HSA’s 60th Anniversary!

Teaching Artists – Dance

Yun-Tzu Chang

Yun-TzuYun-Tzu Chang was born in Taiwan and began dancing at the age of 7. She attended Taipei University of the Arts, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, where she received her Bachelors of Fine Art Degree, and New York University, Steinhardt, where she received her Masters of Arts in Dance Education in American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Ballet Pedagogy and Pre-K-12 tracks. In addition, Yun-Tzu has a Dance Educator certificate credited by The Pulse on Tour. She continues her professional development by taking classes in NYC and is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO).

Yun-Tzu toured and performed throughout the United States with the Keshet dance company in New Mexico and different choreographers while choreographing many dances for the students. She has taught at the NYU Steinhardt’s Summer Dance Intensive, American Ballet Theatre Bridge Class Summer Intensive, University of New Mexico, William Paterson University, Sacred Heart University, and in the New York City public and private schools. She was the director of Dance at the Brooklyn Music School and MUSE Academy.
Yun-Tzu is currently teaching at the NYCDOE and is very proud to continuously be a part of HSA family.

Jude Evans

Jude M. Perry-Evans,
A native of New Orleans, Jude M. Perry-Evans is a New York based performing and teaching artist. He has extensive training in music and dance, and professional background that spans on the stage, TV, and film with various companies and productions around the New York Tri-State area and the greater United States.
Jude is an Alumnus of The Ailey School. There he danced works by such choreographers as: Carlos Dos Santos, Donald McKalye, and Judith Jamison. Jude was featured as the principal dancer in the Queens College Opera production of The Image Maker in the role of “Chango,” and has also appeared in such productions as Dance Africa at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Voices of Congo Square in his hometown of New Orleans. He has performed with such companies as: De La Soul Dance Company, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, Long Island Ballet Theater, Sekou Miller Dance Company, Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, The Workshop Theater, Balance Dance Theatre, and was a founding member of Urban Souls Dance Theater in Houston, TX. Most recently, Jude made his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up In My Bones and was a featured artist and Choreographed for Harlem Opera Theater’s 100th Anniversary Presentation of Shuffle Along. He is a featured dancer in Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance Documentary and Hal King The Musical, and has made TV appearances on The View, The Chew, and Good Morning America.
Jude pursued a BFA in Music Education and Performance at Norfolk State University where he was a member of the Norfolk State University Dance Theater (NSUDT). He has been on Dance Faculty at Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) since Fall 2020.

Khalid Hill

Khalid Hill is a professional actor and tap dancer from Boston MA who currently resides in Harlem NY. He has been tap dancing for 33 years and holds a Masters Degree in Performing Arts Administration from NYU. He is also a trained actor with 3 years of training in the Meisner technique from the Ted Bardy Acting Studio in NYC. As a professional, Khalid has performed as a featured artist at colleges and theaters in 40 cities nationwide and abroad in the US, Canada and Germany. As a dance instructor and educator, he has taught master classes and lectured at Gordon College, the UNC Charlotte, Bridgewater State University and Lehman College. He has also taught beginner, intermediate and advanced tap classes for Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway and the Beantown Tap Festival. His credits include: the frst national tour of Bring in Da’ Noise, Bring in Da’ Funk under the direction of George C Wolfe; Bounce (in Disney World) with Mogee & Friends; Rhythm is Our Business with Derick Grant; Invitations To A Dancer with Savion Glover; Cholesterol Low Down (national tour) with Debbie Allen and Dick Clark. Khalid has performed as a featured soloist for Hillary Clinton, Bill Irwin and Maya Angelou. Khalid has also provided choreography and artistic direction for numerous productions, including The Urban Nutcracker in Boston (15 seasons), The Purple Flower in Charlotte NC, The Medicine Showdown in Atlanta and St Louis. This Fall Khalid will be featured as part of the tap ensemble in The musical Spirited, starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrel. Khalid is known for his intricate “rapid- re” footwork that has impressed audiences across the US.

Paris Jones

Paris Jones began her dance training with the City Dance Theatre and the School of Richmond Ballet in Richmond, Va. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from Howard University where she obtained her BFA in Dance and continued to complete The Ailey School’s Independent Study program. Paris also received an MA in Exercise Physiology from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She has performed with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, The Francesca Harper Dance Project, and is currently a member of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. She has served as a choreographer’s assistant to Abdel R. Salaam working with dance majors from University of Wisconsin and Hunter College. Paris has been a teaching artist with HSA for 3 years. She teaches various dance styles and is certified in the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum.

Ronald O'Brian Belger

Ronald O’Brian Belge is a proud Saint Louis, Missouri native. Belger began his dance training at the age of 17, at COCA “Center of Creative Arts” under Lee Nolting. Later is his career, Ronald attended University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. He also received scholarships from the Dance Theatre of Harlem and The Ailey School. During his career Belger has performed with the Columbia City Ballet, Ballet Neo, Island Moving Company, Wylliams-Henry Dance Theatre, Opus Dance Theatre, Storling Dance Theater, Kansas City Lyric Opera and Norwegian Cruise Lines, to name a few.

Renea Rossi

RENEA ROSSI is a freelance artist originally from northern New Jersey. She earned her BFA in Dance and a minor in Psychology from Montclair State University. Renea has performed in works by Mark Morris, Stacey Tookey, Christian Von Howard, Maxine Steinman, Jessica DiMauro, Sabatino Verlezza, Sidra Belle, Chalvar Monteiro, Daniel Padierna, Daniel Gold and Vivake Khamsingsavath. She was a company member for Vanessa Long Dance Company for the 2019-2020 season, where she performed in venues around NYC. Renea was a scholarship student at Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts and attended Martha Graham’s Summer/Winter Intensives. Her choreographic debut was in 2019 and has since had her work performed at Alexander Kasser Theater, Koresh School of Dance, and Bridge for Dance. In 2019 Renea had the honor of receiving the Choreography Excellence Award as a part of Montclair State graduating class. She has interned and worked for Gibney Dance Center, NY. Renea is currently working as a dance educator for multiple nonprofit schools around the Harlem area. She continues to immerse herself into the dance community as a performer, choreographer, and arts educator.