When habitual movement patterns restrict performance, it becomes hard to express a character on the stage or in front of the camera. Trine helps artists 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 the Alexander Technique.
Trine is a lifelong learner who draws inspiration from multiple teachers and systems that all deeply influence her work as a mover, teacher, and performer. That's why actors feel so comfortable having her as their movement coach.
I’m a 75 year old man and I started working with Trine a few years ago when I was Los Angeles for several months, and every time I’m in LA I make a point out of seeing her. Her work connects me to my whole body and gently strengthens every part of me, so I can retain my strength, flexibility and stamina. I have even been able to build muscle mass in my work with Trine, which is very important as I grow older. I couldn’t recommend a more competent, knowledgeable and experienced movement coach. ~ Alexis Roukas
Rigidity has no place in creativity