KAIROS Dance Theater is passionate about giving our students the tools they need to bring clarity and meaning to movement. Artistic Director DeAnna Pellecchia has taught classes, workshops, and arts-based educational curriculum at schools, universities and institutions throughout the US, Russia, and India. She has worked with movers of all backgrounds and abilities including professional dancers, musicians, actors, opera singers, non-arts-identified teenagers, youth labeled as at-risk, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities. DeAnna resides on dance faculty at Boston University (since 2002); and on faculty at Boston Ballet as a fitness and conditioning specialist. She has taught at Boston Conservatory, Mount Holyoke College, Colby College, St. Joseph College, Roger Williams University, Massachusetts College of Art, Dean College, Salem State College, and Concord Academy, among others.
Master classes can be taught separately or organized in workshop format. We offer master classes and workshops at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level at dance studios, universities, and arts organizations. We will work with you to create a curriculum tailored to suit your organization’s individual needs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Movement Has Meaning
This introduction to composing with intention and emotional power uses Laban Movement Analysis, choreographed phrases, improvisational methods, movement and theater games to create a workshop environment that invites inspiration and ensures a deep connection to the work for each individual student.
The Expansive Performer
This introduction to movement practices including 1,000 voices, Action Theater, and Listening Strategies will increase the potential of your performative power and amplify your stage presence.
Modern Dance Technique
This contemporary technique class introduces students to the somatic world of KAIROS Dance Theater. Exercises incorporating Capoeria, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Initiation work, partnering and more invite students to find a fuller use of space, nuance and strength. Students also learn phrase work from KAIROS repertory which blends free-wheeling turns and leaps with sudden inversions, extreme suspended shapes, rhythmic isolations, quirky gestures, and intricate footwork.
Conditioning for Dancers
This class combines exercises from Yoga, Pilates, dance technique, Martial Arts, and cardio-training to improve stamina, strength and flexibility. Instruction focuses on achieving correct anatomical alignment, re-patterning learned movement behavior and cultivating deeper body awareness.
Expand your movement vocabulary through the exploration of Aerial Dance Techniques on ropes and invented apparatus. Develop solo & duet works through improvisation. Redefine the idea of gravity and push your physicality to a new level. Structured warm up, followed by aerial experimentation. Aerial experience not essential.