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Morita's School of Dance

FACULTY

MORITA TAPLEY

(Owner & Artistic Director)

 

 

 

DIANA DUANE

(Yoga Instructor)

 

Diana received her 200 hour certification in Vinyasa Yoga from Breathing Room Yoga and movement Studio in South Portland, Maine. She studied under Carissa Ciuca and Heather Raylinsky, along with several guest teachers. The program sampled from a variety of styles including Jivamukti, Forest, Yin, and Ashtanga, and focusing on anatomy, kinesiology, and alignment alongside traditional philosophy, meditation and mantra.

 

Diana knows firsthand the healing powers of Yoga, Mindfulness, and Breath. She teaches to all levels, encouraging students to listen to their bodies, breath, and hearts, and grow at their own pace. Her classes are filled with good music and warm energy, with information about alignment and anatomy to empower each student in their own body. Diana teaches tradition and spirituality using real language and personal experience to relate to yogis from all walks of life, and honestly learns something from every student.

 

Off the mat, Diana does energy work with Chakras and crystals, studies mysticism from all parts of the world, chants mantras, and meditates in the woods.  She's also an artist, sings in a band, and is the ringmaster of a circus. She invites you to come to a yoga class and listen to what your true self has to say. Namaste!

 

 

DENISE KNOWLES

(Assistant Director & Dance Instructor)

 

Denise grew up dancing at Morita‚Äôs School of Dance, and has over 27 years of dance training.  She started assisting in classes in 1996, and began teaching in 2000.  While growing up she competed in many regional, national and international competitions, traveling across the nation to compete in tap, ballet, jazz, and hip hop.  In 2003, Denise studied at the California Pacific College of Performing Arts, and performed with the performing arts group, The Young Americans.  She returned to Maine in 2004 and began studying at the University of Maine, graduating with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education in 2007.  While at the University she was a member of the University of Maine Dance Team.  She was the assistant coach for the team from 2009-2016, and in 2017 became the head coach for the team.  Denise is certified through Acrobatic Arts.  Denise teaches tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and acro classes in Hermon and Milo, and is co-coaching the Stars Dance Team.

 

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Morita's School of Dance

2256 Route 2

Hermon, Maine 04401

(207) 848-5083

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