|Imagination Place, home of AntiGravity® Fitness and Music Together® in Salt Lake City, is the realization of a fantastical dream and the fruition of decades of work undertaken by Darlene Casanova and her former husband, Paul Mulder. Darlene Casanova, current Imagination Place Owner/ Director and AntiGravity® Fitness Master Instructor Trainer, reflects all the vibrancy, energy, and drama of her native New Orleans. She has offered, throughout her profession as mentor and performer, the inherent joy of movement and imagination through music and dance. Via her thorough preparation in an arts and performance high school, her musical theater degree at the University of Utah, and finally her MFA in choreography at New York University TISCH School of the Arts, she delights in sharing her passions fully and professionally. So when her long-time friend and fellow child-at-heart, Christopher Harrison, creator of AntiGravity®, proposed launching his cutting edge AntiGravity® Fitness program in Salt Lake City, Imagination Place was his obvious choice.
Darlene is the embodiment of all that we are naturally drawn to in relation to music and motion. She is passionately committed to providing affordable and playful music, movement, and artistic experiences to children and adults alike … including the instruments, inspiration, hammocks, and laughter to make those experiences lasting and memorable.
The Salt Lake Valley and the Wasatch Front has benefited from her goal to secure excellent teachers, engaging materials, and fun, developmentally-appropriate classes for all learning styles and abilities. The nucleus of creativity is the Imagination Place studio located at 1155 East 3300 South, in Brickyard Plaza Salt Lake City. Scores of families have been positively impacted by her mission to create healthy relationships amongst families and communities by using the performing and visual arts to educate and strengthen the ties that bond us.
Each day, Darlene works to provide every child his or her birthright, whether that child is months old, or centuries old, to speak the language of music, to move in rhythm with his or her unique heartfelt dance, to abide in that joyful space of unbridled personal expression of the musical and performing arts …. Imagination Place!