I have been studying dance for more than 15 years (ballet, modern and contemporary). I have been a ballet teacher in Switzerland and Santa Barbara and I am currently teaching in the Bay Area.
Usually, my ballet classes are given in a studio. They start with a warm up on the floor, which is followed by exercises at the barre, and end with exercices in the center.
As the classes that I offer here would not take place in a studio but in your home, what I offer isn't a traditional ballet class but:
- exercises to build strength and flexibility
- ballet exercises that space allows
- tips on technique
- and more according to your needs
I am looking forward to dancing with you!
Students in my class have given me feedback and said that they:
- enjoyed taking my classes, had a fun time
- improved rapidly
- learned a lot in a short amount of time thanks to my corrections and observations
- discovered a variety of different ballet steps
- explored different dynamics of movement
My rates vary based on my travel (time and distance).
2019-actual: Company member, The Dance Wright Project, San Francisco.
2018-actual: Ballet teacher Peninsula and Company member, Ballet Theater, San Mateo
2018-actual: Ballet teacher, Petits Pas Studio, San Francisco
2018-actual: Company member, eMotion Arts, San Francisco
Spring 2018: Apprentice, PUSH Dance Company, San Francisco
2018: Ballet teacher, Westside Dance, Santa Barbara
2017-2018: Ballet teacher, Momentum Dance Company, Santa Barbara
Winter 2017: BODYTRAFFIC Winter Intensive, Los Angeles. Winter intensive program and showing
2017-2018: Trainee, State Street Ballet Professional Track Program, Santa Barbara
Summer 2017: Summer intensive program, The Cambrians, Chicago
Summer 2016-2017: Chaperone, Choreography assistant and Repertory assistant, Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program, San Francisco
2015-2017: Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program
2015: Substitute Ballet teacher, Igokat Dance Academy, Igokat Dance Center, Switzerland
2012-2015 : High School Auguste Piccard, Switzerland. Dance-study section
2011-2015 : Pre-professional intensive program, Igokat Dance Academy, Switzerland
November 2014: Performance Mascarade. Producer and soloist
July 2014: Summer intensive program, OffJazz, France
July 2014: Summer contest Igokat Dance Academy, Switzerland. Second place
May 2014: Contest NagNight, Switzerland. First place
Summer 2009-2010 : Summer intensive program, The Rock School of Dance Education, Philadelphia
Summer 2008: Summer intensive program, Briansky Ballet Center, Saratoga
2001-2011: Ballet Riviera, Switzerland
Perfect! Lena has very good ballet technique and is a very good instructor. We did a lesson over Skype. Would like to continue taking classes with her.
Perfect! Ms. Léna is a wonderful teacher! She gives very clear advice and is a kind person. I not only felt like I was getting quality teaching from someone who really knows her technique, but also like I was spending time with a friend I could laugh with. She is very encouraging, too! I definitely recommend!
My first class with Gabrielle went very well! She is motivated, willing to learn and interested in all comments and advice I can give her. She knows what she wants to focus on, what goals she is reaching for and with that in mind we have an easy time setting a class that is most helpful for her. It was overall a great experience and I am looking forward to future classes with Gabrielle!
Léna is very excited about teaching and does her best to help her students learn French. She is very patient, clear, reliable and encouraging. She has an excellent knowledge of the subject she is teaching!
|at her home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||Not available||$55||$45|
|5 hours||Not available||$210||$225|
|10 hours||Not available||$450||$450|