Hi I'm Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg and I'm here with my husband Carlos Miguel Guerra we are both principal dancers with Miami city ballet. we are going to demonstrate how he can take me from a very simple first arabesque position into a lift upside down over his shoulder. essentially I don't do much except hold my position strong. he is going to bend down switch his grip and transfer my weight to his shoulder, switch again bring me back down and put me back onto my balance in a first arabesque. in order to do this when we are going to do the lift and this is where we position and as she's going over my shoulder I'm using my whole body to bring her up all the way. so here is how we are going to do it now, so it's not only the arms of the legs but the whole entire body is involved. and here we go starting out in our first arabesque, I will take it down holding my back and letting him switch his grip. I hold this position allowing him to bring me back down into my first arabesque.
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Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg was born in Queens, New York where she trained with Teresa Aubel, Nicholas Orloff, Norman Walker, and Barbara Walczack. She continued her studies on scholarship at the School of American Ballet before joining Miami City Ballet as an apprentice in 1994 at the age of 17. She moved steadily through the ranks and was named Principal dancer in 2001. Ms. Kronenberg has danced many leading roles; some of her favorites include Balanchine's "Rubies", Who Cares?, Allegro Brillante, Duo Concertante, Sonatine, Swan Lake, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto, as well as the classics - Grand Pas Classique, Coppélia, Don Quixote, Giselle, and John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet . Also in her repertoire are numerous Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp works. She danced at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1997, and at the Jacob's Pillow and Aspen Festivals, Torino Danza Festival in Italy, the Kennedy Center's International Ballet Festival, and the Vail International Dance Festival, and most recently at the NYC City Center's Fall for Dance performance series. In July 2011 she will be featured on PBS's Great Performances "Dance in America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp". She has also been featured on numerous occasions in Pointe Magazine, Dance ViewTimes, and Dance Spirit Magazine, graced the cover of DANCE Magazine's October 2010 issue and was the subject of its feature article. Most recently, she wrote the "From the Heart: Why I Dance" essay for DANCE Magazine's April 2011 issue.
Ms. Kronenberg has been a regular teacher for the Miami City Ballet Summer Intensive Program for the last several years, and has also been a guest teacher with Ballet Arts of Jackson Tennessee, El Ballet de Monterrey Curso de Verano, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and Ballet Chicago, among many others.
Jennifer's book, "So, You Want to be a Ballet Dancer?", can be found directly at http://www.amazon.com/So-You-Want-Ballet-Dancer/dp/0813044804/ref=asap_B00500XMT6_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417897361&sr=1-1