Faculty Profile Diane McCarthy

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    Diane McCarthy

    Diane McCarthy

    Contemporary Simonson Technique


    Diane McCarthy has been teaching, performing and choreographing throughout the U.S. and Europe for over twenty -five years. Her work has been presented in Holland, Spain, Washington, New York and Canada where she travels yearly to give workshops and choreograph. She has been on faculty at various colleges and universities around the United States including Manhattanville College, Hofstra University, Marymount College and Bates College in Maine. Presently, Diane is in the Arnold Graduate Dance Education Program at Hunter College working to receive her masters in dance education. She now will be teaching Simonson technique at several studios in New York including Gibney Dance, Peridance Capezio Center and the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn.

    Class Description

    Diane McCarthy has been a teacher of Simonson Technique since 1988. Her full movement phrases teach dancers to apply technique, explore musicality and work on performance qualities. Diane encourages students to make personal choices about dynamics and phrasing both in movement and stillness. Her classroom is a place for all dancers to find their inner strength, refine their technical skills, explore their passion to move and learn to let go. Simonson Technique, developed by Lynn Simonson, is a comprehensive and anatomically based technique that prepares the body to dance with awareness and safety.