I am a professional ballet dancer, currently performing with New York Theatre Ballet in New York City. I have been teaching ballet for over 8 years, and I have experience teaching all ages and levels.
I am an ABT Certified Teacher, and have successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.
My method is to treat each student as an individual, catering to their unique learning style, and progressing them to reach specific goals, which we define together. Formally, I was trained in the Balanchine style, but currently I work in versatile methods and styles. My class is physically and aesthetically balanced. I teach absolute beginner through advanced ballet, as well pointe and variations.
I hold a BFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, as well as a BA in French Literature and Culture from NYU College of Arts and Science. In addition to teaching private and group ballet lessons, currently I am a dancer with New York Theatre Ballet, and Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance. In addition to performing, I am on the faculty at the Ballet School of Stamford.
This past spring, I performed with American Ballet Theatre in Alexei Ratmansky's world premiere production of The Sleeping Beauty at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. I also had the opportunity to dance with Armitage Gone! Dance in the world premiere of "On the Nature of Things," a contemporary ballet performed at the American Museum of Natural History. Prior to moving to New York I was an apprentice dancer with Richmond Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre.
Selected to join New York Theatre Ballet, a professional ballet company with performances in New York and around the country for the 2015-2016 season
Performed principal roles in The Nutcracker, including Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen, at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center in Orange County, NY.
Soloist dancer in contemporary ballet works created in collaboration with Artistic Director, Melissa Padham
Asked by the chair of the NYU Tisch Dance Department to perform while completing degree
Weekly private and group intermediate ballet lessons
Tailored class progression to each individual student’s needs
Selected to join the cast of Alexei Ratmansky’s world premiere production of Sleeping Beauty
Performed various character roles in ABT’s 75th Anniversary season at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center
Administrative responsibilities for Children’s Division, Pre-Professional Division, and ABT Studio Company
Assisted in production management of JKO School and Studio Company Performances, as well as ABT’s 75th Anniversary Gala
Extensive studio management responsibilities including front desk, costume shop organization and maintenance, and studio inventory
Assistant Teacher and Choreographer for the Primary Division, adhering to ABT’s National Training Curriculum
Assistant Ballet teacher and choreographer for the Primary Division at the pre-professional school associated with American Ballet Theatre. Taught ABT"s National Training Curriculum to dancers ages 3-8.
Reviewed dance and theater performances to be published in the online journal
Administrative and organizational responsibilities at this non-profit organization
Worked closely with director Celia Ipiotis to archive the extensive collection of performance arts materials to submit to the Library of Congress
Intermediate and beginning ballet teacher for teens and adults in a classroom setting.
Daily class preparation to progress students through a syllabus, as well as administrative responsibilities for the company
Performed works by George Balanchine, Stoner Winslett, and Malcolm Burn, among others
Danced soloist role in The Nutcracker, set by Stoner Winslett, reviewed by Alastair Macaulay for the New York Times
Performed works by George Balanchine, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Dwight Rhoden and others
Ballet teacher for dancers ages 10 to 13
Choreographed and taught an original ballet piece for a group of intermediate students for the end of program performance
Undergraduate degree in dance performance and composition. Graduated with a 4.0 GPA
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