Ivy Chen - Artistic Director & Dance Teacher

Ivy Chen

Ivy Chen is the Artistic Director and a teacher at DanceLova Dance Academy, Irvine. Ivy is also one of the summer intensive teachers at Joffrey Ballet School in Los Angeles. Ivy began her training in dance at the early age of 6 in Taiwan. She and the art of dance were an instant harmonious match. Her early training in ballet, contemporary, and cultural Chinese dance set the foundation for what was to become her major in her academic career as well as passion behind her lifelong work. Her twelve collective years in the career of educating students of all age groups extend through her work experience in stage productions and dance institutions both in Asia and the United States, including Joffrey Ballet School. Read Ivy Chen's full teacher profile.

Recent Articles by Ivy Chen

The Top 7 “Less-Known” Benefits Of Ballet

When you think of ballet, you probably picture in your mind a thin, graceful and beautiful ballerina freely prancing on a dance floor leaving every person that sees her in complete awe. Accurate? Well, if that’s what you pictured, you’re exactly right. But what’s their secret? Aside from the grace, elegance and beauty of this dance form, ballet is really...
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Where Did Ballet Come From?

Contrary to popular belief, ballet didn’t always involve tutus, ballet slippers and pointe work.  In fact, there’s a huge disparity between what ballet was originally and what it is to modern audiences today. Ballet originated in the courts of the Italian Renaissance during the 15th and 16th centuries. With time it was developed further in France, Hungary, Austria and Russia as...
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