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Contemporary/Lyrical Dance Class
June 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Join River City Youth Ballet Ensemble teacher, Emily Hanna for a ballet-based contemporary class that encourages freedom of movement and expression.
For middle and high school students and adults.
About the instructor: Emily Hanna
Emily began her study of dance at the age of 3 in Charleston, WV. At a young age, she showed a talent and passion for classical ballet. While she continued her studies of jazz, contemporary, and lyrical, her primary focus became ballet and pointe. It was during this time that she joined the American Academy of Ballet, which led to her invitation to join the Charleston Ballet, under the direction of Kim Pauley. After several seasons with the Charleston Ballet she moved to Carlisle, PA to further her study of ballet with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. Her performance credits include Paquita, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Les Sylphides, among others.
Emily attended dance intensives in Saratoga Springs, NY (Summer home of the New York City Ballet); Myrtle Beach, SC, under the direction of William Starrett (American Ballet Theatre), The Charlotte City Ballet in Charlotte, NC and with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet prior to her relocation to study in Pennsylvania full-time. Emily also studied under renowned ballet instructors David Howard, Oleg Briansky, Katrina Killian, Olga Dvorovenko, Serge LaVoie, and Miguel Campaneria.
Emily joined the faculty at River City Youth Ballet Ensemble in 2019 where she enjoys teaching contemporary and ballet classes.