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Jessica Zamarripa, BA, MS
BA in Dance, University of Texas at Austin
MS in Curriculum & Instruction (minor in Fitness & Sports), Texas A&M International University
Ballet Teacher Certification (Grades 1-3), Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow, NYC, (Aug 2013)
Ballet Teacher Certification (Grades 4-5), Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow, NYC (Aug 2014)
Horton Pedagogy Workshop (Levels 1-2), Alvin Ailey School, NYC (July 2014)
Horton Pedagogy Workshop (Levels 3-4), Alvin Ailey School, NYC (July 2015)
Ballet Teacher Certification (Preparatory Grades), CAADI, Mexico (July 2019)
Progressing Ballet Technique by Marie Walton-Mahon, Texas (July 2019)
Paul Taylor School, Delfos Danza Contemporanea, Grupo Corpo, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Hubbard Dance Chicago, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Tania Salas Danza Contemporanea, Paradigm Dance, Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Austin, among others...
Dancer, Ballet East Dance Company, Austin, TX
Founder/Artistic Director, Nudo Piedi Contemporary Dance CO, Laredo, TX
Founder/Artistic Director, Laredo School of Contemporary Dance, Laredo, TX
Choreographer: Nudo Piedi Contemporary Dance Company (TX), CERES Danza Contemporanea (MX), Ballet East Dance Company (Austin)
Guest Teacher, UT-Pan American, Edinburgh, TX
Higher Education Experience:
Dance Adjunct Faculty, Texas A&M International University (2014-2016, 2019-current)
Instructor of Kinesiology, Texas &M International University (2008-2014)
Dance Adjunct Faculty, Texas A&M International University (2008-2009)
Academic & Dance Conference Presentations:
Presenter at various state, national and international conferences: American College of Sport Medicine (San Francisco, CA), International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society (Berkeley, CA), Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Frisco and San Marcos, TX, and TX Name Conference (San Marcos, TX).
International Teaching/Recent Accomplishments:
**Led Professional Development/Training for Dance Teachers of Brownsville ISD (August 2019).
**Choreography selected for Gala Concert of New Century Dance Project Choreography Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah (August 2019).
**Choreography selected for Austin Dance Festival (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017).
**Taught Classical Ballet and Horton Technique to professional dancers from El Colegio del Cuerpo dance company in Cartagena, Colombia. (August 3-12, 2015)
**Taught Horton Technique and Contemporary Jazz to pre-professional program students of El Colegio del Cuerpo in Cartagena, Colombia (August 3-12, 2015)
**Awarded Full Tuition Scholarship to Dallas Black Dance Theatre's Professional Summer Dance Intensive. (Attended 2015)
**Accepted as one of six master teachers for RED NORTE FESTIVAL DE DANZA. Toured 5 cities in Mexico (Monterrey, Saltillo, Cd. Victoria, Tampico, and Reynosa) for 20 days. Gave workshops in Horton technique to students from various professional dance schools.
Contributing Author-Danza Hoy Magazine
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Alynna Aleman, BA
Tiny Tots, Tiny Movers, Pre-Ballet 1, and Tumbling Instructor
BA in Dance, Texas State University
Currently working on Masters in Psychology
MS in Kinesiology (graduate student)
Laredo School of Contemporary Dance