Pauline Legras



Pauline began her dance training in France and attended her professional training in Ballet technique in Switzerland. In 2002, she received a scholarship from the Foundation of Princess Grace de Monaco at the Monaco Dance Forum.  Later on, she went to Mexico to perfect her knowledge in Contemporary dance and was also teaching Ballet at Centro ProArt in Santiago de Queretaro. In 2006, Pauline joined the Martha Graham Center in New York City under a full scholarship, performed as a member of Graham II, and received her certificate of recognition as a teacher of the Martha Graham technique. At the Martha Graham Center she taught for the Pre-Teens Program and Young Artist Program, introducing the vocabulary of the technique. She also taught Graham technique classes at The MoveShop and the Talent Unlimited High School in NYC. Pauline participated in the reconstruction of «Panorama» for the Spring/Summer Season 2010 of the Martha Graham Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in NYC, teaching for the Young Artist Program dancers, the Talent Unlimited High School dancers and the All-City dancers. She was also a Ballet teacher at the New York Theatre Ballet and Park East Day school. Pauline is the artistic director of Caliince Dance, a modern dance company founded in the Fall of 2009 in New York City that performed nationally and internationally. In 2011, At Planet Connections Theater Festivity, she received the award for Outstanding Choreography while working in collaboration with The MoveShop. In 2014, she had the honor to be the Artist in Residence at Lycée Français New York. Pauline is a Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® licensed trainer, and the owner of Wave Within Studio. She also teaches at Open Door Studios and Caroline Calouche and Co. in Charlotte and is proud to be a member of Movement Migration under the direction of Kim Jones.


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