students can either choose from the russian or italian style of ballet and will learn basic positions and placements of the body, demi barre, adagio, petit allegro, waltz, grand jete, and reverence. students will also learn terminology and work on flexibility, strength, and muscle control.
A native of New York City, my studies in dance include Jazz , Hip Hop, ballet, modern dance, and movement for theater. I have studied dance since the age of 10 at various schools and studios including Choir Academy of Harlem, The College of Staten Island as well as Barry University, and frequents Dance New Amsterdam (DNA studios) and Broadway Dance Center. I currently dance professionally with a Mixed Bag and Co. in NYC and have directed and choreographed award winning dance concerts for Art In Motion Productions in Miami. I have been teaching dance as a choreographer for over 3 years. The focus is on precision and performance. I specialize in technique and pedagogy for all levels of dance as well as movement, staging, and stage presence for dance theater performances. I embrace ...
Hi, and welcome to my profile! I am a Manhattan based, freelance classical violinist and aerialist with a passion for teaching. A west coast transplant, I received my bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where I was a student of Axel Strauss. Two years ago I moved out to New York to pursue my master's of music as a student of Hiroko Yajima at Mannes College, which I completed in 2011. I have over 20 years of ballet and dance training, and have performed professionally with Ballet Idaho and Santa Clara Ballet. Here in NY, I am an active performer and teacher of aerial skills and flexibility training. I have trained in contortion with Jonathan Nosan and Isaac Pena. In my spare time, I like to read, write, and practice aerial arts!
I have taught group, as well as private ballet classes to students ranging from 6-18 years old, as well as to beginner-intermediate level adult students. My focus is on proper alignment, strengthening of the particular muscles required to be able to execute classical ballet repertory, as well as on fluidity of movement and artistic expression. While Ballet is a highly stylized and physically demanding dance technique, I encourage my students to express themselves from a place of joy and love for the art form.
I'm a professional dancer and I have trained in a variety of dance techniques since the age of six. Throughout my dance career I have become aware of the importance of cross-training for optimal conditioning of the body for the purpose of injury prevention. I'm a certified Pilates instructor and I have more than seven years of experience as a Private Fitness Consultant, customizing my workout to the specific needs, goals and abilities of each individual client. I created Pilates Fitness Fusion, which integrates elements from my years of dance, as well as from Yoga, Zena Rommett’s Floor Barre, Feldenkrais, Pilates and Gyrokinesis. I also draw from the fluid forms of Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Alexander Technique. The result is an incredibly diverse and specialized fitness program. Pilates
Currently on the faculty for multiple dance schools and programs. Teresa has taught, performed, and choreographed extensively on both coasts and internationally. Detailed dance resume available upon request.
Teresa Anne V., originally from Boulder, Colorado, began her stage career as a classical ballerina, training and performing with such notable companies as The Joffrey Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy (Dance) and University of Utah (BFA- Theatre), Teresa has gone on to craft a dense and eclectic resume on both coasts and internationally as an Actress and as a Dancer/Choreographer (classical & contemporary works, Argentine Tango, musical theatre). Teresa’s film credits include screen time with academy award winning actor, Sean Penn in “The Assassination of Richard Nixon,” leading roles in independent film gems such as “Life at Bay”, “The Hideout”, and “Seven Fallen Objects.”, and stars in nationally running commercials for Dyson Vacuums and Animal ...
I have been teaching Ballet in New York City for over 5 years. When taking a private ballet lesson I will assess your technical level and help you understand what your strengths and weaknesses are. In a supportive way I will help to get rid of bad habits in ballet, increase flexibility, refine rhythmic understanding to acquire clarity in your ballet technique.
I will cater private lessons for beginning ballet students to professional dancers.
I have been a dance teacher in New York for 8 years, while maintaining a professional dance career. I am currently dancing with the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company and on faculty teaching at the Paul Taylor School. I have taught Master Classes and Intensive Workshops in the Paul Taylor style throughout the nation. I have also taught Vaganova Ballet at the Joffrey Ballet School. I have taught in numerous public schools through teaching residencies with Rioult Dance and Education In Dance. I believe those experiences have taught me how to assess individuals quickly and provide clear feedback in a positive and supportive way. My teaching style is energetic and focused on the personal experience each dancer is having while giving direct and clear feedback. My goal is to help students ...
Teaching for seven years, but with 27 years of professional dance experience before that. Balanchine style, ballet technique, pointe & variations. Posture, carriage, proper muscle use in order to achieve certain lines or steps. Musicality and emphasis on timing or "playing" with the music.
Can help with setting up pointe shoes, ribbon/elastic placement, proper breaking in of shoes.
Dance fitness includes extra strength building techniques using Barre Method & Pilates style core building exercises.
I am a former Principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet. I have taught for the last eight years - technique, pointe, and variations class to kids and teens, and run rehearsals for upcoming performances. A year ago, I went through training in one of the Barre Method classes and worked with adults in a more fitness related category for two months before moving to New York. I am a strong believer in health, wellness and good diet in order to stay in your peak condition for dance. As a dancer, I always had to work to keep more muscle on my body so I'm particularly concerned with not only how to train for dance but to build strength as well to enhance performance and prevent injuries.
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