Sarita Allen - Pilates

Ms. Allen is a world-renowned professional dancer whose career has spanned across four decades. She was a company member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from the 1970s through the 90s, and at present is an Artist In Residence with Complexions. She has been mentored by Kathy Grant, one of the two grande dames of The Pilates technique, and was taught and certified by Joseph H. Pilates himself. Ms. Allen has also trained directly with Julio Horvath, the inventor of the Gyrotonic Expansion System. Across three decades, she has successfully pursued her two parallel careers of performer and of fitness teacher. Ms. Allen currently teaches at HBO Fitness Center, ART of Movement, and DL Fit Pilates Wellness Studio.

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Kids and Young Adults Dance Their Way to Fitness at The Ailey Extension

School is nearly out and for teens and college students nationwide that means one thing - summer vacation! Looking for fun fitness options this season? choose from one of the various summer workshops dedicated to youth at The Ailey Extension and dance your way to healthy habits!

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Playbill - Step From The Stage To The Studio

A professional dancer's body is a finely tuned instrument of movement and expression. And there are no more impeccably calibrated, eloquent "instruments" than those who make up the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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Dance Teacher - Head-To-Toe Bad Habits And How To Fix Them

Bad Habits, they're enough to drive any dance teacher batty. Seeping into a student's technique, their routine, almost involuntary nature makes them extremely difficult to break. Dance Teacher asked Finis Jhung, Irene Dowd, Sheila Barker, and Pamela Pietro for their advice on conquering common bad habits they see in class.