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Ian Berg

Ian Berg is a tap dancer from Chicago, Illinois. Ian has been dancing since an early age and has training and performance experience in tap dance, ballet, modern dance, jazz, contact improvisation and a variety of other styles and approaches. In high school, Ian trained at the Joffrey Academy in Chicago while also dancing with the renowned Chicago based tap company MADD Rhythms, of which he is still a member.
Ian is also a musician as well as a composer and arranger of music. He is currently living in Boston, Massachusetts after graduation from The Boston Conservatory. He also works as director and choreographer for Subject:Matter, a small ensemble of tap dancers aimed at presenting new and cutting edge tap dance work primarily in the Boston area.

Guest Faculty

Kat Pantos
Kat Pantos received her B.S. in Dance Performance and Management from Plymouth State University. Upon graduation, Pantos toured nationally with multiple contemporary dance companies. She has worked with artists such as Robert Battle, Roni Koresh, Amanda Whitworth, & Tommy Neblett, among others. In 2012, Pantos moved to New York City with a vision to expand her artistic library and research. She founded Pantos Project Dance (PPD) and moved the professional company to Boston. PSU featured Pantos as an 'Alumni in the Arts' commissioning PPD for an evening length show. Since the inaugural season, PPD has performed in venues across New England & New York, including Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out stage. Pantos is sought out for her educational classes and choreography. PPD holds annual intensives and a pre-professional youth program. Pantos choreographs commercial work for studios throughout the New England area and most recently, an adjunct faculty member and guest choreographer at University of New Hampshire, Salve Regina University, and Rhode Island College. Pantos strives to inspire students to develop their own artistic abilities while continuing to advance technically and create choreography that is stimulating to the artist and audience alike. 
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SUMMER INTENSIVE 2020 // July 20 - 23

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Alex Brandy

Alex Brandy, from Clinton, CT, graduated with her degree in Dance from Dean College. She later went on to obtain her Personal Training Certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as well as two Sports Nutrition Certifications from NASM and the Shaw Academy. She is currently in her 4th season as a New England Patriots Cheerleader for the 6X Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots, and second year as captain of the squad and choreographer. She most recently choreographed a routine for the NKOTB Mixtape Tour performed at TD Garden. Alex has been a dance instructor and choreographer for several New England studios for the past 8 years, and now trains high school and collegiate dance teams, master classes all over New England. Alex has also previously been a dance team member for the Connecticut Sun Dance Team (WNBA), Black Wolves Dance Team (NLL), and Boston Contemporary Dance Project created by Sarah Katarina (Skooj Chore-o), and has danced on some of the biggest stages of the world including Super Bowl LI, LII, and LIII. Join Alex in sharing the passion and joy of dance and movement!

Dominique Dobranksy

Dominique Dobransky is a freelance dancer currently based in New York City. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ailey School/Fordham University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, and a degree in Creative Writing. She has furthered her training at intensives including the Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Program, BODYTRAFFIC, Alexandra Damiani, The DASH Ensemble, VIM VIGOR, Parsons Dance, and the Movement Invention Project. Dominique recently danced as an apprentice with Didy Veldman’s London-based company, Humanoove, at their Pillow Lab residency at Jacob’s Pillow, and performed in Mumbai, India with Z Artists Group for an international production by director Nikos Lagousakos. She performs with companies including Yoshito Sakuraba’s Abarukas, Lane Gifford’s LaneCoArts, and Kristen Klein’s Inclined Dance Project. Dominique is a Jacob’s Pillow Alumni Council ambassador and master class assistant, and an Ailey Ambassador. In 2019, she completed her certification to teach The Horton Technique. She loves teaching and choreographing, and has had the pleasure of working as a teacher and assistant at The Ailey School, Jacob’s Pillow Masterclass Auditions, WR: Arts, and Paula Meola Dance. Dominique is a bilingual, dual citizen of the USA and Belgium, and is also passionate about writing, cultural exchange, travel, photography, interdisciplinary collaborations, and storytelling.

Tom Feeney

Tom Feeney is a commercial dancer who has danced for artists such as Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and Kim Petras. Before moving to LA, Tom pursued theatre in NYC dancing in shows such as the Drama Desk Award-Winning Queen of the Night and the US national tour of Flashdance The Musical. He is also an instructor with 305 Fitness where he has trained celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Nicole Scherzinger, and Maya Rudolph. Tom has always been passionate about teaching and is happy to be back again teaching at the studio where he first discovered his love for dance. 

Lonnie Stanton

Lonnie Stanton is a Northern California native based in Boston. For the last decade Lonnie has been committed to dance education with a strong somatic focus as well as a professional contemporary performance career. She graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Dance, completed barre fitness training, and a 200 hour yoga certification through Yogaworks. For 10 years she worked with Prometheus Dance performing and teaching with the company. Lonnie currently performs with Peter DiMuro/ Public Displays of Motion and Jean Appolon Dance Expressions. During her time dancing in NYC, she worked with Kinesis Project Dance Theatre focusing solely on site specific performance. Lonnie is passionate about sharing dance in unconventional, often outdoor spaces where a broad audience can be reached. Lonnie has produced and structured movement for Neoscape (advertisement), Tamara Al- Mashouk, Silvi Naci, Moe Pope, Linda Tegg, and Toni Lester (all visual or sound artists). In addition to Harvard Dance Center, Stanton is on faculty at Boston Ballet (ECI), The School of Classical Ballet, and Deborah Mason School of Dance. Bringing dance education into public schools through Notes in Motion, New York City Ballet, and Boston Ballet has been especially rewarding to Lonnie.