Yanina Orellana is originally from Guadalajara, México. She began her studies in Modern Dance with The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She received a BFA in Dance at California Institute of the Arts. She has danced in a creation of Rosanna Gamson, Herb Alpert award winner Julia Rhoads and NOLA-based choreographer Meryl Murman. In 2014, she received a full scholarship to be part of the Summer Residency for Teaching Artists at CalArts.
Her teaching philosophy emphasizes education as a process of humanization where the student is conscious of his/her agency to express, create, and transform. The student participates actively–physically and critically–to self-assess and direct his/her learning process. Yanina relies on a contemporary release-based technique to provide a base for healthy movement patterns and to explore an organic physical vocabulary, and she uses Laban Movement Studies to provide an organized structure to study and describe movement.
- Tuesday: Contemporary technique
- Wednesday: Structured improv
All classes from 10-1130am at Live Oak Dance (1128 Dublin St) in Riverbend. Drop-in rate is $12. Class cards are available in 10-class increments for $100.