Ballet for the older Body

with Kate stephan


July 5-7 at The Yard

Ballet for the Older Body is a traditional ballet class designed for the mature dancer. All ages are welcome to attend the class. There will be a strong focus on joint mobility, supporting the body in balance, the body/mind connection and freedom of movement within the ballet lexicon. 

Wednesday, July 5 | 9-10:30 am
Thursday, July 6 | 9-10:30 am
Friday, July 7 | 9-10:30 am


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KATE SOLMSSEN STEPHAN danced professionally as a soloist for over ten years in ballet companies including The Cincinnati Ballet, The Israel Ballet in Tel-Aviv and the Florida Ballet. She also performed on Broadway and in the Los Angeles cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "The Phantom of the Opera" in the principal role of "Meg" and in the ballet chorus.
 In May, 2000, Ms. Stephan completed a Bachelor’s Degree program in Comparative Religion and Education and graduated with honors from Brown University.  While at Brown, Ms. Stephan spent a semester in India, studying Religion and Yoga. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, a certified Integral Yoga pre-natal teacher, certified Next Generation Kids Yoga teacher, certified Yoga for the Special Child teacher, and a certified OM Yoga teacher.  She is also an ACE certified personal trainer.  In 2007, Ms. Stephan earned a Masters’ Degree in Dance Education at New York University.

 Ms. Stephan was the Manager of the New York City Ballet Workout, a ballet-based fitness class, for four years. As Manager for the New York City Ballet Workout, she  traveled world-wide to train and certify all instructors while also teaching the Workout at New York Sports Clubs.  She was also the Associate Producer and Fitness Director for NYCB Workout 2, the second video/DVD of the Workout exercise program.

 Ms. Stephan taught ballet at The School at Steps, Brown University and numerous other schools. She worked as an elementary school dance and yoga teacher at The Spence School, teaching kindergarten and first grade. She currently teaches the Ballet Workout class at Steps on Broadway, adult ballet at the 92nd Street Y, she teaches ballet to children at the Lucy Moses School and trains private yoga clients. Her most thrilling accomplishments to date are the birth of her sons, Alexander, in September, 2007 and Peter in November, 2009.