Life After WACD 1

Nicole Berger & Raélle Dorfan

Life After WACD 1

Life After WAC/D with Guest Visiting Artists

Nicole Berger

Nicole is an award-winning choreographer for Stage, Film and Television in Los Angeles California. She began her professional career in New York City as a soloist in MARK DENDY DANCE and THEATER and at the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. She has since performed in major motion pictures, numerous indie films, primetime television shows and international stage productions. She has choreographed for the Radio City Rockettes and the Hartford Stage Company. As a company member of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, she worked closely with director Julie Taymor and then on the Film ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Nicole had the opportunity to choreograph for SONY Pictures Classic's THE WACKNESS starring Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck. Shortly after she became the Choreographer for TV shows DIRTY SEXY MONEY, HAPPY ENDINGS, THE GOOD PLACE, VEEP and PARKS AND RECREATION. She is currently choreographing for FOX's hit comedy, BROOKLYN NINE NINE. Nicole has movement coached Ted Danson, Andy Sandberg, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Sandra Bernhard, Elisha Cuthbert, Damon Wayans JR, Megan Mullally, Casey Wilson, and Sarah Sutherland. Nicole is the Artistic Director of Los Angeles based COMPANY RHOME, a Los Angeles ballet theater company.

Raélle Dorfan

Raélle is the Executive Director of the Dance Resource Center in Los Angeles. She was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she studied various forms of dance and Musical Theater before immigrating to California. Raélle graduated Summa Cum Laude from the UCLA World Arts and Cultures, Dance and Choreography Department and has been a Teaching Artist and Director/Choreographer at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles for a decade. Prior to her role as ED at the DRC, Raélle was Associate Director at Cadence Arts Network, Manager Director for Pentacle programs in Los Angeles, and Education Director for RKDC at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Raélle serves on the Board of Directors for Fusion Performing Dance Academy located in East LA, and The Simama Project located in Nanyuki, Kenya.

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