Koresh Dance Company







The School

Since 1993 the Koresh School of Dance has offered open classes in dance instruction for adults. Our Center City Philadelphia studio at 2002 Rittenhouse Square boasts four sprung floor dance studios and large dressing rooms and showers, with classes held seven days a week.

We offer more than 35 adult classes in a wide variety of levels and movement instruction, including Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, and Hip Hop. Our instructors are widely regarded as some of the best in the city.

We also have a children's program with classes for youth ages 4-18, which was named Best of Philly 2007 by Philadelphia Magazine. During a typical week, approximately 800 dance students - ages 4 through seniors, beginners to professionals - pass through our studio doors.

The Koresh School of Dance provides community members with a chance to learn and express themselves through dance. Along with offering professional dance instruction, our facilities allow us to offer low-cost studio time to emerging choreographers and dance companies. We also provide rehearsal space for companies touring or passing through the region; most recently we hosted Pilobolus, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Sydney Dance Company, River North Dance Company, and Spectrum Dance Theatre.

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Beginner Salsa Workshop- 4 week series

This workshop series is designed to give students a strong foundation, including the fundamentals of leading and following, salsa footwork, and simple patterns in a fun and judgement-free environment.

$100 for the series

Must enroll in full 4-week workshop, individual drop-ins are not permitted. Absences are allowed if necessary, but we do not pro-rate for the workshop series. You can register online, in studio, or over the phone. 

***You do not need a partner to participate in this series. All are welcome- No experience necessary***

Class Schedule


10-11:30am          Int./Adv. Ballet with Fang

6-7:30pm            Beg. Modern Jazz with Greg

6-7:30pm            Int. Modern Jazz with Melissa

7:30-9pm            Beg. Ballet with Fang

7:30-9pm            Beg./Int Hip Hop with Sammy 


10:15-11:45am     Int./Adv. Ballet with Eva 

6-7:30pm           Intro to Ballet with Fang

6-7:30pm            Int. Modern Jazz with Melissa 

7:30-9pm            Beg./Int. Ballet  with Fang

7:30-9pm            Beg./Int. Commercial Hip Hop with Chellie Fig


10:15-11:45am     Int./Adv. Ballet with Eva

6-7:30pm            Intro to Ballet with Eva 

6-7:30pm            Adv. Modern Jazz with Roni

7:30-8:30pm       Beg. Pointe  with Eva

7:30-9pm            Beg. Hip Hop with Tyger B


10-11:30am         Int./Adv. Ballet with Fang 

6-7:30pm           Beginner Ballet with Gary 

6-7:30pm            Adv. Modern Jazz with Roni 

7:30-9pm            Beg. Modern Jazz  with Gary 

7:30-9pm            Beg./Int. Commercial Hip Hop with Chellie Fig


10:15-11:45am     Int./Adv. Ballet with Eva

6-7:30pm            Beg. Ballet with Eva 

6:30-8pm            Beg. Hip Hop with Sammy 


11-12:30pm          Int. Ballet with Eva

12:30-2pm           Beg./Int. Modern Jazz with Kevan

12:30-2pm           Beg. Ballet with Eva 

2-3:30pm            Beg. Hip Hop with Tyger B


11-12:30pm          Beg./Int. Modern Jazz with Gary

11:30-12:30pm     Stretch & Strengthen with Kevan

1-2:30pm             Beg. Ballet with Gary

2-3:30pm             Intro to Hip Hop with Ryan 

>>Calendar below only reflects updated subs and school closures! Please see above for full class schedule.


>> Thanksgiving Thursday Nov 28 – Friday Nov 29

>> Christmas Tuesday Dec 24 – Wednesday Dec 25

Secure your spot in class via the MindBody App. Classes cap at 40 students. 10-minute grace period for late-comers. 


Single Class: $15 (expires in 8 days)

10 Class Card: $140 (expires in 3 months)

20 Class Card: $260 (expires in 6 months)


Student and Professional Dancers/Equity

Redeemable only with valid ID

Single Class: $14 (expires in 8 days)

10 Class Card: $130 (expires in 3 months)

20 Class Card: $240 (expires in 6 months)

Expired classes can be redeemed for an additional $7 charge per class

>>To pay in person

Cash accepted. Credit/Debit cards accepted ($25 min, no American Express). We do not accept checks. 

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The uniformity of the ten dancers trained in Koresh’s unique aesthetic—a hybrid of classical ballet, contemporary modern and Israeli folk dance—made this experience satisfying as the audience sprung to their feet in thunderous applause.
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Children Classes

Fall Session Monday September 9 - Sunday December 8, 2019

Spring Session Monday January 6 - Thursday June 4, 2020

Spring Registration NOW OPEN

QUESTIONS? Call 215.751.0959 or email school@koreshdance.org

Class Schedule


4-5pm      Ballet 1 (Ages 7-9) with Courtney

5-6pm        Jazz 2 (Ages 11-14) with Cheryl



3:45-4:30pm  Pre-Modern Jazz (Ages 5-7) with Courtney

4:30-6pm       Ballet 2 (Ages 9-12) with Fang

4:30-6pm       Jazz 3 (Ages 14-18) with Melissa



4-5pm             Modern Jazz 1 (Ages 8-11) with Kevan

4:30-6pm       Ballet 3x (Ages 13-18) with Eva

5:00-6pm       Modern 2 (Ages 11-14) with Cheryl



3:45-4:30pm  Pre Ballet (Ages 4-6) with Courtney

4:30-6pm       Ballet 3 (Ages 11-14) with Fang

4:30-6pm       Modern 3 (Ages 14-18) with Gary



3:45-4:30pm  Pre Hip Hop (Ages 5-7) with Ryan

4:30-5:30pm Hip Hop I- (Ages 8-11) with Sammy

4:30-6pm       Pointe I (Ages 12-15) with Eva

5:30-6:30pm  Hip Hop 2 (Ages 12-17) with Sammy



10:15-11am     Creative Dance (Ages 4-5) with Courtney

3-4:30pm       Ballet 4* (Ages 14-18) with Eva

4:30-5:30pm  Pointe 2* (Ages 14-18) with Eva



10:15-11am     Pre Ballet (Ages 5-6) with Chryl

3:30-8pm       KORESH YOUTH ENSEMBLE (audition only)




Spring 2020 pricing (per session)

1+ Hour classes

1 class per week, $566

2 classes per week, $1,040

3 classes per week, $1,438

4 classes per week, $1,776

5 classes per week, $2,072


45 minute & 1 hour classes

1 class per week, $532

2 classes per week, $972

3 classes per week, $1,345

4 classes per week, $1,692

Please note that tuition is non-refundable and must be paid in full at the time of registration. There is a $25 registration fee for new students only. This is a one time, non-refundable fee.

Greenfield SCHOOL Pick-up

We offer an after school pick-up service for Greenfield students taking dance classes at the Koresh School of Dance. Please note that there is a fee for this service. For more information, email school@koreshdance.org.

1 pick-up per week, $253

2 pick-ups per week, $440

3 pick-ups per week, $592

4 pick-ups per week, $676

5 pick-ups per week, $727


Cash accepted. Credit/Debit cards accepted over the phone or at the studio ($25 min, no American Express). We do not accept checks. 

Note: All prices listed above are per session and must be paid in full prior to the start of the session

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important dates

Thursday October 31 CLOSED for Halloween

Monday November 11 - Sunday November 17 Parent Observation Week

Wednesday November 27 - Sunday December 1 CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Sunday December 8 Winter Celebration Performance (select classes only)

Monday April 6 - Sunday April 12 CLOSED for Spring Break

Saturday May 23 - Monday May 25 CLOSED for Memorial Day Weekend

Friday June 5, 2020 Tech Rehearsal

Saturday June 6, 2020 Recital Performances

Koresh’s choreography is full of fluid strength and controlled dynamism. He knows how to handle the full company of dancers without movement or person feeling extraneous.
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Private Classes

Whether it's for yourself, your child, with a significant other or with a group of friends - private classes are a great way to get personal attention catered to your needs with the best instructors in town!

Goals can vary from focusing on pirouettes in ballet, floor work in modern, partner work in ballroom, or to learning a choreographed routine for a competition, audition or wedding.

Styles include: Ballet, Pointe, Modern Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Ballroom, Salsa, Tap, Yoga, Fitness Conditioning & more!

Private Class Rates

One on One (Technique)

1 class ........................................ $100

5 classes...................................... $450

10 classes ................................... $800


Private Class Rates


1 class ........................................ $150

5 classes ..................................... $600

10 classes ................................ $1,000

Private Class Rates

One on One with Choreography

5 classes ..................................... $700

10 classes ................................ $1,200

PLEASE NOTE: if you need to cancel or reschedule your private lesson, you MUST call at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment, or you will be charged for the class. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.



Call School Director Nir Koresh at 215-751-0959 to schedule your package!


FreQUENTLY asked questions

Who can take private classes? Anyone! Private lessons cater to the needs of the student--therefore there are no limitations on who can sign up for private classes. Our students currently taking private classes have a range of interests and goals that include preparing for an upcoming audition, getting back in shape after time away from dance, understanding the basics of a new style before dropping into the classes on our schedule, gaining confidence for the big ‘first dance’ moment at their wedding, gathering a group of friends to celebrate a birthday or special event, and much more.

Can I take a private class with a significant other, friend, or a group of friends? Yes! You may take private classes as an individual, with a friend or significant other, or as a group. When scheduling, just be sure to specify how many people will be attending the private class.

How long will my private class be? Private classes are generally 60 minutes long, but because they are scheduled based on individual needs the times can be adjusted to your schedule. Please note that pricing may vary from what is listed below. These rates are based on the 60-minute lesson schedule.

What if I need to cancel my private class? If you need to cancel or reschedule your private class, you must call the school and speak with the School Director, Nir Koresh,  at least 36 hours before the start your class, or you will be charged for the class. Please note that writing an email or leaving a voicemail is not a confirmation of a canceled private class.

You know you’re seeing art when it has that kind of staying power
— Broad Street Review
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Ronen “Roni” Koresh

Adult School—Advanced Modern Jazz

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.


Courtney Conigatti

Children School—Creative Dance, Pre Modern Jazz, Pre Ballet, and Ballet 1

Private Lessons in Modern Jazz, Ballet

Courtney Conigatti began her dance training at the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City. As a dance major, she trained in various styles at the Ailey School under the direction of Hassan Blandford. After high school, she went on to study at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she earned her BFA in dance. While at the university, Courtney performed the works of many respectable choreographers such as Ronen (Roni) Koresh, Wayne St. David, Douglas Becker and Sidra Bell. In 2014, she had the opportunity to participate in the “DanceAbility” (dance for able and disabled bodies) teacher certification course in Vienna, Austria under the direction of Alito Alessi. Upon graduating, Courtney performed in Opera Philadelphia’s production of “Turandot,” choreographed by Renaud Doucet. She has been training extensively with Roni Koresh and Melissa Rector of Koresh Dance Company. Courtney loves sharing in her passion for dance and is excited to be a part of the Koresh School of Dance faculty.


Jess Daley

Adult School—Ballet

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.


Cheryl Francaviglia

Children School—Pre Ballet, Modern 2, and Jazz 2

Private Lessons in Modern Jazz, Tap

Cheryl Francaviglia began training at Standing Ovation School of Dance where she attended national dance conventions and competitions studying under choreographers such as Joe Tremaine, Sheila Barker, Joe Lanteri, Wade Robson, and Tyce Diorio. She graduated from Rowan University with a BFA in Education and Child Drama, along with a Dance Concentration. During her time at Rowan, she was Captain of the RU Dance Team, performer for Rowan’s Dance Company, and in 2009 Cheryl was awarded the Dr. Joseph Robinette Theatre and Dance Medallion. She continued her dance training performing with Reading Phillies Dance Team and studying at the Koresh School of Dance. She has taught and choreographed for various studios, where she is continually recognized and awarded for her entertaining choreography. Cheryl is currently a first grade school teacher and participates in dance projects throughout the area such as Fringe Arts and Koresh Artist Showcase Series.


Melissa Rector

Children School—Jazz 3

Adult School—Modern Jazz

Private Lessons in Modern Jazz

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.


Kevan Sullivan

Children School—Modern Jazz 1

Adult School—Modern Jazz, Stretch & Strengthen

Private Lessons in Modern Jazz

Kevan grew up in Millford, CT and started his dance training at the age of two. He studied at the Lee Lund Studio of Dance while also traveling to NYC to train. In 2009, Kevan received the Director’s Talent Scholarship awarding him a full tuition scholarship to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He was also selected to study at the School of Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Traditions Program in the summer of 2010. Kevan has performed with Alchemy Dance Company as well as Tommie Waheed Evan’s “Waheed Works”. Kevan joined Koresh Dance Company in 2013 and is excited to be part of our teaching staff.


Gary Jeter

Children School—Modern 3

Adult School—Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Modern Jazz

Private Lessons in Ballet, Modern Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop

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.


Samuel Reyes

Children School—Hip Hop 1, Hip Hop 2

Adult School—Hip Hop

Samuel Antonio Reyes (Sammy) has been a Philadelphia artist for the past 15 years. Sammy received a BFA in Performing Arts from the University of the Arts in 2001. He is the proud recipient of the Cushman Acting Award and the Theater Ensemble Award. Post-graduation, Sammy continued his dance training under Ronen Koresh of Koresh Dance Company and Renni Harris of Renni Harris Pure Movement. He has danced with many local Philadelphia artists such as Charles O. Anderson “Dance Theater X”, Kate Watson-Wallace, and Montazh Performing Arts Company. Sammy was nominated for a 2002 Barrymore Award for Best Choreography and Movement in the musical “St. Louie Women” and “Pal Joey” where he assisted Myra Bazell. He toured and created for Disney’s radio and television star Raven Symone from 2004-2008. Sammy continues to collaborate and set work on both theater and dance companies such as The Luna Theater, Cat Scratch Theater, Le Cabaret Molounge, Zen One Dance Collective, 11th Hour Theater Company, among others. He is currently choreographing for the Rocketts at Xfinity Live, is an adjunct professor/artist in residence at Muhlenberg College, and is the Artistic Director of his company SANBROOKA Productions.


Teagan Schweitzer

Children School + Adult School + Private Lessons—Yoga, Salsa

Teagan Schweitzer is a woman with many passions and a tenacious personality. Her passion for yoga and dance 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 - she was a professional salsa dancer for many years - and extends to all modalities of fitness and physical practice.


Fang Ju-Chou Gant

Adult School—Ballet

Children School - Ballet 2 ,Ballet 3

Private Lessons in Ballet

Fang-Ju, born and raised in Taiwan, came to the United States to further her study of dance. She earned an Associate Degree of Dance in Australia from Queensland University of Technology Academy of Arts/Dance, and received her BFA in Dance Education from the University of the Arts. She is trained in a wide variety of dance styles and stagecraft. Fang-Ju joined Koresh Dance Company in 1998 and currently travels to perform and teach across the U.S.

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Michelle "Chellie Fig" Figueiredo

Adult School—Commercial Hip Hop

Private Lessons in Hip Hop

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.


Greg Anmuth

Adult School—Modern Jazz

            Greg Anmuth began his dance training at his mother’s studio in New Jersey. Having waited until sixteen to begin taking technique classes, Greg fought to catch up to his peers. This began a process of self-exploration that continued through his time at Rowan University. Under the guidance of Paule Turner and Melanie Stewart, Greg sought clarity in his approach to choreography. Using every resource available, Greg pioneered original programs that helped define his movement style and launch his teaching career. While at Rowan, Greg was the first student to present an original evening length dance work and develop a unique internship using the Franklin Method as a healing tool. He was elected the president of Rowan’s Contemporary Dance Company, and has been awarded the Bryna G. Goldhaft Medallion for Dance Excellence in 2012 upon his completion of his B.A. in Health and Exercise Science.

            Now a co-owner of his family’s school, Greg has established a strong presence in the local community. As a teacher and choreographer Greg has been awarded dozens of choreography and entertainment awards for his original concepts including the choreography award at the World Dance Championship in 2017 for his piece, “Deluge”. In class, development of personal growth remains paramount. Greg challenges individuals to try all things and learn from every experience. Classes are heavily influenced by his Yoga background, Nan Giordano’s NGCP, and Roni Koresh. Greg’s performance career has continued all the while. Greg has performed with Roger Lee Dance, Andrea Mychaels Dance Project, Band of Artists, and Legends in Concert, Asya Zlatina’s STORM, and Nickerson-Rossi Dance. Greg is currently touring as a company member with SHARP Dance Co.           



Adult School—Hip Hop

A 'jack of all trades', an individual dedicated to his careers, and an inspiration to those who have witness a show, battle, piece of choreography, training session, painting, poetry from his book, or thoughts/words on a panel from this positive individual. Tyger-B has taken the years granted to him and treated them with countless hours of focus, sweat, determination, and with a positive perspective. Taking his abilities around the globe, Tyger-B has spread his gifts throughout the USA, Russia, Canada, South Africa, Paris, Japan, Uzbekistan, China, London, and many other location. Moving in the the styles of hiphop, house, dancehall, salsa, and many more as a representative of the USA. Studying the techniques of ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and more at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Training in the movements of muay thai, kick boxing, taekwondo, capoeira, and other martial arts for over two decades. All of these attributes contribute to his creative choreography, his diverse ability to switch genres, and his quick eye.  With this many things under his belt, Tyger-B has used his choreography and dancing abilities to set works on Pennsylvania Ballet ll, many recognizable festivals throughout the world, over a decade in the commercial industry with several artist like R&B singer Ginuwune, Pop artist Raven Symone, MTV's Mena Heaven, and many other companies, showcases, competitions and vocalist. Throughout his many events and memorable captures, it's always a factor for Tyger-B to continuously evolve, share his positivity, and leave a piece of his heart with everyone possible, no matter the size. Giving thanks to all those who has believed in him, every teacher and every student, Tyger-B looks forward to continuing his life to become the best human he could possibly be right in front of your eyes. Please, take time to get to know Tyger-B a little more by visiting his website, TygerB.com, and enjoy one of his many talents and careers.


Ryan James Stauffer

Children School—Pre Hip Hop

Adult School—Hip Hop

Private lessons in Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theater, Tap

Ryan James Stauffer, former dancer with Koresh Dance Company, attended the University of the Arts as a Ballet major. Since college he has toured as a backup dancer for actress and recording artist Raven Symone and performed in the film “Bolden!” choreographed by Hinton Battle. Pursuing musical theatre, he later performed in “Hairspray” “The Producers” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Curtains” at the Walnut Street Theatre where he earned his Actor’s Equity status. He has been teaching dance for over 10 years in the Philadelphia area. He has taught a variety of styles at numerous studios including Jovo Dance Studio, Philadelphia Studio Ballet and Koresh School of Dance. Currently, Ryan teaches adult hip hop class at Koresh studios, as well as with the Koresh Kids Dance Outreach program under the direction of Teresa VanDenend Sorge.


Eva Szabo

Children School—Ballet 3X, Ballet 4, Introduction to Pointe, and Pointe/Variations

Adult School—Ballet

Private Lessons in Ballet, Pointe

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 view Eva’s profile in the Marquis Who’s Who in America book, 2010.


Becky Mastin

Private Lessons in Tap

Becky hails from State College, Pennsylvania, and is a multiform tap dancer with additional training in jazz, ballet, and modern. Becky studied under Sarah Mason at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, and has been a member of the Fraser Street Dancers, Crunch! Productions, and Jade Dance Project. Since 2011, Becky has been active in Philadelphia’s dance community, beginning with her appearance in “Too Darn Hot” a Philadelphia Fringe production, and soon after became a member of Tap Team II. In 2012, she began performing with The Lady Hoofers as a founding company member, rehearsal assistant, and is now a main choreographer for the ensemble. Becky has taken class with and performed alongside many tap masters including Jimmy Slyde, Dianne Walker, Heather Cornell, Roxane Butterfly, Ayodele Casel, Karen Callaway Williams, and Andrew Nemr.


Roberto Rodriguez-Garcia

Private Lessons in Social Dance (Salsa, Wedding dance, etc.)

Roberto Rodriguez-Garcia is a Performer, Teaching Artist, and Choreographer who was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. While in Puerto Rico, Roberto was trained in numerous Latin Dance styles including: Salsa, Merengue, Plena, Bomba, Danza, Seis, Chachacha, Rumba, Tango, and Pasodoble.

Upon his arrival in Philadelphia at age six, Roberto continued his Latin dance training at Taller Puertorriqueno under the direction of Maribel Lozada. He also incorporated acting classes with Victor Corsino and partner Fransico to add intensity to his performances.

In June 2003, Roberto graduated from Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (C.A.P.A) where he trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, African and Lyrical dance techniques. As a member of CAPA’s Dance Company, Roberto performed for Ed Rendell’s Inauguration, choreographed “Conga” and “America” performed by CAPA’s Company, and received numerous awards.

Roberto has had the pleasure of performing with Traci Hall & Co. and Eleone Dance Theatre as a Principal dancer. He is the proud titleholder of “Mr. Latino 2004” for Philadelphia, where he is the organizations personal Dance/Modeling Coach. Roberto also performed as Principal Dancer and Dance Captain in the Independent Film entitled “Life Knocks”, a Philadelphia-based music Documentary Film focusing on lupus Awareness created and co-produced by Cynthia DiClaudio. Currently, Roberto is a head instructor at C.A.P.A teaching Latin Jazz and providing master dance workshops throughout the Philadelphia School District.



Beginner Salsa Workshop

Keila Pérez-Vega is a 2015 BFA University of the Arts graduate. In 2012, Keila became a principal dancers at Eleone Dance Theatre where she remained for three years. Post-graduation, Keila worked as a freelance artist and was part of Dance Iquail in its 2015 season, 10HL Projects (NYC), Melissa Rector & Dancers (PHL) and ARTolerance (PHL) among others. Since then Keila joined the Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers as a dance artists and is proud to be going on her fourth season. Beyond performing she serves the arts administratively as a Marketing and Events Director at Koresh Dance Company and Marketing Associate at both Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers and ARTolerance. Most recently, Keila is a proud founder of Artsi - a 501(c)(3) non profit that prides itself in transforming spaces to connect different audiences to the arts through artistic nightlife experiences. Also her love for dance extends to her Puerto Rican roots and for the past 5 years has grown a passion for dancing, teaching and performing Salsa and Bachata throughout Philadelphia. She is part of the Dance Republic Team that hosts Salsa/Bachata events around the city and competes nationally in categories including salsa, chacha, merengue, and bachata.

Koresh finds the thin line between ‘safe’ beauty and real innovation and boldly, knowingly dances on it.
— Philly Is Dancing


Interested in Renting The Studio?

For more information, please contact Nir Koresh, School Director
215.751.0959 | nir@koreshdance.org

Space options

 The Baker Studio (upstairs)

David Cooper Black Box Theater (downstairs)

2 intimate private studios (downstairs)

Proudly offering subsidized rental rates for artists and non-profits!

With our mission committed in supporting the Philadelphia arts community across all demographics for both artists and audienc, we offer priority to those using the space for the expansion and creation of art.

Please send your mission and requested usage of the space for consideration to nir@koreshdance.org.