Join Borderless Arts TN on June 11 and 12 as we offer free dance workshops in our international digital dance festival. You do not have to have professional dance training to join us. Register at
This post features the two sessions that will be led by the Nashville Ballet on jazz and ballet.
Description: Adaptive Dance: New Perspectives is a universally-accessible dance program created by Occupational Therapist Hannah Mariani, OTD, OTR/L, and Linnea Swarting, former Nashville Ballet company member with adaptive dance education training. This program provides an opportunity for children of all abilities to experience the joy of dance, while developing body awareness, coordination and balance in a traditional studio environment. This is an opportunity for parents to watch their child’s face light up as they grow more confident through learning about and participating in dance. The class curriculum is created intentionally by a certified Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist and professionally-trained dancers to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. This class will also highlight the elements of Ballet technique working through fundamental ballet positions and ballet vocabulary.
Artist Bio: Victoria Clerico is part of the faculty of the School of Nashville Ballet. She is a former NB2 Dancer and an occupational therapy assistant. Victoria danced with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Canada, Teatrul de Balet Sibiu in Romania, and with Nashville Ballet as a member of NB2. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree from Nashville State Community College and is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. Victoria was certified to teach Adaptive Dance through Boston Ballet’s Adaptive Dance Teacher Training Program and is so excited to be part of providing inclusive dance opportunities.
This program is supported by the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities and a grant from the Nashville Predators