Joan Oberndorf’s early ballet training was with Bentley Stone and Walter Camryn. She has also studied ballet with Larry and Dolores Long, Orrin Kayan, and Birute Birodicaite, and jazz with Lou Conte and Claire Bataille.
As a dancer she performed with Light Opera Works and Topeka Civic Theatre as well as doing industrial work for several corporations including Sperry-Rand and Carson Pirie Scott.
Joan focuses on alignment, building strength and proper placement to help the dancers in her classes stay injury free. She also stresses musicality as she teaches, enabling students to move and dance at their fullest potential.with you.