As a teaching artist, Ruby strives to instill a creative spark and deep curiosity about movement in each of her students.
She believes in the combined learning of body alignment + strength with the discovery of individual expression, always holding joy in the process at the heart of her classes. Her workshops and regular courses span all ages, levels, and backgrounds. She teaches in English, French, Moroccan Arabic, and has experience teaching where a common language may not be shared, but physical movement can take the place of words.
To see her detailed teaching experience:
International School Visits
Ruby is thrilled to offer artistic residencies & workshops to international schools all over the world.
She has teamed up with celebrated author & illustrator Lauren Stringer in order to offer a multi-disciplinary experience to students, sharing how each of their artistic mediums can be used to build literacy, tell stories, and increase creative confidence. Ruby and Lauren have held successful residencies at the American School of Paris in 2013, the American School of Bombay + American International School in Chennai in 2015, and the South Saigon International School in 2018.
Get a feel for how Ruby & Lauren work together by watching a preview of their week with SSIS:
If you are interested in hiring this artistic duo
or hiring Ruby solo for dance residencies at your school or center,
email rubyjosephinedance(at)gmail(dot)com or fill out the contact form.
"Ruby ... was professional, thoughtfully engaged in the planning, and knowledgeable. The kids loved her. I, along with the students, particularly enjoyed her ability to turn text into body movements. Ruby is skilled at choreography and helps kids develop this ability in themselves from the very first lesson.
Ruby’s workshops will appeal to your bodily-kinesthetic learners as well as those who love music. There are several opportunities to incorporate her into creative units, such as: multicultural studies, dance, physical education, theater, and music."
-Jeremy Willette, Head of Library Services
American International School in Chennai
"[Ruby] captivated our students and gave them a valuable experience and tools for their next dance endeavors."
-Rick Friel, Head of Physical Education, South Saigon International School
“This [residency] has truly been one of the best professional experiences that I have had. Not only are [ruby + Lauren] amazing artists and educators, but are both extraordinary people.”
-Mandy Friedman, Elementary School Librarian, South Saigon International School
" J'ai adoré cette collaboration et suis convaincue que les élèves ont beaucoup appris. Ca a été pour moi vraiment très intéressant de pouvoir observer ton approche."
"I adored this collaboration and I am convinced that the students learned so much. For me as well, as an educator, it was very interesting to observe [Ruby's] approach."
-Isabelle Molveau, Theater Teacher at Lycée Regnault
“At the very get-go, one could tell that Ruby has an incredibly warm and positive energy around her, one that is quite contagious, and that has quite beautifully added to her professionalism in being able to teach and conduct her classes as she has a way of putting all of her students at ease. She is constantly striving to give her best in her classes, and this truly shows as her clients / students always come back to take her classes.”
-Aida Azlin, Influencer & Business Owner