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How to write assistant teacher bios

Yesterday’s post was all about how to write, or revamp, your own teacher bio. But while you’re in the process of sprucing up your website this summer, why not show your assistant teachers some love. The tips are similar, but the example comes out differently. (Bonus points for you because you are totally getting your dancers to do a writing exercise over the summer!)
AsstTeachBioHowTo

Easy enough, right? Let’s try it together. Here’s each step with an example.

1. INTRODUCE YOURSELF & SAY WHAT YOU DO.

Kelly is an assistant teacher at the Dance Studio.

2. SUMMARIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE

She has danced with Miss Debbie for 12 years and has studied tap, ballet and jazz.

3. NOTE YOUR GRADE LEVEL.

Kelly is in the 10th grade at the High School.

4. HIGHLIGHT ANY RELATED INTERESTS.

When she’s not at the studio she’s dancing in community theater and studying.

5. ADD ANY KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, HONORS OR TITLES.

Last summer Kelly competed at Dance Competition and placed 10th overall in the country for her tap solo.

6. TELL THE WORLD WHY YOU LOVE BEING AN ASSISTANT TEACHER.

She loves helping out with the tiny tot classes and assisting in tap classes the most. Kelly hopes to continue dancing right into college in a few years.

And that’s about it! Then just put it all together:

Kelly is an assistant teacher at the Dance Studio. She has danced with Miss Debbie for 12 years and has studied tap, ballet and jazz. Kelly is in the 10th grade at the High School. When she’s not at the studio she’s dancing in community theater and studying. Last summer Kelly competed at Dance Competition and placed 10th overall in the country for her tap solo. She loves helping out with the tiny tot classes and assisting in tap classes the most. Kelly hopes to continue dancing right into college in a few years.

How else are you updating your studio website this summer?

How to Write Your Teacher Bio

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.TeacherBioHowTo

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.