Simona Cipriani, Owner of the Art of Control and Educational Director of The Art and Science of Contrology-Pilates Training Program, is a certified instructor of the Authentic Pilates Method since 1993. Ms. Cipriani, a Second Generation Pilates Instructor studied extensively with Romana Kryzanowska at Drago's Gym in New York City, where she taught by Romana's side for many years. A dancer for more than forty years, Ms. Cipriani started performing professionally at the age of fourteen in Italy, and continued to dance throughout Europe and the United States. During the past years she has travelled throughout the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia teaching Pilates seminars and giving workshops. Ms. Cipriani has been asked to present at the Natural Medicine Summit 2013 in Sydney Australia. She has been the chair of the annual Pilates Conference for the past three years in the State University of New York at Purchase College, and NYC. Ms. Cipriani directs her own Pilates professional certification program combining her knowledge of movement therapies with science the way Joseph H. Pilates intended. Art and Science of Contrology: Pilates Certification Program - Ms. Cipriani’s program, has been integrated within the curriculum of classes offered at the State University of New York at Purchase College. She has published a Pre-Pilates DVD series and is in the process of writing a book.Ms. Cipriani served as a massage therapist for the athletes at the 2004 Olympics games in Athens Greece and 2006 Torino, Italy. She is Head of the Membership Committee for the Authentic Pilates Union (APU). Ms. Cipriani is also a member of the Australia Pilates Method Alliance (APMA), the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), the AMTA (America Massage Therapy Association), the Connecticut AMTA Sports Massage Team, the FEFNA (Feldenkrais Educational Foundation of North America).