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Zena Rommett was the originator of the world renowned Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique®. The technique utilizes the floor to correct and refine body alignment, and includes gentle exercises to strengthen joints, increase vitality, and help rehabilitate injuries without the pressure of gravity. Among the countless Floor-Barre enthusiasts are performers Tommy Tune, Judith Jamison, Lar Lubovitch, Melissa Hayden and John Curry who proclaim they 'owe it all to her genius' for saving and extending their careers while she coached them to a new level of perfection, freedom and confidence.
Ms. Rommett, was born in Italy and came to the United States at the age of five. She studied dance with the leading teachers in New York and made her Broadway debut in 1944 in Seven Lively Arts a revue produced by Billy Rose with major ballet numbers choreographed by Anton Dolin. Her other Broadway shows included Song of Norway (George Balanchine, chor.) and Paint Your Wagon (Agnes de Mille, chor.).
For half a century, Ms. Rommett dedicated her life to helping dancers and non-dancers alike, teaching in NYC, and as a guest teacher across the United States, in Russia, Italy, Germany and Asia. Her legacy and the purity of this USA Trademarked technique is continued through The Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique® Certification Seminars. Since 1984, Zena Rommett taught her 10:00am Floor-Barre class at Steps on Broadway.
Today, her technique and spirit lives on at Steps with daily classes offered.