Faculty Profile Dorit Koppel

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    Dorit Koppel

    Dorit Koppel



    A native Israeli, Dorit Koppel first studied and performed with internationally renowned Bat-Dor and Bat-Sheva companies of Israel. She received a MFA in Dance from NYU Graduate School of the Performing Arts, after completing a BA in Dance at Sarah Lawrence College. Dorit was the Artistic Director and owner of Progressive Dance Studio in Englewood, NJ, where she developed a ballet training program for children, teens and adults.

    Acclaimed as "Teacher of the Year" by Dance Pages Magazine, Dorit classically trained students who now dance with NYC Ballet and Boston Ballet, to list but a few. She coached Kioko Ina of USA Ice Skating team in Monsey, NY, and also developed their ballet program.
    Dorit danced with the Wendy Osserman Dance company throughout the USA, participated in workshops and summer residencies led by Jose Limon Company and Alvin Ailey and has choreographed and appeared in a wide range of works in ballet and contemporary dance. Currently Dorit guest teaches throughout the United States and internationally.

    Read an interview with Dorit on our blog!

    Class Description

    This class is designed for students who master most of the ballet vocabulary and wish to work on building strength, clarity and phrasing while maintaining correct classical technique. Emphasis is put on the full expression of the torso, in its changes of weight, levels and propulsion in space.

    Class begins at the barre and builds from simple exercises to the more complex. Center work includes colorful segments of movements with varied tempos and rhythms. "My goal is to teach an inspiring ballet class which allows one’s physicality and personality to shine through."