Originally from Brazil, Erica began her Pilates experience in 1999 and received her certification in 2002 by Authentic Pilates at the New York Pilates Studio studying under the supervision of Master Trainer Romana Kryzanowska and Sari Mejia-Santo. She studied with Bob Liekens at Power Pilates in New York City doing the Pilates bridge program in 2007. Erica has opened and manages three Pilates Studios for CAN DO Fitness Clubs, hiring, mentoring and supervising over 20 classically trained Pilates teachers. She has over 25 years of experience in the Dance/Fitness industry, she studied with Alvin Ailey American Dance School in NYC, Yukiko Ballet Dance School in Kyoto, Japan and has taught and performed with Dance Companies throughout Brazil, Japan and USA. She holds multiple certifications in the Fitness area. Creator of eBarre fitness class program. She developed the teacher certification program certifying fitness instructors throughout the tri-state area. Erica was the Captain/Choreographer/Performer for the Tri-State area AVIA dance team for over 5 years and has taught numerous workshops and master classes throughout the country.