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MIAMI, FLORIDA

(1 – 2 Week Sessions)

Miami Ballet Bootcamp

➡ July 6, 2020 – July 17, 2020

Designed to hone the dancer’s technique through intense individual attention. The dancers will be given an opportunity to make serious improvement to their ballet technique. The dancers will work on hip rotation, placement, articulation of the foot, the connections of head, arm, hand, body and foot, musicality and theatricality. The day will begin will body conditioning, followed by a one hour barre, one hour center, pointe or variations, Flamenco, ballet repertory and to round out the dancers movement vocabulary, a modern dance class. This program will be taught by former and current stars of the ballet world. The dancers will have an opportunity each day to ask career questions of these professionals. The focus is technique combined with theatricality!

Dance Fusion

➡ July 20, 2020 – July 31, 2020

This program focuses on the complete training of a well-rounded dancer. Dancers are immersed in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and more. The intensive brings together a superb faculty led by Jo Matos, who has been a cornerstone of the Joffrey educational process. The dancers will be given an opportunity to make serious improvement to their Jazz, Modern and Contemporary Dance technique. The dancers will work on clean technique, fusion based choreography, musicality and theatricality. The dancer will have a combination of Body Conditioning/Pilates, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary Dance, Theater Dance, Latin Jazz, Repertory, Improvisation, Modern Dance and to round out the dancer’s experience and Yoga Class to center the day’s work. Professionals currently working in New York City, Miami and around the country will impart their wisdom each day in class.The dancers will have an opportunity each day to ask career questions of these professionals. The focus is technique combined with theatricality! The intensive culminates in a in a studio showing to display all of the progress the dancers have made in two short weeks.

$799.00 per week

Any One Week

$699.00 per week

Any Two Weeks

$599.00 per week

Three Weeks or More

  • Week 1 (Ballet)

    7/6/2020 – 7/10/2020

  • Week 2 (Ballet)

    7/13/2020 – 7/17/2020

  • Week 1 (Fusion)

    7/20/2020 – 7/24/2020

  • Week 2 (Fusion)

    7/27/2020 – 7/31/2020


Tuition FAQ’s

  • Tuition Due at Registration: $300
  • Tuition Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • Registration Fee: $99
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Housing

$499.00 per week

Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

Meals

$275.00 per week

Breakfast and Dinner Only

Registration

$99.00 per intensive

Registration fee per dancer

Housing and Meal Plan FAQ’s

Registration

Registration Fee: $99 per intensive

  • Registration Fee Due at Registration: $99
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Housing

Housing Fees: $450 per week

Housing is available for dancers ages 12 and up.

  • Housing Due at Registration: $250
  • Resident Advisor Fee: $150 per dancer
    (Required for all dancers in housing – One time fee)
  • Chaperone Fee: $250 per dancer
    (Required for students in housing ages 12 to 13 – One time fee)
  • Housing, RA Fee & Chaperone Fee Balance: Monthly Payments through June 1st.
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

Housing – Other Fees

  • $50 Change Buildings (NYC only)
  • $50 Roommate Change Request
  • $100 Initial Roommate Request
  • $100 Early, Late Check In and Check Out

Meals

Meal Plan Fees: $225 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.
  • For all transactions, a 3.5% processing fee will be applied.

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Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

Students accepted into any Miami Intensive will be staying on campus at Florida International University. The dorms are located in an enclosed, security surrounded college campus. Students will need to bring their own linens, as well as any additional items they will need for the duration of their stay. Joffrey is committed to providing all Intensive students with a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment.

Lakeview Hall

Address: 11060 SW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33174

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

Lakeview Hall Features

All residential units are furnished with standard university furniture:

  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry room on 1st floor of Lakeview North
  • Twin mattress (size 36 x 74 x 6)
  • Shared bathroom

All residence halls have Wi-Fi. There are no landline phones in the resident’s rooms. Laundry machines are on the first floor of Lakeview North.

Laundry machines take credit/debit card payments. All students must sign the Housing Occupancy Agreement upon arrival (this agreement can be found at the end of the housing manual).

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.

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.

ALL dancers staying in FIU Housing must purchase the meal plan offered by FIU Food Services.

The Joffrey Ballet school is proud to have partnered with FIU that serves healthy, well-balanced and mindful meals. The food is delicious and healthy. It is perfect for the developing dancer. We care about you and your child and have worked very hard to partner with FIU.

Dancer’s staying in the dorm will be charged for a Monday-Friday (3) meals; Breakfast Box, Lunch and Dinner, Saturday and Sunday (2) meals; Brunch and Dinner. On Mondays-Fridays, lunch for housing students will be packed in a cooler box on the Joffrey shuttle from the dorm to the school.

We recommend our commuter students to bring their packed lunches, water bottles and snacks daily in a small cooler type lunch bag. We do not allow students to leave the studios while in our charge unaccompanied.

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

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.

We do not provide transportation from the airport for this intensive.

CLICK TO REQUEST AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

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.

Jo Matos
Gabriela Garcia
Gabriela Garcia
Lisa Donmall-Reeve
Sekou McMiller
Diego Salterini
Hannah Baumgarten
Angela Gailo
Colleen Farnum
Colleen Farnum
Chrystyn Fentroy
Jorge Villarini
Jorge Villarini
Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg
Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg
Carlos Guerra
Carlos Guerra

Joffrey Miami Intensive Performances

Ballet Performance
Date: July 7, 2019

Time: TBA
Run Time: TBA


Fusion Performance
Date: July 31, 2019

Time: TBA
Run Time: TBA

PURCHASE TICKETS

Admission

All dancers (new and returning) are required to audition for the Joffrey Ballet School Summer Programs to be considered for: Placement   |  Scholarships  |  Acceptance.  

The audition is a 90 minute class instructed by a Joffrey Instructor and the cost to audition is $40. All sales are final. No refunds are provided for auditions regardless of attendance.

Our audition(s) are meant to place you at your skill level for either the Joffrey Ballet School’s Summer Intensive series (June – August) and/or our 4 year Trainee Program (Sept – May).

Results will be emailed and posted online.

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Pre-Check In & Orientation

Pre- Check In

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 sign their Pre-Check In packet, print and bring it with them to orientation/housing check in.

Studio Location:

Miami Arts Charter School – Wynwood Campus
95 NW 23rd Street Miami, FL 33127
(Studio/Performance Location)

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

Housing Location:

Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199
(Housing Location)

Note: Please see your housing assignment for your exact housing location

Orientation Times

Orientation and arrival times depend on whether or not you will be staying in our housing facilities. Please check the Orientation Times section for full details on our Dance Portal. Please join us Monday morning at the start of your intensive for the opportunity to meet the JBS Staff and review your schedules.


Schedules

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


Extra Activities

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

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Jo Matos

Artistic Director of Children's and Youth Ballet Program

Also directing: NYC Ballet Intensive, NYC Summer Dance Camps, Joffrey Miami and Tap Spectacular Miami.

Jo Matos is the Artistic Director for the Joffrey Ballet School’s Children’s Dance and Youth Ballet Programs and Summer Intensives in New York and Miami. She joined the Joffrey Ballet School, as a Director in 2008. Jo devised a curriculum and acts as liaison for a partnership between the Joffrey Ballet School and Fort Hamilton High School’s, “Joffrey Dance Academy” in Brooklyn. Jo teaches in the Children’s Dance, Youth Ballet and Ballet Trainee Program. She has over 35 years experience as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and arts administrator at many prestigious institutions, including Ballet Hispanico, The Hartford Ballet, and the University of Hartford. She is also the co-founder of “Dancing Day,” a school that brings dance to disabled children and adults. Jo’s work with autism and dance was featured in PBS documentaries in 1999 and 2004. Ms. Matos teaches as a Master Teacher around the country.  Jo trained at the School of the Hartford Ballet and performed with The Connecticut Children’s Ballet, the School of the Hartford Ballet and as a guest artist with Dance Now! Miami. Jo is the Artistic Advisor to Alison Cook Beaty Dance in New York City. She holds a BFA in Dance from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford.

Gabriela Garcia

Musical Theater LA Theater Dance Instructor

Also an Instructor for the NYC Jazz & Contemporary Intensive.

Gabriela is a native of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.  She is a former cast member and dance captain for CHICAGO the Musical on Broadway and National Tours.   She has worked with celebrities such as George Hamilton, Marilou Henner, Hal Linden, Taye Digs, Usher, Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze, Brooke Shields and more.  She is currently Co-Founder/Director of R.Evolución Latina (RL), a nonprofit organization making a difference through the arts.  Gabriela has brought the RL mission to her city of La Paz and surrounding areas by teaching workshops at community centers as well as offering master classes in dance to the local dance community. Her training begun under the RAD syllabus and followed at San Francisco Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She has taught Classical Ballet, Jazz and Musical theater at schools across Germany, Austria, Mexico, Peru and in New York at STEPS, PACE, Ellison Ballet, BDC and Arias Dance NYC. Gabriela danced with various groups in Mexico, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Tanzforum der Oper Koeln in Cologne. She has assisted Choreographers such as Ms. Ann Reinking and Baayork Lee. Her musical theater credits include Roman Holiday (Guthrie), West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing…, Caroussel and the Vienna, and Mexico City companies of CHICAGO where she played the role of Velma Kelly in their original language.  She also staged the Dusseldorf Company of CHICAGO. As a voice over actor her voice can be heard in numerous TV commercials and radio spots for the Hispanic market.  Her film credits include WHAT EVER LOLA WANTS (Tribeca film festival) and ENCHANTED. She’s a passionate teacher, inspiring, mentoring and instilling her values and work ethic into the new generation of dancers.  She is a recipient of El Diario’s 2010 Mujeres Destacadas award and an advisory board member for the Broadway League’s VIVA BROADWAY initiative.

Lisa Donmall-Reeve

Joffrey Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Program Theatre Teacher

Lisa currently teaches the Youth Ballet Program, Joffrey Miami, Musical Theater LA, and NYC Ballet Intensives.

Lisa was born and raised in the UK and moved to New York in 2012.She trained at London Studio Center (London), The Conservatoire de Paris (with Matt Mattox), Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey in New York.

Lisa taught in London for over 15 years. Disciplines such as ;Matt Mattox jazz technique, Theatre Jazz,Contemporary and Tap at many of leading London performing arts colleges such as Millennium Performing Arts, Mountview , GSA, Urdang, London Studio Centre and of course AMTA.

She is currently a faculty member at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York and has been for over 3 years ,teaching for them both in NYC and Miami on The Jazz and Contemporary ,Youth Ballet and for all their summer intensive courses.

Lisa is also a fully qualified Flybarre instructor at FlyWheelsports (NYC)

Her performing credits are:

NY/Regional credits : Mrs Corry in Mary Poppins (Ogunquit,Gateway,Music Hall) ; Ursula in Sweet Charity       (Engeman Theatre, NY); Mrs Gardiner in Pride and Prejudice (New World Stages, NY, staged reading)

West End credits include Velma Kelly in Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), 1st U/S Ulla in The Producers (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Elaine U/S Nicky in Sweet Charity (Victoria Palace), Louise/Shelia in Crazy for You (Prince Edward), 1st U/S Queen in My Fair Lady (NT and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Phyllis Fontaine in Once in a Lifetime (NT) ,Swing and U/S Roxie in Chicago (Adelphi), The Snowman (Peacock) International/UK touring/Regional credits include Judy U/S Cassie in A Chorus Line, Bombalurina in Cats, Irene in Crazy For You ,Helvetia Burrelli in The Rat Pack, Ann Reilly U/S Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street, Lead Dancer/Dance Captain in The Opera Show , Sheila U/S Polly Baker in Crazy For You and ensemble in Anything Goes.

Lisa has performed the role of Velma Kelly in Chicago in many countries around the world including Japan, South Korea, Turkey, and Kuala Lumper, and is regarded as an expert of the ‘Fosse style’. She has worked with and assisted many leading choreographers including Susan Stroman, Matthew Bourne, Gillian Lynne, Baayork Lee, Chet Walker, Mitch Sebastian and Andrew Wright. She was the associate choreographer of Pippin at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London, and has been choreographer or assistant choreographer on shows such as 42nd St, Crazy For You, Cats,A night of 1000 Voices, Carousel , Zombie Prom and recently a new show Siempre Navidad in Bogota,Colombia

She also wrote and successfully performed her own One Woman Show at the Bridewell,Leicester Square Theatre and The Delfont Room in London.

For more information www.lisadonmallreeve.com

Sekou McMiller

NYC Jazz & Contemporary Intensive Instructor

At the forefront of a new movement in the Latin dance world. Sekou’s unique style of Latin dance rich with Afro-Carribean essence and laced with techniques from many genres of dance combined with his explosive energy on and off stage, has earned Sekou’s dancing and instructing broad recognition World-wide. Sekou made his NYC Off-Broadway debut and International Tour with Celia the Musical. He is the founder and artist director of Proyecto Descarga, an Internationally recognized Afro-Latin Dance Company. Sekou has performed and choreographed for Top latin artist such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Willie Colon, Cheo Feliciano, Johnny Pacheco, Tito Rojas, Tito Nieves, PitBull and the pop icon MADONNA. In addition Sekou has worked with the Radio City Rockettes and has over 14 years of instructing and performing at Latin Dance Conventions all over North and South America, Europe and Asia. Also he has conducted Master Classes in New York, Chicago, LA, Seoul, Tokyo, San Diego, Seattle, Beijing, Singapore, Mumbai, Miami, Shanghai, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Boston, Manchester, Warsaw, Mexico City, Puerto Rico, Rome, Paris, Brussels and many other international hubs of dance. As a current faculty member at the Peridance Capezio Center NYC, Sekou has developed a curriculum for his trademark Contemporary Afro Latin Fusion Style. He also instructs at Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey (Summer 2014) and NYU.

Diego Salterini

Joffrey Miami Instructor

Also the Artistic Director, Dance Now! Miami & Contemporary Dance for Ballet Dancers

Diego is the Founding Co-Director, Dance Now! Ensemble. Adjunct Faculty, Florida International University, Dillard Center for the Arts, and Casa Dei Bambina, Montessori Environment teaching Modern Dance and Modern Jazz . Italian television and taught throughout Italy and Europe at studios such as I.A.L.S. and Pineapple Covent Garden. Studied with Roberto Salaorini, Mamy Raoemeria, Ranko Yokoyama, Luc Buic, Michelle Ellis, and Flavio Bennati. Dance with Momentum Dance Company, Karen Petersen and Dancers, Zanadu, Kevin Black Productions, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, and Michael Uthoff Dance Theatre as Principal Dancer.

Hannah Baumgarten

Joffrey Miami Instructor

Also the Artistic Director, Dance Now! Miami & Contemporary Dance for Ballet Dancers.

Hannah Baumgarten, originally from Santa Cruz, California, received her B.F.A. From the Juilliard School of Music in 1993. Hannah also attended the University of Utah where she danced with the Utah Ballet and served as company manager. She worked with the Michael Uthoff DanceTheatre as principal dancer and repeteur, Labyrinth Dance Theatre, William Adair and Dancers, Karen Peterson & Dancers, Momentum Dance Company, Giovanni Luquini and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa.
A State of Florida Choreographic Fellow, her work has been pre- sented in New York, Michigan, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. Hannah has taught/choreographed at at the Cincinnati Conservatory, Rutgers University, New World School of the Arts, West Texas A & M, Interlochen Arts Academy and Camp, Mercersburg Academy, the Institutto de Danza at Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, University of Pennsylvania Ballet, University City Arts League in Philadelphia, at regional and National High School Dance Festivals. She directed the Dance Program at Dillard Center for the Arts in Ft. Lauderdale for 10 years; she continues to educate youth in the public schools at DIllard and the Academy of Arts and Minds in Miami. Hannah is mat certified in Pilates from Core Dynamics and has served as a grant Panelist for the State of Florida Department of Cultural Affairs and the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs.

Angela Gailo

Joffrey Miami Instructor

An Associate Professor of Dance at Coker College and the Artistic Director of Sapphire Moon Dance Company. Angela, with her company, has performed at White Wave Dance Festival, the Dancenow Downtown Festival, Dance Theatre Workshop, Williamsburg Arts Nexus (WAX), Atrium Theatre and others in NYC, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and in Canada at the Fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists (fFIDA) and in Southeast at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Alabama Dance Festival, Charlotte Dance Festival, Dimensions Dance Festival, Sumter Opera House, Patriot Hall, CMFA Artspace and the Koger Center.

She has performed in the works of Jose Limon, Doug Varone, Dan Wagoner and Christian Von Howard. She has danced with AmDAT: Dance Art Technology (NY), Eisenhower Dance Ensemble (MI), the Power Company (SC) and worked on smaller projects with Ballet Preljocaj (France) and Anou Skan (France). She has also been a guest choreographer for Columbia Classical Ballet, Vibrations Dance Company, the Power Company, Converse College and others. Angela is often a sought after guest artist in both the k-12 schools and higher education. Some of the places she has taught include Peridance Center, New York Dance Center and the Movement Salon, the Hartford Ballet School, the University of Michigan and Southeastern School of Ballet.

She has been a guest artist at the Atlanta Ballet, Spelman College, the Alabama Dance Festival, Charlotte Dance Festival and others. Angela’s dance for film work has been shown in the Optica Film Festival and was a finalist in the Dance Film Association’s Film Festival. Angela recently was awarded the South Carolina Dance Associations Honor Award for sustained achievement in the field of dance. She has been the recipient of grants from the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, South Arts, the Kyle Foundation, Black Creek Arts Council and was runner up for the SC Arts Commission’s Fellowship in Dance in 2007.

Angela received a MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Michigan and a BFA in Theatre and Dance from Central Connecticut State University. She is also a Pilates instructor certified through the Pilates Method Alliance and trained at the Kane School of Core Integration in NYC and the Core Grace Studios in Ann Arbor, MI.

Colleen Farnum

Joffrey Miami Instructor

Upon graduating in dance from the Jefferson Performing Arts High School in Portland, Oregon, Ms. Farnum was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Alvin Ailey School of Dance in New York City. She received her BFA in Dance & Performing Arts at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. At NYU she had the honor of studying Pilates with Kathy Grant a Pilates elder, one of only two elders certified to teach by Joseph Pilates. Colleen danced professionally with the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She has also danced in the choreographies of Amanda Miller, Bob Fosse, Ann Reinking, David Dorfman and David Parsons. Ms. Farnum toured the United States with the Horde Festival, choreographing and dancing for the bands Phish, Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler and Spin Doctors.

In Miami, she was the principal dancer, choreographer and assistant director of Dance Now! Miami for seven years. For nine years she was a dancer, the rehearsal director, and Assistant Artistic Director of Miami Contemporary Dance Company (MCDC). MCDC toured both nationally and internationally during her time with the company. She is now the director of Atma Yogadance. Ms. Farnum has served on the faculty of the Miami City Ballet and on the summer intensive faculty of the Joffrey Ballet. As a dedicated Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Colleen had many opportunities to study with elders even travelling to Mysore, India to study under the tutelage of Sri K. Patthabi Jois, the creator of Ashtanga yoga.

Over the last 25 years, she has taught students from toddlers to adults in many diverse settings. Ms. Farnum approaches teaching enthusiastically with the philosophy that dance and yoga provide opportunities for participants to build self-confidence that in-turn produces positive change in attitudes and behavior. She believes that the disciplines of modern dance, yoga postures, centering techniques and meditation help balance the body and mind to inform the dancer and creative choreography process.

In 2011, Ms. Farnum created a new technique combining her passion for yoga, dance and Pilates – the YogaDance Method™. This method is exhibited in the choreography of her Atma Yogadance Company. The combination of dance, yoga and the discipline of Pilates creates a form of movement that can be experienced in both professional performances and in workshops and classes.

Atma Yogadance focuses on both education and performance. The company has performed at some of Miami’s most prestigious venues: Daniel Lewis Sampler 2014 – 2017; Art Basel 2012 – 2016, at Open Stage at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, and at the historic North Miami Beach Bandshell 2012 -2017. Workshops have been conducted at the Miami Performing Arts Network, Girl Power Rocks, Miami and the Gang Alternatives Program in Miami, Florida.

In addition, Ms. Farnum created a dance film based on the concept of the myth of Sisyphus. The Myth (co-directed by Gina Cunningham and Peter Eves) premiered at Art Basel 2013 in conjunction with a multimedia dance and music performance choreographed and directed by Ms. Farnum. The film has been screened at two international screenings. The first of these is the Fesval Internacional de Videodanza DV Danza Habana Movimiento y Ciudad in Havana, Cuba. The second is an international exchange residency program at the Barim Institute in Gwangju, Korea, where the company performed and Ms. Farnum taught the YogaDance Method.

Chrystyn Fentroy

Jorge Villarini

“Jorge Andrés Villarini is a dance artist based in New York City. A former dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Villarini also danced for the Martha Graham Dance Company and BalletMet. Villarini received his training from the Escuela de Baile ANDANZA and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. His international professional experience includes performances in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Hungary, Lithuania and Poland.

As a guest artist, Villarini has collaborated with Preeti Vasudevan’s Thresh Dance Company, Melissa Barak’s Barak Ballet and most recently Ballet Memphis. His performance range expands through the realms of classical and neoclassical ballet, as well as modern and contemporary dance. His credits include, among many others, ballets by Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, Alwin Nikolais, Francesca Harper, Ulysses Dove, Nacho Duato, James Kudelka, Helen Pickett, Edwaard Liang, Nicolas Blanc, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Christopher Wheeldon and Shen Wei.

Villarini posses a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College and is currently pursuing an Masters degree in Public Administration from the Austin Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College.”

Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg

JENNIFER CARLYNN KRONENBERG was born in Queens, New York, where she studied under Teresa Aubel, Barbara Walczack, Nicholas Orloff and Norman Walker. Upon concluding her ballet studies on scholarship at the School of American Ballet, she was chosen by Edward Villella to join Miami City Ballet as an apprentice in 1994. Ms.Kronenberg achieved the rank of Principal Dancer in 2001, held the title until her departure from the company in 2016. During her tenure with the internationally recognized MCB, she performed to great critical acclaim at both the Jacob’s Pillow and Aspen Festivals, Torino’s Danza Festival in Italy, the Kennedy Center’s International Ballet Festival and Balanchine Celebrations, the Vail International Dance Festival, the NYC City Center’s Fall for Dance performance series, and at Les Etes des Danses at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France. Ms. Kronenberg also proudly represented Miami City Ballet during the company’s premiere at Lincoln Center’s Koch Theater, receiving acclaimed reviews. In March 2011 she was featured in PBS’s Great Performances “Dance in America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp. She has also been featured on numerous occasions in Pointe Magazine, DanceView Times, Dance Spirit Magazine, and graced the cover of DANCE Magazine’s October 2010 issue as the subject of its feature article. As a twice published University Press of Florida author, she has penned “So, You Want to be a Ballet Dancer?” and “Experiencing the Art of Pas de Deux”. Ms. Kronenberg also currently serves on the Advisory Board for Florida’s own World of Dance Magazine. In May 2016, she and her husband, Carlos Miguel Guerra, transitioned into the roles of co-Founding Artistic Directors of South Florida’s newest critically acclaimed contemporary ballet company, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami (DDTM). Under the couple’s direction, DDTM has been following a rapid trajectory of success. In addition to a residency at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, the company has performed at The Joyce Theater in NYC and for The Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival. The company has also won both a 2017 Knight Arts Challenge award, and 2018 New Work Miami grant by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, funding “the best ideas in the arts”. In her hours away from DDTM, Ms. Kronenberg co-directs Mandelstam Dance Academy, and serves on the ballet faculty of Miami Youth Ballet.

Carlos Guerra

CARLOS MIGUEL GUERRA, a native of Cuba, began his training at the Professional School of Ballet and Plastic Arts in Camaguey, Cuba. In 1996 he joined the Professional Ballet Company of Camaguey as a Principal Dancer and two years later joined the Ballet Company of Santiago in Chile, where he held the rank of Principal Dancer for the following two years. Upon visiting the United States in 2000, he was invited by American ballet icon Edward Villella to join Miami City Ballet as a soloist. He accepted, and was named principal dancer in 2003, dancing with the company until spring 2016. During his tenure he performed most of the lead male roles in MCB’s vast repertoire, including a great variety of Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp works. He has performed with the company for The Kennedy Center’s prestigious Balanchine Celebration, The Vail International Dance Festival, and the NYC City Center’s Fall for Dance series of performances, and was also featured in Miami City Ballet’s debut on PBS’s Great Performances “Dance in America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp”. His professional accolades have earned him features in numerous magazines, including Selecta, Ocean Drive, and Complot, and he was named one of the 100 most influential people in Florida by Florida International Magazine in 2005. In 2010, he was named one of the top ten creatively influential people in South Florida by The Miami New Times. Recently, Mr. Guerra was the proud recipient of the 2015 Miami Life award in the category of “Best Male Ballet Dancer”. He now assumes a new role as he joins his wife and dance partner, Jennifer Kronenberg, in the co-Founding and the Artistic Direction of South Florida’s newest contemporary ballet company, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami. The couple has also recently assumed the direction of Mandelstam Dance Academy in South Miami.