Summer Dance Workshops

We are super excited to offer 6 amazing weeks of summer workshops designed to help improve technique, strengthen, expand your knowledge and grow as a dancer!  These workshops will be instructed by professionals focused on helping dancers build a strong foundation in order to hone your craft as a dancer.

These workshops are open to all Tampa Bay area dancers!  

Let's all dance, move and grow together as we share a common love for the art of dance!  

Meet our Summer Workshop Instructors

Elizabeth DeSeguirant holds a dual BFA in Fine Arts/Theatre Arts and has enjoyed an exciting career teaching, dancing, choreographing and producing in cities across the US, including New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston and Washington, DC.

 

Elizabeth has danced with numerous companies and residencies in addition to maintaining a career choreographing and teaching in both academic and professional arenas. 

 

Most recently, Elizabeth's work has been recognized at Dance New Amsterdam (NYC), the Atlas Performing Arts Center (Washington D.C), the Greenberg Theatre (Washington, DC), The Fredgren Theatre (Falls Church, VA) 1st place YAGP semi-finals (Pittsburg) and 2nd place YAGP semi-finals (Philadelphia). 

 

In 2015, Elizabeth started the project based company OneLight where it enjoyed two successful seasons in Northern Virginia before relocating to the Tampa Bay area.

Audrey Richter is a founding dancer and resident choreographer for Collective Soles Dance Company. She hails from Birmingham, Alabama, where she graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts Dance Department. Audrey holds a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. 

 

During her time at USF, Audrey performed in numerous faculty pieces as well as works by guest choreographers, Claudia Lavista and Rick McCullough. Audrey also performed in the USF recreation of Bill T. Jones’ Serenade/ The Proposition, Talley Beatty’s Come and Get the Beauty of it Hot and as “The Chosen One” in Doug Varone’s Sacre du Printemps.

 

She has studied and performed internationally in Paris, France; Tunisia, Africa and Montreal, Canada. Audrey's professional performance credits include DRIP of Orlando, Florida; Adin & Ferguson Dance Theatre, and several other freelance works. 

 

She has held many teaching positions including adjunct professor at Southeastern University, and summer intensive faculty at Columbus Dance Theatre. Audrey is currently in her fifth season as an instructor and choreographer with Collective Soles Arts Group, where she is also the director of the Collective Soles Youth Ensemble.                 

Victoria Mora graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BFA in dance.

 

During her time there, she had the privilege to perform works by David Justin, Charles O. Anderson, Paul Taylor, Ohad Naharin, and Robert Battle, among others. She has attended both Bates and the American Dance festival where she performed a new work under the direction of Rosie Herrera.

 

She danced for a year with Ad Deum Dance Company in Houston and moved to Florida to begin working with Moving Ethos in their current season.

 

Since graduating, Victoria has also been teaching in various studios both in Houston and Florida. She specializes in Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, and Creative movement.

Kaylee Guldenpfennig,   Choreographer/Dancer

a Florida native, was brought up under the training of Tonya Guldenpfennig and Kathleen Tolan of Premier Dance Academy.  


Currently a member of Onelight, a professional contemporary dance company based in Tampa Bay Florida and previously a company member of Collective Soles Arts Group. Kaylee spent two years as a dancer (bluebell) in the the longest running showgirl show at Bally's Hotel and Casino, Jubilee! She was a backup dancer in Shaun T's workout video filmed at Broadway Dance Center in New York, danced for Britney Spears on Britney Day and brought in the New Year with Jennifer Lopez.

Prior to her move to Las Vegas, while living in New York she danced with ACB Contemporary Dance Company, the Kat Wildish Show and performed works from Michelle Barber at the Synthesis Dance Festival ( Tracy Stanfield’s Company Show). She also had the privilege to dance works from Sheila Barker for Frank Hatchett's Memorial Showcase.

Kaylee spent more than seven summers attending numerous intensives including Complexions, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Rockette Summer Intensive and Pacific Coast Dance Fest.

Kaylee is a graduate of Broadway Dance Center's Professional Semester in New York and continues to train with many masters such as Sheila Barker, Michelle Barber, Kourtni Lind, Aaron Tolson, Juan Rodriguez and Michelle Dorrance, to name a few. Kaylee enjoys sharing her passion for dance through her teaching and choreography.

 

In the fall she will be traveling to Israel to train and dance with the renowned company, Kibbutz Contemprary Dance Company!

Erin Cardinal Choreographer/Dancer

Erin Cardinal has had the privilege of dancing her entire life. Her desire for making things, led her to creating dances for 16 years as cofounder and co-artistic director of Moving Current dance collective in Tampa, FL where she had the privilege of working with artists such as David Dorfman, Michael Foley, George Staib, Stephanie Skura and Paul Matteson. Her work has been presented by Sarasota Contemporary Dance, the Dance Gallery Festival (NY, NY), On the Boards (Seattle, WA), GASP! Festival (Tampa, FL), Pinellas County Center for the Arts, REVolutions Dance, World Dance Alliance-Americas Digital Dance Concert (Puebla, Mexico) and numerous theaters throughout Florida and the States. 

 

With her creative partner, Brian Fidalgo II under the name base//flight, she developed a partnering technique that has been taught for organizations such as Velocity Dance Center (Seattle, WA), Florida Dance Festival, American College Dance Association Conferences, University of South Florida, University of Washington and Sam Houston State University. In 2016 she completed her MFA in dance at the University of Washington where she was also a member of Chamber Dance Company. She has presented her research in dance partnering at the Graduate Research Symposium at UW and at the National Dance Education Organization Conference in Washington, D.C.  Prior to her work at UW, she was a faculty member of Blake High School for the Arts in Tampa. She is a thankful recipient of numerous Florida county, state and regional grants in support of her work as an artist and educator. She is currently adjunct faculty in dance at Hillsborough Community College. Erin also holds a BA with a concentration in dance from the University of South Florida and a Professional Teaching Certificate. www.erincardinal.com

Sadie Lehmker Choreographer/Dancer

Sadie Lehmker is a freelance dancer and choreographer originally from the Tampa Bay area. In 2017, Sadie received her MFA in Dance at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and additionally received a Graduate Certificate in World Performance Studies from the University of Michigan in 2016. Through her time at the University of Michigan, she worked with Charles Gushue/Gushue Moving Arts, Xan Burley + Alex Spring/the Median Movement, and Meredith Monk, as well as university faculty. In 2010, Sadie received her B.A. in Dance Studies magna cum laude from the University of South Florida with a focus in Dance History and Honors College Distinction. While at USF, Sadie performed in the 2010 USF School of Theatre and Dance’s production of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s Serenade/The Proposition. She also had the opportunity to study abroad and perform in France in 2008 and returned in 2009 and 2016 for solo creative research ventures. She has performed across Florida, in New York City, in Michigan, and in Paris. In Florida, Sadie has set work on St. Petersburg College, Moving Current Dance Collective, Florida Dance Arts, America's Ballet School, Florida Dance Festival, and Shoes at the Door Dance. Her choreography has been accepted into several festivals in Florida including Moving Current Dance Collective's NewGrounds and NewSeeds Festival, and has been showcased in southeast Michigan. In 2013, Sadie was selected as a Choreographer-in-Residence for the annual Florida Dance Festival.

 

In Fall 2017, Sadie became the company manager for Collective Soles Dance, a contemporary dance company in Tampa run by fellow USF Dance Alum, Alex Jones. In addition, Sadie serves as part of the Florida Dance Association’s office administrative team, works as a stage and house manager at both USF and Florida Southern College, and continues to teach and work her own choreographic projects.  In the Spring 2018, she returned to USF as an adjunct instructor within the Dance Department, teaching the 20th Century Dance History and online Introduction to Dance courses.

Additionally, together with Molly Paberzs, Sadie is also developing and again tomorrow, a movement collective based in performance improvisation.