Why do I teach?
"I coach to acknowledge and maintain self-respect; this is the best way for children to find out who they are and develop the resources to take care of themselves."
Bessie Award | Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching | Performed at Madison Square Garden, Kennedy Center Library of Congress, MTV Asia (Singapore), ACT (Rotterdam, Netherlands) | Instructor at The Flea Theater, Broadway Dance Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival | Professor at Queens College CUNY and Connecticut College
New Way Vogue and Break down what it is to strike a pose and be your most confident self."
Artistic Director & Choreographer of Bangladesh Academy of Fine Arts, BAFA | Dance Specializations: Rabindra Nritya, Bangladeshi Folk, Kathak, and Odissi
Why do I teach? "I look forward to passing my knowledge of this multi-disciplinary culture known as Hip hop to the youth. Providing the youth with life tools will help them navigate the rhythm of life."
Professional Experience Featured Dancer in FX show “POSE” and in the upcoming film musical “In the Heights” | Member of The House of Eon, traveling and performing at Savannah Pride and Dumbo House | Grand Prize winner in Female Figure Vogue Fem and New Way | Recent member of the Kiki House of Louboutin - the 2019 house of the year recipient in the ballrooms kiki scene
Why do I teach? "My goal in teaching Yoga to children, as well as adults is to empower, inspire
Contact: Cynthia Paniagua, Dance Education Coordinator | Cynthia@BAADBronx.org | 718.918.21110
Why do I teach?
"To be the first person to witness that look of amazement on a student's
Why do I teach?
"To share the physical, historical, empowering, movement that is Capoeira. To spread this ancestral
Professional Experience Retired NYC Department of Education Elementary Special Education Teacher (1985 - 2016) | Certification - Hatha 1 & Pranayama Yoga Instructor | Sound Practitioner Training Program - Module 1 | Jikiden Reiki - Level 1 Shoden
movement to transform minds and bodies."
Bronx (Moses McCarter)
AATT TEACHING INSTRUCTORS
Professional Experience Teaching artist with a background in Art Education and Art Therapy | M.A. in Art Therapy, New York University | Taught visual arts to NYC students in diverse programs, schools and organizations for 15 years, including teaching and volunteering art in Jamaica, Peru, India and Thailand | Traveled with NYU's Alumni Art Therapy Program to Morocco and Mexico to serve underprivileged school children
AATT Academy’s diverse and professional faculty provides progressive, non-competitive, gender neutral instruction in movement-based techniques from traditional dance to athletics.
Sessions are offered during Spring, Summer and Fall to students ages 6 to 9, who are taught introductory level classes in Hip Hop, Gymnastics, Capoeira, Ballet, West African, Bangladeshi Folk, Vogue, Salsa, Yoga, Art, and more!
Special past and future courses include Boxing, Martial Arts and Exercise.
Our dynamic instructors have traveled the world as professional artists within their own disciplines and are fully committed to the growth of its students.
Why do I teach? "Ballet is for everyone! I teach to bring access to ballet to ALL."
Professional Experience Owner and Head Coach of Life Sport Gym, founded in 1984 (LifeSportGym.com)
Why do I teach? "As a member of the new generation of ballroom, I am happy to be able to share my knowledge of Vogue and ballroom culture with the Bronx Community. In my class, I review the elements
Rudy Van Daele
face when they realize that we've just opened the door to a whole new world of possibilities. That is why I teach."
Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition
Why do I teach? "Teaching visual arts provides me the opportunity to empower children by fostering their creativity, imagination and emotional expressions. "
Awards: Contribution to Art and Culture from Former Mayor Dinkins, Brooklyn Academy Of Music "Dance Africa", Department of Education for Exemplary Service and District 4 Dance Dedication and Commitment | Taught dance throughout United States, Europe and Africa | Artistic Director of Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble | Certified Teacher for the NYC Dept of Education
Professional Experience M.F.A. in Dance, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts | Teaching Artist for New York City Ballet, Mark DeGarmo Dance and Chrystie Street Ballet Academy | Choreographer and Director of Callie Hatchett Dance
and educate my audience the fundamentals of yoga for creating a positive body through the poses (asanas) , develop a quiet mind (meditation) and slowing down the breath (breathing practices - pranayama) in a non- judgmental zone."
Why do I teach? "I teach West African Dance to help preserve a dying culture of people. My hope is to bring enlightenment, enrichment, and excitement for dance to all the lives I touch."
Kwikstep (Gabriel Dionisio)
Professional Experience Founder/Artistic Director of Bronx Capoeira and Capoeira Concepts | Education: Traditionally Trained in Salvador Bahia, Brasil; Bronx Native | Awards: Recognized/ Honored by The Bronx City Council as an Outstanding Citizen Teacher of Capoeira; Recognized/ Honored by The New York State Assembly for Excellence and Commitment in Spreading Capoeira in The Bronx | Teaching Artist for: The NYC Department of Education, Bronx Music Heritage Center, The Bronx Arts Ensemble