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desiree errico ballet

Dansique was created by former professional ballet dancer, Desiree Errico, who danced for both classical and contemporary ballet companies throughout the New York area. Ms. Errico’s performance highlights were with the Eglevsky Ballet under the direction of former ABT dancer, Ali Pourfarrokh, where she danced both Soloist and Principal roles. She also had the privilege to perform as a Principal Guest Artist at New York City Center under the direction of Alfred Obersteiner, as well as for the American Dance Theatre of Long Island under the direction of former Richmond Ballet dancer, Kathy Kairns-Scholz. Furthermore, Ms. Errico was handpicked by one of her mentors, David Howard, to be in an instructional ballet DVD with producer, Bob Rizzo.

 

Desiree’s primary ballet training came from world renowned ballet coach, Maggie Black. She later furthered her training in NYC with master teachers David Howard and Diana Cartier. Ms. Errico also had the privilege to spend several summers studying with the New York City Ballet (NYSSSA), Boston Ballet, and ABT.

Desiree practiced Pilates throughout her career but really noticed the immense power of it after a devastating knee injury followed by three knee surgeries. She has since become a certified Pilates Mat instructor and has taught at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Center, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, and the Joffrey Ballet School. Her Pilates classes have evolved over the years and have become a wonderful fusion of the original exercises created by Joseph Pilates along with her own unique blend of movements. Desiree's most popular fitness class is "Ballates," where she fuses elements of Ballet and Pilates for a complete full body workout that'll leave you feeling long and strong!

 

Desiree eventually created "Dansique Fitness," in which anyone can train like a dancer to gain better strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, and grace. She started her fitness based Instagram @dansiquefitness in 2016 and gained over 20,000 followers in just over a year. Shortly after, Desiree launched her YouTube channel, Dansique Fitness, and more recently created her own On Demand Video Library for all dedicated Ballet and Pilates lovers looking for quality at home training. Aside from sharing her passion and knowledge through her various online outlets, she also teaches in person group adult ballet classes at the Joffrey Ballet school, teaches online ballet classes for those who want to study with her but don't live in NYC, hosts her own in person Adult Ballet Workshops, choreographs and coaches for competitions and performances, and holds online and in person private coaching sessions.

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