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In this day-long intensive, dancers will train with three Professional Dance Artists currently working in the industry. An Agent will be present for the full intensive and will be available to interact with dancers throughout the day. The day will culminate in an Industry Discussion with all three Professional Dance Artists and the Agent, followed by time to network with all intensive participants. Participants are required to attend the full day of the intensive.
For Inter/Adv lev dancers ages 16+
2:00-2:30 PM // Community Warm Up
2:30-3:30 PM // Choreography with Kenichi Kasamatsu
3:30-3:45 PM // BREAK
3:45-4:45 PM // Choreography with Pauline Casiño
4:45-5:00 PM / BREAK
5:00-6:00 PM // Choreography with Esosa Oviasu
6:00-6:15 PM // BREAK
6:15-7:15 PM // Industry Discussion with Professional Dance Artists
and Clear Talent Group Agent, Loretta Morrison
7:15-8:00 PM // Continued discussion and Networking with Professional Dance Artists
and Clear Talent Group Agent, Loretta Morrison
Schedule is subject to change
Please note, all purchases are non-refundable. In some cases Peridance credit may be given, but there are no full refunds.
MAY 1ST, 2021 CLASS LINEUP
Choreography with Kenichi KasamatsuBio: Kenichi Kasamatsu is a professional dancer, instructor, and choreographer based in New York City. He has performed on various stages and venues, ranging from Daddy Yankee’s concert at Madison Square Garden, choreographed by Tanisha Scott, to YouTube’s private Brandcast event choreographed by Kyle Hanagami, to events such as Carnival and Sybarite at the Highline Ballroom. He has also been seen on various live shows both on and off television, including Saturday Night Live with Selena Gomez and the Today Show with Andy Grammer. Kenichi has been featured in several music videos most notably Mark Ronson’s “I Can’t Lose” choreographed by Keone Madrid. He also worked with The Band Perry on their single “Stay in the Dark” as a featured dancer in the official music video, as well as their performance on the Tonight Show.
Kenichi is currently permanent faculty at the Peridance Center in NYC, as well as guest faculty at the prestigious Broadway Dance Center. Additionally, he travels the nation with several organizations as both an instructor and adjudicator.
As a choreographer, Kenichi continues to produce original content that he presents in and around New York City as well as having a strong online presence. His work has been seen in shows produced by Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Center, and Sybarite Productions.
While still performing, Kenichi has found a new passion for teaching and choreography and continues to invest his time in sharing his creativity with dancers in New York and beyond through his classes and projects.
Choreography with Pauline CasiñoBio: Pauline Casiño found her love for the arts of dance and performance at the early age of 8. Moving to NYC at the age of 12 allowed her to begin dabbling into various disciplines of dance and train with Hip Hop Theory under the mentorship of Moe Dean. She slowly began integrating herself into the NY community circuit and later found herself transitioning into the professional industry.
Pauline is currently signed with Clear Talent Group and has worked with brands such as Adidas, Nike, Adorama and Glow Recipe, and appeared in the Apple TV+ series "Little Voice". She was also a part of Candace Brown's Soul Spot production, BTS' Love Yourself NY/NJ concert, and is a Monsters Cast Nominee for the 2022 show.
Choreography with Esosa OviasuBio: As a choreographer, teacher, and dancer, Esosa Oviasu was largely self-taught in Popping and Breaking by 2007. It wasn't until the following year, that he moved back to New York City and began to formally train in these styles, under legends such as Jazzy J and Boogaloo Kin.
Esosa was first introduced to Urban Choreography by New York's Raw Elementz Dance Troupe. Since then, he has trained under teachers such as Carlos Neto, Luam Keflezgy, Derek Mitchell, and taken various workshops of diverse disciplines throughout the New York area.
He is currently the Artistic and Executive Director of his dance team, The Neighbors. He is also a member of EPIC Motion Dance Company, with whom he aims to broaden his dance vocabulary as well as his range of style.