Why is Innovative Physio so passionate about Dance Medicine ?
Debbi Fretus (Pilates, GYROTONIC(R), GYROKINESIS(R)practitioner, Myotherapist) and Gill Smith (Post Graduate trained Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist) have a vast and varied dance background, from Ballet to Folk, Calisthenics for over 20 years.
Debbi was a professional dancer, teacher, adjudicator and choreographer having worked nationally and internationally. Having danced with Sydney Festival Ballet, Athens City Ballet, Greece, CH Tanzteater Zurich, Switzerland, to name a few.
Debbi has taught as a freelance ballet/dance teacher as well as having run her own Ballet/Dance School “Dance Odyssey” in Queensland. Choreography and adjudication was also a natural progression both of which Debbi was passionate about.
Debbi taught her son, Nikolaus Tudorin, for 10 years up until he entered the Australian Ballet School at the age of 14. After which he gained a full scholarship to Tanz Akademie Zurich in Switzerland. Whilst there he entered the Prix de Lausanne in 2012, one of the world’s most renowned International Ballet competitions. Nikolaus became a Laureate, placing 4th and Debbi was fortunate to have attended, witnessing this special moment. Debbi is extremely proud of Nikolaus and today he is a professional dancer in his 2nd season at Leipziger Ballet in Germany. Debbi has also taught other professional dancers throughout her career.