Eric FranklinFounder of Franklin Method™
Eric Franklin is a dancer, movement educator, university lecturer and successful author. He earned his BS from the University of Zurich and his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.Eric has studied and trained with some of the top movement imagery and conditioning specialists around the world and has used this training as a professional dancer in New York. He has shared his imaging techniques in his teaching since 1986.Eric teaches at universities and arts educational schools throughout the world including New York University School of the Arts, the Royal Ballet School and the Laban Center in London. In 1998 he introduced the first dance conditioning methodology to mainland China. Recently Eric has taught at the Juilliard School in New York and the Royal Danish Ballet.Eric Franklin is author of Dynamic Alignment through Imagery (1996), Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance (1996), Relax your Neck – Liberate your Shoulders (2002), Pelvic Power (2003), Inner Focus, Outer Strength (2006) and Beautiful Body, Beautiful Mind (2009). Eric Franklin’s books have been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Chinese and Korean.As founder of the Franklin Method™ Institute in Switzerland, Eric Franklin regularly offers workshops and Teacher Training courses on the topics covered in his books.
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.