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"It is valuable to have a passionate group of teachers come together. With a topic to focus on, everyone contributes and offers something unique."

-Talar Margarosyan



 

 
Position: Artistic teacher at Canada’s National Ballet School, currently teaching ballet in the Professional Ballet Program, the Associates Program and the Teacher Training Program.
Number of years teaching: 5 years of teaching in Istanbul, 13 years at NBS.
Dance Background: I began my training in Istanbul, in a recreational school. I then moved on to a more intense dance training program, and finally completed the University of Istanbul's Professional Ballet Program with a Master's Degree. In 1998 I moved to Canada and in 1999 entered the Teacher Training Program at NBS. I graduated from the program in 2002 and joined the NBS Artistic Staff the following year.
Favourite exercise to teach: Adage. I love how it promotes a very artistic component of dancing.
Strengths as a dance teacher: Creating good rapport with students.
Something unique you bring to this program: Continuously brainstorming ways to improve the development of Port de Bras.
Something we may not know about you: I can speak three languages; Armenian, Turkish and English. And I have a fun accent.
Someone who influenced you growing up: Natalia Makarova
Describe your dance classes in three words: Physical. Artistic. Self-Exploration.
Favourite aspect about being a teacher: Helping individuals in different ways. Everyone requires different approaches to learning. Teaching is constantly moving and organic, which keeps things interesting.
Most memorable moment(s) as a dance teacher: Seeing students overcome challenges.
Favourite part about the Ideas Exchange program: It is valuable to have a passionate group of teachers come together. With a topic to focus on, everyone contributes and offers something unique. This helps develop my skills as well.