Sarah Fitzsimons (nee Roe)

Sarah originally studied dance in Sydney before going to the Royal Ballet School in London. She was then invited to join the Royal Ballet Company at Covent Garden. Her performing career continued back in Australia with Darc Swan Dance Company, Opera Australia and the Australian cast of Phantom of the Opera for which she was also Assistant Choreographer in South Africa.

A passion for teaching led her to complete the Australian Ballet School's Advanced Diploma of Teaching and obtain RAD teacher registration. Sarah taught in Sydney at the McDonald College and Brent Street Studios before becoming a full time classical tutor at the New Zealand School of Dance in 2001.

After obtaining full Pilates mat and equipment certification with PhysicalMind Institute - New York (through Tania Huddart) she then went on to become Wellington’s first licensed GYROTONICŪ Instructor. She currently combines being part of both the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the New Zealand School of Dance Health and Wellness teams with running her own studio.

Sarah enjoys regularly updating her skills. Some speciality areas of certification include a Certificate in Swedish Massage, Pilates for Golf, Pilates for Osteoporosis, GYROTONICŪ in the context of Osteopathy and GYROTONICŪ for dancers.

In 2016/17 she is looking forward to attending a Spinal Integration Intensive with International Yoga Teacher Donna Farhi and GYROTONICŪ -Applications of the Fascial Body with Irene J. Rampino: Physical Therapist and Movement Specialist.