Guest Teachers & Master Classes


Master Class with James Kinney

2/19
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Monday 2:30-4:30pm

3/5-3/14
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Monday & Wednesday 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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Guest Teacher
Vivake Khamsingsavath
Vivake Khamsingsavath

2/9-2/23
OPEN HIP HOP
Friday 8:00-9:30pm

3/17
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
Nina Goldman
Nina Goldman

2/23
INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Friday 9:30-11:00am

Nina’s teaching credits include Sarah Lawrence College, The Metropolitan Opera, The Juilliard School, Barnard College, Dance New Amsterdam, Peridance/Capezio Dance Center, Dancewave and Joffrey Ballet School. Guest teaching for The Cedar Lake Dance Company, Random Dance, Rambert and New Adventures Dance Companies.
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Guest Teacher
Ashley Tuttle
Ashley Tuttle

2/20 & 2/23
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Tuesday & Friday 11:30am-1:00pm

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
John Scacchetti
John Scacchetti

2/23 & 2/25
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BROADWAY STYLE TAP
Friday 1:00-2:30pm
Sunday 12:30-2:00pm
BEGINNING TAP
Friday 2:30-4:00pm
BASIC TAP
Sunday 11:00am-12:30pm

3/13
BEGINNING TAP
Tuesday 6:00-7:30pm
BASIC THEATER DANCE
Tuesday 7:30-9:00pm

John Scacchetti has performed on Broadway in 42nd Street choreographed by Randy Skinner and in Gypsy starring Patti LuPone. He also has been on the national tour of 42nd Street and My Fair Lady directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Matthew Bourne.
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Guest Teacher
Mariana Fresno
Mariana Fresno

2/25
OPEN TANGO
Sunday 2:30-4:00pm

Mariana was a guest principal dancer as part of the Cuartetango Music & Dance Company of Leonardo Suárez Paz and joined the Tango y Mas Dance Company, partnering with Angel Garcia Clemente. She also partnered with the legendary Pedro “Tete” Rusconi on his last visit to NYC, has been a guest choreographer in several plays, and worked as an assistant for tango masters’ workshops. Mariana currently teaches group and private classes in Manhattan.
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DEREK MITCHELL
Master Class with
DEREK MITCHELL

2/26
Monday 2:30-4:30pm

Resident choreographer of
HAMILTON
Teaching
Hamilton Rep & Audition Tips

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Guest Teacher
Emily Bufferd
Emily Bufferd

2/7-2/28
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED JAZZ
Wednesday 12:00-1:30pm

Emily Bufferd is the Producer of The Young Choreographer’s Festival, an annual event in NYC presenting the most up-and-coming 18-25yr old choreographers, described by Dance Spirit Magazine as, “The perfect way to get inspired.” Emily’s concert choreography (BEings dance) has been presented at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, the 92nd St. Y, The Choreographer’s Canvas, The Elan Summer Dance Festival, and Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, among others. Emily has served on the selection panel for Dumbo Dance Festival/Wave Rising Series (2010-2017), as a guest host for the Hatch Presenting Series at The Works Studio, and is the former Co-Producer of APAP at Peridance.
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Guest Teacher
Lenny Daniel
Lenny Daniel

2/14-2/28
ADVANCED BEGINNING JAZZ
Monday & Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm

Lenny has worked as an Assistant Choreographer, Assistant Director or Dance Captain on a majority of shows he performed in, including MSG’s National Tour of The Wizard of Oz, starring Mickey Rooney, Roseanne and Eartha Kitt, and the National Tour of South Pacific, starring Robert Goulet. He has worked under Jerry Zaks, Larry Fuller, Gary Christ, Karen Azenberg, Luis Perez,…and Ann Reinking, for whom he dance captained the NYC and San Francisco productions of Here Lies Jenny, starring Bebe Neuwirth.
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Master Class with Josh Bergasse

2/21-2/28
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Wednesday & Friday 2:30-4:30pm

4/2-4/6
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2:30-4:30pm

On Broadway, Josh choreographed the revival of On The Town which opened to rave reviews. He received an Astaire Award and was nominated for TONY, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Awards. Also on Broadway, Josh choreographed the revival of Gigi. This Spring Josh choreographed the Broadway debut of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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Guest Teacher
James Kinney
James Kinney

2/13-3/4
INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-2:00pm
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Sunday 12:30-2:00pm

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.
>> more about James Kinney

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presented by…
Dancers over 40
Special Class Lastic Stretch Technique
with Donna Flagg

3/11
Lastic Stretch Technique
Open class- all are welcome
Sunday 12:30-2:00pm


Presented in conjunction with Dancers over 40.
Based on dance techniques dancers use to stay lean and limber,
Lastics Stretch will improve your flexibility and leave you in a perfect state of Zen,
feeling surprisingly relaxed and invigorated at the same time!

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Master Class with Randy Skinner

3/9 & 3/16
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Friday 2:30-4:30pm

Randy Skinner is an award-winning director, choreographer, and performer whose work has been seen on Broadway, National and International tours, and Regional theatres. He received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Astaire nominations for his choreography for 42nd Street. Other shows include State Fair (Outer Critics nomination), Ain’t Broadway Grand (Tony, Outer Critics nominations), After the Night and the Music (MTC/Biltmore Theatre), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), and Do Re Mi, Of Thee I Sing, Face the Music and No No Nanette for City Center Encores.
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Master Class with Helen Pickett

3/19-3/23
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2:30-4:30pm

For over a decade Helen performed with William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt. Currently Helen teaches Forsythe Improvisation Technologies throughout Europe and the United States. In addition, she has created a motivational creative workshop entitled The Expansive Artist, and a choreographic intensive for young ballet choreographers titled, Choreographic Essentials.
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Guest Teacher
Billy Siegenfeld
Billy Siegenfeld

3/24 & 3/25
INTERMEDIATE JUMP RHYTHM JAZZ
Saturday 2:00-3:30pm
Sunday 3:30-5:00pm

Billy Siegenfeld is the founder, artistic director, principal choreographer, vocal arranger, and ensemble performing member of JUMP RHYTHM® Jazz Project, a national and international-touring company. Other recognitions include: the Dance Chicago “Choreographer Of The Year” award; an Emmy® Award for the multiple-Emmy®-Award-winning PBS documentary Jump Rhythm Jazz Project: Getting There, produced by HMS Media.The magazine Dance Teacher placed him on its Twentieth Century Timeline of Choreographers and Innovators for “develop[ing] the Jump Rhythm Jazz Technique and found[ing] Jump Rhythm Jazz Project,” and the magazine Dancer credited him with “inventing the first genuine jazz technique in forty years.”
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