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Kesa Huey is a professional dancer, teacher and arts administrator. She has been practicing Pilates for 16 years, and dancing even longer. Looking for ways to stay healthy and strong, she always winds around to more Pilates; she received her Pilates teacher certification with Ellie Herman. Kesa has an extensive background in ballet and modern dance, and currently works with Ana Isabel Keilson (NY) and Anne-Sophie Fenner’s flowingdancecompany (Zürich). Kesa graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington in anthropology and dance.
Nicole Silver began her love of movement as a young dancer and athlete. She was introduced to Pilates in college to awaken her dormant abdominals and create balance to her rigorous dance program. In 2010, Nicole graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Contemporary Dance. Upon moving to New York, Nicole completed her 500 hour comprehensive mat and apparatus certification from Erika Bloom Pilates Plus and enthusiastically dove into teaching. She is additionally certified in Pre and Post-Natal Pilates, and has worked with women in all stages of pregnancy. Nicole believes in the importance of functional alignment and dynamic movement to suit each client’s specific needs. Nicole teaches Pilates in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and East Hampton, and continues to dance and draw inspiration from all her movement endeavors.
Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, Yuliya grew up in Los Angeles where she began her dance training at the age of 5. She continued to hone her practice throughout high school and in 2009 she was one of two undergraduate students chosen to study abroad at the London Contemporary Dance School, where she focused on multi media performance and choreography. She received her B.F.A. in Dance from California Institute of the Arts in 2010 where she became aware of Pilates as a platform for injury prevention. With a deeper interest in correct biomechanics, Yuliya progressed with her teacher certification at the Kane School of Core Integration with Kelly Kane. Yuliya pursues performing and teaching as a dance company member in Bryn Cohn + Artists. She is eager and excited to contribute her experiences and training with individuals from every population.
Charis Haines is originally from Carpinteria, California. Ms. Haines graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BFA in Dance. Upon graduation Charis moved to New York City where she has been dancing professionally with Rioult Dance NY since 2007. Inspired by her passion for movement, Charis was certified in Pilates through the Kane School of Core Integration. Through teaching she strives to bring balance, stability, strength and a healthy movement experience to busy New York City bodies. Ms. Haines focuses on efficiency, constantly emphasizing quality over quantity in order to reach goals that last. Charis first fell in love with Pilates when an injury threatened her career. She quickly became a true believer in the long-term benefits of such a wonderful practice.
Rachel Goldstein is a Brooklyn native who believes in the complete unity of mind and body. Rachel received a bachelor of arts in dance from Hunter College where she was formally introduced to the study of anatomy and kinesiology. Rachel discovered Pilates while healing a dance injury and found it to be the best form of physical rehabilitation and functional movement training. Inspired to help others heal, she completed her Pilates certification through the Kane School of Core Integration under the direction of Kelly Kane. Rachel has studied with renowned anatomist Irene Dowd and attended the FAMI workshop (functional anatomy for movement and injuries), held at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. Committed to life-long learning, Rachel is currently studying to be a licensed massage therapist at the Swedish Institute. She is dedicated to making her clients feel at home and empowered in their bodies.