A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Thicha spent thirteen years working in the banking industry, before leaving the corporate world to follow her long-time dream of becoming a full-time Pilates instructor. After suffering back and ankle injuries in 2002, she discovered the therapeutic benefits of Pilates first hand and decided she wanted to teach others about the method. She obtained her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2009 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES the following year. Her passion for movement originates from her many years as a professional ballet dancer. Thicha holds a Certificate of Higher Education (Dance) from the University of Surrey, UK, an advanced level certification from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and is a registered RAD teacher. She is also a certified GYROTONIC, GYROKINESIS and GYROTONER trainer.