As a teacher and trainer, I draw on my strong background in Modern Dance. I began my modern dance training while at Barnard College with the breathtaking artists and teachers of the Jose Limon Dance Institute, and later the Paul Taylor Dance School. After dancing in New York, I earned an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, and taught at the Limon Studios, Ohio State, Emory University, Harvard University, and Gann Academy. 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 Center, 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 been teaching Yoga and Pilates classes at MIT Community Wellness for over 15 years. To further inform my teaching, I continue to take classes and workshops in a wide range of somatic disciplines, including the Gyrotonic and GYROKINESIS® Methods, Bartenieff Fundamentals, the Franklin Method, the Feldenkrais Method, and the Anat Baniel Method of Neuromovement, all of which inspire me to grow as a mover and teacher.