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Danita Shaheen

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Danita Shaheen

Danita Shaheen is a dancer and choreographer who has always drawn inspiration from a wide variety of artistic mediums.  She was classically trained in Balanchine technique under the direction of former New York City Ballet soloist David Otto and the Capital Ballet Company. Shaheen has done intensive training with the Boston Ballet, River North Dance Company, Burklyn Ballet, Bates Dance Festival, and Parsons Dance. She graduated magna cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College’s BFA program and has been performing professionally in New York since 2006. During that time she has had the honor of working with Jacobs/Campbell Dance, Ariel Rivka Dance, Dance Cat-alyst, Gehring Dancetheatre, Banana Peel Dance, Tamara Saari Dance, Ryan McNally, Remi Harris, MAD About Dance , H.T. Chen and Dancers, AERA, Beth Soll & Company, Andrea Gise and Dancers, Laura Ward/ Octavia Cup Dance Theatre, and Nina Buisson Contemporary Move. Danita’s own works, including collaborations with various choreographers and artists, have been seen throughout the metropolitan region. Shaheen is a founding member and head choreographer for Dance Riot Rep., a local contemporary dance company. She is also the founder and President of the Alternative Arts Association, a multimedia arts organization and registered 501c3. www.alternativearts.org

Danita has trained in many different forms of movement as well as the understanding of anatomy, including muscular and skeletal alignment. She brings this training into her class where she stresses proper alignment, sequential movement, momentum, breath, and performance quality. The artistry of dance is only increased by technique and the individuality of each dancer. She is honored to be working such an extraordinary group of students, Rosie and Soul Arts Academy, and looks forward to bringing the level of prestige and professionalism that is expected of SA teaching artists.