Kandis Meinel

alt Kandis Meinel is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences. Her thesis work "Assessment of Lateral Hip Rotation and Lower Extremity Alignment During 'Turnout' in Ballet" was presented in the 1988 Annual Meeting for the American College of Sports Medicine and published as an abstract in Volume 20, No. 2 of the journal, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

Kandis began dancing in Buffalo, New York at the age of eight. She continued at the school for the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. Her mentor, George Zoritch, was a principal dancer with the renowned Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. This company performed across the United States bringing the first full-scale ballet to Americans.

Kandis has worked with the Tucson Metropolitan Ballet as well as Tucson Regional Ballet. She has taught for the University of Arizona, School of Dance as a graduate teaching assistant. She also guest teaches for Ballet Continental in Green Valley, Arizona. Ms. Meinel has served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Dance Arts Alliance, and is a current member of Dance Educators of America.



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