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Thanks to a program called “Pinwheel” on Nickelodeon, I was introduced to ballet at the age of 3. My Mom signed me up for a ballet class, while I watched a tap class. As we were leaving I started to cry, even though my Mom assured me she signed me up for ballet. I pointed to the class and said I wanted to do that too. So back she went to sign me up for tap class as well. Each year I added more classes – jazz, acro, lyrical, pointe, and modern. I did competitive dancing from the age of 8 until 14. When I was 12, I decided I wanted to focus more on ballet. I started taking classes at a ballet school/company. I attended a Performing Arts High School where I attended dance classes from noon to 5pm and then stayed and took classes until 9pm. During the summer I attended summer intensive dance programs – The Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, The Virginia School for the Arts, Butler Ballet, South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory, and Governor’s School for the Arts. Teaching dance began my senior year in high school. One of my ballet teachers was in charge of sewing all the costumes for our end of the year performances. So if she was too busy, I would run her ballet class. My first paid teaching job was when I was 19. I’ve taught at six studios over the last 18 years of my life. I’ve taught ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and modern dance classes. I usually say I don’t have a favorite dance style. I love all of them for their own reasons…but deep down I would probably have to say ballet, since my dream was to be a professional ballet dancer.
My hobbies and interests: Spending time with my three month old son. Anything to make him smile makes everything right in the world. I love music and going to concerts with my husband. My husband is also a drummer in a band, so I enjoy watching him when I can. Both my husband and I love food. We like going to new places and restaurants. Especially during the summer to the First Friday Food Truck Festival downtown. I enjoy unwinding at night watching TV or a movie.
Fun fact: I used to be so flexible they called me Gumby at dance. I could kick my leg behind me, grab my ankle, and pull it straight up behind my head.
I began dancing at the age of 3! I was on the varsity jazz, lyrical and hip hop dance teams at Lawrence North High School. I graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Spanish Education and a minor in Dance (focus: Musical Theatre). While at BSU, I was a member of the Outlet Hip Hop Dance Troupe and Rhythms Dance Troupe. I have assisted and taught dance classes since 2007, and owned a dance studio for 5 years. I am happy to teach jazz/hip hop (my favorite dance styles!) and be a part of Amp dance family!
My hobbies and interests are: reading, chasing my toddler Jameson, sunglasses, and Hamilton.
Fun fact: I grew up bilingual, learning both English and Spanish at the same time, so when I count in my head, I do so in Spanish!
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Shoshanna Corner began her serious dance training in Southern California in 1975. She has also studied in Texas and Indiana, and has attended workshops in Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York City.
Ms. Corner holds a B.S. degree in Dance from Ball State University, as well as an M.A. in Adult and Community Education from Ball State. Shoshanna (Shanna) has performed with several civic ballet companies including: Civic Ballet of Southern California, Fort Worth City Ballet (TX), Beau Arts Ballet Theatre (IN), Logansport Ballet Theatre (IN), and Jordan Academy of Dance in Indianapolis. While at Ball State, Shoshanna choreographed several ballet and modern dance pieces, as well as creating an inclusive syllabus for
dancers with disabilities. Ms. Corner is certified to teach grades 1-3 in the Vaganova (Russian) system of ballet training, and has attended teacher training with Mr. John White (PA), Midwest Dance Teacher Forum (IL), National Dance Institute (NYC), as well as teacher training with Broadway Dance Center (NYC).
Shoshanna has taught ballet in Kokomo, Peru, Lafayette, Indianapolis, and Mooresville, IN. She is excited about teaching and sharing her knowledge and love of ballet with the students at Amp Dance Family, and would like to thank everyone for making her feel so welcome.