We’re excited to share that Sarena Kabakoff will be taking over the Dance for Wellness class at the Reading Hospital Rehab Center, every Monday from 11am-12pm! Sarena is a dance artist with JCWK Dance Lab (and is awesome!) Here’s a little about her:
Sarena Kabakoff is a native of Reading, Pennsylvania, starting her dance training at the age of 8, attending Berks Ballet Theater. Throughout high school she performed multiple times a year in the local Nutcracker, and at dance festivals across the state. She went on to attend college at Temple University, where she had the pleasure of performing with Megan Mizanty, Laura Katz Rizzo, and Janis Brenner and Company. She also interned with Dance Therapist Teresa Benzwie to teach special needs children academics through movement. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2013, receiving the Benzwie Dance in Education grant for her extensive work with children. After college she went on to dance with several Philadelphia based companies including Jenkintown Dance Company, PIMA group, and FRED Dance Company. She also taught dance at the Conservatory of Music and Dance, Jenkintown Dance Arts, Beth Jacobsen School of Dance, and Imhotep Charter School . Her passion for dance also carried her to do outreach programs, using dance/yoga as a vehicle for healing at Safe Harbor (a program for grieving children), and in the greater Philadelphia Cancer Support Community. In fall of 2017 she attended an Expressive Dance Therapy program entitled, “Tamalpa” in Northern California. Since then she has been touring her yoga/dance therapy workshop called “Unpacking the Body,” in and around the Philadelphia area, as well collaborating with the band “The Retinas.” She founded “Sarenity Yoga” in Reading, PA and performed with Lancaster-based Netco Dance Company for the 2018-2019 season. Sarena is passionate about movement’s capability to heal, to reveal the stories from which we’ve hidden ourselves, and to move us, individually and collectively, forward into our own inner light.