DANCE INTENSIVE

GUEST ARTIST

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Tracie Stansfield is an award-winning choreographer, educator, creative consultant, and the founder/Artistic Director of SynthesisDANCE in New York City. Her choreography has been presented throughout NY at Symphony Space, Jazz at Lincoln Center, BAM Fisher, The Duke Theatre, and more.

FACULTY

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Clarissa Fattoruso is an Italian born contemporary dancer graduated at DAF academy in Rome.  She moved in New York in 2014 and started working for different companies such as Flusso Project, Pic Pac, and Valleto Dance. As a freelancer she collaborated with international choreographers and in different occasion she traveled abroad to perform with them. Her last experience was with Anthony Missen, director and choreographer for Chamaleon Company in Manchester (UK).  Clarissa is the head of THE WORKSHOP SERIES BROOKLYN.  The main goal of THE WORKSHOP SERIES is to create a connection between american dancers and European choreographers bringing them to exchange knowledge through a week of classes in Brooklyn.

 

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Jitka Vesela is a dancer, model, teacher and choreographer with lyrical jazz, contemporary and street dance specialization. She has a Master of Art in choreography from the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, located in Prague, Czech Republic. She has also had training in classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, house, dancehall etc.  She has extensive experience in dance performances and shows in the U.S. and overseas (Czech Republic, India, Poland, Austria, Slovak Republic), on behalf of clients such as Schwarzkopf, L’oreal, and Davines. She performed during NYC Fashion Week, and Czechoslovakia’s Got Talent.  She has participated in the following: televised performances (2 seasons of Czech TV series It Was Our Hit. 1 season Your Face Sound Familiar, etc ); music videos (Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato. Charlene Kaye, Victoria Jones); commercials (MSG, Amazon, Subway, Hanes, American Apparel, T-Mobile, Heineken, Bud Light); movies (“Frances Ha”); theatre (India and Czech Republic); and as back up dancer for singers (USA, Europe, Asia).  Since 2009, She has been a judge in Europe’s annually-televised dance contest called Best Dance Group, and NYC Dance Panorama. 

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Topaz began her training in classical ballet under the direction of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet faculty member Christina Hampton. She then furthered her studies as a full time trainee at the  Miami City Ballet School in Miami Beach, Florida. Throughout her training she attended numerous summer intensive programs including The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Boston Ballet, Nashville Ballet, and Moxie Contemporary Ballet in Portland, Oregon. She’s danced professionally with the California Ballet in San Diego as a member of the corps de ballet from 2014-2018 and also spent a summer season dancing with Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance in Asheville, North Carolina in 2018. Her repertory includes works by George Balanchine, Septime Weber, Salvatore Ailleo, Heather Maloy, Thor sutwoski, and Jared Nelson. Currently, she’s living in New York City teaching and auditioning. Most recently, she performed with Cardboard Stage in a contemporary ballet piece choreographed by DashaSchwartz that was featured in Norte Maar’s CounterPointe series hosted at the Brooklyn Ballet. She’s excited to be returning to the Hudson Summer Rock & Dance Intensive for her second season! 

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Jeimy Mora is a graduated dancer from Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She is a professional dancer in different techniques including jazz,  salsa, Street styles, bellydance, ballet and tap. She is passionate about dance, art, and loves to share this passion with her students.