Master Classes for Summer 2018 have ended. Look for Exciting Master Classes to come during the 2018-2019 Season.

Monday Master Classes
Summer 2018

July 9

Brandon Coleman
Contemporary

Brandon Coleman is a NYC based performer from Katy, TX and is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where he received his BFA in Dance and BA in Communication with a minor in Arts Administration. While in school, Brandon received the prestigious Undergraduate Creative Achievement Award for performance and choreography. He attended Springboard Danse Montréal in 2016 and 2017 and received additional training from River North Dance Chicago and KEIGWIN + COMPANY.
Coleman toured throughout China with Art.If.Act Dance Project, assisted Sam Watson at the Tanz Bozen- Bolzano Danza International dance festival in Bolzano, Italy, and performed as a guest artist with Zikr Dance Ensemble in Denver, CO. Formally a member of Visceral Dance Chicago , Coleman has also worked with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago as a guest artist for their 2017 Summer Series. Since moving to NYC, Brandon has joined KEIGWIN + COMPANY for their 2017-18 season.
As a teacher, Brandon has taught across the country in major cities such as Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Brandon has been on faculty with Visceral Dance Center in Chicago, IL and Inspire School of Dance in Naperville, IL but is a regular guest teacher at Hubbard Street Dance Center, Millennium Dance Complex LV, and Houston Met Dance Center.
He teaches from the beginning to advanced/pro level and specializes in Jazz/ Contemporary dance. Currently working as a guest teacher for a variety workshops and intensives across North America, Brandon's class revolves around movement quality and a positive learning environment. For more about Brandon, check out his website www.brandoncolemandance.com or Instagram @itsbrandoncoleman


July 16

Kevin Raponey
Musical Theatre

Kevin Raponey is a Certified Dance Educator from Connecticut now residing in New York City! Kevin attended school at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After college, Kevin started working professionally at Theme Parks such as Six Flags, Sea World and Hershey Park. After, Kevin jumped on Holland America Line Luxury Cruise Liners as a Singer/Dancer traveling the world and performing at sea! Cruise Ships opened the door to moving to New York City and pursuing a Musical Theatre career. You may have seen Kevin in the National Touring companies of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Chorus Line and Legally Blonde! Kevin has also performed regionally across the Country at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ (Ever After, West Side Story) and Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC (Kiss Me Kate) just to name a few. Kevin has been teaching Master Classes and Choreographing for prestigious and established dance studios in the Tri-State are formany years.


July 23

Dylan Pearce
Jazz Jumps & Turns

Dylan Pearce is a freelance teacher, choreographer, and performer from New York City. He began dancing at age 5 and has studied at the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School in NYC and received numerous scholarships and titles as a performer. Dylan is happy to be going into his eighth season with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He has performed in televised and staged productions including Off Broadway in Shea Sullivan’s ‘Dancing on a Dream’, WNBA All-Star Halftime Show, Miss New Jersey, Miss New York and The Miss Florida pageants, The Michael Awards, Trump Plaza, Equity Fights AIDS, Bravo Summer Showcase, Knicks City Dancers, Tri-State Youth Invitational, Ray-Ban and Rite Aid industrials, The Nutcracker as well as the International Dance Festival in NYC. Dylan was a back up dancer for International Recording Artist, Tina Ann and a company dancer in the modern company, Momix. Dylan was a dance captain for the Walt Disney World’s “Twas The Night Before Christmas” and recently toured the world, performing for Princess and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Dylan is a highly sought after Master Instructor and Choreographer. He has taught master classes and choreographed all over the United States for studios and Universities. His distinctive style sets his choreography apart and gives his dancers a cutting edge above the competition.


July 23

Madison Cole
Ballet

Madison Jayne Cole is currently completing her second season as a professional dancer with the New York State Ballet in Rochester, New York under the direction of Katherine Johnson, Sarah Rothrock-Rickel, and Robert Royce. Throughout the past two years with the company she has performed principal roles including; Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, The Duchess in Alice in Wonderland, and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet. Madison was a featured soloist in Royce’s, Marriage of Figaro and Rothrock-Rickel’s, Requiem. Other roles with the company include; Dracula’s Wives, Dracula; Juliet’s Friends, Romeo and Julie; White Queen, Alice in Wonderland; and Snow Corps, Flower Corps, The Nutcracker.
Prior to the start of her professional career, Madison began her professional training at the age of 13 at the Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program under the direction of Edward Ellison in NYC. She later completed her training at the SLK Ballet Professional Training Program under the direction of Sara Knight, also located in NYC. Madison has guest performed for a wide variety of companies across the country including Sedona Chamber Ballet, Phoenix Ballet, Indelible Dance, and Long Island Ballet Theater. During her time at SLK, Madison was one of a select few students chosen to participate in an exchange program with Ballet Central in London, England. Madison was also chosen to guest perform at the Alto Jonio Dance Festival in Villipiana, Italy. Madison has attended summer programs at Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, SLK Ballet, Ellison Ballet, Ballet Idaho, and Joffrey Ballet. She was invited to take classes at Estonian National Ballet, and Wroclaw Opera Ballet(Poland), and has also trained privately with Kat Wildish and Francois Perron. Other repertoire includes; Paquita Pas de Deux, Paquita; Gamzatti, La Bayadere; Lilac Fairy, The Sleeping Beauty; Myrtha, Giselle; and Odile (Black Swan), Swan Lake.


July 30

Jeff Cowans

Jeff Cowans started training for dance later on life but quickly fell in love with hop-hop dance. With the right teachers and drive Jeff began working in the industry. Americas got talent, music videos, Commercials for MTV, Malibu rum, Smirnoff, Apple, backup for Kelly Rowland and a European tour were all setting him up for more things to come. Now dancing for Crystal Waters Jeff finds the time to do what’s most important in his dance life, training and teaching.God never gives you more than you can handle.


August 6

Eric John Campross
Contemporary

Eric John Campros began professionally performing in California at the age of 18. Throughout his career, Eric has had the privilege of dancing with several artists including The Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Usher, Mikaela, and Aaliyah. He has appeared on numerous television series and specials including the MTV Video Music Awards, the BET Awards, and the Blockbuster Awards. He has danced in several commercials and industrials for companies including Nissan, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Old Navy, Target, Nike, and Wrangler Jeans.
As a choreographer Eric toured the south with Real Soul, in Germany with the bands B3 and M*Pire, and has worked with recording artist Kelly McCarthy. As an educator Eric has taught classes around the world, most recently in China as guest faculty at Shandong University of the Arts and Hebei Art University. He recently returned from a second successful tour of India where he worked with some of the brightest stars in the Bollywood Industry. He will return again early next year.


August 6

Paulette Ashkenazie
Hip Hop

Paulette has been teaching all over the tri-state area for the past 10 years, specializing in hip hop and street jazz. She has trained at Broadway Dance Center, while working with NYC's top choreographers. She has performed for many live events, TV shows, music videos and movies which include Pepsi & Uber Super Bowl halftime show, 9.23 Amp Radio Station, Dr Oz, NYC's Carnival, Recording artist Chris Porter and more. Beyond just dance, Paulette's classes are guaranteed to motivate, inspire, instill confidence and empower students with the courage to freely express themselves.


Pricing

$35 per Class