A Chat with Dance Arts Academy
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Based on traditional ballet barre, this class includes additional combinations of very fast repetitions of tendues, producing that leaner longer, stronger body. Instructor Jennifer Nairn-Smith is the only dancer to have been chosen by both George Balanchine (NYC Ballet) and Bob Fosse (Broadway).
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
With her great comedic sense, Jennifer engages both the mind and the body in a focused, technical workout. Her personalized attention to detail allows for her students to reach their maximum potential, all the while building self-esteem in a positive atmosphere.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After 40 years of teaching, recovering from bad hip replacement surgeries left me at ground zero. I’m a highly skilled professional ballet dancer; it’s what I do. It’s what I’ve always done and will continue to do, all my life, so come join the fun. You’ll be so welcome.
What do you love most about your job?
The art of ballet, the music, the costumes, the theatre, the stage, the performance, the lifelong training. The stage is where I feel safest; the studio, I’m at home.