My meeting with the Feldenkrais® Method changed my life in every possible way. After my first encounter with the method I felt so free in my body in ways I’ve never experienced before. I quickly saw the huge potential in bringing this method into my dancing.
So I decided to take time off from professional dancing for a year in order to dive into Feldenkrais. I left the dance company that I was in, packed a suitcase and traveled across Australia and India with an old tape recorder full of recordings of Feldenkrais classes. I practiced everywhere, day and night, in quiet spots, in cities, in parks, in nature, everywhere - practicing Feldenkrais and searching for a concrete bridge between Feldenkrais and my dancing. With time, through many experimentations the practice of FATHOM HIGH started to emerge. By the time the year finished, this research had deeply altered the way I moved and perceived my body.
Since then I’ve been devoting my time to crafting and developing FATHOM HIGH. I use it to constantly develop my abilities as a dancer, as well as a base for my choreographic work. But more than anything - I use it to feel happy and fulfilled in my moving body. In 2015 I completed my Feldenkrais studies and became a certified Feldenkrais teacher.
Strangely, before meeting Feldenkrais I never had the desire to create my own choreographic work. But through FATHOM HIGH I found my voice and the desire to create. Once I saw how deeply this practice echoed with my students, and started teaching more and more, researching and refining the practice, learning how to communicate its intricacies.
Everything I do is always rooted in FATHOM HIGH: To create, to teach, to perform - they’re all just different expressions of doing the same thing - sharing this subtle, rich, layered universe with others. To this day I keep staying deeply inspired by Feldenkrais, always seeking for new ways to integrate the wisdom of this method into new aspects of my life and my movement. FATHOM HIGH sustains and feeds my love for dance, since it's always a huge joy to play and listen, which is essentially all we do in this practice.
More than anything else - FATHOM HIGH made me a good friend to my body rather than an outside observer or adversary. After years of formal dance education, where I was constantly told how I SHOULD move and carry myself, this practice liberated me and brought me back to reclaim my own body. It reconnected me to the basic joy in dancing. This is my deep motivation in teaching - to enable and support others through a similar process.