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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 DithmerDirector of Franklin Method Asia, Senior Faculty Member
Morten Dithmer has been part of the Franklin Method over the last 15 years. He has been instrumental in developing the presence of the Franklin Method in many areas of the world like Asia, Australia, Canada and Scandinavia. He is a Master Franklin Teacher Trainer, as well as the director for the Franklin Method Asia.
Morten 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. Morten is based in Denmark.
Debra M. DodgeFranklin Method Educator Level 3 Certified, reg. 03/2015 Master Level Pilates Instructor
Pilates Method Alliance Pilates Master Trainer
Franklin Method Educator
Reiki Level 2 Practitioner
Owner of The Pilates Advantage in Medina, MN
Master Pilates, Franklin Method Level 3 Educator, ACE Personal Trainer and Orthopedic Specialist, Buff Bones (osteoporosis safe),Franklin Method Fascia and Yamuna Body Rolling (a movement and therapy practice using balls that combine healing, wellness and injury prevention,) Barre, CoreAlign, BOSU, TRX and Indoor Rowing.
Deb is the owner of The Pilates Advantage. She was originally certified through The PhysicalMind Institute in New York, NY(1999.) She completed her Master Pilates training through The Pilates Center of Boulder.
She is also a former faculty member of Balanced Body University and current Pilates and Franklin Method teacher for North Ballet Academy in Otsego and a Reiki 2 Practitioner.
Through many years of learning and experience in Pilates, Franklin Method, Feldenkrais and other modalities, Deb believes that efficient movement is impeded by bad posture, tension and lack of coordination. She aims to teach her students that the more knowledge you have of how your body is designed and how it functions will help you move more efficiently and therefore, longer and healthier.
Deb is recognized by The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) as a Pilates Gold Certified Teacher (1 of 6 in MN) and has worked with post-surgery adults, pre/postnatal women, seniors, disabled adults, osteoporosis, golfers and kids/teens (dance, gymnastics, skating).
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.
Sarah DuaxFranklin Method Educator Level 2, reg. 06/2017 Ballet Teacher, Body Worker
I have studied and taught ballet for many years. It is a true love. I have taught ballet at Tulane University for over ten years. Currently I am on leave but intend to return soon. I studied with Buffalo Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and Hysell Ballet among many other excellent teachers. I also performed with all but the Joffrey Ballet.
I began studying Franklin Method with Kahinde Ishangi in 2014. She helped me immensely using both Franklin Method and her own technique, The Ishangi Method. I had a hip replacement in 2013 and was still recovering . While PT, yoga and ballet were helpful, how I was doing them needed to change for real improvement. I will use the Franklin Method to address this through imagery in the mind, exspressed out loud while doing the movement with or without use of the hands to mimic the movement . This activity is proceeded and followed by an evaluation of the movement so a comparison can be made and the value of the image assessed. Please join me in this continuing mental and physical exploration of more pleasant and efficient movement in all aspects of our lives.
Kalina DuffnerFranklin Method Educator Level 2, reg. 2018 Flamenco dancer / Tango dancer / Teacher
I began training in Stuttgart and London, then coninued in Seville and Granada and have been working in tablaos and dance companies in Spain since 1999. In 2007 I also began dancing Argentinian tango and am currently teaching both flamenco and tango dance classes in Seville and occasional workshops abroad.
The Franklin Method Training has been one of the most transformative experiences in my life. Not only has it helped me understand movement in new way, deeper than I thought possible, but also regain the joy of movement and trust in my body. It has opened up endless possibilities in both dancing and teaching. And it has been such fun!!!
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
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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
Trey FryFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 02/2016 Teach of Pilates, GYROTONIC, and Yoga. Reiki Master
Trey began studying Pilates and yoga as a teenager, and was exposed to those methods through modern dance and ballet. He was certified by Colleen Glenn and has been teaching since 2003. Colleen is a protege of Romana Kryzanowska (heir to Mr. Pilates method), co-founder of The Pilates Method Alliance and was heralded as one of America’s top 55 trainers in Vogue magazine. He studied with Michael Miller from 2002-2009, and early on in his teaching career he became intrigued with how Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle was teaching the Pilates method after she helped him rehabilitate a back injury, and audited her 600 hour 3-Core Connections teacher training program at the Pilates Center of Austin. He was mentored by her from 2005-2008. While in Austin, he had the opportunity to study with Mary Bowen, a direct student of Mr. Pilates on her yearly visits to The Pilates Center of Austin.
Since 2009 he has studied with and been mentored by Debby Orlando, a licensed teacher trainer for The Pilates Center of Boulder and level III Franklin Method Educator. During this time, he completed The Pilates Center’s Advanced Teacher Training, the most comprehensive, intensive, and respected program of it’s kind in the world, referred to as the “Harvard” of Pilates schools comprised of 950 formal hours of study.
Trey is a Level I Franklin Method Educator, and trained directly with Eric Franklin and Morten Dithmer.
Trey is a GYROTONIC® Expansion System apprentice, and did his primary teacher training with Davi Edelbeck.
In the fall of 2012 he completed his 200 hour Yoga teacher training through Core Essence Yoga.
Trey is a Reiki Master in the Usui lineage, and brings this energetic component into his teaching.
Noam GagnonFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 05/2008 Master Pilates Teacher and Teacher TrainerProfessional Dancer and Choreographer
Noam Gagnon graduated with a Baccalaureate in Choreography and Dance from Concordia University in Montreal in 1987. That same year he began to study the Pilates Method. In 2011 Noam took his first workshop in the Franklin Method and right away fell in love with the Franklin Method, then decided to become a Franklin Method Movement Educator.
Noam is an acclaimed dance artist who over the course of his career has helped push Canadian dance into the forefront of International stage. For 16 years Noam was the Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer of The Holy Body Tattoo. Now the Artistic director of Vision Impure, which he founder in 2006. Noam continues to reshape the dance landscape with his achingly intimate and powerful works. Noam is an Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre.
Noam received his teaching certification for the Pilates Centre in Boulder, Colorado. Since then, he has been teaching across Canada, USA and in Europe.
With almost 30 years of experience in the Pilates Method and more then 30 years of performing, teaching movement and choreography, he founded Noam Gagnon’s Wellness Centre-Beyond Pilates Inc. in Vancouver. The studio has become one of the centres for learning the Pilates Method and now the Franklin Method in western Canada.