Coast2Coast

Ages 16+

A masterclass series of New York to Los Angeles‘s Finest!

Join Peridance as we travel Coast2Coast to bring you the finest choreographers from LA to NYC. The 1 hour 15 min workshops feature a diverse offering of styles from Jazz to Hip Hop to Contemporary.

Levels vary by choreographer and space is limited in each class. Sign up early to reserve your spot! Be on the lookout for special Coast2Coast classes created in collaboration with various talent agencies located on both coasts!

Upcoming Sessions

Will B. Bell + Movement Talent Agency
Wed, 12/2
4:30 - 5:45PM EST
1:30 - 2:45PM PST

Sabrina Phillips
Wed, 12/9
6 - 7:15PM EST
3 - 4:15PM PST

Coast2Coast

Will B. Bell + Movement Talent Agency
Open Level Jazz & Talk Back with Movement Talent Agency President Jim Keith
Wednesday, December 2nd

4:30 – 6:15 PM EST
1:30 – 2:45 PM PST
Workshop Description
Join us for a limited edition Coast2Coast workshop created in collaboration with LA and NYC based Movement Talent Agency (MTA). This special workshop will feature a 1 hour 15 min Jazz Class taught by LA choreographer Will Bell and observed by Jim Keith, lead agent and founder of MTA. Following class, Jim Keith will lead a 30 min Q&A session for all participants. 

Be seen by an agent, get your questions answered, and enjoy moving with the fabulous Will Bell!

Will’s class begins with elements from the McGovern Method combined with Horton Technique. Progressing through the warmup includes a series of isolations, deep stretches, and a modified ballet center before doing a series of jazz exercises that focus heavily on foundation, correct placement, weight changes, and style. Phrase work will enfuse different styles with a focus on jazz technique. Will fosters a sense of freedom in class that allows dancers to push their artistic and technical boundaries. Character shoes/heels are encouraged but not required.

Bio:
Will B. Bell began his formal training with the dance competition circuit at the age of 15 in the Baltimore area. After high school, Will attended Towson University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance. During his collegiate years, Will had the opportunity to train in prestigious summer programs such as the Ailey School and the Lines Ballet School. During his training at Towson University, he studied heavily and worked under Linda Denise Fisher Harrell (former Ailey principal dancer), Vincent Thomas (VT Dance Director), and Runqiao Du (former Washington Ballet principal dancer). After college, Will moved to LA to pursue his career in commercial dance, where he has worked with TV and movie choreographers such as Michael Rooney, Ryan Heffington, Kitty McNamee, Keither Young, Denise Faye, Melanie Williams, Tony Gonzalez, Michael Rooney, and more. Through these choreographers, he has worked with Hugh Jackman, and can be seen on ABC’s General Hospital, SciFi’s Face Off, a music video with Arcade Fire’s Will Butler featuring Oscar winner Emma Stone, and an AT&T commercial, among others. He has also performed in productions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the historic Walt Disney Concert Hall. Over the past few years, some of Will’s contemporary ballet choreography has gone viral, and has been recognized internationally on many major platforms. Some of his work has been set at collegiate institutions such as Towson University, AMDA, The Studio School (formerly known as the Relativity School). Will had the opportunity to perform with Japanese pop icon Koichi Domoto in Endless Shock, The Musical in Tokyo. He was also seen dancing and acting in Hairspray Live on NBC alongside Derek Hough, Ariana Grande, and Jennifer Hudson. Will had the opportunity of performing in Beijing and Scotland in a production called Apologue 2047 (a show about the endless possibilities of what happens when dance meets technology), directed by iconic Chinese movie director Zhang Yimou, and choreographed by international choreographers Lisa Keegan and Emma Seward. Recently his contemporary ballet work was featured in Son of a Bishop’s music video Love Left Me Lonely.  Currently Will is on faculty at Millennium Dance Complex, Edge Performing Arts Center, and Movement Lifestyle, and teaches jazz, contemporary, contemporary ballet, and modern internationally.
Sabrina Phillips
Advanced Contemporary Jazz
Wednesday, December 9th

6 – 7:15 PM EST
3 – 4:15 PM PST
Workshop Description
Class begins with a warm-up, focusing on strength, technique and flexibility. The choreography portion of class generally includes phrasing with floorwork and here we work on agility, musicality and fluidity through the phrasing. My goal is to cultivate strong, fearless dancers.
 

Bio:

Sabrina is originally from Calgary, Canada. She trained intensively in Ballet, Jazz and Modern dance in her early studies and went on to work at the international level in London, England. She taught Master classes at The Pineapple, Danceworks and The Urdang Academy and toured with Virgin Records recording artist Annie.

Sabrina has worked as a teacher and choreographer at countless dance studios around the US and Canada. Her BSc. degree in Exercise and Health Physiology provides her with a special understanding of the human body and the mechanics of movement. As a teacher, her intention is to challenge dancers;  focusing on placement, correct technique, strength and agility.

As a respected choreographer, Sabrina has trained pop singers, celebrity actors, and even Hollywood starlets! She travels the globe to teach young students and professionals alike. She has performed with dance companies including Sera Danza, S.H.E. and Unity Dance Ensemble, directed by Tessandra Chavez. Sabrina appears in commercials for Hip Hop Abs, Dex/Dexknows.com and Corvel. She recently choreographed for Jete directed by Tiffany Billings as well as My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. Her music video credits include choreography for “Sunshine Day” by Mac of Partridge Family fame and the stunning video for Jenna Bryson’s “Clear”.

Stephanie Zaletel
Open Level Gentle Dances * Pay what you wish!

Thursday, December 10th

4:00 – 5:15 PM EST
1:00 – 2:15 PM PST

Workshop Description
All levels of mover are welcome
Gentle Dances is a time to listen carefully to our bodies and reconnect to patience and surrender through repetition, improvisation, and breath. The last 20 minutes of class is dedicated to learning and deconstructing phrase material in our individual adaptive spaces. For more information visit szaltdances.org
 

Bio:

Originally from Las Vegas, NV Stephanie Zaletel is a choreographer, dancer, mentor, wife, and educator currently working from Los Angeles, CA. Her choreography has been commissioned for various music videos, short films, colleges, institutions, and collaborations. Zaletel began her career dancing for Danielle Agami (Artistic Director, Ate9) in LA before committing to the creation of her own work by forming Stephanie Zaletel | szalt in 2015.

Through this platform Zaletel has performed, led workshops, and held residencies at numerous notable venues and festivals across the U.S. including The Hammer Museum, LAX Festival, REDCAT, Arizona State University, Cornish College of the Arts, Tempe Center for the Arts, Loyola Marymount University, Ford Theatres, University of Central Missouri, California Institute of the Arts, Peabody Conservatory, and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

As an independent artist, Zaletel choreographed for Lars Jan’s “The White Album” by Joan Didion which toured for 2 years and premiered at Wexner Center for the Arts, BAM’s Next Wave Festival, Sydney Festival, and the Freud Playhouse in partnership with CAP UCLA and Centre Theater Group after additional technical and creative residencies at UCross and CalArts.

Zaletel is currently performing for Rosanna Gamson // World Wide in a new creation and collaborating on an opera with Jodie Landau and Beth Morrison Projects for a world premier at National Sawdust in New York in 2021. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography with a minor in Humanities from California Institute of the Arts.

Karen Chuang
Advanced Contemporary

Wednesday, December 16th

6 – 7:15 PM EST
3 – 4:15 PM PST

Workshop Description
This choreography driven class is focused on the use of texture and quality of movement within storytelling. We’ll begin with a warm up consisting of cardio and dynamic stretching, and proceed to learn a short phrase that mixes classical and non-classical vocabulary. Get ready to connect the internal with the external.
 

Bio:

Karen Chuang is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer based in Los Angeles, CA. As a professional dancer Karen has appeared in a variety of television shows, live events, and toured with artists including Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Lady Gaga. Karen is represented by Clear Talent Group, and has been a proud member of Entity Contemporary Dance since 2009. As a choreographer, Karen meshes her different experiences in the commercial and contemporary dance worlds. She’s presented original works at TEDxUCSD, the Capezio A.C.E. Awards in New York, and the McCallum Choreography Festival in Palm Desert, CA. She’s taught internationally in countries including: Spain, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. Currently, Karen teaches regularly at Edge Performing Arts Center and is on faculty for Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention.

 

Genna Moroni
Open Level Guided Movement Inspired by Gaga

Thursday, December 17th

4:00 – 5:15 PM EST
1:00 – 2:15 PM PST

Workshop Description
In this hour long class, Genna works from the inside out. Using guided tasks to engage both the senses and imagination- participants can focus on listening to the body, while accessing new ways to create form and movement patterns.
 

Bio:

Genna Moroni is an L.A. native. She attended LACHSA and graduated from UCLA in 2012. She began her professional career in 2010 performing Barak Marshall’s work with BODYTRAFFIC and has continued to work as his assistant ever since. From 2012-2019 Genna was a founding member of Ate9 Dance Company where she performed at prestigious venues such as Jacob’s Pillow, White Bird Dance, American Dance Festival, Vishneva Fest (Moscow), The Joyce Theater and the Wallis Theater. 
 
Moving forward in her career, Genna is translating her concert dance experience as she dives into working in commercial film/stage. The roster of artists she has choreographed for/assisted includes HAIM, Dua Lipa, Leven Kali/Smino/Topaz Jonez, Zella Day, Francisca Valenzuela, Empress Of, Marian Hill, Jarina De Marco and others. She has been fortunate to perform in videos for many of the listed above, as well as Perfume Genius, Carly Rae Jepsen and Sam Fischer. 
 
As of 2020, eager to keep her connection to the concert dance stage, Genna has launched her own collective: Gorgeous Ugly Movement (G.U.M.) Collective. She has been fortunate to present work at REDCAT in LA, Congress: Legalize Dance and was selected to perform at the 2020 To the Sea: Dance Concerts at the Pier (prior to COVID). In 2020, Ballet Florida premiered her new work “tethered dreams” at the Kravis Center, she received a pending commission to stage her work “a space devoid of matter” on LA Contemporary Dance Company and was invited to premiere a new work as part of REDCAT’s NOWFEST 2020.
 
Outside of choreographing and performing, Genna loves leading movement classes inspired by her Gaga training/certification and sharing her love of dance with both dancers/non-dancers with Dance Church®!!
Rebecca Lemme
Open Level Contemporary Release
Wednesday, December 30th

4:00 – 5:15 PM EST
1:00 – 2:15 PM PST
Workshop Description
CONTEMPORARY RELEASE
Significantly informed by both Release and Laban/Bartenieff techniques, the class encourages investigation, problem solving, and versatility. Release technique is a method of movement discovery in which the superficial musculature of the body gives way to essential skeletal mechanisms, ultimately revealing greater dimension throughout the body. Class work will be grounded in the principle that self-exploration is the dancer’s most effective tool of development and is essential to finding authenticity of movement.  While designed for intermediate to advanced movers, beginning movers with a deep curiosity are also encouraged to attend.
 

Bio:

Rebecca Lemme is a choreographer, performer, educator, and visual artist. Founded in 2014, she is also Artistic Director of the performance group Acts of Matter. Thematically and physically, Acts of Matter engages with work grounded in an unfettered willingness to attempt something while accepting the possibility of its failure. This physical exertion—this act of trying—is the core of humanity in the work. Rebecca’s choreographic work has been commissioned for numerous universities and professional companies, and she teaches extensively in contemporary, ballet, and improvisation. She has created a unique movement style for the stage and the classroom that encourages investigation, problem solving, and versatility. Currently an Associate Professor at California State University Long Beach and formerly a full-time faculty member at CalArts, Rebecca holds a degree from Princeton University in English and Theater and California Institute of the Arts in Choreography.

IG: @actsofmatter

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  • All classes are in Eastern Standard Time for New York, USA (EST), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC -4:00).

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Pricing

Per Session

$ 15 per class*

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

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CANCELLATION & REFUNDS​
  • If you cancel your class online up to 2 hours before class start time, your class will be credited back to your account to use at a later time. 
  • If you cancel your class online within 2 hours of class start time, your spot will be forfeited and you will lose the class.
  • There are NO refunds or exchanges for the Coast2Coast Workshops.
MAKEUP POLICY DUE TO INTERNET ISSUES
  • Internet Issues on Peridance Side: if the teacher or host drops out due to internet connectivity issues more than twice and cannot make up time by adding additional time at the end of the class, a credit will be awarded for that single class to your MindBody account for you to use at a later date.
  • Internet Issues on the student side (your side): if you have signed up and paid for a class and cannot attend due to bad internet connection, we will retain a credit for you for that class. If your internet drops during a class more than twice and you cannot complete class, please notify us at frontdesk@peridance.com and we will determine to retain you a class credit based on our class administrators report.
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