Colleen O’Callaghan - Zena Rommet Floor Barre Instructor
I was certified in this amazing technique of Zena Rommet Floor-Barre® early this year and it is transforming. Rommett’s application of ballet barre exercises performed using the floor as the source of support became known as the Floor-Barre, the first approach of its kind. Floor-Barre enables the practitioner to efficiently and effectively strengthen joints and muscles, correct alignment, release tension, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries.
Colleen O’Callaghan danced with American Ballet Theater under the direction of Lucia Chase and Mikhail Baryshinikov. She trained on scholarship with the schools of the Louisville Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, and the American Ballet Theater.
Before joining American Ballet Theater’s main company, she danced with ABT’s Ballet Repertory Company under the direction of Richard Englund and Gage Bush. Mrs. O’Callaghan received a Bachelor of University Studies degree from the University of Utah. She has been teaching ballet for over 23 years and has been a faculty member of the University of Utah, Ballet West, California State Long Beach, California Institute of the Arts, the Stanley Holden Dance Center, Westside School of Ballet, Louisville Ballet and many other nationally recognized schools. For over five years she was the classical dance director for the Orange County High School of the Arts (OCSA). Most recently, she taught for the ABT Studio Company and for the American Ballet Theater Jacqueline Onassis School in New York City. She continues to teach for South Bay Ballet and California Dance Theater. She is a certified Yoga instructor and has developed a Yoga program for children grades Pre K through 8 that has had much success throughout Southern California.
Mrs. O’Callaghan is the founder and Artistic Director of O’Callaghan Moves, a company dedicated to providing pre-professional training to dance students in a positive and nurturing environment.
If you are interested in more information, you may contact me via email.