Alessandra Corona in rehearsal with Alexandre Barranco for Ramon Oller’s Thorns of the Crown
After dancing with Ballet Hispanico for 12 years, Alessandra Corona found a mentor in Zvi Gotheiner, who encouraged her to take care of her body.
“He teaches you to be very connected with your own body. If you feel it’s not possible to extend your leg, or if you’re injured or in pain, you just have to listen to your body and not force it too much. When I had a knee problem and was recovering, he said to take it easy for a while and then slowly rebuild the strength to achieve what I had done before.”
See Corona and her company, A Corona Works, in Thorns of the Crown, September 9–10 at 7:30 pm at Sheen Center in New York City.
Photo courtesy of A Corona Works