Frey Faust was given direction, discipline and the chance to develop a passion for his chosen muse by his mother, Shekhinah Mountainwater, a known author and leading figure in the women’s spiritual movement of America. He worked under her direction from age 8 to age 15, performing as a pantomime-dancer-actor in all manner of circumstances, from the street to the theater.
Nita Little, a participant in the initiation of CI, initiated him to its liberating concepts at the age of 14. At Marcel Marceau’s invitation he then went to Paris to study intensively at the former’s Ecole de Mimodrame for one year. Afterwards, he returned to California to pursue his personal education through the practice of Afro-Haitian dance, Aikido, Capoiera and Percussion. In 1980, he decided to try his luck in New York.
Ten years later, having worked with some of the best of the NY movers and shakers such as David Parsons, Donald Byrd, Randy Warshaw, Gina Buntz,Ohad Naharin, Meredith Monk, Merce Cunningham and Stephen Petronio, he was granted the opportunity to be the artist in residence at the Werkstatt, Düsseldorf, Germany for two years (now the Tanzhaus NRW). There he was able, with the generous support of the German government, to create six solos and three evening-length works and to begin the consolidation of his pedagogical ideas. He is the author of the book and the originator of the Axis Syllabus-universal motor principles; a method for teaching movement through which he aspires to assist his students to deepen their understanding and use of nature's gift to us.