Katie was introduced to Pilates as a young ballet student in The United States. Throughout her fifteen-year professional ballet career with the San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Pilates played an integral part in her conditioning and rehabilitation during injury. Even though unable to perform and rehearse during times of injury, the Pilates method helped her return to ballet as a stronger dancer with more control of her movement. She believes her practice of Pilates allowed for the longevity of her career and healed her from the injuries doctors deemed as career ending.
In pursuit to help dancers prevent and recover from injury, Katie began her Stott Pilates training in 2013 and has obtained her Certification in Mat and Reformer. Regardless of age, body shape, profession and lifestyle, Katie encourages all students to explore the transformational benefits of Pilates and the ongoing discovery of new movement within the body. She fully promotes Joseph Pilates’ belief that, “Change happens through movement and movement heals”.