David\\\\\\\'s Paula Young

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Classical Ballet / Dancer

is a guest teaching artist with aTrek. Her performing credits include Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Lynda Martha Dance Company and the Lake Shore Dance Theatre. While performing with HSDC, under the artistic direction of Lou Conte, she worked with choreographers Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Margo Sappington, David Parsons, Richard Levi, John McFall, Rick Hilsabeck, Lou Conte and Claire Bataille.

In 1988, Paula began full time teaching and choreographing. During the next 20 years, she taught at several Chicago area studios including the Lou Conte Dance Studio, Dance Centre North, Northbrook Dance Centre, Sedala School of Dance, School of Dance West Ballet, and Bonnie Ardelean School of Dance. In 1997 she co-founded the Dance Academy of Libertyville, where she taught ballet and jazz, and directed the Terpsichore Dance Ensemble. Paula successfully choreographed 10 original contemporary pieces for the company as well as co-produced the ballets, Coppelia and Giselle. She has also set works on the Boca Ballet Theatre and Dance West Ballet. In 2002, Paula was asked to revive “Rodin Impressions”, an original piece performed by Hubbard Street and choreographed by Lou Conte, on dancers, Iasabele Melo Elefson (former soloist with Sao Paulo Ballet of Brazil) and Michael Anderson (former soloist with the Joffrey Ballet) for the Boca Ballet Theatre. Since leaving Chicago and moving to the St Louis area, she has been busy guest teaching and choreographing, and returns each year to her former studio to work with the students.

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    Saint Louis