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Bala Sarasvati, MFA, MA, CMA, BFA, B.S. 

Jane Willson Professor in the Arts, University of Georgia

 

Dance Technique Approach

Movement fundamentals to promote muscular balance, range of motion, strength, mobility and ease. Approaches, methods, physical practice enhance movement efficiency, mobility, momentum and dynamic alignment. "Extreme" shape shifting, level change variations, inversions & off vertical transitions with gradated rotation and other applied 3-dimensional ROM processes.

Yoga Trapeze Approach

Applications include 1) YOGABODY Naturals Yoga Trapeze pedagogy 2) enhancing aerial dance 3) increasing flexibility and strength in dance performance 

Faculty

The University of Georgia Department of Dance, Jane Willson Professor in the Arts (1990-2022)

Univerisdad Nacional, Graduate Dance Program, Heredia, Costa Rica, Guest Faculty (2007-2022) 

Choreographer and Faculty for Festival Dance Camp held at UGA annually, Mitch Flanders, Director, Griffin Ballet Theatre

Choreographer and Faculty for Brunau University Summer Dance Intensive, John Streit, Director.

 

Previous Faculty Positions

The Ohio State University

Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, NYC

Laban Certification Programs in NYC and Seattle, WA

José Limón Institute, NYC, NY

Queens College,  NY

South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory 

Winthrop University

Dance Centre Seattle

Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance

Guest Artist Residencies

Compañía Nacional de Danza, San Jose, Costa Rica

University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica

Danza Univeristaria (company), San Jose, Costa Rica

Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) - 92nd St Y NYC 

Centro Coreografico- Rio de Janeiro

Univerisdad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica

Sichuan International Dance Conservatory, Chengdu, China

Tsoying Performing Arts High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Brigham Young University

Florida State University

Emory University

José Limón Institute, NYC, NY

Minnesota Dance Alliance - Dance Educators

Ohio State University

Princeton University

Pacific Lutheran University

Queens College, City University of New York

University of Minnesota, Duluth

University of South Carolina

Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose Costa Rica

Western Washington State University

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre School, Suwanee, Georgia

Griffin Ballet Theatre, Griffin, Georgia

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, FL

Davison School Fine Arts Magnet School, Augusta, Georgia