Taylor Gordon

Taylor G.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Ballet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have over a decade of teaching and performing experience in NYC. I hold a mat and apparatus certifications from Pilates Academy International where I now train new teachers as a Certifying Instructor. I’m an American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor and Functional Training Specialist with up-to-date CPR/AED/First-Aid certifications. My dance credits include Radio City, Lincoln Center, off-Broadway, commercials, national and international tours. I’m also certified in Zumba, Masala Bhangra, AxleCore, and have further training with CoreAlign and SilkSuspension. A writer as well, I have a BA in Communication Arts from Marymount Manhattan College and a Master’s Degree in Publishing from Pace University with a Teach English as a Foreign Language certificate.

I currently teach in NYC for Pilates on Fifth, Crunch Fitness, The Mercedes Club, The Pilates Movement, and The United Nations Ballet Club. My workout videos are available on Amazon. With Crunch, I have appeared on The Today Show, worked out on TV with Shaun T of Insanity, and taught special summer classes at South Street Seaport. I assisted choreographer Jeremy McQueen in setting work on students at The American Ballet Theatre JKO School and The Ailey School and I’ve substituted at Peridance and Gibney Dance. I spent 4 years on faculty of Third Street Music School and was a teaching assistant at Ballet Academy East NYC. I’ve guest taught ballet and musical theater in Japan, China, India, and Bali!
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About

Taylor delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2008

Taylor Gordon is a professional dancer, teacher, and writer based in NYC. She has performed at Lincoln Center with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, in 4 seasons of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Off-Broadway and national tour of Angelina Ballerina The Musical, at The Kennedy Center & Carnegie Hall, internationally with Spirit Productions, TUI Cruises, & Cirque Le Masque, at Jacob’s Pillow, and Dance Theater Workshop, and with numerous ballet & contemporary companies in NYC like Exit12 Dance Company. The New York Times wrote, “on that big stage, Ms. Gordon does indeed seem a star,” referring to Radio City Music Hall in a full page Sunday Arts feature. She trained at Boston Ballet, The Rock School, and Ballet Academy East and spent summers with Twyla Tharp, Complexions, ABT, & Miami City Ballet. An AGMA and AGVA member, she is signed with Lucille DiCampli Artist Representation. Taylor has appeared on television in a principal role in a commercial on Time Warner Cable NYC, on PBS Great Performance at the Met Live in HD, MTV’s “Made,” and The Today Show. She has been featured in Dance Magazine, Vanity Fair Online, The Huffington Post, Dance Spirit, and The Times of India.

Taylor received a BA in Communication Arts and a Master’s Degree in Publishing by age 20. Her certifications include full Pilates apparatus & mat, American Council on Exercise Functional Training Specialist & Group Fitness Instructor, Zumba B1, AxleCore, and TEFL. Taylor teaches in NYC at Pilates on Fifth, Crunch, The Pilates Movement, The Mercedes Club, and the United Nations Ballet Club, and her workout videos are available on Amazon. She has guest taught in Japan, China, India, and across the US. Taylor has interned at The New Yorker and written for publications including Pointe and MGM Las Vegas Hotel "M" Magazine. She is Associate Director of the semiannual Performing in NY Showcase.

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Experience

Dancer
Nov 2016 - Dec 2017
Spirit Productions

Numerous international tours

Dancer
Sep 2008 - Dec 2014
Radio City Christmas Spectacular

4 seasons dancing in the ensemble of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Dancer
Sep 2012 - Apr 2013
Angelina Ballerina Off-Broadway

Dancer
Sep 2011 - May 2012
Metropolitan Opera Ballet at Lincoln Center

Education

MS Publishing
Jan 2007 - Dec 2008
Pace University
BA Communication Arts
Sep 2005 - Jan 2008
Marymount Manhattan College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Functional Training Specialist
Dec 2016
American Council on Exercise

Group Fitness Instructor
Jan 2012
American Council on Exercise

Pilates Mat & Apparatus
Dec 2011
Pilates Academy International

Affiliations

American Guild of Musical Artists
Sep 2011

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

American Guild for Variety Actors
Sep 2008

The American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) is an AFL-CIO-affiliated labor union founded in 1939 to represent performing artists and stage managers for live performances in the variety field. The variety area of performance includes singers & dancers in touring shows and in theatrical revues (non-book shows...book revues may be under Actors’ Equity jurisdiction), theme park performers, skaters, circus performers, comedians & stand-up comics, cabaret & club artists,lecturers/poets/monologists/spokespersons, and variety performers working at private parties & special events.

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