Lisa Petrozzi

Gyrokinesis

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Lisa Petrozzi

Former Professional Ballet Dancer
Certified
GYROTONIC® Instructor
Wellness Mentor for Dancers and Athletes

Ms. Petrozzi was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN where she did her formal ballet training and dance studies at Butler University's Jordan College Academy Dance. Having the chance to follow her dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer, she joined The Washington Ballet and shortly thereafter, was invited by Mr. Ben Stevenson to join Houston Ballet where she danced the majority of her 13 year long career before heading to Texas Ballet Theater to work again with Mr. Stevenson.

Throughout her career she enjoyed working with directors and choreographers, Mr. Stevenson and Mr. Stanton Welch in their multitude of iconic story ballets and contemporary ballets, as well as in wide range of repertoire from other world renown choreographers. Some of her favorites include Nacho Duato's Without Words, George Balanchine's Serenade and Theme and Variations, Stanton Welch’s Maninyas and his world premier, Nosotros, William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, as well as two world premier's by Julia Adams. One of the highlights to her dance career came while being coached by Mr. Stevenson in his Swan Lake, dancing the role of Odette/Odile, as well as Mr. Stevenson’s Romeo Juliet, dancing her dream role of Juliet.

While dancing with Houston Ballet and recovering from an injury, Ms. Petrozzi was introduced to GYROTONIC® movement and exercises. She knew instantly that she was passionate about wanting to share the amazing benefits of this great system with other dancers and thus began her training in 2007. While still dancing professionally and upon retiring after the birth of her first son, she enjoyed training some of her fellow company members of Texas Ballet Theater, as well as dozens of pre-professional dancers and seeing their dancing take on new levels of quality and strength.

Throughout her GYROTONIC® training, she has enjoyed learning from and working with Master Trainers, Juergen Bamberger, Donna Place, Debra Rose, Amy Ell, Tim McMinn, Kathy Van Patten, and Erika Hassan, Dawn Swatchik, Miriam Barbosa, and continues to be inspired by trainers and students alike. She has her certifications in the Dancer's Application, as well as the Psoas Principles and is currently working on her GYROKINESIS® Certification. More than a decade later, Ms. Petrozzi continues to enjoy working with dancers, athletes and other movement enthusiast as she challenges her clients to new levels of body awareness and confidence.

Wanting to deepen her knowledge and passion for all things holistic, she enrolled in courses through the Institution for Integrative Nutrition, and in 2017 earned her certification as a Holistic Health Coach. Shortly thereafter she founded Sprouting Seed Wellness combining her unique experiences as artist, athlete and wellness mentor to help guide her clients to enjoy a more well rounded approach, as they grow in their own personal and genuine wellness and happiness experimenting with organic movement and healthy daily habits.