April 05, 2019

Introducing: Koresh at CityDance Summer Intensive Faculty

We are so excited to introduce the guest artists from Koresh Dance Company who will join our faculty for Koresh & CityDance's Vaganova for the 21st Century Summer Intensive, July 8 - July 19, 2019.

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

Koresh Dance Company Summer Intensive Faculty

Joseph Cotler, Dancer
Joe Cotler grew up in Batavia, NY and trained at his mother Robin Cotler’s dance studio, Images in Dance. He graduated from the University of the Arts in May 2009. While at school, he had the opportunity to work with numerous choreographers including Scott Jovovich, Ronen Koresh and Paul Selwyn-Norton. He currently teaches and choreographs for numerous studios in the Philadelphia area. Joe joined Koresh as an apprentice in 2009 and has been a company dancer since 2010.

Micah Geyer, Dancer
Raised in North Carolina, Micah started dancing at a young age with Nina's School of Dance in Durham. He later joined the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble under the direction of Gene Medler. During his career, he has had the privilege of performing at the Kennedy Center and the Joyce Theater for Tap City, as well as touring throughout Europe and South America. He received his BFA in Dance Performance and Psychology from East Carolina University and joined Koresh Dance Company in 2007.

Robert Tyler, Dancer
Robert Tyler grew up in Batavia, NY and began dancing at the age of 10. He studied under the instruction of Robin Cotler at her studio, Images in Dance. In 2008 he began studying at the University of the Arts and graduated in May 2012 with a BFA in Dance Performance, majoring in ballet. In the summers of 2010 and 2011, he worked with Robin Cotler’s dance company, Images Evolution, and performed at the International Dance Festival in Poland. Robert joined Koresh Dance Company in 2012.

Sarah Shaulis, Dancer
Sarah Shaulis sought out dance at a very young age at Oxford Center for Dance under the direction of Dina Gazzerro-Kinney, in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Her achievements consist of performing as a child actress at several professional theaters including Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA and Hershey Park's Music Box Theater. In 2012, she began her pre-professional training with the Koresh Youth Ensemble, working with Roni Koresh and Melissa Rector. After graduating high school, Sarah moved to the city and is now continuing her training with Roni Koresh and Koresh Dance Company.

Shannon Bramham, Dancer, Koresh Touring Coordinator
Shannon Bramham, originally from Virginia, graduated with her BFA in Dance Performance from East Carolina University. She joined Koresh Dance Company in 2008. Currently, in addition to dancing as a senior member of the Company, Shannon manages Koresh Dance Company’s robust touring educational and outreach program, leading many of the KDC’s programs offered on tour. In addition, she is among the few dancers chosen to regularly set Koresh choreography. Shannon is also regularly invited to teach and set her own work. Recent locations include Wright State University, South Dayton Dance Theater, Highpoint University, We are Artists, East Carolina University, and Nina's School of Dance. Her work has also been showcased at ACDFA and RDA. Shannon currently teaches adults at the Koresh School of Dance.

Pictured: Joseph Cotler (top left), Micah Geyer (center), Shannon Bramham (top right), Robert Tyler (bottom right), Sarah Shaulis (bottom left)
Photo Credit: Frank Bicking