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Diana ClaninFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 2011 Dancers’ Health & Wellness Educator
Originally from Los Angeles area, background encompasses over 60 years as a dancer/choreographer/professor/researcher with graduate degrees in Fine Arts Dance, Exercise Science, and Sports Medicine. Currently, Director of Dancing Well, a consulting and training service for Dance injury prevention, nutrition education, and technique enhancement.
Ann CrammondFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 09/2011 Pilates Method Alliance-Certified Pilates Teacher, Polestar Pilates Practioner, Balanced Body Faculty for Pilates Mat and Reformer and Anatomy in 3 Dimensions, Professional Ski Instructor, IDEA Health and Fitness ProfessionalPortable Pilates, LLC
Education / Training:
B.S. Physical Education, M.S. Special Education, Advanced Graduate Study Educational Administration, ABD Educational Administration-Colorado, New York and Connecticut Teacher Certification K-12
Interests: Healthy Movement, Reading, Pilates, Learning, Watching people move in public settings (what a nerd!), Gardening, Singing, Guitar, Skiing, Cycling, Hiking, Sailing, Racewalking
I love to move and have been teaching movement all my working life. My involvement in physical training, international coaching and movement education spans almost 50 years. The scope includes programming for mentally/physically challenged children and adults, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Modern Dance and motor learning in most sports (especially Skiing, Gymnastics, Tennis and Luge).
As Director of Education in a Connecticut psychiatric hospital and Team Manager for the Canadian Junior Luge Olympic Development Team I learned how one perceives their body and abilities predicts their future and their bodys’ future.
I know through Physical/Mental training your body will learn healthy movement patterns that will prolong your shelf-life! You will become friends with body parts that heretofore may have been perceived as problem children. Your body will change and your perception of your abilities and future will change as well. You will learn how your body is designed to move. With this owners’ manual for your body, enjoy movement again! This will change your life and your future.
Claudine CrostaFranklin Method Educator Level 1
Claudine is a french professional dancer and a movement educator. She is a certified Franklin Method® instructor Level 1 and Ilan Lev® therapist.
She discovered her passion to « groove » in Venezuela when she was 14 years old. Her first steps was as a self-made dancer. After completing a Management Master 2 degree in 2005, her passion and commitment for dance got finally stronger. She joined the Gianin Loringett’s Professional Performing Arts Centre in Nice, which finally led her to upgrade her career as a versatile dancer.
In the last past years she jumped ahead to different works and worlds and maintained part time career to create 2 solos.
About 5 years ago, Claudine had to find a way to improve her capacity of moving after her bout with arthrosis. From this period in her life she started a continuing training in Somatic Education. A new passion was born: A passion for Soma. The body alive, lived from the inside. Her curiosity brought her to Israel where she found « an eagerness for exploration and a willingness to open mind and body ». Since she moved 2 years ago, she is studying Gaga, a movement language created by Ohad Naharin, taking daily classes in the prestigious Suzane Dellal Center.
She is based in Tel Aviv and is currently continuing her own somatic /artistic training and research while developing Franklin Method® in the country.
She is curious about everyone, every bodies and every minds… Has a passion for helping people to find their own “Mood for Motion”. She is known for her clarity, depth in detail and her imagination and her groovy pedagogy style!
She joined Orly Portal Dance Company in early 2014.
Traci CulbersonFranklin Method Educator Level 2 Certified, reg. 06/2013 currently studying Level 2a Certified STOTT® Pilates Instructor
Sheri CutterFranklin Method Educator Level 2 Certified MSPT, Certified Pilates Instructor
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.
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.
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.
Mary EganLevel 1 Franklin Method Educator, August 2012 Egan PhysiotherapyCertified Pilates Instructor, Registered Physiotherapist
I am a Physiotherapist with over 25 years of clinical experience with inpatients and outpatients in various settings. Along with providing Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions, in the last 15 years I have focused especially on treating people with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction; e.g., bowel and bladder control problems, pelvic/perineal pain. I also treat people with Persistent Pain Conditions.
Amanda ErlankFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2014 Pilates Instructor & Shiatsu Therapist
Amanda is passionate about movement and Pilates. She is qualified through Polestar Pilates and now enjoys being a Principal Educator and Examiner for their teacher-training program.
To complement her Pilates, Amanda is also qualified in Shiatsu massage. Her belief is that there is immense power in healing through touch and balancing energy flow.
Completing the Franklin Method Level 1 training, has truly enhanced her skill and interpretation of movement and provided her with the evidence and ease to pass this information on to others.
Amanda is the owner of Kinected Pilates Studio in Peregian Beach, QLD. Her focus is to create efficient movement guided by touch and breath as a means for healing and wellbeing.
Ruth EvelynFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 2014 Dance Instructor- Swing and blues dancesDance and Movement Instruction, Performance, Choreography and Coaching
Ruth skipped into her first dance class more than 25 years ago, and has since been dancing as many styles as she can get her feet on. Ruth’s 15+ years as a dance instructor have taken her on teaching adventures across the US, Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia. She has continually developed both her teaching and her dancing skills. Ruth is known for her ability to craft explanations that fit students’ learning styles. She brings a vibrant mixture of deep technical knowledge, passion for movement, and silly fun that students can’t help but connect with.
In addition to training in blues, lindy, Argentine tango, modern, ballet and many other dance forms, Ruth is certified in Franklin Method, an increasingly popular body somatics method. She has a long-standing love affair with close-embrace connection, has sneakily swung out in the Louvre, and is curating a fine collection of fishtail variations.
Stefanie FahrenholzFranklin Method Educator Level 2, reg. 04/2012
in Level 3 training
Rie FranklinFranklin Method Educator Level 3
Rie began dancing at the University of Houston, Texas, where she was instantly drawn to the physical and mental challenges of modern dance. She sought to cultivate moments where one feels the joy of inhabiting one’s body. After earning her BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University, she performed with Cathy Paine and Mixed Media and Steve’s House Dance Collective. Her workshops and choreography have been presented through Steve’s House, the University of Richmond, College of Lake County, Christopher Newport University, as well as local dance studios.
For the last 18 years she has been actively teaching a variety of movement forms in every setting imaginable, including: The above mentioned Universities and Colleges, The Richmond Ballet, The Richmond Dance Center, Swift Creek Academy of the Performing Arts, Area Public and Private Schools, Yoga Source, Journey Home Yoga, Coreworks Fitness Studio, The Chesterfield County Seniors Center, her home studio, 2 fields and one parking lot. Students from ages two through adult have enjoyed her informative and fun teaching style.
Rie is a certified and registered yoga instructor and offers continuing education workshops to yoga teachers. She was in the first US class to achieve a Level 3 Teachers Training Certification of the Franklin Method®. In August of 2012 Rie joined the adjunct faculty at University of Richmond teaching Franklin Method® in the Kinetics for Dancers course for dance majors. Rie is a NCBTMB (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) approved provider of continuing education for licensed massage therapists and bodywork practitioners. Master Cass Overton granted Rie permission to teach the Tai Chi 5 Elements Form. Currently Rie lives in Richmond, Virginia, where you will find her teaching Franklin Method®, yoga and Tai Chi workshops to a variety of audiences throughout Maryland, North Carolina, D.C. and Virginia.
Rie Monique Cherie Franklin, FME, RYT