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What I have found over the years of working with people, kids included, is that listening and hearing what is spoken and unspoken is the key to assisting them in reaching their desired goals. In my many years of movement training, theatre experience and teaching, encouragement and enthusiasm are the bridges to learning and embodying the information. I have 22 years experience of working with people one-on-one. I am what I teach: integrity, honesty and clarity. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with you or your children.
I have a BA in Theatre and Dance, and graduate work in movement therapy. I am also a published poet and painter. My approach to teaching is more like facilitating an open
space for learning to take place. I enjoy reading and my approach to academics is the subject at hand and also the full body experience of the information: embodiment. I could help your child find the fun in learning as well as the boundaries and discipline to bringing their attention to the subject, fully. I was a student who always needed to move when I studied, some kind of motor activity to help me imprint the information, make it come alive. I love learning, myself and pass that delight on to other students.
I can help with choreography, improvisation or movement techniques. My background is in modern dance, improvisation, Pilates and yoga. I have taught at dance schools for kids and private fitness and movement classes for adults. I am a solo choreographer and have performed in venues in the downtown modern and post-modern dance scene. I have performed at MoMA, in films and on stage.
I learned young how to swim and have enjoyed the american crawl, side stroke, breast stroke and back stroke for over 40 years. Ten years ago I got a lesson from a teacher at the YMCA and she refined my stroke and I reduced the strain on my shoulders and my stroke is much more efficient and streamlined now. I don't have my own access to a pool but occasionally a neighbor gives me a guest pass to the beautiful NYU pool. As I am a pilates trainer, dancer and bodyworker, I can give them more detailed information as to how to feel and find the stroke and relate to the water.
Thank you for your consideration of passing me for this qualification.
I have a BA in Theatre and a post graduate degree from The Drama Studio in London, Uk. I am an actor, sag/aftra. I have taught and directed kids.
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