Meet the team
STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor
Alyshia is a classically trained professional ballet dancer, as well as a STOTT PILATES® Certified Matwork & Reformer Instructor. She’s also trained in Barrels and Stability Chair and is a ZEN•GA® Qualified Instructor. Working with a range of different clients – particularly Physiotherapist referrals – Alyshia enjoys adapting and modifying exercises for clients, always with an emphasis on quality of movement.
Pilates has always been an important part of Alyshia’s dance training, injury rehabilitation and prevention during her dance career. She trained at Elmhurst Ballet School – in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet – and received a scholarship to train with Boston Ballet, USA.
Alyshia has danced in America and Europe in productions such as Giselle, La Bayadère, Cinderella and The Nutcracker. She danced with Boston Ballet, Cork City Ballet and has also worked as a freelance dancer in London and Europe. She also has a BA Honours Degree from Middlesex University, with her final dissertation on cross-training for dancers.
Alyshia gave each of us in the class accurate, incremental feedback with our positions which meant we corrected ourselves with her confirmation and felt the difference in that exercise. Was very useful. Good explanations as well. Would happily do another one if her classes.