In Episode 214, I converse with Kara Tatelbaum, Dancer, Choreographer, Coach and Author. After graduating from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU as a University Honors Scholar, Kara began her career as a professional dancer and choreographer, eventually starting her own modern dance company, Independentdancemaker at the age of twenty-one where she earned accolades from The New York Times, Dance Insider, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, and The New York Press. As an in-demand instructor, at one point she taught the most Pilates classes of any NYC Crunch instructor. She now does private pilates training and wellness + resilience coaching. She recently wrote Putting My Heels Down: A Memoir of Having a Dream and a Day Job.
We speak about the founding of her dance company, the writing cycle, private and group pilates classes, mat vs. reformer, training vs. improvisation, dreams and more.