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Amy founded Studio B Pilates in 2004 after relocating to Wisconsin from New York City where in addition to pursuing professional dance she trained in somatic movement and became certified in the Pilates method. As the first Pilates studio in Stevens Point, Studio B was created as a space for mindful movement classes and personal training dedicated to addressing sound body mechanics and neuromuscular patterning for optimal function and performance.
At 14 she was diagnosed with severe scolisos and spent the rest of her high school years wearing a back brace, resulting in a deep desire to understand functional alignment and movement re-education. This experience led to a lifelong passion for helping others improve spinal alignment and move free of pain. From 2006 - 2009 Studio B Pilates was located in the Scoliosis Rehab clinic. During this time Amy developed a meaningful collaboration with physical therapists Beth Janssen and Patti Orthwein, together they created the continuing education program Mindful Alignment: A Conscious Approach to Scoliosis.
In 2010 she became a faculty member for the Pilates education branch of Balanced Body under the tutelage of Nora St. John. Since then she has trained new teachers in Pilates Mat, Reformer, Apparatus, and Anatomy throughout the United States. Amy was recently a guest teacher at Core Pilates in Honduras and has taught 'Pilates for Scoliosis' at the International Curvy Girls Scoliosis Convention.
Amy holds a MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Graduate Level Certificate in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (GLCMA) from Columbia College Chicago. She began teaching Pilates in 2000, under the training of recognized teachers Lesley Powell and Doris Pasteler Hall. She subsequently spent a year and a half studying functional anatomy with Irene Dowd (NY); other influential teachers include Barbara Mahler and Patrick Strong.
Amy is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, where she teaches movement analysis and Co-Directs the Pilates Teacher Training Program in the Department of Theater and Dance. She has taught movement analysis, somatics and modern dance at UW-Madison, Lawrence University and as a guest lecturer at Beloit College.
Pamela completed her Comprehensive Pilates Certification through Studio B Pilates/Balanced Body in 2014. As a Pilates Instructor she has worked with individuals of various backgrounds and abilities. Pam has been very active in the Central Wisconsin community for more than 10 years. She is the Founder and Director of both Point Dance Ensemble and the Shuvani Tribal Belly Dance troupe; and co-founder of The Artist In Residence Project. Pamela is also a Certified Brain Gym Instructor and Consultant. She has instructed Brain
Gym sessions and workshops to children, school teachers, dancers and more.
As a professional dancer Pamela was a soloist with the Mary Anthony Dance company for eight years, in addition, she worked with such dance luminaries as Anna Sokolow, Bertram Ross and Agnes de Mille. Pamela is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point where she teaches Ballet technique.