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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

It's May of 2016!!!
I've just earned an MFA in Dance and Theater Studies from Mills College in Oakland, California. That will add to my BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School and my other pedigrees!! .
I'm in my home city of New York City.

I graduated from Juilliard in dance and pursued modern dance and all sorts of theatre, dance/theater, music/theater, experimental, modern and classical theater, post modern and modern dance. 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.

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With beginning students in acting 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 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 Tango and other ballroom forms and can teach the beginning levels as well as help choreograph for weddings or events. Of course I can also teach Ballet and a many forms of Modern Dance.
In Visual Arts I can teach Abstract Painting, Installation and Performance Art. I have taught children and adults and have a way of bringing the body's expression into the act of making visual art that I and my students find very successful.

*** Studio Equipment ***
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.

*** 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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Anaya P. May 19, 2016
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
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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Mitul May 19, 2016
Acting · In studio
I have had the opportunity to learn acting with Gina and it has been great so far. When I signed up for the lessons, I signed up with Gina because of her credentials as I never had an encounter with her. From my first class itself she has taught me a lot about acting specially stage acting and that too with great enthusiasm. I now feel like pursuing it further. She is quite knowledgeable specially in her field and every moment that you are in the class with her, you are learning something new. I would highly recommend her, doesn't matter if you are just getting into the field or trying to set your advanced level stage, her talents will teach you something new that would take you to the next level. I hope you can take advantage of learning from a Great Artist like Gina.
P.S. She is a great Dancer and a great Musician.

Good Luck!
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Miya P. August 9, 2015
Dance · In home
Verified Student
Gina is amazingly dedicated, both to the material she teaches and to her students. She's knowledgeable and encouraging. I engaged her to teach ballet to me and a friend who was trying to use dance to work through some body issues. Gina navigated a tricky situation - two students at different levels, one with psychological barriers - beautifully, and we both learned loads. Definitely get her to teach you things!
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Gina B.

Gina B.

New York, NY 10009
(6)
starting at
$70 / 45-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.

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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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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
(1)
starting at
$65 / 45-min
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Alida M.

New York, NY

Ballet

About Alida

BA from UCLA in Musical Theatre, professional ballet dancer, and musical theatre dancer/singer/actor, over 13 years teaching ballet, jazz, lyrical, and theatre dance. High level training for students ages 8-adults.
Lessons will start with a solid warm-up, and will continue on with what you and I decide needs the most attention. Each lesson is custom tailored to your needs to help you get the most value for your time. We can also film you if you need to make a demo of yourself for a reel, or school application.

*** Specialties ***
Ballet, Pointe, Placement, Variations, Jazz Technique, Tur
ns, Jumps
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Erica B. January 20, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Verified Student
Alida was fantastic! She made me feel completely comfortable and took everything step by step. She focused on strengthening my weaknesses by showing me new stretches and techniques every lesson. Alida truly is an amazing teacher. Even though I've only worked with her for five days, Alida has made my technique and main focus. It was the best and I plan (and hope) to work with her again and again!
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Samantha November 28, 2015
Theatrical Dance · In studio
Alida is one of the best, most caring dance teachers I've ever had. In just a few short lessons she taught me to really believe in myself, boosted my confidence and taught me technique and important combinations for important upcoming auditions. She is very patient and really catered to my needs. She doesn't ever waste any time and I always leave a lesson feeling good and really feeling like I'm getting my moneys worth. Very thankful I found her and would recommend anyone take lessons with her.
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Min F. January 22, 2014
Jazz Dancing
Verified Student
I rate her tops.

Alida is a very good teacher. Never once did she come late. She has great manners and great teaching techniques. She breaks down steps n make them easier to learn so I do not get frustrated and bored. Since I'm someone who never danced jazz before she was exactly what I needed. she quickly grasped what I could or could not do n was most patient. I rate her tops.
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Alida M.

Alida M.

New York, NY 10001
(3)
starting at
$75 / 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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Giorgia B.

New York, NY

I am an ABT® Certified Teacher to teach Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum.

I have been teaching dance for the past 8 years and I am currently maintaining an active performance career.

I love helping my students becoming the best dancers they can be by working on refining their technique and letting their personality shine through their movement.

I will be happy to book a dance studio for a better learning experience.

About Giorgia

I am an established professional dancer based in NYC and I enjoy sharing my love for dance through my teaching.

I am an ABT® Certified Teacher to teach Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum.

In my 8 years long teaching experience I have had the pleasure to help students become professional dancers and perform in prestigious events such as the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting, the Mariah Carey "All I want for Christmas is you" show and Brooklyn Nets Kids.
Other alumni were awarded Miss Dance of the United States Prize and were accepte
d into distinguished schools such as the Ailey/Fordham Program, Rutgers University, The Mark Twain School for the Gifted and the Talented, The Ailey School, High Tech High School and LaGuardia High School.

I currently teach company class for Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance and I am a teaching artist for the Rebecca Kelly Ballet Onstage program.

I have danced professionally at The Metropolitan Opera, Armitage Gone! Dance, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance to name a few.
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Edyta and Marta May 24, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Georgia is a perfect teacher.She really cares about every detail and she gives corrections all the time throughout the lesson.She is also very knowledgeable and patient and that makes the lesson even more pleasant.Definitely recommend her for people who really want to learn ballet step by step and have good fundament.
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Noelle S. April 8, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Verified Student
I quit ballet when I was seven years old—a decision I very much regret till this day; therefore, I decided to pick it up again. Giorgia is the best teacher I could have chosen.

Since I did not practice ballet for a while, it takes me some time to remember all the basics, which can get frustrating, but Giorgia makes me feel comfortable—she is patient and nonjudgmental.

Moreover, she is sweet, dedicated, encouraging, incredibly skilled and enthusiastic when it comes to teaching different skills (which in turn keeps you excited about learning new skills as well). She breaks down every movement very carefully and clearly, and step by step, she perfects your pose.

The classes go by really fast—unfortunately, because I truly enjoy them so much! I will definitely keep taking classes with Giorgia to keep improving and would wholeheartedly recommend her as a ballet teacher to everyone!
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Mira February 29, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Giorgia is very clear in the way she demonstrates and explains the movements and timing of her combinations. I like her class because it is detailed and challenging but also lyrical and fun.
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Giorgia B.

Giorgia B.

New York, NY 10012
(6)
starting at
$70 / 45-min

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