TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

"First and foremost, I believe movement should be accessible and enjoyable for all that wish to partake. The dance world can be so cut-throat, but at the end of the day dance is an art; a form of expression. It is something that should bring us joy and fulfillment. It is this mindset that I bring into each and every one of my classes in an attempt to create an environment that is open, nurturing, and artistically engaging to all who wish to explore movement in a judgment free way.
I teach an array of classes and styles, but my specialties are ballet technique, contemporary ballet technique, and modern dance technique. The majority of my career as a dancer and choreographer has been spent within these genres of movement which is why I consider them my strong suits. I also teach tap, jazz technique, musical theatre dance, dance composition, cardio dance (hi-low), Silver Sneakers, Barre, and Pilates, all ranging in ages from 4-adult.
I absolutely love teaching. The ability to share my knowledge and experiences with the next several generations of dancers not only brings me the utmost joy, but also inspires me to continue learning and researching movement in order to further develop myself as an educator."
TEACHING HISTORY
2014

New York State Ballet Training Academy//Jazz & Contemporary Program Director

Articul8//Guest Teacher & Choreographer

2015

New York State Ballet Training Academy//Jazz & Contemporary Program Director

Fitzsimmons Dance Factory//Dance Teacher

Arts Roc After-School Program//Dance Teacher

Hochstein School of Music & Dance//Guest Teacher

2016

New York State Ballet Training Academy//Jazz & Contemporary Program Director

Fitzsimmons Dance Factory//Dancer Teacher & Choreographer

SUNY Brockport//Guest Teacher

2017

New York State Ballet Training Academy//Jazz & Contemporary Program Director

Fitzsimmons Dance Factory//Ballet Program Director

2018

New York State Ballet Training Academy//Jazz & Contemporary Program Director

Fitzsimmons Dance Factory//Ballet Program Director

Nazareth College//Open Class Series Guest Teacher

Dance With Utica//Guest Teacher

CMC Dance Company//Guest Teacher

Greater Rochester YMCA: Group Fitness Instructor

Jody B's Studio of Dance//Dance Teacher & Choreographer

SUNY Brockport: Substitute & Guest Teacher

2019

Fitzsimmons Dance Factory//Ballet Program Director

Nazareth College//Open Class Series Guest Teacher

Dance With Utica//Guest Teacher

Greater Rochester YMCA: Group Fitness Instructor

Jody B's Studio of Dance//Dance Teacher & Choreographer

SUNY Brockport: Substitute & Guest Teacher

Pele Yoga & Dance//Yoga Instructor

NU Movement//Dance Teacher & Co-Op Member

Evolution Pilates//Apprentice Instructor

Frazee Feet Dance//Open Company Class Series Teacher

Nacre Dance Group//Guest Teacher & Choreographer

Saratoga City Ballet//Guest Teacher

2020

Fitzsimmons Dance Factory//Ballet Program Director

Nazareth College//Substitute

Greater Rochester YMCA: Group Fitness Instructor

Jody B's Studio of Dance//Dance Teacher & Choreographer

Evolution Pilates//Apprentice Instructor

Hobart & William Smith Colleges//Adjunct Professor in Dance

Unite With Dance//Dance Teacher

Frazee Feet Dance//Open Company Class Series Teacher

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