Artists In Residence

Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch

SPRING 2018 - ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

 Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch was a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company for 10 years, performing leading roles such as Jocasta in "Night Journey," Helen of Troy in "Clytemnestra," Lamentation, Pioneering Woman in "Appalachian Spring," and several other timeless Graham works.  She has also worked with other prominent artists and collaborators, including Aszure Barton, Larry Kegwin, Josie Mosely, and Lar Lubovitch in the "Lamentation Variations," Martha Clarke in "Sueno", Pascal Rioult, Philadanco, Siti Company in collaboration with the Martha Graham Dance Company in "American Document," Robert Wilson's"Snow on The Mesa," Lou Diamond Phillips, Guy Stroman, and Susan Kikuchi in "The King and I."

Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch was a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company for 10 years, performing leading roles such as Jocasta in "Night Journey," Helen of Troy in "Clytemnestra," Lamentation, Pioneering Woman in "Appalachian Spring," and several other timeless Graham works.

She has also worked with other prominent artists and collaborators, including Aszure Barton, Larry Kegwin, Josie Mosely, and Lar Lubovitch in the "Lamentation Variations," Martha Clarke in "Sueno", Pascal Rioult, Philadanco, Siti Company in collaboration with the Martha Graham Dance Company in "American Document," Robert Wilson's"Snow on The Mesa," Lou Diamond Phillips, Guy Stroman, and Susan Kikuchi in "The King and I."

Rohan Bhargava

FALL/WINTER 2017/2018 - ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

 Rohan Bhargava is originally from New Delhi, India and he holds a B.F.A in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. He works for Cameron McKinney/Kizuna Dance, Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, and 10 Hairy Legs in addition to serving as Artistic Director of Rovaco Dance Company. As an emerging choreographer, Rohan has earned awards and commissions from Moving Beauty Series, Mare Nostrum Elements, Tamasha NYC, Mannes School of Music, and The Dance Gallery Festival. In 2017-18, Rohan will be creating a new work for LaGuardia Performing Arts Center courtesy of CUNY Dance Initiative. He will also teach guest classes at Sam Houston State University, University of Houston, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Hunter Dance Center, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. (Website:  www.rovacodance.com ).

Rohan Bhargava is originally from New Delhi, India and he holds a B.F.A in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. He works for Cameron McKinney/Kizuna Dance, Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, and 10 Hairy Legs in addition to serving as Artistic Director of Rovaco Dance Company. As an emerging choreographer, Rohan has earned awards and commissions from Moving Beauty Series, Mare Nostrum Elements, Tamasha NYC, Mannes School of Music, and The Dance Gallery Festival. In 2017-18, Rohan will be creating a new work for LaGuardia Performing Arts Center courtesy of CUNY Dance Initiative. He will also teach guest classes at Sam Houston State University, University of Houston, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Hunter Dance Center, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. (Website: www.rovacodance.com).

 

 

Caitlin Potosnak

SPRING 2017 - ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

 Caitlin Potosnak grew up dancing at Dance Expression dance arts in northern NJ where she received extensive training in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. She had the opportunity to take classes in NYC and NJ Ballet. As well as having the  privilege to perform with the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company during their 25th anniversary celebration. Caitlin  graduated from Radford University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in dance and an Exercise Science minor.  During her years at Radford she was an apprentice dancer with d a n a h b e l l a danceworks and got to work with many choreographers and performed all over the east coast. She was awarded 1st place at the Virginia/North Carolina regional choreography competition held by the National Society of Arts and Letters organization and went on to compete Nationally in Birmingham, AL.  She then went on to become a member of the West Virginia Dance Company for two years, bringing modern dance into public schools and Universities. While in West Virginia she was awarded a professional development grant from the West Virginia division of culture and history: National Endowment for the Arts, in which she got to further her studies in dance. She has also studied with Doug Varone and Dancers, Limon Dance Company, Amy Marshall Dance Company, and the Radio City Rockettes. Upon Relocating to NYC she’s performed with Ariel Rivka, and Nicole Kadar. She is a company member of Dance Cat-Alyst and Shift create dance. Caitlin is also a certified Pilates Instructor, NASM-CPT, and teaches at Pilates on Fifth, BeFit NYC, and Chelsea Piers.

Caitlin Potosnak grew up dancing at Dance Expression dance arts in northern NJ where she received extensive training in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. She had the opportunity to take classes in NYC and NJ Ballet. As well as having the  privilege to perform with the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company during their 25th anniversary celebration. Caitlin  graduated from Radford University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in dance and an Exercise Science minor.  During her years at Radford she was an apprentice dancer with d a n a h b e l l a danceworks and got to work with many choreographers and performed all over the east coast. She was awarded 1st place at the Virginia/North Carolina regional choreography competition held by the National Society of Arts and Letters organization and went on to compete Nationally in Birmingham, AL.  She then went on to become a member of the West Virginia Dance Company for two years, bringing modern dance into public schools and Universities. While in West Virginia she was awarded a professional development grant from the West Virginia division of culture and history: National Endowment for the Arts, in which she got to further her studies in dance. She has also studied with Doug Varone and Dancers, Limon Dance Company, Amy Marshall Dance Company, and the Radio City Rockettes. Upon Relocating to NYC she’s performed with Ariel Rivka, and Nicole Kadar. She is a company member of Dance Cat-Alyst and Shift create dance. Caitlin is also a certified Pilates Instructor, NASM-CPT, and teaches at Pilates on Fifth, BeFit NYC, and Chelsea Piers.

Brigette Cormier

SUMMER 2016 & 2017 - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

 Brigette Cormier is a dance artist and educator, and artistic director of Brigette Cormier Dance Company (BC Dance Co.) based in Miami, FL. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in dance from the New World School of the Arts College in 2011 and founded BC Dance Co. soon after. Brigette’s dance training includes extensive study of the classical and neoclassical ballet techniques and she has trained in modern dance with the renowned faculty of the New World School of the Arts, Martha Graham Dance Company, and the Jose Limon Dance Company. She has danced professionally with Brigid Baker Whole Project, Peter London Global Dance Company, and Pioneer Winter Collective. Brigette is currently an artist-in-residence at Miami Light Project (MLP), commissioned to create a new work for MLP’s  Here & Now: 2017  to be premiered in May 2017 at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood Miami. As a dance educator, she is currently a resident dance teaching artist with Arts for Learning and a Barre Master Teacher at Barre Motion.  Brigette co-founded Love Stead Arts/ 276 Arts Studio in Wynwood in 2011, a multidisciplinary studio and gallery, where she curated gallery shows and created her dance company. In 2013 she began a 3-year choreographic residency at the Rift Blackbox Theater, where she premiered two full length self-produced contemporary ballets with her dance company there to-date, “Joan the Ballet” (2014) and “TV NO” (2016) and the dance film “The Renegades” (2015). In the Summer of 2016 Brigette was in choreographic residency with Shift Dance Art & Media, she was commissioned to create an original ensemble work on the NYC based dance company. Other recent commissions include presenting her original work and creating and performing choreography in collaboration with composers for Compositum Musicae Novae (CMN); as well she has created dances for MiamiArtZine, Daniel Lewis Miami Dance Sampler, Florida Dance Teacher’s Association, Miami Dade College, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, Micro Mobile Theater, MiamiArtZine, and more.

Brigette Cormier is a dance artist and educator, and artistic director of Brigette Cormier Dance Company (BC Dance Co.) based in Miami, FL. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in dance from the New World School of the Arts College in 2011 and founded BC Dance Co. soon after. Brigette’s dance training includes extensive study of the classical and neoclassical ballet techniques and she has trained in modern dance with the renowned faculty of the New World School of the Arts, Martha Graham Dance Company, and the Jose Limon Dance Company. She has danced professionally with Brigid Baker Whole Project, Peter London Global Dance Company, and Pioneer Winter Collective. Brigette is currently an artist-in-residence at Miami Light Project (MLP), commissioned to create a new work for MLP’s Here & Now: 2017 to be premiered in May 2017 at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood Miami. As a dance educator, she is currently a resident dance teaching artist with Arts for Learning and a Barre Master Teacher at Barre Motion.

Brigette co-founded Love Stead Arts/ 276 Arts Studio in Wynwood in 2011, a multidisciplinary studio and gallery, where she curated gallery shows and created her dance company. In 2013 she began a 3-year choreographic residency at the Rift Blackbox Theater, where she premiered two full length self-produced contemporary ballets with her dance company there to-date, “Joan the Ballet” (2014) and “TV NO” (2016) and the dance film “The Renegades” (2015). In the Summer of 2016 Brigette was in choreographic residency with Shift Dance Art & Media, she was commissioned to create an original ensemble work on the NYC based dance company. Other recent commissions include presenting her original work and creating and performing choreography in collaboration with composers for Compositum Musicae Novae (CMN); as well she has created dances for MiamiArtZine, Daniel Lewis Miami Dance Sampler, Florida Dance Teacher’s Association, Miami Dade College, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, Micro Mobile Theater, MiamiArtZine, and more.

 

UNIQART DANCE COMPANY

FALL 2016 - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

    Uniqart Dance Company was created to bring forth an eclectic fusion of performing arts to unique places.  They are a neo-classical ballet company represented by 10 exceptional dance artists and our in-house choreographer, who have performed for leading companies in world-renowned stages. The heart of the company lies in its original choreography by Vitali Safronkine .  Since 2014, UDC has presented elegant ballets designed to fit the unique stages of various places such as: Dubai, Switzerland, Spain, USA, and England.

 Uniqart Dance Company was created to bring forth an eclectic fusion of performing arts to unique places.

They are a neo-classical ballet company represented by 10 exceptional dance artists and our in-house choreographer, who have performed for leading companies in world-renowned stages. The heart of the company lies in its original choreography by Vitali Safronkine .

Since 2014, UDC has presented elegant ballets designed to fit the unique stages of various places such as: Dubai, Switzerland, Spain, USA, and England.