Repertory with Tina Finkelman Burkett.

Saturday, August 13 – 3pm-5pm


SPECIAL FESTIVAL OFFER: $50 for 1 ticket and 1 master class (12+ Intermediate & Advanced). 

Purchase ticket HERE and contact info@lagundancefestival.org to register. Please provide name and date of selected master class.


Tina Finkelman Berkett, Artistic Director and a Founder of BODYTRAFFIC, is an influential dance leader and community builder, producing original, compelling repertoire and sharing a new vision of dance across the U.S. and around the world. Tina grew up in New York City attending Stuyvesant High School of Math and Science and graduating summa cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University with a double major in Mathematics and Economics. Her love of dance was ignited by her teacher and mentor, Michele Cuccaro Cain

Tina’s professional dance career began at Aszure Barton & Artists, a distinguished contemporary dance company where she quickly became a featured dancer and then Barton’s assistant, teaching both in the U.S. and abroad. A true highlight of Tina’s career was being a founding member of Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hell’s Kitchen Dance and touring internationally alongside Mr. Baryshnikov himself. Tina began her interest in arts administration when she served as the company’s dancer liaison.

In 2007, Tina relocated to Los Angeles and launched BODYTRAFFIC with Lillian Barbeito. Now serving as the company’s sole Artistic Director, Tina is focusing on re-envisioning and revitalizing BODYTRAFFIC. With her deep commitment to taking the company to new heights, she is curating and discovering exciting choreographers and programming challenging programs that audiences enjoy, seeing incredible dancers doing their best work. “BODYTRAFFIC is a home for dancers, choreographers, and dance-lovers of all ages. We’re excited about the future and touring again!


Saturday, August 13, 2022

3pm – 5pm


Laguna Beach High School
Dance Studio
625 Park Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Intermediate and Advanced
Ages 12+ – $30

For Group Sales of 10+ Students Please call (949) 715-5578

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