Our collective is made up of teachers, fitness instructors, and practitioners from various backgrounds, and styles. A few things in common though:
Passion for their discipline, the desire to collaborate and the ongoing urge to resist stagnation.
Choreographer, Dancer, and Ballet Teacher
David’s most acclaimed choreography, entitled “Five Variations on a Theme,” was created for New York City Ballet’s principal dancer Joaquin De Luz. The work was performed as part of the “Kings of the Dance” program, premiering in the Ukraine in November 2008. David’s other choreographies have been created for leading dancers from the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet. Other commissions include the Kings of the Dance Tour, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, Youth America Grand Prix, Opera North, Staten Island Ballet, and the Vassar Repertoire Dance Theatre. In 2011, David directed and choreographed the short film “White Shirt, Black Tie, Black Pants XXS,” which premiered at the Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center in 2012. His previous films include “Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear” (2009) and “Icarus APR” (2009). In February 2012, he announced that his own Some Dance Company would work together with the Career Transition For Dancers Project in a festival collaboration. During David’s dance career, he performed with Chicago’s Boitsov Classical Ballet, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Ballet Theatre of Chicago, and in Indiana University’s production of “Don Quixote,” directed by Susan Jones of the American Ballet Theatre. David also had the honor of performing alongside Mikhail Baryshnikov in “The Doctor and The Patient” at the 2004 Lincoln Center Festival. When David isn’t choreographing or searching for new music and sources of inspiration, he teaches and experiments with new movements at the Central Park Dance studios, the Long Island Ballet Theatre School, the Ballet Hispanico in New York and at Westport’s Academy of Dance in Connecticut. David spends his summers teaching intensives at several ballet and contemporary companies in both the United States and Mexico. On recent news David have been chosen to create a new choreography for the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet ChoreoPlan 2013 and for the National Choreographers Initiative 2013 in Corona del Mar, California. E-Moves 2014 in the Harlem Stage Theatre.
Director Westport Academy of Dance, Choreographer, Dancer, and Teacher
Nancy has been dancing since age three, and studied at the Westport Academy of Dance from age eight. By the time she was 17, Nancy was teaching several classes of her own at the Academy. A graduate of Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Science in Dance, she studied and performed ballet and jazz in New York for several years before returning to the Academy as a teacher in 2002. In June of 2007, Nancy took the reins as director/owner of the Academy.
Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher, and Social Media Enthusiast
Caitlin is inspired by the healing power of dance and its benefits that to contribute to a healthy life style. Originally from Norwalk, Connecticut where she started dancing at the age of 3, she studied at a number of dance schools locally and in New York City. Caitlin continued her education receiving a degree in Dance and Choreography from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania. She has also participated in many well-known programs including the American Ballet Theatre’s Collegiate Summer Dance as well as interning with the Broadway Dance Center and working for the Ailey Extension. Her performance credits include dancing in several music videos, films, flash mobs, and productions of 42nd Street, Brigadoon, Spamalot, Sweet Charity, and Seussical The Musical. She is currently dancing with Velocity Dance Company and has previously danced with Connecticut Ballet, New England Dance Theatre, Dancebyfire, and The Mercyhurst Dancers. Choreographing is one of her greatest passions. Her pieces have been performed at venues throughout the east coast and have been well received. Caitlin is also a certified Spin Instructor and Ice Skating Teacher. Lets have fun and get fit!