Zoë Hagler was introduced to Pilates in 1987 by Romana Kryzanowska, disciple of Joseph Pilates. A dancer with San Francisco Ballet and the Chicago City Ballet, she was recovering from an ankle sprain when she started her sessions with Romana. After a summer of weekly, sometimes daily sessions, Zoë returned to ballet class with more strength, flexibility and better balance. She was inspired to study the method intensively, becoming a teacher herself and then a teacher of teachers, working for Romana’s certification program at the time, the Pilates Studio of New York.
Over the years, Zoë has shared her knowledge of Pilates with countless clients, apprentices and instructors across the country. She is dedicated to preserving the classical Pilates method and is committed to maintaining a staff of highly qualified, certified instructors.
Zoë received her Bachelor’s degree from Occidental College where she studied Exercise Science and Education. She has served as a guest teacher at the University of Southern California, California Institute of the Arts, Glendale Community College, Evergreen Physical Therapy and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Visit Zoë – A Pilates Studio in beautiful Pasadena California.