Dana Stackpole is the creator and owner of Body Affinity and the Body Affinity workout. Dana’s professional career as a dancer has spanned over 21 years, with 7 seasons at the American Ballet Theatre under the direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov and 4 years with the San Francisco Ballet. She transitioned into a career on Broadway where she performed leading roles in such Tony award winning shows as CAROUSEL, ON THE TOWN and the Billy Joel -Twyla Tharp sensation MOVIN’ OUT. Other Broadway credits include, theTony award winning CONTACT and the epic Broadway smash, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. She discovered GYROTONIC® while healing from an injury and experienced amazing results in rebuilding strength and mobility. After continuing practice in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® her dancing rose to a new level. Due to her enthusiasm in the power and possibilities afforded by Gyrotonic training she made the decision to become a teacher. Dana is certified in both GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® and has also received certification on the ladder and jumping stretch board. Dana is currently teaching privately in the Los Angeles Area.