Fritha Pengelly

Fritha Pengelly is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® based in Northampton, MA. She graduated from the Feldenkrais Professional Training Program at the Feldenkrais Institute of NY where she studied with director David Zemach-Bersin, Sheryl Field, Anna Johnson, Aliza Stewart, Arlyn Zones, Ruty Bar, Deborah Bowes, and Elizabeth Beringer. She has also had the pleasure of studying with Dr. Jeff Haller, and is currently enrolled in Dr. Haller’s Feldenkrais graduate program IOPS. Fritha Pengelly has over 30 years of dance and movement experience, and has been a certified Pilates instructor since 2002. She spent seven years (1994-2001) performing and teaching nationally and internationally as a member of the New York City-based Doug Elkins Dance Company, serving as co-rehearsal director from 2000-2001. In addition to her work with the Elkins Company, Fritha has performed with The Chamber Dance Company, David Neumann, and Wire Monkey Dance. Her dances have been performed at several venues in New York City, The Five Colleges in Massachusetts, Northampton, Darien Arts Center (CT), Seattle (WA), Omaha (NE), and at the Inside/Out Series at Jacob’s Pillow. Fritha received her M.F.A. in dance with a focus on anatomy and physiology from the University of Washington and has taught as a visiting artist at Hampshire College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Bennington College, North Carolina School of the Arts, Wake Forest University, and Springfield College.