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Steven K.

New York, NY

Kick your face, land those double pirouettes, and have some ballet meets jazz/musical theatre FUN with me! With a primary focus on classical ballet technique, we move from basic barre exercises, to the center for some more jazz-y warm ups, then go FULL OUT into some musical theatre combos. #work!

About Steven

Hey guys! I have a passion for Musical Theatre and all that comes with the wonderful art form--acting, singing, dancing, and doing all three at the same time :). I'™m here to meet my students where they're at and help them grow from there.
I have a knack for getting my students to tell their stories in a strong, direct way. I focus on using the words the lyricist or playwright has given achieve the character'™s objective (and consequently, grip the audience's attention). However, that'™s all the delicious whipped cream and frosting at the top of the cake. In order to create an arc in
a song, a character with an objective, and a human being fighting for something, we need to get in touch with the instruments we are using: our voice, our body, and our mind.
Focusing our mind on presence is the key to accessing an open body. Without presence, we aren't in our bodies. Our minds race, the inner critic judges, and we can go through a whole lesson (or performance!) without actually having witnessed our creative expression. Once we can focus our mind, we begin focusing our body. We make choices, or in most cases, our bodies make the choices for us, while we sit back and allow the expression to develop organically. In order to access presence, I use exercises borrowed from a number of body, mind, and voice techniques: meditation, yoga, and being a goof ball.
Then we can start with the voice. I love helping students find new sounds, range, and texture to their voices. To do this, I use basic exercises that emphasize a number of skills we need to hone: open vowels, forward/nasal placement, palatal alignment, and using the lighter mechanism of our voice we so often want to ignore. Once our body, voice, and mind are aligned, we are ready to tackle the song, scene, monologue, or dance combination we are working on in our lesson.
Let's do it!
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Pearson M. April 12, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Terrific. Very patient. Highly recommend!
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Samantha February 26, 2016
Music Performance · In home
Verified Student
Fun, nice guy!
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manuel N. October 29, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
Verified Student
He is amazing because he teach me everything he knows about music.
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Steven K.

Steven K.

New York, NY 10023
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starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Amanda S.

New York, NY

I will cater to what each individual needs, working with dance material you already know teach you choreography to achieve the following:

-provide personalized feedback to help improve technical and artistic growth.

- give tools to improve and deepen your understanding of technique

- explain how to connect your expressiveness with your technique

My style is very supportive and direct. I believe that to improve as a dancer you need personal feedback and hard work. I am very passionate about sharing what I know to help other dancers reach their goals.

About Amanda

I am currently dancing with the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company and on faculty teaching at the Paul Taylor School. While maintaining a professional dance career in New York City, I have been passionate about teaching dance for the past 9 years.

I have taught Master Classes and Intensive Workshops in the Paul Taylor style throughout the nation, as well as teaching Vaganova Ballet at the Joffrey Ballet School. I have taught in numerous public schools through teaching residencies with Rioult Dance Company and Education In Dance. I believe these experiences have taught me how to assess individuals
quickly and provide clear feedback in a positive and supportive way.

My teaching style is energetic, and focused on the personal experience each dancer is having, while giving direct and clear feedback. My goal is to help students reach their artistic potential in their dancing by helping to combine technique with lyricism, rhythmic dynamics and emotive qualities.

Private lessons can be catered toward each individual. Either for an upcoming audition, feedback on solo or ensemble choreography, to help personalize technical corrections and to help push technique to a higher level, or for non dancers to help understand movement and feel comfortable in a beginning class.
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Janel April 23, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor who works at your level while improving technique
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Amanda S.

Amanda S.

New York, NY 10007
(1)
starting at
$85 / 45-min
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Giorgia B.

New York, NY

I am an ABT® Certified Teacher to teach Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum.

I have been teaching dance for the past 8 years and I am currently maintaining an active performance career.

I love helping my students becoming the best dancers they can be by working on refining their technique and letting their personality shine through their movement.

I will be happy to book a dance studio for a better learning experience.

About Giorgia

I am an established professional dancer based in NYC and I enjoy sharing my love for dance through my teaching.

I am an ABT® Certified Teacher to teach Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum.

In my 8 years long teaching experience I have had the pleasure to help students become professional dancers and perform in prestigious events such as the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting, the Mariah Carey "All I want for Christmas is you" show and Brooklyn Nets Kids.
Other alumni were awarded Miss Dance of the United States Prize and were accepte
d into distinguished schools such as the Ailey/Fordham Program, Rutgers University, The Mark Twain School for the Gifted and the Talented, The Ailey School, High Tech High School and LaGuardia High School.

I currently teach company class for Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance and I am a teaching artist for the Rebecca Kelly Ballet Onstage program.

I have danced professionally at The Metropolitan Opera, Armitage Gone! Dance, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance to name a few.
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Noelle S. April 8, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Verified Student
I quit ballet when I was seven years old—a decision I very much regret till this day; therefore, I decided to pick it up again. Giorgia is the best teacher I could have chosen.

Since I did not practice ballet for a while, it takes me some time to remember all the basics, which can get frustrating, but Giorgia makes me feel comfortable—she is patient and nonjudgmental.

Moreover, she is sweet, dedicated, encouraging, incredibly skilled and enthusiastic when it comes to teaching different skills (which in turn keeps you excited about learning new skills as well). She breaks down every movement very carefully and clearly, and step by step, she perfects your pose.

The classes go by really fast—unfortunately, because I truly enjoy them so much! I will definitely keep taking classes with Giorgia to keep improving and would wholeheartedly recommend her as a ballet teacher to everyone!
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Mira February 29, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Giorgia is very clear in the way she demonstrates and explains the movements and timing of her combinations. I like her class because it is detailed and challenging but also lyrical and fun.
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Leigh February 16, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Giorgia is a very thoughtful teacher who brings a very positive energy to class!
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Giorgia B.

New York, NY 10012
(5)
starting at
$70 / 45-min
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Sasha C.

Huntingdon Valley, PA

5 years of latin ballroom experience. Trained in ballroom, bellydance, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics, and ariel arts including hoop, pole and silk. I have been mentored by national and international ballroom champions Ilya and Amanda Reyzin, and have been teaching ballroom for 2 years. All ages welcome. If your looking for a social way to stay fit, or just want to learn a new skill, you've come to the right place.

About Sasha

Hey, Sasha speaking! I would be thrilled to share my passion for dance with you. I am trained in various styles including ballroom, ballet, bellydance, hip hop and ariel arts (ariel silk, hoop and pole). I have been teaching different subjects for 5 years with a focus in instructing ballroom for the last 2 years. I believe dance is a healing and liberating art and would love to help you find your flow. Not only is dance fun, but it will come in handy at parties and events, and is a great way to socialize. I am experienced with both kids ages 4 and up as well as adults, so please feel free to c
ontact me, and we can begin an awesome journey.
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Brandon March 29, 2016
Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Verified Student
She is great with kids. Inspires to be at their best and makes sure they are having fun.
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Maansi M. February 27, 2016
Dance · In home
Verified Student
The instructor made it inspite of a major thunderstorm, my child enjoyed the lesson!
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Tom E. April 28, 2015
Ballroom Dance · In studio
Verified Student
We were a bundle of nerves as we approached the entrance. Sasha met us at the door, and immediately we felt welcomed and ready to learn some new steps.
She was friendly, encouraging, patient, and professional. She is a good fit for us.
We went home happy, with 2, 3, 4, and 1 on my minds.
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Sasha C.

Sasha C.

Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
(3)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Carolyn M.

New York, NY

Interested in dance lessons? Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. With years of extensive dance training, she's had the opportunity to perform the original Broadway choreography in several major productions she has been a part of, her favorite being the tap spectacular "42nd Street." As an award winning choreographer, her pieces have been recognized nationally at dance competitions across the country. For more about Carolyn, visit www.carolyn-miller.com

About Carolyn

Born and raised on Long Island, Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. In her spare time, Carolyn has always loved working with people who have a passion for the arts. Whether it’s in a classroom, at a dance studio, or sitting at the piano, Carolyn has worn the many hats of acting coach, voice teacher, dance
instructor, music theory tutor, piano teacher, and college audition coach to name a few. Winning first place in national dance competitions, receiving perfect scores on vocal/piano NYSSMA solos, getting cast as leads in theater productions, and being accepted to some of the most competitive college programs in the nation are just a few of her clients’ many accomplishments.
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Barb T. March 20, 2016
Tap Dance · Online
Verified Student
Carolyn was excellent she's professional she was fun... she wanted to get to know the kids that she was teaching so that she can instruct them properly!!! The kids learned a lot and are ready to take another lesson! Best tap classes ever!!!
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Darby G. February 24, 2016
Theatrical Dance · In studio
Verified Student
On time, enthusiastic, professional. Loved it
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Frank M November 11, 2015
Musical Theater · In studio
Never saw someone so talented as a performer be as talented as a teacher. People respond so well to her. Her skill as well as training makes her one of the best upcoming people in the business.

She really brought out the best in me
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Carolyn M.

Carolyn M.

New York, NY 10018
(10)
starting at
$125 / 60-min

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