Jazz Faculty Bio | Tera-Lee Pollin | Steps on Broadway
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Tera-Lee Pollin

Tera-Lee is a part of American Dance Machine 21, which received rave reviews at the Joyce Theatre! She is a dancer/choreographer, NASM certified personal trainer, and is also certified to teach Zumba. Her training started at The New Jersey School of Ballet and Center Stage Dance and Theatre School. She then went on to study at Jacob's Pillow, The Joffrey School of Ballet and David Howard Dance Center. She studied acting at The Lee Strausberg Institute and American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Some of her favorite performing credits are Mamma Mia! on Broadway(Dance Captain), Urban Cowboy and Hot Feet on Broadway, National Tours of Spamalot (Dance Captain), and Fame. She has also enjoyed being part of The Wiz at La Jolla Playhouse, The Apollo Theatre's Club Harlem, Swing!, and working with David Parsons on the Festival di San Remo in Italy. Film/Television credits include Dark Horse (Bride), Old Dogs, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Fashion Rocks. Tera-Lee has performed live with Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Kanye West, Earth,Wind,and Fire, Gloria Gaynor, The Lonely Island Boys (Featuring Akon), and Brian McNight.

Tera-Lee is on faculty at Marymount Manhattan College, CAP 21, Equinox, and she recently returned from Germany teaching and choreographing for Musiktheater Bavaria.

Class description:
Latin Jazz combines Latin rhythms and dance techniques (Salsa/Mambo, Cha-cha, paso doble, tango, samba, bachata, rumba) and urban dance, modern, jazz, theater and contemporary styles. The warm-up follows a structure similar to Ballet/Jazz and Pilates practices and guides dancers through breathing and fluid movements that strengthen technique, musicality, and flexibility. Combinations get dancers moving across the floor with turns and jumps that increase spatial awareness, power, and presence. The choreography is designed to increase dancers' comfort and versatility across various dance styles, and dance from their heart even when they are outside of their comfort zone. This class is appropriate if you have taken Advanced Beginning Jazz.