$250/hour in person NYC
$75/half hour on phone
I am a dancer, choreographer, registered somatic movement educator/therapist, Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst, and practicing witch. I’ve been working in New York since 1994.
As the artistic director of Laura Ward/Octavia Cup Dance Theatre (founded 1998), a multi-generational contemporary ballet company, my work has been performed regularly in NYC and in festivals from Edinburgh, Scotland to Speightstown, Barbados. Rate Your Burn pegged me at one of NYC’s top 20 Pilates instructors in 2012. I have taught movement in venues from elementary school kids to corporate teams. I hold a BA from SUNY Empire State in Dance, Theatre, and Movement Studies and have studied with Irene Dowd, Liz Koch, Lisa Lockwood, Sara Neece , Mary Abrams, and Kelly Kane, and Gil Hedley. I trained in Connective Tissue Therapy (Bindegewebsmassage) under Theresa Lamb and John Chanek and completed Gyrokinesis teacher training. I have been featured in Shape, Self and Bust Magazines and served on a panel for New York City Ballet’s Annual Wellness Weekend. My teaching experience includes Wagner College, Gina Gibney, Dance New Amsterdam, Equinox, Dutchess Community College, Manhattan School of Music, and Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies.
In addition to Octavia Cup my choreography credits include Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Earth Celebrations and Ramapo College for which I won several KCACTF awards.Recently I danced in Splitting My Sides with OceanAllOver at the Dream Up Festival in NYC and played Columbia in a fully staged Rocky Horror in Upstate New York.
In my private practice clientele range from hedge fund CEOs to real estate developers, opera singers to aspiring dancers. I work regularly with TONUS MAXIMUS and the Glam Rock Cabaret, The Wild Empress Coven, and the Strange Temple Witchuals. I also play in your grandmother's punk rock band- AKA the Dick Pinchers. Birthed GLITTERCISE! MOVE! DANCE! PLAY! during the first few months of Covid isolation.