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Diane Doban

Diane Doban

Diane has worked as a professional ballerina for many years and continues to dedicate herself to the art. She has danced throughout the United States as well as internationally performing an extensive Balanchine repertoire with the Los Angeles Ballet, and as guest artist for other companies.

Diane’s personal experience in maintaining a high level of conditioning and dealing with injury prevention and rehabilitation led her to discover the advantages of Yamuna Ball Rolling. She initially entered the Yamuna training with the idea of helping other dancers, but found that the benefits of Yamuna Body Rolling are for everyone, and the changes she sees are profound. She acquired her Yamuna Practitioner training in both Los Angeles, and Milan, Italy.

Merilee Blaisdell

Merilee Blaisdell

Merilee has been teaching dance, all types of movement, and fitness, for over 30 years, at studios, schools, and universities from New York to LA.  She was a professional actress, dancer and singer for many years on Broadway, on television and in films.

She holds a BA in dance from St. Mary’s College of California, (LEAP program). Merilee is certified as a Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner, a Pilates instructor, a level III Franklin Method Educator, and a fitness instructor.

Currently she is a member of the faculty at the Anna Cheselka Dance Center in Studio City, and the Colburn School in Los Angeles.

Merilee’s goal in all of her work is to help facilitate more efficient movement for all of her students and clients.