Catherine Borrone-Farris

Catherine B.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My classes are fast paced and challenging filled with positive reinforcement. I specialize in Ballet technique and combine various techniques to create a powerful and technically refined dancer. My classes are for everyone. I balance the class with humor while focusing on technique, strength, musicality, and performance quality.

About Catherine B.

Catherine is a New York City based Ballet Educator and Choreographer, on faculty with several private studios in the area. She has been an educator since 2008 and specializes in Classical Ballet, Pointe/Variations, and Contemporary Ballet. Catherine travels as a guest teaching artist and has brought her innovative classes and choreography to all ages throughout the United States and Bermuda. She has taught at New York City Center Studios, choreographed concert work for studios, choreographed/coached students competing at Youth America Grand Prix as well as many other competitions. Catherine has created her own Classical and Contemporary Ballet Workshop which consists of classical ballet, improv, mindfulness, and contemporary choreography and has taught her workshop through out the US. In 2018, Catherine continued her pedagogy education at the renowned Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s Teacher Workshop, led by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary and Associate Artistic Director Darla Hoover. Catherine’s students have been accepted into prestigious summer intensives, performing arts high schools, University dance ensembles, many have won awards for outstanding technique, and have gone on to dance professionally. Catherine was classically trained in New Hampshire under the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus completing pre-primary through intermediate examinations. Presented by Mignon Furman, Catherine received Silver and Gold with Distinction medals from the American Academy of Dance Performance Awards. She continued her training under the Vaganova syllabus with Mary McCarthy, as well as Walnut Hill, Boston Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She was a scholarship recipient under the direction of Peggy Lyman, to attend The Hartt School and holds a BFA in Dance Performance. Catherine has danced professionally with several companies including Adams Company Dance (CT), Eastern Connecticut Ballet (CT), Neville Dance Theatre (NYC), Exit12 Dance Company (NYC), and The Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company (NYC). Catherine has also appeared in magazines, music videos and tv/film internationally; The New York Times, PRADA, Yosi Horikawa, Great Performances PBS, Vice Magazine Mexico City, and Photo Dot South Korea.

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Experience

Ballet Instructor and Choreographer
Sep 2007 - Present

Self

TAUGHT THROUGHOUT USA & BERMUDA Ballet Technique, Pointe/Variations, Contemporary Ballet, Modern, Improv, Creative Dance, Adult Classes, Private Lessons, Audition Admission Coaching/Choreography and Competition & YAGP Coaching/Choreography.

Professional Dancer
Sep 2007 - Aug 2013

Self

The Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, Exit 12 Dance Company, Adams Company Dance, Neville Dance Theatre, Premiere Dance Theatre, Eastern Connecticut Ballet, Mystic Ballet

Education

Teacher Workshop
Aug 2018 - Aug 2018

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

BFA Dance Performance
Sep 2004 - May 2008

The Hartt School

Walnut Hill, Boston Ballet, Ballet Workshop of New England, CPYB
Jun 2003 - Aug 2006

Summer Intensives

Vaganova Syllabus
Sep 2000 - Jun 2004

Mary McCarthy

Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus
Sep 1990 - Jun 2000

Londonderry Dance Academy

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Scholarship and BFA in Dance Performance
Sep 2004

The Hartt School

Silver Medal with Distinction, Gold Medal, Gold Medal with Distinction
Apr 2000

Mignon Furman

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