Modern/Contemp. 4 Kids


This class is taught by:

Christopher Caldwell

Ballroom, Latin, Modern/Contemp.,  Jazz, Hip Hop
Christopher Scott Caldwell has been commissioned as a professional dancer, choreographer, and educator at an international standard. He has toured as a protege to some of the worlds top choreographers including the panel from So You Think You Can Dance, such as Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo, Wade Robson, and Tyce Diorio.

Christopher was trained in classical ballet by former Bejart Ballet Lausanne principle dancer Shonach Mirk Robles, and was introduced to modern technique by Ailey graduate Donna Kojo, and renowned instructor Michael Foley (Cirque du Soleil), and studied composition from choreographers Larry Keigwin (Julliard School), and Bill T Jones (Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company). Christopher has choreographed alongside the Miami City Ballet in an off-Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet, under the direction of Kristen Coury, and has played lead roles in other off-Broadway shows including Godspell, Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, and much more.

Currently the Artistic Director of Ovations Productions LLC, and on the guest Faculty for the Patel Conservatory of The Performing Arts , Chris is excited to be a part of Virtuous Productions, and combine his extensive modern dance background with ballroom technique to offer an incredible learning experience to his students. Christopher has studied with twelve-time undefeated US Rhythm Champion Bob Powers, and has appeared on Studio 10 TV, Fox News, and Daytime on NBC.

Natalie Watson

Modern/Contemp. & Jazz Instructor

Natalie Watson is originally from Dallas/Ft. Worth , TX. She started competitively dancing at the age of 10. She has 14+ years experience in various styles  such: ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, modern, jazz & tap. She started teaching by the age of 14 and has had the opportunity to perform with artists such as Destiney's Child, Kelly Clarkson, & Jessica Simpson.
Since moving to Florida she has been teaching at Virtuous Productions, was a part of the POP gold dancers and has Co. Directed an award winning dance team. She continues to further her career in dance, while sharing her passion and love for it with others.

Patricia Clarke

Ballet, Jazz & Lyrical/Contemp. Instructor
 
Patricia Clarke a native of Nassau, Bahamas is a multi-talented dancer and instructor whose outstanding contribution to Performing Arts has impacted the local and international stage. In 2004 Patricia was crowned Miss Dance Bahamas where she reigned as ambassador. In 2007, she was recognized as the Most Outstanding Dancer for the State of Florida voted among her peers. She continues to earn numerous awards and titles for her achievements. Sharing her gifts with the community Patricia dances at many churches, special events and conferences. In 2007 she graduated from Eagles International Training Institute with a Ministry License in Dance. Patricia extensive background includes: Modern, Ballet, African, Lyrical, Jazz, Storytelling, Mime, Drama and Improvisation; where she executes it in the various dance productions and workshops that she hosts. July of 2012 Patricia was crowned Ms Florida Essence. She was also a great performer on the live television show Atlanta Live. She also served as a Motivational Speaker for Theodore Elyett’s Miss Teen Bahamas Pageant. Patricia currently resides in Boca Raton Florida. She is the Founder and Director of Signature Beauty. She is also a member of Jesus People Proclaim International Ministries Church, under the leadership of Pastor Billy S Thompson & Prophetess Cynthia Thompson where she serves as Dance and Performing Arts Director and a mentor for Girls of Grace Mentorship Program. In her leisure time she enjoys traveling, reading, writing and fine dinning.

Brittany Bonner

Ballet/Modern Contemp./Jazz 
Teacher
 
Brittany Bonner was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Fl. She has been dancing for over 15 years; trained in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and African Technique. Brittany received her extensive training from Bak Middle School of the Arts, Ballet Florida, Sean’s Dance Factory and Dreyfoos School of the Arts. In 2011, receiving a Bachelors in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology was her most major accomplishment until she had an “aha moment” and knew that she was called to DANCE! Then leading on to becoming an established teacher and choreographer for various recitals, theatrical plays, competitions and showcases. Yet, being involved in the community was important to her as well so she regularly does community service, motivational speaking engagements and peer groups for adolescents. Brittany’s electric and vibrant spirit can enlighten any atmosphere and she brings that excitement everywhere she goes. Her commitment and creativity resides in the famous words of Osho, “To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
 
this class invites those who are new or returning to dance to explore movement that is safe and satisfying to execute while developing core stability, coordination, and strength. You will be guided towards how to move with confidence, remember steps, and find their individual physical expression. The class includes a warm up, stretching, and ample time to practice dancing to a wide variety of music. Her teaching draws on classical modern dance, Simonson technique, and principles of kinesthetic anatomy.
 


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