April 24, 2019

Introducing: CityDance International & ICONS Summer Intensive Faculty

Former Netherlands Dance Theater artists Aurélie Cayla and Yvan Dubreuil arrive to CityDance this summer for the CityDance International & ICONS Summer Intensive. The former NDT stars will be here for the first week of the intensive, July 22 - July 26, 2019, teaching alongside ICONS Artistic Director Vladimir Angelov, who will share his choreographic explorations with students. The following week, July 29 - August 2, CityDance Choreographer-in-Residence Robert J. Priore brings his signature contemporary style to the studio. Aurélie and Yvan are also joined by CityDance Ballet Master Stanislav Issaev and faculty member Yeonjin Cho, who will teach ballet technique and repertory both weeks.

Learn more about our Summer Intensives, see the full summer schedule and find out how to audition here.


Meet Our International Guest Artists

Aurélie Cayla
Aurélie Cayla (France, 1980) completed her training at the Conservatory For Music and Dance in Lyon. Between 1999 and 2002, she danced with Aalto Ballet Theater in Essen. In 2002 she joined NDT2, and three years later made the step up to NDT1, where she danced until 2010 in works of renowned choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Lightfoot/Leon, Mats Ek and William Forsythe. Aurelie holds a degree in cultural mediation from the University of Marseille, and initiates and coordinates education and audience outreach programs for OFFprojects. OFFprojects is a collective of dancers that is gathered around the work of choreographer and musician Amos Ben-Tal. Since 2012 OFFprojects creates versatile encounters with dance, text and music in the form of performances, events and installations.

Yvan Dubreuil
After his studies at the Conservatory of Paris, Yvan Dubreuil (France, 1975) started his career at NDT in 1991. In the 18 years that followed, he danced in works by Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe and Saburo Teshigawara, amongst others. Yvan has also worked as co-choreographer, dramaturge and set designer with such artists as Karine Guizzo, Johan Inger and Dylan Newcomb. Prizes have distinguished several of those works, such as Walking Mad by Inger, winning the Lukas Hoving Prize best production 2001; as well as Newcomb’s Passing and Full Circle, winning the same prize in 2000 and 2003, respectively. Yvan has been collaborating with Amos since his very first creation in 2005.