Desiree Simons

Desiree S.

North Hollywood, CA

About Desiree S.

Desiree teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2013
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

I am most happy when I am creating. Dance is my first choice of escape! Working and performing with dance companies, teaching dance classes, and directing screendance projects is my primary focus. Screendance is a way for me to express my creative eye through photography, dance, design, choreography, film, performance, and editing in one craft. Whether I am dancing or exercising in a more traditional manner I am always finding unique experiences and getting adventurous. Ask me about collaborating on a project and learning more about dance and fitness!

Photos and Videos

Project Based Screendance - Solo Project

Experience

Dancer

Apr 2016 - Present
Calle Caliente

Under the direction of Desi Jevon, Calle Caliente is a Salsa company performing around the LA area.

Screendance Editor, Director

Jan 2015 - Present
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Project Based Screendance Work
Artists of all kinds are welcome to collaborate - Work shown here combines the art of dance and film alike

Dancer

Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
OKKAH

OKKAH is a native Provo, Utah band who released a music video from their most recent album for the song titled “A Man Who Fell in Love with an Island”. Directed by Nick Rush.

Substitute Dance Teacher

Apr 2014 - May 2015
Park City High School

Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Aerobics, and Company Classes
60-75 minute classes
Grades 8th-12th

Substitute Dance Teacher

Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
Performing Dance Center

Substitute for Ballet
60 minute classes
Ages 8-12

Education

Dance

Oct 2015 - Present
Athletic Garage

Dance

Aug 2009 - Apr 2013
Belhaven University

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Best of Utah

Jan 2016
Utah Dance Film Festival

Affiliations

National Society of High School Scholars

Jan 2007
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The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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9 Reviews on Desiree S.

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Lis Sep 22, 2016
Salsa Dancing · In studio
Verified Student
Desiree is very patient and sweet. My first lesson was great. I can see myself enjoying and learning how to dance salsa with her. Highly recommend her.
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Miriam C. Sep 20, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Verified Student
Desiree is great - so flexible with timing!
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Priyanka May 12, 2016
Contemporary Dance · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher! Is patient an flexible
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Shalonda S. Apr 21, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Verified Student
Desiree is a great ballet instructor who is gentle and patient. I enjoy her as a teacher for she brings a calmness to the atmosphere that makes learning easy.
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Kristin M. Mar 20, 2016
Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Desiree is wonderful! She has great energy and patience, and she's receptive to feedback about how the lesson is going, as well as how to modify it for my needs going forward. This was just my first lesson, but I'm really looking forward to future ones and having Desiree help me improve my form & skills. :)
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Lujan Gutierrez Feb 9, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Verified Student
Just took my first class with Desirée and was awesome. She knows exactly how to correct my posture, she's super patient and lovely. Can't wait for my next session !
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David R. Jan 22, 2016
Salsa Dancing · In home
Verified Student
She is very knowledgeable, has patients, and knows how to improvise when I couldn't get a move down. I highly recommend her!!
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David D. Dec 6, 2015
Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Desiree is a great dance teacher. I am a beginner student with little dance experience and she has made it easy for me to learn to dance. She is very patient and good at explaining and breaking down the dance moves to make them easier to learn. She is also a great dancer so she is able to show you how the moves should look when they are done right. I have learned alot and look forward to taking more classes.
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Glenda S. Nov 9, 2015
Ballet · In studio
Verified Student
Very gentle and patient. I enjoyed my lesson and look forward to returning next week.
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