France Mayotte — Vice President/Senior Associate and Mind/Body Expert
France Mayotte draws on more than 20 years in the performing arts to bring a unique mind/body approach to communications for the Speech Fitness Institute®. As a dancer, choreographer, actress, model and teacher, France has developed an interdisciplinary approach to mind/body integration, or psychophysical unity, that combines elements of dance, Tai Chi, yoga, acting and movement improvisation in order to facilitate greater communication and creativity.
France’s unique theories on communication are the culmination of her eclectic background. She has danced professionally in New York with Twyla Tharp and with the Broadway Company of “West Side Story” as well as in the film adaptation of the musical “Hair,” under the direction of Milos Foreman. She has worked in television and advertising as well and has taught extensively throughout the United States, including at the American College Dance Festival and at Brown University. She continues to produce original choreography for a variety of companies, most recently for the Roger Williams Dance Theatre.
France has developed workshops for the Speech Fitness Institute® that combine Alexander, Bartenieff, Skinner, Pilates, Ideokinesis, Yoga, Quigong and Argentine Tango. Her workshops facilitate not only greater physical strength and flexibility, but an integration of mind and body resulting in enhanced clarity, teambuilding and imagination—essential tools for life and business.
France graduated summa cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa from Boston College with a BA in English Literature. She went on to receive an MFA in dance/choreography from California Institute of the Arts.
She is available for Keynotes and Individual Coaching on Mind Body Integration and facilitates workshops for Women. France has Media Trained Executives at Time Inc., Conde Nast, and HSN. She is a talented writer and editor and is often called upon to help with speeches for executives.