With integrity and passion
Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Foundation
Founded 1968 NYC
The Mission of the Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Foundation is to preserve and promote the highly regarded Floor-Barre® Technique for dancers, athletes, the injured, elderly and everyone desiring the alignment and strengthening health benefits of this gentle, yet highly effective Technique.
This is accomplished through the teaching of classes, the production of DVDs and educational materials, and the certification of Floor-Barre® instructors every July in Europe (Florence ’12 & ’13; Venice ’14 & ’15; Paris ’16 & ’17; Rome ’18 & ’19 and Barcelona ’22 & ’23), every August in New York City and every February in Latin America (Playa del Carmen, Mexico ’18 ~ ’22).
Robert Joffrey (1998)
Zena Rommett (2010)
Howard Squadron (2001)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & PRESIDENT
Nina Thilas-Mohs and Dawn Hillen
Carmen de Lavallade
Joseph P. Cooksey
Gerard A. DeBenedetto
LuAnn Leonard Johns
Nora Kimball Mentzos
Please help archive Zena Rommett’s work. We need funds to complete the book, create teacher training DVDs from footage of her teaching at certifications and transfer 100s of old VHS tapes to DVDs and Streaming. Our goal is to raise $10,000. Thank you for your kind consideration to help with any amount that you can.
Find a certified Floor-Barre teacher worldwide
While the Floor-Barre® Certification days are focused on the work, after hours we enjoy each other and Rome, Paris, Venice, Florence, Playa del Carmen, Mexico and New York.
Linda Celeste Sims, 2017 Dance Magazine Award Winner & Alvin Ailey Soloist, begins every day with 20 minutes of a Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® DVD. Sim says, “Zena’s work helps me build flexibility and strength.”
Linda Celeste Sims017 Dance Magazine Award Winner & Alvin Ailey Soloist
I try to start my day with a chapter of the Bible and a Floor-Barre. It’s something I learned to do because I come from a family that has great faith. From the Bible I can give myself strength and comfort to begin my day. And the Floor-Barre is to get my body in order. As therapy I had to take Floor-Barre from a marvelous woman named Zena Rommett. I relearned how to work correctly, then I went to the barre stood up and everything aligned and adjusted. And then I came to the center floor, I regained a very correct way of moving and Zena got me back on my feet again.
Zena has saved so many dancers from future injury.
Judith JamisonFormer Alvin Ailey Principal Dancer & Artistic Director
Based on ballet, Floor-Barre creates long, exquisite lines.
Every ice skater should take Floor-Barre.
John CurryOlympic Ice Skater
Zena’s videos are fantastic.
Patrick SwayzeActor, Dancer, Singer & Song writer
I am an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of professional ballet dancers for New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.
Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® has been a foundation for rehabilitation and injury prevention of many of my patients who are professional ballet dancers.
Dr. Phillip A. BaumanOrthopedic Surgeon specialized in ballet
There is not a dancer I know who will not acknowledge the freedom they have gained after a brief study of this Technique. Based on the simple truth of the anatomy, Zena Rommett Floor-Barre is in perfect harmony with the physical expectations of ballet or modern dance.