ZENA ROMMETT FLOOR-BARRE FOUNDATION, FOUNDED 1968 NYC
Dancer, Melinda Jackson
ORIGINATOR OF FLOOR-BARRE®
FORMER ALVIN AILEY PRINCIPAL DANCER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
“I try to start my day with a chapter of the Bible and a Floor-Barre. It’s something I learned to do because I come from a family that has great faith. From the Bible I can give myself strength and comfort to begin my day. And the Floor-Barre is to get my body in order. As therapy I had to take Floor-Barre from a marvelous woman named Zena Rommett. I relearned how to work correctly, then I went to the barre stood up and everything aligned and adjusted. And then I came to the center floor, I regained a very correct way of moving and Zena got me back on my feet again.
Zena has saved so many dancers from future injury.”
OLYMPIC ICE SKATER
“Based on ballet, Floor-Barre creates long, exquisite lines.
Every ice skater should take Floor-Barre."
ACTOR, DANCER SINGER & SONG WRITE
"Zena's videos are fantastic. Dancers should eat them up."
H E L P N E E D E D
If Zena's work has helped you, we are now asking for your help to continue her legacy. Volunteers are needed to help us accomplish our mission, marketing, office help, research, grant writing (work on a percentage), gala committee, social media, etc. One can work from their home computer.
Funds in the amount of $20,000 are needed to archive Zena’s work transferring 100s of dated video formats to DVD. Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Foundation is a 501(C)3 non-profit foundation. Contributions are tax deductible. Thank you for your kind consideration. Would YOU please contact CamilleRommett@Floor-Barre.org?
ACTRESS & PRODUCER
BROADWAY SHOWMAN & PRODUCER
Robert Joffrey (1998)
Zena Rommett (2010)
Howard Squadron (2001)
Carmen de Lavallade
Floor-Barre® Mentor &
Art Direction & Design
The Mission of the Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Foundation is to preserve and promote the highly regarded Floor-Barre® for current and future generations of dancers, athletes, the injured, elderly, and everyone desiring the alignment, strengthening and health benefits of this gentle, yet highly effective Technique. This is accomplished through the teaching of classes, the production of DVDs and educational materials, and the certification of Floor-Barre® instructors annually in New York City, Europe and Latin America.
DR. RICHARD BACHRACH
OSTEOPATHIC SURGEON FOR DANCERS DANCERS
“Zena Rommett Floor-Barre is a unique opportunity to modify those maladaptive problems which may be at the root of an injury".
CHOREOGRAPHER & DANCER
“There is not a dancer I know who will not acknowledge the freedom they have gained after a brief study of this Technique. Based on the simple truth of the anatomy, Zena Rommett Floor-Barre is in perfect harmony with the physical expectations of ballet or modern dance.”
PARIS 2016 & 2017 FLOOR-BARRE® CERTIFICATION
F L O O R - B A R R E ® C E R T I F I C A T I O N
PARIS JULY 19 - 20, 2017
Studio: Cité Véron Academie des Arts Choregraphiques, 4bis, Cité Véron 75018 Paris, France
NEW YORK AUGUST 2017
Location and Dates TBD
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO FEBRUARY 21 - 25, 2018
Studio: Coppelias'Ballet & Co. Calle 14 Nte, Entre 35 y 30, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Linda Celete Sims, Principal Dancer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
T E S T I M O N I A L S
Alvin Ailey dancer, Linda Celeste Sims begins every day with 20 minutes of a Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® DVD. Sim says, "It helps me build flexibility and strength."