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Using Gyrokinesis movement sequences, we will work to decompress the lumbar spine, find our individual movement comfort zone, and gradually increase range of motion.
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Elizabeth Mensah is a dancer, actor, writer, and movement instructor. During her 12-year professional ballet career, she danced with companies including the Joffrey Ballet and Ballet Memphis, and performed in works by Reggie Wilson, George Balanchine, Matthew Neenan, Julia Adam, and Trey McIntyre, and many others. Her classical repertoire include Swan Lake and Cinderella. A native of Chicago, Illinois, she did her early training with August Tye at the Hyde Park School of Ballet, then moved to New York City to train at the Joffrey Ballet School. She has danced at New York City Center and the Joyce Theatre, and received the 2012 Emerging Artist Grant from Memphis’s Jeniam Foundation.
Aside from her extensive dance career, Elizabeth’s movement experience includes certifications in STOTT® Pilates and The GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Methods. She began to teach Pilates in 2013, while she was still dancing professionally, and became certified in the GYROTONIC® method after moving to Los Angeles in 2018.
Currently, Elizabeth is a full-time undergraduate at the University of Southern California, where she’s pursuing a B.A. in English. When she’s not studying, Elizabeth choreographs for music videos, models, acts in commercials, and teaches Pilates, the GYROTONIC® method, and dance in Los Angeles.
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