FUNDRAISING EVENTS + PARTNERS

 

YOGA CLASS

Saturday, October 22nd // 7 - 8:15 pm

Sacred Sounds Yoga // 163 Bleecker Street NYC

$20 MINIMUM DONATION

Hunt Parr

Hunt Parr is a yoga teacher and professional dance artist based in New York City. Hailing originally from Alaska, he completed his BFA with honors from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, has performed for over 10 years in the New York City dance world, and is an experienced registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, having over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training from some of the most respected teachers today including Cyndi Lee and Adrienne Burke. His expertise has been called upon commercially as a yoga teacher for A&E Networks, Animal Planet, and the History Channel. His work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and he currently serves as a private yoga teacher for many well known NYC public figures and celebrities. He is also a serious student of Tibetan Buddhism and a Reiki master teacher.

Hunt's classes focuses on finding strength, stability and clarity, as well as setting students up for a life long yoga practice. We will explore breath awareness, mindfulness meditation, creative and integrated asana sequences, and the pathways of connecting yoga as a practice to your daily life. Expect to sweat, laugh, move, and learn something!

 
 

Beginner Hip Hop Class

tuesday, october 25 // 8 pm

PMD Dance Studio // 69 W 14th Street NYC

ALAN WATSON

Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Alan has been dancing since he was 13, when he started popping, waving and gliding. His aspirations and academic aptitude brought him to New York City at the age of 18. During his early years as an undergrad at NYU, he flourished in dance, learning street styles, co-founding E.P.I.C. Motion Dance Company, and landing his first teaching job at 19.

Always a gifted freestyle dancer, Alan continued to study hip hop, popping, and breakin’. His carefree personality and his love of funk music ultimately brought him to locking. Learning under Shock-a-lock, New York's first locker, Alan set his sights on locking battles and competitions across the US and Canada. In 2013, Alan took home the 1-on-1 Locking title at “Compete to the Beat” judged by the creator of locking, Don Campbell.

Alan’s abilities have allowed him to work with Superfly Productions, JetBlue, MTV’s Party for the People, and has performed live on the TODAY Show three times. The first time dancing back-up for Vanilla Ice and the most recent as part of the Guiness World Record for Largest Street Dance. He is a Principal Dancer and Choreographer for PMT Dance Company and has performed in various venues with the company, including Alvin Ailey’s Citigroup Theater.

Alan teaches at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and PMT Dance Studio specializing in teaching beginners. Most recently, he’s launched an online channel to help wedding-goers learn basic steps for their next reception. To learn more, visit his website at EasyWeddingDancing.com

Alan is also the Administrative Coordinator of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He has his Masters in Arts Administration from NYU Steinhardt and lives in Brooklyn.

 
 

CONTEMPORARY MASTER CLASS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH // 6 - 8 PM

GIBNEY DANCE // 53A CHAMBERS STREET, STUDIO X

$15 MINIMUM DONATION

 

ADAM BARRUCH

Adam Barruch began his career as a young actor, performing professionally on Broadway and in film and television, working with prominent figures such as Tony Bennett, Jerry Herman and Susan Stroman. He later received dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts. After three years, he graduated early and was accepted into the dance department at The Juilliard School. As a dancer he has performed the works of Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Susan Marshall, Jose Limon, Daniele Dèsnoyers, and was a dancer with Sylvain Émard Danse in Montreal. Based in Brooklyn, Adam currently creates and performs work under the epithet of his own company, Anatomiae Occultii. 

As a choreographer, Adam’s work has been presented at venues such as The Joyce Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, City Center, NYU/ Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, The Juilliard School, The Baryshnikov Arts Center, Ailey-Citigroup Theater, The 92Y: Buttenweiser Hall, Jacob’s Pillow: Inside/Out, LaMaMa,The Cedar Lake Theater, Gina Gibney Dance Center, The Harris Theater, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Cowles Center, The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, Bates Dance Festival and Theatre Usine C in Montreal. He has also taught technique and repertory at Princeton University, The Boston Conservatory, The Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program, Marymount Manhattan College, The Martha Graham School, The Hartt School, The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, NYU/Tisch, West Virginia University and La Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán (EPDM).

Adam Barruch was selected as a participant in the 2011 Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab made possible by generous support from the Ford Foundation. Adam Barruch’s short-film collaboration with filmmaker Nel Shelby, Folie a Deux, was screened at the Dance On Camera Festival in Lincoln Center in 2012. In June 2013, Adam performed a full-length evening solo work, My Name is Adam, at Joe's Pub commissioned by DanceNOW NYC, and was a recipient of a Late Stage Production Stipend from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. In addition, he has also created works for companies such as Ailey II, Keigwin + Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, BalletX, GroundWorks Dance Theater and Minnesota Dance Theatre, as well as for dance icons Margie Gillis and Miki Orihara. Adam has also choreographed two music videos for Tokyo based musical act mishmash*.

Adam was the recipient of a 2014 Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences, which recognizes institutions and individuals for distinguished accomplishments and exceptional talent in the arts and sciences. In September 2015, Adam Barruch was the choreographer-in-residence at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, California as part of the 2015 DANCEworks Residency. He is currently working on a new physical theater production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

 

CHELSEA BONOSKY

Chelsea Bonosky grew up in Rochester, NY, studying under the mentorship of Timothy Draper, at The Draper Center for Dance Education. Later, she became a member of The Rochester City Ballet, and upon graduation, attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating, Chelsea was an apprentice with Stephen Petronio and worked with Sidra Bell and Curt Haworth.  Chelsea was on contract for over three years with Sleep No More, produced by London based company Punchdrunk.

Chelsea has been creating, rehearsal assisting, performing, and working administratively with Adam for seven years, since their initial meeting at Springboard Danse Montreal in 2008. She has assisted with commissions for companies such as Ballet X, Ailey II, and River North Dance Chicago, as well as works for Princeton University, The Boston Conservatory, The Ailey /Fordham B.F.A Program and Marymount Manhattan College. As a performer, she has appeared in Adam Barruch’s short-film collaboration with filmmaker Nel Shelby, Folie a Deux, which was screened at the Dance On Camera Festival in Lincoln Center in 2012. She traveled to Tokyo in 2013, to appear in two music videos for Tokyo based musical act mishmash*. The two premiered their evening length duet, Belladonna at the Yard on Martha's Vineyard, as well as at the 92nd Street Y in 2015.  Most recently, she was was part of Barruch's DANCEworks Residency at The Lobero Theater, beginning work on a physical theater production of Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Chelsea also works as a freelance model, being featured in the Hoppr by Absolut Nights Campaign, and Prescriptives Beauty Campaign. In addition to her artistic endeavors, Chelsea is also a trained Pilates instructor (Power Pilates/ Wundabar) and Reiki II certified, calling an attention to healthy functionality and emotional care of the body.  She works as Social Media correspondent for The AXIS Connect, and is additionally an active member and fundraiser for Dancers Responding to AIDS, dedicating her life to helping find a cure for the debilitating epidemic.