Mindy Krasner - Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer

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19 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for value, work quality, and responsiveness.
  • Alison R.

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    I hired Mindy to help me choreograph a few dazzling but silly dances for an event and she was wonderful to work with. She was so sweet and supportive and helpful and the dances were a hit. She also helped me with getting into the right mindset before practicing and performing. She's a really sweet, nurturing and talented teacher!

    Jan 16, 2018Verified
  • Thumbtack Customer

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    Responsive and genuine. She took on a big task handling 30 high school athletes and did it with style.

    Aug 15, 2017

About this pro

My service stands out because I love what I do and I love helping people! I am very passionate about dance, yoga and teaching. I really care about people and want to help make a difference in their life. I take a lot of time and care to see what my clients and students need, and because I have such a diverse background of movement studies, I can really give them more than just a yoga session, or more than just a dance class. My unique approach to teaching combines a high standard of experience and technique along with a holistic view point which embraces the whole person. When I teach yoga, I enjoy helping people feel better physically and emotionally about themselves and their body and seeing the impact it has on their life. I see them relieved of pain and symptoms and have a better quality of life. When I teach dance I love to see people having fun and experiencing more joy.

Times hired on Thumbtack

18

Background check

Completed

Location

Pasadena, CA 91104

Photos and Videos

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    Q & A

    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      I usually talk with them on the phone first to find out if they have any injuries and what they hope to gain from working with me. The first session is me getting to know their body and seeing where their strengths and weaknesses are. By the end of the first session I know exactly how I'm going to work with them and what I'm going to focus on.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I started my ballet dance training when I was 7 years old in New York and became a professional ballet dancer at the age of 17. I danced professionally in major ballet companies for 10 years in the United States and Europe and toured internationally. After that I travelled to India, where I trained to be a Hatha Yoga instructor. When I returned to the U.S. I continued my yoga training while I was teaching, as well as continued to expand my dance teacher training. I took teacher training courses in Creative Dance for all ages with Anne Gilbert in Seattle and took many courses in the Somatics, Laban Bartenieff Movement Studies, Feldenkreis, etc. I later became a certified BeMoved instructor, which is a low impact dance fitness class for adults. I also experienced a lot of injuries as a ballet dancer so I had a lot of physical therapy. I use many things I've learned from healing my own injuries to help my clients.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      I started dancing when I was 7 years old. My mother took me to a recital at a local school and the minute the dancers came out on stage I stood up from my seat and remained standing for the rest of the performance. I became a professional dancer when I was 17 and when I was about 23 I noticed that I had a good eye for correcting dancers. I also was a good communicator and it came naturally for me to give someone a correction in a positive way that made them feel excited about applying what I said. I realized I was a natural teacher. Later in my 20's I started getting interested in yoga. It made me feel more peaceful and I started to understand my body in a different way and the postures helped me with my dancing. I later decided to become a yoga instructor as well as a dance teacher.

    Business hours

    Pacific Time Zone
    Sunday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Monday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Friday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for Mindy Krasner - Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer is about 15+ miles of Pasadena, CA.