My favorite part of owning my own studio is the students, the teachers and being in heart of downtown Missoula where I grew up. It is also where graduated from the University of MT with a BFA in Dance with a teaching emphasis and choreography/performance emphasis. Upon graduating I moved to Chicago to explore the professional dance world. Suffering a knee injury and surgery led me to Pilates for strengthening and rehab. I fell in love with Pilates movement system and completed my first certification in Chicago in 2002 through the Physicalmind Institute. I opened Main Street Pilates studio in 2004 and in 2007 I completed my second Pilates Certification through Peak Pilates. Most recently I completed a year long teacher intensive with Chris Robinson in San Diego. I I love that Pilates can be taught anyone at any age and any ability. Through teaching and practicing Pilates I have experienced the power that it can have on a persons overall well being both physically and mentally. That is what motivates me to teach this method of movement.