Contemporary Ballet molds classical ballet and contemporary aesthetics into a practice that focuses on clarity and abandon. Inspired by the philosophies of Alonzo King and Piña Bausch, Scherman guides students on a journey that values individuality, artistic risk-taking, curiosity, and problem solving through investigation and enthusiasm. Class always begins with abdominal work, and continues into barre and center. Students will explore the technical potential for each step, as well as their own potential within the step. Scherman sees great benefit in giving students the time and space to make intelligent artistic decisions within a movement phrase. With intense focus on musicality, breath, and eye focus, contemporary ballet invites the student to dive into class through a technical and choreographic lens.

Photo by: Christopher Peddecord

Teachers

BodyVox Resident Artist / Teacher
Katie Scherman