Lani Nahele (Lisa Schmidt)

Lani Nahele (aka Lisa Schmidt) danced with the Trisha Brown Dance Company for seven years. She then received her Practitioner Certification from the School for Body-Mind Centering.  Teaching and performing in Europe was the next chapter; at Teatre de la Ville and Canal Danse in Paris, through Tanzfabrik in Berlin and Moving Arts in Koeln, in Salvador Brazil, Moscow and Spain...creating duet and group work with collaborators Frey Faust, Ka Rustler, Dieter Heitkamp and Eva Geueke.  She was commissioned to create work in Braunschweig Germany.  Collaborators in the States include Jen Polins, Catherine Musinsky, Olivier Besson, Dale Rosenkrantz and Saliq Savage.  She has guest taught at Smith College, Marlboro College, Bard College, Julliard, and taught five semesters at Springfield College.  Also certified in Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, Pilates, Circulatory Massage, Reiki and Infinity Healing, she has a private bodywork and movement education practice at her studio, Studio rEvolution, in Florence, MA.

(Photo credit: Lani Nahele)