DanceVersity Faculty – World Dance Instructors

 

The DanceVersity instructors are a diverse blend of professional artists and instructors who are accomplished performers, well-known in their respective communities, and wherever possible, native to the communities they represent.


Founder – Hannah Romanowsky




2015-17 classes – Portsha Jefferson, Haitian


Past Instructors

2015

Week 1: August 3 – 7 ~ ELEMENTS – Exploring the elements reflected in dance styles and cultures

Week 2: August 10 -14 ~ RHYTHM – Experience the rhythms created by dancing

  • Meredith Belany: Ballet Folklorico
  • Flo Dabokemp: Hip Hop
  • Shabnam: Bellydance
  • Naby Bangoura: West African

Week 3: August 17 – 21 ~ STORIES – Focus on historical and creative storytelling

  • summer-camp-black-leotardsElizabeth Strong: Turkish Roman Dance
  • Jenna Anjali: Odissi Dance
  • Bella Qureshi: Bollywood

2014 Summer Camp Instructors

6310595657_88359a343c_zWeek 1:Americas (July 28 – Aug 1)

  • Portsha Jefferson
  • Luisa Martinez
  • Kyla Portugal
  • Anya de Marie

Week 2: Asia & Middle East (Aug 4 – 8)

  • Katy Alaniz Rous
  • Bella Qureshi
  • Hannah Romanowsky
  • Jenna Anjali

Week 3: Europe & Africa (Aug 11 – 14)

  • 2011-camp-capoieraNick Brentley
  • Aya Safia
  • Katy Alaniz Rous

Winter, 2014: Afro-foundations / Dancehall

Anya de Marie, M.A. is an educator, dancer and activist. She is deeply passionate about dancing for the love of it, reclaiming culture, and healing from violence.


Fall 2013 Class: Inspiration India

Kathak dance by Antonia Minnecola

Lyric dance by Isabella Qureshi


2013 Summer Camp Instructors

2011-camp-afro-haitianWeek 1:Americas (July 29 – Aug 2)

  • Portsha Jefferson
  • Katy Alaniz Rous
  • Tom Mayock

Week 2: Asia & Middle East (Aug 5 – 9)

  • Kamala Devam
  • Hannah Romanowsky
  • Bruce Bierman
  • Abigail Keyes

Week 3: Europe & Africa (Aug 12 – 15)

  • Sarah Romanowsky
  • Amel Tafsout
  • Monica Berini
  • Julia Chigamba

2012-13 Class Instructors

  • 2011-summer-danceoff-3Isabella Qureshi – Bollywood
  • Hannah Romanowsky (DanceVersity Director) – North Africa
  • Nicholas Van Eyck – Cuban Salsa“
  • Mary Kay Stuvland – Polish
  • Katy Alaniz Rous – Brazilian

2011-12 Class Instructors

  • Carmen Roman – Afro-Peruvian
  • Portsha Jefferson – Afro-Haitian
  • Hannah Romanowsky (DanceVersity Director) – Roma (Gypsy)
  • Julie Marques – Bollywood
  • Karen G Guzman – Hip-hop

2011 Camp Instructors

Week 1:2011-summer-hiphop

  • Eddie Madril – Native American
  • Carmen Roman – Afro-Peruvian
  • Karen G Guzman – Hip-Hop
  • Chris Montiel – Professor Recruta – Capoeira
  • Serena Lim – Hawaiian
  • Portsha Jefferson – Afro-Haitian
  • Sarah Romanowsky – Theatre Arts
  • Schenell Crichlow – Latin American Social Dance

Week 2:

  • Kompiang Davies – Balinese, Gamelan
  • Serena Lim – Tahitian
  • Kyoungil Ong – Korean
  • Julie Marques – Bollywood
  • Farima Berenji – Central Asian – Azeri
  • Hannah Romanowsky – Turkish Roma (Gypsy)
  • Monica Berini – zills (hand cymbals)
  • Lara Brotslaw – Jewish

Week 3:

  • 2009-campMelissa Cruz – Flamenco
  • Hassania Walker – Morroccan
  • Portsha Jefferson – Afro-Haitian
  • Sarah Romanowsky – Theatre Arts
  • Mary Kay Stuvland – Polish
  • Pam Askin – Turkish
  • Farima Berenji – Banderi
  • Naby Bangoura – Guinean

2010-2011 Dance Class Instructors

  • Emelie K Coleman – Ethno-Contemporary
  • Hannah Romanowsky (DanceVersity Director)- Central Asian, Middle Eastern, North African
  • Clara Rodriguez – Flamenco
  • Julie Marques – Bollywood
  • Portsha Jefferson – Afro-Haitian
  • Tom Mayock – Creative Movement, Jazz
  • Holly Shaw – Contemporary Modern

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Other Faculty

  • Jade Itiene – Global Groove/Camp Counselor
  • Melanie Hogan – Arabic/Qi-gong
  • Miriam Peretz – Central Asian and Middle Eastern
  • Vicki Virk – Bhangra
  • Jade Raybin – Ethno-Contemporary
  • Mary Ellen Donald – Middle Eastern percussion
  • Mariam Gaibova – Tajik
  • Lateef Swain – World Hip Hop
  • Julia Tsitsi Chigamba – Zimbabwean
  • Bruce Bierman – Israeli, Ashkenazi, Yemeni
  • Renata Marson Teixiera de Andrade – Brazilian
  • Damian Alvarez
  • Azriel “El Moreno” Goldschmidt
  • Cera Byer
  • Fabio Moura
  • Kamala Deva
  • Lily Storm
  • Mira Betz
  • Ramon Ramos Ayalo
  • Tara Pandeya
  • Sara Ayala
  • Barbara Framm
  • Xiomara Salinas
  • Daniel ‘Brav’ Brevil