Archives for NJSD16

Meet one of our 2016 Guest Artists for NJ SummerDance!

Guest Artists Master Classes are included in full registration, as well as at a drop in rate of $30/each. Email Stephanie Cathey,, to sign up and confirm availability. Click here to learn more about NJ SummerDance.

Juel D. Lane, “Movement as a Voice” – Contemporary Technique

Wednesday, August 17th at 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Juel D. LaneNJ SummerDance 2016 welcomes guest artist Juel D. Lane, dancer with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, choreographer, and former Carolyn Dorfman Dance company member.

Juel’s contemporary class will explore a technique based on rhythm, alignment, physicality, precision, and articulation, with an emphasis on understanding the full body in an exciting and organized way with the goal of self-expression as a dancer.


About Juel D. Lane

JUEL D. LANE is an artist from Atlanta, Ga. He is a graduate of Tri-Cities High School, former member of The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, and holds a BFA from the University of North Carolina of the Arts.

Alliance Theatre Credits: C.A. Lyons Project,  I DREAM (Assistant Choreographer).  

Regional: SPUNK (True Colors Theatre- Choreographer),  Rob Jackson’s, Rebirth (The Fox Theater, Atlanta-Choreographer), STAGGER LEE, Dallas Theater Center, Associate-Choreographer).

Mentions:Cover of  May/June 2015 Dance Studio Magazine, Dance Magazine “25 to Watch” (2013),Creative Loafing, Arts Atl( Atlanta).

Professional Dance Companies:Andrea E. Woods Souloworks and Dancers, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Ronald K. Brown Evidence,  Helen Simoneau Danse, and currently with Camille A. Brown & Dancers.

Commissions: Atlanta Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, Wake Forest University. 

Dance films: “Just Another Day” and “How to Kill a Ghost”, “Made of Matter”, “When The Beat Drops.”

Lane was recently awarded to participate in the 2015-2016 Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab under the direction of Alvin Ailey artistic director Robert Battle.



Meet one of our 2016 Guest Artists for NJ SummerDance!

Guest Artists Master Classes are included in full registration, as well as at a drop in rate of $30/each. Email Stephanie Cathey,, to sign up and confirm availability. Click here to learn more about NJ SummerDance.

Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Intermediate/Advanced Modern Technique

Tuesday, August 16th at 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Tiffany Rea-FisherNJ SummerDance 2016 welcomes guest artist, Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Tiffany is the newly appointed Artistic Director of Elisa Monte Dance, a New York City based company.

Tiffany teaches a technique informed by Pilates, Yoga, Modern and Contemporary styles of movement. The class emphasizes full bodied movement, transitioning through space, spinal flexibility as well as timing and the dancers’ relationship to music. The class integrates the development of the dancers’ individual style with the demands of the choreographer and choreography. The class offers excellent training for intermediate to advanced dancers. 

About Tiffany Rea-Fisher

Tiffany Rea-Fisher is the Artistic Director of the New York City based internationally acclaimed modern dance company Elisa Monte Dance. Tiffany joined Elisa Monte Dance in 2004 where she was principal dancer until 2010, performing lead roles in such classic works as Treading, Pigs and Fishes, Shattered and Volkmann Suite.  She was named Dance Magazine’s “On the Rise” person for their 2007 August issue based on her performance during the company’s 2006 season at the Joyce Theater and since then has been featured in nation and international publications for both her dancing and choreography. As a choreographer Tiffany has had the pleasure of creating numerous pieces for the company most notably meeting and having her work performed for the Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg.

Tiffany’s work extends well beyond the stage creating work for the film, fashion and the music industry.  In 2012 Tiffany was chosen to create a new work for the Louis Vuitton / Reconstruction 3.0 Life is a Journey project.  In 2015 Tiffany choreographed Transcendence, a dance film for fashion designer Paola Hernández 2015 fashion week runway show.  Paola and Tiffany collaborated on a live fashion, dance film event for Paola’s line for winter 2016.

Teaching is a big part of Tiffany’s position and she has since taught master classes and workshops at The Ailey School, City Center, Dance New Amsterdam, Dickinson State University, George Mason University, Juilliard, NYU Tisch, Peridance,  SUNY Purchase, and Wells College . Currently she is on faculty at the Joffrey School of Ballet and a substitute teacher at Steps on Broadway.

In 2009 Tiffany and her husband started the non-profit Inception to Exhibition (ITE) which supports NYC-based arts in the fields of Dance, Theater, Music and Film through monetary grants and performance/exhibition opportunities. Tiffany’s current affiliations include Purchase College Alumni Association, MFIT Board Member, Women of Color in the Arts Member, Dance/USA Member, Steps on Broadway (substitute teacher) and Purchase College (substitute teacher).

Tiffany Rea-Fisher received her BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College SUNY.  While at Purchase she co-founded ForArts, the school’s first interdisciplinary presenting organization, which provided opportunities for students from different conservatories to create collaborative works. In 2004 Tiffany created, directed, and curated Dance at the Tank. She left the Tank in 2007 and currently serves on their advisory board.


Meet one of our 2016 Guest Artists for NJ SummerDance!

Guest Artists Master Classes are included in full registration, as well as at a drop in rate of $30/each. Email Stephanie Cathey,, to sign up and confirm availability. Click here to learn more about NJ SummerDance.

Barbara Angeline, Theatrical Jazz Dance

Thursday, August 18th at 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Barbara AngelineExpressions that illuminate any stage, precision marked with pizzazz and all the enthusiasm of a Broadway production! Theatrical Jazz distinguishes itself from the more familiar jazz dance forms. Drawing inspiration from Bob Fosse and encouraging the truest form of self-expression from each dancer will be the goal of this summer’s Theatrical Jazz master class.

NJ SummerDance 2016 welcomes guest artist, Barbara Angeline, Instructor of Dance Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University). Under the unique instruction of Barbara Angeline, students can look forward to immersing themselves in a choreographic learning process that holds true to the depth of American jazz dance.

Barbara’s accomplished work, Rhapsody, presented itself as a stunningly cohesive partnership between the style of George Balanchine and the influence of Bob Fosse. The importance of individuality presses on, especially in our age of highly marketable trends and instantly gratifying portrayals of the ‘ideal’ lifestyle. Leaving lasting impressions is what it’s all about. As an audience member it is energizing to watch jazz numbers; with electrifying confidence accompanying each step, jazz dance vividly celebrates self-expression.

Under Barbara Angeline’s well-rooted leadership in the classic American technique, NJ SummerDance students will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to sculpt their personal styles of expression, while still executing the legendary styles of Bob Fosse and Jack Cole.

During the 2016 NJ SummerDance program, students will be encouraged to explore movement technique in efforts to understand and answer questions like, “How do I craft my own style of performing while still capturing the essence of traditional theatrical jazz?”. This summer the dance studio will serve as a space for both historical education and choreographic experimentation.

About Barbara Angeline

Barbara Angeline is the founder and Artistic Director of Hysterika Jazz Dance. HJD is a jazz dance company dedicated to expanding the legacy of jazz dance as an American art form with a rich and powerful history. The company’s first performance took place in Fall 2014, when the company premiered Mi Maschera (Mask Me), an original jazz dance work that illuminated the use of Venetian Masks in the Baroque Period as it related to issues of gender bias and explorations of female identity. HJD made its New York City debut in two concerts, premiering a new solo, N’est-ce Pas Si Bon? at the Artists in Flight Showcase and reconstructing eat Crow at the Salvatore Capezio Theater for the New York Jazz Choreography Project.

Barbara’s historical collaboration process has been used in many of her choreographic works, including: “Rhapsody” – choreographed in the style of George Balanchine; “Tightrope” – choreographed to immerse performers in the significant contributions of Bob Fosse; and “eat Crow” – inspired by the movement style, performance quality and history of Josephine Baker. In 2014, Barbara presented her process in a workshop titled “Jazz Dance Choreography – Historical Collaborations with Dance Luminaries” at the National Dance Education Organization’s conference in Chicago. She also created and facilitated a jazz dance panel at the conference that gathered jazz dance educators from around the country to discuss “Jazz Dance in Higher Education and The Professions: Where Do We Go From Here?”

As a performer, Barbara has been featured in Broadway Backwards 5 at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre (soloist), Broadway Backwards 6 at the Longacre Theatre (dance captain) and Broadway Backwards 7 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Credits also include: The Oakland Ballet Company (soloist), Broadway Bares, The Gypsy of the Year Awards, featured roles in Equity musicals–The Wizard of Oz (National Tour), Oliver, On the Town, Joseph…, Carnival, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers—five years inarial the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, and dance captain and adagio feature for The Radio City Easter Spectacular. Barbara has worked with Woody Allen, Jerry Mitchell, Graciela Daniele, Bob Bartley, Bernadette Peters, and Aretha Franklin.

Barbara holds an M.A. in Dance Education (New York University) and a B.A. in Dance (UC Irvine). She is a full-time Instructor of Dance Arts at Rutgers, teaching Broadway Jazz Technique, Jazz Dance, History of Broadway Dance (fully online, author), Dance Studies, Dance History, and Improvisation. Barbara taught Choreography for the Theater at Hofstra University and teaches master classes nationally. She was an assistant and substitute teacher in Musical Theatre Dance at the Steinhardt School at NYU. She also taught weekly Musical Theater Audition workshops to students in the vocal performance and musical theater programs at Steinhardt. Barbara was a faculty member at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, where she developed curriculum; staged movement and combat for Academy Company plays; and taught Movement for Actors courses as well as musical theater and period movement workshops. Barbara is a guest lecturer at the Lee Strasberg Institute (ballet, jazz), NYU (ballet, jazz, musical-theater dance).

Barbara’s research area is critical thinking in dance education. She has presented her research and “Critical Pedagogy in Dance Technique Class” movement workshops at Harvard University, Hofstra University, Rutgers University, SUNY Brockport, Tisch School of the Arts and the Steinhardt School at New York University, and at the NDEO’s national conference. She was on the Board of the New York State Dance Education Association. Barbara was on the writing committee that synthesized, facilitated and wrote information for the NDEO “Vision Document for Dance 2050: The Future of Dance In Higher Education.”

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