Guest Teachers & Master Classes


Guest Teacher
Denise Caston
Denise Caston

11/20
BEGINNING BROADWAY STYLE TAP
Monday 11:30am-1:00pm
BASIC TAP
Monday 1:00-2:30pm

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
Phil Colgan
Phil Colgan

11/20
TNTERMEDIATE THEATER JAZZ
Monday 2:30-4:00pm

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

11/28-12/14
INTERMEDIATE THEATER JAZZ
Tuesday & Thursday 1:30-3:00pm
Saturday 4:00-5:30pm

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
John Scacchetti
John Scacchetti

11/20
ADVANCED BEGINNING BROADWAY STYLE TAP
Monday 2:30-4:00pm

12/16
INTERMEDIATE THEATER JAZZ
Saturday 4:00-5:30pm

11/27-12/19
BEGINNING THEATER DANCE
Monday 1:00-2:30pm
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
Craig Salstein
Craig Salstein

11/20 & 11/21
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Monday & Tuesday 10:00-11:30am

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
Vivake Khamsingsavath
Vivake Khamsingsavath

11/21
INTERMEDIATE COMMERCIAL JAZZ
Tuesday 6:00-7:30pm

11/24
ADVANCED BEGINNING HIP HOP
Friday 1:00-2:30pm

11/30
OPEN HIP HOP
Thursday 7:45-9:15pm

11/29 & 12/4
INTERMEDIATE JAZZ
Wednesday & Monday 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
Paul Boos
Paul Boos

11/22
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Wednesday 10:00-11:30am

Paul Boos performed with New York City Ballet from 1977-1990. He has also taught and staged Balanchine ballets on behalf of the George Balanchine Trust in the US, Europe, Russia, Korea and Japan including the Maryinsky, Bolshoi, La Scala and Paris Opera Companies.
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Guest Teacher
Jason E. Bernard
Jason E. Bernard

11/22
BEGINNING BROADWAY STYLE TAP
Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm
BASIC TAP
Wednesday 1:00-2:30pm
ADVANCED BEGINNING BROADWAY STYLE TAP
Wednesday 2:30-4:00pm

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
Victoria Simon
Victoria Simon

11/24 & 11/25
ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Friday & Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm

As Ballet Mistress for the George Balanchine Trust, Victoria has staged over 25 of the master’s ballets for more than 80 companies on every continent in the world. Her love for the ballets and respect for the choreography are evident in her stagings. With her eye for detail and her emphasis on musicality, she is one of the most sought after and respected re-creators of George Balanchine’s masterpieces.
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Master Class with Randy Skinner

11/27
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Monday 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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Guest Teacher
Ginger Thatcher
Ginger Thatcher

11/28
INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Tuesday 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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Master Class with Jennifer Archibald

12/1
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY
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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Guest Teacher
Charles Renato
Charles Renato

12/6
INTERMEDIATE TAP
Wednesday 1:00-2:30pm
ADVANCED TAP
Wednesday 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
Tamii Sakurai
Tamii Sakurai

12/1 & 12/8
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE TAP
Friday 7:45-9:15pm

11/24-12/15
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

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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Master Class with Joshua Bergasse

11/29 & 12/22-12/29
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
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
Richard Stafford
Richard Stafford

12/18, 12/20 & 1/3-1/10
INTERMEDIATE BROADWAY STYLE TAP
Monday & Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm

On Broadway, Richard was the choreographer for In My Life and Dance Supervisor for CATS. He has also choreographed Off-Broadway and directed and choreographed over a hundred musicals internationally and regionally at The Paper Mill Playhouse, Theatre Under The Stars, Walnut Street Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Sacramento Music Circus, North Shore Music Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, Seattle’s Fifth Avenue Theatre and Westchester Broadway Theatre among others.
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Guest Teacher
Randy Skinner
Randy Skinner

12/14-1/11
INTERMEDIATE BROADWAY STYLE TAP
Thursday 2:30-4:00pm

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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Guest Teacher
Marc Kimelman
Marc Kimelman

12/15-1/12
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED JAZZ
Friday 12:00-1:30pm

12/6-1/17
INTERMEDIATE JAZZ
Monday & Wednesday 1:00-2:30

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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The Bob Fosse Master Class Series
January 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

12/18-12/20, 1/3-1/5 & 1/29-2/2
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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