September 21, 2020

New Virtual Adult Class Sessions Begin September 21!

CityDance POP! is offering online Adult Dance Classes via Zoom! Learn the foundations of ballet, contemporary, jazz and hip hop from CityDance's esteemed teaching faculty.

New six week sessions begin Monday, September 21. See the class schedule and meet the faculty below.


Adult Class Schedule

6 Week Session

Monday

Virtual Contemporary with Sarah J. Ewing (9/21-10/26) | 7-8pm

Tuesday

Virtual Beginner Contemporary with Kelly Fisher (9/22-10/27) | 5:30-6:30pm

Virtual Body-Friendly Ballet with Colleen Kerwin (9/22-10/27) | 7-8pm

Wednesday

Virtual Hip Hop with Lauren Devera (9/23-10/28) | 7-7:45pm

Thursday

Virtual Jazz with Maurice Johnson (9/24-10/29) | 6:30-7:30pm

If you can't commit to six weeks, you can drop into a class for just $15. Learn more here.


Meet the Faculty

Lauren Devera

Lauren DeVera (RYT 200, CAPP) Lauren is a dance graduate of Old Dominion University and has made incredible strides in her career as a performer, choreographer and educator. A distinguished thought leader in the dance community with performing and teaching credits including the Kennedy Center, Howard Theatre, Dance Place DC, World of Dance, Carnival, BET, and CW Network. With a deep-rooted passion to bring people together, she has been a pioneer beginning as a leader of KODACHROME VA (Dance Workshop Series), later expanding her reach as the co-founder of the former Bahay Base (DMV Dance home) & previous Production Manager of DMV Diggs Deeper (Freestyle Dance Event). Lauren is also the owner & founder of The Lion’s Den, a community-driven and operated organization dedicated to inclusion and positive wellness through dance/movement/fitness programming and events. Lauren is currently adjunct faculty at George Washington University and a barre & yoga instructor at Xtend Barre Old Town, The St. James and Yoga Toka. She recently graduated in May 2019 from The Flourishing Center and is excited to integrate her work and art as a Positive Psychology Practitioner.  She is a lover of movement, mindfulness and helping others reach their fullest potential. Come catch a class/performance with her and experience it for yourself!

Sarah J. Ewing

Sarah J. Ewing is an Australian born choreographer, a CityDance Ignite Artist, and the Director of S. J. Ewing & Dancers. She has been on faculty at CityDance for 10 years, often creating new works on our students which she presents alongside her company in performances throughout Washington, DC. In 2019 Ms. Ewing was one of the first artists commissioned by the Kennedy Center to create an original work for its newly expanded campus, the REACH. She also toured a new work, Analog OnSite, to New Zealand's premier alternative arts festival, The Arcade Festival, and toured twice to Detroit. She presented a new full-length work, Gallery, at FlashDC in May. The work was re-presented by CulturalDC and CityDance at Source Theater in September for Cultural DC's 20th anniversary season. Sarah was selected to choreograph for Maryland Lyric Opera's new production of Thais, which premiered at the Kay Theater at the Clarice Performing Arts Center in January 2020. Her Company, S. J. EWING & DANCERS, has presented throughout DC at The Kennedy Center, Dupont Underground, Dance Place, Atlas Performing Arts Center, and in site-specific installations at Bread for the City, 2M Apartment Building, Flash nightclub, and The Warehouse. The Company has toured across the US to Green Space (NYC), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (MA), White Wave Dance Festival (NYC), Ailey Citigroup Theater (NYC), Your Move JC (NJ), Dance Gallery Festival (TX), CityDance Studio Theater at Strathmore (MD) and twice to the Detroit City Dance Festival (MI). In the 2018-2019 season, the Company had residencies in Michigan at Cranbrook School and Lightbox Theater.

Kelly Fisher

Kelly Fisher, originally from Boston, is a dancer, choreographer and dance educator. She graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance with a pedagogy emphasis. After graduating, Kelly taught at Brigham Young University Idaho in the dance department. Last year Kelly co-founded a dance company in Rexburg Idaho geared towards young artists wanting to perform, create and continue improving. Kelly has performed and toured with BYU-Idaho’s Dance Alliance company to Western Canada, Panama, Costa Rica and the western states in the US. Kelly is trained in Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary. Kelly is excited to be a part of the CityDancePOP faculty this year.

Maurice Johnson

Mr. Johnson has served as the Associate Artistic Director of DC Contemporary Dance Theatre (DCCDT) / El Teatro De Danza Contemporarea (TDC) since 2012. He is a teacher, educator, choreographer and performing artist. He graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Public Relations. He started his professional dance career as a feature dancer in the opening / closing US Olympic ceremonies (Atlanta). He completed a six month national tour with two-time Grammy award-winning music group “Arrested Development”. Further credits include: Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan (White House performance) as well as the production teams of Michael / Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul, to name a few.

Mr. Johnson started his teaching career in the Washington, DC area in 1999. His challenging and energy-charged classes have been defined as “unique”, “inspirational” and “motivating”. His classes serve as a tool to educate and further develop students’ technical and artistic proficiencies. Mr. Johnson is still very active as a professional student and performing artist. He has trained and performed with The Lexington Ballet, Alvin Ailey (school), Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Classical Repertoire Dance Theatre (CRDT) and DC Contemporary Dance Theater. Mr. Johnson's work has been presented and taught in China, Germany and the United States. He served as the Interim Artistic Director of Georgetown University Dance Company (GUDC) and former adjunct Professor at American University. Currently, Mr. Johnson is on faculty at Catholic University and the National Cathedral School (NCS). 

Colleen Kerwin

Colleen Kerwin began her ballet training in her home state of Maryland. She attended local studios until she entered The Baltimore School for the Arts. She also participated in the Kennedy Center Master Class Series, taking master classes with esteemed teachers from visiting ballet companies. After high school Colleen attended Indiana University's Jacobs School of a Music where she received a Bachelor of Science in Ballet with an Outside Field in Arts Management. During her time at IU she studied with acclaimed dancer and teacher Violette Verdy and other various faculty members and guest teachers. She also was chosen to teach for the Pre-College department where she taught ballet for four years. After graduating college, Colleen joined the Sacramento Ballet and danced there for three seasons. In Fall 2016 she had the honor of being asked to perform with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet at The Kennedy Center. She has had the opportunity to perform and be featured in George Balanchine's Donizetti's Variations, The Four Temperaments, Concerto Barocco, Western Symphony, Who Cares? and Stars and Stripes, as well as, Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring and Paul Taylor's Company B, and Cloven Kingdom. Colleen moved back to the DMV in 2017 where she worked at The Kennedy Center assisting the Dance Programming Department. She then joined CityDance POP! in January 2018 where she is currently the studio’s program manager.