Shuriu Lo, brings an extensive understanding of injury prevention, rehabilitation, and core strength conditioning to Dance West.
Personal website and email address: www.shuriulo.com
Shuriu obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance with an emphasis in modern dance from Brigham Young University. She founded, directed, choreographed for, and performed in several dance collectives: Jigsaw Dance Collective, Ione Dance, and most notably with Los Angeles based avant garde jazz and microtonal musician-composers the avant garde Auricle Ensemble. Shuriu danced for several seasons with Impulse Improvisational Dance Theatre, Metropolitan Ballet Company, the classical Cambodian dance troupe Khmer Arts Academy, Sarah Swenson Vox Dance Theatre, and other Los Angeles dance companies. She performed in the live-feed films of Carole Kim and continues to choreograph for ballet and modern dance. Most recently, she has been studying Orlando Paiva’s Tango Elegante style of Argentine tango with Martin & Alyssa Vaccaro.
In PILATES, Shuriu certified on all pilates apparatus and mat exercises with a specialty in dance conditioning with kinesiologist Karen Clippinger, MSPE in the Body Arts and Sciences system (BASI). She also certified in pilates mat essentials with Karen Shanley who created the pilates certification program at Orange Coast College.
Shuriu first encountered pilates mat exercises under ballet and modern dance instructor Katherine Steadman. After a severe groin tear, Shuriu completed physical therapy rehabilitation and began training as a client for three years at Long Beach Dance Conditioning to properly avoid injuries through the biomechanical fine-tuning and neuromuscular re-education of pilates and GYROTONIC® exercise. At LBDC, she primarily studied with Christine Wilson, Alicia Head, and Lisa Marie Goodwin. She continues to study with the GYROTONIC® exercise system with Dawn Swatchick and Donna Place. Shuriu is certified in GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®.
With Thai Yoga Massage, Shuriu studied extensively with Thai Massage Master Daniel Carr and is certified by him to treat structural injuries with Thai Massage. She continues to refine her technique through an ongoing apprenticeship with him.