Photo by Ani Collier.


June 17-21, 2019 | 10AM-4PM

Immerse yourself in Gallim class and company class!

Get into the studio with Gallim's Artistic Director and Choreographer, Andrea Miller and the GALLIM dancers for our annual 5-day Summer Intensive!

GALLIM's summer intensive is anchored in Miller’s distinct artistry and pedagogy that combine a movement language of technical nuance and raw vulnerability rooted in dance theater and visual arts. Students are immersed in GALLIM’s culture and creative practice of improvisation, movement invention, composition, and repertory. In addition to class work, Andrea Miller and GALLIM dancers lead and support discussions about the state of the field, topics of professional development and nurturing life as an artist.

Registration: $500 Tuition (Includes a $50 Registration Fee).

The Summer Intensive is open to all pre-professional and professional dancers. GALLIM’s offerings are designed for dancers who have comprehensive training in classical, modern, and contemporary dance. 

To maintain an intimate environment, intensive capacity is 35 students. You must be 18 years of age to participate. Registration closes June 14, 2019.

2019 Summer Intensive Faculty

Allysen Hooks, Mat Pilates
Allysen is from Houston, Texas. She graduated from The Juilliard School in 2010. Allysen danced with Dance Heginbotham under direction of John Heginbotham from 2011-2012. She joined Gallim Dance in 2012 and is a close collaborator of artistic director Andrea Miller. Allysen has also created her own work for dancers at Indiana University. She is currently working on her comprehensive Pilates certification through Equinox.

Annie Rigney, Ilan Lev Method
Annie is a New York based dancer, choreographer, teacher, and Ilan Lev Practitioner. In 2010, Annie danced with the Batsheva Ensemble, the young company, performing works by Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal. She was a member of Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company from 2011-2013, touring internationally with their works Oyster, Rushes, and Bombyx Mori. Annie graduated with a BFA in Dance and Composition from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. She joined Punchdrunk's hit immersive theater show, Sleep No More (NYC) in 2015 where she is currently still a performing member. Annie has been a practicing Ilan Lev Practitioner since 2011, and brings her deep anatomical and energetic knowledge from her Somatic practice to her work and movement research.

Christine Bratton, Dance Physical Therapy
Chris has provided PT services for Gallim since 2007. Chris completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Columbia University in 1993 and spent two years working at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. She then became a staff physical therapist at Westside Dance Physical Therapy (1995 – 2003), working weekly backstage at New York City Ballet as well for those eight years. In addition, she worked at The Juilliard School (1996 – 2008) with musicians, dancers, actors, singers, and stage interns. She was certified as a clinical orthopedic specialist (OCS) in PT 2008-18. She maintained a private practice in performing arts physical therapy at the Mark Morris Dance Center in downtown Brooklyn since 2003. She treats a variety of dancers and musicians. From 2007 through 2011 she was PT for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, working with the dancers in residence at Westbeth in NYC and traveling with them on tour. From 2004-14, Chris provided PT services for the 300 plus students of the ABT New York Summer Intensives.

Ellie Kusner, Dancer Health and Wellness
Ellie is a Bessie Award winning performer, teacher, researcher and writer. She holds a BA from Barnard college and an MS in Dance Science from Trinity Laban, London UK. She is a passionate advocate for dancers’ wellbeing and has written on issues related to this topic for Pointe and Dance Teacher magazines. Ellie is the co-founder and co-host of DanceWell Podcast, a resource dedicated to providing 360-degrees of health and wellness content for dancers. Alongside her many freelance gigs, Ellie teaches at Hofstra University, The Juilliard School, and the Mark Morris Wellness Center.

Holly Ledbetter, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga
Originally from Seattle, WA, Holly moved to NYC to pursue a BFA in Dance at Tisch School of the Arts. At Tisch, she began studying yoga under TaraMarie Perri and soon after graduating completed her 300-hour teacher training from the Perri Institute for Mind and Body as well as her Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training from Street Yoga. In addition to teaching at several gyms and studios throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, Holly works privately with different populations including people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders, and at-risk youth through Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project.

Sarah is a professional dancer and a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® trainer living in NYC.  She received her BFA in dance from UC Irvine and studied with the year-round program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. The GYROTONIC® Expansion System has given Sarah the opportunity to return back to dancing with freedom and joy after experiencing extensive chronic pain. She is currently dancing with Soluq Dance Theater and inspired greatly by her peers and mentors in this continuous research of movement and healing, learning how to create space and pathways for deeper, intuitive listening.