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, who trained Kevin McKenzie, Natalia Makarova, and Gelsey Kirkland to name a few. 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) and Olga Kostritzky, Damien Woetzel, and Deanna McBrearty. She also attended the Boston Ballet summer program, as well as ABT in NYC.
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 currently at 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 finally decided to emerge her love of Ballet, Pilates, and Barre Fitness together and created Dansique Fitness, in which anyone can train like a dancer to obtain better endurance, posture, balance, flexibility, as well as long lean muscles, and a strong core. She started her own fitness based Instagram in 2016 and gained over 20,000 followers in just over a year. In 2017 Desiree launched her own YouTube channel, Dansique Fitness, which has been growing by the day. Aside from sharing her passion and knowledge through social media she also teaches private and group dance and fitness classes throughout the New York area.