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Dianne Hancock

MA, B.Ed(Hons), FG(UK), PG Dip (Research) FHEA
Feldenkrais Training: Sussex 2010
• 07708 055 309


Classes: Wednesdays 7.30-8.30pm Sheffield, Thursdays 6.45-7.45pm Sheffield, Saturdays 10.30-12pm (monthly), Sheffield S10 2LG
Workshops: First Saturday in every month, in Sheffield. Please email for details
Individual lessons: In Sheffield and Doncaster, times and dates are agreed individually. On some occasions I do home visits for those who find travelling difficult
I am particularly interested in helping people to deal with movement problems that can arise from the type of work they do. Over the last year I have also developed work with people living with Parkinson's, Dystonia and recovering from stroke. I work with students and professionals in Theatre, Dance, Music and Puppetry as well as individuals from many other walks of life, such as runners and walkers; local martial artistis; performing arts students at The University Centre Doncaster; dance students at University of Lincoln; yoga practitioners;puppetry students from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama; The London School of Puppetry; theatre students from University of Hull and sports people based in a local gym.
I have been working in the field of Theatre and the Performing Arts for the last 25 years as an actor, director, writer and teacher. In 1995, I suffered a back injury that left me immobile for 6 weeks. I recovered but was left feeling very stiff and nervous of moving. For an active director and performer, this was disastrous! Luckily, I was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method by another theatre director and I was amazed at how quickly I not only recovered but improved my range of movement as well as my confidence and self esteem. After several years of incorporating the Feldenkrais Method into my rehearsal work with actors, I undertook the four year Teacher training and graduated from the Sussex V training in March 2010.
Currently, I teach Feldenkrais to theatre & dance students at The University Centre Doncaster and run regular classes and one to one sessions in Sheffield to members of the public.