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Germination: Green SPace Community Class

Germination: Green Space Community Class is donation-based community dance/movement class with a rotating teacher roster. Perfect for a movement lover's Friday afternoon, exploring new styles, and meeting fellow artists!

Fridays between 1-3pm

  • 7/13 : No class
  • 7/20 : Contemporary Jazz with Julia Kane
  • 7/27 : Contemporary with Chia-hui Cheng
    8/3 : Biodynamic with Ali Fischer
  • 8/10: Indian Classical and Folk Dance with Hema Sharma
  • 8/17: Creative Movement with Katie Kilbourn
    8/24 : Creative Movement with Cynthia Berkshire


Community Class teacher John Zullo
John Zullo is the Artistic Director of Zullo/RawMovement since 2010 and is a choreographer, teacher, producer, curator and performer from NYC. He has taught, lectured and created works at various schools, colleges, and universities including Gibney Dance Center, College of Charleston, NYU, Emory, Western Michigan State, American University, Adelphi University, Greenwich Academy and many others nationally and internationally. Zullo has facilitated 4 RawMovement summer workshops in NYC and produced the first RawMovementFestival in 2017. He has been invited onto the curatorial panel for INSITU Festival 2018 and initiated the Queerly Contemporary Festival for LGBTQ+ artists in 2018.
Community Class teacher Grant Jacoby
Grant Jacoby is a NYC-based choreographer, performer, and teacher. He received his BA in Dance and Theater from Connecticut College, and his MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College. He has performed in works by Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, David Parker & The Bang Group, Mark Dendy, and Annie Kloppenberg, among others. He has presented choreography at La MaMa ETC, Triskelion Arts, Movement Research, Take Root at Green Space, The Dance Complex, AS220, and The International Festival of Arts & Ideas. As a teacher, he has been on faculty at Boston Ballet, The Boston Conservatory, and The National Theater Institute.
Community Class teacher Kevin Ortega-Rojas
Kevin Ortega-Rojas is a Jersey City based choreographer. He studied Dance at Mason Gross School of The Arts at Rutgers University. Kevin has taught at universities, high schools and studios across this country. He is on the faculty at Southern Vermont Dance Festival and Detroit Dance City Festival. Kevin has been a guest faculty member at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City. He is also the Artistic Director of  wandering movers, a dance collective.
smiling face Sebastian Abarbanell is a NYC based dance artist originally from Berlin, Germany. He graduated from Trinity Laban in London in 2015 and moved to New York to join Gallim Dance/Andrea Miller as an apprentice. He is an award winning choreographer and has presented work at numerous international dance festivals in Spain, Poland, Germany, UK and the US. Since August 2016, Sebastian is a company member of Sidra Bell Dance New York and has toured with the company nationally and internationally. Sebastian is also currently collaborating with multidisciplinary artist César Brodermann on a duet work as well as with Birdhouse directed by Raven White.
Community Class teacher Leah Moriarty

Leah Moriarty is a Brooklyn-based dance artist. She began her training at the Educational Center for the Arts High School in New Haven, Connecticut and went on to receive her BFA in Dance at the University of Massachusetts -Amherst. Since graduation, Leah has worked with choreographers Kellie Lynch, Donna Mejia, Shalewa Mackall, Ni'Ja Whitson, Souleymane Badolo and Rosangela Silvestre. She is currently working with choreographers Joya Powell, Fatima Logan and Brendan Drake. She is currently an artist participating in the New Victory LabWorks program at the New Victory Theater in New York City.

Community Class teacher Jake Casey
Jake Casey is a dancer, actor, choreographer, and educator. He has danced with the Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet Idaho, and most recently with the Ballet Vanemuine in Estonia. Choreographically, Jake has been commissioned by Cincinnati Ballet, San Jose Dance Theatre, Pulse Dance, Metadanceco, among others. Jake appeared on “So You Think You Can Dance” and “America’s Got Talent”. As an Educator, he has instructed throughout the US and Europe. Jake is excited to be a part of the Green Space Community!
Community Class teacher Julia Kane
Julia Kane holds a BFA degree in dance, and is a graduate of the Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester, and of Long Island High School for the Arts. She trains consistently under Michelle Barber, Ginger Cox, and Jamie Salmon, and has had the opportunity of assisting Michelle in private master classes as well as at BDC's Dance Educator Development workshop. Her company, the Julia Kane Dance Collective, has been presented onstage at Jazz at Lincoln Center (Booking Dance Festival), Dixon Place, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, and in the NYC Choreographer's Forum, among others. 
Community Class teacher Chia-hui Cheng
Chia-hui Cheng grew up dancing in New York, graduated with a B.A. for Contemporary Dance in Los Angeles. She has worked with artists like Holly Johnston, Maria Gillespie, Rachael Lincoln, Kensaku Shinohara, Mandarin Wu, and Eiko and Koma.  She has shown works in New York and LA, has been a guest artist at CSULA, been an invited masterclass artist at ACDFA and CODARTS in Rotterdam. In 2007, she co-founded and is the Artistic Director of Arsenal Movement dance project which specializes in the quirky exploration of hyper-physical movement.