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Park Walk WorkoutGuided Mindful Fitness Walks throughout Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Bartenieff Fundametals Classes which explore the concepts and principals of physiotherapist and dance/ movement theorist, Irmgard Bartenieff.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartenieff_Fundamentals


Improvisation Focuses on the creative opportunities for self-discovery and communication with others through sound, movement and body-awareness exercises.


Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis - A multi-layered system and language for observing, describing and notating movement. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laban_Movement_Analysis


Modern Dance Technique - Beginner to Professional Dance students.  Integrates release technique blended with classical roots of modern dance. A distinct focus is on Spessard’s development of anatomical ‘body mapping’ while moving and dancing.


Moving the Fundamentals - A movement class for the beginning student or those who care to deepen their approach to movement.  This class integrates Bartenieff Fundamental exercises as the backbone of all the work.


Movement for Actors - Facilitating the actor’s explorations through improvisation and conditioning.  This work is focused on enhancing the actor’s trust of physical impulse and his/her connection between inner and outer life.


Private Movement Training - One to One movement sessions integrating elements of Dance, Yoga, Bartenieff Fundamentals and Pilates.  Balancing principals of alignment, strength and flexibility with a focus toward anatomical correctness.


College Instructor

Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
Drew University, Madison, NJ
American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY
University de Las Americas, Puebla, Mexico
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Guest Artist Residencies

Barnard College, New York, NY
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Western Michigan State University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Alfred University, Alfred, NY
New York Opera Studios. New York, NY
Virginia School of the Arts, Lynchburg, VA
Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, New York, NY
NEA ARTSCORP Fellow - Minot, ND


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