Joined Ballet Arizona: 2012
Dominika Borovansky Gaines, GYROTONIC® Master Trainer, is the Owner/Director of Kinesphere Center for Movement Education and the Director of Phoenix GYROTONIC, the educational (teacher training) component of her studio. Dominika has been a lifelong student of dance and movement. As a modern dancer, Dominika garnered numerous academic and artistic scholarships. During her undergraduate dance education, she trained on scholarship with the Martha Graham School, Bella Lewitzky Dance Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance and Repertory Dance Theater of Utah. A five-year stint in New York City studying and performing, was followed by a yearlong tenure in Prague, Czechoslovakia where she performed professionally, began teaching ballet and modern dance, and choreographing. Dominika’s intuitive teaching abilities and interest in the art and science of movement led to a graduate assistantship in Dance Kinesiology.
This same interest led Dominika to the GYROTONIC Expansion System(R). She recently added Yoga for Dancers to her education, the most advanced level of GYROKINESIS work and is a Certified Personal Trainer-Restorative Exercise Specialist(TM). Through GYROTONIC training, Dominika saw a marked change in the ease and efficiency of her movement, an improvement in her scoliosis and enhanced balance, strength and aerobic capacity. In 1998 she began teaching in her own private practice. Dominika is also certified in GYROTONIC Level II; a GYROKINESIS® instructor; certified on the Jumping-Stretching Board and Leg Extension Unit; and has completed workshops in GYROTONIC Applications for Dancers, for Golf, for Hip Replacements and for the Shoulder. She recently attended Yoga for Dancers, the most advanced level of GYROKINESIS work.
She is the former Artistic Director of Semaphor DanceWorks, and holds a BFA ’85 and MFA ’95 in Dance Performance and Choreography from Arizona State University. The is Ms. Gaines’ second year teaching at The School of Ballet Arizona.