Program Dates: July 10, 2016 - July 21, 2017
(Residential Students Move-in: July 9, Move-out: July 22)
Final Application Deadline: May 8, 2017
Intended For: High School Students
Program Details (Click Here)
Carla Flores, Program Director
Carla Flores is originally from Austin, Texas, but moved to Houston to attend the distinguished High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as a dance major. She later graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in Ballet Pedagogy, and later completed her Master of Arts in Teaching Dance in the Professions with a concentration in American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) Ballet Pedagogy from New York University. Ms. Flores currently serves as program administrator, assistant director for the dance concerts, and as an adjunct professor for New York University’s Dance Education program. She is a certified ballet teacher in ABT’s National Training Curriculum, and currently teaches at ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in the children’s division and as part of the educational outreach program. Some of her career highlights have been touring abroad in China and France, performing ballets such as George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco and Ben Stevenson’s Sentimientos, and her work with Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech School. She continues to teach master classes at numerous dance schools in and around NY, and is now very excited to be the Director of NYU’s Summer Dance Intensive.
A graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.F.A in Dance, Afaliah Tribune studied and trained with Mrs. China White, former principal dancer of Dance Theater of Harlem. Afaliah has performed and toured with Rennie Harris Puremovement, Bebe Miller, Andrea Woods, Philip Hamilton VOICES, and many pop and R&B artists. She has also been featured on television specials for MTV and BET Networks. Her dance and music career have brought her to such places as Japan, Sweden and Africa as a sought after performer. Afaliah has held choreographic residencies and taught master classes at Middlebury College, Steps on Broadway, The Ohio State University, and Dance Africa. Also an accomplished singer and songwriter, Afaliah has penned songs for CBS network shows and for several advertising campaigns. Ms. Tribune founded Afaliah Tribune Dance in 2010. As a choreographer, rapper, singer and songwriter, Afaliah uses her various artistic skills and interests to create a marriage between movement and music in a way that speaks largely to all audiences. Afaliah is currently enrolled in the Dance Education program at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture and Human Development and will receive an M.A. in Dance In The Professions in the fall of 2016.
Sindy Folgar was born on June 1, 1987 in Izabal, Guatemala. At the age of 5 started her studies in dance. She attended the Escuela Nacional de Danza were she received a B.A. in dance with a Ballet concentration. At the age of 17 her family moved to the United States. She found a way to quickly enroll in dance classes. She attended the Regional Center for the Arts and also received a full scholarship to the Performing Arts Center of Connecticut. Her determination to learn English lead her to finish High School as the President of the Honor Society 2006 from Warren Harding High School. Ms. Folgar was accepted in Marymount Manhattan College where she received a B.F.A in Dance with a Ballet Concentration and a Minor in Body Science and Motion. Before graduation she was offered a position on the Marymount Manhattan Dance Company. After her graduation she was offered a full-time position at the Performing Arts Center. She is also an ABT ® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT ® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3. In 2013, Ms. Folgar produced a Dance Benefit Concert called Ballet Baktun - The Mayan Calendar to raise funds to create the before mentioned Ballet with the Municipal Ms. Folgar has been dancing for over twenty years and has had many wonderful performance opportunities, including Nutcracker (Sugar Plum), Swan Lake, Coppélia, Don Quixote, Raymonda, as well as many contemporary works, with The National Ballet Company of Guatemala, The Regional Center for the Arts, The Performing Arts Center of Connecticut, and Marymount Manhattan College Dance Company, and The Parker Project. Ms. Folgar has work with many great dancers and choreographers including: Pascal Rioult, Sidra Bell, Alexandra Wells, Pam Tanowitz', Mark Morris, Kate Weare, Deganit Shemy, Pedro Ruiz, Katie Langan, Denise Vale, Kristina Berger, Desmond Richardson, Larry Keigwin. Some of the venues where she has performed include: Teatro Nacional Miguel Angel Asturias, The Joyce Theater, Dance New Amsterdam, Palace Theatre CT, Solstice inTimes Square: Dancers at the Crossroads, Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA, Aaron Davis Hall Concert and SUNY Purchase Concerts and Lincoln Center), etc. Sindy Folgar is currently a second-semester MA student in Dance Education: Teaching Dance in the Professions at NYU Steinhardt. She has been a dance instructor at the Performing Arts Center of Connecticut for over 7 years. She is also a company member of The Parker Project and has performed with the non-profit organization both locally and in NYC.
Maria Malanga is a recent graduate of NYU’S Masters Program in Dance Education! She graduated from Professional Performing Arts High School in NYC, and then attended the NYU Steinhardt Vocal Performance program, where she is now an Adjunct Professor for the program. She also teaches Jazz dance for the Department of Theatre at Kean University, and Theatre dance at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, and also has much experience teaching dance-based group fitness classes at Equinox Sports Clubs in NYC. She has performed professionally at TriArts Sharon Playhouse (Damn Yankees) in Connecticut, as well as in Off-Broadway productions of Angelina Ballerina and at the Snapple Theater Center's Piggy Nation: The Musical in New York City. Maria recently choreographed NYU's production of Pins and Needles, and has remained the associate choreographer for their Main stage productions of Kiss me Kate, Grand Hotel, Carousel, and The Drowsy Chaperone.
A native of Montreal, Canada, Tal Aronson is a professional performer, dance educator, and choreographer. Tal has worked extensively with several critically acclaimed Canadian choreographers for over a decade. She has performed across Canada and internationally. Tal was a member of Toronto’s OMO Dance Company for six seasons. She originated several roles in the company’s repertoire, including the critically acclaimed Planetarium, which toured Macedonia alongside the Macedonian National Ballet Company. Tal’s recent reprisal of Teoma Naccarato’s solo work, entitled Experience #1167, presented by Tangente Danse in Montreal, was praised by critics, who called her performance both “thrilling” and “vulnerable” (Dfdanse, 2015). Aronson was a faculty member at Montreal’s Ballet Ouest for six years where she initiated and developed the school’s now vibrant Modern dance program. She spent several seasons as a teaching artist for The National Ballet of Canada in Toronto, Ontario. Tal toured with the company across the province, teaching numerous workshops and hosting performances for their Youth, Outreach, and Understanding Dance (YOU dance) program.Tal completed an MA in Dance Education at NYU Steinhardt in May 2016. She is the recipient of Steinhardt’s Graduate Education Scholarship for North American Scholars. Aronson is a graduate of the Quinte Ballet School of Canada and holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Toronto’s Ryerson University. Tal was awarded a subsistence and re-training grant from Canada’s Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) in support of her graduate studies.
Leyland Simmons was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He began his formal dance training with Barbara Devereaux of the Royal Academy School of Dance in Anchorage, Alaska and Michelangelo Canale of the Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy. He later studied at Interlochen Arts Academy, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Miami City Ballet, The School of American Ballet, Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn, The Ailey School and Ballet Divertimento in Montreal, Canada. Leyland is a Graduate of the Professional Performing Arts High School in New York City and a former member of Ailey 2 and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Mr. Simmons has also performed with the New York City Ballet, Peridance Ensemble, Forces of Nature Dance Company, Nathan Trice’s/Rituals, George Faison and Ballet X. Leyland has also performed at Jacob’s Pillow, the Cincinnati, Moscow and Miami International Ballet Festivals. One performance of Mr. Simmons noted that he was “vibrant in his solo, whipping off multiple pirouettes…,” and “he added powerful turns and jumps while remaining sensitive to the otherwise gentle ending.” Leyland is also a sought after teacher having taught at notable institutions like the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harlem School for the Arts, Steps on Broadway, NYU, and the Ailey School. He has also appeared in numerous film, television, and print projects such as the History Channel's Honor Deferred, The Conan O’Brien Show, YRB magazine, Law and Order, Starbucks Red Campaign, Puma, and Sansha. Mr. Simmons is also a graduate of the Workshop in Business Opportunites Program and a member of the School of American Ballet’s Alumni Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. He is also a certified teacher in the American Ballet Theater Pre-Primary to Level Three Curriculum, and an American Ballet Theater Affiliate teacher. Leyland holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Phoenix and will Graduate in the spring of 17 from NYU with a Masters Degree in Dance Education with a concentration in K-12 studies. Thank You God for being the head of my life continue to order my steps!!!!
What to expect:
The Summer Dance Intensive at NYU will be a unique opportunity for students to engage in a collegiate experience in one of the most arts-supportive, culturally diverse cities in the world, New York City.
Below are all costs associated with the Summer Dance Intensive:
- Tuition: $2,000
- Application Fee: $55; nonrefundable and paid at the end of the 2017 Summer Application
- Housing & Meal Plan (optional): $820 for a shared room with 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars per week
- See the Housing & Meal Plan page for more information
- International Students have additional Visa and/or participation fees
Costs and Fees Details (Click Here)
|US Students||International Students|
|Application Fee (paid at the end of Acceptd application)||$55||$55|
|Housing and Meal Plan (if on-campus)||$820||$820|
|Health Insurance||Not Applicable||$280 Comprehensive Plan|
Enrollment deposit: $150
- Accepted applicants will make an enrollment deposit of $150 in order to confirm their attendance to their NYU MPAP Summer Program. (payment instructions provided within the initial acceptance email)
Housing deposit: $500
- If staying in on-campus housing, students are required to pay a $500 deposit to reserve a space in housing.
- The housing deposit is a portion of the housing charges, and is NOT a separate or added fee.
- The housing deposit is applied to any housing charges on your bill. Any excess balance remaining will be applied to tuition fees or refunded to the student.
Please note: the Application Fee, Enrollment Deposit and Housing Deposit are not refundable.
Paying the remaining balance:
After paying the deposit(s), students are responsible for paying the remaining balance prior to the start of the program. *While the remaining tuition may be posted immediately after deposits are made, the remaining housing bills are not sent until 2 weeks prior to the start of the program.
All fee's, tuition and housing costs are charged to the students eSuites (online student billing system and personal account) via the NYU Bursars Office. Instructions on making payment(s) are provided to accepted students by MPAP Summer Programs in communications sent to enrolled students' personal and NYU email accounts.
For information about financial aid and scholarships, see the Finances page.
A completed application consists of:
- A 2017 MPAP Summer Application
- Correctly uploaded audition materials in Get Acceptd and a $55 application fee (paid at the end of Acceptd)
*If you are an international student please go to the Application for International Students Website for application details.
Your application will be reviewed once your application is complete and not beforehand.
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Please visit the Application Information page for a more detailed explanation of the application process.
Audition Details (Click Here)
Video auditions should be no more than 5 minutes, and dancer should be clearly visible in a studio or on stage. If you have additional questions about auditions, you may contact Carla Flores at email@example.com or 212-998-5534.
Note: Audition requirements are different for each program depending on program director specifications. All audition materials are uploaded via "Get Accetpd" within the second portion of the MPAP Summer Programs Application (further instructions regarding application found here)..
Move in: July 9th, 2017
Move out: July 22nd, 2017
Important Housing Information (Click Here)
Please note, admitted students in need of on-campus housing will be sent the housing application after accepting their spot within their program. Housing requires a deposit of $500 towards your total housing charges that is to be paid as completion of the housing application.
*The meal plan is mandatory for students who stay in on-campus housing.
|Housing:||$488 (shared room in Weinstein Hall)|
|Meal Plan:||$332 (10 meals and $30 dining dollars per week)|
- Complete the 2017 MPAP Summer Programs Application
- With indication of housing need and financial need (if that would apply to your situation)
- Submit proof of English language proficiency
Important International Student Details (Click Here)
- If admitted into your program the next step is to obtain the required F-1 or J-1 student visa. You must:
- Complete the I-20/DS-2019 Application that is emailed directly to you (including processing fee reciept)
- Follow instructions provided by the Office of Global Services (OGS) until visa completion
- Once on campus, international students must attend the international student check-in. Exact date/time/location is provided at student orientation.
- At NYU, health insurance is required for F-1 and J-1 students. International students are automatically enrolled in a one month Summer Term health insurance policy at $270.
If you are an international student and you are interested in applying for the MPAP Summer Programs, please visit the International Students page.
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