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Teaching Philosophy

Since leaving and returning to the performing arts I've learned a few things...

It may sound cheesy but I really believe in dancing like each day is your last. Being an artist in 2022 is a precious and fragile gift that should not be taken for granted. I believe in taking risks, making bold choices, and being unafraid of making mistakes or being embarrassed. I believe in deconstructing the rigid gender binary of the ballet world and instilling in all of my students the understanding that they are unique, worthwhile, and beautiful. I believe wholeheartedly in process over product and taking the time to nurture and care for the person inside the artist.

 

Take Class With Me!

During the school year I teach Ballet Technique Classes to levels Four, Five, and Six of the Grand Rapids Ballet School as well as drop in Elective Classes for Adult Beginner and Intermediate students.

Find Enrollment Details Here:

https://grballet.com/grand-rapids-ballet-school/

This summer I will be teaching in the Grand Rapids Ballet School Summer Intensive at both the Senior and Junior Levels. I will be teaching a variety of class types including Men's Technique, Repertoire, Variations, and a Musical Theatre Dance Styles workshop for which I am developing curriculum. 

Find Details Here: 

https://grballet.com/grand-rapids-ballet-school/2022-intensives/

Come Fall I will be teaching at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre's School of Theatre Arts. More information to come...