London, United KingdomHolistic Ballet™, Pilates, Gyrotonic®I began my ballet training in Berlin aged six, to become a professional ballet dancer, first at the Berlin State Opera, then with the Peter Schaufuss Ballet in Denmark.I moved to London in 1997 and began teaching ballet classes to amateurs and professional companies in the UK and abroad.
When I was introduced to the Gyrotonic® system, I decided to study it intensively, so I went to New York in 2001 and began my training as an instructor. I got very interested in the rehabilitation aspect of exercising and continued to study Pilates with Stott Pilates® and James D’Silva and completed a comprehensive Yoga teacher training with Art Of Contemporary Yoga.
My experiences in all these disciplines influenced the way I teach ballet and led me to create Holistic Ballet™, an innovative new method that combines the fundamentals of classical ballet training with the modern principles of balance, alignment and core activation derived from Yoga and Pilates.
I offer private classes at my Shoreditch Studio and group classes at Danceworks. I also hold regular Danceworks in London.