Our 2017 South Carolina Winter Workshop Faculty

Lily Grace Cummings

contemporary • ballet • jazz funk

 Lily Grace Cummings, originally from Clemson, SC, moved to New York City at the age of 14 years old when she was invited to be a Jazz and Contemporary trainee with Joffrey Ballet School.

 Since relocating to the Big Apple, Lily has graduated as the youngest member of Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary trainee program receiving a four year dance diploma. 

 Most recently, Lily was showcased as a dancer in Six Flags' new cirque show, "Unleashed", which won Best Attraction of all the Six Flags 2017 Fright Fests in the nation, and is now working with Magician TJ Tana as his new "box hopper". 

 She has performed in New York City's Fashion Week as a dancer for Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs in collaboration with Parsons School of Design. She's also appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as MTV's show, "Say It in Song."

 Lily has performed in several off-Broadway musicals and served as the dance captain for both Carrie: The Musical and Bring It On: The Musical.

 Lily has now founded her own performance company, Flair Entertainment NYC, which has been invited to perform throughout Manhattan and has produced highly successful performances and benefit galas. 

 She was an assistant in Joffrey Ballet School's summer intensive, and currently teaches at numerous schools in New York City.

Joamer González DuPont

street jazz • hip hop • jazz

Joamer González is a performer from Puerto Rico. His musical credits include: “Fame”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Quién mató a Héctor Lavoe?” and “Chicago”, where he collaborated as assistant choreographer as well. Also, he toured and performed with Grammy award winner Gisselle and choreographed Puerto Rico & U.S. tour and “Hora Enamorada” music video for a Grammy Award winner Elvis Crespo. His work as choreographer include “Pasaporte a la Fama” (TV movie for Telemundo Puerto Rico, Latin artist Martin Méndez’s Tour inArgentina. In 2006, he created, choreographed and directed the production “Ciclos de Sombra y Luz”.

In New York, he performed with Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre, “Ear to Ground” (directed and choreographed by Arthur Aviles), “Throw Like a Girl” (choreography by Doug Elkins) and “Room to Panic” (Loco7 at LaMaMa ETC). Other performances: “Salsa Gorda” (choreographed by Luis Salgado, “Diamond Spectacular” (Foxwoods Casino”), “Broadway Underground”, “Hollywood Sings” and “Brides” (Pregones Theatre). TV credits: Makano (singer)“MTV3’s Entertainment as a 2nd Language” (dancer/choreographer), Ana Isabelle (Latin Artist) “Univision New Year’s Eve on Times Square” (dancer/choreographer) and Amelia Vega (Miss Universe 2007) and upcoming artist Daniel Patrick.

Joamer is currently teaching for the Contemporary & Jazz Program of Joffrey Ballet School and Managing Director of Bridge For Dance.

Michelle Palatucci

ballet • modern

Michelle Palatucci was born and raised in Sydney, Australia where she began her professional dance training in Classical Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz. 

She was accepted into the Joffrey Ballet School New York where she completed her 4 years of training gaining a full Diploma in Dance under the direction of Michael Blake.

 In 2016 Michelle was hired to be apart of As Arts NY Contemporary Ballet Company where she has performed numerous original works choreographed by Artistic Director Heidi Yu

 including Fast Forward at “Dixon Place Theatre” and KoDaFe (Korean Dance Festival). Michelle joined Flair Entertainment NY in 2017 under the direction of Lily Grace Cummings. 

As well as dance, Michelle has worked in the TV industry in Australia and has been contacted for modelling projects throughout New York.