LaneCoArts Presents . . .


A three day workshop that combines three technique classes in three different styles ... repertory from LaneCoArts, and three collaborative concept building creative sessions.

Friday, June 10, 2016
to Sunday, June 12, 2016

10:00am-2:00pm daily

Held at:
Pearl Studios
519 8th Avenue / New York, New York

Lead by:
Lane Gifford, Julia Ehrstrand, 

Aurélien Peillex, and Brandon Welch

FEE: $120/person

SyncUP Workshop: June 10-12, 2016

For more information and to reserve a place in this exciting
weekend of movement excavation, go to
or call Cassie Bednall at 262-385-7651,
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Lane Gifford is artistic director of LaneCoArts a New York based multi-arts company that examines the intriguing relationship between dance, theater and the visual arts. The mission of the company is to create a rich and dynamic dialogue that fuses a distinctive movement aesthetic, deep emotional exploration and stimulating visual and dramatic components.  Performances include Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Dance New Amsterdam/RAW Directions, the NY International Fringe Festival, Le Poisson Rouge, the 92nd Street Y, New York Theater Workshop (Works in Process Series), ITE Festival in NYC, a choreographic fellowship at University of Kansas, artist residency with Boston Center for the Arts, The Freight Project residency and LaneCoArts presented by University Settlement. Commissions include new works for Ballet Nouveau Colorado/Redline Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts/Mills Gallery, Southern Utah University and a McKnight Artist Fellowship for SOLO Commissioning Program with Kari Mosel.  Upcoming events 2016-17:  Bryant Park Festival, Northeast Choreographer Residency, Boston Center for the Arts/Mills Gallery Residency and Dance Place in Washington DC.  Lane Gifford is a Wingspan Arts teaching artist, offering multi-arts movement classes for New York City’s public

Brandon Welch received a BFA in Dance Performance from SUNY Purchase with a semester on exchange at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Throughout his professional career, Brandon has been a company member of Momix dance illusionist, Doug Varone and Dancers, LaneCoArts and currently Gibney Dance Company. He is also the co-founder of Awakening Movement, a faith-based dance organization.

Julia Ehrstrand graduated with a Bachelors Degree in dance/teaching from DOCH/University of Circus and Dance (Stockholm). Since coming to New York in 2007, she has danced for TNSP, Jana Hicks/Marijke Eliasberg, Max Stone/SexyBeastNYC, LaneCoArts, Carrasco dance company and Collective Noir, among others. Her choreography has been presented in various stages in NYC, Europe and Asia. She has taught classes at The Juilliard School in New York, The Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm, DOCH University of Dance and Circus (Stockholm), Balettakademien (Stockholm), Daily Professional Classes for Danscentrum (Stockholm), Amsterdam School of the Arts (Amsterdam), UiS/ University in Stavanger and at PRODA (Norway), the Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive, Ballet Hispanico, Peridance Capezio Center, Gina Gibney Dance, DNA, Steps on Broadway and SUNY Purchase among others.

Aurélien Peillex is originally from France. He holds a Master of Science in Management from EMLyon Business School. In 2012 he decided to move to New York City to continue his studies at Peridance Capezio Center and Steps On Broadway as a full scholarship student. Aurélien is a current member of the Steps Repertory Ensemble under the direction of Bradley Shelver.  He has also performed with companies and choreographers including LaneCoArts under Lane Gifford, the Next Stage Project under Jana Hicks and Marijke Eliasberg, Sexy Beast NYC under Max Stone, Baka Gaijin Dance Collective under Julia Ehrstrand, the La Verriere Company under François Huchard, and the Sceneindgangen Company under Jenny Major.  Aurélien recently performed as a featured dancer in the music video for Sigrid Flory’s “Elle s’immisce” and Broadcast Hearts “Real”.