Christa Thiesing is a Certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®  Instructor whose love of movement stems from her early dance training. Christa's dance experience includes Princeton Ballet School, Ruth Page, Chicago City Ballet, Ohio Ballet, Ballet Entre Nous, Rockford Ballet, National Academy of Arts, and Indiana University Ballet Theatre.

She has also performed with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York.

Christa teaches ballet to adults at Broadway Dance Center and the Joffrey School.

A dancer for life, she turned to Gyrotonic exercise to help her address her own weaknesses and imbalances in her body, and to prolong her dance career. Her own body awareness serves as a basis for her teaching, and she is never happier than when she is moving.

Christa enjoys training private clients and teaching group classes, and particularly likes to see the transformation that people’s bodies and minds undergo when practicing Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercise on a regular basis.


 Certifications include:



GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 2


GYROTONIC® Archway, Level 1

GYROTONIC® Jumping Stretching Board

GYROTONIC® Psoas Principles

GYROTONIC® Applications for Dancers, Level 1

GYROTONIC® Pathways of the Shoulders, Hips and Spine

GYROKINESIS® Breathing Course Intensive

Christa has studied with noted Master Trainers Juergen Bamberger, Miriam Barbosa, Chantal Deeble, Angela Crowley, Carla Rigon, and Erika Hassan