DANCE FACULTY

HYEREE JEONG

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Hyeree (Sarah) Jeong is the Director of Edgewater Performing Arts. 

Hyeree studied for 5years at the Elmhurst Ballet School, in association with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, in the United Kingdom. 

She earened her Masters in Ballet from Sejong University and has performed as a dancer in the Korean Ballet Theatre. 

Mrs. Jeong is American Ballet Theatre  Certified teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT teacher training intensive in  pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.

She also possesses various experience in contemporary, tap, jazz, and flamenco, korean traditional dance  as well as dance choreography and drama. 



Chanmee Jeong

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Chanmee Jeong was born in Seoul, Korea, and graduated from Deokwon Art High School in ballet. She trained at Bolshoi Ballet School in Russia and at Vaganova Ballet Academy in Seoul. She holds a BA and MA in Dance from Ewha Womans University.

Chanmee has performed internationally various pieces with the Ewha Ballet Ensemble, also has performed with Vladimir Varnava in World Premiere of Isadora starring by Natalia Osipova in Costa Mesa, California and Russian Premiere in Moscow, Russia.

Chanmee obtained her teaching certification from American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum, pre-primary through Level 3.

YAYOI KUBOTA

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Yayoi Kubota is the New York City-based Artistic Director. She was born in Nara City, Japan, and graduated from Osaka University of Arts with a degree in Musical Studies in 2004.  Yayoi is a choreographer, singer, makeup artist, stylist, and prolific performer. She has performed at DTW, Movement Research, Merce Cunningham, Jennifer Muller's Hatch, the 2007 Cool New York Festival, and the 2008 WAVE RISING SERIES,  among other events. She has also taught hip hop classes for children and high school students and has choreographed TV commercials and music videos for famous Japanese artists.  

YUKA KAWASAKI

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Graduated Osaka University of Arts with a degree in Ballet at theatrical performing arts devision. She had worked at Ooze Dance and Ono Ballet Studio and joined several Ballet performances,fashion&hair shows,events as a dancer and a choreographer.  She is a certificated pilates teacher by Pilates Academy International,Medicinal cooking adviser,Yogateacher(RYT200,RYT85) and Aromatherapy adviser by Aroma Environment Association of Japan.   She is currently teaching ballet and body conditioning at Hariyama Ballet in NYC and teaching anatomy and yoga posture for yoga teacher training at Body Tone Yoga NY.

Laura Schutter

Laura Schutter spent six years performing in Mary Poppins on Broadway. Other Broadway and National T

Laura Schutter spent six years performing in Mary Poppins on Broadway. Other Broadway and National Tour credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Kiss Me Kate, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Parade,The Music Man and Showboat on London's West End. Laura has toured throughout the US and Canada performing and teaching theatre, voice and dance.  She has been the recipient of many awards and scholarships from dance conventions and competitions such as Dance Caravan, PDTA, Dance Masters and Dance Olympus.  Laura studied at Roosevelt University in Chicago and continues to study in NYC at Steps and Broadway Dance Center.  A proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA, she is also a certified Pilates and Yoga instructor, choreographer

VICTORIA PENCE

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With over 10 years of experience teaching the performing arts, Ms. Victoria has a diverse career & education in the performing arts. Some of her professional theatrical credits include: Radio City Rockettes and Spamalot as well as other Broadway shows regionally and in NYC. She is a multiple award nominated actress for her work on stage and film (Tommy Tune Award, ARF Best Actress and AOF Best Actress). She’s directed multiple musical productions for kids and has a creative learning approach to her classes.

MUSIC FACULTY

GRACE KIM

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Grace Kim recieved her Bachelors in Music in Organ and Piano from the Julliard School, and her Masters in Music in Organ from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.  She won the Vernon de Tar, Alice Tully, and Carlo Mannino scholarships, as well as the IU School of Music Graduate Scholarship. She has over 15 years of teaching experience.  

MISUZU TANAKA

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Misuzu Tanaka began learning piano at the age of 5, before continuing her studies in Japan and in the United States with Martin Canin at The Juilliard School. Her Masters and Doctoral degrees are from University of Michigan where she was a full scholarship recipient. She devoted much of her time to the study and performance of the works of Leoš Janáček, before furthering her studies with Miroslav Brejcha and the late Ivan Moravec in the Czech Republic.

MAKSIM SHTRYKOV

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 clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov is quickly gaining renown as an artist of remarkable charisma and extraordinary musicianship.  He is a prizewinner of many competitions including the Dmytro Bida International Woodwind Competition (Lviv, Ukraine), Brahms Chamber Music Competition (Gdansk, Poland), and “Salieri - Zinetti” International Chamber Music Competition (Verona, Italy). He is also a two-time recipient of the President’s Foundation Award “Young Talents of Belarus.”  Maksim Shtrykov holds a degree of Master of Music from The Juilliard School, where he was a scholarship student in the celebrated studio of Charles Neidich.

DMITRII MOKRENKO

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9 years of teaching experience (private, group, and masterclasses)  The Juilliard School of Music BM 

Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory MM  

Knowledgeable in a wide variety of styles and musical standards that he thoroughly cultivated during his studies at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and The Juilliard School, Dmitrii continues to share his musical passion and experience by teaching private lessons and giving masterclasses in different parts of the world. Born in Novosibirsk (Siberia) Russia, Dmitrii came from a musical family and began his first piano lessons at the age of 3. He was later admitted to the Novosibirsk Specialized Music School for the Gifted and Talented, where he also began his teaching career.  Teaching brass and piano at an All-Boys' Jewish High School and Woodmere School of Music

LOUIS DAY

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Louis Day has studied with Karen Tuttle at the Mannaes Clollge of Music, with Wolfgang Krist at Wofang Hoch Orchester Schule in Germany, and with Berrd Kadinoff at Boston University. Mr. Day has performed on violin and viola with numerous orchestras in the Tri-State area and abroad, including the American Symphony, Philharmonica Virtuosi, the Stamford and Fairfield symphony orchestras, the Connecticut Gand Opera, the New York Pops, the Opera Orchestra of New York, and the New York Virtuosi. He has also played in the orchestras of the musical shows Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and Phantom of the opera. Internationally Mr. Day performed with the Oquestra Syphonica Portugiesa ' Soa Carlos' in Portugal, the Orchestra Sinfonica de Sevilla and the New American Chamber Orchestra in Spain.

HEE JO KIM

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Hee Jo Kim earned her Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from Kyung Hee University in Seoul, and her Masters of Music in Piano Performance from the Mannes School of Music(The New School) in New York. 

She has taken a number of masterclasses with Haejeon Lee and Sookmyung women's university professor Mikyung Kim. 

She has performed at the 20th Eumyoun Summer Music Festival and the 2007 Euro Music Festival.

SHU ODAMURA

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Shu Odamura is a musician who "resonates with youthful enthusiasm as well as a refined vibe where old world meets contemporary" (Minor 7th). Born and raised in Kyoto, Japan, now the New York-based guitarist and composer has been active as a both collaborator and band leader.      Shu received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States in 2006.  Shu has appeared in several musicals in New York including "Infinite While It Lasts" and "Himself and Nora." He has written music for films, chamber ensembles and Jazz big bands.

DONGHYUN PARK

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Donghyun Park received his Bachelors in Music at the Mannes College of Music and his Masters in Music at the  Brooklyn College of CUNY. He has performed at numerous venues in NYC including Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, etc. 

He has taught more than 100 students over 10 years in NYC and New Jersey. 

YOON JUNG HUH

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Yoon Jung Huh earned her Bachelor's Degree from Seoul National University, and her Masters from the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon. Her Graduate Performance Diploma is from the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins, and her Doctorate in Musical Arts is from the International School at Boston University.


LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR

TAMA NAKATA

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Ms. Tama Nakata, a native of Japan, earned her Bachelors of Arts from Osaka University in Osaka, Japan, where she concentrated in Germanistik (German Studies) and  English. Under Dr. Koji Sonoda, Ms. Nakata completed the Method of Teaching Japanese program at the Japanese American Society in New Jersey, and has certification  to teach Japanese as a Second Language. Ms. Nalata has been teaching Japanese at language schools, weekend schools, and American companies since 2001. She has experience instructing all manner of students, including children as young as seven, college students, and adults. She is a skilled and proficient instructor with the ability to  teach Japanese at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level.

ART INSTRUCTOR

KRISZTINA VAGRETI

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Dedicated and energetic Photographer with 20 years’ extensive experience in both professional and freelance photography. Competent at capturing high quality images and organizing materials for photoshoots while displaying confidence and professionalism at all times. Conversant with different types of photography. Well-versed with advanced photography equipment and tools.