Lorienne Beals is an accomplished international performer and educator. Having trained at Purchase Conservatory of Dance, Studio Harmonic in Paris, and the New York Institute of Dance and Education, Lorienne has performed and taught internationally for the past decade. She has been the VP of Operations for the New York Institute of Dance and Education, core faculty of the American Master Class Tour series, Associate Director of the Sean McLeod Dance Experience, and Director and Principal with Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre. Lorienne has been a faculty member and an Associate Producer of the New York Dance Festival. She is the Development Director of an arts integration focused not-for-profit based in southern Maryland, Story Tapestries, Inc.
Ms. Beals is bi-lingual in French, learning Italian, and holds three professional designations recognized in the finance industry. Lorienne is as well versed in the corporate world as she is in dance, and has seamlessly weaved an approach to business and dance that allows her to do both at the International level.
Lorienne spent a year living and working in England for ITT Corporation, and performed and taught for Fairfields Arts Centre, the Basingstoke Academy of Dancing, and helped administer the first England certification workshop for "MT Reinforced Motor Function" at the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) studios in London, for the Society of Teachers of Alexander Technique (STAT). Lorienne is certified to teach, and is one of only a few authorized to certify teachers in MT Modern (McLeod Technique) and Reinforced Motor Function ® (RMF). Most recently she taught MT techniques including RMF as well as classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop and musical theatre in Maryland and in DC, as well as choreographed for the youth company, Chrysalis Dance Company. She was featured as a guest artist with VTDance performing at The Kennedy Center and Ballet Teatro Internacional performing at The Shakespeare Company's Harman Center for the Arts.
Ms. Beals has toured with the unique, interactive dance company, "The Family Dance Company", and was a featured artist in the International Drummer and Dancer Tour. She has performed in a multitude of productions as a solo artist and with various groups in venues including the Great Blue Heron Music Festival to an audience of over 6,000, as well as in Manhattan, Pittsburgh, Delaware, Washington, DC and other US cities, as well as in England, the Caribbean, and Tunisia, Africa. She currently resides in northern Italy and continues to work and travel as a master teacher, choreographer and performer.