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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!
Whether you are stepping into a dance studio for the first time or preparing for a stressful audition/performance I will help you achieve your goals-- and with a smile the entire time!

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 Teaching from Columbia College Chicago in 2011.

I have worked throughout NYC the past 5 years as a professional modern dancer and dance teacher, at NYC's most prestigious institutions. My classes range anywhere from intro to ballet to creative
movement. And with my strong classical training I'm sure to help with your turns and jumps! BUT do not fear... for my absolute beginners- If I can get a classroom of two year olds to move in the same direction I promise to be able to help you!

I currently work for American Ballet Theatre in development, where I help make all other dancer's dreams come true. When I am not teaching/tutoring/working at ABT, I am busy being a student of my own all over New York City. I love taking class at studios such as Steps on Broadway, Gina Gibney Dance Center, Peridance and Broadway Dance Center. It is here where I trained with the country's greatest dance teachers/choreographers to continue my never ending training in dance techniques and developments.

As a professional dancer, I understand the rigor that it takes to achieve your goals- That's why 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 10009
(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 at various schools and studios including Ailey, Dance Theater of Harlem, The College of Staten Island as well as Barry University, and frequents Gibney, Peridance Capezio, and Broadway Dance Center. I currently dance professionally with a Mixed Bag and Co. in NYC and have directed and choreographed dance concerts for Art In Motion Productions in Miami, FL, the Choreojoey Project in NYC, and Bees & Butterflies Performing Arts.

I have been teaching da
nce as a choreographer for over 5 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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Barbara M. June 19, 2016
Dance · In home
Verified Student
Stephen has been giving our teenager daughter weekly lessons in "J-pop" dancing. Even though his background does not include this particular style, he has done a great job of staying ahead of our daughter, and-even more importantly-encouraging and motivating her to keep at it. (Since dancing is one of the few exercises she will do willingly, this is key!) She looks forward to the weekly lesson and so do we.
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Savananh February 22, 2016
Improv Acting · In home
Verified Student
Savannah was very happy with her session. She feels it will help her with her confidence.
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Stephen H.

Stephen H.

New York, NY 10039
(2)
starting at
$65 / 45-min
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Amanda S.

New York, NY

I have been teaching Ballet in New York City for over 6 years, at various studios including the Joffrey Ballet School. 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 improve ballet technique, increase flexibility, refine rhythmic understanding to acquire clarity in your ballet training.
I will cater private lessons for beginning ballet students to professional dancers. My style is very supportive and direct. I believe that to improve as a dancer you need personal feedback and hard work. I am very passionate about sharing what I know to help other dancers reach their goals.

About Amanda

I am currently dancing with the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company and on faculty teaching at the Paul Taylor School. While maintaining a professional dance career in New York City, I have been passionate about teaching dance for the past 9 years.

I have taught Master Classes and Intensive Workshops in the Paul Taylor style throughout the nation, as well as teaching Vaganova Ballet at the Joffrey Ballet School. I have taught in numerous public schools through teaching residencies with Rioult Dance Company and Education In Dance. I believe these 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 reach their artistic potential in their dancing by helping to combine technique with lyricism, rhythmic dynamics and emotive qualities.

Private lessons can be catered toward each individual. Either for an upcoming audition, feedback on solo or ensemble choreography, to help personalize technical corrections and to help push technique to a higher level, or for non dancers to help understand movement and feel comfortable in a beginning class.
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Janel April 23, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor who works at your level while improving technique
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Amanda S.

Amanda S.

New York, NY 10002
(1)
starting at
$85 / 45-min
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Sara P.

Brooklyn, NY

With an emphasis on strong foundations and musicality I would love to help anyone become a more well rounded dancer.

Whether you're just starting out or want to polish a few problem areas I'm here to help!

About Sara

Hello! I'm Sara!

I started dancing at the age of 3. I am well versed in Ballet, Modern and Jazz. I attended Joffrey San Antonio (2004) and Paul Taylor New York (2010) intensives.

While in high school I taught Ballet, Jazz, Pre-Pointe and Pointe classes to dancers age 3-14.

In 2011 I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Pedagogy (which is the art or science of teaching).

Since moving to NYC 5 years ago I have been focused on performing with such dance companies as Exit 12 Dance Company (2011-2012) and Community Dance Project (2013-2014).
While not dancing with specific companies I have choreographed and danced in two music videos.

I can't express my love for teaching enough! To know that I could help spark the passion of dance in a young person is extremely inspiring.
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Naomi S. November 21, 2016
Dance · In home
Verified Student
Had such a great first class with Sara. I am so excited for more! She is very sweet and enthusiastic!
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Lilian Z. November 13, 2016
Ballet · In home
Verified Student
Sara is amazing, gorgeous and professional. Definitely the best choice!
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Priya R. October 7, 2016
Ballet · In home
Verified Student
Great experience
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Sara P.

Sara P.

Brooklyn, NY 11237
(8)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Gracie H.

Brooklyn, NY

My goal in classes is to create a fun, positive atmosphere and pass on the love I have found for this beautiful art form. I put a strong emphasis on teaching clean, pure technique from the start of class. I believe that only once that is developed, students have the freedom to really dance and move from a place of stability and core strength. This provides a dancer with the freedom to push past their own boundaries and enjoy the movement quality, and this is my goal for each of my students!

About Gracie

Hello! My name is Gracie Huber, and I am a professional ballet dancer and teacher in the city. I have had over 6 years of teaching experience. I have been dancing from the age of 6, and am currently dancing with Ballet Next, with previous experience dancing professionally with Grand Rapids Ballet.

I am very passionate about passing on my love for dance, and know that it can bring joy to many people - people of all different backgrounds. I have lots of experience teaching in many different environments, ranging from young children with no prior experience, to company class with Ballet Next.
My goal when teaching is to create a positive, fun environment, so that dancers feel free to go outside of their comfort zone and grow. I bring joy and energy to a class, and would love to get to know you and help you discover a love for dance!
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nechama November 15, 2016
Ballet · In home
Verified Student
Gracie is an exceptional ballet teacher. Her instructions are delivered with ultimate patience and her explanations on how to execute steps with technique is crystal clear. She is extremely encouraging and knows how to motivate her students. In addition, she is able to listen and attend to her students needs if special attention is required due to an injury etc. Gracie is able to analyze why a student is having difficulty with execution and is then able to instruct on how to fix the problem by breaking it down into small attainable steps. Gracie is a real pleasure and so much fun to work with!
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Tiffany July 23, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Gracie is a wonderful ballet teacher! She knows how to mold her class to the specific needs of different students and dancers, whether at a beginning level or at an advanced/professional level. She gives a very thoughtful and challenging class that progresses at a nice pace, and she takes time to work with students through every combination, paying great attention to detail. Aside from her teaching a very good ballet class, one of the most special things about Gracie is her positive attitude about teaching and inspiring others, her always pleasant and cheerful demeanor, and her ability to be totally patient and calm while simultaneously maintaining students' discipline and enforcing the rigorous demands of ballet technique and training. I very highly recommend this ballet teacher.
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Lara July 12, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Gracie is an excellent teacher. She has the eye for detail, the heart for kids and a gentle yet confident way in running her class. Gracie has clean and solid ballet technique and has a gift to be able to explain and share with her students how to achieve specific steps. If you are looking for an inspirational teacher for your young dancer Gracie is a perfect fit! Not only will you have an exceptional teacher you will find a genuinely caring and kind mentor for your student!
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Gracie H.

Gracie H.

Brooklyn, NY 11217
(3)
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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