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Pre-Professional Summer Intensive schedule

**Students can enroll to 1 ot 2 week sessions**


 

Week 1: August 5-9, 2019

8:15-8:30: Drop Off

8:30-10:00: Ballet with Eva Szabo

10:00-11:00: Conditioning with Teagan Schweitzer

11:00-11:45: Lunch Break

11:45-1:15: Graham Technique with Krystal Hall-Glass

1:15-1:30: Break

1:30-3:00: Modern Jazz with Roni Koresh (M/W/F) with Jess Daley (T/TH)

3:00-4:30: Koresh Repertoire with Melissa Rector

Week 2: August 12-16, 2019

8:15-8:30: Drop Off

8:30-10:00: Ballet with Eva Szabo

10:00-11:00: Conditioning with Teagan Schweitzer

11:00-11:45: Lunch Break

11:45-1:15: Horton Technique with Bernard Gladdis

1:15-1:30: Break

1:30-3:00: Modern Jazz with Roni Koresh (M/W/F)

Hip Hop with Michelle Fig (T/TH)

3:00-4:30: Koresh Repertoire with Melissa Rector

 

Teacher Bios


Teaching Modern Jazz…

Roni Koresh

Ronen “Roni” Koresh “Artistic Director”

Roni, a native of Israel, began his career with the renowned Batsheva Dance Company of Tel Aviv. Immigrating to the U.S. in 1983, he studied in New York with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater prior to settling in Philadelphia, where he performed with Shimon Braun’s acclaimed “Waves” Jazz Dance Company. After performing internationally, his interest shifted towards choreography, and he founded Koresh Dance Company in 1991. Shortly after, in 1993, he opened the Koresh School of Dance, serving as a residence for his company and a training center for the Philadelphia dance community. In addition to receiving numerous grants, Roni is a recipient of several choreographic fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, the PEW Charitable Trusts, and the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. Roni regularly travels to conduct master classes, set choreography, conduct residencies, and showcase his company throughout the country.


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TEaching koresh Repertoire…

Melissa REctor

Melissa Rector “Assistant Artistic Director”

After studying at the North Carolina School of the Arts and Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Melissa obtained her Certificate of Dance from The University of the Arts in 1993. Following graduation, she obtained a scholarship to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. Melissa has been dancing with Koresh Dance Company since its inception in 1991 and is the company’s Assistant Artistic Director. At the Koresh School of Dance she teaches her unique style that blends Modern Jazz and Luigi technique. Additionally, Melissa is the Artistic Director and Choreographer for the Koresh Youth Ensemble. Her work has been performed locally at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia Youth Dance Festival, Annenberg Center, Drexel University’s Mandell Theater, PeriDance Capezio Center in New York City, among other places. She frequently travels around the country to perform, teach master classes, and set choreography on students.



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Teaching Ballet…

Eva Szabo

Eva Szabo

Eva was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. She was accepted into the Hungarian National Ballet Institute in 1970, graduating with honors as part of the genesis of the Gyori Ballet. Retiring from the Gyori Ballet in 1988, she took her teaching diploma and her family to Philadelphia. She is currently teaching ballet at the Rock School for Dance Education and Koresh School of Dance. You can Eva’s profile in the Marquis Who’s Who in America book, 2010.



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Teaching HipHOp…

GAry Jeter

Gary Jeter

Gary W. Jeter II began dancing in 1997 at Pebble Brook High School for the Performing Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, where he graduated in 1999. Gary attended the Alvin Ailey fellowship summer program and received a full director’s scholarship to The University of the Arts, where he graduated in 2003 with a BFA in Dance. After graduation, he was asked to join PHILADANCO!, where he was a principal dancer from 2003 to 2007. Gary has also worked with Fernando Bujones and Eddie Shellman, in addition to dancing with Eleone Dance Theatre. Gary danced with Complexions Contemporary Ballet from 2007 to 2014, and is now an Artist-in-Residence for the company. He has set works for The University of the Arts, Eleone Dance Theatre, Philadelphia Dance Theatre, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Gary has been performing with BalletX since 2014.



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Teaching Modern Jazz…

Jess Daley

Jess Daley

Philadelphia native Jessica Daley began her training at Jason Douglas Dance, continued at The Rock School, and later Alvin Ailey School training under Troy Powell. While earning her BFA at UARTS, Jess received the Promising Artist Award, the Pulawski Award, and the award for Excellence in Modern Performance. In 2001, she joined the 76ers Dance Team and in 2002, she performed with Eleone Dance Theater. Jessica joined Koresh Dance Company in 2004 and danced as a principle member under the direction of Roni Koresh. Currently, Jess performs, choreographs, and guest teaches throughout the Philadelphia and New York area.



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Teaching Conditioning…

Teagan Schweitzer

Teagan Schweitzer

Teagan Schweitzer is a woman with many passions and a tenacious personality. Her passion for yoga is infectious, and she inspires others around her to reach for greatness.

Teagan has been dedicated to teaching yoga in Philadelphia for over 10 years and has taken teacher trainings in a variety of styles including Yogahour, Anusara Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and Power Yoga. She is a registered E-RYT 500 yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She combines her knowledge from these studies to offer unique, challenging, expertly taught, well-aligned yoga classes, workshops, and teacher trainings.Aside from pursuing yoga studies, she has a Ph.D. in Anthropology and researches food in Philadelphia in the 19th century. She graduated top her class in culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Her passion for movement and form traces back through a long history in dance, both amateur and professional, and extends to all modalities of fitness and physical practice.

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Teaching Hip Hop…

MICHELLE "CHELLIE FIG" FIGUEIREDO

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Teaching Graham Technique

Krystal Hall-Glass

Michelle Figueiredo "Chellie Fig"

Michelle Figueiredo "Chellie Fig" is a former Captain of the Sixers Dancers and has performed across China on an NBA China tour numerous times. She has danced back-up with artists such as Nico & Vinz, Pharrell Williams, Vanilla Ice, and more. She received a BA in Dance Performance from ARB's Princeton Ballet School and continues to train at Millennium Dance Complex and Broadway Dance Center.

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Bio coming soon….

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