Guest Teachers & Master Classes


Guest Teacher
Carlos Dos Santos
Carlos Dos Santos

8/19
ADVANCED BEGINNING HORTON
Saturday 11:30am-1:00pm

Carlos has performed as a principal dancer with major Brazilian and U.S. dance companies, including the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Complexions, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (US); Grupo Salto, Bale Folclorico da Bahia, Bale Teatro Castro Alves, and DanceBrazil (Brazil), where he also served as a rehearsal director. Carlos’ choreographic credits include works for Colorado Ballet, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, American Dance Festival, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and DanceBrazil.
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Guest Teacher
Vivake Khamsingsavath
Vivake Khamsingsavath

8/19
INTERMEDIATE COMMERCIAL JAZZ
Saturday 1:00-2:30pm

Vive has danced for companies such as Kalamandir Dance (Indian Contemporary), ALMA NYC (Jazz), and Touch Performance Art (Immersive). Other performances include Lincoln Center, Broadway at Bryant Park, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, appearances on the “Today Show”, “The View” and “Good Morning America” for Flo Rida, campaigns for Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, LG, Coca-Cola and Sears.
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Guest Teacher
Ginger Thatcher
Ginger Thatcher

8/5-8/20
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Saturday 4:30-6:00pm
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED BALLET
Sunday 12:30-2:00pm

Ginger has created works for: Oregon Ballet Theater, Louisville Ballet, Sarasota Ballet (Triple Circle Choreographer Award), Minnesota Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, and Fugate/Bahiri Ballet NY at the Joyce Theater in NYC. She has self produced her own evening of work at Lincoln Center and was the founding director of the New Steps Choreography Project in Cleveland, OH, for which she received an Achievement in the Arts Nomination.
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Guest Teacher
Mary Kate Sheehan
Mary Kate Sheehan

8/20
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY
Sunday 3:30-5:00pm

Mary Kate dances with Sean Curran Company, the Wolfe project, Julia Ehrstrand, and Darrah Carr Dance among others. In addition to performing, she also rehearsal directs for many choreographers, including Tyler Gilstrap and Shelly Hutchinson.
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Guest Teacher
Ashley Tuttle
Ashley Tuttle

8/20
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Sunday 2:00-3:30pm

9/1
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Friday 10:00-11:30am

Ashley Tuttle was invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to join American Ballet Theatre (ABT) at the age of 16. As a prima ballerina with ABT, Ms. Tuttle’s career spanned 17 years. Ms. Tuttle’s repertoire at ABT included such roles as Juliet in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, the title roles in Giselle, Nikiya in Natalia Makarova’s La Bayadere, Odette/Odile in Kevin McKenzie’s Swan Lake.
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Guest Teacher
Kurt Froman
Kurt Froman

8/14-8/21
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Monday 10:00-11:30am

8/21-8/24
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Monday-Thursday 4:30-6:00pm

Kurt Froman just completed the film Red Sparrow, training and coaching Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence for four months to perform choreography by Justin Peck (NYCB). Kurt was the original Dance Captain and Swing for the Broadway hit, An American In Paris. He also was part of the workshop Something To Dance About, a tribute to Jerome Robbins’ body of work which featured his ballets as well as his musical theater choreography. He was recently seen on the STARZ series Flesh & Bone.
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Guest Teacher
Alia Kache
Alia Kache

8/14-8/21
ADVANCED BEGINNING CONTEMPORARY
Monday & Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm

8/22-9/1
ADVANCED BEGINNING HORTON
Tuesday & Thursday 11:30am-1:00pm
INTERMEDIATE HORTON
Friday 1:00-2:30pm

8/29-9/14
BEGINNING CONTEMPORARY
Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:30pm

Alia was a company member of Ailey II and also performed with Nathan Trice/RITUALS, Creative Outlet, Genesis Dance Company, and CeDeCe (Alcobaça, Portugal). She also acted as rehearsal director for Ailey II, under the artistic direction of Troy Powell.
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Guest Teacher
Edgar Clausse
Edgar Clausse

8/24
INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY BALLET
Thursday 12:00-1:30pm

8/25 & 8/28
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Friday & Monday 2:30-4:00pm

After moving to New York from Cuba, Edgar signed a contract and spent 6 years with the world renowned Complexions Contemporary Ballet. After that he moved to Philadelphia to work with BalletX for the next two years.
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Guest Teacher
Margo Sappington
Margo Sappington

7/10-8/25
INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY POINTE
Monday & Friday 2:30-4:00pm

Margo has choreographed for Broadway (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), grand opera, “Live from the San Francisco Opera”, for numerous music videos, commercials and companies including Joffrey Ballet, (New York/Chicago), Pennsylvania Ballet, Houston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballets Jazz de Montreal and Dallas Black Dance Theater.
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Guest Teacher
Adam Cates
Adam Cates

8/27
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Sunday 12:30-2:00pm

8/22-8/31
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER JAZZ
Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-6:15pm

Adam Cates was the Associate Choreographer of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder on Broadway and the current First National Tour. He assisted Kathleen Marshall on the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Anything Goes, and Tommy Tune on the national tour of Doctor Dolittle. He was the Associate Choreographer for the world premiere of the new Ahrens/Flaherty/McNally musical Anastasia, currently on Broadway.
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Guest Teacher
Davis Robertson
Davis Robertson

8/29
INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Tuesday 10:00-11:30am

Davis is the International Program Director for the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, and a repetiteur for the Gerald Arpino Foundation. A former Joffrey Ballet principal dancer, he was also the Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group from 2010-2016. He was also a member of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Lar Lubovitch Dance, and performed in Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out on Broadway.
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Guest Teacher
Rhonda Miller
Rhonda Miller

8/23 & 8/30
INTERMEDIATE COMMERCIAL JAZZ
Wednesday 12:00-1:30pm

Rhonda Miller founded and co-owned L.A.’s premier dance facility, The Edge. A leader for many years of the successful convention business, L.A. DanceForce, Rhonda has been one of the most sought-after choreographer-dance instructors in the U.S. dance industry. Rhonda worked for several years on the renowned, annual event, Broadway Bares with Jerry Mitchell. She is currently an Associate Professor at Pace University School of Performing Arts in New York City, where she created and directs the Commercial Dance program.
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Guest Teacher
Skye Mattox
Skye Mattox

8/21-8/30
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE JAZZ
Monday & Wednesday 6:15-7:45pm

8/11-9/8
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED JAZZ
Friday 12:00-1:30pm

8/19-9/9
INTERMEDIATE THEATER JAZZ
Saturday 4:00-5:30pm

Skye was seen on Broadway in West Side Story, and On the Town, where she understudied the lead role of Ivy Smith. Other NYC credits include American Dance Machine and numerous shows for New York City Center’s Encores!
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Guest Teacher
Denise Caston
Denise Caston

8/16-8/30
BEGINNING TAP
Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm
ADVANCED BEGINNING TAP
Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm

8/17-9/2
ADVANCED BEGINNING THEATER TAP
Thursday 1:00-2:30pm
INTERMEDIATE THEATER TAP
Saturday 1:00-2:30pm

9/7
INTERMEDIATE TAP
Thursday 2:30-4:00pm

9/6-9/26
INTERMEDIATE BROADWAY STYLE TAP
Monday & Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm
INTERMEDIATE TAP
Tuesday 2:30-4:00pm

Denise Caston was a Radio City Rockette for 10 years and toured nationally with the Tony Award winning musical, Crazy For You. Denise has also had the honor of performing the choreography of Savion Glover at a showcase in New York City.
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Guest Teacher
Charles Renato
Charles Renato

8/31
BEGINNING TAP
Thursday 2:30-4:00pm
INTERMEDIATE TAP
Thursday 4:30-6:00pm

Charles Renato’s ever-ascending career has also led him to teach in Los Angeles at the L.A Tap Fest (2011), directed by the EMMY award winner Jason Samuels Smith, and in Washington, DC at the DC Tap Festival (2013/2015), directed by the Syncopated Ladies Chloe and Maud Arnold. Since Charles moved to America, he has been teaching in New York and Washington DC, also performing with the tap company Apartment 33 directed by Chloe Arnold and with Michelle Dorrance.
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Guest Teacher
Ludmila Raianova
Ludmila Raianova

8/24 & 8/31
BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Thursday 6:15-7:45pm

While at Bolshoi, Ludmila continued to work with the best known ballet teachers. An invitation to join the Ballet of Russia State Theater as soloist and principal dancer followed. She danced the roles in Giselle, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire and many other classical ballet repertoires.
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Master Class with Jennifer Muller

8/28-9/1
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2:30-4:30pm

Muller has defied convention and created a distinct signature style, educational approach and philosophy. Artistic Director of Jennifer Muller/The Works since its inception in 1974, she has toured to 39 countries on four continents, 30 States and produced 22 NYC Seasons at the Joyce, City Center, the New Victory Theaters, among others. She has created over 100 works including 7 full-evening productions, collaborating with such artists as Keith Jarrett, Yoko Ono and Keith Haring.
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Guest Teacher
Fernando Carrillo
Fernando Carrillo

8/26 & 9/2
ADVANCED BEGINNING HORTON
Saturday 11:30am-1:00pm

Fernando has performed with Ailey II, Ballet Hispanico of New York and Broadway’s 1st national tour of the Lion King.
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Guest Teacher
Phil Colgan
Phil Colgan

8/27 & 9/3
INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Sunday 3:30-5:00pm

8/23-9/6
INTERMEDIATE THEATER JAZZ
Wednesday 2:30-4:00pm

As a performer, Phil’s credits include productions at regional theaters across the country, such as Paper Mill Playhouse, Maine State Music Theatre, The Fulton, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, and Finger Lakes MTF. Recent choreography & directorial projects include Catch Me If You Can (Skirball Center), Carrie (NYU), Disney’s Newsies (Associate, Pittsburgh CLO) and Broadway Bares (Associate, StripU),
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Guest Teacher
Craig Salstein
Craig Salstein

8/19 & 9/4
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Saturday 11:30am-1:00pm
Monday 1:00-2:30pm

9/4
ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Monday 10:30am-12:00pm

Salstein joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company (now ABT II) in 2000, was promoted to the main Company in April 2002 and became a Soloist in March 2007. His repertory with the company includes La Bayadère, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, Fancy Free and Romeo and Juliet.
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Guest Teacher
Trevor Krahl
Trevor Krahl

8/22-9/7
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY
Tuesday & Thursday 12:00-1:30pm

Trevor studied at The Edge in LA, and in New York with Max Stone, and Jana Hicks and Marijke Eliasberg of The Next Stage Project as well as Untitled|Collective under the direction of Ian RT Colless. Trevor’s professional career has taken him around the world with Tokyo DisneySEA, Holland America Line, and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
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Guest Teacher
Marc Kimelman
Marc Kimelman

8/22-8/31 & 9/5-9/7
INTERMEDIATE JAZZ
Monday & Wednesday 4:00-5:45pm
INTERMEDIATE THEATER JAZZ
Tuesday & Thursday 1:30-3:00pm

Marc was the assistant choreographer for Broadway’s Tony-nominated Jesus Christ Superstar and the 1st national tour of Queen’s We Will Rock You. He is currently the associate choreographer for Broadway’s A Bronx Tale. He was the associate choreographer for the Broadway workshop of Hands on a Hardbody, Paper Mill Playhouse’s Once on This Island and CBS’ Elementary.
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Guest Teacher
Josh Prince
Josh Prince

9/5 & 9/7
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER JAZZ
Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-6:15pm

Josh choreographed Shrek, The Musical on Broadway and the current hit Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, which was nominated for a Tony in 2014 and an Olivier Award after it opened in the London’s West End.
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Guest Teacher
Tamii Sakurai
Tamii Sakurai

9/5 & 9/7
ADVANCED BEGINNING TAP
Tuesday 6:15-7:45pm
BEGINNING TAP
Thursday 6:15-7:45pm
ABSOLUTE BEGINNING TAP
Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-9:00pm

Tamii is a founding member/dance captain, and now rehearsal director of Tap City Youth Ensemble, a project of American Tap Dance Foundation. Tamii has had the privilege of working with numerous leading tap dancers including Barbara Duffy and Derick K. Grant, and companies such as Brenda Bufalino’s “New” American Tap Dance Orchestra and Michelle Dorrance’s Dorrance Dance. She is currently appearing in the Off-Broadway hit Stomp.
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The Bob Fosse Master Class Series
Sep 11-29/Jan 8-26/May 7-27 • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2:30-4:30pm

Featuring the Verdon Fosse Legacy LLC Reconstructeurs:

Intermediate and Advanced Dancers: Learn rep from various Broadway & television shows
Come prepared to dance.
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Master Class with James Kinney

9/4, 9/8 & 10/9-10/13
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2:30-4:30pm

Broadway credits include: Fosse, Dance of Death, Barry Manilow’s Harmony and the most recent revival of Sweet Charity, starring Christina Applegate, where he also served as the production’s Assistant Dance Captain. James began to focus in on the art of choreography, and found himself conceiving and creating an original new dance work for DANCE TRACKS NYC, set to Stephen Sondheim’s song “Another Hundred People”, and premiering at Lincoln Center. Today, James’s work can be seen on stages and television screens around the country. He has become known as a vital asset in creating new and innovative movement for musical theatre, the concert dance world, film/television and live events.
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Master Class with Tero Saarinen & Company

10/16-10/23
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2:30-4:30pm

Apart from his works for Tero Saarinen Company and teaching his movement technique, Tero’s handiwork can also be seen in the premieres commissioned by several other prominent dance groups. Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT1), the Batsheva Dance Company (Israel), Ballet Gullbenkian (Portugal), the Lyon Opéra Ballet (France), the Gothenburg Opera Ballet (Sweden), Ballet National de Marseille (France), Ballet de Lorraine (France), the Finnish National Ballet, and others have featured Saarinen’s works in their repertoires.
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Master Class with Jennifer Archibald

9/6, 10/2, 10/4, 10/25 & 10/27
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2:30-4:30pm

Jennifer, the founder and artistic director of the Arch Dance Company, graduated from the Alvin Ailey School and Maggie Flannigan acting conservatory specializing in the Meisner technique. Her work has been performed at The Kennedy Center, Aaron Davis Hall, Lincoln Theater, New World Theater, Duke on 42nd Street, Abron Arts Centre, Jacob’s Pillow Inside Out Stage and on MTV. Currently Jennifer is the Resident Choreographer for Cincinnati Ballet.
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