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TANNER BOYER

COMMERCIAL CONTEMPORARY

WEDNESDAY | APRIL 14

11:45AM-1:15PM

INADV LEVEL

Tanner has made a name for himself during his time at the University of Arizona as the leader for choreography and creativity. He has premiered over ten new works both internationally and nationally and has also received numerous awards for his choreography such as the Celebrity Create choreography competition first place winner and the U of A college of fine arts creative achievement award. Tanner recently was part of Royal Caribbean's new ship, Spectrum of the Seas inaugural takeout cast. He was part of the creative process of two brand new shows featuring world renowned talent, the first "mass drone on the sea" show and much more. Tanner also danced with Dark Circles Contemporary dance, Terranova Productions, and GraceGallagherDance. Tanner recently has become a certified personal trainer with the national academy of sports medicine which has increased his teaching methods and training experience. Tanner has now relocated to Chicago, in order to expand his choreography, teaching and multimedia projects.

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THOMAS STONE

HIP HOP 

MONDAY | APRIL 19

9-10:15PM

INT/ADV LEVEL

Thomas Stone is a Hip-Hop dancer based in Chicago, IL. Thomas found his love for dance at a young age when he started to perform for his classmates in school. He began his performing career as a Michael Jackson tribute artist while in high school. Thomas founded Michael Jackson: The Live Experience in 2010. As a Michael Jackson tribute artist he as performed all over the United States and has also performed for the Jackson family in Gary, Indiana as well as events for Hip-Hop artist Chance the Rapper. In 2012, Thomas became a member with the non-profit Hip-Hop dance company Culture Shock Chicago where he was given the opportunity to perform across the United States and Canada. Culture Shock Chicago gave Thomas the experience to understand the true essence of Hip-Hop dance, culture and history which he is passionate about sharing with his students and the community. He began his teaching career in 2013 where he has taught at various studios including the Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls, Lou Conte Dance Studio, American Rhythm Center and Gus Giordano Dance School.

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ISAIAH

SILVIA-CHANDLEY

MUSICAL THEATER

SATURDAY | APRIL 24

6:30-9PM

INT/ADV LEVEL

Originally from New Hampshire, Isaiah Silvia-Chandley graduated high school in 2012 and attended The Young Americans College of Performing Arts, an organization committed to global performance outreach, touring Europe, Japan and the United States performing and teaching song and dance. In addition, Isaiah trained extensively at The School at Jacob's Pillow and Broadway Dance Center, with an emphasis in Musical Theatre Dance. In 2018, Isaiah graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance. Since graduation Isaiah has worked as both a choreographer and performer at Chicagoland theaters such as the Goodman Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre and Metropolis Performing Arts Center. Like the musical theatre cannon, Isaiah's choreography ranges in style and genre, exploring a marriage between old and new vocabulary. Isaiah seeks to push back against preconceived notions of who dance belongs to, and instead create work for all people to inhabit the movement space.

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EMMANUEL

RAMARIEZ

INT/ADV BALLET

FRIDAY | APRIL 23

10-11:30AM

INT/ADV LEVEL

Emmanuel Ramirez is a dancer, actor, choreographer and dance teacher based in Chicago, IL. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Drama from Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico. Emmanuel trained intensively at the School of the Dynamic Method by Sergio Vicencio, studying ballet technique, classical repertoire, pas de deux, and choreography. From 2006-2008 he danced for the Contemporary Company Guadalajara en Movimiento. He danced for the Company of Classical and Neoclassical Dance of Jalisco from 2009-2013. In 2014 he danced for Universidad Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) with the project Danzando a Márquez en la UNAM. In 2015 Emmanuel danced for the Company of Classical Dance of the Quintana Roo State. In his desire to connect with other artists and cultures, Emmanuel first traveled to Chicago in September of 2016, where he performed in Ballet Legeres’ “Nutcracker”, as well as Ruth Pages’ “Nutcracker” in 2016-2018. Later, he became a company member of Elements Contemporary Ballet, and also performed in Lucky Plush Productions’ “Rink Life”. He has been teaching ballet, pointe, contemporary dance and partnering at various dance studios in the Chicagoland area, at Joel Hall Dance Center, Maywood Fine Arts, Dance On Broadway, Kenwood School of Ballet and Ballet Legere as well.

Emmanuel dances, choreographs and teaches a variety of different dance genres, including ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and Latin.