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Ballet/Dance Teacher

San Francisco, CA
December 26, 2020

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I am currently looking for opportunities to develop professionally as a dance teacher

outside of the dance school realm. For the past 13 years I have taught classical ballet to middle school aged children at various studios around San Francisco. I believe that my extensive background in somatic and experimental anatomy is a unique tool in my creative approach to teaching dance. I am looking to find an organization that aligns with my views on movement and dance and be given the space to share this knowledge freely. I also have a diverse background in dance that includes jazz, modern, hip-hop, Mexican folklórico, baroque and renaissance dance.



Teach ballet geared towards Beginning to Intermediate levels for Youth,Teens and Adults. Assisted the Director of the Ballet Program in implementing and co-creating curriculum and syllabus for beginning levels in both the Youth and Teen Program as well as Adults. I have choreographed original dances for year-end performances. Currently carry the title of Ballet Program Administrator where I help to facilitate communication between the teachers and the School Office Personnel. I’m also currently teaching ballet online for both children and adults.

BALLET INSTRUCTOR, LINES DANCE CENTER; SAN FRANCISCO, CA — 2015-2017 Teach introductory concepts and steps to teens interested in exploring dance. Students participated in Open House performance demonstrating class work. MAIN BALLET TEACHER, MOBU DANCE; SAN FRANCISCO, CA — 2010-2019 Teach all level of ballet from ages 6-17 years old. Develop the ballet program and curriculum from beginning levels to intermediate. Choreographed about 3-4 original works per year for year end performances.

ADJUCT PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, CA — FALL 2010 Teach Intermediate ballet to college students enrolled in Performing Arts and Social Justice Program. Students were required to complete written assignments and tests. Students also performed my choreography in end of semester showcase. 109 BRAZIL AVE APT 7 SAN FRANCISCO, CA 925-***-**** MARISA CASTILLO


San Francisco State University, B.A. Dance, 2014

The Ailey School, Certificate in Dance, 2004-2005

School for Body Mind Centering, Somatic Movement Educator Program, currently completing studies


• Danced professionally with regional and national companies including Peninsula Ballet Theater, North Coast Dance and Columbia City Ballet.

• Somatic education include Feldenkrais, Experimental Anatomy with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, creator of Body Mind Centering™

• Mentored under the guidance of Augusta Moore in the Art of Teaching Somatics and Ballet.

• Strong soft skills in problem-solving, work ethic, creativity, adaptability, flexibility and teamwork

• Hard skills include computer skills, Zoom, Google platforms, and Time Management REFERENCES

Jennifer Polyocan

USF Adjuct Professor, Intermediate Ballet

Kimi Okada

ODC School Director

ODC Associate Choreographer

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