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About Briana S.

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My class focuses on the use and understanding of movement execution as well as ballet vocabulary. The class will start with a ballet barre, then move to center work, and across the floor. Younger students will be taught with the effective use of imagery for movement and older students will focus on the anatomy of the body. Students will be expected to bring a journal to each lesson to note vocabulary and movement combinations and review outside of lessons.

About Briana
Briana has enjoyed teaching since she was a teaching assistant at Detroit Windsor Dance Academy, her high school dance studio. Since then she has taught students within Washington DC Public Schools, the University of Michigan Recreation Center, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Morton Street Dance Center, District Dance Arts, as well as many other studios and non-profit organizations. Teaching allows her to express herself, pass on her knowledge and experiences and inspire students to develop their technique, creativity, individuality and showmanship.

There is never a dull moment in Briana’s classes! Her specific classes and lesson plans are catered to specific age groups from Pre-K to adults. They consist of engaging movement activities, warm-up, and complex movement combinations. She is an energetic and patient teacher who seriously
takes into account the needs and skill level of the student in preparing her lesson plans and material.

Briana’s use of dance vocabulary and physical demonstrations allow her to teach the material accurately and effectively. Her positive attitude and constant words of encouragement keep students motivated and engaged in the lesson. Students will increase their knowledge and physical vocabulary of the movement style and leave each lesson a better dancer, performer and person.

She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance and Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of Michigan in May of 2013 and has had a wide range of professional experience. She has worked with and performed works by modern dance choreographers such as Lindsey Merchant, Melissa Beck, Germaul Barnes, Jessica Fogel, Christopher Huggins, Shen Wei and Dianne McIntyre. She was artistic director of a chapter of the international hip-hop dance company Dance2XS International.

Briana was a full-time company member with StepAfrika!, a professional stepping company in Washington, DC from 2013-2015 and currently, she is working with CityDance resident artist S.J. Ewing & Dancers. Briana has had the privilege of performing at DC's City Rhythms Festival, Catholic Universities Hartke Theater, the Hill Center, the VelocityDC Festival, the Guantanomo Bay Naval Base as well as others. Recently she was invited to perform a modern dance solo in Dance Place’s 2014 New Releases Choreographers Showcase and Joy of Motions 2014 Dance Project Concert. Most recently, she served as the assistant choreographer on the American Theater’s Company’s production of The Project(s) in Chicago, IL, rated 4 stars by the Chicago Tribune. Most recently, she collaborated with Hard Soles Dance Company on a new piece titled “Re:set”, combining contemporary dance and body percussion, for the 2016 March on Washington Film Festival in honor of the 70th anniversary of the integration of the NFL and was chosen as Dance Place's 2016 New Releases Commission Recipient in support her new work to be premiered the summer of 2017.

Briana encourages students to bring writing materials to each lesson to take notes for any learned vocabulary and each lesson will follow with a recorded video of the movement for the students to refer to until the next lesson.
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Jessica January 17, 2018
· Ballet · Online
I'm extremely new to ballet and dance in general (for reference I'm 16). Briana was very patient and an amazing teacher! Very friendly and welcoming while still being very professional. It's great to get the exact corrections I need without feeling bad about it and yet still work on it until proper. Very happy and pleased!
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Taylor C. October 15, 2017
· Jazz Dancing · Online
My daughter had a great first session. She identified my daughters areas of weakness and began immediately to help improve them. Looking forward to our next session.
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Ronna July 29, 2017
· Hip Hop Dance · Online
I am already worried that if I tell people how amazing Briana is that she will get too booked up for me :) She is a great instructor with a huge heart. Loved it.
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About Sarah M.

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North Little Rock, AR

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I begin training in ballet at age 2. It was what I aspire to do! If you have any interest in ballet then this class is the class for you! This class will go over the basic ballet positions, movies, alignment, and various combinations as well as terminology.

About Sarah
Hello and Welcome!
My name is Sarah and I am honored you have chosen to look at my profile. Finding the right teacher is so important! I always try to make sure that I accommodate what is best for the student when I approach teaching. Now a bit about me! I graduated from Lees-McRae College in May 2017 with a BFA in musical theater and a minor in art and design. I know at a glance it may be overwhelming how many classes I teach. You see as Musical Theatre Major I had to learn all about dance, makeup, singing, acting, and all of the sub categories that go with it; not to mention with my minor in art and design I know my way around with a paint brush. Art, in all forms are has always been my way of expressing, feeling, and embracing life. I took an internship at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre and I had to learn ALL aspects of
theatre and work with kids every day.

I was training American Sign Language at Northern Virginia Community College back in 2012. In 2015 I studied under an ASL master from Gallaudet University. I have continued to further my knowledge of ASL every day. I was recently the ASL captain at work who helped make sure all signs were done correctly and expressed properly.

My goal is to help you learn what you are craving to know! I try to not charge too high for lessons, I know that this is something that is for fun and is not always a possibility so I try to keep it at a lowish price so that everyone has a chance to learn. I am very flexible to schedules. I am willing to have a regular time or switching it up weekly; I have students who travel for a living so they are always on a different time zone; no matter the obstacle I will make it work for you!
Something that is great to know about me is that I never stop training, pursuing growth and knowledge. I read books in these various fields to learn more and more, take master classes, and train with my own vocal coaches. I think art - on any platform, is a great way to get out of your head, free your mind, and open up yourself. So this can be for professional training, a hobby you always wanted to pursue, or a dream you wanted to chase after.

In my class with you, or you child, I will make an individualized lesson plan that focus around what skills you already have, what skills you aim to improve/gain, and how you learn. I am very familiar with the fact that we are ALL different, which means we will all learn DIFFERENTLY. I am willing to explain something in as many ways as one needs in order to understand. I like to think of my lessons as a “safe place” to explore, have fun, grow, and be okay with making mistakes. We will always start with the basics, understand the core of the craft - for example in singing that would be our vocal anatomy and how it all connects together. I use props to help make the concept more visual and graspable as well as diagrams. This is not something someone will pick up in one lesson, so don’t come in saying “I can’t”, you can, you just have to learn HOW. I will show you the how. Remember, this is a learning process, we must embrace each step of our growth.
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Some background of how I came to do what I do:
I have been working professionally for theatres for five years now; which has had me living in various towns in NC, OH, AR, and traveling nationwide for tours. I have a lot of experience under my belt for my years. I began taking performance classes as young as age 2 when I started ballet, then I began singing in choir in third grade. I started being in awe of sign language when I saw an interpreter working her magic around age ten and I asked my mom for a sign language book. Expanding my knowledge is what I do for fun, so when you pick me you pick someone who is constantly growing and learning more which will ultimately benefit the student.

I teach a variety of classes that, for the most part, circle around the arts! Some of my classes include, but are not limited to: Acting, Child Acting, Improv Audition Prep, Various styles of “Singing” classes, Ear Training, Musical Theatre, Music Performance, Various “Art” classes, Facial Exercises (Which is great for singers, and those who speak a lot day to day to help relieve tension in the face), and more!
For an explanation on each class, I will be recording a video that describes them and posting that on here soon! There is a video trailer of me singing and dancing that is currently available. If you want to know anything more at all please do not hesitate to send me a message and I will respond as quickly as I possibly can!
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Margarita G. September 21, 2018
· Voice Acting · Online
She is really nice. In our first lesson, she was quick to try and help me relax and open up. She was able to immediately give me some ideas to think on and pointed out some diction issues for me to focus on fixing. She also gave me some exercises to do on my own to help with discovering the ranges of voice i am capable of.
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Lauren T. September 20, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
She loved her first lesson!
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Joleen S. September 20, 2018
· Acting · Online
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About Corinne C.

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Haddonfield, NJ
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Classical ballet, contemporary ballet, pre pointe, and pointe

About Corinne
I am fun, outgoing, and personable when I teach. I take my art very seriously and I love to spread it with my students! I am a professional dancer and have danced with several companies including The Old City Sweethearts and Ujima Dance Theatre. And now, I am permanently with Allegory Dance Theatre. Allegory Dance Theatre has done several types of performances. We have performed at a vets home, elementary school, Philly showcases, with a professional orchestra, and with the Jersey Fringe Festival. I live in south jersey and teach all genres and all ages at The Haddonfield School of Dance. I have been teaching for 4 years and am up to date on current and classical styles. I went to Rowan University and earned my BA in Dance and BA in Theatre in just 3 years because I couldn’t wait to start my career. I don’t have a favorite age to teach be
cause each age brings so many different things to the table. Teaching private lessons is so rewarding for me as a teacher and as the student. I love to share my passion for dance and all of the amazing things it brings.
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Jillian August 7, 2018
· Dance · In studio
Corinne is absolutely the greatest dance teacher of all time. She's so patient and thorough with her lessons, and does not tolerate misbehavior from her younger students, which is so hard to find from teachers nowadays! She makes lessons fun and interesting for the students while also making sure they actually learn instead of goofing off. She's great at keeping them interested. Plus my daughter loves her and always asks about taking more classes with her! We've been to three studios, and Miss Corinne is by far the best teacher we've had. We will definitely be coming back for her. Highly recommend taking a class with her!
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About Carissa M.

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Sacramento, CA
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I've studied ballet (eventually getting to pointe) on and off for seven years with a number of teachers using different technique standards. If ballet is something you'd like to try, or perhaps you're an actor looking for more movement training, I'd love to teach you! While I could teach up to an intermediate level, I prefer working with beginners one-on-one. Private lessons allows me to take the time to show you the ropes and proper technique without the pressure of a fast-paced classroom environment. This can be especially helpful for those who may be unsure about dancing in front of others or are coming at it past the "typical" ballet age and are yet to find a class that makes them feel at home! I have this problem myself and I am only in my 20's (a lot of ballet classes near me have mainly young teens as students)! So whatever your goals are with ballet, or if it's just something you want to try out, let's talk and make a plan for some training! I also love working with kids on ...

About Carissa
Hi! I'm Carissa, a working actor and playwright, and would love to work with you on your craft! I grew up heavily immersed in the arts from a young age. For Middle School and High School I attended one of the top Performing Arts schools in the State of California, where I was able to take classes such as ballet, tap, jazz, acting, and playwriting daily. After that, I earned a spot in, and graduated from, the BFA Acting program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After taking a year to work professionally in theatre and television, I moved to Ireland to earn my MFA in Playwriting from The Lir Academy (an affiliate school of London's RADA). Teaching has been a big part of my life, from private study to running theatre camps for kids. I'm well versed in the drama school audition trail and would love to help you prepare fo
r this exciting time! I also offer playwriting lessons/critique, and beginner lessons in dance (ballet, jazz, tap). I look forward to hearing from you!
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Abigail L. August 31, 2018
· Acting · Online
Carissa always gives me feedback in a very encouraging way. Once I go over a monologue or a script once, she'll talk about some of the characteristics that I might be able to adopt in order to be more convincing, but she'll also tell me which parts she liked, which parts I was hitting on, but didn't quite get, and anything else. She's super understanding, and she'll talk me through any parts that I was having trouble with extensively until she feels that I understand and am comfortable with the material and the directions. 1000 stars all the way!
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Jitendra August 29, 2018
· Dance · Online
Carissa goes through the steps very thoroughly.
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Gene T. August 25, 2018
· Dance · Online
Awesome Instructor!! Good about going slow enough to understand concepts.
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About Traci F.

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Long Island City, NY

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I have been a professional ballet dancer for the last 10 years, and have been teaching dance since 2003. I have taught at prestigious schools around the US, and I currently teach at ballet and pointe at The School at Steps. You can expect to learn the correct technique and placement, as well as all of the styling, steps, and flashy moves you can think of!

About Traci
Traci lives in New York City and currently dances with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, New Chamber Ballet, and Cello Pointe. Recent projects have included guesting with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens; dancing Merce Cunningham's Inventions, Locale, and Fractions; and in Masks of a Woman by Kristin Draucker. She has performed classical and neoclassical ballets with Neglia Ballet in Buffalo, NY. Originally from Utah, Traci graduated from Brigham Young University with her BA in Dance and minor in Mathematics.

Traci teaches ballet and pointe at The School at Steps, and has guest taught around the United States in Utah, California, Nevada, New Jersey, and Montana. 

Traci also co-founded a ballet workout method in 2016 designed to tone the legs, core, arms, and back while teaching the fundamentals of a ballet barre
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Michael July 25, 2017
· Ballet · In studio
Traci is a fantastic teacher because she is a fantastic dancer. She knows how to guide you whether you are overcoming an injury or trying to take your dancing to the next level. Traci takes ballet seriously but with lots of humor and grace!
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Kristin May 1, 2017
· Ballet · In studio
I reached out to Traci to brush up on my ballet technique when I was preparing for an audition. She is a wonderful teacher! Her corrections are always specific and very helpful. Working with her has really boosted my technique and made me feel more confident walking into dance calls.
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Christin April 23, 2017
· Ballet · In studio
Traci is an eloquent and experienced teacher with a wide variety of ability levels. She is fair and balanced in the classroom and keeps the atmosphere fun while expecting the most of her students.

As a Director of a company and school, I have seen many guest teachers come and go - Traci is a phenomenal teacher.
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About Benita B.

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I grew up in Denmark in Europe and have spent my whole life dancing with The Royal Danish Ballet. I've danced every ballet in the book; Swan lake, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland and about one hundred more and worked with countless of choreographers, instructors and teachers and I absolutely love sharing my knowledge and my anecdotes from my fortunate career. Come and dance with me!

About Benita
Born in Denmark and classically trained at The Royal Danish Ballet, she has performed hundreds of performances, all over the world including Palais Garnier in Paris, Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, The Royal Opera House in Oman, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, Olso Opera House and the David Koch Theater in New York City. She has performed spectacular pieces such as Kylián’s Falling Angels, Balanchine’s Swan Lake, Bournonville’s Napoli and La Sylphide and Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away. Debuted as the Swan Queen in Balanchine’s Swan Lake at the Harris Theatre with Ballet Chicago.
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Marc July 30, 2018
· Ballet · In studio
Benita understands how to teach passion and expression to others. She has the unique talent not only as a dancer herself but as a teacher to bring than on to her students. Very few teachers can do that.
To quote from Mozart in the jungle.
She dances/teaches with the blood.
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About Taylor G.

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I have over a decade of teaching and performing experience in NYC. I hold a mat and apparatus certifications from Pilates Academy International where I now train new teachers as a Certifying Instructor. I’m an American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor and Functional Training Specialist with up-to-date CPR/AED/First-Aid certifications. My dance credits include Radio City, Lincoln Center, off-Broadway, commercials, national and international tours. I’m also certified in Zumba, Masala Bhangra, AxleCore, and have further training with CoreAlign and SilkSuspension. A writer as well, I have a BA in Communication Arts from Marymount Manhattan College and a Master’s Degree in Publishing from Pace University with a Teach English as a Foreign Language certificate.

I currently teach in NYC for Pilates on Fifth, Crunch Fitness, The Mercedes Club, The Pilates Movement, and The United Nations Ballet Club. My workout videos are available on Amazon. With Crunch, I have appeared on The ...

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Taylor Gordon is a professional dancer, teacher, and writer based in NYC. She has performed at Lincoln Center with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, in 4 seasons of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Off-Broadway and national tour of Angelina Ballerina The Musical, at The Kennedy Center & Carnegie Hall, internationally with Spirit Productions, TUI Cruises, & Cirque Le Masque, at Jacob’s Pillow, and Dance Theater Workshop, and with numerous ballet & contemporary companies in NYC like Exit12 Dance Company. The New York Times wrote, “on that big stage, Ms. Gordon does indeed seem a star,” referring to Radio City Music Hall in a full page Sunday Arts feature. She trained at Boston Ballet, The Rock School, and Ballet Academy East and spent summers with Twyla Tharp, Complexions, ABT, & Miami City Ballet. An AGMA and AGVA member, she is signed w
ith Lucille DiCampli Artist Representation. Taylor has appeared on television in a principal role in a commercial on Time Warner Cable NYC, on PBS Great Performance at the Met Live in HD, MTV’s “Made,” and The Today Show. She has been featured in Dance Magazine, Vanity Fair Online, The Huffington Post, Dance Spirit, and The Times of India.

Taylor received a BA in Communication Arts and a Master’s Degree in Publishing by age 20. Her certifications include full Pilates apparatus & mat, American Council on Exercise Functional Training Specialist & Group Fitness Instructor, Zumba B1, AxleCore, and TEFL. Taylor teaches in NYC at Pilates on Fifth, Crunch, The Pilates Movement, The Mercedes Club, and the United Nations Ballet Club, and her workout videos are available on Amazon. She has guest taught in Japan, China, India, and across the US. Taylor has interned at The New Yorker and written for publications including Pointe and MGM Las Vegas Hotel "M" Magazine. She is Associate Director of the semiannual Performing in NY Showcase.
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About Mariah M.

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Do you love to dance? I am very passionate about dance and it has been my main form of expression almost my whole life! I am here to help you reach your goals and make you feel comfortable. If its to refine your technique or if you have never done a two step in your life, I am here for you! It is important that we work together to find the balance that works by combining my professional teaching skills with your passion to learn. I am very experienced with all ages and skill levels teaching: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Point, African, Jumps& Tricks, Hip Hop (various styles, plus trending dances), Contemporary, Latin Fusion, Musical Theater, and Acting. I want all of my students to build confidence and reach their full potential. Private and group lessons available.
Lets chat about what you want and how I can help!

About Mariah
Hello! My name is Mariah and I am a passionate artist thriving to share love and light through the arts! I have worked as a professional dancer for ten years and have over fifteenth years of diverse training. In my early years, I received my training from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy where I was molded by the best educators possible to acquire outstanding skills. Learning ballet, jazz, tap, dunham, flamingo, hip hop, salsa, African, point, modern, character, musical theater, and Latin fusion. After high school I attended Columbia College Chicago where I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Theater. During my years at Columbia I combined my passion for dance and interest in acting by diving into as much extracurricular as possible! I was one of the first student co-choreographers to choreograph a main stage musical at Columbia. I was very prou
d to co-choreograph Once On This Island while still working towards my degree! I have a very diverse background and it now reflects in my professional life. Currently, I spend my time taking care of animals, hiking, going to the beach, teaching dance/theater, taking dance class, and keeping up with my younger siblings.

I have judged for Star Bound Dance Competitions, taught lecture demonstrations at various k-12 schools around LA, performed for the Special Olympics, LA Lakers Half Time Show, Spaceship Launch Performance, Playboy Jazz Festival, Wallis Annenberg Center of Performing Arts, and Broadway Cares, worked with networks like FOX and BET, and have danced with various celebrities like Demi Lavato, Chris Brown, and Becky G.

My strive for positivity will help push you to your goals! I am very open and always wanting to learn so I will bring new things to the table constantly. Though, I am a firm believer in repetition and detailed practice. I have been highly disciplined throughout my years in the dance industry, and now combine my skills to create a diverse learning environment.

I can't stress enough how passionate I am about helping people! I plan to conduct a personal lesson that is designed for you. Working together we will create a plan that will exceed your expectations. We will create a comfortable, safe, creative, and diligent environment that is best for you! Small group classes are available as well!
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Phil September 21, 2018
· Dance · In studio
I worked with Mariah on two shows at Columbia College Chicago. I have seen her work as both a performer and a choreographer. She is amazing not only as a dancer, but as a Storyteller as well.
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