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Christopher “QuestRoc” Ramos – B-Boy (Breakdancing) – Kingston

Born in the Bronx and raised in East Harlem, Christopher “QuestRoc” Ramos, has been honing his B-Boy skills for 6 years. Taught by many experienced and talented dancers stemming from all five Boroughs, “Quest” is well versed in the art of B-Boying(Breakdance). His style showcases fundamentals and originality. This translates into his teaching philosophy, emphasizing on conditioning, foundation, and history. Determined in unlocking others potential, “Quest” makes sure that his students leave feeling accomplished and empowered.

Maia Martinez, Salsa / Tango -Beacon & Kingston

In addition to teaching at CCE Beacon, Maia is Director and instructor of Dojo Dance Company & Hudson Valley Tango. Maia's dance background extends from ballet, Argentine Tango, Latin dance, Modern Jazz, Folk, Flamenco & belly dance. She is also a licensed DXF- Dance Xross Fitness coach and Groove & Spaniard Dances Certified instructor. Maia achieved a degree as Self-defense instructor in Argentina and is training for her 3rd degree Black belt in Karate in New York. Her wide multidisciplinary experience contributes to the versatility of her dancing and teaching style, and to the creation and impetus of her Dance Company.

Janet Werther, Creative Movement / Modern – Beacon

Janet Werther is a dancer, choreographer, arts educator, and scholar living in Beacon, NY. She holds an MFA in Dance & Choreography from Sarah Lawrence College and is earning her PhD in Theatre & Performance from the CUNY Graduate Center. She taught at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange from 2010-2017 and has also taught in public school and after-school settings in Buffalo, Yonkers, and Brooklyn, NY. Janet also teaches theatre and dance at Baruch and Marymount Manhattan Colleges. She was a member of the Ballez Company from 2013-2016 and performed as Little Red in the Ballez Sleeping Beauty and the Beast. She is looking forward to collaborating with director Eero Laine on a production of Men on Boats at the University at Buffalo as a Dance Dramaturg (Fall 2017). Her writing is published in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, and Studies in Musical Theatre. Janet believes in child-centered, exploratory, socially conscious, and affirming arts education. She also believes in the power of the arts to build communities.

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