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Video – Stephanie Saland – “The Inner Workings of Dance…”

December 20th, 2009
In this video Stephanie is helping dancers understand how to relax and bring extra grace into their art.

Video – Stephanie Saland Part 1

December 1st, 2009

It's a Privilege Having Ms. Stephanie Saland as Special Guest Instructor Here at Northwest Dance Intensive.

As a principal dancer of the New York City Ballet, Stephanie performed leading roles with Baryshnikov in Balanchine’s Apollo, as Giselle with Alexander Godunov, and with Nureyev and Friends on Broadway. Stephanie is recognized worldwide as an exceptional dancer, teacher and mentor.
“...As a dancer, Stephanie Saland inhabited each role bringing to it a glowing life with every step, every gesture. To watch her was to understand what artistry is. As a teacher she is as unparalleled as she was in her dancing. Dance becomes understandable when touched by Stephanie. It also becomes magic.” Elizabeth Kaye, Contributing Arts Editor, LA & NY Times
At last year's intensive we managed to capture some video clips of Stephanie working her magic with our students. Here is the first of a series of short video clips showcasing a small part of Stephanie's amazing teaching repertoire. I hope you enjoy. To be notified when I post additional videos here on the website, please enter your name and email address in the form at the right hand side. Warm Regards, Jehrin Alexandria Director, Northwest Dance Intensive
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