Meet Lorienne Beals
Lorienne Beals is an accomplished international performer and educator. Having trained at Purchase Conservatory of Dance, Studio Harmonique in Paris, and the New York Institute of Dance and Education, Lorienne has performed and taught internationally for more than fifteen years. She has been the VP of Operations for the New York Institute of Dance and Education, core faculty of the American Master Class Tour series, Associate Director of the Sean McLeod Dance Experience, and Director and Principal with Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre. Lorienne has been a faculty member and an Associate Producer of the New York Dance Festival. Currently she serves as Development Director for Story Tapestries; a non-profit providing arts integrated performance and educational programs based in the greater Washington, DC area.
Ms. Beals is a native English speaker, is fluent in Italian and holds a Bachelor's degree in French, as well as having achieved three professional designations recognized in the finance industry. Lorienne is also as well versed in the corporate world as she is in dance, and has seamlessly weaved an approach to business and dance that allows her to do both at the International level.
Lorienne spent a year living and working in England for ITT Corporation, and performed and taught for Fairfields Arts Centre, the Basingstoke Academy of Dancing, and helped administer the first England certification workshop for "MT Reinforced Motor Function®" at the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) studios in London, for the Society of Teachers of Alexander Technique (STAT). Lorienne is certified to teach, and is one of only a few authorized to certify teachers in MT Modern (McLeod Technique) and Reinforced Motor Function ®. While living in southern Maryland, she taught McLeod Techniques, classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop and musical theatre dance in Washington, DC and multiple cities in Maryland, and she choreographed for Chrysalis Dance Company at Mount Airy Performing Arts Center, receiving multiple awards in national competitions. Lorienne performed as a guest artist with VTDance directed by Vincent Thomas at the Kennedy Center and with Ballet Teatro Internacional directed by Alvaro Maldonado at the Shakespeare Company's Harman Center for the Arts.
Ms. Beals has toured with the unique, interactive dance company, "The Family Dance Company," and was a featured artist in the International Drummer and Dancer Tour. She has performed in a multitude of productions including the Great Blue Heron Music Festival to an audience of over 6,000, as well as at venues in Manhattan, Pittsburgh, Delaware, and other US cities, as well as in England, the Caribbean, and Tunisia, France and Italy.
Since arriving in Italy, Lorienne has created the "Dance Across Borders" initiative to share her passions for dance and language by organizing educational trips and exchanges between dance schools. In these last years, Lorienne has been honored to perform the works of multiple choreographers including Joe Alegado, Angelo Monaco, Natalia Vinas Roig, Francesca Foscarini, Ornella Pegoraro, Barbara Canal, Jean Marc Boitière, Michela Negro and Cristiano Cappello collaborating with Compagnia Kronos and GruppoEtra. She currently resides in Northern Italy and continues to work and travel as an educator, performer and choreographer.