Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange hosts:

OPEN MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Masterclass Series
Join us for open masterclasses & workshops with some of the industries most sought out teaching artists, choreographers, directors, and dancers. It is part of our mission to facilitate accessible and high quality training opportunities for the dance community in the Lehigh Valley region.

LVDE MOVES: Rotating Artist Series
LVDE is launching a new class series to supplement our regular masterclass programming! Two Sundays in the Fall and Spring will be dedicated to open classes led by a rotating selection of artists sharing their methods & styles. 

Are you interested in leading class for the Lehigh Valley Dance community?  Click below to apply! 

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
8/1/19 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
OPEN HIP HOP WORKSHOP
with NYC based Passion Fruit Dance Company
Made possible through partnership of DeSales University Summer Dance Intensive & LVDE

Brisson Hall Dance Studio
DeSales University
int/adv level open to ages 14+
 $20 cash at door
FREE for SDI on-campus residential students
$10 for SDI daytime students
Inquires (click above to register):
lehighvalleydanceexchange@gmail.com

SEE PASSION FRUIT PERFORM AT MUSIKFEST!
Aug. 2 & 4 | 6:30 & 8:30 PM
Aug. 3 | 6:30 & 9 PM
MORE INFO HERE

TATIANA & PASSION FRUIT DANCE COMPANY
Tatiana Desardouin is Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer and Organizer from Switzerland and originally from Haiti.

She won several competitions (in Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Canada, France) and has also been sought out to give workshops and judge competitions in several countries such as Switzerland, USA, Canada, Italy, France, Austria, Peru, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany. She recently performed at the Madison Square Garden in New York and the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia as a dancer for the known rock band "Arcade Fire".

Tatiana has been very involved in the growth and development of the Swiss hip-hop scene. She has been dancing for over 20 years and teaching for over a decade. She has been a hip-hop dance teacher in two Swiss contemporary dance companies,”L’Estuaire” and “Alias,” and now taught in several dance schools: Studio des Bains, and Centre de Formation Professionnelle des Arts Appliquées (CFPAA) for the contemporary dance branch in Geneva.

With Loïc Dinga, she opened her own dance school in Geneva, Le Centre Hip-Hop. She is a member of the JAIA association with which she organizes dance camps, the JAIA Battle, House, Hip-Hop and Dancehall dance sessions “sweat your house” and “LES 5 SENS” (a party which combines different art forms that appeal the five senses and connect different artistic worlds through the clubbing culture). In 2012, she was one of the four dancers and creators of the “Continuum” hip-hop dance company, the first hip-hop dance company in Geneva.

Tatiana moved to New York in 2016, she is also now part of the legendary Rennie Harris Puremovement Dance Company in Philadelphia. She has her dance company called “Passion Fruit” . They have performed in theaters and festivals such as: The New Victory Theater, Dance Place, SpringUP Dance Festival, Summerstage / ladies of hip-hop festival 2017, Jacob's Pillow for the Inside/Out festival and the legendary Apollo Theater for the "Breakin' Convention" event.

Using her first influences: Afro-Haïtian dance, Tatiana continues to develop and grow in her work. Amongst others, she specializes in Hip-hop and House Dance.

 

Guest Teaching Artist Archive:

STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos, David Leventhal - Dance for PD introductory workshop series, Antonio Brown, Sammy Reyes, Gregory Dolbashian, TAra Madsen Robbins, Sarah Carlson, Brandon Girouard, Jessica Warchal-King, Sidra Bell, Keith Thompson, Sarah Parker, Shana Simmons, Alyce Finwall