Performing in an inspirational cultural show throughout New York City with a South African dance troupe, a piece working called the Third Rail to build a better understanding if African Americans, and several hip hop performance showcases. Training with originators and legends to understand the foundation and roots of dance and street dance culture, to help provide a better experience for people coming into the culture as well as the ones already involved.
    Alexandra Sheppard | Body Conditioning Alexandra Sheppard >> Body Conditioning
    In California she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance along with her 200 HR Yoga and Mat Pilates Certification. She also is a CrossFit Level One Trainer. As a result of her experience training in dance, Pilates, CrossFit and Yoga, she has a keen awareness of the body, a great understanding of movement, and a solid foundation on technique to ensure that her students are always safe.
    Ellen Sickenberger | Past Faculty Ellen Sickenberger >> Past Faculty
    Ellen is a professional dance artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. Since graduating with a BFA in Dance Performance from East Carolina University, she has performed for many NYC and internationally-based artists including Freddie Moore/Jiwon Lee, Janice Rosario, Bryn Cohn, Yoshito Sakuraba, Danté Brown, Ashley McQueen, Susie McHugh and Hollye Bynum. She has trained under David Parsons, Helen Pickett, Jennifer Archibald, River North Dance Chicago, Kidd Pivot, David Dorfman and more. Last Summer, Ellen performed “Vigilante” by Luke Murphy as part of the b12 festival in Berlin. Ellen currently performs with URBAN / TRIBE (Mathew James), and she is a touring cast member of Nadine Bommer's "INVISI'ball". Ellen has taught Guest Artist/Master Classes in Northern Virginia, Richmond, D.C., North Carolina, Austin and New York City, including classes at Gibney and Mark Morris. Ellen has been acknowledged for her choreography and is the Artistic Director of DEPTH dance. The company most recently presented work in the Austin Dance Festival where their film won audience favorite, MIXTAPE Festival ATL, and Boston Contemporary Dance Festival.
     SoFire | Past Faculty SoFire >> Past Faculty
    Sophia a.k.a. SoFire originally from Hollywood, FL. Coming to New York to train and also when opportunity comes traveling to Los Angelos to train at many studios. Recently working as Back-up dancer for Kiesza, Canadian singer. Also working as a back-up dancer for Soave, 80s freestyle singer. performing at Radio City Music Hall. Sophia travels often to teach dance workshops in Milan, Florence, Biella, Ancona and Turin Italy. Currently teaching at Sassclass, the hiphop and heels classes.
    Alyx Steele | Past Faculty Alyx Steele >> Past Faculty
    Amanda Stevenson | Past Faculty Amanda Stevenson >> Past Faculty
    Sean Stewart | Past Faculty Sean Stewart >> Past Faculty
    Max Stone | Contemporary Max Stone >> Contemporary
    A respected and sought-out teacher/choreographer, Max is Artistic Director of the New York based dance company, Sexy Beast NYC. He holds an MFA in dance and served as Senior Lecturer on the faculty at Southern Methodist University. He was with the original Broadway cast of the Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlisch musical/play, They're Playing Our Song.
    Kristin Sudeikis | Past Faculty Kristin Sudeikis >> Past Faculty
    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
    Saki Takahashi | Past Faculty Saki Takahashi >> Past Faculty
    Bianca Tammaro | Past Faculty Bianca Tammaro >> Past Faculty
    Bianca studied the art of Hip-Hop dance in Denmark for most of her life. She studied dance at "Gerlev's Athletic Academy" and taught both kids, adults at gyms, after school programs and more. She moved to NYC to grow as a dancer, Teacher and expand her horizon and knowledge within the arts of dance. She has taught at summer programs such as "Dancers Dreamzzz summer camp " also she teaches dance and movement for younger kids within the program called "Kids In The Game", and she is an instructor and junior staff member at the after school program "The Meeting House" in the Gateway School. When not teaching Bianca performs at shows, competitions and events. Bianca is known for her energetic, creative and fun way of teaching.
    Zack Tang | Past Faculty Zack Tang >> Past Faculty
    He has worked with choreographers Victor Quijada, Peter Chu, Alexander Ekman, Stijn Celis, Larry Kegwin, Mark Morris, and Darrell Grand Moltrie, and has performed works by José Limón, Anthony Tudor, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, and Bronislava Nijinska. In 2012, Zack was listed in Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch”. Before joining RUBBERBANDance Group, he spent two years with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet. Most Recently Zack has been casted in events for Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Eloize
    Kimberly Tate | Past Faculty Kimberly Tate >> Past Faculty
    Kimberly ‘Galaxxxy’ Tate is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Her multimodal practice integrates performance art, architecture, somatics, urban experimental dance, mindfulness, healing, social practice, permaculture and critical pedagogy to seek embodied liberation for all beings.
    Sonya Tayeh | Past Faculty Sonya Tayeh >> Past Faculty
    Sonya Tayeh is a New York City based choreographer and teacher. Tayeh hardly whispers in the movement she creates, she screams. An undeniable force in the dance world, her work is a tribute to her Detroit roots -- a constant yet grounding influence that inspires her to create aggressive, sometimes jarring, emotional, and powerful choreography with an underlying sense of angst and a persistent embodiment of technical facility.
    Teddy Tedholm | Past Faculty Teddy Tedholm >> Past Faculty
    Teddy Tedholm, a graduate of the University of the Arts, has presented work throughout North America to much praise. Currently based out of Brooklyn, his work has been described as "hip, whimsical and endearing, understated without a lot of bravura, but so entertaining. (Wet Paint)". He has been a finalist for a World Dance Award, the Capezio ACE Award, and the McCallum Theater Choreography Festival.
    Alex Tenreiro Theis | Past Faculty Alex Tenreiro Theis >> Past Faculty
    Brant Thomas-Murray | Past Faculty Brant Thomas-Murray >> Past Faculty

    Bio



    Brant Thomas Murray is a lighting designer, production manager, educator, and consultant who currently lives with his wife in New York City and also operates out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the Resident Lighting Designer for Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, located in Pittsburgh. He is an Associate Artist with Ping Chong + Company. From 2004 to January 2013, Brant held senior management positions and designed multiple productions at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He was the Production Manager for one of the newest venues, the David Rubenstein Atrium, and the Technical Supervisor / Resident Designer for Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education (now known as Lincoln Center Education). He has over twenty years of professional experience and, since arriving in New York City in 2003, has designed or collaborated on over 700 productions for theatre, dance, concerts, musicals, operas, events, fashion, and architecture. In addition to teaching for the Certificate Program, teaching assignments have included classes and workshops at The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education, and Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program. At Walden University, he is actively working towards a PhD in Education with an emphasis in Aesthetic Education. Brant received a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design and the William Nelson Memorial Award in 2003 from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. From 1993-2000 in Virginia he worked for Wiley & Wilson Architects- Engineers-Planners, Fauber Architects, and was a volunteer at the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center. Brant received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Minor in Drama (with a concentration in Lighting Design) in 1993 from the University of Virginia School of Architecture and Department of Drama, respectively. In 1989, he received his Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America.

    Will Tomaskovic | Past Faculty Will Tomaskovic >> Past Faculty
    Will Tomaskovic, originally from Flemington, NJ, is a graduate of Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts with his BFA in dance. Post graduation, Will has apprenticed for Keigwin + Company for their 10th anniversary Joyce season and joined Julia Ritter/Ayrin Ersotz for their site-specific dance theater production of Donmus Ruya/Frozen Dream in Istanbul. Aside from working with 10 Hairy Legs, Will is a member of ZviDance, Michael Susten and Company, and Bryn Cohn + Artists. This is Will's third season with 10 Hairy Legs.
    Jose Traba | Ballet Jose Traba >> Ballet
    Jose Traba has extensive performance experience including with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, New York City Opera Ballet and Chicago Ballet among many others. He has taught world wide, including at the Academia de Bellas Artes in Spain, the Okamoto Ballet in Japan, and the International Dance Academy in London. Jose also holds a B.F.A. from Fordham University and a Certification in Sports Physiology and Personal Training from Marymount Manhattan College, which enhances his approach to the science and art of teaching ballet technique.
    Nathan Trice | Past Faculty Nathan Trice >> Past Faculty
    Nathan Trice is the artistic director and founder of nathantrice/RITUALS project-by-project dance theater and has created a number of projects that have become synonymous with his company: The Recognizing Women Project (2000), Us: the project (2007) and Strange Love: Episodes (2012). He and his company have toured nationally and internationally receiving commissions & residencies, and has performed in numerous festival including Fall For Dance, New York SummerStage, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, The Hong Kong International Hip Hop/Contemporary festival and The Harkness Dance Festival.
    Brad Trump | Past Faculty Brad Trump >> Past Faculty
    Brad has gone on to tour the US and Canada with the ever popular musical, CATS as Tumblebrutus. He also worked alongside Jane Seymour in ABC Family's first Television Movie-Musical, Lovestruck! The Musical choreographed by Michael Rooney. Regionally, he has performed with North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, North Carolina Theatre, Casa Manana, and the Liberty Theatre. In addition to performing, Brad has taught masterclasses over the country for various studios, high schools and conventions; most credibly Millenium Dance Complex: PITTSBURGH and Peridance NYC.
    Miki Tuesday | Past Faculty Miki Tuesday >> Past Faculty
     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.
    Takehiro Ueyama | Past Faculty 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.
    Georgia Usborne | Past Faculty Georgia Usborne >> Past Faculty
    Georgia’s is a free flowing movement meditation. Through imagery and sensation based prompts, we will connect our imagination and physicality, bring focus to the present moment, and let curiosity lead us past our expectations and limitations. Informed by her time dancing and teaching for Andrea Miller’s Gallim, her class provides peaks of high intensity physicality, flirtations with form and a space to exercise our creativity and play.
    Manuel Vignoulle | Contemporary Manuel Vignoulle >> Contemporary
    At Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York) Manuel has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Hofesh Shechter, Didy Veldman, Jo Stromgren, Alexander Eckman and Benoit-Swan Pouffer. He is currently a freelance choreographer, performing his work in Switzerland, France and in New York. He has also been an assistant to modern-jazz choreographer, Redha, on various productions. Such productions include concert dance, television, film, fashion, musical theater, and operas in which he often performed in.
     VIM VIGOR | Past Faculty VIM VIGOR >> Past Faculty
    Following a successful run in Germany as both a choreographer and dancer, Shannon Gillen returned to New York City to form VIM VIGOR. Interested in founding a collaborative think tank, where the most innovative and profoundly gifted artists could come together to create cutting edge dance theater, VIM VIGOR represents a paradigm shift in the creative process, with all original music, writing, set, media and movement created collaboratively by the company.
     Vive | Contemporary Vive >> Contemporary
    Vivake Khamsingsavath (Vive) is a Laotian American dancer and choreographer from Brooklyn, New York. He studied dance at Binghamton University, where he also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Vive has toured Europe performing with modern company Galumpha, taught workshops in Asia and South America, and worked in Los Angeles California.
    Christian von Howard | Past Faculty Christian von Howard >> Guest Teacher
    Christian von Howard is the Artistic Director of the VON HOWARD PROJECT, a Mid-Atlantic contemporary dance company. As an international artist, he has worked with many dance artists such as Doug Varone, Fernando Bujones, Douglas Becker, Germaul Barnes, Daniel Gwirtzman and various others. Christian is a NJ State Council of the Arts Choreographic Fellow (2006). His choreographic work has been produced in various venues across the globe.
    Oli Waackamole | Past Faculty Oli Waackamole >> Past Faculty
    Oli Waackamole was born and raised in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina and got in touch with dance at the age of 12 for the first time. After a lot of research, traveling around the world, education and self- discovery throughout years of dance experience in different styles such as: street jazz, hip hop, heels, house, vogue and waacking he decided to become a teacher and share his knowledge with other students in his hometown in 2011. Years after referring to himself as a street jazz teacher, dancer and being a choreographer for local and international competitions, theatre shows and modeling he finally figured out that his true love was actually and always will be waacking. Since then (2015) it is his main style. He moved to NYC in 2018 and since then he is an active member of “International Affair” waacking crew (founder - Miki Tuesday), he also assists Princess Lockerooo in various projects and subs for her class from time to time and he regularly teaches waacking at “Sol Dance Center” in Queens.
    Hannah Wagner | Past Faculty Hannah Wagner >> Past Faculty
    Hannah Wagner is a native of St. Paul Minnesota, where she began her dance training at the Classical Ballet Academy of Ballet Minnesota and went on to earn her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Missouri Kansas City. There she had the opportunity to perform with Alvin Ailey in “Memoria,” as well as worked with Kirven Douhit Boyd, Gregory Dawson and more. Hannah has danced professionally with Ballet Minnesota, Williams Henry Contemporary Dance, and Nimbus2. She trained at the Martha Graham school intensives for 3 years, and is now a company member with Caterina Rago Dance Company and teaching around NYC.
    Michael Waldrop | Past Faculty Michael Waldrop >> Past Faculty
    Michael Waldrop, a performer, choreographer, and instructor, was born in Los Angeles, California. He has toured the world, dancing with Ballett des Theater Koblenz, State Street Ballet, and Pasadena Dance Theatre, as well as guest performances with Odyssey Dance Theatre, Seamless Dance Theater and the Covent Garden Dance Company’s international gala, Ballet in the Park.
    Juwaan Walker | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Juwaan Walker >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Born and raised in New Jersey, I am a raw mover with a freestyle background. Growing up in NJ, I started off as a Jersey club freestyle dancer who then began entering “all style” battle events with movement training from my God Brother, Rob Bynes. As I studied more under him, I soon developed a love for Hip Hop and took it upon myself to explore my own movement and apply it to my training. After years of exploration, I began utilizing my knowledge and transitioning towards choreographing as well as remai. My style is groovy hiphop, hiphop with soul is my intent so all of my classes provide moves and grooves with purpose.
    Jaclyn Walsh | Past Faculty Jaclyn Walsh >> Past Faculty
    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
    Tokumi Watanabe | Past Faculty Tokumi Watanabe >> Past Faculty
    Tokumi Watanabe is Originally from japan.

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

    Dashaun Wesley | Past Faculty Dashaun Wesley >> Past Faculty
    Dashaun has been of the Ballroom scene for the last 10 years honing his unique vogue dance style. His dedication, talent, and ambition have landed Dashaun in international commercials for Coca Cola and inspired the creation of the Hip Hop dance “The 5000,” making him an internet and media sensation.
    Grace Whitworth | Past Faculty Grace Whitworth >> Past Faculty
    Grace Whitworth was born in Cleveland, OH and grew up dancing at the Fine Arts Association (FAA) in Willoughby, OH. The FAA awarded her the Outstanding Senior Award and a scholarship to Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated with the Nicole Marie Falbo Memorial Scholarship and a BA in Dance, concentrations in both Ballet and Contemporary studies. Grace danced in Chicago, on scholarship, at Lou Conte Dance School (home of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago). She joined Graham based dance company, Winifred Haun and Dancers and soon began dancing regularly with Jaxon Movement Arts and Thodos Dance Chicago "New Dances". As a freelance dancer, Grace performed notably in Dance Chance (Eduardo Zuniga, former Luna Negra dancer), Dance Chance Redux (Autumn Eckman, former Hubbard Street dancer). Grace moved to NYC in 2011 and began dancing for YY Dance Company. YYDC has performed full length works at Dixon Place, Peridance, FLICfest, Jacob’s Pillow, Summer Stage, International Fringe Festival, Jiangxi Nanchang, China, and this amazing show and audience in Aachen, Germany.
    Johannes Wieland | Past Faculty 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.
    Omari Wiles | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Omari Wiles >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Ousmane Wiles, 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.
    Mark Willis | Limón Mark Willis >> Limón
    Ejoe Wilson | Hip Hop/House/Street Styles Ejoe Wilson >> Hip Hop/House/Street Styles
    Ejoe Wilson started dancing in the late 70's on the streets of the south Bronx amidst the birth of the Hip- Hop explosion. In his teens he would win Amateur Night four weeks in a row at Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater and dance in videos for rap legends MC Lyte, Heavy D, The Jungle Brothers, and Monie Love; Pop groups Dee-Lite, The Pet Shop Boys, Mariah Carey and Will Smith.
    Gabe Winns | Past Faculty Gabe Winns >> Past Faculty
    Jason Wise | Past Faculty Jason Wise >> Past Faculty
    Jason Wise is the Director & Choreographer of National Lampoon's Full House, the Musical, starring Perez Hilton, which opened in Toronto, Canada and is currently running off-Broadway in New York City. Recent Credits include the World Premiere of The Wolf at Theater Raleigh (Choreographer); Lifetime's Dance Moms (Season 5); American Showstoppers: Irving Berlin starring Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & Lee Roy Reams at Pace University (Director/Choreographer), The 50th Anniversary Concert of Fiddler on the Roof starring BD Wong, Stephanie J. Block, Len Cariou, Tovah Feldshuh, & Linda Lavin (Choreographer), etc.
    Nicole Wolcott | Past Faculty Nicole Wolcott >> Guest Teacher
    Nicole Wolcott is a choreographer, teacher and performer based in Brooklyn and is also the Co- Founder and Education Director for KEIGWIN + COMPANY. Called “One of today’s finest dance comedians and a knockout dancer,” by the New York Times, Nicole has enjoyed a long career with dance companies, rock bands and video artists around the country and been the subject of a feature article in DANCE TEACHER magazine. After co-founding KEIGWIN + COMPANY, Nicole was the Associate Artistic Director and a featured dancer until 2013.
    Marlena Wolfe | Past Faculty Marlena Wolfe >> Guest Teacher
    Marlena Wolfe was born and raised in Warren, Ohio. In May 2007, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts summa cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College. Upon graduation, Marlena danced for Robert Battle’s company, Battleworks, where she assisted Mr. Battle with numerous projects, such as the creations of seven critically-acclaimed works. She also danced for Camille A. Brown’s company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, where she was the company’s rehearsal director and a member of the Bessie Award-winning cast for Best Production of Mr. Tol E. RAnce. Marlena has also danced the works of Twyla Tharp, Martha Graham, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Doug Varone, Tammy Colucci, Ann Marie D’Angelo, and Mimi Garrard.
    Mei Yamanaka | Past Faculty Mei Yamanaka >> Past Faculty
    Mei Yamanaka is a dancer and choreographer from Tokyo, Japan. Mei moved to New York in 2008. Mei has worked and collaborated with artists including Catherine Galasso, Tiffany Mills, Mark Dendy, Jennifer Archibald, Christine Bonansea, Jody Oberfelder, among others. Mei's work has been seen at Fresh Tracks at New York Live Arts, Movement Research at Judson Church, Mix Festival at HERE, Food for Though at Danspace, and more. Mei was a "Fresh Tracks" residency artist at Dance Theater Workshop(now New York Live Arts) in 2010 - 2011. Mei was also residency artist at Chez Bushwick Artist In Residence in 2014 at Chez Bushwick
    Yin Yue | Body Conditioning Yin Yue >> Body Conditioning 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.