Jeanne de Salzmann (1889-1990) was born in France and pursued a career in music, dance, and theater. She met Gurdjieff in 1919 and became a lifelong friend and pupil. Before his death in 1949, Gurdjieff directed De Salzmann to continue his work worldwide. She founded centers in New York, Paris, London, and Caracas.
Madame, as she was called with respect, was an esteemed teacher in her own right, transmitting the Work and especially the “Movements” or sacred dances.