Clinical Pilates Instructor
Professional Ballet Dancer 18 years
BASI International Global Comprehensive Equipment Qualification 2020
MFA Choreography. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.2020
Associate Member, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Progressive Ballet Technique
Sport and Movement Analysis
Post Surgery Rehab
Ross Forgan, Cape Town
Hello, I’m Marc. South African from sunny Cape Town. My interest in Clinical Pilates came from my own injuries over a professional Ballet career that spanned over two decades. I always cross trained with Pilates to condition my body to handle the extreme physical workload involved in professional ballet. Combining my own Pilates knowledge to my medical team’s rehab approaches, I was able to sustain a very long and gruelling stage career.
From 2007, while still dancing professionally, I began working in Pilates based rehabilitation. I found it incredibly stimulating and rewarding to help people of varying fitness levels and presenting pathologies. Towards the end of my dance career I moved into choreography. I found that my Pilates knowledge translated to the rehearsal floor seamlessly, helping these athletes understand their bodies better, as well as identifying potential injuries from an alignment or negative movement pattern perspective.
When Covid placed my artform into limbo, I cocooned myself creatively in a Masters Degree at The Trinity Laban Conservatoire in Greenwich. I was studying remotely at first, but when Darren offered me a position at Vanbrugh, I felt comfortable enough to make the big leap to the ‘big smoke’. The massive adjustment of relocating in lockdown was made so much easier by walking into such pristine facilities on a daily basis and working alongside a warm and inspiring team.
The new studio built to house the Pilates team is one of the best I’ve ever had the privilege to work in and I’m proud to be a part of this exciting addition to the Vanbrugh Physio Clinic and I look forward to working with the local community.
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