Sara Ciampa hails from Toledo, Ohio where she received her Bachelors Degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from Kent State University. She has extensive training in Modern, Contemporary, Ballet and Jazz. Sara has performed with the following companies; the MoveShop Group, TrioDance Collective, Leanne Schmidt & Company, SolWest, Rachel Hettinger, Lilleth Glimcher and is currently dancing with Amanda + James Dance Company. In addition to performing, Sara has been on faculty with MA Dance as a choreographer, teacher and judge for the past 11 years. She is also a teacher for CREATE, a grant based program which brings education through dance to public schools.
Joamer González is a performer from Puerto Rico. His musical credits include: “Fame”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Quién mató a Héctor Lavoe?” and “Chicago”, where he collaborated as assistant choreographer as well. Also, he toured and performed with Grammy award winner Gisselle and choreographed Puerto Rico & U.S. tour and “Hora Enamorada” music video for a Grammy Award winner Elvis Crespo. His work as choreographer include “Pasaporte a la Fama” (TV movie for Telemundo Puerto Rico, Latin artist Martin Méndez’s Tour inArgentina. In 2006, he created, choreographed and directed the production “Ciclos de Sombra y Luz”.
In New York, he performed with Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre, “Ear to Ground” (directed and choreographed by Arthur Aviles), “Throw Like a Girl” (choreography by Doug Elkins) and “Room to Panic” (Loco7 at LaMaMa ETC). Other performances: “Salsa Gorda” (choreographed by Luis Salgado, “Diamond Spectacular” (Foxwoods Casino”), “Broadway Underground”, “Hollywood Sings” and “Brides” (Pregones Theatre). TV credits: Makano (singer)“MTV3’s Entertainment as a 2nd Language” (dancer/choreographer), Ana Isabelle (Latin Artist) “Univision New Year’s Eve on Times Square” (dancer/choreographer) and Amelia Vega (Miss Universe 2007) and upcoming artist Daniel Patrick.
Joamer is currently teaching for the Contemporary & Jazz Program of Joffrey Ballet School and is the Associate Director of Bridge For Dance.
Hip Hop & Boys Hip Hop
A combination of street jazz and urban movements. Class starts with a warm up and isolations following by a high energy routine with the latest music and dance moves. Students will develop technique, strength, coordination and different styles of the dance.
Nicole Kadar, graduated Magna Cum-Laude with a BS in Dance while also studying early childhood education and business at Skidmore College. Nicole has worked with choreographers Robert Battle, Camille A. Brown, Nicole Corea, Teresa Fellion, Ruben Graciani, Erica Pujic, Jenny Rocha, Tamara Saari and Melissa Riker as well as directors Samantha Shay of Hopelandic Theatre Co. and Greg Taubman of Extant Arts Co. She is a dancer, teaching artist, and company administrator for the Matthew Westerby Company. Nicole has a passion for teaching, as well as performing. She has received a scholarship to earn her MA in dance education at the Arnhold Dance Education Graduate Program at Hunter College. She has taught at Saratoga City Ballet, the National Museum of Dance’s School of the Arts, and Saratoga High School for the MOVE Dance Troupe* and has been a guest teacher at Waterbury Arts’ Magnet School, Brass City Ballet and her alma mater, Skidmore College. She currently teaches for the Junior Division Program at the Ailey School and is a teaching artist for Ailey’s Arts in Education and Community Programs. In her spare time Nicole enjoys creating her own work, which has performed at Triskelion Art’s, The Ailey Studios, the Kaye Theater and the Works Hatch Series.
Faith has a BA in English from Bucknell, graduate credits in Dance Ed from SUNY and a DEL teaching certificate from the 92nd Street Y . She has been teaching for 10 years. She has taught creative movement and pre-ballet for the last 8 years and also taught creative movement and jazz as a dance teaching artist in residence in the public school system. She teaches Isadora Duncan/modern technique to ages 5-adult.She currently dances with Lori Belilove’s Isadora Duncan Dance Company. For many years she has danced for White Wave: Young Soon Kim, with whom she had the opportunity to dance in China and Inner Mongolia. Faith has also danced for Anna Sokolow, Molissa Fenley, Edisa Weeks, Lindt Ballet Theater, and Linda Diamond. She has also had a career in regional musical theater where favorite roles played include Cassie and Kristine/Judy in A Chorus Line, Tiger Lily in Peter Pan, Maggie in Brigadoon, Lorraine in 42nd Street, Geminae in Forum and the Satin doll in Sophisticated Ladies.Faith’s classes for young dancers strive to create joy for dance and music in a fun, safe, and encouraging environment.Faith loves dancing, teaching, and being a mommy to two beautiful girls!
Fiona is an associate of the Royal Academy of Dance and holds a Bachelors (Hons) in Dance Education from the RAD/University of Bath. She began her training in Tokyo, Japan under the direction of Mikio Ikehata and has danced for companies such as the Laurens County Civic Ballet, International Ballet Chamber Company, and NYC Dance Collaborative. She has performed works by choreographers including Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Elizabeth Roxas, Carlos Dos Santos, Amy Hall, and Darrell Grand Moultrie among others. A graduate of The Ailey School where she was a scholarship recipient, she is well-versed in various modern dance techniques in addition to ballet, tap, and jazz. As a student at The Ailey School, she was featured as a soloist in the Ailey Student Performance Group. Currently, she is an apprentice with Buglisi Dance Theatre and a dancer with Alison Cook Beatty Dance.
Full biography coming soon.