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Joffrey Experience NYC

JOFFREY EXPERIENCE

AUGUST 12 – AUGUST 23
(1 - 2 Week Sessions)

The Joffrey Experience celebrates its 6th year of shaping the contemporary dancer’s artistry through contemporary dance, contemporary ballet, improvisation with live accompaniment and creative process.

Dancers will learn valuable professional tools including performance techniques, photography direction and experience in-depth creative processes with New York choreographers. Dancers will experience a professional photo shoot and work with a photographer and the Artistic Director of the Jazz & Contemporary Trainee Program to create professional portfolio looks and images.

Each week will culminate in an on-stage showing at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center.

Small class sizes with faculty that are nationally- and internationally-successful artists in performance, choreography and teaching give young dancers the tools they need to dance more fully, with power and artistry.

Faculty have worked with artists and in venues such as:

William Forsythe
Limón Dance Company
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Twyla Tharp
Alonzo King
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
Radio City Music Hall
The Metropolitan Opera Ballet
Hofesh Shechter
Ohad Naharin
Alexander Eckman
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Tuition

$1299 per week

Tuition Due at Registration: $300

Tuition Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st..

Registration Fee: $99

Housing

$499 per week

Housing Due at Registration: $250

Housing Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.

Students ages 10 and 11 that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive. Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

Meal Plan

$275 per week

Meal Plan Due at Registration: 50%

Prices include food & beverages plus sales tax. Breakfast and Dinner Only.
Only offered to dancers in housing.

Meal Plan Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.

Chaperone Fee

$250 per dancer

Chaperone Fee Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.

Required for students in housing ages 12 to 13

One time fee

Resident Fee

150 per dancer

Resident Advisor Fee: Monthly Payments through June 1st.

Required for all dancers in housing

One time fee

Performance Fee

$125 one time fee

Performance Fee: Monthly Payments through June 1st.

Participate in an on-stage showing each Friday at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center.

3.5% Processing Fee

For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Joffrey FAQ's

Some of the most common camp questions are answered on the below FAQ.

For more detailed information about our summer dance camps, feel free to check out the following links. Please look this over, and if you still have a question, don’t hesitate to email us at support@joffreyschool.com. Our offices are open from 9 am to 6 pm EST.

Housing, Studio & Meal FAQ's


351 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

360 W 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

“The Dancer’s Dorm,” is a newly renovated dormitory in the heart of the Theatre District that houses dancers from Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Alley, and Joffrey Ballet School. The dorm is two separate buildings with entrances on W 44th Street and W 45th Street. The dorms share a connecting back patio that provides a pathway for access to each side. Located just a few avenues away from Times Square, W 44th and 45th street dorms combine the exciting atmosphere of Times Square with the quieter neighborhood feeling of New York. Easy access is available to the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, W, and 7 trains.

 

81 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10003

The Joffrey Ballet School Third Street Residence is located at 81 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10003. Located in Manhattan’s East Village, Third Street is within short walking distance to some of New York’s best restaurants, independent stores, coffee shops, and theaters. Nearby essentials are Whole Foods, K-Mart, NY Grocery, several banks, City MD Clinic, Starbucks, Rite Aid, and easy access to the N, R, 6, B, D, and F trains. It is a short 20 minute subway ride to Joffrey.

Students ages 10 and 11 that require housing should attend our Joffrey South Intensive. Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

W44th & W45th Housing

  • Bed Style: Loft beds, Twin XL
  • There is at least one full size bathroom in each wing with either other full size bathrooms or half baths.
  • Each room will be furnished with a loft bed, storage of some kind (small closet, cubby, or drawers), and a kitchenette with a microwave, sink, single stove top burner, and some basic cookware (see below).
  • Cookware includes: 1 utensil set, 1 stainless steel salad bowl, chopping board, knives, plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, garbage bin (bags not included), and utensil holder.
  • AC unit available in each bedroom for temperature control (air conditioning included).
  • Laundry available in basement of W 44th street (quarters only).

East 3rd Housing

  • Bed style: Bunk beds or loft bed, Twin XL
  • Each apartment will be furnished with bunk and loft beds, dresser drawers, desks and chairs, closet, full kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, and full size fridge.
  • AC unit available in each bedroom for temperature control (air conditioning included). There is no AC unit in kitchens. For effective airflow, keep bedroom doors open with bedroom AC units on.
  • Laundry available on top floor. TV, beverage vending machine, sink, and counter tops (no oven or fridge) available in the basement Recreation Room West and East.
  • Window Screens/Blinds not provided.

We will do our best to honor roommate requests that are completed and remain within the established guidelines.

A dancer may request up to a maximum of three roommates for a total of four dancers in a chain. Please note that all roommate requests must be completed by both sets of parents, at least fourteen days prior to arrival.

Please note that confirmed roommates will be in the same room, but we are unable to accommodate requests for a bunk assignment near another dancer. Dancers are assigned their beds by their Resident Assistants based on numerous factors including medical conditions, sleepwalking, etc. and these assignments may not be changed during the arrival process.

Roommate Requests will be asked during Registration.

The Joffrey Ballet School is proud to partner with Pace Cafeteria and Panera that serves two hearty kid-friendly meals per day. Enjoy breakfast burritos with veggies, sausage, pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, trail mix with dried fruit, and mixed nuts on the side. Imagine a wonderful grilled herbed chicken breast, a flavor-filled soba noodle salad with edamame and cucumber relish, bok choy, carrot ginger dressing, accompanied by a side of watermelon. The food is delicious and healthy–perfect for the developing dancer. We care about you and your child and have worked very hard to partner with the best food providers in the NYC area.

Pace housing students will eat at the Pace University Cafeteria

Students in all other buildings will have their meals catered by Panera which provides an array of options, including vegetarian, dairy free, and gluten free choices. Panera Bread provides students with breakfast and dinner daily

Please note that lunch is NOT included in any of the meal plan. We recommend that students pack a healthy lunch and snacks to eat between meals. Due to severe food allergies, dancers are NOT permitted to pack anything with peanuts in their lunch.

The Joffrey Ballet School has setup a very simple and orderly housing check in and check out process. Please drop off your dancer Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. When picking up your happy dancer please assist your child to be packed and on their way home prior to 12:00 PM Saturday. Please note after check-in that evening the dancers will have a mandatory orientation.

Program orientation will occur for all dancers regardless of staying in Joffrey housing or not on each Monday (August 12 & 19) before classes begin, 8:30am – 9:00am. August 19 orientation is only for new dancers beginning that week.

What to Bring
Your room will fill up quickly; please bring only what you need. Also, keep in mind that items can
be purchased upon arrival at nearby stores.

  1. Bedding: Twin XL Sheets, Blankets, Pillows
  2. Bathroom Essentials: Towels, Shower shoes, hair dryer
  3. Toiletries: Toilet Paper, hand soap, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush,
    toothpaste, and other personal toiletry items.
  4. Dance Attire: Dance clothes, shoes, and other related supplies.
  5. Recreational clothes: jeans, t-shirts, swimsuit, sandals, etc.
  6. Electronics: Alarm Clock. Computers, iPods, iPads, and other valuables at your own
    discretion. All dorms are Wi-Fi equipped. Don’t forget to bring the chargers!
  7. Cell Phone: Every student is required to bring or purchase upon arrival, a personal mobile phone. This phone number must be provided to the RAs upon arrival. Students should download Google Maps and Embark NYC.

What Not to Bring
The following items are prohibited in Joffrey housing and may be confiscated if found in your
room.

  1. Toasters, toaster ovens, coffeemaker, or any outside cooking appliance not provided by JBS.
  2. Candles or incense
  3. Space Heaters
  4. Halogen lights
  5. Pets of any kind
  6. Alcohol
  7. Anything that produces a flame/spark, fireworks, sparklers.
  8. When not in use, lighters for your pointe shoes MUST remain in your dance bag.
  9. Drugs, tobacco, including eCigarettes; illegal substances of any nature

There is a Lost and Found table set-up during check-out on Saturday. Please check this section for any misplaced items before you leave. If you realize that you did not make it home with an item, please call Customer Service at +1 888.438.3808 and leave a message describing the missing item(s). All claimed items will be returned C.O.D. Items will be held for two weeks, and after that time they will be donated to charity. Please label all items and make sure that you have all your belongings before leaving. JBS is not responsible for lost or broken items.

Other FAQ's

Housing

$50 Change Buildings (NYC only)

$50 Roommate Change Request

$100 Initial Roommate Request

$100 Early, Late Check In and Check Out

Team Assignments

$50 Change Team Assignment Request

On the Friday of each week, all dancers in the Experience will participate in an on stage showing to share materials and processes learned throughout that week. Each Friday will show new material.

Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Time: 3PM

WestBeth
55 Bethune Street, Manhattan, New York, NY 10014

Free showing; no ticket required

Date: Friday, August 23, 2019
Time: 6PM

Hunter College Performing Arts, 695 Park Avenue, Dance Department 601, New York, NY 10065

Free showing; no ticket required

 

We know you are anxious to find out everything you need to know to prepare for your intensive(s) and we cannot wait to share all the details! All dancers are required to complete our Online Pre-Check In form prior to arrival. All dancers will need to DocuSign their Pre-Check In packet, print and bring it with them to orientation/housing check in.

This document lists the most important housing policies. Please refer to the housing manual of your assigned facility for a complete list of rules, policies, and procedures.

Joffrey Ballet School offers transportation to and from the airport. Our service is significantly more expensive than taking a New York City taxi, so if your dancer feels comfortable taking a taxi, we encourage them to do so. Below is an outline of fees and reflect the price one way. The cost includes tolls and driver’s tip.

Transportation to JFK, LGA, and EWR airports $150

Transportation for all international flights $200

If your student is flying as an Unaccompanied Minor through the airline (and you have already paid the Unaccompanied Minor fee through your airline), please contact:

JBS NYC Airport Transportation Coordinator

(transportation@joffreyballetschool.com)

Joffrey Ballet School can only provide a chaperone to the gate if it is required by the airline. There is an additional $150 fee for this service.

Non-Refundable Tuition and Other Fees

It is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student’s parents or guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. In the event that the relevant program has been cancelled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program; in the event that no such substantially similar program exists, the School will issue a full refund.
In some instances we are able to offer a credit towards Joffrey programing which must be used in 1 calendar year. The Registration Fee, ALL DEPOSITS, and all Processing Fees are non-refundable and will be forfeited.
Prior to May 1st, a credit for any payments already made may placed in the dancer’s name to be used for future Joffrey programming. All payments made at the time of withdrawal are non-refundable. Any future payments still due to the school will be waived at the school’s discretion.
After May 1st, all payments are non-refundable. If a dancer’s withdrawal is due to injury or illness, and certified by a Dr’s. note, a partial credit may be used towards next summer at the Joffrey Ballet School’s Discretion. Credit can not be issued for housing and meal plans payments.

The Joffrey Ballet School prides itself in taking photos of the dancers that represent their superb experience and will utilize the photos for its website and or marketing and advertising purposes. Dancers and parents are welcome to take photos of the dance experience. When attending the program you consent to the use of your photography in our website and marketing materials.

We have taken great care in providing superb and exciting weekend and after class activities. Please see our activities page for details.

Joffrey Ballet School
434 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011
Between 9th and 10th Streets.
3rd, 4th and 5th Floor

Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center
29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Note: Please see your Weekly Schedule’s studio assignment for your exact location

You will be emailed a link to your dance schedule. You will receive it a week before your session starts.

Sample Schedule

Daily Schedule

Contemporary
9:00AM – 10:30AM

Contemporary Ballet
10:45AM – 12:15AM

Repertory
1:15PM – 2:45PM

Rehearsal
3:00PM – 5:00PM

Employment

Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in working as an Arts Administration Intern, HRA, AHRA, or RA for our Summer Intensives please read the duties described below and submit the application form. They are all paid positions. Positions will be filled at a first come first serve basis to qualified candidates – please submit application early for best consideration. Final candidates who are offered a position will be required to undergo a background check prior to finalizing the hiring process.

Online Application Form - HRA, RA, ARA,

Online Application Form - Interns

Please email us at resume@joffreyballetschool.com for questions regarding any of the positions.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS & APPLICATIONS

Interns Supervisor assist the Joffrey Ballet School in the administration of the summer programs. This is a tremendous learning experience. Be ready to work hard and long hours. Interns MUST HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE! The Joffrey Ballet School is seeking hard-working, ethical, caring, organized, teamwork minded, detail-oriented individuals interested in perusing a career in Arts Administration. Interns would gain valuable experience working within an office environment, assisting with daily operations of the school’s variety of summer programs and supporting the administrative staff with customer assistance.

Interns assist the Interns Supervisor and the Joffrey Ballet School in the administration of the summer programs. This is a tremendous learning experience. Be ready to work hard and long hours. Interns MUST HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE! The Joffrey Ballet School is seeking hard-working, ethical, caring, organized, teamwork minded, detail-oriented individuals interested in perusing a career in Arts Administration. Interns would gain valuable experience working within an office environment, assisting with daily operations of the school’s variety of summer programs and supporting the administrative staff with customer assistance.

Joffrey Ballet School seeks hard working and enthusiastic individuals for Head Resident Advisors in New York City, Dallas, San Francisco, and Athens. This is a temporary, full-time position, with live-in and on-call responsibilities. The Head RA is responsible for supervising housing staff and students who are residing in their assigned dormitory during the summer school session. The Head RA will organize transportation of students to and from the dormitory and Joffrey studio locations and activities. The Head RA will organize and supervise staff schedules and work assignments in the dormitory. The Head RA will ensure that all staff schedules, policies, transportation schedules, major disciplinary decisions and scheduled staff meetings are presented to the Director of Resident Life for review and approval.  The Head RA will be responsible for communication between their assigned dormitory and Joffrey administrative staff, faculty, students, and parents.

The Resident Assistant (RA) is responsible for assisting students who are staying at Joffrey Ballet School during the summer school session. The Resident Assistant helps dancers feel at home in housing, organize fun activities, problem solve, ensure dancers are following the rules. RAs will also collaborate with the Joffrey administration to ensure the well-being of all residents. Applicants must be able to work within the artistic culture of Joffrey, have the ability to give and receive constructive feedback, be able to problem solve, have excellent verbal and written communication, and have good organizational and analytical skills.

Dance and Residence Life experience preferred. We background check each applicant to ensure the safety of our dancers. Joffrey Ballet School seeks enthusiastic and hard working individuals for several Resident Advisor (RA) positions in New York City, LA, Dallas, San Francisco and Athens. This is a temporary, full-time position with live-in and on-call responsibilities. The RAs report to the Head RA. The RAs manage the daily operations of the Residence Halls and maintain an active leadership role to cultivate a positive and supportive community to the residents. The RAs serve as a role model and resource to students by assisting in artistic and personal growth.

Application deadline date: April 1st, 2019

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Lena Lauer

NYC Jazz & Contemporary Instructor

Lena is a dance artist who has created and performed work from the Sonoran desert of the Southwest to the Andes Mountains of South America.  Her latest project is serving as co-founder of The Lovelies, New York City’s foremost dance compositional improvisation company.  In New York, Lauer has produced work at venues such as Dance New Amsterdam, The Tank, Judson Church and Gowanus Art + Production, where her incorporation of the aerial arts, modern dance, improvisation, inventive partnering and sound scores provide a foundation for Lena’s aesthetic.  She has taught at Ohio Northern University, as well as Lima City Schools in Ohio and The Ohio State University where she was also commissioned to set original choreography for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Lena will be presenting work this Fall at Triskelion Arts and curates for the FIGMENT project every summer on Governor’s Island.

Manuel Vignoulle

Manuel Vignoulle, French choreographer based in New York, studied at The Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Paris and went on to work with different French contemporary companies including Claude Brumachon, Corinne Lanselle and Bernardo Montet.

He was a dance artist with both Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève (Switzerland) and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York) where he worked with inspiring choreographers such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Andonis Foniadalkis. Hofesh Shechter, Cisco Aznar, Ohad Naharin, Jo Strongen, Didy Veldman, Carolyn Carlson, Benjamin Millepied, Alexander Eckman, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Malou Airaudo and Benoit-Swan Pouffer among others.

Manuel appeared as a guest for La La La Human Steps (Canada), Het Nationale Ballet (Netherland), State Theatre (South Africa) and The Forsythe Company (Germany).

He has also been an assistant to modern-jazz choreographer, Redha, on various productions. Such productions include concert dance, television, film, fashion, musical theater and operas in which he often performed in.

Manuel’s work, performed in France, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and USA, has been commissioned by Ailey II, Whim W’Him, Satellite Collective, 10 Hairy Legs, Chicago Repertory Ballet, Peridance Contemporary Ballet Company, Steps Repertoire Ensemble, Periapsis Music & Dance, The Ailey School, Rutgers University, Springboard and Antigel Festival.

He has performed his work with Manuel Vignoulle – M/motions at Jacob’s Pillow, Fire Island Festival, Bryant Park (New York), APAP, Booking Dance Festival, Monterrey International Ballet Gala (Mexico), The Dance Gallery Festival, WestFest, Pushing Progress Showcase Series and Latin Choreographers Festival.

Wendy White Sasser

NYC Jazz & Contemporary Instructor

Wendy White Sasser began her dance training with the Alabama Dance Theatre in Montgomery, Alabama. She was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and was a scholarship student at the Joffrey Ballet School and a fellowship student at The Ailey School before becoming a member of Ailey II. She then went on to perform with Donald Byrd/The Group and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, under the direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, before joining the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. During her seven years with Ailey, she performed throughout the US, Europe and Asia in roles by many leading choreographers including Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Dwight Rhoden, Twyla Tharp, Ulysses Dove and Alonzo King. Wendy rejoined Complexions in 2008 and remained a member until 2011. Since then, Wendy has enjoyed teaching for Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the Joffrey Experience and the Gelsey Kirkland Academy as well as guesting at the French Academie of Ballet, Broadway Dance Center and with the Alabama Dance Theatre. Most recently, Ms. White Sasser joined the faculty of Long Island College’s Brooklyn campus as an adjunct professor of ballet.

Bradley Shelver

Joffrey Experience Instructor

Also a Jazz & Contemporary Trainee Instructor, as well as a Joffrey San Francisco Instructor and Choreographer.

Bradley Shelver (South Africa) trained at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg and The Ailey School. He has danced with the Alvin Ailey Repertory Company, Elisa Monte Dance Company, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, The Francesca Harper Project, Limón Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theater (UK) and in projects with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. Lar Lubovich Dance, The Universal Ballet, Radio City Music Hall and in productions with the Mark Morris Dance Group. He currently dances as a soloist for The Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Mr Shelver is an international touring solo artist and has choreographed works for companies in the USA, Israel, Sweden, Denmark and Italy, including; Ballet Austin, Lustig Dance Theater, Compania Rio Danca, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble, Cape Dance Company, Cedar Lake 2, Sobers & Godley Dance, as well as creating works for the Royal Danish, Royal Swedish Ballet Schools, Joffrey Ballet School, The Ailey School, Long Island University. He is the founder of Bradley Shelver Contemporary Dance Theater, and the Artistic Director of the STEPS Repertory Ensemble as well as Production Director for Steps on Broadway. He is on the Faculty of schools and universities worldwide having taught for ABT, Royal Danish and Royal Swedish Ballet Schools, Ateballeto, Mathew Bourne’s “Adventures in Motion Pictures”, The Ailey School, La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts, Joffrey Ballet School, Bikuratim (Israel), Centro Coregrafico (Brazil) amongst others. He is co-producer and Curator for the annual REVERBdance Festival and has written a monthly column for Dance Spirit Magazine. His book, “Performance Through the Dance Technique of Lester Horton” is available worldwide.

The Lovelies

Joffrey Experience Instrutors

Often humorous, sometimes quirky and always honest, present and open, the Lovelies work to uncover, establish and conclude the present through discovery. Makers of dance and sound, sculptors of space and designers of time, the Lovelies push each other, question the possibilities, listen to the thing, and generally help, hinder, intersect, bypass, support, infiltrate, destroy and create pieces in the moment. The Lovelies seek to work collectively to establish an environment and work with everyone involved: dancers, musicians and audience members, to build a dance spontaneously. The Lovelies focus on making interesting decisions to build a dance and pay attention to where it will go, unveiling the concept of the work simultaneously. During the Joffrey Experience, The Lovelies will share their knowledge and work to honor collaboration through acute listening, memorable choice-making and appreciation for all in the space. The live musician and dancers will riff off of one another establishing that there is no clear one leader, but all are equal parts of the work, creating a work that unfolds in a genuine way. Showings will be held on both Fridays of the Experience at 3pm.

Stephanie Batten

Stefanie Batten Bland – Choreographic Artist – Director. 2019-21 ABT Women’s Movement Initiative Choreographer. 2019 Fellow NYU Center For The Ballet Arts. Stefanie Batten Bland is a Jerome Robbins awardee whose interdisciplinary creative practice is embedded in human relationships. Her French-American proscenium and installation creations have been commissioned by Ailey II, LaMama, Spoleto Festival (Italy), The Yard, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Singapore Frontier Danceland, TU Dance, Zenon Dance, Harlem Stage, Brooklyn Museum, and venues throughout Europe and Asia. She has created 11 dance cinema films that have been shown in international festivals from South Africa to Germany, and she has created for multiple fashion and gala campaigns including Louis Vuitton, VanCleef & Arpels, and Hermés. Her current credits include movement director for the Eve’s Song at the Public Theater and choreographer for American Ballet Theater’s new Women’s Movement Initiative (2019-21). She is also a 2019 fellow for New York University’s Center for the Ballet Arts. She has been featured in the New York Times, Dance magazine, Dance Europe, and Marie Claire. In July 2019 she will complete her MFA in interdisciplinary arts with concentration in performance creation at Goddard College. She lives in SoHo with her family. company sbb.org

Christina Robson

Christina Robson is a Brooklyn based performer, maker and educator. She has been performing with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company since 2015 and teaches on faculty at Gibney Dance Center. Throughout the last 10 years in New York City, she has had the opportunity to perform internationally with The Sean Curran Company, David Dorfman Dance, Monica Bill Barnes and Company, Alexandra Beller, Heidi Henderson, Third Rail Projects, Jinju Song Begin, and Deganit Shemy. Christina graduated Summa Cum Laude from Roger Williams University in 2009 under the direction of mentor Kelli Wicke Davis.

Yin Yue

Artistic Director Yin Yue of YY Dance Company is internationally recognized as a versatile performer and choreographer. Born and raised in Shanghai, China, she trained rigorously in technically-demanding and highly-structured Chinese classical and folk dance, as well as classical ballet technique at Shanghai Dance School. She earned her undergraduate degree at Shanghai Normal University, equipping her with performance credits that spanned festivals and showcases throughout China. After further pursuing her MFA in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts in 2008, Yin quickly gained recognition as a unique and exceptional talent among her peers. Yin created an innovative contemporary dance technique FoCo Technique that soon caught the attention of the dance industry and was taught by Yin Yue around the world. Yin Yue was the winner of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2015 International Commissioning Project, winner of the 2015 BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, and winner of Northwest Dance Project’s 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition in 2013. Through these high-profile successes, Yin was commissioned by all three widely-recognized companies as well as other companies and organizations namely Pennsylvania Ballet, Limon Dance Company, Alberta Ballet, Balletto Teatro di Torino, Whim W’him, Bruce Wood Dance, Boston Dance Theater, 10 Hairy Legs, New Dialect, Backhausdance, Tisch School of The Arts, George Mason University, Rutgers University and Juilliard School for Dance Summer Intensive. She was also awarded First Place in Choreography at National Professional Dance Competition in Shanghai, China, 92Y Harkness Dance 2016-2017 Artist In Residence, Emerging Choreographer of 2015 at Springboard Danse Montreal, as well as a finalist at The A.W.A.R.D Show 2010! presented by New York The Joyce Theater Foundation.

Logan Frances Kruger

Logan Frances Kruger hails from Atlanta, Georgia. She began her training with Annette Lewis and Pamala Jones-Malavé, with whom she studied Limón from the age of 9, and went on to receive a BFA from The Juilliard School (dir. Lawrence Rhodes). Throughout her career, she has performed in theaters across five continents, working with Adam H. Weinert, Jonah Bokaer, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Damian Woetzel’s DEMO, among others. During her time as a principal dancer with the Limón Dance company, Logan performed featured roles in works by José Limón, Jiří Kylián, Rodrigo Pederneiras, Seán Curran, Jonathan Fredrickson, and Kate Weare. Logan has taught masterclasses and repertory workshops in North and South America, Europe and Africa, and is currently on faculty at the Limón Institute. As a reconstructor of Limón’s dances, she has staged works for various companies and educational institutions including the Limón Dance Company, the Limón Institute, and the Vail International Dance Festival. Logan joined the Company in 2009 and became the Company’s Rehearsal Director in 2017.