ABOUT THE PROGRAM
BODYTRAFFIC’s 2021 VIRTUAL Teen Program is ideal for young dancers (ages 13-17) who seek extraordinary, rigorous, and supportive dance instruction that will take their dancing to the next level. Featuring technique classes, BODYTRAFFIC’s exclusive repertoire, and a creative process, participants will receive personalized attention from the company’s artistic team and company dancers. All while building community and having fun!
A minimum of 3 years of dance experience necessary; must be considered intermediate or advanced to participate.
8:00 – 9:30am: Strength and Form
9:35 – 11:00am: Contemporary
11:00 – 11:45am: Break/ Gather with “pod”
11:45 – 1:15pm: Repertory
1:20 – 3:00pm: Creation of new work
FRIDAY: 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.
Part I- Complete and submit application form.
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.
$1300 | 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.
CHOREOGRAPHY & MENTORSHIP
BODYTRAFFIC’s team is available for private coaching, mentorship, and/or choreography (solos for competitions and/or college auditions). Private instruction/rehearsals can be arranged before, during, and/or after Teen Program. To find out more information, including rates and availability, please contact: email@example.com
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.
JAMAL WHITE (Artistic Fellow)
Jamal White (Artistic Fellow) 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.
ETHAN COLANELO (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.
JOSEPH DAVIS (Company Member)
was born and raised in the beautiful hills of upstate New York, and can be easily identified from a distance by his cacophonous laughter. He began his studies at The Draper Center for Dance Education in Rochester, New York and continued his training at The Juilliard School on a tuition scholarship from New York City Dance Alliance, where he received his BFA under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. Joseph has had the opportunity to perform works of Jíri Kylián, Crystal Pite, Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot, Kyle Abraham, Shannon Gillen, Twyla Tharp, Martha Graham, José Limón, Camille A. Brown, Joeri Dubbe and Sylvain Emard. He has also performed with Brian Brooks Moving Company at New York City Center’s Fall for Dance festival, and in Kate Weare’s residency at BAM Fisher Hall. Joe joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2016.
TIARE KEENO (Company Member)
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.
If you have any questions or concerns about the application process or program itself, please contact:
BODYTRAFFIC General Manager