Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep10 - Ballet for Everyone: Michael Cornell

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: How ballet inspired workouts help you physically and mentally, and the one thing you can do today to make your life better today with Ballet Instructor Michael Cornell.
Air Date: 11/14/16
Duration: 29:12
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Michael Cornell
Michael CornellALIGN BALLET METHOD creator and artistic director, Michael Cornell, is a graduate of the National Academy of Arts in Champaign, Illinois. He studied classical ballet with the Royal Ballet dancer Petrus Bosman and American master teacher Robert Dicello. After completing a scholarship with the Pennsylvania School of Ballet, Michael joined the innovative BalletMet of Columbus, Ohio.

He remained with the company for 10 years. Michael’s contemporary dancing skills led him to his principle roles in original and signature work by David Parsons (The Parsons Company/New York), James Kudelka (Director of The National Ballet of Canada), Liz Lerman (Harvard Artist in Residence & Genius Award Winner) and Alonzo King (Lines Ballet/San Francisco). He has performed several principle roles in La Bayadère, Le Corsaire, Cinderella, and has appeared in George Balanchine’s Serenade.

After relocating to L.A., Michael began his career as a Hollywood personal trainer, where he developed a number of unique fitness industry concepts. He produced Transformation, one of the first MP3 guided workouts for the iPod. After this success, Michael created the ALIGN BALLET METHOD by combining forms of contemporary American ballet training and elements of sports science. This technique allowed Michael to work with a variety of individuals at all levels of fitness.

His classes & fitness programs have been featured in Angeleno, Health, Better Homes & Gardens, New York Times and on KTLA. Find out what it’s like to take a class with Michael Cornell as he describes the physical benefits of The Align Ballet Method on Pop Sugar.
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/AlignBalletMethod
  • Guest Twitter Account: @ALIGNBALLET

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • The fitness and mental benefits of ballet inspired classes.
  • How his program at Align Ballet Method works.
  • Why ballet is for anyone.

High Five Highlights:

  • The question he gets asked most? How do men fit in pointy shoes (answer: they don’t... only women wear those).
  • Favorite Book: Tao Te Ching
  • Advice he would give his younger self: Shut up and let things come on their own time.

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