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
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.
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"
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.
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: www.Estherheideman.com
Megan began studying and teaching yoga in her early thirties. She is certified in Iyengar, Ashtanga and Kundalini styles of Yoga and taught for 8 years in Austin ,Texas. She moved to Kauai in1999 and studied a vast array of movement and healing arts; somatic movement awareness, continuum movement,chi gong, tai chi, Taoist energy medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, Lau lapaau (Hawaiian Herbology) Soundhealing, Lomi Lomi massage and Hula. Megan attended the University of Santa Monica in Spiritual Psychology. All of her background has created a holistic and comprehensive approach to fitness is holistic based on each individual's fitness challenges, lifestyle and goals.
Daina grew up in the Northern Neck of VA. When she was 18 she inherited a dance school and nonprofit for the arts by her dance teacher Kay Hilton. Daina operated the dance school for seven years in Callao VA and created the Charisma dance company with Rodney Williams, Artistic Director at Longwood University. She then moved to Boulder CO to dance with Claire Parker Dance Ensemble and continued her education in classical Pilates. She later moved to Richmond VA to expand and perform with the Charisma Dance Company with Rodney Williams and Will Sterling Walker. Daina also worked for Balance Pilates a STOTT PILATES teacher training school, the Latin Ballet of Virginia and Grace Yoga.
Daina is certified in Stott Pilates, Vinyasa yoga, Reiki Energy Balancing Healer, Thai massage ,TRX, NASM certified personal trainer, Holistic Transformation Guide, and is the founder of Transzendance - a movement practice that fuses dance yoga, energy healing,