Private tutor in New York, NY
I am 2014 graduate of the Ailey School/Fordham University BFA Program, where I received a Double BFA in Dance and English with Double Concentrations in Choreography and Creative Writing. I have trained rigorously in ballet, pointe, ballet and modern partnering, Horton, Graham, Cunningham, Taylor, West African, Improvisation, Jazz, Dance Composition, and more. I am certified to teach Reinforced Motor Function (an alignment, strength, and flexibility system developed by International Producer and American Choreographer Sean McLeod that is the perfect compliment to any movement or athletic study) and McLeod Technique Modern, a codified dance technique based in emotional development that blends Classical Ballet, the modern foundations of Limón, Graham and Horton, Martial Arts principles, African Dance, Latin influences and Urban Social Dance in order to attain a vast movement range, an emotional vocabulary, and a process that inspires dancers to be happy people! I am currently a Junior Associate with the New York Institute of Dance & Education, the New York Dance Festival, and Reaching for Higher Ground Consulting and am a Company Member with Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre/The Sean McLeod Dance Experience. I have recently completed a Choreographic Residency at the New York Dance Festival, where I trained students from diverse backgrounds with little to no formal dance education in ballet class and ballet repertoire. As a choreographer, I have trained extensively with Kazuko Hirabayashi in Paris, France and New York City and have had a special evening-length performance (The Mrs. Dalloway Project & Other Dances: Women and Skirts) at the Ailey School. My work has been featured at Fordham University, The Red Carpet Community Theatre (Elk City, OK), The Apollo Theatre, Riverbank State Park, and is part of active repertory at Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre/The Sean McLeod Dance Experience.
As an academic, I received the prestigious Loyola Scholarship at Fordham University and in high school received at 34 in Writing on the ACT and 800 in Writing on the SAT. I have had short stories, essays, and articles published at various institutions, including The New York Concert Review (where I worked as a reviewer and editor), The New York Institute of Dance & Education, The Fordham Comma, the Auburn Citizen, and more. I was one of the only students in my class at Ailey/Fordham to pursue a second major, one of only a handful of students to earn a concentration in Creative Writing, and the only student to complete a concentration in Choreography. As a homeschool student through middle school and high school, I learned the importance of self-motivation that I now teach to the next generation. Since comparison is the basis of education, I believe that clients must be able to fail with a smile on their faces in order to truly learn. In turn, in the words of my boss and mentor, Sean McLeod, success is based on the number of people you bring with you!
Monday after 10AM, Tues/Thurs after 10AM, Friday after 2PM, Weekends after 11AM
Up to 45 minutes away for a flat fee
I am an avid lover of all things NYC, from the parks to the restaurants to the people and everywhere performances. You can often find me reading the NY Times (and solving crosswords) on the subway, eating at every restaurant in Hell's Kitchen, and hiking through Inwood Hill Park with my dog, Atticus. I find peace in playing the piano and comfort in curling up with a good book!
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