About Amanda S.
I currently dance 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.
Great instructor who works at your level while improving technique
Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company
I perform with the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company in New York City and around the United States. I have taught students around the nation through Master Classes and Intensive workshops. I currently am on faculty teaching at the Paul Taylor Dance School.
Education In Dance
Education In Dance is an integrated dance program targeted to students in public and private schools throughout the New York Metropolitan area. I taught in various schools reaching a wide population of students. I believe this experience taught me how to access individuals quickly and provide clear feedback in a positive and supportive way.
Joffrey Ballet School
The Joffrey Ballet School is a world renown dance school. I taught children the fundamentals of ballet, and teenagers Vaganova Ballet. I also taught in the adult Ballet program to adults ranging in skill levels from beginners to professionals.
Rioult Dance Company
Rioult Dance is a modern dance company in New York City. I toured with the company auditioning children to perform with the Rioult Dance company in a piece entitled "Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions". My responsibility was to chose each dancer through an audition process, teach choreography, and prepare the dancers to be on stage with a professional company.
At Discovery Programs I taught the fundamentals of Ballet to children ages 4-15, in a supportive and creative environment.
University of Arizona
I taught dance and creative movement in the dance department at the University of Arizona to children within the community.
University of Arizona
Fluent / Native Proficiency