Biographies

The course will be taught by Eric Franklin and by Morten Dithmer.

Eric Franklin
Eric Franklin is a dancer, movement educator, university lecturer and successful author. He earned his BS form the University of Zurich and his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Eric has studied and trained with some of the top movement imagery and conditioning specialists around the world and has used this training as a professional dancer in New York. He has shared his imaging techniques in his teaching since 1986.  Eric teaches at universities and arts educational schools throughout the world including New York University School of the Arts, the Royal Ballet School and the Laban Center in London. In 1998 he introduced the first dance conditioning methodology to mainland China. Recently Eric Franklin has taught at the Juilliard School in New York and the Royal Danish Ballet. Eric Franklin is author of Dynamic Alignment through Imagery (1996), Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance (1996), Relax your Neck - Liberate your Shoulders (2002), Pelvic Power (2003) and Inner Focus, Outer Strength, (2006). Eric Franklin's books have been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Tcheck, Chinese and Korean. As founder of the Franklin-Method Institute in Switzerland, Eric Franklin regularly offers workshops and Teacher Training courses on the topics covered in his books.

Morten Dithmer
Morten Dithmer is a major contributor to the Franklin Method™ . He is the associate director as well as the director of the Franklin Method Asia Office. He is a Teacher Trainer and teaches worldwide. He brings a potent mix of experience from dance, osteopathy, martial arts and comedy to his teaching. He was trained as a dancer at the Rotterdam Dance Academy in Holland, with a career in the performing arts extending over 20 years. He is an instructor in osteopathic bodywork, and holds a 6 degrees black belt and teacher's license in Aikido, a martial art.

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