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Trudy Niess

Trudy hails from Rochester, Minnesota where she grew up studying ballet, jazz, and lyrical dance.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BFA in Dance. There she had the opportunity to perform works choreographed by Robin Stiehm along with Shapiro and Smith Dance.  She also performed at the Walker Art Center with local choreographer Tim Cameron. Trudy was a member of Benita Bike's DanceArt from 2009 to 2013, and she also performed with Donna Sternberg and Dancers during that period. Trudy recently returned to Los Angeles after a two year absence, during which she worked as a choreographer and ballet instructor for Rochester Ensemble of Dance and also produced the full length ballet "Marushka and the Four Seasons." Trudy is a certified yoga instructor and she works at UCLA as a personal trainer and group exercise coach.


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