Alexandra Berger began her GYROTONIC® practice in 2001 while pursuing her degree in dance from the Joffrey Ballet School/New School University (B.F.A., 2003). She received her initial certifications in 2007 after studying with Master Trainers Juergen Bamberger and Young-Ah Kim. Berger has included in her scope of practice myriad supplemental courses, including Applications for the Fascial Body, the Pelvic and Shoulder Girdles, and the Psoas. She continues to study with Master Trainers Juergen Bamberger and Mariarosa Guglielmi, as well as with Hilary Cartwright. Berger’s teaching philosophy stems from an interest in holistic, mindful body awareness and the belief in creative curiosity through movement exploration. She continues to dance professionally with a vast range of choreographers, including Pat Catterson, Ellen Cornfield, Douglas Dunn, and Dušan Týnek. She is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work through Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service.