Creative movement Joan Wolfe

Joan Adams Wolfe (aka “Miss Joan”)

Through her mother’s insight and inspiration, Joan spent her childhood immersed in puppets and stories; paint, color and mud pies, music and instruments of every kind, and hours of outdoor creative play to put it all together. At the age of seven she followed her older sister to the Corpus Christi Ballet Academy and instantly found her niche.

Ms. Wolfe studied at the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving a BA in Modern Dance. She later moved to San Francisco to further her dance training and perform with independent choreographers and companies. It was in Berkeley in the early ‘80s that she apprenticed with Leni Seigal, protégé of Anne Leif Barlin, considered the leading authority on creative movement. Ms. Wolfe has been teaching children’s dance, writing curriculum and directing performing arts camps in private academies and public schools for 25 years.

For the last 15 years Ms. Wolfe has been the Director of the Creative Movement Division at Ballet Austin Academy where she guides children ages three through six in her thematically based Creative Movement classes, as well as trains and oversees Ballet Austin Academy instructors in her curriculum. She is also co-founder and artistic director of Kidstar Performing Arts Camps.

“We love what Miss Joan has given our family and, most importantly, our daughter, confidence, care-free movement, a buzzing imagination and a HUGE smile. I highly recommend dance, Miss Joan’s Creative Movement curriculum specifically, to other families who are working on satisfying their son or daughter’s developmental needs. We both look forward to this nurturing and inclusive class every week!”


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Off of one of my creative tangents

2013-07-04 08:43:50 by Niccodaemus

When I create stories for my Halloween events, I like to have a number of different entry points. "Rabbit Holes" if you will, that all converge to the same warren.
I tend to crack myself up when I write these things. I created this one last night:
I'm particularly proud of the VEGA logo I created. I've always thought that being "Vegan" implied that one was from "Vega". I knew I wanted the image of the constellation Lyra to figure in my VEGA logo, and last night it all came together.
This will be my riff on everything I find comical about the New Age movement, tied securely to the dark and creepy side of spiritualism

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