My name is Doris Chaverra. I am a Certified Professional Coach, and also a dancer, dance instructor, and teacher. I work with individuals and groups to help them realize their visions and goals.
I completed coaching certification through Coaching for Transformation, an International Coach Federation-approved Accredited Coach Training Program. I earned a BFA from Brooklyn College in 1990 and an MA in Dance Education from New York University in 1994.
I have over 20 years’ experience in the field of education, helping young people as well as professionals, teachers, and other agents of change. As a staff developer, I created and conducted workshops where I taught teachers how to incorporate Arts curriculum into their courses. These workshops focused on such topics as providing strength to women in their careers and achieving clarity and alignment in order to determine what matters most to people.
My long career as a dancer and dance educator began in Panama, where I grew up learning to dance. I moved to the US and continued on this path by pursuing higher education in dance. Today my choreographic works have been featured on PBS and New York 1 TV News and I have performed in many prestigious companies and events. I have provided dance education programs for the NYC Department of Education, NYU, and CUNY.
My passion for dancing carries over to my love of teaching. I believe that a learning environment that facilitates integration of mind and body is essential. In order to create this environment, I tap in to the many and varied disciplines I have studied over the years, among them virtually every style of dance, plus yoga, Pilates, coaching, surfing, and meditation.
I began living and working in New York City in 1983. In 2006, I founded a dance school, New York Dance Expressions, and I am excited to announce my latest endeavor, a unique approach to life coaching I call Move Your But-t. Often people make excuses, saying, "But..." I want to show them how to commit to action. I spend most of my time teaching and continuing education, and I still find time to dance on the weekends.