Masterclass

Advanced/ Intermediate Ballet I

Date: Thursday, April 29th
Time: 7:30 P.M-9:00 P.M EST (6:30 P.M- 8:00 P.M CST; 5:30 PM- 7:00 P.M MST; 4:30 P.M- 6:00 P.M PST)
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: Zoom
Price: Free for contestants,  $15 for general registers and $9.99 for students

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Instructor: Florian Rouiller

Bio:
Florian Rouiller is a dance teacher, choreographer, and performer who has worked extensively across three continents. Rouiller has an MFA in Dance from the University of Maryland, where he choreographed and performed the original productions Profondeur Inconnue and Wave while continuing extensive performance with local dance companies outside the university.Rouiller began his dance career with training at the prestigious John Cranko School in Stuttgart with a BFA, and performed with the Stuttgart Ballet in productions such as Sleeping Beauty and Giselle. Upon immigrating to the United States, he danced with Merce Cunningham Dance Company as an apprentice, Ohio Ballet, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Ballet International Eldar Aliev, Ballet Metropolitano de Caracas, and Ballet Contemporanea de Caracas in Venezuela, as well as Goteborg Ballet in Sweden, performing soloist and principal roles and working with choreographers such as Alonzo King, Jiri Kylian, Simon Dow, Robert North, Jorma Uotinen , Jean-Paul Comelin, Lynne Taylor Corbett, to name a few. He has also performed with many companies throughout the United States and taught extensively, including at the Kirov Academy in Washington DC, the Washington Ballet School, and City Dance Ensemble.


Florian Rouiller

Masterclass Introduction and Requirements:

Designed to further develop technical skills, focuses on developing strength, proper alignment and correct execution of ballet steps and combinations, emphasizing proper placement of body, head, arms, and legs.  

Dress code
Class is to be taken in ballet slippers
Solid colored leotard and pink tights for women
Black tights and tucked in white t-shirt/tank top for men
Hair pulled back in a bun for women
Hair pulled away from face for men
No gum chewing
Warm ups may be permitted at the beginning of class

Advanced/ Intermediate Ballet II

Date: Friday, April 30th
Time: 7:30 P.M-9:00 P.M EST (6:30 P.M- 8:00 P.M CST; 5:30 PM- 7:00 P.M MST; 4:30 P.M- 6:00 P.M PST)
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: Zoom
Price: Free for contestants,  $15 for general registers and $9.99 for students

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Instructor: Angelina Sansone

Bio:
Angelina Sansone began her formal ballet training with Charlotte City Ballet in North Carolina. At the age of 14 she left her family’s home to attend The Harid Conservatory with a full tuition scholarship. After graduating from Harid, she spent two seasons with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, where she appeared in Robert Altman’s 2003 film, The Company. Following her stay with Joffrey, Angelina worked toward her BS in Ballet at Indiana University before accepting a contract with the Kansas City Ballet in 2005. In her 14 seasons with the company, Angelina enjoyed a rich career working with numerous choreographers and performing a ranging repertoire of soloist and principal roles. While pursuing her performing career, Angelina maintained an active teaching schedule and participated in a wide range of creative projects in the arts community. For over 15 years, she was on staff as Ballet teacher with several dance schools and taught as guest faculty across the country. In August of 2018, Angelina returned to her home state of NC and proudly joined the ballet faculty at UNCSA. Before beginning her employment with UNSCA, Angelina received her certification from the ABT National Training Curriculum in levels pre-primary through level 5.  In the following years, in addition to her teaching schedule, Angelina has staged multiple pieces and assisted in the creation of 2 new works by Ilya Kozadayev and Stephanie Martinez. In the summer of 2019, she was invited to teach for three weeks at the Shaoguan University in Guangdong, China.




Angelina

Masterclass Introduction and Requirements:

Ballet Technique Class: A technique class based in classical forms of ballet with emphasis on coordination of the arms and legs, alignment and clarity in the positions of the body, and musical and artistic expression. All student cameras should remain on for the class



Dress code

Skin-colored tights and a solid-colored leotard or shirt.

Modern & Contemporary Dance I

Date: Sat, May 1st
Time: 11:00 A.M-12:30 P.M EST (10:00 A.M- 11:30 P.M CST 9:00 AM- 10:30 A.M MST 8:00 A.M- 9:30 A.M PST)
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: Zoom
Price: Free for contestants,  $15 for general registers and $9.99 for students

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Instructor: Danah Bella

Bio:
Danah Bella, is the artistic director of Danah Bella Dance Works, a modern dance company focused on reclaiming evocative movement as social practice. danah is an award-winning choreographer who has performed & presented her work throughout the country including the Red Rock Dance Festival, Cool New York Festival, United States Asian American Festival, Bates Dance Festival, American College Dance Association’s National Dance Festival, ReVIEWING Black Mountain College, as well as in Mexico and Italy. She has taught workshops and has been artist in residence in festivals and universities throughout the United States and abroad; including, Pro Danza Italia, Bates Dance Festival, Monterey Dance Fest, the American College Dance Association's Regional and National conference, Western Michigan University, University of Virginia, Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival, Santa Barbara City College and Goose Route Dance Festival.  Danah is also a founding member of Colectivo Caliban, an artist collective that transgresses disciplinary borders through sound and movement.  She has worked in higher education since 2002 teaching modern dance technique, dance theory, and history. Danah is currently the Director of the BFA Dance program at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She was awarded an MFA in performance from the Ohio State University and a BA in Dance from the University of California in Santa Barbara.




Danah

Masterclass Introduction and Requirements:
An investigation of movement from the inside out, this class encourages efficient use of alignment and technique while exploring full bodied movement with an emphasis on strength, breath and dynamics. Beginning with a gentle warm-up, we will transition to a choreographed phrase, an opportunity to discover the body’s unique potential and find one’s individual voice.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Dresscode: Dance clothes, bare feet

M & C II: FINDING THE ROOTS FOR CONTEMPORARY MOVEMENT

Date: Sun, May 2nd
Time: 11:00 A.M-12:30 P.M EST (10:00 A.M- 11:30 P.M CST 9:00 AM- 10:30 A.M MST 8:00 A.M- 9:30 A.M PST)
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: Zoom
Price: Free for contestants,  $20 for general registers and $9.99 for students

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Instructor: Risa Steinberg

Bio:
Risa Steinberg is an active member of the dance community as a performer, teacher, re-constructor of the works of José Limón, and mentor to young, emerging and established choreographers. A native New Yorker, she studied and graduated from the High School of Performing Arts and The Juilliard School where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts.A former principal dancer with the José Limón Dance Company, Bill Cratty Dance Theater, Annabel Gamson, Anna Sokolow’s Player’s Project, Colin Connor, and American Repertory Dance Company of Los Angeles, Ms. Steinberg has also been a guest artist with choreographers including Wally Cardona, Sean Curran, and DanzaHoy of Caracas, Venezuela.  Her solo concert, A Celebration of Dance, featured repertory from Isadora Duncan to contemporary choreographers. As a re-constructor of the works of Mr. Limón, Ms. Steinberg has worked with companies and dancers including Nureyev and Friends, Frank Augustyn, and Karen Kain.  She has been full time faculty at the Juilliard School since 2004 and held the position of Associate Director of Juilliard Dance from 2008-2016. She was a dance panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts, and now sits on the selection committee of The Bessies. Ms. Steinberg is the choreographic advisor and rehearsal coach for Brian Brooks Moving Company and Kate Weare Dance Company. As a choreographic mentor she has had the honor of working with remarkable creators including Kyle Abraham, Michelle Dorrance and Brian Arias.  Steinberg is the co-director of the Ann and Weston Hicks Choreography Project at Jacob’s Pillow.She is presently a cast member of the Punchdrunk production, Sleep No More.




Risa

Masterclass Introduction and Requirements:

The technique class taught by Risa is both, process and goal-directed. The goal is to have a fully integrated and organised body so that they are dancing with full freedom, passion, confidence, and trust in their physical information and in their efforts. Through the process of understanding alignment as an on-going principle of moving well and fully, the use of body weight is explored in relationship to the challenges of yielding to and resisting gravity. This ability to use momentum through the elements of direction allows for the dancer to take risks. This is extremely important as it impacts dynamics. The use of breath and dynamic texture through musicality are some of the fundamental elements that are explored. Focus and intention having a strong relationship to space is primary, as without those two elements, dance stays internal and does not honour the relationship between stage and audience. Ultimately, the hope would be that the dancer gains a powerful technical capacity with the ability to dance poetically and fully. Through her belief that the technique of José Limón is a masterful way to achieve the above, Risa calls upon her years of training, teaching and performing his works to explore all of these elements.

DRESS CODE:  Dance clothes and barefoot

LEVEL:   Intermediate/Advanced

Tap Masterclass-Advanced/ Intermediate

Date: Sat, May 1st
Time: 4:30 P.M-6:00 P.M EST 3:30 P.M- 5:00 P.M CST 2:30 PM- 4:00 P.M MST 1:30 P.M- 3:00 P.M PST
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: Zoom
Price: Free for contestants,  $20 for general registers and $9.99 for students

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Instructor: Chloe Arnold

Bio:
Emmy Nominated Choreographer, Chloé Arnold, was discovered at a young age in Washington, DC by Debbie Allen. Chloé’s choreography has been featured on hit television shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, Good Morning America, The Ellen Show, The Talk, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s A Legendary Christmas, and over 40 episodes of The Late Late Show With James Corden. Chloe Arnold is the founder of the hit Female Tap Sensations Syncopated Ladies. They have over 50 million views online, receiving praise from Beyonce, Whoopi Goldberg on The View, as well as many other celebrities and news outlets around the world. Some of their credits include The Ellen Show, Good Morning America, So You Think You Can Dance, Global Citizen Week, New York Fashion Week, Essence Fest, Imagine Justice (featuring Common, J Cole, and Andra Day), Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative at the US Open, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, The Women in the World Summit, Democratic National Convention, Beyoncé’s Ivy Park Launch at Top Shop London, and many more. Chloé recently was named one of LeBron James’ “The Strongest”, a campaign featured in Essence to celebrate his 16th Nike Sneaker Release, was on The Root 100 list, and featured in Shonda Rhimes and Microsoft’s “Language of Leadership” panel discussion. Chloé is also an entrepreneur that holds a degree from Columbia University. She and her sister co-founded Chloé and Maud Productions, DC Tap Festival, and co- produced the award-winning documentary TAP WORLD with Hollywood Executive Producer Dean Hargrove.



Masterclass Introduction and Requirements:

Dress code
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Contemporary Jazz

Date: Sun, May 2nd
Time: 4:30 P.M-6:00 P.M EST 3:30 P.M- 5:00 P.M CST 2:30 PM- 4:00 P.M MST 1:30 P.M- 3:00 P.M PST
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: Zoom
Price: Free for contestants,  $20 for general registers and $9.99 for students

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Instructor: Sheri Hayden

Bio:
Sheri graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership in Arts Administration and a Bachelor of Performing Arts. She is a faculty member of OCU’s renowned Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment where she teaches multiple dance styles and choreographs main stage productions. In 2018, she was nominated for Adjunct Faculty of the Year. Her choreography credits include Spring Awakening, Spamalot, Music Man, Side Show, Sister Act, Evita, Brigadoon, Broadway Bound (OCU), Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play (CityRep/OCU), Meet Me in St. Louis (UCO), The Oklahoma Senior Follies (OCCC), The Seven Last Words of Christ (Church of the Servant), Trace, Hip Hop Nutcracker, Grace Trumps (RACE) and Bye Bye Birdie (McAlester HS).  In addition to OCU, Sheri is faculty at the University of Central Oklahoma, training dancers in both the musical theater and dance departments and directs several competitive dance companies at a dance studio in Edmond, Oklahoma. During the summers, she provides dance training and choreography at dance intensives for both the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment and the Bass School of Music. She has served on a panel of judges for competitions such as Oklahoma Dance Masters of America, Oklahoma State Dance Team Directors’ Association, Edmond Chamber’s Dancing with the Stars, Starbound, Triumph National Talent, and Dance Champs. Sheri also serves on the Board of Directors for RACE Dance Collective. Sheri has performed internationally on cruise ships, with The Pollard Theatre Company in The Producers, with Tulsa Ballet in its North American premier of Strictly Gershwin and with RACE Dance Collective. Other performance credits include +3 Quartets with Adam Parsons Company in Los Angeles, Jazz Dance World Congress in Chicago, Trace, He Said She Said, Home, Energy, Seven Last Words of Christ, The Variety Care Benefit Show, Grace Trumps, Vamp’d, The Racey Show, Hip Hop Nutcracker, The Girlie Show, and Raceless. Film and television credits include Cube of Light, Affliction, Love Exists, [dis]Ability, Osage 9th Anniversary (Commercial), and I Got a Job (Commercial).

Sherri

Masterclass Introduction and Requirements:
A master class focusing on stylization of jazz choreography in regards to musicality. Class will incorporate various warmup, strength, and strengthening techniques, followed by a center combination. Geared to the intermediate/advanced dancers, the class will incorporate jazz and contemporary techniques as dancers explore jazz dance in a virtual setting.
Level: Advanced/ Intermediate
Preparation requirement: An understanding of the basic techniques in both ballet and jazz, with some knowledge of contemporary dance.


Dress code

Form fitting attire that won't hinder a dancers ability to move through space; but also clothing you feel confident in.

Hip-pop Masterclass

Date: Sat, May 1st
Time: 7:30 P.M-9:00 P.M EST (6:30 P.M- 8:00 P.M CST; 5:30 PM- 7:00 P.M MST; 4:30 P.M- 6:00 P.M PST)
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: Zoom
Price: Free for contestants,  $25 for general registers and $9.99 for students

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Instructor: Bam Martin/Kinjaz Dance Studio

Bio:
Bam Martin is a professional Dancer/Choreographer from Los Angeles, CA. Throughout his career he has brought his hard hitting choreography style to many stages and workshops around the world. Bam is currently sharing his knowledge of movement through teaching on different platforms, and creating artistry alongside his world-renowned crew, The Kinjaz. In 2014, Bam Martin choreographed the finishing performance for GRV at World Of Dance and was competing against Keone Madrid's group formerly known as 'Cookies' Choreo Cookies. GRV placed 2nd as Cookies placed 1st, many have debated that GRV should have came in first. Kinjaz is an LA based American Dance crew. Established in 2010 Kinjaz was founded by Mike Song, Anthony Lee. Which originally began as a group that just danced to Naruto music formerly known as ANBU Black Ops. Kinjaz is now one of the greatest crews in the world, with members coming from famous legendary groups and choreographers with different backgrounds from groups such as Kaba Modern, Poreotics, Jabbawockeez, and Mos Wanted.

Masterclass Introduction and Requirements:
Hard hitting fast paced choreography.  
Level: Advanced
Dress code
Dress comfortably in your own style



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