Hai Cohen is a native of Beer-Sheva, Israel. His professional training began at Bat-Dor dance school where he was a recipient of the American-Israeli Cultural Scholarship, awarded to the country’s top dance students. Continuing dance training with Bat-Sheva Dance Company, he became a member of the Kamea Contemporary Dance Company, toured internationally with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, and has taught Kibbutz repertory worldwide. Cohen’s choreography talents have also propelled his students to first place at the Young America Grand Prix.
From 2010-2013, he performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall alongside the LA Philharmonic, the Joyce Theatre in New York City, and with LA-based contemporary dance company BodyTraffic. Cohen joined the faculty at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in 2011 and has also performed as a freelance guest artist at various dance schools throughout Southern California. Thanks to his choreography talents, his students took first place at the Young America Grand Prix
Originally from Trinidad, Ms.Sorzano received her primary instruction from New World School of the Arts, The Miami Conservatory, and The Dance Theater of Harlem. She attended the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program and in her junior year was invited to join Ailey II. Ms.Sorzano has been a member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Morphoses, TU Dance, BodyTraffic, and Camille A. Brown and Dancers. Additionally, she has performed as a guest artist with Benjamin Millipied’s LA Dance Project. Ms. Sorzano has performed in principal roles with the Ailey company and in a wide variety of concert works, including noted choreographers, Ulysses Dove, Dianne McIntyre, Hofesh Shechter, Kyle Abraham, and Ron K Brown. She has also been fortunate to work with a range of talented and notable recording artists including Wynton Marsalis, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Destiny’s Child, and Rihanna. Yusha has been a guest artist on “Dancing with the Stars”, a cast member of Chicago’s acclaimed Goodman Theater’s “Crowns,” and starred as the principal dancer in the independent film “You Me and The Circus.” When not performing Ms. Sorzano enjoys teaching dance throughout the country as well as internationally.