*All Faculty

Anna-Marie Holmes

Ballet Program Director | June 13-26, 2016

Artistic director, choreographer, master teacher, and celebrated ballerina, Anna-Marie Holmes is an internationally acclaimed dance luminary. Her stagings of Russian ballet classics are in the repertoires of leading ballet companies worldwide, and she is a master coach of principals and...

Yury Yanowsky

Ballet Program Gala Choreographer | June 12-19, 2016

Yury Yanowsky's career as a principal dancer with the Boston Ballet spanned over two decades. Yanowsky was the recipient of the first prize at the Prix de Lausanne and won the Silver medal at both the Varna International Ballet Competition...

Koichi Kubo

Ballet Faculty | June 19-26, 2016

Koichi Kubo, Artistic Director of NBA Ballet Company, was awarded the Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs Art 2014 Festival Prize. At the age of 16, he was awarded 1st place at the Moscow International Ballet Competition. Kubo performed as a...

Xiomara Reyes

Ballet Program Master Class Artist | June 20, 2016

Retiring from American Ballet Theatre in June 2015, Xiomara Reyes is passionate about teaching and inspiring new generations of dancers. Since 2013, she has co-directed the IBStage Summer Program in Barcelona and in 2015, directed From Studio to Stage in...

Ramona Pansegrau

Ballet Program Music Director | June 13-26, 2016

Music director, conductor, arranger, and ballet class pianist, Ramona Pansegrau serves as the Director of Music for the National Choreograph Intensive, and is the Conductor for the Kansas City Ballet. In 2012, she conducted for the opening of Kansas City's...

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Improv Traditions & Innovations | Program Director, June 27-July 10, 2016

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar founded Urban Bush Women (UBW), a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change. She has developed a unique approach to enable artists to strengthen effective involvement...

Stephanie McKee

Improv Traditions & Innovations Guest Artist | June 27-July 3, 2016

Stephanie McKee, a dancer, choreographer, and cultural organizer, is Artistic Director of Junebug Productions Inc., which is the organizational successor to the Free Southern Theater; a company formed in 1963 to be a cultural arm of the Civil Rights Movement...

Nia Love

Improv Traditions & Innovations Guest Artist | July 3-10, 2016

Nia Love is an artist, activist, choreographer, educator, installation artist, and co-founder with Marjani Forté-Saunders of LOVE|FORTÉ. She apprenticed with Havana's world renowned Ballet Nacional de Cuba in 1978. Love was awarded a Fulbright Fellow from 2001-2003. In 1996, she...

Samantha Speis

Improv Traditions & Innovations Faculty | June 27-July 10, 2016

Samantha Speis is a dancer and Senior Artistic Associate of Urban Bush Woman, a movement artist who has worked with Gesel Mason, The Dance Exchange, Deborah Hay, Marjani Forté-Saunders, MBDance, and Pearson/Widrig Dance Theater. She was the 2012 recipient of...

Chanon Judson

Improv Traditions & Innovations Faculty | June 27-July 10, 2016

A dancer and Senior Artistic Associate with Urban Bush Woman, Chanon Judson is a cum laude graduate from the University at Buffalo. She was a member of Cotton Club Parade and the Tony Award-winning musical Fela! Judson served four years...

George Caldwell

Improv Traditions & Innovations Music Director | June 27-July 10, 2016

A recent news article, by music critic Jeff Miers, describes George Caldwell as "a fully tenured jazz piano legend...one of the pre-eminent players in modern jazz." Highlights of his career as a jazz pianist include: a stint with tenor saxophonist...

Milton Myers

Contemporary Program Director | July 11-31, 2016

Recognized worldwide as a master teacher, Milton Myers is resident choreographer and instructor for Philadanco and on the faculties of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program, Peridance, STEPS on Broadway, and The Juilliard School, where he is...

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Contemporary Program Guest Choreographer | July 11-17, 2016

A sought-after freelance choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa has created works for companies around the world including Ballet de Genève, Ballet Nacional Chileno, Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Dutch National Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, and Ballet...

Aya Kaneko

Assistant to Program Director Milton Myers | July 11-31, 2016

Aya Kaneko was born in Osaka, Japan, and earned a vocational examination syllabus certificate at The Royal Academy of Dance in London. She went on to work with several ballet companies, projects, and schools as both a dancer and teacher...

Pamela Pribisco

Contemporary Program Ballet Faculty | July 11-14, 2016

Pamela Pribisco was a principal dancer with the Cleveland Ballet for ten years. She served as Ballet Mistress for the Cleveland Ballet, American Ballroom Theater, and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, for which she choreographed and staged numerous pieces...

Helen Pickett

Contemporary Program Technique Faculty | July 11-31, 2016

Helen Pickett is currently the Resident Choreographer for Atlanta Ballet and producer and creator of the workshop, Choreographic Essentials. She has collaborated as a choreographer, coach, and actress with installation video artists and filmmakers, including Eve Sussman, Toni Dove, and...

John Levis

Contemporary Program Music Director | July 11-31, 2016

John Levis is a composer, pianist, and synthesist who has been involved with the Philadelphia dance community since 1971. A graduate of the University of the Arts, he has worked with Philadelphia schools and companies, including University of the Arts,...

Cayetano Soto

Contemporary Program Guest Choreographer | July 17-24, 2016

Cayetano Soto is the 2015/16 Resident Choreographer for Ballet BC. His technical, high-pitched, and unpredictable choreography earned him First Prize for his ballet 24FPS by the choreographic competition Uncontainable Project 2006 of the Royal Ballet of Flanders, best dance production...

Alphonse Poulin

Contemporary Program Ballet Faculty, July 17-22

Alphonse Poulin danced with Boston Ballet, Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, Companhia Nacional de Bailado in Lisbon, Nationaltheater München, and Theater des Westens in Berlin. He was engaged as ballet master at Grand Théatre Genéve in 1981, where he also...

Stijn Celis

Contemporary Program Guest Choreographer | July 24-31, 2016

Stijn Celis is the artistic ballet director at the Saarländische Staatstheater in Germany and a 2015 Choreographer for Ballet BC. As a dancer, he performed with Contemporary Dance Zurich, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Royal Ballet of Flanders,...

Chet Walker

Musical Theatre Dance Program Director | August 1-August 22, 2016

Chet Walker has appeared most prominently in the musicals of Bob Fosse. He is the conceiver of the Tony Award-winning musical Fosse, an international director, choreographer, and Artistic Director of WALKERDANCE. Upcoming productions include Sweet Charity in Athens, Greece and...

Bill Hastings

Musical Theatre Dance Program Guest Choreographer | July 28-August 18, 2016

Bill Hastings has performed in over fifty musicals and plays including Broadway and National touring productions of The Most Happy Fella, A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Rags, Bob Fosse's Dancin', and Sweet Charity. He has choreographed numerous productions for U.S., European,...

John Fischer

Musical Theatre Dance Program Music Director | August 1-22, 2016

John Fischer has served as music director for the Broadway's Rising Stars and Broadway Originals concerts at Town Hall in New York City for the past five years and a music director and pianist in New York City for the...

Dan Gross

Musical Theatre Dance Program Percussionist | August 1-22, 2016

Dan Gross' Broadway and national touring credits include Grease, Blood Brothers, Les Miserables, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, Rent, and Chicago. In addition to appearances and recordings with New York cabaret and pop artists, his concert work includes performances with Broadway...

Lawrence Rhodes

Contemporary Program Ballet Faculty | July 24-29, 2016

Lawrence Rhodes began his career with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. He became a principal dancer at the Joffrey Ballet. Rhodes then became principal dancer with the newly-formed Harkness Ballet and was later voted artistic director while continuing to...

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