Arrhythmia Dance Company will be holding its Winter Convention on December 9, 2012 from 11-3:30. The convention will be taking place at Michelle Ferraro's Dance USA located at 25 Gibbs Road Coram, NY 11727. We have 4 amazing teachers teaching all different styles and techniques! Register NOW!! Look below and meet our teachers!
Anna M. Vollmar is an award winning choreographer, master teacher, and professional dancer working out of New York City, where she was a member of :pushing progress a company, a contemporary jazz company. She has taught at professional dance studios in NYC, such as the prestigious Broadway Dance Center and Peridance Center. Anna can be seen in the BDC Live! Video series in Floorwork Volume I & II with Calen Kurka and Chris Hale. She has also had the amazing opportunity to teach, assist other talented master teachers, and perform in Mexico, Ireland, and across the United States. Before relocating to New York City, Anna lived in Kalamazoo, MI, where she was a jazz instructor at Western Michigan University and Dance Company Director of Steps Dance Company in Portage, MI for four years.Her choreography is sought after across the nation and others as well, and has received numerous honors and awards, and her students continue to earn scholarships to train around the nation, as well as work professionally in the industry.
Gary Schaufeld (tweet him: @gary_schaufeld) is a 23-year-old New York native and twitterholic. Gary holds a BFA in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. His professional performance experience began at age 12, when he spent two years performing as a Knicks City Kid for New York Knicks Entertainment. Soon after he worked for pop music superstar Aaron Carter, and as a soloist in the West Coast Street Tap revue, Beat it Down. Since graduating from the Tisch School, Gary has worked with Gibney Dance, ZviDance, James Martin Music/Dance, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, Skybetter & Associates, DeMa Dance Company, Sean Curran Company, Johannes Weiland, and is currently performing, creating, teaching, and setting work with KEIGWIN + COMPANY. Besides dance performance, Gary acts as a voice and activist for young dance artist and allies as a member of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee. He teaches a weekly partnering class at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Dance Dept. under the direction of Joy Kellman. Gary is also a choreographer who's dance collective, "Pop Modern Dance" (tweet them: @PopModernDance), has presented work in theaters such as Tisch School of the Arts - Fifth Floor Theater, NYU's Skirball Center, and Symphony Space, among others. Gary was recognized as one of the 2011 Young Choreographers of the Year by YCF. Kimberly Fitch began dancing in the small town of Churchville-Chili, NY at 7 years old. After ten years of hard work, extreme dedication, determination and passion Kimberly graduated from Little Red Dancing School & left her small town to pursue her dreams. She has gone on to perform in every area of the entertainment world, both nationally & internationally! After training at The Boston Conservatory Kimberly moved to NYC where she landed her first gig as the featured Slave For You dancer in Total Britney Spears Live (MTV). She went on to dance in the MTV Upfronts at Madison Square Garden hosted by Jessica Alba, the internationally televised 2006 Bollywood Fashion Awards (airing in 22 countries) & has worked with several other pop artists including; N'Sync, Avril Lavigne, Ricky Martin, Kimberly Caldwell, Wilmer Valderamma, Drake Bell, Runner Runner, Daddy Yankee, Ian Campbell, Chubby Checker, Earth Wind & Fire, Lisa-Lisa, MC Hammer & many more. Kimberly originated the lead role in Off Broadway's Thin Line, directed and choreographed by Derek Mitchell, played Graziella in West Side Story and Anne in La Cage Aux Folles (directed by Broadways Beauty & the Beast director, Sam Scalamoni). Other theater credits include Cabaret, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Once Upon A Mattress and a dancer aboard Celebrity Cruiselines. She has had the opportunity to train closely & perform with such legends as Gregory Hines, Julie Andrews, Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen. Along the way Kimberly ventured into the worlds of acting, modeling & the amazing world of voiceovers! The spunky New Yorker has been seen on screen in The Bold & The Beautiful, Law and Order, The Today Show, Broadways A Chorus Line Workout, numerous commercials and magazines, including Dance Spirit Magazine a the independent feature films; The Taking, Saturday Morning & UnReal. She is also a busy voice-over artist in the commercial and animation world, recently working with Disney's Goofy and as a recurring guest host on Sirrius Satellite Radio with Cosmopolitan Magazines Radio Show,Cosmo Radio. Kimberly is currently filming a new drama series in Hollywood, A Love Like This. When not performing Kimberly choreographs commercially (commercials, music videos, TV & film) in Los Angeles. She tours the US & Canada as Director of Kimberly Fitch Dance (KFDance), hosting 2 Day Intensives, Master Classes, Competition Dance Cleaning (Dance Doctor) and choreographing Award Winning Choreography for the top competition studios, non competitive studios and companies. She has been a guest jazz instructor at The Joffrey Ballet School, choreographed Santa Monica Ballet's Spring 2011 contemporary ballet and is a guest artist at companies throughout America. She loves passing her passion and experiences on to the next generation of dancers is blessed to work with so many amazingly gifted & inspirational dancers!
Jacquelyn Nowicki originates from Chicago Illinois, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Western Michigan University, where she was named Presidential Scholar in April 2008. She has performed works by Robert Battle, Lou Conte, Helen Tamiris, George Faison, and Doug Varone, among others. She recently returned from performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and previously finished a West Coast Tour with Contemporary Dance Company, Shiroun, where she was able to teach master classes at universities and studios throughout the West Coast. Her professional credits also include working with, Derek Mitchell, Brice Mousett, Elizabeth Jones for Carnival 2012, DAMAGEDANCE, and Matthew Neff in the New York Musical Theater Festival’s production of Petrouchka, as well as performing with Ne-Yo for an Xbox Live event in Times Square. As a teacher and choreographer, Jacquelyn worked as a part-time faculty member at Western Michigan University’s Department of Dance, where she returns frequently as a master class teacher and has currently been commissioned to create a new work on the dance majors. She judges for several dance competitions and has taught at conventions in Chicago, Boston, and Virginia, to name a few. Jacquelyn has also shared her passion for dance through teaching at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in New York City, as well as numerous other studios, schools, and theaters all over the United States.