FLY: INDUSTRY DANCE SUMMER INTENSIVE
PUSH YOUR LIMITS AND IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS IN AN EXHILARATING SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE
Metropolitan School of the Arts’ exhilarating dance intensive will push you to reach your maximum potential. Challenge yourself to reach new heights in your dance technique and performance as you train with some of the nation’s most cutting edge dance teachers. FLY dancers spend an intense two weeks in contemporary, street jazz, hip-hop and tap master classes geared toward improving technical proficiency and building performance skills. We end the second week with a performance featuring student choreography and pieces learned during the intensive.
FLY DANCE INTENSIVE
Metropolitan School of the Arts, Alexandria Studio
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
July 22-26 and July 22-August 2
Ages 9-18 who have completed Ballet, Jazz and Tap Level 2+
Meet Your 2019 FLY Faculty
Christie Sirota – Hip-Hop
CHRISTIE SIROTA has been teaching and creating choreography since the age of 15. Training from east to west coast and along some of LA’s hottest choreographers, she holds a wide variety of styles that bring an exciting blend to the classroom. Christie has traveled nationally with numerous conventions and workshops including Dance Masters of America, Dance Caravan, Professional Dance Teachers Association, N-House Productions and VIP Dance Competition, as well as teaches master classes and choreography throughout the country. She is a National Director for VIP Dance Competition, past Director of FLY: Industry Intensive, Director of 412: The Intensive and is a Regional Trainer for thebodybar(re) fitness franchise. Her credits include Las Vegas Fashion Week, Latin icon JUAN LUIS GUERRA, Disney’s NLT, dance/pop group TAXI DOLL, workout sensation HIP HOP ABS and many others. Her choreography has been seen in regional productions of Footloose and West Side Story, on stage at Kennywood Amusement Park and in concerts and productions around the country. Christie infuses her variety in style with her fun high energy to create an exciting mix sure to keep you wanting more.
Christina Camacho – Hip-Hop
CHRISTINA CAMACHO (Macho) started her dance career in Rockville, Maryland, training in hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary. She continued her training at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she attained a Bachelor’s degree in Dance and Kinesiology. Her dance company credits in and after college include UMD’s Dynamic Dance Team, Culture Shock DC, and KickRocks Crew.Macho recently relocated to New York and continues to train with some of the artists that inspired her to pursue dance. She completed her sophomore session of Rock the Industry under Luam Keflezky this past September and is looking forward to applying the tools she used to taking the industry by storm. She has had the pleasure of showcasing her own choreography along the East coast, Canada, and Barcelona, where she completed an internship exploring the importance of cultural dance exchange. She finds that through teaching she is able to combine her passion for dance and people to generate a space for change, expression, and the exchange of ideas. She is represented by Lucille DiCampli of LDC Artist Representation.
Jose De La Cuesta – Tap
JOSE DE LA CUESTA is a well-known director/choreographer living in New York City. Credits include “A Chorus Line”, “Sugar Babies”, “West Side Story”, and “42nd Street”.
His work has been performed at Carnegie Hall, twice, and he wrote and directed an original production called “A Funky Fairytale” for Trump’s Casino in Atlantic City to critical acclaim and was held over twice. He received the prestigious Carbonell Award for Best Choreographer for “42nd Street”.
As a performer, Jose has worked in all areas of performing and has toured extensively in the United States and internationally. He has also worked with such stars as stars as Chita Rivera, Barbara Eden, Brooke Shields, and Lonnie Anderson, among others.
He is also a renowned teacher and has worked at several studios and universities nationwide. He is currently on the staff of Broadway Dance Center, Anita’s Studio of Dance in NY, Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria, VA., and One Broadway in Harrisburg, PA. He was also an adjunct professor of dance at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
He was the resident director/choreographer for Hersey Park for many years, as well as writing their shows. His work there won several awards for best theme park shows in the country and internationally.
He directed the hit production of “42nd Street” at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, which was nominated for 13 Perry Awards, including Best Director and Best Choreography, as well as an original nightclub show he created, “All That Jazz”, based on the Music of Kander and Ebb.
He recently directed the sold out production of “Evita” for the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, starring former Broadway Phantom of the Opera, Gary Maurer as Peron.
CHARLES RENATO was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He began tap dancing at the age of 6 years old in Sao Jose dos Campos. At 14 he began teaching tap dance that lead to him win awards all over Brazil. He has won awards for Best Dancer at the Joinville Dance Festival and the TV Globo challenge show (2009 & 2010).
In 2008 Charles joined the cast of “Sinatra Blue Eyes” the musical in Lisbon, Portugal. Renato was also a member of the “KS Tap Company” which is responsible for bringing together highly sought after teachers from all over Brazil to perform. Charles spends his free time giving workshops and choreographing for many tap companies throughout the US and the world. He was invited to teach at the Dubrovnik Tap Fest (Croatia), DC Tap Fest, Tap City in NY, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Odessa Tap Fest (Ukraine), Portland Tap Festival and many others.
Charles Renato was invited to produce and create a section in one of the most prestigious event in Brazil called Carnaval. Since then he has been nominated for best choreographer of Desterro festival and Festidança in Brazil that has lead up to him teaching in America.Since he moved to NYC Mr. Renato has been working with Apt 33 directed by Chloe Arnold and performed with Michelle Dorrance and Dorrance Dance.
Renato has also been directing the Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble (MYTE), and teaching at Metropolitan School of the Arts in Virginia. He also directed Apt 33’s new video “I’m not afraid” choreographed by Chloe Arnold. He’s part of the faculty at Broadway Dance Center and Steps On Broadway. At the moment Charles is Artist Resident at American Tap Dance Foundation.
Dylan Smith – Jazz
DYLAN SMITH is a Southern California based dancer, choreographer, instructor and visual artist. He has had the immense pleasure of performing and choreographing with Transcendence Theatre Company in Sonoma, California, winning Best Choreography 2015 by Broadway World San Francisco. Professional credits include: The Japan and National Tours of 42nd Street, JUBILEE! at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Principal Dancer aboard Holland America Cruise Line as well as various regional theater work, industrials, film and television. Other highlights include JUMP JIVE & WAIL! with the USO starring Paris Hilton as well as performing alongside the band PHISH to a sold out crowd of 35,000 on New Years Eve at Madison Square Garden. Dylan is a choreographer and audition coordinator for the Emmy award winning production company RWS & Associates in NYC. Mr. Smith is a much sought after instructor and national adjudicator. His upbeat, energetic and multifaceted styles keep him in high demand; traveling across the country to countless studios, workshops and intensives. In addition, Dylan has worked as a choreographer and teaching artist at Sonoma State University and the Santa Rosa Junior College. Dylan holds a BA in Dance from the prestigious Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.
Morgan Furnari – Contemporary