I'm a classically trained ballet dancer who danced with The Washington Ballet and American Ballet Theatre before retiring and becoming certified as a personal and group trainer after the birth of my son. I have practice Pilates for many years but decided to commit to training and getting certified after a hip injury. I was taken by the classical method because it blended the two aspects of the discipline I found in ballet with the exercise and training intensity I found with physical exercise. When I moved to the central coast of California with my family, I found that there weren't any studios supporting the classical method. I knew I wanted to stay true to the authentic method and work on the Gratz equipment I trained with so I opened my own studio. When you build it, they will come!