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Leslie Braverman

Pacific Northwest Pilates Education
Portland, Oregon USA

Leslie was a 15 year professional dancer when she was led to the STOTT PILATES® because of an injury and credits the method for prolonging her career. Leslie became a Certified Instructor in 1997 and an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ in 2002. She was most recently awarded the designation of Lead IT for STOTT PILATES, which qualifies her to mentor other Instructor Trainers around the world. Throughout her dance career, she performed with the Cleveland San Jose Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre and BODYVOX.  As a young dancer, she was a student of The North Carolina School of the Arts and was awarded the 1988 Peabody Scholarship Award for Excellence. Leslie loves utilizing her experience to train dancers, athletes, fitness clients and aspiring instructors. She has been co-owner of Pacific NW Pilates since its launch in 2001, and takes a primary role in managing and marketing the studio.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
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Leslie Wall

Toronto Corporate Training Centre
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Formerly a professional dancer, Leslie was introduced to the STOTT PILATES® method after an extensive knee injury and a multitude of surgeries ending her career as a dancer.  Her familiarity with body movement and muscular strength made the transition to Pilates feel completely natural. She quickly advanced herself in the industry and is now an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in Total Barre™ and is a Lead IT for STOTT PILATES. She is a valued member of the MERRITHEW education team and presents on their behalf. Leslie continues to train both future instructors and private clients including Cirque du Soleil performers, NHL Players, Olympic athletes and is an advisor/Instructor to “SpiderTech Kinesiology” Executives.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Total Barre™, Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
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Letícia Toledo Roverci


São Paulo, Brazil

A native Brazilian, Leticia has been in the health and fitness industry since 2001 when she began dance lessons. In 2005 she was certified by UNIFIEO as a physical educator, but sustained considerable joint damage after teaching a large number of fitness classes. Leticia began her career with STOTT PILATES® in 2007 to enhance her knowledge and use the technique for her own benefit. Realizing the benefits, she left the gyms and became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2010.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
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Lily Touw

Vitruvian Studio
Jakarta, Indonesia

A former Indonesian athlete in badminton and swimming, Lily became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2004, and an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2007. In 2012, she was named a Lead Instructor Trainer. She is also is Certified Redcord Active Instructor Trainer. Based at the STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in Jakarta, Indonesia, this high-energy Indonesian native has traveled to present workshops and teach the STOTT PILATES method around the world. Lily’s vibrant and down-to-earth attitude has made her one of Indonesia’s most respected Pilates personalities. In addition, Lily is a regular contributor for leading health, fitness and women's magazines and a member of the advisory board for Pilates in SHAPE Magazine Indonesia. Teaching is a part of her never ending pursuit of knowledge as to what she believes "We learn so much more when we are teaching" 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX
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Redcord Active Instructor Trainer

Lisa Kaye


Sydney, Australia

Originally from the UK, Lisa is a former member of the British National Gymnastic Squad. Now based in Sydney, she has been teaching health & fitness for over 15 years. She is an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES®, a registered fitness leader and an ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Health & Fitness Specialist. Lisa teaches STOTT PILATES courses & workshops in Australia and has her own Pilates studio in Sydney that specializes in private Pilates training.

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
ACSM