Special Guest Instructor
Gyrokinesis methodology is a movement method that address the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. Exercises are conducted seated, standing and as floorwork. It is an original and unique method, which coordinates movement, breath and mental focus.
Anjali Austin is a distinguished interdisciplinary artist whose career includes thirteen years of performing with the critically acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem. A movement artist, she has performed classical, neo-classical, and contemporary works by prominent choreographers, and choreographs nationally and internationally. Ballets she has performed include Billy the Kid, Swan Lake (Act II), Serenade, Flower Festival, Dougla, Concerto Barocco, Prince Igor, Paquita, and Frankie and Johnny – in which she held a vocal role. Also to her credits are PBS television specials Fall River Legend, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Creole Giselle. She augmented her career with training and studies in GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methodology and is a Specialized Master Trainer with over 30 years of experience in the system. Ms. Austin is a Professor in the School of Dance at Florida State University, holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, was a 2017 Fellow at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, and conducts lectures on the history and legacy of Black classical ballet dancers. Currently she serves as Past-President of CORPS de Ballet International, Inc. and is Chair of the School of Dance at Florida State University.