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LeeAnn Silvey


Richmond, Viriginia USA

In 1997, LeeAnn began working with the prevention, emergency care, maintenance and rehabilitation of athletic injury, then spent two years instructing in the Athletic Training Program at James Madison University in Virginia. Pilates became her passion in 2004, and in 2007 she became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. The same year, she joined Balance Pilates Training Center as an instructor. LeeAnn’s education includes a BS in Sports Medicine from the State University of New York at Cortland and an MS in Exercise Physiology from James Madison University. She has been working in the fitness industry for over a decade with a variety of certifications including NATA Athletic Trainer, ACE Personal Trainer and AFAA Group Exercise Instructor and is also an IT for ZENGA™ Matwork. LeeAnn enjoys working with an individual’s needs, and loves sharing her knowledge and skills of instruction to her clients and students. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BS, Sports Medicine; MS, Exercise Physiology

Lesley Spalding

Balance: Pilates Training Center
Richmond, Virginia USA

Lesley received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2008 and became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009. Her education also includes an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Northern Virginia Community College. Lesley’s experience in the fitness industry spans over 20 years and she holds certifications that include AFFA Primary, Yogafit Level 1 & 2, and ReFlex Aerial Yoga. In addition to teaching STOTT PILATES education, Lesley works as a PLC Provider at Back in Motion Physical Therapy and she is partnered with National Multiple Sclerosis Society as an MS Movement Specialist.   Lesley directs the impressive “Art of Movement” Program at The Workhouse Arts Center, and whether working in a private setting, teaching a STOTT PILATES course or workshop, she loves sharing her knowledge from her training with others.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
A.S., AFAA

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
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

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
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

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
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS: