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Marimba Gold-Watts


Marimba Gold-Watts is originally from San Francisco, California. She graduated from the San Francisco Ballet School where her teachers included Lola de Avila, Irina Jacobson, and Jorge Esquivel, and studied extensively with Alonzo King and Arturo Fernandez of Lines Ballet.  She moved to New York to study on full scholarship with the Dance Theater of Harlem, and was both an Alvin Ailey and Judith Jamison scholarship recipient at The Ailey School. She danced for Ailey II from 2003-2005, The Chase Brock Experience, The Peridance Ensemble, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, as well as assisted David Parsons on Gotham Chamber Opera’s production of Maria de Buenos Aires. Marimba has appeared in various industrials and workshops and taught ballet and Horton technique extensively throughout the United States.  In 2009 she appeared on the hit Italian television show Amici, where she taught Horton and presented her own choreography on live national broadcast. She has also taught Horton for Techniche Di Danza Moderna in Rome and pilates for the Danish Ballet Masters summer program in NYC. Marimba has taught Horton technique at the Ailey School since 2005.

In addition, Marimba holds a degree from Barnard College in Art History, a comprehensive pilates certification from The Kane School of Core Integration and a National Pilates Certification, and is a Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist.  When she is not teaching dance, she currently owns a pilates and wellness studio in New York City called Articulating Body Inc. where she works primarily with dancers.