Erika Hassan is a reacurring guest movement artist and educator at Movement Center Los Angeles.
Erika Hassan met Juliu Horvath (founder of the Gyrotonic Expansion System) in 1993 when she moved to New York to study dance.
She had only been dancing for a couple of years and as her technique consisted mainly of force and desire, she was extremely grateful to find a teacher who could guide her into the inner-workings of her own dance. She trained intensively with Juliu for the next 5 years in the Gyrotonic Expansion System.
She went on to perform with Maureen Fleming, Jennifer Muller/ The Works, Zen Companhia de Danca, and Min Tanaka, and Meftas Dance Theater. She is currently Associate Artistic Director of Soulskin Dance (director Adrianna Thompson).
A deepening interest in yoga and mysticism led her to the teachings of Dr. Joseph Michael Levry and Naam Yoga. Erika is a part of the Naam Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training Team and a Harmonyum practitioner.
Erika is also a Specialized Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Master Trainer. She travels the world teaching workshops and trainings.