Meet one of our 2018 Guest Artists for NJ SummerDance!

Guest Artists’ Master Classes are included in full registration or can be attended at a drop-in rate of $30/each. Email Company Manager Madeline Moore, mmoore@carolyndorfman.dance, with any questions.

Click here to learn more about NJ SummerDance, and click here for the complete drop-in class schedule.

Kelly Buwalda, Nutrition for Dancers

Monday, August 13, 2018 at 3:45 – 5:00 pm

Kelly Buwalda HeadshotNJ SummerDance 2018 welcomes Certified Health Coach Kelly Buwalda. This workshop will address special demands of being a dancer – athlete and artist. This interactive lecture will ignite appreciation for one’s own body and its unique needs, aim to demystify trends and fad diets, address body image concerns, as well as provide a foundation of healthy practices for years to come.

About Kelly Buwalda

Kelly Buwalda is a Certified Health Coach and founder of NYC-based Kelly Buwalda Nutrition & Wellness. An Indiana native, she attended Hope College (Holland, Michigan) on a dance scholarship and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in dance and psychology. She continued her education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and upon graduating was hired as summer faculty at Joffrey Ballet School. She has created “Nutrition for Dancers” workshops for Carolyn Dorfman Dance, New York Dance Project, and Detroit Dance City Festival, and has enjoyed presenting wellness workshops for a variety of companies and organizations. For over 13 years Buwalda has been a Teaching Artist/Choreographer at Jacques d’Amboise’s far-reaching non-profit National Dance Institute. She recently conceived and directed At the River’s Edge, NDI’s 2018 Event of the Year, which included over 200 children performing to live music at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Throughout her years in NYC she has enjoyed performing at numerous venues across New York City and internationally with Julio Rivera, Erin Dudley, Mei-Yin Ng, and in her own work. Buwalda integrates her experiences as an artist, athlete, and educator to inform and inspire her clients towards transformation.


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