Study with Valley Academy for the Arts’ founder and artistic director, Anne Marie Abderholden in the teaching method that she developed: Kinesio Dance
Anne Marie Abderholden was born in Holland and spent most of her childhood in Switzerland. At age seven she joined the Opera Ballet School in Zurich. After a nine-year professional ballet career, Anne Marie went on to complete an advanced degree in classical ballet (extended Vaganova) pedagogy from the Music College in Cologne, Germany. She taught at the Opera Ballet School in Zurich, at the Swiss School for Professional Dancers and at the Theater Ballet School in Krefeld and Monchengladbach, Germany. In 1991 she moved to Madison, Wisconsin where she taught for the Monona Academy of Dance. She was a choreographer for the Wisconsin Dance Ensemble and the Performing Arts for Children.
Anne Marie developed Kinesio Dance as a method of empowering dance teachers with the tools they need to develop strong dancers through in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology and applying this knowledge to minimize the risk of injury.