Tim Persent Originally from South Africa, Tim received his dance education at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. In New York he worked with Ton Simons and the Brenda Daniels Dance Company. In the Netherlands he joined De Rotterdamse Dansgroep by invitation of Kathy Gosschalk, and also worked with Krisztina de Châtel, Paul Selwyn Norton, Michael Schumacher and Roland Shankula. In 2004 he received the prestigious Golden Swan award. Since 1994 Tim has been a leading dancer, as wel as part of the artistic staff with Dance Company LeineRoebana. Tim’s musicality, inspiring personality and exceptional qualities have made him a true icon for dance. Tim also works as an advisor for various art councils and as a board member for several foundations in the arts. In 2018 Tim was supported by “Stichting Omscholingsregeling dansers” to study with Alexandre Munz in order to teach the SAFE® FLOOR method, and now is the first certified teacher in the Netherlands.
SAFE® FLOOR is a neuromuscular technique developed by Alexandre Munz, formerly Principal Soloist of the Berlin Opera Ballet, trained at the Paris Opera Ballet school. The concept is as innovative as it is inclusive, micro-spherical stretching is performed in a spiral and in slowness, this back and forth of circular expansion and contraction strengthens the deepest muscle layers. Another major asset of this technique is its sponge effect which massages and regenerates the fasciae, these connective tissues that govern our organs and our internal and external systems. The impacts are breathtaking and with immediate effects, SAFE® FLOOR gives you more joint freedom, more muscle flexibility, while releasing endorphins that soothe pain and stress.