For over two decades, Tracey Albert has guided and grown the Dance & Wellness Department at Neighborhood Music School. Tracey is currently the Director of Dance & Wellness at NMS, following 21 years of service as the Dance Department Chair. She is in her 23rd year of teaching at our school. During her time at NMS, Tracey has added several genres of dance to our class schedule, developed and integrated the Collaborative Choreography Initiative across the entire department, and co-created the Premier Dance Company. She also coordinates DELTA, working directly with the Dance and Music Scholars and their families. Ms. Albert grew up dancing in the New Haven area, graduated from the Educational Center for the Arts and continued her studies as a dance major at The Boston Conservatory. Over the years she danced with many small modern companies, spending 10 years with Barbara Feldman and Dancers. Tracey has more than 30 years of studio teaching experience and has taught numerous master classes focusing on collaborative choreography, modern dance and ballet. She is a 25 year plus member of Dance Teachers' Club of Connecticut and Dance Masters of America.
FUN FACT: Tracey grew up on a pig & vegetable farm.
Tracey loves to make photo books.
Why do I teach at NMS:
- I have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of teaching artists and student body across many genres of dance & music.
- It is a place where I can help my students to discover themselves through the art of dance and give them tools to navigate life.