Heather was certified by Romana Kryzanowska in 2003 after studying in Atlanta and New York with Romana, her daughter master instructor Sari Mejia Santo, and Romana’s Pilates® Level 1 instructor Juanita Lopez. She is certified in all levels of Pilates mat work and apparatus. Heather started studying Pilates in 1995 while she was at Ohio University, where she received her BFA in Dance and Choreography.
Before moving to Pittsburgh, Heather danced professionally in New York City and taught mat classes and private sessions at the Pilates Center in Atlanta. Heather enjoys studying and learning about how the body moves, and, in addition to her dance background, she has completied a 200-hour-level yoga certification program through the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh. She loves seeing what Pilates can do for one’s body and believes that anyone can have a safe and effective workout using the original system of exercises developed by Joseph Pilates (what is today called True Pilates).