This years Summer Program is currently full. Any applications submitted will be automatically added to the waitlist. If you would like to be considered for the Audition Intensive please submit your materials through the Summer Program Application form below.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This two-week VIRTUAL program is comprised of technique, improvisation, repertory, and the creative process, and is designed to empower advanced/professional dancers and choreographers (18+) to have artistic and physical breakthroughs. BODYTRAFFIC’s programs have a history of providing beautiful networking and community building opportunities, as well.
BODYTRAFFIC’s Summer Program is curated as a two-week virtual program. Dancers are encouraged to participate for its entirety.
WEEK 1 | JUNE 28 – JULY 3
WEEK 2 | JULY 5 – JULY 10
8:30am: Coffee Kickoff
9:00am- 12:00pm: Class with Guest Faculty
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch Break Discussion
1:00 – 3:00pm: BODYTRAFFIC Rep or Class with Guest Faculty
3:00-4:00pm: BT Office Hours
SATURDAY: VIRTUAL SHOWING
Both weeks culminate with a casual showing of material learned throughout the week. These weekly showings, which last approximately one hour, are an opportunity for participants to share their experience with friends and family.
Please see the Information Guide for full schedule and any additional information regarding the program this year.
Part II- Upon completion of Part I, Part II’s video submission details will be sent to applicants.
BODYTRAFFIC has rolling admissions/there is no deadline for submissions. Applications will be accepted until the Summer Program is at capacity. We will post on our website when the Summer Program is full and no longer accepting applications.
Program fees must be paid in full within three (3) weeks of acceptance notification.
$1,300 | full program (two weeks)
$650 | one week
All payments are non-refundable.
BODYTRAFFIC is a nonprofit charitable organization. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who are in need of financial aid.
Scholarships inquiries can be made in Part I of the application process.
ABOUT THE FACULTY
TINA FINKELMAN BERKETT
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.
GUZMÁN ROSADO (Artistic Associate)
Guzmán Rosado (Artistic Associate) 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 COLANGELO (Company Member)
Ethan Colangelo 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 joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2019.
OLIVIA ANCONA (Guest Teacher)
Olivia Ancona was born in San Francisco, however grew up in Berkeley, London, and predominately Portland, Oregon. After training at the Juilliard School, she joined the Batsheva Ensemble (2010-2012) under the direction of Ohad Naharin and returned to the main company in 2015. Olivia was a founding member of Sharon Eyal’s LEV, and has worked with Mats EK, Johan Inger, Wim Vandekeybus in the Royal Swedish Ballet, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Eastman), Luca Veggetti, Örjan Andersson, Bryan Arias, and Oona Doherty. She was a guest with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Goteborg Danskompani. In the fall of 2016 Olivia danced, acted, and coached in the film, Suspiria.
Olivia has taught gaga, improvisation, and research/repertoire workshops for over thirty-five institutions internationally. She also sets Sharon Eyal’s works on companies throughout Europe. Most recently she joined Alan Lucien Øyen’s, Winter Guests for the productions of ‘Story, story, die’ 2019 and current creation ’The American Moth’ 2021. Olivia is based in Berlin.
Olivia will offer an exploration of physical and theatrical themes, inspired by her performative experiences.
Each session will start with a sensory based warm-up, followed by research and play which will include learning phrase-work, diving into physical qualities or states, and creative tasks.
SANDRA CHINN (Guest Teacher)
Sandra Chinn is a ballet teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received an Isadora Duncan Special Achievement Award for “her commitment to and excellence in the training, teaching, inspiring, and motivating dancers throughout the dance community” for the 2018-19 season. Sandra has faculty and company positions with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, ODC/Dance, Shawl Anderson Dance Center, and Berkeley Ballet Theater, where she has been artistic advisor since 2018. She has guest taught for Company Wayne McGregor, Jessica Lang Dance, the dancers of Paul Taylor Dance Company, Abraham.In.Motion, Lucinda Childs Dance, Smuin Ballet, Aszure Barton and Artists, Amy Seiwart’s Imagery, Post:Ballet, SF DanceWorks, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and BODYTRAFFIC. She has been a visiting guest artist for Hollins University MFA Dance program, and is adjunct teacher at New York University, Tisch Department of Dance Summer Festival since 2016. She is further informed by studies with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (founder of Body-Mind Centering), Progressing Ballet Technique, Pilates, Feldenkrais, Franklin Method, Alexander Technique, Iyengar Yoga, Gyrotonics and Gyrokinesis. She is grateful for a performing and teaching career in the concert dance field and she looks forward to continuing her work and studies for many years to come.
TILLY EVANS-KREUGER (Guest Teacher)
Tilly Evans-Krueger grew up in Madison, WI. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wright State University and is now a New York-based freelance artist. Prior to COVID-19 she was a swing with Moulin Rouge! Broadway. Her theater credits include; The Wrong Man (MCC Theater), Working: A Musical (New York City Center), The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova), La Hora Santa (Ars Nova), and Nutcracker Rouge (Company XIV). TV credits include; Cold Play (SNL’s 45th season) RENT LIVE (FOX) and In The Heights (Warner Bros.). She has danced for companies such as; Sonya Tayeh Inc., Chuthis., Camille A. Brown and Dancers, BODYTRAFFIC, Spectrum Dance Theater+ Donald Byrd, and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. Tilly has taught nationally and internationally and has choreographed award-winning pieces for dance competition teams across the U.S. Most recently, Tilly choreographed “Elle,” a short film starring Ciara Renee and “Guarantee,” a music video for Tony nominated Joshua Henry. She was the selected choreographer for Dance Lab New York’s March Nexus cycle as well as a featured choreographer for DLNY’s new Documentary “First Try,” premiering March 29th.
Tilly’s theater class resembles her multi dimensional background. She will take participants through a series of jazz and contemporary technical exercises that will help facilitate the articulation of movement for Moulin Rouge Broadway‘s Choreography by Sonya Tayeh, as well as her own dance theater works in progress.
TAMISHA A GUY (Guest Teacher)
Photo by Miguel Herrera
Tamisha A. Guy, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, began her formal dance training at Ballet Tech, under the direction of Eliot Feld. Later she attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, and SUNY Purchase as a double major in dance and arts management. She has completed summer programs with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Nathan Trice and Springboard Danse Montreal. She has performed works by William Forsythe, Bebe Miller, Doug Varone, Merce Cunningham, Pam Tanowitz and Mark Morris. In 2013, Guy graduated with honors from SUNY Purchase and joined the Martha Graham Dance Company shortly after. In 2016, Guy was selected as one of Dance Magazine’ Top 25 to Watch and she also received the 2016 Princess Grace Award. She was featured in the segment “Spotlight on Success” in Dance Informa Magazine as well as the Caribbean Life newspaper, where she discussed her upbringing and the distinguished Princess Grace Award. In 2017, she was named one of the Best Dancers of the Year by Dance Europe. Guy has been fortunate to teach masterclasses in Hawaii, London, Berlin, Haiti, Colombia, Minneapolis, Arizona, Dallas, etc.
Tamisha Guy will be teaching contemporary technique and repertory based on her wide variety of performance experiences.
SCOTT JENNINGS (Guest Teacher)
Scott was born in Kent, England and found a love for dance and theater at a young age. He began his training at The BRIT School and then went on to study at London Contemporary Dance School, graduating in 2009. Scott has worked widely in the UK and European contemporary dance scenes, with artists including Matthew Bourne, Luca Silvestrini, Maxine Doyle, Alexandra Waierstall, and Suzy Willson, amongst others. From 2012 to 2018, he was a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and more recently has been working with Lloyd Newson (DV8 Physical Theatre). Scott regularly teaches creative classes and workshops worldwide. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
Scott will offer an exploration of physical and theatrical themes, inspired by his performative experiences.Each session will start with a sensory based warm-up, followed by research and play which will include learning phrase-work, diving into physical qualities or states, and creative tasks.
BOTIS SEVA (Guest Teacher)
Botis Seva is a dance artist, choreographer and director working within the realms of contemporary dance, physical theatre and hip hop. Botis Seva is entrenched in hip hop dance theatre but experiments with form, structure and theatrics to reinvent choreography. Borrowing techniques from film, text, art and other dance languages, Botis’ focus is on making a difference and using his autobiographical experiences to drive narratives.
Born and raised in London, Botis was introduced to dance aged 15, through hip hop dance theatre experimentalist Tony Adigun from Avant Garde Dance. After a brief performance career with Avant Garde Dance and leaving Barking Broadway college after a year, Botis realised he had his own creative urges and founded Far From The Norm aged 19.</span.
Winning the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund and having two sold-out nights at Sadler’s Wells in 2015 skyrocketed Botis’ career. He was also awarded first prize at the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition and Choreography 30 in Hanover, with his short musical piece 60 Sec.
After creating an eclectic range of short dance theatre pieces, Botis was selected as an Aerowaves17 artist, touring his work REK to Urban Moves in Oslo, Norway and Aerowaves Spring Forward Festival in Aarhus, Denmark.
In 2018, Seva choreographed for Wayne McGregor and Robin Friend’s Winged Bull in the Elephant Case, which premiered on BBC2. He also began working on the acclaimed BLKDOG as part of the Sadler’s Wells 20th anniversary commission, a piece which won the 2019 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.
Botis went on to work with Rupert Goold as movement director for The Hunt, a play by David Farr, which opened at the Almeida Theatre in 2019. More recently, he collaborated with Battersea Arts Centre and director Suri Krishnamma as part of Performance Live on The Way Out.
TRÉ SMITH (Guest Teacher)
Willie “Tré” Smith III a native of Charlotte,NC began his training at the age of ten at Weir Dancing Inc and numerous other intensives such as Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Philadanco, and International Ballet Classique. After graduating with honors from Northwest School of the Arts he continued his education and training at The University of the Arts. Willie graduated in 2009 with a BFA in Ballet Performance. Willie was a member of Eleone Dance Theatre, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Camille A. Brown & Dancers. He’s performed on Americas Got Talent and was recently in Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE on NBC. Willie is currently the Universal Swing in Hamilton on Broadway.
MICAELA TAYLOR (Guest Teacher)
Micaela Taylor is a professional dancer/teacher/choreographer from Los Angeles, CA, where she trained at Marat Daukayev School of Ballet and Los Angeles County High School of the Arts. She graduated from Cornish College of the Arts and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance, 2014. She has worked and performed with BODYTRAFFIC, Ate9 Dance Company, Zoe Scofield, Camille A. Brown, and Kate Wallich. Her choreographic passion led her to found Los Angeles based contemporary dance company, The TL Collective in 2016. Her individual movement style of Hip Hop combined with contemporary technique has led her to find a new way for people to move which is best described as Contemporary/Pop. Alongside the launch of The TL Collective, Taylor has been commissioned to choreograph and teach for LA Contemporary Dance Company, AMDA College, Springboard Danse Montreal, MoveNYC, Cal State Long Beach, and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre. Her work has been presented at Gelsey Kirkland Performing Arts Center, ACE Hotel, Raymond Kabaaz Theatre, Grand Performances, and Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. She is the recipient of the Inaugural EMERGE Choreographic Award and has choreographed for Gibney Dance Company.
Micaela’s commission for BODYTRAFFIC has been awarded a New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project grant, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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