Simona Cipriani directs authentic Pilates studio, The Art of Control®. She is a Teacher/Trainer with the USPA http://www.pilates-studio.com/, and a Certified Instructor of the Pilates method for more than 18 years. Ms. Cipriani studied extensively and was certified to teach by Romana Kryzanowska at Drago's Gym in New York City, where she taught by Romana's side for many years.
A dancer for more than thirty-five years, Ms. Cipriani started performing professionally at the age of fourteen in Italy, and continued to dance throughout Europe and the United States. She has worked with many dancers, athletes and movie actors such as Glenn Close. A champion ballroom dancer, Ms. Cipriani studied at Juliard, holds a BFA in Dance from SUNY at Purchase, and has been a faculty member there since 2006.
A licensed massage therapist in Connecticut and New York State, Ms. Cipriani was a member of the massage therapy team at the Olympics in the Athens Summer Games in 2004, and the Torino Winter Games in 2006. She was also the massage therapist for director Darren Aronofsky during the production of “Black Swan.”
Ms. Cipriani has co-written two articles with Dr. Joseph E. Muscolino on Pilates that have been published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies and co-written three articles with him for Pilates Style Magazine.
Ms. Cipriani has been a Feldenkrais practitioner since 2009 and holds a degree from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a Health Counselor. She is a member of the AMTA, FENA, NCBTMB and APU.