Mordine & Company offers Contemporary Dance Technique classes to the community. Advanced, pre-professional, and professional dancers are welcome to take part in these classes. Mordine & Company views the study of technique as a means to more incisive performance; instructors focus on clarity of intention and precision of movement as a means to expand artistic expression. Recent instructors include Dardi McGinley Gallivan, Liz Burritt, Ben Law, Pam McNeil, Victor Alexander, Ayako Kato, and Adriana Durant.  


Friday mornings 

10:00 - 11:30 am


Fall 2015 Instructor Schedule

March 4 - Corinne Imberski

March 11 -  Paige Cunningham Caldarella 

March 18 - Michel Rodriguez Cintra

March 25 – Shirley Mordine

April 1 - Kristina Fluty




$14 per Technique Class

$10 Professional rate per Technique Class (please bring Headshot/Resume/Equity card to first class)

Class fees are payable by cash or check at the door


Extensions  Dance Studio

3933 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL (one block south of Irving Park Ave.) 


Spring 2016 Instructors



Corinne Imberski is a Chicago based dance educator, performer, and choreographer who has created

over fifty works that have been presented across the United States and in France, Bulgaria, and Canada.

Corinne has taught throughout the country including faculty positions at Northwestern University,

Hillsdale College, and the Summer Dance Institute at the University of Michigan. Corinne has danced

on many stages around the world—grand, small, and impromptu. Currently, Corinne is a faculty member

of Columbia College Chicago, stages and dances in her own works, and is a company member of Chicago 

based RE|Dance Group. Pulling from the techniques of Humphrey/Limón, Cunningham, and Nikolais to

create a primary foundation for movement investigation, along with the integration of somatic practices

and contemporary movement approaches, Corinne’s technique classes focus on transitional continuity,

expansion of movement range, gestural clarity, efficiency of movement, directional and spatial complexity,

and gaining sensitivity to the melodies and rhythms of music and one’s own body.




Paige Cunningham Caldarella studied at Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts. She received

her BFA from the Juilliard School and went on to dance for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, touring

throughout Europe, Australia and the US. Mrs. Caldarella holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign and is an Assistant Professor at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago where

she was recently awarded the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award. She has performed with The Seldoms,

Colleen Halloran Performance Group, Linda Lehovec, Darrell Jones, and Sara Hook, among others.  Her

choreography has been seen at Chicago's Cultural Center as a recipient of the DanceBridge program, the

Krannert Center, Links Hall, the Aronoff Center, and Summer Stages Dance in Concord, MA. Additionally,

Mrs. Caldarella has guest taught at the University of California, Berkeley; University of Florida, Gainesville;

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Beloit College; and Boston Ballet's summer program. She is a 2012

Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist grantee and recently premiered a new work on the Cincinnati Ballet

as part of their New Works program.




A southeastern Kentucky native, Kristina Fluty is a Chicago-based movement artist/educator/consultant who

has been dancing and teaching all around the city since 2002. Her primary creative/performance home has

been Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak since 2003, and she is also happy to present her own work at Links Hall,

Hamlin Park, Epiphany Church, Stage 773, and many festivals and collaborations with other choreographers.

Kristina is full-time at The Theatre School at DePaul University, and also teaches dance at Lou Conte Dance

Studio and Dovetail Studio, among other locations and companies. She holds her MA in Dance/Movement

Therapy, her Graduate Certificate in Laban Movement Analysis, and her Movement Pattern Analysis Certificate,

all from Columbia College Chicago, and her BA in Dance is from Point Park University. Kristina started

Kinespark Consulting in 2015 as a home for her offerings as a movement facilitator, coach, and analyst.




Called “compelling to behold” by Jack Anderson of the New York Times, Ayako Kato is an award-winning

dancer, choreographer, curator andteacher who hails from Yokohama, Japan. Her company 

Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape  has been performing in Europe, Japan and the USA since 1998 and

will celebrate its 15th anniversary through experimental music, dance and video collaboration Let Be 

project (world premiere) at the Chicago Cultural Center from May 31 - June 2, 2013. She is also working

on Dear BACH – Cello Suites in collaboration with dancer/choreographer Nejla Y. Yatkin.  Most recently,

December 2012, she was invited to collaborate with Tsukasa Taiko and performed at the Museum of

Contemporary Art Chicago. Her works from fall concert, Incidents II (2011 -, trio), Octet and her

50 min solo Dear BACH – Goldberg Variations (2010 -, US premiere) were highly acclaimed by the

Chicago Reader.





Michel is a member of Lucky Plush Productions, where he joined the touring company of The Better Half,

is an originating ensemble member for The Queue, and Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip.

Michel was born in Havana, and is a former member of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and Hedwig Dances

in Chicago. Choreography credits include three works for Hedwig Dances, one of which was a finalist in the

A.W.A.R.D Show 2010. Michel was named one of “The Men of 2010” by Time Out Chicago, and is the recipient

of the 2013 3Arts Award in Dance. In addition to being part of Lucky Plush Productions, he is a member of The

Cambrians, through which he has co-created two works including The Nexus Project, which was named one of

Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2014. Michel is currently a part-time faculty member in the dance program at

Columbia College Chicago.