Pilates for Dancers Class
Special Guest Instructor
This particular Classical Pilates Class is dedicated to dancers that want to understand how to find your center, strengthen your core, understand “The 2 way stretch” to create length, and move with ease and grace.
We will follow the original basic sequence created by Joe Pilates.
Born in Mexico City, after graduating from “Escuela de Danza Ana Pavlova” in Mexico under the direction of Sonia Castaneda and Fco. Martinez, she traveled to New York City where she joined The Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Elena started learning Pilates in New York with Romana Krysanowa in 1993. Elena furthered her studies of Pilates with such personalities as: Ron Fletcher, Kathy Grant, Pat Gayton and Bob Liekens to name a few, and now she is the owner of Pilates Center of Las Vegas. Currently, she directs the Pilates Teacher Training certification program in Mexico, Valencia Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, Brazil and Paris. She is also the founder of SOHAP Pilates Association in Latin America.
Elena has taught dance, dance education and Pilates for Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ballet Hispanico, Ballet of Chile, Ballet Met, Maumee Country Day School, Toledo Ballet and Lexington Ballet. She served as the head of the dance department at the Performing Arts of Metropolitan Toledo for 5 years, until she moved to Las Vegas.
Currently, she graduated from the program “The Work” taught by Jay Grimes, first generation Pilates Teacher. Elena is a Master Trainer and she teaches workshops and certifications all over the world. Elena is the owner of the TuPilates.Video, the first video library in Spanish with members all over the world. She is also the founder of The Feria de Pilates and The Marathon of Pilates.