Kenwa Li Newell

Kenwa Li Newell

1 hire on
3 employees
37 years in business

About this pro

IIn Dance-

I have been a professional cboreographer, dancer and dance instructor for 35 years.

I have performed in multiple Indian Dance and Dance Theatre companies for 15 years. My forte is is East Indian dance- Bollywood, Bhangra and Baratanatyam. I have also professionally choreographed numerous events and shows in the styles of ballet, modern, hip hop, swing, country dance, big band, Ballroom, and other various styles. i have a diverse background in multiple other forms of dance ( ballet, modern, hip hop, funk, swing, Armenian and other styles). I've performed in several modern, Persian and and Ballet companies as well.

I'm also a yoga teacher of 20 years and taught for NASA for 8 years. I'm a holistic nutritional advisor and bring vast knowledge of both the human body and how to bring out the best in dancers while keeping them healthy.

As a dancer , you will learn not only unique choreography. You will learn how to emote expressively through your dance, to tell the story and magnetize your audience to go on your performance journey with you.

You'll also learn proper stretching techniques and nutritional guidelines- to support your optimum health as a dancer, and prevent injury.

n Theatre-

I have performed as a classical actor throughout my life. Moved on to directing classical theatre and also becoming a theatrical fight director.

The relish and power of the spoken word is a dwindling art. It is profoundly empowering to revive, preserve and reactivate its potency though classical training work. This work not only improves one's skills as a performer- it carries over into one's entire life. It is grounding , focusing and centering. One of the most effective methods for governing oneself and energizing one's performances

I love getting people fired up about the work, Whether onstage as an actor or a dancier! It infuses people with joy and the celebration of life. And it empowers people to express themselves in a bold and healthy way! And through both, one may come to know him or herself more deeply. " Temet Nosce".

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Highland Park, CA 90042
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

1st I like to get a sense of where the student is - what their previous background and training are. I listen and observe- learn about who they are, and what their focus is regarding the path of their artistic work.

Then i have an idea of how to choreograph for them. What style will best highlight their character, their strengths and support them in feeling both confident and strong in expressing themselves through their dance.

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

35 years professional experience as a dancer, choreographer and dance instructor.

Masters degree in dance

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

Yes. It varies depending on the type of training and whether the student  prefers one on one classes or a group setring

Lessons offered

Dance Choreographers Acting Classes Bollywood Dancing Classes Circus Arts Lessons Dance Classes Dance Fitness Classes Film Acting Classes Hip Hop Dance Classes Shakespearean Acting Classes Stage Performance Training Theater Acting Classes