I am excited about introducing myself to you and your family. My mission is for our community to embrace wellness through total body awareness.
I offer children’s movement classes at my studio on H Street, N.E. in Washington, DC. These classes encourage the children to experience themselves as Movement Instruments.
You are welcome to call to speak with us about our Toddler and Kids Classes, or our Private Classes.
Master June Idrissa
About me …
I am a vibrant community businesswoman and mother, living in the Capitol Hill/H Street Corridor area for over a decade.
I have studied dance and performed with some of the best, to include: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harkness House of Ballet, Chuck Davis African Dance Company, Eleo Pomare Dance Company, George Faison Universal Dance, NdiBem Theatrical Dance Production Company, and many Off-Broadway productions.
I have taught classes and workshops for all ages and abilities: infants to seniors; in nursery schools and in adult day treatment centers; at universities and at professional studios and schools.
After teaching for many years, I have chosen to focus much of my teaching on children, during those foundational years. Clients have included Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, Alexandria Montessori School, St. Aidan's Day School, Petit Scholars, and Children's Studio School.
I have come to understand that movement is a fulfilling pathway to wellness, and I am very excited to have you and your children join me on this pathway.
Just a Little Bit More About June Idrissa ...
At the age of 6, June became fascinated by the pliability in the body of a contortionist she saw at a trade show. So inspired, she tried diligently to negotiate with her body until she successful conformed to some of the positions she saw the contortionist accomplish. This sparked her interest in the body and movement.
June earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine Arts Degrees from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. There she was introduced to Labanotation (a system of analyzing and recording movement - the written language of movement) and pursued movement literacy. June continued her movement language training at the Dance Notation Bureau in New York City, where she received her Labanotation Teaching and Labanotation Directing Certificates. June became a consultant for the Dance Notation Bureau before joining the Doctoral Program at Texas Woman’s University.
(above photo archive. circa 1980 — Master Teacher June Idrissa with her students on the front lawn of NdiBem Theatrical Dance Production Company and School.)
(above photo archive. circa 2015 — Master Teacher June Idrissa and Derrick D’Mojah Sensei with Nagata Sho Gakko students after their ISMA Class, in Wakayama Japan.)
(above photo archive. circa 2014 —Master Teacher June Idrissa with her students in ISMA Studio located in Washington, DC.)
(above photo archive. circa 2013 — Master Teacher June Idrissa with her student in ISMA Studio located in Washington, DC.)
(above photo archive. circa 2013 — Master Teacher June Idrissa with her students at Petit Scholars Childcare Center School.)
(above photo archive. circa 2014 — Master Teacher June Idrissa with students in Workshop at Top Wellness Center in Wakayama, Japan.)