Residencies-High School


9th Grade:  Eleni Hopes     Greek Dance   Mar 5-9
Biography to come.
10th Grade:    Emily Hart   Jan 29- Feb 2

Emily Hart-Lopez is a NYC-based professional performing artist/dance/fitness instructor/choreographer from Charleston, SC. She currently teaches and freelances in dance,dance film, and music videos while performing with Gotham Dance Theater, the interactive, immersive circus company Cirque du Nuit, along with dance fusion company, Reaction Dance Company NYC. Emily is a 2016 graduate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), holding a B.F.A in Dance under the direction of Dean Susan Jaffe. Emily has had the privilege of performing repertoire from choreographers such as Bill T. Jones, José Limón, Lucinda Childs, Larry Keigwin, Helen Simoneau, Daniel Gwirtzman, Marc Andrew Nuñez, Hollye Bynum, Lily McAteer, Jim Cooney, Wes Veldink, Emily Greenwell, Casey Noblett, Juliette Nieves, Emma Elliot, Robert Lindgren, Ming-Lung Yang, Brenda Daniels, and Ranko Bogosavac. Emily has performed at the Secret Theatre, Mark Morris Dance Center, Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, and Symphony Space. Other training includes: The American Dance Festival, Broadway Dance Center Summer Professional Semester, the Movement Laboratory Taipei in Taiwan, and the 20th Annual KyotoInternational Dance Workshop Festival. Emily is a proud alumna of SOA is thrilled to be coming back and working with the current students.

11th Grade:   Lauren Putty   Ballet/Modern   Dec 11-15
Lauren Putty White, received her BFA from University of the Arts in 2005 along with the Choreography Prize and Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance award.   She has toured internationally with world –renowned companies Parsons and PHILADANCO.  Lauren has  choreographed on various companies and schools such as Ballet X, Grace Dance Theatre, Bryn Mawr College and Drexel University; as well as taught adjunct at University of the Arts, Stockton University and currently Temple University. Aside from teaching at studios throughout Philadelphia, White also has done guest artist residencies at Mercy High School and Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Baltimore, MD, and annually teaches on faculty at AileyCamp Baltimore.  She has presented in the Koresh Come Together Festival, the K Dance Yes Invitational and the American Dance Guild Festival. Putty Dance Project, a collaborative company with her musician husband, debuted in 2014, producing socially conscious critically acclaimed works.
12th Grade:   Jenny Broe   Hip Hop   Nov 6, 7, 8, 13,  14

Biography to come.