Faculty Profile Laurie De Vito

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    Laurie De Vito

    Laurie De Vito

    Contemporary / Simonson Technique


    Laurie de Vito was a founding director of Dance Space/Dance New Amsterdam where she taught for 30 years. Along with her company, Laurie De Vito and Dancers, she has taught, choreographed and performed at schools and theaters across the United States, Canada and abroad. Most notably, she has worked at NYU Tisch School of the Performing Arts, Yale University, York University (Toronto), Montreal Jazz Festival, Spirit Square Center for the Arts(NC), Gustavus Adolphus College(MN), Tel Aviv Dance Center(Israel), I.A.C. Studio (Tokyo), International Dance (Spain),Balettakademien (Sweden), She has self produced 8 seasons in NYC. Laurie brings Simonson technique which is specifically designed for dancers of all disciplines and injury preventive to Peridance Capezio Center. For more information please visit: lauriedevito.com

    Read a great article about Laurie in Dance Teacher Magazine!

    Contemporary / Simonson Technique Description:

    Laurie's deep-rooted movement utilizes the torso with spirals and contractions which expand into movement through space. Her combinations of movement are both physically and mentally challenging. She hones in on the articulation of the body and clarity of movement while stressing musicality and phrasing. Laurie has been a teacher of Simonson Technique since 1979. Simonson Technique, developed by Lynn Simonson, is an organic approach to movement that prepares the body to dance in a way that is anatomically intelligent and somatically aware. For more information please visit: lauriedevito.com

    Simonson Lab Description:

    Simonson Lab breaks down and explores the general principles of Simonson Technique and how they are applicable to the individual.