Ingrid has been working as a certified Feldenkrais practitioner in the Arts since 2002 and in Allied Health since 2010. Ingrid is a Feldenkrais Assistant Trainer. Currently Ingrid is undertaking her Masters of Occupational Therapy Practice at LaTrobe University.
Ingrid specialises in working with adults, children with special needs and with performers. As well as working in private practice at the Melbourne Feldenkrais Studio, Ingrid works as a Movement Therapist at Warringa Park School and has taught Feldenkrais at the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University) School of Dance as part of the Integrated Body Mind Practices unit and at the School of Music.
Ingrid was a company member of Meryl Tankards Australian Dance Theatre and TanzTheatre Basel, Switzerland, as well as having an extensive career as a freelance artist both in Australia and overseas. It was a potentially career ending back injury that led her to discover the Feldenkrais Method. Following the completion of her Feldenkrais practitioner training in 2002, Ingrid returned to the stage for another ten years, injury and pain free.
Ingrid’s movement teaching skills have evolved from a study of contemporary and classical dance training, yoga, contact improvisation and physical theatre. Ingrid has taught at several performing arts institutions including the National Theatre Drama School, Monash University, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University.
Utilising all of her movement and creative skills, Ingrid integrates a strong sense of play, spontaneity and creative exploration into her work. Ingrid works with all people who are interested in improving their ability to move, and who understand that when you improve the way that you move, you also improve the way you feel, sense and think.