Bea has been dancing at Oakland School for the Arts for three years. The first two years were a struggle. She struggled with multiple injuries, and had a hard time keeping up with her peers as she had to sit out of dance for long periods of time (sometimes months). Even when not injured, she struggled with balance and control, and taking corrections from her teachers was challenging. As hard as she worked, she always felt a step behind. After beginning to receive MAT from Laura regularly in her third year at OSA, Beatrice began to flourish. Her strength, balance, flexibility and control improved significantly, and she no longer experienced the chronic injuries of her first two years. She has become much more aware of her body, and is now one of the top dancers in her grade. At the end of this year she was given a featured role in OSA’s Spring dance concert. Below are pictures from her solo. Thank you Laura for helping Beatrice reach her potential as a dancer! I can’t wait to see where MAT and Laura take her in the years to come!
– Dinah, mom to Beatrice