2017 Summer Intensive Instructors
Michael Crawford is from Takoma Park, Maryland. He began his dancing with the Maryland Youth Ballet and at the Kirov Academy with Vladmir Djoulahatze, spending summers at The Rock School and san Francisco Ballet. Mr. Crawford then moved on to the Washington Ballet where he performed with the company under the direction of Septime Webre. Upon graduation, he went on to study in the Professional Division of The Pacific Northwest Ballet under Kent Stowell and Francia Russell. After leaving PNB, he has danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Jose Mateo Ballet, Ballet Memphis, and American Repertory Ballet. He has been privileged to work alongside productions such as "Guys and dolls", "West Side Story", "Show Boat", "Cats", and other musicals performing at The Kennedy Center, touring, and many other international stages. As well as Principal guesting with The Washington national Opera, Adam Miller Dance Project, Kinetic Dance Works, TranscenDance Group, brooklyn ballet, ballet Neo, Connecticut Ballet, and Oakland Ballet. While signed with New York Model Management, Mr Crawford had the honor to internationally campaign, and film "Step up".
Michael is also an award winning teacher and choreographer. He has been teaching and choreographing nationally and internationally for 10 years. He has coached many prize winning students for competitions such as Youth America Grand Prix, NYC dance alliance, and showstoppers dance competition. As well as teaching at many studios including Broadway Dance Center, metropolitan school of the arts, princeton ballet and many many more.
Wendy Stein is originally from Long Island. She began her classical ballet training in NYC with Andre Eglevsky , Robert Joffrey and has continued her study of ballet with Finis Jhung. In her teens she studied modern dance at the Martha Graham School and traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, South and Central America performing as a soloist with Larry Richardson, Yuriko, Pearl Lang and was on the staff of the New School in New York City. Ms. Wendy currently teaches in several professional dance studios in the tri state area. She was a dance instructor at the Performing Arts High School in Middlesex County, New Jersey. In addition to her teaching commitments, Wendy travels to many cities in the US Judging Dance Competitions both at Regional and National levels. She also conducts Intensives, Workshops and Master Classes in ballet, pre pointe, pointe and modern. As an accomplished ballet/modern dancer and teacher Miss Wendy is totally committed to giving back. “I teach from my heart, I want to give my students everything I know”. She is intensely passionate about dance and totally devoted to her students. She has instructed students of all ages. Miss Wendy has choreographed many award winning pieces in both classical and modern dance. Many students of Ms. Wendy have been very successful in the dance industry performing on Broadway, TV, film, and stage. Dance Studio Life Magazine did a beautiful profile on Miss Wendy.
Miss Danni has been dancing for 24 years with experience in various dance studios and theaters. She had the privilege of performing as an actress, choreographer, and artistic director of the Livingston Theatre Company. Credits include The Wedding Singer, The Who's Tommy, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and The Producers. Miss Danni has trained with various distinguished faculty and has a degree in education from Rutgers University.