2017-2018 Dance Season
For the 2017-2018 Dance Season, we are excited to bring you the highest quality training in the area, for all levels and all ages. With a full faculty of Master Dance Educators who are active professional artists within the field, carrying specialized certifications and degrees from top programs, schools, and companies throughout the country, along with our National Standards based curriculum for Dance Education, our classes and programs are unmatched. Whether you are a recreational dancer or a professional-track developing artist, we can and will take you where you want to be. Now offering more classes than ever before, check out what Project C can do for you!
NEW FACULTY ANNOUNCED!
Minilik Addis is a dancer, choreographer, and educator based out of the DMV area, and originally from Salisbury, Maryland. He holds his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from the University of Maryland, was a member of the Hip Hop dance company Dynamic for four years, and was Co-Director of the company for his final season. He is currently a company member of Capitol Movement, as well as Culture Shock DC, where he has also been a member of their Freestyle Team. Minilik is a faculty member and choreographer at ZD Dance Academy and Project C Studios, as well as a camp counselor/teacher for Camp Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Additionally, Minilik serves as the Scholarship Coordinator for Culture Shock DC. He also loves Coca-Cola and puppies.
LaTefia Bradley is a dancer, choreographer and an instructor. She currently resides in the District of Columbia but is originally from Arizona. While in Arizona she worked within her dance company “Perfectly Imperfect” to find ways to connect people through movement and spoken word. She was also the Founder and President of Revival Dance Crew from 2008 – 2013. As the Director of the Dance For Change Dance Competition in 2011 and the Make A Wish Dance Competition in 2012, LaTefia successfully raised money for a number of local nonprofit organizations. LaTefia is continually searching for ways to create works that reach her audience, fellow artists and that contributes to her community.
Much of her movement vocabulary and values come from her training at Arizona State University where she trained under Mary Fitzgerald, Karen Schupp, Carley Conder, Shouza Ma and Elizabeth Johnson. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education in 2012. During her time at Arizona State University LaTefia’s choreography was featured in the Undergraduate Concerts, “Arizona Got’s Dance Showcase” in 2012, performed in Graduate Concerts and she was awarded a certificate of excellence in Dance Education in 2012. Since then she has choreographed and taught at schools, studios and workshops in numerous cities in Arizona, the District of Columbia., Maryland and in Virginia.
LaTefia is currently a Fellow in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Maryland and is striving to further examine ways to bring people together through movement, spoken word and positive energy.
Kristin Castaneda grew up dancing in studios around her home of Sykesville, MD. In May 2017 she graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance with focuses in Dance Education and Performance. Throughout her time at UMD, she performed and produced multiple works through The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, as well as other campus dance organizations. Some of her credits include work by Adriane Fang, Miriam Philips, Jen Graham, LaTefia Bradley, and Orange Grove Dance. In the spring of 2017, Kristin also served as the Undergraduate Coordinator for the American College Dance Association Conference for the Mid-Atlantic North Region. Kristin is a member of Delta Chi Xi, Honorary Dance Fraternity Inc. and serves on the executive board of the Gamma Chapter. Additionally, Kristin actively teaches in private studios and public schools in the DMV area.
Gabriella DiGiuseppe is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she attended as a Creative and Performing Arts Scholar, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance. In addition to her training at UMD, she has also trained and performed with Culture Shock DC, Dynamic Hip Hop Dance Troupe, the American Dance Festival, and the Gaga NYC Intensive, as well as the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, 24/7 Dance Studio, B. Funk Dance Company, and Project C. Studios. Gabriella was awarded the “Stand Out Contemporary/Jazz Scholarship” from the NUVO Dance Convention, a Hip Hop Scholarship from Extreme14 Workshop, and performed with the Jump Tour faculty in 2012. Additionally, Gabriella has performed in works by Alvin Mayes, LaTefia Bradley, Dorje Dance Theatre, as well as her own choreography. As an active dance educator, Gabriella has studied at the Dance Education Laboratory in New York City, and consistently teaches in private studios and for non-profit organizations in the greater Maryland area.
NEW CLASSES ANNOUNCED!
Youth Combo II: Combo II has been created to continue to build upon the areas of our traditional Combo I class, while also nurturing the maturing social and cognitive needs of older Youth level students. Introduces the younger dancer to the disciplines of Ballet, Jazz and Tap, bridging the gap between creative movement play and codified disciplines, and allowing students to continue to properly develop crucial motor skill connections, while enjoying the excitement of skill & technical building… Creating a supportive and inspiring dance foundation for years to come!
Contemporary Partnering: Introduces, develops, and refines dancers’ ability to successfully approach and perform contemporary/modern partnering work through contact, counterbalance, weight-share, suspension, and lift. (Gender roles for this work are interchangeable and non-specific).
Acro: A highly athletic class focused on combining and developing classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. This class introduces and hones acrobatic skill work for use within choreography and performance.
Conditioning/Progressing Technique: An innovative strengthening program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon and taught by PBT Certified Instructor Cyra Duncan, focused on training muscle memory, proprioception, strength, flexibility, and dynamic alignment, designed to supplement the technical training of needs of Contemporary, Modern, Ballet, and Jazz dancers in order for them to achieve their personal best.
WE’RE EXCITED TO SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER! GET REGISTERED TODAY!