About Gloria

music, movement, rhythm & dance

Gloria Esenwein is a dancer/performer/choreographer/educator/singer. She currently teaches  Rhythm Tap for Adults, at Future Life Now and the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Cincinnati, OH.

She co-leads an annual Women’s Art Retreat, which includes movement, writing, and visual art.   She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and has a BS in Education from Indiana University.

In 1994, she co-founded National Tap Dance Day Celebration in Cincinnati.  In 2001, she established Women of Sole, a performing tap dance ensemble.  Ms. Esenwein  produced “Dance, Music, Story! An Evening with Gloria Esenwein and Friends, in 2008. “A Suite of Memories,” “Tell Ol’ Bill,” and “The Stono Rebellion” were created and performed as part of the  Performance and Time Art Series at Contemporary Arts Theater, in 2010 and 2011.

She has led dance/movement classes/workshops for a variety of populations, including senior citizens, health-care facility residents/staff, and adults with MRDD.

She has appeared in works by choreographers, Fanchon Shur, Diane Germaine, Shawn Womack, and Liz Lerman, among others, and has taught tap, modern, jazz, and improvisation as a 25+ year member of the Cincinnati dance community.

Gloria believes  all people have an inherent desire  for balance and wholeness.  Her movement  work with residents in healthcare facilities, and her study of movement and massage informs her teaching.  She appreciates that each of us learns in highly individualistic ways and she enjoys discovering what works for her students.

Her massage practice, A Healing Place, is located at 5608 Harrison Ave.

For information about classes, private lessons, workshops, or massage therapy, please call 513.541.7443 or use the contact form.