Teachers

Jack Waldas

Following his dance education at Ballet School New York and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Jack danced with New York Theater Ballet. In 1993 he moved to Europe, where he danced as a Soloist with Nationaltheater Mannheim, Stadttheater Augsburg and Landestheater Innsbruck and Linz.

At the end of his active dance career Jack devoted himself to furthering his knowledge of dance, yoga, body work and health-oriented movement. He completed educations in Prana Flow® yoga, Anusara®  yoga, Spiral Dynamik® body mechanics, as well as studying dance medicine, yoga therapy, thai massage and Tai Chi. The combination of these experiences led him, together with colleague Marion Whyte, to develop his own teaching method for organic ballet: Breathing Body Ballet.

Currently he is studying movement research and dance pedagogy at the Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz, Austria. He is co-director of Spanda Yoga Teachers Training, teaches dance and yoga, and gives workshops internationally. Jack lives in Munich, Germany with his wife and two daughters.

Marion Whyte

Marion Whyte is a professional dancer, teacher and certified GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer/GYROKINESIS® Instructor, based in Munich. Currently, she is studying for the Certificate of Advanced Dance Science, a postgraduate research-based trainings program from Tamed and the Institute of Sports Science at the University of Bern.

Marion studied at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, England. Following her first engagement as a professional ballet dancer at the Staatstheater Braunschweig, she held solo engagements at theaters throughout Germany including Staatstheater Augsburg and Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich.

Her sense of teaching is influenced through her valuable experience as an artist, as a teacher for classical ballet, and as an Instructor with the GYROTONIC®/GYROKINESIS® Method. Exploring sustainable and different ways of teaching ballet, she sets her focus on free, flowing, multi-dimensional, circular movements, addressing technique and artistic skills.