Svava Brooks

Svava Brooks is a survivor of child sexual abuse and the co-founder of a nationwide child sexual abuse prevention and education organization in Iceland called “Blátt áfram.”  She is also a certified instructor and facilitator for Darkness to Light Stewards of Children, as well as a certified Crisis Intervention Specialist, a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, a BellaNet…

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Colleen Werner

            Colleen Werner is a professional dancer, singer, writer, and mental health/body-positivity/self-love advocate who was born and raised in NY. She is a member of Long2 Dance Company in NYC, and teaches dance on Long Island, NY. Colleen is currently studying Psychology at SUNY Old Westbury, and she plans on…

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Emily Harrison MS, RDN, LD

Emily is a registered dietitian (RD) and holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nutrition from Georgia State University. Her master’s thesis research was on elite level ballet dancers and energy balance and the relationship to injuries. She completed her dietetic internship through GSU and has completed additional training in several areas of nutrition.   She has experience providing…

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Emily Bufferd

Emily Bufferd Teacher/Choreographer/Producer/Performer emilybufferd.com   “Emily Bufferd continues to impact the New York dance scene.” – Examiner.com A producer, choreographer, teacher, and performer, Emily Bufferd is the Producer of The Young Choreographer’s Festival, an annual event held in NYC presenting the most up-and-coming 18-25 year old choreographers, described by Dance Spirit Magazine as, ”The perfect…

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Cat Cogliandro

Cat Cogliandro, born and raised in Houston, Texas, received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. Since then, Cat has worked with choreographers such as Cherice Barton, Al Blackstone, Tyce Diorio, Mike Esperanza, Jason Gorman,  Juliette Irons, Sonya Tayeh, Teddy Tedholm, Jaci Royal and Andrew Winghart. She was one of the featured “From Stage to Studio” teachers in Dance Teacher Magazine (Dec 2014),…

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