Yael Schy & Ellis Island
Yael Schy is a dynamic dance instructor known for
her creative approach to learning and her emphasis on leading and following
skills. Yael has over 30 years of experience as a performer and teacher
in theater and dance, including serving as a dancer and choreographer
with Westwind International Folk Ensemble and with Jubilee American
Dance Theatre in the San Francisco Bay Area, and dancing with Avaz
International Dance Theatre in Los Angeles. She teaches various forms
of social partner dancing and folk dancing to both groups and individuals,
where her primary focus is on the give and take of leading and following.
Yael has been a dance instructor at Lark World Music and Dance Camp
for the past 9 years, and has taught dance at Monte Toyon, Echo Summit,
Alta Sierra, Dance Awakening, Camp Harmony, the San Francisco Free
Folk Festival, and various other dance and music venues, as well as
at Dominican University of California. She is also a member of Pan
Theater, a San Francisco based improvisational theater performing troupe.
addition, Yael brings a unique perspective by incorporating her dance
and improvisational theater experience into active communication
skills training, coaching, and teambuilding in the workplace. She
is principal of Dramatic Strides® Consulting, specializing in
communication skills, teambuilding and creative decision making techniques
that help people and organizations move forward together. Her Teamwork
Tango® workshop, which teaches leadership and teambuilding skills
through the metaphor of partner dancing, has been presented at a
number of professional conferences and organizations in the United
States and abroad. Yael has a demonstrated track record in assessing
the communication needs of both individuals and organizations and
in developing innovative strategies that meet personal and business
goals. Yael can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellis Island Old World Folk Band has played a pioneering
role in reviving klezmer music in the San Francisco Bay Area and has
been delighting audiences for two decades with its performance of this
lively Eastern European Jewish music.