Guest Teachers & Master Classes


Guest Teacher
Jason E. Bernard
Jason E. Bernard

9/20
BEGINNING BROADWAY STYLE TAP
Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm

At the age of 17, Jason made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award Winning musical Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk. One year later he returned to Broadway in the international dance phenomenon Riverdance. Most recently Jason was a part of the original company of Cotton Club Parade at City Center Encores!
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Guest Teacher
James Kinney
James Kinney

9/20
INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm

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.
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Guest Teacher
Phil Colgan
Phil Colgan

9/20
INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
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
Skye Mattox
Skye Mattox

9/21
INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Thursday 1:00-2:30pm

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
Vivake Khamsingsavath
Vivake Khamsingsavath

9/21
INTERMEDIATE COMMERCIAL JAZZ
Thursday 6:00-7:30pm

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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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:


MIMI QUILLIN

September 18-22
“Big Spender”

LLOYD Culbreath

September 25-29
“Son of a Preacher Man” & “Sing Sing Sing”

Intermediate and Advanced Dancers: Learn rep from various Broadway & television shows
Come prepared to dance.
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Guest Teacher
Trevor Krahl
Trevor Krahl

9/11-9/22
INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY
Wednesday & Friday 3:00-4:30pm

9/24
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY
Sunday 3:30-5:00pm

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
Davis Robertson
Davis Robertson

9/24
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED BALLET
Sunday 12:30-2:00pm

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
Denise Caston
Denise Caston

9/6-9/27
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
Ginger Thatcher
Ginger Thatcher

9/26-9/28
BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Tuesday & Thursday 6:15-7:45pm
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Wednesday 2:30-4:00pm

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
Billy Siegenfeld
Billy Siegenfeld

10/7 & 10/8
OPEN JUMP RHYTHM JAZZ
Saturday 4:00-5:30pm
Sunday 11:00am-12:30pm

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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Master Class with James Kinney

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.
>> more about James Kinney

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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

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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Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures @Steps on Broadway

Oct 30, Nov 1, Nov 3

Discover New Adventures’ signature narrative dance style & movement vocabulary while stretching your technical prowess and performance skill. Rep includes The Red Shoes, The Car Man, and Swan Lake. Classes taught by Etta Murfitt (Associate Artistic Director), Daisy May Kemp (Dance Captain), Glenn Graham (Principal Dancer) & Nina Goldman (former Principal Dancer).

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Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30-4:30
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Photos: The Red Shoes by Johan Persson; Swan Lake by Helen Maybanks


Guest Teacher
Tamii Sakurai
Tamii Sakurai

10/5-11/10
INTERMEDIATE TAP
Thursday 4:30-6:00pm
Friday 6:15-7:45pm

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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Master Class with Chet Walker

11/7-11/16
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-4:00pm

10/6 & 12/4-12/15
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2:30-4:30pm

Chet originally conceived the 1999 Tony-Award-winning musical Fosse which also won an Outer Critics’ Circle Award and the Toronto Theater Alliance Award for Choreography.Also, as director/choreographer, Chet created Sweet Charity (Bob Fosse’s original choreography) in the United States, Holland, Japan, Mexico, Norway and London’s West End. Chet most recently received the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Astaire Award, and a Tony nomination for his choreography of Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin, the acclaimed 2013 Broadway revival, directed by Diane Paulus.
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