Pilates Faculty Bio | Anna Lombardi | Steps on Broadway

Pilates

Jazz

Anna Lombardi
CURRENT CLASSES

Pilates Mat
Tuesdays & Thursdays
12:30-1:30pm

Advanced Beginning Jazz
Saturdays
12:30-2:00pm
Anna Lombardi, originally from Italy, has performed throughout Europe as a soloist in several dance concerts and musicals. In New York, she has worked with such noted choreographers as Chet Walker, Nathan Trice, Mark Dandy, Matt Mattox, Rick Atwell and Jennifer Muller.

She has performed in "West Side Story," in the Role of Velma for the York Town Theater and in the role of Anita for the Greenwich House; Other credits includes: "The Player Queen" in the role of Nona at the Producers Club, "Cabaret" in the role of Lady #1 at the Romita Theater.

As a soloist and featured dancer she is been member of several Dance Companies including Dre.Dance (Taye Diggs & Andrew Palermo, choreo.), Steps Ensemble (Claire Weston, dir.), A. Rendano Ballet Company (C. Covaci, choreo.), Danza Viva (M. Torbol, choreo.), and Move on (Marcello Pereira choreo.)

She has taught dance for several years and has been choreographing for the past 10 years. As a choreographer and co-director she created "Off Broadway," a Broadway revue for the Mediterranean Festival. She choreographed contemporary dance works for the Garden Toscana Theater in Italy. She worked, as assistant choreographer, for the New York Fringe festival and the Wings Theatre for the show DiMaggio written by the award winning playwright, composer and lyricist Robert Mitchell. Anna Lombardi is also a fully certified Pilates and Yoga Teacher.

Anna's contemporary jazz class is athletic, flowing and springs from her eclectic background and passion for different styles of dance and theater. Music and emotions are the starting point of her movement.

The warm up is strongly based on Pilates and Yoga and gears towards the strengthening of the core, lengthening and strengthening of all muscle groups and increase of range of motion. It strives to create a perfect equilibrium between strength and flexibility in order to improve balance and efficiency of movement. It starts with a floor work followed by a center barre work aiming at moving the body in all possible ways while focusing on alignment and technique.

Lombardi

Yoga Pilates Fusion Class
"Whole Body Flow" description

Wholebodyflow is a fusion of elements of Pilates, Yoga and athleticism.

It focuses on achieving perfect body alignment and biomechanics. The flow is designed to help relieve tension before strengthening and lengthening, to achieve balance between flexibility and strength and between speed and stamina. A body in perfect balance will be able to avoid injuries, energy leaks and maximize the movement outcome.

Very often there is a tendency to put more effort in making a certain movement "look good" or in sharpen skills without having yet achieved a balanced conditioned body.

This flow builds from simple but very effective movement patterns meant to activate and elongate key muscles that will help to better execute the more complex and challenging movements towards the end of the class.

The class ends with "Flowography", a series of linked yoga inspired movements to further challenge and energize the body. Through this class, dancers will be able to learn how to safely and efficiently move their body in many ways.

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