GYROTONIC® System Manager
Beatriz was born and trained in Spain. After graduating at the Real Escuela de Arte Dramatico y Danza de Madrid she danced in various companies in Spain, Belgium and South Africa and as a guest artist in Japan, New York, Europe and the UK.
It was during a dance project in New York in 1996 that she first came into contact with GYROTONIC® through its inventor, Juliu Horvath. She then trained with him and came back to the UK to open the first GYROTONIC® Studio in London teaching for 7 years before joining forces with Elaine and Amanda.
Beatriz is also a dance teacher and the the founder and artistic director of ARtelier a forum for independent artists.
She is a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer giving regular trainings with Elaine in London. Beatriz also gives trainings in Spain.
GYROTONIC® System Manager
Elaine grew up in Buckinghamshire and completed her full time dance training at the Arts Educational School, Tring and the Central School of Ballet, London before joining Northern Ballet Theatre under Christopher Gable. Elaine then spent five years as a soloist with the NAPAC Dance Company in Durban South Africa.
On returning to London she undertook various dance projects and discovered the GYROTONIC® system. She completed her teacher training in 2000 with the help of a Lisa Ullmann Scholarship at the European GYROTONIC® Headquarters in Bad Krozingen Germany, studying with Juliu Horvath and Gina Muensterkoetter. Elaine opened Studio 74 with Amanda Menage in January 2003.
Elaine is now a Certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer and gives regular teacher trainings with Beatriz as well as teaching private and group classes.
GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® practitioner
Luisa graduated with a BA in Dance Theatre from Laban in London in 1995 and returned to her native Italy to work with various dance and theatre companies. She lived and worked in France and Sweden as a performer before returning to the UK in 2007. Since then she has continued to work as a performer, started her own choreographic work and pursued her training in the Gyrotonic Expansion System. She first discovered Gyrotonic at the White Cloud in Rome and was grabbed by its concepts of internal expansion and multi dimensionality. As a result of a knee injury while dancing for the company NorrDans in Sweden she considered becoming a trainer. She completed her Gyrotonic training in London in 2010. Following this she was awarded two grants by Dancer's Career Development to further develop her training in the system. She is now a certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis instructor and teaches regularly in London.
Eirini is certified by the Pilates Foundation UK as a Comprehensive Apparatus and Mat teacher. Previously Eirini worked as a civil rights advisor for a non-profit organization before taking up Pilates that successfully treated her chronic back condition. This led her to take up the Pilates Foundation teacher training programme. Eirini is the first graduate from Studio 74's Teacher Training Programme run by Pilates Foundation trainer Sue Nash who has since emigrated to Auckland, New Zealand. As a young adult, Eirini was a passionate sports woman. Her interest and now passion for Pilates grew from an appreciation of its extensive, evolving and vital repertoire that can be adapted to individual needs. Eirini wants to continue developing and sharing her knowledge of Pilates, and to help others to lead healthier lives.
Gerry is certified by the Pilates Foundation UK Ltd as a Comprehensive Apparatus and Mat Pilates teacher. In addition to a broad knowledge of the Pilates Method, Gerry has extensive experience in sport injury rehabilitation and both physical and neurological conditions.
An honours graduate from the Royal Military College of Science, Gerry's interest and involvement in Pilates began several years ago during his previous career as a Management Consultant. While looking for an antidote to the stresses of corporate life, he first studied The Alexander Technique and then progressed to Pilates. His total belief in the efficacy of Pilates and its contribution to overall health, led him to the decision to leave corporate life and retrain as a Pilates Instructor.
Pilates and Gyrotonic®
Ian trained in ballet and contemporary dance at the Rambert School of Ballet & the Heinz Bosel Foundation in Munich. Ian performed ballet in Germany and contemporary dance in the UK.
He decided to go to University where he gained a BA and MA in History of Art. After working for various art organizations and galleries, Ian returned to bodywork He pays particular attention to alignment and coordination, believing that movement quality is a key element in exercising effectively, whether for rehabilitative purposes or general conditioning.
Ian trained with the Pilates Foundation UK Ltd. He also teaches Gyrotonic®.
Jelica Kricskovics is a trained dancer and choreographer, studied at the Hungarian Dance Academy and turned to Pilates after an injury. Her growing interest led her to study the Pilates method. She received her diploma in 2008 and has since been teaching in Edinburgh and London. Her teaching style is influenced by her background in dance and incorporates stretching and movement exercises along with the traditional Pilates repertoire. Jelica’s main interest is to give out as much knowledge as possible through movement to people of various backgrounds in order to achieve a healthier lifestyle and increase their mind/body awareness.
Linda was a professional dancer for over 30 years. She began her training in 1961 at the Rambert School of Ballet and was a leading member of the London Contemporary Dance theatre from 1969-87.
Throughout her career, she taught for many leading dance companies, operas and schools around the world.
Her career was varied. As well as dancing in operas at Covent Garden & appearing in musicals in the West End, she also taught for many companies & schools around the world.
In 2000 she retrained as a Pilates Teacher under the direction of Alan Herdman.