Hinako Sakuraoka




 Nationality: Japan

 Language: Japanese, English, German (all fluent)

Occupation: Musical dancer, and a singer (Ballet, Contemporary Dancer, Singer)

Certified GYROTONIC® Pretrainer &  Certified GYROKINESIS® Master trainer Apprentice


Der König der Löwen (2020-Present) : Ensemble

GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®  Trainer (Pre trainer) in HAMBURG and in BERLIN and TOKYO



I am now living in Hamburg and is available for pretrainings and classes. 

I am excited to start teaching the teachers courses for (pretraning) this wonderful system.



Hinako Sakuraoka is currently working as a dancer in the musical Lion King in Hamburg. She has graduated from Kirov Academy of ballet in washington DC in 2007. Then have worked with Dresden Semperoper, Detusche oper am Rhein, Poznan grand theater, Hagen Ballett, and Musik Theater im Revier as a fixed ensemble and a guest. She has been certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Trainer since 2012 and also is a licensed trainer to teach the teachers education for both methods. She has also done all the therapeutic courses, specialised equipment courses(JSB, archway), and level 2 for both methods. She has worked 5 years in Primus Physio Training in Duesseldorf , teaching Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods, as well as incorporating Gyrotonic expansion system in Ballett am Rhein and teaching the dancers as a mean of injury prevention or rehabilitation. Since 2013 she has been working in musical Theater and state theatres’ Operette, such as the Phantom of the Opera in Hamburg, and Musical circus Knie in Switzerland. At the moment, apart from being the part of the musical Lion King, she is also working as an Assistant to Julius Frack the illusionist, and teaching Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Teachers training all over Germany.

My experience for GYROTONIC® began in Dresden. One of the dancer had certification to teach and I learned from her almost everyday! I knew it already then that I wanted to teach this also in the future. I started my teacher's training with GYROKINESIS® . I was certified in Muenstertal in Germany and there I had a great opportunity to work with Juliu Horvath himself, (the Founder) for two weeks intensive course and again in Bali for Gyrokinesis level 2 course with him.I believe that this system is for everyone. It can be used as rehabilitation or also training for athletes or ballet dancers. I hope to see you in my class. I always give my best in each session!



Hinako Sakuraoka ist zertifizierte Pre-Trainerin für GYROTONIC® und GYROKINESIS® und ist zertifiziert für das spezialisierte Gerät “Jumping Stretching Board”. Darüber hinaus hat sie auch eine Weiterbildung für die therapeutische Anwendung von GYROTONIC® (Schulter- und Beckengürtel sowie Skoliose) abgeschlossen.

 Hinako lebte bis zu ihrem elften Lebensjahr in Japan, bevor sie sich für eine Ausbildung in den Bereichen Musical, Theater und Ballett in New York und Washington D.C. entschied. In New York studierte sie mit vielen bekannten GYROTONIC® Lehrern.

Sie kam wegen eines Engagements mit der Dresden Semperoper nach Deutschland, und tanzte auch in der Deutschen Oper am Rhein, im Theater Poznan, dem Musik Theater am Revier, dem Theater Hagen und im Stück „Das Phantom der Oper“.


Hinako tanzt noch professionell in Hamburg bei der König der Löwen, und unterrichtet weiter GYROTONIC® und GYROKINESIS®.

 Sie unterrichtet GYOROTONIC® und GYROKINESIS® als Mittel zur Prävention und Rehabilitation auch für Profitänzer bei Ballett am Rhein in Düsseldorf.

Ihr Hauptwohnort war Düsseldorf, wo sie bei PRIMUS Physio Training viele Rücken-, Schulter- und Nackenpatienten erfolgreich behandelt haben.

Hinako versucht Bewegung ins Leben der Menschen zu bringen. Wer GYROTONIC® probiert, wird sich im eigenen Körper wohl fühlen.






GYROTONIC® Pretrainer Update

GYROKINESIS® Pretrainer Update

Essensial to Spinal motion (GYROKINESIS®)

Level 2 GYROTONIC®both formats courses

Therapeutic application of GYROTONIC® in Shoulder Girdle, Scoliosis, Pelvic Girdle


GYROKINESIS® Level 2 Beginners

GYROKINESIS® Level 2 with Juliu Horvath


GYROKINESIS® Breathing course with Juliu Horvath


Current Engagements:

Der König der Löwen , LION KING the musical (2020-Present) : Ensemble dancer

Past Engagements:

KNIE das Circus Musical (Switzerland Tour 2019) : Swing 

Dresden Semperoper (2007) Trainee

Deutsche Oper am Rhein (2007-2009)

Ballett EnsemblePoznan Opera - teatr wielki w poznaniu (2009-2011) Coryphee

Musik theater im Revier (2011)

Ballett EnsembleBernd Lanzke Theater production (2011-2018)

Theater Hagen (2011-2013) Guest Dancer

"Das Phantom der Oper"-Musical in Hamburg (2013-2015) Ballet ensemble and cover Meg Giry

Deutsche Oper am Rhein (2016-2018) Opera dancer in "Der Graf von Luxembourg"

Oper Köln (2017) Dancer in "Fledermaus"

Badisches Staatstheater (2018-now) Dancer in " My Fair Lady" musical


My Qualifications

  • GYROTONIC® Apprentice
  • GYROTONIC® Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Master Trainer Apprentice
  • GYROKINESIS® Apprentice
  • GYROKINESIS® Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer

My Training

  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Pre-Training Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Final Certificate Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Pre-Training Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Final Certificate Course
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for the Pelvic Girdle
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for Scoliosis
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for the Shoulder Girdle
  • GYROTONIC® Exploration into the Extremes
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 1 Pre-Training Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 1 Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 2 Pre-Training Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 2 Course
  • GYROTONIC® Psoas Principles
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Update Course
  • GYROTONIC® Archway Level 1 Course
  • GYROTONIC® Jumping-Stretching Board Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Breathing Course Intensive
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 2 Beginner Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 2 Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Happy Moves Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Rejuvenation Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Update Course
  • GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer Update Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer Update Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Breathing Course Experience with Juliu Horvath (legacy)
  • GYROKINESIS® Essentials

Teacher Training Course Schedule

Virtual Class Schedule

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“The ultimate aim is to be at home in one’s body, to be at one with the nature of oneself, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience.”
– Juliu Horvath