Rosanna Rivera

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Dancing since she was a young little girl, Ms. Rosanna’s love of dance grew into a career in the arts as a dance instructor, performer, and choreographer. Her training in dance started in the Baltimore area where she studied performing arts and obtained her ballroom certification through the Fred Astaire System. Ms. Rosanna has extensive dance training that includes disciplines such as ballet, jazz, modern, flamenco, salsa, Latin and Ballroom dance. 
 
She has performed with several dance companies and in hundreds of events and shows. She has been blessed to have taught dance classes to people of all ages in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware, Florida, New York, California, and internationally in Festivals and studios in Canada, England, and Holland.  
 
Upon returning to Baltimore, she endured an injury that halted her dance career thus changing her direction in life. Through this ordeal, with the help of her family, physical therapists, and other medical professionals, little by little Rosanna fought not only to regain motion back in her upper extremities but learned to use her inner mental strength to fight to regain full range of motion back so that she could dance and teach again in a new manner. 
 
Rosanna vowed that if she regained the use of her arms again, she would give back and work with people of all ages that have gone through any type of trauma and use movement as a tool to express their emotions and feelings so that they can start the healing process for recovery in a safe venue and in a productive state of mind. 
 
Currently, Rosanna is teaching in various studios in the area which includes Dance Connections and The Rage Box Dance Center.  She also the owner of Emotions with Motion, Inc. where she has taken her diverse background and has developed her dance classes to include a fusion of Latin Movement and music with traditional dance technique and genres. Her mission is to provide a unique opportunity for dancers to express strength and vulnerability along with an almost infinite range of emotions.  She actively shares her strength and energy in her performances and with all her students in her dance classes and workshops.  
 
Besides dancing, she is also a health care professional in the OR department and adjunct faculty member in the Allied Health Division for Community College of Baltimore County. Rosanna also has a BS in Psychology and continues to work on her advanced studies in order to facilitate her ongoing project to use dance in medicine as one of the vehicles of therapy used to work with patients that have undergone trauma, to help in their healing process.  

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