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Linda Gelinas

Dance Faculty at The Juilliard School, Dance Faculty at Steps on Broadway, Dance Co-Director at The Metropolitan Opera of New York

Linda Gelinas (she/her) has been on the Dance Faculty at Juilliard since 2016. She serves as the Interim Dance Director at the Metropolitan Opera and is presently their Dance Supervisor. 
Linda was a principal dancer and Dance Captain at the Metropolitan Opera. She performed with Edward Villella and Dancers, The Eglevsky Ballet, Alexander Godunov and Friends, The Pavlova Celebration Tour, The Nureyev-Joffrey Ballet Tribute to Nijinsky, The Boston Repertory Company and more. Performing works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Edward Villella, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Christopher Wheeldon, Mark Morris, Doug Varone, Alvin Ailey, Carmen De Lavallade, Bob Fosse, Robert LaFosse, Sean Curran among others.
        In addition to Juilliard, Linda is on the faculty at Steps on Broadway, the Steps Pre Professional Youth Program, Ballet Academy East and the Hong Kong International Summer Program. 
She has also choreographed and taught for both the Miami City Ballet Summer and the Joffrey Summer Intensives and was ballet mistress for New York Dance Project and the Festival Company at the Chautauqua Institution.
She has taught at New York University, Indiana University, the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Manhattan Youth Ballet, Broadway Dance Center, Ballet Arts, and Columbia Performing Arts Center and has been a guest teacher at multiple schools throughout the USA.
       She is on the Artistic Advisory Board for the New Camerata Opera and was also the resident choreographer and movement coach for the Marcello Giordani Young Artist Program and the Opera Children’s Chorus, at the Crested Butte Music Festival.  There, she choreographed Carmen, Magic Flute, L’Elisir d’Amore, Hansel and Gretel, Barber of Seville and Pirates of Penzance. 
             Ms. Gelinas received her formal training at the Joffrey Ballet School and the Boston Ballet School. She is also a certified Pilates instructor and a graduate of the New York Film Academy.

Teacher of Ballet and Classical Repertoire

Kele Roberson

Kele Roberson

Graduated from the Royal Ballet School in London, dancer with Nederlands Dans Theater I

Kele Roberson (he/him)  is a French-American artist born in New York City,NY. He began his dance training in Austin, Texas before further pursuing his studies at the Royal Ballet School in London. Upon his graduation, he

went on to join Nederlands Dans Theater II in 2019 and NDT1 in 2022.

As a dancer, Kele was a 2017 YoungArts Silver Medalist and has had the privilege of working with and performing works by choreographers such as

Jiří Kylián, Crystal Pite, Hans van Manen, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Paul Lightfoot and Sol León, Marco Goecke, and Johan Inger, among others.

As a creator, Kele is a recipient of the Lynn Seymour Award and was awarded the first prize in the Ursula Moreton choreographic competition during his time in London. His works have been performed on the Royal

Opera House stage and he has participated in the past three editions of NDT’s annual production of Switch.

Kele is deeply curious about adaptation and the ways in which things evolve, modify and/or sensor themselves in order to survive in an environment – he wonders about the different ways imagery can evoke the interior and exterior experience of both viewer and performer. How this

intersects with sensitivity, the subconscious, and the play with rhythm and time, serves as a basis of his movement practice as well as a driving force

behind his approach to creation.

Teacher of Contemporary, Contemporary Repertoire and Choreographic Lab


Sean Lammer

Graduated from Juilliard class '19, dancer with Ballet of Difference

Sean Lammer (he/him) is an American dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Cologne, Germany where he is currently a member of Richard Siegal | Ballet of Difference. He is an alumnus of The Juilliard School (’19) and Walnut Hill School for the Arts (’15). 

From 2019 - 2021 Sean performed extensively with NY based dance companies GALLIM, Helen Simoneau Danse and MADBOOTS and worked with artists spanning a spectrum of mediums including Bobbi Jene Smith, Zack Winokur, David Michalek, Madeline Hollander, and Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison while freelancing in New York City. He has studied and performed repertoire by Ohad Naharin, Twyla Tharp, Roy Assaf, Emanuel Gat, Nacho Duato, Merce Cunningham, and Martha Graham. 

In his own work, he is interested in exploring the vast range of human movement, untethered to any one genre or fixed-style.  As a creator, he strives always to defend, maintain and protect the individuality of the dancer and prioritizes the process of distilling a sense of spontaneity in movement, using improvisation as a central tool for movement invention and creation.  

In 2019, Sean Co-Founded BODYSONNET in pursuit of bringing together a small collective of inspired artists to create highly collaborative work in unconventional spaces. The group has worked, performed, and created both abroad and across the United States.  

Sean has taught both repertoire and an array of contemporary and classical dance classes both nationally and internationally in the United States, Japan, Germany and Botswana. 

Photo by Ana Lukenda

Teacher of Contemporary, Contemporary Repertoire and Choreographic Lab




Lidia Caricasole

Born in Verona, Lidia (she/her) began studying dance at the age of 8 at the Vic Ballet Academy.

In 2015 she was invited to the Juilliard Summer Dance Intensive. In 2017 she was admitted to the Juilliard School, where she graduated in 2021 under the direction of Alicia Graf Mack, with the appointment of Juilliard Career Advancement Fellow for the years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. 
Throughout her training, Lidia has performed new creations by Spencer Dickaus, Bryan Arias, Jianhui Wang, Andrea Miller, Matthew Neenan, Ohad Naharin and Allyson Hooks, as well as repertoire by José Limon, Paul Taylor and Martha Graham.  
Since 2022, Lidia has been a dancer with the ŻfinMalta National Company, under the direction of Paolo Mangiola, where she had the opportunity to perform works by Mangiola, Roy Assaf, Tania Carvalho, Emanuel Gat, Adriano Bolognino, Mauro Bigonzetti and Leslie Telford.

With Luca Parolin, Lidia is now co-founder of DanceHive, a dedicated home-sharing and networking platform exclusively for dancers.

Since 2019, Lidia has directed the Verona Summer Dance Lab with the aim of offering young dancers the opportunity to experience a high-level training program, recalling the training obtained in the prestigious American college.

Daily schedule


The assignment to groups A and B will take place after registration.


A new creation will be set up during the Choreographic Lab.


The program will culminate in an informal studio showing of the new creation on Saturday.

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