Master Classes at #Lonestar402
Current Students and Non-Students are eligible for Master Classes unless otherwise stated.
Valery Lantratov has had a distinguished career as a dancer in the companies of Vladimir Vasiliev, Maya Plitsetskaya and Ekaterina Maximova and international tours with Rudolf Nureyev. Most recently he has made international headlines for his role as Czar Nicholas II in a production of the new ballet Rasputin, with Farouk Ruzimatov of the Marinsky Theater (Kirov) and for successful international tours of Don Quixote and original choreography for the annual festival for the goddess Aphrodite in Cypruss. He has received accolades in the Russian and international press for his strong technique, personality and expressiveness.
Teddy Forance took his career to a professional level at the age of 17 by traveling throughout Greece as a dancerforinternational pop star Anna Vissi. In the years following,Teddyassisted the Celine Dion Taking Chances tour and performed as a lead dancer on Cirque du Soleil's Delerium.Teddyhas worked on hit TV shows So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars, both as a featured performer and as a choreographer. He has also performed with award-winning artists Lady Gaga, Usher, and Florence and the Machine. Currently, he teaches around the worldforJUMP Dance Convention.Teddyis also a founding member of the Los Angeles based dance company Shaping Sound.
Saturday, February 16th
AvaJBernstine, affectionately called Flava, native to Los Angeles, is one of the Industry’s sought after dancers. She is a well-versed dancer whose dance style is influenced by, but not limited to her hip-hop, jazz, ballet and contemporary training.Avahas toured the world with artists such as Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears. Some of her other credits include Usher, Chris Brown and Nikki Minaj and the feature film “ LaLa Land.” Around 2010,Avatook her passion for dance and became an activist for dancers joining like minded individuals of the Dancers’ Alliance committee. In 2012, she sat on the panel representing DA when they won the decades-long campaign for an industry-changing union music video contract through SAG-AFTRA. She is committed to the continual growth and change of the dance industry and the education of dancers.Avahas also worked along side Debbie Allen since 2001, assisting her in multiple projects and teaching at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. She is a young, energetic, and passionate dancer who, although teaches, is humbled and considers herself to still be a student of the art. She enjoys teaching and believes that it is important as a dancer to know your history, and because dance is ever evolving, know where it’s going. Her style is fun, hard-hitting and funky and often has influences from her modern and jazz training. Although feminine, she can get down just as hard as the guys.Ava's favorite quote: "Why Walk, When You Can Dance?"