Program Faculty

Ariel Osterweis
Faculty, Critical Dance Studies and Performance Studies

Ariel Osterweis earned her Ph.D. in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and her B.A. in Anthropology at Columbia University. She is on faculty at The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where she teaches... Continue reading »

Evan Rosenblatt
Faculty, School of Dance

A native of Los Angeles, Evan Rosenblatt is a Performer, Choreographer, and educator. He graduated with an M.S. in Kinesiology from Cal St. Northridge with an emphasis in Dance Science/Performance Choreography. His dance training includes the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Ballet West... Continue reading »

Justin Clark (J.C.) Scheid
Faculty, School of Dance

Justin Clark Scheid is a composer, performer, sound artist, and production technician based in Los Angeles, California. Justin enjoys writing music for both acoustic and electronic mediums, often collaborating with other artists to create unique environmental experiences. In recent years, he... Continue reading »

Yusha-Marie Sorzano
BFA Program Director
Faculty, School of Dance

Originally from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Yusha-Marie Sorzano is a relentless performing artist, choreographer, educator, and mentor who has worked in concert dance, theater, television, and film. She received her primary instruction from New World School of the Arts,  Armour... Continue reading »

Rosanna Tavarez
Faculty, School of Dance

Rosanna Tavarez earned her BFA in choreography from the University of Michigan as well as her MFA in choreography from The Ohio State University.Throughout her career, Tavarez has worked with renowned artists such as Marina Ambramovic, Ryan Heffington, Travis Payne, Tony Michaels and Rosanna... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty