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July 13, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Due to the direct effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, BODYTRAFFIC will have its 2020 Intensive with Artistic Directors Lillian Barbeito & Tina Finkelman Berkett and Company Members online via Zoom.


Week Two from July 20-24 is at capacity. We are still accepting applications for Weeks One and Three. 


BODYTRAFFIC’s 2020 Virtual Intensive is designed for young dancers who seek extraordinary, rigorous dance instruction that will take their training to the next level. Featuring Ballet, Contemporary, BODYTRAFFIC’s Exclusive Repertoire, and the Creative Process, participants will receive personalized attention from Artistic Directors and BODYTRAFFIC Company Members while developing new skills and having fun!

A minimum of 3 years of dance experience necessary; must be considered intermediate or advanced to participate.


Participants will need the following:

  • device with operational sound that is compatible with Zoom  
  • Zoom software and familiarity 
  • a strong and reliable internet connection
  • Ability to participate from 8:00am-3:00pm Pacific Standard Time
  • minimum space of 7 by 8 feet 

Sample Schedule

Please note that the times listed below are Pacific Daylight Time.

8:00 – 9:30 Ballet

9:35 – 11:00 Contemporary

11:00 – 11:45 Break

11:45 – 1:15   BODYTRAFFIC Repertory

1:30 – 3:00 Creative Process (improvisation & composition)


To enhance our positive and personal approach, we provide access to BODYTRAFFIC Faculty during our weekly Wednesday Virtual Lunch. BODYTRAFFIC Directors and company members share their experiences and exchange ideas with participants in a casual and intimate setting over lunch.


Each week culminates with a wrap-up session where students show and discuss material learned throughout the week. The wrap-up sessions, which last approximately 30 minutes, are a completion opportunity for participants to share their experience with friends and family.



Attend a Master Class/Audition that consists of 1-hour of ballet and 1-hour of BODYTRAFFIC repertory. Please wear solid-colored, form-fitting clothes and hair secured off neck and face. Bring a headshot and resume if you have one (not required). Space is limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended. $30 Master Class/Audition Fee. Pay in advance with PayPal or Venmo. Pay in person with cash or check only.


Dallas, TX | 10.27.19

Boston, MA |  11.16.19

Detroit, MI  | 11.23.19

New York, NY |  1.12.20

Orange County, CA | 2.2.20

Los Angeles, CA | 2.16.20


For more information and/or to register, contact: education@bodytraffic.com


STEP 1 – Request $30 Application Invoice from: education@bodytraffic.com

STEP 2 – Submit $30 Application Fee via PayPal or Venmo. Please note that materials will not be reviewed until the application fee has been processed.

STEP 3 – Email the following materials to: Lillian@bodytraffic.com

  • Brief Statement of Interest
  • Headshot
  • Bodyshot
  • Video
  • Student’s Personal Information
    • Participant’s Full Name
    • Legal Guardian Name(s)
    • Phone Number(s)
    • Date of Birth
    • Age as of July 13, 2020
    • Place of Residence
    • Primary Dance Studio
    • Significant Dance Teachers/Mentor


There is no deadline for submissions. Applications will be accepted until the 2020 Virtual Intensive is at capacity.  We will post on our website when the intensive is full and we are no longer accepting applications.


  • The HEADSHOT does not have to be a professional image. We just request that the photo is in focus and represents you now.
  • An ideal BODYSHOT will show your line, ability, physique, and personality from head to toe. It does not have to be a professional image or in a certain position. Choose an image that captures how you like to move and/or what you are good at!


  • adagio with extensions front, side, and back
  • waltz with pirouette
  • grand allegro
  • improvisation (one minute unedited)
  • contemporary solo or phrase work (one minute or less)

The above video guidelines are highly recommended, especially if you are applying for a scholarship. Other videos (such as performance, improvisation, and/or competition footage) will be accepted and considered.


$700 | one week

$1,300 | two weeks

$1,875 | three weeks


$550 | one week ($150 off)

$1,050 | two weeks ($250 off)

$1,500 | three weeks ($375 off)


$200   | one week

$400   | two weeks

$600   | three weeks

SCHOLARSHIPS (April 15th Deadline)

Full and partial tuition scholarships will be awarded to dancers with exceptional technique, individuality, and artistic promise. To be considered for financial aid, in addition to the general application guidelines listed above, please submit the following materials to: Lillian@bodytraffic.com.

  • Video Statement that specifies financial need (talk directly to camera)
  • Proof of age (copy of any ID that show’s photo and date of birth)
  • Two recommendation letters

Scholarship applications are due on or before April 15th, 2020. Applicants will be notified of their financial aid status on or before April 30th, 2020.



BODYTRAFFIC Artistic Director Lillian Barbeito and company members are available for private coaching, mentorship, and/or choreography (solos for competitions or college auditions). Private instruction/rehearsal can be arranged before, during, and after the Virtual Intensive. To find out more information such as rates and availability, contact: Lillian@bodytraffic.com.




Co-Director of BODYTRAFFIC. Lillian is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico where she trained with the Santa Fe Dance Foundation and worked with The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Southwest Ballet and the Santa Fe Opera. She received a BFA from The Juilliard School where she studied on a 4 year, full-tuition scholarship awarded by Tomorrow’s Leaders of America. As a dancer, Lillian had an extensive performance career that took her to Europe, New York, and then finally to Los Angeles, where she founded BODYTRAFFIC with Tina Berkett. She has taught internationally for organizations such as CalArts, Idyllwild Arts Academy, L’Artere and L’ecole de Danse in Quebec City, Lyon Opera Ballet, Northwest Dance Project, San FranciscoConservatory of Dance, Southland Ballet Academy, The Wooden Floor, and UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures. Lillian is one of 32 teachers in the world who is certified to teach Anouk van Dijk’s groundbreaking Countertechnique. She has choreographed over 50 works for high schools, universities, competitions, regional ballet companies, and professional modern dance companies throughout the US and Canada. She is currently on faculty at Loyola Marymount University.


Tina Finkelman Berkett grew up in New York City. Under the tutelage of Michele Cuccaro Cain, she trained and learned to love dance. Tina attended Stuyvesant High School and Barnard College, Columbia University where she graduated summa cum laude with degrees in math and economics. Upon graduation, she joined Aszure Barton & Artists and performed with the company throughout the United States, including at Jacob’s Pillow and Spoleto festivals. Tina became Aszure Barton’s assistant and taught alongside Barton both in the US and abroad. She had the incredible honor of being a founding member of Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hell’s Kitchen Dance, where she also served as the company’s dancer liaison. In 2007, Tina moved to Los Angeles and founded BODYTRAFFIC with Lillian Barbeito. Tina often says BODYTRAFFIC is “the dream come true, that [she] never knew she had.”  She is so thankful for the past 12 years and feels incredibly in debt to all who have played a part in this incredible journey.  In particular, Tina must thank her family and her son Jack for being her greatest inspirations and supports.



Originally from Las Vegas Nevada, Haley began her dance training at the age of three. She graduated from Las Vegas Academy in 2013 and continued her professional training in Vancouver, BC at Arts Umbrella under the direction of Artemis Gordon. During this time, she participated in the Young Choreographers program mentored by Crystal Pite as well as performing works by Sharon Eyal, Cayetano Soto, Lesley Telford, and Fernando Hernando Magadan. In 2015 she was awarded the Emerging Artist scholarship from the RBC Canada Council. Haley has attended workshops such as Springboard Danse Montreal, Netherlands Dans Theater, San Francisco Conservatory, and The Banff Centre for Arts. She joined Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot as an apprentice in 2016. Haley has performed with Peter Chu’s Chuthis, Haley has participated in HSPro with Alexandra Wells as well as been a guest artist with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Haley is a certified yoga teacher and has a love for teaching and choreographing. She joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2018.


Tiare Keeno, a Utah native, received her BFA in dance at The Juilliard School where she performed lead roles in the works of Martha Graham and José Limòn. She also attended Springboard Danse Montreal where she performed the works of RUBBERBAND Dance Group, Aszure Barton and Artists, and Kidd Pivot among others. In her professional career, she has been a company member of Nevada Ballet Theatre where she performed in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil and most recently performed in Al Blackstone’s Freddie Falls in Love at the Joyce Theatre in NYC. Tiare is thrilled to be joining the company of BODYTRAFFIC for the 2019- 2020 season.


Guzmán started dancing at the International School of Dance of Carmen Roche Scaena in Madrid on a scholarship sponsored by the Ministerio de Cultura de Madrid. Guzmán danced with Ballet Joven de Carmen Roche until 1999, when he was offered a scholarship to attend the School of American Ballet (SAB). After his time at SAB, Edward Villella invited him to dance with Miami City Ballet. From 2002 to 2007, Guzmán danced with Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporaneo. In 2007, with André Mesquita and Teresa Alves da Silva, Guzmán co-founded Tok’Art, a cultural platform.  He has performed extensively as a guest artist throughout Europe.  He teaches ballet, yoga, and movement workshops. Guzmán is currently BODYTRAFFIC’s resident filmmaker and has won awards for his film work. Guzmán joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2012.



Ethan is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School where he received the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Choreographic Promise. He has performed works by Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Stijn Celis, Roy Assaf Stephan Laks and Medhi Walerski. In the past, Colangelo has created work inside the walls of the school but has also presented his creations elsewhere. Throughout his tenure at Juilliard he received 8 choreographic workshop pieces to be performed at the Choreographic Honors Showcase at the end of the year. In the summer of 2016 he was one of three selected for a choreographic residency at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance Gaga Summer Intensive where he created a work for six women. In early November Ethan was one of ten selected to present work at Reverb Dance Festival NYC where a fellow classmate performed a solo work.  In 2017 Guillaume Cote (Associate Choreographer of the National Ballet of Canada) invited Ethan to create work at his Montreal festival, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, where he presented two separate pieces. Recently he has presented work at the APAP 2018 showcases and was one of nine choreographers selected internationally for the 2019 Copenhagen International Choreography Competition. Ethan is excited to be joining BODYTRAFFIC this season.


Jamal was raised in Atlanta, GA and began his training at Dance Makers of Atlanta under the direction of Denise and Lynise Heard. He studied as a scholarship student at Virginia School of the Arts and trained in intensive programs at Kirov Academy of Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and London Contemporary Dance School. In 2011, Jamal received a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University, where he performed works by Arthur Mitchell, George Balanchine, Pascal Rioult, Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, and Martha Graham. He has also performed in Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet, Missouri Ballet Theater, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and Collage Dance Collective. Jamal was a dancer for Ailey II prior to joining BODYTRAFFIC. Jamal joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2017.


If you have any questions or concerns about the application process or program itself, please contact:

Lillian Barbeito

Email: Lillian@bodytraffic.com

Phone: 310.923.2766


July 13, 2020
July 31, 2020
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