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2015 S U M M E R P R O G R A M

July 13, 2015 - August 1, 2015

BODYTRAFFIC is pleased to announce our 2015 Summer Program with Co-Artistic Directors Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC company members, international guest artists: Ayman Harper and  Rosie Herrera and special guests TBA from July 13 – August 1, 2015 at Loyola Marymount University.


This workshop is comprised of technique, improvisation, repertory and the creative process of each artist. It is designed for advanced/professional dancers and choreographers (18+) seeking artistic and technical breakthroughs.



Week 1 – Chris Evans                                                     .

Monday through Friday

10:00-1:00 Technique & Improvisation

2:00-5:00 Repertoire

Week 2 – Co-Artistic Directors of BODYTRAFFIC

Monday through Saturday

9:30-1:oo Countertechnique & Repertoire

2:00-5:30 Progressive Ballet & Repertorire


Week 3 – Ayman Harper and Rosie Herrera

Monday through Saturday

9:30-11:00 Technique

11:00-1:30 Repertory Choreographer One

2:30-6:00 Repertory Choreographer Two


Send letter of interest indicating which week(s) you are applying for, along with supporting materials such as: photos, resume, biography, and video links. Applications will be accepted until 28 dancers have been invited to participate and have secured their space with a security deposit.

Priority for enrollment will go towards dancers participating in all three weeks.


One full-tuition and 3 partial-tuition scholarships will be awarded to exceptional contemporary dancers between ages of 18 and 24. Only dancers who are enrolling in all 3 weeks are eligible. To be considered for a scholarship, send the following along with your application: statement of financial need, proof of age, and 2 letters of recommendation. Scholarship applications are due on or before April 15, 2015. Scholarship applicants will be notified of financial aid status on or before April 14, 2014.


$650 for one week

$1250 for two weeks

$1600 for three weeks


Selected participants are required to submit a non-refundable security deposit in order to hold their space. The deposit includes a one time processing fee of $25:

1 Week Deposit | $250

2 Week Deposit | $425

3 Week Deposit | $550


Dancers who apply and are selected to participate in all three weeks will receive a $100 discount if tuition is paid in full on or before May 1, 2015.



A graduate of the London Contemporary Dance School, Chris began working with Hofesh during his final year, when he was part of of the original cast of ‘Uprising’. Chris is part of the dance collective MWAG (Mother Wanted a Girl), who were commissioned by the Place Prize 2006, and have toured in Northern Spain. In 2008, he worked with Jonathan Lunn on his evening of work Reading Room before rejoining Hofesh Shechter Company for the current tour.


Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Christina studied at the Juilliard School in New York City, from which she graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Immediately upon graduation, Christina danced with the Baryshnikov Arts Foundation, and later joined the Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia. After two seasons with Koresh, Christina moved to Canada to join Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM Danse) in 2007, where she danced for eight seasons. Throughout her professional career, Christina has performed the works of renowned choreographers such as Crystal Pite, Robert Battle, Aszure Barton, Barak Marshall, Ohad Naharin, Rodrigo Pederneiras, Cayetano Soto, Mauro Bigonzetti, Wen Wei Wang and Andonis Foniadakis, to name a few. Christina recently joined BODYTRAFFIC and is thrilled to be a part of the team.


James was raised in Oklahoma and started dancing at the age of nine. He trained with Ballet Oklahoma, Houston Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, The Edge Performing Arts Center (LA), and Lou Conte Dance Studio. James moved to Chicago to dance with River North Chicago Dance Company in 1999. He was with RNCDC for several years before moving to Montréal, where he danced with Les Ballet Jazz de Montréal and RUBBERBANDance Group. He has performed the works of many renowned choreographers including Aszure Barton, Mauro Bigonzetti, Frank Chaves, Danny Ezralow, Harrison McEldowney, Mia Michaels, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Rodrigo Pedernieras, Crystal Pite, Victor Quijada, and Edgar Zendajas. James started choreographing as a youngster in school but really found his passion when he arrived in Chicago, where he dove into working with different dancers and companies. He has set works on River North Chicago Dance Company, Northwest Dance Project’s Pretty Creatives Competition, Les Ballet Jazz Workshop, and for Springboard Danse Project.


Born in Clear Lake City, Texas and trained with Bay Area Houston Ballet And Theater, while attending Houston’s High School for the Performing & Visual Arts. He danced with Hubbard Street’s trainee program before joining Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. He then moved to Holland to join Nederlands Dans Theatre II and performed with The Forsythe Company, under the direction of William Forsythe. He has choreographed Bedfears;Dreampiles for Dominic Walsh Dance Theater as well as works for Nederlands Dans Theatre ll and Hubbard Street ll. He currently resides and choreographs in Berlin.


Is a Miami based dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Rosie Herrera Dance Theater. She is a graduate from New World School with a BFA in Dance Performance.  She has been commissioned by The Miami Light Project in association with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing and the American Dance Festival in 2010, 2011, and 2013. She has had two residencies at the ADF recreating her work “Various Stages of Drowning:  A Cabaret” on ADF dancers and creating a new work entitled “Make Believe” which is set to premiere on her company n 2015/16. Her company has been presented by the Northrop Dance Series, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Texas A & M University, Duncan Theater, The Annenberg Center in Philadelphia and Gotham Dance at Skirball and Focus Dance at The Joyce in New York. Rosie is a 2010 MANCC choreographic fellow and a 2011 Miami Dance Fellow.  In 2013 she was awarded a Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship for her work with Ballet Hispanico entitled “Show.Girl.” The same year she was in residency with Moving Ground Dance Theater in Cleveland creating a new work titled HouseBroken. This past summer she was in residency at the Bates Dance Festival working on a solo work set to premiere in May at the Miami Light Project. She is also collaborating with Larry Keigwin on a duet set to premiere this June at the American Dance Festival. Rosie is a proud artistic associate of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County.


July 13, 2015
August 1, 2015
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