Maria teaches Body Barre: A Pilates based ballet inspired total body workoutthat witll define and lengthen your muscles. Combines with the flow of yoga,choreggraphed sequences, and Pilates abdominal exercises this barre method will leave you lean and strong. Basic level ~ ballet competition team dancers enjoy her classes at Classical Ballet Theatre.
Maria Shafranovich has a Master degree in Physical Education in Moscow Pedagogical University. She teaches body conditioning stretch, develops new techniques and provide safe and healthy training for dancers of all ages and levels. Maria is a certified fitness instructor and has taught in Europe and Torrance, Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates.
Purtill Purtill was born in Frankfurt, Germany and grew up on the east coast of the United States, mostly in the suburbs of Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Leigh graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Mount Holyoke College where she studied dance with Hannah Wiley, Terese Freedman, Jim Coleman and Karen Dearborn. She is also a published novelist with a Master’s degree in Film Production from Boston University. She has performed contemporary and classical ballets with various artists and companies on both coasts and her choreography won awards at competition.
She currently teaches ballet technique and pointe for all levels of adult students in the Los Angeles, La Canada and Pasadena area; she has choreographed productions of the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Alice in Wonderland, and many other classical ballets.