Veronica Jiao
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Veronica Jiao

Veronica J.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
And 5-6-7-8! I've been teaching dance in various studios across NYC and New Jersey for 5 years, and for 4 years previously in Charleston, SC. My teaching philosophy is rooted in self-discovery--I'm a firm believer that technique and skill will come in tandem with self-love and confidence. I specialize in all levels across ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, contemporary improv, and conditioning & stretch. Whether you're just starting, have been dancing for years, or are rekindling your love for dance, I'm excited to get dancing with you!

Only offering tap through June 30th, 2020. Tap shoes are not required for this class -- sneakers are just fine! In Tap, you'll learn basic rhythms and more complex variations as we continue together. Class is structured with a warm-up focusing on our ankles & different parts of the foot, followed by drills & learning tap vocabulary. We'll close each class with a short combination, either acapella or to music -- student's choice!

About Veronica J.

Hi! Ms. V here. I'm a professional dancer with a BFA in dance, and I've been teaching in studios across the NYC and New Jersey areas for 5 years, plus 4 years previously in Charleston, SC. My favorite part about teaching is watching students achieve the goals that we've set together, and the growth that happens along the way. When I teach, I love getting to know my students--what type of learning works best for them, what kind of energy they're most responsive to, and what kind of music really gets them moving! I've taught ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary/modern, contemporary improv, conditioning & stretch, and gymnastics to all levels, mostly to youth. When I'm not dancing, I love to journal, spend time outdoors, and make a homecooked meal. I'm excited to get moving with you!

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Jessica
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She was very patient and understanding. Very kind also. Would definitely recommend.

Posted May 27, 2020
Morgan W.
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Veronica is vey nice and knowledgeable about dance. I enjoy working with her.

Posted May 24, 2020
Nina
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Miss Veronica knows her technique! She is always breaking down how each muscle functions and how it contributes to my overall placement. Thank you miss v!

Posted May 9, 2020
Cara G.
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Great first session. She is enthusiastic and thoughtful

Posted May 8, 2020
Donna B.
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Very knowledgeable and precise in her workouts..I easily followed her directions

Posted May 7, 2020
Celeste Holder
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Veronica taught me when I was younger and I just remember her class being one of favorites. She has such a fun and cool personality. I thank her for giving me advice about my first professional job since she danced with the same company. Still to this day I love to dance with her and catch up if we end up in the same audition room together.

Posted May 7, 2020
Michelle
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Veronica is a great teacher. She helped explain certain steps that really helped me improve my skills. I recommend classes from her for sure!

Posted May 6, 2020
Kristine
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Very well organized and focused with an uplifting attitude. Gave great specific pointers. Highly recommended!!!!

Posted May 5, 2020
Sabina
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Veronica is truly a star and excellent teacher!

Posted Apr 11, 2020
Adrianne
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She is amazing!!! Always very articulate about each ballet movement and shows great enthusiasm in explaining!! I 100% recommended her!

Posted Apr 11, 2020
Dana
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With experience in ballet technique, gymnastics conditioning, and pilates, Veronica leads a very well-rounded class in strength and conditioning. She focuses on specific muscle groups and understands how to stretch and strengthen in a safe way for joints and tendons. Her motivation to address the supporting muscle groups instead of just bulking up the large muscles makes the work out very valuable as a dancer with an active lifestyle. It also helps that her pricing per lesson is very reasonable based on other online instructors. I highly recommend her for stretch and conditioning classes!

Posted Mar 29, 2020
Emmanuel H.
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I needed a beginning tap dance class for a callback I had coming up, and so I looked for lessons. Since I didn't have much time, and I did not live in New York, Veronica was gracious in giving me online lessons. We learned multiple combinations that I might come across in any given class, and because it was online, she suggested that I screen record and go back and practice that way. TILL THIS DAY, I have not found someone so helpful and caring. Thanks Teacher V.

Posted Mar 27, 2020
Christina
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Miss Veronica is an amazing instructor. Her classes are thorough, fun, and full of enlightenment. I feel I have bettered myself and my artistry with the guidance of her classes. She is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted Mar 27, 2020
Raven
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Veronica was a great, present teacher. I was an older student in a room full of youngsters and felt completely comfortable in the room. Each combination always had notes that students could take in before and after the combination whether it was about working through our feet, correcting posture, or about making mistakes in general. Each student was paid a proper amount of attention. Even if a student wasn’t individually being corrected, others were able to follow along and apply it to themselves. There was variety in combinations. Some offered a slight challenge while others focused on strengthening and technique. I had a wonderful time and would highly recommend a class with Veronica.

Posted Mar 27, 2020

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Experience

Teaching Artist
Nov 2015 - Present

Private Creative Arts Center

Bronx, NY - Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Beginner Pointe, Contemporary, Modern - Teach ages 5-18 utilizing Mind-Builders core values, curricula, & expectations - Prepare weekly lesson plans - Assess and record students’ growth through Mind-Builders Progress Reports - Choreograph for each class for end-of-year recital

Lead Teacher (Enrichment Classes) / Assistant Teacher (Pre-school)
Jan 2018 - Feb 2019

New York Kids Club

Adult & Independent Participation: Gymnastics, Creative Movement, Ballet, Sports, Holiday Camps, & STEAM Subjects - Led & assisted enrichment/motor development classes for ages 6 months-4 years - Implemented NYKC Curriculum, using props, song, and dance - Key team member in opening of DUMBO location, February 2018

Teaching Artist & Administrative Assistant
May 2009 - Oct 2015

Berkeley County School of Performing Arts

Creative Movement, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Pointe - Taught ages 3-17, in accordance with BCSPA core values, curriculum, & expectations - Provided administrative support to Artistic Director - Created class schedule and agendas for various day camps - Trained incoming colleagues on BCSPA studio culture - Assessed and recorded improvement of students, culminating in discussion with parents/guardians of students - Taught master classes/day-long workshops (in addition to regularly scheduled classes)

Education

BFA in Dance
Aug 2011 - May 2015

The Florida State University

High School Diploma
Aug 2007 - May 2011

SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

TESOL Certification
Nov 2019

TESOL International Association/VIPKid

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