New York City native Morgan Claire McEwen began her professional ballet career at age 17 with the Richmond Ballet. Ms McEwen then continued on to BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio. During her time at BalletMet she had the opportunity to dance many soloist roles and was also co-recipient of the Violetta Boft award. Her repertoire there was extensive ranging from classic Balanchine to works by Stanton Welch.
In 2009 Morgan moved back to New York to dance with the Metropolitan Opera. Here she has had the opportunity to dance in the several Metropolitan Opera premiers including Rossini’s Armida and Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann; as well as the world premier of Enchanted Island. Morgan has performed on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in Brigadoon. Ms McEwen has also danced with Neos Dance Theatre, Syracuse City Ballet, and Gleich dances. She has guested with Ballet Yuma, Pennsylvania Classical Ballet, and Albany Berkshire Ballet.
Ms McEwen launched her own ballet company, MorDance in January 2013. She serves as the director and resident choreographer of the company. Ms McEwen has been sighted by the New York Times as having “an eye for shaping the arc of a dance as carefully as the transitions and details within it.” MorDance has performed in multiple dance festivals as well as holding their own seasons at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center and the Sheen Center in New York City. The company has also been invited to hold short term residencies at both the Silo and Mana Contemporary. Ms McEwen has been commissioned to choreograph a new ballet this Fall on Columbia Ballet Collaborative and continues to teach across the country.
Eva Bust a' Move is Guatamalan dancer that has found her roots in NYC. She is currently training under Ephrat Asherie Dance Company in the styles of house and breaking. She is also part of the Voguing house of De La Blanca where they train and perform under the founder and director Julián De La Blanca.
She has had the pleasure of working with Keisza and has appeared with her on The Late Show. Keep an eye out for Keizas new video, you might see a familiar face (will be dropping this year 2016). She is also a featured dancer for the 2015 Afflelou French eyewear campaign.
Jacob Melvin was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. At age 13, he began training at CC and Company Dance Complex. While at his home studio he was fortunate to work directly with industry front runners Travis Wall, Sonya Tayeh, Mandy Moore, Al Blackstone, Misha Gabriel, Jillian Myers, Randi Kemper and Hefa Tuita as well as many others throughout his competitive performance years. After becoming a top-ranking competitive dancer, Jacob was awarded scholarships by the NYCDA Foundation and the Dance Department at Marymount Manhattan College, where he has studied for the last 2 years as a Dance in Media Bachelor of the Arts. In his young life, Jacob has already enjoyed many professional performance opportunities including the 125th Annual Capezio Dance Celebration, Dizzy Feet Foundation Gala, and Capezio ACE Awards, Destiny Rising, and BC Beat 10 to name a few. Jacob continues to traverse the many opportunities New York has to offer from dancing for fashion brands Kakaslok and NotEqual, to showcasing the work of today's top choreographers, and even making appearances on the silver screen in upcoming indie film "Saturday Church". He is looking forward to his time at Tate Academy and feels as though the best attribute of any teacher is their desire to learn. As an eternal student, Jacob looks forward to all that he will learn from this new environment of fellow faculty and students alike.
A consummate dance professional, Kathleen is well-versed in a number of genres, including ballet, jazz, musical theatre, and hip hop. She toured both nationally and internationally with such well known companies as The Jette Performance Company, The Mantis Project, Kelly Drummond, and The Jennifer Krease Dance Ensemble. She has also appeared in movies such as Carlitos Way and The Stepford Wives, and was a featured dancer in MTV London's Speedracer Video. Ms McAree holds a BFA from Montclair State University with a concentration in dance. She holds a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Queens College-City University of New York(CUNY). She is a certified teacher of ballet by The American Ballet Theater(ABT) through the National Training Curriculum. Kathleen is also a member of The New York State Association for the Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance( NYS APHERD) and has beena Dance Conference Presenter for their organization. For 13 years she taught in the Dance Dept. for CUNY at Queensborough Community College and had the privilege of working with such esteemed choreographers as Robert Battle, the current artistic director of The Alvin Ailey Dance Company. In addition to her collegiate position, Kathleen has taught ballet, pointe, jazz, musical theatre, modern, lyrical, and latin dance at such renound studios as Steps on Broadway, Central Park Dance, DDA Dance Academy, The Ridgewood Conservatory, DEU, and served as the master class series director for The Elan Awards honoring such amazing performers as Susan Stroman and Rob Marshall
A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Kara Chan is a professional dancer, artist, and teacher based in New York City. Currently, she is a dancer with Twyla Tharp Dance. Kara began dancing at the age of 5 and received her formal training at Pro Arté Center. Under the direction of Astrid Sherman, she completed all her ISTD and RAD Ballet & Modern Examinations with distinction. While training, she received BC provincial titles and top awards at local and international competitions.
Kara moved to New York to continue her studies and is a BFA graduate from The Juilliard School. Well versed in classical and modern styles, Kara had the opportunity to perform masterpieces by José Limon, Murray Louis, Merce Cunningham, and Jerome Robbins. In 2014 while still a student, she performed as a guest artist with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, making her debut at the Joyce Theatre. Kara has also performed in Mark Morris' The Hard Nut and has worked with Larry Keigwin, Merce Cunningham Trust, Janis Brenner & Dancers, Trainor Dance, Kathryn Posin Dance Company, MorDance, Gleich Dances, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, and Taylor Drury. She is an alumna of Jacob's Pillow, Springboard Danse Montreal, and Youth America Grand Prix. Known as “eye-catching”, “a joy to watch”, and a “spark plug”, Kara has been reviewed by the New York Times as “the diminutive dancer” who “consistently caught the eye with her exuberance, reach, and abandon”. Kara is grateful to be living her dream and pursuing a career as a professional dancer in New York. When she is not dancing, Kara enjoys teaching and sharing her passion for dance with other aspiring dancers.
Jennifer Moskowitz is originally from Newark, MD. She began her adventure in dance at the age of 9 and never looked back. This journey took her to Philadelphia, where she received her BFA in Jazz/Theater Dance from The University of the Arts; training with inspiring teachers and creative choreographers; Beth Iguchi, Milton Meyers, Faye Snow, Andrew Pap, Mia Michaels, and Cathy Young are just the tip of the iceberg. Upon graduating, her dreams led her to Los Angeles where she performed with Winifred R. Harris Between Lines for two seasons. During her time in Los Angeles she discovered that not only did she love performing but she was passionate about passing on what she had learned over the years; and so began the next big adventure. Jennifer continued to perform and teach in LA until returning to her hometown in 2001. She took the next three years and concentrated on honing her own style of teaching. Then, once again, she followed her dreams and let them lead her to New York. While in New York, she performed with Emancia Dance Company as a soloist, working as the rehearsal assistant and a guest choreographer for two seasons in addition to a full teaching schedule. Ms. Moskowitz has found her creative journey leading her from New York to Florida and back again in the last few years concentrating on teaching and choreographing. Her choreography has been performed in New York at Steps on Broadway and in DUMBO at White Wave, in Florida her competitive choreography won the Best Choreography Award at OnStage Dance Competition for Wild Things in spring 2011. Jennifer has been back in New York teaching since 2011 and has continued to build on her dreams. In 2013 she began For Love of Dance, a children’s dance party entertainment company, as a way to combine her excitement for teaching, kids and birthdays. She has continued her education as well, by pursuing a Master’s in Dance/Movement Therapy at Sarah Lawrence College. Jennifer is now very excited to become a part of the Tate Dance Academy. She looks forward to sharing in the creative process with her students and colleagues.
Since he started dance Trevor has always had his own style. he brings a sense of professionalism and attention to detail to every project he works on. He has trained in various styles of dance such as Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Theater and Acrobatics. He is also a gymnast and cheerleader with advance tumbling and Ariel experience. Although he is a well rounded versitle dancer, his strengths are in contemporary, jazz, hip hop and acro. He went through vigorius training and completed the training program at Broadway dance center. He is currently represented by MSA talent agency.
Trevor has worked with the likes of Paula Abdul, Keisza, Joey Bada$$, Samsung, SNL,
New Balance, and Norwegian Cruise Line. He is full of life and his love for dance is infectious!
Rachel Squire was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in Lake Worth, Florida. She has attended Marymount Manhattan College for three years studying dance education and trained with The Joffrey Ballet School for one year. She has training from Katie Langan, Scott Fox, Emily Bufferd, Juan Carlos Penuela, Joilynn Hopkins, Isis Masoud, and Kristina Berger to name a few. She has performed works by Elena Comendador & Nancy Lushington at both The Theresa Lang Theaer and at The Alvin Ailey Theater with work choreographed and staged by Matthew Powell. She began dancing at the age of six at That’s Dancing in Lake Worth, Florida under the artistic direction of Andrea LaMaina and Michele Walsh. At age nine, Rachel became part of her local dance studios competition team where she danced at numerous community events as well as competitions. She was crowned Miss Dance of Florida 2011, where she performed a group number by choreographer and former Bad Boy of Dance, Albert Cattafi. In July 2011, she danced at the Hard Rock Café and Casino in Ft. Lauderdale with choreography by Sean Green. She also won best choreography on her ballet piece for her student in NYC at Tremaine. She is trained in all fields of dance and loves sharing her knowledge and passion with children and adults of all ages.
A native North Carolinian, Tabitha Boulding received her BFA in Dance from East Carolina University with a concentration in jazz. While attending ECU, Tabitha, was given the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers such as Mark Morris and Mia Michaels.
Upon moving to NYC Tabitha started her professional career immediately. NYC performing credits include The Miss New York Metropolitan Pageant, Culture Shock of NYC, The Elan Awards, Dancers Responding to Aids, and two Off Broadway plays, Confessions of a Dance Teacher and Invisible Child. She has also performed in opening acts for Chaka Khan and Stephanie Mills, as well as choreographed and danced with Weird Al Yankovic. Her dance career spans the globe from the United States to South Korea, where in South Korea she danced, choreographed and appeared in a children's TV series.
Besides performing, Tabitha has a passion for teaching and choreographing. Not only is she a very versatile dancer but also teacher. She currently has been teaching for 10 years. Tabitha’s choreography credits include High Society, The Happenings at Sogmush River, Cats, Crazy for You, Release Your Style NYC Salon Commercial, The Curious Sofa, Swing, Meet me In St. Louis, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane it’s Superman, Shrek Jr., and most recently The Melody Lingers On.
Nicole Corea is originally from Palmyra, NY. She received her early training under the direction of Sandy Stramonine and Lynne Kareken until her acceptance to the Juilliard School, where she graduated with a BFA in 2000. Dance company credits; Ballet Hispanico of NY (00'-02'), Elisa Monte Dance (02'-04'), Ballet Memphis (07'-09'), Lar Lubovitch Dance Company (10'-present) Metropolitan Opera Ballet (05’-present) Choreography credits: Thang Dao Contemporary Dance Festival, the Latin Choreographers Festival, MMAC and Greenspace Brooklyn, Ballet Memphis main company and junior company. As a teaching artist and repetiteur she has taught master classes for all affiliated companies and has also staged the work of Elisa Monte and Lar Lubovitch. Nicole is has also served as the ballet mistress for Damagedance and Steps Repertory Ensemble. In addition, she is a teaching ambassador for the non-profit organization MindLeaps in Kigali, Rwanda and a guest teacher throughout Japan for the Jikei Group Colleges.
Other company credits include, Nilas Martins Dance, Pier Group, Thomas/Ortiz, Roger C.Jeffrey Subtle Changes, Mark Stuart Dance, Morales Dance as well as numerous independent choreographers throughout NYC and the East Coast. In addition, Nicole is an RYT certified Vinyasa yoga instructor through Laughing Lotus Yoga.
Brian Poniatowski grew up in Poland, where he also started his adveture with dance, when he was 14. He recived his dance education from Caro Dance Company in Siedlce. In 2006 he won IDO world championships in Boston with a jazz solo in the adult category. In 2007 he won IDO world championships in Riesa Germany . In 2010 he graduated and became a qualificated jazz teacher and choreographer. In 2012, Brian Poniatowski won the Polish edition of So You Think You Can Dance, season 7, and after that he became a choreographer of SYTYCD Poland seasons 8th and 9th. In 2015 he moved to Hong Kong where he was hired as a choroegrapher and placed on faculty for the Red Shoe Dance Company. Besides winning SYTYCD Poland Brian's Professional career includes being a soloist in Caro Dance Theatre, a soloist on the international tour of "Rock Loves Chopin" and he was a face of a Axe deodorant commercial. His passion for dance has let him live in Los Angeles, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Hong Kong and New York.