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Careful private work on shape and function of the body, part by part. Breaking down the language of the movement so you know what you are doing when and how to carefully develop the parts that are weakest by separating them from the mix of all the movement and then studying them minutely until the physical process makes sense to your mind and body. Musicality from the moment you stand in first position. Relationship to music in the form itself and toward the music you are hearing. Turns, jumps, adagio, petite allegro, alignment, balance. Barre. Center. Feet. Head.....

About Gina
As of May 20th, 2018, I am in New York City again and will be accepting new students as well as reconnecting with anyone who wants to return.
I've completed two graduate degrees: one in Music and the other in Dance and Theater studies.
My undergrad degree is from The Juilliard School and it is in Dance.

I've taught children and grown ups for many years. I have a strong performing career and love the way teaching keeps me in a giving and learning place.

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With beginning students I am very laid back and patient and believe strongly that in the play of games and experiments technique will develop and manifest. As the student becomes more advanced I become more demanding as do the materials.

As an Acting teacher I have the capacity to take students along all the way to professional and beyond. I'm a membe
r of the Actors Studio, the performing unions and have studied since childhood at ACT and then all over the world including The National in London.

For Dance, I have a wide knowledge and can teach several forms as well as history and materials. In Juilliard I specialized in historical dance of the French Court which is also known as pre-ballet. At present I am studying Tango and other ballroom forms and can teach the beginning levels as well as help choreograph for weddings or events. Of course I also teach Ballet and many forms of Modern Dance. I adore teaching dance composition. To help a dance student make their own dances is very fulfilling.
For the Visual Arts I teach Abstract Painting as well as Installation and Performance Art.
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I have supplies and space. Visual Art students need to contribute to materials by finding or purchasing whatever they like and adding to the mix. My students are welcome to use what I have here and I am always adding materials. Many people throw away materials that are perfectly good for art making so keep your eyes open and you'll find all kinds of good things. Visual Art students need to book a 2 hour minimum and I will lower the price if you just let me know you need it.

My fees: I start at a higher fee and after you've been a regular student we can lower the fee for you if you need.

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just a space to work in - we can create a work space out of any space.

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In dance I teach classical ballet principles for beginners or those who are returning and want to work carefully and privately. I teach from the tradition of Alfredo Corvino's principles of relationship to organic forms and structures for sound development. I studied with Mr Corvino for years and continue to study with Ernesta Corvino.
For acting I teach a combination of classical acting technique with American sense memory and relaxation skills. I am well versed in the teachings of Lee Strasberg and then spent time in London to 'fill in the cracks' of my training with analytical skills as well as the various european influences that the Royal National embrace.
I teach creative discovery in combination with classical devices so the student can discover their own artistry while learning actual classical devices for accomplishing specific goals.
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Sarah Z. December 9, 2018
· Acting · Online
Gina is the best.
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Cynthia F. July 30, 2017
· Abstract Painting · In home
Great! I look forward to the next class.
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Anaya P. May 19, 2016
· Acting · In studio
Gina is great! My 14 year old daughter loved her. She helped her work on several techniques and scenes in preparation for an audition. I would definitely recommend her for various levels of experience.
She loves the craft and it shows in her teaching. Shes tough but so loving and enthusiastic.
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Gina B.

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About Jessica G.

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Massapequa Park, NY

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Ballet is a classical, technique-heavy style of dance, filled with graceful, flowing movements. Ballet is essential if you are looking to improve your balance and stability, strengthen your general dance technique, or if you're striving for a goal like obtaining your splits or pirouettes.

About Jessica
I am a professionally trained, experienced musical theatre performer from New York. After completing a National Tour with Sesame Street Live, I decided to make the move to Southern California to pursue other aspects of my career, but have since returned to the Big Apple to continue my path to the Broadway stage. Having been in this business for several years, as a performer as well as part of production teams, I have learned a lot about what is expected from performers, how to hold a career in this business, and other tricks of the trade.
I promise to make sure you learn everything you will need to be successful, whether it be for a career choice or just a hobby, and will use the teaching technique that works for you.
I can't wait to meet you!
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About Sarah M.

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Union City, NJ

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I begin training in ballet at age 2. It was what I aspire to do! If you have any interest in ballet then this class is the class for you! This class will go over the basic ballet positions, movies, alignment, and various combinations as well as terminology.

About Sarah
Hello and Welcome!
My name is Sarah and I am honored you have chosen to look at my profile. Finding the right teacher is so important! I always try to make sure that I accommodate what is best for each individual student when I approach teaching. Before we get into my teach methods, let me tell you a bit about myself and my background.
I graduated from Lees-McRae College in May 2017 with a BFA in musical theater and a minor in art and design. I know at a glance it may be overwhelming how many classes I teach. You see, as Musical Theatre Major I had to learn a VAST amount of topics. I studied many forms of dance, took advance makeup courses, vocal training, acting, along with all of the sub categories that go with it; not to mention with my minor in art and design I know my way around with a paint brush/camera/computer. Art, in all form
s are has always been my way of expressing, feeling, and embracing life.
When I had my internship at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre and I had to learn ALL aspects of theatre and I had the pleasure to work with kids every day.

I was training American Sign Language at Northern Virginia Community College back in 2012. In 2015 I studied under an ASL master from Gallaudet University. I have continued to further my knowledge of ASL every day. I was recently the ASL captain at work who helped make sure all signs were done correctly and expressed properly.

My goal is to help you learn what you are craving to know! I try to not charge too high for lessons, I know that this is something that is for fun and is not always a possibility so I try to keep it at a lowish price so that everyone has a chance to learn. I am very flexible to schedules. I am willing to have a regular time or switching it up weekly; I have students who travel for a living so they are always on a different time zone; no matter the obstacle I will make it work for you!
Something that is great to know about me is that I never stop training, pursuing growth and knowledge. I read books in these various fields to learn more and more, take master classes, and train with my own vocal coaches. I think art - on any platform, is a great way to get out of your head, free your mind, and open up yourself. So this can be for professional training, a hobby you always wanted to pursue, or a dream you wanted to chase after.

In my class with you, or you child, I will make an individualized lesson plan that focus around what skills you already have, what skills you aim to improve/gain, and how you learn. I am very familiar with the fact that we are ALL different, which means we will all learn DIFFERENTLY. I am willing to explain something in as many ways as one needs in order to understand. I like to think of my lessons as a “safe place” to explore, have fun, grow, and be okay with making mistakes. We will always start with the basics, understand the core of the craft - for example in singing that would be our vocal anatomy and how it all connects together. I use props to help make the concept more visual and graspable as well as diagrams. This is not something someone will pick up in one lesson, so don’t come in saying “I can’t”, you can, you just have to learn HOW. I will show you the how. Remember, this is a learning process, we must embrace each step of our growth.
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Some background of how I came to do what I do:
I have been working professionally for theatres for five years now; which has had me living in various towns in NC, OH, AR, and traveling nationwide for tours. I have a lot of experience under my belt for my years. I began taking performance classes as young as age 2 when I started ballet, then I began singing in choir in third grade. I started being in awe of sign language when I saw an interpreter working her magic around age ten and I asked my mom for a sign language book. Expanding my knowledge is what I do for fun, so when you pick me you pick someone who is constantly growing and learning more which will ultimately benefit the student.

I teach a variety of classes that, for the most part, circle around the arts! Some of my classes include, but are not limited to: Acting, Child Acting, Improv Audition Prep, Various styles of “Singing” classes, Ear Training, Musical Theatre, Music Performance, Various “Art” classes, Facial Exercises (Which is great for singers, and those who speak a lot day to day to help relieve tension in the face), and more!
For an explanation on each class, I will be recording a video that describes them and posting that on here soon! There is a video trailer of me singing and dancing that is currently available. If you want to know anything more at all please do not hesitate to send me a message and I will respond as quickly as I possibly can!
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Maxwell January 23, 2019
· Voice Acting · Online
Professional, incredibly informative, and motivating! Only issue was the connection, which was completely beyond the instructor’s control.
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Skip Brown December 21, 2018
· Singing · Online
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Mavis Y. December 11, 2018
· Theater Acting · Online
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About Jaime W.

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San Diego, CA
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My deep love of ballet, & especially pointe, is strongly rooted in the fundamentals of ballet conditioning. One of the greatest tools that I utilize, is the ballet barre. Through the work that we do on the barre, you will become a stronger, & more confident dancer, as you will be able to put to use proper technique. Even if you're goal isn't to get into pointe shoes, ankle strength is still extremely important! Through the barre, you WILL gain the strength that's needed for pointe, if desired:)

About Jaime
Hi, my name's Jaime! I've been dancing almost my entire life, & have loved every moment of it! My main focus was always on ballet, but for many years, I also took modern, jazz, and hip-hop classes, & was also a competitive figure skater. I started dancing at age 4, & danced all the way through the first 2 years of college, where I danced with the Ensemble Company. I was originally a dance major, & dancing with the school dance company, until a bad injury forced me to have to give up dancing as a profession, as well as competitive figure skating. To say that this was beyond devastating, would be the biggest understatement of my life! Two years ago, I was introduced to AcroYoga, & taught classes with my first partner. I recently attended the LIFT School of Acrobatics teacher training program, & I'm currently training partner acrobatics, tum
bling, hand balancing, & Russian bar, at the San Diego Circus Center.
I really look forward to meeting you, & sharing my love of all of these areas!
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Jaime W.

Jaime W.

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About Carissa M.

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Sacramento, CA
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I've studied ballet (eventually getting to pointe) on and off for seven years with a number of teachers using different technique standards. If ballet is something you'd like to try, or perhaps you're an actor looking for more movement training, I'd love to teach you! While I could teach up to an intermediate level, I prefer working with beginners one-on-one. Private lessons allows me to take the time to show you the ropes and proper technique without the pressure of a fast-paced classroom environment. This can be especially helpful for those who may be unsure about dancing in front of others or are coming at it past the "typical" ballet age and are yet to find a class that makes them feel at home! I have this problem myself and I am only in my 20's (a lot of ballet classes near me have mainly young teens as students)! So whatever your goals are with ballet, or if it's just something you want to try out, let's talk and make a plan for some training! I also love working with kids on ...

About Carissa
Hi! I'm Carissa, a working actor and playwright, and would love to work with you on your craft! I grew up heavily immersed in the arts from a young age. For Middle School and High School I attended one of the top Performing Arts schools in the State of California, where I was able to take classes such as ballet, tap, jazz, acting, and playwriting daily. After that, I earned a spot in, and graduated from, the BFA Acting program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After taking a year to work professionally in theatre and television, I moved to Ireland to earn my MFA in Playwriting from The Lir Academy (an affiliate school of London's RADA). Teaching has been a big part of my life, from private study to running theatre camps for kids. I'm well versed in the drama school audition trail and would love to help you prepare fo
r this exciting time! I also offer playwriting lessons/critique, and beginner lessons in dance (ballet, jazz, tap). I look forward to hearing from you!
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Clela January 24, 2019
· Ballet · Online
she is very nice,helpful
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Magdalena W. January 11, 2019
· Acting · In home
Carissa is one of the best teachers i ever had!
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Clela November 15, 2018
· Ballet · Online
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About Traci F.

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San Francisco, CA

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I have been a professional ballet dancer for the last 10 years, and have been teaching dance since 2003. I have taught at prestigious schools around the US, and I currently teach at ballet and pointe at The School at Steps. You can expect to learn the correct technique and placement, as well as all of the styling, steps, and flashy moves you can think of!

About Traci
Traci splits time between San Francisco and NYC, and currently dances with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, New Chamber Ballet, and Cello Pointe. Recent projects have included guesting with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens; dancing Merce Cunningham's Inventions, Locale, and Fractions; and in Masks of a Woman by Kristin Draucker. She has performed classical and neoclassical ballets with Neglia Ballet in Buffalo, NY. Originally from Utah, Traci graduated from Brigham Young University with her BA in Dance and minor in Mathematics.

Traci teaches ballet and pointe at The School at Steps, and has guest taught around the United States in Utah, California, Nevada, New Jersey, and Montana. 

Traci also co-founded a ballet workout method in 2016 designed to tone the legs, core, arms, and back while teaching the fundamentals of a ballet barre
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Michael July 25, 2017
· Ballet · In studio
Traci is a fantastic teacher because she is a fantastic dancer. She knows how to guide you whether you are overcoming an injury or trying to take your dancing to the next level. Traci takes ballet seriously but with lots of humor and grace!
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Kristin May 1, 2017
· Ballet · In studio
I reached out to Traci to brush up on my ballet technique when I was preparing for an audition. She is a wonderful teacher! Her corrections are always specific and very helpful. Working with her has really boosted my technique and made me feel more confident walking into dance calls.
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Christin April 23, 2017
· Ballet · In studio
Traci is an eloquent and experienced teacher with a wide variety of ability levels. She is fair and balanced in the classroom and keeps the atmosphere fun while expecting the most of her students.

As a Director of a company and school, I have seen many guest teachers come and go - Traci is a phenomenal teacher.
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About Rebecca W.

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Brooklyn, NY
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As a professional dancer and teacher of ballet, yoga, and the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods, I have a deep knowledge of the physical and expressive potential of the human body.

As a teacher, I work in a way that is focused yet easygoing, approaching each individual student's capability in a healthy way. I have taught students ranging in age from 7 to 75, and love teaching any age.

My ballet classes begin with the foundations of classical ballet, with a focus on the details of technique that allow a student to quickly progress in strength, flexibility, and continue to progress to higher levels and possibilities of movement. As a dancer and teacher, I have found that this strong technical foundation is what allows dancers to find the most freedom and expression as artists.

My other movement classes (yoga, stretch, conditioning, Gyrokinesis) always work in the healthiest way for the body, respecting the student's needs and capabilities each day. We begin with an easy ...

About Rebecca
Hi! I'm Rebecca, a professional ballet and contemporary ballet based in New York. I studied ballet and contemporary dance at the North Carolina School of the Arts and Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. I've danced with Nevada Ballet Theatre, Terra Firma Dance Theatre, Azoth Dance Theatre, Ballet Inc, among other companies and projects in New York. Dance is my life and my passion, and I love to share it with others, on the stage and in the studio. I have been teaching ballet for 5 years, and am currently working with students at Premiere Division, an elite professional training program for ballet dancers.

I learned early on in my career the importance of working in a healthy way that kept me from injury and supported my artistry, one that included cross-training. This led me to yoga and Gyrotonic/Gyrokinesis. I was certified to teach As
htanga Vinyasa yoga in 2008, and then in Gyrotonic in 2011. These modalities have been a source of strength, flexibility, and focus in my body and mind. They've changed my dancing and my life!

Always the curious learner, I also went to Columbia University while dancing in New York, studying part-time while performing. I graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Anthropology in 2016.

I truly love teaching, and hope to get to share the joy of movement with you!

-Rebecca
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Traci May 17, 2018
· Ballet · In studio
Rebecca is a great instructor! She and I have worked together for many years, and have shared students with each other. I always trust her to take over my ballet classes if I need a sub. She is incredibly attentive, great with technique, and a wonderfully thoughtful person! I’d be happy to recommend her strongly as a teacher.
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About KaCee D.

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I began my training at Sveltana Stanova's Baller Academy. Where I gained my love of ballet through the Vaganova Method. I am currently certified in Cecceheti Level 1 & 2.

About KaCee
KaCee is a DFW based dance instructor,performer, and choreographer. She creates dynamic choreography that is inspired by the growth she has seen throughout her journey and the growth she hopes to see in the future.

She began her dance exploration at Svetlana Stanova's Ballet Academy, where she gained her knowledge of the Vaganova Method. This pushed her to pursue more dance training by attending Arlington Heights High school. There she was introduced to many dance styles: jazz, contemporary, modern, and so much more. While dancing in Fort Worth, KaCee attended Dance Connection-FW.

Her time in Fort Worth gave her the opportunity to dance in works by Joy Atkins-Bollinger, Michael Myles, Tiffany Brown-Zebrun, Jackie Druzonavic, and Rachel Wade. She continued her dance education while attending The Universi
ty of Texas at Austin. She is the founder and former director of Bend Bandits , a UT dance organization that focused on bringing dance to under-served communities.

Upon returning to North Texas, she was a company member and soloist for Northwest Dance Company in Fort Worth. She is currently an instructor/choreographer Diane Cole Johnson Dance Studio, with a Bachelor of Science in Dance, Biology, and Anthropology from The University of North Texas.

"She is a powerful,emerging artist seeking to give back and help anyone interested in dance through choreography and her knowledge of injury prevention" -Kelly Kline
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Christina January 20, 2019
· Dance · Online
She really personalized my experience! :)
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Brie January 19, 2019
· Dance Choreography · In studio
KaCee is an excellent choreographer and has a keen eye for developing talent and a great eye for detail. She is outgoing and displays professionalism and cares so much about teaching! She is always so encouraging and most importantly she makes you a better dancer!
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Stephanie January 19, 2019
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
KaCee is a great dance instructor. As someone without an extensive background in dance KaCee was able to meet me where my skillset was and work with me until I was at the level I needed to be. I have worked with KaCee in both Hiphop and a Heels dance class. Her positive energy is such a pleasure to be around. I would recommend KaCee to anyone!
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Amanda has been dancing for over 20 years with 7+ years of experience as a professional ballet dancer and 8+ years of experience instructing and training students (both pre-professional and recreational students). She has performed all over the Tampa Bay Area. Her favorite roles she has performed as include Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Mina in Dracula, and Stepsister in Cinderella. She has also studied and performed in many jazz, contemporary, and modern dance techniques.

Amanda has experience teaching all ages and abilities from ages 2-senior. She has a strong focus on safety and injury prevention. No matter the age, ability, or intent for learning ballet, Amanda feels comfortable in helping any dancer achieve their goals!

About Amanda
I am a former professional ballet dancer with a huge passion for sharing it with others and preserving classical ballet technique. I began dancing at the age of 5 in New York and moved to Florida in 2001. I danced professionally with Tampa Ballet for 7 years before retiring to pursue other career interests. However, I have always loved teaching and have done so for 8+ years.

I graduated from University of South Florida with a degree in Marketing in 2015. While there, I took classes in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz with Andrew Carroll and John Parks.

Since then, I now work full-time in Marketing for a real estate company and teach ballet part-time at 2 local dance studios from students ages 2-senior at all levels of abilities.
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Amanda C.

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About Alicia M.

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A New York native, Alicia is an accomplished classical & contemporary ballerina, modern dancer, and Broadway star. She has been trained by some of the dance worlds legends (ballet Master & legend,David Howard, Finis Jhung, Robert Ivey, Katie Langan, Arthur Mitchell, Pauline Coner, & Milton Meyers. For over 20 years, she has danced, taught, & choreographed for some of the world's top dance companies, & she's been a professor of dance and developed curriculum on the University level that evolved into an official Dance major. Alicia was a guest Master Instructor for the world renown Joffrey Ballet in Los Angeles and a touring guest artist nationally and internationally for various festivals, university programs, and concert dance companies. Additionally, Alicia is a trained expert for well over 20 years in Pilates and Yoga along with Floor Barre, and the Tae Kwon Do. Her personal in depth study and interest in Anatomy, Nutrition, Aikido and Tai Chi Principles, along with working with one

About Alicia
A New York native, I am an accomplished classical and contemporary ballerina, modern dancer, and Broadway star. I have been trained by some of the dance worlds legends such as ballet Master a legend David Howard, Finis Jhung, Robert Ivey, Katie Langan, Arthur Mitchell, Pauline Coner, and Milton Meyers. For over 20 years, I have danced, taught, and choreographed for some of the world's top dance companies, and I am confident that I can help you to achieve your full potential in dance.
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