April Lawyer has been dancing for over 20 years. She studied dance primarily as part of the Towson University Dance Department. At Towson, she worked with several notable dance instructors, including Linda Denise Fisher, Nancy Romita, Vincent Thomas, Stephanie Powell, and Jayne Bernasconi.
She specializes in Modern Dance Techniques, but she also has extensive knowledge in several other dance forms, such as Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Jazz. In the past, she performed mostly as part of church and religious ensembles. From 2005 to 2016, she was a member of the highly acclaimed Full Circle Dance Company, a multi-cultural dance company located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Lawyer has significant experience in teaching dance to students of all ages. From 2012 to 2017, she taught at Ballet Petite at studios in Maryland and Virginia. At Ballet Petite she taught students of ages ranging from 18 months to 18 years old in Creative Movement, R.A.D. form Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Beginner’s Tap. She also involved in Ballet Petite’s Performance Company and was the Artistic Director for the Company’s 2017 Nutcracker performance. While teaching at Ballet Petite, Lawyer taught at two other schools. She taught Creative Movement, Modern, and Hip Hop to students (ages 2-10) at Local Motion Studio (2014-2017) and Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz, and Modern to students (ages 10-18) at The James School of Dance.
Currently, she teaches at The Washington School of Ballet, Dance Dynamix, and is a Teaching Artist for Washington Ballet’s DanceDC program in DC schools.
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