Mrs. Gebhart

Mrs. Gebhart

Academy of Performing Arts Dance Instructor

Email: lgebhart@burlcoschools.org


Education:

B.A. in Dance - Goucher College

B.A. in Political Science - Goucher College

Teaching Philosophy:

Dance is about more than just performance. It is a form of communication, an expression of emotion and a vital part of society. I want students to embrace the many ways movement impacts their life and incorporate it as part of a healthy and expressive lifestyle. I want my students to see the potential within themselves as artists and work toward achieving their goals - artistically, personally and academically.

I love to travel and I have had the good fortune to study and perform dance in many countries on four continents. Dance is the universal language so that where ever you travel, you can always find someone to relate to.


Professional Bio:

Mrs. Gebhart began her dance training as a small child and later trained at The Southern New Jersey Academy of the Performing Arts at GCIT under the tutelage of David Kloss, Althea Leslie and Dale Schmid. She graduated from Goucher College with degrees in Dance and Political Science. During her time at Goucher, she had the opportunity to study with many guest artists including Adrianne Clancy, Christopher Fleming, Amy Marshall, and Kevin Iega Jeff. Mrs. Gebhart has also trained in Rio de Janiero, Brazil at The Federal University, Deborah Cocker Modern Dance Company, Studio de Angel Vaianna and the Manguiera Samba School. She also studied English Folk Dance at The Cecil Sharp House in London, England.

Mrs. Gebhart performed with Choreographie Antique, a historical dance ensemble, performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center, at the Kennedy Center and touring in both Ireland and England. She has also performed with Dance DelBello as a Guest Artist . She is currently a Guest Artist Instructor at The Cooper River Ballet and has been on faculty at the Burlington County Institute of Technology since 2007. Her variety of multi-cultural experiences and international training gives Mrs. Gebhart’s students a unique view of the world of dance, which she enthusiastically brings to the classroom every day.


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