Traci Finch

Traci F.

San Francisco, CA
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Dance Fitness

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I have been a professional ballet dancer for the last 10 years, and have been teaching dance since 2003. I have taught at prestigious schools around the US, and I currently teach at The School at Steps. You can expect to learn the correct technique and placement, as well as all of the styling, steps, and flashy moves you can think of! I can also teach social dance to couples or individuals! In 2016 I cofounded a workout method based on the techniques of ballet. It's designed to tone your core, back, and legs, while teaching the fundamentals of a ballet barre.

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Traci teaches



Traci delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:

Traci splits time between San Francisco and NYC, and currently dances with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, New Chamber Ballet, and Cello Pointe. Recent projects have included guesting with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens; dancing Merce Cunningham's Inventions, Locale, and Fractions; and in Masks of a Woman by Kristin Draucker. She has performed classical and neoclassical ballets with Neglia Ballet in Buffalo, NY. Originally from Utah, Traci graduated from Brigham Young University with her BA in Dance and minor in Mathematics.

Traci teaches ballet and pointe at The School at Steps, and has guest taught around the United States in Utah, California, Nevada, New Jersey, and Montana. 

Traci also co-founded a ballet workout method in 2016 designed to tone the legs, core, arms, and back while teaching the fundamentals of a ballet barre

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Corps de Ballet
Sep 2016 - Present
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Corps member of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

Apr 2016 - Present

Ballet and Pointe Instructor
Jun 2014 - Present
The School at Steps

Teach Ballet and Pointe in the pre-professional program. Designed curriculum for studio. Teach private lessons at this location.

Aug 2013 - Present
New Chamber Ballet

Guest Artist
Nov 2016 - Dec 2016
Les Grands Ballet Canadiens


Dance and Mathematics
Sep 2004 - Apr 2008
Brigham Young University
High School
Sep 2001 - Jun 2004
Orem High


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Me teaching a good way to warm up before dancing. We go over how to best get the blood flowing to your muscles, so you are ready to move.
Me featured in Dance Spirit Magazine

Photo by Traci F.

Photo by Traci F.

Choreography by Traci Finch in "InterOrbit" a section of "Her Favorite" with Artists By Any Other Name
Photo by Traci F.
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6 Reviews

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Michael Jul 25, 2017
Ballet · In studio

Traci is a fantastic teacher because she is a fantastic dancer. She knows how to guide you whether you are overcoming an injury or trying to take your dancing to the next level. Traci takes ballet seriously but with lots of humor and grace!

Kristin May 1, 2017
Ballet · In studio

I reached out to Traci to brush up on my ballet technique when I was preparing for an audition. She is a wonderful teacher! Her corrections are always specific and very helpful. Working with her has really boosted my technique and made me feel more confident walking into dance calls.

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Christin Apr 23, 2017
Ballet · In studio

Traci is an eloquent and experienced teacher with a wide variety of ability levels. She is fair and balanced in the classroom and keeps the atmosphere fun while expecting the most of her students.

As a Director of a company and school, I have seen many guest teachers come and go - Traci is a phenomenal teacher.

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Gracie H. Apr 10, 2017

I highly recommend Traci as a teacher! She gives such thoughtful, detailed corrections, in a very positive way. She values strong technique, as well as artistry, and notices the small nuances that can really take a dancer to the next level. After working with Traci, I feel that she really gives her full attention when teaching, and desires the best out of everyone. She knows how to communicate corrections in a way that really can pull something out of students when they had previously felt stuck. All of this is done in a very encouraging manner. She would be a wonderful choice as a teacher!

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Rebecca Apr 6, 2017

Traci is an extremely talented and knowledgeable dancer and teacher. Her generous spirit makes her someone I recommend wholeheartedly.

Amanda Apr 6, 2017
Ballet · In studio

I hired Traci as my personal Ballet instructor and she absolutely exceeded my expectations. Traci was clear and concise with her directions for each combination, she answered my questions graciously and really focused in on proper alignment and technique. She made me feel comfortable and gave me some awesome advice along with challenging combinations for my level. Traci's positive vibe in class and wise choice of music made for an exquisite class. I highly recommend Traci as a Ballet teacher and I cannot wait to take from her again!

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