Amanda Stevenson

Amanda S.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching Ballet in New York City for over 6 years, at various studios including the Joffrey Ballet School. When taking a private ballet lesson I will assess your technical level and help you understand what your strengths and weaknesses are. In a supportive way I will help to improve ballet technique, increase flexibility, refine rhythmic understanding to acquire clarity in your ballet training.
I will cater private lessons for beginning ballet students to professional dancers. 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 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.

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Janel
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Great instructor who works at your level while improving technique

Posted Apr 23, 2016

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Experience

Professional Dancer
Jun 2013 - Present

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.

Lead Teacher
Jun 2006 - Aug 2014

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.

Ballet Teacher
Jun 2012 - Jul 2013

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.

Teacher
Oct 2012 - Jun 2013

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.

Ballet Teacher
Jun 2011 - May 2013

Discovery Programs

At Discovery Programs I taught the fundamentals of Ballet to children ages 4-15, in a supportive and creative environment.

Dance Teacher
Sep 2000 - May 2001

University of Arizona

I taught dance and creative movement in the dance department at the University of Arizona to children within the community.

Education

BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, emphasis in Dance and Choreography
Aug 1998 - May 2002

University of Arizona

Languages

Enhglish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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