In this introductory class, students learn the fundamental ballet positions and French vocabulary throughfun,and familiar movement. Students also begin to develop proper studio etiquette and appropriate body and spatial awareness.
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5:00pm - 5:45pm
Jan 28, 2019 - Apr 22, 2019
Deborah Reilly, Originally from Cypress, CA, Deborah Reilly received her dance training from Long Beach Ballet (2005-2009) and Maple Conservatory of Dance (2010-2012), before going on to study dance at Belhaven University (2012-2016). In 2014, she was chosen to be an artist for the Belhaven Bal Malhada South Korea Tour, in which the ensemble engaged with individuals of all ages through many educational, outreach, and concert level performance events. During the spring 2016 season, Reilly partnered with Front Porch Dance (Jackson, MS) as a guest artist for the company’s educational and concert programs. Some of her other teaching experiences have included instructing for Catch the Vision School of the Arts, Cornerstone Academy of the Performing Arts, Connecticut Youth Ballet, and she has also enjoyed being a Preschool teacher for the I.S. Sanders Early Learning Child Enrichment Center. Most recently, Reilly served as the Administrative Manager of Vivid Ballet (Hartford, CT) until moving to Akron, OH with her husband during the fall of 2017. She is currently enjoying being an instructor for the Neos Center for Dance (Oberlin, OH) and serving the Cleveland area as a company dancer and the School Administrator for Dancing Wheels Company & School.
Matthew Roberts is an Ohioan who, at the age of 10, discovered he was bilingual and his real native language was dance. After studying at the Dance Institute and University of Akron, he moved to New York looking to become more fluent and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2013 with a BFA in Dance and concentration in Choreography. There he performed works by Lar Lubovitch, Robert Battle, Jessica Lang, Shen Wei and after graduating performed with Lustig Dance Theatre, Oakland Ballet Company, and Awakening Movement. He loves creating dances of his own to share with others and hopes to have a company of his own one day. After returning from New York he started working with Neos Dance Theatre and has been utilizing his skills as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer.
What he loves about teaching: I love sharing the wonder I find in dance with others, young and old, there is always something new to appreciate, experience and discover.
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