Born in the USA, Jan Ranck studied music and comparative arts at Indiana University in Bloomington. She accompanied the London Stage Group on their 1976 USA tour and went on to study eurythmy at the Eurythmeum in Dornach with Lea van der Pals, where she subsequently taught. In 1984 she joined the faculty of the London School of Eurythmy. She left there to complete her eurythmy therapy training in Stuttgart in 1989, moving afterwards to Israel, where she is the founding director of the Jerusalem Eurythmy Ensemble (1990) and the Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy (1992) and an instructor in the Jerusalem Waldorf Teacher Bachelor Program in David Yellin Academic College.
Jan holds master classes at various venues worldwide, including the Goetheanum and the MA Program in Eurythmy held at Emerson College and Spring Valley. She is the representative for Israel in the International Eurythmy Therapy Forum. As a colleague of Lea van der Pals’ successor in this field, Annemarie
Baeschlin, Jan was involved with compositional and editorial suggestions for the publication Tone Eurythmy Therapy (Verlag am Goetheanum 1991).
Jan has held the Tone Eurythmy Therapy course in Australia, Britain, and the USA and is currently the only eurythmist offering it outside of Switzerland and in the English language.