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Roberta Mathes

Roberta has had a distinguished career in the performing arts, both in front of the audience as a performer, and behind the scenes as a choreographer and coordinator. Her litany of achievements include feature films, Beat Street, Fatal Attraction, television programs, The Guiding Light, Law and Order, award winning music videos, Higher Love (Steve Winwood), Heard it through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye), tours of Sweet Charity and Kismet, industrials shows for IBM and Chrysler, special events including the Liberty Bicentennial and Broadway’s opening of the film, Hercules. Choreography credits: Brian de Palma’s film, Carlito’s Way, bergenPAC’s annual galas, featuring Tony Bennett, Chaka Khan, Stephanie Mills, bergenPAC’s summer musical, FAME. Teaching credits: American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive in NYC, their Make a Ballet Program where her work was presented at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. roberta guest teaches internationally- Israel, Italy, Canada, Norway, Venezuela and Brazil. Currently, she is the Artistic Director of beyondDANCE at The Performing Arts School @ berge born and trained in NYC, received a BA in dance from Adelphi University and has nPAC and remains on the faculty of Steps on Broadway, NYC. Along with Broadway stages: Carousel, Natasha,Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Spring Awakening, Les Miserables, Sound of Music, Footloose, and prestigious ballet companies (ABT and NYCB), her students have been on SYTYCD, and the American Music Awards, competed in the prestigious Youth Grand Prix. roberta’s dynamic personality, along with her own style and “technique” forms a whole and responsive learning experience. She receives great pride in watching her students grow into expressive and successful dancers. “My goal is to make each dancer that steps into my class, perceptually focused, physically aware, and technically stronger so that he or she can expand their abilities!”