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BODYTRAFFIC | 2017 Winter Workshop + Company Audition

January 2, 2017 - January 7, 2017


The 2017 Winter Workshop is now at capacity. Due to the volume of extremely talented applicants, we decided to offer a concurrent workshop/company auditon with Co-Director Tina Finkelman Berkett and company member Guzman Rosado.

Dates: January 4-6


12:30 – 2:00  Ballet w.  company member Guzman Rosado

2:30 – 4:30 Repertory w.  Co-Director Tina F. Berkett

Cost: $225

Location: Mimoda Studio (5774 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90019)

** For information about the application process, financial aid opportunities, and faculty bios, please see details listed below.


If interested in attending, please send brief letter of interest along with headshot, resume and video sample of dancing to: Lillian@bodytraffic.com


Full and partial scholarships available. To be considered, please send two letters of recommendation and brief statement of financial need along with full application.



Bring in the new year dancing with BODYTRAFFIC! This workshop is designed for intermediate, advanced, and professional dancers age 18 and over who seek mental and physical breakthroughs. 

Each day will consist a 2-hour technique class, followed by repertory from BODYTRAFFIC’s bold new works by Anton Lachky, Arthur Pita, and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano.

AUDITION: BODYTRAFFIC seeks 2 female dancers to start on January 8 , and 1 male dancer to start in late spring. Dancers who would like to utilize the WINTER WORKSHOP as an audition, should indicate as such in their letter of interest. 




10:00 – 12:00 Countertechnique

12:30 – 3:00 Repertory by Anton Lachky


10:00 – 12:00 Progressive Ballet

12:30 – 3:00 Repertory by Arthur Pita and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano




$450 – entire workshop

$250 –  3 days (Mon-Wed or Thur-Sat only)

$125 – 3 Countertechnique classes

$35 – drop-in ballet class

$150 – repertory only (Mon-Wed or Thur-Sat only)


Details regarding what to expect will be sent to all registered participants in mid December.

*BODYTRAFFIC does not offer housing during the Winter Workshop. Suggestions for accommodations are available upon request and included in the Welcome Packet.




Lillian Barbeito is the Co‐Director of BODYTRAFFIC. She 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 Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Southland Ballet Academy, The Wooden Floor, UCLA’s department of World Arts and Cultures and Westside Academy of Dance. Lillian is one of 20 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. 


Tina grew up in New York City. Under the tutelage of Michele Cuccaro Cain, she trained and learned to love dance. Tina attended Barnard College, Columbia University. 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. In 2007, she moved to Los Angeles and founded BODYTRAFFIC with Lillian Barbeito. Tina and her husband Bryan are proud parents to their son Jack.


Born in Chicago, Illinois.  Kudra began his training at the age of nine at the American Dance Center under the direction of Jack and Kathleen Villari.  He has worked with River North Chicago Dance Company, DanceWorks Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, and most recently Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.  Kudra has performed works by choreographers such as Robert Battle, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Alexander Ekman, Andonis Foniadakias, Emanuel Gat, Johan Inger, Alex Ketley, Jiri Kylian, Crystal Pite, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Hofesh Shechter, Jo Stromgren, Christian Spuck, and Edgar Zendejas. Joseph joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2015.


Lindsey Matheis is from North Carolina and trained primarily at UNC School of the Arts as well as LINES Ballet, Cedar Lake, Alvin Ailey, Hubbard Street, SF Conservatory, and Batsheva Dance Company. Upon completion of the LINES Ballet training program in 2009, she joined Northwest Dance Project under the directorship of Sarah Slipper. There, she performed original roles in works by Danielle Agami, Patrick Delcroix, Gregory Dolbashian, Loni Landon, Andrea Miller, Jiří Pokorný, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Ihsan Rustem, Didy Veldman, Kate Wallich, Wen Wei Wang, Yin Yue, Edgar Zendejas, and others. Her choreography has been commissioned for Northwest Dance Project, SALT Contemporary Dance, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Brigham Young University, and Western Washington University. Her work has been presented by several dance festivals including Chop Shop, Dance +, and Men in Dance. In addition, she has produced/directed three independent dance festivals in Portland, Oregon, one of which was named “Best in Dance 2013” by Willamette Weekly. Lindsey joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2015.


Guzman 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 a cultural platform, Tok’Art.  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. Guzman joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2012.


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