Jayme Bermudez, TruArt Dance Companyís Artistic Director and Dance Coordinator, has over 20 years dance experience and has worked for the Movida Cultural Dance Company as a principal dancer, choreographer and instructor. He also has over 14 years experiences with Positive Youth Development and is trained in developing and delivering Evidence-Based Curriculum.
Jayme worked with the Ibero Action League, Inc. in Rochester, NY for 13 years in their Youth Department, overseeing the Education and Workforce programs. He has helped develop programs that cater to the needs of at-risk youth, supporting the 40 Developmental Assets along with the Advanced Youth Development (AYD) Model. Jayme has coordinated and run successful mentoring, job and work-readiness, and creative arts programs. He worked as a dance instructor for Young Audiences of Rochesterís The Possibility Project theatre program, and The Cypher after-school program for at-risk youth in the City of Rochester, and engaged youth from that program when he founded the TruArt Dance Company. Jayme is also a slam poet and creative writer, and has used this talent to engage students to write during workshop programs.