Autumn Mortenson

Ballet |Pointe | Jazz/Jazz Funk

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn has been dancing for more than 35 years and teaching for more than 20 years. She trained nationally and internationally in Ballet (Russian, Cecchetti, Balanchine, Danish, and Royal Academy methods), Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Improvisation, Capoeira, and West African. Autumn graduated with an MFA in Dance from UC Irvine and a BA magna cum laude from Santa Clara University in Theater and Dance, Dance Emphasis. She has worked professionally as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher in Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Ukraine, Venezuela, and throughout the U.S. In addition to teaching at several dance studios, Autumn chaired and directed the Dance Department in the Conservatory of the Arts at Valley Christian High School in San Jose for 9 years where she developed the first honors dance class accredited in the state of California and coached the Dance Team for 6 years.

She has choreographed over 300 pieces for ages 3-adult. Her work has been showcased in graduate choreography concerts at UC Irvine as well as at Project Dance in NYC and the Pasadena Dance Festival. She and her husband have 3 beautiful children. She is excited to contribute to the ongoing excellent dance training at Tustin Dance Center!

Autumn’s Role at TDC

Autumn is new to TDC this summer, and we’re blessed to have her share her many talents with our students!  Autumn teaches Ballet, Pointe and Jazz/Jazz Funk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Mortenson

 

 

 

 

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