Jennifer Polyocan

Adjunct Instructor, Dance

Instructor • Part-Time Faculty

(415) 422-3888 Kathi Gallagher Dance Studio Office

Biography

Jennifer Polyocan has completed a three year training course at the Alexander Technique Center in Cambridge Massachusetts and is ATI certified. She danced ballet professionally for over ten years. She has danced with the Miami City Ballet, the Alabama Ballet, and with the Washington Ballet. Throughout her career she experienced mind-body techniques as an important and valuable measure for preventing injuries. She firmly believe that body awareness and curiosity leads to an intelligent dancer, performer and artist. In addition to a career in ballet, Polyocan is also a graduate of New College of California with a degree in Arts and Social Change. She has taught ballet to children and adults at ODC dance Commons, MoBu Dance Studio, UC Berkeley and the University of San Francisco. Recently she acquired a certification in the Vaganova method of levels 1-3 from the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. She teaches private Alexander Technique lessons in San Francisco.

Education
Degree, Arts and Social Change, New College of California
Experience
Ballet mistress, Massachusetts Youth Ballet
Ballet mistress, American Academy of Ballet
Ballet mistress for children of The Velveteen Rabbit Teacher, Oberlin Dance Collective
Faculty, University of California, Berkeley
Alexander Technique practitioner
Expertise
Ballet
Pointe
Repertoire classes
Choreography
Alexander Technique
Mind Body therapies
Somatics