Los Angeles – Beverly Hills
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Align Ballet Method course #1. The original adult beginner course that has trained thousands of students since 2011. Many students have gone on to dance en pointe and make ballet training part of their lifestyle. For total adult beginners or those who desire a gentle return to ballet. Align 1 covers all aspects of classical training. Exercises. Terminology. Body Placement. Positions. Musicality. Similar to the training at great ballet company schools but streamlined for adult beginners. Our process is intuitve and easy to follow. At the end of the 6 classes students will have gained the skill to complete a basic ballet barre and simple work in center. Appropriate for all ages and body types. Alignment. 6 classes. 1 hour per week. Same location, instructor, day, time, and fellow students. A simple process. Open to ALL! 1 make up class per series. Read about ALIGN featured in The Los Angeles Times.
Align 2 is the second and final course in our total adult beginners series. We resume where we left off in ALIGN 1. The ALIGN 2 course immediately follows ALIGN 1 and is scheduled with the same instructor, time, and location. Continue developing your barre technique and begin basic center traveling steps. After completing ALIGN 2 our students are prepared to join our open schedule basic classes. 1 hour per week. Same location, instructor, day, time, and fellow students. A simple process. Open to all. 1 make up class per series.
For experienced dancers.
Daily Studio Drop In Classes
Held at our main Pico & La Cienega location for those with some prior training. Sign Up Online. Use discount code “firstclass” for a complimentary trial visit. Enjoy our 2000 square foot state of the art studio. All classes taught by compassionate former professionals. Limited to only 15 students per class.BOOK NOW
Michael is the founder and CEO of the ALIGN Ballet Method. He studied classical ballet at the National Academy of the Arts, renowned for its illustrious community of students and faculty from all over the world. Upon graduation, he embarked on a 10-year long career with BalletMet, where he danced leading roles (including pieces designed for him by elite contemporary choreographers). After retiring from the stage, Michael relocated to Los Angeles and began a career as a certified fitness trainer, which became the early lab for for ALIGN. He has taught on-camera segments for celebrities such as Pauly D (MTV’s Jersey Shore), the women of WWE (E!’s Total Divas), and YouTube sensation/actress, Liza Koshy.
A former member of the corps de ballet with ABT and Colorado Ballet, Alexandra’s journey as a dancer started young. A gold-medalist in the classical division of the Youth American Grand Prix, she was also the recipient of several scholarships to premiere companies such as San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, School of American Ballet and ABT. Since relocating to Los Angeles, Alexandra has explored other disciplines in the wellness sphere. In addition to earning her Yoga certification, she maintains the active blog/website Healthy Ballerina, where she shares her insights for mindful eating, nutrition and holistic health. Alexandra is currently signed with Block Talent Agency, and continues dancing in regular commercial appearances. Alexandra’s classical training combined with a well-balanced approach to fitness make her a wonderful asset to the Align team!
Madeline’s training began at the San Elijo Dance Academy in San Diego, California before she went on to the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Her summer studies included the School of American Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet and the Pacific Northwest Ballet where she went on to be a PD on full scholarship. After a year of dancing with PNB she accepted her first professional contract with the Los Angeles Ballet, where she danced for 7 consecutive seasons. While there she performed a wide range of classical and contemporary repertoire, most notably Bournonville’s “Napoli Pas de Six”, Balanchine’s “Third Theme” from The Four Temperaments, and “Dark Angel” from Balanchine’s “Serenade”. She also performed in Azsure Barton’s “Les Chambres de Jacque”, LAB’s “La Sylphide”, “Swan Lake” and many more.
Susan’s lifelong passion for dance began at age four, where she was a devoted student of the Westside School of Ballet. She continued pre-professional training at eminent art institutions around the U.S., and danced professionally with Pennsylvania Ballet, Santa Fe Opera, San Diego Opera, Chicago Festival Ballet, Napoles Ballet Theatre, California Contemporary Ballet, City of Angels Ballet, California Riverside Ballet, Key West Ballet, Coast City Ballet and San Gorgonio Ballet. A graduate of USC, Susan is also a certified yoga and Pilates instructor, as well as Artistic Director Director and Choreographer of Freaks With Lines, a Los Angeles-based contemporary ballet company. Her deep knowledge of anatomy and body mechanics set her teaching style apart. Align students love Susan’s detail-oriented and easy to follow instruction – perfect for ballet beginners and beyond!