Michelle began Pilates as part of her National Diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance at London’s Urdang Academy. She soon discovered how instrumental it was in her dance training for control and strength, as well as injury rehabilitation and prevention. She also observed how the body can transform with regular practice.
Whilst living in South Africa Michelle decided she wanted to share the power of Pilates and qualified as a comprehensive and mat instructor at the Pilates Centre SA. She went on to teach one-on-one and group classes at the centre, as well as several different studios. she found that her background in dance gave her a deep knowledge of body alignment and how to use the body and mind to get maximum benefit from each exercise. Since returning to London Michelle has branched into teaching group reformer classes, and continues to enjoy teaching mat and private classes. She likes to push students within their individual ability, and tailors her classes to suit each client’s needs.
Michelle has also trained in Swedish massage to enhance the wellbeing of her clients. As a dancer, she knows only too well the effect of short tight muscles and stiff joints on injuries and understands brilliantly how deep tissue works to effleurage post-exercise muscle fatigue. As a dancer, Pilates instructor and massage therapist, she brings a wealth of knowledge of the body to her practice.