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summer main event

research or die.

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b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Franziska Rosenzweig

former dancer with deutsche staatsoper berlin unter den linden / the peter schaufuss ballet


pilates flow

this workshop is based on Pilates exercises but strongly influenced by movements and ideas from Yoga and Gyrotonic®. The exercises and flow sequences are chosen specifically for dancers to help gain balanced strength and flexibility, tension release, joint mobilisation, spine movements in its full range, core and back strengthening exercises, all of which are crucial for safe and effective dance training and performance. we will also work with an understanding of the muscular, skeletal, and fascial connections and how your breath can influence your movements, your stability and mindset.

some workshops offer group improvisation or partnering. these workshops elements may or may not be possible and the teachers and choreographers will modify their workshops accordingly in line with the health and safety measures required at the time. please stay flexible. thank you!

Franziska is founder of Holistic Ballet® and creator of the Holistic Ballet DVD series. Born in Berlin, former East Germany, Franziska graduated from the State Ballet School Berlin. She danced with the German State Opera Berlin (today’s Staatsballet Berlin), where she performed soloist and principal roles, and with the Peter Schaufuss Ballet in Denmark. In 1998, Franziska moved to London as a freelance artist and gradually transitioned from being an active dancer to being a ballet teacher whilst also training as a Gyrotonic®, Pilates, and yoga instructor. She followed invitations to guest-teach in India and European dance companies like Random Dance, Richard Alston, Ballet Prejlocaj, and others. Today, Franziska teaches at Pineapple Dance Studios and from her studio in East-London.


holistic ballet

Holistic Ballet® was created out of the need for safer and healthier ballet training for professional ballet and contemporary dancers, as well as for amateur dance students, without compromising the quality and purpose of classical dance training. holistic ballet draws on principles from yoga, pilates, gyrotonic®, functional anatomy, and psychology to help dancers to reach their full potential whilst minimising the risk of injury. ballet and pilates classes, as well as cognitive hypnotherapy, are offered in group classes and private sessions in-person and online.



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