ADRIANNA THOMPSON is one of a few Specialized Master Teachers in the world authorized to certify new teachers in both the GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® methods. She was fortunate to work extensively with founder Juliu Horvath privately at White Cloud Studio in NYC in the 90’s and has been teaching the GYROTONIC® Method for over 20 years across the globe. Because so much unique movement vocabulary explored in the formative years did not become part of the GYROTONIC® Foundation Training, Adrianna and her close colleague Miriam Barbosa asked to develop a specialized training program specific to dance under the guidance of Juliu. In 2008 they finally began teaching this innovative training program: GYROTONIC® Applications for Dancers Level I & II. The dance community responded so positively to the rehabilitative and strengthening elements of the program that it has become one of the most highly demanded training series’ available. Based on requests from hundreds of participants deeply impacted from the program, a Level III Master Class Series has been developed.
An accomplished professional dancer and choreographer, Adrianna has worked with dancers from New York City Ballet, Jose Limon, Martha Graham, MOMIX Dance Company and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet just to name a few.
Adrianna has taught Master Classes around the world including at The Silesian Contemporary Dance Conference in Poland, in Slovenia, Finland, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Sri Lanka, India, Peru, New York City, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Suny Purchase, Kansas School of Classical Ballet, and She was on faculty at Aspen Santa Fe Ballet for 10 years and has been a guest teacher at Missouri River Dance Company, Kansas School of Classical Ballet and Martha Graham Dance Company.
"I have taken several workshops with Adrianna and it was always an amazing experience. I learned so much from her. She is a wonderful teacher and very generous. I enjoyed each moment. Her classes are full of energy and rhythm, she mixes in perfect alchemy all the years of experience with a beautiful creative and unique way to teach."
- Manola Alba, owner of Centre UMA Studio in Paris, France
"Adrianna consistently values the individual, celebrating her students strengths, providing guidance and encouraging the importance of becoming a teacher. Adrianna has a keen ability to listen to the needs of her students. She is highly skilled at structuring and sequencing material, authentic and immensely empowering."
-Irene Rampino SMT, MFA, MSPT
"Adrianna is an incomparable GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Master. She is a great professional - passionate and generous with a beautiful energy and an incredible sense of rhythm and breathing. I feel really fortunate to have assisted her in my own way to become a Master and to have worked and learned a lot with and from her. With Adrianna you are not just doing GYROTONIC®, we are moving and living GYROTONIC®... and you love it !!"
- Nathalie Longeville Pasquier, GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer