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Gina B.

New York, NY

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.

About Gina

(For the summer I will be in New York City and happy to take on students until early August. After that I will only be available to east coast students via Skype or intermittent)

I graduated from Juilliard in dance and pursued modern dance and all sorts of theatre including musicals and music theatre and performing arts. I have 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.

*** Lesson Details ***
With beginning students I am very laid back and patient and believe strongly that in the pla
y 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 an advanced capacity to take students along all the way to professional and beyond. I am a member of the Actors Studio, the performing unions and studied since childhood at ACT and then all over the world including The National in London. In Singing and Piano I can be valuable to the beginning level and will want to send them to another teacher as they progress beyond my ability. In 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 Swing and Tango and can teach that in the beginning levels. I can also teach Ballet and a few forms of Modern Dance.

*** Studio Equipment ***

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

*** Specialties ***
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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Triplets May 18, 2015
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Excellent introductory lesson. Established a good relationship with the Triplets. Made everything fun and friendly.
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Monica P. April 17, 2014
Dance
Verified Student
Beyond expectations

From our first phone call, Gina became invested in my dance journey. From modern dance, to ballet and contemporary, Gina has guided me into a new world of performance and dance. Outside of our scheduled lessons, we are loosely collaborating on a creative project - something I thought was years away until I met Gina. She taught me tactical dance fundamentals while also helping me navigate the dance and theater scene in NYC. (with which she is very connected) The best thing for me was her flexibility with the learning process. She encourages everyone to make their own journey, never forcing too much structure but always being reliable. I look forward to continuing this journey. Thank you!
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Talia S. December 2, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Gina provides a safe, constructive, playful, supportive, and judgement-free environment to explore and improve in.

I have been taking singing lessons with Gina for several months now. I have always been extremely self conscious of my voice but it's something I've always wanted to conquer. Gina has done a really nice job providing a safe, constructive, playful, supportive, and judgement-free environment to explore and improve in. I always appreciate how flexible she is with scheduling, as my hours are sometimes hard to predict. I really look forward to our time together. It's very therapeutic.
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Gina B.

Gina B.

New York, NY 10009
(3)
starting at
$60 / 45-min
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Michelle A.

New York, NY

I teach absolute beginners, children, and pre-professional dancers. I welcome students who have never stepped foot into a dance studio before and just want to have fun. I assure you, if I can have my rowdy three year old students leaping across the floor with grace I can teach you how to move!

About michelle

Hello Students!
My name is Michelle and I have been dancing since I was seven years old! I was one of two graduates to earn my Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance/Dance Pedagogy from Columbia College Chicago in 2011. I have since moved back to New York City where I dance for a professional modern dance company in downtown Manhattan. When I am not teaching class, I am busy being a student of my own all over New York City at prestigious studios such as Steps on Broadway, Gibney Dance Center and Broadway Dance Center. It is here where I take daily classes with the country's greatest dance teachers/ch
oreographers to continue my never ending training in dance techniques and developments.

As a working professional dancer, I understand the rigor that it takes to achieve your goals and I work with my students one on one to achieve them! I have had the honor of training with the greatest dancers in the business to help me achieve my goals such as David Dorfman, Joe Goode, Alexandra Beller, Kendra Portier, and Oliver Steele.

Dancing and teaching dance are my greatest passions in life and I want to share them with students of all ages from 18 months to 100 years old!

Thank you for visiting my profile and I hope to teach you soon!
Michelle

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you are stepping into a dance studio for the first time or preparing for a stressful audition I will help you achieve those goals and with a smile the entire time!

I believe it is important to build a relationship between teacher and student or parent, teacher and student to develop a curriculum that best benefits you or your child. Each lesson is specially designed to achieve your personal goals in whatever style of dance you decide!

Come dance with me and we can fulfill those life long dreams of learning to dance and work towards a healthy and happy life!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I am happy to rent a professional studio space for you to enhance your private dance lesson. A studio space will provide us with ample room and proper flooring that is designed to dance on as well as mirrors to help you learn. These professional studios are scarce and must be booked well in advance. There also will be an increase in lesson price for these lessons to cover cost of the studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I come fully equipped with portable, wireless speakers and an iPod. I'm also happy to take music request or happy to use your iPod/iPhone as well!

*** Specialties ***
Modern, Jazz, Ballet
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Rachele R. March 3, 2014
Dance
Talented and passionate teacher

Michelle is the total package when looking for a dance teacher. Not only does she have a passion for dance and passing this on to her students. She is extremely professional. Her years of experience and study are evident in the way she approaches teaching. Michelle knows how the body works, and is able to explain things in a way that make sense to her students. I always have fun working with Michelle. She is a constant motivator. I feel like a more confident dancer having worked with Michelle. It truly is a gift.
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Debby M. February 26, 2014
Dance
Talented, knowledgeable, friendly

Michelle is a fabulous dance teacher. She is always enthusiastic, passionate and approachable. A delight to work with, she will make you feel comfortable regardless of your skill level. Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed!
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Jaclyn B. February 26, 2014
Dance
Amazing!

I have been dancing with Michelle for over 10 years. Michelle is professional and talented and just really awesome! If you want to take class from someone who will take the time to make sure you do your best, take from Michelle!
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Michelle A.

Michelle A.

New York, NY 10075
(5)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Stephen H.

New York, NY

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.

About Stephen

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 raw talent and new comers with as much respect as advanced level dancers. It's all about passion, talent, and commitment.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will be both entertaining and challenging. Each lesson will be energetic from start to end and will be tailored to meet your needs and match your pace. Rest assured students will walk away from every lesson with new dance history knowledge as well as improvements in dance. The private lessons can prepare you for auditions, performances, and special events, or simply increase your strength and enthusiasm for dance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
none. lessons will be private lessons on site.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring music, speakers, and sometimes worksheets. I can work in any open space in your home.

*** Specialties ***
contemporary, lyrical, Modern.
Jazz, Broadway, hip hop, Caribbean.
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Stephen H.

Stephen H.

New York, NY 10039
starting at
$50 / 30-min
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Lara M.

New York, NY

About Lara

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 perfo
rmer 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!

*** Lesson Details ***
I have 10 years of teaching experience, with students of all ages and abilities. In all lessons, my teaching philosophy focuses on a balance of strong technique and individual expression. My teaching style is structured, yet creative, adapting my teaching for each student.

For flexibility, dance, and stretching lessons, I tailor training to students' existing abilities, pushing them just beyond their comfort zone to help establish steady progress. Skills are taught not only to achieve progress, but also to encourage self-teaching and injury prevention.

For music, each lesson blends all elements of violin playing, building on previous learning, and establishing goals for the next lesson. I like to provide my students with skills and techniques that they can use in their own practice to help teach themselves, accelerating overall progress. Whatever your goals in music might be, I'd love to help you reach, and exceed them!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide no equipment. I expect the students to have their own equipment.

*** Specialties ***
Classically trained in dance in music. Additional training in contortion and aerial skills.
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Naiqiangfan March 6, 2014
Excellent violin teacher

Lara is an excellent violin teacher I ever met. She is very patient and really know your needs. She can help you overcome the hard points easily.
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SolomonD March 6, 2014
Could not ask for more!

Lara is a very personable and engaging instructor but always professional. We have had her instructing our daughter for over a year now. Lara has always been able identify and meet our daughter where ever she is. With a 5-6 year old child that is not an easy task to accomplish but she makes it look easy and natural! We are extremely happy with how our daughter is progressing with Lara.
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Naiqiang F. May 3, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
great teacher

She is excellent violin teacher and is very patient to my 7 years old daughter.
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Lara M.

Lara M.

New York, NY 10025
(4)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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lisa B.

New York, NY

You can expect to experience unique lessons that will improve your technique tremendously, and also improve your connection to the heart and soul of artistic movement. You'll be reminded of why you love to dance,and you will also have fun while learning. My methodology is completely different, and it works.

About lisa

I will work day and night to help you achieve your dancing goals. My philosophy is this - " Anyone can dance, Anyone. " I am dedicated, creative, and believe that your lessons should be fun and enlightening. You'll be surprised by all that you can do.
Also my fees are reasonable because I believe financial situations shouldn't determine a person's ability to experience artistic pursuits. Besides, currently my " day job " feeds the bills, while teaching dance feeds my heart.
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Lisa L. June 29, 2015
Dance · In home
Verified Student
Lisa is terrific..she makes you feel relaxed and convinces you that you can actually dance..
She is alot of fun and made our wedding dance fabulous!!!
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James Steinberg K. June 11, 2015
Ballroom Dance · In home
Verified Student
Lisa is absolutely amazing! My husband and I contacted her just over a week before our wedding, hoping that she could teach us a dance. Neither of us has any dancing background. In just a few days, Lisa choreographed and taught us a dance that wowed our families and friends. Not only is she a fantastic teacher, she is also a wonderful person. She is incredibly responsive and flexible and went above and beyond any of our expectations in making sure that we felt comfortable and prepared. She is kind, patient, thoughtful and brilliant. We can't recommend her enough!

O&J
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lisa B. January 8, 2015
Dance
My wife and I always wait until the last minute to do something. We're natural procrastinators but not natural dancers. We hired Lisa two weeks before our wedding to choreograph and teach us a first dance. After only three lessons we had a first dance that everyone loved. It was original and she created a dance that utilized and highlighted our best capabilities. Also Lisa makes you feel very comfortable and confident even when you're starting out with two left feet.

Fabe and Shirley
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lisa B.

lisa B.

New York, NY 10028
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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