Faculty Profile Pauline Legras

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    Pauline Legras

    Pauline Legras



    Born in Paris, Pauline began her dance training in France. At the age of 15 years old, she went to do her Professional Training Program in Ballet technique at the Geneva Dance Center (Switzerland). In 2002, she received a scholarship from the Foundation of Princess Grace de Monaco at the Monaco Dance Forum. Later on, she went to Mexico to perfect her knowledge in contemporary dance at the Colegio Nacional de Danza Contemporanea and during the Spring 2006 she is awarded the First Prize of the Choreographic Contest.

    Pauline received the certificate of "Guía didáctico- metodológica para la enseñanza de la danza clásica" and was a ballet teacher for children and adults at Proart Center.

    In the Fall 2006, Pauline joined the Martha Graham Center in NYC. There, on full scholarship she became a member of Graham II and later received her certificate of recognition as a teacher of the Martha Graham technique. She participated in the reconstruction of «Panorama» for the Spring/Summer Season 2010 of the Martha Graham Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in NYC, teaching for the Martha Graham School Young Artist Program Dancers, the Talent Unlimited High School Dancers, the All-City Dancers.

    Pauline was an instructor at New York Theater Ballet’s after school program for two years, and is currently teaching for the pre-teens, introducing the Martha Graham vocabulary, the Young Artist Program and the Talent Unlimited High School at the Martha Graham School. She is also a ballet teacher at Park East Day School after school program.

    Pauline performed with the Grand Theatre of Limoges, QuoVadis Show in France, EpiCentro in Mexico, Edgar Cortes Dance Theater, Nu Dance Theater and works from choreographers such as Pearl Lang, Robert Battle, Virginie Mécène and Peggy Lyman in NYC.

    At Planet Connections Theater Festivity 2011, she received the award for Outstanding Choreography while working in collaboration with the Movement Workshop Group. Pauline is also a certified GYROTONIC® instructor.

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