"From the first time I worked with Ginette Hamel I felt that she was unique, not only in her outstanding ability to deal with injuries but with her outstanding desire to understand and compliment the work we do. I have been impressed for over a decade with her commitment and passion, but also by her fearlessness and drive to think beyond the box to discover deeper ways to assist the artist to achieve his or her maximum performance and expression. This CD is the result of that deep love and integrity. "
World renowned ballerina and former principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
"I wish I had discovered these exercises 30 years ago!"
Trombone player and original co-creator of the Canadian Brass.
"Magic advice from the healer with the magic hands "
Four-time Canadian figure skating champion and four-time World Champion.
"The exercises Ginette has developed are effective solutions for a variety of basic physical problems stemming from lack of core stability. The exercises are not just physically well designed, but also require the connection between the idea and the action that is central to expressive movement. Any dancer who is serious about having a long and satisfying career should consider adding these exercises to his or her arsenal. "
Artistic Director of YOU dance, a joint program between The National Ballet of Canada and Canada's National Ballet School.
"Ginette's exercises have been invaluable to me in keeping me fit and healthy enough to tackle difficult and physically demanding repertoire. They are tailor-made to address the specific needs of orchestral musicians and are also useful in overall body conditioning. More and more Toronto Symphony musicians are disc overing these excellent exercises, and it is now a common sight to see us stretching before rehearsals and concerts. I feel truly indebted to Ginette for enabling me to perform pain-free. "
Assistant Principal Second Violin with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.