Bio

Lerna Babikyan borned in Istanbul. She completed her undergraduate education in Marmara University Adult Education Department with a certificate of Pedagogical Formation and after in Modern Dance Department in Yıldız Technical University, Art&Design Faculty, as a top rank student. She have been participating to many local and international contemporary dance festivals as a dancer, performer and choreographer, since 2003.

By combining her knowledge & experience in dance, art education, and science learning methods; she has been teaching children and adults creative dance courses, modern dance and dance composition classes.in various schools, foundations. She is official practitioner of Torrance Creativity Test as well.

She gives seminars to the educators and classroom teachers explaining the relationship between dance, movement, learning and perception.

She is certified teacher of the Braindance technique and  founder&executive of “Creative Dance Teacher Training” workshops in Istanbul.

Based on the question “How can dance serve to public and individuals in today’s changing world?”, she has created workshops like Open&Sense&Dance and WeDance, which is a combination of relief and meditation techniques with dancing.

She also integrates dance with culture and social needs; developing classes like Intercultural Dance, Dance with Armenian Alphabet.

Based on the reality that the body is a miraculous tool for learning, awareness, personal development and healing, Lerna aim to see “Joyful, Researching, Learning, Dynamic Children” in her dance classes and “Flexible, Powerful, Creative Adults” who are at peace with their active&healthy bodies as an outcome of her classes.

In the studies that she did for many years, she witnessed many times how creative dance classes supports children’s development of mental, social, physical skills in continuous lessons. Also she has been observing that adults who work with their bodies through dance are widening their points of view about life and themselves….Those are the best outcomes of my teaching process as devoted pedagogue

She conduct her individual and group courses, performances, workshops and research mainly in Istanbul and Berlin, but also at different points of the world.