Olava Menczkowska

Passion for Dance

Dance and Quality of Movement Training

Olava Menczkowska is the artistic director of
Movement Signatures; director of The Studio at The Beach & Tennis Club at Pebble Beach Resorts, where she instructs Gyrotonic® and Pilates training sessions. Olava has taught on the university level for over thirty years and holds both a BFA and MFA in Dance. She is currently serving on the Health and Wellness Committee at Santa Catalina, advising on the topics of mind-body awareness, exercise and movement.


Dancing In My Youth

I believe everyone has their own unique expression as seen through movement. Just like a signature, it changes with time in form, shape or style but always has an intrinsic and recognizable flair.

My passion is working with people creatively to bring this expression alive and I do so with various movement techniques whether they be dance or physical conditioning methods. I am a Contemporary Dance choreographer and dancer as well as a Pilates and Gyrotonic movement specialist.

I am continuing to explore my own capacity to expand my Movement Signature with the wonderful world of Ballroom dance.

I hope to move through each decade with grace and joy. At 62, I find this to be even more important than when I was dancing in my youth and am grateful to have the opportunity to teach, rehearse and perform.