Katharina Kühnen completed her studies in the Balletschool of the Vienna State Opera and from 1997-2001 was a member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet. She moved to Munich to join the Bavarian State Opera Ballet, where she danced until August 2008. Katharina had her first experiences with STOTT PILATES® while dancing and soon discovered that she had dicovered a new passion and a second career. Between 2009 to 2010 she trained as a STOTT PILATES Instructor and in 2011 she became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer. Katharina spends most of her time teaching and educating at Pilatesbody in Munich. In addition, she teaches at a dance studio and in a physical therapy and ostheopathic centre where she enjoys instructing the dancers of the Bavarian State Opera Ballet.