Guest Teachers & Master Classes


Guest Teacher
Ginger Thatcher
Ginger Thatcher

3/26
INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Sunday 11:00am-12:30pm

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
Jason Samuels Smith
Jason Samuels Smith

3/26
INTERMEDIATE TAP
Sunday 4:00-5:30pm

Jason’s choreography and film performances include CBS’s “Secret Talents of the Stars” (MYA), So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with The Stars, Dean Hargrove’s Tap Heat, Outkast’s Idlewild, and Debbie Allen’s Cool Women. Stage credits include Soul Possessed (leading role), Broadway’s Bring in Da’Noise, Bring in Da’Funk (principal/lead roles), and Imagine Tap! (leading role).
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Guest Teacher
Ashley Tuttle
Ashley Tuttle

3/27
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Monday 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
Barry Kerollis
Barry Kerollis

3/27
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET
Monday 2:30-4:00pm

4/26
ADVANCED BEGINNING CONTEMPORARY
Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm

Barry Kerollis is a freelance artist based out of both New York City and Philadelphia. His career has included dancing with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet, and many other companies as a Principal Guest Artist. Barry worked as the Interim Artistic Director of Alaska Dance Theatre and currently works nationally as an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and guest artist.
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Guest Teacher
Nicholas Garr
Nicholas Garr

3/20-3/29
ADM21 ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE REP
Monday & Wednesday 1:00-2:30pm
Teaching “Dance at the Gym” from West Side Story

Nick worked with Jerome Robbins on two revivals of West Side Story. Nick was chosen by Mr. Robbins to dance the role of Bernardo for the “Suite of Dances from West Side Story”, in the choreographer’s final Broadway show, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.
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Guest Teacher
Lainie Munro
Lainie Munro

3/29
ABSOLUTE BEGINNING TAP
Wednesday 6:15-7:30pm

Lainie is a New York City-based director, choreographer, and performer. She choreographed Sweet Charity for New Haarlem Arts Theater, which won her the AUDELCO award for Best Choreography. Her work on Sweet Charity earned her praise from critics and was described in the New York Times as “new, exhilarating choreography.” Other choreography credits include: an episode of “Hope and Faith” starring Kelly Ripa and Oklahoma! starring Rue McClanahan for the Broadway Series of Charlotte. Lainie recently played the role of Flo Manero in Saturday Night Fever onboard the Royal Caribbean vessel The Liberty of the Seas, touring Europe and the Caribbean Islands.
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Guest Teacher
Paul Boos
Paul Boos

3/31
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE PROFESSIONAL BALLET
Friday 11:30am-1:00pm

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
Charles Renato
Charles Renato

4/5
INTERMEDIATE TAP
Wednesday 1:00-2:30pm
ADVANCED TAP
Wednesday 4:30-6:00pm

3/29-4/13
ADVANCED BEGINNING TAP
Wednesday 10:00-11:30am
Thursday 1:00-2:30pm

4/13
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
Denise Caston
Denise Caston

4/2
BEGINNING TAP
Sunday 12:30-2:00pm
INTERMEDIATE TAP
Sunday 2:00-3:30pm

3/29 & 4/5
BEGINNING TAP
Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm
ADVANCED BEGINNING TAP
Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm

4/3-4/17
ADVANCED BEGINNING TAP
Monday 10:00-11:30am
INTERMEDIATE 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
Danny Gardner
Danny Gardner

3/30 & 4/6
BEGINNING TAP
Thursday 2:30-4:00pm
INTERMEDIATE TAP
Thursday 4:30-6:00pm

Danny was recently seen as Lucky in the Broadway premiere of Dames at Sea. Other Credits include Dick Trevor in Encores! Lady, Be Good! starring Tommy Tune, the National Tour of White Christmas, the National Symphonic Tour of Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience, and the National Tour of 42nd Street.
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Guest Teacher
Hillary-Marie Michael
Hillary-Marie Michael

4/7
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE TAP
Friday 7:45-9:15pm

3/31-4/14
ADVANCED BEGINNING TAP
Friday 6:15-7:45pm

An acclaimed soloist and ensemble member, Hillary-Marie Michael has been featured at some of the most prestigious venues on the east coast and her high energy classes and performances have brought her to studios and stages around the world. She has worked with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith and Derick K. Grant.
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Master Class with Chet Walker

4/3-4/10
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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Guest Teacher
Kurt Froman
Kurt Froman

4/3-4/12
ADM21 ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE REP
Monday & Wednesday 1:00-2:30pm
Teaching rep from Movin’ Out & An American in Paris

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
Joshua Beamish
Joshua Beamish

4/11 & 4/13
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY
Tuesday & Thursday 12:00-1:30pm

Joshua Beamish founded MOVETHECOMPANY in 2005 and his works have since extensively toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has also choreographed works for The Royal Ballet, Cape Town Opera, New York City Ballet’s Wendy Whelan Restless Creature and Ashley Bouder for The Ashley Bouder Project, Martha Graham Company Principal dancer Lloyd Knight, students at Purchase College at SUNY and The Juilliard School, among others.
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Master Class with Randy Skinner

4/12 & 4/14
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Wednesday & 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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Guest Teacher
Tamii Sakurai
Tamii Sakurai

3/31-4/14
BEGINNING TAP
Friday 11:30am-1:00pm
ADVANCED BEGINNING TAP
Friday 1:00-2:30pm
INTERMEDIATE TAP
Friday 2:30-4:00pm

4/3-4/17
ADVANCED TAP
Monday 2:30-4:00pm

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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Guest Teacher
Randy Skinner
Randy Skinner

4/15
INTERMEDIATE BROADWAY TAP
Saturday 4:00-5:30pm

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
Alia Kache
Alia Kache

4/10-4/24
ADVANCED BEGINNING CONTEMPORARY
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 11:30am-1:00pm

3/23-4/20
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY
Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:30pm

Alia has appeared in Laurie Simon’s Music of Regret–Act III and Radio City Christmas Spectacular 75th Anniversary DVD. She was a featured dancer in Big League Theatrical’s Aida, and also performed with Disney’s The Lion King (Gazelle Tour). She also acted as rehearsal director for Ailey II, under the artistic direction of Troy Powell.
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Guest Teacher
Stephanie Yonkovich
Stephanie Yonkovich

3/7-4/25
TOTAL BODY BARRE
Tuesday 8:00-8:45am

Stephanie is currently a Barre instructor at Equinox and has loved combining dance with fitness. She is also the Head Coach and Choreographer for the Columbia University Dance Team.
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Master Class with James Kinney

3/27-3/31 & 4/17-4/28
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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Guest Teacher
Lisa Biagini
Lisa Biagini

2/5-7/2
INTERMEDIATE THEATER DANCE
Sunday 3:30-5:00pm

A student of the Luigi Jazz Technique since childhood, Lisa has been a sub/guest teacher at Luigi’s Jazz Centre in NYC since 2010. Favorite theater credits include Hello, Dolly! as Minnie Fay, The Music Man as Zaneeta Shinn and Fiddler on the Roof as Chava.
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