Faculty Profile Steven Blandino

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    Steven Blandino

    Steven Blandino

    Contemporary Jazz


    Steven Paul Blandino has a BFA in Commercial Dance from Pace University, with a focus in Choreography. Steven has choreographed a NY Equity Production, National Tour, and has set work at Pace University, Rutgers University, as well as various Dance Studios across the US. Steven is currently on Faculty at Groove National Dance Convention, Impact Dance Adjudicators, and has privately trained Actors for upcoming Feature Films, Productions, etc. Recent Performance Credits include: West Side Story at Houston Grand Opera, West Side Story at Weston Playhouse, Newsies, Mamma Mia!, Shrek at Tuacahn Center of the Performing Arts, Johnson & Johnson, Carnegie Hall’s ‘Take the Stage’, re-staging of Bob Fosse’s ‘Crunchy Granola Suite’, and many more. Steven is also a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association. His choreography credits include "Ludo's Broken Bride" at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF/The Duke on 42nd St), "Rebel Rebel: The Many Lives of David Bowie" (Canada, National Tour 2017), Burlesque to Broadway (Canada), Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) at Peridance 2018/15, Young Choreographer’s Festival 2015/14, Choreographer’s Canvas 2016/15, Jared Grimes' "Run the Night", Hero Awards: honoring Jerry Mitchell, Kat Wildish Presents, the Alvin Ailey Dance Soirée, and many more. Additionally, Steven was recently nominated for Outstanding Choreography for his work on "Elise: A Musical" (Off Broadway/Planet Connections Festival). Steven has been featured in the NY Times, Front Row Center, TheaterMania, and was recently featured in an issue of Dance Magazine as an Emerging Young Choreographer. Steven has received numerous awards and recognition for his choreographic works, including Young Choreographer of the Year Award at American Dance Awards, and Senior Choreographer of the Year at United States Tournament of Dance. Steven continues to teach, as well as perform/choreograph in both the Commercial and Theatrical industries.

    Class Description:

    Classes begin with Warm Up, focusing on Strength, Conditioning, and Core. Across the Floor can include Improv, as well as a short Contemporary based Movement combination to follow. Steven teaches Combinations that are meant to challenge the Mind, as well as to improve the pace of retaining Choreography. His main focus is to force students to develop dynamics, style, and performance as quickly and efficiently as possible, in order to better our class taking and audition skills. Contemporary based Combinations are fused with either Authentic Jazz Technique, Theatre inspired Dance, or a combination thereof. His movement is designed to tell a story, and to bring the Audience along with us on a natural, honest, and exciting journey. Steven strives to make the learning environment feel collaborative, supportive, and tension free. Class is a place to grow, fight, but most of all, be happy. Students should leave every class feeling motivated, challenged, accomplished, and ready to take on any class or audition that may come their way.

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