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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
Pantos received her BS in Dance Performance and Management from Plymouth State University. At the start of her career Pantos was a touring member with Urbanity Dance Company, (2008-2011) performing at various venues throughout New England, New York, and Texas. Pantos moved into roles including Associate Director, Choreographer, and Summer Intensive Director. As a founding member of Tributary Dance, Pantos joined the Manchester Choral Society in collaboration for, Carmina Burana. In 2014 Pantos founded Pantos Project Dance, a project based professional contemporary dance company in Boston. Pantos’s work with the company has been presented at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, Dixon Place, Hanaway Theater, The Actors Fund Arts Center, and more. Plymouth State University featured Pantos as an 'Alumni in the Arts' commissioning Pantos Project to create and perform an evening length show at the Silver Center for the Arts. Pantos has had the pleasure of performing works by Larry Keigwin, Robert Battle, Hani Abaza, Amanda Whitworth, Lorraine Chapman, amongst others. Most recently Pantos became an adjunct faculty member and commissioned choreographer at Salve Regina University. Pantos is a highly sought after contemporary dance educator, well known for inspiring dancers to advance both technically and creatively.
Pic: Lois Greenfield

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2020 // July 20 - 23

T3/4/Novice // 12-4

T1/2 Int/Adv // 11-4


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!

Matthew Ortner

Matthew attended the Boston Conservatory, graduating in 2012 with a BFA in Dance, he had the opportunity to perform master works by Jose Limon, Alwin Nikolias, Paul Taylor, Anna Sokolow, Ohad Narahin and Danielle Agamie. Other credits include Springboard Dance Montreal where he worked with Victor Quijada and Alanna Kraaijeveld, as well as Movement Invention Project with Sidra Bell, Andrea Miller, and Jill Johnson. Following graduation Matthew resides in NYC, having worked with MOMIX, LoudhoundMovement, Touch Performance Art, and The People Movers

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.