Training for Dancers
Harumi was born in Osaka, Japan, and is a freelance dancer, GYROTONIC®/GYROKINESIS® trainer currently based in Berlin. She received a BFA from The Juilliard School and was a member of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York City and GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, where she worked with many choreographers such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Hofesh Shechter, Crystal Pite and Alexander Ekman. Since moving her base to Berlin in 2014, she has worked as a co-choreographer in a series of “groove / space” productions with Sebastian Matthias, which was presented in numerous cities in Europe and Asia.
The class starts with simple combinations at the barre. It focuses on bringing awareness to the body and textures of movement, then moves on to center combinations with more dynamics and flow. The class uses the ballet technique to find the efficiency and natural intelligence of the body, encouraging self-trust and risk taking.