Jazz Dancing on Pointe

By Noriko Zaragoza

I am a classically trained ballet dancer, but I’ve had many opportunities to dance in different styles such as contemporary, modern, and jazz. My ballet studio back home, “Sasaki Mika Ballet Academy,” was wonderful and exposed me to many of these styles. They taught me to be diverse and that I would need to learn many different styles/techniques in order to be a successful dancer in today’s dance world.

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Six Essential Teaching Tools

Noriko Zaragoza shares her Six Essential Teaching Tools.

Happy New Year. This is the time of year when people are thinking of what they want this year to about. Many make resolutions to do new or different things.  As a dancer and ballet teacher, I’m in the middle of the season, and my resolutions for my career and well under way.

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My Last Nutcracker

It’s the time of the year when we celebrate the holidays and San Diego Ballet is getting ready for The Nutcracker. We started rehearsing this production a little over month ago. It takes quite a long time to set everything especially since it’s a big production that uses students from the San Diego School of Ballet. This year I got a chance to rehearse the company dancers and students, an opportunity I enjoyed very much.

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Getting to Know Me

Hello, welcome back! This is Company Dancer, Noriko Zaragoza again.  I am going to talk a little bit about where I am originally from, why I love dancing so much, and about how food affects my life and body.

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