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Marie-Christine Giordano grew up in French-speaking Fribourg, Switzerland. Her formal dance training began with Beatriz Consuelo in Geneva and with Marika Besobrasova in Monte-Carlo. In 1987, a Swiss scholarship facilitated her study of modern dance in New York at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, where she studied for three years. Soon after, she was granted a Merit Scholarship by the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. She completed the Professional Trainee Cer...read more
Ms. Giordano's technique, based on principles of modern dance and ballet she considers valuable, develops in her dancers a powerful center, granting them the freedom to explore the full potential of their physical and artistic expression. It is a unique approach to movement, incorporating spirals, circular movements, crisp lines, shifts of weight, slow motion, a distinctive dynamic and the capacity to veer from total control to total abandon. The technique is respectful of a healthy alignment, of the back and articulations (Giordano’s Alignment) and guides students who want to become dancers and artists seeking a long career.