Dance Educator
Emerging Choreographer
Collaborative Performer
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About Me

Ann Corrao is an MFA Dance student at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her dance journey began at Scarsdale Ballet Studio, studying ballet with Fronda Sobel, Simon Kasantsev and Diana White. She then went on to received her BA in Dance from Muhlenberg College, concentrating in Education and Choreography. Ms. Corrao was greatly influenced by her professors Karen Dearborn, Teresa Van Denend Sorge and Megan Flynn, to utilize her knowledge of creative movement pedagogy, somatic techniques, and anatomy to create a unique ballet experience for her students. She has recently worked as an educator and choreographer for Standing Ovation Studios and dances for the Megan Flynn Dance Company in Philadelphia. She has performed in works by Heidi Cruz-Austen, Jessica Lang, Trinette Singleton, Jeffrey Peterson and Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater. She has also presented work at the American College Dance Association Festival and the International Dance Festival presented by Nickerson-Rossi Dance. Throughout the shut downs Ms. Corrao began working as a video editor and is now the Content Manager for her home studio, Scarsdale Ballet Studio in Westchester, NY. Now, Ann is also excited to be welcomed into the Philadelphia dance community! You can find her teaching at Rhythm in Motion Dance Company, Bucks County School for the Performing Arts, and Phoenix Dance Arts. 

 

Work Experience

Present

This spring I have been working with many studios around Philadelphia! My week begins in Kutztown with Rhythm in Motion Dance Company - I teach ballet, modern, and leaps/jumps. We have also been preparing competition dances for the season and I am so proud of all the dancers who are performing their hearts out! Over the weekend I teach at the Bucks County School of the Performing Arts and Phoenix Dance Arts in Blue Bell. I am also constantly working on content for Scarsdale Ballet Studio while taking graduate classes at the University of the Arts. 

History

2019-2020 

  • Dance Teacher, Drama Bee Educator, Choreographer, Lighthouse Youth Theatre, Standing Ovation Studios

  • Guest Teaching: Blue Bell School of Dance, Westchester Dance Artists, Rhythm in Motion Dance Company

  • Video Creator & Editor, Intermix Showcase Services

 

2018-2019 

  • Dance Teacher, Drama Bee Educator, Choreographer, Lighthouse Youth Theatre, Standing Ovation Studios

  • Dance Teacher, Dance Factory Ridgefield

  • Performer with Megan Flynn Dance Company, Emily Medd, NYC-based choreographer, and Dalit Agronin

2017-2018

  • Dance Teacher, EGC Dance Center

  • Dance Teacher, Ridgefield Dance & Fitness

  • Dance Teacher, Scarsdale Ballet Studio 

  • Drama Bee Educator, Lighthouse Youth Theatre

  • Performer with Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater, Megan Flynn Dance Company, Jiali Wang, and Dalit Agronin

2016-2017

  • Dance Teacher, Muhlenberg College Dance Center

  • Writing Assistant, Muhlenberg College

  • Dance Tutor, Muhlenberg College​​

 

2015 - 2016

  • American Dance Festival staff assistant; Summer 2016

  • Muhlenberg Summer Music Theater: Grimm's Children's Educational Workshop Coordinator; Summer 2015

  • Dance Teacher for Camp Rhythmo in Whitehall, PA; Summer 2015

  • Box Office Associate for Muhlenberg College Theater & Dance Department; Summer 2015 to present 

 

2013 - 2014

  • World Cup Gymnastics, Chappaqua, NY; Summer 2013 and 2014

  • In the Lights PR, Harlem, NY; Summer 2014

  • Scarsdale Ballet Studio, Scarsdale, NY; Summer 2014 to present

  • Dance Teacher for Muhlenberg College Dance Center; Fall 2014 to present

Ann Corrao Headshot

Christa Maxwell Photography

 

Education

2017 / MAY

Muhlenberg College

I graduated in May 2017. I studied dance and concentrated in education, choreography, and performance. I also took many business classes and have found that I am really interested in non-profit organization management. 

2016 / AUG

American Dance Festival

I attended the American Dance Festival as one of their summer interns. While I was there I took classes in composition, Forsythe ballet, and Shen Wei dance arts. I was able to participate in the International Choreographers in Residence Performance as well as other informal dance concerts. 

2016 / APR

Accademia dell'Arte, Arezzo

During the Spring Semester of my junior year I studied at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy, just south of Florence. I spent about 3 months studying dance, philosophy, Italian, and performance studies in a villa nestled in the Tuscan hills. This semester was a highlight in my collegiate dance studies. I was inspired and encouraged by a unique and generous group of artists. 

2013 / JUN

The Ursuline School

The Ursuline School is a private Catholic all-girl school in New Rochelle, NY. During my time at Ursuline I was involved in the dance club, Peer Ministry, and the Italian Honors Society. This school and the people in it shaped the strong, independent woman that I am today. 

 

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260 Albany Ave. 

Thornwood, NY 10594

 

ann.corrao239@gmail.com
Tel:(914)-648-9752