Intermediate and advanced dancers from all over the globe are welcome to apply. Led by Valeria Valleto, and guest emerging international choreographers, actors, and guest speakers. Students will be trained in techniques such as, Ballet, Contemporary, Floorwork and Improvisation.
Our 2020 intensive will be held virtually
from July 6th to July 11th, 11:30am-5:30pm (EST)
This 2-week intensive will provide the students with the professional experience of working with renowned emerging choreographers, an artistic statement, a physical trained body, and the experience of performing with an audience in New York City.
Students will also be mentored one-on-one during the intensive, and much more!
Students will have access to a private Instagram group where all the information,
schedule and daily announcements will be posted. Registration is open until July 1st.
TWO IN SEVEN BILLION is a NYC-based physical dance theater company with an artistic focus on unveiling universal experiences and human commonalities, through bold athleticism and unguarded personas of emerging choreographers Alex Schmidt and Jessica Eckardt. Co-founded in January of 2019, 2IN7 premiered their first evening length performance to sold out audiences at Target Margin Theater in Brooklyn, NY. 2IN7 is excited to be performing later this year in San Francisco, California, where Alex and Jessica met in the Alonzo King LINES Ballet training program. Following their graduation from LINES Ballet in 2017, the artists moved to New York City and continued collaborating there. The company is also looking forward to performing and teaching in other locations on the west coast. TWO IN SEVEN BILLION teaches pop-up movement classes in the city, and through various platforms.
Alex Schmidt’s pursuit of dance began from an early age at a studio in Tampa, Florida. She spent her high school years attending Next Generation Ballet's Trainee Program under the direction of Peter Stark and Ivonne Lemus. During her Senior year of high school, Alex moved to San Francisco where she graduated from the Alonzo King LINES Ballet training program in 2017. Alex currently lives in New York City where she is a co-founder and dance artist in TWO IN SEVEN BILLION, and a dance artist in MICHIYAYA Dance. Alex graduated from University of Florida in May of 2020, with degrees in Criminology and Psychology. Alex has taught an after school dance program in New Jersey, and through various other platforms with her collaborator Jessica.
Jessica is a co-founder and dance artist in TWO IN SEVEN BILLION, based in New York City. She trained at The Joffrey Ballet School and graduated from the LINES Ballet Training Program in 2017. Jessica has attended b12 in Berlin, VIM VIGOR workshops, Idan Sharabi’s “The Playground” intensive, the Elisa Monte Dance Summer Series, and Parsons Dance Summer Intensive. Jessica is a Company Ambassador for Elisa Monte Dance and teaches Dance Academy through an after school program in Hoboken, New Jersey. Additionally, Jessica and her collaborator Alex Schmidt hold pop-up movement classes in the city, as well as through other company’s platforms.
Contemporary forms (USA)
Sleep no more
Ashley "Robi" Robicheaux is a professional choreographer, performer, and teacher based between Los Angeles, CA and Nashville, TN. As a trained dancer of 16 years, her choreographic work spans both the commercial and concert dance/immersive theater worlds. She studied dance at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and joined the cast of PUNCHDRUNK's Sleep No More in thereafter. From 2011-2017, she created her own work in NYC under the platform of "Ashley Robicheaux & Artists". where she presented works at The Irondale Theater, National Sawdust, Gelsey Kirkland Theater, Peridance Capezio Center, and many others.
She was an artist in residence at "The Hollows" in 2017, where she created an immersive performance incorporating movement, theater, live music, poetry, and sound design called "Mattress" inside of a Brooklyn brownstone, which ran 5 consecutive weekends.
Today, she works primarily as a choreographer and movement coach for music artists in Los Angeles and Nashville, having worked with artists such as Maggie Rogers, Lennon Stella, FKA Twigs, Billie Eilish, Avril Lavigne, and many more. She had the pleasure of being the assistant choreographer on the MUSE Simulation World Tour in 2019. Robi has collaborated with brands such as Gucci, Tatras, and TNT.
She has taught dance and "Dance on Film" in both the public and private school systems in Los Angeles, as well as guest classes at the EDGE Performing Arts Center (LA) , Peridance Capezio Center + Pre-professional Training Program (NYC), and at various studios around the US. As a teacher with versatile experience and interests, she enjoys working dancers of all levels, as well as with non-dancers. Robi is passionate about bringing out in her students what already exists within them, her class being a playground for both self exploration and rigorous physical training.
Improv (Chile / TLV)
Originally from Chile, Stephanie is an independent dance ar7st based in Escazu, Costa Rica and Tel Aviv, Israel. She studied a BA in Fine Arts with a major in Dance and Dance Educa7on at the University of Chile, followed by an MA in Contemporary Dance at the London Contemporary Dance School. AJer years dancing with independent dance companies in Chile, she moved to the UK, where she worked performing and teaching Contemporary Dance, Ballet and Rhythmic Gymnas7cs. Since September 2018 she has been part of the Gaga Teacher Training in Tel Aviv, under the ar7s7c direc7on of Bosmat Nossan, Saar Harari, and Ohad Naharin.
Stephanie’s classes invite dancers to explore and listen their own bodies. Throughout a physical and soma7c experience, dancers will have the opportunity to discover new possibili7es of movements, raise awareness of physical weaknesses, encourage their senses and imagina7on, giving them the possibility to go beyond familiar limits.
Ballet & Ballet body training
Dancer, choreographer and movement analyst. Grown in multidisciplinary tecniques, Talya is a fervent believer of body control. With 30 years of experience she have Danced in Vancouver, New York, Madrid, and around México, she and her twin sister Founded El Cacerolazo Dance company, which it manifests movement without boundaries, mixing the diferent tipes of technique like Ballet, flamenco, jazz, Hip-hop and contemporary dance. She Also created 3 dance studio in mexico and trained girls for ballet competitions. recently founded Ballet body training México, and participated as coworker of Hector Hernandez ballet method.
Emma Evelein graduated at the School of Arts Amsterdam, Urban/Contemporary and music theater. She danced with company's in Europe and Israel and trained with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and Batsheva Dance Company. Now she has her own company and choreographes for theatre, film and music video. She won Amsterdans and AHK graduation price in 2018 and the KURT JOOSS
Emma's class is focussed on training in Urban/Contemporary. In the first half class we will visit technique, improvisation, musicality, stamina and the challenge to search for your own creativity. In the second half of the class Emma will teach repertory from her projects and pieces. Dancers in class are challenged to function in tasks, musicality, creativity, partnering, and different aspects of the contemporary and urban dance styles where the individuality and expression is the most important work directions.
"My goal is to create a safe space for the participants to learn in detail and receive personal feedback from our guest artists and myself. I curated this intensive with a variety of techniques and styles to provide a broader insight of the contemporary dance world."
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