A native of Fort Worth, TX, Laura graduated college with a dance performance degree from Oklahoma City University and moved to New York City to pursue a successful career in musical theatre. While living in New York, Laura completed the re:AB® Teacher Certification program under the instruction of bestselling author of The Pilates Body, The Pilates Body Kit, and The Ultimate Pilates Body Challenge, Brooke Siler. In 2007, Laura moved back to Fort Worth, began teaching at various studios, and opened her first studio, NYA PilatesSM in 2009, which has now grown into Fort Worth Classical Pilates, LLCSM. Laura is on staff at the School for Classical and Contemporary Dance at Texas Christian University, a member of the Authentic Pilates Union and Pilates Method Alliance. In 2015, she hosted The 2015 Fall Classical Pilates Conference – Ft. Worth, TX and in studio workshops with Mari Winsor and The Classical Syllabus® Advanced Teacher Training seminars with MeJo Wiggin. She continues to study and train in workshops and classes in New York, Dallas, Chicago and Austin throughout the year. Learning from industry leaders like Brooke Siler, Mari Winsor, Cary Regan, MeJo Wiggin, Chris Robinson, Kathy Ross-Nash, and Alisa Wyatt is a privilege, and she is honored to pass down the incredible work and knowledge of Joseph Pilates.
Laura West Strawser