Caitlin Geier – Program Director, Caitlin Geier, teaches students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds with a commitment to the highest standards of technique and artistic expression. After graduating from the University of Miami and years of touring and teaching for other studios and dance conventions, she has opened her home studio as a school and has recently partnered up with AMVETS and the Veterans Memorial Center to bring dance and movement classes to Culver City for ages 3 and up. Her students are empowered to creatively express themselves and test their limits through a dedicated practice they are proud to truly work hard for. She grew up in Longwood, Fl and trained under the wing of RJ Mitchell and Rolann Owens at Rolann’s School of the Dance. Their talent, care, and influence continue to inspire her. As a national title holder and award winning performer, Caitlin had the unique opportunity to travel the country and world with the best teachers and choreographers in the industry in Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Jazz. This fueled her love of dance, prepared her to work with students of all levels and backgrounds, and inspired her to create a space to both create her own projects and teach in a community setting. Committed to community outreach, Caitlin wants to make the freedom of movement and self expression accessible to all. In Miami, she headed the dance program for The University of Miami’s Summer Theatre Academy 3 years in a row, teaching and choreographing over 250 students per summer. Caitlin also spent 2 years working with LAUSD to bring dance to after school programs in select elementary, middle and high schools in Los Angeles. She frequently travels to NY where she teaches master classes, community outreach special needs dance classes, and choreographs shows for The RedHouse Theatre, where she was nominated for two SALT awards for her work in their 2014 season. Whether their goals are to become professional dancers and performers, or to explore the art form recreationally, Caitlin’s mindful approach prepares her students to successfully apply their skills to whatever they pursue with an open heart and respect for their fellow artists and collaborators. As a performer, Caitlin has toured the country as a National Award winning competitive dancer, performed in shows for Walt Disney World and Nickelodeon, in theaters all across the country, in National Commercials, and projects for Television and Film.
Terry Kvasnik- Terry a.k.a. Flippingmonk has been an international performer and stuntman for the last 18 years. From the age of 3 he’s been training in movement. He has spent his career working internationally on stage and screen as stuntman, acrobat, dancer and performer in a multitude of top level productions. Performing on stage with the likes of Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Cirque du Soleil has taken him around the world to explore and study various systems of movement.
He began his life as a gymnast and after 15 years competing joined a circus school to expand and adapt his skills to the world of performance. Around this time he also began studying martial arts, break dancing and parkour as well as many other circus and dance styles and from then on has spent his life refining these skills as well as integrating other systems of movement he has discovered along the way.
Travelling to all corners of the globe to study with masters of various crafts has given Terry an incredible collection of styles to draw from and offer. Understanding every individual learns and grows differently, the organic system of delivery caters to the individual within a group setting.Drawing from all styles of movement from across the world his classes offer diverse training opportunities. From classical to indigenous dance and all the way to innovative new movement styles, Flippingmonk spends his life studying and exploring the world and its various movement systems and teachers. He is now basing himself here, as part of the Blue8 family, to share all of this insight and knowledge. Terry continues to travel the world as a performer, and teaches weekly classes and workshops here in LA. His intent is to use movement to activate body, mind and soul to the realization and awakening of the incredible beauty and strength inside us all. Keep a close eye to see what magic is being shared and how it may complement your life…We were born with a body that moves – let us honor that and have a fun time exploring different ways to engage this magnificent technology that has incredible potential for growth.