Who are we?

MUNZ Methods formally known as SAFE.

MAISON MUNZ is a French company founded by movement pioneer Alexandre MUNZ. Across Europe, the United States, Canada, and Asia, we train and certify professionals to the innovative MUNZ Methods. The company is based in New York.

Alexandre MUNZ was classically trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School. As Principal Soloist for the Berlin Opera Ballet, MUNZ interpreted lead roles in numerous ballets and for important contemporary choreographers who created roles for him. Unfortunately, during his dance education in the 80’s, dance medicine had not been fully embraced. After experiencing chronic injuries throughout his career, MUNZ decided to stop abusing his body. Twenty years ago, convinced that he could avoid surgery or a lifetime of medications, MUNZ began experimenting with movements of his own spine; the positive impacts were so quick and deep, he developed a pedagogical method under the name MUNZ (formally known as S.A.F.E.)

Thanks to their innovative spiral movements, the MUNZ Methods has opened up the regenerative powers of the fascia system recently discovered in the scientific community. For two decades, the MUNZ Methods have substantially impacted the lives of athletes, professional dancers and the general public. The rotations and counter-rotations performed through the MUNZ exercises react as a deep massage to the fascia system, stimulating the natural production of collagen and elastin. After one class, one can feel the effects of this intramuscular hydration. The MUNZ Methods are equally known for their positive impacts on spinal issues, a serious problem in the 21st century in the United States and Europe.

Alexandre MUNZ CEO Founding President of MAISON MUNZ

Former Principal Soloist of the Berlin Opera Ballet, my dance education began in the early 80’s at the Paris Opera Ballet School. At the time, contemporary dance was just emerging in France. My years of training took place at a time when the strict notions of symmetry and hyper-verticality were the dominant forces in the formation of an ideal body; throughout my career, I had this subconscious perception of myself. I also believe that this way of working had contributed to my chronic injuries, until I created the MUNZ Methods – literally, MUNZ saved me.

Alexandre MUNZ

CEO AND FOUNDER

Awards & Honors

2017 ··· major social impACT

MAISON MUNZ is elected enterprise « With Major Social Impact » by the Paris City Hall, the National Olympic Committee, and Yunus Nobel Prize. – Sport Business Lab, San Francisco

2016 ··· EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY

In regard of the MUNZ FLOOR and MUNZ BARRE innovations, Alexandre MUNZ is granted the status of Permanent American Resident for « Extraordinary Ability ».

2016 ··· FONDATION DE FRANCE

Prize « Yves Brieux-Ustaritz » under the auspices of La Fondation de France. 

2014 ··· HONORARY MEMBER

Named Honorary Member of C.O.R.P.S. de Ballet International – Ballet Excellence in Higher Education (USA).

2011 ··· PRIZE IN DANCE INNOVATION

Sponsorship from the French Ministry of Culture, a year of scientific experimentations is led in partnership with national Institutes in the fields of Dance, Olympic Sport, and Circus. A scientific treatise by Mrs. Tiphanie Vennat is archived at the Library of the National Dance Center (France)

2005 ··· SPECIAL FAME

In regard of his international dance career, Alexandre MUNZ is granted the Ballet Teacher national diploma « With Special Fame » (Ministry of Culture, France).