Yoga for Dancers
TAMARA LEVINSON-CAMPOS, was born
in Buenos, Aires, Argentina and grew up in New York City. Being a USA
Olympian in the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics at age fifteen, she naturally
pursued dance as a career. She trained in Russia for many years under her
coach Yekaterina Yakimovich.
Tamara's versatility as a dancer,
aerial artist and contortionist lead her to dancing with Madonna on three
world tours (Drowned World, Re-invention, Confessions). She has also
performed alongside great artists such as Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, No
Doubt, Rihanna, Usher and many others.
Tamara's love for live avant-garde
theatre coincided with her Argentine roots when she joined the cast of De La
Guarda's "Villa Villa"- Off Broadway in New York City. There she met
ingenious director Diqui James and joined his creative team to conceive the
still running off Broadway hit show, FUERZABRUTA, in which she was the
assistant director, choreographer and show captain.
Ms. Levinson also had the great
pleasure of working with the legendary Twyla Tharp on Broadway in The Times
They Are A' Changin. Film credits include Footloose and Step Up 3-D directed
by Jon M. Chu. She can recently be seen as the nun on the Virgin Atlantic
safety video also directed by Mr. Chu.
Her latest works involve her
choreographing, creating alongside and assisting her husband, Director
Daniel Cloud Campos. They are currently in the works on developing an
original musical on film.
The many years of performing
eventually lead Tamara into choreography. She has choreographed national
commercials, videos and live stage shows for artists Mana, Ricky Martin,
David Guetta, Panic at the Disco, Zedd, Paramore, Death Cab for Cutie and
more. Due to her diverse cultural upbringing and vast dance and aerial
knowledge, Ms. Levinson's take on choreography is versatile, powerful,
out-the-box, raw, freshly innovative and creatively expansive.
Ms. Levinson has also been
teaching Contemporary Jazz for over 15 years, stretching and strength,
Improvisation, and MURGA (an argentine style traditional dance). She has
taught at many dance schools around the world whilst on tour, as well as
Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in New York City.
Her classes are demanding,
athletic, technical and FUN but most of all, Tamara encourages her students
to be themselves, be passionate, be honest and to find a heartfelt opinion
through movement. In a time when dance is ruled by commercialism and
branding, Mrs. Levinson-Campos prides herself on truly teaching the craft
and artistry of dance from the ground up so that the her students are able
to apply their skills to any style they attack and have long lasting careers
such as the one Mrs. Levinson has had. Being an international professional
working dancer and choreographer for over 18 years, Tamara knows what it
takes to have a successful career in this industry and she loves sharing
that knowledge to her students so that the future of dance continues on
strong as ever.
Most recently Tamara got certified
through YOGA ALLIANCE through her teacher and mentor Ella Cojocaru. Mrs.
Levinson-Campos has found Yoga to be her saving grace through all these
years of dance. It has kept her healthy, flexible and strong to be able to
continue dancing and performing injury free throughout her dance career and
now she wishes to share her latest class YOGA FOR DANCERS along to other
dancers that could benefit through her years of experience. But most of all
YOGA has brought a new consciousness of love and gratitude for our bodies
and health to be able to do what we love for years to come.
YOGA FOR DANCERS is a yoga
based class focused on using the foundation of yoga to specifically assist
in the needs of dancers. It creatively incorporates exercises and techniques
Tamara Levinson-Campos learned while training for the Olympic Games as a
Rhythmic Gymnast, combined with a smart yoga practice that provides
challenging sequences based on a dancer’s needs. The class is designed to
help with balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, core and endurance.
YOGA FOR DANCERS is for all levels as variations will be given throughout
***NOTE: it is encouraged that
students attending this class bring their personal yoga mat.