Anna Cuffari - Movement Artist And Professional

Anna Cuffari - Movement Artist And Professional

5.0 (5)
1 hire on Lessons.com
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About this pro

I am certified to teach Moving for Life-Gentle Aerobics for Symptom Prevention, Autism Movement Therapy, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Heels, and Dance Fitness. 

I am an individual that believes movement is not only a form of expression, but also a medium for physical and mental healing. While studying Dance and Kinesiology at Marymount Manhattan College, I had the opportunity to train in various dance techniques, perform professionally throughout New York, and to study Nutrition, Anatomy, Physiology, Somatics, and intern with the dance-exercise non-profit, Moving for Life. Along with my training, I have received certifications in CPR, Autism Movement Therapy, and Moving for Life. With my dance experience and my professional work, I believe I have the desired training, knowledge, and personality required to being an excellent instructor and inspiring others to discover the positive influence of creativity and movement in their own lives. 

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Queens, NY 11106
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Talisa Torres

    She is very knowledgeable. She helped me build awareness in my movements. I began to feel when I wasn’t doing a move as sharp as I could, or as full out.

  • Hailey

    Anna brings such a positive attitude to any environment. Not only if she a blast to learn from, she’s incredibly motivating and encouraging. I look forward to learning from Anna every time I see her!

  • Samantha Perosiel

    EVERYTHING!! She was fun, exiting and a joy to be around!

  • Natalie True

    Anna is incredibly motivational. She speaks to her students in the same way she would to a close friend. The class environment is relaxed and energetic, making dancers of all skill levels comfortable to experiment and find themselves within her movement. Her individualized attention truly sets her apart from other instructors because she builds a close bond with each of her students. I can see that she makes an effort to remember returning dancers every week. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants a non conventional workout and who is ready to come out of their shell and dance.


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

The initial meeting is the most important. Communication is key prior to any teaching. I must learn who my student is: What do they want to learn about? Why are they taking class? Asking questions to build comfort, to create a non-judgemental space, and to begin a dialogue is how I begin working with new students. 


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

I am an individual that believes movement is not only a form of expression, but also a medium for physical and mental healing. While studying Dance and Kinesiology at Marymount Manhattan College, I had the opportunity to train in various dance techniques, perform professionally throughout New York, and to study Nutrition, Anatomy, Physiology, Somatics, and intern with the dance-exercise non-profit, Moving for Life. Along with my training, I have received certifications in CPR, Autism Movement Therapy, and am currently studying to receive my certification in Moving for Life. I have also had the opportunity to work in various fields relating to administration, customer service, sales, and management. With my dance experience and my professional work, I believe I have the desired training, knowledge, and personality required to being an excellent Dance instructor and inspiring others to discover the positive influence of creativity and movement in their own lives.


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

Depending upon my level of expertise and time per session, prices will vary. 


How did you get started teaching?

While interning for the non-profit, Moving for Life, I slowly gained the affinity for teaching. I was required to attend classes in order for full credit, but was also always a lover of taking any dance/fitness class as a student. I figured if I love doing this, then I should pursue it! 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked mainly with students ages 15-27. However, my broad range of certifications have allowed me to teach people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, etc. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently went to a concert venue where I heard a new music group made up of saxophones, trumpets, drums, and bass! They were playing so loud and so hard that I could not believe my eyes! Everyone in the audience could not stop dancing and smiling and having fun...and that's what I am all about! The pure joy I felt, heard, and saw in that moment was beautiful. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Start a dialogue with your potential instructor. Take a few classes and training sessions prior to making any judgements. be patient with your process and with your instructor!