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Rhea Sheedy: On Creating Ballet Fusion & Utilizing Ballet as a Wellbeing Practice

It wasn’t until very recently, in my 30’s that I suddenly had this moment, where I was like, ‘Wow, I’m just sitting at a desk all day […] let’s think about how I can bring dance back into my life. Meet Rhea Sheedy – a Royal Academy of Dance qualified instructor who founded and developed …

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Introducing the Women in Dance Awards with Avatâra Ayuso, Founder of Advancing Women’s Aspirations (AWA) with Dance

Ahead of Avatâra’s AWA inaugural Women in Dance Awards event this Friday, 26th March, 730PM (GMT), I got to chat briefly with Avatâra herself. She walks us through her background and experience that led her to developing her company AVA Dance and, her newest project, AWA Dance Charity. Hint: it’s all about women, girls, leadership …

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Dazaun Soleyn: On His Journey through Dance, Teaching the GYROTONIC® Method, & Architecture

I had to dance first. It made me so aware of my body; in relationship to the earth; in relationship to curvature and spirals; in relationship to flow […] this pulled me away from the mechanics of ‘what architecture is’ to what does architecture mean for me? Dazaun Soleyn is a Dancer, Choreographer and GYROTONIC® …

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Trina Marie Bordere: On Breath Work, Sensation, & Yawning

“The breath is one of the first things impacted by stress of any kind and it impacts every part of your body. There is no part of your human that isn’t touched by breathing!” Trina Bordere‘s a Dancer, Movement Artist, GYROTONIC® Trainer and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer based in New Orleans. She’s known for marrying breath …

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6 Online Platforms to Keep You Moving & Smiling

Happy New Year, Movers! The last couple of months have been so varied. Since my last post in September, I was actually swamped with working in the studios; then I went to California for the holidays; now I’m back in London and house-bound! With that said, I want to share what’s been helping me stay …

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Maurya Kerr: On Diversifying GYROTONIC® Studios & Amplifying Black Voices

I first met Maurya during my training days at LINES Ballet summer intensives back in 2001. She then became one of the main teachers at the LINES BFA program for Ballet and the GYROTONIC® Method, where I was also a student. During the pandemic, lockdown, and the Black Lives Matter’s uprising (all of which is …

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Kayla Harley: On Health, Identity, & Making Things Work

I met Kayla way back in the day during our time at the LINES Ballet BFA program in San Francisco. I had also picked her to perform in my Senior choreography piece, so from working with her in this way, I always knew she had something special to offer. Flash forward 10 years, I was …

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Dialogues Between the GYROTONIC® Method & Contemporary Dance by Tatiana Pará (GUEST POST)

I met Tatiana Pará virtually after she responded to a post of mine asking if any other GYROTONIC® trainers have anything interesting to share – and she sure did! Tatiana is a dancer, teacher, researcher, therapist and somatic educator specialized in the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods. Based in Rio de Janeiro since 2007, she’s dedicated …