Woonsocket High School Benefit Show January 2017

Choreography: Elisha Cormier

Performed by: Elisha Cormier

Poem: OCD by Neil Hilborn (Recited by Josh Cormier)

Rehearsing Contemporary 2013

(Dancer with short hair, maroon long sleeve& black shorts. Start out on the floor right side)

Remake of an Italian dance RIC 2013

(Front center, short hair)

Elisha Cormier

Woonsocket, RI 02895 • EllieCormier@aol.com • 401-765-8958

Proffesional Summary

Passionate and creative teacher. I will always pour my heart and soul into each class, ensuring my students receive the best dance education. I will use creative dance exercises to help students grow their skills and artistry. Some classes will have an overall theme such as kindness, thankfulness, etc. I'll make sure the dancers will have fun, build confidence, gain rhythm, find balance, learn, practice creativity, and grow.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience Choreographing

  • Experience Teaching

  • Knowledge of proper alignment, and safe & natural movements

  • Creative instruction styles and techniques

  • Experience in various forms of dance

  • 200 hour registered yoga teacher through Maui Yoga & Dance Shala

  • Currently working on Ballet Barre certification

Teaching Experience

Lyrics in Motion                                   Dance Camp& Yoga Teacher

I taught kids dance camps, and yoga classes. Some of the dance camps were Princess Dance Camp, Dance Discover & Explore, and Yoga for Dancers. This included dance and yoga instruction, choreographing, dance games, activities, and crafts. Ages ranged from 3-14. Taught yoga classes open to adults and kids.

Younity Yoga & Wellness                  Yoga Teacher

I teach hatha, vinyasa, and restorative classes. I also teach various workshops such as Beginner Arm Balancing, Restorative Yoga & Reiki, kids creative movement, etc.

 

Education

Woonsocket High School- High School Diploma

I was heavily involved in the dance and theatre programs at Woonsocket High. We worked on contemporary, musical theater dance, jazz, and hip hop. I performed in many shows with the school, including showcases, benefit shows, and musicals. I also choreographed many pieces. In addition to in-school classes, I took part in the Fusion Works Modern Dance after school program. In 2012 I won the Best Dancer Award.

Rhode Island College- studied towards dance degree (did not complete)

I attended Rhode Island College for a year and a half, where I took general courses, as well as dance and theatre classes. Some of those classes include Contemporary Dance and Culture, Ballet I, and Jazz I, and Intro to Theatre. I was also on the Rhode Island College Dance Company.  I intend on completing my dance degree in the future.

Dance experience

  • Choreographed and performed "OCD" at A Night of Music for Pete's Sake January 2017

  • Lyrics in Motion; studied Contemporary, Jazz, and Ballet. Performed & competed in Company. Mentored younger dancer. Took dance teacher training 1-week workshop.

  • Alvin Ailey modern dance workshop in NYC

  • Various local drop-in classes; modern, improv, divine moves, aerial arts, etc.

  • Various performances through high school and college

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