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Ballet Class for Adults
Come move with us!
Develop an awareness of the art of ballet. We will be exploring the different positions of the feet, body and arms, as well as correct alignment. You will have a fun time learning the secrets behind becoming a ballerina!
Ballet uses the full range of muscles which promotes strengthening cognitive functions such as coordination and concentration; and a weight-bearing form of exercise which strengthens muscles and promotes healthy bones. This class will be held once a week on Fridays in January 2023.
Wear workout clothes (not too baggy), socks or ballet shoes.
About Leanne Mizzoni
A Northern Virginia native Leanne started her training under Susan Blazy at the Metropolitan Ballet School. She later studied at Virginia Ballet, where she trained under former Ballets Russes dancers Oleg Tupine and Tania Rousseau. Leanne continued her training at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School, where she graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance Pedagogy. There Leanne studied Music Theory, Dance Administration, Kinesiology, Human Development, Dance History, Music in the Classroom, Composition and Dance Production under the guidance of Peggy Lyman, Peter O’Brian, Alla Nikitina, and Hilda Morales in. She performed with American Ballet Theatre in The Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet and in 2003 was the Assistant Director of the children’s division in Kirk Peterson’s Nutcracker. Leanne was a company dancer for four years with Manassas Ballet Theatre, performing many soloist roles. A founding dancer of Ballet Fantastique (Eugene, OR), Leanne has appeared in Oregon, Washington, and internationally in soloist and principal roles. While in Oregon Leanne started the largest adult ballet program in Eugene and received the prestigious Lane County Cultural Coalition grant to teach underprivileged children in Mapleton, Oregon. She has choreographed original pieces and restaged many of the classics.
This program is appropriate for ages 18+. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below).
Related LibGuide: Adults and 50-Plus by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)