Faculty Profile Wesley Ensminger

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    Wesley Ensminger

    Wesley Esminger

    Contemporary

    Biography:

    Wesley Ensminger, originally from Santa Cruz, CA, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from California Institute of the Arts. He has collaborated with various professional companies and choreographers and has taught, performed and choreographed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. His work has been seen at the Roy and Edna Disney Lund Theater, Edge Performing Arts Complex, Dance Media and within New York City. He is currently on faculty at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC and is a guest teacher at a vast range of studios all over NYC, California, Arizona and Texas.

    Class Description:




    An eclectic and full bodied experience that focuses on using the roots and ideals of Release Technique to find a healthy ease throughout the body yet the ability to attack movement. This class utilizes the floor as a partner instead of just a surface, explores oppositional directions to help discover length and stability and delves into the relationship between strength and effortlessness. Through various set exercises built to warm up the body and the mind, as well as an open ended and adaptable process of creating phrase-work, each dancer will test their boundaries and research their own individual and authentic voice as a mover.