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About Susan

A professional dancer and choreographer, Susan has recently made her move to Berlin from San Francisco, California. She discovered Pilates while sustaining a dance injury, and it has been the “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” ever since.

Susan has been teaching Pilates and Contemporary Dance since 2008. Rigorous ballet training carried into well over a decade was under the direction of Jacqueline Hepner, Principal of the American Ballet Theatre and the School of Creative and Performing Arts in San Diego, California. She continued on scholarship with Stage 7 Dance Theatre and the Pennsylvania Ballet Theatre. In addition to intensive ballet, she has has studied and performed Contemporary and Hip Hop/Street dance styles.

Maintaining a 4.9 Instructor rating in San Francisco, Susan was classically trained in Pilates (New York/East Coast/Romana Kryzanowska) by masters Sharon Gallagher-Riviera and Carol LeMaitre of Pilates Education Lab in San Francisco, CA, on all apparatus utilizing Gratz and Balanced Body equipment. Her Pilates Mat and Springboard training was with Classical master Jill Harris of Informed Body, San Francisco.

Susan brings the precision, deliberate pace and deep understanding of alignment of her ballet training to the Pilates experience; you can always expect an intentional flow and diversity in her classes, coupled with intuitive direction and results.