Pointed By Patricia DeAnna

Pointed By Patricia DeAnna

5.0 (7)
Best of 2019
2 hires on Lessons.com
2 years in business

About this pro

One on one ballet and pointe class. I focus on placement and detailed ballet technique. I also enjoy teaching adult ballet students who are first time students as well as young ladies starting at age 5. We will work to strengthen your turnout, increase flexibilty and fluidity. 

I enjoy seeing students build confidence and artistry. I love when student began to approach a combination with fearlessness and they began to develop stage presence.

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West Los Angeles, CA 90025
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Esther Ortiz

    She is a very caring and lovely teacher. She creates individual workouts for your personal goals.

  • Marlena Becker

    In just a few short weeks, Patricia has taken my dancing to the next level. Because of her training, I have physically felt and seen enormous progress in my ballet technique. The work is intense, but Patricia has a wonderful way of making it manageable, while also pushing me to grow. She has a rare ability to explain difficult ballet mechanics in understandable ways (as proof of this, she trains children seven-years-old and younger, many of whom can out-dance most adults!). I have never felt more confident as a dancer than when I am under Patricia’s instruction. Not to mention, she is extremely kind. Her gentle, patient nature makes all of her students want to return to her again and again. I am so lucky to have met Patricia and to train with her. Personally, I have trained in ballet for eight years, and only with Patricia the past few months. Yet, it is my training with Patricia and her knowledge of ballet that I will continue to cultivate throughout my life as a dancer.

  • Caleb

    Patricia is very great teacher. She is very knowledgeable and patient. She gives lots of praise on things you're doing right. I think she is good at explaining things so that you understand. I was at a beginner level, and I feel like she was very effective at teaching me some of the basics.

  • Gina Solidarios

    Five stars for Patricia. She is very professional ad my daughter learned a lot in such a short period of time. She has passion in what she is teaching.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first invite the student to do a consulting lesson with me and we talk about their goals and technique. I then make my reccomendation and we set up a taliored plan fitted with their concerns and scheduling. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have studied ballet for more than 20 years, I attended San Diego City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem and other schools on Scholarships. I currently dance professionaly. I have also won dance solo competitons. But those things aren't what makes me a teacher worth hiring.

I spent years as a group exercise instructor and a personal trainer. That's where I learned how to help motivate and focus clients. Once I began to study placement training through pedigogy Vaganova (soviet era). I applied it to my own texhnique and noticed huge improvements in every aspect of my ballet technique. I taught my friends, who also improved quickly and avoided injuries. And now I teach my students how to truly apply placement as the basis of all of their dance technique. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Single Student Lesson:

60 min: $40

90 min: $55

120 min: $80 

2-4 People: 

60 min:$65

90 min:$130

120 min:$155