Judith has been teaching for 24 years. She was born in Germany and moved to the United States in 2008 after she got married in 2007 to an American. She has many talents. She is a ballet teacher and dance instructor, although she also works in costumes and props, and as a rehearsal assistant and stage manager. In her spare time, she is a fitness instructor and enjoys teaching young and old.
I love teaching at Civic. It shows students where they could be and connects them with other students who have done a performance. The support from colleagues and teamwork with the other teachers is great to work with and be around.
Professional credits and education include:
Ballets: Carmina Burana, the Four Seasons, Swan Lake, Coppellia, La Fille Mal Gardee, Bolero, West Side Story, Sleeping Beauty, Mozart Festival, Nutcracker, Cinderella, Libert Tango, Vier Jahreszeiten, Carmen opera (2014 at DeVos hall Grand Rapids under direction of Candace Evans)
Musicals: Tanz der Vampiere (Dance of The Vampire), Riverdance, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Grease, 42nd Street, Mamma Mia, Saturday Night Fever, Elisabeth, Mozart, Jekyll and Hyde, Moulin Rouge, Mary Poppins, Wizard of Oz, witches witches
License: 1994 assistant teacher, 1998 instructor in Fitness and Physical Health Deutscher Turnerbund, 1998 group fitness instructor, 2010 yoga instructor YogaFit, 2011 Zumba, 2011 Zumba toning, 2012 Zumba gold, 2013 Zumba Sentao, 2015 injury prevention perfect form physiotherapy, 2017 STRONG by zumba, 2017 balance body barre instructor, 2018 PBT
Teachers: Gabrielle Kerle(jazz/aerobics), Gabrielle Müller (drama/acting), Ute Schaper (acting), Christine Pelz (Ballet), Rene Pegliasco (Ballet), Nicohle Mahr (Flamenco), Olga Kalinskaja (Ballet / Character), Mr. Finis Jhung (Ballet), Bill Hastings (Modern), Jamie Jackson (Hip Hop), Sue Samuels (Jazz), Chiara Mangiameli (Flamenco), Lisa Howell (B.Phty), Megan Berlint-Nicko (PBT)
Competitions: jazz, lyrical, and aerobics (regional, national, state titles)
2006 competed in German version of “So You Think You Can Dance”, where she worked with Marvin A. Smith, and was judged by Kelechi Onyele and Paul Kribbe
What inspires you?
Students, their face after achieving something they never thought of doing and their parents’ proud faces after a performance
Who is your favorite fictional character?
Doctor Who, who travels through time
What was your favorite after school snack growing up?
Eßpapier (flavored paper you can eat), saure Apfelringe (sour apple rings gummies)