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Dr. Allison M. Daly, PTFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 02/2016 Physical Therapist
Dr. Allison M Daly, PT is the founder of Optimal Kinetics, LLC.
“I discovered a curiosity of motion and an obsession with symmetry at an early age through practicing and competing in the sport of gymnastics. Unbeknownst to me, this curiosity would lead down a path to higher education and eventually evolve into a career.”
Dr. Daly completed a BS Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Applied Exercise Physiology at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. She then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA. She completed an American Physical Therapy Association Residency in Orthopaedics and Practice Management at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA and PT Pros in Hazard, KY.
Working in the LSUHSC Wellness Center during PT school inspired Dr. Daly’s multi-fitness training. She completed certifications with STOTT Pilates, American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Instruction, and Schwinn Indoor Cycling. After graduation, she also trained in Miami, FL with Polestar Pilates in their Rehabilitation Series for Healthcare Professionals.
Dr. Daly enjoys the challenge of keeping the attention and interest of a class, piquing clients’ curiosity for optimal biomechanics, and preventing injury in an otherwise “well” population. She loves to see clients experience “aha moments” in their bodies through mindful movement.
When away from the studio, Dr. Daly loves paddleboarding, brunching, costuming, and spending time with her dog Saint Francis. On vacation you will likely catch her reading a good book on a beach under an umbrella and wearing a wide-brimmed floppy hat.
Sarah DaultryFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 04/2017 Ballet Teacher
Ballet teacher currently working with Ballet Black Company, for the Royal Ballet School, Central Ballet School and the London Studio Centre. Experienced in teaching all ages and all levels….teaching dance through movement and enjoyment!
GIORGIO DE CAROLISFranklin Method Educator Level 1 Dance Artist/ Movement Facilitator/ Pilates Instructor
Giorgio is a dance artist, teacher and movement facilitator with an inquisitive approach and a passion for the creative process.
After studying classics in Italy he moved to the UK, furthering his education at London Contemporary Dance School and obtaining an MA in Performance with distinction.
Giorgio toured nationally and internationally for numerous independent creators and established dance companies such as Henri Oguike, Motionhouse, JoliVyann, Sean Feldman, Loris Petrillo, Annie Lok and La Petite Mort Theatre to name a few, performing in different settings.
As a facilitator Giorgio has been delivering professional classes, community classes, contact-improvisation and creative workshops all over the world for over ten years and he is currently rehearsal director for the graduate company 12 Degrees North as well as dance lecturer for the University of Central Lancashire.
Giorgio is also a Franklin Method Educator Level 1 and a trained Pilates Instructor.
Raf De GrooteFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 2015 Classical Musician/ Flutist , Body Mapping teacherMovement coach for Musicians and general public
Matthew DealFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 2011 PMA® Certified Pilates TeacherStudio Zuid voor Pilatestraining
Life is movement. Only by envisioning the design of the body can one truly move efficiently. With this in mind, I work to help my clients achieve happier, healthier, more simple ways of life.
Foremost in my training has been my work with Eric Franklin through the Franklin Method®, and master trainer Pat Guyton through Pat Guyton Pilates®. I am a Franklin Method® Educator as well as a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher.
I teach with passion, honesty and precision, tailoring each session to your unique needs. My goal is to guide you through efficient, tension-free movement, allowing you to discover your own body and how it moves.
Morten DithmerAssociate Director of Franklin-Method ®
Morten Dithmer is the associate director, co-visionary and major contributor to the Franklin Method. He is a Franklin Teacher Trainer and teaches worldwide.Morten brings a potent mix of experience from dance, osteopathy, martial arts and comedy to his teaching. He was trained as a dancer at the Rotterdam Dance Academy in Holland, with a career in the performing arts extending over 20 years. He is an instructor in osteopathic bodywork, and holds a 3rd degree black belt and teacher’s license in Aikido, a martial art.Morten has among others taught at; Juilliard School NY, Royal Danish Ballet, Circus De Soleil, Madrid Conservatory of the Arts, LADMMI Montreal, Hong Kong Modern Dance School, The Nike Conference, Taipei University of Arts, Ecole De Danse Quebec, Laban School of Dance London. Born in Denmark, Morten now resides in Japan.
Debra Monacelli DodgeFranklin Method Educator Level 3 Certified, reg. 03/2015 Master Pilates Trainer, ACE Personal Trainer
Pilates Method Alliance Pilates Master Trainer
Franklin Method Educator
Reiki Level 2 Practitioner
Owner of The Pilates Advantage in Medina, MN
Master Pilates Teacher through the Pilates Center of Boulder, CO.
Franklin Level 3 Movement Educator.
Michelle DownsFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 11/2015 Exercise Therapist / Owner Pilates With Michelle
Michelle Downs is the Owner and Exercise Therapist at Pilates With Michelle located in the Synergy Health and Wellness Clinic at 2332 Scarth Street, Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. Michelle is a BPAS graduate now the BKin at the U of R. She is an Advanced STOTT Pilates Instructor specializing in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac and Chair, plus Post-Rehabilitation Pilates, Zenga and Halo. Since her daughters have left the nest to attend University, Michelle has been expanding her knowledge base and has become a Level One Franklin Method Educator, Certified Anatomy Trains Manual and Movement Therapist and a MELT Method Hand and Foot Instructor.
Kalina DuffnerFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 04/2017 Flamenco dancer / Tango dancer
Kalina began her training in Stuttgart and London. She then coninued in Seville and Granada since 1998 and has been working in tablaos and dance companies in Spain. In 2007 she also began dancing argentinian tango. She is currently teaching both flamenco and tango dance classes in Seville and occasional workshops abroad.
Having taken many ballet and Pilates classes throughout her training she has developed a growing curiosity about the body and many questions around posture, alighnment, breathing and movement in general which have only been answered by the Franklin Method.
Jan Dunn MSFranklin Method Educator Level 2, reg. 09/2011 Pilates Plus Kauai Wellness Center
Jan Dunn, MS, is a movement educator with Pilates Kauai, on Kauai, HI. She has worked as director of clinical Pilates programs for 21 years, in Franklin Method for 7 years, university dance for 35 years, and dance medicine for 27 years. She was co-host of Franklin Method Teacher Trainings 2009 – 2011 (CO), and since 1990 has been in leadership positions with IADMS, the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (http://www.iadms.org). Jan currently writes a Dance Wellness column for the online blog, 4dancers.org.
Jan’s expertise and many years of varied experience in helping people to feel better in their bodies is now integrated into the beautiful environment and wonderful energy of Pilates Kauai– which makes her very happy! Aloha!
Rita DurantFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 02/2016 Writer
Rita has practiced yoga all her life, and is now a registered yoga teacher (RYT) at 20 hours. She loves the Franklin Method’s well rounded approach to knowing ourselves inside and out.