As a teacher and trainer, I draw on my background in modern dance. While at Barnard College in New York, I began studying modern dance with the breathtaking artists and teachers of the Jose Limon Dance Institute, and later the Paul Taylor Dance School. I earned an MFA in dance from the Ohio State University, and have taught in both professional and academic settings. My passion is performing, and I continue to dance as a member of the Deborah Abel Dance Company.
Since 2006, I have been a certified Gyrotonic trainer with a private practice, now located in Newton, MA. I am particularly drawn to the Gyrotonic Method of Exercise because it feels like dancing, with its emphasis on flowing and harmonious movements. I delight in sharing this amazing holistic system with people of all ages, levels, and abilities.
I have also taught movement classes at MIT Community Wellness, and independently, for over 17 years. To further inform and inspire my teaching, I continue to take classes and workshops in a wide range of mind/body disciplines, including the Gyrotonic and GYROKINESIS® Methods and Bartenieff Fundamentals. Currently, I am becoming certified in the Franklin Method.