Diana's class will explore the dynamic fusion of controlled musicality and raw human expression. The class will begin with a guided warm-up, followed by the exploration of a choreographed phrase. Throughout the class, the students will have the opportunity to develop their own artistic voices while honing in on specific musicality and details. This class will provide an opportunity to move with others within the community, near and far, sharing in passion, dance, and expression.
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Diana Schoenfield is a choreographer, dancer, and educator currently based in Los Angeles, California. Through a dynamic fusion of contemporary dance styles, her work explores human connection, vulnerability, and emotional tension. This past December, Diana danced in the world premier of Cirque du Soleil’s ’Twas the Night Before Holiday Spectacular in Chicago and New York, choreographed by Vinh Nguyen. Diana has recently performed with pop artist Sofia Reyes, as well as toured throughout Europe with German artist Helene Fischer. She is an ninth-year member of Entity Contemporary Dance, directed by Marissa Osato and Will Johnston. Graduating from the University of California, Irvine, she earned her B.F.A. in Dance Choreography and a B.F.A. in Dance Performance. During her undergraduate years, she worked with Modern Dance legend Donald McKayle, as a member of his repertory company Etude Ensemble. After graduating, Diana joined Hip Hop Dance company Culture Shock LA, performing in urban dance productions throughout the west coast. She has choreographed for French artist Johnny Hallyday, as well as American artists Niki and Gabi Demartino, Shane Dawson, Trisha Paytas, Joey Graceffa, Luke Conard, and Jake Coco. Diana has also presented original works in the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts, McCallum Choreography Festival, TEDxOrange Coast,TEDxUCSD, Capezio A.C.E. Awards, and Arena Dance Competition LA. She currently teaches at Movement Lifestyle and Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. As her immense passion for teaching continues, Diana is dedicated to spreading positivity, empowerment, and creativity through dance education.