dancer with long blonde hair leaning to the side and reaching towards the sky with yellow flowers and a red dress

Darrian O'Reilly is a performer, choreographer, curator, and movement instructor.  She has presented work in venues across Los Angeles, including Electric Lodge, HomeLA, Redcat, Highways Performance Space, Pieter Space, Beyond Baroque, and El Camino College, among others. Darrian holds a BA in individualized Study from the Gallatin School at NYU and MFA in Dance from the World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA. She currently serves as adjunct dance faculty at East Los Angeles College.  Learn more about Darrian here.


Gentle Contemporary 
Wednesdays 10:30a -12p

This is an all-levels contemporary class focused on gentle, therapeutic movement. We will spend quite a bit of time exploring floorwork sequences, rise into standing with rhythmic coordination challenges, and connect to the ground and each other through partnering exercises informed by contact improvisation. This class is designed to be accessible to a wide range of students. Experienced dancers will have the opportunity to slow down and refine awareness of their unique body mechanics, while beginners will build somatic intelligence and coordination. Moving with ease and joy is emphasized as we practice together in a supportive class environment.