Jack Waldas

Following his dance education at Ballet School New York, Jack danced with New York Theater Ballet. In 1993 he moved to Europe, where he danced as a Soloist with Nationaltheater Mannheim, Stadttheater Augsburg and Landestheater Innsbruck and Linz.

During his long dance career he tested the effects of yoga on his own body and emotional self. Yoga served him as a warm-up and tool of focus for the daily training and rehearsals, it helped his muscles recover from the strenuous schedule and it supported him in injury prevention.

At the end of his active dance career Jack devoted himself to furthering his knowledge of dance, yoga, body work and health-oriented movement. He completed educations in Prana Flow® yoga, Anusara®  yoga, Spiral Dynamik® body mechanics, as well as studying dance medicine, yoga therapy, thai massage and Tai Chi. He also holds a MA in dance pedagogy from the Bruckner University of Linz. The combination of these experiences led him to develop his own teaching methods of Organic Ballet and Anandansa® – Yoga Dance..

As a teacher he focuses on inspiring young people to find their own expression in dance – a healthy, high performance and unique way to move. He is a ballet teacher at Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance, works with the Bayerisches Staatsballett Ballett Extra, and gives dance workshops internationally. He has taught at the Folkwang University of the Arts, the Ballett Akademie der Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, the Brückner University in Linz, Akademie für Zeitgenössisches Ballett Linz, Tanzmedizin Deutschland Congress, Tanzbüro Basel, Bad Lemons Project Munich, Tanzquelle Munich, Yoga Dance Festival Stockholm and Spiraldynamik Akademie Zürich. Jack lives in Munich with his two daughters.