Linda Berghoff

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Linda Berghoff, Invertigo Dance Theatre board member, Dancing Through Parkinson's teacher
Board Member, Dancing Through Parkinson's teacher

Linda Gattegno Berghoff graduated UCLA summa cum laude, with an undergraduate major in Spanish and French, a minor in Italian, and a graduate degree in Early Childhood Education and Bilingual Education.  She worked in the Los Angeles Unified School District, both as a teacher, a Bilingual Coordinator, and as a Mentor-Teacher.  After retiring from LAUSD, Linda began a private practice, tutoring university students in Spanish and French.   Throughout her life, Linda has had a passion for music and dance, performing in high school and college plays, musicals, and recitals.   When she was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2006, Linda feared that PD would bring an end to her ability to take dance classes--her most beloved activity.  However, while in New York visiting her children, Linda learned of the Mark Morris Dance for PD program.  She participated in Dance for PD workshops for teacher training, both in Brooklyn and in Los Angeles, and is now proud to collaborate with Invertigo Dance Theatre to bring its Dancing Through Parkinson's program to Los Angeles.  This invaluable dance program brings, body awareness, balance, rhythm, and especially, joy to its participants with PD.  Linda continues to take dance and Pilates classes, and her health continues to be robust (which she credits to her dance and movement regimen...).  Linda is also very active as a board/committee member and mentor for the  American DIabetes Association.  As an an avid supporter of the arts, Linda is proud to also serve on Invertigo's board, to help bring its unique, spirited, and thoughtful artistic dance aesthetic and outreach to the Los Angeles community.