Alida Michal

Alida M.

New York, NY

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Alida delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 16+

Teaching since:
January 2001

Serious dance student inquiries only! (I do not teach flash mob or wedding choreography.)
Recently returned from An American In Paris National Tour, BA from UCLA in Musical Theatre, professional ballet dancer, and musical theatre dancer/singer/actor, over 16 years teaching ballet, and jazz. High level training for students of all ages.
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, Variations, Jazz Technique, Turns, Leaps, Conditioning, anatomically correct placement of the body.

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Dancer (Swing track)
Aug 2016 - Jun 2017
An American In Paris

Apr 2016 - Jun 2016
Anastasia, Hartford

Feb 2015 - Apr 2015
West Side Story, FL


BA Theatre
Sep 2007 - Jun 2009
UCLA School of Theatre Film and Television


Apr 2002
Spotlight Awards - The Music Center of Los Angeles - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion


Actors' Equity Association
Oct 2012

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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5 Reviews

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Allie Sep 9, 2018
Jazz Dancing · In studio

Alida was truly wonderful. She was helping me to re-learn the basics of jazz dancing, and was always extremely patient and kind. I feel so much more confident with my dancing now because of her instruction.

Mina Feb 26, 2018
Ballet · In studio

From start to finish, my daughter's first lesson with Alida was exemplary. She understood what the goals were and crafted techniques and practices for both the lesson itself as well as items to be done at home. Looking forward to the continued progress that we are seeing already!

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Erica B. Jan 20, 2016
Ballet · In studio

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 Nov 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. Jan 22, 2014
Jazz Dancing ·

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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