Dorothee VandeWalle is recognized as one of the leading teacher-trainers and master Pilates instructors in the world. Dorothee has been teaching Pilates for over 20 years and has trained individuals at all levels of fitness from elite athletes to injured and/or older clients. She started teaching in New York City with Romana Kryzanowska and was a teacher-trainer for Romana's Pilates for over a decade before starting her own training program. Dorothee teaches in the tradition of the original, authentic Pilates method. She enjoys teaching instructors and practitioners from all different backgrounds and believes that anyone can benefit from authentic Pilates training. Originally from Belgium, Dorothee started dancing at the age of seven and was trained on scholarship at the Institute für Buhnentanz. She danced professionally for over ten years in Europe and the United States. She's been teaching in Seattle since 1993 and has had her own studio since 1999.