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Karen Louise Christensen

Natural Balance Pilates
Århus, Denmark

Karen Christensen started dancing at the age of 7 after a bout of polio.  She went on to be a professional ballet dancer working in companies in the US and Europe.  Karen later took an education as a Psychomotor therapist and became the leader of a physical therapy unit at a nursing home. Being pulled back into the world of dance again, Karen continued to work with modern dance companies in Denmark as ballet mistress, rehearsal assistant and guest teacher and opened her own dance school in Copenhagen, later moving to Aarhus to work with a dance company there. After studying the original Pilates method including training with Romana Kryszanowska, Karen chose the STOTT PILATES® contemporary approach for her certification in 2002 and has worked with it ever since.  She is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels. She continues to train professional dancers in classical ballet and Pilates.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Classical Ballet dancer/teacher, Psychomotor Therapist

Katharina Kühnen

The Pilatesbody
Munich, Germany

Katharina Kühnen completed her studies in the Ballet school 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 found 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 Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT Matwork and Reformer.

Mostly she teaches STOTT PILATES at Pilatesbody, run by Michalea Bimbi-Dresp, in Munich/ Germany. In addition she also teaches at dance studio and in a physical therapy and osteopathic center where she is as well instructing the dancers of the Bavarian state opera ballet.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Keiko Idetsu


Tokyo, Japan

A physiotherapist since 1998, Keiko became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2005 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2007.   Currently, she works at an orthopedic clinic and enjoys adopting the STOTT PILATES method in to a rehabilitation setting. She also acts as a mentor to local students, providing educational support with her years of experience teaching courses and workshops.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Rehab
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
PT

Kelley Berting

Jodi’s Pilates Studio
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada

With a background in fitness and dance, Kelley has always had a keen interest in wellness, and was initially drawn to Pilates as a means of recovering from injuries.  She received her STOTT PILATES® Certification in 2006, and in 2009 she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES.  Kelly is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan.  In addition to teaching Pilates, she works full time as a Police Officer.  Kelly is an energetic instructor who enjoys passing her enthusiasm for the STOTT PILATES method to her clients.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
B.Sc., ACE

Kelly Dormady

The Sweatshop
St. Paul, Minnesota USA

Kelly’s background in dance and her passion for movement led her to commit herself a career in to health and wellness.  Drawn to the philosophy of the STOTT PILATES® method, Kelly began her training in 2001, became a Certified Instructor in 2004 and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2004 and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ in 2013.  She currently acts as the Pilates Program and Professional Training Director at the SweatShop Health Club in St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition to being an IT, Kelly has a BA in Dance from the University of New Mexico, is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and a KBC Kettlebell Instructor.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA, ACE