Rosann Ridings - Teacher

Genre:  Ballet, Pointe

Bio:

Roseann is a former Boston Ballet and Copley Square Ballet company member, and has performed across New England and beyond. She has been the director of the Cambridge Ballet Center and has taught at the Cambridge School of Ballet and Marie Paquette's Classical Ballet School. Her her teaching credits are vast as she is one of the most in-demand teachers in our area.

Roseann currently teaches throughout New England and sprinkles her lessons with funny, creative images, particularly when teaching younger dancers. For example, when her students’ frappés lack adequate attack, she has them think “karate” rather than “ballet.” “I say, ‘Your foot is a deadly weapon that you need to sharpen,’” she explains. “They laugh, but they get it: They strike the foot a bit stronger." From studio classes at lauded classical ballet programs to judging national dance competitions, Roseann's students hang on her every word.  Her classes are full of her warmth and her dancers are inspired by her obvious commitment to their growth.