Gaby Cook & Nathan Bugh

Gaby and Nathan!

Nathan

Nathan Bugh presents a unique, rhythmic style of jazz dance in performance and in workshops worldwide. He "rocked the stage" at Carnegie Hall, dancing Lindy Hop with the New York Pops Orchestra. And he performed in Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater in Swingin' Frankie's Way. He is a principle dancer in the upcoming feature film, Rebel In The Rye, and in several music videos, including the Weepies, Be My Honey Pie. As a national competitor, Nathan has taken 1st place in Lindy, Slow Dancing, Solo Charleston, Team, Jill&Jack, and Cabaret divisions. He is one of the most eminent solo-jazz contestants in the world, having won both the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown (2012) and International Lindy Hop Championships (2014). He is also the director and choreographer of “Yeah Man,” the 2015 ILHC Team champions. Nathan loves sharing insights about lindy, from truths passed on by early teachers, like Tena and Carnell, to his own discoveries gleaned from a life of dance scholarship.

 

Gaby and Nathan!

Gaby

Gaby is national-award winning dancer who is praised for her dynamic style and choreographic ingenuity. In her 10 years+ of professional experience, she has appeared on stages around the world, and has garnered various film and television credits. She performs weekly at the famed “Cotton Club” in Harlem with the “Sophisticated Ladies” led by Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards. In addition, she is also lead choreographer for Gatsby Entertainment NYC, a entertainment production house, specializing in Great Gatsby theme. With a solid foundation of studio dance training, she has developed a unique style in lindy hop. She blends the raw, athletic power of lindy hop, with the grace and refinement of the movie musical-era. She brings great care to lines, shapes and balance in her personal performance, as well as her choreographic work. In New York, she is a cast member In the classroom, she shares her knowledge of the dance with a cheerful disposition, and clear straight-forward instruction. She is passionate about lindy hop traditions and works to share the joy of swing with new audiences.