Ballet Flexibility

Have you looked at pictures and videos of ballerinas doing those amazing flexibility moves and said to yourself "there is no way I could ever do that"? Well, we believe that with dedication and proper training, you can! This class will not only focus on the active flexibility and alignment needed to pull off those beautiful stretches, but will also do it in such a was as to ensure long term muscle health and stability.

This class will start with a nice soothing warmup and then it's time to stretch! Erin will take you through passive and active stretches that will stretch out your entire body. Do you have any specific flexibility goals? Let Erin know and she will give you stretches to help you get there.

Erin has been a professional dancer since the age of 18. She has performed professionally with Pacific Northwest Ballet*, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, concert:nova, at the Hungarian National Opera House, and as a Guest Artist with various companies. Erin starting dancing at the age of 5 and trained with teachers in Balanchine, Bournonville, Vaganova, and Cecchetti ballet techniques as well as Graham and Horton modern techniques, and character dance. She studies at Pacific Northwest Ballet Schoole, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Hungarian National Dance Academy and has 8 or more years of modern, jazz, and tap training as well. In 2010, Erin started teaching dance and now has experience teaching students from 3 years old to adults. She enjoys challenges and rewards engaging with each age and skill-level. She especially loves teaching ballet to adults who are experiencing dance for the first time. Erin also launched her choreographic career in 2011 with concert:nova. Since then, she has choreographed pieces for other professional dancers, youth companies, and students. Her work has been performed in New York, Seattle and Cincinnati. Erin enjoys passing along her passion for dance to her students and inviting everyone to dance. Erin is First Aid and AED certified.

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