Callie Chapman

Callie is a dancer, dance instructor, choreographer, installation/projection artist, graphic designer, and mother of 2 boys (ages 7+8).  She has produced her own dance/theatre work for over 14 years with Zoe Dance and has been a dancer with Prometheus Dance for over 14 years.  Callie is also a freelance graphic designer and composes her own projections for her dance/theatre pieces.  She currently teaches dance at Walnut Hill School for the Arts and Brookline Academy of Dance.


cassandreCassandre Charles
Counselor / Instructor

Cassandre Charles, is a a visual and movement artists with over 20 years in production management. She has produced  and stage-managed adult/children’s stage plays, presentations and dance performances for Riverside Theatre Works Youth Works, Central Square Theater, Citi Performing Arts Center, The Dance Complex and various Boston and Philadelphia community theaters.
CLASS: Speak Up!
A movement and public speaking course n where participants will utilize movement to help memorize and present. This course is intended to help ease the fear of public speaking, enhance movement and teach the importance of  the understanding of non-verbal communication on stage and in every-day situations.

jordanJordan Jamil Ahmed
Counselor / Instructor




meghanMeghan Carmichael
Instructor / Movement

Meghan and Matthew Carmichael are sister and brother from Cape Cod. They grew up dancing, creating dances and art together. Meghan went to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts to get her BFA in Contemporary dance, Matthew went to Sarah Lawrence College in NY to focus on Music Composition, Poetry, Literature, and Visual Art. Meghan lived in NYC and around Europe for two years, Matthew studied in Paris for a year, both to further investigate their artforms in the global community. Both are passionate about play, asking questions, making without judgement, and creating in ways outside of our comfort zones. Meghan will weave in elements of influence from improvisational and compositional dance techniques including: Nikolais/Lewis, Forsythe, Gaga, and Contact Improv. Matthew will use his influences studying Deleuze, psychogeography, and associative athleticism to challenge modes of thought. Together, they investigate different modes of collaboration. Taking a step back to their creative roots, they will guide students in a similar environment that they were guided as thoughtful, hungry, energetic kids… towards art making in ways intended to expand on their understanding of what art is.

CLASS: Dance Mapping

Throughout the classes, we will be creating “generators.” Each (class/week) we will focus on different ways we can respond to Images (2D), Sculptures (3D) and forms as maps for dancing.

stephenStephen Petrilli
Instructor / Lighting/Stagecraft

Stephen Petrilli is a New York and Boston based lighting designer with over 35 years of experience in theatre, dance, opera, music and touring.

He has designed shows for Anikaya Dance Theater, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Nathan Trice/Rituals, HT Chen & Dancers, Contrapose Dance,  Lostwax Multimedia Dance, Noche Flamenca, Annabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, Zoe Dance, Shapiro & Smith Dance, Ailey II and The Kevin Wynn Collection.  He also spent five years touring as the Lighting/Sound Supervisor for Pilobolus and has stage managed six seasons of Dance Africa at BAM.

CLASS: Lighting Design
Learn about basic lighting design in theatre in this class.  Combining science, creativity, and basic physics principles, lighting design is a wonderful way to capture your intrigue.


Ivan Korn
Instructor / Music

Ivan Korn has taught piano and guitar for over 12 years throughout the Boston area.  He is a graduate of Boston Conservatory with an M.F.A. in dance.  Ivan brings his knowledge of dance and music together in an integral way that is accessible and fun for all.

CLASS: Drumming