Pictured to the left and lower right, are photos taken during my rehearsal of re-staging my piece, "Persisting Undertow" on students 13-15 years old. Students were working on partner work which was challenging for them, and strengthened student relationships.
In contemporary class, students were working on a tendu combination to wake up the articulation of the foot. Pictured below students ages 12-14 years old.
In modern class, students (8-12 years old) were exploring initiations from the head to travel through space. Students were guided to use tactile feedback of the hands on the head to support their discoveries.
During my student teaching, I worked with First Grade students to navigate their virtual dance space. In the two pictures to the right, students are exploring their emotions using Laban Movement Analysis of Body Shaping. Students used drawing to document their dance making experiences.
One of the most rewarding parts of teaching is building the community in my classrooms. Pictured to the bottom left is a photo of my students and me on Valentines Day. The bottom right photo is when my students surprised me with posters congratulating me on graduating Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts with my BFA in Dance Performance. The last photo is a picture of a birthday card received from one of my students.