I proudly received my certification in Simonson Technique in 2011. Created and developed by master teacher Lynn Simonson, the Simonson Technique is an organic approach to movement that prepares the body to dance in a way that is anatomically intelligent and somatically aware. The goals of Simonson Technique training are to eliminate the predisposition of injuries from previous misalignment patterns, develop and support the body in a way that allows efficient and free movement and to experience the joy of dance with longevity and wellness. My classes are a fusion of modern, jazz, and lyrical dance with an emphasis on the alignment of mind, body and spirit. I create an artistic space that is safe and open for all ages to feel comfortable and appreciated. In each class, I aim to remind students why they love to dance. After a brain and spinal injury in 2009, my ability to enjoy dancing was hindered. Simonson Technique introduced me to the complexities of the brain and nervous system, taught me safer and more efficient ways of dancing, and ultimately helped heal my body and spirit. It is with great passion and gratitude that I choose to share Simonson with my students, colleagues, and professional artists.
Skeletal Alignment and Placement
Use of Weight
Use of Breath
The Body Mind Connection