(Ages 10 & up, currently studying Ballet & Jazz, with three full years of ballet and jazz experience)
Technique is a curriculum-based class geared toward strengthening the dancer’s technique and developing artistic skills. Students become familiar with correct structural and muscular placement, and learn specific vocabulary.
Cathi was a soloist with Long Island Ballet Theatre, a member of Mad Cap Dance, and a Guest Teaching Artist for Motus Danza, Sienna, Italy, and The International Thespian Festival at the University of Nebraska. She was an assistant presenter at the NDEO Conference: The Creative Process: Choreography, Choice-Making, and Communication. She earned her B.A. in Theatre and Dance from Queens College, CUNY, M.A. in dance from New York University, is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) from the Bartenieff/Laban Institute of Movement Studies, and holds an Advanced Certificate in Instructional Leadership from St. John's University.
At Holy Trinity High School, she served as a dance teacher, curriculum developer, choreographer, and Performing Arts Department Chair. She is humbled by the work produced at Holy Trinity and was privileged to share the talents of numerous dancers, artists, and technicians, including Joe Naftal! This is how she was introduced to Miss Mary and the Dance Connection family. She has observed numerous Dance Connection recitals at Holy Trinity and has always been impressed by the level of expertise and professionalism. She had the opportunity to teach some master classes at Dance Connection as well as Making Wishes Grow performances. She is thrilled to join this wonderful family as a staff member!
Cathi continues to serve as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hofstra University in the Department of Drama and Dance and is a board member for Robin Becker Dance.
She is a consummate advocate for the arts in education for all students. The arts are what make us human!