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Seattle Theatre Group's
DANCE This Intensive
Pacific Northwest Ballet - The Phelps Center
Open to students ages 13 to 21 with all levels of experience
The DANCE This Intensive provides an opportunity for young dancers at all levels to immerse themselves in dance over the course of one week. Students are exposed to a wide range of dance styles and techniques in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere. Students receive instruction from professional instructors in a variety of dance styles and genres.
- Comprehensive dance training in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and more specialty classes!
- Develop individual style and performance skills
- Free T-shirt
- Final Share showcase at the historic Moore Theatre in Seattle
- Complimentary Ticket to STG's DANCE This Performance
Where: Classes are held at the Pacific Northwest Ballet – Phelps Center in Seattle Center (301 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109).
What: Daily classes will include Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and more specialty classes!
When: To be announced...
Who: Ages 13 to 20. All levels of experience welcome!
Program Cost: $375* (scholarships available – apply during registration)
*Groups of 5 or more can contact dancethis@stgpresents to setup group registration and discounted rate
PAST 2019 TEACHING FACULTY
Sinae Cheh (Korean Dance & Drumming)
inae Cheh is the Artistic Director for Morning Star Korean Cultural Center, where she has been sharing Korean culture with the local community and around the world since 1985. She started dancing with Morning Star at the age of 5 and never stopped. With Morning Star, Sinae has choreographed and produced numerous shows, performed in 27 countries, at over 2500 events. Outside of Morning Star, Sinae has taught Korean dance and music in Boston, New York, and Minnesota for special programs and events, and was also commissioned by the Korean government to share Korean culture in various cities. Sinae is grateful that she’s been able to share her passion through Morning Star.
The Morning Star Cultural Center is committed to enriching the lives of those we encounter through artistic expression, educational opportunities, and cultural appreciation. We proudly serve a global community to promote awareness and encourage positive cultural exchange.
Kari-Lee Florentine (Hip Hop)
Kari-Lee Florentine, the founder and director of the elite Seattle Hip Hop Dance Company “In-Effect", Kari-Lee has choreographed for artists as well as produced and directed numerous shows such as Seattle’s own hip hop production “Shameless”. Choreographer/director of award winning competition companies. Some highlights include: the Seattle production of the “The Wiz”, KUBE Summer Jam, Bumbershoot, King County Youth and Action, Choreographer/director for Seattle’s WNBA Seattle Storm, half time for the Seattle Super Sonics, San Francisco Hip Hop Festival, L.A. Underground Hip Hop, and Nordstrom, Gameworks, and Ikea. She has privately trained many dancers who have moved on to dance behind artists such as Tyrese, P Diddy, Collin, Macklemore, and Phirell just to name a few. Some of which have toured with major dance companies. She is passionate and continues to dance and teach workshops.
Nikki Long (Musical Theatre Jazz)
Nikki is a California native but has lived and danced all over the country and in other parts of the world. She is a mother of two, professional dancer, choreographer, photographer, Pilates instructor & is a current vacation swing for Aladdin Broadway and 1st National Tour, and assists in the casting of Aladdin on Broadway & it’s touring companies. She is an original cast member and dance captain for Aladdin on Broadway. She was formerly a cast member of Disney’s The Lion King Broadway and 1st National Tour, Monty Python’s Spamalot 1st National Tour (original cast), and a Radio City Rockette in NYC. Her regional theater credits include Elf, Cinderella, Catch Me If You Can, On The Town, White Christmas, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Mame. She is a former dancer for Gloria Estefan, Toni Braxton, and Monica. Other highlights include performances on The Tony Awards, Good Morning America, The View, The American Music Awards, The Image Awards, The Today Show, Regis & Kelly, 106 & Park, Nightline and various music videos and commercials. Nikki teaches and choreographs locally at various theatres, universities, and schools. Most recently choreographing at Shoreline Community College (Little Shop of Horrors), The University of Washington (various master classes), Cornish School of the Arts (Jesus Christ Superstar), Cafe Nordo (Champagne Widow: Spring 2019), The 5th Avenue Theatre (Associate Choreographer for Ragtime and Annie), and will be one of the choreographers in the Village Theatre’s upcoming season. She has a B.A. from Santa Clara University, with a double major in Spanish and Dance, and an International Business minor. Nikki is excited to be a part of Dance This 2019!
Robert Moore (Ballet)
Robert Moore, from Hamden, CT, began dancing at New England Ballet and continued at Dee Dee’s Dance Center and New Haven Ballet. He is an alumnus of Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, the Ailey Summer Intensive, Cunningham Trust Workshop, Jacob’s Pillow’s Commercial Dance Program, and the Complexions Intensive. He went to Mexico with JUNTOS Collective, and taught with Notes in Motion, Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre, and JD/dansfolk. Robert graduated magna cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program and has danced with Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, The Steps Repertory Ensemble, AATMA Performing Arts, Whidbey Island Dance Theatre, Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center, Khambatta Dance Company, and Spectrum Dance Theater.
Nanave Radford (Tahitian)
NANAVE RAFORD started dancing Ori Tahiti in 2003. Since 2006, she has been instructing for Te Fare O Tamatoa and is also creative/dance director/choreographer for their performance group, Te’a rama. She has conducted workshops locally and internationally as well as performed professionally in Tahiti and Japan. Nanave has completed all 6 certifications of Ori Tahiti at the Conservatoire Artistique de la Polynésie in Papeete, with high marks and participated in the Heiva I Tahiti with TOAHIVA where they placed 3 in the amature category.
Ellie Sandstrom (Modern)
Ellie Sandstrom, a Seattle Magazine "Spotlight Award Winner" and Velocity Dance Center's "2016 Dance Champion", is originally from Minneapolis, where she began her movement training with Minnesota Dance Theater and later BalletArts Minnesota. She has studied various forms of dance technique, body conditioning, composition, improvisation and performance at dance festivals and schools across the country including Cornish College of the Arts, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance.
Ellie worked and toured with dance companies locust and Scott/Powell Performance from 2000-2010. Her choreography, under the name SANDSTROMMOVEMENT, has received funding from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and from Artist Trust. Her work has been produced locally and nationally by organizations such as On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center and Perpich Center for the Arts, and commissioned by Seattle Dance Project, Creative Dance Center and Washington Ensemble Theater, among others. She has been teaching contemporary styles and dance performance to middle school and high school students at The Northwest School in Seattle since 2006 and was the Dance Department Chair from 2013-2018.
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