Laurie DeVito was a founding director of Dance New Amsterdam(formerly Dance Space Inc.). Ms. DeVito, with her company, Laurie DeVito and Dancers has taught, choreographed, performed and given lecture demonstrations and workshops at schools and theaters across the United States, Canada and abroad. Most notably, she has appeared at NYU Tisch School of the Performing Arts, Hofstra University, Montreal Jazz Festival, Spirit Square Center for the Arts (NC), Gustavus Adolphus College (MN), Ecole de Danse (Montreal), York University (Toronto), Academie de Ballet de Saguenay (Quebec), Tel Aviv Dance Center(Israel), I.A.C Studio (Tokyo) and Balettakademien (Sweden). She is currently on faculty at Gibney Dance and Mark Morris. Laurie has been a teacher of Simonson Technique since 1979. Simonson Technique, developed by Lynn Simonson, is a comprehensive and anatomically based technique that prepares the body to dance with awareness and safety.

Contemporary Simonson

Laurie’s deep-rooted movement utilizes the torso with spirals and contractions which expand into movement through space. Her combinations of movement are both physically and mentally challenging. She hones in on the articulation of the body and clarity of movement while stressing musicality and phrasing.The class is geared for the intermediate/advance dancer. For more information please visit:

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