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Our Team

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Meet Morgann

Morgann Rose is a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® instructor, movement therapy coach, and retired Principal Ballerina. Originally from Lake Forest, California, Morgann graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts before joining her first ballet company Elliot Feld's Ballet Tech in New York City.  In 2001, she joined The Washington Ballet serving in a variety of roles as Principal Dancer until retiring in 2017.  

Her performing arts experience brings a unique perspective and approach to personal training, health and wellness that includes improvisational movement techniques, injury rehabilitation, alignment, injury prevention, and overall body awareness.  Additionally, Morgann continues to support numerous professional ballet companies and performing art schools around the world choreographing various productions. She now lives in Reedville, VA and is the founder of Motion Studios in Kilmarnock, VA

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Meet Betsy

Betsy Larabee is originally from Washington DC. She discovered the GYROTONIC® method while in residency with Martha Graham Dance Company. Not soon after she found GYROTONIC® in her then home town of Houston TX.  

Betsy became a certified instructor in 2009. She believes GYROTONIC® was the answer to a lot of “why’s” in her body and in others. It made her a better observer of dancers while teaching and helped her ability to see injury patterns in the body. GYROTONIC® has helped her personally through major cancer surgeries and treatments.

She is passionate about helping others feel good in their bodies. 

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Meet Nathan

Guest Instructor

Nathan Martin is the founder and owner of CAPITAL GYROTONIC® in Washington, DC since 2013. A former ballet dancer and alumni of the Joffrey Ballet School, Nathan started his GYROTONIC® and Yoga career at New York City's oldest GYROTONIC® studio, Studio Riverside in 2002. Nathan is a certified GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer. In 2006 Nathan brought his GYROTONIC® expertise to Washington, DC. During the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008, Nathan was the first GYROTONIC® Master Trainer invited to teach and help launch the GYROTONIC® method in Mainland China. Since then, Nathan has led teacher trainings both in the US, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. He returned to Washington DC in 2013 to open CAPITAL GYROTONIC®. Nathan also became RYT®-200 Yoga certified in 2014.

Grandson of a Qi Gong Master and Acupuncturist, Nathan grew up around his grandparent’s Chinese medicine clinic in Hong Kong, exposing himself to alternative medicine and healing arts from a young age. His deep understanding of the body, combined with knowledge of alternative medicine and background in dance have enriched his teaching style and made him a versatile, sought-after trainer in both the U.S. and in Asia.

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Meet Esther

Guest Instructor

Esther Heideman has made it her life’s mission to use her musical gifts to heal people.  As an accomplished classical singer, Esther has performed as a soloist with top orchestras and operas houses around the US, most notably the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the New York Philharmonic, as well as other major concert halls throughout Europe and Asia.  Using the knowledge and understanding of sound and vibration she has gained from being a classical singer.

Esther connected with a Tibetan Singing Bowl Master from Nepal, who started working with her on this ancient art form.  She now serves the Washington, DC area with this technique, merging her accomplished classical musicianship with this powerful treatment of sound and vibration.  For further information on Esther Singing career visit:

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Meet Delia
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Guest Instructor

Delia Ibañez is a dance artist based in the Northern Neck of Virginia, with deep ties to the Arizona dance world. She has served as dancer, administrator, and rehearsal assistant for both Safos Dance Theater and Ruby Morales's Breaking Pachanga and performed in devised works by Micheal Sakamoto, Rebecca Hall, Kelley Anne Walsh, and Kraken Still and Film. 

With a BA in Performance and Movement and certification in Socially Engaged Practice in Design and the Arts from Arizona State University, Delia is trained in modern, contemporary, jazz, ballet, flamenco, salsa, cumbia, bachata, Viewpoints, and the Suzuki Method with instructors at Chatham Hall, Latin Ballet of Virginia, and Arizona State University. 

Delia was a member of the 2022 Latinxtensions National Cohort by David Herrera Performance Company and the Anti-Oppressive Dialogue for dancers. She is currently collaborating with Greybox Collective utilizing their Trauma Informed Creative Practices model, and William Sterling Walker, in addition to independent choreography, dance films, and publications through her brand "Process in Place"

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Meet Jenny

Guest Instructor

Dr. Jenny April, PT, DPT, CKTP blends her knowledge of classical physical therapy with the holistic traditions of GYROTONIC® and Yoga, to create a fresh perspective on physical rehabilitation.

After facing several sports and dance related injuries herself, Jenny April discovered, fell in love, and began teaching GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® in New York City in 2008.

She is certified on all specialized Gyrotonic® equipment, which she combines with her experience as a Vinyasa & Aerial Yoga instructor. 

Her physical therapy treatments are also informed by her knowledge of Feldenkrais, the Alexander Technique, the Fascial Meridians, Kinesio Taping and Cranial Sacral Therapy.

Jenny April uses these principles of alignment & breath awareness to prevent re-injury, as well as create maximal postural stability, joy, and ease with her clients.  

Currently, Jenny April lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, and enjoys hiking, choreography, and all kinds of adventures.  Learn more about Jenny here .

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