Meet Our Faculty

Oksana Kuzma
okuzma@alphonsusacademy.org
Years at Alphonsus: 3.5
Years Teaching Overall:5
What was your inspiration to teach or what keeps you in the educational field?

I am an advocate for the arts and the many ways that arts (specifically dance) can enhance learning by making it more kinesthetic, relatable, and memorable for a student. As a dance teacher, it has been so rewarding to see students gain confidence, ownership, and a better understanding of other concepts through movement. Dance creates a safe space for students to take risks and try new things and I love being able to witness the joy on their faces when they finally make these new discoveries. Dance brings life!

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
College/University Attended: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Undergrad Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
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Hobbies, Interests, and Fun Facts: <p>Before teaching at AACA, I was a professional modern dancer in Chicago and toured throughout Germany! I am also a Reformer Pilates teacher and love helping others develop an awareness of their body that brings greater function, range of movement, and joy into their body!</p>
Special certifications or endorsements:CPR Certified Reformer Pilates Instructor