Global Summer Dance

Ages 11 - 18

This is your summer dance extravaganza, a time to train, connect, and build within the global dance scene. We are opening up the borders and connecting you with our network of collaborators and the worldwide dance community.

Global Summer Dance is an online teen program, which started on June 15th and will run through August 8th. It is a flexible program which enables the students to select from 2 to 8 weeks as desired to accommodate their schedule.

Dates

Program began on June 15, 2020

The program includes a curated schedule of:

  • 3-4 classes daily 
  • A wide variety of Dance Styles in Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Body Conditioning
  • A specialized workshop class 
    • Q&A panels with Artists
    • Dance on Camera sessions, and more 
  • Two collaborative performance opportunities with participating students, studios, artists, and faculty at the culmination of the 4th and 8th week
  • Global Summer Dance incorporates a set schedule in addition to elective classes. Each week, dancers will receive their schedule of 10 core classes plus one or two weekly workshops that they will be required to take. Students will have the freedom to choose 5 elective classes per week. The core classes will provide the necessary structure for our faculty to work closely with each student, to get to know dancers in an effort to build upon each class and provide individual feedback and attention to each dancer.

How it works

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Students can sign up for a minimum of two weeks and maximum of 8 weeks of the program

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
  • Global Summer Dance offers 8 individual weeks. Dancers are able to sign up for individual weeks OR four-week sessions (Session A DATES or Session B DATES). Each session culminates in collaborative performance.
  • Students can sign up for a minimum of two weeks and maximum of 8 weeks of the program.
  • Each session runs from Monday – Friday. 
  • Students must register one week before your ideal start date.
  • After making your payment, dancers will receive a schedule of 15 classes based on age and level from summerintensive@peridance.com. Once you receive the email, please sign up for your classes in MindBody (link to the Global summer dance schedule).
  • Make sure you are in a place with a good internet connection–otherwise, the stream may skip! 
  • Ensure live-stream links arrive in the inbox (Gmail) *Make sure to add hello@fitgrid.com to your email
  • Your live-stream link is unique to you and can only be used once, so please do not share with other students.
  •  The name appearing on your zoom account must match the name used to register for class for security measures.
  • Arrive 10 min before class starts to make sure there are no technical issues. Our staff will be present to help with any technical difficulties.
  • Once you enter the class waiting room, at the start of class, you will be added to the virtual class via Zoom where you’ll see the faculty member, as well as other members of the class.
  • You are required to have your video on for the duration of class. This will help us to ensure that everyone is participating in our Global Summer Dance! If the video feature is disabled, you will be removed from class.
  • We will not be recording our classes for the safety and privacy of participants without consent. 
  • PERIDANCE will provide our staff to monitor all participants and camera sharing. 
  • All classes are in Eastern Standard Time for New York, USA (EST), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC -4:00).  

*We’re partnering with FitGrid (a fitness technology company) and Zoom (an online live-streaming service) to live-stream your favorite classes so that you can stay active and connected during this uncertain time.

Tuition

Weekly Series

Select week
$ 250 per week session*

Session I

June 15 - July 10, 2020
$1000
$ 800 4 week session*

Session II

July 13 - August 7, 2020
$1000
$ 800 4 week session*

Deadlines

Students must register a week before your ideal start date.
Week Session Period Deadline
1 June 15 - 19 June 8, 2020
2 June 22 - 26 June 15, 2020
3 June 29 - July 3 June 22, 2020
4 July 6 - 10 June 29, 2020
5 July 13 - 17 July 6, 2020
6 July 20 - 24 July 13, 2020
7 July 27 - 31 July 20, 2020
8 August 3 - 7 July 27, 2020

* Non-transferable, non-refundable, cannot be shared

Sample Schedule

Global Summer Dance incorporates a set schedule in addition to elective classes. Each week, dancers will receive their schedule of 10 core classes plus one or two weekly workshops that they will be required to take. Students will have the freedom to choose 5 elective classes per week. The core classes will provide the necessary structure for our faculty to work closely with each student, to get to know dancers in an effort to build upon each class and provide individual feedback and attention to each dancer. 

Monday

Ballet (Group A)
8:00 – 9:15am

Classic Hip Hop (Group B)
8:00 – 9:15am

Contemporary
11:00 – 12:15pm

Jazz
2:00 – 3:15pm  

Tuesday

Broadway Jazz
8:00 – 9:15pm

Contemporary
11:30 – 12:45pm

Contem Jazz
1:00 – 2:15pm 

Hip Hop
9:30 – 10:45am

Repertoire Workshop
2:30 – 3:45pm

Wednesday

Modern
8:00 – 9:15pm

Jazz
11:30 – 12:45pm

Ballet
1:00 – 2:15pm  

Thursday

Contemporary
8:00 – 9:15pm

Ballet
11:30 – 12:45pm

Tap/ Theater
1:00 – 2:15pm  

Special Workshop or Panel *
2:30pm – 3:45pm

Friday

Tap/ Theater
8:00 – 9:15pm

Hip Hop
11:30 – 12:45pm

Contemporary
1:00 – 2:15pm  

Body Conditioning
2:30 – 3:30pm 

Saturday

Performance
2:00pm

* “Offered FREE for studios”

Monday

Ballet
9:30 – 10:45am

Contemporary
11:30 – 12:45pm

Hip Hop
1:00 – 2:15pm  

Tuesday

Ballet
11:30 – 12:45pm

Contemporary
11:30 – 12:45pm

Jazz
1:00 – 2:15pm 

Hip Hop
9:30 – 10:45am

Wednesday

Modern
9:30 – 10:45am

Jazz
11:30 – 12:45pm

Ballet
1:00 – 2:15pm  

Repertoire Workshop
2:30 – 3:45pm

Thursday

Contemporary
9:30 – 10:45am

Ballet
11:30 – 12:45pm

Tap/ Theater
1:00 – 2:15pm  

Special Workshop or Panel *
2:30 – 3:45pm

Friday

Tap/ Theater
9:30 – 10:45am

Hip Hop
11:30 – 12:45pm

Contemporary
1:00 – 2:15pm  

Body Conditioning
2:30 – 3:30pm 

Saturday

Performance
2:00pm 

* “Offered FREE for studios”

Faculty

Laura Rae Bernasconi
Ballet

Laura Rae Bernasconi has worked internationally teaching ballet, choreographing and dancing for the past 33 years. Some of the companies for whom she has taught are the Norwegian National Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theatre, Studio Wayne McGregor, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Scapino Ballet, Henny Jurriens Foundation, Bern Ballet, ODC/San Francisco, Australian Dance Theater and Carte Blanche, Norwegian National Company of Norway. She currently teaches for the Company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, the Joffrey Ballet School and Gallim Dance.

Stephen Pier
Ballet

Stephen Pier has performed throughout the world with the Royal Danish Ballet, the Hamburg Ballet, the José Limón Company and as a guest artist. His repertoire spanned a vast range including the works of Petipa, Bournonville, Balanchine, Cranko, Kylian, Limón, and Neumeier and creating roles with some of the most influential choreographers of the day. Critically acclaimed as “highly defined, a tour de force”, “ a dancer of tremendous taste and insight.”, “one of the most gifted dancers on the modern dance scene today.” Mr Pier went on to become internationally respected as a teacher and coach. He taught for the Royal Danish Ballet’s company and school while serving as ballet master from 1990 -1996. He served on the full time faculty of the Juilliard School from 1996- 2010, Alvin Ailey School, Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance, Regional Dance America, New York International Ballet Competition and many notable companies in Europe, America and Asia including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Atlanta Ballet, Bat Dor, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Introdans, Scapino Ballet, New National Theater Tokyo, and Company Wayne MacGregor. His students have danced in companies around the world including, The Royal Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Forsythe Company, Netherlands Dance Theater, Martha Graham Company, Lar Lubovitch, José Limón Dance Co., Mark Morris Dance Group, Doug Varone and Dancers, Cullberg Ballet, Cedar Lake Ensemble, Alvin Ailey and Bat Sheva. 

In 2004 Mr. Pier began PierGroupDance to explore and collaborate with dancers and artists in various art forms. He has created over 75 works for the concert stage, opera, theater, and film. His work has been presented by The Hamburg Ballet (Ger.); Royal Danish Ballet, Theater, and Opera; Bat Dor (Israel); The New National Theater (Japan); the Juilliard Dance Ensemble; The Di Capo Opera Company (NYC); and the Dance on Film Festival at Lincoln Center. In 1998 he was selected to be part of The Jacob’s Pillow Choreographers Project. He co-founded and directed the choreographer’s workshop, “Danses”, at the Royal Danish Ballet 1990-1996. 

Stephen was the Artistic Director of Juilliard’s innovative Mentoring Program from 2007 – 2010 and in September 2008 he began a 3-year tenure as director of Visions and Voices: Altria/ABT Women’s Choreography Project at American Ballet Theater. In October of 2009, Mr Pier was recruited for the position of Artistic Director of the Dance Division at The Hartt School, University of Hartford establishing the program as a pre-eminent conservatory of Dance. Under his leadership the program has appeared several times at the Joyce Teater in NYC, The Kennedey Center, and Jacob’s Pillow. He has recruited guest artists such as Wendy Whelan, Yuriko, Bryan Arias, NDT2, Taylor 2, Misty Copeland, and Claudia Schreier to work directly with the students. Graduates from Hartt Dance are currently performing with Paul Taylor, José Limón, Martha Graham, Whim W’him, Broadway, Charlotte Ballet 2, directing their own companies, and teaching at prestigious schools nationally.

Gabrielle Lamb
Ballet

Gabrielle Lamb, winner of a Princess Grace Award for Choreography, is based in New York City, where she directs her own company, Pigeonwing Dance. She has been described by Dance Magazine as “a dancer of stunning clarity who illuminates the smallest details–qualities she brings to the dances she makes, too”. Her work has 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, Jacob’s Pillow, Hubbard Street 2, Dance Theatre of Harlem, SUNY Purchase Conservatory, SALT Contemporary Dance (Utah), and Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center. She has won choreographic competitions at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Milwaukee Ballet, and Western Michigan University, as well as the Banff Centre’s Clifford E. Lee Award and a New York City Center Choreography Fellowship. Most recently she was selected Grand Prize Winner of the S&R Foundation’s Washington Award. A native of Savannah, GA, she trained at the Boston Ballet School and was a longtime soloist at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. In 2009 she was invited by Christopher Wheeldon to join his company Morphoses in New York City. Her repertoire as a performer has also included principal roles in works by George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Nacho Duato, Luca Veggetti, Shen Wei, and Pontus Lidberg.

Élodie Auger
Ballet

After graduating from the Paris Opera school and Rudra Béjart in Lausanne, Élodie started her career in the Béjart Ballet Lausanne as a dancer in “The Rite of Spring” and “Bolero”. She performed  “The Rake’s Progress” with the Lausanne Opera and has toured as a dancer with the Jeune Ballet de France. She currently works closely with Julie Magneville, as a soloist and assistant choreographer.  Élodie is a certified ballet teacher, who travels around the world to promote the French technique. Highlights include touring China with masterclasses and performances and training artists who are part of the biggest dance companies in the world (San Francisco Ballet, Angelin Preljokaj, Oper Halle, Theater Görlitz-Zittau, Hofesh Schecter, Grands Ballets de Genève). She is a health therapist and a specialist of Wilfried Piollet’s technique. Élodie is the co-creator of the concept “Smart Bodies ®”.

Nikki Holck
Ballet

Nikki Holck is from Honolulu, Hawaii where she began her dance training at Queen Emma Ballet. She continued her studies on scholarship at North Carolina School of the Arts. Nikki graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School, where she also completed her post secondary studies. Upon graduation, she joined the National Ballet of Canada. She moved to New York to join Peridance Contemporary Dance Company under the direction of Igal Perry. Nikki has had the opportunity to perform in a variety of contemporary and classical works, including pieces by Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Korhan Basaran, Bryan Arias, and Igal Perry. She is currently a freelance artist in New York working in collaboration with artists of different fields in addition to performing and teaching abroad with Korhan Basaran and Artists. 

Roya Carreras
Ballet and Repertoire Workshop

Roya Carreras is an Iranian-Hispanic artist, choreographer, and educator who works within commercial, film, and theatrical settings from New York City to Los Angeles. Her work challenges and unravels the depths of the female psyche, creating narratives that intertwine metaphor, magic realism, and memories from her childhood as a first generation American, using balletic tropes, visceral demeanor, and emotionally charged imagery. Carreras has worked on many incredible commercial projects as movement director and choreographer. Clients include THINX, Spotify, Pussy Riot, Kiiara, Michael Blume, Laura Dreyfuss, Brian Mcknight and Ryuji, Ro James, Feder, swap socks, and more. In addition, she recently set a full touring work on L.A Contemporary dance company April 2019. On stage, Carreras’ work has been presented at the CURRENT SESSIONS, Dixon Place, Baruch Performing Arts Center, and The Green Building in New York City; in California, she has presented at The Odyssey, Highways Performance Space, Electric Lodge Theater, Glenn Wallichs Theatre, Diavolo, Brockus Project Space, and BRAVA. She was a resident choreographer for Columbia Ballet Collaborative of Columbia University in 2015, and has taught ballet, contemporary, and improvisation at Harlem School of the Arts, Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet, Peridance Capezio Center, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Riverside Ballet Arts, Riverside City College, Pasadena Dance Theater, and Brockus Conservatory. As a performer, she has worked closely with Barak Marshall at BodyTraffic, Bryan Arias, Danielle Russo Performance Project, and Lux Boreal Danza Contemporanea in Tijuana, Mexico. Carreras holds a BFA in Dance with Honors from UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, with additional training from The Ailey School and Springboard Danse Montreal. Her most recent residency was with MANCC, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts 2018.

Miki Orihara
Modern

Miki Orihara is best known for her work as a principal dancer in the Martha Graham Dance Company, which she joined in 1987 and earned a Bessie Award in 2010. She has performed on Broadway and with Elisa Monte, Martha Clarke, SITI Company, PierGroupDance, Lotuslotus and in productions by Twyla Tharp, Anne Bogart and Robert Wilson. Her solo concert series, “ Resonance” has been enthusiastically received by audiences and critics around the world. In addition to her own concert series, she is working in Berlin with DanceOn Project and Martha Graham Dance Technique Video series. Orihara has presented her choreography in New York, Amsterdam and Tokyo/Nagoya. She is a sought after teacher and coach working with the Kirov Ballet, Nakamura/Shuto Project(Japan), Wendy Whelan ( NYCB), Japan’s New National Theater Ballet School, the Ailey School, New York University, The Hartt School, L’ete de la Danse(Paris) , Henny Jurien Studio(Amsterdam) and is Dance Director for Mishmash*Miki Orihara. Orihara was featured in the Inaugural performance of “Peace is…” at the United Nations as a part of the Permanent Mission of Japan in April, 2017. “Resonance”, Orihara’s solo concert series traces the lineage of some of today’s most imaginative dance work through earlier innovators like Martha Clarke, Lar Luvobitch and back to the master works of Martha Graham and José Limón. In her Resonance II, she premiered Shirabyoshi as a recipient of CUNY Dance Initiative 2016-17 residency at La Guardia Performing Arts Center. She premiered “Resonance III” on May 10,2019, focusing on works of American and Japanese Modern dance pioneers and Japanese American dancer, Yuriko’s work at LPAC. This production received a tour grant from the Japan Foundation.

Caterina Rago
Graham Technique

Originally from Italy, Caterina Rago is the Artistic Director of the Caterina Rago Dance Company and the Co- Founder and Producer of Tecniche Di Danza Moderna. She obtained her B.F.A. from l’Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome. While there, she was a company member of Danzare La Vita under direction of Elsa Piperno with choreographer Joseph Fontano, President of the International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute of UNESCO; and an aerial dancer in Kitonb Extreme Theatre Company directed by Angelo Bonello. In 2006, Rago was chosen to perform Ivan Manzoni’s “Simbolo Della Pace” at the Inaugural Ceremony of the XX Winter Olympic Games in Torino. After moving to New York she completed the Professional Training Program at Martha Graham Center and was invited to present her work, “Eternal Return”, at the 2008 Graham II New York Season.

In New York, Rago has danced with I Giullari di Piazza directed by Alessandra Belloni, Nu Dance Theatre, Hunter Performance Group, Mare Nostrum Elements, Graham II and in 2009 she joined the Martha Graham Dance Company. She has performed work from Robert Battle, Pearl Lang, Virginie Mecene and Lone Kjaer Larsen. She was Principal Dancer of the Off-Broadway Show Spider Dance directed by Jeff Whiting and toured Italy in the original cast of Cercando Picasso, with the Martha Graham Dance Company, directed by Antonio Calenda e Giorgio Albertazzi. After the great success of Cercando Picasso, Rago danced in two Greek Tragedies: Baccanti directed by Antonio Calenda and Prometeo, by Claudio Longhi, at the Anfiteatro Greco of Siracusa, Sicily.

Shay Bland
Modern

Shay Bland received her training at The Ailey School. After which she went on to Join Ailey II. She then continued her dance journey with several other dance companies such as Elisa Monte and Nimbus Dance Theater. Ms. Bland Has workshopped and done the promotional work with renowned Broadway musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar and West Side Story. Ms. Bland Is a current member of Metropolitan Opera Ballet as well as a Faculty member of both The Ailey school and Manhattan Youth Ballet in the Modern Department. In addition to choreographing and teaching for various other programs, Ms Bland is a also an adjunct professor at Pace University.

Christian von Howard
Contemporary, Improvisation Workshop

Christian von Howard is the Artistic Director of the VON HOWARD PROJECT, a contemporary dance company based out of New York City. As an international artist, he has worked with many dance artists such as Fred Benjamin, Doug Varone, Fernando Bujones, Douglas Becker, Germaul Barnes, Daniel Gwirtzman, Charles O. Anderson and various others.
Christian is a NJ State Council of the Arts Choreographic Fellow (2006) and his choreography has been produced in various venues across the globe including Germany, Japan, Bulgaria, Colombia, Chile, South Korea and in the states at Dance Theater Workshop (now New York Live Arts), Joyce SoHo, Dixon Place, the Ailey Citigroup Theater amongst others.
His guest artist teaching/residency highlights include Dance Masters of America, the Interlochen Arts Academy, American Dance Festival, Dance It! Festival(Bulgaria), Peridance Capezio Dance Center, the Korean Dance Festival and numerous private and public dance institutions.
Christian is a 2013/2014 recipient of the Distinguished Achievement in Teaching Award from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts where he was part of the teaching faculty in the Department of Dance & Choreography from 2008 to 2014.

He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance at Montclair State University and concurrently teaches at the Alvin Ailey School in NYC where he has been on faculty since 1998. Christian also serves as the Northeast Regional Director of the American College Dance Association. He holds advanced degrees in Performance and Choreography from the School of Classical and Contemporary Dance at Texas Christian University and from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Chris Ralph
Contemporary

Christopher Ralph was born and raised in Long Island, N.Y. He began his dance training at Holy Trinity High School, where he was accepted into the theater/ dance program. While training at school, he simultaneously attended classes at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway with teachers such as Peter Schabel, Dorit Koppel, Frank Hatchett and Chio Yamada. In 2005 Christopher attended SUNY Purchase to complete his B.F.A in dance.
Christopher Ralph has performed works by Aszure Barton, Lauri Stallings, Gregory Dolbashian, Loni Landon, Doug Varone, Rebecca Lazier, Patrick Corbin and Janis Brenner. Known for his fast paced clear movement quality, Christopher has been commissioned as an emerging choreographer by Dance Iquail and recently by Dixon Place. He has performed and toured in many countries throughout his career including, Greece, Indonesia, London, Spain, Japan and China.

Diego Funes
Contemporary Jazz

Diego Funes is one of New York’s leading Contemporary Dance instructors and choreographers. His choreography has graced world stages. For over 15 years, he has created choreography inspired by his ballet, gymnastics and worldwide dancing career, featuring kinetic, exciting and unconventional solo and group pieces that challenge and inspire dancers and students.

He has taught and choreographed all over the world, including London, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden, Norway, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, and throughout the United States, including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, St. Louis, Kansas City, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. His credits as a dancer/choreographer include major works in dance theatre, musical theatre, film and television.
 
He went on tour throughout Europe, later returning to the United States to break into musical theatre. His musical credits as a dancer include Cats, Hello, Dolly!, Riverdance, Anything Goes, A Chorus Line and The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. He choreographed acclaimed productions of Beauty and the Beast, Hello, Dolly!, And the World Goes Round, Zorba!, Leader of the Pack, the first New York revival of Subways Are for Sleeping and shows for Tokyo Disney. He danced in numerous videos for MTV and with headlining music artists such as Liza Minnelli, Whitney Houston and Will Smith. In 2007, he choreographed the major motion picture, P.S. I Love You, directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Gerard Butler and Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank. Diego lives in New York City, where he is the Youth Ensemble Director at Peridance Capezio Center. He also teaches at Ballet Arts at City Center and at Pace University
Mike Esperanza
Contemporary

Born in Manila, Philippines and raised in Southern California, 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. Six choreographic works have made regional gala appearances at the American College Dance Festival with 3 going on to perform at the American College Dance Festival National Gala held at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. In 2005, Mike was awarded the “Dance: Creation for Performance” grant presented by Dance/USA and the Irvine Foundation. With this distinguished award, BARE Dance Company began. BARE has produced numerous show around Southern California including the Lestor Horton Award nominated “Manhattan” – an alternative take on West Side Story. Mike has also been a finalist at the Palm Desert Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 taking second place in 2009 and winning the paid engagement award in 2010. BARE was recently part of the “Innerstate” roster presented by ODC Theater and funded by the Irvine Foundation. The program allowed the company to perform numerous cities in Southern and Northern California.

Julie Magneville
Contemporary

Julie Magneville is a choreographer, creative director, performer, contemporary master teacher, yoga instructor, and wellness writer. She graduated from ESDC Rosella Hightower, the Lyon Conservatory in the Contemporary section, as well as The Ailey School.  As a dancer, Julie has worked with many choreographers: Donald MacKayle, Matt Mattox, Ralph Paul Haze, Larrio Ekson, Guillaume Bordier, Bruno Agati, Lionel Hun, Wilfride Piollet, Mickael Marso Riviere, Cie Decalage, and Akram Khan. She attended Springboard Danse Montreal and collaborated with Margie Gillis, David Earle, La Compagnie Flak, O Vertigo, Victor Quijadas, Gregory Dolbashian, and performed in Crystal Pite’s Expectico for Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. She was a soloist in Rick Odum’s Dance Company and performed in the world acclaimed Musical “Tarzan.” She is in high demand as contemporary master teacher and choreographer for prestigious institutions across the world, including ESD Rosella Hightower, Académie Internationale de la danse, Studio Harmonic for the professional division, Stage School Zurich, Ganzhou Dance University, Huaqiao Performing Arts University, Terpsichore witzerland, and Attakalari Center Bangalore, to name a few. She has been decorated “honored teacher” by Huaqiao University.  She is the Artistic Director and Choreographer of her own company, sponsored by the Paris Opera Principal Dancer Monique Loudières. She has choreographed for TEDX, SYTYCD, and So We Dance.  Julie has been nominated best choreographer in MMlives by Mia Michaels. Her first short-film “IN MEMORIUM” has been awarded “Best Choice Audience” at the Sans Souci Festival and “Best Dance Choreography” at the Oniros Film Awards. She choreographed a world tour for acclaimed pop-alternative singer, SEVDALIZA. She choreographed “The Opening Ceremony of African Games” in Rabat with Richard Attias & Associates and Withup Agency. Julie has also staged “FrenchDeal” runway for the Paris Fashion Week.

Bo Kyung Lee
Emotion Through Movement

She is a Choreographer, dancer, and Artistic Director of BK Dance Project. She finished her Ph. D. at the Department of Living Dance and Performing Arts of Hanyang University in South Korea. She received the 1st Award at Korea Contemporary Dance Competition and Presidential Prize at the 7th Nagano International Performance Competition. Also, she received the 1st Award at the International Contest for Mature Contemporary Dance Soloist in Mexico City and Dance performance award from Korean critics. She presented her works at Korean Cultural Center and as part of the following festivals: Bergen PAC Korea Dance Awakening, Going Dutch Festival in Chicago, 92Y Dig Dance Series Pan Asian Dance festival, Soak2018, Art all night in DC, Fukuoka Fringe Dance Festival. Seoul International Choreography Festival, Monotanz 2019, Water festival in Bulgaria, yeoja: in herself in Seattle, 92Y Harkness dance center in New York,etc.. She has taught numerous workshops at Rutgers University, and Ithaca College, Queens Museum, Bulgaria, Peridance Capezio Center and thought a modern dance class as a lecturer at Ithaca College.: Other performances are planned to be held at Martha Graham Theater in New York for “Westfest dance festival”,” International Dance Gala” which takes place in Helsinki, Aleksanter Theatre, and “ProART festival 2020” in Pilsen, Brno.

Ryan Yamauchi
Improvisation

Ryan Yamauchi was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and began his dance training at the Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts. He later moved to New York and received his BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. Ryan has also had the pleasure of dancing with Doug Varone and Dancers, 2nd Best Dance Company, Loni Landon Dance Projects, and Sidra Bell Dance New York. He has performed as a guest dancer with Gibney Dance Company and Santa Barbara Dance Theater. As a choreographer, Ryan has been commissioned to create work for students at SUNY Purchase and The Juilliard School.

Steven Blandino​
Contemporary Jazz

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 the Faculty at Groove National Dance Convention, Impact Dance Adjudicators, and has privately trained Actors for upcoming Feature Films, Productions, etc. Recent Performance Credits include: West Side Story at Houston Grand Opera, West Side Story at Weston Playhouse, Newsies, Mamma Mia!, Shrek at Tuacahn Center of the Performing Arts, Johnson & Johnson, Carnegie Hall’s ‘Take the Stage’, re-staging of Bob Fosse’s ‘Crunchy Granola Suite’, and many more. Steven is also a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association. 

His choreography credits include “Ludo’s Broken Bride” at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF/The Duke on 42nd St), “Rebel Rebel: The Many Lives of David Bowie” (Canada, National Tour 2017), Burlesque to Broadway (Canada), Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) at Peridance 2018/15, Young Choreographer’s Festival 2015/14, Choreographer’s Canvas 2016/15, Jared Grimes’ “Run the Night”, Hero Awards: honoring Jerry Mitchell, Kat Wildish Presents, the Alvin Ailey Dance Soirée, and many more. Additionally, Steven was recently nominated for Outstanding Choreography for his work on “Elise: A Musical” (Off Broadway/Planet Connections Festival). Steven has been featured in the NY Times, Front Row Center, TheaterMania, and was recently featured in an issue of Dance Magazine as an Emerging Young Choreographer. Steven has received numerous awards and recognition for his choreographic works, including Young Choreographer of the Year Award at American Dance Awards, and Senior Choreographer of the Year at United States Tournament of Dance. Steven continues to teach, as well as perform/choreograph in both the Commercial and Theatrical industries.

Lauren Santos
Contemporary Jazz

Originally from the island of Guam, Lauren went on to receive her B.F.A in Dance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has studied internationally at the London Contemporary Dance School. Majority of her professional dance experience has been a mixture of both concert & commercial dance work in New York & LA. Dancing for companies such as The Dash Ensemble & Bryn Cohn & Artists, with additional credits such as Netflix Original, The Get Down & the Latin AMAs with FloRida, Pitbull & Nikky Jam. Recently she worked as the Executive Assistant at The Movement Talent Agency in Los Angeles, which she now uses to aid young & working dancers to help provide behind the scenes industry info. She is currently based in LA, where she is also a coach for BoxUnion.

Marko Germar
Jazz

Originally from the small island of Guam, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a professional career in dance. His first job was performing for an indie ballet dance musical, “The Question” and since then has performed on many other stage live performances throughout Los Angeles. He was also a chorus dancer for the opera show “Carmen” in Houston, Texas and was a performer for Disneyland’s “Aladdin” the musical spectacular and enjoys entertaining kids. He also has television credits such as “Shake It Up”, “Austin & Ally”, “Liv & Maddie”, Jerry Lewis’ show, a guest performer at the Regis and Kelly show, The Voice, dance appearances on the Ellen show, Bunheads, Glee, and X-Factor; award shows such as The American Music Awards, The Grammy Awards, and People’s Choice Awards; a Microsoft commercial, McDonald’s commercial, Virgin Airlines’ safety video, Mercedes-Benz commrcial, and was the top male and 3rd finalist on FOX’s hit show “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” and later became an All- Star/Mentor for consecutive seasons. He has also danced for films such as “No Strings Attached”, “Behind the Candelabra”, “Teen Beach Movie”, “Step Up 5”, and “Teen Beach Movie 2”. He has worked for artists such as The Muze, Vicci Martinez, Cee Lo Green, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and PINK. He has assisted for many known choreographers in the industry, such as Nappytabs, Sonya Tayeh, Tyce Diorio, Liz Imperio, Marguerite Derricks, Stacey Tookey, Jamal Sims, and was the associate choreographer to Christopher Scott for the closing ceremony of the European Games Baku 2015. He was also a core dancer for FOX’s “Grease Live” that aired on January 2016. His most recent credit is being part of the ice skating show, “Art On Ice”, that toured around Switzerland and had the opportunity of performing with European artists, Emeli Sandé and Pegasus, as well as U.S. olympic gold medalists, Charlie White and Meryl Davis. He loves and enjoys sharing his passion for the arts through different forms of expression and his personal goal is to inspire people all throughout the world and be inspired as well in the process.

Marko Germar has various training from ballet to Hip Hop and loves to fuse different styles of movement based on the interpretation of a piece of music. He specializes in contemporary style of movement that uses fluid isolations and physical strength. His goal in teaching is not to reinforce technique, which he believes should be done by studio teachers and owners, but rather to explore and enhance the bridge between movement and emotion which will help dancers lead to a better form of performance, expression and interpretation. His experiences in assisting many known choreographers in the industry, along with his job experiences as a professional dancer for 10 years, has allowed him to teach for numerous workshops and conventions, and has taught master classes for dance studios, of all ages, across the country. Beyond dancing, his passion is emotion and helping others to understand their own.

Bryn Cohn
Jazz

Bryn Cohn is an award-winning choreographer, filmmaker, movement coach and the artistic director of the bicoastal dance company Bryn Cohn + Artists. She has presented work at Jacob’s Pillow, Danspace Project, Bryant Park, Hudson Valley Dance Festival, McCallum Theatre’s Choreography Competition, 92nd Street Y, REDCAT and Abrons Arts Center. Cohn was nominated for a Princess Grace Fellowship and won REGALIA, a choreography competition on Repertory Dance Theatre. She participated in the New Directions Choreography Lab at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Cohn has been commissioned by Louis Vuitton, Smartwater, BalletCollective, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance and California State University, Fullerton. She received a feature in Dance Teacher Magazine and has been on faculty at AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Gibney, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles Ballet, Peridance and Studio School. Cohn received a BFA from CalArts and a MFA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a High Honors, Chancellor’s and Regent’s award recipient. @bryncohnandartists

Karin Rendelman
Tap

Karin’s infectious energy and her passion for dance was seasoned while she mentored under Broadway tap dancer, Jimmy Tate. She has been teaching for over eleven years and during this time, was honored to become the Director of the Dance Department at the nationally renowned Weiss School. Karin teaches various levels of Peridance’s Tap Program, bring rhythm and syncopation to all who step in her class.

Luis Salgado
Latin Fusion Workshop

Luis Salgado [Director / Choreographer ] is an international director, choreographer and educator from Puerto Rico based in New York City and who most recently opened his own adaptation of the musical FAME to great reviews in Washington D.C. He was the Assistant Latin Choreographer of In the Heights on Broadway, which won four Tony Awards. Last year Luis worked as the associate director/choreographer of Cirque du Soleil’s  Paramour in Hamburg Germany. Among the productions he has directed/choreographed in the United States and abroad are the fantasy musical Ella Es Colombia in Bogota, Colombia with MISI Musicals, the Holland Production of On Your Feet, Ragtime, To Be or Not to Be  . . . A Shakespearean Experience, Aida, The Musical, Amigo Duende, The Musical, Bountiful, Zuccotti Park, Song of Solomon, Speed the Plow, The Tempest and Fuerza y Pasión in Lima Peru. 

2017 Luis directed and choreographed the U.S premiere of the Spanish version of In The Heights at GALA Theatre in Washington D.C which received nine 2018 Helen Hayes Awards including Best Musical, Best Direction and Best Choreography. He has appeared on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, ROCKY, In The Heights, On Your Feet, as well as Off-Broadway shows and Broadway tryouts The Mambo Kings (Frankie Suarez), Fame on 42nd Street (Joe Vegas, understudy) and Aida, among others. 

Film credits include: American Gangster, Dirty Dancing 2, Havana Nights, the television remake of Dirty Dancing, Enchanted and Step Up 2, The Streets (Alejandro), for which he also was assistant choreographer. Luis is the founder/director of R.Evolución Latina, an affiliate of the non-profit organization Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  Luis’ personal mission as an artist and a leader is to empower society through the arts to make a change for the better

Quilan “Cue” Arnold
Hip Hop

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).Quilan’s work has been presented in a domestic and international milieu. His most recent choreographic work, “The Third Rail,” was premiered at the 2018 INSITU Site-Specific Festival in New York, and has been presented in 2019 at Hunter College and the American Dance Festival. Other recent credits include the International Human Rights Festival (NY), Steps on Broadway’s Performance Lab (NY), and the Emerging Choreographer Series (NY).Quilan is also the co-founder of the street dance podcast, “The Good Foot” and the executive director of the street dance documentary, “Build’N Shop,” which is partially funded by the 2018 Ohio State Dance Preservation Grant.As an educator Quilan currently serves as a faculty member at Hunter College, Peridance Capezio Center, and Gibney Dance Center in New York City. Visiting artist credits include: Bard College (NY); Towson University (MD); Ohio State University (OH); Rutgers University (NJ); University of Memphis (TN); and New York University (NY). Additionally, Quilan has served as faculty at Steps on Broadway and Mark Morris Dance Center, in addition to hosting an online hip-hop dance class, “Get Groovy.”

Rokafella
Classic Hip Hop

Ana “Rokafella” Garcia is a NYC native who has represented women in Hip-hop dance professionally over the past two decades. She co founded Full Circle Prod Inc- NYC’s only non profit Break Dance Theater company with her husband veteran Bboy Kwikstep generating theater pieces, original poetry and NYC based dance related events. She directed a documentary highlighting the Bgirl lifestyle entitled “All The Ladies Say” with support from the Ford foundation and performs music based on her experiences growing up in Hip-hop’s Mecca. She is hired internationally to judge Break dance competitions based on her mastery of the classic Hip-hop dance style and she teaches unique workshops aimed at evolving and preserving its technical aspects. She has worked within the NYC public school system exposing young students to the possibility of a career in dance. Presently she is an artist in residence at the American Tap Dance Foundation, an adjunct professor at The New School and a DANCE NYC Annual Symposium planning committee member. In May of 2017 she launched Shiroka– a T-shirt fashion line with Shiro a Japanese Graffiti writer /Aerosol artist. She has been featured in pivotal Rap music videos, tours, film and commercials as well as choreographed for diverse festivals/ concerts such as Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Momma’s Hip-hop Kitchen and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Rokafella is a multi faceted Hip-hop artist who references street and Latino culture as her foundation.

Cebo
Hip Hop

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 collaborated with all of the top street dancers in the world today. In 2003 he set out to open a studio in Japan based on teaching the fundamentals of street. Next Generation New York Studios. It is now in its eighth year of operation with well over one thousand students making it one of the largest street dance schools in the Chugoku region of Japan. In 2013 he started his own dance company GenX The Company based in Okayama, Japan. In the summer of 2013 he will return to New York to now join the two communities of street dancers. Through music, feeling, and dance.

Sun Kim
Popping

Kangseon Kim, as known as Sun Kim, started breaking at the age of 12 in South Korea and a few years later she fell in love with popping. She moved to NewYork in 2011 and since then, she has been doing numerous jobs such as winning Step Ya Game Up popping battle, Book of style popping battle, the top 8 at UK B-Boy championship world final as USA popping representative, MDNA commercial for Madonna, Philadelphia Freedom music video for Elton John. She also has produced her own show, WHO YOU ARE in New York and Korea and performed with 45Degrees/Cirque Du Soleil at Stella Artois Hosts Le Savoir.

Bo Belza
Choreography

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. He then went on to be one of artistic directors for UFP Dance LLC. 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. Bo has had the privilege to teach and dance all over the US including Californa, Houston, Las Vegas, Boston and here in New York. His style of urban choreography, is a mix of everything he has learned throughout his years of dancing. Although a well respected dancer and choreographer in NJ, Bo hopes to bring his style and passion to New York.

Bo Park
Choreography

Bokyung Park(Bo) is a professional dancer from Seoul, South Korea. In 2010, Park came to New York City and started training in Hiphop, Ballet and Contemporary in ISVP(the International Students Visa Program). There she trained with Luam Keflezgy, Jermaine Browne, La Jon Dentzler, Rhapsody James, Jared Grimes, Andrey Silantyev, Dana Foglia and many more. 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. In terms of teaching, choreographing, she has started teaching at Connecticut Dance Conservatory and Broadway Dance Center Children Teenager Program. Park also choreographed with Neil Schwartz for Rome Fortune ‘Dance’ Music Vdieo, assisted him for Astr ‘homecoming’ Tour.

Jonathan Peña
Hip Hop

Jonathan Manuel Peña who is popularly known as “Shwing” is a young dancer who started his performance career in the rough and competitive yards of Greek life. He has won numerous step and stroll competitions and later on continued his passion for performing arts by pursuing dance. He has been dancing professionally as a commercial hip hop dancer for 4 years and has already toured with renowned choreographer J Romeo 2 times in both Miami and the Tristate Area. He is also a brand ambassador/Athlete for New York based Urban Dance League and has opened up for Urban Latin sensation Nicky Jam and performed for El Duo Perfecto. Shwing has performed on major televised programming like Telemundo and several music videos and is currently choreographing within the Urban Latin Reggaeton industry and teaching in the tristate area. He specializes in both hip hop, urban latin fusion and incorporates both street jazz and dancehall.

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These classes are part of Peridance’s Global Summer Dance program and is not offered on a drop in basis.

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