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KIDZ Children's Dance

meet the teacher

Karesia (SHOCKra Kidz Teacher and Program Manager) has been professionally dancing and teaching children in NYC since 2006. She has worked with children in public and private afterschool programs, conservative studios, outreach, and summer camps. As a teacher, Karesia uses a imaginative, lively approach to find how to engage each students' varying needs, while unifying the class to love dance at any skill level. Her philosophy is to encourage children to believe in themselves as talented, creative individuals.

As a freelance performing artist, Karesia has danced with companies including RoxanneLola Movement Machine, Poliglot Theater, Allie Tsypin, Katja Loher, Jenny Rocha Dance, and Nancy Meehan Dance Co. Karesia is also a member of contemporary ballet company Neville Dance Theatre. Karesia also choreographs and produces her own work, is a founding member of Forward Flux Production Company, and is co-creator of The Moves Project, an outdoor dance improvisation series. She graduated cum laude from Boston University with a B.S. in Communication (Public Relations, Spanish) and a minor in Dance.

"Karesia is a wonderful teacher! This is an excellent class for kids. I highly recommend SHOCKa Kidz!" -Rosyln

"Karesia is a kind and warm teacher who encourages the kids to move their bodies & love dancing. Stella has enjoyed every minute of class." ~Simone

"Karesia has been so patient with the kids. Love her energy and warmth. My son has picked up some new moves. Will definitely be back!" ~Hedy

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