I am a professional dancer based in Chicago, and have been dancing professionally for the past 20 years. Over the years, I have had the privilege to perform all over the United States and Internationally, including 6 years with the Joffrey Ballet here in Chicago, as well as with PNB in Seattle, and the Cincinnati Ballet. After my time at the Joffrey Ballet, I moved to Madrid, and I spent an incredible year living and touring throughout Spain with the Victor Ullate Ballet Company. Yoga found me at a time in my life when I needed it for the mindfulness aspect of the practice, but I realized in the process, that the physical aspect was also helping to improve my dancing. Now as a freelance dancer, Yoga has been key to helping me prolong my dance career by keeping my body strong, flexible, and in shape when I'm not able to be in the studio.. as well as giving me the space to breathe and de-stress. In 2018, I decided I wanted to teach yoga and go deeper into the practice, so I studied with the Full Circle Yoga School in Cocoa Beach, FL where I received my 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Certification. When I'm not performing, I enjoy teaching ballet and yoga classes to students of all ages, and giving back to my students all of the wonderful benefits that dance and yoga continue to give me. I look forward to having you in class and sharing in the joy of dance, movement and breath.
I am happy to offer all virtual classes at this time through Zoom from my Website: https://www.kara-zimmerman.com/ Classes Offered: Yoga for Dancers, All Levels Community Yoga, Beginner Ballet (Ages 9+), Adult Beginner/Intermediate Ballet. Private lessons and coaching can be set up through my website. Class Prices: Pro-Dancer Rate: $10, Individual Rate: $15, Invite a Friend: 2/$25, Community Yoga Classes: Donation Based (Pay what you can).