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Online Summer Dance Academy

This summer delve into the world of professional dance with renowned dancer and choreographer Jon Lehrer, Artistic Director of Jon Lehrer Dance Company. The classes will integrate the approach and fluidity of modern dance and the excitement and energy of jazz dance with physics to create an expressive, engrossing style of movement. Students will gain valuable insight into the art and athleticism of dance while learning the technique, style, and repertoire that Dance Magazine says is “on the cusp of jazz/modern fusion.”

What You Need to Know

Audience: Intermediate or advanced-level dancers ages 14 and above
- June 22-26
- Final showcase online: June 26
- Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day, with the final showcase in the afternoon of Jun 26
Cost: $150 total

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Program Highlights

Participants in the dance academy will:

  • Engage their full physicality as they learn the Jon Lehrer dance technique
  • Be instructed by internationally renowned dancer and choreographer Jon Lehrer, and company rehearsal director Cristiana Cavallo
  • Apply the elements of circularity, three-dimensionality, oppositional energy and momentum to their dancing
  • Gain valuable insights into the art and athleticism of dance
Cristiana Cavallo Cristiana Cavallo, from Utica, New York, began dancing at the age of three. Cristiana graduated in 2014 from the University at Buffalo with a BFA in Dance, and a BA in Sociology. Most recently, Cristiana was invited to choreograph as part of the Barn Dance Project at the Theater at Woodshill, curated by Kaitlyn Schrader. Cristiana is the company’s Rehearsal Director, and has been dancing with JLDC for 6 years, becoming an integral part of the company's success both on and off the stage.
Jon Lehrer Jon Lehrer teaches master classes throughout the U.S. and around the world, having been on faculty at Dance Masters of America, Jazz Dance World Congress, Dance Teacher Summer Conference, and the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters (CNADM). The Jon Lehrer Dance Company showcases his unique choreography and definitive style. Jon's extensive background in both modern and jazz dance idioms fosters choreography that is organic, artistic, accessible and often humorous, reflecting life experiences and the human condition.