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  • Director of Recruitment, School Of Dance
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Dance
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis Advisor
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Current Courses

Spring 2022

  • BALLE 225-001
    Men's Class I
  • BALLE 457-001
    Partner Adagio II
  • BALLE 2225-001
    Men's Class I
  • BALLE 2290-002
    Technique I
  • BALLE 3225-001
    Men's Class II
  • BALLE 3290-002
    Technique II
  • BALLE 4290-002
    Technique III
  • BALLE 4420-001
    Repertoire
  • BALLE 4525-001
    Men's Class III
  • BALLE 4570-001
    Partner Adagio II
  • BALLE 4580-001
    Partner Adagio III
  • BALLE 4590-002
    Technique IV
  • BALLE 4650-002
    Perf Credit: UB
  • BALLE 6420-001
    Repertoire: Graduate
  • DANC 4388-002
    Dance Performance
  • DANC 6730-002
    Grad Dance Performance

Fall 2021

Summer 2021

Professional Organizations

  • Corps de Ballet International. 02/13/2019 - present. Position : Member.
  • National Dance Educators Organization . 09/01/2012 - present. Position : Member.

Teaching Philosophy

 

I believe that the broader purpose of education is to expand a student’s thinking and concepts and to create relationalities and cognitions about their world. When I begin teaching ballet students, I believe that each student should have the very best of what I am capable of giving. Every student should be given the opportunity to access the same information.

My primary goal for my students is to create learners that develop a self-motivated curiosity and love of their art. If I am able to successfully convey my lessons, the best outcomes would be that the students discover a passion for the dance, be it as a performer, teacher, or scholar. Once this is established, I aim to help each student more fully realize their own potential within dance, no matter the technical level.

It is my belief that one of the most effective methods for teaching is creating an atmosphere of trust within the studio and classroom that encourages questioning and movement exploration. The studio is a laboratory and a place of learning where methodologies are constantly being evaluated and updated.

As a teacher, I find, there will always be a few students that excel beyond our expectations, but to be able to reach students that either struggle or are trying to find their way, is equally gratifying.

Teaching Projects

  • Teaching and Coaching, International Competitions. Project Lead: Christopher Alloways-Ramsey. 11/06/2020 - 02/27/2021.