I’m originally from Pittsburgh PA, but I have been living in the New York City area since 1996. My partner and I, Tetsuo, have lived in Jersey City since 2008 and are the owners of the Pilates Haus, which has been in operation in downtown Jersey City since 2004. I am a Co-Owner and the Director of Education of the United States Pilates Association, and a Co-Founder of the Pilates Youth Organization, a non-for-profit designed to inspire youth in developing long-term health. I am a Co-Author of the book, ‘Pilates for Children and Adolescents’ and it is featured on the global online Pilates exercises sites, ‘Pilates Anytime’ and ‘Pilatesology’. As a former dancer and choreographer, I have danced throughout the world with many dance companies and I hold an MA in Dance Education from New York University and a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. I enjoy traveling the world and learning more about different cultures.