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!
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/choreographers 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 ...
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 received my MFA in Dance Choreography and Performance from Smith College in 2012 and my BA in Dance and English Literature from Connecticut College in 2009, where I worked deeply with renowned dance artists David Dorfman, Heidi Henderson, Adele Myers, Jeremy Nelson, Lisa Race, and Nicholas Leichter. In 2007, I traveled to Sydney, Australia, where I performed for Sue Healey, an influential Australian choreographer. Post-graduation, I was invited to perform for Wally Cardona at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut. In my time at Smith College, I had the opportunity of teaching undergraduate dance classes ranging from beginner to advanced modern and jazz techniques at both Smith and Amherst College. In addition, I was a guest instructor at the ...
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 ...
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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