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10 months ago ·
Introducing another one of our amazing master teachers, Ms. Carol. Let’s give her a warm welcome and get ready for Elevate TOMORROW!
Carol Schwarzkopf is a nationally recognized dance coach whose broad teaching background includes professional dance companies and schools, private studios, public and private K-12 education, as well as colleges and university students. She holds a degree from the acclaimed University of Utah where she earned a BFA in dance performance, graduating with honors. Her professional coaching, teaching, study, and performance endeavors have taken her all over the world. She has studied and performed throughout the US with companies such as San Francisco Ballet, Ballet of the Americas, Ballet West, Pioneer Theatre Company, Repertory Dance Theatre, Minnesota Dance Theatre, The Minnesota Opera, Isvorasul Romanian Dance Company, among others. She is a founding board member of Dance Educators Coalition, established to support dance artists teaching in the schools throughout Minnesota. Carol is also a Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the Mayo Clinic and is excited to inform her dance teaching with the latest research into training and coaching young dancers. This is Carol’s first full year at Creo and she’s eager to share best practices in dance education with staff and students. ... See MoreSee Less
10 months ago ·
Introducing another master teacher: Heather Klopchin. Welcome Heather!
Heather Klopchin, originally from Goshen, NY, is passionate about performing, choreographing, researching, and teaching dance. She currently is a Principal Artist with Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater and has performed with the company in Germany, Mexico, and in locations across the United States. Heather has also performed with ARENA Dances, Zenon Dance Company, Stark Dance, Alternative Motion Project, Eclectic Edge Ensemble, Linda Lehovec & Dancers, Joe Chvala Flying Foot Forum, Paula Mann’s Time Track Productions, and Dancing People Company. She is currently the Chair of the Dance Department at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN where she teaches Ballet Technique, Modern Dance Technique, and Dance History as well as creating dance work for the St. Olaf Dance Department’s student company. Heather holds a BS degree in Management and a Dance minor from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo and a MFA degree in Dance Choreography and Performance from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. ... See MoreSee Less
11 months ago ·