When habitual movement patterns restrict performance, it becomes hard to express a character on the stage or in front of the camera. Trine helps all kinds of performers find the freedom in movement to embody characters that are different from their personal habits and movement style. Actors, performers, and creative movers need responsive body awareness that goes beyond physical fitness and strength. In order for their bodies to perform efficiently, they need to be malleable and flexible beyond habitual limitations.
Trine has been a mover all her life, unable to sit still to the point that the doctor was called. Luckily, the doctor concluded there was nothing wrong with the active, bright, and restless five-year-old, who just needed physical and mental stimulation! From then on, she tried everything from acrobatics, jazz dance, rhythmic gymnastics and finally landed on modern dance, which even provided a livelihood for a time.
Later, Trine studied acting with a focus on physical theater and directing. Throughout her life, she has earned certifications and acquired teaching experience in a long list of modalities. That list includes Reiki, Shiatsu, Myofascial Release, Pilates, Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, Commedia dell’arte, Masks, and Improvisation. She is currently studying to become a teacher of the Alexander Technique.
Alexander Technique develops poise, a state of relaxed alertness through the best use of the self. It's hard to describe since poise is a felt sense that must be experienced, and we all experience ourselves uniquely in our bodies. Trine experiences the Alexander Technique as lightness and ease with an expansion of her whole system, beginning with her body and extending to her emotions, thoughts, and entire energy field.
"This work doesn't change you radically; it just makes you more completely and efficiently yourself; if you're a burglar it will simply make you a better burglar." ~ F.M. Alexander
"With all its demands it is worth every moment it asks for. It is an enlargement whatever life may be yours." ~ Robertson Davies
"AT is an expansion that radiates from my center out through my entire being." ~ Trine C. Jensen
Trine draws inspiration from multiple teachers and disciplines that all influence her work as a mover, teacher, and performer. That's why performers feel so comfortable working with her.
I’m 75 years old and started working with Trine years ago when I was staying in LA , now every time I visit I make a point to see her. Her work connects me and gently strengthens my whole body so I can retain strength, flexibility and stamina as I age. I couldn’t recommend a more knowledgeable and experienced movement coach. ~ Alexis Roukas
Rigidity has no place in performance