Leda Franklin is an Authorised Master Trainer of the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM ® and a Choreographer. She trained as a ballet dancer in England and at the Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York City. She started working with Juliu Horvath in 1985, becoming one of the first certified instructors in GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®. Leda taught for seven years at Juliu’s White Cloud Studio, before opening her own studio, Studio Riverside/ Gyrotonic New York, in 1992. After 17 years of owning and running the largest and longest running Gyrotonic Studio in New York, Leda moved back to England in 2008.
Leda opened her current studio Gyrotonic in the Fields in 2014. It is located in the heart of the Cotswolds in the English countryside. The studio is housed in a 400 year old barn, and Gyrokinesis classes are held in a Geodesic dome situated in the middle of the fields.
Leda teaches and develops individual programs for clients of all ages, including children and the elderly, who come from all possibilities of movement abilitiy. She is especially well know for her rehabilation work, and for her many years of experience with althletes and professional dancers.
Leda also offers Teacher Trainings in all levels of the GYROTONIC® system, and all levels of GYROKINESIS. She teaches all the Specialised equipment; Jump Stretch Board, GYROTONER®, Leg Extension Unit, Archway, and the The Ladder.
Leda has also developed and teaches worldwide two specialised courses in the Gyrotonic System: Pre & Post Natal Gyrotonic Applications and Gyrotonic Applications for Breast Cancer Survivors.
Leda is also one of a handful of Master Trainers that has been chosen by Juliu to run Final Certification Exams.
Leda Choreographs for her dance theatre company, ‘Interdigitate’, which currently performs in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Leda also makes legendary cheesecake and has perfected her recepie for pickled walnuts.