session #5 with Shelby Nunn
This weekend I'm heading to Dallas to teach for a really great cause. Dancers Give Back Dallas is an organization founded six years ago with 100% of the proceeds of the event going directly to Micaela's Army Foundation for cancer research in pediatric, adolescent and young adult cancers and to help support cancer patients and their families. I will be teaching both modern dance and musical theatre dance classes. That's how this session came about. I decided I wanted to come up with something new to teach for such a great cause. I love CATS, I mean who doesn't right?! So I decided to go in the studio by myself and map out some ideas for a short phrase but I wasn't really sure if what I created was working. I figured I needed to see the movement on another body. A much younger, sprightlier body lol. Shelby Nunn is a former student of mine and a talentedly diverse young dancer with a promising future. I asked Shelby if she would meet me at the studio so I could work out some kinks in the phrase. Lucky for me she agreed, even more she is a quick study and an amazing performer. Shelby, even at a young age, understands the importance of musicality and storytelling at its truest form in musical theatre dance and she really commits to every step which is why I enjoyed working with her. I was super happy with the phrase and I'm really looking forward to teaching and sharing it this weekend. I'll be sure to keep you posted on how it goes.
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Shelby Nunn is currently enjoying her freshman year at Pace University in New York. She is an alumni of The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.