Kathryn Dandois-Boivin previously was a principal ballerina with the Sarasota Ballet of Florida and Dance Alive! in Gainesville, Florida. She performed on scholarship with the National Ballet of Washington and Joffrey Ballet. Kathy trained with Maggie Black, David Howard and Richard Thomas. She has an associate of arts degree from Santa Fe Community College. Kathy received her Pilates certifications from The Pilates Studio in New York City under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska, The Pilates Method’s grande dame and official heir to the method taught by Joseph Pilates.
Erika Hand was a professional dancer and choreographer in New York City for eight years. While earning her M.F.A. in Choreography and Performance at Florida State University she was mentored through the cutting edge Dance Science program where she happily became a certified Pilates instructor and taught the method at the undergraduate level. She holds a B.A. in Dance and Women’s Studies from Hollins University.
Sarah Hazel holds a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and was an Industrial and Graphic Designer for many years prior to her introduction to Pilates. Sarah began as a Pilates student about 15 years ago and was so impressed with her improved strength, balance and muscle tone that she decided to study further. After becoming a Power Pilates Certified Mat Teacher, she completed the Power Pilates Comprehensive Training Program in New York City. She’s also an active member of the Pilates Method Alliance.
Andrea Berke fell in love with Pilates over 15 years ago while living in Chicago. It was the first program that helped with both posture and pain while also achieving her fitness goals. Pilates supported Andrea through the birth of two children and returning to fitness after childbirth. Andrea followed her passion and became comprehensively certified through Balanced Body. Working with Kathy as her mentor, Andrea has added the classical nuances to her Balanced Body training.