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Personalized online dance training

for the theatre artist


Co-founders Alexa Racioppi and Jackie Kosoff built The Grind Method on the principle that online dance training is more than being a square on Zoom; 

receiving quality, personalized training and feedback tailored to your needs can be achieved on a digital platform! As our industry shifts into a new era of online classes and auditions, take control of your career and your future by using 

The Grind Method.



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With guidance from our trainers, you will assess specifics in your technique and performance that need extra attention. Via video conference, we’ll take the time to strategize the needs of your unique body and career and set you up for success!


The Grind Method team will craft a totally personalized dance-technique and exercise training plan and schedule, designed for the growth you want to see for your career! Paired with detailed feedback from your trainer, your digital dance training program will launch you farther than you can imagine.


The Grind Method is built on the idea that personalized feedback is vital to growth and reaching your goals. Our trainers pay close attention to you specifically and will give you personal critique to make all moments of dance both feel and look great on your body! Instead of being another box on Zoom, you and your work are our main focus.


Results come from a plan; with our customized plans designed with your goals and needs in mind, success is imminent! Join us today!






The Success Collective is a seamless way to  incorporate dance and cross training into your life- think of us as your personal trainers, but for dance! After an initial zoom consultation to determine your specific needs, we craft coursework for you that you receive twice a week. At the end of the week, you record and send over your combination and anything you need extra sets of eyes to look over. Once the next week begins, you get your new exercises and class from us as well as the previous week’s  feedback you need to help grow! We work on your schedule, with your performing goals being the focus! The Success Collective includes exclusive member perks like a monthly live Zoom mock audition.

We are currently fully booked with this program. Please send us an email with your interest if you would like to be added to our waitlist.

We do offer a select amount of scholarships!!

Email us to learn more!

Dance Audition Feedback | $50

Rush Price $75


With auditions and callbacks being online for the foreseeable future, it’s only becoming a bigger part of our “new normal” to submit dance combinations online. Let us be an additional set of eyes to help you ensure you’re putting  your best foot forward every time as we navigate open calls going from Pearl Studios to Youtube! Send your material to our team! We’re happy to send you critiques and tips to make your audition as strong as possible and help you book.

Dance Reel Feedback | $150


Sum up who you are as a dancer and performer in a way that is authentic and appealing to casting directors! With the new industry shift to online, dance reels are more important than ever in getting you seen by casting! We’ll work with you to narrow down the strongest material you have and figure out what best highlights who you are and what you have to offer as a professional dancer. Editing tips and tricks, the order of your footage, and music selections are some additional points we’ll cover while solidifying footage that helps you move forward and achieve your professional goals.


Dive into our Intensive Package!   2 Weeks | $435


A dance intensive with you being the focus! After an initial meeting with your trainers, we devise a two week intensive program that focuses on the specific goals you have within your dance training. Our frequent communication allows for flexibility in your program to be altered to your needs as necessary. For the price of a pair of LaDuca boots + nyc tax, you can commit to taking the leap into your hyper-focused training that promotes feedback and growth in your career. The intensive package also includes a complementary dance reel consultation.


The Grind Method team is made up of people like you: hard-working, goal-oriented, driven performers who are part of the New York City grind! Alexa and Jackie know what the theatre scene is like now and they live the hustle that goes along with it. They are current performers with extensive experience in the field you are training for! Not only will you run into Alexa and Jackie in the holding room, you will also see them behind the table.

Alexa Racioppi

CEO | Instructor

Alexa was last seen in the Broadway Revival Tour of CATS as Demeter (2019-2020). On which she worked with Tony award winning choreographer Andy Blankenbeuhler. She has also worked regionally, most notably Papermill Playhouse. She has been teaching and choreographing in New Jersey for 10 years! Alexa is represented by

The Daniel Hoff talent agency. 


Jackie Kosoff

CFO | Instructor

Jackie has performed regionally as well as internationally; she was last seen in the ensemble of the International Tour of the Wizard of Oz where she also served as Dance Captain. She has performed throughout New York and New Jersey including the Sans Limites Dance Festival, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Grounds for Sculpture, and the World Pride Parade. Jackie is represented by The Movement Talent Agency.


The Grind Method was created with the individual dancer and their needs in mind- while it feels good to take part in a Zoom group dance class, how am I supposed to grow without receiving specific feedback as to what I need to be working on? Enter The Grind Method: we want to help dancers of all abilities and levels to go beyond maintenance of technique and skill and instead dive into continued growth, learning, and ultimately success.

In the professional performance industry, learning never stops. We are always taking classes, workshops, and bettering ourselves and now, more than ever, there is an added learning curve of shifting auditions and submissions online. Incorporate personalized, hyper-focused training into your life with the Grind Method.



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