FACULTY BIOS (October 27, 2019)

JESSICA EPTING - BALLET

Jessica Epting received her classical ballet training on full scholarship at the Omaha Academy of Ballet under the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) training methods.  Mrs. Epting performed with Creighton University’s Company of Dancers, Omaha Modern Dance Collective, and Central Dance Theater. In 1995, she founded En L’Air Dance Academy in Omaha, NE where she served as the director and master teacher for six years. She has served as a principal faculty member teaching classical ballet at Omaha Academy of Ballet (Omaha, NE), Metropolitan Ballet Theater (Rockville, MD), Ballet Royale Academy (Columbia, MD), NewDance (Rye, NY) Ballet Hispanico (New York, NY), Ballet Arts (Pelham, NY), Boden Performing Arts Center (New York, NY) and The D’Valda and Sirico Dance Centre (Fairfield, CT). She is currently on the teaching staff at Broadway Dance Center’s Children and Teen Program (New York, NY). In 2013 Mrs. Epting founded Mott Haven Ballet where she serves as principal ballet instructor. 

GINGER COX - CONTEMPORARY / LYRICAL

Ginger Cox is on faculty at Pace University, Joffrey Ballet Austin and Broadway Dance.  Ginger has her own dance company LiNK! She holds a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from ATSU, a BFA in Dance from Temple University, and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer. Ginger has taught master classes throughout the USA and many other countries. She’s choreographed for many famous celebrities and dance groups and companies.  She is the creator of the Dancing Anatomy Workshop, and Stretch it!, a fitness video, and co-creator of BDC’s Dance Educator Development program and Choreographer’s Workshop.  Some of Ginger’s many performance highlights include Saturday Night Live, Radio City Music Hall, Lou Bega, industrials and dance concerts.

DREW JAMES - HIP HOP

From an early age, the art of dance flowed through Drew’s veins as he studied in various styles such as tap, jazz, modern, contemporary & hip hop. At the young age of 17, Drew got the opportunity to meet Lauryn Hill, one of his biggest influences at that time. Lauryn decided to bring Drew alongside with her and her team for the summer on her Smokin’ Grooves Tour.  Drew went on to perform with artists such as Paula DeAnda, Alexis Jordan and opened up for major recording artists such as B2K, John Legend & Robin Thicke. Transitioning from dancer to choreographer/creative director, Drew has worked with a number of indie recording artists all over the US, assisting on music videos, promotional tours, campaigns, and television. He has taught classes around the world. Drew is known for his complex choreography, creative concepts, themes, music selection and lovable personality, Drew hopes to continually be inspired and inspire others by doing what he loves. 

KEVIN MICHAEL RAPONEY - TAP

Kevin Michael Raponey studied dance at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. During school, Kevin performed at theme parks such as HERSHEY PARK, SEA WORLD SAN ANTONIO and SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE! After school, Kevin jumped on HOLLAND AMERICA LUXURY CRUISE LINERS as a Singer and Dancer traveling around the world! After, Kevin made the big move to New York to pursue a Musical Theatre career. You may have seen Kevin in the National Touring companies of the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING THE ROCKETTES, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, A CHORUS LINE, LEGALLY BLONDE; THE MUSICAL and THE WHO'S TOMMY! Kevin has also performed multiple times at the Tony Award winning PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE in Millburn, NJ as well as SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY in Washington DC... just to name a few. You can catch Kevin teaching multiple styles of Dance in and around New York City and choreographing productions for a musical theatre workshop on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, APPLAUSE NEW YORK! 

REGISTRATION:

  • ADT-NJ Member Priority Registration Begins September 22, 2019*
  • Open Registration for Non-Members begins October 6, 2019
  • Registration ends October 20, 2019 (or whenever a room fills to capacity)

*ADT-NJ Member Dues must be current in order to receive the Priority Registration Link via email


WORKSHOP FEE: 

  • ADT-NJ Member Teachers:  FREE
  • Non-Member Teachers: $75
  • Member Students: $60
  • Non-Member Students: $65


+ Subject to Availability.  We reserve the right to close the class as it becomes full or cancel class with insufficient enrollment.  Absolutely no changes or refunds will be allowed after the workshop registration closes one week prior to the workshop.


RELEASE FORM

All participants over the age of 18 or the parent/guardian of all participants under the age of 18 must sign the ADTNJ Workshop Release Form. One waiver form per studio must be handed in at the ADTNJ Registration Table upon check-in.

​​​​​​UPCOMING ADT-NJ Dance Workshop at the Bridgewater Marriott:

October 27, 2019 

Check 9:00-9:30 | Workshop 9:30 am- 2:30 pm 



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