Kuperman Brothers

Vlad is a brilliant choreographer and a singular storyteller. Not only is his movement
challenging, emotional, and extremely rewarding to dance, but to train with him is to
develop the highest level of professional...

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Cody Szarko

Growing up, I could never see myself as the dancer I am today without Vlad. He shaped me as a dancer, but most importantly, a person with a good work ethic, and respect for my peers. When Vlad asked me to perform with BTA...

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Jordan Clark

Biography

Originally from Tottenham, Ontario, Jordan knew she wanted to become a professional dancer when she was eight years old. She started training at the age of 5 in Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Jazz and Acro, and was teaching by the age of 12. Shortly after winning the title of “Canada’s Favourite Dancer” on So You Think You Can Dance..

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Mia DiLena

It has been a very interesting journey to have danced in eight Bridge To Artists productions.  Through BTA I have had the pleasure of transforming into some of my most favorite roles I’ve ever played on stage and it is because of these opportunities that I have developed...

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Jade Whitney

I started training with Vlad when I was 15 years old. I have been a part of six BTA shows as a lead and an apprentice. The amount of knowledge I have gained from these experiences is immeasurable...

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Julia Cratchley

I was lucky enough to be one of the people who was around at the start of BTA. Vlad and I discussed what we felt was missing from the training of young artists and ways to bridge this gap...

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Christina Kotsopoulos

Bridge to Artists (BTA) is a contemporary dance company, founded by Vlad that allows young dancers to collaborate with professional dancers in an intimate rehearsal process. At age 15, I was able to participate in BTA as a student and experience this unique process...

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Chris Baptista

 

I am alumni of Bridge to Artists (BTA) Dance Company, where I have performed both as a student, and as a professional dancer. When, as a young dancer, I first saw the performance of “On The Sawdust Trail”...

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Nicole Philippe

My training with Vlad started almost 20 years ago at Vlad’s Dance Company. While attending Point Park University, I had the pleasure to continue working with Vlad in several BTA shows, including Prima Volta, On the Sawdust Trail, and Notre... 

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