As an experienced dance instructor I firmly believe that I can teach anyone how to dance. I strive to make my classes contain the perfect balance between discipline and fun. Dance is an art to be revered and respected which I want students to experience for themselves through the joy it can bring.
My experience teaching has led me from countless studios in New Jersey to the Mecca of American dance when I was asked to be an instructor in the Broadway Series at Broadway Dance Center. I’m comfortable teaching and have taught all levels of dancers, from first time beginners to Broadway stars!
Ballet will always be at the core of what I teach. Technique is involved in movement no matter what level or style of dance. However people who are not advanced ballerinas need not worry, I take the time to help people less familiar with ballet understand and appreciate these principles.
The dance class room is an almost sacred place to me and I treat it with utmost respect. I stop at nothing to create a positive and supportive environment in class. It is of utmost importance that students feel free to move without fear of judgment in a class. Nothing thrills me more than seeing students respond and grow with a teacher and fellow students who encourage them to succeed.
Everyone’s facility is different and needs to be respected. It also needs to be pushed to healthy limits in order to encourage growth. I have a great awareness of people’s limits and never push anyone beyond their safety zone. I have personally experienced teachers who drove me in unhealthy directions as well as those who have motivated me positively. From these experiences I have developed a great balance to encourage and motivate students without pushing too hard.
I am available to choreograph for dance companies, competition, recitals and more, as well as teaching master classes and private lessons. Please take a moment to read through the following master class options that I offer as my specialty classes. If you have a customized class idea or preferences for music, please let me know in advance and I will be happy to cater the class to your needs!
At the end of the day, I love to have fun. Dance is a celebration of life! The joys of dance are boundless and class is a place where we can be free of our concerns. I very sincerely hope to share the floor with you soon! Merde!