I present the details of body movement, spins, leading, following, and musicality as comfortably as I present my philosophy on human connection, intention, and developing meaningful relationships. My attention to detail and to the individual growth of my students enable me to attend to a room of 400+ people as personally and as comfortably as I attend to a one-on-one session.

Dance Instruction

I have a knack for finding and strengthening weaknesses by targeting not only the technical side of dance and movement but also tackling psychological and emotional obstacles to growth. This is the core of the pedagogy that I have become renowned for worldwide.

I present the details of body movement, spins, leading, following, and musicality as comfortably as I present my philosophy on human connection, intention, and developing meaningful relationships. My attention to detail and to the individual growth of my students enable me to attend to a room of 400+ people as personally and as comfortably as I attend to a one-on-one session.

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Performance

On stage, I bring a powerful presence and a contagious energy that captivates my audiences through precision, power, creativity, and elegance. I bring a portfolio of numerous solo and partnered performances.  I have proven skilled at putting together material that fits my strength, as well as those of my partners and team members, while incorporating a unique sense of musicality and corporal creativity.

Choreography

As a result of my creative interpretation of the music, both on the social dance floor and in my performances, I’ve been contracted to lead or assist in numerous choreographies for solo performances, couples, student teams, and professional teams. My most notable contribution would be the Hollywood short film, Mano, on which I was an assistant-choreographer.

As your choreographer, I will help you:

  • Refine your performance skills
  • Better understand the music
  • Broaden your creativity in movement and interpretation of the music
  • Complete an existing choreography
  • Build a new and exciting choreography that fits your strengths (and those of your team)

Endorsement

I have taken a number of dance workshops, and I can say without any hesitation, that her workshops were the best I have ever attended. She clearly planned the workshop thoughtfully and with her audience in mind, and it was extraordinarily successful and beneficial for everyone who participated.

Her classes were not simply moves or patterns for us to learn, they were a vehicle for understanding her philosophy of dance, a philosophy that she has so clearly developed over hours and years dedicated to a deep and reflective practice. She translated her philosophy into words, illustrated by her movements, and ultimately into our (admittedly more clumsy) physical experience. Her energy during the class was at once light and authoritative. She piqued our interest for six hours straight. There is a humility and universality to the practice that gave us a glimpse of what it truly means to dance like Magna Gopal.

Sarah B Student Portland