Artist-in-Residence
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Robert Contreras

Robert Contreras is a dance educator who specializes in Body Awareness, Body Strength, & Body Mechanics. He has been teaching and choreographing for dancers ages 8-18 for over 30 years. With over 15 years of professional onstage experiences himself, Robert discovered a passion for taking care of his body properly. Through his own self awareness and body education he learned essential exercises to maintain a healthy and functional body. Robert creates a safe space where dancers feel connected to the relationship between their mind and their body. He shares, "In having a whole body approach in the classroom and teaching dancers the importance of the mind body connection dancers will feel secure and strong in themselves which can lead them to a healthy and happy life.