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Jayme Bermudez

Jayme Bermudez

Category: Dance


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.


Grades K-12
Unlimited. Note: Smaller groups allow for better discussions during presentations.
Length 45
Cost Contact YA Office for more information

Technical Requirements



Overview of Programs

Artists Career Panel Presentation - Dance Artist
High School Work Based Learning Coordinators will welcome Jayme Bermudez as a Dance Artist for a panel presentation, developed to allow students to consider the role of their art interest/passion in their future plans. So many students stop arts interest areas after high school or college, yet would love to work in art fields. This Panel will help students learn how they may be able to continue in their interest areas - to consider if they can make a decent living pursuing their passion. Mr. Bermudez can provide a solo presentation or join a team of artists from other arts disciplines including Visual Art, Theatre, Storytelling, and Music/Vocal. (10-12)