Trish Strong was classically trained in the Cecchetti Method as a child under the direction of Karla Harris and continued her education with Rory Foster and Rodney Irwin. After graduating cum laude with a BBA from the University of Notre Dame, Trish began teaching ballet in Chicago. She is a certified member of the Cecchetti Council of America having passed her Advanced Teacher’s Examination. Trish is also a certified instructor of the Ultra Barre℠ Method, a conditioning program designed to improve students’ joint stabilization, alignment, muscular endurance, and balance. Trish has always loved teaching young students and is happy to merge that love with her passion for ballet technique. Trish joined the faculty of the Academy of Dance, the official school of the Joffrey Ballet, in 2009. She continues to train students in the Chicagoland area, prepare students and teacher candidates for Cecchetti examinations and pursue her Cecchetti Teacher’s Diploma Certification.
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