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Summer of HipHop NYC

SUMMER OF HIP HOP NYC

JULY 9 – JULY 27
(1 - 3 Week Sessions)

Ages 8 – 25

 

This is the ULTIMATE Hip Hop Dance Training Experience in the country. Be prepared to be challenged by our top artists in the industry artists including Candace Brown, a Monsters of Hip Hop Alumni. Dancers will be challenged with over 75 class types in Breaking, Freestyle, House, Jazz/Funk, Street, Locking, Pop’n, commercial and others forms. At the end of the summer intensive dancers will perform a summer showcase. This intensive is partnering with STG The Ultimate Dance Competition

Master Faculty

  • Stay 1 Week

    $799 per week

  • Stay 2 Weeks, Save $348

    $625 per week

  • Stay 3 Weeks, Save $598

    $599 per week

Tuition

$799 per week

Tuition Due at Registration: $300

Tuition Balance: Monthly Payments thru June 1st.

Registration Fee: $99

Housing

$499 per week

Housing Due at Registration: $250

Housing Balance: Monthly Payments thru 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 thru June 1st

Chaperone Fee

$250 per dancer

Chaperone Fee Balance: Monthly Payments thru June 1st

Required for students in housing ages 12 to 13

One time fee

Resident Fee

$150 per dancer

Resident Advisor Fee: Monthly Payments thru June 1st

Required for all dancers in housing

One time fee

3.5% Processing Fee

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

Joffrey FAQ's

33 Beekman St, New York, NY 10038

The PACE Dormitory Residence Hall brings customized, first rate amenities to the heart of New York City’s Financial District. Each floor is staffed with a Resident Advisor.


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.

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.

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. Please join us Monday morning at the start of your intensive for the opportunity to meet the JBS Staff and review your schedules.

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.

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

We provide a professionally choreographed performance for all dancers attending the last weeks of the intensive. Be sure to attend the last two weeks of the intensive to participate in this life changing event.

Friday July 27,2018, at 2:00pm
Creative Cultural Center St. Veronica
149 Christopher St., New York, NY 10014

Show is approximately 1 hour.

Purchasing Tickets For The Performance

There are no tickets for this event. Please arrive early for best seating.


Special Events:

Friday, July 13th Flash Mob
Location: To be determined

Friday July 20th Music Video
Location: To be determined

Special attire needed during the intensive for the music video:    

  • All Black Outfit
  • All White Outfit
  • Blue Jeans and Shorts
  • Your favorite Hip Hop attire

Pace Housing

  • Bed Style: Twin XL; some rooms have a loft bed.
  • Pace University Security monitors the building 24/7
  • Microwave, refrigerator, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning unit in each room.
  • Window blinds provided

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.

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 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.

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 marleting and advertisig 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

Joffrey Dance Center
47-10 Austell Place, Long Island City, NY 11101

Pearl Studios
500 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

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

Summer of Hip Hop

Sample Schedule

 9:00AM – 10:30AM
House / Locking/ Popping / Finding Your Pocket

10:30AM – 12:00PM
Commercial HipHop & Grooves / Dance Hall / Street Jazz

12:30PM – 12:45PM
Lunch

1:00PM – 2:30PM
JazzFunk / Commercial Hip Hop & Grooves / Breaking

2:30PM – 4:00PM
Locking Popping / House / Jazz Funk

4:00PM – 5:30PM
Choreography

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

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Lissette Salgado-Lucas

Artistic Director of Summer of Hip Hop NYC

Born in Miami, Florida, Lissette Salgado evolved her passion for dance while studing with Judith Reece Newman and Marianna Alvarez. In 1988, She joined the Joffrey Ballet and danced with the company for seven years. Some of Lissette’s roles included: Balanchine’s Tarantella, Frederick Ashton’s Les Patinuers and La Fille Mal Gardee, Kurt Jooss’s The Green Table, John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, Jiri Kylian’s Return to Strange Land, Gerald Arpino’s Light Rain and Viva Vivaldi, and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.

In 1995, Lissette joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and danced lead roles in: Bengt Jorgens’s Swedish Song and Anthony Tudor’s Leaves are Fading. She was recognized for her role as Odette/Odile in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Juliet in Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet, Beauty and Butterfly in David Nixon’s Beauty and the Beast and Butterfly, Lucy in Mark Godden’s Dracula, the principal role in Mikhail Fokine’s Les Sylphides, Paquita in Petipa’s Paquita, and Kitri in  Petipa’s Don Quixote.

Lissette is a renowned, international guest artist who has performed with the Daring Project under the direction of Margo Sappington and Valentina Kozlova. She also performed her role of Juliet in Florence, Italy with Teatro de Maggio Dance Company and was a guest artist with the ‘Stars of Canadian Ballet’ Company, touring throughout Canada and performing in the Pan Am Summer Games Closing Ceremonies 1999.

Lissette has taught at the North Carolina School of the Arts, South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts, Dillard High School for the Performing Arts, Laguna Dance Theater and at Florida Dance Master.

In 2012, Lissette co-founded Shake the Ground with her husband David and in 2013, Universal Ballet Competition. Both competitions offer over $100,000 in scholarships to inspiring young dancers, annually, to assist each of them in reaching their remarkable potential, catapulting them to the next level of their dance careers.

Lissette’s extensive professional experience and relationships in the dance world with professionals in the industry allow Lissette to bring the highest level of judges to STG and UBC and to expand on a national platform.

David Lucas

Artistic Director of Summer of Hip Hop NYC

Born in Chorley, England, and raised in Kelowna, B.C., Canada, David unveiled his passion for dance at age nine. The Canadian School of Ballet is where he began training under the direction of Betty Farrally, the co-founder of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. He later trained in Toronto and graduated from the National Ballet School and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

David joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company in 1988 and danced for 14 years before retiring in 2000. He danced many lead roles such as: Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and Tarantella, David Nixon’s Beauty and the Beast, Butterfly, Mark Godden’s Dracula, Paquita, Don Quixotes Pas de Deux and Brian McDonald’s Pas D’Action. It was with the RWB that he met his lovely wife, Lissette Salgado, and was honored to partner and perform many lead roles with her throughout his career.

David has also performed in five made for television dance movies as well as the popular Children’s TV show “The Toy Castle,” where he played the Strongman. He has also been invited as a guest artist to perform in Japan with the Reiko Yamamoto Ballet Company.

David was also the Artistic Director for the Canadian School of Ballet Summer program, which he and his wife, Lissette, directed for four years. David and Lissette choreographed and staged performances each year for the students. David later founded ‘The Stars of Canadian Ballet’ Company, which brought together the best artists in Canada from the National Ballet Company, The Alberta Ballet Company, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. This renowned group toured in Canada and performed in the closing ceremonies for the Pan Am Games in 1999.

In 2012, David co-founded Shake the Ground with his wife, Lissette, and in 2013, Universal Ballet Competition. Both competitions offer over $100,000 in scholarships to inspiring young dancers, annually, to assist each of them in reaching their remarkable potential, catapulting them to the next level of their dance careers.

 

Charles Smith

Charles Smith is a NYC-based choreographer and Dancer. 

Projects include:  Dancing for Grammy nominated artist Jidenna and T-PAIN,Michael Jackson’s final album “Michael,” choreographed by Tweetie; Capazios 125th Anniversary, choreographed by Stephen “Twitch” Boss of So You Think You Can Dance.

 Charles recently choreographed and taught in China and Russia ,Good Morning America, Chaka Khan, Brianna Perry, The NBA Teams The Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls,Exit 21, Fly Panda,Disney’s Make Your Mark,Bratz Dolls,Chanelle Ray and Marz. 

Carlos Neto

Summer of Hip Hop Instructor

CHOREOGRAPHY /
ARTISTIC DIRECTION
Serge Lazarev ‘Slow Mo’ Single
– Sony Music Moscow
Britain’s Got Talent – George Sampson Return 2009
– Syco Music
NBA Brooklynettes (Co-Choreographer)
NY Fringe Festival (Movement Director)
World of Dance UK 2011 (Creative Director)
Warner Brothers, Happy Feet 2 UK Promo
Goldie Lookin Chain 2009 UK Tour
Trevor Nelson BBC Wales 2007
Dawnstastig S4C BBC Wales
Samsung You tube promotion 2007
AMCK Agency Audition (Assistant Choreographer)
‘Take on That’ all live shows
Bacardi Online Promo 2011
BROADWAY
Circolombia (Choreographer / Developer)
OFF-BROADWAY
Gymnos: A Geek’s Tragedy (Choreographer)
Alone-ology (Choreographer/Developer)
COMMERCIALS
Bloomingdales 2015 ‘Do the B-Roll’ (Dancer)
– Directed by Frederick Pinet
VIDEOS
Rob Thomas ‘Trust You’ (Choreographer)
– Atlantic Records
Melanie Martinez ‘Training Wheels’ (Choreographer)
– Atlantic Records
George Sampson – “Body Language” (Choreographer)
– Syco Music
IvyRise “yes to running” (Choreographer)
– Sitcom soldiers
Icona Pop – “All Night” (Dancer)
– Mark Klasfeld
Addictive – “Domino Effect” (Dancer)
– Choreography by Tony Adigun
Diagram of The Heart “If I were you” (Dancer)
– Choreography by Kate Prince
Plant Duw – “Bandit” (Choreographer)
– Boomerang Productions
TEACHING
Broadway Dance Center, NYC
– Faculty
Alvin Ailey
– Faculty
Peridance Capezio Center
– Faculty
Pineapple Dance Studios London
– Faculty
Royal Ballet School London
– Guest Street Dance instructor
Hip Hop Master Classes in Europe:
– Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, UK, Russia, Ukrain,
Czech Republic, Poland and Netherlands
Drive Dance Project, Moscow
– Sponsored by Nike ‘08
LIVE TOURS
Blaze Street Dance Sensation (Dancer)
– Directed by Anthony Van Laast, West End/ World Tour
Some Like It Hip Hop (Dancer / Swing)
– Directed by Kate Prince, London West End
VIDEO GAMES
Nintendo Grease The Official Video Game 2011
(Dancer – John Travolta Motion Capture)
Sony Dance Star Party 2012 (Principal Dancer)
CONTRIBUTIONS
Expert Contributor to backstage.com
AWARDS
MOST OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY
– New York Innovative Theatre Awards 2014

Candace Brown

Summer of Hip Hop Instructor

Candace Brown is a dancer/choreographer/instructor with a huge passion for the art of dance. She has taught in Los Angeles for 5+years as faculty at Debbie Reynolds Studio, Millennium Dance Complex, and Edge PAC. She has also traveled teaching around the world in various countries like Japan, Spain, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Greece, Poland, Ireland, Amsterdam and more, plus states across the US. Candace is a Monsters of Hip Hop Show Alumni, and was principal dancer on UNITY LA directed by Tessandra Chavez. She has choreographed for artists like Nicole Scherzinger, under the direction of Jaquel
Knight, plus danced/assisted major choreographers on various television shows like “X-Factor” (chor: Kevin Maher), “Dancing With The Stars” (chor: Aakomon Jones) and BET’s “Black Girls Rock” (chor: Luam
Keflezgy). Recent credits include dancing for Beyoncé on the 2016 VMA’s. Candace’s transition to New York City is an exciting time for her and she is so honored and humbled to share her craft with the
east coast. She hopes to continually be inspired and inspire others by
doing what she loves. Learn more about Candace and all upcoming
projects at CandaceReneeBrown.com.”

Credits include:

Beyonce
Janelle Monae
Nicole Scherzinger
Mark Ronson
X-Factor
Dancing With the Stars
SYTYCD Poland
Broadway Dance Center NYC
Millennium Dance Complex
Debbie Reynolds Studio

TRIX

Summer of Hip-Hop NYC Instructor

Curtis “Trix” Pearson is a very talented performer/Dance Choreographer. His passion and love for dance and Entertainment goes a long way. Former Dance Memeber of Round 1, and goes by the name “Trix”. He’s had the pleasure of teaching at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington County, Gifted Students Camp at Princeton University, Musical Movents Dance Theater,Bucks County Technical High School, Artist in Motion, Arabesque Dance Studio and Modeling, Beyond Dance In Brooklyn NY, Dream Dance Studio in LedgeWood NJ and many other dance studios across the East Coast All Down To Orlando Florida. He also appeared and performed on BET’s 106 & Park with His Dance Group Round 1 many times. Very self motivated to stay postive and continue to do what he loves with moving forward to bigger and better things. A Very Great Accomplishment was appearing as a Las Veges Contestant For The Telvision Show “So you think you can dance” !! Recently a Cast Member of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida performing in the shows and Parades Such as, Disney Channel Rocks, Star Wars Hyperspace Hoopla, Monsters University, and The Move it Shake it Celebrate it Street Party. Was Recently Placed in the Data Base For Upcoming Contracts With Disney Live And Cirque Du Soleil after a successful audition Process. Had The Pleasure Of Being ask To Choreograph For The Orlando Magics Dance Team and Running Their Audition Process for The 2014-2015 Season. An Upcoming artist that Goes By The Name Chris C-PO Porter refers to “Trix” as The Go to choreographer For His Music Video! A Guest Faculty Member/Choreographer At New York Cities “Broadway Dance Center”, And “Peridance Capezio Center”, and HipHop Director at Peak Performance Arts Center Of New Jersey!

Peter Sabasino

Summer of Hip-Hop NYC Instructor

Peter Sabasino, a native of Philadelphia, PA, began his dance training at the age of four at a local dance studio. It was there, that he started out learning Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Tap but found that Tap and Hip-Hop were his home. At the age of fourteen, he was accepted into the High-school for Creative And Performing Arts as a dance major. It was there he expanded his repertoire by adding Modern, African, Ballroom, and Broadway to his belt. It was here in high-school that he discovered his third love….Broadway Jazz. At the start of his senior year, Peter graduated his dance school and began traveling back and forth between Philadelphia and New York to study at Broadway Dance Center, and Steps On Broadway where he had the opportunity to train under such greats as Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Barbara Duffy, Tyce Diorio, Rhapsody James, and Brian Green, to name a few. After graduating high-school, Peter continued his training at Indiana University of Pa where he studied with Joan Van Dyke, the head of the Ballet program at the Governor’s School of the Arts. After college Peter was blessed with what he considers his BIGGEST achievement and landed a spot as a Top 16 Finalist on Fox Television’s hit reality show, “So You Think You Can Dance” season 6 being the last of three Tap dancers to be eliminated, and the only Tap dancer in the show’s history so far to make it as far as the top 16. It was there that Peter believes his views and philosophies of dance were molded by the many amazing choreographers and dancers he was blessed to work with. Peter also recently landed a spot as a principal dancer in a commercial for Walt Disney World. Peter now travels the world, teaching, choreographing and performing but finds his TRUE LOVE is in teaching, inspiring, and instilling the knowledge he has gained throughout his career with the up and coming dancers of tomorrow.

Casie ‘Tynee’ Goshow

Summer of Hip-Hop NYC Instructor

Casie Goshow, aka B-Girl ‘Tynee’ is hip hop choreographer and break dancer, who has been teaching both hip hop and break dancing for over the last 10 years around the country.  She is originally from a small town in Pennsylvania and went to live in New York City after college, before making the move to Los Angeles.  She has worked in the commercial entertainment industry working a variety of jobs as she pursues her dreams.  Casie has worked side by side with various artists and organizations such as Chris Brown, Lil John, Psy, French Montana, Beats Superbowl Commercial, the NBA, Adidas and was a Las Vegas Season 12 Street Finalist on So You Think You Can Dance?  Currently she is touring around the country teaching kids of all ages at studios, conventions and competitions.  Casie owns her own clothing line, Goshow Yourself, which was created in response to the bullying occurring around the country.  She wanted a clothing line that inspired people of all ages and walks of life to have the courage and confidence to be themselves.

Dexter Carr

Summer of Hip-Hop NYC Instructor

Dexter Carr started dancing at the age of 16 in Miami, FL, and got his first professional job with Chris Brown in his hit music video, Kiss Kiss. While in NYC Dexter had the chance to work professionally with Joss Stone, Katy Perry, Kelly Rowland, and Beyonce. He also got to experience the Broadway community by being a part of the Original cast of Bring It On: The Musical (National Tour and Broadway) and later, In The Heights. Dexter also worked on a Puma National commercial and Discovery Channel Spot. Since Dexter left Broadway he has worked with; Aloe Blacc, Danity Kane, Missy Elliot, Jlo, Janet Jackson and many other amazing artists.

Ms. Vee

A multi-faceted dancer, performer, and choreographer specializing in Hip Hop and Street dance, Ms Vee has made a name for herself in the New York City dance scene since 2003. Her work can be seen in the viral video ‘Hideaway’ by Kiesza, in which she is a featured dancer and co-choreographer.  Hideaway was nominated for the MTV VMA for Best Choreography, and won the Juno Award for Best Video.  Vee’s dancing and choreography can be seen in the following credits. TV: VH1 Dear Mama SpecialThe Detour (TBS), Late Show With David LettermanThe Ellen ShowJimmy Kimmel LiveLive With Kelly & MichaelNBC’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeMuch Music Video AwardsMTV European Music Awards.  Film: Step Up 3DCollege Road TripDeep Rising.  Off-Broadway: Groovaloo: FreestyleRennie Harris’ Legends of Hip Hop.  Festivals: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Sadler’s Wells Breaking ConventionLincoln Center Out of DoorsSan Francisco Hip Hop FestivalFestival EncoreLadies of Hip Hop.  With a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and in Education, Ms Vee is in high demand as a teacher and dance educator.   Her classes are notoriously fun, challenging, and informative.  She has been on faculty at NYC’s world famous Broadway Dance Center since 2004, and is also currently on faculty atPeridance Capezio Center.  In 2013, she joined Pace University’s Commercial Dance BFA Program, where she is a Professor of Hip Hop, and recently became the first to teach Hip Hop at The Julliard School Dance department. Vee tours across the US and internationally performing and teaching master classes and workshops.

Jona Biddle

Jona Biddle, dance choreographer extraordinaire, originally from Atlantic City, NJ, made his mark in New York conquering his big city dreams with a dance formula for success. As a child, Jona Biddle was affectionately known, as the “Dancing Machine”, and he believes that dance is an art that transcends all boundaries. This, along with his motto of, “Strivers Achieve, What Dreamers Believe” became the motivation that inspires Jona, and propelled his successful ventures.

Jona Biddle’s belief that all things are possible, helped him to stay focused in school, and motivated him to later become a college graduate of Virginia State University. Jona entertained audiences from his hometown in NJ, to sold out stadiums in Virginia, and then relocated to New York City to pursue his entertainment career in the big apple. He has also taken this style, and used it as a catalyst to create The Professionals Dance Company, TPDC, which he is the founder, creative director & choreographer of this commercial development dance company. Under the direction of Jona Biddle, TPDC’s credits include Beyonce’s “Let’s Move” campaign for First Lady Michelle Obama, Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” (BET’s 106 & Park special video premiere), and Columbia Records Christmas concert at NY’s Highland Ballroom, with Willow Smith & Mindless Behavior, BET’s 106 & Park, Beatstock 2011, and the Apollo, just to name a few.

Jona Biddle has recently become one of the most sought after NYC choreographers. His fresh, and innovative choreography gives him an edge, as he creates each piece unique and different, and tailored for the specific artist. Celebrity cliental that have secured Jona Biddle for his dance services include, Beyonce’s TARGET in-store, Willow Smith, Pop artist Danni Ai (signed with Grammy nominated producer, “Allstar”), John Fitz, choreography for a VH1 reality show, “Love & Hip-Hop”, Interscope Recording artist, Ahsan Watts, Mary J. Blige’s & Def Jam/Matriarch Recording artist, Katlyn Nichol, and Starcyde Entertainment pop girl group, Lucki Gurlz. Jona’s recent work also includes, ABDC’s Vinny Castronovo (formally of the Iconic Boyz), and Audemar Piguet secured Jona’s choreography services for the launch party at their latest watch collection premiere event. Jona Biddle’s choreography skills were showcased recently with, Interscope Recording Artist, Ahsan, Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day, Def Jam/Matriarch Recording Artist, Katlyn Nichol, on The 2012 Scream Tour, with the OMG Girlz, Diggy Simmons, Jacob Latimore; The Essence Music Festival; BET’s 106 & Park & The Apollo. Jona Biddle, was also involved in casting dancers for Channing Tatum’s latest event for his movie “Magic Mike”, and he was featured on Bravo’s Housewives of NJ, choreographing for  his T.P.D.C. dancers for their Beatstock debut performance! Whether Jona Biddle is dancing, working with celebrity clientele, choreographing for his dance company, conducting regional Hip-Hop Workshops, & Master classes, or mentoring for Camp Mariah, J.B. is always looking to take his career, his dancers, and protégés to another level.

Dr Ew

Andrew Carter, also known as Dr.Ew is a BBoy, artist, entertainer, choreographer, and teacher. He started dancing at the age of 12, and by 17 his hobby became a profession.

As a Vocal Graduate from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Dr.Ew was driven by his love of music to dance and choreograph. Between 2004 and 2006, with the help from Soraya Lundy, he became the Associate Choreographer for BLADE Dance Ent/ Hip Hop Dance Conservatory, where he fine-tuned his skills as a creative creator.

Training in B-Boying, Popping, Waving, and Gliding, along with his knowledge of Hip-Hop, Dr.Ew was drawn to his unique and abstract style. His skills led him to perform with music artists (Jay Sean, Ariana Grande), appear in print ads (Emirates airline national campaign), dance in music videos (Daddy Yankee, Jennifer Lopez), and star in theater (Encores! at CIty Center: Cotton Club Parade).

As a choreographer, Dr.Ew has trained / Artistic Directed JYP Entertainments Artist “G-Soul”. He has also had the pleasure of being the Assistant Choreographer for Nu Stylz and Todd Sams on multiple projects. Dr.Ew is currently teaching in New York City where he shares his talent and expresses his motto, “I create to inspire.”

Princess Lockeroo

Born and raised in New York City, Princess Lockerooo is a multi-faceted performance artist, with talents encompassing choreography and artistic direction & music production for stage and film, costume and makeup design. This dynamic diva has been an advocate of bringing the popular and expressive 1970s disco era dance style Waacking back into the spotlight.

A student of the Legendary Soul Train Dancer Tyrone Proctor, Princess Lockerooo is a Waacking Specialist and emphasizes the freestyle element of the dance which encourages the development of each individual dancer to become a living embodiment of music. Her innovative and unique style of Propeller Waacking has thrilled audiences from all over the world since her showcase on So You Think You Can Dance (Season 8) and has inspired countless students throughout Asia, Europe, and beyond to study Waacking.

With a background and education in musical theater, Princess Lockerooo puts a theatrical twist on urban dance and has developed her own unique works that have been performed in NYC and across the world. Princess Lockerooo was most recently featured on the Wendy Williams Show and in the Icona Pop video, All Night, and has also performed in Dance For Madonna Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project and Billboard Live in Tokyo and Osaka with disco legend Jody Watley.

Princess Lockeroo has performed at Carnegie Hall with Hugh Masekela, Lincoln Center and Apollo Theater. Additional TV credits include America’s Got TalentTV Tokyo, and appearances on TV Programs in Thailand, Japan, Italy, and Russia. Her remarkable passion and enduring work ethic have lead to her teaching and judging in the biggest dance festivals across the world including SDK (Czech Rebublic), Fitness BrazilStreet Dance Intensive (Poland), MC Hip Hop (Italy), Open Dance Connect (Russia), as well as numerous other events across Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Siberia, Finland, London, and Kazakhstan.

A favorite amongst many students, Princess Lockerooo continues to teach and share her passion for dance and Waacking at the best studios in New York City.