Meet Your Instructor
Roseann has been training in the GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® methodologies for over 20 years. She is a certified trainer in both the GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® methods as well as a GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer. She has taught at San Francisco GYROTONIC®, LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University, & the LINES Ballet Training and Summer Programs for over a decade. Additionally, Roseann is a dancer, choreographer and movement educator holding her BFA in Dance from the State University of New York at Purchase College. She has performed with Nelly van Bommel’s NØA Dance, Garrett+Moulton Productions, LEVYdance, Bellwether Dance Project and the West Edge Opera to name a few. She also creates her own work with her project Rose Moves and in 2022 was an ODC Pilot Artist, a mentorship program for emerging choreographers. She brings extensive anatomical, energetic and somatic knowledge to her movement research and artistic process. Roseann trusts in the benefits of the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and looks forward to sharing the experience of freedom, connection and power that inspire this work.
IG @roseann.baker & @rose_moves
These workshops aim to help create awareness within the body using the movement vocabulary of the GYROKINESIS® Method. The GYROKINESIS® class takes place seated, on the floor and standing in order to apply the concepts in different relationships to gravity. The class aims to nurture the skill of sensing and listening to your body through imagery and body mapping while learning basic anatomy and biomechanics.
This class is also a form of injury prevention. Knowing your body offers freedom and ease of movement. It creates deep strength and internal connections producing an optimal environment for artistic expression.
Learn how to use your body to work with you rather than against you.
How to work smarter, not harder.
14yrs of age and beyond
dance/movement background with intermediate/advanced/professional focus
photos of Roseann Baker by Anthony Thornton
Breath of the Arms
Understanding the basic anatomy of the shoulder girdle, rib cage, diaphragm and thoracic spine. Learn how to breathe in a way that connects and supports the mechanics of Port de Bras.
On Your Legs
Understanding the basic anatomy of the feet, legs and pelvis. This class focuses on how the strength of the legs can inform your turn out.
Suppl’ng: a Principle
Understanding the basic anatomy of the pelvis and lumbar spine.
Learn to create space and contrast in the body to inform movements like ‘pull-up’, cambre & arabesque.
Fluids, Flow & Fascia
Understanding the basic structure and perceiving textures of our fascial network.
Learn to sense and fluidity within you to create a sense of freedom and weightlessness.
“There is no better feeling than standing at barre or center, moving through composed phrases, and realizing that my body is as engaged as it can be while still feeling a sense of thoughtful weightless movement that I was in search of before. I know this experience is greatly influenced by my years of training in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®.”
- Brooke Terry, professional dancer & Lines BFA graduate ‘22