Catherine Borrone-Farris

Catherine B.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Ballet

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.
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About

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Catherine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 50 and special needs

Teaching since:
2007

Catherine is a New York City based Teacher and Choreographer. 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 in New York City including The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, where she had the honor of working with Tony Award winning Director Bartlett Sher. Catherine has also appeared in magazines, music videos and tv/film internationally. Some credits include: The New York Times, PRADA, Yosi Horikawa, Great Performances PBS, Vice Magazine Mexico, and Photo Dot South Korea.
Catherine has continued her pedagogy education at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s Teacher Workshop led by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary and Associate Artistic Director Darla Hoover. Catherine has held open classes at New York City Center Studios and travels as a master guest teacher throughout the United States.

Class Description:

My classes are fast paced and challenging filled with positive reinforcement. I specialize in Classical Ballet technique, Pointe/Variations, Choreography, Improv, and Contemporary Ballet. I combine various techniques to create a powerful and technically refined dancer. My classes are balanced with humor while focusing on technique, strength, musicality, and performance quality.

My classes are for everyone of all ages. I would love to share my passion of dance with you!

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Experience

Ballet Instructor and Choreographer
Sep 2007 - Present
Self

Ballet Technique, Pointe/Variations, Contemporary, Modern, Improv, Creative Dance, Master Classes, Musical Theatre, Adult Classes, Private Lessons, and Competition Coaching.
(New York) New York City Center Studios, Encore Dance Academy, Central Queens Y, David Sanders Dance Dynamics, Cobble Hill Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Elite Dance Centre, Little Sponges Daycare, Brooklyn College
(New England) Dance Progressions, CKC Dance Academy, Dimensions in Dance, The Dance Company, Lexington School of Ballet, Mystic Ballet

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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
Training Curriculum
Feb 2012 - Feb 2012
ABT (not certified)
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

Photos & Videos

Photo by Catherine B.

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Photo Credit: Michael Cinquino

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Mystic Ballet, The New York Times

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The Metropolitan Opera
Photo by Catherine B.

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Itty Bitty Nitty Gritty, Adams Company Dance
Cobble Hill Ballet
Photo by Catherine B.

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