|Program Dates: July 10 - July 21, 2017|
This program is intended for:
- High School Students
The Summer Dance Intensive is designed for high school students, in their Junior or Senior year, with an interest in examining dance through multiple lenses. Focus will be on developing creativity, evolving technical and artistic skills, deepening an appreciation and understanding of the art form, and preparing students for future goals in higher education and careers in the dance field.
This two-week summer session will offer an overview of dance, in its various forms, through practice, discussion, and observation. Students will: practice Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, and Jazz Dance techniques, as well as cultural/traditional world dance forms; explore improvisation as a tool for broadening creativity; learn choreography to further develop artistry and performance; create dances as a means of expression and communication; observe, analyze, and reflect on the history of dance and make conjectures for the future. As part of their studies, students will attend various performances around New York City, and also have the opportunity to discuss arts-related and higher education topics with peers and professionals in the dance field. 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.
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.
Sindy Folgar is a native of Guatemala where she began her studies in dance at the Escuela Nacional de Danza and she received a B.A. in dance with a Ballet concentration. Ms. Folgar also received a B.F.A in Dance with a Ballet Concentration and a Minor in Body Science and Motion from Marymount Manhattan College. Ms. Folgar recently completed her MA degree in Dance Education: Teaching Dance in the Professions at NYU Steinhardt and the American Ballet Theatre. Sindy Folgar is an ABT ® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT ® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 and Partnering. Ms. Folgar currently serves as the Co Artistic Director of the In Motion Dance Company and the Director of Corps Ballet Ensemble with the Performing Arts Center of Connecticut where she has been a dance instructor and choreographer for the past 8 years. Mrs. Folgar is a ballet instructor and choreographer for Sacred Heart University’s Dance Company and she is a Junior Division faculty at The Ailey School. She has also taught at New York University’s summer dance Intensive. Ms. Folgar has danced with the Compañia Nacional de Danza in Guatemala, the Marymount Manhattan Dance Company, and the non-profit organization the Parker Project. She 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, Larry Keigwin, etc.
Emma Blue Russo is a choreographer and teacher who has trained in hip-hop, dancehall, modern, jazz, West and East African dances, contemporary, and Latin American social dances. She is a graduate of Brown University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Performance Studies. She is now pursuing her Masters in Dance Education at New York University while she continues to teach and choreograph for various high school dance programs, intensives, studios, and showcases across the tri-state area. She is also currently working as an intern for the Dancers Responding to Aids and serves as student representative for the National Dance Education Organization.This past summer, she participated in Doug Varone’s prestigious Devices Workshop/Mentorship program for select promising emerging choreographers. Her work as a choreographer has been showcased at various venues like Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Gibney Dance, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Symphony Space, Triskelion Arts, and Highline Ballroom.
Morgan Lamb is originally from Kingsport, Tennessee where she began her training at Studio One under the direction of Melita Brock Warner. At Studio One she trained in ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz, acrobatic, and hip-hop dance. Later, she attended the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2014 with a BFA in fibers and a minor in dance. While studying textiles she also developed her technical artistry as a dancer with her mentor Vincent Brosseau. Here she performed in multiple mainstage productions where she was featured as a soloist. In 2013 she completed an internship in London, England, with the bespoke embroidery company Hand and Lock. Currently, she is expected to graduate in 2018 with a dual-degree from Steinhardt (MA, Dance Education, Teaching all Grades) and Tisch School of the Arts (MFA Dance). During her time at NYU she has had the honor of performing in Crystal Pite’s Polaris alongside her Tisch classmates and at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival in 2015. Through Steinhardt she completed the Limon Workshop, Teaching Contemporary Limon, where she deepened her knowledge of her dancing and teaching artistry. Morgan has taught in a variety of settings and is currently an assistant, and substitute teacher at Peridance Capezio Center.
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 master’s degree in Dance Education with a concentration in K-12 studies.
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.
Applying to the non-credit program consists of two steps:
1. Online Application: You must first complete our online admissions application at 2017 MPAP Summer Application in order to submit your auditions admission materials.
2. Audition Submission & Supplemental Material Upload: After you submit your application successfully, you will be sent an email link to the audition admissions website GetAcceptd. You will be required to submit a $55 application fee.
*Please note: You must have your application number available in order to successfully begin the audition submission step (provided when completing the online application - step 1).
International Students: Please also see special instructions for international applicants to the Summer Dance Intensive.
Current NYU students: If you are currently attending NYU and wish to apply to a summer program, you should not follow these steps and should instead review the application procedure listed under Information for Current NYU Students.
Online application guide:
|Starting an Application||
What to expect when completing the online application:
|Proof of English Proficiency (International Students Only)||
The audition or supplemental materials submission portion of the application is completed in a third party website called GetAcceptd.
Audition Submission & Supplemental Materials guide:
Summer Dance Intensive
What to expect when completing the online application:
|How to complete||
*Minimum age allowed in NYU on-campus housing for a MPAP Summer Program is 15 years old.
|Total Housing/Meal Plan Cost||
|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|
Accepted students will confirm their attendance once they have paid the enrollment deposit (detailed instructions provided in acceptance email). Residential students will have successfully registered for housing once they have paid the housing deposit and completed the housing application (sent via email after student confirms their attendance).
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 fees, tuition and housing costs are charged to the students eSuites (online student billing system and personal account) via the NYU Bursars Office. Instructions on accessing the eSuites account can be found here.
*Please note: Payment by credit card is not accepted by the Bursar's office to pay remaining balances, please contact the Bursars Office directly for questions about payment.
For information, see the Finances page.
- All communications and admission decisions are provided via email (email account used when application was created).
- Many program directors make admission decisions on a rolling basis once a completed application is received. However, applicants can expect to receive a final admissions decision email no later than two weeks after the final application deadline date.
Scholarships are not offered in conjunction with this program.
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