Let’s talk about something every teacher needs to do at some point: write your teacher bio. It’s probably going on your studio’s website, but it also might need to end up in program booklets, on brochures or even on your own website. Here’s a look at what to do in six simple steps.
Easy enough, right? Let’s try it together. Here’s each step with some examples.
1. INTRODUCE YOURSELF & SAY WHAT YOU DO.
Kelly is the owner and director of The Dance Studio.
Kelly is a tap and jazz instructor.
Kelly is artistic director of The Dance Company.
2. SUMMARIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE
For 14 years, she has trained dancers of all levels in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and more.
For 14 years, she has taught all ages and levels at various studios.
For 14 years, she has managed the creative vision of the group.
3. MENTION YOUR EDUCATION. BOTH FORMAL AND DANCE TRAINING.
Kelly received a BA from Oklahoma City University and a MS from Boston University. Her dance training began at a young age and over the past years she has studied from such notable dancers as Mallory Graham, Kit Andreé, Scott Benson, Frank Hatchett and more.
4. HIGHLIGHT ANY MEMBERSHIPS YOU HOLD.
Kelly is a member of DEA and DMA as well as the local BBB.
5. ADD ANY KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, HONORS OR TITLES.
Additionally, her choreography has won accolades throughout the tri-state area. Kelly also sits on the local arts council and participates in the annual town parade.
6. SUMMARIZE YOUR DANCE AND/OR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY.
Above all, Kelly believes that dance should be fun for and accessible to all.
Then just put it all together and that’s it. Feel free to embellish, leave anything out that’s not applicable or change the order to better fit your position. Want more examples? Here’s my latest bio for the Colleges of The Fenway Dance Project.