Head Coach, Artistic Director, Owner and Founder of Dance Movement Academy and K-Bay Gymnastics, at KMCB since 1997.
Di graduated from Julliard School with a B.F.A. in Dance in 1983. She has over 40 years of dance teaching experience and performance.
In Brazil, her country of origin, Di studied various dance techniques at the Municipal School of Ballet and Theater, such as the Chequetti Method, the Royal Academy and Russian Technique. Di performed, taught and choreographed for various schools in Sao Paulo, Brazil including beginner level and children to professional dancers and adults. She continued her studies in New York, and other places throughout the country.
In New York, Di studied at several prestigious schools: Joffrey, American Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Dance Circle, Avodah Dance Company, Long Island Dance Theater, Hofstra University, and the Julliard Ensemble.
About Dance Movement Academy
Our Goal: To develop one's ability to succeed.
Our Objective: To touch one's life as a positive experience worthwhile to add to his or her personal growth.
Our Philosophy: Do your best! Enjoy our programs!
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Di now resides in Hawaii where she has built a professional establishment in dance and gymnastics through her determination and passion. She was selected, out of many artists, to work for the Department of Education and Arts Council of Hawaii, in 1983. Di has worked at a variety of public and private schools throughout the Island, including but not limited to: Punahou, Le Jardin, and Saint Ann's. Here she taught and inspired young children to succeed through creative movement and expressive dance forms. She taught classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern dance and hip-hop. In 1997, Di founded Dance Movement Academy at Kaneohe Marine Base Hawaii. Two years later, in 1999, Di founded K-Bay Gymnastics.
In 2000, Di founded Dance Movement Academy at Hickam Air force Base.
Throughout her position as a sole contractor for Dance and Gymnastics at KMCBH and as principal, director and owner of Dance Movement Academy and K-Bay Gymnastics at KMCBH and Dance Movement Academy at Hickam-Pearl Harbor Base, Di is proud and honored to be continuing to evoke such passion in others. She continues to create and administrate, and raise levels in recreational, competitive and performing arts standards, to our families in the military community.
Di Rodin’s Mission Statement is: “Do your Best”.
DMA and KBG’s motif is: “Performance, Power, Poise and Passion”
Assistant Manager- Beatrice is Di’s daughter! She is the heart and soul of the K-Bay Gymnastics Team, which Di started in 2000 just for Bea. Bea’s inspiring passion, dedication, endurance and commitment lead K-Bay to join USAG teams throughout the Island. An unexpected elbow injury in gymnastics led Bea to pursue other passions. Her innate understanding of talents using beautiful forms and grace has landed her in New York as a model with Elite Agency. Bea continues to help DMA and KBG as a consultant.