The following Archetypal Choreography are bodies of work I’ve created that blend the languages of archetype with the movement forms of Nia. This includes Nia’s 9 movement forms, 52 moves, and 52 principles that I have learned and embodied from across the levels of trainings from White Belt to First Degree Black Belt, Moving to Heal, 52 Moves, and the 5 Stages of Healing.

These Nia-inspired choreographed routines allow you to experience the essence and power of an archetype and become a pathway to understand and expand, via the language of the body, personal and universal consciousness.

These Nia-inspired routines can standalone or be experienced alongside the appropriate accompanying ArcanaDance™ workshop (archetype theme).


Beautiful World: A Tribute to Justice & Sacred Activism

Beautiful World Template“Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.” 
 – Terry Tempest Williams

This routine is an expression of my hopes and dreams for embodying presence on this sacred planet we call home.

Inspired by the tarot card of Justice and one of its archetypal expressions as sacred activism, Beautiful World celebrates gratitude, hope, truth, humanity, compassion, possibility and universal love.

The focus of Beautiful World is sensory awareness of the core of the body – pelvis, chest and head. The intent is to experience deeper embodiment and presence with ourselves, one another and the world we live in – from our center.

This body of work was choreographed by Jennifer Lucero-Earle, First Degree Black Belt and creator of ArcanaDance™, and fuses the language of Nia with the embodied archetypal storytelling of tarot. This journey into universal and personal consciousness is one of a kind.

Beautiful World is a 60-minute masterclass that can standalone or taught alongside ArcanaDance™ – The Dance of Sacred Activism: Exploring Justice with Tarot & Movement.


Hope: A Tribute to the Star

Hope TemplateHope. Faith. Healing.

Inspired by the tarot card of the Star and choreographed to the language of Nia, Hope is an invitation to expand our yearning for peace and healing.

The focus of Hope is the upper extremities. The intent is to use the arms and hands to express our emotions. Make every expression of the upper extremities one of active hope.

This body of work was choreographed by Jennifer Lucero-Earle, First Degree Black Belt and creator of ArcanaDance™, and fuses the language of Nia with the embodied archetypal storytelling of tarot. This journey into universal and personal consciousness is one of a kind. *This is not an official or endorsed Nia routine. It is a creation of my own.

Hope is a 60-minute class that can standalone or be experienced alongside ArcanaDance™: Dancing for Hope & Healing with Tarot, Movement & Sound.


Resurrection: A Tribute to Awakening

Resurrection GenericRise up. Awaken. Heed the call of your most holy and whole self. Sense your aliveness.

Inspired by the tarot card of Judgment and choreographed using the language of Nia, Resurrection is a call to take on a new posture.

The focus of Resurrection is the Alexander Technique, movement from the top. The intent is to spark the life force energy in the body to awaken, rise, and expand from root to crown.

This body of work was choreographed by Jennifer Lucero-Earle, First Degree Black Belt and creator of ArcanaDance™, and fuses the language of Nia with the embodied archetypal storytelling of tarot. This journey into universal and personal consciousness is one of a kind.

Resurrection is a 90-minute masterclass that can standalone or taught alongside ArcanaDance™ – The Dance of Awakening the Limitless Self: A Somatic Tarot Workshop with The Judgment Card.


Other Nia-inspired routines by Jennifer Lucero-Earle:


Nia to the Music of the Broadway Musical, Hamilton

Hamilton TemplateHamilton: A Nia-inspired routine was crafted, by me, using the influence of Aikido, one of Nia’s 9 movement forms.

Aikido reminds me of being on a journey in the wheel of life – adapting (sometimes gracefully, other times not) to life’s ups, downs, twists, turns, and our inner and outer searching for harmony. The one thing we can control in life is our inner state, our perspective and the ways in which we move through life.

In Nia, Aikido is what we call the “Dance of Harmonious Spherical Motion.” The movements reflected in a Nia class include turns, spirals, figure 8’s, swirling, blending, circles and lines, fluidity, yielding, moving from the center of our body, and most of all, noticing how our energy follows our attention. Aikido invites us to drop in and notice our internal environment, to choose where to place our attention and then engage our entire body along for the ride.

With the Hamilton routine, we pay attention to the story of a coming of age, of falling in love, of vision and ambition, of a rise to power and then a fall, loss and the opening to forgiveness and grace. Our bodies will go for the harmonious spherical ride with the story. Each step of the way, we choose what we can control, with our attention and energy.


Cornflake Girl: Nia to the Music of Tori Amos

Cornflake Girl GenericMuch of my adolescent and early adult years were spent listening to the moody, emotional, rebellious, quirky, melodic and edgy music of Tori Amos.

Cornflake Girl: A Nia-inspired routine is a body of work I have crafted using the language and movement of the Nia Technique. The focus of the routine is modern dance, one of Nia’s 9 movement forms. The intent is explore various shapes, speeds and movement qualities, including the vast emotional range provoked by the music.

The choreography includes themes that repeat and invites us to play with shapes in space, to go inward and then outward, to be melodic and explosive, to be smooth and sharp, and to most of all explore the beauty, depth and breadth of emotional expression.

The routine is of my own creation and is not an official or endorsed Nia routine. Cornflake Girl is a 90-minute masterclass.