Doug Varone graduated with a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase. He is the recipient of two Bessie Awards for his choreography of Boats Leaving (2006). His unique way of creating dances has included such techniques as using images from newspaper clippings to inspire movement. Other works include Rise
Lisa Race is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Connecticut College, where she works tirelessly to foster students' intrests in modern dance. She teaches courses from Theory and Style to Advanced Composition, in addition to choreographing pieces for her students. She has also spent the past few years
Rasta Thomas is the artisic director of his company, Bad Boys of Dance, which premiered at Jacob's Pillow in 2007. The Bad Boys of Dance is a dazzling, high energy, all male company combines the best of ballet, Broadway, Tango and Hip Hop to showcase male virtuosity at
Mia Michaels is best known for her choreography for the hit TV series, So You Think You Can Dance. She won an Emmy in 2007 for "Calling You" which appeared on the show, and was also an Emmy Nominee in 2004 and 2008. She has appeared as a judge on SYTYCD as well.