Join us at Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts for an uplifting Afro-Haitian dance class with Julio Jean! You may choose to participate in person or tune in virtually.
Julio Jean is a renowned master Haitian dance teacher and choreographer with over 20 years of experience. In 1989, he moved to New York City and worked with Katherine Dunham teaching traditional Haitian dance for her teacher training. He has been a guest teacher at a number of universities and has taught workshops abroad in Mexico, Austria, South Africa and Israel. Currently, Julio teaches at Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance in Brooklyn, and at Sharron Miller in Montclair, New Jersey. Julio is also a songwriter and composer and has released an album, Kenbe La, which encompasses the panorama of traditional Haitian music.
In this hybrid class, students will sample a variety of dance forms including the undulating movements of Yanvalu, the powerful precision of Nago and the grace and beauty of Congo. Don’t miss your chance to get moving with Julio Jean on January 22 at 12PM!