This is what I love about the body; it’s miraculous the way it moves, holds us all together and gives us a sense of freedom – walking, running, climbing, dancing – whatever it may be. I danced and trained all over the world, primarily with Royal Academy of Dance – ballet, in New Zealand, Australia, Russia, Switzerland, and London competing in world competitions. At 18yrs (way back when) I landed my first professional job in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical: Cats that lead to a career in Musical Theatre for 12 years, Chicago being my last show. I meet Tracey Mallett (creator of bootybarre, and co-owner of ATP) during these years of performance and travel – we have remained sisters virtually ever since. Pilates or Body Control, as it was called back then “injury rehabilitation” for when we had pulled or over worked our body. It felt like punishment but as we all know it is all about alignment, functional mechanics and full range of movement – so here I am today, loving that I get to help people find the love of their body and enjoy freedom of movement. Nothing feels better – it is “magical”.
In 2015 Kelly completed the BASI Pilates certification program with a Specialization in Dance. She truly believes that Pilates can do incredible things for the body, mind and spirit, and that her firsthand experience with major injuries has given her a unique perspective when working with her clients. Although Kelly has only been teaching Pilates for 2 years, she possesses the knowledge, maturity, and understanding of a seasoned instructor. Kelly feels that one of her main purposes in life is to help her clients gain strength, flexibility, body awareness and self-love through their Pilates practice.