Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré

Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical

Mesma Belsaré | Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Balance at Urbanity Dance - 111 W. Concord St

Mesma Belsare_promo 6_Photo credit-Kateryna Odyntsova.jpg

Mesma Belsaré has been a student and professional practitioner of classical Indian dance for almost 20 years, with a keen interest in dance as yogic practice. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, The Hindustan Times, The Toronto Star and The Dance Current Magazine among others. 

Often associated with a river, the Sanskrit word 'pravāha' means 'flow'. Based on Patānjali's Yoga Sūtra, Belsaré’s PRAVĀHA (FLOW) class is designed to enable students to cut through the mental and physical blocks and unleash their unique energetic, rhythmic flow. Involving fluid and percussive dance movements, prānāyāma breathing techniques and mental focus, this is a dynamic meditation class to help alleviate everyday stress and anxiety.

Formal dance training or background is not necessary. Dress in comfortable, lose or stretchable clothing. No shoes. 

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 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman
Jul
23
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Levi Marsman | Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Levi Philip Marsman is from Boston, MA. He began his training at the Boston Arts Academy, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, and Jeanette Neill Dance Studio as a scholarship recipient in their Boston Youth Moves Program. After graduating from the from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Levi was awarded a place in the Scholarship Program at The Ailey School. He later enrolled in the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, which lead to an invitation to join Ailey II by former director, Sylvia Waters before graduation. Levi’s performance credits include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York), Movements Dance Company (Jamaica), OrigiNation (Boston), Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Los Angeles), Reed Dance (Pittsburgh) and PHILADANCO! (Philadelphia) Levi has been Artist in Residence at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Teacher In Residency for Urbanity Dance and is currently on faculty in the Ailey Extension program of the Ailey School. As a choreographer, he has created works for institutions such as Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore!, the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Sharron Miller Academy for the Performing Arts, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School for the Arts, Marygrove College, Renaissance High School, Boston Youth Moves, Endicott College, Georgian University's Black Movements Dance Theatre, the Joffrey School, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, The Ailey School, Reed Dance, the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Ballet Ecclectica at Center of Creative Arts, and OrigiNation. He has worked extensively with his mentor Christopher Huggins as co-choreographer and collaborator for dance companies and schools such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, and the Juilliard School. Levi’s awards include Contemporary Dance Silver Medalist of the 4th Seoul International Dance Competition, 2007 Young Professionals Awardee—Martha Hill Dance Fund, Best Performance at the 10th Annual Oakland Dance Festival in Michigan and first recipient of the 2016 Ballet Inc. Emerging Choreographer Award. He was recently asked to perform an original solo in the 2018 Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and was one of two guest choreographers to create a new work for Urbanity Dance in Boston in their "Urbanity NeXt" Project in 2017. He is excited to be choreographing for the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Eastern Michigan University, and his third work for the ballet department at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts all before the end of the year.

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 Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz

Genny Mudd | Wednesdys 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ- 1180 Washington St

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Genny is a full time pediatric occupational therapist born and raised in Boston. She has been dancing with Urbanity's Creative Class since 2012 and teaching adult contemporary since 2016. She loves teaching and getting to know her students each session.

Teaching philosophy: Tough love and lots of laughs! Let’s dance and grow together.

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 All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell

All Levels Jazz

Jen Farrell | Thursdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Ave

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Faculty member with The Department of Performing Arts and dance instructor with The Department of Professional Studies Pre-College program at Emerson. She has taught dance at The Boston Conservatory, Suffolk University, M.I.T., Northern Essex Community College and College of The Holy Cross. She danced nationally and internationally for various sportswear companies including: Keds, Champion, PUMA and FILA. Jen also danced in shows opening for headliner entertainers Gregory Hines, Rita Moreno, Harry Connick Jr., The Pointer Sisters, and The B-52's.

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 All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev

All Levels Hip Hop

Stan Karachev | Thursday 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Stan Karachev, also known as "eSKapade", has 9 years of dance experience participating on teams such as CONcept ARTists, StreetHYpE, VibeStyle, Dance2Save and Colleges of Fenway Dance program. Through classes, showcases, competitions, sessions and battles, Stan is continuously striving to learn and grow in various dance styles including Hip Hop, house, krump, locking, popping, dancehall, vogue and more. Stan believes that whether it's taking class or teaching, dance is an exchange of energies, cultures and movements. It's about connecting to the music and enjoying the process of your dance journey. Check him out on YouTube and Instagram @eSKapadeLife.

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 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Caylay Christoforou | Thursdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Avenue

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Cayley Christoforou is a New England based artist who is the Artistic Operations Manager at Urbanity Dance in Boston, Mass. Cayley runs the operations for the professional company, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and the Summer Intensive Program.

As a choreographer and educator, Cayley has been an adjunct faculty member and choreographer for both the Salve Regina University and Providence College dance programs and has taught as a master teacher at several studios across New England. Her choreography has been presented at numerous festivals including the Young Choreographer's Festival in NYC (2019), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), Salem Arts Festival (2018), and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival (2015). Most recently, she was selected to set and present work for Urbanity NEXT, Urbanity's residency program for rising choreographers. Her choreography was selected as the faculty piece to represent Providence College at the American College Dance Association at Boston University. Cayley was also featured in the Dance Studio Life magazine contemporary and modern issue 2017.

During her undergraduate experience at Salve Regina University, Cayley was an integral part of the dance program. She was a dancer and choreographer for Extensions Dance Company, presented her work at two American College Dance Association's, and was the first student to direct the Student Choreography Showcase. Upon graduation, Cayley received the Salve Regina University Dance Award 2015. 

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 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson
Jul
29
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Meg Anderson | Mondays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Meg Anderson hails from central Massachusetts where she began her early dance career. She continued her dance education at Dean College and graduated with her BA in Dance in 2012. Since graduation Meg has danced in prestigious theaters such as the Ailey Theater, Jordan Hall, and the Paramount Theater. She was honored to be one of the only two female dancers ever to perform Pilobolus’s famous founding quartet Ocellus alongside fellow Urbanity Dancer Jamie Ballou. Throughout her six seasons with Urbanity, Meg has had the pleasure of working with many notable choreographers such as Betsi Graves, Marcus Schulkind, Jaclyn Walsh, Carl Flink, Jackie Nowicki and Andy Noble. She has also had the opportunity to present her own choreography, collaborating with such organizations as Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Boston Children’s Choir and Emerson Dance Ensemble, and creating many works on Urbanity’s company dancers. Meg is honored to have many rolls within Urbanity including Artistic Associate, Director of the Junior Apprentice Program and Youth Companies, as well as Co-director of the Urbanity Dance Summer Intensive.

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Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré

Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical

Mesma Belsaré | Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Balance at Urbanity Dance - 111 W. Concord St

Mesma Belsare_promo 6_Photo credit-Kateryna Odyntsova.jpg

Mesma Belsaré has been a student and professional practitioner of classical Indian dance for almost 20 years, with a keen interest in dance as yogic practice. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, The Hindustan Times, The Toronto Star and The Dance Current Magazine among others. 

Often associated with a river, the Sanskrit word 'pravāha' means 'flow'. Based on Patānjali's Yoga Sūtra, Belsaré’s PRAVĀHA (FLOW) class is designed to enable students to cut through the mental and physical blocks and unleash their unique energetic, rhythmic flow. Involving fluid and percussive dance movements, prānāyāma breathing techniques and mental focus, this is a dynamic meditation class to help alleviate everyday stress and anxiety.

Formal dance training or background is not necessary. Dress in comfortable, lose or stretchable clothing. No shoes. 

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 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Levi Marsman | Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Levi Philip Marsman is from Boston, MA. He began his training at the Boston Arts Academy, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, and Jeanette Neill Dance Studio as a scholarship recipient in their Boston Youth Moves Program. After graduating from the from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Levi was awarded a place in the Scholarship Program at The Ailey School. He later enrolled in the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, which lead to an invitation to join Ailey II by former director, Sylvia Waters before graduation. Levi’s performance credits include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York), Movements Dance Company (Jamaica), OrigiNation (Boston), Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Los Angeles), Reed Dance (Pittsburgh) and PHILADANCO! (Philadelphia) Levi has been Artist in Residence at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Teacher In Residency for Urbanity Dance and is currently on faculty in the Ailey Extension program of the Ailey School. As a choreographer, he has created works for institutions such as Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore!, the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Sharron Miller Academy for the Performing Arts, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School for the Arts, Marygrove College, Renaissance High School, Boston Youth Moves, Endicott College, Georgian University's Black Movements Dance Theatre, the Joffrey School, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, The Ailey School, Reed Dance, the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Ballet Ecclectica at Center of Creative Arts, and OrigiNation. He has worked extensively with his mentor Christopher Huggins as co-choreographer and collaborator for dance companies and schools such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, and the Juilliard School. Levi’s awards include Contemporary Dance Silver Medalist of the 4th Seoul International Dance Competition, 2007 Young Professionals Awardee—Martha Hill Dance Fund, Best Performance at the 10th Annual Oakland Dance Festival in Michigan and first recipient of the 2016 Ballet Inc. Emerging Choreographer Award. He was recently asked to perform an original solo in the 2018 Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and was one of two guest choreographers to create a new work for Urbanity Dance in Boston in their "Urbanity NeXt" Project in 2017. He is excited to be choreographing for the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Eastern Michigan University, and his third work for the ballet department at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts all before the end of the year.

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 Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz

Genny Mudd | Wednesdys 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ- 1180 Washington St

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Genny is a full time pediatric occupational therapist born and raised in Boston. She has been dancing with Urbanity's Creative Class since 2012 and teaching adult contemporary since 2016. She loves teaching and getting to know her students each session.

Teaching philosophy: Tough love and lots of laughs! Let’s dance and grow together.

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 All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell

All Levels Jazz

Jen Farrell | Thursdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Ave

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Faculty member with The Department of Performing Arts and dance instructor with The Department of Professional Studies Pre-College program at Emerson. She has taught dance at The Boston Conservatory, Suffolk University, M.I.T., Northern Essex Community College and College of The Holy Cross. She danced nationally and internationally for various sportswear companies including: Keds, Champion, PUMA and FILA. Jen also danced in shows opening for headliner entertainers Gregory Hines, Rita Moreno, Harry Connick Jr., The Pointer Sisters, and The B-52's.

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 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Caylay Christoforou | Thursdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Avenue

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Cayley Christoforou is a New England based artist who is the Artistic Operations Manager at Urbanity Dance in Boston, Mass. Cayley runs the operations for the professional company, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and the Summer Intensive Program.

As a choreographer and educator, Cayley has been an adjunct faculty member and choreographer for both the Salve Regina University and Providence College dance programs and has taught as a master teacher at several studios across New England. Her choreography has been presented at numerous festivals including the Young Choreographer's Festival in NYC (2019), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), Salem Arts Festival (2018), and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival (2015). Most recently, she was selected to set and present work for Urbanity NEXT, Urbanity's residency program for rising choreographers. Her choreography was selected as the faculty piece to represent Providence College at the American College Dance Association at Boston University. Cayley was also featured in the Dance Studio Life magazine contemporary and modern issue 2017.

During her undergraduate experience at Salve Regina University, Cayley was an integral part of the dance program. She was a dancer and choreographer for Extensions Dance Company, presented her work at two American College Dance Association's, and was the first student to direct the Student Choreography Showcase. Upon graduation, Cayley received the Salve Regina University Dance Award 2015. 

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 All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev

All Levels Hip Hop

Stan Karachev | Thursday 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Stan Karachev, also known as "eSKapade", has 9 years of dance experience participating on teams such as CONcept ARTists, StreetHYpE, VibeStyle, Dance2Save and Colleges of Fenway Dance program. Through classes, showcases, competitions, sessions and battles, Stan is continuously striving to learn and grow in various dance styles including Hip Hop, house, krump, locking, popping, dancehall, vogue and more. Stan believes that whether it's taking class or teaching, dance is an exchange of energies, cultures and movements. It's about connecting to the music and enjoying the process of your dance journey. Check him out on YouTube and Instagram @eSKapadeLife.

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Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson
Aug
5
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Meg Anderson | Mondays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Meg Anderson hails from central Massachusetts where she began her early dance career. She continued her dance education at Dean College and graduated with her BA in Dance in 2012. Since graduation Meg has danced in prestigious theaters such as the Ailey Theater, Jordan Hall, and the Paramount Theater. She was honored to be one of the only two female dancers ever to perform Pilobolus’s famous founding quartet Ocellus alongside fellow Urbanity Dancer Jamie Ballou. Throughout her six seasons with Urbanity, Meg has had the pleasure of working with many notable choreographers such as Betsi Graves, Marcus Schulkind, Jaclyn Walsh, Carl Flink, Jackie Nowicki and Andy Noble. She has also had the opportunity to present her own choreography, collaborating with such organizations as Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Boston Children’s Choir and Emerson Dance Ensemble, and creating many works on Urbanity’s company dancers. Meg is honored to have many rolls within Urbanity including Artistic Associate, Director of the Junior Apprentice Program and Youth Companies, as well as Co-director of the Urbanity Dance Summer Intensive.

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Copy of Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré

Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical

Mesma Belsaré | Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Balance at Urbanity Dance - 111 W. Concord St

Mesma Belsare_promo 6_Photo credit-Kateryna Odyntsova.jpg

Mesma Belsaré has been a student and professional practitioner of classical Indian dance for almost 20 years, with a keen interest in dance as yogic practice. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, The Hindustan Times, The Toronto Star and The Dance Current Magazine among others. 

Often associated with a river, the Sanskrit word 'pravāha' means 'flow'. Based on Patānjali's Yoga Sūtra, Belsaré’s PRAVĀHA (FLOW) class is designed to enable students to cut through the mental and physical blocks and unleash their unique energetic, rhythmic flow. Involving fluid and percussive dance movements, prānāyāma breathing techniques and mental focus, this is a dynamic meditation class to help alleviate everyday stress and anxiety.

Formal dance training or background is not necessary. Dress in comfortable, lose or stretchable clothing. No shoes. 

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 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman
Aug
6
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Levi Marsman | Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Levi Philip Marsman is from Boston, MA. He began his training at the Boston Arts Academy, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, and Jeanette Neill Dance Studio as a scholarship recipient in their Boston Youth Moves Program. After graduating from the from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Levi was awarded a place in the Scholarship Program at The Ailey School. He later enrolled in the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, which lead to an invitation to join Ailey II by former director, Sylvia Waters before graduation. Levi’s performance credits include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York), Movements Dance Company (Jamaica), OrigiNation (Boston), Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Los Angeles), Reed Dance (Pittsburgh) and PHILADANCO! (Philadelphia) Levi has been Artist in Residence at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Teacher In Residency for Urbanity Dance and is currently on faculty in the Ailey Extension program of the Ailey School. As a choreographer, he has created works for institutions such as Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore!, the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Sharron Miller Academy for the Performing Arts, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School for the Arts, Marygrove College, Renaissance High School, Boston Youth Moves, Endicott College, Georgian University's Black Movements Dance Theatre, the Joffrey School, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, The Ailey School, Reed Dance, the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Ballet Ecclectica at Center of Creative Arts, and OrigiNation. He has worked extensively with his mentor Christopher Huggins as co-choreographer and collaborator for dance companies and schools such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, and the Juilliard School. Levi’s awards include Contemporary Dance Silver Medalist of the 4th Seoul International Dance Competition, 2007 Young Professionals Awardee—Martha Hill Dance Fund, Best Performance at the 10th Annual Oakland Dance Festival in Michigan and first recipient of the 2016 Ballet Inc. Emerging Choreographer Award. He was recently asked to perform an original solo in the 2018 Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and was one of two guest choreographers to create a new work for Urbanity Dance in Boston in their "Urbanity NeXt" Project in 2017. He is excited to be choreographing for the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Eastern Michigan University, and his third work for the ballet department at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts all before the end of the year.

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 Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd
Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz

Genny Mudd | Wednesdys 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ- 1180 Washington St

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i

Genny is a full time pediatric occupational therapist born and raised in Boston. She has been dancing with Urbanity's Creative Class since 2012 and teaching adult contemporary since 2016. She loves teaching and getting to know her students each session.

Teaching philosophy: Tough love and lots of laughs! Let’s dance and grow together.

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 All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell

All Levels Jazz

Jen Farrell | Thursdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Ave

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Faculty member with The Department of Performing Arts and dance instructor with The Department of Professional Studies Pre-College program at Emerson. She has taught dance at The Boston Conservatory, Suffolk University, M.I.T., Northern Essex Community College and College of The Holy Cross. She danced nationally and internationally for various sportswear companies including: Keds, Champion, PUMA and FILA. Jen also danced in shows opening for headliner entertainers Gregory Hines, Rita Moreno, Harry Connick Jr., The Pointer Sisters, and The B-52's.

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 All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev
Aug
8
7:30 PM19:30

All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev

All Levels Hip Hop

Stan Karachev | Thursday 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

Screenshot 2019-06-24 13.59.55.png

Stan Karachev, also known as "eSKapade", has 9 years of dance experience participating on teams such as CONcept ARTists, StreetHYpE, VibeStyle, Dance2Save and Colleges of Fenway Dance program. Through classes, showcases, competitions, sessions and battles, Stan is continuously striving to learn and grow in various dance styles including Hip Hop, house, krump, locking, popping, dancehall, vogue and more. Stan believes that whether it's taking class or teaching, dance is an exchange of energies, cultures and movements. It's about connecting to the music and enjoying the process of your dance journey. Check him out on YouTube and Instagram @eSKapadeLife.

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  Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou
Aug
8
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Caylay Christoforou | Thursdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Avenue

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Cayley Christoforou is a New England based artist who is the Artistic Operations Manager at Urbanity Dance in Boston, Mass. Cayley runs the operations for the professional company, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and the Summer Intensive Program.

As a choreographer and educator, Cayley has been an adjunct faculty member and choreographer for both the Salve Regina University and Providence College dance programs and has taught as a master teacher at several studios across New England. Her choreography has been presented at numerous festivals including the Young Choreographer's Festival in NYC (2019), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), Salem Arts Festival (2018), and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival (2015). Most recently, she was selected to set and present work for Urbanity NEXT, Urbanity's residency program for rising choreographers. Her choreography was selected as the faculty piece to represent Providence College at the American College Dance Association at Boston University. Cayley was also featured in the Dance Studio Life magazine contemporary and modern issue 2017.

During her undergraduate experience at Salve Regina University, Cayley was an integral part of the dance program. She was a dancer and choreographer for Extensions Dance Company, presented her work at two American College Dance Association's, and was the first student to direct the Student Choreography Showcase. Upon graduation, Cayley received the Salve Regina University Dance Award 2015. 

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 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson
Aug
12
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Meg Anderson | Mondays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Meg Anderson hails from central Massachusetts where she began her early dance career. She continued her dance education at Dean College and graduated with her BA in Dance in 2012. Since graduation Meg has danced in prestigious theaters such as the Ailey Theater, Jordan Hall, and the Paramount Theater. She was honored to be one of the only two female dancers ever to perform Pilobolus’s famous founding quartet Ocellus alongside fellow Urbanity Dancer Jamie Ballou. Throughout her six seasons with Urbanity, Meg has had the pleasure of working with many notable choreographers such as Betsi Graves, Marcus Schulkind, Jaclyn Walsh, Carl Flink, Jackie Nowicki and Andy Noble. She has also had the opportunity to present her own choreography, collaborating with such organizations as Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Boston Children’s Choir and Emerson Dance Ensemble, and creating many works on Urbanity’s company dancers. Meg is honored to have many rolls within Urbanity including Artistic Associate, Director of the Junior Apprentice Program and Youth Companies, as well as Co-director of the Urbanity Dance Summer Intensive.

View Event →
Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré

Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical

Mesma Belsaré | Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Balance at Urbanity Dance - 111 W. Concord St

Mesma Belsare_promo 6_Photo credit-Kateryna Odyntsova.jpg

Mesma Belsaré has been a student and professional practitioner of classical Indian dance for almost 20 years, with a keen interest in dance as yogic practice. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, The Hindustan Times, The Toronto Star and The Dance Current Magazine among others. 

Often associated with a river, the Sanskrit word 'pravāha' means 'flow'. Based on Patānjali's Yoga Sūtra, Belsaré’s PRAVĀHA (FLOW) class is designed to enable students to cut through the mental and physical blocks and unleash their unique energetic, rhythmic flow. Involving fluid and percussive dance movements, prānāyāma breathing techniques and mental focus, this is a dynamic meditation class to help alleviate everyday stress and anxiety.

Formal dance training or background is not necessary. Dress in comfortable, lose or stretchable clothing. No shoes. 

View Event →
 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman
Aug
13
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Levi Marsman | Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Levi Philip Marsman is from Boston, MA. He began his training at the Boston Arts Academy, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, and Jeanette Neill Dance Studio as a scholarship recipient in their Boston Youth Moves Program. After graduating from the from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Levi was awarded a place in the Scholarship Program at The Ailey School. He later enrolled in the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, which lead to an invitation to join Ailey II by former director, Sylvia Waters before graduation. Levi’s performance credits include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York), Movements Dance Company (Jamaica), OrigiNation (Boston), Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Los Angeles), Reed Dance (Pittsburgh) and PHILADANCO! (Philadelphia) Levi has been Artist in Residence at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Teacher In Residency for Urbanity Dance and is currently on faculty in the Ailey Extension program of the Ailey School. As a choreographer, he has created works for institutions such as Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore!, the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Sharron Miller Academy for the Performing Arts, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School for the Arts, Marygrove College, Renaissance High School, Boston Youth Moves, Endicott College, Georgian University's Black Movements Dance Theatre, the Joffrey School, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, The Ailey School, Reed Dance, the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Ballet Ecclectica at Center of Creative Arts, and OrigiNation. He has worked extensively with his mentor Christopher Huggins as co-choreographer and collaborator for dance companies and schools such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, and the Juilliard School. Levi’s awards include Contemporary Dance Silver Medalist of the 4th Seoul International Dance Competition, 2007 Young Professionals Awardee—Martha Hill Dance Fund, Best Performance at the 10th Annual Oakland Dance Festival in Michigan and first recipient of the 2016 Ballet Inc. Emerging Choreographer Award. He was recently asked to perform an original solo in the 2018 Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and was one of two guest choreographers to create a new work for Urbanity Dance in Boston in their "Urbanity NeXt" Project in 2017. He is excited to be choreographing for the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Eastern Michigan University, and his third work for the ballet department at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts all before the end of the year.

View Event →
 Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd
Aug
14
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz

Genny Mudd | Wednesdys 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ- 1180 Washington St

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i

Genny is a full time pediatric occupational therapist born and raised in Boston. She has been dancing with Urbanity's Creative Class since 2012 and teaching adult contemporary since 2016. She loves teaching and getting to know her students each session.

Teaching philosophy: Tough love and lots of laughs! Let’s dance and grow together.

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 All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell

All Levels Jazz

Jen Farrell | Thursdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Ave

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Faculty member with The Department of Performing Arts and dance instructor with The Department of Professional Studies Pre-College program at Emerson. She has taught dance at The Boston Conservatory, Suffolk University, M.I.T., Northern Essex Community College and College of The Holy Cross. She danced nationally and internationally for various sportswear companies including: Keds, Champion, PUMA and FILA. Jen also danced in shows opening for headliner entertainers Gregory Hines, Rita Moreno, Harry Connick Jr., The Pointer Sisters, and The B-52's.

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 All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev
Aug
15
7:30 PM19:30

All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev

All Levels Hip Hop

Stan Karachev | Thursday 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Stan Karachev, also known as "eSKapade", has 9 years of dance experience participating on teams such as CONcept ARTists, StreetHYpE, VibeStyle, Dance2Save and Colleges of Fenway Dance program. Through classes, showcases, competitions, sessions and battles, Stan is continuously striving to learn and grow in various dance styles including Hip Hop, house, krump, locking, popping, dancehall, vogue and more. Stan believes that whether it's taking class or teaching, dance is an exchange of energies, cultures and movements. It's about connecting to the music and enjoying the process of your dance journey. Check him out on YouTube and Instagram @eSKapadeLife.

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 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou
Aug
15
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Caylay Christoforou | Thursdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Avenue

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Cayley Christoforou is a New England based artist who is the Artistic Operations Manager at Urbanity Dance in Boston, Mass. Cayley runs the operations for the professional company, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and the Summer Intensive Program.

As a choreographer and educator, Cayley has been an adjunct faculty member and choreographer for both the Salve Regina University and Providence College dance programs and has taught as a master teacher at several studios across New England. Her choreography has been presented at numerous festivals including the Young Choreographer's Festival in NYC (2019), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), Salem Arts Festival (2018), and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival (2015). Most recently, she was selected to set and present work for Urbanity NEXT, Urbanity's residency program for rising choreographers. Her choreography was selected as the faculty piece to represent Providence College at the American College Dance Association at Boston University. Cayley was also featured in the Dance Studio Life magazine contemporary and modern issue 2017.

During her undergraduate experience at Salve Regina University, Cayley was an integral part of the dance program. She was a dancer and choreographer for Extensions Dance Company, presented her work at two American College Dance Association's, and was the first student to direct the Student Choreography Showcase. Upon graduation, Cayley received the Salve Regina University Dance Award 2015. 

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Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson
Aug
19
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Meg Anderson | Mondays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Meg Anderson hails from central Massachusetts where she began her early dance career. She continued her dance education at Dean College and graduated with her BA in Dance in 2012. Since graduation Meg has danced in prestigious theaters such as the Ailey Theater, Jordan Hall, and the Paramount Theater. She was honored to be one of the only two female dancers ever to perform Pilobolus’s famous founding quartet Ocellus alongside fellow Urbanity Dancer Jamie Ballou. Throughout her six seasons with Urbanity, Meg has had the pleasure of working with many notable choreographers such as Betsi Graves, Marcus Schulkind, Jaclyn Walsh, Carl Flink, Jackie Nowicki and Andy Noble. She has also had the opportunity to present her own choreography, collaborating with such organizations as Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Boston Children’s Choir and Emerson Dance Ensemble, and creating many works on Urbanity’s company dancers. Meg is honored to have many rolls within Urbanity including Artistic Associate, Director of the Junior Apprentice Program and Youth Companies, as well as Co-director of the Urbanity Dance Summer Intensive.

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 All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell

All Levels Jazz

Jen Farrell | Thursdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Ave

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Faculty member with The Department of Performing Arts and dance instructor with The Department of Professional Studies Pre-College program at Emerson. She has taught dance at The Boston Conservatory, Suffolk University, M.I.T., Northern Essex Community College and College of The Holy Cross. She danced nationally and internationally for various sportswear companies including: Keds, Champion, PUMA and FILA. Jen also danced in shows opening for headliner entertainers Gregory Hines, Rita Moreno, Harry Connick Jr., The Pointer Sisters, and The B-52's.

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 All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev

All Levels Hip Hop

Stan Karachev | Thursday 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Stan Karachev, also known as "eSKapade", has 9 years of dance experience participating on teams such as CONcept ARTists, StreetHYpE, VibeStyle, Dance2Save and Colleges of Fenway Dance program. Through classes, showcases, competitions, sessions and battles, Stan is continuously striving to learn and grow in various dance styles including Hip Hop, house, krump, locking, popping, dancehall, vogue and more. Stan believes that whether it's taking class or teaching, dance is an exchange of energies, cultures and movements. It's about connecting to the music and enjoying the process of your dance journey. Check him out on YouTube and Instagram @eSKapadeLife.

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Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Caylay Christoforou | Thursdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Avenue

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Cayley Christoforou is a New England based artist who is the Artistic Operations Manager at Urbanity Dance in Boston, Mass. Cayley runs the operations for the professional company, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and the Summer Intensive Program.

As a choreographer and educator, Cayley has been an adjunct faculty member and choreographer for both the Salve Regina University and Providence College dance programs and has taught as a master teacher at several studios across New England. Her choreography has been presented at numerous festivals including the Young Choreographer's Festival in NYC (2019), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), Salem Arts Festival (2018), and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival (2015). Most recently, she was selected to set and present work for Urbanity NEXT, Urbanity's residency program for rising choreographers. Her choreography was selected as the faculty piece to represent Providence College at the American College Dance Association at Boston University. Cayley was also featured in the Dance Studio Life magazine contemporary and modern issue 2017.

During her undergraduate experience at Salve Regina University, Cayley was an integral part of the dance program. She was a dancer and choreographer for Extensions Dance Company, presented her work at two American College Dance Association's, and was the first student to direct the Student Choreography Showcase. Upon graduation, Cayley received the Salve Regina University Dance Award 2015. 

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Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson
Jul
22
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Meg Anderson | Mondays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Meg Anderson hails from central Massachusetts where she began her early dance career. She continued her dance education at Dean College and graduated with her BA in Dance in 2012. Since graduation Meg has danced in prestigious theaters such as the Ailey Theater, Jordan Hall, and the Paramount Theater. She was honored to be one of the only two female dancers ever to perform Pilobolus’s famous founding quartet Ocellus alongside fellow Urbanity Dancer Jamie Ballou. Throughout her six seasons with Urbanity, Meg has had the pleasure of working with many notable choreographers such as Betsi Graves, Marcus Schulkind, Jaclyn Walsh, Carl Flink, Jackie Nowicki and Andy Noble. She has also had the opportunity to present her own choreography, collaborating with such organizations as Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Boston Children’s Choir and Emerson Dance Ensemble, and creating many works on Urbanity’s company dancers. Meg is honored to have many rolls within Urbanity including Artistic Associate, Director of the Junior Apprentice Program and Youth Companies, as well as Co-director of the Urbanity Dance Summer Intensive.

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All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev

All Levels Hip Hop

Stan Karachev | Thursday 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Stan Karachev, also known as "eSKapade", has 9 years of dance experience participating on teams such as CONcept ARTists, StreetHYpE, VibeStyle, Dance2Save and Colleges of Fenway Dance program. Through classes, showcases, competitions, sessions and battles, Stan is continuously striving to learn and grow in various dance styles including Hip Hop, house, krump, locking, popping, dancehall, vogue and more. Stan believes that whether it's taking class or teaching, dance is an exchange of energies, cultures and movements. It's about connecting to the music and enjoying the process of your dance journey. Check him out on YouTube and Instagram @eSKapadeLife.

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 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Caylay Christoforou | Thursdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Avenue

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Cayley Christoforou is a New England based artist who is the Artistic Operations Manager at Urbanity Dance in Boston, Mass. Cayley runs the operations for the professional company, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and the Summer Intensive Program.

As a choreographer and educator, Cayley has been an adjunct faculty member and choreographer for both the Salve Regina University and Providence College dance programs and has taught as a master teacher at several studios across New England. Her choreography has been presented at numerous festivals including the Young Choreographer's Festival in NYC (2019), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), Salem Arts Festival (2018), and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival (2015). Most recently, she was selected to set and present work for Urbanity NEXT, Urbanity's residency program for rising choreographers. Her choreography was selected as the faculty piece to represent Providence College at the American College Dance Association at Boston University. Cayley was also featured in the Dance Studio Life magazine contemporary and modern issue 2017.

During her undergraduate experience at Salve Regina University, Cayley was an integral part of the dance program. She was a dancer and choreographer for Extensions Dance Company, presented her work at two American College Dance Association's, and was the first student to direct the Student Choreography Showcase. Upon graduation, Cayley received the Salve Regina University Dance Award 2015. 

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 All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell

All Levels Jazz

Jen Farrell | Thursdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Ave

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Faculty member with The Department of Performing Arts and dance instructor with The Department of Professional Studies Pre-College program at Emerson. She has taught dance at The Boston Conservatory, Suffolk University, M.I.T., Northern Essex Community College and College of The Holy Cross. She danced nationally and internationally for various sportswear companies including: Keds, Champion, PUMA and FILA. Jen also danced in shows opening for headliner entertainers Gregory Hines, Rita Moreno, Harry Connick Jr., The Pointer Sisters, and The B-52's.

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 Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz

Genny Mudd | Wednesdys 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ- 1180 Washington St

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Genny is a full time pediatric occupational therapist born and raised in Boston. She has been dancing with Urbanity's Creative Class since 2012 and teaching adult contemporary since 2016. She loves teaching and getting to know her students each session.

Teaching philosophy: Tough love and lots of laughs! Let’s dance and grow together.

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Jul
16
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Levi Marsman | Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Levi Philip Marsman is from Boston, MA. He began his training at the Boston Arts Academy, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, and Jeanette Neill Dance Studio as a scholarship recipient in their Boston Youth Moves Program. After graduating from the from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Levi was awarded a place in the Scholarship Program at The Ailey School. He later enrolled in the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, which lead to an invitation to join Ailey II by former director, Sylvia Waters before graduation. Levi’s performance credits include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York), Movements Dance Company (Jamaica), OrigiNation (Boston), Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Los Angeles), Reed Dance (Pittsburgh) and PHILADANCO! (Philadelphia) Levi has been Artist in Residence at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Teacher In Residency for Urbanity Dance and is currently on faculty in the Ailey Extension program of the Ailey School. As a choreographer, he has created works for institutions such as Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore!, the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Sharron Miller Academy for the Performing Arts, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School for the Arts, Marygrove College, Renaissance High School, Boston Youth Moves, Endicott College, Georgian University's Black Movements Dance Theatre, the Joffrey School, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, The Ailey School, Reed Dance, the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Ballet Ecclectica at Center of Creative Arts, and OrigiNation. He has worked extensively with his mentor Christopher Huggins as co-choreographer and collaborator for dance companies and schools such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, and the Juilliard School. Levi’s awards include Contemporary Dance Silver Medalist of the 4th Seoul International Dance Competition, 2007 Young Professionals Awardee—Martha Hill Dance Fund, Best Performance at the 10th Annual Oakland Dance Festival in Michigan and first recipient of the 2016 Ballet Inc. Emerging Choreographer Award. He was recently asked to perform an original solo in the 2018 Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and was one of two guest choreographers to create a new work for Urbanity Dance in Boston in their "Urbanity NeXt" Project in 2017. He is excited to be choreographing for the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Eastern Michigan University, and his third work for the ballet department at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts all before the end of the year.

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Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré
Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré

Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical

Mesma Belsaré | Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Balance at Urbanity Dance - 111 W. Concord St

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Mesma Belsaré has been a student and professional practitioner of classical Indian dance for almost 20 years, with a keen interest in dance as yogic practice. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, The Hindustan Times, The Toronto Star and The Dance Current Magazine among others. 

Often associated with a river, the Sanskrit word 'pravāha' means 'flow'. Based on Patānjali's Yoga Sūtra, Belsaré’s PRAVĀHA (FLOW) class is designed to enable students to cut through the mental and physical blocks and unleash their unique energetic, rhythmic flow. Involving fluid and percussive dance movements, prānāyāma breathing techniques and mental focus, this is a dynamic meditation class to help alleviate everyday stress and anxiety.

Formal dance training or background is not necessary. Dress in comfortable, lose or stretchable clothing. No shoes. 

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 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson
Jul
15
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Meg Anderson | Mondays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Meg Anderson hails from central Massachusetts where she began her early dance career. She continued her dance education at Dean College and graduated with her BA in Dance in 2012. Since graduation Meg has danced in prestigious theaters such as the Ailey Theater, Jordan Hall, and the Paramount Theater. She was honored to be one of the only two female dancers ever to perform Pilobolus’s famous founding quartet Ocellus alongside fellow Urbanity Dancer Jamie Ballou. Throughout her six seasons with Urbanity, Meg has had the pleasure of working with many notable choreographers such as Betsi Graves, Marcus Schulkind, Jaclyn Walsh, Carl Flink, Jackie Nowicki and Andy Noble. She has also had the opportunity to present her own choreography, collaborating with such organizations as Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Boston Children’s Choir and Emerson Dance Ensemble, and creating many works on Urbanity’s company dancers. Meg is honored to have many rolls within Urbanity including Artistic Associate, Director of the Junior Apprentice Program and Youth Companies, as well as Co-director of the Urbanity Dance Summer Intensive.

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 All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev
Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev

All Levels Hip Hop

Stan Karachev | Thursday 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Stan Karachev, also known as "eSKapade", has 9 years of dance experience participating on teams such as CONcept ARTists, StreetHYpE, VibeStyle, Dance2Save and Colleges of Fenway Dance program. Through classes, showcases, competitions, sessions and battles, Stan is continuously striving to learn and grow in various dance styles including Hip Hop, house, krump, locking, popping, dancehall, vogue and more. Stan believes that whether it's taking class or teaching, dance is an exchange of energies, cultures and movements. It's about connecting to the music and enjoying the process of your dance journey. Check him out on YouTube and Instagram @eSKapadeLife.

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 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou
Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Caylay Christoforou | Thursdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Avenue

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Cayley Christoforou is a New England based artist who is the Artistic Operations Manager at Urbanity Dance in Boston, Mass. Cayley runs the operations for the professional company, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and the Summer Intensive Program.

As a choreographer and educator, Cayley has been an adjunct faculty member and choreographer for both the Salve Regina University and Providence College dance programs and has taught as a master teacher at several studios across New England. Her choreography has been presented at numerous festivals including the Young Choreographer's Festival in NYC (2019), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), Salem Arts Festival (2018), and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival (2015). Most recently, she was selected to set and present work for Urbanity NEXT, Urbanity's residency program for rising choreographers. Her choreography was selected as the faculty piece to represent Providence College at the American College Dance Association at Boston University. Cayley was also featured in the Dance Studio Life magazine contemporary and modern issue 2017.

During her undergraduate experience at Salve Regina University, Cayley was an integral part of the dance program. She was a dancer and choreographer for Extensions Dance Company, presented her work at two American College Dance Association's, and was the first student to direct the Student Choreography Showcase. Upon graduation, Cayley received the Salve Regina University Dance Award 2015. 

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 All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell

All Levels Jazz

Jen Farrell | Thursdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Ave

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Faculty member with The Department of Performing Arts and dance instructor with The Department of Professional Studies Pre-College program at Emerson. She has taught dance at The Boston Conservatory, Suffolk University, M.I.T., Northern Essex Community College and College of The Holy Cross. She danced nationally and internationally for various sportswear companies including: Keds, Champion, PUMA and FILA. Jen also danced in shows opening for headliner entertainers Gregory Hines, Rita Moreno, Harry Connick Jr., The Pointer Sisters, and The B-52's.

View Event →
 Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz

Genny Mudd | Wednesdys 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ- 1180 Washington St

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i

Genny is a full time pediatric occupational therapist born and raised in Boston. She has been dancing with Urbanity's Creative Class since 2012 and teaching adult contemporary since 2016. She loves teaching and getting to know her students each session.

Teaching philosophy: Tough love and lots of laughs! Let’s dance and grow together.

View Event →
 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman
Jul
9
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Levi Marsman | Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Levi Philip Marsman is from Boston, MA. He began his training at the Boston Arts Academy, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, and Jeanette Neill Dance Studio as a scholarship recipient in their Boston Youth Moves Program. After graduating from the from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Levi was awarded a place in the Scholarship Program at The Ailey School. He later enrolled in the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, which lead to an invitation to join Ailey II by former director, Sylvia Waters before graduation. Levi’s performance credits include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York), Movements Dance Company (Jamaica), OrigiNation (Boston), Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Los Angeles), Reed Dance (Pittsburgh) and PHILADANCO! (Philadelphia) Levi has been Artist in Residence at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Teacher In Residency for Urbanity Dance and is currently on faculty in the Ailey Extension program of the Ailey School. As a choreographer, he has created works for institutions such as Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore!, the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Sharron Miller Academy for the Performing Arts, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School for the Arts, Marygrove College, Renaissance High School, Boston Youth Moves, Endicott College, Georgian University's Black Movements Dance Theatre, the Joffrey School, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, The Ailey School, Reed Dance, the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Ballet Ecclectica at Center of Creative Arts, and OrigiNation. He has worked extensively with his mentor Christopher Huggins as co-choreographer and collaborator for dance companies and schools such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, and the Juilliard School. Levi’s awards include Contemporary Dance Silver Medalist of the 4th Seoul International Dance Competition, 2007 Young Professionals Awardee—Martha Hill Dance Fund, Best Performance at the 10th Annual Oakland Dance Festival in Michigan and first recipient of the 2016 Ballet Inc. Emerging Choreographer Award. He was recently asked to perform an original solo in the 2018 Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and was one of two guest choreographers to create a new work for Urbanity Dance in Boston in their "Urbanity NeXt" Project in 2017. He is excited to be choreographing for the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Eastern Michigan University, and his third work for the ballet department at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts all before the end of the year.

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Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré

Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical

Mesma Belsaré | Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Balance at Urbanity Dance - 111 W. Concord St

Mesma Belsare_promo 6_Photo credit-Kateryna Odyntsova.jpg

Mesma Belsaré has been a student and professional practitioner of classical Indian dance for almost 20 years, with a keen interest in dance as yogic practice. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, The Hindustan Times, The Toronto Star and The Dance Current Magazine among others. 

Often associated with a river, the Sanskrit word 'pravāha' means 'flow'. Based on Patānjali's Yoga Sūtra, Belsaré’s PRAVĀHA (FLOW) class is designed to enable students to cut through the mental and physical blocks and unleash their unique energetic, rhythmic flow. Involving fluid and percussive dance movements, prānāyāma breathing techniques and mental focus, this is a dynamic meditation class to help alleviate everyday stress and anxiety.

Formal dance training or background is not necessary. Dress in comfortable, lose or stretchable clothing. No shoes. 

View Event →
 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson
Jul
8
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Meg Anderson | Mondays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Meg Anderson hails from central Massachusetts where she began her early dance career. She continued her dance education at Dean College and graduated with her BA in Dance in 2012. Since graduation Meg has danced in prestigious theaters such as the Ailey Theater, Jordan Hall, and the Paramount Theater. She was honored to be one of the only two female dancers ever to perform Pilobolus’s famous founding quartet Ocellus alongside fellow Urbanity Dancer Jamie Ballou. Throughout her six seasons with Urbanity, Meg has had the pleasure of working with many notable choreographers such as Betsi Graves, Marcus Schulkind, Jaclyn Walsh, Carl Flink, Jackie Nowicki and Andy Noble. She has also had the opportunity to present her own choreography, collaborating with such organizations as Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Boston Children’s Choir and Emerson Dance Ensemble, and creating many works on Urbanity’s company dancers. Meg is honored to have many rolls within Urbanity including Artistic Associate, Director of the Junior Apprentice Program and Youth Companies, as well as Co-director of the Urbanity Dance Summer Intensive.

View Event →
 Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd
Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz

Genny Mudd | Wednesdys 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ- 1180 Washington St

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i

Genny is a full time pediatric occupational therapist born and raised in Boston. She has been dancing with Urbanity's Creative Class since 2012 and teaching adult contemporary since 2016. She loves teaching and getting to know her students each session.

Teaching philosophy: Tough love and lots of laughs! Let’s dance and grow together.

View Event →
Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman
Jul
2
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Levi Marsman | Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Levi Philip Marsman is from Boston, MA. He began his training at the Boston Arts Academy, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, and Jeanette Neill Dance Studio as a scholarship recipient in their Boston Youth Moves Program. After graduating from the from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Levi was awarded a place in the Scholarship Program at The Ailey School. He later enrolled in the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, which lead to an invitation to join Ailey II by former director, Sylvia Waters before graduation. Levi’s performance credits include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York), Movements Dance Company (Jamaica), OrigiNation (Boston), Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Los Angeles), Reed Dance (Pittsburgh) and PHILADANCO! (Philadelphia) Levi has been Artist in Residence at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Teacher In Residency for Urbanity Dance and is currently on faculty in the Ailey Extension program of the Ailey School. As a choreographer, he has created works for institutions such as Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore!, the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Sharron Miller Academy for the Performing Arts, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School for the Arts, Marygrove College, Renaissance High School, Boston Youth Moves, Endicott College, Georgian University's Black Movements Dance Theatre, the Joffrey School, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, The Ailey School, Reed Dance, the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Ballet Ecclectica at Center of Creative Arts, and OrigiNation. He has worked extensively with his mentor Christopher Huggins as co-choreographer and collaborator for dance companies and schools such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, and the Juilliard School. Levi’s awards include Contemporary Dance Silver Medalist of the 4th Seoul International Dance Competition, 2007 Young Professionals Awardee—Martha Hill Dance Fund, Best Performance at the 10th Annual Oakland Dance Festival in Michigan and first recipient of the 2016 Ballet Inc. Emerging Choreographer Award. He was recently asked to perform an original solo in the 2018 Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and was one of two guest choreographers to create a new work for Urbanity Dance in Boston in their "Urbanity NeXt" Project in 2017. He is excited to be choreographing for the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Eastern Michigan University, and his third work for the ballet department at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts all before the end of the year.

View Event →
Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré
Jul
2
6:00 PM18:00

Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical w/ Mesma Belsaré

Pravāha (Flow): Indian Classical

Mesma Belsaré | Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Balance at Urbanity Dance - 111 W. Concord St

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Mesma Belsaré has been a student and professional practitioner of classical Indian dance for almost 20 years, with a keen interest in dance as yogic practice. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, The Hindustan Times, The Toronto Star and The Dance Current Magazine among others. 

Often associated with a river, the Sanskrit word 'pravāha' means 'flow'. Based on Patānjali's Yoga Sūtra, Belsaré’s PRAVĀHA (FLOW) class is designed to enable students to cut through the mental and physical blocks and unleash their unique energetic, rhythmic flow. Involving fluid and percussive dance movements, prānāyāma breathing techniques and mental focus, this is a dynamic meditation class to help alleviate everyday stress and anxiety.

Formal dance training or background is not necessary. Dress in comfortable, lose or stretchable clothing. No shoes. 

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Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson
Jul
1
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Meg Anderson

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Meg Anderson | Mondays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Meg Anderson hails from central Massachusetts where she began her early dance career. She continued her dance education at Dean College and graduated with her BA in Dance in 2012. Since graduation Meg has danced in prestigious theaters such as the Ailey Theater, Jordan Hall, and the Paramount Theater. She was honored to be one of the only two female dancers ever to perform Pilobolus’s famous founding quartet Ocellus alongside fellow Urbanity Dancer Jamie Ballou. Throughout her six seasons with Urbanity, Meg has had the pleasure of working with many notable choreographers such as Betsi Graves, Marcus Schulkind, Jaclyn Walsh, Carl Flink, Jackie Nowicki and Andy Noble. She has also had the opportunity to present her own choreography, collaborating with such organizations as Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Boston Children’s Choir and Emerson Dance Ensemble, and creating many works on Urbanity’s company dancers. Meg is honored to have many rolls within Urbanity including Artistic Associate, Director of the Junior Apprentice Program and Youth Companies, as well as Co-director of the Urbanity Dance Summer Intensive.

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Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Caylay Christoforou

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Caylay Christoforou | Thursdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Avenue

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Cayley Christoforou is a New England based artist who is the Artistic Operations Manager at Urbanity Dance in Boston, Mass. Cayley runs the operations for the professional company, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and the Summer Intensive Program.

As a choreographer and educator, Cayley has been an adjunct faculty member and choreographer for both the Salve Regina University and Providence College dance programs and has taught as a master teacher at several studios across New England. Her choreography has been presented at numerous festivals including the Young Choreographer's Festival in NYC (2019), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), Salem Arts Festival (2018), and the Southern Vermont Dance Festival (2015). Most recently, she was selected to set and present work for Urbanity NEXT, Urbanity's residency program for rising choreographers. Her choreography was selected as the faculty piece to represent Providence College at the American College Dance Association at Boston University. Cayley was also featured in the Dance Studio Life magazine contemporary and modern issue 2017.

During her undergraduate experience at Salve Regina University, Cayley was an integral part of the dance program. She was a dancer and choreographer for Extensions Dance Company, presented her work at two American College Dance Association's, and was the first student to direct the Student Choreography Showcase. Upon graduation, Cayley received the Salve Regina University Dance Award 2015. 

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All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

All Levels Hip Hop w/ Stan Karachev

All Levels Hip Hop

Stan Karachev | Thursday 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Stan Karachev, also known as "eSKapade", has 9 years of dance experience participating on teams such as CONcept ARTists, StreetHYpE, VibeStyle, Dance2Save and Colleges of Fenway Dance program. Through classes, showcases, competitions, sessions and battles, Stan is continuously striving to learn and grow in various dance styles including Hip Hop, house, krump, locking, popping, dancehall, vogue and more. Stan believes that whether it's taking class or teaching, dance is an exchange of energies, cultures and movements. It's about connecting to the music and enjoying the process of your dance journey. Check him out on YouTube and Instagram @eSKapadeLife.

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All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

All Levels Jazz w/ Jen Farrell

All Levels Jazz

Jen Farrell | Thursdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Urbanity Central - 725 Harrison Ave

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Faculty member with The Department of Performing Arts and dance instructor with The Department of Professional Studies Pre-College program at Emerson. She has taught dance at The Boston Conservatory, Suffolk University, M.I.T., Northern Essex Community College and College of The Holy Cross. She danced nationally and internationally for various sportswear companies including: Keds, Champion, PUMA and FILA. Jen also danced in shows opening for headliner entertainers Gregory Hines, Rita Moreno, Harry Connick Jr., The Pointer Sisters, and The B-52's.

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Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz w/ Genny Mudd

Intermediate Contemporary Jazz

Genny Mudd | Wednesdys 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ- 1180 Washington St

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Genny is a full time pediatric occupational therapist born and raised in Boston. She has been dancing with Urbanity's Creative Class since 2012 and teaching adult contemporary since 2016. She loves teaching and getting to know her students each session.

Teaching philosophy: Tough love and lots of laughs! Let’s dance and grow together.

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Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman
Jun
25
7:30 PM19:30

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary w/ Levi Marsman

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Levi Marsman | Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.

UDHQ - 1180 Washington St

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Levi Philip Marsman is from Boston, MA. He began his training at the Boston Arts Academy, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, and Jeanette Neill Dance Studio as a scholarship recipient in their Boston Youth Moves Program. After graduating from the from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Levi was awarded a place in the Scholarship Program at The Ailey School. He later enrolled in the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, which lead to an invitation to join Ailey II by former director, Sylvia Waters before graduation. Levi’s performance credits include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York), Movements Dance Company (Jamaica), OrigiNation (Boston), Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Los Angeles), Reed Dance (Pittsburgh) and PHILADANCO! (Philadelphia) Levi has been Artist in Residence at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Teacher In Residency for Urbanity Dance and is currently on faculty in the Ailey Extension program of the Ailey School. As a choreographer, he has created works for institutions such as Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore!, the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Sharron Miller Academy for the Performing Arts, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School for the Arts, Marygrove College, Renaissance High School, Boston Youth Moves, Endicott College, Georgian University's Black Movements Dance Theatre, the Joffrey School, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, The Ailey School, Reed Dance, the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Ballet Ecclectica at Center of Creative Arts, and OrigiNation. He has worked extensively with his mentor Christopher Huggins as co-choreographer and collaborator for dance companies and schools such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, and the Juilliard School. Levi’s awards include Contemporary Dance Silver Medalist of the 4th Seoul International Dance Competition, 2007 Young Professionals Awardee—Martha Hill Dance Fund, Best Performance at the 10th Annual Oakland Dance Festival in Michigan and first recipient of the 2016 Ballet Inc. Emerging Choreographer Award. He was recently asked to perform an original solo in the 2018 Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and was one of two guest choreographers to create a new work for Urbanity Dance in Boston in their "Urbanity NeXt" Project in 2017. He is excited to be choreographing for the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Eastern Michigan University, and his third work for the ballet department at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts all before the end of the year.

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