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Ballet Technique

Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance. It teaches children elegance, tradition, and attention to detail.

Christy Gilbert

Christy Gilbert began dancing at the age of three and has loved every minute of her constantly evolving career. At the age of seven, with encouragement from her teacher, Kerry Smith, Christy transitioned her focus to ballet at Boston Ballet School's Intensive Division. She has been granted opportunities to dance and study with many great artists, which include Laura Young, Suki Schorer, Tatiana Gennadievna, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. After dancing and performing for a decade with Boston Ballet, Christy changed paths to attend college, however, quickly found herself using her ballet expertise to teach technique classes for Springfield college and local competitive studios. Since 1999, Christy has taught students of all ages and levels in California and Massachusetts. She feels deeply about sharing her years of knowledge and experience with her students. Christy believes highly in developing dancers with strong ballet technique.

Dress Code

Ladies:

Black leotard (any style), Pink Tights, & Pink Canvas Ballet shoes. Hair in a neat bun with hairnet.

Gentlemen:

White or black leotard or fitted t-shirt, Black stretch leggings, & Black Ballet shoes.

** It is Masters Dance Academy policy that gender dress is up to student and family's discretion.

Each student should feel comfortable and confident in class. **