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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

(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 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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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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Rebecca L.

Astoria, NY

About Rebecca

I have taught private voice, piano lessons and acting for over 10 years in Miami, Minneapolis and NYC. I have also taught group intermediate ballet and have worked professionally as a singer/actress for the past ten years. My professional experience consists of various opera and theater companies both domestically and internationally. As a classically trained dancer, I also have a thorough knowledge of anatomy and how the body works to best support the actor or singer.
My formal biography is listed below:

Rebecca received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance after a very
successful tw
o years at the New England Conservatory of Music. Rebecca was cast in
leading roles in every main-stage opera offered and was also chosen
among two students to represent New England Conservatory for the Marilyn Horne Foundation
competition her very first year.

Rebecca has performed for several companies both domestic and abroad, including the Florida Grand Opera, Opera festival di Roma, American Austrian Mozart Academy, Oberlin in Italy, the Minnesota Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera North, and the Chicago Opera Theater. Select operatic roles include the title role in Bizet’s Le Tragédie de Carmen, “Dinah” in Trouble in Tahiti, “Despina” in Cosi Fan Tutte, the "Widow" in The Boor, “Rosa Gonzales" in Summer and Smoke, "Clori" in L'Egisto, and “Marcellina” in Le Nozze di Figaro. Distinctions include merit vocal and dance scholarships from St. Olaf College, American Musical and Dramatic Academy and New England Conservatory for a Master of Music in Vocal Performance. Rebecca is also a two-time scholarship winner from the Society of Singers.

A native of Seattle, Washington, Rebecca owes much of her captivating stage presence
to her extensive training in classical ballet, and made her professional debut in the Pacific
Northwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the age of nine. Rebecca has also studied ballet, tap,
jazz, and musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy
in New York City, and at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota from which she also
holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

As a versatile actress, Rebecca recently made her professional theatre debut at the
American Repertory Theatre of Cambridge, as “Simonetta,” a classically sung and spoken
role, in the world premiere of Stephen Greenblatt and Charles Mee’s Cardenio.

*** Lesson Details ***
It’s all about you!

I structure the lesson to fit your needs, whether you are looking to
sing professionally or just want to impress your friends! I love
teaching private lessons because I get to know the student individually and his/her best learning style. I will design the lesson to fit YOU and make the best use of your time!
I am passionate about the performing arts, so I love teaching and sharing what I have learned with others. I get excited when I see my students improve and love to have fun. I believe an encouraging environment is where most students excel. But, I also have the technical knowledge and experience to really push you if you ask!

WHAT I TEACH:
Beginning Piano (children + Adults)
Opera
Musical Theater/show tunes (Belt and legit voice types)
Art Song (expertise in French, Italian, and German diction. I also speak a little of each)
Oratorio
Acting for the stage
Ballet
Audition techniques (There’s a lot going on in those five minutes to get the job!)

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
•A thorough knowledge of repertoire, voice and acting techniques and the vocal pedagogy and reference tools to back it up! I will show you pictures and demonstrate etc.
•Enthusiasm and a positive attitude for teaching
•Professionalism
•Fun astmosphere for kids!

I can't wait to meet you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with piano and seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard at my home, but I prefer to teach at Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Ave.

*** Specialties ***
Most of my expertise lie in ballet, opera and musical theater.
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Rayna July 21, 2015
Opera Voice · Online
I have greatly enjoyed having Rebecca as my teacher. She was very dedicated to helping me improve and genuinely cared about my success. Her breathing techniques were the best I have ever seen. She has also helped display my strengths and add to my love of singing. Her flexibility was also very helpful.
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lucia P. May 20, 2013
Opera Voice
Rebecca Luttio is an amazing voice teacher

Rebecca is an Incredible person to study voice with, She has and inspiringly beautiful sound, and she's really friendly, upbeat, positive, and always enthusiastic about what were doing. Every time I don't understand something, she finds a new way to explain it, and seems to have an infinite amount of patients. I feel like what has changed the most since I began taking lessons with Rebecca, Is the physical training that comes with singing opera, as well as learning how to use your air and broadening your range, which would have never crossed my mind before. I really like that she is a student as well as a teacher and comes to every lesson with new Ideas. For me the couple years we have worked together so far have really changed the way I sing with my whole body, I would recommend her to anyone who really loves to sing.
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Rebecca L.

Rebecca L.

New York, NY 10018
(2)
starting at
$50 / 30-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 help my students grow, just like my teachers have helped me.
I love helping students activate their songs, monologues, and scenes in ways they never thought possible. 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. And it can only develop organically when we are fully present. In order to become present, I use exercises borrowed from a number of body, mind, and voice techniques: meditation, yoga, and Fitzmaurice work, mainly.
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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DebbieR March 6, 2014
Great Voice Teacher

I had a singing lesson with Steven last week and it was great! I was having vocal difficulties with a song, which prevented me from expressing the emotion the song needed. Steven listened to me sing, he identified the problem and we immediately embarked on vocal exercises that unlocked my voice. Then we worked on interpretation and the emotional arc of the song. Steven’s teamwork approach was productive and a lot of fun. His perceptive coaching helped me find new ways to approach the song. I highly recommend Steven as a vocal instructor and coach.
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BrianR March 6, 2014
Steven's great, and won't break the bank

Steven is not only incredibly patient with me in our lessons, but he is also very efficient in our time together. One thing I like about his way or teaching is that we work on technique and then always make sure to applying what we're working on to a song so it's never strictly exercises. It's also great that Steven is a singer himself and actually works professionally.
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Dexter P. November 12, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
The most comprehensive vocal coach

Steven Kane is an amazing vocal coach. I've had several vocal coaches in the past and they could never help me the way I've wanted. Steven works with me to develop a beautiful sound; utilizing special breathing techniques, resonance, and pitch. He's even helped me to increase my range - which I never could of imagine. His approach to singing is very technical, and yet at the same time enthusiastic and fun. You really want to sing every chance you get. It is because of the tools he has provided me with today I feel most confident with my vocal instrument. I highly recommend Steven, and can assure that you will not be disappointed with his teaching skills.
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Steven K.

Steven K.

New York, NY 10023
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Ekaterina B.

Hoboken, NJ

All levels

About Ekaterina

Ekaterina is the owner of a dance center and many top teacher awards holder. Champion and finalist of many world known competitions.
Her parent brought her to the dance studio at the age of 5 and she immediately fall in love with it. At the age of 10 she made her first choreography and decided to become pro dancer and instructor.
In 2008 she moved to United States and started her professional teaching carrier.
Now she is the owner of two beautiful studios in Midtown, NYC and Hoboken, NJ
Ekaterina is available for private lesson for ballroom and Latin dancing, wedding dance lessons.
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Sagan H. November 25, 2014
Tango · In studio
This is the place to learn dance. Actually any kind of dance I can learn here. All of the instructors are top class but they really care their students. Very enjoyable to meet new people. Ekaterina, Karina, Shimukiri, Evgery, Regina, Uros, Brandon, and my current serious teacher Sandra is wonderful. My life is changing now. Thank you everyone!
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Alex R. November 25, 2014
Ballroom Dance · In studio
I was taking lessons with Ekaterina for a year. I walked into her studio as a beginner dancer, to make my dream come true. Ekaterina is the most talented instructor I ever met. She is not only very talented dancer, but also beautiful person outside and inside. I started with salsa dancing, after few lessons I decided to try other dances and it was the best idea. Now you will never see me seating down at the birthdays, weddings and events. I am very proud of my achievements and with out Ekaterina it would never happen.
Ekaterina is the owner of two beautiful studios in NYC and Hoboken, NJ. All instructors are very professional and very nice people, great service and good prices, they always have different promotions going on for new people.
So if you are looking into taking Ballroom and Latin dance lessons then Ekaterina and her studio would be perfect place for anybody.
Bienvenue dance center is a great place to have fun, relax and meet new friends. They changed my life.
Alex
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Ekaterina B.

Ekaterina B.

New York, NY 10016
(2)
starting at
$95 / 45-min
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Lia B.

New York, NY

What is great about taking dance lessons with Lia is that she assesses each student’s level, knowledge and styles of learning, and based on that she determines the best learning path to incorporate into the lesson by breaking down each step with ease and fun! So, if you are looking to be able to enjoy your social life by attending more parties, exercising while dancing, relieve stress, increase self-confidence, and prepare for upcoming wedding or event. Contact dance studio Dance with Lia!

About Lia

Lia is the owner of the dance studio Dance with Lia and also the dance instructor of ballroom dance, Latin, and Argentine Tango for over 9 years. Lia was the top instructor for 4 years at Arthur Murray dance studio,where she gained professional dance training in ballroom dance, and received certifications in Bronze,Silver and Gold level.She began her study of Ballroom dance, since a young age with some of the best dance instructors from her country at the dance studio Codreanca. Also,she participated in many international dance competitions,where she was awarded. Lia enjoys to teach dance and
her students have been taking over the dance floor and enjoy the rhythm of the music by dancing at any event of their social life.
Dance with Lia company also, specializes in creating a mesmerizing first dance - Fast, Fun and Easy!Your wedding dance should be put in the hands of a professional dance instructor.
Lia believes that by taking dance lessons you will be able to enjoy your social life by attending more parties, relieve stress, making a special person happy, and increase self-confidence.Lia encourages everybody to take dance classes for extra benefits you may explore in your social and personal life!!
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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J L. June 23, 2015
Ballroom Dance · In studio
Lia is an exceptional dancer and instructor. Her enthusiasm is contagious and makes learning to dance lots of fun. Moments into your first lesson, you will feel a beautiful new dimension to music and start to move with surprising and delightful grace. You will not want to stop.
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Lia B.

Lia B.

New York, NY 10018
(1)
starting at
$70 / 30-min

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