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Equilibrium Dance Academy – Ballet 2 with Catherine Long for ages 12-18
December 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
This is an intermediate/advanced Ballet class for teens (ages 12-18) Born and raised in Pennsylvania Catherine began her ballet training in 1992 under the direction of Donna Muzio in West Chester Pa. She Dance with Brandywine Ballet Company from 1998 2004. In 2008 she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance from Towson University. While at Towson she studied under Dennis Price Catherine Horta-Hayden Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell and Dana Martin. In June of 2008 she was asked to present choreography for the National Dance Education Organization conference in Towson MD. She was a member of the Roxey Ballet in Lambertville NJ from 20082010. In the Spring of 2010 she danced with Ballet ADI in Rockville MD working with Runqaio Du resident choreographer of Ballet ADI and former principal dancer with Washington Ballet and Suzanne Farrell Ballet and Jared Nelson principal dancer with the Washington Ballet. In 2011 Catherine rejoined Runqaio Du now Artistic Director of Ballet ADI in Rockville MD. Also during her time in Maryland she taught dance in both middle and elementary schools throughout Baltimore city. Once back in Philadelphia she taught at various studios throughout Philadelphia and New Jersey. In addition freelanced with various choreographers throughout the Tristate area. In 2013 she began teaching ballet and contemporary dance for the University of Pennsylvania’s recreation department. In 2014 she moved to Fort Lauderdale Florida to instruct Ballet full time at Dance Dimensions Home of the Fort Lauderdale Childrens Ballet Theatre. Catherine is an ABT Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.