Melani De Guzman

mdeguzm3@lion.lmu.edu/ +18182748997/ Brooklyn, NY/ www.melanideguzman.com

 

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

NYC Classical Training 2016-2017

Choreographer, Teacher

Marquis Studios, NYC 2016-2017

Teaching Artist

Fraktals Dance LA- Dance Production Company 2016

Founder, Director

Dance2Serve, Los Angeles (non-profit dance organization) 2014-2016

Program Developer, Choreographer, Teaching Artist

 

RESIDENCIES
Danielle Russo DRPP LAB, NYC (1 week, 2016) • Rosanna Gamson Terra Nova Choreographic Residency, LA (4 months, 2016)

 

COMPANY DANCER
Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Ensemble) 2014 -2015• B. Dunn Movement 2016

CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE WORK

Dance Film

Viscera, Suku Dance Lab (dancer) Brooklyn, NY 2016
Directed by Talia Moreta

Megastar Millionaire Commercial Downtown, CA 2016
Directed by Peter Gould

Eye Volume 8 (dancer) Downtown, CA 2015
Directed by Gigi Torres

Undercover (dancer) Los Angles, CA 2015
Directed by Sarah Koteles

BACKLASH (movement director, dancer) Los Angeles, CA 2015
Directed by Amanda Horvath

Lost Tribes Productions (dancer) Los Angeles, CA 2014
Directed by Luis Perez

FOX Flash Mob, (dancer) Hollywood, CA 2011
Directed by Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo

| DANCE THEATRE |

Nothingness Solo, Works in Progress Gibney Dance Showdown 2016

Anam Cara, (My Choreographic Work) Highways Performance Space , LA 2016
Electric Lodge, Venice CA 2016
REDCAT Now, 2016
Mimoda Studio, LA 2016
Pico Union, LA 2016

David, (Kate Johnson) LA Dance Festival, Downtown LA 2016
Falsions, Bridgette Dunn Terra Nova, Mimoda Studio, LA 2016
Bicycle, Emily Cross LA Unbound, North Hollywood 2016
All of me, Raquel Montes LA Unbound, North Hollywood 2016
Humans, Fuse Modern Dance Company Synthesis, Brea Curtis Theatre, Fullerton 2015
Ethereal , My Choreography Mat Masa Jerusalem Festival, Israel 2015
Odette, Martin Harriague Zichri Theatre, Israel 2015
Aide Memoire, 360, 60 Hertz, Rami Be'er KCDC Zichri Theatre, Israel 2015
Monger, Barak Marshall Zichri Theatre, Israel 2015
Swan Lake, Giselle, Mats EK Zichri Theatre, Israel 2015
Saudade, My Choreography Bootleg Theatre, LA 2014, Temecula Dance Festival 2014
Injustice, Tamica Washington LWDT Dance all day 2014
Grave, Bernard Brown Tri Arts Dance Festival, San Pedro 2014

| SITE SPECIFIC DANCE |
Market Value BODIES, Bridgette Dunn Movement Melrose Gallery, LA 2016
LUNAR (works in progress Solo) DRPP, DUMBO,NYC 2016
Seal (Duet Collaboration with Brandon Wells) Mateo, Springs DTLA, 2016
Zine, Lea Certera Art Bandini Fair, Highland Park, 2016
Action Potential (Solo) Huntington Library Sculpture, 2015

| STAGE |
World of Dance, Gigi Torres Buena Park Theatre, San Diego 2015
Awakening, Daniel Ezralow The Ford LA Amphitheatre 2014
Excess, Ron Brown Synapse, The Broad Stage 2013
Ferrums, Roberta Wulin Tupas Synapse, The Broad Stage 2013
Closer Merce Cunningham Theatre 2011


TV/Film, Music Video, Commercials: ABC “The Fosters” • ABD “Chasing Life” • Lil` John n the East Side Boyz: MTV TRL • Roberta Shaw Independent Film Project • ABC Networks: “The View” • Bill Nye Science Guy • Channel V • Music Video: Chris Cornell feat.Timberland “Part of me” • Moby “Oh yeah” • H&M Kids Fashion Dancer with Kim Bautista • Buzzfeed “What is motion” • Mitchum “Dance Machine” Commercial

EDUCATION

Loyola Marymount University, 2012-2014 4 yr BA (Magna Cum Laude) in Dance Performance & Sociology

FURTHER EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Cambrians Summer Intensive (2016) •  Bates and Gibney Winter Dance Intensive (2016) • Movement Research MELT Summer Intensive: Contact Improvisation (2015) • Forsythe Improvisation Technologies: Mentor Helen Pickett (2015) • Stefan Wenta Ballet (2015-2016) • Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company Apprenticeship Program (6 months, 2015) • No1 Art House Summer Intensive (2015) • Los Angeles Dance Contemporary Dance Summer Intensive (2015) Ate9 Dance Company Winter Intensive- Danielle Agami (2013) • Joffrey West LA Summer Intensive -Mia Michaels, Mandy Moore, Anna Marie Holmes, Denise Biggi (2014) • Bodytraffic Winter Intensive- Hofesh Shecter, Andrea Miller, Kyle Abraham (2013) • Workshops with: Shannon Gillen/VIM VIGOR, Allison Chase,, Sidra Bell, Enzo Celli, Nacho Duato, Nai-Ni Chen, Idan Sharabi

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2016 Teaching Artist | Em Arts Technique, Brooklyn
-Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop Fusion, Yoga

2016 Guest Teacher | Contemporary Modern Dance Collective Part of CMDC’s -ongoing class series rotating dance faculty

2016 Teaching Artist | NYC Classical Training, West Village, NYC
- Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Pilates, Barre, Broadway

2016 Teaching Artist | Marquis Arts Studios, 5 burroughs of NYC
-Creative Movement, Yoga, Broadway, Hip Hop, Modern

2016 Movement Instructor | Recess Play, DUMBO
- Shake Rattle Roll, Gymster Roll, Baby Yoga, Kids Yoga

2016 Teaching Artist | Our Dance World, LA
- Kid's Yoga, Jazz, Hip Hop,

2015-2016 Dance Instructor | Zooga Yoga, Culver City LA
- Yoga, Storytelling Ballet, Pre Natal Yoga

2014-2016 Teaching Artist | Dance2Serve, Los Angeles

- Teach modern, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, creative movement, ballet, & composition to K-8 students at St. Agnes Catholic School. Choreographed works performed in fully produced student spring performance.

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            SPECIAL SKILLS: Endless Energy, Great Organizational Skills, Expansive Dedication and Commitment to Work, Positive and Ambitious, fluent in Tagalog, English, Spanish