Faculty Profile Jose Traba

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    Jose Traba


    Saturdays 6:00-7:30PM


    Jose Traba has had extensive performing experience as a principal and soloist as well as teaching master classes both domestically and abroad. His training includes working with David Howard, Wilhelm Burman, American Ballet Theatre School and Mary Day. He has performed as a principal and soloist dancer with such companies as Ballet Chicago, Cincinnati Ballet and Cleveland Ballet. As a guest artist he has performed with New York City Opera Ballet, Olympic Arts Festival (Seoul, Korea) Nevada Dance Theatre (Las Vegas), New Jersey Ballet and International Festival of Theatre and Dance ( Nagoya, Japan). Jose spent eight years dancing with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and performed in several" Live from Lincoln Center" television broadcasts, and during that time he started his teaching career.

    Since then, Jose has taught nationally and internationally, for professional companies, both in open and company schools, judged and taught at conventions and competitions and both designed programs and taught master classes for universities and various academic institutions (eg.NJPAC, New School University, University of Georgia,University of South Carolina, International Dance Academy London). Jose also holds a B.F.A. from Fordham University and a Certification in Sports Physiology and Personal Training from Marymount Manhattan College, which enhances his approach to the science and art of teaching ballet technique. His classes continue to be challenging, informative and fun.

    Read an interview with Jose on our blog!

    Class Description

    The class focuses on musicality, correct biomechanics and an organic approach that demystifies the technique of classical ballet. This approach is stress-free, low-pressure, and fun! Ideal for the modern and jazz dancer.

    Check out Jose's website http://trabadancefusion.wix.com/josetraba

                    Week of: Aug 10, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020