About Lisa Cleverton
Lisa studied at
both The Royal Ballet School and English
National Ballet School, performing with both
professional companies before joining the
professionally for 11 years dancing many soloist
and principle roles throughout her career. Lisa
experienced the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®
towards the latter end of her dancing career. So
the fast and
effective results she soon decided to explore
the path of becoming a Gyrotonic instructor.
In 2002 Lisa pioneered
and became the first full time Gyrotonic
instructor of Scottish Ballet, where she
successfully trained and rehabilitated back from
injury the dancers of Scottish Ballet. Hilary
Cartwright is Lisa's master trainer, Lisa has
been privileged to have done Yoga for dancers
After working at
Scottish Ballet for 3 years she choose relocate
to the South West.
developing the first Gyrotonic Studio in Bath,
since 2006 she has been successfully working
with an array of ages and abilities.
In 2009 Lisa has
undertaken the training of
with Leda Franklin and certified with Juliu
Horvath in 2010.
In 2011 Lisa completed
Paul Horvath's Therapeutic Pelvic Girdle &
lumbar course and has recently completed Hilary
Cartwright's Pre & post hip replacement course
Lisa returned to The Royal Ballet School in 2012-13 and successfully completed her ex-professional dancers teachers course with Distinction.
In 2015 Lisa completed the Gyrotonic Application for the Facial body with Irene Rampino.
Lisa's latest training in 2016 was about the
psoas with Juergen Bamberger.
“I hope to share the massive benefits I have experienced since discovering Gyrotonic, having tried various ways to try and rehabilitate back from injuries throughout my professional ballet career, I found Gyrotonic the most effective way to gain courage and confidence to move without pain again.
injuries can be a huge learning curve
mentally as well as physically and you
can come back stronger if you
Every person that comes to my studio
presents a different experence for me, I
am thrilled so many people are starting
to explore this system, it is teaching
people more physical awareness and has
enhanced so many of their lives.
To have Gyrotonic available to children
that are involved in physical activity,
be it any form of Sport or Dance, would
be so valuable to maximizing their
potential. I know, having trained so
intensely from an early age, the minor
strains and sprains suffered over the
years can build into major injuries.
To have had the opportunity to have
worked on the Gyrotonic Expansion System
from an early age would have increased
my strength and flexibility and probably
saved me a lot of pain throughout my
professional career, but would also have
given me so much more confidence in my
My physical experience
in the Gyrotonic Expansion System is a
constant developing journey and enjoy
that it to continues enhance other