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Dance, Pilates and Movement are my life passion and a dream come true. Throughout my childhood, elementary and high school I attended various dance classes but there was another feeling to it – I already knew I prefer to stay behind the stage!

At the beginning of the study at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU), I became acquainted with Pilates and Dance Medicine concepts – this was it! For several years now I have worked as Pilates instructor not only teaching students but also training other instructors, and have done number of choreographies.

I do what I love.
 

Education


2010 - 2014 Ph.D. of Choreography and Theory of Choreography

              Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU)
              Faculty of Dance, Choreography and Choreography

TheoryThesis: "Body ability in choreography" (focus on: body ability in choreography, dance medicine and dancer’s age)

2011 - 2013 Balanced Body University       - Reformer Instructor

2009 - 2010 Balanced Body University       - Matwork Instructor

2007 - 2008 Scholarship at Teak Teatterikorkeakoulu in Helsinki, Finland

Specialization: Choreography at Dance Department

2004 - 2009 MgA. of Choreography and Theory of Choreography

              Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU)
              Faculty of Dance, Choreography and choreography theory

Thesis: "Life and art work of Conrad Drzewiecki
 

Professional Experience:


- Choreography Lectures at Frederic Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, Poland

- Dance Medicine workshops at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

- Artistic Director of Baby Ballet Prague at Dance Centre Prague TCP - Conservatory, Prague

- Individual and group courses at My Pilates Academy , Prague

Workshops: Dance Pilates, Cardio Pilates, Pilates with Over-ball, Thera-band, Rotary plate, Bosu

- Individual and group courses for students and workshops at Centrum Tance, Prague:

* Workshops for Instructors: Pilates and Modern Dance
            * Lecturer of Dance Program

* Lecturer of Oriental Dance Program

* Fitness Trainer Program (Choreography, Pilates and dance medicine)

- Studio Namaste, Prague

- Dance Perfect,  Prague


• Why do I practice Pilates?

Pilates has helped me, my students and my dancers in dance and in everyday life. Especially with breathing, correct posture and body forming.

• I provide lessons in English, Czech and Polish. 

Dance Medicine

Dance science is the scientific study of dance and dancers, as well as the practical application of scientific principles to dance. Its aims are the enhancement of performance, the reduction of injury, and the improvement of well-being and health.

Typically, the subject areas within dance science are similar to those studied in "sports science", though naturally with a focus on dance and the special considerations that this involves. They include: physiology, anatomy, kinesiology, psychology, biomechanics,nutrition, and similar. Contrary to sports science, however, dance science sometimes also studies related topics such as creativity and somatic techniques, including the practices of Pilates, yoga, Alexander technique, Feldenkrais method, Franklin Method etc.

Definition of Dance Medicine and Science provided by the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (www.iadms.org)

Choreography

In short, we can call choreography:  movement in time and space.

For me as a choreographer is very important:
- Use the body ability/ possibility of dancers,
- Work with music,
- Work with the space,
- Working with emotions, feelings,
- Nice atmosphere during rehearsals,

I love to be in the backstage!

CHoragrafia "4 : 4"
choreography and scene: Sara Puchowska
music: Jiří Hájek
dance: Šárka Bočková, Jaroslav Ondruš, Mami Kawabata a Richard Bučina