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Gina B.

New York, NY

How to move around like a hungry for space dancer. My teachers used to tell me to Eat Up Space. We will learn how to make our own dances. Vocabulary and Improv, Dynamic, Structure and Form. Finding what it means to write a story or poem with your body's movement, the space it is inhabiting and of course, idea.

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.

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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.

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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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Steven K.

New York, NY

Kick your face, land those double pirouettes, and have some ballet meets jazz/musical theatre FUN with me! With a primary focus on classical ballet technique, we move from basic barre exercises, to the center for some more jazz-y warm ups, then go FULL OUT into some musical theatre combos. #work!

About Steven

Hey guys! I have a passion for Musical Theatre and all that comes with the wonderful art form--acting, singing, dancing, and doing all three at the same time :). I'™m here to meet my students where they're at and help them grow from there.
I have a knack for getting my students to tell their stories in a strong, direct way. I focus on using the words the lyricist or playwright has given achieve the character'™s objective (and consequently, grip the audience's attention). However, that'™s all the delicious whipped cream and frosting at the top of the cake. In order to create an arc in
a song, a character with an objective, and a human being fighting for something, we need to get in touch with the instruments we are using: our voice, our body, and our mind.
Focusing our mind on presence is the key to accessing an open body. Without presence, we aren't in our bodies. Our minds race, the inner critic judges, and we can go through a whole lesson (or performance!) without actually having witnessed our creative expression. Once we can focus our mind, we begin focusing our body. We make choices, or in most cases, our bodies make the choices for us, while we sit back and allow the expression to develop organically. In order to access presence, I use exercises borrowed from a number of body, mind, and voice techniques: meditation, yoga, and being a goof ball.
Then we can start with the voice. I love helping students find new sounds, range, and texture to their voices. To do this, I use basic exercises that emphasize a number of skills we need to hone: open vowels, forward/nasal placement, palatal alignment, and using the lighter mechanism of our voice we so often want to ignore. Once our body, voice, and mind are aligned, we are ready to tackle the song, scene, monologue, or dance combination we are working on in our lesson.
Let's do it!
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Pearson M. April 12, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Terrific. Very patient. Highly recommend!
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Samantha February 26, 2016
Music Performance · In home
Verified Student
Fun, nice guy!
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manuel N. October 29, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
Verified Student
He is amazing because he teach me everything he knows about music.
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Steven K.

Steven K.

New York, NY 10023
(6)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Amanda S.

New York, NY

I will cater to what each individual needs, working with dance material you already know teach you choreography to achieve the following:

-provide personalized feedback to help improve technical and artistic growth.

- give tools to improve and deepen your understanding of technique

- explain how to connect your expressiveness with your technique

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 10023
(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
$80 / 45-min
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Da-Rell T.

Brooklyn, NY

I have been teaching dance for over 15 years, ever since starting dance clubs in high school. I learned I loved teaching and I loved to learn from others.
My goals as a teacher is~~~
~To cultivate my students' talents, strengths, and abilities in as little as one training session.
~To raise my students confidence in skills they didn't know they already possessed.
~To open the students mind on ways of thinking about rhythm and movement that can have physical results.
~To pass on knowledge

About Da-Rell

I am a hip-hop/house/contemporary dancer with professional training, a bachelor's degree in dance and choreo, and a passion for taking my students to the next level. Ive lived in many cities and always learned each city's dance styles.
I can teach: popping, locking, waving, tutting, liquid, sliding, house, footwork, breakdancing, acrobatics, choreography, improvisation, and theatrical.
I can help you build your own style. A style that specifically pertains to you. I'll show you how to incorporate concepts, themes, and ideas, to tell a story, or to just express yourself through movement and r
hythm.
I love teaching, and I love that look in a persons face after they get something that was tough. I love helping them understand what they could do differently to yield different results.
If you want to learn hip hop, house, or fusion- I am a very patient yet motivating teacher. I can be strict at times, but only when needed ;-)
My goal is to foster artistic growth and to help you surprise yourself!
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Danna S. May 22, 2016
Dance · In home
Verified Student
Da-Rell is great. He helps build confidence with children/kids.He is getting to know the person and works accordingly.Through his method ,he made my son feel very safe and friendly first so they can move on to dance moves. He is super sweet and i highly reccomend him! hopefully we will be able to dance like him very soon! :)
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Jay K. May 21, 2016
Dance · In home
Verified Student
Da-Rell did a great job teaching me how to dance in advance of a family wedding. I already had an instructor for ballroom dances, but needed someone to loosen me up for the club (rock, pop, hip-hop) dancing which represented a large part of the repertoire of the band's program at the wedding. After 5 hours of lessons I felt confident both using the moves that DaRell had taught me as well as even inventing some of my own along the way. DaRell did a great job on a difficult assignment, outside of the normal repertoire of most dance lessons.
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Hananel B. May 11, 2015
Hip Hop Dance · In home
Verified Student
Da Rell was very professional
We went over some dance moves and he had the ability to recognise my dance style , as oppose to just teaching me mechanically
I wanna thank Da Rell for the classes and recommend him as a dance instructor and choreographer
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Da-Rell T.

Da-Rell T.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
(3)
starting at
$75 / 60-min

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