2021 MASTER CLASS & WORKSHOP SERIES

 

Pre-Professional and Professional Tracks

In-Person and Virtual Experience

Engaging and Inspiring Artists

Curated by Artistic Director Bennyroyce Royon

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Saturday, March 27th

MICA BERNAS

 

1:30pm-3:00pm

BALLET/MODERN

Pre-Professional Track (TEENS ages 13+)

 

 

 

Mica Bernas, originally from Manila, Philippines, received her training at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance School. She later joined Ballet Philippines as member of the corps de ballet, performing as a soloist from 2001-2006. Since moving to New York in 2006, Bernas has worked with Marta Renzi Dance, Armitage Gone Dance, Gallim Dance, Barkin/Selissen Project, and Carolyn Dorfman Dance (2007-2013). She was a guest artist with the Limón Dance Company, performing at the 2013 Bienal Internacional de Danza de Cali in Bogotá, Colombia; Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater; and at The Joyce Theater for the company’s 70th Anniversary in 2015. Bernas also teaches at the Limón Institute and has been on the faculty for BIMA at Brandeis University since 2011. She joined MMDG as a company member in 2017.

2021 KIDS Master Class & Workshop Series

Saturday, March 13th

MIRANDA CHANTELOIS

 

1:30pm-2:30pm

JAZZ 

KIDS Ages 7-8​

2:45pm-3:45pm

JAZZ 

KIDS Ages 5-6

 

 

 

Miranda Chantelois has performed in the works of nationally renowned artists Kyle Abraham, Sidra Bell, Amy O’Neal, and Bennyroyce Royon, as well as contemporary ballet and modern works by Jason Ohlberg, Deborah Wolf, Marlo Martin, Walter Kennedy, and others. A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts (BFA in Dance), she is Autism Movement Therapy®, Youth Protection Advocates in Dance®, Progressing Ballet Technique®, and Pilates Mat certified with training in Brain Compatible Dance Education, preschool enrichment, Dance for PD®, and physically adaptive dance.

 

Ms. Miranda currently teaches for the STG Dance for PD® and Dance With Life creative aging programs working with seniors and adults with disabilities. She is a performer for Marlo Martin’s company take3 dance project and instructor for dancers of all ages and abilities in the Greater Seattle area. Ms. Miranda is also a writer and frequently contributes to SeattleDances.com and Huffington Post affiliate The Mighty.

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Saturday, March 6th

LAMAE CAPARAS

 

1:30pm-3:00pm

JAZZ & MUSICAL THEATER

Kid's Edition (KIDS ages 9-12)

3:30pm-5:00pm

JAZZ & MUSICAL THEATER 

Pre-Professional Track (TEENS ages 13+)

 

 

 

 

LaMae Caparas is a Filipino-American performing artist and creative director. She is native to the Washington D.C. area where she grew up studying piano, martial arts, voice, art, and all styles of dance. LaMae began her career in entertainment touring with Broadway productions before making NYC her home. She continued performing on Broadway as well as producing community and art events, and choreographing. LaMae has been featured in many productions including Broadway’s The Lion King, Miss Saigon, Chita Rivera and Friends, Live and TV appearances for Star Wars The Clone Wars, as a lead dancer and soloist in the First National Tour of Fosse, a principal role in Lincoln Center’s South Pacific, and the dance and stunt double for the lead role of Yoshimi in the World premiere of Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots.

 

She has also choreographed for the stage and TV, frequently mentors overseas with youth outreach programs, and has coached kids as young as six, competitive dancers and non-dancers, to professional adult artists. She enjoys choreographing in all styles and previously traveled the US teaching master classes while touring with the First National tour of Lincoln Center’s The King and I directed by Bartlett Sher where she performed the role of Eliza. LaMae can be seen dancing in the upcoming feature film version of Lin Manual Miranda’s Broadway musical, In The Heights, Directed by Jon Chu and choreographed by Christopher Scott. 

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Saturday, February 27th

RODERICK GEORGE

1:30pm-3:00pm

CONTEMPORARY

Pre-Professional Track (TEENS ages 13+)

3:30pm-5:00pm

CONTEMPORARY 

Professional Track (ADULTS ages 18+)

 

 

 

 

Roderick George, born in Houston,Texas, studied dance at Ben Stevenson’s Houston Ballet Academy. Roderick continued to develop his skill by exploring other techniques at The Alvin Ailey School, Miami City Ballet, LINES Professional Program and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX. Before starting his professional career, he was a bronze winner of the Youth American Grand Prix in New York City in 2005 and was elected as a Presidential Scholar under the YoungArts Foundation in 2003, where he performed for the US President. Roderick joined Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in 2005. Roderick decided to move abroad to work with Basel Ballet/ Theater Basel in 2007 and later to guest with the Goteborg Operan DansKompani. 

 

Roderick joined The Forsythe Company in Frankfurt, Germany. Where he learnt and shared his greatest moments with William Forsythe and the artists of TFC. His career has embraced the collaborations of his work and other great choreographers such as Peeping Tom, Jorma Elo, Jerome Bel, Jacopo Godani, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Jiří Kylian, Sharon Eyal, Ohan Naharin, Benoit Swan-Pouffer, Richard Wherlock, Tino Seghal and many others.

Saturday, February 13th

JAY CARLON

1:30pm-3:00pm

IMPROVISATION & COMPOSITION

Pre-Professional Track (TEENS ages 13+)

3:30pm-5:00pm

QUEERING TECHNIQUE, RECLAIMING SPACE, & DECOLONIZING THE BODY

Professional Track (ADULTS ages 18+)

 

 

 

 

Jay Carlon is a site-sensitive choreographer and community organizer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised on California’s Central Coast, Carlon’s work is inspired by growing up the youngest of 12 in a Filipino, Catholic, and agricultural migrant-working family. In 2016, he formed CARLON, a performance group that explores the ways in which art and sustainability intersect, and amplifies our personal and collective journeys toward decolonization. Jay's work has been presented throughout the US and internationally, and he was named Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2020. Jay has performed and choreographed works with the Metropolitan Opera, Palissimo, Oguri, No)one. Art House, Annie-B Parson, Solange Knowles, Kanye West, Gerard & Kelly, and at the 2014 Olympics and the 2018 Super Bowl. 

www.jaycarlon.com

@jaycarlon

@carlondance

ABOUT THE SERIES — Our 2021 Master Class & Workshop Series consists of a Pre-Professional Track (teens ages 13+) and a Professional Track (adults ages 18+). Students have the option to experience the classes either IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL. Instructors will either teach in-person or virtually to a group of in-person and virtual students. In-person attendance is currently limited to only 15 spots. Curated by Artistic Director Bennyroyce Royon, our 2021 Series is comprised of inspiring and engaging dance artists with varying backgrounds, movement styles, and ideas. www.evergreencityballet.org