Dawnna Wayburne has been closely involved in the area of physical training for most of her life and, since early childhood, was trained in Ballet, one of the most technical and demanding of physical disciplines. Dawnna is a Registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dancing as well as an Associate Diploma holder of the Imperial Society of Dancing.
Since 1973 Dawnna has trained intensively in the Pilates field and has, over the years, worked with Master teachers of universal repute some of whom worked with Joseph Pilates himself. Dawnna was the first to set up a combined Gyrotonic® and Pilates exercise studio in Asia in 1998.
Dawnna is the Education Director of Polestar Pilates Asia Inc., the Asian Licensee and a Principal Educator for the Polestar Pilates® Education LLC. She spends a considerable part of her time conducting in-house and external instructor training programmes in Hong Kong and other cities in Asia.
A true movement and training specialist, Dawnna attends seminars and courses in the fields of Pilates, Gyrotonic® (she is one of a handful of Authorized Master Trainers-authorized by Juliu Horvath to conduct Level 1 final Certifications) and other mind-body exercise methods on a regular basis all over the world. In November 2010, Juliu Horvath authorized Dawnna to conduct the full Gyrotonic Level 2 Training.