Experience a full day of jazz training with the Bay Area’s most sought out instructors. Styles include jazz technique, contemporary jazz, theater jazz, jazz funk and street jazz. Classes will be taught by Dance Center instructors Jenni Bregman, Stacey Printz, Lynn Brilhante and Suzy Myre and guest instructors Christopher Young (Hamilton Cast) and Sophie Williams (Fritz and Friends, and INQ). This workshop is great for dancers preparing for auditions or anyone who enjoys all things jazz. Prepare for a full day of technique, choreo and dance community.
Jenni Bregman is a performer, choreographer and teacher based in Oakland, CA. She grew up studying theater and dance in Newport, Oregon and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Willamette University. Since moving to SF in 1999, she has had the opportunity to perform and collaborate all over the Bay Area. She continues to perform nationally and internationally with Printz Dance Project (since 2002). In 2010 she formed Jenni Bregman & Dancers, a project-based performance group that performs in local venues.
Stacey Printz, artistic director of the Printz Dance Project (PDP) and Bay Area based choreographer, dancer and educator, received her sociology and dance degrees from UC Irvine. In addition to teaching at Alonzo King’s Lines Dance Center, she has been on staff at St. Mary’s College, Sonoma State University and RoCo and has taught classes and workshops for Universities and studios across the U.S. (including classes in New York, Memphis, Los Angeles, Utah, Kentucky, Idaho, Colorado and more). Internationally she has taught in Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Lithuania, Ireland and Italy. Her most recent show, Hover Space, premiered to high praise, packed houses and reviewers saying, “With a talented cast, unique concept and inventive movement, Hover Space is a slam dunk.” And “the ‘hovering’ second stage was brilliant”. Her company has performed in San Francisco for 10 years, and has toured across the nation and internationally in Russia, Lithuania, and Ireland. Printz also collaborates on multi-genre, full evening performing arts pieces including Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s internationally recognized works, Scourge and The Breaks. She recently choreographed Bamuthi’s latest highly acclaimed piece, “Red, Black & Green: A Blues”, which premiered at YBCA and is currently touring the country.
Lynn Brilhante is described as having dynamic, fluid and gutsy dancing and choreography. She brings a fresh and innovative approach to the world of Jazz and shows a unique ability to merge and update various elements, in the process creating her own trademark style. These talents have recently earned her a nomination for the Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for Choreography. Ms. Brilhante has also received the Dance Masters of America Choreographer’s Award and the Robbi Award for Choreography. Her success in transferring her love of dance through teaching is evidenced by a flock of loyal students, both in her studio classes in the San Francisco Bay Area and at numerous workshops, master classes and camps throughout the world. Ms. Brilhante boasts a long and impressive resume of choreographic and performance achievements, spanning the diverse media of stage, film, television and video. Her contributions will continue to enrich the dance world.
Suzy Myre is native of Mercer Island, Washington where she began dancing at the young age of three. After many years of competing in dance, she went on to study at Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles where she received her BA in Dance with a Minor in English. In LA, she performed professionally in both the commercial and contemporary realms with such choreographers as Tina Landon, Damon Rago, Chad Michael Hall, Sarri Sanchez and Nick Long. After relocating to San Francisco, Suzy continued to further her performance career working with many talented artists including Printz Dance Project, RAWdance, Binki Danz, Nhan Ho Project, and Rarified Bear. Along with performing, Suzy has a deep love of cho- reography and has had the privilege to present her work all over the west coast at theaters including Z-Space, Strub Theater, CounterPULSE, 8th Street Studios, LEVYstudio, Erickson Theater and The Garage.
Sophie Williams is a Bay Area dance instructor for all ages. As a director at The Next Step Dance Studio, Sophie’s goal and mission is to inspire and elevate people to their best selves in the dance community. Sophie is currently apart of dance company INQ, co- directed by Alli Fritz and Rocky Luciano, and has traveled as a part of competition circuit companies, including LA Dance Magic. As an assistant to Alli Fritz, Sophie has instructed at Full Out Studios and assisted the James Elizabeth US tour. Her wide range of styles, including Jazz Funk, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Jazz, allow Sophie to motivate and train dancers into artists in the industry.
Christopher Henry Young, currently featured as a Swing in the San Francisco production of Hamilton, is a Pennsylvania native best known for his work on Broadway in A Bronx Tale. Other Regional credits The Wiz, Guys and Dolls (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). NYC Workshops: Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations. Christopher does workshops, seminars and masterclasses all over the country, bringing his journey, experiences and life story to young artists!
Photography: LINES Dance Center I © Stephen Texiera