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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Skilled Dance Instructor specializing in Kompa, Zouk, Salsa, Bachata, Folklore, Carnival and R&B dance. Offering 12+ years as dancer and teacher. Driven to correct posture, technique and core strength. Enthusiastic about making dance fun and engaging, while challenging students to try new styles and extend comfort zones.

Skills
  • Teaching strategies
  • Understanding of posture
  • Core fitness
  • Group teaching
  • Competition experience
  • Individual instruction
  • Performance background
  • Proficient in Kompa, Salsa, Bachata, Folklore, Carnival, and R&B.
  • Public and private education knowledge
Experience
Dance Instructor, 2020 to Current
Fred Astaire Dance StudiosMokena, IL,
  • Assessed dancer strengths and developed choreography to highlight talent.
  • Planned choreography for group performances and recitals.
  • Delivered individual instruction to students in between group classes.
  • Prepared and delivered carefully-crafted lessons to introduce students to proper dance techniques and positions while building ballet knowledge.
  • Accommodated students with special needs by using different teaching styles, encouraging each to learn at appropriate pace.
  • Upheld studio guidelines and legal requirements for dancer and staff protection.
  • Maintained class records, including attendance, fees and rehearsal schedules.
  • Coordinated and administered complete dance program.
  • Instructed 10 or more students in classes.
  • Instructed groups of individual and coupled dancers in different dance styles.
  • Devised and directed group, couples and individual dance performances.
  • Performed at different events as professional dancer.
  • Choreographed all dance numbers for 10 or more student springtime recital.
  • Set up appointments to coach students in additional techniques.
  • Interacted effectively by email, phone and in person with students, parents and staff members.
Dancer, 2009 to 2011
Fred Astaire Dance StudiosMorristown, NJ,
  • Learned choreography quickly and adapted to changes in choreography seamlessly by maintaining physical and mental flexibility.
  • Offered constructive advice to help team members improve performance.
  • Worked closely with choreographers to perfect performance of dance moves.
  • Built and cultivated lasting professional relationships with other dancers, choreographers and performers by attending social events and maintaining communication.
  • Created and choreographed dance moves and routines for self, partners and ensembles.
  • Made practice schedules, sent out notifications and checked participation of team members.
  • Maintained proper spacing and positioning of team members during routines.
  • Rehearsed 3-4 hours per day to prepare for dance roles in Djakout Lakay productions.
  • Auditioned for different dance roles and appeared in Djakout Lakay productions.
  • Supervised dance classes and choreographed fun and exciting dance routines to encourage participants to move and exercise.
Dancer, 2011 to 2012
Fred Astaire Dance StudiosMurfreesboro, TN,
  • Learned choreography quickly and adapted to changes in choreography seamlessly by maintaining physical and mental flexibility.
  • Offered constructive advice to help team members improve performance.
  • Worked closely with choreographers to perfect performance of dance moves.
  • Built and cultivated lasting professional relationships with other dancers, choreographers and performers by attending social events and maintaining communication.
  • Created and choreographed dance moves and routines for self, partners and ensembles.
  • Made practice schedules, sent out notifications and checked participation of team members.
  • Maintained proper spacing and positioning of team members during routines.
  • Rehearsed 3-4 hours per day to prepare for dance roles in Konbit Kreyol Dance Troupe (KKDT) productions.
  • Auditioned for different dance roles and appeared in Konbit Kreyol Dance Troupe (KKDT) productions.
  • Supervised classes and choreographed fun and exciting dance routines to encourage participants to move and exercise.
  • Competed against 6 other groups in Best Haitian Dance Troupe competition and placed 1st and 2nd.
  • Trained, exercised and attended dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability and physical fitness.
Choreographer, 2012 to 2019
Konbit Kreyol Dance Troupe (FAU)City, STATE,
  • Assessed dancer strengths and developed choreography to highlight talent.
  • Instructed dancers on motivation behind movements to instill creative expression.
  • Prepared choreography for individual and group performances.
  • Created specialized instruction to effectively teach students of all levels.
  • Fostered safe, inclusive environment for dancers to build skills and express creativity.
  • Choreographed step and moves sequences for dancers.
  • Worked with directors to select costumes, music, effects and qualified dancers.
  • Demonstrated various dance routines, watched and evaluated dancers and tweaked steps to produce outstanding shows.
  • Taught students techniques for different leaps and turns, as well as proper posture and rhythm sensitivity.
  • Instructed 10 or more students of various ages in multiple dance disciplines.
  • Prepared students for 3 performances per day.
  • Developed and facilitated signature style for dance company.
  • Facilitated instruction 3 times per week to help dancers memorize routine.
  • Managed performance production for dance troop of 30.
  • Managed competition preparation with specific routines, exercises and technique instruction.
  • Oversaw flexibility and strength conditioning for performers.
  • Held and attended Konbit Kreyol dance classes.
  • Built and maintained schedule of 3 classes per week for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.
  • Assisted with customer service operations, including processing payments, creating class schedules and answering questions.
Education and Training
: , Expected in
PBSC - Boca Raton, FL,
GPA:
: , Expected in
South University - West Palm Beach, FL,
GPA:
Associate of Arts: Medical Technician, Expected in 08/2017
Florida Career College - Boynton Beach, FL,
GPA:
Accomplishments
  • Led team to achieve 2nd place, earning recognition from upper management and financial reward.
  • Recognized as Best New Generation Kompa Dancer in 2019 for outstanding performance.

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School Attended
  • PBSC
  • South University
  • Florida Career College
Job Titles Held:
  • Dance Instructor
  • Dancer
  • Dancer
  • Choreographer
Degrees
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Associate of Arts

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