Kelly Hirina is certified to teach Double Skin/Double Mind the Dance Method created by both Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. Her MFA thesis at the University of Michigan was a research on the impact of Flow, the psychological concept of optimal experience developed by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly and fascia within dance training. Her aim is to layer these psychological and biological approaches to dance training in order to increase motivation in the classroom as well as enhance artistry in performance. The addition of these two perspectives offers all dancers skills to improve their performance, increase physical capacity/technical ability through therapeutic dance training, and increase the dancer's self-motivation to train at high intensity. Influenced by mastery-goal theory, Hirina takes an approach in training within the classroom, rehearsal space and performance that focuses on process and appreciation for learning.
Throughout her extensive career, Kelly Hirina has taught material from a variety of performances at festivals and workshops around the world. Her main goal is to continue teaching and coaching the new generation of dancers to go on and pursue successful careers in dance.
Advanced Modern Dance for BFA Students