Angela Bonacorsi, new owner of GYROTONIC® SANTA FE & co owner of Core Movement Collective has been an avid sports and fitness enthusiast all her life. While living in Santa Fe,she became a fully certified Pilates instructor through the Physical Mind Institute in 2000. She has also worked, studied with and taken workshops with Michele Larson of Core Dynamics (now owned by Kevin Bowen), Balanced Body and Team Pilates. Angela is also certified in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®,fully trained on the pully tower,Archway & Ladder,Gyrotoner,Leg Extension Unit, Jumping Stretching Board & GYROKINESIS®.
Through her work as a physical therapy tech and hands on experience working with post rehab patients and a mostly active and aging clientele, over the years she has developed a way of working with each unique individual making exercise both fun and educational. Her goal is to help individuals achieve an enhanced sense of awareness during sports and functional everyday activities using the body-mind connection.
Outside the studio she loves to travel, and spend as much time in the great outdoors as possible camping, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking with her dog.
Ekalos Ume Reed is a performer, choreographer and teacher. She has performed around the world with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Pearl Lang Dance Theatre, Moving People Dance, Catherine Cabeen and Company, and Robert Wood Dance NY among others. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner as well as a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer. She has been teaching the GYROTONIC® Movement system since 1996. She is a graduate of the 2013 Berkeley 7 Feldenkrais Professional Training program with Director Dennis Leri. Eka strives to activate her audience and her students into a dialogue of development that elucidates the ‘spells’ we are casting that may deserve some revision. Creating systems that invite everyone into greater awareness and autonomy is her passion.
Audrey Derell has been a life long aficionado of dance arts. She began her studies at the Finnish National Ballet and, as a petit rat, performed the classics in Helsinki. Audrey was a scholarship student at the Brussels Opera Ballet under Maurice Béjart.
As a young adult, Audrey studied flamenco in Sevilla, folk dancing in Brussels, and modern dance forms in New Mexico. Later, she directed a dance company of children and teens for 19 years in Santa Fe, NM, engaging local choreographers and guest artists.
After a quiet period devoted to family and to raising her daughter, Audrey returned to public service, certifying in the GYROTONIC® method, and founding Artfolio, a photography service that serves visual artists. She is certified in Level 2 GYROTONIC® and in the Jumping Stretching Board.
Besides currently teaching at Core Movement Collective she also teaches dance at NDI-NM and ArtWorks in Santa Fe.