Carolyn Pampalone Rabbers is a dance artist based in Michigan and currently dances with Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, a Hawkins informed company. She is currently a low-residency graduate cohort at The University of the Arts. As an emerging choreographer.
She is interested in spiritualy, collaboration blended improvisation and exploring perma culture and biomimicry in pedagogy and research/creation approaches.Carolyn hasworked in NYC, Miami,and LA dancing and acting both on stage and on camera.She can be seen as lead character "Abby" in Moondance (2019) by Squatchagawea Films
CAROLYN PAMPALONE RABBERS
I have been taking class from Carolyn in person (pre-quarantine) and now privately online due to the stay-at-home orders. Carolyn has a vast knowledge about the connections movement has to the body anatomically as well as mentally/emotionally. Additionally, Carolyn creates her classes as a judgement-free space. This results in individuals feeling accepted and safe being open and vulnerable with her/other classmates inside and outside of class. Through taking virtual private lessons with Carolyn, I have gained insight on how to take the movement provided (in her lessons as well as classes from other instructors) and make it fit my body and my artistic discretion. During our lessons, I feel like I can gain stronger technique without the mental/emotional strain of focusing so hard on “perfection” and getting better. After having roughly a year of taking classes from Carolyn, I have grown in areas I had never thought of strengthening and I find myself curious about areas I had never thought to explore.
I studied with five different dance teachers and Carolyn was the best. Teacher with professional knowledge smile human and energetic one,supporter and creative teacher who adapted me the right the exercises according to my abilities.
Facet: An Inundated Drip
"I'm in this world for a reason."
Choreography: Carolyn Pampalone Rabbers
Music: The Cyclist
Wellspring Dance Academy's Adult Modern Class: Lachan Jaarda, Alisa Lindsay, Rachel Paran, Lucy Lucas Valentine, and Melina Wilcox