Contemporary Faculty

This years Contemporary program is led by the award-winning faculty below.

Artist Faculty

Milton Myers

Milton Myers is resident choreographer and instructor for PHILADANCO! and on the faculties of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program, Peridance, STEPS on Broadway, and The Juilliard School, where he is the first Horton instructor.

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Ronald K. Brown

Ronald K Brown, Founder and Artistic Director of EVIDENCE, is an award-winning and internationally renowned dance artist and choreographer.

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Cayetano Soto

Cayetano Soto, a Barcelona based dancemaker and has been the Resident Choreographer at Ballet BC since 2015. Since working as a freelance choreographer in 2005, he has received commissions from over 15 dance companies.

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Didy Veldman

Didy Veldman is a Dutch artistic director, choreographer, and contemporary teacher who trained in Amsterdam. Veldman began choreographing in 1987, and has been teaching internationally since 1994. She co-founded Alias Company in 1992.

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John Levis

John Levis is a composer, pianist, and synthesist who has been involved with the Philadelphia dance community since 1971. This is Levis' 22nd year on faculty at The School at Jacob's Pillow.

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Lillian Barbeito

Lillian Barbeito is an international dance artist and the Co-Director of BODYTRAFFIC in Los Angeles. The company’s repertory includes works by Kyle Abraham, Sidra Bell, Stijn Celis, Anton Lachky, Barak Marshall, Andrea Miller, Matthew Neenan, Arthur Pita, Richard Siegal, and Victor Quijada.

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Elisa Clark

Elisa Clark is an award-winning dance artist currently on faculty at the University of the Arts and American Dance Festival. She trained at the Maryland Youth Ballet and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Juilliard School under Benjamin Harkarvy.

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Aya Kaneko

Aya Kaneko was born in Osaka, Japan, and earned a vocational examination syllabus certificate at The Royal Academy of Dance in London. She has worked with several ballet companies and schools as both a dancer and teacher in Osaka and Kobe.

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Igal Perry

Igal Perry, Founder and Artistic Director of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Peridance Capezio Center, is an Israeli native and a world-renowned choreographer, ballet master, and dance educator.

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Luis Torres

Luis R. Torres was recently appointed Ballet Master with Les Ballets Jazz De Montréal. Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, he received a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dance and Psychology from Arizona State University and completed his Master of Fine Arts from George Mason University in June 2014.

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Deborah Wingert

Deborah Wingert is a prize-winning choreographer, receiving third place in the Northeast Regional Festival for Emerging Female Choreographers for her work Six by Six: Opus 56 for Cumberland Dance Company.

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