EPIC Motion Season 6 Auditions

Posted By epicmotion / August, 30, 2013 / 0 comments


EPIC Motion is a dance company made up of dancers who came together out of a common desire to express themselves on a larger stage outside the dance studio. Our members embrace individuality which is one of the driving forces behind their innovative movement. The company, while continually learning, promotes and teaches dance in multiple forms–hip-hop, contemporary, popping, locking, waacking, voguing, breaking, jazz, and etc.If that sounds great to you then come audition for us! We are looking for dancers that move in any style, to any genre of music. We are looking for those who love to share themselves and love to learn from others.

If that sounds great to you then come audition for us! We are looking for dancers that move in any style, to any genre of music. We are looking for those who love to share themselves and love to learn from others.

Saturday | September 7, 2013
4:00 – 8:00 PM
Registration begins at 3:45 PM

Gibney Dance Center, Studio 5-2
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003


Headshot and resume not required, but please bring if you have.

This is a CLOSED AUDITION and not a company class. We ask that you attend only if you would like to become a part of the company.

Please email us at epic.m.dance@gmail.com or message us on Facebook if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to dancing with you!


Although EPIC Motion has formerly been a very successful competing dance company, having won numerous awards at competitions throughout the tri-state area such as 1st Place at PRIDE Dance Competition, 2nd Place at Prelude EC, and 3rd Place at World of Dance NY, we are now primarily focused on individual training and growth as dancers, choreographers, and leaders. This is achieved through internal training with accomplished external instructors as well as learning from each other’s unique talents and skills. In addition, EPIC Motion continues to perform within [and potentially beyond] the East Coast dance community through exhibition at various venues and putting together our own high-quality showcase every year.

This upcoming season we are also introducing a new season format. Previously, our seasons were divided into two halves [e.g., Fall (Season 5.0) and Spring (Season 5.5)] with auditions taking place in between. In order to better foster long-term growth with our dancers our new format features a year-long season split into three sessions (Fall, Spring and Summer), each with a different focus for the company. With that said, there will not be mid-season auditions in between sessions.

By creating a positive and challenging learning environment, we strive for originality, progress in technique, and honest artistic expression. Through frequent practices, performances, showcases, and workshops we hope to advance beyond any of our limits as dancers while growing together as a family. Ultimately, we want to use our Energy and Passion to Inspire Collaborative Motion within our dance family and community.

– The Directors of EPIC Motion

EPIC Motion 2013 Summer Intensives: Win Free Stuff

Posted By epicmotion / August, 20, 2013 / 0 comments

We have two very exciting contests happening for our 2013 Summer Intensives on Saturday, August 24! Because who doesn’t love free things?

Win Free class with Dea Sevilla and Kevin Nguyen

Bring dancers to our 2013 Summer Intensives and receive a chance to win free entry to our special workshop co-hosted with House of Movement featuring Dea Sevilla (Cookies and Frenemies) and Kevin Nguyen (Frenemies and Super Galactic Beat Manipulators alum) on Saturday, September 21.

Attendees will automatically receive one entry into a raffle for each referral that states their name at registration. One winner will be announced at the end of Intensives on Saturday, August 24. The winner must be present at the time of the drawing to claim the prize.


Win Free EPIC Motion Gear

Tweet about out Summer Intensives and you will be entered to win some free EPIC Motion gear, including a t-shirt. Be sure to use the hashtag #EPICIntensives and tag @epicmotiondance.

Contestants must be following us on Twitter to be considered for the price. The winner will be contacted and announced on Saturday, August 24 before the event.


EPIC Motion 2013 Summer Intensives: The Choreographers

Posted By epicmotion / August, 16, 2013 / 0 comments

Learn more about our 2013 Summer Intensives choreographers! Don’t miss them Saturday, August 24, 4-8 PM at Gibney Dance Center, Studio 5-2!



Yasuharu Kawate, born 1990, is a Tokyo native who has always had a strong infatuation for sports and exercise. Yasuharu trained as a professional tennis player until the age of 17 when he began to attend dance classes a couple times a week. Fascinated by western music and exercise, Yasuharu traveled to Los Angeles at the age of 18, where he developed a keen interest in hip-hop and the local dance scene. This trip left a large impression upon Yasuharu, who after graduating high school, moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to being training his skills and technique as a professional dancer. Yasuharu currently resides in NYC where he continues to train with strong aspirations for improvement while undergoing the application process for an O1 Artist’s Visa. Yasuharu is an international dancer with the same dreams as everyone else who was willing to travel across the world to achieve them. If that is not inspiring self-empowerment then what is?



Kristian Nacional was first inspired to dance at the age of 12 after seeing the film “You Got Served,” but it wasn’t until after his first performance during his junior year of high school that he realized that wanted to make dance a part of his life. Since then he has competed and showcased with various dance crews and companies, including Bronx-based Hip Hop Theory The Company. In Fall 2012 he became a member of EPIC Motion Dance Company and within less than a year became Junior Artistic Director. When Kristian isn’t dancing he is hard at work as a student at Adelphi University in Long Island, New York.

“Dance is a big part of my life because it has helped me improve my self-confidence and self-esteem. When I first discovered dance, I felt like it was something I could be really good at if I dedicated myself. I wouldn’t be the same person I am today if it wasn’t for dance and I am grateful to those who have helped me continue to improve along the way.”



Mishay Petronelli is an accomplished dancer, teacher and choreographer based in New York City. Mishay is a principal dancer with Dana Foglia Dance, the cutting-edge contemporary/hip hop company. She was a long-time performer and featured soloist in Jared Grimes’ Broadway Underground, NYC and was also a featured performer in Rhapsody James’s show, Siren Assassins. A “compellingly dramatic and athletic”, diverse, multiform dancer, (BOSTON GLOBE) Mishay has danced for a wide variety of artists including Jonte’, Janes Addiction, Kanye West (on SNL), Olivia and Arie and in videos for Whitney Houston, Darwin Deez, Nikki Williams and Madonna. Other credits include performing at Jacob’s Pillow with Dorrance Dance, performing for the Uganda Arts Outreach Dance Benefit, being a featured choreographer and performer for Creations by Nuri Productions, dancing on MTV’s Run’s House, performing for the Nike Blast event in Stockholm, Sweden, dancing in a Verizon Promo Commercial, and assisted Wes Veldink on the spring 2013 Joe Fresh Commericial to name a few. Mishay also works in and around the fashion world and has performed for Sephora’s Fashion’s Night Out, assisted Jermaine Browne on the premiere of his dance clothing line with designer Dominic Louis, has appeared in a Converse Print campaign with Luam and was featured in articles of Dance Spirit Magazine. A passionate teacher, Mishay is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, has been on faculty at World Dance Movement/Italy, has taught at numerous National Conventions and choreographs for award winning studios and arts organizations throughout the country. Mishay was selected to be the first featured choreographer for the Pulse on Tour, choreographing the opening number for their 2012 NYC summer Gala. Most recently, Mishay assisted Dana Foglia on Beyonce’s “Mrs. Carter” World Tour.

EPIC Motion 2013 Summer Intensives

Posted By epicmotion / August, 10, 2013 / 0 comments


EPIC Motion Dance Company is excited to conclude yet another summer in the New York dance community with our highly anticipated Summer Intensives! Join us as we bring together some of the East Coast’s finest. This year we will be featuring three choreographers for one EPIC evening of dance! You won’t want to miss this!

Yasuharu Kawate | 4:00 – 5:15 PM
Kristian Nacional | 5:15 – 6:30 PM
Mishay Petronelli | 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Saturday | August 24, 2013
4:00 – 8:00 PM
Registration begin at 3:30 PM

Gibney Dance Center, Studio 5-2
890 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

1 Class: $17
2 Classes: $15 per class
3 Classes: $12 per class

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Stay tuned to our social pages for more information about our lineup coming soon!

Reflections: Opening Night

Posted By Jesse Truong / May, 5, 2013 / 0 comments

Thank you to everyone who came out last night to the opening night of our Spring Showcase: Reflections.  We hope we were able to entertain, inspire, and move you with our performances.  Our second showing is tonight and tickets ARE still available at the door if you would like to attend.  Here is just a few sneak peek photos from our opening night…

EPIC Motion 2013 Spring Showcase | Reflections